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!





Friday, November 10, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - November 12, 2017





Fall Raffle RUSH
Items continue to come in for the Fall Raffle RUSH baskets!  Four
NC Zoo tickets were added to the Family Fun Time basket this week!  Now the winning family will enjoy the Greensboro Science Center, Celebration Station, AND the zoo!!  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.

Baskets available (more items included than listed - for complete list, check out website):
# 1 - Take Me Away - Weekend @ Myrtle Beach
# 2 - Simply Salem - Old Salem, Carriage Ride, Village Tavern
# 3 - Mountain Magic - Weekend @ Smith Mountain Lake
# 4 - Escape to Biltmore
# 5 - Tweetsie Toot Toot!
# 6 - Go Go Saura Spirit - Saura gear, Punch Tickets, Corn Hole Boards
# 7 - Family Fun Time
# 8 - Pimp My Ride - Car detailing, Oil Changes, and more
# 9 - The Great Outdoors - Ziplining
# 10 - Winter in Winston - UNCSA Winter Dance tickets, Crafted - The Art of Taco gift card and more
# 11 - Sauratown Christmas - Christmas tree, Poinsettia, Wreath, and more
# 12 -  I Just Need Some Me Time - Chili's, Nails R Us, Massage, JPosh, and more
# 13 - Color Me Happy - Market on Main Paint & Sip, El Cabo, Barnes & Noble, and more
# 14 - Stokes Farm to Table - Meat voucher Mitchell Hills & Hollers, Sausage and eggs Armstrong Artisan Farm, Just Plain Country, and more
# 15 - Bro-Mance - Mellow Mushroom, ProShots, Adventure Landing
# 16 - Celebrate Good Times - Cake from Artist Way, Photo Shoot, Target Gift Card
# 17 - Gone Fishin' - Rod/reel Combo, Passes for B&B Carp Lake, Tackle box and more
# 18 - Man's Best Friend - Dress My Pets Grooming Voucher, Everything you need for your pet
# 19 - Hole in One - 2 Hemlock Golf Course passes, 2 Mt. Airy Country Club Passes, Golf Ball, Tees, Umbrella and more




College Application Week
Seniors will be working with our college adviser and counselors this week to research opportunities for after high school and completing the steps necessary to apply to college and secure financial aid if they plan to attend college.  We will also host a community college fair for seniors on Thursday for students to learn the programs available at Forsyth Tech, Surry Community, and Rockingham Community College.  All students are encouraged to wear their favorite college gear on Friday to wrap up the week.


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 13 - Friday, November 17
College Application Week


Monday, November 13
Report Cards

Wednesday, November 15
7:50 am - SGA Meeting

Thursday, November 16
7:50 am - Beta Club Meeting


Other November Dates to Remember....

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

Tuesday, November 21
College & Career Readiness Day
     - 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



Sports News and Schedules

Thursday, November 16
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Glenn

Friday, November 17
4:00 pm - Basketball @ McMichael

Saturday, November 18
Wrestling @ Orange Duals

Look for winter sports schedules to 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 4, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - November 5, 2017



It is hard to believe we are already halfway through first semester.  Exams and final grades will be here before you know it, so make sure students are keeping up-to-date with assignments and studying regularly.  This week will be a short week with a teacher workday on Thursday and a holiday on Friday.  


Fall Raffle
Fall Raffle RUSH is here.  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/.



Stokes County Schools - Town Hall Meetings
Our school district will soon be updating our strategic plan and need your help.  There is a survey you can complete on our school website and there will be three town hall meetings to gather feedback about what we can do to improve Stokes County Schools.  You are invited to attend any of the town hall meetings.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00-7:00 pm @ South Stokes High School
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




Picture Retakes
Students who did not get their picture made for the yearbook can call Lifetouch at 336-765-7288  and schedule an appointment to have their picture made at the Kernersville office on November 11.   


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 6
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting
7:00 pm - Powder Puff Game (Junior Girls vs. Senior Girls)

Tuesday, November 7
6:00 pm - Stokes County Schools Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, November 8
Bloodmobile
7:50 am - School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, November 9
Teacher Workday

Friday, November 10
Veterans Day Holiday

Monday, November 13
Report Cards

Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17
College Application Week


Other November Dates to Remember....

Tuesday, November 21
College & Career Readiness Day
     - 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



Sports News and Schedules

Monday, November 6
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Friday, November 
7:30 pm - 1st Round of State Playoffs vs. Community School of Davidson

Look for winter sports schedules to 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!