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Wolverine Glimpses into "Enriching Lives and Building Futures."

Photos taken courtesy of our Photojournalism course.


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)


Important News and Information


North Stafford High School Announcements
Pathways to College Event
Students in grades 9-12 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Pathways to College event that will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Quantico Middle/High School at 3307 Purvis Road, Quantico, VA 22134 from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

The Pathways to College will be a half-day of hands-on specialized instruction that offers a range of college preparation workshops for high school students and their parents, with specific emphasis on serving military families. The primary goal of Pathways to College is to help students finish high school better prepared for postsecondary education. Students will leave the program with a clear idea of how to best approach the application process for postsecondary institutions and financial aid. The program is also intended to inform parents regarding the process their students are going through during high school and how to be advocates for their students’ educational success. This unique approach has a customized track of concurrent workshops for students and parents.

Sample Student Workshops:
  • Effective Essay Writing
  • Financial Aid 101
  • College Student Panel
Sample Parent Workshops:
  • Using Social Media for Scholarship Searches
  • Accessing Your Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
This event is free for all parents and students in grades 9-12.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

You may RSVP at http://twfcollege.eventbrite.com.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Download the Flyer (1.58 MB | PDF).
PSAT on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:40 AM
We are pleased to announce that all 9th graders will take the PSAT 9 and all 10th and 11th graders the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at NSHS at 7:40 AM in homerooms.  The PSAT 9 helps establish a baseline for students as they begin preparing for college and career readiness.  The PSAT/NMSQT allows students to prepare for the SAT, and juniors who take the test may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

These tests are provided at no cost to the student because we believe that repeated experience with the PSAT has many positive benefits which we want to be available to all. Students have been provided a letter from Principal Tom Nichols and a copy of the Student Guide to the PSAT which includes a practice test and may be viewed online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/official-student-guide-psat-nmsqt.pdf

Other resources for your review from the College Board: 
"Take an Important Step to College"  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-benefits-flyer-students.pdf and "Delivering Opportunity to Your Teenager" https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-benefits-flyer-parents.pdf 
Khan Academy tutoring site for the SAT https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Decorating Your Parking Space at North Stafford High School (Students Only)
North Stafford High School student drivers who have a valid parking permit can now be a part of a new tradition here at #NorthNation!  You now will have the ability to paint your parking space to claim your spot with designs and pictures that represent you!

All parking space designs must be submitted to Mrs. MacIsaac by the close of business on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  You must download, read, and complete the application form below.  The application contains the rules, regulations, fees, and design request.

The cost to participate in this project is $20.00.  Accepted payment types are cash or a check (made payable to NSHS Renaissance).

Download the application (454 KB | PDF)
Zumbathon Fundraiser - NSHS Drama Boosters
Ditch the workout and join the fun!  Join the Zumbathon fundraiser.  It's a fusion of Latin and international music combined with dance fitness moves to create a dynamic and effective fitness workout.

This event will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at our high school from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.  The fee is $10.00 at the door, while kids (ages 5-13) will be $5.00.  Presale tickets go on sale on Thursdays (September 17, 24, October 1, and 8) from 2:30 PM-6:00 PM at the back entrance of North Stafford High School.  The back entrance is located near our bus ramp.

Your fee includes water, healthy treats, and door prizes.

Download the Zumba Announcement Flyer (226 KB | PDF).
Download the Medical Release Form (508 KB | PDF).

For questions, please contact ninserra@verizon.net.
Underclassmen Pictures
Underclassmen pictures will be taken on Monday, September 14, 2015 through Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in our school's auditorium from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Pictures will be taken by Lifetouch.

Underclassmen picture make-ups will be taken tentatively on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM in our school's auditorium.

District Announcements
Weekend Weather and Events Announcement
Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) are closely monitoring the current weather conditions and are following the reports on Hurricane Joaquin and the impact of these on our community.  We will continue to do so throughout this evening and the weekend.  We encourage all to monitor weather reports and make necessary preparations. 

Stafford County Public Schools administrators will confer on Sunday evening with Stafford County staff including the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Office and Fire and Rescue Office to evaluate conditions and to make decisions regarding school operations on Monday.  Should conditions warrant, changes to the division’s operating status may be determined sooner. Please watch our website for updates.  The official source for SCPS operating status is our website at www.staffordschools.net.  We also share on Twitter @SCPSchools and Facebook via StaffordSchools.  
Cancellations and Postponed Events:

Several events and athletic competitions at our schools have been canceled, postponed or rescheduled due to the heavy rain impacting our county.  Please check the individual school websites for updates on their events.

*The Margaret Brent Elementary Road Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, is postponed until November 8. 
*The Moncure Elementary Clothing Sale, originally scheduled for this weekend, is postponed until October 16 and 17. 
*The middle school field hockey games scheduled for Friday, October 2, and Monday, October 5, are canceled and will be rescheduled at the end of the season. 
*The Stafford High School Homecoming Football game scheduled for Friday evening has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3.
The Brooke Point High School football game is rescheduled for Monday, October 5.
*For those taking the SAT on Saturday, check back here and on https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-test-center-closings before heading out in the morning.
 *All after-school and evening activities on Friday, October 2, have been canceled.
 Thank you for your continued support of the Stafford County Public Schools community. 

The annual Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015, 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 16.
Textbook Adoption Committees for 2015-2016

Textbook committees will be formed in the following subject areas for the 2015-16 school year: Art (K-12), Health (K-12), Driver’s Education, and selected IB courses.

If you are the parent of a current SCPS student and are interested in serving on an adoption committee, please contact Karen Duffy, Supervisor of Libraries and Elective Programs, (duffyka@staffordschools.net).

Please submit your name, contact information (address and phone number), school(s) and grade(s) of your child(ren), and any particular skills, knowledge, or experience you can bring to one of these committees. 
Impact Aid - Student-Parent Survey Form

Your assistance is needed in identifying students with federal connections that qualify for the Impact Aid federal grant program.  This process helps ensure Stafford County Public Schools qualification for and level of Federal Funding for providing K through 12 educational services.  Please click on the link below for additional information and the Student-Parent Survey.
Stafford County Public Schools partners with Stafford County Fire & Rescue in Operation Warm Coats for Kids Campaign

Through generous donations, collaboration and teamwork, Stafford County Fire & Rescue will provide new warm winter coats to Stafford students in need this winter. Operation Warm Coats for Kids believes that the gift of a new coat provides more than physical warmth; it warms the heart of a child, lifts their spirits and shows them they’re valuable and they matter. A new coat helps students make their journey to school even on the coldest of days and inspires hope in a dignified way.

During the next few weeks, Stafford Schools will gather information and provide Stafford County Fire & Rescue the size, type/color, and quantity of coats needed for our students. Because cold weather is just around the corner, these coats will be delivered to Stafford County Schools by the Fire & Rescue Department on October 28, 2015.
For additional information on the program, please visit the Stafford County Fire & Rescue website at: www.staffordfirerescue.com and www.coats-for-kids.org. Stafford County families may contact their child’s school counselor to be placed on the list for a coat. To donate to Operation Warm Coats for Kids, go to https://donate.operationwarm.org/page/contribute/stafford-county


Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online!
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.

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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

Academic and Athletic excellence with
Teamwork developed in an
Innovative learning environment with limitless
Opportunities in an atmosphere of
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Your registration in this program must be renewed each year.  Our school ID for this program is 02341.

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