Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates - December 11, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates

December 11, 2016

We had a busy week at South this past week.  Students could be found at basketball games, swim meets, band concerts, wrestling tournaments, parades, and more.  I hope everyone had an opportunity to check out our Sauras at one of these events. 

Theatre/Chorus News
South Stokes HS Theatre/Chorus Department presents A Saura Christmas, a celebration of music and stories for young people, featuring Oz Interactive, a Storybook play based on the Wizard of Oz, at SSHS Auditorium on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the door. 
$5 for adults, $2 for students.

Cast members pictured top left to right Tre'Von Haliburton, Jack Lee, Michal Phillips, Kimberly Boles, Ryan Rice, Jada Moore, Alvin Reynolds
Cast members pictured bottom left to right Garrett Howell, Amber Tucker, Karmyn Rodriguez, Oli Reid, Celia Castaldo, Yaretzy Segura, Stacy Barnes

WorkKeys Testing
This week select seniors will be taking the WorkKeys test.  Students received information about the date and location of their testing this past week.  WorkKeys is a required assessment for seniors who took sequences of CTE (Career & Technical Education) courses.  Students can earn bronze, silver, gold, or platinum National Career Readiness Certificates which can help students obtain jobs and higher scores can potentially qualify them for higher pay with many companies.  Students who are taking WorkKeys took a mock test earlier this year and have been participating in enrichment sessions to help prepare them for the test over the last few weeks.  We know they will do well on this assessment if they take their time and read questions carefully.  For more information about WorkKeys, visit  

Spirit Week December 12-16
Monday - Christmas Pajamas
Tuesday - Ugly Sweaters
Wednesday - Santa and his Elves
Thursday - Favorite Christmas Character
Friday - Best Holiday Outfit

Here Comes the Bus App
Do you want to set an alert for when the bus is near?  Download the "Here Comes the Bus" app to track your bus.  For complete information check out

Yearbook Info
Yearbooks are on sale for $65. You can get them at school or online at Yearbooks will go up to $75 second semester so get yours now!

Senior Ads will be due in January. There is a flyer on the school website, and one was sent home in homerooms. Please see Ms. Smith with any questions and to turn in materials.

Chromebook Countdown!!
Students and parent/guardians are required to attend a deployment meeting when Chromebooks will be issued.  A $25 insurance fee will be collected at the time of the meeting.

Put the following dates on your calendar now:

Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19 - 6:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders

Be sure to watch Twitter and our weekly messages for updates about the Chromebook deployment! 

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
Monday, December 12
Spirit Week - Christmas Pajamas
WorkKeys - Select Seniors
6:00 pm - Board of Education Meeting @ Stokes County Schools Administrative Office

Tuesday, December 13

Spirit Week - Ugly Sweaters
WorkKeys - Select Seniors
Progress Reports
JROTC Inspection

Wednesday, December 14
Spirit Week - Santa and his Elves
7:50 am - SIT Meeting in F2

Thursday, December 15
Spirit Week - Favorite Christmas Character
7:00 pm - A Saura Christmas

Friday, December 16
Spirit Week - Best Holiday Outfit

Monday, December 19
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, December 21
12:30 pm - Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 22 - Monday, January 2
Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3
Students Return to School

Week of January 9-13
First Semester Exams

Sports News & Schedules

Tuesday, December 13
4:00 pm - Basketball @ North Stokes
5:00 pm - Swim Meet @ Armfield Community Center
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Western Guilford & HP Wesleyan

Friday, December 16
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Ragsdale

Tuesday December 20
5:00 pm - Basketball vs. Walkertown

** Note dates and times are subject to change.
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