No School - Thanksgiving Break
Cross Country Runner Takes State Title at Meet
Junior, Brad S. Crosses the finish line to win the VHSL State 2A Cross Country meet
JSB Baseball Player Seth C. Signs with ETSU
Battle Senior Competes for Miss Virginia Teen USA
Congratulations to Cameron S., for being chosen as the first runner-up in the Miss Viriginia Teen USA pageant. John S. Battle High School is proud of you and your accomplishments!
2013-14 Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay Project
All Virginia students in grades 6-12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSA units are eligible to participate. Students in grades 9-12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced with Times New Roman font and 1" margins. The theme is "Effecting Change....Starting with Me." Adherence to theme, originality, clarity, thought, and skill in standard written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and cannot be changed or altered in any way.
Applications can be found at www.vapta.org. Winners will be notified in May, and will be awarded $1,000 Savings Bond for 1st place, $500 Savings Bond for 2nd place and $250 Savings Bond for 3rd place.
Senior Announcements Link Available
Please visit the Class of 2014 Senior Page for announcements and scholarship opportunities throughout the year.
FFA Members win State Nursery Landscape Contest
The John S. Battle Nursery Landscape Team placed first in the state competition held in Blacksburg during the 87th Virginia FFA convention.
The contest is a competitive event in which students test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping. Participants complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles. Students also must complete practicums involving a landscape estimating and plant identification of plants, disorders, and equipment.
Team members Noah C., Julie K., and Zach B. will represent Virginia at the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky in October. Noah C. was the highest individual overall and J. Kroll was 4th overall. The sponsors for FFA are Mr. McCroskey, Mr. Morris and Ms. Clark
Battle Mom T-shirts on Sale in Main Office