Senior Class Activities and Information

Battlefield High School Class of 2024

Class of 2024 Graduation Decorative

Graduation Information

The Graduation Ceremony for the Battlefield High School Class of 2024 took place on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 2pm at Eagle Bank Arena at GMU's Fairfax Campus .

You can view the archived live stream here.

Congratulations to all our newest Bobact Alumni!

Seniors: Mandatory Senior Events & Graduation Decorum

Senior Clearance

There will be mandatory Senior clearance on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 a.m., in the Commons.

This will be the time to turn in any outstanding items and pay any remaining fees owed.


Graduation Practices

There will be mandatory graduation practices for Seniors on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m., at the BHS stadium.

Practice generally runs from an hour and a half to two hours and students should have their own transportation home immediately following practice as they are not allowed to remain in the building.


Graduation Decorum

All students are required to wear their purple or white cap and gown ordered through Jostens. Caps may be decorated but must be two-dimensional and must be pre-approved by an administrator at graduation practice. Gowns may not be decorated.

All students should wear dress clothes (dresses, skirts, or dress slacks are acceptable). Dress shoes should also be worn. Keep in mind that you will be walking up a ramp and downstairs when choosing your shoes. Ties are optional.

Please do not bring purses, as they are not allowed by EagleBank Arena, or anything "extra" as you will not be able to carry them across the stage with you and we will not have staff on hand to collect and keep the items during the ceremony.

Use the following link for complete decorum details. Decorum 2024

MANDATORY:
After reviewing the Graduation Decorum guidelines, seniors must complete the Graduation Acknowledgment of Decorum Form.

Graduation Arrival, Entry and Departure Information

Student Arrival and Departure

Student Arrival at Ceremony:
Mandatory arrival time for students is 1:00 p.m., but no later than 1:30 p.m., at the Loading Dock of EagleBank Arena. Students who are late will not be able to participate in the ceremony.

Please note that there is a ceremony prior to ours as well as rush hour traffic. Please plan to arrive early!

Student Departure Following Ceremony:
EagleBank Arena ushers and security will help direct the recessional of graduates to the outside North entry. This is where you can meet your graduate following the ceremony.


Parent Arrival Time & Entry Information

Parents may enter the arena beginning at 1:00 p.m. EagleBank staff will assist with entry and staff will be around the arena passing out programs.

For any assistance with handicapped seating, the arena staff will be on hand to assist.

No Balloons, Noisemakers, Selfie Sticks/Tripods, and Signs/Flags larger than 18”x18” are allowed inside EagleBank Arena.  

Cheering for your graduate is encouraged and expected. Please do respect the student who is walking immediately after your own. Their families would like to hear their student’s name called and so please limit cheering noise accordingly.

EagleBank Arena Security Policy

Entry Inspections

  • All guests and their belongings are subject to search prior to entry.
  • Staff will visually conduct bag and metal detection inspections to detect prohibited items to ensure the safety of all guests.
  • Any guest who declines to be searched or is in possession of prohibited items may be denied entry.

EagleBank Arena also recommends the following tips to help expedite entry into the venue:

  • Guests are encouraged to arrive early.
  • Please follow staff directions of our event staff on which items need to be removed or divested prior to passing through magnetometers.
  • Guest who have health conditions which prohibit them from passing through magnetometers may flag an event supervisor for a manual screening.

Bag Policy

EagleBank Arena is encouraging guests to not bring a bag, in order to help enhance the contactless experience. If you require a bag for your personal belongings, EagleBank Arena has adopted a clear bag policy and must adhere to the following:

  • Clear Bag:
    • Bag must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC with no obscured inside pockets.
    • Bag must not exceed 12”x12”x6”.
    • Bag may be 1-gallon plastic zip lock style bag.
  • Clutch Style Bag or Purse:
    • Non-clear clutch style bag or purse must not exceed 5”x7”.
  • Small Medical and/or Parenting Bags:
    • Will be permitted on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to increased security screening.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items at EagleBank Arena include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weapons (guns, knives, chains, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, tasers, mace/pepper spray)
  • Baloons
  • Fireworks
  • Cans, bottles, or coolers
  • Glass or ceramic containers of any kind
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Metal or glass reusable water bottles
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Laser pointers/pens
  • Monopods, tripods, selfie sticks or poles
  • Noisemakers such as air horns, sirens, kazoos, whistles, drums, etc.
  • Animals (Except service animals. Emotional support animals will not be permitted entry.)
  • Luggage
  • Silly String
  • Wrapped gifts or packages
  • Non-collapsible umbrellas
  • Drones
  • Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Hoverboards
  • Un-approved pamphlets, handouts, ads, etc.

Signs, posters, Flags and Banners

Unless otherwise specified by EagleBank Arena Management, guests are welcome to bring small signs, posters, and flags for events. Large banners are not permitted. The following guidelines apply:

  • Sign, banner, poster or flag may not exceed 18”x18”.
  • Item must be related to the event.
  • Item may not be attached to a stick/pole.
  • Item may not obstruct any sponsor/building signage.
  • Item may not be attached, hung, taped, or draped over any part of the building.
  • Item may not contain or display obscene/offensive language and/or pictures, as determined by EagleBank Arena Management.
  • Item may not be constructed or displayed in a manner that may obstruct the view of other guests, interrupt the experience of other guests, or create a safety hazard.
  • Signs must be constructed of paper, fabric, or poster board materials.
  • Signs may NOT be constructed of or contain plastic, wood, metal, glass, or any material that can be used as a weapon.
  • Item may not be commercial or political in nature

Parking and Accessible Seating

Parking

Parking at EagleBank Arena can at times be very limited. Please ask your graduates to carpool when at all possible.

Any special parking needs or requests (bus parking, VIP’s, etc.) must be discussed in advance with EagleBank Arena management. Parking lot availability is constantly changing and may vary from school to school based on other events on campus, traffic patterns, road closures, construction, etc.

George Mason University Police and EagleBank Arena parking attendants will be on campus and in parking lots to help direct patrons to the closest available parking at the time of the ceremony.


Accessible Seating

If a family member comes into the building in a wheelchair (that they brought with them), and they need to remain in the wheelchair for the event, EagleBank Arena has available wheelchair seating in each corner of the concourse (Portal 4, 8, 13, and 17). This space is extremely limited and as such we ask that no more than one family member sit with them in the wheelchair area. It is available on a first come, first serve basis.

EagleBank Arena provides accessible seating for patrons who may have difficulty with steps. Approximately 400 accessible seats are reserved via signage for each graduation, and are available on a first-come, first-seated basis. When entering the building, patrons are level with row F, which is 12 rows from the floor. This row has no stairs to climb. All other seating in the building is up or down the stairs from this level, with railings in most locations. EagleBank Arena staff will place signs on rows E, F, and G, as a means of reserving them for those patrons who cannot negotiate stairs. We ask that only one family member sit with this person, as this seating is limited. The rest of the family can then usually find seating nearby in the section, a few rows above or below these concourse level rows.

EagleBank Arena does not rent out wheelchairs. There are a limited number of wheelchairs in-house which can be used to help transport patrons from the entrance to a seat but cannot be used by someone for the entire event. The main entries are wheelchair accessible; there are no steps or elevators to navigate. Accessible parking is available outside the South entry.

Ticketing Information

Tickets are not required for the ceremony and there is no guest limit. If a guest requires the use of an ASL interpreter, please reach out by May 5th to Mrs. Cheri Schrant at [email protected].

Graduation Livestreaming, Video and Photo Services

Live Streaming Information

Tune in to the Battlefield High School Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony live from the Eagle Bank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The stream will go live at 1:50 p.m.


Video Information

Memories Videography is also selling copies of the recorded ceremony.

Click the following link for ordering: BFHS Class of 2024 Graduation Video


Graduation Photos

Victor O’Neill Studios will be the official graduation photographer for the BHS class of 2024's graduation ceremony.

You can order your student's graduation photos online: Battlefield HS Class of 2024 Graduation Photos.

Graduation photos will be available 72 hours AFTER graduation. If you have any questions, please email Victor O’Neill Studios at [email protected].


Announcements and Senior Events

Senior Exam Schedule

 Monday
5/20

3 rd Period Exam
5 th Period Exam
Block 7, 1


10:26 Senior Early Dismissal


Senior Laptop collection in Library


Half Day for Seniors


Normal Bell Schedule
 
 
 
 

Tuesday
5/21

2 nd Period Exam
4 th Period Exam
Block 6, Flex 4/3


10:26 Senior Early Dismissal


Senior Laptop collection in Library


Half Day for Seniors


Block 2: 7:25-8:52
Block 4: 8:58-10:26
Block 6: 10:32-12:32
Flex 4: 12:38-1:19
Flex 3: 1:25-2:05

Wednesday
5/22

1 st Period Exam
7 th Period Exam
Block 5, 3


10:26 Senior Early Dismissal


Senior Laptop collection in Library


Half Day for Seniors


Normal Bell Schedule
 
 
 
 

Thursday
5/23


6 th Period Exam
Block Flex 5/6, 4, 2


8:52 Senior Early Dismissal


Senior Laptop collection in Library


Half Day for Seniors


Normal Bell Schedule
 
 
 
 

Friday
5/24

 
 
 


 


Last chance for Seniors to return laptops – in Library


 


Normal Black Day Bell Schedule for Underclassmen
 
 
 


Monday
5/27

Memorial Day Holiday


 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Tuesday
5/28

 


Senior clearance and Graduation practice
 


Normal Purple Day Bell Schedule for Underclassmen
 
 

Wednesday
5/29

Graduation Day!


Seniors report to Eagle Bank Arena by 1 pm
The ceremony is at 2 pm


Normal Black Day Bell Schedule for Underclassmen
Early Dismissal at 11:30 am
 

Graduation Day Schedule - Wednesday, May 29

Start Time
End Time
Period
7:18 am
-
Warning Bell
7:25 am
8:10 am
1st Period (45 min)
8:16 am
9:01 am
3rd Period (45 min)
9:07 am
9:55 am
5th Period (48 min)
10:00 pm
11:30 pm
7th Period (Lunch Block)

Lunch Time Groups Class
A Lunch 10:00 (Bell) - 10:30 Science, World Languages, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, SALT/SALC 10:30 - 11:30
B Lunch 10:30 (Bell) - 11:00 Math, CASIIT, Visual Arts, and Criminal Justice, Social Studies 10:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 11:30
C Lunch 11:00 (Bell) - 11:30 English, EL, CTE, Special Education Department, PLTW, HPE, AFJROTC 10:00 - 11:00

Each lunch bell marks the beginning of the next lunch shift and serves as the tardy bell for students returning to class from the prior lunch shift.


Apply for VDOE Diploma Seals

Students meeting specific requirements for graduation and demonstrating exemplary performance may receive diploma seals for recognition.

Qualification for three of those seals, the "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Seal", the "Seal for Excellence in Civics Education", and the "Seal for Excellence in Science and the Environment" are determined, in part, by documentation of:

  • 50 hours of participation in work-based learning opportunities in a STEM area in grades 9-12 (for the STEM seal),
  • 50 hours of participation in community service or extra-curricular activities with a civics focus in grades 9-12 (for the Civics seal), and
  • 50 hours of voluntary participation in community service or extracurricular activities in grades 9-12 that involve the application of science such as environmental monitoring, protection, management, or restoration (for the Science & The Environment seal).

Review the criteria for the STEM SealCivics Seal, and Science & The Environment Seal.  If you believe you meet the specific criteria for one or more of these seals, please complete the surveys embedded in those links by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 15th.

You must be logged into your PWCS Office365 account to access these surveys.  These surveys will stop accepting responses at 11:59pm on May 15th.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Final determination regarding the awarding of all diploma seals will be made in late May.

The criteria for all diploma seals are posted on the VDOE website.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors and Parents,

All cap and gown orders placed starting April 22 will be shipped directly to the student's home.

Please contact Jostens with any questions [email protected] or 1-800-567-8367.

Click Here if You Still Need to Order a Cap & Gown for Graduation

Graduation Walk Events

Grad Walk 2024

Graduation walks are opportunities for graduating seniors to return to their respective elementary and middle school to walk the halls in their cap and gown, reminisce and thank the teachers that began them on their educational journey.
Grab your cap and gown and student ID and join your fellow amunnae at the school where it all began for you!
  Check out The Bobcast newsletter for more information and details on these events.


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