Law Cadet Training
Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The American Legion in Stafford is looking for students in the 11th grade that want to become police officers. Students work with the Virginia State Police and report to the Virginia State Police Academy in Richmond. They will drive a car on a skid pad, go on the range, do criminal investigations, go through the optical course and learn what it takes to become a police officer. If you are interested, talk to your counselor or go to www.staffordpost290.org for the application, interview times and additional details under the tab Law Cadet.
SkillsUSA State Medalists and National Competitors
Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021
Congratulations to Stafford High School’s competitors at the SkillsUSA Virginia Virtual State Leadership Conference. Competitions were held throughout the month of April.
Receiving gold medals:
- Morgan A. & Marina E. _____Additive Manufacturing
- Sarah W. Architectural Drafting
- Lydia P. Essay
- Lydia P. Prepared Speech
Receiving silver medals:
- Isaac M. & Martin S. ___ Additive Manufacturing
Receiving bronze medals:
- Sandra F. Job Interview
- Martin D. __Technical Drafting
Morgan A., Marina E., Lydia P. and Sarah W. will represent Virginia at the SkillsUSA Virtual National Leadership and Skills Conference in June.
2021 SCPS Summer School Behind the Wheel (BTW) Sign-up is Open
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021If you are interested in participating in the Summer Behind The Wheel (BTW) program please complete the form. First come first serve, we have minimal spots for each session. We will try to accommodate your first or second preference. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email confirmation with your site and session information, and a link to pay for the class. You may also bring cash or a money order on the first day of your driving session. The cost is $225. If you have any questions please contact Steve Cassiday at MVHS.
Stafford's New ADDA-Certified Drafters
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021Congratulations to the following Stafford High School Drafting students upon passing the national certification exams administered by the American Design Drafting Association:Earning Certified Architectural Drafter - CD(A) - status:Noah B., CD(A)Kamren R., CD(A/M)Sarah W., CD(A/M)Earning Certified Mechanical Drafter - CD(M) - status:Daniel C., CD(M)Joshua G., CD(M)Norah S., CD(M)Owen Z., CD(M)CD(A/M) indicates dual certification in both architectural and mechanical drafting.
SHS Theater wins 1st place in the VHSL Region 5D Theater Festival
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021
The Stafford Players won the VHSL Region 5D Theater Festival. A. Cox was named Best Actor and J. Johnson was awarded Outstanding Actor.
The company also includes M. Stine, N. Davis and G. Ware in the cast, K. Conti stage managing, M. Redman designing lighting and sound and D. Redman, H. Bramble and S. Jordon on crew. Congratulations to all!
Next week the team will compete at States!
Governor's Foreign Language Academy
Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Stafford High School had 4 students selected for the Governor's Foreign Language Academy this summer - students from the entire state apply and compete for a limited number of spots. Please congratulate these students! Selected for Spanish are G. Jones and C. Szlylk, selected for German O. Stocks and selected for French M. Adolph
Honorary Diplomas and Decision Day Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Attention Seniors - Honor staff members who made a difference. Fill out the Honorary Diploma form to say thank you.
Help us celebrate your plans for after high school. Fill out the Decision Day form. The form for Decision Day is due by Friday, May 7th. Contact Mr. Miller if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
National Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta Now Accepting Applications
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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.
Guidelines for Releasing Students to Emergency Contacts
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020According to our school division, no student can be released to an emergency contact unless:
The emergency contact cannot simply show up at the school and pick up a student.
- The parent has notified the school that they are coming to get them, either by phone or note;
- 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.
Senior Class Information
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seniors: Start Planning Your Future with the Air Force Now
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (540) 371-7200.
Digital Archives Request
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Contact Nichole Ashwood, Librarian, for access to the full yearbook archives from 1947 to 2014 at email@example.com.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Stafford High School is a proud community of diverse, goal-oriented learners committed to respect, equity, and high expectations.
Inspire and empower all learners to thrive
What We Value: TRIBE