Friday, January 26, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - January 28, 2018















It was nice to get a full week of school in this week!  We appreciate everyone who came out to our spring Open House.  If you were not able to attend, we encourage you to email or call your child's teachers to learn more about what they will be learning this semester. 



Report Cards Delayed

Due to delayed exams and scores from exams, report cards have been delayed until Monday, January 29.  Exam scores for Math 2 and 3 have not arrived from the state and those grades will be updated and new report cards issued once scores are available in February.



School Calendar Updates

The 2017-2018 Stokes County Schools academic calendar has been updated and can be found at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/pdf/stokescalendar2017-2018.pdf.  February 19 and February 20 are now both student days.  


Sweetheart Court
Friday we will have a pep rally at 2:45 in the gym before our home basketball game against Bishop McGuinness.  During the pep rally we'll recognize our 2018 Sweetheart Court and crown the winner during the games Friday night. 


Yearbook Information
Be sure to get your 2017-2018 yearbook.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school and the cost is $75.

Senior Ad information is also due by January 31.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway
The annual cash giveaway is Saturday, March 17, 2018.  Tickets are $100 and entitle the buyer to dinner for two and a chance at $10,000.  Other cash prizes and door prizes will be given away.  Be sure to get your tickets now - only 250 will be sold.  Help support your Saura athletes with a donation and join us for a fun evening.  Tickets may be purchased from Athletic Booster members or at the school.


Events This Week

Tuesday, January 30
6:30 pm - JROTC Booster Meeting

Wednesday, January 31
ASVAB Administration (Sign up with counselors)

Friday, February 2
Pep Rally (Sweetheart Court)

Saturday, February 3
JROTC Shooting Competition @ Mt. Tabor



Other upcoming events....

Monday, February 5
6:00 pm - Stokes County School Board Meeting @ SSHS

Wednesday, February 7
Winter Athletic Sports Pictures

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Tuesday, January 30
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Mount Airy

Wednesday, January 31
6:30 pm - JV Basketball @ West Stokes

Friday, February 2
5:00 pm - Basketball vs. Bishop McGuinness

Saturday, February 3
JROTC Shooting Competition @ Mt. Tabor



Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Friday, January 19, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - January 21, 2018















It was another crazy school schedule week!  We are certainly glad we got exams completed before the next round of winter weather.  Hopefully this week we will be able to get second semester started.  Students who missed an exam will be notified about the day and time of their makeup exam. 

Poetry Out Loud Rescheduled
Due to the weather, the district Poetry Out Loud competition has been rescheduled for Friday, January 26.  The event will be held at South Stokes in the auditorium at 6:00 pm.


Yearbook Information
Be sure to get your 2017-2018 yearbook.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school and the cost is $75.

Senior Ad information is also due by January 31.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway
The annual cash giveaway is Saturday, March 17, 2018.  Tickets are $100 and entitle the buyer to dinner for two and a chance at $10,000.  Other cash prizes and door prizes will be given away.  Be sure to get your tickets now - only 250 will be sold.  Help support your Saura athletes with a donation and join us for a fun evening.  Tickets may be purchased from Athletic Booster members or at the school.


Events This Week

Monday, January 22
1st Day of Second Semester - Students report to homeroom for schedules
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Tuesday, January 23
8:00 am - SGA Meeting

Wednesday, January 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Open House for 2nd Semester Classes

Friday, January 26
Report Cards
6:00 pm - District Poetry Out Loud (SSHS Auditorium) 


Other upcoming opportunities....

Wednesday, January 31
ASVAB Administration (Sign up with counselors)

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Tuesday, January 23
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. North Stokes

Wednesday, January 24
4:00 pm - Basketball @ East Surry
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Mount Airy (DATE CHANGE)

Thursday, January 25
4:00 pm - Indoor Track (Western Piedmont & NW Championships @ JDL Fast Track) 

Friday, January 26
5:00 pm - Basketball @ WS Prep
5:00 pm - Indoor Track (RHFitPro Elite Invitational @ JDL Fast Track) 

Saturday, January 27
Wrestling Conference Tournament @ East Surry
10:00 am - Indoor Track (RHFitPro Elite Invitational @ JDL Fast Track) 



Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Friday, January 12, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - January 14, 2018














This week was a very difficult one as we attempted to get exams administered while dealing with bad weather.  We appreciated everyone's patience as we tried to make decisions that were best for students.


Remainder of Exam Schedule
Tuesday, January 16 - 4th Period Exams
Make-up Exams will be scheduled during the regular school day this week.  We will be in contact with individuals who need to make up exams.



Yearbook Information
Don't forget that the price of yearbooks will go up to $75 beginning on Wednesday, the start of second semester.  Order yours now to get the reduced price of $65.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school.   

Senior Ad information is also due by January 31.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Events This Week

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 16
4th period Exams
End of 2nd Semester

Wednesday, January 17
Beginning of Second Semester (Students report to Homeroom at 8:30 am)

Thursday, January 18
6:00 pm - Board of Education Meeting @ SSHS

Friday, January 19
6:30 pm - Poetry Out Loud District Competition @ The Arts Place of Stokes, Danbury, NC (http://stokesarts.org/poetry-out-loud-district-competition/) 

Other upcoming events....

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Wednesday, January 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Open House for 2nd Semester Classes

Friday, January 26
Report Cards (DATE MOVED)

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Tuesday, January 16
4:00 pm - Basketball @ West Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ North Stokes (N. Stokes/Patrick Co)

Friday, January 19
4:00 pm - Basketball @ East Surry 
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Bishop McGuinness (Senior Night)

Saturday, January 20
Conference Swim Meet



Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!





Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exam Updates - January 9, 2018 - 2:00 pm










EXAM UPDATES


Updated Jan. 9 @ 2:00 pm

This has been a challenging week as we have worked to carve out time for exams while dealing with winter weather.  We are required to have a 4-4.5 hour exam period and we appreciate your patience as we work to make the best decisions possible for students.  

Exam schedule...


Wednesday, Jan 10 - 1st Period Exams (if 4-4.5 hour exam period possible).  If school starts on time, we will dismiss at approximately 12:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 11 - 2nd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Friday, Jan 12 - 3rd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 16 - 4th Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan 17 - First day of second semester.  Students will report to homeroom at 8:30 am to pick up schedules.


Make-up exams will be held next week during the regular school day.



Additional updates, if needed, will be posted on Twitter and Facebook.  The Twitter feed can be found at the bottom right of the South Stokes website.  







Exam Updates - January 9, 6:30 am










EXAM UPDATES


Updated Jan. 9 @ 6:30 am

With the three-hour delay we will not be able to get exams completed today.  Today, Tuesday, January 9, will be a REVIEW day for all classes.  The revised exam schedule is below:


Tuesday, Jan 9 - REVIEW DAY - Dismiss at 3:20

Wednesday, Jan 10 - 1st Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 11 - 2nd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Friday, Jan 12 - 3rd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 16 - 4th Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan 17 will be the first day of second semester.

Make-up exams will be held next week during the regular school day.

Thank you for your patience as we work to get first semester exams completed. Any additional updates may be found on the Twitter feed on the bottom right of this page.



3-Hour Delay Schedule (Tues, Jan 9)


11:00 – 11:25 Smart Breakfast

11:30 – 12:15 1st Period (45 min)

12:20 – 1:35 2nd Period & Lunch (50 min)

1:40 – 2:25 3rd Period (45 min)

2:30 – 3:20 4th Period (50 min)




LUNCH DURING 2nd PERIOD

12:20 – 12:45 1st Lunch: C Building, Art, Auto, Ag

12:45 -1:10 2nd Lunch: D, E, & F Buildings

1:10 – 1:35 3rd Lunch: PE, ROTC & Band



**West Stokes students will NOT report.



Monday, January 8, 2018

SSHS Exam Updates 1/8/2018










EXAM UPDATES


Updated Jan. 8 @ 2:30 pm

Below are our plans for exams at this point. We will update plans as needed on Twitter, Facebook, and through phone messages.

Tuesday, Jan 9 - 1st Period Exams - if at all possible. The exam period will last 4-4.5 hours and school will be dismissed once the exam period is over.  AP students will attend A Day classes the first two hours and B Day classes the next two hours.

Wednesday, Jan 10 - 2nd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 11 - 3rd Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Friday, Jan 12 - 4th Period Exams, Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 16 has now been changed to a STUDENT DAY and will be the first day of second semester. All students should plan to be at school on Tuesday, January 16 for the first day of spring semester classes. Make-up exams will be held next week during the regular school day.

Thank you for your patience as we work to get first semester exams completed. Any additional updates may be found on the Twitter feed on the bottom right of this page.


Friday, January 5, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - January 7, 2018














Exam Schedule
Exams will be January 8-12. We will dismiss around 12:30 pm after testing is complete on exam days.

Monday, January 8 - 1st Period Exams
Tuesday, January 9 - 2nd Period Exams
Wednesday, January 10 - 3rd Period Exams
Thursday, January 11 - 4th Period Exams
Friday, January 12 - Make-up Exams


Students should make every effort to be present on exam days. Students cannot receive credit for courses with state exams if they do not take the required exams. We do have a few courses in PE, foreign language, arts and a couple of other elective courses that allow students to be exempt from the exam based on grades and absences. Teachers of these courses will inform students of their exemption status.


Chromebook Information for Exams

Students who have checked out a Chromebook need to bring it each day for exams. Please make sure your Chromebook is fully charged and updated. Also bring your charger to the exam in case it is needed. We do not have extra Chromebooks so it is important for students who have one checked out to bring it to the exam. Students who did not check out a Chromebook will need to report to the library on the morning of their exam to check one out for the exam period. Students who have been using personal devices will also need to check out Chromebooks on exam days as students may not take exams on personal devices.  Students are asked to drop their Chromebooks off at their classroom between 8:00 and 8:20 so teachers can prepare them for the exams.


Breakfast on Exam Days

On exam days, students will be in their testing locations from 8:30 am until dismissal. Classes will be called to lunch once exams are finished, but there will not be Second Chance Breakfast. Students needing breakfast on exam days need to plan to arrive by 8:15 and visit the cafeteria to get breakfast before testing.


Yearbook Information
Don't forget that the price of yearbooks will go up to $75 during second semester.  Order yours now to get the reduced price of $65.  Your can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or at school.   

Senior Ad information was sent home recently.  If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad to commemorate your senior year, you can create them online or bring the information to school.  See Ms. Alyssa Smith in D6/C7 for complete information.


Events This Week

Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 12
Monday, January 8 - 1st Period Exams
Tuesday, January 9 - 2nd Period Exams
Wednesday, January 10 - 3rd Period Exams
Thursday, January 11 - 4th Period Exams
Friday, January 12 - Make-up Exams


Monday, January 8
6:00 pm - Gridiron Meeting
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, January 10
2:00 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Friday, January 12
End of First Semester

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 16
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Wednesday, January 17
Beginning of Second Semester (Students report to Homeroom at 8:30 am)

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ West Stokes

Thursday, January 25
Report Cards

Monday, February 12
6:00 pm - Stokes Co. Schools Town Hall Meeting @ North Stokes



Sports News and Schedules
Be sure to follow the South Stokes Athletic Boosters on Facebook  for information about Saura merchandise and more.


Wednesday, January 8
6:00 pm - Gridiron Meeting
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Friday, January 12
5:00 pm - Basketball @ Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. East Forsyth

Saturday, January 13
10:00 am - Indoor Track @ JDL Fast Track



Winter Sports Schedules can be found at http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/Winter_Sports_2017.pdf.  Please note:  Dates, locations and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, follow us on Twitter @SauraPride and connect with us on Facebook.  Links to our social media sites, this blog and more can be found at our school website:  www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us


GO SAURAS!