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11/22/20    

Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with this week's updates and reminders. 

This is a short week with students only attending school on Monday and Tuesday. The Thanksgiving holiday will be observed from Wednesday, November 25 thru Sunday, November 29. The office will be closed on these days.

It's hard to believe but we only have 27 school days left in the first semester. Please make sure that your student is staying caught up with their school work. The last 5 days will be for State EOC Exams and CTE Exams so really there is only 22 school days left.  All Teacher made exams will be given the week before the last five days. All classes will have an exam. Now is the time to get things turned in.  Contact your teachers if you have any questions or concerns. 

This is all of our updates and reminders.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


11/15/20    

FFA had their Brunswick stew fundraiser on Saturday. They still have some quarts of stew leftover! If you would like to purchase any, please contact an Ag Teacher or the front office. The cost is $8 a quart. 

Freshmen Students, remember there will be an Elon Academy interest meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in attending, please register via the link on our school website under the Elon Academy tab in Student Life.

Progress Reports will be available on Thursday. Parents/Guardians please go into PowerSchool and check your student's grades.  Please contact the teacher if you have any questions.  Remember, that teachers are offering tutoring from 8-9 and during success academy from 2:30 to 3:00. 

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


11/8/20    

Wednesday is a Holiday in observance of Veterans Day so the office will be closed.  Students, please check enriching students to see if you have been signed up for any tutoring sessions. 

Freshmen Students mark your calendars:  There will be an Elon Academy interest meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in attending, please register via the link on our school website under the Elon Academy tab in Student Life.
 
Seniors: Herff Jones will be on campus on Tuesday from 1:30 to 5:00 to take your cap and gown orders in the Media Center.  You can also order online.  If you are having trouble selecting your yearbook shot online or if you have not received your senior proofs in your email, please contact Gene Fulp of Strawbridge  and he will help you with your proof and yearbook picture. He can be reached at 336-416-2190 or gene.fulp@strawbridge.net.

Thanks for your continued support. 

 


 11/1/20    

Report Cards will be mailed out tomorrow 11/2/20. Please make sure your student is signing up for tutoring and/or checking to see if their teacher has signed them up for tutoring during success academy.

Tuesday is a Vacation day so there is no classes on Tuesday. Please go out and Vote if you have not already done so. 

The deadline for senior ads is extended to November 3. Space is limited. You can order online at www.yearbookforever.com. That order form is also available on the yearbook page of the school website.

The $70 yearbook price is extended to November 3.  The price will increase to $90 on November 4.  Yearbooks are for sale at www.yearbookforever.com.

Senior proofs from makeup days should start arriving in your email this week.  All seniors who took senior portraits should go online with Strawbridge and select their yearbook portrait.  This should be completed by November 6.

The NHS chapter is holding a food drive to help SAFE fill bags for students who get a bag of food each week during distance learning. Please drop off individually packaged items such as nabs, Vienna sausages, lunch buckets, chips, Little Debbies, cereal bars, and the like to help SAFE help our kids.  The food drive will run through Friday, November 6.

The Southern Softball Team has started its annual Holiday Ham Sale. They are selling Smithfield spiral sliced pre-cooked hams. If you are interested in purchasing a ham for the holidays please contact Coach Russell at his email jonathan_russell@abss.k12.nc.us for more information. The deadline to order is November, 18th.

Thanks for your continued support.

 


10/18/20    

Parents and students, please keep checking your grades and stay on top of your assignments.  This is the last week of the nine weeks.  Students, remember that you are not to be on campus unless you are scheduled to be here. 

We have received another order of hot spots. If your student has been on our list and still needs a hot spot, please come to the office between 7:30 and 4:30 to pick one up!

Students do not forget to log into Enriching Students to see what session’s teachers have signed you up for this week.  Parents, some of your students are not showing up to tutoring that has been assigned by their teacher.  Teachers are assigning tutoring sessions for students who are missing work or failing. 

College Application Weeks start this Monday, October 19th!! If you need help, please email your Counselor to schedule a virtual meeting. If you do not have success academy during the weeks of College Application, please join your counselor in their success academy!!

On Monday, October 26th come to the circle at Southern (near the media center) to sign the Countdown to College banner for College Application Week.
Please wear a college shirt of your choice and a Mask is required.
Students with last names:
A - J   come between the hours of 10am – 12pm
K - Z    come between the hours of 1pm – 3pm
We can’t wear to see you in College Gear!!!

The deadline for senior ads is October 30. Space is limited and is sold on a first come first serve basis.  You can order online at www.yearbookforever.com. There was also an order form sent home with the report card in June.  That order form is also available on the yearbook page of the school website.

The current yearbook price of $70 increases to $90 on November 1. Buy your yearbook by October 31 to get a treat instead of a trick. Yearbooks are for sale at www.yearbookforever.com.

Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27 are Teacher Workdays so NO SCHOOL for students.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


10/11/20    

Parents and students, please keep checking your grades and stay on top of your assignments.  There are 2 weeks left before the end of the nine weeks. Students, remember that you are not to be on campus unless you are scheduled to be here. 

We have received another order of hot spots. If your student has been on our list and still needs a hot spot, please come to the office between 7:30 and 4:30 to pick one up!

The Fall ACT Test will be administered on Saturday, December 12 for Seniors.  More information will be emailed to you tomorrow. 

Students, don't forget to log into Enriching Students to see what session’s teachers have signed you up for this week.  Parents, some of your students are not showing up to tutoring that has been assigned by their teacher.  Teachers are assigning tutoring sessions for students who are missing work or failing. 

Students and Parents of Seniors are invited to attend a Virtual Financial Aid Night this on Tuesday, October 13th at 6 pm.  A financial aid specialist from Alamance Community College will discuss the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have about financing college and filling out the FAFSA.  Please go to the Southern Alamance Web page for the link to attend or to your students' email dated October 1st for the link.  Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


10/4/20    

Progress reports were mailed out on Thursday.  If you do not get your student’s progress reports, please contact the office.  Please review your student’s progress reports and if you have questions, please contact their teachers.  The first nine weeks will end in 3 weeks.  Parents can view missed assignments on the parent portal.

We have received another order of hot spots. If your student has been on our list and still needs a hot spot, please come to the office between 7:30 and 4:30 to pick one up!

Students, do not forget to log into Enriching Students to see what session’s teachers have signed you up for this week.  Parents, some of your students are not showing up to tutoring that has been assigned by their teacher.  Teachers are assigning tutoring sessions for students who are missing work or failing. 

Students and Parents of Seniors are invited to attend a Virtual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, October 13th at 6 pm.  A financial aid specialist from Alamance Community College will discuss the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have about financing college and filling out the FAFSA.  Please go to the Southern Alamance Web page for the link to attend or to your students' email dated October 1st for the link.  Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


9/27/20    

Students, don't forget to go ahead and log into Enriching Students to see what your schedule for Success Academy is this week.  Teachers are scheduling students for tutoring during Success Academy if they are failing or missing assignments.  It is important for students to attend Success Academy. Remember, this is part of our school day!

Parents/Guardians, we will be mailing progress reports home this week.  Please take time to review your students grades as we only have about 15 school days left before the first report card comes home.  If you still do not know how to get into the Parent Portal, please contact Lisa Blevins in the office. 

For parents of juniors and sophomores, there will be a district-wide meeting about Governor's School Monday, October 5th at 4pm via zoom.  Governor's School is a 5 1/2 week residential program for academically gifted and talented students held during the summer of 2021.  Juniors can apply in any academic or performing arts subject area while Sophomores can only apply in a performing Arts area.  Please email Ms. Carter in Student Services if you have questions or would like to receive the zoom link.

Seniors, if you have not taken the ACT survey that was emailed to you, please do so asap.  The survey is also linked on our webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Carter in Student Services. 

Thanks for your continued support.

 


9/20/20    

Monday, September 21 is a Teacher Workday.  The students will not have to log onto Zoom.

Students should log into Enriching Students through Clever on Monday to see their assignments for Success Academy this week as there have been some changes in the sessions.  If students do not see anything scheduled, they can schedule a tutoring session with their teacher or choose to participate in a club.  Parents if you have questions, please contact one of their teachers or administration.   

Seniors, if you have not received a 2nd meningitis booster and given a record to the school you must do so before October 30th. If you have any questions contact our school nurse.

On September 24th we will host Senior Parent Night at 6pm.  Brian Woodard, Assistant Director of Admissions at UNC Chapel Hill will share his knowledge about applying to college.  Make sure to click on the registration link on Southern's website to receive the zoom link. Other videos will be posted on the Student Services website regarding Naviance, scholarships, financial aid, ACC, and more.   Please contact Student Services with any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


9/13/20    

Parents, if you have not checked your student's grades: please log in and check their progress. Here are the directions for parents/guardians to use to get connected to Powerschool It is important that you stay on top of your student's grades.

Students should log into Enriching Students through Clever tonight or in the morning to see their assignments for Success Academy this week. If students do not see anything scheduled, they can schedule a tutoring session with their teacher or choose to participate in a club.  Most 9th and 10th graders are scheduled for Achieve3000 groups. Most Juniors and Seniors are scheduled for ACT Prep Sessions. These sessions will get you prepared for the upcoming ACT Test. The ACT Test is required of all Juniors and Seniors.  Parents if you have questions, please contact one of their teachers or administration.  

Seniors--Makeups Pictures are this Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 1-4 and on Monday, Sept. 24 from 9-4. Please sign up for a time.  The link is on our webpage, the band and the yearbook tab on our webpage.  This is your last chance to get your picture taken for the yearbook.

Seniors, if you have not received a 2nd meningitis booster and given a record to the school you must do so before October 30th. If you have any questions contact our school nurse.

Monday, September 21 is a Teacher Workday.  The students will not have to log onto Zoom.

On September 24th we will host Senior Parent Night at 6pm.  Brian Woodard, Assistant Director of Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill will share his knowledge about applying to college.  Make sure to click on the registration link on Southern's website to receive the zoom link. Other videos will be posted on the Student Services website regarding Naviance, scholarships, financial aid, ACC, and more.  Please contact Student Services with any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


9/7/20    

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and got some rest.  

Friday will be our first Progress Report date.  We will not be mailing the progress reports home so parents/guardians need to be able to access grades through Powerschool Parent Portal. Here are the directions for parents/guardians to use to get connected.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Homeroom/Success Academy will meet on Thursday, Sept. 10 this week instead of Tuesday as stated last week.  It is important for all students to attend to learn how to access Enriching Students that we will use for our tutoring, ACT Prep, Achieve 3000, Imagine Math, and Clubs.  Seniors, you need to attend as well. We will start hosting these sessions starting Monday, Sept. 14.

Please update your calendar: Originally September 18 was scheduled to be a remote learning day.  Since we are learning remotely, September 18 will be a regular school day.  We will not have any remote learning days in the first semester.  

Yearbooks and senior parents ads are for sale at www.yearbookforever.com.  The senior ad prices are good through October 2.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bare.

Thanks for your continued support.

 


8/30/20    

I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to work through technology issues.  Hopefully, things will start settling down and we can continue to move forward.  We still do not have any additional hotspots, but I am hopeful that we should have them at the beginning of the week.  We will begin calling families on the waitlist as soon as they arrive. 

There will be no Success Academy this week.  The next Success Academy will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  Don't forget that Monday, September 7, 2020, is a Holiday so no one will be on Zoom.

I need everyone to please be aware of inappropriate things in the background of your picture on zoom as well as inappropriate language or comments during zoom meetings.  Students can be disciplined for these things just like we were in school. 

Students must log on to their Zoom meetings to be marked present for that class period.  This is for our records.  Students make sure that you are completing assignments on time in order to receive full credit.  Please continue to email and talk to your teachers early and often. 

Thanks for your continued support.

 


8/15/20    

I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding this week as we continue to work out the technology issues.

Please remember that per the district, your student will be counted absent if they are not present for the Zoom meetings. Students will still be able to complete their assignments for full credit.  Those of you who are still waiting on Hot Spots, please continue to be patient.  The teachers will work with students individually on getting them caught back up.  I want to also ask parents to please be kind to my office staff who are answering the phones.  They have absolutely no control over these technology issues. 

Yearbooks and senior parents ads are for sale at www.yearbookforever.com.  Both the ad and the yearbooks are at the lowest price they will be for the year.  The yearbook price is $60 through August 31.  The senior ad prices are good through October 2.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bare.

Thank you for your continued support.

 


8/15/20    

We are so excited for the first day of school on Monday. The remote learning plan is on the website (in the middle in red). Please review it as changes have been made to it.  If you do not have computers, please come to school during our work hours of 8:00 to 4:00.  If you still need a hotspot, we are waiting on additional hotspots.  We are contacting parents by phone as we get them. 

If your student still has holes in their schedule, please email your counselor or administration. 

Here are the expectations for students.  You should be on each class's zoom meeting on time, your camera needs to be on at all times during the class period, the meetings will be recorded, and attendance will be taken daily.  Our homeroom this year is called Success Academy.  Students are expected to attend homeroom this week to receive some important information concerning expectations and our new intervention time.  Attendance will be taken in homeroom as well.  If your student is sick and unable to attend, please call the office so we can make it excused. Students should not be working during the school day, they should be attending classes.   

Students should check their school emails as well as their canvas courses on Monday morning for links to their zoom meetings. If your student does not know how to access their canvas please see our website for a how to video as well as written instructions.

The Daily Schedule
8:00--9:00     Teacher Office Hours
9:00--10:00    1st Block
10:15--11:15  2nd Block
11:15--12:00  Lunch
12:00--1:00   3rd Block
1:15--2:15     4th Block
2:30--3:00     Success Academy/Homeroom

The times listed on your PowerSchool schedule are for when we return to school, the schedule above is for remote learning.

Teachers will be on zoom five minutes before each period. Please reach out to your teachers early and often but be respectful of their family time. The expectation is that you will receive communication from them within 24 hours.

I know this year will be different, but we will get through it! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your continued support.

 


 7/9/20    

Good Evening Patriot Families, This is Teresa Faucette calling with this week's updates and reminders. 

Please remember that all families need to make sure that they have completed the re-enrollment for the new school year.  This provides us with updated information and transportation options so we can be ready when students return to school. 

Don't forget to view the google slides posted on our webpage for the reopening of school virtually.  It is in the middle column in RED.

Students need to be checking their schedules and contact their counselors or administration for changes or holes.  These changes have to be done virtually, please do not come to the office for schedule changes.   

Freshman students need to check their emails for information concerning freshman orientation.  They should have an email today or tomorrow telling them which day they will join in on zoom.  Freshman orientation is Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 1:30 to 3:30.

Here is the schedule for Technology pick up this week:   
Monday -anyone can come from 5:00 to 7:00.
10, 11, and 12th grades will come during your scheduled time.
Wednesday 8:30 to 10:30  Last names A-F
Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30  Last names G-L
Thursday 8:30 to 10:30  Last names M-S
Thursday 1:30 to 3:30  Last names T-Z
Reminder: everyone must wear a mask and social distance

Parking passes will not be sold until we know when students will return to the building.  The parking pass application will not be available until then. 

Thanks for your continued support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019-2020 School Year 

6/23/20    

Next week (June 29 through July 2), the office hours are from 7:30 to 3:30 with Friday, July 3 is a Holiday.  The office will be open for the rest of the summer from 7:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

Seniors - Your report cards and transcripts are ready to be picked up. Please stop by the office during our hours to pick yours up. 

If you received an award during the Senior Awards Program, they are in the office as well ready for pick up.

Please bring back any technology or books that you may have at your house asap.  We are trying to service any technology that needs repairs before school starts again.

Please stay safe and have a great summer!!  Keep using Achieve 3000 to win prizes throughout the summer.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.  Thanks for your support during this challenging year.

 


6/14/20    

This has been a very challenging semester and now it has come to an end.  Thanks for everyone's patience and flexibility as we worked through e-learning.  Please remember to return your laptops and any school textbooks or books that you have with you.  When we mail out report cards for grades 9-11, a letter letting you know what you have on the fines list will be included.   

Students, you can stay sharp by doing Achieve 3000 articles this summer. There is a contest that you can win weekly prizes. 

Don't forget to come and pick up any awards that you have received from the office.  Also if you have not picked up your yearbook, they are in the office as well.

Seniors---Hopefully, we will be able to get together soon for graduation.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.  I will send you a connectEd when we have your report cards and transcripts ready for you to pick up.  Please be safe this summer and I am proud of each one of you!

This is all of our updates and reminders.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office. 
Our office hours for summer are Monday through Thursday 7 to 5.  The office is closed on Fridays. 
Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


6/7/20    

Students can return their laptops and other materials Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 4:30.  Students can also pick up your yearbook or awards during this time as well.  We do still have some yearbooks for sale and the cost is $100 (cash only). 

All students should have completed all assignments by Wednesday at noon.  Teachers' grades will be finalized on Wednesday. 

If your student owes any fines or fees, please take care of them in the office.

The summer hours of the office starting tomorrow will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The office is closed on Fridays.

This is all of our updates and announcements.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


5/31/20    

I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Kristy Carter and Kim Davis for all their hard work in putting together the Senior Awards Ceremony.  Also a thanks to Christi Fitch and Joyce East for assisting in finishing up the program.  If you have not watched the program there is a link posted on our webpage.  Congratulations to all of our winners! Congratulations to ALL our Graduating Seniors. You will be graduating soon!

We will start accepting books, uniforms and technology this week.  Anyone who is still working toward improving their grade can keep these items until next week.  Please pull in the front circle driveway and stay in your car to ensure social distancing when returning your items. 

Monday is Seniors returns
Tuesday is Juniors returns
Wednesday is Sophomores returns
Thursday is Freshman returns
Friday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 10 are the dates for students who are still working to turn in materials once they are finished.  Please call the office if you have questions.

Yearbooks can be picked it up in the office.  We still have a few extras copies for $100 cash only (correct change).

If you did not submit a grade option for your classes and you have not spoken to your teachers about the grade option you would like, please email them by Wednesday.  If you do not communicate with your teacher, you will get a PC19 or WC19 depending upon if you were passing or failing on Quarter 3.

Any student who has registered for an ACC course for next year (2020-2021), needs to send a copy of their registration form to there counselor ASAP. 

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


5/24/20    

Monday is a Holiday so no e-learning.

Seniors--Reminder our Cap and Gown pictures will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 4-6. This is the last chance to get your picture taken. 

Yearbooks have arrived and will be distributed on Tuesday, May 26: from 9-12 and 4-6, Wednesday, May 27: from 9-11 and 1-3,  and Thursday, May 28: from 9-11 and 1-3. We have 49 extra copies and the cost is $100.  We can only take cash and need the correct change. We will start selling these yearbooks on Tuesday during pick up times.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors.  We are continuing our Virtual College tours and chat sessions with  College Admission reps this week.  This week we have 3 college visits scheduled.  On Tuesday, May 26th you can visit and chat with UNC Greensboro at 3pm, on Wednesday, May 27th you can chat with Catawba College at 3pm and on Thursday, May 28th  you can visit and learn more about Shaw University at 3pm.  Please check your school email or the SAHS webpage to sign up for these events.  Once you sign up you will be emailed a link to participate in the virtual tours.  Email your school counselor if you have any questions!

Attention Class of 2020...if you would like us to announce your scholarships that you have been awarded from colleges at Awards Day please send a copy to Kristy Carter by Monday afternoon.  Examples include outside scholarships from churches or other organizations and financial award letters from any college.  Please let her know if you have any questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office during the hours of 7:30 to 3:30.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


5/17/20    

This is a reminder that your student needs to have filled out the grade options form by midnight on Monday. This is for grades 9-11. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor or administration.

Seniors--Don't forget Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken Monday, May 18 from 11 to 1 and Tuesday, May 19 from 3 to 6. Please follow the traffic pattern but entering the campus through the Ag Shop entrance.  Please check the Band or Webpage for any changes due to rain or you can call the office. 

Don't forget to go to myenergykit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to sign up to receive a free energy kit. We are in the last few weeks to get this free offer.   Southern has the possibility of winning $1,000 for our school if we have some more kits ordered. 

Attention Sophomores and Juniors.  We are continuing our Virtual College tours and chat sessions with College Admission reps this week.  On Tuesday, May 19th you can visit and chat with NC State at 3pm.  On Thursday, May 21st you can visit and learn more about Catawba at 3pm.  Please check your school email or the SAHS webpage to sign up for these events.  Once you sign up you will be emailed a link to participate in the virtual tours.  Email your school counselor if you have any questions!

Reminder:  Monday, May 25 is a Holiday so no online learning that day. 

This is all of this week's updates and announcements.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office between the hours of 7:30 to 3:30.   Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 

 


5/11/20    SENIOR CAP & GOWN PICTURES

Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken on Monday, May 18 from 11:00 to 1:00 and on Tuesday, May 19 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. (Rain date will be Wednesday, May 20 from 3pm to 6:00pm.) This is a drive-up event.  No money is needed.  Proofs will be mailed home to parents with the option to purchase.   

Students should wear their Cap and Gown and when they pull up to the photographers, get out of the car and proceed to the designated location.  Students will then get back into their car and leave. 

The route is for students to enter into the Ag Shop entrance and follow the cones to photographers.  After pictures, students will exit the A/B parking lot. 

We would like everyone to have their picture taken, even if you do not want to purchase them, because our photographer can create a class photo from these pictures.  So we want everyone included!

If you have any questions, please contact the office or Mrs. East.
 

5/10/20

Happy Mothers Day to all our Mothers, Grandmothers and other Mother figures!

If you do not receive a letter from the Superintendent, which was mailed on Monday (5/4), you should call the school office with an updated mailing address since many items will be mailed during this pandemic.  Seniors had information about graduation and grading.  Students that are in grades 9-11 taking a high school course for credit will need to make decisions on grade reporting but the information is in the mailed documents. 

Reminder to all AP students that AP testing starts this week.  Please make sure you have read your emails from CollegeBoard, your teachers and Ms. Mills regarding these exams.  We wish you good luck on the exams and hope to see many credits towards college earned; you deserve it!

Attention SAHS Juniors and Sophomores!
Are you ready to Zoom into some virtual college visits and talk live with Admissions officers?  Please join the SAHS Counselors next week as we begin offering virtual college tours and informational meetings bi-weekly starting May 12th!

Schedule for the week of May 11-15:
Tuesday, May 12th- 3:00pm- Zoom with Appalachian State University Admissions Office.

Thursday, May 14th- 3:00pm- Zoom with Western Carolina University Admissions Office.

You can get a quick overview of the college admissions process, hear some helpful application tips and ask questions that you may have about applying to college!  Now is the time to explore your options!  Sign up today!  Email your School Counselor if you have any questions!  We hope to see you on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00pm!  Please sign up!  This information is also on our home webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office during office hours 7:30-3:30.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


5/3/20

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please drop a note or email to your teachers to thank them for the job they do.  We are so blessed to have the teachers that we have in our building.  They have worked tirelessly during this difficult time and I could not be more proud to be apart of this awesome staff!!!  Thanks for all you do for our students and families!!!

The deadline for purchasing a yearbook has been extended until May 8.  The cost is $90 and can be purchased at www.yearbookforever.com

A letter from Dr. Benson will be sent out on Monday.  The letter talks about grading options for grades 9-11, graduation, and grading from Seniors.  If your address has changed, please contact the office as important information is being sent home. 

Seniors, please have patience while we deliver your signs.  It is a slow process but we will get to everyone.  If your address has changed please call the office.

If your student has any medication at school, please make arrangements to come and get it from the office. 

This is all of our announcements and updates.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  The office hours are 7:30 to 3:30.  Thanks for continued support and Good Night.

 


4/26/20

I know everyone wants to come back to school and we would love for everyone to be back at school but the governor has now closed our schools.  I also know that everyone has heard about the new grading adjustments.  Dr. Benson, our superintendent, will be sending a letter to everyone explaining how we will be handling grading.  I encourage everyone to keep working hard on your assignments because it does matter for whatever you will be doing next year.  This could cause you to be required to do remediation whether you are going to college or returning to Southern. 

I need to apologize to the Seniors.  The letter that you received with your report card has an error in it.  I missed changing one of the mascots names.  The district created a template for us to use by changing our mascots so everyone would receive the same message.  Again, I sincerely apologize for this mistake. 

Administration will begin delivering our senior surprises tomorrow.  This will take us a lot of time to deliver to 383 seniors so please be patient. 

On Monday night, the stadium lights will again be turned on at 8:00 pm for 20 minutes.  We are asking that everyone turn their porch lights on as well in honor of all our seniors.  Seniors can come by the school to see the lights but should not get out of their cars. 

Yearbooks are still on sale through April 30.  You can purchase one for $90 at yearbookforever.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30 Monday through Friday.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


4/19/20

I hope you enjoyed your spring break while social distancing.  We miss having everyone being on campus! We will get through this.  SA All Day!

Yearbooks are still on sale!  The sale has been extended to April 30.  There are only 100 copies left for purchase.  The cost is $90 and you can purchase your yearbook online at yearbookforever.com.  Once the sale ends, a waiting list will be established and books purchased from the waiting list will cost $100.

Per the state mandate, the grade for the third nine weeks can only be though March 13 (the last day students were in school).  Teachers used the grades collected from March 16 through April 3 in the third nine weeks if the grades improved their overall average. You may see changes in Powerschool for the fourth nine weeks due to state guidelines. This final nine weeks our teachers will remain focused on the critical standards of instruction to prepare for graduation or next school year.  We will continue to assess learning in order to be prepared for whatever happens between now and the end of school.  If you have any questions, please contact the office during our office hours of 7:30-3:30 Monday-Friday. 

We are here if you need anything, please give us a call.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.  

 

 


4/5/20

Friday, April 3rd, was the last day of the nine weeks - Q3.  Students, if you have anything that needs to be turned in you must get it turned in ASAP.  Parents, please check with your student to ensure they have gotten everything turned in.  Report cards will be sent home after Spring Break. 

This is a four day school week.  We will start Spring Break on Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 19.  The office will be closed during this time.  Meals will still be delivered April 14-17.

If you are in need of any assistance during this time, please call the office and we will find a way to help you out.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


3/29/20

The end of this nine weeks is this Friday, April 3.  Parents, please make sure that your student has been online completing assignments and that they are keeping up in each class.  If you still need a laptop, you can still come and get one.   Students--please make sure that you are wearing appropriate apparel when you are online with your teachers. 

Student Council is sponsoring a Quarantine Spirit Week!  
Mon. 3/30--March Madness--wear future or favorite college jersey or shirt. 
Tue. 3/31--Working from home--White Out (wear white). 
Wed. 4/1--April Fool's--wacky tacky clothes. 
Thu. 4/2--Quarantine: PJ/quarantine hobbies. 
Fri. 4/4--Homeschool Spirit--Red, White and Blue. 
Share your pictures by using the hashtag #saquarantivities.

Course registration for 2020-2021 school year is now complete.  Parents and students can make changes to their course selection this week.  Those who are planning to take ACC courses, we will make those changes at a later date.

SENIORS--you can pick up your cap and gowns from Herff Jones' office which is called  NC GRADUATE SERVICES between the time of 7am to 4pm on Monday, 3/31/20.  NC GRADUATE SERVICES office – 1031 Chapel Hill Road – Burlington, NC. 27215
You may also pick up your stole from the office between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30.

Don't hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


3/22/20

I know that we are uncharted waters.  It is essential that students work online during the day and complete assignments on time.  This is how they will receive grades for now.  Students should be working with their teachers during the time that the class would be meeting. Please check your teachers website or the online platform they are using for their class.  If you have any problems with technology or deadlines, you should be communicating with your teacher or the office. If your child needs something out of the classroom, they can come to school and we will escort them to the room. The office is open from 7:30 to 3:30 starting Monday.  The nine weeks will end of April 3 instead of March 26. 

On Friday, March 27 (which was listed as a teacher workday) will be a regular day that students need to be online working.   

There has been no decision to cancel Prom or graduation. 

Registration for next year's courses will continue remotely.  Administration and Counselors will be contacting students who have not already registered to provide assistance. 

Please check our website or the ABSS website for information about lunches that are being provided and delivered. Call the office if you have questions.

Seniors, the senior materials have arrived and are at the NC GRADUATE SERVICES office.  Due to being out of school, they will be distributing materials for us on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 at this office. You will need your order number and your balance when making the payment.  In the light of safety, Herff Jones would like to avoid contact with cash money so they would like for you to make payments online.  This also allows you to provide a name then grab and go with your order.  The office phone number is 336.228.7770 or  you can text 336-213-8668.  You can visit their webiste at www.highschool.herffjones.com  The office address:  NC GRADUATE SERVICES – 1031 Chapel Hill Road – Burlington, NC. 27215

Please let us know if you need any assistance from us.  Thanks for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


 3/16/20

22 of our school cafeterias will open beginning tomorrow for a free nutritious lunch for Alamance County children ages 18 and under. This special grab and go meal opportunity will be available each day Monday through Friday for this week and next week because of the mandatory school closure. A list of the 20 schools that will be providing the free grab and go meal is available on the ABSS website. You may visit any one of the 20 sites to participate.

The pick-up lunch for Alamance County children ages 18 and under will be available between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday, March 17 (tomorrow) through Friday, March 27. Eating in the cafeteria will not be permitted--this is a pick-up and take with you option only. There will be signs at each school directing visitors to the cafeteria. Thank you to our ABSS School Nutrition Program for making this opportunity available to our community.

The 20 schools are: Andrews Elementary, B E Jordan Elementary, Broadview Middle, Cummings High, Eastlawn Elementary, Garrett Elementary, Graham High, Graham Middle, Grove Park Elementary, Hawfields Middle, Haw River Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Newlin Elementary, North Graham Elementary, Pleasant Grove Elementary, Ray Street Academy, South Graham Elementary, Sylvan Elementary, Turrentine Middle, and Williams High

 


3/15/20

As you already know, schools have been closed for 2 weeks.  We want our students to be prepared for our eLearning option which will begin on Thursday, March 19th for high school students in ABSS. Teachers will be communicating through email and within their online platform with assignments.

If your child does not have a device at home and/or internet connectivity, then we are prepared to deploy devices and provide information to support your student beginning Monday, March 16th at 9:30 am.  Students should report to the Media Center to pick up a device. Our goal is to continue the learning process so our students are prepared to earn their high school credits. If you cannot come to pick up the device for your student tomorrow, we will still have availability for pick-up in our front office during the hours of 7:45 and 4:00. 

Students taking ACC classes need to make sure that you are keeping up with your deadlines in order to receive credit.

Counselors will be calling students to work on their selection of courses for next school year - 2020-2021.

A reminder that there are to be NO practices, workouts or meetings of any kind for students until further notice. No students should be on the campus unless they are picking up a device.  

Cap and Gown Pictures will be rescheduled when we return to school. The ACT Test for Juniors will be rescheduled as well. 

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


3/8/20

Wednesday, March 11 is a full regular school day.  This is a makeup day for weather we had on 3/7. 

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit from Duke Energy and use it to make their homes energy efficient. These FREE kits contain LED bulbs and other useful items that can make a big difference in saving energy at home. When we meet the challenge our school will automatically win $250. You can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit now at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.  See our school webpage for a video that provides additional information.

Yearbooks continue to be on sale for $90.  If you wish to order an iTag for your yearbook, the deadline to purchase the iTag is March 13. You can purchase yearbooks from Ms. Bare in C-1 or at yearbookforever.com.

The yearbook staff is currently working on the proofs for the senior section of the yearbook.  141 seniors did not complete a senior stat form.  We will give these forms out again this week.  Anyone who does not complete the form and return it to Ms. Bare by Friday, March 13 will not have their high school achievements listed in the yearbook. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon 3/9--JV and V Soccer home
Tue 3/10--JV and V Softball and Baseball home
Wed 3/11--Golf and Tennis away, JV and V Soccer home
Thu 3/12--JV and V Lacrosse home
Fri 3/13--JV and V Softball and Baseball away

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


3/1/20

Registration will start this week.  Counselors and Administrators will be meeting with students individually to assist in selecting courses for next year.  Progress Reports will be ready on Friday.  A reminder that we do not send progress reports home since everyone can view grades online at any time.  If you would like a printed copy of your student's progress reports, please contact their teachers or the office. 

This week is Project Unified's Spirit Week and Walk to End the "R" Word.  Monday is Blackout for discrimination--Everyone wear black,  Tuesday is Camo Day for invisible disabilities, Wednesday is Patriot Inclusion Day for national spread the word day--wear Blue and White,  Thursday is Go Green-- break the stigma, and Friday is Crazy sock /hat day--Wear your crazy socks for Down Syndrome awareness or Pay $1 to wear your hat all day.  Students that want to participate in the school-wide inclusion walk during fourth block will pay $1 to their fourth block teacher. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Monday---JV and V Baseball HOME; JV and V Soccer away
Wednesday---Tennis away, JV and V Lacrosse away, Softball HOME
Thursday---Tennis HOME, JV and V Soccer away
Friday---JV and V Softball, JV and V Baseball, JV and V Soccer all away, JV and V Lacrosse HOME
Saturday---JV and V Baseball HOME starting at 12

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.  

 


2/23/20

We will have additional support staff on campus tomorrow if any student or staff member needs it. 

There will be no ACT Test for Juniors on Tuesday; it been rescheduled to a later date in March.  More to come next week. 

Please come out and support our Lady Patriots Basketball Team as they play on Tuesday night at Northwood in the first round of the State Playoffs. 

Thanks for your continued support. 

 


2/16/20

If your student did not receive a registration book, please see their homeroom teacher or one of the school counselors.  Please talk with your student about the courses they want to take for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Don't forget our new attendance policy concerning absences in academic courses.  We will be contacting students who are getting close to losing their parking pass. 

Juniors will be taking the ACT Test on Tuesday, February 25.  This is an important test that all juniors must take.   

Athletics:
This week is the basketball conference tournament and our girls will play on Tuesday at Williams while the boys will also play on Tuesday at Southwest Randolph.  If they win they will play on Wednesday.  Good luck to both teams!

 


2/9/20

Monday, February 10 from 4:30-6:30, we will hold our Registration Fair for the 2020-2021 School year in the gym.  Parents and students from rising 8th graders through rising seniors can come and learn about all the options for courses.  Representatives from Elon, ACC, CTEC and Fire Academy as well as our staff will all be on hand to answer questions about all courses.  Students will receive Registration Books in homeroom on Monday.  We will  hold our rising 9th grade (class of 2024) parent night at 5:30 in the auditorium and our Junior parent night (class of 2021) at 6:30 in the media center. Come and gain information as to what to expect in their senior year. 

Progress Reports will be ready on Friday.  Remember, we do not send progress reports home since parents/guardians can view grades online.  If you would like a printed copy of the progress reports, please contact the office on Friday. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tues. 4/11--JV Boys, Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball HOME = Senior Night.
Wed. 4/12---JV Boys, V Girls/Boys away

 


2/2/20

There will be no Driver's Ed this week. 

Wednesday is an Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:15.  All students must be off campus by 12:45 so teachers can attend staff development. 

Mark your calendars our 2020 Registration Fair will be held on Monday, February 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 in the gym lobby.   All Parents and students grades 8th through 11th are invited to visit with counselors, teachers and administrators in the gym to learn about the options each student has when registering for classes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Parents and students can ask questions that will help students be challenged in their course-work, yet also follow a course plan that will help them be most successful in high school.  Representatives from ACC, Elon, and ABSS specialized programs will also be available to discuss options and opportunities. 

On Monday night, February 10, we will also hold our 8th grade parent meeting at 5:30 in the auditorium as well as our Junior Parent Night at 6:30 in the Media Center.   Students will be registering for classes for 2020-2021 in February and March.  We hope to see you there.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 2/4--JV Boys, V Girls/Boys Basketball HOME - PINK NIGHT
Fri. 2/7--JV Boys, V Girls/Boys Basketball away

 


1/25/20

Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday.  You can view your student's final grades on Powerschool.

A reminder of our new policy:
Effective immediately (Spring Semester, January 22, 2020) ANY student that accumulates MORE THAN 15 absences (excused or unexcused) in any academic block/period is subject to have their parking pass taken. Parking passes will be returned to students at the end of the quarter.  Students are subject to lose their parking pass permanently if an additional 5 absences in any academic block/period occur in the following quarter and will NOT be eligible to buy a parking pass Fall 2020.           *No refunds will be given*     **OSS will be included in absences calculations.**

Don't forget that 5th period this semester will be in D2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with Mrs. Lamanna. (students must provide their own transportation)

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 1/28---JV Girls/Boys Basketball HOME; V Girls/Boys Basketball away
Thu. 1/30---JV and Varsity Girls Basketball away; Wrestling away
Fri. 1/31---JV Boys, V Girls/Boys Basketball away at Graham; Swimming in Regional Tournament

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


Effective immediately (Spring Semester, January 22, 2020) ANY student that accumulates MORE THAN 15 absences (excused or unexcused) in any academic block/period is subject to have their parking pass taken. Parking passes will be returned to students at the end of the quarter.  Students are subject to lose their parking pass permanently if an additional 5 absences in any academic block/period occur in the following quarter and will NOT be eligible to buy a parking pass Fall 2020.  

*No refunds will be given*     **OSS will be included in absences calculations.**

 
5th period (this semester) will be in D2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with Mrs. Lamanna. (students must provide their own transportation
 

 

1/19/20

Monday is a Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Tuesday is a Teacher Workday. 
Students will begin the second semester on Wednesday, January 22! 

Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 28.  You can look on PowerSchool to see your student's final grades for the first semester. 

Yearbooks continue to be on sale.  The deadline to get a student's name stamped on the cover is January 22.  Students can purchase a yearbook at school from Ms. Bare in C-1 or online at www.yearbookforever.com.  The current cost is $90.  If there are extra yearbooks, the cost will be $100.


Freshman, please remember that the Elon Academy applications are due on Friday, January 24th.


Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 1/20 - Tony Perrou Basketball Tournament all teams will be playing
Tue. 1/21 - JV Girls away
Wed. 1/22 - Wrestling HOME
Thu. - Wrestling away
Fri. - JV Boys, V Girls/Boys HOME,  Swimming Conference Championships

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.   

 


 


Alamance Community College is hosting a Career & College Promise Information Session on Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Commons area of the main building on the ACC campus. Career & College Promise is ACC's dual-enrollment program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take classes tuition-free during high school. Current high school seniors are still eligible for the summer after they graduate to take advantage of this free opportunity. ACC campus is located at 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road in Graham. Have a good evening.

 

1/12/20

The final exam schedule is as follows:  
Monday, Jan. 13--All Math exams in the morning, afternoon will be 1st Block CTE exams.  
Tuesday, Jan. 14---All English exams in the morning, afternoon will be 2nd Block CTE exams.  
Wednesday, Jan. 15, All Science exams in the morning, afternoon 3rd Block CTE exams.  
Thursday, Jan. 16, All Social Studies exams in the morning, afternoon 4th Block CTE exams.   
Friday morning will be makeup exams.  
Morning exams start at 8:10 and the afternoon exams start at 12:30.  Students who do not have an exam do not need to attend school during that time.  Students will not be allowed to check out until all exams are completed.   

Please make sure that your student gets a good night's sleep, gets breakfast and is on time for their exams.  If your student is out sick, please call the office so we can schedule a makeup exam.  Students WILL NOT be allowed to check out until all exams are completed.  If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

Monday, January 20 is a Holiday. 

Tuesday, January 21 is a Teacher Workday.


Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 1/14--JV Girls away; V Girls/Boys Basketball away at Williams starting at 4:30pm
Thu. 1/16--JV/V Boys Basketball away; JV/V Girls Basketball HOME
Friday--JV Girls/Boys Basketball HOME; V Girls/Boys Basketball away; Swimming HOME

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


1/5/20

This is the last week of classes before exams start to end the semester.  Teacher made exams will be on Friday, January 10. 

The final exam schedule is as follows: 
Monday, Jan. 13--All Math exams in the morning, afternoon will be 1st Block CTE exams. 
Tuesday, Jan. 14---All English exams in the morning, afternoon will be 2nd Block CTE exams. 
Wednesday, Jan. 15, All Science exams in the morning, afternoon 3rd Block CTE exams. 
Thursday, Jan. 16, All Social Studies exams in the morning, afternoon 4th Block CTE exams.   
Friday morning will be makeup exams. 
Morning exams start at 8:10 and the afternoon exams start at 12:30.  Students who do not have an exam do not need to attend school during that time.  Students will not be allowed to check out until all exams are completed.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.  If your student is taking an ACC class and have not talked to Ms. Mills about exams, please see her ASAP.

Tutoring will be available in the media center January 6 - January 9 for students needing help with studying habits, coursework, and planning projects.  Monday and Wednesday will be math and science.  Tuesday and Thursday will be English and history.  Tutoring will be held before school from 8:00 until the end of homeroom and after school until 4:00.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Monday--Swimming HOME
Tuesday--JV Boys, V Girls/Boys Basketball away
Wednesday--All Basketball teams HOME vs Cummings starting at 4
Thursday--Student/Staff Basketball game
Friday--JV Boys, V Girls/Boys HOME - Coming Home 
Saturday--Wrestling at Williams

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


12/22/19

I hope everyone has a safe and joyful holiday! 

When we return to school on January 6, there is only one week before exams start to end the semester.  Teacher made exams will be on Friday, January 10. 

The final exam schedule is as follows: 
Monday, Jan. 13--All Math exams in the morning, afternoon will be 1st Block CTE exams. 
Tuesday, Jan. 14---All English exams in the morning, afternoon will be 2nd Block CTE exams. 
Wednesday, Jan. 15, All Science exams in the morning, afternoon 3rd Block CTE exams. 
Thursday, Jan. 16, All Social Studies exams in the morning, afternoon 4th Block CTE exams.   
Friday morning will be makeup exams.  Morning exams start at 8:10 and the afternoon exams start at 12:30. 
Students who do not have an exam do not need to attend during that time.  Students will not be allowed to check out until all exams are completed.  If you have any questions, please contact the office on January 6.  If your student is taking an ACC class and have not talked to Ms. Mills about exams, please see her when we return.

Tutoring will be available in the media center January 6 - January 9 for students needing help with studying habits, coursework, and planning projects.  Monday and Wednesday will be math and science.  Tuesday and Thursday will be English and history.  Tutoring will be held before school from 8:00 until the end of homeroom and after school until 4:00.

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 

12/15/19

This is the last full week before winter break.  The office will be closed December 21 through at least January 2. 

Progress reports will be ready for you to view on Wednesday.  Remember that we do not send progress reports home since you can view your students' grades online at any point.  If you would like a printed copy just call the office. 

We will only have one week of classes left when we return from the break before exams so all students need to make sure that all missing assignments are taking care of. 

Final exams will start on January 13-17.  Please do not schedule any appointments during this time.  Students that are taking ACC classes next semester will need to touch base with Ms. Mills or Mrs. Faucette to discuss your exam schedule. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 12/17--Indoor Track,  JV Girls/Boys Basketball away; V Girls/Boys Basketball HOME; Band Concert
Wed. 12/18--Indoor Track, Swimming both away; Wrestling HOME
Thu. 12/19--JV/V Girls Basketball HOME
Fri. & Sat. 12/20-21--JV Girls Basketball Tournament HOME
Sat. 12/21--Wrestling at Chapel Hill

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 12/10/19

Attention all students and parents...  Students who are currently failing or struggling in courses there is still time!!  If you are needing to have a place to work, we have options.  Ms. Lamanna will be on campus in D2 lab Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 every week until exams.  Students need their own transportation from tutoring.  She will also be in B2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays during all lunches.  Both locations have access to computers and she is happy to help in any way she can.

If you have any questions, please contact our office. Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 12/8/19

This is spirit week for our Holiday Cheer.  Monday is PJ day, Tuesday is ugly sweater day, Wednesday is Candy Cane Wars (freshman and juniors wear red, seniors and sophomores wear white), Thursday is Family photo flannel day, Friday is holiday festive gear. 

We have two weeks before winter break.  Please make sure that your student is here on time and present every day.  Students will only have one week before exams when we return from winter break.  I also ask that you do not any appointments or trips scheduled from January 13 through the 16 since students will be taking exams with January 17 makeups.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 12/10--JV Boys/Girls away, V Girls/Boys HOME
Wed. 12/11--V Girls at EA, Wrestling away
Thu. 12/12--JV Girls away, Dance Concert 7:00pm
Fri. 12/13--JV Girls/Boys HOME, V Girls/Boys away; Swim Team HOME
Sat. 12/14--Wrestling Home

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


12/1/19

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break and now it is back to school. 

We only have three weeks before our Winter Break so students need to make sure they are at school every day and keep up with assignments. 

Exams start on Monday, January 13, please do not make any appointments during the day that week. 

Winter sports pictures are this Friday.  Athletes should see their coaches for time and order information.  Money is due at the time pictures are taken.  This is the yearbook team picture and there are no make-ups for sports pictures.

Please come out and support our team this week:
Mon. 12/2--Swimming away
Tue. 12/3--Indoor Track away
Wed. 12/4--Wrestling HOME
Fri. 12/5--Both JV & V Girls & Boys Basketball teams all HOME starting at 4:00
Sat. 12/6--JV Boys, V Girls & Boys Basketball HOME starting at 12
Sun. 12/7--Chorus Concert 3:00

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


11/24/19

I would first like to thank everyone for their support of our staff and students.  I am thankful to have a school community that loves Southern while supporting us.  I hope this week everyone will get to spend time with family and friends as they are your support system so be thankful.  The Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday through Friday so no school and the office will be closed.  

Congratulations to our Football Team and Coaches for a great season! While we didn't come away with the win on Friday night, the team made it into the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in 13 years.  We are proud of our Team!  Thanks to everyone who came out to support them!  Thankful for our band, cheerleaders, dance team and their coaches for their dedication and support as well during the season!

Congratulations to our Vet Science Team that are now State Champions!!  Team Members are Samantha Davis, Gabe Mahaney, Ashley Howard, Shannon Holliday, manager Gretchen Thomas, and Coach Tasha Dawson.  They are headed to the Nationals!  We are so proud of you!

Come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 11/26--JV Girls & Boys,  V Girls & Boys Basketball teams all play at home starting at 4.
Wed. 11/27--Wrestling at Riverside
Sat. 11/30-- V Boys Basketball at Person

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.  

 


 11/17/19

Congratulations to Miss Haidyn Warren, who was crowned our new Miss Southern this past Tuesday.  Congratulations to our Football Team for winning on Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs.  They will play at Lee High School this Friday.  Let's pack the stands!  

On Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30pm in the auditorium parents and students are welcome to come and learn more about ABSS High School Specialty Programs--International Baccalaureate Program at Williams High (rising 9th), Early College Program at A-B Early College @ ACC (rising 9th), Pre-Collegiate Academy at Graham High (rising 9th),  AIMS (Advanced Integrated Math & Science)Academy at Graham High (rising 11-12).  We hope you can attend this program.

Progress Reports will be ready on Friday, 11/22/19.  This is a reminder to check PowerSchool for your students' grades and assignments. If you would like a printed progress report please contact your teacher or the office.  

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/18--Swim Team HOME
Wed. 10/20--Wrestling HOME
Fri. 10/22---V Football at Lee High School in the second round of state playoffs
Sat. 10/23---Wrestling HOME

Thank you for your continued support and Good night.

 


11/3/19

On Friday, we honored teachers in our building that are Veterans.  We want to again Thank Mr. Schoppe, Mrs. Roark and Mr. Johnson for their service. 

Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, November 4th. 

There is a meeting on Monday, November 4  about the new high school design at 6:00 pm at Williams High School. Representatives from Moseley Architects will be on hand to share information and seek input regarding the new high school design. They really want input from the community.

Congratulations to the following:  Our Floriculture and Nursery Teams for both finishing 2nd in the National Competition this past week.   Kyleigh Whittemore who represented SAHS in the State Golf Championship this past week.   The volleyball team fought hard but was eliminated in the fourth round of the state playoffs last night.  Good Luck to Daniel King and Hannah Graham who qualified for the State Championship this coming weekend in Cross Country!  We are proud of all of our teams and athletes. 

Tuesday is a Teacher Workday.  Please go out and vote!

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 11/4--JV Football at Southern Guilford
Thu. 11/7--JV Football home
Fri. 11/8--V Football at Williams
Sat. 11/9--Cross Country State Championships

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


10/27/19

Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country Team for winning the Conference Championship and to Coach Rodney Cain for being named Coach of the Year!! 

Good luck to our Floriculture and Nursery Teams that will be traveling to the National Competition this week!!  Monday is the last day of this nine weeks. 

Tuesday is a Teacher Workday so no school. 

Winter sports parent player meeting will be held Monday night at 6:30 in the auditorium. If you play a fall sport you don't have to attend.

Yearbooks are $70 through October 31.  On November 1, the price increases to $90.  Get a treat, not a trick and buy your yearbook today!  You can purchase online at yearbookforever.com or from Ms. Bare in C-1. 

Underclass makeup pictures are on November 12.  Appointments will go out the week of November 4. 

Don't forget to turn your clocks BACK next Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/28--V Soccer away
Tue. 10/29--V Volleyball away in 2nd round of State Playoffs (Teacher Workday)
Wed. 10/30--JV & V Soccer home
Thu. 10/31--JV Football away
Fri. 11/1--V Football home for Senior Night-- We will also honor veterans on this night.

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 

10/20/19

There are only 6 more school days in the first nine weeks.  Please make sure your student has everything turned in for their classes before Monday, Oct. 28. 

Southern High parents and students, you are invited to attend an information and input session to learn more about the Southern High School renovation project that will be funded by voter-approved bond funds. The meeting will be held at the Southern High School auditorium on Monday, October 21 at 6:00 pm. Representatives from Pinnacle Architects will share their ideas and ask for your input so we hope you will be able to attend. 

This is College Application Week for Seniors.  Some colleges have waived their application fees during this week.  Our school counselors will be working with our seniors to fill out applications.  If your senior does not have English this semester, they can sign up in student services for a time to meet with a counselor.

Parents of 9th grades--There will be an interest meeting for Elon Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Media Center from 5:30-7:00.  This is an opportunity for your student to be selected and work with Elon University throughout high school to prepare your student for college.  Join us and hear all about it.

Southern's 3rd Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat is planned for Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-6 pm at Southern Alamance High School.  There will be candy, games, hayrides, haunted forest and guaranteed fun.  Admission is free.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/21--Volleyball hosts 1st round of Conference Tournament at 6:00 HOME
Tue. 10/22--Cross Country away, Volleyball at SWR at 7:00 (if we win on Monday)
Wed. 10/23--V Soccer HOME; Volleyball at SWR at 6:00 for Conference Championship (if we win on Tuesday)
Thu. 10/24--JV Football HOME
Fri. 10/25--V Football at Eastern Guilford

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


10/13/19

College Application Week begins next week, October 21st and ends October the 25th at 5pm.  Seniors will have the opportunity to have assistance from counselors to fill out applications to the colleges of their choice, create a Common App, apply for scholarships or apply to a college that has waived their application fee for this week only.  All Seniors who have English IV will automatically be signed up to participate.  If you do not have English IV this semester, please stop by student services to sign up.  Parents please encourage your child to participate.

There is a CAP (Career Acceleration Program) Meeting on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:00 in the Media Center. This is a great hands-on experience for Juniors and Seniors. 

Wednesday, October 16 is a Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:15 and must be off campus by 12:45. 

Sports pictures are on October 17.  Please see your coach for order information, time and location. Money is due at the time the pictures are taken.  This is the yearbook picture and there are not makes ups for sports pictures. 

Underclassman yearbook pictures were delivered this past week.  If your student ordered pictures and did not receive them, they should check with their homeroom teacher.  if that person does not have the pictures, please see Ms. Bare in C-1.  Yearbooks are on sale for $70.  The price increases to $90 on November 1.  You can purchase yearbooks online at yearbookforever.com or from Ms. Bare in C-1.  Senior parent ads are due by October 25.  Money, pictures and messages are all due at the time the ad is placed.  You can give the ad to Ms. Bare in C-1 or you can upload the ad and pay for it at yearbookforever.com

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/14--JV & V Soccer home, Golf at Conference Championships
Tue. 10/15--Cross Country away, JV & V Volleyball and JV & V Soccer home
Wed. 10/16--JV & V Soccer away
Thu. 10/17--JV & V Volleyball home
Fri. 10/18--Powder Puff Football

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night. 

 


10/6/19

Senior Parents--Don't forget the Financial Aid Night on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 pm in the Media Center.  Herff Jones will be meeting with all Seniors on Thursday at 10:00 to discuss graduation supplies. 

There are only three weeks left in the first nine weeks.  Parents--please make sure that you are frequently checking your student's grades in PowerSchool.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the teacher or administration. 

The High School Options Fair is this coming Saturday from 9-1 at Holly Hill Mall.  Parents and students will be able to explore all the different opportunities your student has in ABSS.  I encourage students in 9-11 grade to attend with their parents; this is a floating event.

Please come out and  support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 10/7--JV & V Soccer away
Tue. 10/8--JV & V Volleyball home, Cross Country away, Tennis in Conference Championship
Wed. 10/9--V Soccer away, JV & V Volleyball home
Thu. 10/10--JV & V Volleyball and JV & V Soccer home, JV Football away
Fri. 10/11--V Football home which is the Hall of Fame Game

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.  

 


9/29/19

Congratulations to our New Homecoming Queen, Ivy Qualls.   

Progress reports are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4.  Remember that we do not send progress reports home since you can view your student's grade daily.  Please take time to review them and let us know if you have any questions.  If you would like a printed copy, please contact our office. 

There will be an interest meeting for the Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant on Thursday, October 3rd at 3:30 pm in Student Services.  Any senior girl interested in competing for the title should plan to attend. The meeting will be held in Student Services. 

For Governor's School:
For parents of juniors and sophomores, there will be a district-wide meeting about Governor's School Monday, October 7th at 6 pm in the Professional Library at Central Office. Governor's School is a residential program for academically gifted and talented students held during the summer of 2020.  Juniors can apply in any subject area while Sophomores can only apply in a performing Arts area.  Please contact Mrs. Carter in Student Services if you have questions.

Students and Parents of Seniors are invited to attend a Financial Aid Night at Southern on Monday, October 7th at 6 pm in the Media Center. A financial aid specialist from Alamance Community College will discuss the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have about financing college.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/30--Tennis and V Soccer away
Tue. 10/1-- Cross Country away; JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 10/2--Golf away; Tennis HOME for SENIOR NIGHT
Thu. 10/3--JV & V Volleyball away; JV Football HOME
Fri. 10/4--V Football away

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


9/22/19

This is Homecoming Week!!! We hope everyone will show their school spirit and participate each day.   
Monday is Tourist vs. Bikers;  Tuesday is PJ day;  Wednesday in Camo day;  Thursday is sports jerseys; Friday is Red, White &/or Blue.   
Our Powder Puff game will be on Wednesday at 7pm. The Homecoming Parade will be at 6:15 on Friday starting in the back parking lot and traveling through the middle school and ending up in A-B Parking lot.  Then the football game starts at 7:30 against SW Randolph and our Queen will be crowned during halftime. 

Remember to continue to check your students progress in PowerSchool.  I want to thank everyone for a smooth start to the school year. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/23--Golf away; Tennis and JV & V Soccer HOME
Tue. 9/24--Tennis, JV & V Volleyball and Cross Country away
Wed. 9/25--Tennis HOME; JV &V Soccer away
Thu. 9/26--JV & V Volleyball and JV Football away
Fri. 9/27--HOMECOMING--V Football home vs SWR

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night

 


9/15/19

Please make sure that you are regularly monitoring your student's grades on PowerSchool.   This will help ensure that your student is successful. 

Seniors will be attending the College Fair on Monday at Elon University.  They are leaving at 9:00 am.  Parents, you can attend the College Fair tomorrow evening starting at 6:00 pm. 

Wednesday is a Teacher Workday.  Teachers are involved in mandatory professional development. 

Thursday Night is Senior Parent Night at 6:00 pm in the Media Center.  Parents will receive valuable information concerning college applications and financial aid. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/16--Tennis and V Soccer HOME; Golf away
Tue. 9/17--Cross Country and Tennis HOME; JV & V Volleyball away
Wed. 9/18--(Teacher Workday) Golf, Tennis, JV & V Volleyball, JV & V Soccer all away
Thu. 9/19--JV & V Volleyball and JV Football HOME
Fri. 9/20--V Football away at Cummings

Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.

 


9/8/19

Senior makeup pictures are on Friday, September 13.  Students received appointments on Friday.  If they did not receive appointments on Friday, they should receive them on Monday.  The sitting fee is $35 and is due when the pictures are made.  The schedule for makeups is posted on the yearbook page of the website, under the student life tab.  This is the last chance to have a senior portrait made for the 2020 yearbook.   Yearbooks are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.yearbookforever.com.  The cost is $70.  The price increases on November 1 to $90. 

Underclass pictures are also onFriday, September 13.  Order forms have been sent home.  Money is due when pictures are taken.  Morning CTEC students should have their pictures taken before leaving for CTEC.  The photographers will be ready at 7:30.  

As a reminder, we do not send progress reports home.  Please make sure that you are checking PowerSchool to see your students grades.  Friday would be the day that progress reports go home.  If you would like a printed progress report, just call the office and we will get them for you.

Seniors will be attending a college fair at Elon University on Monday, September 16th from 9:30 am until 10:15. Please dress appropriately and follow the school dress code.  We will leave campus at 9:00 am and return around 10:50 am.  Bus assignments will be posted in student services and given to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.  Parents are also invited to the College Fair on Monday, September 16th at 6pm in the Alumni Gymnasium at Elon University. If you have any questions, please see your counselor in Student Services.

Students and Parents of Seniors and Tweeners are invited to attend a Senior Parent Night at Southern on Thursday, September 19th starting at 6 pm in the Media Center.  You will hear about the college application process from the Assistant Director of Admissions from UNC-Chapel Hill. We will also discuss how to find scholarships through Naviance and answer any questions you may have about college.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 9/9--Tennis, Golf, JV & V Soccer all away
Tue. 9/10--Cross Country, Tennis away, JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 9/11--Tennis, Golf away, V Soccer, JV & V Volleyball HOME
Thu. 9/12--JV Football HOME
Fri. 9/13--V Football away at Eastern Alamance

Thank you for our continued support and Good Night.

 


9/2/19

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  We had a great first week of school.

All schedule changes for the first semester should be completed. I had to make a few changes this weekend and students will receive their updated schedule in homeroom. 

Juniors and Seniors make sure that you are parked in your numbered spot. All parking spaces are numbered.  No one should be parking on campus without a parking pass. 

Yearbooks are on sale for $70. You can purchase yearbooks from Ms. Bare in C-1, or at  www.yearbookforever.com.  There is also a link on the homepage of the website. Checks for yearbooks purchased at school should be made payable to SAHS.

Underclass pictures and senior makeup pictures will be made on Friday, September 13. Order information and appointments will go home this week.  If you did not have a senior picture taken, please see Ms. Bare in C-1 for an appointment. 

Parents, please make sure that you have signed all the required paperwork online.  Per documentation from DPI, the PowerSchool app no longer works with the grade book. Parents should access the Parent Portal using a web browser. You can set a shortcut on the desktop of their phone.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lynthacum.

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Tue. 9/3--Tennis away; JV & V Volleyball HOME
Wed. 9/4--Cross Country away; JV Football HOME
Thu. 9/5--Golf, JV & V Volleyball away
Fri. 9/6--Cross Country away, V Football away at Eastern Randolph

Thanks for your continued support and Good Night.

 


 8/25/19

I hope your family had a chance to meet the teachers this afternoon. 

Tomorrow is the First Day of School!!!  We are so excited to get this year started.  Please remember that everyone will report to homeroom first thing in the morning. If there are still schedule issues, we will meet with students tomorrow during the day. Instructions will be given to students during the morning announcements. 

Parents, if you have not already completed all the forms online, please go in and fill them out.  If you need assistance, please call the office. 

Only students that have bought parking passes can drive to school.  Every parking spot is numbered.   

Please do not drop off students before 7:30, students are to remain in the front office courtyard until 7:40 for safety reasons. 

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 7/26--Varsity Football will finish the game from Friday starting at 7; Tennis HOME
Tue. 7/27---Golf away, JV and V Soccer, JV and V Volleyball, Tennis ALL HOME
Wed. 7/28---Golf, V Volleyball, V Soccer all away
Thu. 7/29---JV and V Volleyball, Tennis both away
Fri. 7/30--V Football HOME vs. Graham

This is all of our announcements.  We look forward to working with your families this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night.


7/18/19

Students, if you did not make it get your schedule changed on your assigned date, you will have an opportunity to request a change on the first day of school.  Freshman schedule changes will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2-5.  If you just have a hole in the second semester, we can fix that after school starts. 

We will be hosting a New Patriot Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6pm in the Media Center.  Any student and their parents/guardians new to Southern is invited to attend. 

Our Open House will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 4:30pm.  This is a floating event where your student can walk their schedule and meet the teachers.  There is no program or bells.  Dr. Barnes and Mr. K will be available to answer questions concerning the buses in the Media Center during this time as well.  We hope to see everyone here.  

Monday, August 26 is the First Day of School!!!

Please come out and support our Patriots this week:
Mon. 7/19---Tennis HOME, Golf & Soccer is away
Wed. 7/21---Golf, Tennis & V Soccer all away
Fri. 7/23---V Football HOME vs. Western Alamance
Sat. 7/24---V Volleyball away

This is all of our announcements.  I look forward to working with your family this year!  It's gonna be a great year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for your continued support and Good Night

 

 

 


 

 

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The office will be closed the week of July 1. The office will be open again on Monday, July 8. Follow this link for summer counseling office hours. 

I hope everyone has a safe and restful summer. Stay Cool and Good Night.

  

 

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