BATTLE RISING: High school prepares to launch its first year

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 6:32 p.m. CDT; updated 3:37 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 9, 2013

COLUMBIA — The halls of Battle High School are buzzing as the school’s first day of classes approaches. Athletic teams have started tryouts and practices, teachers are preparing their classrooms and materials to be used for the first time, and administrators are planning special events.