Sunday, July 31, 2016

SSHS Weekly Updates - July 31, 2016

Weekly Updates - July 31, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Athlete/Parent Meeting held this past Monday night.  If you were not able to attend, but would like to participate in a fall sport, please see your coach this week to get all of the necessary information and forms in order to be ready to play the first day of practice.

Sports News
Gridiron meeting Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 pm.
Men's soccer tryouts will begin Monday, August 1 at 6:00 pm.
Mandatory football practice begins on Monday, August 1 and will be held from 8:30 am - 10:30 am.
Women's tennis practice begins Monday, August 1 at 8:00 am.  If you are interested in joining the ladies' Saura tennis team, contact Coach Darren Redding at
Remember - all athletes must have a current physical and signed concussion form before beginning practice. 

Band Boosters
Band Boosters will meet on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 pm in the band room.

Saura Gear
The South Stokes Athletic Boosters have new t-shirts for sale as well as an online store.  The current online ordering is available now through August 7th.  Check out the Saura gear available at  New items will be added to the online store beginning at Open House as well.  Be sure to get yourself outfitted for the fall and show your Saura pride this year.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, August 23
3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation
5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House

Monday, August 29 - First Day for students

Don't forget to follow South Stokes on Twitter @saurapride or connect on Facebook.  Links to both social media accounts along with much more can be found on our website

Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekly Updates 7/24/16

We're very busy getting ready for the 2016-2017 school year. Below are several important dates and times for the fall:

Monday, July 25 at 6:00 pm - Mandatory meeting for fall athletes and parent/guardian (SSHS Auditorium)

Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation (More details will be mailed to incoming freshmen)

Tuesday, August 23, 6:00-7:30 pm - Open House

Monday, August 29 - First Day for Students

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you back for another successful year at South Stokes!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gearing Up for 2016-2017

I am excited to be returning to South Stokes for the 2016-2017 school year.  I have no doubt this will be a year filled with exciting new opportunities and experiences for our students and staff.  We are especially looking forward to our 1:1 technology roll-out.  Our teachers have been preparing for this transition for over a year and have found many ways to incorporate technology into the classroom to enhance instruction.

Many of you may have questions about our technology initiative.  You may be wondering what exactly is a 1:1 initiative?  Why do student need computers in the classroom?  Will technology replace teachers?  These are all great questions that we hope to answer for you as we go through the year.  Let me first make clear that technology is not a replacement for good teaching in the classroom!  Technology is just one more tool to help students gain and use knowledge.  Watch the short video below to get a glimpse of how technology can be used in the classroom to improve student achievement:

More information about the 1:1 program will be available soon.  We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year!