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  • Parent Teacher Conference Night on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Our Parent Teacher Conference Night will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at our high school. We welcome all of our parents/guardians to use this opportunity to meet with our teachers to discuss the current progress of their student's academic performance in their courses. In areas of growth for your student, you can plan a course of action with your student's teacher...

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  • Last Call for Senior Picture Make-Ups

    The last day for Senior picture make-up will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Senior students who did not have their picture taken during the summer picture sessions, the September 18th-21st make-up sessions, or who will not be using an outside vendor must have their picture taken...

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  • Congratulations to Our National MeritⓇ Scholarship Program Semifinalists

    Congratulations to Samuel Lightfoot and Sarah Schaefer for being named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program! Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring...

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Important Announcements

  • Spotsylvania Towne Centre College Night on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Posted:  October 13, 2018

    The Spotsylvania Towne Centre College Night will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre.  Students will be able to explore college options, get more information on the application process, and connect with future colleges/universities.  Our high school will be hosting a spirit bus to transport students to and from the event.  For students riding the spirit bus, arrive to the front of the school at 4:30 PM with your permission slip.  Permission slips are available in the Counseling Center.  The bus will leave at 5:00 PM from our high school.  Students will return back to school between 9:00 PM and 9:15 PM.

     

    To view a list of the colleges that will be present at this event, point your Web browser to https://www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com/event/college-night/2145514080.

     

    For questions about this event, please contact Mr. Lewis (lewisjt@staffordschools.net) or see him in Room 318.

     

    Download the event flyer by pointing your Web browser to https://goo.gl/789N6u.


     

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  • Class of 2019 Graduation Material Ordering

    Posted:  October 11, 2018

    Orders for graduation materials to include cap, gown, announcements, etc. will be taken in the Auditorium on Thursday, October 25, 2018, during a senior student's English 12 and Government classes.  Student services classes and Commonwealth Governor's School classes will also come to the Auditorium on Thursday, October 25, 2018, to attend a session. 

     

    Senior students who do not have one of the above mentioned classes will be announced to attend a session according to the student's last name.  A public announcement will be made in the building.  Senior students may also attend a session during their lunch or in another course with permission given to the senior student by that course's teacher.

     

    Order packets will be distributed to senior students on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, during a class assembly.  If a student needs an order packet after October 23rd, they will be made available in the main office.  Senior dues cover the cost of a student's cap and gown.  Pay for senior dues by pointing your Web browser to https://goo.gl/eGRkjC.


      

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  • Free SAT Preparation on Saturday, November 10, 2018, and Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Posted:  October 15, 2018

    We are excited to bring our students in grades 10-12 an opportunity for SAT preparation and PSAT score enhancement.  Our high school, in partnership with Personal Best Tutoring, will be offering a free two-day SAT Preparation Seminar just for our students!  This is a rescheduled event from September. The seminars will take place on both Saturday, November 10, 2018, and on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM at our high school in the library.  Check-in begins at 12:45 PM on each Saturday.  Attendees should park or be dropped off in the front parking lot and enter through the main entrance.

     

    For our Sophomore students, this opportunity will increase their university/college readiness and assist them with they take the SAT next school year.  For our Junior and Senior students, this opportunity will assist them when they take the SAT this school year and plan on attending a four-year university/college.  Although community college does not require the SAT, transferring to a four-year university/college may require SAT scores.

     

    This incredible opportunity will only be offered to the first 100 students who register with priority already given to those who registered in September.  Registrants from the September registration had to re-register.  Participants are required to purchase The Official SAT Study Guide (2018 Edition) by the College Board.  You can purchase this book from our Counseling Center for just $20.00.  This book is also available from local bookstores or online.

     

    To register, point your Web browser to https://goo.gl/forms/D6MVmFjghN682iAx1 or register from the Personal Best Tutoring Website by pointing your Web browser to https://www.personalbestva.com/register  Registration closes on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

     

    Download the flyer by pointing your Web browser to https://goo.gl/FWYgfM.


     

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  • Order a 2019 Yearbook

    Posted:  October 5, 2018

    Remember your school year forever and make the unforgettable memories last a lifetime!  Order your JostensⓇ school yearbook in order to keep celebrating the moments that move you.  To order a yearbook, point your Web browser to https://goo.gl/cJHetx.  If you are purchasing a standard yearbook, select the Yearbook button.

     

    The cost of a yearbook is currently $75.00.  The Jostens Online Yearbook Store allows you to purchase add-ons and accessories to customize your yearbook.

     

    In addition to the Jostens Online Store, you can purchase a yearbook only through our Online School Payments (OSP) system (convenience fee added) or by paying in cash, check (made out to North Stafford High School), or money order to Mrs. Darnell in Room 511.


     

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  • Purchase an Attractions Dining and Value Guide to Support Our AFJROTC Program

    Posted:  October 4, 2018

    Support our Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program by purchasing an Attractions Dining and Value Guide.  The fundraiser ends on Wednesday, October 17th.

     

    To purchase a guide, please see a student cadet or order online by pointing your Web browser to www.attractionsbook.com/ezpay and use Group Code AFJROTC.  If you purchase a guide online, use "Booster" as the seller name.

     

    For questions, send an e-mail message to nshsafjrotcboosters@gmail.com.

     

    All orders will be delivered no later than Friday, October 26, 2018.


     

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  • Impact Aid Forms Due by Friday, October 19, 2018

    Posted:  October 2, 2018

    All of our students received the Stafford County Public Schools Impact Aid Program Survey Form in Block 1 on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  This survey must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian for each student in your household that attends our public schools.

     

    Each year, the presence of federal activity in Virginia affects the Stafford County Public Schools operating budget.  Due to the large federal presence and the tax exemptions that these federally-connected personnel, property businesses, and government agencies qualify for, our school division qualifies for federal impact aid funds.  Your assistance is needed in identifying students with federal connections that qualify for the Impact Aid Federal Grant Program.


    Please complete, sign, and have your student(s) return the impact aid form to our high school no later than Friday, October 19, 2018.  If you need another impact aid form, please contact our high school to receive a copy.


     

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  • Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) Meeting Dates

    Posted:  September 13, 2018

    On behalf of our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) at our high school, the meeting dates for the 2018-2019 school year have been established.  Each meeting date will be the first Wednesday of each month and start at 6:00 PM in our high school's library.  The PTSO meeting dates are:

    • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    • Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    • Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Please be aware that meeting dates may be changed with notice from our PTSO.  If you have any questions or need additional information about our high school's PTSO, please contact Karla Pray, PTSO President, at northstaffordptso@gmail.com.


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  • How Our School Communicates

    Posted:  July 19, 2018

    Communication is imperative to the success of our school community.  Our community consists of our students, parents/guardians, school employees, and outside community members and partners.  We communicate on a regular basis using a North notice.  The North notice is the official communication method that our high school utilizes and will always appear in a certain format.  It will arrive to the e-mail address that you have registered with us in our student information system. Our high school will also deploy automated phone calls to the phone numbers that you have registered with us in our student information system.  Our high school builds a strong connection with our school community and we strive to communicate in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.

     

    Learn about how we communicate with our school community.

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  • Provisional Drivers' Licenses

    Posted:  June 19, 2018

    During the School Year

    Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM-3:30 PM in the main office.  No appointments are necessary.  If you are not able to make this offered time frame, an appointment must be made by contacting Helene Hall at (540) 658-6150, Ext. 1204.  The student must have their driver's permit and the 45-hour driving log.  The parent/guardian must have their driver's license.

     

    During the Summer

    Provisional drivers' licenses will be issued Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM in the main office.  The student must have their driver's permit and the 45-hour driving log.  The parent/guardian must have their driver's license.  Please call the front office at (540) 658-6150 prior to coming to the school to ensure there is a school official present who is authorized to issue the license.

     

    Provisional driver's licenses will not be issued July 2nd-6th.  If you need to be issued your provisional driver's license during this week, please come prior to July 2nd or after July 6th.


     

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  • Welcome to the World's Greatest High School

     

    Switchboard Line:  (540) 658-6150 | Main Office Fax:  (540) 658-6158

    School Mailing Address:  839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554

    Student School Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:40 AM-2:15 PM

     

    School Year Main Office Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
    School Year Counseling Center Hours of Operation:  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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  • 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 | #NorthNation

    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

School Information

  • 2019 Best Schools

    2019 Best Schools - Niche Thank you for ranking us as #102 in the 2019 Best Public High Schools in Virginia according to Niche!  We rank in the top 30% of public high schools in Virginia.  We are so excited as being one of the best public high schools in not only the Commonwealth of Virginia but our school division, Stafford County Public Schools.

    In addition to ranking #102 in the 2019 Best Public High Schools in Virginia, we rank #29 in the 2019 Most Diverse Public High Schools in Virginia, #88 in the 2019 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Virginia, and #3 in the 2019 Best Public High Schools in Stafford County!  View all of our rankings.

     


     

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  • WiFi Network:  NSOPEN

    Our building has free, publicly accessible WiFi.

    WiFi

    Network Name:  NSOPEN

    Password:  stafford (case-sensitive)


     

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  • Our High School's Cell Phone and Device Policy

    Cell Phone

    Students at our high school will be able to access their cell phones and devices in the cafeteria (Commons Area), locker area, and hallways during class changes.

    Students may use their device at their designated lunch time in the cafeteria.  In addition, students may also use their device in any area after school, except while attending tutoring.

    Before a student enters a teacher's classroom, they must silence and put away their device.  When classes are in session, students must put away their device, unless directed by a teacher.  This includes hallways while classes are going on.

    This policy also applies to headphones.

     


     

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  • Your Child's Classroom Web Pages

    Your child's classroom Web pages are located on Synergy ParentVUE or StudentVUE, the same application that provides grade and attendance information for your child.  To access ParentVUE or StudentVUE, please point your Web browser to https://psp.staffordschools.net.  An activation key or having an account setup previously with an activation key is required.  Don't have access?  Click here to request an activation key (available only to students and/or parents/guardians currently attending or having a child attend North Stafford High School, respectively).

    At this time, parents/guardians and students do not have the ability to create accounts on our website, Schoolwires.


     

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