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  Important Cancellation Notice:  Challenge Day for Monday, March 2, 2015  
  Due to the Challenge Day Leaders having travel difficulties getting to us and now with our school closure, Challenge Day has been cancelled for Monday, March 2, 2015.  Challenge Day will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 as planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Students for Monday, March 2, 2015 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  
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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)


Important News and Information


North Stafford High School Announcements
Important Cancellation Notice: Challenge Day for Monday, March 2, 2015
Due to the Challenge Day Leaders having travel difficulties getting to us and now with our school closure, Challenge Day has been cancelled for Monday, March 2, 2015.  Challenge Day will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 as planned.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Students and group leaders for Monday, March 2, 2015 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

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
Check Out the Boys Lacrosse Online Spiritwear Store Fundraiser
Support our Boys Lacrosse Team by purchasing your Lacrosse Spiritwear from the online store.  The online store will close on Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:59 PM.
Congratulations to Our Boys Swim Team!
Congratulations to our Boys Swim Team in the 200 Freestyle Relay who won the gold medal at the State Swim Championship on Saturday, February 21, 2015!  We are so proud of Jonathon Fralen, Noah Prestidge, and Brandon Hamblin, Ryan Schmitz.  We would also like to recognize our phenomenal coaching Staffulty members, Laura Cwick and Traci Abramson.

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.
Get Ready for Challenge Day!
Since 1987, the Challenge Day programs have touched the lives of over half-a-million teens and adults nationwide. Challenge Day has received numerous awards from the juvenile justice system, government officials, and many school districts and cities throughout the nation. It has also been featured in the book Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, and the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Teen Files: Surviving High School.

Challenge Day is a powerful, high-energy program in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall goals are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support, and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence, and all forms of oppression. Challenge Day is designed to unite these members of the North Stafford High School community and to empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the greater school population. Challenge Day also addresses issues of violence, teasing, social oppression, racism, harassment, conflict management, suicide, and drugs and alcohol.

Challenge Day will take place on March 2-3, 2015 from 7:40 AM-2:15 PM.  Our students are welcome to come to this event but must complete an application.  Student participants will only be chosen to participate on one of the two days, not both.  Adult volunteers are welcome to come to this event too.  A bagged lunch will be provided.  This event is free for students and adult volunteers.

Permission forms are required for this event. If you are a student, please download the Student Permission Slip, below, and return the form to Mrs. Shay in the Counseling Center no later than Friday, February 13, 2015.  Please understand that returning this permission slip does not guarantee you a spot.  Student names will be entered into a lottery and chosen at random.   

If you are adult in the community and would like to volunteer for this event, please review the welcome letter below, based on the day you would like to participate in.  Please contact Mr. Dan Hornick at (540) 658-6150 with your intent to volunteer on one of the two days for this event.
Downloadable Permission Forms:
Student Permission Slip (184 KB | PDF)
Adult Welcome Letter for Monday, March 2, 2015 (234 KB | PDF)
Adult Welcome Letter for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (234 KB | PDF)
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
Communicable Diseases Update: Measles

The current outbreak of measles in the United States has been highly covered in the media and is of interest to our community.  To date, there have been no reported cases of measles in Virginia.  The Rappahannock Area Health District provides guidance to the school system during any public health situation.  Please click here for more information.
Advanced Placement Programs of Excellence (APPX)

The Advanced Placement Programs of Excellence (APPX) is aligned with the nationally and internationally recognized Advanced Placement Program, which is a part of the College Board’s partnership with high schools, colleges and universities. This Signature Program is designed to provide students with instruction in a variety of college level courses, taught by College Board trained instructors, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to achieve at an advanced level. In addition to the classroom experience, APPX students are also required to complete a 50 hour, service-learning project in their concentration area.  Please use the link below to access the Advanced Placement Program Registration Agreement.


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  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.




  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

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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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
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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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