Stafford High School

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Important Announcements

  • Virtual College Exploration Event

    Posted:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    In a regular school year, the SHS Counseling Department would promote the annual college fair at Spotsylvania Towne Center. Instead, we're partnering with VACRAO and StriveScan to offer a Virtual College Exploration program that will last through November 5. Sign up for sessions and meetings. We hope you all can take advantage of this excellent opportunity!

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  • It's SPIRIT WEEK!

    Posted:  Monday, October 19, 2020

    Monday: PJ Day

    Tuesday: Meme Day

    Wednesday: Way Back Wednesday (like decades day but U pic)

    Thursday: Salad Dressing Day (Greek for seniors)

    Friday: Crazy Hair and/or Makeup Day

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  • SHS Tribe Strong Tidbit #8

    Posted:  Monday, October 5, 2020

    Learn more about Task Management to acheive more with less effort and stress.

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  • Class of 2024: Would YOU like to be a freshman class officer?

    Posted:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Interested students should  submit a 1- 2 minute video or a google slide to introduce themselves to the class, announce which office they are running for (Pres, VP, Secretary or Treasurer)  and why students should vote for them. (Please don't make promises you can't keep!)   Make sure videos are viewable and can be downloaded. 
     
    Submissions should be sent to Ms. Kendall at Kendallcs@staffordschools.net no later than noon on Friday, October 23.  Videos/Slides will be sent to the freshmen class and voting will be done via google on Friday, October 23. 
     
    Email Ms. Kendall with any questions. 
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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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  • Learning About Canvas

    Posted:  Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    Canvas is the learning management system that our students will be using to learn from our teachers on.  It is accessible from the student's Google apps menu.  Get a feel for what Canvas looks like.

     

    Students can also practice learning Canvas with our division's Student 101 course.

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  • High School Schedule During the Fall Term

    Posted:  Monday, August 24, 2020

    For the fall term, with our 100% virtual learning model and certain specialty courses meeting face-to-face, our high school will operate on the following synchronous schedule, Tuesday-Friday:

    • Block 1:  10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    • Block 2:  11:05 AM-12:05 PM
    • Lunch:  12:10 PM-12:50 PM
    • Block 3:  12:55 PM-1:55 PM
    • Block 4:  2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Monday is an asynchronous day.  Time on Monday will be designated for review, remediation, and students working on extension activities provided by their teachers.

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  • Senior Class Pictures, September 21st-October 2nd

    Posted:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    We are happy to announce that Lifetouch Prestige Portraits will be in our building from September 21, 2020, to October 2, 2020, to provide the Class of 2021 with a professional senior portrait experience.  Retake dates will be available in November 2020.


    Appointment cards from Lifetouch will be mailed out by September 4th. Cards will have the date range listed of when Lifetouch will be at our school, as well as an unique student ID number.  Students will use their unique ID number to log onto Prestige Portraits to “self -schedule” by selecting a date/time convenient for them.  If you have not received information from Lifetouch by September 10th, you can contact Lifetouch Customer Care by calling 1-800-445-1189 or by emailing answers@lifetouch.com.


    To help with the Lifetouch Prestige Portrait "No-Touch" policy, students/parents are being asked to pay their package sitting fee online when making their appointment, as no monetary exchanges will take place at the school site.  Free "Yearbook Only - Essential" sittings are also available.

    Learn about Lifetouch's a photography session safety.

    Additional information about portraits, yearbook sales, and yearbook senior ads will be provided as it becomes available.

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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

    Effort

Important News

  • SHS Library Curbside Service

    Starting Monday, October 5th, library staff will be available from 3 pm to 5 pm at the front entrance (by the flagpole) to distribute books put on hold and collect books for return.

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