Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates - November 6, 2016

Weekly Updates - November 6, 2016

Chromebook Countdown!!

Our deployment plan for the Chromebook one-to-one computer initiative has been approved!  We are planning deployment for the first week of second semester.  Every student in the school will receive a Chromebook to use at home and school.  We have been preparing for this digital conversion for a year and a half and are excited about instructional opportunities we will be able to offer our students with increased access to technology.  Look for more information on the deployment on Twitter and our Blog.  Parents and students will have to attend an orientation meeting, a $25 insurance/maintenance fee will be due, and a student/parent contract will need to be signed at the time of distribution.

Financial Aid
Seniors and their parents are invited to join us Wednesday evening, November 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the South Stokes Media Center. A representative from Surry Community College will be here to present information about the 2017-2018 application for federal financial aid. You may also bring your tax return information from the 2015 tax year that night and have assistance to fill out the FAFSA. For more information about the evening or what to bring please contact Mrs. Sawyer or Ms. Barker.

Yearbook Info
Yearbooks are available for $65 at school or online, they will be $75 next semester, so get yours now! The website is
Senior baby pictures are due Nov. 22 to Ms. Smith. Please bring your picture and $5 before Thanksgiving break.

Flyers went out in homerooms this week for Senior Ads.The info is also on the website. Please contact Ms. Smith with questions or if you would like to discuss a payment plan.

Enrichment Fridays
Friday, November 18, students will begin attending 30-minute enrichment sessions to help learn life skills, complete college-preparatory activities, and prepare for the ACT.  These sessions will be conducted through the end of February on Fridays. 

Other Reminders
Don't forget to pay school fees in the office or online.  Fees can be paid with check or cash.  Checks should include phone numbers.  You can also pay fees online at Find detailed information about this service on the Stokes County Schools website on the Parent Page

Dates to Remember
November 7 - 8:30 am Board of Education Meeting

November 9 - Election Day

November 10 - Teacher Workday

November 11 - Holiday

November 14 - Report Cards

November 16 - Club Pictures for Yearbook
     8:10 am - JROTC
     8:15 am - Shooting Team
     8:20 am - Drilll Team

November 17 - Club Pictures for Yearbook
     8:10 am - Youth & Government, GSA
     8:15 am - FCS, Quiz Bowl
     8:20 am - Helping Hands

November 18 - 
Club Pictures for Yearbook
     8:10 am - BETA Club, Mu Alpha Theta
     8:15 am - NHS, SGA
     8:20 am - Saura Spirit

Sports News & Schedules

Winter sports start soon.  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