Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates - October 9, 2016

Weekly Updates - October 9, 2016

This past week was a busy one at South Stokes!  We hosted a College Fair on Wednesday with almost 80 college representatives on campus.  Then on Thursday, our students worked diligently on college and career readiness assessments and activities, listened to alumni guest speakers, and enjoyed a carnival to finish out the short week.  We will use the information gathered to prepare upcoming enrichment programs designed to meet the individual needs of our students.  Please continue to encourage your children to work hard each day to help them be prepared for a variety of options when they graduate.

Spirit Week
This upcoming week will be full of Spirit Week activities leading up to Homecoming at Friday night's football game.  Our themes for each day are...

Monday: Candy Land - Pajama Day
Guess Who? - Character Day
Cranium - Nerd Day
The Game of Life - Dress for Your Future Career
Battleship - Battle of the Classes
                               Seniors and Juniors- maroon and yellow
                               Freshman and Sophomores- White and Black

School Fees
School fees are now being collected in the office.  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.

The following classes have fees:
Art - $12.00
Band - $12.00
Chorus/Theatre Arts - $10.00
Math - $5.00
PE - $8.00
Science (regular) - $5.00
Science (advanced) - $10.00

Sophomores and juniors planning to attend a four-year college are encouraged to take the PSAT.  The test is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Program for juniors and is an excellent way to prepare for the SAT.  The test will be given during the school day on October 19.  Registration is now available in the Counseling Office and the cost is $15.  Fee waivers are available for juniors who are eligible.

Other Reminders
Yearbooks are on sale.  Visit or contact Alyssa Smith at South Stokes.

Paint your parking spot!  See Mrs. Dunn or a Saura Spirit member for more information.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, October 10
Progress Reports

October 17 & 18
Community College Placement Test 

October 19

October 21
School of Science and Math Presentation (For interested sophomores)

October 31
End of 1st Quarter

Sports News & Schedules

Monday, October 10
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Forbush

Tuesday, October 11
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. North Surry

Wednesday, October 12
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Forsyth
5:30 pm - Soccer vs. Forbush

Thursday, October 13
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Carver
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Surry Central

Friday, October 14
7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. Surry Central (HOMECOMING)

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