John S. Battle High School




-Bell Schedule

-Freshmen Courses

-JSB Mission Statement

-WCPS Mission Statement

-Washington County Schools



Trojan Teammate




Maggie M.


Nominations include:
Hannah A., Salena J., Lexie M., Maggie M., Baleigh O.




Nathan B.


Nominations include:
Danilo B., Nathan B.,
Thomas G., David N., Lane S.





Mr. Statzer


Nominations include:
Ms. Blevins, Ms. Buchanan, Mr. Statzer, Coach Sholes,
Ms. Wilber, Ms. Wyatt


2016 Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Fairbanks


    JSB Teacher of the Year

    WCPS Teacher of the Year


Announcements and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Sports Schedules (click on the link for updated schedule)

--Boys Basketball

--Girls Basketball


February 1-29

--CTE Appreciation Month

--School Board Member Appreciation Month


February 9

--Super Game vs. Lee

--Musical Rehearsal in Auditorium 3:30-5:30


February 10

--Project Discovery in library 3:15

--Musical Rehearsal in Auditorium 3:30-5:30


February 11

--2 hour early dismissal-Parent/Teacher conferences

---Conferences 2:00-4:00 and 5:00-7:00


February 12

--Super Game at Virginia High

--Senior All District Chorus at George Wythe


February 13

--Region Wrestling at James River

--Super Game at Gate City

--Senior All District Chorus at George Wythe


March 12

-Miss JSB at 7:00 (click here for registration form)


Free Financial Aid Workshops

--VHCC will host several free financial aid workshops in Room 130 of the Instruction and Student (ISC-130) on the following dates:

--Tuesday, March 15 at 6 pm

--Thursday, April 7 at 6 pm


Senior T-shirt price list (click here)


Math Department Tutoring Schedule























Mission Statement:

    John S. Battle High School, in partnership with our community, is committed to empowering each student with the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning and to meet the challenges of a diverse and technological society.


    Vision Statement:

    John S. Battle High School will equip all students to become successful members of society through rigorous education, high expectations, and evaluation. John S. Battle High School is committed to focusing on individual academic success and to creating a community of respect and responsibility.

Student News

Symphony of the Mountains Concert

On December 6, the Symphony of the Mountains had their annual Christmas concert at Virginia Highlands Community College. For their holiday concerts, this elite orchestra is always joined by the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy (MECCA), the Voices of the Mountains, and the Mountain Mission School Choir. These choirs sing with the Symphony on several of their songs. Student Maggie M., a John Battle senior and singer in MECCA, participated in this concert. Several students from John S. Battle attended this concert as a part of the VHCC Dual-Enrollment English Arts Array curriculum. The students pictured are (from left) JSB seniors Kelsie P., Daphne H., Maggie M., Matney L., Holly F., Maddy G., Aspen O., Preston W., and Elissa T.JSB Student wins VFW Essay Contest.

Fire in the Kitchen Performance

The trio Fire in the Kitchen, a local band, recently performed at a Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church in Abingdon on December 13. John S. Battle High School seniors attended the event as part of their VHCC Arts Array curriculum and in preparation for their study of Appalachian literature in the spring semester. Fire in the Kitchen’s members first met in a cafe in Abingdon. The three, Tammy Martin, Teddy Helton, and Debbie Shrewsbury like to play music that is mainly based on Appalachian and Celtic music. They have played throughout the southern U.S., including local Bristol music festival Rhythm ‘N Roots. JSB seniors pictured with Fire in the Kitchen guitarist Teddy Helton are Seniors Josh Y., Preston W., Teddy H., Hannah C., and Shaynia M (pictured from left to right).

JSB wins $10,000 from Erie Insurance

Erie Insurance recently sponsored the Join the Shift contest for high schools across the United States.  Join the Shift is a contest with a purpose to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving among young drivers. Students watched, shared and created content on the Join the Shift website and earned points to promote smarter, safer drivers.  John S. Battle had over a 94% student participation rate and with the help and dedication of the students, won a $10,000 grant.  We would like to thank Mike Felty, Erie Insurance Agent, that got John S. Battle involved in the contest.