Stafford High School

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Important Announcements

  • Spring Sports Tryouts 

    Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021

    Spring sports tryouts begin on April 12th. 

    Baseball: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4 pm to 6 pm at the baseball field.

    Boys Lacrosse: Monday and Tuesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the field hockey field

    Boys Tennis: Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the tennis courts

    Boys Soccer: Monday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the football stadium; Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm at practice field #1

    Girls Tennis: Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at the tennis courts

    Girls Soccer: Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the field hockey fields

    Girls Lacrosse: Monday and Tuesday from 4 pm to 6 pm at the upper practice field

    Softball: Monday and Tuesday from 4 pm to 6 pm at the softball field

    Track & Field tryouts will begin on April 19th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the main stadium

    All those who wish to tryout must have a completed VHSL form and a  COVID SIGNED CONSENT FORM FROM A PARENT/GUARDIAN.

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  • Girls Soccer   

    Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Girls Soccer will be holding conditioning at the Field Hockey Field on Friday, April 9th from 3:30 to 5. 

    Tryouts will be held on April 12th and 13th at the Field Hockey field from 3:30-5:30.  All those trying out must have a VHSL physical on file.  Please bring cleats, running shoes, and water.

    Please reach out to either Coach Dowd or Coach Rine with any questions
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  • Key Club 

    Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Congratulations to these students who have been elected as Key Club officers for next year:

    President - Justin P.
    Senior Vice President - Olivia S.
    Vice President - Megan G.
    Secretary - Grace B.
    Treasurer - Owen R.
    Historian - Peyton V.
    Editor - Paris S.
    Senior Class Representative - Paige E.
    Junior Class Representative - Tia H.
    Sophomore Class Representative - Coco W.

    Congratulations to Ben P. who was elected as Lt. Governor representing our Capital District Division. 
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  • Commonwealth District Cheer Champs

    Posted:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Congratulations to the Gold Competition Cheer Team for winning the Commonwealth District title last night at Colonial Forge. What an outstanding performance by this hard working team! Cheer these ladies on as they compete in the Northwest Regional Championship on Saturday, April 10th at Mountain View.
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  • Schedule reminders

    Posted:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    As a reminder, next Monday, April 5th is a holiday and thus there are NO asynchronous assignments.
     
    The following week (April 12th) is as follows:
     
    Monday, April 12th - Asynchronous Day 
    Tuesday, April 13th Group A - X Day
    Wednesday, April 14th Group B - Y Day
    Thursday, April 15th - Professional Day - No Asynchronous Day
    Friday, April 16th - Asynchronous Day for all classes 
     
    Tuesday, April 20th - Combined A and B Groups begin.
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  • Boys Tennis

    Posted:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Boys Tennis will be having open court after school this week on Tues and Wed from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a completed physical to attend.
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  • All-State Chorus

    Posted:  Friday, March 26, 2021

    Congratulations to the following students for their selection to All-State Chorus for this school year! There will be a virtual event in April.
     
    Aren W. - Soprano 1
    Allie G. - Soprano 1 (Alternate)
    Ellen P. - Soprano 1 (Alternate)
    Jacob O. - Tenor 1 (Alternate)
    AJ G. - Bass 1
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  • Advanced Choir

    Posted:  Friday, March 26, 2021

    If you are interested in auditioning for an advanced Choir class next year, please see Mr. Eveler in the Choir Room, or email him for more information. No previous experience required, and all are welcome!
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  • Girls Tennis

    Posted:  Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Open Court sessions for the Girls Tennis Team will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:15 - 5:00. Your physical MUST be on file with the athletic department, BEFORE you are allowed to participate. Tryouts will be held on April 12th and 13th. Please contact Coach Bashista if you have any questions.
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  • Spring Sports

    Posted:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Spring sports tryouts will begin April 12. Please see the athletic announcements page for conditioning dates and times
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  • All State Band

    Posted:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Congratulations to Evan O. (bassoon, 2nd chair overall!) and 
    Brendon E. (trumpet, alternate) for being selected to All State Band.
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  • Girls Soccer

    Posted:  Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Girls Soccer will be holding conditioning sessions at the Field Hockey Practice field on March 25th, 26th and April 2nd, from 3:30-5. All those interested should arrive on time with running shoes, a ball, and water.  Please reach out to coaches Rine or Dowd with any questions.
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  • Get Organized! 

    Posted:  Monday, March 8, 2021

    Mrs. Clement, our School Social Worker, has created videos to help us get organized!
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  • Teen Poetry Contest

    Posted:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    Each year CRRL celebrates National Poetry Month with the Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contest.
     
    Submissions will open April 1 - April 15. Teens in grades 6-12 from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland, and out-of-region library cardholders, are invited to submit their original poetry, with a maximum of two entries per person. The submission form will be available beginning April 1 on the CRRL website, here: https://www.librarypoint.org/teen-poetry-contest/
     
    Winners will be selected from participants in two categories - grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 - and will be chosen anonymously by faculty from the University of Mary Washington. Winners and honorees will be invited to video record themselves reading their work.
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  • All-District Band Results

    Posted:  Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Stafford High School is proud to announce the following students were selected for All-District Band:

    • E. Wallace (flute) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • K. Cockrell (flute) - Symphonic Band
    • E. Grooms (flute) - Symphonic Band
    • G. Jones (flute) - Concert Band
    • E. Oh (bassoon) - 1st Chair, Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • L. Pelham (clarinet) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • C. Jacob (clarinet) - Symphonic Band
    • H. Tse (clarinet) - Symphonic Band
    • C. Szlyk (alto sax) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • B. O’Dell (alto sax) - Symphonic Band
    • C. Cockrell (alto sax) - Concert Band
    • C. Clyde (alto sax) - Alternate
    • H. Stokes (tenor sax) - Symphonic Band
    • I. Falise (tenor sax) - Alternate
    • D. Green (trumpet) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • J. Johnson (trumpet) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • B. Englund (trumpet) - Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • C. Wallace (french horn) - Concert Band
    • S. Grooms (french horn) - Concert Band
    • J. Smith (french horn) - Concert Band
    • R. Kohlhaas (trombone) - 1st Chair, Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible
    • Z. Kovats (baritone) - Concert Band
    • J. Byrne (tuba) - 1st Chair, Symphonic Band, All-VA Eligible

    The All-District Symphonic Band is the top group, and the Concert Band is the 2nd group. 1st Chair means that students placed 1st overall other auditionees on that instrument. All-VA Eligible means that students will be able to audition for All-State Band later this month! Congratulations to all!

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  • SHS Rising Freshmen Orientation

    Posted:  Friday, January 29, 2021

    Welcome Class of 2025! If you missed the Rising Freshmen Orientation on Thursday, January 28, please view the video.

     

    View our dashboard for Rising Freshmen Orientation to view our clubs/activities and sports.

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  • Online School Payments (OSP) Update: 

    Posted:  Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Fees will no longer be charged for using Online School Payments services.

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  • SHS Virtual Town Hall Recording 

    Posted:  Friday, January 15, 2021

    Many in our community have questions about our upcoming transition to hybrid learning in February. At 6:00 pm on Friday, Januay 8th our administrators answered many of these questions and concerns. If you weren't able to attend, you can catch up via this recording.

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  • Required Meeting for Behind the Wheel Now Virtual

    Posted:  Monday, November 16, 2020

    If a student plans to take the Behind the Wheel through Stafford County Public Schools or through a private driving company, the parent and student must attend this Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting. In order to be eligible for Behind the Wheel, students must have a valid Virginia's learners permit, passed classroom driver education, and attended the Parent-Teen Driver Meeting. A student will not be allowed to register for Behind the Wheel training without meeting all requirements. Stafford County Public Schools are committed to working with parents to keep our students safe and reduce teen crashes. 

    Welcome to our Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting (90 minutes). 

    When attending virtually the student will need to select "login" at the top right of the page in order to have access to all course content and quizzes.  At the end of the course, students will be prompted to fill out a google form for attendance.  Students will also be emailed a certificate of completion.

    If you have any questions, please contact your buildings driver education coordinator or behind the wheel instructors: Ms. Bonilla or Mr. Paul.

     
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  • Did You Miss It?

    Learn What Naviance Offers SCPS Families

    Posted:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Naviance provides a variety of tools for student achievement through academic planning. If you missed the Virtual Parent Night with Naviance you can catch it all in the 6 PM Session Recording.

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  • SHS Face Masks for Sale Online

    Posted:  Monday, October 12, 2020

    Scroll down to find Stafford High School and other SCPS schools mask designs--only $7.00 each! Orders will be shipped directly to you.

     

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  • National Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta Now Accepting Applications

    Posted:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    Are you interested in the Math National Honor Society?

    All students taking Algebra II and higher and have a B average in all math classes are eligible to apply.  Math Honor Society Member Application. Applications are due by October 9, 2020!

    Meetings are every 3rd Thursday at 3:05. Use the Google Meet nickname SHSMathNationalHonor. You do not have to be an official member to attend meetings. Next Meeting is October 15, 2020.

    Any questions? Email Mrs. Craig at craigkc@staffordschools.net or Ms. Baumgartner at baumgartnerl@staffordschools.net 

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  • Guidelines for Releasing Students to Emergency Contacts

    Posted:  Friday, September 25, 2020

    According to our school division, no student can be released to an emergency contact unless:
    1. The parent has notified the school that they are coming to get them, either by phone or note;
    2. The school has tried to contact the parents/guardians due to an emergency (e.g. child is sick ) and the parent/guardian is unreachable, then the emergency contacts would be called.
    The emergency contact cannot simply show up at the school and pick up a student.
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  • Senior Class Information

    Posted:  Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Senior Portraits

    Next week Senior Portraits begin. You should have received a postcard from Lifetouch Prestige Portraits with your unique student ID number to schedule your appointment on their website PrestigePortraits.com. If you didn't get a postcard you can contact them to get an ID number at 1-800-445-1189 or email them at Answers@Lifetouch.com

    You can purchase your senior pictures through Lifetouch or just get a picture taken for the Yearbook/ student ID card at no cost. Please make your online appointment ASAP though. You previously received an email from Mrs.Arney about how to submit your own portrait for the yearbook. There are strict requirements for your submission, please follow her instructions. Contact Mrs. Arney if you have any questions.

     Senior Dues

    There is a $40 cost for senior dues this year. This cost is associated with graduation. It will cover the cost of your cap, gown, tassel, diploma, diploma cover, and costs for graduation. You can pay online through the parent online payment portal on the SHS website. If you have a financial hardship you may contact the school to seek a fee waiver.

     Cap, Gown, and Announcements for Graduation!!!!

    All ordering of cap, gown and announcements will be done online. You can go to Jostens website and begin ordering your items now. Any package deal that Jostens offers comes with a cap and gown BUT the price does not charge for a cap and gown since your senior dues pays that cost. The package price is without the price of a cap and gown. You can order any items you wish from Jostens. If you prefer you can just order a cap and gown and buy no additional products from Jostens. Please order soon as prices for some Jostens products do go up as the year goes on.      

     Yearbooks and Senior Ads

    Our Herff Jones online yearbook order center is now open. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order your 2020-2021 yearbook. Our school code is 4516.  Senior ads will be available for design and purchase from October 1st-November 1st (or until space runs out). Ads will be designed and paid for online this year through our Herff Jones order center. 

     Senior T-shirt

    We will have our Senior T-shirt and the pink Spirit shirt this year. I need students to submit original artwork for the Senior t-shirt. PLEASE, we need artwork submitted. Email me your color image (blue, yellow, and black may be used) ASAP. In order for us to have shirts next month we need the designs now. Once t-shirts have been made they will be mailed to your home.

     Senior Remind

    Less than half of you have signed up for the Senior Remind texts. Please sign up so I am able to include you in information. I know you may not always check your school email after school hours, but I can still get information to you.

    Last Names A - F text to 81010  the message: @g6h6ak

    Last Names G - N text to 81010 the message: @cagh32

    Last Names O - Z text to 81010 the message:  @7gfkbk

     College Online Visits

    There are many colleges that will be participating in virtual meetings over the next couple weeks to discuss their college and answer student questions. PLEASE log onto your Naviance and sign up for these college meetings. SOME of the colleges coming up include: Longwood, VSU, CNU, Radford, and University of Lynchburg. Check the Counseling Center page on the SHS website for more information.

     As this week is interim for the 1st rating period please make sure that you are putting effort into your courses, especially those necessary for you to graduate. I hope you all stay safe and healthy and if you have questions about activities or graduation please reach out to me. Take care and have a great day.

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  • Free Peer to Peer Tutoring Available

    Posted:  Thursday, September 17, 2020

    The Learning Exchange offers 30-minute student-led tutoring sessions in math, science, writing/grammar, and foreign languages using Zoom. The Learning Exchange website allows students to request a tutor or apply to become one. 

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  • Seniors: Start Planning Your Future with the Air Force Now

    Posted:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Call your Air Force recruiter Tech Sergeant Matthew Davis at (703) 200-8148 or contact him via Instagram at airforcerecruiter_tsgt_davis.

    A career with the Air Force can lead to free college, competitive pay, 130+ careers, free medical/dental, 30 days paid vacation, travel opportunities, and so much more! For more information, check out AirForce.com.

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  • School Supply Lists

    Posted:  Monday, August 31, 2020

    Student supply lists are available and organized alphabetically by department.

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  • Internet Access at Home Need

    Posted:  Thursday, August 25, 2020

    If your child needs internet access at home during virtual learning, please complete the division request form.

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  • Driver's Education Course Completion Cards and Provisional Driver's License

    Posted:  Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Driver's education course completion cards (green) and provisional driver's licenses (PDLs) can be picked up in the Main Office.  You must schedule a pre-arranged pick-up at our high school on Mondays, between 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Please set up an appointment with Mrs. Dona Banks by sending an e-mail to banksdr@staffordschools.net or by calling (540) 371-7200.

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  • Digital Archives Request

    Updated:  Thursday, August 27, 2020

    See yearbooks from the begining to 1974 on the Digital Archives page under "Our School." You can also find graduation and other special event videos from the most recent years.

    Contact Nichole Ashwood, Librarian, for access to the full yearbook archives from 1947 to 2014 at ashwoodnl@staffordschools.net.

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Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Our Vision

    Stafford High School is a proud community of diverse, goal-oriented learners committed to respect, equity, and high expectations.

     

    Our Mission

    Inspire and empower all learners to thrive

     

    What We Value:  TRIBE

    Trust

    Respect

    Integrity

    Betterment

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