Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates 9/11/16

Weekly Updates - September 11, 2016

Although short, this past week was full of activities at South.  Several clubs at school manned tables in the lobby two days this week to recruit new members and advertise upcoming events.  We encourage all of our students to get involved in a club or activity at South.  On Friday, we held our first Pep Rally of the year and it was nice to see our students display their Saura Pride.  

Direct Donation Fundraiser
Tomorrow we will begin our direct donation school-wide fundraiser.  Rather than selling wrapping paper, cookie dough or magazine subscriptions, we are asking each student to collect at least $20 in donations to help us reach our goal of $10,000.  Students who collect the following amounts will receive the following incentives:

At least $25 in donations - South Stokes T-Shirt

At least $75 in donations - Choose from Gift Certificate Display

At least $150 in donations - South Stokes 2016-2017 Yearbook

Students' names will also be entered into drawings for each $5 they collect.

It will only take $20 per student to reach our goal of $10,000 which will help purchase instructional supplies, make improvements to our campus, and increase access to technology. Cash and checks are accepted or you can donate using credit or debit cards online by going to our website and clicking on Donate to SSHS.

School Fees
We will begin collecting fees for the fall semester beginning Monday, September 12.  Tables will be set up in the lobby before school and during lunch for fee collection.  Fees can be paid with check or cash.  Checks should include phone numbers.  You can also pay fees online at  You can find detailed information about this service on the Stokes County Schools website on the Parent Page.  We will also be adding a link on the South Stokes Parent Page later this week.  

Driver's Education
Registration for the next driver's education class will close on September 14.  Complete information and the registration link can be found on the South Stokes website on the Drivers Ed page.  The class will begin on September 26.

Parking Permits
Students who have submitted their parking applications and parking fee received their parking permits this past week.  Beginning Monday, September 12, students should park in their assigned spaces.  Students who park in a spot that is not theirs or park without a permit will be ticketed.  If a student still needs a permit, please complete the application that is available in the office and submit the parking fee as soon as possible to prevent accumulating parking tickets.  Also, please remember that having a parking permit is a privilege and student drivers are expected to be at school on time each day.  We had several drivers wandering in late this past week, some of them multiple days.  Parents, please encourage your children to leave home in plenty of time to be in class by 8:30 am.

Athletic Boosters
Athletic Boosters will meet Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria.  Please come help support all of our athletic programs at South Stokes.  

Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who is working to help keep our fire lanes around the school free of vehicles.  Keeping our students safe and providing clear access for emergency responders is very important and we appreciate your help in this effort!

Dates to Remember
Monday, September 12
Parking Permits Enforced
6:30 pm - Athletic Booster Club Meeting

Wednesday, September 14
7:50 am - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)
Driver's Education Registration Closes

Thursday, September 15
8:00 am - BETA Club Meeting

Tuesday, September 20
Make-Up Day for Senior Pictures
Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 21
8:00 am - SGA Meeting
6:00 pm - BETA Club Inductions

Thursday, September 22
Jostens meets with Sophomores (Class Rings) and Seniors (Cap & Gown)

Monday, September 26
Picture Makeups for Underclassmen

Wednesday, September 28
Salem College Representative Meeting at SSHS

Friday, September 30
Seniors Order Cap and Gown!

Wednesday, October 5
College Fair!
Appalachian University Representative Meeting at SSHS

Thursday, October 6
College & Career Readiness Day

Sports News & Schedules

Monday, September 12
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Rockingham
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, September 13
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Forbush
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Forbush
7:00 pm - Soccer @ Glenn

Wednesday, September 14
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
4:00 pm - Tennis @ East Surry

Thursday, September 15
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Surry Central
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Surry Central
7:00 pm - Soccer @ Mount Airy
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Bishop McGuinness

Friday, September 16
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Bishop McGuinness

For a full schedule of athletic events, see the South Stokes High School Athletic Calendar.  

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