Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - February 17, 2019

It was  busy weekend for the Sauras.  We would like to say congratulations to Natasha Simmons for her performance in the semi-finals of the State Poetry Our Loud Competition on Saturday.  

Also on Friday and Saturday our wrestlers competed in the 1A State Wrestling Championships.  Congratulations to all of our qualifiers and winners.  Bringing home medals were 

Jackson Boles (160) - 1st Place (Two time state champion)
Steven Fatz (170) - 2nd Place
Ricky Gonzalez (138) - 3rd Place
Lowell Shotton (132) - 4th Place 
Kaleb Mitchell (152) - 4th Place

Report Cards Distributed
Students received report cards on Friday, February 8 along with test score reports from first semester.  We apologize for the delay in the distibution of report cards which occured due to the error in grade calculation at the state level.  The error has been corrected and we appreciated your patience as we worked to make sure accurate grades were reported.  If you feel an error has been made, please contact the school and we will review the grade to verify the correct grade.  

As always, please continue to monitor your child's progress this semester and contact teachers with any questions or concerns.  If you need access to PowerSchool, please contact Jill Tuttle at or by calling the school at 336-994-2995.

Second Semester Fees

Students also received slips during homeroom this week with information about fees for second semester classes.  Unpaid fees from previous semesters were included as well.  Fees may be paid online at or in the school office.  

Art - $12
Band - $12
Chorus - $10
Drama - $10
Math - $5
PE courses - $8
Science - $5
AP Science - $10

2nd Semester Conferences & Planning for 2019-2020
Students are meeting with counselors to review their high school graduation plans and pre-register for classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  On February 28, we will host Parent/Teacher Conferences for second semester classes from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by the Curriculum Fair where you can learn more about the classes we offer at South Stokes.  Please plan to attend these events and join us in helping your child succeed this semester and plan for the upcoming year!

National FFA Week
February 18-22 is National FFA Week and there will be special activities at lunch each day along with a Ag Trivia.  We encourage students to participate as we recognize the importance of agriculture in our lives!

Monday, February 18 - America Day - Hay Bale Toss 
Tuesday, February 19 - Camo Day - Milk the Cow
Wednesday, February 20 - Flannel Day - Corn Hole Toss
Thursday, February 21 - Blue & Gold Day (FFA Colors) - Cow Roping 
Friday, February 22 - Farmer Day - Drive Tractor to School & Petting Zoo


Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for the 8' x 12' storage building constructed by our carpentry and masonry students!  The drawing will be held on February 28 and local delivery is free!  We appreciate your support of our program and assistance with purchasing materials necessary for students to practice skills!  For more information, pictures, or to purchase tickets online, click HERE.

The annual South Stokes Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway will be Saturday night, March 16.  Tickets are $100 for dinner for two and a chance to win $10,000!  You can purchase tickets from any Booster member or at the school.

PSAT & Pre-ACT Results

The counselors have PSAT results for sophomores and juniors who took the test. Students should stop by and see their counselors to pick up results.  Also, sophomores will receive their Pre-ACT results with their report cards.  If you would like to know more about what these scores mean about college readiness, contact a counselor or bring your results to Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 28 and speak with a counselor or administrator.

Events This Week

Monday, February 18
Student Day (make-up day for Dec 13)
National FFA Week - America Day
6:00 pm - School Board Meeting @ Poplar Springs Elementary

Tuesday, February 19
National FFA Week - Camo Day
7:00 pm - Softball Player/Parent Meeting (Cafeteria)

Wednesday, February 20
ACT (all juniors)
National FFA Week - Flannel Day
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
3:30 pm - Coding Club Meeting 

Thursday, February 21
National FFA Week - Blue & Gold Day (FFA colors)

Friday, February 22
National FFA Week - Farmer Day

Other upcoming events...

Monday, February 25

6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Thursday, February 28
5:30-6:30 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences
6:30 - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair

Looking ahead...

Friday, March 8
Student Day (Makeup for Jan 23)

Saturday, March 16
Quiz Bowl
8:30 am - 3:00 pm - Environmental Debates @ WFU
6:00 pm - Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway

Sports News
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.