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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)

 
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North Stafford High School Announcements
Winter Break School and Office Hours
Our school and main office will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 22, 2014 to Friday, January 2, 2015.

From our Wolverine Family to yours, we wish you a Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and whatever else your family celebrates in between!  We would also like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Students will return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015 (X-day).
Guiding the College Bound Athlete Seminar
Guiding the College Bound Athlete Seminar will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium.
 
This seminar is open to all athletes and their parent/guardians.  It will address numerous topics.  This seminar is presented by Dynamic Sports.  For more information, please contact the Athletic Department by calling (540) 658-6150, Ext. 1204.

 
Purchase Your Wolverine Gear with Our Athletic Booster's Online Store
Looking for some awesome Wolverine gear to show off your #NorthNation pride?  Check out our Athletic Booster's Online Store and purchase your Wolverine gear today.
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 2015
  2. You made it, [student's name]!  Class of 2015
  3. Way to go, [student's name]!  Class of 2015
  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 Thursday, April 16, 2015.  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. 2220.

Download the order form now.  Order forms and pictures are due by Thursday, April 16, 2015.
SAT Prep Courses Enrolling Now
Increase your SAT score by enrolling in an SAT Prep course today!  SAT Prep courses run from 5:30 PM-730 PM in Room 314 for Math and Room 232 for English.  The registration fee is $55.00 and includes a Barron's SAT Prep Guide.  Please see Leola Houston in the Counseling Center to register.  Cash, check, or money orders are accepted.

SAT Prep for the November 8 SAT Date:
Math:  October 27-29
English:  October 30 and November 3-6

SAT Prep for the March 14 SAT Date:
Math:  February 25-26 and March 2-4
English:  March 5 and March 9-12

SAT Prep for the June 6 SAT Date:
Math:  May 20-21 and May 25-27
English:  May 28 and June 1-4
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.
 
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
Stafford County Schools Night at University of Mary Washington Sponsored by Home Team Grill

All Stafford County Public School Students and Staff receive FREE admission to the UMW basketball games on Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Middle and high school students, and staff must show ID's.  Students may bring a guest.  Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent.  The Women's Basketball game begins at 1:00 p.m., and the Men's Basketball will be at 3:00 p.m.  Half Time contest, prizes and giveaways sponsored by Home Team Grill.  Ticket prizes start at $5.00.  For additional information, please click here or UMWEagles.com.
2015 Cyber Security Awareness: 'Kids Safe Online Poster Contest'
Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 2015 Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely. Please forward this information to individuals in your school district that would be interested in this contest.

Educating our children about the rules of Internet safety will encourage them to make better decisions when posting pictures, videos and personal information online.  Commonwealth of Virginia submittals must be received by January 7, 2015. Winners of the Virginia contest will be automatically submitted to the national contest.

The top three winning posters from Virginia for each grade group (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will be submitted to the national Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. Additional information with the Official Rules and Entry Form can be found at http://vita.virginia.gov/security/default.aspx?id=11232.
Teams are Now Forming for the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Event, Canstruction® - Register Your Team by January 5, 2015

Canstruction® teams are comprised of students, teachers, area businesses, and community members who will compete to build giant structures made entirely out of canned food.  This year's event will be held at the Spotsylvania Towne Center and the public judging will begin on Saturday, January 17 through Sunday, January 18.  The registration deadline to enter your team is January 5, 2015.  After the event all food is donated to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.  Click here for official rules and registration information.


 
Discovering Stafford Schools with Superintendent Benson

Superintendent Benson visited classrooms at Moncure and Park Ridge last week and ended the week with this question.  How to end the week on an incredibly positive note? Answer: Spend time in an incredible art classroom.  Check out the Superintendent’s Blog to see what is happening in the classrooms.
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.
 
     
 

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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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  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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