Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saura Summer Updates - July 29, 2018

Fall sports tryouts & practices...
All athletes must have current physical on file to tryout for fall sports.  The physical form can be found at

Soccer tryouts will begin on Monday, July 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on the practice field. 

Cross Country practice will start on Monday, July 30th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the track.

Volleyball tryouts will be Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am AND 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Tennis practice will begin Monday evening, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm on the tennis courts.

Golf practice will begin Tuesday evening, July 31 at 6:00 pm at Hemlock.

Watch the South Stokes Twitter page @SauraPride for additional updates. 

Football Season Begins!  
Midnight Madness at South Stokes!
The 2018 football season kicks off on Monday, July 30!  Mandatory football practice will begin with a midnight practice Sunday evening/Monday morning.  Help us kick off the 2018 football season Sunday night at the first official practice of the season which will begin at midnight under the lights!  Players should report at midnight and practice will run from 12:15 am - 1:30 am.  All parents and fans are welcome and the concession stand will be open with a limited menu.  Players must have a current physical on file to participate.  Every player must have eight practices in order to scrimmage on August 8th.  Please contact Coach Mike Holmes at 919-524-1298 or if you have any questions.  We look forward to kicking off the 2018 season next Sunday night when we will begin practice at 12:15 am on Monday, July 30!!

Sports Physicals
Sports physicals will be given Monday evening, July 30 at 6 pm in room E7 (note location change).  The cost is $10.  Fill out the front page of the physical form and bring along with payment for a sports physical on Monday.

Athletic Parent Meetings
Please plan to attend the following parent/student athlete meetings if your child plans to participate in sports this fall.

Cross Country - Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm at the picnic shelter at the football stadium.  

Football - Monday, August 6 at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.

We will update parent meeting information as it is available.

Athletic Boosters Meeting
The first Athletic Boosters Meeting for 2018-2019 will be held Monday evening, August 6 at 6:30 pm.

Band Camp
Band camp will be held August 13-15 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the marching Sauras!

Open House & Freshman Orientation
Be sure to add Open House and Freshman Orientation to your calendars for Tuesday, August 21.  
3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation Begins for 9th Graders (Cafeteria)

5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting, Chromebook Training and Distribution

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House (Information & Welcome in Cafeteria)

7:00 pm - Chromebook Training for New Students and Make-up Session for 9th grade students and parents (Library - $25 insurance/maintenance fee for Chromebooks)

Complete times and details can be found in the OPEN HOUSE document.   

Thursday, August 23 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Chromebook distribution for returning students who previously had a Chromebook (Form and $25 insurance/maintenance fee required)

Blood Drive August 4, 2018
There will be a blood drive on Saturday, August 4, 2018 hosted by 2018 South Stokes graduate, Kelly Bolen.  The drive will be held at the Walnut Cove Public Library from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  You can make an appointment at  Come out a give the gift of life!

Chromebook Distribution Information
Students who have not had a Chromebook at South Stokes will need to attend the Student/Parent Chromebook training prior to being issued a Chromebook.  Returning students who have previously checked out a Chromebook are not required to attend training.  All students will need to complete a Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) for 2018-2019 and pay the $25 insurance/maintenance fee to receive their Chromebook.

Dates/Times for Training & Distribution:

New Students & Freshmen

Tuesday, August 21 at Open House
   - 5:00 pm - Parent/Student Meeting for Freshmen will include Chromebook Training (Auditorium)

   - 7:00 pm - Parent/Student for New Students and make-up session for freshmen (Library)

First Week of School (Aug 27-31)
   - Trainings by appointment

Returning Students who previously checked out Chromebooks
(Parents not required to attend)

Thursday, August 23  
   - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Library - bring form and fee)

First Week of School (Library - bring form and fee)

New Student Registration
Welcome to South Stokes!  Students transferring to South Stokes who did not attend Southeastern or Chestnut Grove should make sure to contact the Counseling Department prior to Open House.  New students will need to complete demographic information and provide information about previous school(s) attended.  Once records are obtained from the previous school, we will be able to create schedules for the 2018-2019 school year.  Call the school at 336-994-2995 for information about documents needed for enrollment.

Fall Sports Schedules
Fall sports schedules are almost complete.  You can get the latest drafts HERE.  Please note, changes are expected as schedules are finalized.