News & Announcements

JSB Band

This past weekend, the John Battle Trojan Marching Band competed in Class 4-A at the Chilhowie Marching Festival and received the following awards:

1st Place Music

1st Place General Effect

1st Place Drum Major

2nd Place Marching

2nd Place Color Guard

2nd Place Percussion

1st Place Overall in Class 4-A

In addition, the Trojan Band had the highest score overall against 14 other bands and were named Grand Champions at the competition!


Balfour will be coming on Friday, Sept. 24 to meet with seniors and then juniors. They will be here at 8:30. Once Balfour is ready, seniors will be called down first and then juniors once the senior meeting is over. They will meet with seniors about graduation supplies and juniors about class rings, etc.

Updated student information

Parents and Guardians:

To ensure that contact information for parents and guardians is current, we are asking for you to email Mrs. Altmann @ [email protected] with any changes to your address, telephone number(s), email, or employment. Also, please advise us of any custody changes, (court documentation required). If there are no changes no action is needed.

Please include your child’s full legal name, grade level, and date of birth when emailing.

It is always our goal to have the current and most recent information for each student

College Night at Higher Education Center

Meet 50 college representatives from Virginia Tech, ETSU, King, Radford, UVA-Wise, Milligan, and many more in ONE PLACE! Please make plans to attend COLLEGE NIGHT on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:00p.m. This event is hosted by VHCC and you can email me at [email protected] or call (276)739-2438 for more information.

Please screen your child before they come to school.


Please remember to assess your child each morning based on these guidelines, follow the steps if your child is sick and help us reinforce and encourage correct and consistent mask usage at school. See attached handout.
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