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Spartans Return from Winter Break

Spartans Return from Winter Break

Colten Stone, Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Battle High School students returned to school last week for the start of the second semester. Returning from break isn't always the easiest at first but it gives students the opportunity to do better than what they did in the previous semester. The new semester also shows difficulty in new schedules and...

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Late Starts, Early Releases & Cancellations

Caden Elkthunder

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

It's winter in Missouri and the weather has caused school to start later or to end earlier. Late start days usually caused by weather like ice or road issues, the starting time for 1st block is 10:55 but all classes have different lengths and lunches start at different times, A Lunch at 12:05, B Lunc...

Avid 10 book club

Avid 10 book club

Neila Bates, Staff writer

December 18, 2017


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The Avid 10 book club gathered again last week to discuss Solo by Kwame Alexander. The book club is a product of an organization called project lit. Project lit was created by a man named Jarred Amato, who is a teacher. Amato posted on wordpress.com explaining his goal and how he plans to achieve it,...

90/90 at Battle

90/90 at Battle

Neila Bates, Staff writer

December 14, 2017


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A large goal at battle this year is attendance and pushing for high attendance from all students. One large term that will be heard a lot when discussing Missouri School attendance is compulsory attendance. This means anyone at the age of 17 or anyone who has completed 16 credits towards high school ...

2nd Semester Schedule Changes

Liam Barry, Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

On Monday, November 27, students may pick up a form to drop or add a class from the counseling department. The students are responsible for getting the needed signatures from a parent/guardian, the outgoing teacher and the incoming teacher. If a student is trying to drop an AP class there is an additiona...

New Kids on the Block: 8th Graders Tour Building and Career Center Classes

New Kids on the Block: 8th Graders Tour Building and Career Center Classes

Colten Stone, Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

   The Columbia Public Schools 8th graders of Lange and Oakland Middle School got their first glimpse of what a Career Center class is on November 2 and 3. The students toured around the A Wing to get a first look of different Career Center classes, such as welding, agricultural classes, and biome...

A Fair Turnout

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

October 31, 2017


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On Wednesday October 18, Battle High School held its first ever college fair. This event had many college booths for students and parents to come discuss prospective schools. There were job services and armed forces there as well for students to ask questions and learn more information about alternative...

Access print issues online.

Access print issues online.

October 27, 2017


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Did you know you can access the archives of the Spearhead online? Visit our Issuu page to see all the print editions! Click here to visit the archive on issuu! ...

Science Has Students in Stitches

Science Has Students in Stitches

Caden Elkthunder, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Science Club held their second monthly meeting on October 24 after school, in F110. Around 35 students showed up to participate in the activities during this meeting. Students were taught how to properly stitch and suture wounds. They practiced with strings, scissors, and tape then moved on to stitc...

Battle for 90/90

Neila Bates, Writer

October 27, 2017


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Administration has issued a challenge to the student body for this year: the “Attendance Matters” campaign to get most Spartans to school most of the time. In Missouri, compulsory attendance means all children between the ages of 6 and 16 must attend school. Missouri’s expectations for its publ...

Senior Year Preparations 

Senior Year Preparations 

Sandra Medina, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With December just around the corner, seniors might start to get a little overwhelmed with their busy class schedules and applying for colleges and scholarships. Something most seniors haven't been taking advantage of the past few years are scholarships. Amelia Howser, guidance counselor for last...

DACA FAQs

DACA FAQs

Liam Barry, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Recently, DACA has been all over the news, locally and nationally. DACA has been in the news recently because of its rescindment by the Trump administration on September 5, but the phasing out of DACA has been delayed sixth months. So here are some of the things you need to know about DACA. Q: What...

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