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Summer M.


Nominations included:

Maggie C., Summer M.,
Catie M., Grace P., Deanna R., Elissa T.




Aspen O.


Nominations included:

Charles C., Patrick L.,
Joseph M., Aspen O., Aubrey S., Chase W., Austin W.




      Teacher of the Year

      Mrs. Melissa McNutt



      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.






Announcements and Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

March 2-16

*Prom Tickets on sale during lunch

-Junior Single-$20

-Junior Couple-$35

-Senior Single-$15

-Senior Couple-$25


March 5

*8th Grade Night @ 6:00


March 6

*Miss JSB registration forms due

*FBLA Regional Conference

*WCCS hours due

*Senior shirt picture


March 6-7

*District chorus @ Holiday Inn


March 12-13

*Band trip to Chicago


March 18

*Blood drive

March 19

*Senior trip down payment due (3rd payment-$200 due if you did not make the 2nd payment)


March 21

*Miss JSB Pageant @ 7:00

-Click here for registration form




Senior Shirt picture on Friday morning at 8:00 am.  As soon as the bell rings please go to the gym.  Students should not go past the basketball goals on either side of the gym.  If seniors didn't purchase a senior shirt they need to wear a white shirt.  Picture shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.


The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a blood drive on March 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo i.d., and be at least 17 (or 16 with a completed parent consent form). All donors will receive complimentary snacks, a t-shirt, and will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several valuable prizes.  The sign-up sheet and parent consent forms are located in the main office.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Carrie Cornett at or (276) 642-5300.  

One blood donation saves three lives; let's see how many lives we can save on March 18th!


-For information about the National Honor Society and upcoming events, click here.


-If you want to see Coach Redman dress up like a leprechaun for St. Patrick's day, help the Relay for Life team raise $250. Money will collected in each classroom and the money will be donated to the American Cancer Society.


-Seniors--please bring in elementary school and middle school pictures for the senior video. You can give these to Mrs. Fuller in room 119.


-Seniors:  Free Financial Air Workshops for you and your parents will be held at Virginia Highlands Community College.  One-on-one help submitting the online FAFSA--please bring most recent tax returns.  Or, valuable information provided to file the FAFSA on your own.  Dates are:  Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.


-Miss JSB applications are now available in the main office.



Student News

John S. Battle Junior Accepted into the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program

Kaitlin I., a John S. Battle junior, has been selected to participate in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program.  VASTS is a program open to qualified high school juniors statewide and offers an exploration-themed, online course based on the exciting work of NASA. Students who perform well in the course are invited to one of three, one-week summer academies at NASA Langley Research Center where they work with science, technology and engineering mentors to design a human mission to Mars. Participants earn up to four college credits upon completion.  We are proud of Kaitlin’s acceptance and excited she will have this wonderful opportunity to explore and heighten her interest in space even more!


Scholastic Bowl places 3rd in Region


The Scholastic Bowl, which is an academic competition in which two teams of four players answer questions from all sorts of categories, placed 3rd in the Region. It is similar to playing "team" Jeopardy, according to coach Susan King. John Battle has 13 team members and competed against Lee High, Gate City, Virginia High, Lebanon, Union, and Wise Central. The regular season ended with an 8-4 record and tied Virginia High for second place. Their final record for the season was 14-8 while advancing to the regional competition.




Maggie M. accepted to National Honor Choir


Maggie auditioned in the fall for the National Honor Choir. Approximately 3,300 high school students from across the USA auditioned and 310 were accepted into the American Choral Directors Honors Choir.  During February 24-28, they came together in Salt Lake City to practice 8 hours a day and perform concerts. They sang with the Mormon Tabernacle choir. The director was Andre Thomas from Florida State.