Friday, December 29, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - December 31, 2017




Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday break to this point.  Students will return on Tuesday to finish out first semester.  We hope they are rested and ready for a four-day review period before exams January 8-12.  The exam schedule and a few reminders are below.  




Exam Schedule
Exams will be January 8-12.  We will dismiss around 12:30 pm after testing is complete on exam days.

Monday, January 8 - 1st Period Exams
Tuesday, January 9 - 2nd Period Exams
Wednesday, January 10 - 3rd Period Exams
Thursday, January 11 - 4th Period Exams
Friday, January 12 - Make-up Exams

Students should make every effort to be present on exam days.  Students cannot receive credit for courses with state exams if they do not take the required exams.  We do have a few courses in PE, foreign language, arts and a couple of other elective courses that allow students to be exempt from the exam based on grades and absences.  Teachers of these courses will inform students of their exemption status.  


Yearbook Information
Don't forget that the price of yearbooks will go up to $75 during second semester.  Order yours now to get the reduced price of $65.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school.   

Senior Ad information was sent home recently.  If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your senior year, you can create them online or bring the information to school.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Events This Week
Tuesday, January 2
Students return to school


Other events coming up soon....

Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 12
Monday, January 8 - 1st Period Exams
Tuesday, January 9 - 2nd Period Exams
Wednesday, January 10 - 3rd Period Exams
Thursday, January 11 - 4th Period Exams
Friday, January 12 - Make-up Exams

Wednesday, January 10
2:00 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Friday, January 12
End of First Semester

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 16
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Wednesday, January 17
Beginning of Second Semester

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Thursday, January 25
Report Cards

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Wednesday, January 3
5:00 pm - Swim Meet (Bishop/E Surry/SSHS) @ Armfield

Friday, January 5
5:00 pm - Basketball vs. WS Prep

Saturday, January 6
9:30 am - Rick Williams Duals Wrestling Tournament
9:30 am - Indoor Track - Green & Gold NC/VA Border @ JDL Fast Track

Monday, January 8
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting






Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Friday, December 15, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - December 17, 2017




It was a busy week and we want to thank everyone who came out and supported the Sauras!

This upcoming week is a short one with an early dismissal on Wednesday.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 and school will resume on Tuesday, January 2.  Grades should be updated in PowerSchool by Wednesday and we hope everyone will check on their progress as the first semester is drawing to a close.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break!




Yearbook Information
Don't forget that the price of yearbooks will go up to $75 during second semester.  Order yours now to get the reduced price of $65.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school.   

Senior Ad information was sent home recently.  If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your senior year, you can create them online or bring the information to school.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Events This Week
Wednesday, December 20
12:30 pm - Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 21 - Monday, January 1
Holidays - No School for Students



Coming up in the new year...

Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 12
EXAMS

Wednesday, January 10
2:00 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Friday, January 12
End of First Semester

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 16
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Wednesday, January 17
Beginning of Second Semester

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Monday, December 18
4:30 pm - Varsity Girls Basketball @ North Forsyth
6:00 pm - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. East Forsyth @ North Forsyth

Tuesday, December 19
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Ragsdale (Ragsdale/SW Guilford)

Wednesday, December 20
4:00 pm - Girls Varsity Basketball @ East Forsyth
6:00 pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs. North Forsyth @ East Forsyth
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. East Surry

Friday, December 21
4:00 pm - Basketball @ Mt. Airy

Tuesday, December 26 - Thursday, December 28
Boys Varsity Basketball & Cheerleading Competition @ Frank Spencer Classic



Wednesday, December 27
4:00 pm - Varsity Girls Basketball @ Starmount vs. Forsyth Home Educators

Thursday, December 28
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Starmount (Cook's Classic Tournament)

Friday, December 29
9:30 am - Wrestling JV Tournament @ RJ Reynolds
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Starmount (Cook's Classic Tournament)

Saturday, December 30
10:00 am - Indoor Track @ NC United Youth Indoor @ JDL Fast Track

Wednesday, January 3
5:00 pm - Swim Meet (Bishop/E Surry/SSHS) @ Armfield

Friday, January 5
5:00 pm - Basketball vs. WS Prep

Saturday, January 6
9:30 am - Rick Williams Duals Wrestling Tournament
9:30 am - Indoor Track - Green & Gold NC/VA Border @ JDL Fast Track

Monday, January 8
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting






Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - December 10, 2017




We hope everyone made it home safely and enjoyed the beautiful snowfall this weekend.  The first semester is quickly coming to an end and we want to remind everyone the importance of being in class and completing all assignments on time.  With the holidays approaching, we realize our days and night become much busier.  Please help us in encouraging students not to lose focus as the grading period comes to a close.  As you all know, events for this weekend were cancelled or postponed.  You can see some of these events rescheduled in this week's schedule.


South Stokes Santa Shop
The Santa Shop has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, December 16, from 9:00 am until Noon.  We have at least ten vendors rescheduled for the weekend and hope you'll come out and do some shopping before attending the parade in Walnut Cove (which was also rescheduled for the 16th at 2:00 pm).  Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to be at the Santa Shop as well!


Barnes & Noble SSHS Bookfair
The Barnes & Noble Bookfair benefitting South Stokes will also be on Saturday, December 16.  Students will be on hand to wrap your gift purchases and our theatre and chorus students will be performing.  We hope you'll make it to Winston-Salem to visit with our staff and students at the Bookfair.  


Yearbook Information
Don't forget that the price of yearbooks will go up to $75 during second semester.  Order yours now to get the reduced price of $65.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school.   

Senior Ad information was sent home recently.  If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your senior year, you can create them online or bring the information to school.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Events This Week


Wednesday, December 13
8:00 am - SGA Meeting
Stokes County Sheriff's Department Explorers Program Information during Lunch
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, December 14
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting

Friday, December 15
4th Period - Poetry Out Loud School Competition

Saturday, December 16
9:00 am - Noon - South Stokes Santa Shop (Cafeteria)
9:00 am - JROTC Shooting Competition
Barnes & Noble Bookfair


Other upcoming events...

Wednesday, December 20
12:30 pm - Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 21 - Monday, January 1
Holidays - No School for Students

Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 12
EXAMS

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 16
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Wednesday, January 17
Beginning of Second Semester

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Monday, December 11
5:00 pm - Swimming @ Rockingham Co HS (Rockingham and NE Guilford) - time change

Tuesday, December 12
Indoor Track @ Surry Central
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ HP Wesleyan

Thursday, December 14
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Woodland Baptist

Friday, December 15
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Forbush

Saturday, December 16
10:00 am - Indoor Track @ JDL Fast Track
10:00 am - Wrestling @ Red Devil Duals (Newton-Conover)


Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - December 3, 2017




It was a busy week for the Sauras!  Thank you to everyone who donated to South Stokes as a part of our Fall Raffle RUSH!  Prizes were awarded at Friday night's game and we are happy to announce we collected over $6,000 due to your generosity.  We greatly appreciate your support of our school.  If you didn't get to see our athletic teams, band, and JROTC in action, we hope you'll join us for one of our many activities this upcoming week.



WorkKeys Testing
WorkKeys testing will begin tomorrow morning for seniors who qualify to take the test.  Testing locations are posted in the lobby and students received personalized slips with testing information.  Seniors practiced for the WorkKeys assessment on College & Career Readiness Day and we hope they will all earn a National Career Readiness Certificate to help them in their search for employment in the future.  You can learn more about WorkKeys at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-employers/assessments.html.  



South Stokes Santa Shop - December 9
Be sure to come out Saturday, December 9 between 9 am and Noon to take care of some of your shopping for the holidays at the South Stokes Santa Shop.  We have lots of vendors who will be on site in our cafeteria with all types of items.  I've also heard we may have a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!!  We look forward to seeing you there!



Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16 to come by the Winston-Salem Barnes & Noble.  South Stokes staff and students will be there and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to South Stokes.  We hope you'll come out and make some purchases for the reader in your family or just drop by, enjoy a cup of coffee and say hello.


YEARBOOK Information
Seniors and Senior Parents! Senior Ad information has been mailed to your house and should arrive shortly. If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your achievements and graduation, you can go online to www.yearbookforever.com to create an ad, or you can bring your materials in to Ms. Smith in D6/C7.

Yearbooks are on sale! Prices will go up to $75 in the second semester, so get yours now while they're a reduced price! You can purchase in school or online at www.yearbookforever.com




Bus Drivers Needed
Our district is in need of bus drivers and substitute bus drivers.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity you can find information at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/bus-driver-jobs.html 




Stokes County Schools - Town Hall Meetings

Thank you to the families who came out to the first Town Hall Meeting.  Additional meetings will be held in January and February.  Come help provide input as our school district updates our strategic plan and planning for the future.  You are invited to attend any of the town hall meetings.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ West Stokes High School
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ North Stokes High School





Chromebooks
Students who still need their Chromebook are encouraged to talk with Mrs. Cheek, Mrs. Himmelspach, Mrs. Campbell, or Ms. Elliott to make arrangements for pick-up.




Dates to Remember
Monday, December 4
WorkKeys Testing (Locations posted in lobby)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Saturday, December 9
JROTC Drill Competition
Frank Spencer Classic Basketball Tournament Breakfast (Basketball Team)
9:00 am - Joe Via Wrestling Tournament @ SSHS
9:00 am - Noon - South Stokes Santa Shop (Cafeteria)
Walnut Cove Parade

Sunday, December 10

3:00 pm - Band Concert
Other upcoming Events...

Saturday, December 16
SSHS Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, December 20
12:30 pm - Early Dismissal

December 21 - January 1
Holiday Break




Sports News and Schedules
South Stokes Athletic Boosters encourages you to like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/South-Stokes-Athletic-Boosters-Club-1504490646302342/ to see new apparel and Booster updates.

Monday, December 4
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, December 5
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Starmount

Wednesday, December 6
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Wilkes
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ HP Central (HP Central / NW Guilford)

Saturday, December 9
9:00 am - Joe Via Invitations Wrestling Tournament


Wrestling and Basketball schedules can be found here:  http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf

Schedules for other winter sports will be posted soon.

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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.

GO SAURAS!









Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - November 26, 2017




I hope everyone had an opportunity to rest and spend time with family over Thanksgiving!  A special thank you to our Beta Club for helping families during the holidays!


Spirit Week & Fall Raffle RUSH
This week we will be having Winter Spirit Week as we host our first two home basketball games of the season.  On Tuesday night our team will playMcMichael and Friday night West Stokes will be at South.  Friday night we will also be doing our drawing for the Fall Raffle RUSH.  Nineteen winners will walk away with some fabulous prizes.  If you have not purchased your tickets, you can get them at school or online at http://sshsraffle2017.weebly.com/.  Look for other special buys at the basketball games Tuesday and Friday as well.

Themes for each day:

Monday - Baby It's Cold Outside - Favorite Winter PJs
Tuesday - Netflix Binge - Favorite Winter Character
Wednesday - Winter Wonderland - Favorite Snow Outfit
Thursday - National Lampoon! - Favorite Ugly Sweater
Friday - Saura Pride Day



Enrichment
Enrichment will begin this Friday and continue through February leading up the ACT on February 27.  Enrichment allows us to build ACT/SAT test prep into the school day for sophomores and juniors, provides time for seniors to learn important skills such as financial management and interview skills, and time to teach ninth graders skills needed to be successful in high school such as writing and study skills.

Drivers Ed Registration
Registration for the next Drivers Ed class is now available.  The class will run December 4-December 18, 2017 from 3:30-6:30 pm each day.  Students must be born on or before June 4, 2003 to register for the class.  Registration will close on November 28 and the class list will be posted by November 30.  For complete information and to register, visit the South Stokes Drivers Ed Page.



Stokes County Schools - Town Hall Meetings
Thank you to the families who came out to the first Town Hall Meeting.  Additional meetings will be held in January and February.  Come help provide input as our school district updates our strategic plan and planning for the future.  You are invited to attend any of the town hall meetings.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ West Stokes High School
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ North Stokes High School




YEARBOOK Information
Yearbooks are on sale for $65! You can purchase them in school or with a credit card at www.yearbookforever.com. See Ms. Smith with any questions

Information for senior ads has been distributed to students. You can easily create and purchase a senior ad online at www.yearbookforever.com or you can bring everything to Ms. Smith and the yearbook staff. The deadline is in January and all submitted photographs will be returned to you. Contact Ms. Smith with any questions!

Do you have a great picture of a student, athlete, or school event that you would love to see in the yearbook? Download the free app "Yearbook Snap" and use access code SSHS to send us your pics!



Chromebooks
Students who still need their Chromebook are encouraged to talk with Mrs. Cheek, Mrs. Himmelspach, Mrs. Campbell, or Ms. Elliott to make arrangements for pick-up.


Dates to Remember

Monday, November 27
Baby It's Cold Outside - Favorite Winter PJs


Tuesday, November 28
Netflix Binge - Favorite Winter Character

Wednesday, November 29
Winter Wonderland - Favorite Snow Outfit

Thursday, November 30
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting
National Lampoon! - Favorite Ugly Sweater

Friday, December 1
Saura Pride Day
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes and Raffle Drawing (Between Varsity Girls & Varsity Boys Games)


Other upcoming Events...


Monday, December 4
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Saturday, December 9
9:00 am - Noon - South Stokes Santa Shop





Sports News and Schedules
South Stokes Athletic Boosters encourages you to like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/South-Stokes-Athletic-Boosters-Club-1504490646302342/ to see new apparel and Booster updates.



Tuesday, November 28
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. McMichael

Wednesday, November 29
7:00 pm - Wrestling @ Smith - note CHANGED (Western Guilford/Smith)

Friday, December 1
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes


Wrestling and Basketball schedules can be found here:  http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf

Schedules for other winter sports will be posted soon.




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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.

GO SAURAS!





Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - November 19, 2017



College & Career Readiness Day
Tuesday, November 21, South Stokes will hold their annual College & Career Readiness Day. This is a day we set aside to focus on preparing all students for life after high school. Students will be participating in a variety of activities Tuesday morning.


- 9th Grade - College & Career Exploration

- 10th Grade - Pre-ACT Test

- 11th Grade - Practice ACT

- 12th Grade - Practice WorkKeys, Financial Preparation, Goal Setting, etc.



Students received information about their locations for Tuesday in homeroom this past Friday.  10th and 11th graders need to be sure to bring calculators if they have one.  We have a limited number available for checkout on test day and we want all of our students to have access to the allowed calculator.  Seniors taking the mock WorkKeys will be provided a four-function calculator which is the only calculator allowed for that test.

* Students will go to all classes once Readiness activities conclude.




Enrichment
College & Career Readiness Day serves as the kick-off for Enrichment which will begin December 1.  Enrichment allows us to build ACT/SAT test prep into the school day for sophomores and juniors, provides time for seniors to learn important skills such as financial management and interview skills, and time to teach ninth graders skills needed to be successful in high school such as writing and study skills.

Drivers Ed Registration

Registration for the next Drivers Ed class is now available.  The class will run December 4-December 18, 2017 from 3:30-6:30 pm each day.  Students must be born on or before June 4, 2003 to register for the class.  Registration will close on November 28 and the class list will be posted by November 30.  For complete information and to register, visit the South Stokes Drivers Ed Page.



Fall Raffle RUSH

Help support South Stokes High School and get your chance to win one of several BIG prizes!  Tickets can be purchased online or at school.  For complete information, check out the raffle website at http://sshsraffle2017.weebly.com/.  The drawing will be held December 1st at the South Stokes/West Stokes basketball game.  You do not have to be present to win.  There will be a Black Friday Sale on raffle tickets - for every purchase made online on Black Friday we will DOUBLE your entries.







Stokes County Schools - Town Hall Meetings
Thank you to the families who came out to the first Town Hall Meeting.  Additional meetings will be held in January and February.  Come help provide input as our school district updates our strategic plan and planning for the future.  You are invited to attend any of the town hall meetings.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ West Stokes High School
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ North Stokes High School




YEARBOOK Information
Yearbooks are on sale for $65! You can purchase them in school or with a credit card at www.yearbookforever.com. See Ms. Smith with any questions

Information for senior ads has been distributed to students. You can easily create and purchase a senior ad online at www.yearbookforever.com or you can bring everything to Ms. Smith and the yearbook staff. The deadline is in January and all submitted photographs will be returned to you. Contact Ms. Smith with any questions!

Do you have a great picture of a student, athlete, or school event that you would love to see in the yearbook? Download the free app "Yearbook Snap" and use access code SSHS to send us your pics!



Chromebooks
Students who still need their Chromebook are encouraged to talk with Mrs. Cheek, Mrs. Himmelspach, Mrs. Campbell, or Ms. Elliott to make arrangements for pick-up.


Dates to Remember

Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21
All-County Band

Tuesday, November 21
College & Career Readiness Day - SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS BRING CALCULATORS
     - 9th Grade - College & Career Exploration
     - 10th Grade - Pre-ACT Test
     - 11th Grade - Practice ACT
     - 12th Grade - Practice WorkKeys, College Applications, Financial Aid Presentations

Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
No School - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24
Raffle RUSH Black Friday Sale


Other Upcoming Events....

Friday, December 1
Basketball vs. West Stokes and Raffle Drawing

Saturday, December 9
9:00 am - Noon - South Stokes Santa Shop



Sports News and Schedules
South Stokes Athletic Boosters encourages you to like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/South-Stokes-Athletic-Boosters-Club-1504490646302342/ to see new apparel and Booster updates.

Wednesday, November 22
4:00 pm - Basketball @ West Wilkes

Tuesday, November 28
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. McMichael

Wednesday, November 29
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Western Guilford (Western Guilford/Smith)

Friday, December 1
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes


Wrestling and Basketball schedules can be found here:  http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf

Schedules for other winter sports will be posted soon.




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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.

GO SAURAS!