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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)
Student School Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:40 AM-2:15 PM
 
   
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Important News and Information

 
 


North Stafford High School Announcements
2016 STEM Summer Day Camps
Download the 2016 STEM Summer Day Camps packet to review camp offerings, dates, times, and registration information.  (326 KB | PDF)

Please mail this completed form and payment to the Department of Career and Technical Education, at the Alvin Y. Bandy Complex (School Board Building), 31 Stafford Ave, Stafford, Virginia, 22554.  Checks should be made payable to Stafford County Public Schools.  Payment must accompany registration; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due date for registration is June 1, 2016.  Parents will be notified by e-mail or phone when the registration is received.  For additional information, please contact Diane Bender, Administrative Assistant at (540) 658-6713 or e-mail benderdm@staffordschools.net


 
Important Information for Senior Students
Seniors, please review the following important information:
  • Notify Ms. Smithey in the Counseling Center immediately with any scholarships and/or awards that you have received or know that you will receive.  We will need a copy of the letter notifying you.
    • We need the name of the scholarship or award, source, and amount of the scholarship
  • Notify Ms. Houston of the school you plan to attend in the Fall.  Please complete the “Request for Final Transcript” form in the Counseling Center.  Your final transcript will go out about the latter part of June ONLY to the college you plan to attend in the Fall.
  • DE college credits must be requested from Germanna.  The Transcript Request form is on their website.​
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Senior Awards Ceremony
The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM in our auditorium.  Student, award recipients and presenters need to arrive no later than 6:30 PM.  All seniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend; however, invitations will be sent specifically to award and scholarship recipients.  Award recipients will meet in the Commons area, close to the double doors outside of the Library and near the Auditorium doors to line up.  Please dress appropriately.
 
If you receive an invitation to the awards ceremony, and are unable to attend, please inform your Counselor before Thursday, May 26, 2016.  Invitations will go out to those we know are receiving scholarships and/or awards.  Please share the good news with your Counselor as soon as possible.

Final Exam Schedule
The Final Exam Schedule is now available.  Point your Web browser to ​http://stafford.northhigh.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=258466 to access this information, including the exemption form.

Final exams will take place Thursday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 8 for Seniors and Friday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 15 for Underclassmen.
Underclassmen Awards Ceremony
The Underclassmen Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM in our auditorium. 
 
Students will receive an invitation in the mail to attend the event if they are an award recipient.  This event is by invitation only.  The North Choice Awards Underclassmen Awards Ceremony recognizes all students who are receiving academic excellence of a 3.8 GPA or higher and/or the highest GPA in one of a student's classes.  Students receiving an invitation will be receiving one of these two awards.


 
Free Sports Physicals - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Senior Debt List
Seniors, please check the debt list, located in the Commons Area, so that you can practice and walk at graduation if you have outstanding debts.  The payment method for debt list items is a money order or cashier’s check made out to NSHS.

 
Kira Burba is the State Finalist for Virginia's Homecoming Queen
Congratulations to Kira Burba for being named the State Finalist for the Virginia's Homecoming Queen Thirty-Sixth Annual State Finals!  She has been selected to represent our high school and the Commonwealth of Virginia at the National Finals in Memphis, TN this July.


Behind the Wheel Summer Program
Behind the Wheel Summer Program registration will take place on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Colonial Forge High School.  The fee for this program is $225.00.  Cash or money order are the only accepted payment methodsPersonal checks will not be accepted.  This is a first-come, first-serve basis.  Forms for registration are available on the 2016 Summer School Web page.  
 
An alternative registration date is on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Brooke Point High School from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM.

 
Final Exam Schedule for Seniors and Underclassmen
Final exams will take place for our Seniors on the following days:
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 (Full Day of School for Seniors)
  • Monday, June 6, 2016 (Full Day of School for Seniors)
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (Early Release for Seniors)
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Early Release for Seniors)
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016 – Final Exam Make-Up Day for Seniors
 
Graduation practice will take place on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the gymnasium and in the stadium.  Graduation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
 
Final exams will take place for our Underclassmen on the following days:
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 (Full Day of School for Underclassmen)
  • Monday, June 13, 2016 (Full Day of School for Underclassmen)
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (Early Release for Underclassmen)
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (Early Release for Underclassmen)
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 is the last day of school for students.
 
A detailed final exam schedule for both Seniors and Underclassmen will be made available soon.
Our Library is Looking for Craft Donations for Our Makerspace
If you have any unneeded craft supplies that are still in usable condition, and that you would like to donate, our Library is collecting donations to place in our new Makerspace for students to use.  Our Makerspace is part of our Library and allows students to explore and expand on their interests during their free-time and before and after school.

A donation bin for these supplies is located in our Library.
Class of 1996 - 20th Year Reunion
The North Stafford High School Class of 1996's 20th Year Reunion will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  For more information about this event, please point your Web browser to:

Class of 1996 Reunion Website

Class of 1996 Facebook Group (Requires You to Login to Facebook)

Please do not contact our high school with reunion questions as these materials, and the activity described herein, are not sponsored or endorsed by the School Board of Stafford County or School Division.  [Per policy 9104]
No More Lunch Deliveries for Students
Lunch deliveries for our students are no longer being permitted, unless it is an emergency.  Our main office has become overwhelmed with the amount of lunch deliveries for our students.  Our students are strongly suggested to bring in their lunch deliveries prior to the start of the school day, packing lunch, or purchasing lunch from our cafeteria.
Read Your Library's eBooks Right From Your Mobile Device
You can now read and enjoy our Library's new eBook digital collection right from your mobile device or Web browser!

Browse our Library's eBook digital collection through the Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition app, designed for numerous mobile devices, including Apple and Android.

Students can check-out up to five eBooks for a two-week period.  Users can return eBooks early.

Point your Web browser to ​http://stafford.northhigh.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=332657 to download the Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition app, browse our eBook digital collection, and learn how to download eBooks to your mobile device.
Stafford County School Board Votes to Cancel School on March 1, 2016 to Accommodate Primary Election
The Stafford County School Board voted Wednesday night, February 17, 2016 to close schools on March 1, 2016, to accommodate the primary election.  After receiving a request from the Voter Registrar’s Office to close schools on March 1, 2016, the school division reviewed what other school divisions were doing on this day, reviewed how previous primary elections were accommodated by the school division, and held discussions with the Stafford Sheriff’s Office before the Superintendent recommended closing on this day.  Fifteen Stafford County schools serve as polling places for our community. 
 
As of February 16, 2016, Stafford students have missed eight school days due to weather and now will miss March 1, 2016 due to the primary election.  The school division’s calendar has banked the equivalent of 6 days.  Those banked days along with the day students made up on February 1, 2016, leave two days to be made up.  In accordance with the approved school board calendar, this means that Stafford County students will now be attending school for a full day on March 25, May 27, and June 13 instead of the early release days already scheduled.  The final day of school will be Wednesday, June 15.  Graduation will remain on June 11, 2016.

 
Students Must Have Their Student IDs On Them At All Times
Students must have their school student IDs on them at all times when in school.  If a student needs to replace a lost student ID, please see Ms. Zawoiski with $7.00.
Are You Struggling in English 9?
If you are struggling in your English 9 course, join Ms. Simpson and Ms. Stillwell in Room 228 after schooluntil 3:00 PM for Roots and Reading Tutoring.  Tutoring sessions will be held on Tuesdays for Roots and Thursdays for Reading Comprehension and a Writing Workshop.

 
District Announcements
Records Destruction Notification

Stafford County Public Schools will be destroying short-term retention documentation from official student records of students who graduated or left Stafford County Public Schools in 2010-2011 or prior years (if not previously shredded).  Documents (including special services, special education files, health files) may be removed and shredded.  If you would like copies of these records from your child’s file, please call the school from which your child left by June 15, 2016.   If we do not hear from you by this date the records will be destroyed. **Long-Term Documents will be retained as required by the Library of Virginia.

The Library of Virginia's record retention and disposition schedule can be found at:
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/agencies/records/sched_local/index.htm

 
2016 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION

During the summer of 2016, Stafford County Public Schools will offer academic classes for new and repeat credit, and driver’s education (both classroom and Behind the Wheel). Information about the SOL remediation/test review for students, who pass a class but fail the SOL test, is also included. Please use the links below for program information.

EXTENDED OPEN REGISTRATION:  Thursday, June 16,  to Wednesday, June 22, at each high school.  Students will have one final opportunity to submit the Driver’s Education Behind-the-Wheel tuition ($225) at Brooke Point High School on Thursday, June 16, 8:00 am -11:00 am., if space is still available.

Note:  Pre-registered students will receive priority in class placement.  Enrollment on June 16-22 is on a space available basis.  Stafford County students will be placed before students from other school divisions.  Students from other school divisions must register on June 16, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, at Brooke Point High School.
2016 Summer Arts Camps

Arts Summer Camps are open to students whose families are residents of Stafford County.  Students will explore topics in visual art, drama, and music through hands-on experiences. Camps are designed to be fun and educational; they are taught by licensed teachers from Stafford County Public Schools. Grade level for participants is grade level in September 2016. Dates, hours and tuition vary for each camp. Parents must provide transportation to and from the camp site at the stated times. Extended day services are NOT available and all children must be picked up on time at the conclusion of camp. Please indicate first, second or third choices, (per week) if desired. Payment must accompany registration; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps may be canceled due to low registration. Camp registration and payment must be received by June 27.  Please use the link below for complete details and registration.
Approved Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018
The newly approved SCPS Staffing Standards Plan 2016-2018 may be viewed here.
 
     
 

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Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30 PM-4:00 PM in the front office.  If you are not able to make any of these days and/or time period, an appointment must be made by contacting Helene Hall at (540) 658-6150, Ext. 1204.

 
     












 

 




 
  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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  Target® Red Card Program
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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