North Stafford High School

Enriching Lives and Building Futures

Important Announcements

  • Congratulations to Our 2020-2021 Drum Majors!

    Posted:  May 20, 2020

    The Big Blue Marching Band is proud to announce their 2020-2021 Drum Majors!  Congratulations to Head Drum Major, Morgan Mallory, and Assistant Drum Major, Luke Matteson, who will lead the band in its 39th season!

     

    Morgan is a senior oboe player who has been in the marching band for three years, playing in the percussion section her first two years, and playing mellophone this past school year where she served as a leader.  She achieved first chair in the school wind ensemble, was the top oboe player in all-county, and third in district band.

     

    Luke is a junior oboe player who has been in marking band for two years playing tenor saxophone.  He has represented our high school at numerous all-county bands, district bands, and honor bands.  Luke is second chair in the school wind ensemble, placed second in all-county band, and fourth in district band.

     

    The drum majors are the most visible facet of an 11-student leadership team.  In addition to conducting the band during games and performances, they assist in rehearsals and logistics of the over 75-member band.

    Mallory and Matteson

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  • Teachers for Tomorrow Program

    Posted:  May 19, 2020

    You can complete six dual enrollment courses (24 credits) through Germanna Community College (GCC), which will transfer to the University of Mary Washington (UMW).  These six courses will start your pathway towards elementary education, secondary education, pre-k-12 education, or special education.  The program is offered to rising juniors and seniors.  Students can choose to start their college education at GCC or transfer these courses directly to UMW.  Transportation will be provided to the Dual Enrollment program.

     

    Program Benefits:

    • Introduction to teaching and the teaching profession
    • Opportunities to satisfy beginning teacher assessment requirements
    • Dual enrollment credit
    • Scholarship information
    • Field trips
    • Classroom observations
    • Educational leadership
    • Teaching experience before college
    • Opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life
    • Meaningful, creative, and hands-on learning activities

     

    Please Note:

    Prospective students may be required to complete an application for admission, provide qualifying SAT scores, or take a placement test.  They also will register through their high school in the spring.  Tuition is the responsibility of the parents.  In determining whether to drop a DE course, the student must follow drop/add procedures and timelines established by the college, not those of the school division.  Additionally, students must provide their own transportation to all required practicums.  SCPS, however, will make every effort to help any student who does not have transportation available for practicums.

     

    See your counselor today! 

     

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  • School Update:  May 18-25, 2020

    Posted:  May 18, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of May 18-25, 2020.

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  • Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School Virtual Senior Walk

    Posted:  May 18, 2020

    Senior students who attended Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School are requested to send in a picture and a 30 second or less video to barrettsenior2020@gmail.com before May 29, 2020, to be represented in their Virtual Senior Walk event.  In the video, tell them about:

    • After high school, I will...
    • One piece of advice I have for current White Tigers...
    • My favorite memory at Barrett is...

    The premiere viewing is on Friday, May 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM during their YouTube Live Pep Rally

     

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  • Summer Learning Opportunities

    Posted:  May 17, 2020

    Our school division is offering summer learning opportunities, including new course credit and repeat course credit.   New course credit is on May 20th through July 24th.  Repeat course credit is on June 8th through July 24thRecovery learning for spring term courses is currently taking place through June 2nd; however, students have the option to participate at other available dates.  Recovery learning will also be offered June 8th-26th and June 29th through July 17th.

     

    In addition to our school division’s summer learning opportunities Web page, please review the helpful links below.


    For questions about summer learning opportunities, please speak to your child’s counselor.

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  • Garrisonville Elementary School Virtual Senior Walk

    Posted:  May 15, 2020

    Senior students who attended Garrisonville Elementary School are requested to send in their senior picture and/or a video to gesseniorwalk@gmail.com by May 21, 2020, to be represented in their Virtual Senior Walk event.  If you are sending in a video, tell them about:

    • My favorite Gator memory is...
    • I am proud because in high school I...
    • After high school, I will...

    The premiere viewing is on May 28, 2020, on the Garrisonville Elementary School Facebook Page.

     

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  • Senior Artwork Spotlight

    Posted:  May 14, 2020

    Take a look at a video our Art Department created that showcases the incredible creativity of our senior artists in their beautiful pieces.

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  • School Update:  May 11-18, 2020

    Posted:  May 11, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of May 11-18, 2020.

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  • Recovery Learning Plan

    Posted:  May 11, 2020

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all credit-bearing courses to meet a majority of the required standards, competencies, and objectives essential to receive a standard unit of credit.  Students who were enrolled in year-long (X/Y) courses that began on August 12, 2019, met this requirement.  However, current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who were enrolled in courses that began on January 7, 2020, (spring 4x4 courses) have not yet completed a majority of the required standards, competencies, and objectives.  The VDOE requirement does not apply to current seniors in the class of 2020.

     

    Review the recovery learning plan letter to learn about impacted courses.

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  • Senior Class of 2020 Hoodie and T-Shirt Orders

    Posted:  May 5, 2020

    Our Senior Class Sponsor, Mr. Todd Evans, is now accepting senior hoodie and t-shirt orders through our provider’s online store.  Orders will be shipped to the student’s home address.  View the class designs and place an order.  An order deadline date has not been established yet.  We want to provide ample time for orders, especially in the current situation with COVID-19.  A follow-up message will be communicated with our school community regarding a deadline.

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  • Congratulations to Our Students on Their Nomination for Optimist Student of the Month!

    Posted:  May 1, 2020

    Congratulations to our students who were nominated for Optimist Student of the Month!  We are so proud of these students with their exemplary character and dedication.

    • C. Franklin - March 2020
    • M. Gallaher - April 2020
    • C. Sanchez - May 2020
    • G. Cummings - May 2020
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  • Congratulations to Our Students Who Were Accepted into the Summer Residential Governor's School Program!

    Posted:  May 1, 2020

    Congratulations to the students below who were accepted into the Summer Residential Governor's School Program (SRGS)!  Although the program has been cancelled due to COVID-19, we are so proud of our students who applied and were accepted into this highly competitive program.

    • R. Craig - Humanities
    • M. Dunlap - Humanities
    • N. Figgins - Medical and Health
    • M. Grab - Humanities
    • C. Johnson - Math, Science, and Technology
    • A. Martinez - Visual and Performing Arts
    • E. Salisbury - Humanities
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  • School Update:  April 27-May 4, 2020

    Posted:  April 27, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of April 27-May 4, 2020.

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  • School Update:  April 20-27, 2020

    Posted:  April 20, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of April 20-27, 2020.

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  • School Update:  April 14-20, 2020

    Posted:  April 15, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of April 14-20, 2020.

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  • School Update:  April 7-14, 2020

    Posted:  April 7, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of April 7-14, 2020.

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  • Internet Options

    Posted:  April 6, 2020

    To support at-home learning further, and because our school division is currently out of mobile hotspots, many Internet and cellular service providers are offering discounted rates.  For our families that may have limited to no Internet access, try contacting your local Internet or cellular service provider to learn about the available options in your area. For your convenience, we have provided links to the most popular Internet and cellular service providers in the Stafford County area below.

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  • School Update:  March 30-April 3, 2020

    Posted:  March 30, 2020

    Please read Dr. Hornick’s principal update for the week of March 30-April 3, 2020.

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  • Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Update

    Posted:  March 30, 2020

    The College Board has recently provided updates regarding Advanced Placement (AP) testing, online review sessions, and important dates.  Please review the presentation.  For questions regarding AP testing, please contact our Counseling Director, Carol Mayer.

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  • Charting Our Course with School Closures

    Posted:  March 25, 2020

    As Governor Northam and our school division announced yesterday, schools in Virginia are now closed through the end of this academic school year.  Our high school is beginning to chart a course to assist with answering the numerous questions that we all have surrounding a variety of topics. In the coming days and weeks ahead, as more guidance is provided by state and local education officials, we will provide information on the following topics:

    • Report card distribution
    • Receiving temporary drivers’ licenses (TDLs)
    • Field trip refunds
    • Yearbook distribution
    • Pick-up of student items like instruments and items in lockers
    • Drop-off of team uniforms and equipment
    • Return of school textbooks and library books
    • Borrowing school devices and mobile hotspots for continued instructional activities as defined by state and local officials
    • An additional date for student medication pick-up
    • Graduation coursework requirements
    • Graduation
    • Standards of Learning (SOL) testing
    • Advanced Placement (AP) testing

     

    We appreciate your patience as both our high school and division navigate through this unprecedented time in our nation’s history.

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  • Graduation 2020 and Related Events

    Posted:  February 20, 2020

    Updated:  April 20, 2020

    The graduation ceremony will take place at 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at A.J. Slye Memorial Stadium.  This ceremony is outside and will last approximately two hours.  Our graduating seniors are to report to North Stafford High School at 6:30 AM for final preparations.  Guests may start arriving to our campus at 7:00 AM. Please plan for delays in travel as all five high schools will be hosting graduation on the same morning.  In addition to parking on our campus, a shuttle bus service will be available and allows for satellite parking. The two satellite parking locations are at Park Ridge Elementary School and Mount Ararat Church.  Buses run every 15-30 minutes and provide round-trip service at no charge.

     

    A Graduation Ceremony Web page is available for you to view—it contains all of the information surrounding the commencement ceremony and other related events.  The Web page will be updated on a regular basis and we ask that you continue to reference it for updates, including any severe weather postponements. To view the Graduation Ceremony Web page, point your Web browser to http://bit.ly/nsgrad20.

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  • Watch and Subscribe to Our Weightlifting Course's YouTube Channel

    Posted:  February 18, 2020

    Our student weightlifting program has created its own YouTube channel, North Fit, to help students live healthier lives by working out and eating better.  The class wanted to find a solution on how to share their successes and show proper techniques when lifting weights.  YouTube offers many weightlifting videos but North Fit's are geared towards a high school audience.

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  • Enroll in Our Firefighting Program for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Posted:  February 18, 2020

    If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, enroll in our firefighting program for the 2020-2021 school year.  Talk to your counselor today about this incredible course that offers amazing opportunities.  Watch a promotional video about the course.

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  • Interim Reports No Longer Will be Printed

    Posted:  February 4, 2020

    In an effort to take full advantage of the features in StudentVUE and ParentVUE, our high school has made the decision to no longer print and hand interim reports to students on the specified dates in the school calendar.  We have found this practice to be redundant and wasteful as our students and families have become accustomed to reviewing the Grades tab in StudentVUE/ParentVUE. Interim reports also quickly become outdated as StudentVUE/ParentVUE is live and constantly changing as assignments and grades are entered into a teacher’s grade book.  Parents/guardians and students can always request a printed interim report at anytime from their teacher.

     

    If a student or parent/guardian is unable to access StudentVUE/ParentVUE, they can request an activation key if you have not set up an account.  Users can also reset their own account using the e-mail address that they created their account with.  Parents/guardians can reset their password.  Students can reset their password.  All student accounts are associated with their scps.net Google account.

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  • North Stafford High School Named as a 2018-2019 W!SE Blue Star School

    Posted:  November 9, 2019

    Our high school was recently named as a 2018-2019 W!SE Blue Star School!  Only 247 schools around the country have received this recognition for this year.  To be named a W!SE Blue Star School, a school must have achieved an 80% or above passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Test and have either a majority of students on a given grade level take the test or achieve a minimum average score of 85%.

     

    To view all of the W!SE Blue Star Schools, point your Web browser to http://bit.ly/2CsDj11

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  • Battery Recycling Program Now Available

    Posted:  October 10, 2019

    The Science National Honor Society has partnered with the Green Club to offer a battery recycling program at our high school.  The program will accept A, AA, AAA, B, C, D, 9-volt, and some rechargeable batteries.  Drop-off locations are located in the Main Office and Rooms 212, 318, 432, 535A, and 533.

      

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  • Paint Your Parking Spot

    Posted:  August 15, 2019

    If you are a student driver who wishes to paint your parking spot, please see Ms. Zawoiski in the Main Office before school or during your lunch time to sign-up.  There is a $20.00 participation fee (cash, check, or money order).  Checks must be payable to North Stafford High School.  You must first submit a copy of your design for approval before any painting can be done. 

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  • Class Websites Mobile App Reported Issues

    Posted:  December 11, 2018

    We have reported to our school division the Class Websites mobile app issues that users are experiencing when utilizing the StudentVUE/ParentVUE mobile app on their device.  These issues are being investigated further.  The issues explained below are division-wide and not just isolated to our high school.

     

    Reported Issue #1:

    Users of the StudentVUE/ParentVUE mobile app may experience an error message when selecting the Class Websites button.  The user will be unable to view any class websites through the mobile app only.  

     

    The workaround for this issue is to access your StudentVUE/ParentVUE account from your device’s Web browser rather than the mobile app by pointing your Web browser to https://psp.staffordschools.net.

     

    Reported Issue #2:

    Users of the StudentVUE/ParentVUE mobile app will be unable to view multiple file attachments that are posted by a teacher on the class pages when selecting the Class Websites button for a student’s courses.  This issue is present when a user is able to access the Class Websites button from the mobile app (see Reported Issue #1).  This issue only appears in the mobile app.

     

    The workaround for this issue is to access your StudentVUE/ParentVUE account from your device’s Web browser rather than the mobile app by pointing your Web browser to https://psp.staffordschools.net.  

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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.


     

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About Our High School

  • North Stafford 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 

    To develop responsible and productive citizens through a culture of respect, compassion, and high expectations. 

     


    Our Vision

    Enriching Lives and Building Futures

     

    Our Core Values - "North"

    No excuses

    Optimism

    Resiliency 

    Teamwork

    Honesty

Important News & Information

  • Graduation Ceremony 2020 is on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 8:00 AM

    The graduation ceremony will take place at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at A.J. Slye Memorial Stadium. This ceremony is outside and will last approximately two hours. Our graduating seniors are to report to North Stafford High School at 6:30 AM for final preparations. Guests may start arriving to our campus at 7:00 AM...

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  • Order from Our Shutterfly Storefront

    We have an online storefront where you can purchase items from Shutterfly and Tiny Prints. With your purchase from our storefront, eight percent of sales will be donated to our high school. The monies collected from this fundraiser will be used towards student scholarships...

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  • Open a Student Banking Account at Our High School

    As a student at our high school, students have an exclusive opportunity to learn the value of saving, earning, and investing with a variety of student account options from Apple Federal Credit Union. Parents/guardians can help their child to develop an understanding of their financial responsibility. Students can simply open a student account at the Wolverine Branch of North Stafford High School’s student-run Apple Federal Credit Union...

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School Information

  • After-School Activity Bus

    Students who participate in after-school activities or tutoring and need transportation after the regular school day ends may access the activity bus.  The service will pick-up students from our high school starting at 5:00 PM, Monday-Thursday.  The service is not available on Fridays or on early dismissal dates.  Students will report to Room 452 no later than 4:45 PM with a pass to check-in to ride the after-school activity bus.  There are two after-school activity buses that travel to specified locations only.  This service does not drop students off at their regularly designated bus stop.  You may review the bus stops serviced by each school bus by selecting the route names below:

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  • 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:  SCPSOPEN

    Our building has free publicly accessible WiFi.

    WiFi

    Network Name:  SCPSOPEN

    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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