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North Stafford High School Announcements
Curriculum Extravaganza!

Curriculum Extravaganza!  (Rising Freshmen) – Formerly Freshmen Transition Night

Our rising freshmen (currently in Grade 8) are invited to attend our Curriculum Extravaganza! on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM in our Auditorium for a special presentation.  Our rising freshmen and their families are then invited to view our programs and meet your future teachers in our Gymnasium beginning at 7:00 PM.
 
Curriculum Extravaganza!  (Grades 9-11) – Formerly Registration Fair
Our students (Grades 9-11) will be presented with registration materials and information for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our Curriculum Extravaganza! will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at our high school.  All Staffulty will be present in our Gymnasium to consult with parents/guardians and our students in regards to course content and expectations.  This is also a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet their students' Spring semester teachers for this Spring if you did not do so at our Fall Open House.

Registration Will Be Completed Online Through Synergy's ParentVUE or StudentVUE
Registration for courses for the 2016-2017 school year will be completed online through a parent's ParentVUE account or student's StudentVUE account.  Learn more about the registration process and how to complete your or your student’s course registration online.

The registration window will be open on February 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST through February 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Read the letter that was sent home to all parents/guardians on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (not available yet).

Computer Lab Availability for Our Online Course Registration Process
Computer labs will be made available on February 17, 2016 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM and February 24-25, 2016 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in our Library for those students and parents/guardians who would like to complete the online course registration process during these evenings rather than at home.  Registration must be completed on a computer and not through the ParentVUE or StudentVUE mobile app.

Don't Have a Synergy ParentVUE or StudentVUE Account?  
Please contact or visit our Counseling Center to request an activation key.  You may also complete an activation key request online (please allow up to 1-2 business days for your request to be processed).

Click Here to Request Your or Your Student's Courses Now.
(Online Course Request will be open from Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:00 AM EST to Friday, February 26, 2016 11:59 PM EST.  Changes to the online course request may be made during this window on the link above.  After this window closes, all course request changes must be made through your student's counselor.)
 
 
Lip Sync Competition - Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 6:30 PM

Support Our Drama Booster Club
Report Cards Distributed on Friday, February 12, 2016
Report cards will be distributed on Friday, February 12, 2016.
SAT Test Cancelled at NSHS for Saturday, January 23, 2016 Rescheduled
The SAT Test scheduled to be held at North Stafford High School on Saturday, January 23, 2016 was cancelled.  The Makeup day has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016.

 
Sophomore Class Ring Order Day Changed
Sophomore Class Ring Order Day will begin on Monday, February 29, 2016 with a presentation in our auditorium at Block 4 for our Sophomore students.
 
The return for class ring orders will take place during all lunches on Tuesday, March 1 and Friday, March 4.  Parents/guardians are invited to view and order your class rings on Tuesday, March 1 after school at 2:30 PM until 6:30 PM that evening.

Support Our Cheer Team By Purchasing an Extra-Large Nubay Plush™ Blanket
Purchase an extra-large Nubay Plush™ blanket for $65.00 and support our cheerleading team!  The blanket measures 60" x 80" and is machine washable.
  
Download the flyer (183 KB | PDF).

To purchase, see any cheerleader or contact Coach McVey (mcveyhm@staffordschools.net).  Cash or checks (made out to NSHS Cheer Boosters) are accepted.  You can also pay online.


 
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.
Surprise Your Graduate! Order a NSHS Graduation Banner Today!
Surprise your upcoming graduate with a North Stafford High School Graduation Banner!  Choose from a 30" x 30" for $31.50 or a 30" x 60" for $42.00.  Prices include tax.  Payment methods:  Cash, check, or money order.

You may submit one photograph* of your graduate and choose from one of the following messages:
  1. Congratulations, [student's name]!  Class of 2016
  2. You made it, [student's name]!  Class of 2016
  3. Way to go, [student's name]!  Class of 2016
  4. [student's name], a proud NSHS graduate!

*Copyrighted photographs require permission from the photographer.  We have permission for pictures taken through our school/yearbook photographer.

All pictures for banners need to be submitted by Friday, April 29, 2016.  You may submit the pictures electronically to Katrina Garrison, garrisonkb@staffordschools.net, or send in a hard copy through the front office.  If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Garrison at (540) 658-6150, Ext. 4076.

Download the order form now.  Order forms and pictures are due by Friday, April 29, 2016.
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
IB INFORMATION NIGHT

Stafford County Public Schools will hold a International Baccalaureate program information night on February 11, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., at Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA  22554.  The "Senior Showcase" will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm., with the information session starting at 7:30 p.m.
Update on Inclement Weather and Make-Up Day Status for Stafford Schools
Stafford County Schools announced the current inclement weather make-up day status for the division at the School Board meeting on January 29th.  As of Friday, January 29th, our students have missed seven days of instruction this school year.  The division had six banked days and along with the subsequent use of Monday, February 1, as an instructional day, the division currently has no days left for inclement weather closures.  Should there be any further time missed, the division will follow their procedures for making up days which is posted on the 2015-16 calendar on our website at www.staffordschools.net.  

In accordance with the approved calendar, February 15, 2016 (President’s Day holiday) is the next day scheduled for use as a regular school day if inclement weather occurs. Should schools close between now and February 12, the holiday will become a regular school day.  The School Board asked that the community be notified of the possibility of this day becoming a regular school day.  

The approved calendar also calls for the early release days on March 25, May 27, and June 13 to be converted to full days should the division fall below the required instructional days or hours.   The next option the make-up plan calls for is to add June 16 and 17 as school days.  News Release 15-51
TEXTBOOKS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

All teachers and interested parents are encouraged to review textbooks under consideration for adoption and to complete and evaluation rubric.
 
Locations to review Art (K-12), Health (K-12), and selected IB books will be at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in the Professional Development Center, Room 16 located at 37 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA and England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406.  Completed rubrics will be forwarded to the appropriate textbook committee.  For detailed information on specific textbooks under consideration, please click here.
2016 Commonwealth Governor’s School Applications

The 2016 Commonwealth Governor’s School applications are now available. Return your completed application to your Gifted Education Resource Teacher or to the district supervisor by Friday, February 12, 2016. Links to the application packet are provided below.
 
     
 

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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
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Innovative learning environment with limitless
Opportunities in an atmosphere of
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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
 
     
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  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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