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.

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  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 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 20 & Tuesday, November 21
All-County Band

Tuesday, November 21
     - 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 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:

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