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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
The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour at North Stafford High School!

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour comes to North Stafford High School on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM in our gymnasium.  Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM. 

 

Point your Web browser to www.harlemglobetrotters.com for group rates, discounted tickets, and credit card purchases.  General Admission Tickets are $33.00, Military Discount tickets are $21.00, and Pre-Show Magic Pass Tickets are $20.00 (plus the purchase a General Admission Ticket).  Please note that ONLY full price General Admission tickets can be purchased at the door.

Concessions will be available during the World Tour event, sponsored by the North Stafford High School Athletic Boosters.


College Information Night
Attend the College Information Night on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM at the Professional Development Center (PDC) Room 16 at 37 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA 22554 (School District Office).

Learn about:
  • Disability student services at Germanna Community College
  • Application process for high school students who have an IEP or 504 Plan

Presentations by Win Stevens from Germanna Community College.  

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (540) 658-6710 or prc@staffordschools.net.  
Congratulations to Our Teacher of the Year Amy MacIsaac!

Homeroom for Our Students
Students will report to their Homeroom on the following days:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Congratulations to Our Fall Optimist Students of the Month!

Come to Our Registration Fair/Back-to-School Night
Registration Fair/Back-to-School Night
Our students (Grades 9-11) will be presented with registration materials and information for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our Registration Fair/Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at our high school.  All Staffulty will be present in our Commons Area to consult with parents/guardians and our students in regards to course content and expectations.  This is also a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet their students' Spring semester teachers for this Spring if you did not do so at our Fall Open House.

Registration Will Be Completed Online Through Synergy's ParentVUE or StudentVUE
Registration for courses for the 2015-2016 school year will be completed online this year through a parent's ParentVUE account or student's StudentVUE account.  More information about this process will be made available as we near the registration window.

The registration window will be open on February 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST through February 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Read the letter that was sent home to all parents/guardians on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Computer Lab Availability for Our Online Course Registration Process
Computer labs will be made available on February 3-5, 2015 and February 10-12, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in our Library and Wolverine Lab (inside of the Library) for those students and parents/guardians who would like to complete the online course registration process during these evenings rather than at home.

Don't Have a Synergy ParentVUE or StudentVUE Account?  
Please contact or visit our Counseling Center to request an activation key.  You may also complete an activation key request online (please allow up to 1-2 business days for your request to be processed).
Computer Lab Availability for Our Online Course Registration Process
Computer labs will be made available on February 3-5, 2015 and February 10-12, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in our Library and Wolverine Lab (inside of the Library) for those students and parents/guardians who would like to complete the online course registration process during these evenings rather than at home.
Freshmen Transition Night (for Rising 9th Grade Students)
Freshmen Transition Night (for rising 9th grade students) will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in our Commons Area.  This is an awesome event for our rising #NorthNation Freshmen and their parents/guardians to see first-hand our course offerings, athletics, clubs, and other information/venues that we have here at our high school!  Our jazz ensemble will be present too for your entertainment.  An orientation session will be held in the auditorium promptly at 6:30 PM to kick-off this event.
Support Our Boys Lacrosse Team by Eating at Chipotle in Stafford on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Show your support for our Boys Lacrosse Team by eating at Chipotle in Stafford on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 between 5:00 PM-9:00 PMDownload the flyer, show the flyer on your smartphone, or tell the cashier that you're supporting the NSHS Boys Lacrosse Team and 50% of the proceeds of your meal will be donated.
 
Chipotle Mexican Grill in Stafford is located at 100 Prosperity Lane, Suite 100, Stafford, VA 22554.  Phone:  (540) 288-2907.

 
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
PRINCIPAL APPRECIATION WEEK JANUARY 25-31

The week of January 25-31, 2015, has been recognized by the Governor as Principal Appreciation Week.  The school division would like to take this opportunity to recognize all Stafford County principals for their hard work and dedication in providing educational leadership so that our students grow and succeed.  Click here to read the Certificate of Recognition from Governor Terence R. McAuliffe.
Stafford County Spelling Bee Rescheduled for February 2

The Stafford County Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at Drew Middle School Auditorium located at 501 Cambridge Street, Falmouth, VA  22405
Stafford County Public Schools Schedules Redistricting Public Hearings

Middle School Redistricting Public Hearing

The public hearing for comment on the middle school redistricting plan that may affect Rodney Thompson, H.H. Poole, Stafford, Shirley Heim and AG Wright Middle School students will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Colonial Forge High School.  The changes are recommended to reduce the overcrowding at Rodney Thompson Middle School, the projected overcrowding at Shirley Heim Middle School and the underutilization of Stafford Middle School beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

Parents are encouraged to attend the public hearings to receive a presentation of the recommendations and share comments regarding the proposed changes.  Written comments may be submitted to Pat Druash at pdruash@staffordschools.net.  All comments received will be shared with the school board members.  News Release 14-33
  • Colonial Forge High School is located at 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford 22554

2015 Commonwealth Governor’s School Applications

The 2015 Commonwealth Governor’s School applications are now available. Return your completed application to your Gifted Education Resource Teacher or to the district supervisor by Tuesday, February 13, 2015. Links to the application packet are provided below.
TEXTBOOKS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
All teachers and interested parents are encouraged to review textbooks under consideration for adoption and to complete an evaluation rubric.
 
Locations to review Business and Marketing (6-12), ESL (9-12), World Languages (8-12) and IB Sciences will be at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in the Professional Development Center, Room 16 located at 37 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, VA and England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406.  Completed rubrics will be forwarded to the appropriate textbook committee.  For detailed information on specific textbooks under consideration, please click here.
With Winter Months Here, It's Time to Re-Register for the New Stafford Alert System

Stafford upgrades Community Emergency Alert System using a new vendor, Everbridge. Users will still receive alerts about different emergency-related situations including severe weather, natural disasters, traffic incidents and government and school closings. The new system will also offer Reverse 911, which sends automated phone calls to groups of people living in a specific geographic area, and enhanced mapping to allow messages to be sent to subscribers within defined or ad-hoc areas of the county. In addition, the new system will allows users to customize the alerts they want to receive and also lets them choose how they want to receive alerts whether by text message, email and landline.   Additional information can be found on the Stafford County website here.  If you have not re-registered for the new system, please register now.
 
     
 

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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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