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The JV Football game scheduled to be played at Briar Woods today (9/16) has been canceled.  The Freshman team will still travel and their game time at Briar Woods is 5:30pm.

 
  Spotlight On:  
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)


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Important News and Information

 
 


North Stafford High School Announcements
Synergy StudentVUE and ParentVUE Activation Key Distribution
Update:  September 16, 2014 10:04 EST:  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 will be distributed to students on Friday, September 19 in Homeroom.

Those students and parents/guardians receiving 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
To access StudentVUE or ParentVUE, click here.
Join Us on Friday, October 17 As We Rename Our Stadium in Memory of AJ Slye
Please join us on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM on our football field as we rename our stadium in memory of AJ Slye.
#SlyeStrong
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.

North Stafford High School Now Has Main Entrance Security System
In an effort to increase the security of its schools and facilities, Stafford County Public Schools is installing a video intercom entry system at each of its 30 schools and 4 operating sites.

 The system, called AIPHONE, will be installed at the main school entrance and allow the main entrance doors to be locked during the school day and still permit visitors to enter (all exterior school doors are locked during the school day).  Visitors will push a button on an intercom located on the wall by the main front door of the school.  A security camera at the door will allow a school staff member to view the visitor on a screen inside the building.  The visitor will be asked for identification and the reason of the visit.   More...News Release 14-09

 
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.
Underclassmen Picture Day and Senior Makeup Picture Day
Underclassmen picture day will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Senior picture makeup day will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 and Friday, September 19, 2014.
Senior and Junior Breakfast
The Senior and Junior Breakfast will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM-10:00 for senior students and their parents/guardians and from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM for junior students and their parents/guardians.

This event is sponsored by our Counseling Center and both our students and parents/guardians will be able to obtain important information for the school year, as well as post-high school options.  Breakfast will be provided.
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
Textbook Adoption Committees for 2014-2015
Textbook Adoption Committees
Textbook committees will be formed in the following subject areas for the 2014-15 school year: ESL (9-12), World Languages (9-12), Business (9-12), Health (K-12), 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) by September 16.

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.
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.
Stafford Schools Install New Main Entrance Security System at School Division Buildings

In an effort to increase the security of its schools and facilities, Stafford County Public Schools is installing a video intercom entry system at each of its 30 schools and 4 operating sites.

 The system, called AIPHONE, will be installed at the main school entrance and allow the main entrance doors to be locked during the school day and still permit visitors to enter (all exterior school doors are locked during the school day).  Visitors will push a button on an intercom located on the wall by the main front door of the school.  A security camera at the door will allow a school staff member to view the visitor on a screen inside the building.  The visitor will be asked for identification and the reason of the visit.   More...News Release 14-09
 
Service Academy Day

Representative Rob Wittman invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Service Academy Day 2014. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from the service academies.  The event is on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at The University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus, University Hall, 125 University Boulevard 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406.

R.S.V.P. by email to, Stafford.Office2@mail.house.gov or call 540-659-2734.
 
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.
STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEES


The School Board and staff of Stafford County Public Schools extend our gratitude to the many community members who served on our advisory committees during the 2013-2014 school year. The dedication and commitment of these citizens help ensure Stafford County children receive a quality education. The advisory committees compile data, analyze problems, summarize findings and develop recommendations for the Stafford County School Board.

The School Board appointed advisory committees for this year were:  Capital Improvements Planning, Career and Technical Education, Finance and Budget, Fine and Performing Arts, Gifted, School Health, Special Education and Technology.

Are you interested in becoming an advisory committee member for 2014-2015?  Any Stafford County citizen who wishes to serve on any School Board advisory committee for the 2014-2015 school year should submit an application by Monday, August 11, 2014, to Office of Public Information, SCPS, 31 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA 22554. The application form is available at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex or access the link on our website below.


 
     
 

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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.

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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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(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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