Friday, April 23, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - April 25, 2021


Spring Exams 2021
Exams will be given May 25-June 1.  Students should make sure all Chromebook keys are working and report any technology issues to Mrs. Himmelspach or Mrs. Campbell.  State exams which include English 2, Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and many of our Career and Technical Education courses will be given on campus in person.  Teacher made exams will be delivered remotely.  School will dismiss at 12:20 pm on exam days.

Prom 2021

Event: Junior & Senior Prom

Theme: Dancing in the Moonlight

Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Mike & Dale Farmer's Cabin
1051 Dillard Rd. Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Tickets: Tickets are $15 each. Tickets will go on sale from Monday April 19 to April 30 online if you wish to pay with credit/debit. The link for online sales will be on the Prom page of the school website.  Tickets will go on sale from Monday April 26 to April 30 in person if you wish to pay in cash. 8-8:30 am in F1, 3:30 - 4 in F2.

You may pick tickets up on May 6 or May 7 in the office from 8-3:30. Please bring your ticket and photo ID to prom to get in. This includes all inside and outside dates.

Senior Updates

The senior picnic will be Tuesday, May 18 - additional details to come.

Awards Day and Talent Show are scheduled for Friday, May 21.  Seniors and parents and guests will be able to attend the in-person event.

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm!  Under the latest executive order we will be able to hold a live graduation outside at the football stadium.  We currently expect each graduate to get 6-8 tickets, but the final number will be determined based on the mass gathering limits as defined in any Executive Order in place at the time of the event. 

Graduation practices are scheduled for May 26 and 27.  Seniors MUST attend graduation practice to participate in the ceremony.  Seniors should make plans now to attend!

Wednesday, May 26 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 27 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Be sure to follow the Senior Page and the South Stokes website for updates as they are available.

Art Show
The Stokes County High School Arts Show will take place at The Apple Gallery in Danbury the month of April.  Be sure to go by and check out our talented students and support the arts!  The Apple Gallery is located at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury.

Farm Animal Day
Farm Animal Day will be held at Armstrong Artisan Farm on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to the South Stokes FFA.  

Driver's Education
The next driver's ed class will begin in June.  Look for the registration form online by May 1.

Yearbook Updates
We have a limited supply of yearbooks still available for purchase.  If you want a copy of the 2020-2021 edition, be sure to order yours very soon!  Personalization is still available, but  the deadline for personalization is Friday, April 16.  You can order yearbooks online on the South Stokes Yearbook page or at school.  Contact Alyssa Smith with questions (

Technology Assistance
If students are having problems with their Chromebooks, please submit a Tech Ticket on the school website and our staff will get in touch with you to help resolve the issue.

Sports Updates

Sports schedules have been add to the South Stokes Calendar and are aligned to the shortened seasons announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts.  Thank you for supporting our Sauras!


Upcoming Events

Monday, April 19-Friday, April 30

Monday, April 26
Men's Golf Tournament @ Pilot Knob - 10:00 am
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. North Stokes (Women's)

Tuesday, April 27
Women's Golf Tournament @ Mount Airy
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry (Men's)
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Softball vs. Mount Airy
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Central Davidson & Page

Wednesday, April 28
4:00 pm - Men's Conference Tennis Tournament
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Bishop McGuinness (Women's)
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Reagan High School
7:00 pm - Baseball @ East Surry

Thursday, April 29
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Glenn (Women's)
6:00 pm - Softball vs. North Stokes

Friday, April 30
5:30 pm - Beta Club Rock-a-Thon

Looking ahead...

May 3-7
Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry (Women's)

Tuesday, May 4
7:30 am - AP Calculus Exam
4:30 pm - Baseball @ Mount Airy
5:00 pm - Wrestling @ Glenn

Wednesday, May 5
7:30 am - AP English Literature Exam 
12:00 Noon - AP Physics Exam
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. WS Prep (Women's)

Thursday, May 6
Prom Ticket Pick-Up
7:30 am - AP US History Exam
4:30 pm - Track Meet vs. Bishop McGuinness / WS Prep
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Glenn (Women's)

Friday, May 7
Prom Ticket Pick-Up
4:30 pm - Baseball @ North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Asheboro

Saturday, May 8
7:00 - 11:00 pm - Prom

Monday, May 10
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy (Women's)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, May 11
12:00 Noon - AP Psychology Exam
4:30 pm - Baseball @ East Surry
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Trinity

Wednesday, May 12
7:30 am - AP English Language Exam
4:30 pm - Tennis vs. North Stokes (Women's)

Thursday, May 13
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
4:30 pm - Track Meet @ Mount Airy (East Surry/Mount Airy/SSHS)

Friday, May 14
7:30 am - AP Biology Exam
12:00 Noon - AP Environmental Science
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. NW Guilford

Sunday, May 16
3:00 pm - Spring Band Concert
4:00 pm - Spring Theatre Performance

Monday, May 17
7:30 am - AP Computer Science Principles Exam
12:00 Noon - AP Statistics Exam
4:30 pm - Tennis @ East Surry 
6:00 pm - Baseball vs. Millennium (Varsity Only)

Tuesday, May 18
11:30 am - Senior Picnic
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. E Forsyth & Reidsville

Wednesday, May 19
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
3:30 pm - SIT Meeting
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness

Thursday, May 20 
3:30 pm - Track @ Bishop McGuinness (Bishop/East Surry/SSHS)

Friday, May 21
9:00 am - Awards Day
Time TBD - Talent Show
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. North Stokes / McMichael

Monday, May 24
4:00 pm - Tennis @ WS Prep (Women's)

Tuesday, May 25
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Mount Airy

Wednesday, May 26
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy (Women's)

Thursday, May 27
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. East Surry 
4:30 pm - Track Meet vs. East Surry / WS Prep
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ East Surry

Friday, May 28
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
7:00 pm - Graduation

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, June 1
Makeup Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
End of 4th Quarter
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Uwharrie & Morehead

Helpful Links

Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!


Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar 

School Nutrition Information
Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for all students through the remainder of the school year.  The program will soon begin offering extras for sale in addition to distributing the meals.  Students must receive a meal before being able to purchase chips, snacks, cookies, and extras.  Students will only be able to purchase extras if they have money or there is money on their accounts.  No charging of extras will be allowed.  You can view your student's lunch account and add money to accounts at  You can also view the menu for the month on the Stokes County School Nutrition website.

Class Schedule 

7:30 am                               Lobby doors open
8:00 am                              Report to 1st Period
8:30 am - 10:00 am        1st Period
10:05 am - 11:35 am        2nd Period
11:40 am - 1:45 pm           3rd Period 
(teachers will announce lunch break during 3rd period)
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm           4th Period