Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - January 27, 2019

Although we were only able to get three full days in this week, second semester is off to a good start.  Please be sure to monitor grades and attendance throughout the semester and contact teachers with any questions or concerns.  We also have a conference night scheduled for Thursday, February 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm to provide an opportunity for you to speak with your child's second semester teachers.

As Dr. Rice shared in his phone messages, schools were directed to shelter in place on Friday due to a concern for schools across our region.  During such an incident, we limit movement around campus and increase supervision throughout the school.  Although there was no direct threat to any school in our district, we take all safety concerns seriously and students and staff did a great job following instructions and procedures during the shelter in place.  

Yearbook Information!
SENIOR PARENTS:  Don't miss your chance to purchase a senior ad for the yearbook.  There are several sizes for families who want to purchase a spot in the yearbook to commemorate their child's achievements.  You can also design the senior ad online at  The deadline for ads has been extended to February 5!

Yearbooks may be purchased for $75.  You can purchase a copy at school or online at  Be sure to reserve your copy now.


Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for the 8' x 12' storage building constructed by our carpentry and masonry students!  The drawing will be held at the end of February and local delivery is free!  We appreciate your support of our program and assistance with purchasing materials necessary for students to practice skills!  For more information, pictures, or to purchase tickets online, click HERE.

The annual South Stokes Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway will be Saturday night, March 16.  Tickets are $100 for dinner for two and a chance to win $10,000!  You can purchase tickets from any Booster member or at the school.

PSAT & Pre-ACT Results

The counselors have PSAT results for sophomores and juniors who took the test. Students should stop by and see their counselors to pick up results.  Also, sophomores will receive their Pre-ACT results with their report cards.  If you would like to know more about what these scores mean about college readiness, contact a counselor or bring your results to Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 28 and speak with a counselor or administrator.

2nd Semester Conferences & Planning for 2019-2020

Students are meeting with counselors to review their high school graduation plans and pre-register for classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  On February 28, we will host Parent/Teacher Conferences for second semester classes from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by the Curriculum Fair where you can learn more about the classes we offer at South Stokes.  Please plan to attend these events and join us in helping your child succeed this semester and plan for the upcoming year!

Events This Week

Tuesday, January 29
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, January 30

Report Cards

Other upcoming events...

Friday, February 15
Student Day (make-up day for Dec 12)

Saturday, February 16
State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Monday, February 18
Student Day (make-up day for Dec 13)

Wednesday, February 20
ACT (all juniors)

Looking ahead...

Thursday, February 28

5:30-6:30 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences

Saturday, March 16
Quiz Bowl
6:00 pm - Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway

Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  

Tuesday, January 29
Wrestling Dual State Playoffs (TBD)
4:00 pm - Basketball @ North Stokes

Wednesday, January 30
6:00 pm - JV Basketball @ Rockingham County High School

Thursday, January 31
Wrestling Dual State Playoffs (TBD)

Friday, February 1
5:00 pm - Basketball vs. WS Prep (No JV Girls)

Saturday, February 2

Wrestling Dual State Playoffs (TBD)

Tuesday, February 5
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Bishop McGuinness

Friday, February 8
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Rosewood HS
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Mount Airy (Sweetheart Court)

Saturday, February 9
Wrestling Dual State Playoffs (TBD)

Winter Sports Schedules