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Due to field conditions at North Stafford High School, the Girls Soccer games scheduled for 5/3 have been moved to Smith Lake.  Both teams will play at 3:15pm.  Varsity will be on field #1 and JV will be on field #2.  There will be no fee charged at this event due to location. 

Boys Soccer traveling to Stafford High School today (5/3) will also have a time change.  Varsity will play at 5pm followed by the JV game.

Get ready for a North Color Run 5K on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at North Stafford High School beginning at 8:30 AM.  Registration opens at 7:30 AM.  All runners must arrive to the school promptly by 8:00 AM.  Wear a white t-shirt.  This event is open to all ages.  A late registration fee is $30.00 and will be applied to any registrations after Friday, April 29, 2016.  Late registrants will not be guaranteed a t-shirt after the race.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Required Form:

Color Run 5K Registration Form (207 KB | PDF)

Return all registration forms and money (cash or check) to Pam Smith in Room 225 before the event.  Make checks payable to North Stafford High School.

For questions or concerns, please contact Pam Smith by e-mail at 
smithpm@staffordschools.net or by calling (540) 658-6150, Ext. 2225.

Download the North Color Run 5K Flyer (247 KB | PDF)

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Main Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Counseling Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Important News and Information


North Stafford High School Announcements
AP Testing Schedule
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing will take place from Monday, May 2, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016.

See the complete AP Testing Schedule.
Important Announcement for All Senior Students
Attention Senior Students:
Every Senior student must complete the Senior Exit Form which is due on Monday, May 2, 2016.
To access the form, please open your school Gmail and look for the Senior Exit Form e-mail message from Ms. Smithey.
The form takes about three minutes to complete and may be accessed from a computer or mobile device.
Each senior student must notify Ms. Smithey in our Counseling Center of all the scholarships/awards that you are receiving ASAP or as soon as you are informed.  Please provide Ms. Smithey with copies of those letters as well.
Each senior student must notify Ms. Houston in our Counseling Center of the college/university that they will be attending in the Fall.
North Color Run 5K - Saturday, May 14, 2016
Get ready for a North Color Run 5K on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at North Stafford High School beginning at 8:30 AM.  Registration opens at 7:30 AM.  All runners must arrive to the school promptly by 8:00 AM.  Wear a white t-shirt.  This event is open to all ages.  The cost of the run is $20.00 and is due by Friday, April 29, 2016.  A t-shirt will be given after the race.  A late registration fee is $30.00 and will be applied to any registrations after Friday, April 29, 2016.  Late registrants will not be guaranteed a t-shirt after the race.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Required Form:
Color Run 5K Registration Form (207 KB | PDF)

Return all registration forms and money (cash or check) to Pam Smith in Room 225 before Friday, April 29, 2016.  Make checks payable to North Stafford High School.

For questions or concerns, please contact Pam Smith by e-mail at smithpm@staffordschools.net or by calling (540) 658-6150, Ext. 2225.

Download the North Color Run 5K Flyer (247 KB | PDF)
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.
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.
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]
Senior Citizen Prom 2016

W!SE Test Tutoring
If you are currently enrolled in an Economics and Personal Finance course, you will be taking the W!SE Test towards the end of the course.  If you would like to be tutored in this subject, tutoring for the W!SE test will be offered starting on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  Tutoring will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:20 PM-3:00 PM in Room 530 until May 5, 2016.  Activity Bus passes will be provided for any student needing to take the Activity Bus home. 
The W!SE test will be administered on May 4-5, 2016.
For more information about tutoring, please contact Teresa Clark (clarktl@staffordschools.net).  
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
National Teacher Appreciation Week in Stafford County Public Schools

Stafford County Schools recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd - 6th.   Please read the Proclamation that was adopted by the School Board on April 26, 2016.

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." -- Horace Mann
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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Enriching Lives and Building Futures 
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North Stafford High School will graduate lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to the global community.

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