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North Stafford High School Announcements
English Department SOL Remediation Tutoring
For students who have failed their End of Course Reading SOL, the English department will be offering tutoring for students who will be retaking the SOL on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
 
The schedules below outline the dates, times, skill, and location for the tutoring sessions.
 
Date Time Skill Location
Monday, April 13 2:15 PM-3:00 PM Word Roots and Context Clues Room 228
Tuesday, April 14 2:15 PM-3:00 PM Author’s Style and Purpose Room 227
Wednesday, April 15 2:15 PM-3:00 PM Main Idea and Purpose Room 216
Thursday, April 16 2:15 PM-3:00 PM Reading the Passage Room 217
Monday, April 20 2:15 PM-3:00 PM Literary Terms Room 219
 
Spring XY Block Course Mid-Term Exams
Mid-term exams will take place for Spring XY Block courses (courses that meet everyday for just the Spring semester only) on Tuesday, March 31 (Blocks 1 and 3) and Wednesday, April 1 (Blocks 2 and 4).

Get all the information you need to know about the mid-term exams.
Math Department SOL Remediation Tutoring
For students who have failed their Math Standards of Learning (SOL) in Algebra I, Algebra II, and/or Geometry, the Math department will be offering tutoring for students who will be retaking the SOL in April 2015.
 
The schedules below outline the SOL subject, dates, times, and location for the tutoring sessions.
 
Algebra I
Date Time Location
Tuesday, March 24 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
Thursday, March 26 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
Tuesday, March 31 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
Thursday, April 2 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
Tuesday, April 14 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
Thursday, April 16 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 315
 
Algebra II
Date Time Location
Wednesday, March 25 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 316
Monday, March 30 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 316
Wednesday, April 1 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 316
Monday, April 13 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 316
Wednesday, April 15 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 316
 
Geometry
Date Time Location
Wednesday, March 25 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 311
Monday, March 30 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 311
Wednesday, April 1 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 311
Monday, April 13 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 311
Wednesday, April 15 2:20 PM-2:50 PM Room 311
 
Prom 2015 | The Great Gatsby
Get ready for Prom 2015!  Prom will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM at the Riverside Conference Center.  This year's theme will be The Great Gatsby.

Get all the information you need to know for Prom 2015.
Science Department SOL Remediation Tutoring
For students who have failed their Science Standards of Learning (SOL) in Chemistry, Biology, and/or Earth Science, the Science department will be offering tutoring for students who will be retaking the SOL in April 2015.
 
The schedules below outline the SOL subject, dates, times, and location for the tutoring sessions.

Earth Science
Date Time Location
Tuesday, March 17 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Thursday, March 19 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Tuesday, March 24 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Wednesday, March 25 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 325
Thursday, March 26 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Tuesday, March 31 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Wednesday, April 1 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 325
Thursday, April 2 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Tuesday, April 14 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
Wednesday, April 15 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 325
Thursday, April 16 2:20 PM-3:15 PM Room 323
 
Biology
Date Time Location
Tuesday, March 17 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Thursday, March 19 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Wednesday, March 25 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Thursday, March 26 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Tuesday, March 31 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Thursday, April 2 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Wednesday, April 15 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
Thursday, April 16 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 322
 
Chemistry
Date Time Location
Monday, March 16 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 318
Wednesday, March 18 2:30-3:30 PM Room 320
Monday, March 23 2:30 PM-3:30PM Room 318
Wednesday, March 25 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 320
Monday, March 30 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 318
Wednesday, April 1 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 320
Monday, April 13 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 318
Wednesday, April 15 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Room 320
 
 
The Princess Project
The Princess Project allows you to come into our school to Room 518 on Thursday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2:20 PM-4:00 PM to get a Prom dress from the Princess Project.  You will be able to rent a Prom dress instead of purchasing one.  The Princess Project offers unique and special pricing without the big price tag.
Test the Speed of Your Home Internet Connection
Over the past several years the University of Mary Washington has embarked on a strategic planning journey (Transformation 20/20) to raise the Economic Development profile and success throughout the Fredericksburg Region.  During this process it has been obvious that access to reliable and state of the art broadband is essential for economic success within our region.  Adequate broadband access for not only provides greater economic development opportunities but also enhances educational opportunity as well as public safety.
 
While there is adequate broadband coverage in parts of our region there are broadband deficiencies in other areas.  In an effort to expand high-speed Internet access throughout the region, the Transformation 20/20 team is partnering with Virginia Tech’s eCorridors program in asking residents and business to test the speed of their Internet connection using the Accelerate Virginia speed test.

Test the speed of your Internet connection at home.
3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Boys Lacrosse
Get ready for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to support our Boys Lacrosse team.  The event will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 beginning at 9:00 AM at the Augustine Golf Club in Stafford, VA.  

If you are a business or golf player who would like to support or participate in this event, please download the forms below for more information.  Our Boys Lacrosse team appreciates your support!

Registration Form for Players (414 KB | PDF)
Sponsorship Form (362 KB | PDF)

 
Social Studies Department SOL Remediation Tutoring
For students who have failed their Social Studies Standards of Learning (SOL) in World History 9, World History 10, or US/Virginia History, the Social Studies department will be offering tutoring for students who will be retaking the SOL in April 2015.
 
The schedules below outline the SOL subject, dates, times, topics, and the instructors for the tutoring sessions.
 
World History 9
2:30 PM-3:15 PM, Room 206
Date Topic Instructor
Wednesday, March 18 Prehistory, River Valley Civilizations, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Early Empires Lakisha Hickman
Wednesday, March 25 Greece and Rome Mary Oliver-Pruitt
Wednesday, April 1 Classical China, India, Trading Empires (Silk Roads and Africa), Byzantine Empire, Islam Mary Beth Moody
Wednesday, April 15 Japan, Mongols, etc., Middle Ages, Renaissance, Americas Karen Richardson
 
World History 10
2:15 PM-2:50 PM, Room 205
Date Topic Instructor
Tuesday, March 3 World Religions/Renaissance/Trade Patterns/World at 1500 TBA
Tuesday, March 10 Reformation & Age of Discovery/Global Trade (Ottoman Empire, Mughal Empire, Far East) TBA
Tuesday, March 17 Scientific Revolution, Absolutism TBA
Tuesday, March 24 The Enlightenment , French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and Latin American Revolutions TBA
Tuesday, March 31 Industrial Revolution & Imperialism TBA
Tuesday, April 14 WWI, Interwar TBA
Tuesday, April 21 WWII, Cold War, De-colonization, Globalization TBA
 
US/VA History
2:15 PM-3:15 PM, Room 210
This tutoring course has been distilled to the main information from each thread of the SOL.  Each review day will consist of review notes with lecture and discussion, an activity, and a check-in.
Date Topic Instructor
Wednesday, March 4 Early American Colonization David Hooten and Katie Smith
Wednesday, March 11 Revolution, People, and Documents David Hooten and Katie Smith
Wednesday, March 18 Expansion and Tension David Hooten and Katie Smith
Wednesday, March 25 Civil War and Reconstruction David Hooten and Katie Smith
Wednesday, April 1 Imperialism and World Wars David Hooten and Katie Smith
Wednesday, April 15 Cold War David Hooten and Katie Smith
 
Important Notice About Provisional Drivers' Licenses
Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30 PM-4:00 PM in the front office.  If you are not able to make any of these days and/or time period, an appointment must be made by contacting Helene Hall at (540) 658-6150, Ext. 1204.
Congratulations to Our Teacher of the Year Amy MacIsaac!

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 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
6th Annual Agents of Change Day ~ March 28th

Come out to the 6th Annual Agents of Change Day!  Saturday, March 28th at Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Agents of Change Day is a FREE,  family-fun event that will showcase how students are being Agents of Change at their schools by using 21st Century Skills to Make a Difference and Give Back.   The day will include a Health & Fitness Circuit, Mascot Mania, Zumba, prizes, fun-runs, snacks and games for all ages.  The  BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, National Capital Area Council | Aquia District will be bringing the STEM van.  Learn and Serve students from each high school will also conduct their Annual Celebration of Service-Learning at AOC Day with many hands-on service-learning projects.  Many community businesses and organizations will be there to Give Back too!  Safe Driving Education Exhibits will also be available and sponsored by GEICO. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a student-friendly book for any grade level to donate.  See you on the 28th!  For more information, please click here.
Efficiency Study Report

The Efficiency Study of Stafford County Public Schools will be presented this evening at a Stafford County School Board work session.  The entire report may be seen here. Evergreen Solutions, LLC, conducted the study with the objective of assisting Stafford County Public schools in continuing to succeed and improve in its primary mission--the education of all students.  The presentation to the School Board can viewed using the link below.
Inclement Weather Make-Up Plan for Stafford County Public Schools Announced

The Stafford School Board approved using the waiver method to make up days missed due to inclement weather at last night’s school board meeting.  The following are key points:
  1. The last day of school will be June 12 and will be an early release day for all students.
  2. Scheduled early release days on April 3, May 22, and June 10 are removed. These days will be full instructional days for all levels.
  3. June 11 will remain an early release day for middle and high school students.  June 11 becomes a full instructional day for elementary students
  4. Teacher work days remain June 15 and 16.

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.
4th Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit

The 4th Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit will be held on April 25, 2015 at the University of Mary Washington from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  The Summit highlights the achievements and offerings of the region’s students, educators, and businesses in the STEM arena.

Students will be able to visit exhibits highlighting student and educator STEM efforts from over 40 local secondary schools, the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and NSWCDD Dahlgren.  SeaPerch Competitions will also be held at the UMW pool during the same time as the Summit.  The Summit is open to the public and admission is free of charge for students, parents, or non-profit organizations. For additional details, click here.

 
Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015

March is recruitment month for Stafford County Head Start/Virginia Preschool Initiative Program and the Early Head Start Program. These programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Head Start program serves children from low-income families who turn 3 or 4 before Sept. 30.  Call (540) 368-2559 for more information.  The Early Head Start program serves low-income families of infants and toddlers and pregnant women.  Call (540) 373-2072 for more information.
 
     
 

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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

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Opportunities in an atmosphere of
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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.

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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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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.

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