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Switchboard Line: (540) 658-6150 | Main Office Fax:  (540) 658-6158 | 839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Main Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Counseling Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Counseling Center Fax:  (540) 658-6166 (Use for only Counseling Center and Registration Matters)


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Important News and Information

 
 


North Stafford High School Announcements
Schedule an Appointment for Parent/Teacher Conference Night
Parent/Teacher Conference Night will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at our high school.  Appointments are required.

Report cards will be distributed for semester based classes (XY) on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Schedule an appointment.
Appointments can begin being scheduled by registering online after 3:00 PM on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Synergy StudentVUE and ParentVUE Activation Key Distribution
The online access for both students and parents/guardians to view grades, attendance, and other school information either online or through the phone app is called StudentVUE and ParentVUE, respectively.  It is also known more commonly as Synergy.

All StudentVUE and ParentVUE accounts that were accessed last year by a student and/or parent/guardian activating their account still have an account and can login to Synergy.  For those students and parent/guardians who do not have an account or never used last year's activation key, activation keys for the student and the student's parents/guardians were distributed to students on Friday, September 19 in Homeroom.

Those students and parents/guardians who received an activation key on Friday, September 19 that has already expired have three options:  (1) Your account works because you have been using your account and no action is necessary; OR (2) You have used your account in the past and need to attempt to remember what your username and password is (if you have just forgotten your password, you have the option of resetting your own password using the "Forgot Your Password" feature); OR (3) You need to have a new activation created for you.  To do this, please contact the Counseling Center or the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Benjamin Leitner at leitnerbm@staffordschools.net with the following information:
  1. The name of your child (first and last)
  2. The student's ID number
  3. The student's date of birth
  4. A good contact phone number in case a call to you needs to be made
If you need access to StudentVUE or ParentVUE and never received an activation key, please follow the steps above and contact the Counseling Center or the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher.
To access StudentVUE or ParentVUE, click here.
Voluntary Education Center (VEC) Education Fair
You are invited to the VEC Education Fair on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Clubs at Quantico and Crossroads Events Center.  The Center is located at 3017 Russell Road, Quantico, VA.

There will be college and university representation where students can meet with different colleges/universities.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information call (703) 784-3340.


 
Affordable Home Broadband Internet Access Programs
Stafford County Public Schools is proud to team up with Comcast and Cox with these companies offering affordable Home Broadband Internet Access Programs for qualifying families.

Comcast Internet Essentials provides qualifying students and their families with affordable broadband Internet, a laptop computer, and digital literacy training.

Cox Connect2Compete provides affordable broadband Internet service to qualifying households in the service area for two year.
 
Our Students Now Have Google Accounts for School Use
Our high school is proud to be a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school.  Our high school wants to continue to challenge our students and bring life skills into the classroom each and everyday to make learning relevant and exciting.

All of our students now have Google accounts that have been created for them for school use only.  With Google, students have access to the following features:
  • Calendar:  Organize your schedule and share events
  • Contacts:  Manage your contacts
  • Drive:  With Google Drive, you can create, share, and keep all your stuff in one place.  Share files with others, and edit them in real time (up to 30 GB of storage)
  • Gmail:  Get a fresh start with email that has less spam
  • Sites:  Create, share, and publish websites
Students and Staffulty alike can now login to Google through our website.  Our website now has a link on the left-hand side of the page named, "Google Account Access."  Students and Staffulty can also point their Web browser to http://www.google.com/a/nswolverines.org.
 
A student's username is their full last name (without any hyphens), their full first name, and their middle initial (if they have one) with @nswolverines.org added to the end of their username.  Their username is in all lowercase.

A student's password for Google is initially their student ID number (students can retrieve their studnet ID number from any official school document or see a Staffulty member for assistance in obtaining it).  Students will be asked to change their password immediately upon accessing their account.

All Student Google accounts will be deleted at the end of each school year and then recreated at the beginning of each school year.  Students can use a flash drive at the end of the year to move any files from Google Drive to save for future reference.

If you wish to have your student's Google account suspended or certain features deactivated, please complete the Student Google Account Opt-Out or Limited Account Features Form.

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Increase
College Board has announced a price increase for Advanced Placement (AP) tests to $91.00.  This is an increase of $2.00.  The letter that our Counseling Center sent home in regards to DE and AP fees was printed and sent out before the price increase was announced.

Ms. Houston, the Counseling Administrative Assistant will receipt the difference ($1.00 for English, Science, and Math increase from $44.50 to $45.50 or $2.00 for other subject areas increase from $89.00 to $91.00) when students who have already paid stop by the Counseling Center.

The Counseling Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM.
After-School Activity Bus
School BusThere is available transportation for students staying after school, available through Stafford County Public Schools Transportation.  The Activity Bus departs our school at 5:00 PM, Monday-Thursday.  Students planning to board the bus must be involved in an after-school activity or school sport.  Students must meet in Room 451 by 4:50 PM prior to boarding.

There are two buses available to board depending on the desired drop-off point.  One bus will drop-off at Park Ridge Elementary School and Hampton Oaks Elementary School, while the other bus will drop-off at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School and Anne E. Moncure Elementary School.  Additional stops may be requested by calling (540) 373-6095, School Transportation.  For more information about this program, please contact Helene Hall, Administrative Assistant for the Athletics Director at (540) 658-6150.

MyLunchMoney.com | A New Way to Pay for Lunch
There is a brand new way to pay for our school lunches (and even breakfast!) with your student's account!  It's called MyLunchMoney.com--an online interface that allows the parent/guardian to manage lunch funds online with a debit card or credit card.

Gone are the days of just sending in a cash or check with your student to school to fund their cafeteria account.  Although these options are still available, MyLunchMoney.com allows the parent/guardian a new payment option, debit or credit card payment.

Access MyLunchMoney.com to manage your student's cafeteria account.

If you are registering as a first-time user, one of the items that you will need is your student's identification number.  This number is located on your student's report card.  If you do not have your student's report card (or they have not been distributed for this school year yet), you may contact our main office for assistance with the number.  For security reasons, the operator will ask you to confirm vital information that only a student's parent/guardian would know.

The student identification number is unique to each of our students.  This number is valid for all years of education that the student is enrolled in Stafford County Public Schools.

 
District Announcements
Signature Programs Info Night Canceled

The annual Signature Programs Information Night scheduled for October 23, 2014, has been suspended for the 2014-2015 school year. This information night is designed to offer information regarding all signature programs offered at the high school level in one evening.  At this time, the Stafford County School Board is committed to the recently approved program evaluation process and plan to review all data to determine the best method for providing program options to our students.  We are confident that all Stafford County families and students will still be able to access information and make informed decisions regarding high school programs and opportunities. 
 
Each high school will conduct a Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, for students and families scheduled to attend our high schools in the fall of 2015.  In addition, program specific information nights for each signature program will be hosted at various high schools to prepare students and families interested in applying for or accessing the programs.
 
Signature programs information sessions are scheduled as follows:
 
  • Commonwealth Governor’s School on November 17, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Colonial Forge & North Stafford high schools.
  • STAT, Stafford Academy for Technology on January 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Stafford High School
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) on February 4, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brooke Point High School and on February 5, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School
  • Information programs on APPX (Advanced Placement Programs of Excellence), CTE (Career and Technical Education), and JROTC programs will be held during the Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, and will be offered at each high school where the program is available.
All instructional programs are being reviewed for availability and information included above is subject to change.  Please monitor our school websites or contact your school counselor for any updates and changes.
 
Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent

The annual Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Mountain View High School.  Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  The event is held to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and donations of non-perishable food or cash donations will be accepted.  Rain date is Monday, November 10.  For more information on the event, please contact Karen Bingham at bandtogetherstafford@gmail.com.



 
Apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Stafford County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!  Click here to apply.  For more information on our school lunch program, please click here.
Student Accommodation Report 2014 - 2015

The Student Accommodation Report (SAR) provides an annual comprehensive look at the school facility use to include review of building capacity, student membership, and attendance boundaries. Click here to view the report.
 
     
 

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Parent Registration
If you are a parent or guardian and your child(ren) attend our school, you have the option to register on our website as a member.  With membership, you can receive updates on class pages, view your child(ren)'s grades for each course with Synergy activation, send and receive messages in a SchoolFusion interface, and stay up to date on everything North Stafford High School.

To register, click on "Parent Registration," located at the of this Web page.  


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Student Registration
For students that attend our school, registration is automatically granted by our Technology Department.  Students are automatically connected to their courses that they are taking in order to view their grades online with Synergy, upload and submit online documents, and have access to restricted features just for our students.

Students are reminded not to share their password with anyone for security reasons.

 
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  Our School Mission Statement | The Making of a Wolverine  
 
Enriching Lives and Building Futures 
 
     
 
  Our Vision  
 

 

North Stafford High School will graduate lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to the global community.

 
     
 
  Our Core Belief | North Nation  
 
North Nation

Non-traditional
Academic and Athletic excellence with
Teamwork developed in an
Innovative learning environment with limitless
Opportunities in an atmosphere of
No excuses
 
     
 
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Support our school by shopping at Target® with your REDcard.  Register your REDcard and Target® will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases to our school.

(Hint:  To find our school you can search by Target® school ID.  Our ID is 104757.)

Since 1997, Target® has paid out $324 million to schools across the United States.  Take charge of education and support our school.

Giant® A+ Bonus Bucks Program
Use your Giant® Bonus Card to support our school with your grocery purchases.

The program is called the A+ School Rewards Program.  Our school receives funding donations that vary on the amount of points that you receive with your Bonus Card.  The program has donated over $50 million to schools across the United States.

Your registration in this program must be renewed each year.  Our school ID for this program is 02341.

Adopt-a-Classroom Program
100% of your donations go directly to the classroom(s) of your choice to help a teacher purchase classroom supplies.

Donate today to increase the opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with community partners and funds to purchase resources for the classroom.

How the program works:
You pick the classroom → 100% of the donation goes to the teacher → Teacher purchases resources for the classroom → Your receive personal feedback from the teacher and students → Students benefit from an enriched learning environment
 
     
  School Report Card  
  Our school's report card is in!  Learn more about what makes North Stafford High School a great place to learn for our students.

North Stafford High School's report card is unique to the school and is evaluated through the Virginia Department of Education.

The report card combines many different aspects of our school together in a comprehensive report.  From finding about our accreditation status to looking at our safety rating and teacher qualifications, you'll find this and much more in the school report card.

Get the detailed report card.
 
     

 

 

 












 

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