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  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 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 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!

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