Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - January 29, 2017




Saura Weekly Updates

January 29, 2017




Final Week of Chromebook Distribution!!
Many of our classrooms are using Chromebooks regularly.  If your child would still like to receive a Chromebook, parents and guardians should contact the school Monday to schedule an appointment to complete training and sign contracts.  We hope to have all Chromebooks distributed by Wednesday for students who wish to have one.

Parents and guardians with questions or concerns about the Chromebooks or the insurance/maintenance fee, please call to discuss your options.

Students with questions about how to access documents offline or need assistance with using their Chromebook should see Mrs. Hiimmelspach or Mrs. Campbell in the media center.



Athletic Boosters - Cash Drawing

Tickets are now available for the Booster's $10,000 cash drawing.  Tickets are $100 and include dinner for two.  The drawing will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased from a booster member or in the school office.



Congratulations Saura Wrestlers!
Congratulations to our Saura wrestlers on big wins this past weekend!  The team tied for first in the regular season and won the Conference Tournament on Saturday!  Lowell Shotton, Manuel Espino, Steven Fatz, and Cooper Ross all won their weight classes and their teammates all placed in their respective weight classes.  Coach Amos was also named WPAC Wrestling Coach of the Year!  Good work guys!



Yearbook Information
The deadline for senior ads has been extended to Feb. 8.  Please submit pictures and money to Ms. Alyssa Smith.  For more information visit http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Senior%20Advertising%20Letter.pdf.  


Dates to Remember

Monday, January 30
11:00 am - Appalachian State Representative on Campus

Tuesday, January 31
REPORT CARDS
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting - CANCELLED

Friday, February 3
2:30 pm - Pep Rally (Mock Sweetheart Court)

Tuesday, February 7
ASVAB Administration
Senior Night and Sweetheart Court



Thursday, February 16
6:00 -7:30 pm - Curriculum Fair (Come learn about courses that will be offered in 2017-2018)


Sports News & Schedules

Spring sports schedules are now posted at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Spring_Sports_2017.pdf.  


Tuesday, January 31
4:00 pm - Basketball @ Surry Central

Friday, February 3
Wrestling Regionals @ West Wilkes
4:00 pm - Basketball @ West Stokes

Saturday, February 4
Wrestling Regionals @ West Wilkes


** 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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.

Have a great week!!


GO SAURAS!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - January 22, 2017


Saura Weekly Updates

January 22, 2017



Students completed their exams and first semester is now in the books!  Report cards will come home on Tuesday, January 31.  Students should review their high school progress to this point and set goals that will help them be successful in the future.  Whether our students plan to go on to college, the workforce, or the military high school is an important step in getting ready!

Chromebooks are here!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Chromebook deployment meetings last week!  We are very excited about this opportunity and our teachers ahttp://sshschromebookcenter.weebly.com/.  There will be a makeup parent meeting on Thursday at 9:00 am in the media center.  Once parents attend, sign contracts, and pay the insurance/maintenance fee, students will receive their training and get their Chromebooks.  Please contact Mrs. Cheek if you have concerns about the fee or need to set up payment plans.
re glad that every student will now have access to technology in the classroom.  No more sharing computers or scheduling computer carts!  All of the information about our Chromebook initiative can be found at 


Yearbook Reminders
Senior ads are due Jan. 27. If you would like to have a lasting reminder in the yearbook of 12 years of hard work, memories, and success, then be sure to return your senior ads soon! Information is on the school website or see Ms. Smith with questions.


Athletic Boosters - Cash Drawing

Tickets are now available for the Booster's $10,000 cash drawing.  Tickets are $100 and include dinner for two.  The drawing will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased from a booster member or in the school office.


Lunch Policy Changes
Stokes County charge procedures will change at the beginning of second semester.  When these changes take effect, students will not be able to charge from the Grab and Go line.  For complete details, see http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/nutritionpayment.html.


Here Comes the Bus App
Know when your bus will arrive.  Use the "Here Comes the Bus App"!

For complete information check out http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/trans-busapp.html.



Dates to Remember

Monday, January 23
Beginning of 2nd semester
All students report to homeroom when the bell rings in the morning
6:00 pm Diamond Club Meeting
7:00 pm Gridiron Meeting


Wednesday, January 25
Bloodmobile


Thursday, January 26
9:00 am - Chromebook Deployment Parent Meeting Makeup Session (Media Center)


Tuesday, January 31
REPORT CARDS
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting


Sports News & Schedules

Monday, January 23
6:00 pm - Diamond Club Meeting
7:00 pm - Gridiron Meeting

Tuesday, January 24
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Carver
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Carver

Wednesday, January 25
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. East Surry

Friday, January 27
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Forbush

Saturday, January 28
2:00 pm - Varsity Boys Basketball @ East Surry
3:15 pm - JV Boys Basketball @ East Surry

** 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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.

Have a great week!!


GO SAURAS!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - January 15, 2017




Saura Weekly Updates

January 15, 2017


We had a great first day of exams.   Exams count 20% of student's final grades.  Students should continue to study in order to do their best on their exams and finish this first semester strong!

Exam Reminders

Exams will continue this week:

Tues, January 17 - 2nd Period Exams
Wed, January 18 - 3rd Period Exams
Thurs, January 19 - 4th Period Exams
Fri, January 20 - Make-up Exams

A list of classes with exams can be found on our website at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3I-SrrrkgKWZmhtSHJ2QkFkbHRmYTQyTFdxZU92LVotMVZv/view.


Chromebook Countdown!!
Chromebooks go home this week!!!  We are very excited that Chromebooks are bagged, labeled and ready for distribution.  Please remember that students and parent/guardians are required to attend a deployment meeting when Chromebooks are issued.  A $25 insurance/maintenance fee will be collected at the time of the meeting.  Meetings will begin in the gym and then students and parents will report to homeroom locations for more information and to pickup Chromebooks.  

Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders

If you would like to preview Chromebook information, including the 1:1 Student/Parent Handbook go to  http://sshschromebookcenter.weebly.com/.  


Yearbook Reminders
Yearbooks will increase to $75 after exams, so be sure to get one now while they are still $10 off! You can get a yearbook online at www.yearbookforever.com or see Ms. Smith at school.

Senior ads are due Jan. 27. If you would like to have a lasting reminder in the yearbook of 12 years of hard work, memories, and success, then be sure to return your senior ads soon! Information is on the school website or see Ms. Smith with questions.


Athletic Boosters - Cash Drawing

Tickets are now available for the Booster's $10,000 cash drawing.  Tickets are $100 and include dinner for two.  The drawing will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased from a booster member or in the school office.


Lunch Policy Changes
Stokes County charge procedures will change at the beginning of second semester.  When these changes take effect, students will not be able to charge from the Grab and Go line.  For complete details, see http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/nutritionpayment.html.


Here Comes the Bus App
Know when your bus will arrive.  Use the "Here Comes the Bus App"!

For complete information check out http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/trans-busapp.html.



Dates to Remember

EXAM WEEK!!  All students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm.  
No early dismissals allowed during the 8:30 am - 12:30 pm exam period.

Monday, January 16
Holiday

Tuesday, January 17
2nd period exams
Dismiss 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting in F2


Wednesday, January 18
3rd Period Exams
Dismiss 12:45 pm
6:30 pm - Chromebook Meetings - 9th & 10th Grade Students and Families


Thursday, January 19
4th Period Exams
Dismiss 12:45 pm
6:30 pm - Chromebook Meetings - 11th & 12th Grade Students and Families


Friday, January 20
Makeup Exams
Dismiss 12:45 pm
End of 1st Semester

Monday, January 23
Students report to Homeroom at 8:30 am to pick up schedules


Wednesday, January 25
BLOODMOBILE

Tuesday, January 31
REPORT CARDS


Sports News & Schedules

Friday, January 20
4:00 pm - Basketball @ North Surry
5:00 pm - Swim Meet @ Armfield CC
7:00 pm - Wrestling vs. North Surry

** 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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.




GO SAURAS!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Saura Exam Schedule Update




Revised Exam Schedule





We hope everyone enjoyed the snow and continued reviewing course materials for first semester exams.  It appears students will be back in school tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.  Please see the revised exam schedule below:

Thursday, January 12
Regular Instructional Day (A Day)
All students will report to 1st semester classes.  

Friday, January 13
1st Period Exams

Monday, January 16
HOLIDAY

Tuesday, January 17
2nd Period Exams

Wednesday, January 18
3rd Period Exams
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Chromebook Distribution Meeting 
9th & 10th Graders and Parents/Guardians

Thursday, January 19
4th Period Exams
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Chromebook Distribution Meeting 

11th & 12th Graders and Parents/Guardians

Friday, January 20
Make-up Exams


Reminders:  On exam days, the exam period will be from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.  Lunch will be served and we will dismiss at 12:45 pm each day of exams. Students cannot be dismissed early during exams.

A list of classes with exams can be found on our website at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3I-SrrrkgKWZmhtSHJ2QkFkbHRmYTQyTFdxZU92LVotMVZv/view.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - January 8, 2017





Saura Weekly Updates

January 8, 2017


By now you should have received the call from Dr. Rice letting you know that school is closed tomorrow for students and teachers.  At this time, we don't know how the exam schedule will be adjusted, but I will let you know as soon as we know.

Exam Reminders
Exams are currently scheduled for January 9-13. Once we know when we will return to school, I'll update you on which days we will administer exams.  I anticipate exams will still be administered in the same order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and makeups), but we do not know at this time when they will begin.  On exam days, the exam period will be from 8:30 am until 12:30 m.  Lunch will be served and we will dismiss at 12:45 pm each day of exams. Students cannot be dismissed early during exams.

  • Monday, January 9 - 1st Period Exams
  • Tuesday, January 10 - 2nd Period Exams
  • Wednesday, January 11 - 3rd Period Exams
  • Thursday, January 12 - 4th Period Exams
  • Friday, January 13 - Make-Up Exams 
A list of classes with exams can be found on our website at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3I-SrrrkgKWZmhtSHJ2QkFkbHRmYTQyTFdxZU92LVotMVZv/view.


Lunch Policy Changes
Stokes County charge procedures will change at the beginning of second semester.  When these changes take effect, students will not be able to charge from the Grab and Go line.  For complete details, see http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/nutritionpayment.html.


Chromebook Countdown!!
We sent home letters about the Chromebook rollout on Friday.  Please remember that students and parent/guardians are required to attend a deployment meeting when Chromebooks are issued.  A $25 insurance/maintenance fee will be collected at the time of the meeting.  Meetings will begin in the gym and then students and parents will report to homeroom locations for more information and to pickup Chromebooks.  

Put the following dates on your calendar now:

Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders

If you would like to preview Chromebook information, including the 1:1 Student/Parent Handbook at http://sshschromebookcenter.weebly.com/.  


Yearbook Reminders
This is the last week to get the 2016-2017 yearbooks for $65.   The price will go up to $75 second semester.  Purchase now at school or online at www.yearbookforever.com. 

Also, senior ads are on sale. Flyers went home last week and are also available online. Senior ads are due at the end of January and are a great way to commemorate a senior's success.


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 http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/trans-busapp.html.



Dates to Remember
Week of January 9-13
EXAM WEEK!!  All students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm.  
No early dismissals allowed during the 8:30 am - 12:30 pm exam period.

Monday, January 9
School Closed for Students and Teachers

Exams to be determined!

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, January 17
Teacher Workday - Stay tuned - this may change to a student day

Wednesday, January 18
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 9th & 10th Graders

Thursday, January 19
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Parent/Student Deployment/Distribution Meeting for 11th & 12th Graders



Sports News & Schedules

Friday, January 13
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes
7:00 pm - Wrestling @ West Stokes


** 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 www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us.




GO SAURAS!