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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


Filed under News

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 socia...

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...

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Plays in California High School Varsity Tournament

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Plays in California High School Varsity Tournament

Colton Stone, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Two weeks ago, the junior varsity boys basketball team competed in the 84th annual California High School varsity tournament. The team lost both matches in the game, the first game against Fulton High School 57-69 and the second team against Boonville High School 48 to 57. This tournament would help...

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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