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The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states.

TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.

Visit the TSA website for more information.


TSA is available to students who are currently enrolled in a Technology Engineering Education course or have taken a Technology Engineering Education course. All PLTW courses at Battlefield fall into this category. Additionally, Mr. Spudic's Graphics class is a Technology Engineering Education course.


What a year and a half it has been! The TSA Chapter slowed down but still managed a strong showing in the Virginia State TSA Competiton known as Technosphere. This year's Officers were led by Ms. Melanie Diaz Ostolaza who was elected as President. Melanie became the first young woman to lead the Battlefield TSA Chapter and did a fine job during this time of pandemic. Congratulations to Melanie, Mr. John Keane, and Mr. Muneeb Atif who earned the TSA Medal to wear at graduation.

During the weekend of April 30 - May 2, 2021, the Virginia Technology Student Association conducted its annual Technosphere Conference. Students from schools throughout the Commonwealth competed in 80 events split between the middle and high school levels. The Battlefield TSA Chapter placed in the Top 10 in the State in the following categories:
Architectural Design - 4th place: Team members are Steve Joman, Vasudev Kurup, and Prabhath Gera
Coding - 8th place: Team members are Saad Fayyaz and Seth Paliwag
Forensic Science - 7th place: Team members are Saad Fayyaz and Seth Paliwag
IT Fundamentals - 10th place: Prabhath Gera

Also with strong showings were Melanie Diaz Ostolaza and Nicholas Agulto in Biotechnology Design and Richard Shearn with Fashion Design and Technology. 
Congratulations TSA Chapter participants!
Students can next compete at the TSA National Conference being held virtually from June 1 - 25, 2021.



IT'S OFFICIAL: The Battlefield High School TSA Chapter has earned FIRST place in the Digital Video Production and 10th place in the Music Production competitions for the Northern Region! Congratulations to the members of the teams and to the entire Chapter!

B-14 Digital Video Production (HS)
1 Team 1 Battlefield HS
2 Team 1 West Springfield High School
3 Team 1 James Madison High School
4 Team 1 TJ High School For Science And Technology
5 Team 1 Kettle Run High School
6 Team 2 TJ High School For Science And Technology
7 Team 2 Westfield High School
8 Team 1 West Potomac High School
9 Team 1 Rock Ridge High School
10 Team 1 Westfield High School
B-25 Music Production (HS)
1 Team 1 West Springfield High School
2 Team 1 TJ High School For Science And Technology
3 Team 1 Rock Ridge High School
4 Team 1 Kettle Run High School
5 Team 1 Massaponax High School
6 Team 1 Stone Bridge High School
7 Team 1 Hayfield Secondary School
8 Team 1 Chantilly High School
9 Team 1 W.T. Woodson High School
10 Team 1 Battlefield HS

The TSA Chapter will hold meetings on Wednesdays weekly. Additional meetings will be conducted the closer we get to Regional Competition and the State Competition - Technosphere. Meetings are held in  Room 1162 right after school. Members are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages to share.

Northern Region Fair Competition Information:

Field Trip forms will go out to Regional Compeition particpants February 26th. Please sign and return before March 6, 2020. We will depart Battlefield High School at 6:30 AM and return approximately 6:00 PM. Registration is $20 per student.

We are pleased to announce that the Northern Region Spring Regional Fair will be held March 14, 2020 at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22309. The Northern Regional Fair provides for leadership development activities and competitive events for students who are members of the Technology Student Association. Students will be recognized for outstanding achievement in thirty-three events.  Only the top three finishers in these specific contests will advance to statewide competition at Technosphere '20. Several additional contests that are not offered at the regional fair will be open to all student registration at Technosphere '20. Outstanding Virginia TSA members are encouraged to run for a regional TSA officer position. Please encourage your students to participate at this year's regional fair to demonstrate their leadership and technological ability. If you would like to volunteer to assist/judge at the Northern Region competition, please click the following URL:

The first TSA meeting of the 2019-20 School Year will be held in Room 1162 on September 17 beginning at 2:10 p.m. The meeting will last approximately an hour. 

What a great way to spend a weekend! 24 TSA Chapter members traveled to Hampton, Virginia for the annual Virginia TSA Technosphere competition. left Battlefield High School at 3:30 PM on Thursday and returned at 6:00 PM on Sunday. In between, we stayed at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center where we earned 7 Top 10's (Animatronics, Chapter Team, Scivis, Technology Bowl,On Demand Video, Principles of Technology, and Webmaster), a 3rd Place in Principles of Technology, and a 1st Place in Webmaster!!
Additionally, we were Top 12 in the VEX competition. This was our first concentrated effort in the VEX arena and I was very proud of the way the team worked together and competed. 

2019 TSA Technosphere - 23 students and an advisor at the May 2019 conference. Chapter members who are attending the conference.

# 1 in Virginia TSA - Sam Newfield, Kevin Mankowski, Noah Vaneman
Webmaster # 1 VA TSA - 3 students who won the Virginia Technosphere State TSA Webmaster competition.

# 3 in Virginia TSA - Christian Betancourt, Noah Vaneman, Jason Wong, Brandon Ahrens, Matthew Byun
# 3 Principles of Technology - 5 members of the TSA Chapter  winning 3rd place in the TSA Technosphere State competition held in May 2019.

Fun times at Technosphere!
Escalator Ride 2019 - 18 of the Battlefield TSA students on the down escalator May 2019 Technosphere.

After a tough day of competition: Dinner out!
Dinner out 2019 TSA - 11 students and an advisor having dinner after a long day of competition at Technosphere 2019!

VEX TEAM Christopher Fox, Chandler Eakins, Neehad Morshed, Nikhil Gambhir
VEX Team 1 - 3 members of the Battlefield TSA Chapter VEX Robotics team preparing for competition during Technosphere 2019.
VEX Team - 4 members of the Battlefield TSA VEX Robotics team preparing for competition at the Technosphere 2019 competition held in Hampton, Virginia in May 2019.

Technology Student Association Nationals Competition Information:
The National TSA Competition will be held at National Harbor from June 28 - July 2, 2019
2019 National TSA Conference June 28–July 2, 2019 • Gaylord National Resort • National Harbor, MD “Model the Way” National Conference Registration Competitive event/pre-registration deadline:
June 3, 2019
CONFERENCE FEES  Pre-registration              On-site
 Advisor                       $100                                $110
Student Member          $100                                Not Available
Alumni                         $  45                                $55
Guest**                        $  45                                $55
Child***                         $ 25                                $35

On-site conference registration does not apply to competitive events registration. Competitive events must be pre-registered.
** Guest includes non-TSA members (non-teacher/non-chaperone). Parents serving as advisors must pay the full advisor fee, not the guest fee.
 *** Child includes non-TSA members under the age of 10 accompanied by a registered parent. Children over the age of 10 who are not competing or participating as a TSA chapter member must pay the guest fee.
Attendance at the Conference The TSA, Inc. Board of Directors requires a minimum of one adult advisor or chaperone for no more than ten student member delegates. State advisors or chapter advisors may name an adult chaperone to serve the state delegation and/or chapter in this capacity. All adult advisors and/or chaperones must register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and be in attendance for the duration of the conference. There are no restrictions on the number of adult advisors and chaperones who may attend. All teachers, parents, supervisors and teacher-educators are eligible to serve in this capacity. All adults, including parents, must register for the conference. No student member may attend, compete, or participate without physical presence of an adult chaperone throughout the duration of the conference. In order to attend and/or compete at the National TSA Conference, all students, including student members who are 18 years of age (including graduates of this school year) are required to attend the conference with an advisor, parent or adult chaperone.
A student member must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to attend the national conference. • Be a current member in good standing with TSA. Membership must be on record with the national office. • Have the approval of the TSA chapter and/or state advisor and the school administration. • Have the written approval of a parent or guardian, by completing the Parent Authorization Form. • Be in attendance throughout the duration of the national conference. Conference Expenses TSA is a non-profit organization. The conference registration fees are predetermined based upon an analysis of all expenditures necessary to make the national TSA conference a worthwhile and positive experience for all who attend. Conference registration fees cover various expense categories, including conference supplies such as ID badges, ribbons, programs, conference awards (plaques, certificates, etc.); conference special events (mixer, opening ceremony), facilities (convention center, meeting rooms); and other related expenses such as insurance and security.

Lodging: Westin National Harbor 171 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745 301-567-3999 Rate for king is $229+tax (occupation, local and state taxes). A four-night minimum stay is required. King rooms available with roll-away for $241+tax

Attendees who do not live within 25 miles of the Conference site and who do not stay at one of the Conference properties will be assessed a $200 per person Conference fee payable at Registration.

1 Person in Room, Registration, and Food money: Approximately $1250.00
2 Person Room, Registration, and Food money: Approximately $700.00 per person
3 Person Room, Registration, and Food money: Approximately $585.00
4 Person Room, Registration, and Food money: Approximately $500.00

Option B: 
No room, Registration, Conference Fee, Food money: $450.00 per person.

Transportation: Parents are responsible for ensuring their child get to/from the Gaylord Hotel unless transportation is arranged through PWCS.


 Technosphere Competition Information:

Registration for Technosphere has been completed.  The following information is provided to assist students and parents with travel preparations. 
We will depart Battlefield High School on Thursday May 2, at approximately 3:30 PM  (this is a change from 2:30 PM) via an Activity bus and arrive at the Hampton Embassy Suites and Convention Center at approximately 7 PM (updated arrival time). After checking into the hotel we will eat dinner together and then work on any last minute details for projects due on Friday. Entertainment: We generally try to attend a movie on Thursday evening/night. $14-25 but with our updated departure time, this will most likely not happen.

The full schedule for Technosphere will be posted in the coming days. We will spend 3 nights at the Embassy Suites and return on Sunday May 5, at approximately 6 PM. 
Conference Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa
1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
 (757) 827-8200
Cost: Rooms are $166.30 per person with 3 students in each room. 
Registration: $50 per student
Food & Beverage: Students will need money for Dinner on Thursday, Lunch, Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Breakfast is included in the cost hotel cost We will most likely stop on the road Sunday to get dinner before returning home. 

Directions to Embassy Suites Hampton, VA

Spring Candle Sales: 
Our Spring Candle sale began on February 26 and ran through March 25. A link for online orders that directly benefit our Chapter has been posted and continues to work for us. Please pass the link on to your friends and family who live out of the immediate Battlefield are so that they can participate in this worthwhile endeavor to raise money to support our students in their quest to attend both Technosphere and National events. 

This year, the National Technology Student Association competition will be hosted by Virginia and held at National Harbor's Gaylord Hotel. Make your plans to attend the conference.  We will provide Battlefield and Virginia information within the next few days. Click the highlighted link for information about the TSA National Competition.

Parents/Guardians: TSA members who registered for the Regional competition will receive their Regional and State(Technosphere) packets today. Please read, complete, sign, and have your student return the packet by Tuesday's meeting. The forms will serve to cover both Regional and State event participation. Thank you!

TSA Meeting: Thursday, February 7th, 2:10 - 3:30 PM. If you have not paid your dues and/or registration fee, please bring your money to the meeting. All members need to attend the meeting!

Regional Competition is scheduled for February 23rd at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mills Road SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.
We will leave Battlefield High School at 7:00 AM and return approximately 6:00 PM. Registration is $20 per student and due by Thursday, February 7th. Students will be getting their Field Trip information and forms packet. Parents, please read and sign all forms and have your student return the packet by Tuesday, February 13th. 

Battlefield High School Technology Student Association has an annual dues fee of $50.00 payable by November 1st. Please make your check out to Battlefield High School TSA. Check or cash accepted.

TSA yearbook picture is scheduled for 2:50 PM on Thursday, October 25th. Meet in Room 1162 immediately after school. Wear your TSA attire. If you do not have your official TSA shirt, wear either a white button up shirt or a polo, khaki trousers, dress shoes and socks. Don't forget your belt. 

Please help support the Battlefield High School Technology Student Association by participating in our Shining SOL Candle Company fundraiser.

The link to access details and to place your candle order for the September 11 - October 8, 2018 sale will go live on Sept 11!
Proceeds from the candle sale go toward TSA Regional, State, and National competitions! Thank you for your support!

TSA Meeting on Tuesday, September 11 at 2:10 PM in Room 1162. All members and all prospective members need to attend this meeting. The Fundraiser overview should be completed by 3 PM.

The Technology Student Association Interest Meeting will be held in Room 1162 at 2:10 PM on Thursday September 6th! Please plan to attend. 

2018-2019 Officers:
President - Jacob Berg
Vice-President - William Reyes
Secretary - Brandon Ahrens
Treasurer - Jackson Gardner
Reporter - Ratish Ragavendiran
Parliamentarian - Stephen Charette
Sergeant-at-Arms - Noah Vaneman

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