Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - December 3, 2017

It was a busy week for the Sauras!  Thank you to everyone who donated to South Stokes as a part of our Fall Raffle RUSH!  Prizes were awarded at Friday night's game and we are happy to announce we collected over $6,000 due to your generosity.  We greatly appreciate your support of our school.  If you didn't get to see our athletic teams, band, and JROTC in action, we hope you'll join us for one of our many activities this upcoming week.

WorkKeys Testing
WorkKeys testing will begin tomorrow morning for seniors who qualify to take the test.  Testing locations are posted in the lobby and students received personalized slips with testing information.  Seniors practiced for the WorkKeys assessment on College & Career Readiness Day and we hope they will all earn a National Career Readiness Certificate to help them in their search for employment in the future.  You can learn more about WorkKeys at  

South Stokes Santa Shop - December 9
Be sure to come out Saturday, December 9 between 9 am and Noon to take care of some of your shopping for the holidays at the South Stokes Santa Shop.  We have lots of vendors who will be on site in our cafeteria with all types of items.  I've also heard we may have a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16 to come by the Winston-Salem Barnes & Noble.  South Stokes staff and students will be there and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to South Stokes.  We hope you'll come out and make some purchases for the reader in your family or just drop by, enjoy a cup of coffee and say hello.

YEARBOOK Information
Seniors and Senior Parents! Senior Ad information has been mailed to your house and should arrive shortly. If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your achievements and graduation, you can go online to to create an ad, or you can bring your materials in to Ms. Smith in D6/C7.

Yearbooks are on sale! Prices will go up to $75 in the second semester, so get yours now while they're a reduced price! You can purchase in school or online at

Bus Drivers Needed
Our district is in need of bus drivers and substitute bus drivers.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity you can find information at 

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

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, December 4
WorkKeys Testing (Locations posted in lobby)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Saturday, December 9
JROTC Drill Competition
Frank Spencer Classic Basketball Tournament Breakfast (Basketball Team)
9:00 am - Joe Via Wrestling Tournament @ SSHS
9:00 am - Noon - South Stokes Santa Shop (Cafeteria)
Walnut Cove Parade

Sunday, December 10

3:00 pm - Band Concert
Other upcoming Events...

Saturday, December 16
SSHS Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, December 20
12:30 pm - Early Dismissal

December 21 - January 1
Holiday Break

Sports News and Schedules
South Stokes Athletic Boosters encourages you to like their Facebook page to see new apparel and Booster updates.

Monday, December 4
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, December 5
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Starmount

Wednesday, December 6
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Wilkes
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ HP Central (HP Central / NW Guilford)

Saturday, December 9
9:00 am - Joe Via Invitations Wrestling Tournament

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