Before seventh grade, 16-year-old Tyler McCutchen was shy. But as he stands on the stage as Mushnik, one of the lead roles in Battle High School’s production of "Little Shop of Horrors," it's hard to tell.
John Warner is using his more than 20 years of experience to handle the challenges of a new building with a new student body.
Battle High School's FFA club hosted its first Agriculture Science Day on Wednesday. The event included a petting zoo, farm Olympic games, a hay ride and an ultrasound of sheep.
Each day of Battle High School's first Homecoming Spirit Week had a different theme, for which the students and faculty dressed up, including superheroes, decades, celebrities and twins.
Battle High School students participated in their first Homecoming week and introduced new traditions along the way.
The Battle High School Spartans are dressing up to fit different themes each day of their first Homecoming Spirit Week. On Thursday, they paired up and dressed as twins.
Battle High School Spartans are dressing up to fit different themes each day of their first Homecoming Spirit Week.
Battle High School is celebrating homecoming with Spirit Week. Each day this week, students are dressing to a different theme. Tuesday's theme was "Making History." Students dressed in attire from their favorite decades.
Battle High School began celebrating its first homecoming week on Monday.
Battle High School's marching band has placed second at both of its competitions so far, which director Robert Thalhuber said he thinks is an accomplishment considering the band's size and newness. The band practices every weekday from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
The Battle High School softball team held a car wash at the Dairy Queen at Forum and Stadium boulevards on Sunday to raise money for the program.
It's part of a larger story for Danyale Williams and her husband, Lee, as they make a new life in Columbia.
On Wednesday, Chuck Everitt witnessed his 4,000th ribbon-cutting as Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
Spartan Sparklers make debut performances and name Kadee Dempsey as first team captain.
The students at Battle High School call it the "Battlefront," the section of bleachers on the 50-yard line, closest to the field. Spartan fans in the Battlefront pounded their feet on the bleachers as they cheered their team to its first win.
Ten girls auditioned for the Battle High School dance team, the Sparklers, on Tuesday at the Battle High School Performing Arts Center.
As it was throughout Columbia Public Schools, Tuesday was the first day of fall classes at Battle High, the district's newest high school. (See a video.)
Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.
For the first time, Battle High School students and parents had a chance to mingle. They were entertained Friday by student performances, games and even a hot-dog-eating contest.
The Battle High School competition cheerleading squad practiced Tuesday.