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FAFSA preview

FAFSA preview

Connor Parrish, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

FAFSA Preview “How am I gonna afford college?”, “how am I gonna pay for college?” These are many questions students and parents ask about college. But students could get a loan from the federal government with FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). The FAFSA Frenzy is right around...

The Importance of the A+ Program

The Importance of the A+ Program

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

October 11, 2018


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One of the several opportunities students have in high school to get to their goal of getting into a college or university is the A+ program. The A+ program is a scholarship for high school students to get two years of community college or a technical colleges for free, which they can then transfer in...

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Jocelyn Calhoun, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Doubling up on science classes can lead to new opportunities in high school, college, and future careers. Sophomore, Addison Gish, a student who takes honors chemistry and biology,  explained that she is glad she doubled up on science classes for different reasons.  “I really enjoy chemistry a...

School Safety

Ema Higgins, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A few weeks ago there was a threat on social media made to Brunswick High School in Georgia. This raised concern for Battle High School, because the threat was made to “BHS” and some people thought that it was about Battle. Although it was not a threat to Battle High School, it brought up a lot of ...

Spanish Class Adventures

Ricardo Rodriguez, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Students enrolled in Spanish 3 with Mrs. Sanchez and Spanish 4 with Dr. Galve had the opportunity to travel to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri to learn about the importance of creativity and innovation. On September 11, students had to arrive at the main entrance of the school at 7:50 in the mo...

Taking a Walk of Faith

Connor Parrish, Reporter

September 27, 2018


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On Saturday, September 15 at 7am, 700 people of all different ages showed up at the first annual Lizzy’s Walk of Faith 5K,a fundraiser to find a cure for osteosarcoma and to honor families that have suffered from pancreatic cancer. But most of all, this event is a way for the Wampler family to honor...

Project LIT BHS

Project LIT BHS

Madalynn Owens, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery, Showcase, Student Life

AVID 10 welcomed author Nic Stone to Battle High School on Thursday, February 22 to talk about her book, Dear Martin. Many AVID 10 members took a leadership role with the help of AVID 10 teacher Lynn Hagen to organize and put on the 3 Project LIT book club meetings throughout the day....

Black History Assembly celebrates diversity

Adrian Maddox, Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

February is commonly known for its celebration of Black History Month, a month-long observance of achievements from African Americans throughout history. Annually, Battle hosts an assembly in the performing arts center where the choir, jazz band, and theater classes perform. This year there were two 30-min...

FBLA travels to Moberly for district competition

Katelin Glascock, Writer

February 15, 2018


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On Friday, February 2, the Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, competed in the annual District 6 Competition held at Moberly Area Community College. There were many schools in the surrounding area in attendance; Battle rode to the competition with Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools. 16 in...

Nic Stone to visit for Project Lit Battle

Neila Bates, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

On February 22, the author of Dear Martin, Nic Stone, will be joining the AVID 10 book club meetings to discuss Stones best selling novel . There will be two meetings: one at 8:30AM and another during Spartan Time. Stone is a new author on the scene and is receiving a lot of attention on social me...

Battalion performs at Rock Bridge Show Choir Festival

Lily Drage, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, News

On Saturday, January 13, the Rock Bridge gym vibrated with Spartan battle cries, Battalion participated in the Rock Bridge Show Choir Festival. Performances were filled with empowering solos and astounding synchronized dances left the gymnasium in an uproar of applause. Battalion members were quick on...

HOSA Blood Drive

Katelin Glascock, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News

On Thursday, January 18, the Future Health Care Professionals, or HOSA, held their annual blood drive from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Auxiliary Gym. Around 85 participants volunteered to donate their blood to the Red Cross. In order to donate blood, these individuals had to meet the requirements set by...

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