Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - February 10, 2019

It was  great week for the Sauras!  We crowned our Sweetheart King - Hunter Burrow; Prince - Lowell Shotton; and Mr. Nice Guys (tie) - Seth Bibey and Ivan Caro.  

Congratulations to Nimai Browning and our wrestling team for outstanding accomplishments this past weekend!  Nimai Browning placed 3rd in 55m hurdles at the 1A/2A Indoor Track Championships and was the top 1A finisher!  

Our wrestling team competed in the 1A Eastern Regional Wrestling Tournment on Saturday and the team was Runner-Up for the region!  NINE of our wrestlers advanced to the state championship which will be held next week in Greensboro.  Our state qualifiers are below.

Results of Regional Tournament of State Qualifiers

Cody Lawson (106) - 2nd Place
Lowell Shotton (132) - 3rd Place
Ricky Gonzalez (138) - 3rd Place
Johnny Dotson (145) - 2nd Place
Kaleb Mitchell (152) - 2nd Place
Jackson Boles (160) - 1st Place
Steven Fatz (170) - 2nd Place
Jordan Mitchell (182) - 3rd Place
Cooper Ross (195) - 2nd Place

Report Cards Distributed
Students received report cards and test score reports from first semester on Friday.  Please continue to monitor your child's progress this semester and contact teachers with any questions or concerns.

Second Semester Fees

Students also received slips during homeroom this week with information about fees for second semester classes.  Unpaid fees from previous semesters were included as well.  Fees may be paid online at or in the school office.  

Art - $12
Band - $12
Chorus - $10
Drama - $10
Math - $5
PE courses - $8
Science - $5
AP Science - $10

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!

National FFA Week
February 18-22 is National FFA Week and there will be special activities at lunch each day along with a Ag Trivia.  We encourage students to participate as we recognize the importance of agriculture in our lives!

Monday, February 18 - America Day - Hay Bale Toss 
Tuesday, February 19 - Camo Day - Milk the Cow
Wednesday, February 20 - Flannel Day - Corn Hole Toss
Thursday, February 21 - Blue & Gold Day (FFA Colors) - Cow Roping 
Friday, February 22 - Farmer Day - Drive Tractor to School & Petting Zoo


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 on February 28 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.

Make-up Days
Don't forget February 15 and February 18 are student days due to inclement weather in December.  March 8 is now designated a student day as well as a makeup day for January 23. 

Events This Week

Tuesday, February 12
4:00 pm - Basketball @ East Surry

Wednesday, February 13
8:00 am - Coding Club Meeting

Thursday, February 14
Wrestling Individual States

Friday, February 15
Student Day (make-up day for Dec 12)
Wrestling Individual States
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. North Stokes

Saturday, February 16
Wrestling Individual States
State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Other upcoming events...

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

Wednesday, February 20
ACT (all juniors)
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting

Looking ahead...

Monday, February 25

6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Thursday, February 28
5:30-6:30 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences
6:30 - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair

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

Sports News
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.