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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
Thanksgiving Break School and Office Hours
Our school and our school’s office will be closed during the Thanksgiving Break.  Thanksgiving Break will take place from Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28.  Students will return to school on Monday, December 1 (Y-day).
 
From our North Stafford High School family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Increased Presence of Law Enforcement on Our Campus Friday, November 21
There was an increased law enforcement presence at our high school on Friday, November 21, 2014.  Our parent/guardian calling system was activated and a phone call went out with a version of the message below.

A Message from Thomas Nichols, Principal of North Stafford High School:
Last night [Thursday, November 20], an anonymous posting went out on one of the social media sites.  It was a very non-specific type of "warning" and could very well be benign.  However, we are never willing to dismiss any potential issue, and we will always choose to err on the side of caution.  There will be an obvious increase in our law enforcement presence from Stafford County Sheriff's Department in our building, and we continue to remain ever vigilant.  This would be a good opportunity to certainly talk to your students about pausing before you post and accountability for these actions.  This matter is being investigated by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
 
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.
PSAT Results and Interpretation Night
For those students that have taken the PSAT/NMSQT in October, you and your parents/guardians are invited to attend an informational session on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM in our auditorium.  This informational session will provide interpretation insight and valuable tools for SAT preparation and planning for the future.

Students and parents/guardians are invited to make use of "My College QuickStart," an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT.  It is powered by the students' responses to the test and provides personalized information that helps students take their next steps toward college.  Every question is included with explanations for every possible response.

Check out a demonstration of My College QuickStart.
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
Greenhouse Poinsettia Plant Sale!
The North Stafford High School Greenhouse class is having their annual poinsettia plant sale!  They will be selling red, white, marbled, and peppermint poinsettias for $6.00 per plant.  They will also be selling color dyed poinsettias in blue, fuchsia, yellow, orange, or multiple combinations of color upon request.  These dyed plants will cost $9.00 per plant.

Cash, check, or money order will be accepted.
  
There will be a plant sale open to the public on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the North Stafford High School Greenhouse.

Make your preorder today by sending an e-mail to rossism@nswolverines.org.  

For any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Rossi at (540) 300-2997. 

Follow the NSHS Greenhouse @NSHSGreenhouse.  
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
Teams are Now Forming for the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Event, Canstruction® - Registration Deadline December 19, 2014

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 December 19, 2014.  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 had a couple of great classroom visits last week.  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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  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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