Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - February 3, 2019

Spirit Week & Sweetheart Court
Sweetheart Court will now by Tuesday, February 5.  Conflicts with other events our young men on the sweetheart court were involved in required the change in order for all participants to have the opportunity to be present.  We hope we will see you on Tuesday evening as we crown the 2019 Sweetheart King.

This week will also be Spirit Week.  We encourage students to show their Saura Pride each day and join us for our two home basketball games on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Blood Drive
South Stokes is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, February 6.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the school at 336-994-2995 or visit  Drop-ins are also welcome.  Please sign in at the office when you arrive to donate.

Report Cards Delayed
The Department of Public Instruction has discovered an error in the calculation of grades in the new Gradebook program. We have been given instructions to correct the error. Correcting the error has caused a delay in the distribution of the report cards. We are sorry for the delay but feel that it is necessary to ensure students receive proper credit for their hard work this first semester. We will communicate the new report card distribution date once grades have been corrected and verified.

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 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.

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

Monday, February 4
Spirit Week - PJ Day

Tuesday, February 5
Spirit Week - Red, White and Pink Day
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Bishop McGuinness (Sweetheart Court)
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, February 6

Spirit Week - Senior Citizen Day
8:30 am - 1:30 pm - Blood Drive
4:00 pm - Football Awards

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

Saturday, February 9

Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Rosewood HS

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
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.  

Spring Sports Schedules Coming Soon!