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SPECIAL SECTION: Dawn breaks on Battle High

By Missourian Staff
May 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
The sun rises behind Battle High School.

COLUMBIA — The funding was secured, plans were made, ground was broken and now the doors will open. The addition of a new high school in Columbia has been a long process, but the opening of Battle High School is here.

The school opened for summer classes in June, and now ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders will enter the school this month for the first school year.


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The Missourian took an in-depth look at the new high school and heard from students, teachers and administrators about their hopes for the school.

Missourian digital members can access the stories linked below and also download a pdf edition of the section's content. Also available to anyone is a $1.99 interactive iBook to read on your iPad. Or if you are interested in purchasing a printed book with all of the content, call the Missourian at 882-5700.

Here are the stories that are part of the special section:


New name, new identity for Columbia students when Battle High opens

A look at the history of Columbia's schools and the building of Battle

Addition of new school prompts changes in school boundaries, structure

PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School


Future Battle students look ahead to attending new high school

Battle High School students can expect to receive iPad Minis

Voices of Battle

Battle teachers talk about building their programs

Q&A: Battle High School principal and administrators discuss school's future

Q&A: Department heads at Battle share hopes for school

Q&A: Battle High School coaches discuss plans for new teams

Q&A: Battle High School teachers bring variety of experiences to new school

Steve Weaver, president of the Spartan Alliance, discusses plans for organization

The legacy

Eliot Battle talks about his wife and her accomplishments

FROM READERS: Memories of Muriel Battle