Pray for the Odums
Pray for the Odums
Pray for the Odums
Senior Class of 2019
John S. Battle Athletics
John S. Battle Athletics
John S. Battle Athletics

School News

SAT/Act Dates

Aug 20, 2019

SAT DATES– 2019-2020

Test Date                                                      Register By

August 24, 2019                                          July 24, 2019

October 5, 2019                                         September 5, 2019

November 2, 2019                                     October 2, 2019

December 7, 2019                                     November 7, 2019

March 14, 2020                                           February 13, 2020

May 2, 2020                                                 April 2, 2020

June 6, 2020                                                May 6, 2020

**To register for the SAT:

Cost: $49.50 / with Essay $64.50

Test Prep:


ACT DATES—2019-2020

Test Date                                                      Register By

September 14, 2019                                  August 16, 2019

October 26, 2019                                       September 20, 2019

December 14, 2019                                   November 8, 2019

February 8, 2020                                        January 10, 2020

April 4, 2020                                               February 28, 2020

June 13, 2020                                              May 8, 2020

July 18, 2020                                               June 19, 2020

**To register for the ACT:

Cost:  $52 No Writing / $68 Plus Writing                                                 Test Prep:

Meet the Trojans

Aug 15, 2019

Meet the Trojans will take place on Monday August 19 at 7:00 pm  in the JSB auditorium. 

Benefit Game

Aug 15, 2019

Benefit football game vs Fort Chiswell will be played Friday, August 23 at 7:00 pm. 

Coach Odum Obituary

Aug 14, 2019

Coach Jon “Big O” Odum, age 39, of Bristol, VA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 after a courageous battle against cancer.

Coach Odum was a man supported and loved by many in his community.  A well-known teacher, coach, mentor, and most of all a Christian father.  He taught at Wallace Middle School, was the head coach for basketball and golf at John Battle.  He attended Victory Baptist and Highlands Fellowship. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Odum; grandfather, Rev. Arthur Odum; grandmother, Grace Odum; grandfather, Lloyd Fleenor; niece, Adyson Meade; and father-in-law, J.C. Maloyed.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Ashley Maloyed Odum; children, Macy Jo Odum, Jonathan Luke Odum, and Jase Carter Odum; parents, Nick and Sandy Bailey; siblings, David Odum, Angie Meade and husband Dave, Nathan Odum and wife Tatum; grandmother, Joyce Fleenor; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and cousins.

A celebration of his life service will be held 7:30 pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at John Battle High School with Rev. Steve Kinder officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 at the school with the service beginning promptly at 7:30 pm.  The burial will be private at Mountain View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Kevin Elton, Jake Oliver, Adam Rust, Brad Cloyd, Ronnie Kimberlin, Todd Coleman, Todd Easterling, and Joe Gott. Honorary pallbearers will be his former teams, students and teammates.

At the family’s request, please dress casual and show up in Battle colors or Alabama colors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been requested for a scholarship fund to be set up in Jon’s Memory at John Battle High School.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, especially Dr. Andrew Rice and Dr. Alton Blow.  They would also like to thank the tremendous team effort at Duke University Hospital, led by P.A. Mark Johnson and Dr. Amick Desjardins.


Aug 6, 2019

Staff & Faculty Immunization Clinics
The Mount Rodgers Public Health Wellness Team will be coming into the schools on September 16th and 17th to provide staff and faulty members flu, and Hepatitis A vaccinations. There will also be an option to receive a combination vaccine for Hepatitis A and B. Both of the Hepatitis vaccines will require follow up injections to complete the series. That schedule will be forthcoming. 
We may also be able to offer the shingles and pneumonia vaccines to individuals over 50 years of age, but I will need you to provide me with an estimated number of individuals interested in those vaccines. 
Here is the planned schedule:

Tuesday September 17
JBHS 8:00-8:45 am 

Student Flu Clinics
We have also already scheduled flu clinics for the student this October. Our 2019 flu clinics are scheduled for October 8. 9, and 10. I should receive a more specific schedule for each school sometime in September, and will send specifics out at that time.