Friday, September 29, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - October 1, 2017



It is going to be an extremely busy week at South with lots of exciting events going on.


Saura Spirit Week & Homecoming Day Events - Come Join the Sauras!
This week will be Spirit Week as we gear up for Homecoming.  Students are encouraged to show their Saura Spirit on 

Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Throwback Day (Freshmen 80's; Sophomores 70's; Juniors 60's; Seniors 50's)
Wednesday - Country (Redneck) vs. Country Club (Prep)
Thursday - Saura Pride

Please remember that all outfits must meet dress code.  

Friday, October 6 is a teacher workday, but it's going to be a full day for the Sauras.  First at 7:00 am at the Food Lion stores in King, our students will be competing in the RUSH for Food sponsored by the Rotary Club of King and Food Lion Stores.  Come watch our team of students take on teams from North Stokes, West Stokes, and Stokes Early College as they shop for food for the outreach ministries in Stokes County. From Noon until 2:00 pm we will be hosting a free Homecoming Carnival and Concert by Jon Montgomery at South.  Game tickets will be available for games and contests.  We'll wrap up the day with Homecoming at 7:30 pm that evening.  Mark your calendars now for October 6 and the week leading up to Homecoming when we will be collecting canned goods to add to our teams' RUSH purchases.  More details to follow!









Parent / Teacher Conferences
South Stokes will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Please be sure to come by and check-in with your child's teachers to get an update on their progress to this point in the school year.

College Fair 2017
On Wednesday, we will have representatives from approximately 70 colleges and universities on campus from 11:00 am - Noon for our annual College Fair.  Seniors, juniors, and sophomores will all have an opportunity to visit with representatives, ask questions, and pick up materials.  Parents are also welcome and are asked to sign into the office when they arrive.

Schedule for College Fair
11:00-11:15 - Early College & North Stokes
11:15-11:40 - Seniors
11:30-11:50 - Juniors
11:45-Noon - Sophomores


Picture Retakes
Picture retakes for underclassmen will be October 12.  If you were absent on picture day, be sure to have your picture taken for the annual!  If you would like to have your picture retaken, bring back your old pictures and be sure to see Ms. Smith to let her know which picture to include in the yearbook.


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

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.


Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Be sure to complete free and reduced lunch applications to determine continued eligibility.  Students who received free or reduced lunch year who have not re-submitted an application will be required to pay beginning October 11.  New forms were sent home Friday with students who were eligible last year. 



Dates to Remember

Monday, October 2
SPIRIT WEEK - Pajama Day
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Parent / Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, October 3
SPIRIT WEEK - Throwback Day (Freshmen 80's; Sophomores 70's; Juniors 60's; Seniors 50's)

Wednesday, October 4
SPIRIT WEEK - Country (Redneck) vs. Country Club (Prep)
11:00 am - Noon - COLLEGE FAIR


Thursday, October 5
SPIRIT WEEK - Saura Pride!
2:35 pm - Pep Rally

Friday, October 6
TEACHER WORKDAY
7:00 am - RUSH for Food Sponsored by Rotary of King & Food Lion
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm - Homecoming Carnival
7:30 pm - HOMECOMING


Other Upcoming Events....

Tuesday, October 10
Club Rush during Lunch (Learn about the clubs at South Stokes and GET INVOLVED!)

Wednesday, October 11
7:50 am - SIT Meeting (F2)
PSAT (College-bound sophomores and juniors)

Thursday, October 12
Picture Retakes (Underclassmen)

Thursday, October 26
FAFSA Night @ SSHS (Seniors & Parents)



Sports News and Schedules
Monday, October 2
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek CC (Conference Teams)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Baseball Open Workouts

Tuesday, October 3
4:00 pm - Cross Country @ East Surry
4:30 pm - Tennis @ East Surry
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Mt. Airy
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Baseball Open Workouts

Wednesday, October 4
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek CC (Conference Teams)

Thursday, October 5
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. North Stokes
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ WS Prep
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Mt. Airy

Friday, October 6

7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. WS Prep - HOMECOMING




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!





Friday, September 22, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - September 24, 2017



Homecoming Day - Come Join the Sauras!
Friday, October 6 is a teacher workday, but it's going to be a full day for the Sauras.  First at 7:00 am at the Food Lion stores in King, our students will be competing in the RUSH for Food sponsored by the Rotary Club of King and Food Lion Stores.  Come watch our team of students take on teams from North Stokes, West Stokes, and Stokes Early College as they shop for food for the outreach ministries in Stokes County. From Noon until 2:00 pm we will be hosting a free Homecoming Carnival and Concert by Jon Montgomery at South.  Game tickets will be available for games and contests.  We'll wrap up the day with Homecoming at 7:30 pm that evening.  Mark your calendars now for October 6 and the week leading up to Homecoming when we will be collecting canned goods to add to our teams' RUSH purchases.  More details to follow!



PSAT
The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 11 at South Stokes.  The cost is $15 and all sophomores and juniors planning to apply to four-year colleges are encouraged to take the test.  Register and pick up a study guide by September 29 by visiting your counselor.



South Stokes 2nd Annual Color Run - Cancelled
Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Color Run scheduled for September 30.  Please look for other opportunities to support your Sauras this fall.


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.


Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Be sure to complete free and reduced lunch applications to determine continued eligibility.  Students who received free or reduced lunch year who have not re-submitted an application will be required to pay beginning October 11.  New forms were sent home Friday with students who were eligible last year. 



Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 26
6:30 pm - JROTC Boosters Meeting
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, September 27
LUNCH - Jostens here for Cap & Gown and Class Ring Orders


Thursday, September 28
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting




Other upcoming events....

Monday, October 2
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences


Wednesday, October 4
11:00 am - Noon - College Fair


Friday, October 6
TEACHER WORKDAY
7:00 am - RUSH for Food Sponsored by Rotary of King & Food Lion
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm - Homecoming Carnival
7:30 pm - HOMECOMING




Sports News and Schedules
Monday, September 25
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Baseball Open Workouts

Tuesday, September 26
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek (Conference Teams)
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Mt. Airy
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Stokes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. WS Prep
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Baseball Open Workouts

Thursday, September 27
4:30 pm - Tennis vs. Bishop McGuinness

5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. East Surry
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness




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!





Friday, September 15, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - September 17, 2017



Homecoming Court
Seniors selected this year's Homecoming Court on Friday.  Congratulations to Sarah Birkholz, Autumn Burchette, Hannah Fischer, Ashlyn Hicks, Lauren Hunley, Carly Shelton, Samantha Stewart, Mallory Tedder, Mary Beth Wall, Ashleigh Washburn, Mary Weaver, and Mackenzie Yontz.  Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, October 6.


Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit South Stokes
We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, September 19, Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will be stopping by South Stokes on her Mountains-to-Sea Trail journey.   You can learn more about Ms. Davis at http://jenniferpharrdavis.com/ and more about her journey at https://mountainstoseatrail.org/mst40th/jpd-hikes-the-mst/.  You can also read about the visit at http://www.thestokesnews.com/news/local-news-1/11337/national-geographic-adventurer-of-the-year-jennifer-pharr-davis-to-visit-south-stokes-high-school.



PSAT
The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 11 at South Stokes.  The cost is $15 and all sophomores and juniors planning to apply to four-year colleges are encouraged to take the test.  Register and pick up a study guide by September 29 by visiting your counselor.



South Stokes 2nd Annual Color Run
Registration for the 2nd Annual Color Run has been extended until Tuesday.  The event will be held on September 30, 2017 at Southeastern Middle School beginning at 9:00 am.  Everyone is invited to walk, run, or jog in the event.  Proceeds will go to purchasing instructional supplies for the school.  For more information or to register, check out
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-stokes-high-school-2nd-annual-my-school-color-run-registration-36066140798?aff=efbeventtix.



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.


Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Be sure to complete free and reduced lunch applications to determine continued eligibility.  If students received free or reduced lunch last year, they are still covered, but only for a short time.  



Dates to Remember

Monday, September 18
8:00 am - SGA Meeting
3:30 pm - Drivers Education Class Begins (Fee must be paid by first day of class)
After School - Fall Sports Pictures - Football, Tennis, Cheer & Golf
6:30 pm - Diamond Club Meeting

Tuesday, September 19
2:15 - Jennifer Pharr Davis visits South Stokes

Wednesday, September 20
6:30 pm - Beta Club Inductions


Thursday, September 21

8:30 am - Catawba Representative on campus
9:00 am - Jostens representative meets with seniors about graduation
9:45 am - Jostens representative meets with sophomores about class rings
Grades updated in PowerSchool for Progress Reports



Other upcoming events....

Wednesday, September 27
Lunch - Jostens will be here to take orders


Saturday, September 30
9:00 am - SSHS Color Run @ Southeastern Stokes Middle School


Friday, October 6
12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm - Homecoming Carnival
7:30 pm - HOMECOMING




Sports News and Schedules
Monday, September 18
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. West Stokes
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Rockingham
6:00 pm - Soccer @ West Stokes
6:30 pm - Diamond Club Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Baseball Open Workouts

Tuesday, September 19
4:00 pm - Tennis @ North Stokes
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock (Conference Teams)
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. WS Prep
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Glenn

Thursday, September 21
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. WS Prep
4:00 pm - Cross Country @ Fisher River
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Bartlett-Yancey

Friday, September 22
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Bartlett Yancey


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!





Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - September 10, 2017



Student Government elections were held Friday. Congratulations to our newly elected student leaders!  
Sarah Birkholz

Student Body President:  Sarah Birkholz
Senior Class President:  Brady Dudley
Junior Class President:  Chance Landreth
Sophomore Class President:  Jorja Brewer
Freshman Class President:  Connor Rothrock

Officers will have their first meeting on Monday morning at 8:00 am.


Brady Dudley



South Stokes 2nd Annual Color Run

 This is the last week to register for our 2nd Annual Color Run which will be held on September 30, 2017 at Southeastern Middle School beginning at 9:00 am.  Everyone is invited to walk, run, or jog in the event. Be sure to register by September 15th to secure your race bib, color packet and t-shirt.  Proceeds will go to purchasing instructional supplies for the school.  For more information or to register, check out

Chance Landreth
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-stokes-high-school-2nd-annual-my-school-color-run-registration-36066140798?aff=efbeventtix.





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.


Jorja Brewer
Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Be sure to complete free and reduced lunch applications to determine continued eligibility.  If students received free or reduced lunch last year, they are still covered, but only for a short time.  


Drivers Education Class
The class roster for the next drivers ed class is now posted at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/DriversEdRoster.pdf.  Students planning to attend the class need to pay their $65 registration fee in the office and obtain a drivers handbook.  Complete information can be found at 
http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/driversed.html
Conner Rothrock


Dates to Remember

Monday, September 11
8:00 am - SGA Officer Meeting
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, September 13
7:50 am - School Improvement Team Meeting F2







Sports News and Schedules
Monday, September 11
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, September 12
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Bishop McGuinness
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ East Surry
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Glenn

Thursday, September 14
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Mt. Airy
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Forbush
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Elkin

Friday, September 15
7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. Elkin

Fall sports start schedules are available at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Fall_Sports_2017.pdf.  We look forward to seeing you at South 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!





Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - September 3, 2017






It has been a great first week at South!  Students are in class working, we had fun at a pep rally on Thursday, and celebrated a big victory on the football field Thursday night.  This week has further confirmed that we have awesome students here at South.


Yearbooks
If you would like to buy a yearbook at the special price of $60 you still have a day or two!  Visit www.yearbookforever.com by Monday, September 4 to get $5 off the regular price!

Chromebook Distribution
Parents and students who have not received Chromebook training are encouraged to attend the makeup session on Tuesday evening, September 5 at 6:00 pm.  Bring your $25 insurance/maintenance fee and complete the short training to receive your Chromebook that evening.


Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Be sure to complete free and reduced lunch applications to determine continued eligibility.  If students received free or reduced lunch last year, they are still covered, but only for a short time.  


Drivers Education Class
The next drivers education class will be held September 18 through September 29 from 3:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Students must have been born on or before March 18, 2003 to register.  The last day to register for this class is Wednesday, September 6.

South Stokes 2nd Annual Color Run

Plan to come out and support South Stokes at our 2nd Annual Color Run on September 30, 2017. The event will be held at Southeastern Middle School beginning at 9:00 am and all ages are invited to walk, run, or jog in the event. Be sure to register by September 15th to secure your race bib, color packet and t-shirt.  For mo re information or to register, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-stokes-high-school-2nd-annual-my-school-color-run-registration-36066140798?aff=efbeventtix.








Dates to Remember

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 5
Senior Picture Makeups
Seniors getting their picture taken is free, but if they would like to receive proofs in the mail there is a $20 sitting fee. Seniors should report to the BACK GYM for pictures Schedule Times by LAST NAME: 
A-C: 8:30
D-F: 8:50
G-L: 9:10
M-R: 9:30
S-Z: 9:55

6:00 pm - Chromebook Training

Wednesday, September 6
Drivers Education Class Registration Closes
Fall Pictures
Students should report to the auditorium by homerooms:
8:30 Gentry & Worth
8:40 Garcia-Fischer & Tuttle 
8:50 Amos & Roudabush 
9:00 Clark & Holland 
9:10 Hopkins 
9:20 Snow & Dempsey 
9:30 J Holmes & Jones 
9:40 Elliott & K Smith 
9:50 P Cromer & Voss 
10:00 R Smith 
10:10 Lemons & Jessup 
10:20 Dunn & M Holmes 
10:30 Lineberry & Boak 
10:40 Haymore & McBride 
10:50 Stanley 
11:00 Fouche 
11:10 Last Call

Monday, September 11

6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, September 13

7:50 am - SIT Meeting



2017-2018 School Calendar

You can find the Stokes County Schools 2017-2018 calendar at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/calendar.html.




Sports News and Schedules
Tuesday, September 5
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek
4:00 pm - Tennis @ WS Prep
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ West Stokes

Wednesday, September 6
5:15 pm - Soccer @ Elkin

Thursday, September 7
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mt Airy
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Forbush
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Alleghany

Friday, September 8
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Alleghany

Fall sports start schedules are available at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Fall_Sports_2017.pdf.  We look forward to seeing you at South 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!