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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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North Stafford High School Announcements
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.
Senior Pictures
Senior pictures will be taken by Lifetouch beginning on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 through Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM (lunch break at 11:45 AM) in our school's auditorium.  Appointment cards have been mailed to the senior student's home address on file.

A copy of the appointment schedule has been made available in our main office.

The Senior picture make-up days will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM in our school's auditorium.
Yearbooks Are Sold Out
The yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year are sold out.
Freshmen and New Student Orientation
The Freshmen and New Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM at our high school. All freshmen and new students (grades 10-12) will receive an invitation to this event. The event is a wonderful opportunity to acquaint freshmen and new students to what makes a Wolverine. Students will get valuable information, a look at their schedule, eat lunch with their classmates, meet their teachers, and celebrate in their first pep rally of the year.
 
This event is free of charge and optional. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Students should be dropped off and picked up in the front of the building (main entrance) by the flag pole.

 
Open House 2015: Meet Your Teachers
Our Open House event where you and your child can meet your child's teachers for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at our high school.  This event is optional; however, it will allow you the opportunity to learn about course expectations before the first day of school as well as a face-to-face, introductory meeting with your child's teacher.
Free Sports Physicals
Free Sports Physicals will be offered on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at James Monroe High School, located at 2300 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA.

An appointment is required.  Please call HealthLink at (540) 741-1404 or (800) 722-2788.

Students must bring a 2013 VHSL physical form with Parts 1 and 2 completed and signed by a parent/guardian.

Download the informational flyer (235 KB | PDF).

 
District Announcements
School Board Work Session Identifies Priorities

The Stafford County School Board held a work session on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the professional development center at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in Stafford, Virginia. The agenda included discussions of recommendations related to division organization and management contained in the efficiency study conducted by Evergreen Solutions, LLC, and concerns regarding class size increases. These increases were mainly due to a reduction in teaching positions as well a larger than projected increase in student enrollment for school year 2014-15.

Among the sixteen efficiency study recommendations reviewed by the Board on Saturday, two areas were identified as top priorities for the upcoming school year. The first area was related to strategic planning and alignment of division resources. The Board would like Superintendent W. Bruce Benson to develop a plan to review and revise the division’s vision, mission, and goals, and identify measurable outcomes and strategies connected to desired outcomes. The Board requested that a Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Committee be developed. The committee representation shall include School Board members, parents, teachers, administrators, and government and community leaders.

The second area identified was communication. It was noted that the division does not have a formal communication plan and division-level communication often appears reactive.

Board members expressed concerns regarding class size. The Board received a detailed analysis of class sizes across schools prepared in the fall of 2014. Board members noted that 2014-15 class sizes in many classes in the division were much higher than they would prefer them to be. Board members indicated their appreciation for the level of detail in the class size report, as simple averages do not reflect what many students and teachers experienced last year. The Board strongly expressed a desire to improve in this area, requesting that the superintendent develop staffing recommendations for presentation to the Board prior to the development of the 2016-17 budget.

The School Board expects to receive timelines and preliminary action plans prior to students returning to school in September.


 
2015 Summer Performing Arts Enrichment Camps

Looking for a summer camp in the performing arts?  Stafford County Public Schools is offering a series of fine and performing arts camps and enrichment opportunities this summer.  Whether you’re interested in band, drama, or chorus, we have the camp for you.   For a complete list of camps, please use the link below.
FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL CLINIC ~ JULY 15
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Mary Washington Hospital is offering a free sports physical clinic on July 15, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA

An appointment is required. Please call HealthLink at 540.741.1404 or 800.722.2788.
Students must bring a VHSL physical form with Parts 1 and 2 completed and signed
by a parent or guardian. Additional links can be found below.

2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.  The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.  Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.  To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.
 
If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Hank Millward hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov at the Virginia Department of Education (804) 371-0525.  Click here for the Parent Involvement Survey. Please complete the survey by September 30, 2015.
 
     
 

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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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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.

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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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