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.  

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 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.

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

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.

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