Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - May 27, 2018














Our end of year celebrations began this week with our seniors visiting the South district elementary schools, the senior picnic, Awards Day, and Talent Show.  Thank you to all of the friends and family who came out to enjoy some of these events with us.  We are very proud of our Sauras and encourage you to watch social media and our re-designed website to keep up with all of their accomplishments.  If you were not able to attend Awards Day, it was streamed live on Facebook and can be viewed there.



Exams
Exams will begin on Friday, June 1, with one exam each day.  Students will be dismissed around 12:30 pm once all testing is complete and lunch has been served.  There are no early dismissals on exam days in order to prevent disruptions to testing, so please check your calendars now and make sure all appointments are scheduled after the exam period.

All exams count 20% of student's final grades.  Most of our courses have required, state-mandated exams.  A few courses have teacher-made exams (PE courses, Spanish courses, anatomy and physiology, and arts courses).  All students are encouraged to come and take their exams, even if they are exempt.  Exam grades for exempt students can only help grades, not negatively impact them.  Students who do not take required exams may not get credit for their course.  Attendance will be taken for all students on exam days and students who are not present will be counted absent.

EXAM SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 1 - 1st Period Exams

Monday, June 4 - 2nd Period Exams
Tuesday, June 5 - 3rd Period Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 4th Period Exams
Thursday, June 7 - Make-up Exams


Please note we will not be serving Second Chance Breakfast on exam days.





Chromebooks

All students will need to bring FULLY CHARGED school-issued Chromebooks for all exams.  Students who have not checked out a school Chromebook will need to check one out in the library on the morning of their exam.  Exams cannot be taken on personal devices.  We do not have many extra Chromebooks so students who have been issued a Chromebook who do not bring it for the exam will have to take the exam on the makeup day.  Students will turn in their Chromebooks on the day of their last exam.  





Senior Information
There are several important dates and times for seniors to remember as they complete their last few weeks of high school.  Be sure to add these to your calendars and make arrangements NOW to attend the mandatory graduation practices.

Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7 - Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Thursday, June 7 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Friday, June 8 - 7:00 pm - Graduation

Seniors must also return all library books, pay all school fees, and pay off lunch accounts before being able to participate in the graduation ceremony.  If you have questions about graduation, check the SENIORS website or speak with Mrs. Shiela Patterson.




Yearbook Information
Yearbooks were distributed Friday, May 25.   Students who did not pick up their yearbooks will receive them on Tuesday.  If you have not ordered yours already, there are limited copies left for purchase.  The cost is $75 and you can see Alyssa Smith for more information or to order.




Upcoming Events

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, May 30
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (Room F2)

Friday, June 1
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Monday, June 4
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 5
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Wednesday, June 6
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Graduation Practice

Thursday, June 7
Make-up Exams
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Practice
Early Dimissal
Last Day of School Year

Friday, June 8
7:00 pm - Graduation



The end of the school year is quickly approaching!  We have several students with missing assignments.  Please be sure to check grades on PowerSchool and contact teachers with questions.



GO SAURAS!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - May 20, 2018














It was an extremely busy weekend for the Sauras!  Prom, State Track Meet, Band Concert and more!  Be sure to check out Twitter and Facebook for lots more pictures and videos of our Sauras!  Coming up this week our soccer team will take on Lincoln Charter at South in the 4th Round of the State Playoffs!!  Be sure to come out and support your Lady Sauras at 6:00 pm on Monday evening!!






The school year is quickly coming to an end and there are many end-of-the-year activities in the last few weeks of school.  Many students have realized they are missing assignments.  Please be sure to check your child's grades in PowerSchool and encourage them to be at school each day, attend SmartBreakfast for additional review time, and complete all assignments.  We realize it is hard to stay focused as the final days of the semester wind down, but there are still many school days left.  


Celebrations
Congratulations to Shiela Patterson who was named 2018-2019 Stokes County Teacher of the Year on Friday!  Four out of the last seven teachers selected for this district honor are from South Stokes!  We feel very fortunate to have such exemplary staff!!  We know you will help us wish Mrs. Patterson well in the regional competition!

Congratulations to Nimai Browning who placed 4th overall in hurdles in the NCHSAA 1A State Track Championship on Sunday!  Way to go Nimai!!

Exams
Exams will begin on Friday, June 1, with one exam each day.  Students will be dismissed around 12:30 pm once all testing is complete and lunch has been served.  There are no early dismissals on exam days in order to prevent disruptions to testing, so please check your calendars now and make sure all appointments are scheduled after the exam period.

All exams count 20% of student's final grades.  Most of our courses have required, state-mandated exams.  A few courses have teacher-made exams (PE courses, Spanish courses, anatomy and physiology, and arts courses).  All students are encouraged to come and take their exams, even if they are exempt.  Exam grades for exempt students can only help grades, not negatively impact them.  Students who do not take required exams may not get credit for their course.  Attendance will be taken for all students on exam days and students who are not present will be counted absent.

EXAM SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 1 - 1st Period Exams

Monday, June 4 - 2nd Period Exams
Tuesday, June 5 - 3rd Period Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 4th Period Exams
Thursday, June 7 - Make-up Exams




Chromebooks
All students will need to bring FULLY CHARGED school-issued Chromebooks for all exams.  Students who have not checked out a school Chromebook will need to check one out in the library on the morning of their exam.  Exams cannot be taken on personal devices.  We do not have many extra Chromebooks so students who have been issued a Chromebook who do not bring it for the exam will have to take the exam on the makeup day.  Students will turn in their Chromebooks on the day of their last exam.  




Senior Information
There are several important dates and times for seniors to remember as they complete their last few weeks of high school.  Be sure to add these to your calendars and make arrangements NOW to attend the mandatory graduation practices.

Tuesday, May 22 - Saura Seniors Serve Day (Visit Elementary Schools and Picnic)
Friday, May 25 - Awards Day & Talent Show
Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7 - Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Thursday, June 7 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Friday, June 8 - 7:00 pm - Graduation



Yearbook Information
Yearbooks will be distributed on Friday, May 25.  If you have not ordered yours already, there are limited copies left so be sure to purchase a copy now.  The cost is $75 and you can see Alyssa Smith for more information or to order.


Spring Football Practice
Spring football practice will continue through Friday, May 25.  Practice will run from 3:45 - 5:45 pm each afternoon.  Each athlete must have an up-to-date physical on file in order to participate.  Physical forms can be found in the main office or on the South Stokes website on the Athletics page.  Summer conditioning workouts will begin June 11 and will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 -11:00 am.  For a full schedule, talk to or email Coach Holmes.


Events This Week

Tuesday, May 22
Saura Seniors Serve Day (Visit Elementary Schools and Picnic)
7:00 pm - National Honor Society Inductions

Wednesday, May 23
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Forsyth Tech Orientation for Seniors

Friday, May 25
8:45 am - Awards Day
Talent Show (Time TBD)
Yearbooks Distributed



Other upcoming events...

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 1
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Monday, June 4
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 5
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Wednesday, June 6
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Graduation Practice

Thursday, June 7
Make-up Exams
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Practice
Early Dimissal
Last Day of School Year

Friday, June 8
7:00 pm - Graduation



Sports News and Schedules

Monday, May 21
6:00 pm - 4th Round State Soccer Playoff vs. Lincoln Charter


Look for additional updates on playoff games on our website and on social media.



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

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


GO SAURAS!












Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - May 13, 2018
















It was a busy weekend for the Sauras!  In addition to hosting Relay for Life, the softball team traveled to Polk County for a state playoff game, the volleyball team hosted the Boys Volleyball tournament, the track team had several athletes place in the regional track meet, and the soccer team advanced in state playoffs.  Coming up this week, the soccer team will host Polk County Tuesday night at 6:00 pm and several members of the track team will compete next Saturday in the State Track Meet.

Regional Track Meet Results:  

Pole Vault
2nd Place - Bryson Autry
3rd Place - Austin Harger

Discus 
3rd Place - Elijah Dunn

Hurdles
1st Place - Nimai Browning

Long Jump
4th Place - PJ Samuels


We are very proud of our students and all of their accomplishments!



Penny Wars Results

Thank you to everyone who donated to Relay for Life.  The results of our Penny Wars were:

9th Grade - $91.47
10th Grade - $39.16
11th Grade - $24.12
12th Grade - $12.49
Staff - $132.86

The 9th Grade and our staff will be treated to a slushie social!


AML Wrestling
The South Stokes Football program will be hosting a night of family friendly professional wrestling with the stars of AML Wrestling on Friday, May 18.  Doors open at 5:30 pm if you would like to meet the wrestlers and the first match begins at 7:00 pm in the South Stokes Gym.  Tickets are $13.00 and can be purchased in the main office.


Yearbook Information
Yearbooks will be distributed on Friday, May 25.  If you have not ordered yours already, there are limited copies left so be sure to purchase a copy now.  The cost is $75 and you can see Alyssa Smith for more information or to order.


Spring Football Practice
Spring football practice will begin Monday, May 14 and will last through Friday, May 25.  Practice will run from 3:45 - 5:45 pm each afternoon.  Each athlete must have an up-to-date physical on file in order to participate.  Physical forms can be found in the main office or on the South Stokes website on the Athletics page.  Summer conditioning workouts will begin June 11 and will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 -11:00 am.  For a full schedule, talk to or email Coach Holmes.


Events This Week

Tuesday, May 15
7:45 am - AP Calculus Exam

Wednesday, May 16
7:45 am - AP English Language Exam
5:30 pm - Cheer Meeting in Cafeteria

Thursday, May 17
11:30 am - AP Statistics Exam
Safe & Sober Prom Night T-Shirts During Lunch
Progress Reports - Please check grades in PowerSchool


Friday, May 18
AML Wrestling @ SSHS

Saturday, May 19
7:30 - 11:30 pm - PROM - The Event Center @ Summit Square

Sunday, May 20
3:00 pm - Band Concert - Auditorium


Other upcoming events...


Tuesday, May 22
Saura Seniors Serve Day (Visit Elementary Schools and Picnic)
7:00 pm - National Honor Society Inductions

Wednesday, May 23
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Forsyth Tech Orientation for Seniors

Friday, May 25
8:45 am - Awards Day
Talent Show (Time TBD)

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 1
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Monday, June 4
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 5
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Wednesday, June 6
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Graduation Practice

Thursday, June 7
Make-up Exams
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Practice
Early Dimissal
Last Day of School Year

Friday, June 8
7:00 pm - Graduation



Sports News and Schedules

Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 25
3:45 - 5:45 pm - Spring Football Practice

Tuesday, May 15
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Polk County (3rd Round State Playoffs)

Wednesday, May 16
5:30 pm - Cheer Meeting (Cafeteria)

Friday, May 18
State Track Meet
7:00 pm - AML Wrestling Event


Look for additional updates on playoff games on our website.



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

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


GO SAURAS!






Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - May 6, 2018














Congratulations to all of our Sauras on their accomplishments this week.  It was a good week for many of our students as we finished up conference games and tournaments, acted in plays, attended Special Olympics and much more.  I hope you were able to come out and see The Lion King Jr. this weekend.  Our theatre department did a great job building sets, making costumes, and putting on the show!  Be on the lookout this week for sports playoff schedules that will be set soon.


Relay for Life Donations
Our Penny Wars for Relay for Life will continue this week.  Ninth graders and staff are ahead at the moment and the winning grade level will win an extended break and slushie social.  Students are encouraged to drop change in the buckets in the office or during lunch in the cafeteria.  Penny War donations will be accepted through Thursday, May 10.  Then we hope you will come out and join us on Friday night, May 11 for Relay for Life here at South Stokes.  The event will begin around 6:00 pm and run until midnight.

AML Wrestling
The South Stokes Football program will be hosting a night of family friendly professional wrestling with the stars of AML Wrestling on Friday, May 18.  Doors open at 5:30 pm if you would like to meet the wrestlers and the first match begins at 7:00 pm in the South Stokes Gym.  Tickets are $13.00 and can be purchased in the main office.


Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are still available this week.  Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased with cash only.  Purchase tickets before school in Mrs. Boak's classroom (F2) or after school in Ms. McBride's classroom (F1).  All school fees must be paid before purchasing a prom ticket.


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.



Dress Code Reminder
As the weather gets warmer, please remember the Stokes County Dress Code is still in effect.  Athletic shorts may be worn during gym or weights, but shorts that do not reach your fingertips, spaghetti straps, and revealing clothing are not appropriate for school.  Check out the Stokes County Schools Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook pages 81 and 82 for more information.


Events This Week

May 7-11
Prom tickets on sale 
Penny Wars for Relay for Life
Teacher Appreciation Week
Cheerleading Tryouts

Monday, May 7
7:45 am - AP Chemistry Exam
11:30 am - AP Psychology Exam
6:30 pm - Athletic Booster Meeting

Tuesday, May 8
7:45 am - AP Spanish Exam
11:30 am - AP Physics 1 Exam

Wednesday, May 9
11:30 am - AP Physics 2 Exam
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Thursday, May 10
11:30 am - AP Environmental Science Exam

Friday, May 11
7:30 am - AP US History Exam
Lunch - Voter Registration
6:00 pm - Midnight - Relay for Life

Saturday, May 12

Boys Vollyeball Game




Other upcoming events...

Friday, May 18
AML Wrestling @ SSHS

Saturday, May 19
7:30 - 11:30 pm - PROM - The Event Center @ Summit Square

Sunday, May 20
3:00 pm - Band Concert - Auditorium

Tuesday, May 22
7:00 pm - National Honor Society Inductions

Wednesday, May 23
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Forsyth Tech Orientation for Seniors

Friday, May 25
8:45 am - Awards Day
Talent Show (Time TBD)

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 1 - Thursday, June 7
EXAMS

Wednesday, June 6
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Graduation Practice

Thursday, June 7
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Practice
Last Day of Class

Friday, June 8
7:00 pm - Graduation



Sports News and Schedules
State playoff brackets will be released early this week.  Look for updates on playoff games on our website.

Monday, May 7
6:30 pm - Athletic Booster Meeting

Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 12
Regional Track Meet @ North Stokes









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

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


GO SAURAS!