Weekly Announcements, 4/17/17-4/21/17 

*Student pick-ups and drop-offs must be done at the back entrance/carpool lane of the school building in the mornings and afternoons.  The front circle is reserved for buses and visitors.


This is a reminder that seniors need to order their cap and gown.  You can do this by mailing in your order form and payment or by ordering online at www.highschool.herffjones.com.  As of now, the price is $80.  Do not delay as we do not know when the price of the cap and gown set will increase.  Order packets are available in the main office. 

*See Ms. Compton in Student Services if you have special circumstances or will not be participating in the ceremony on June 9, 2017. 


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in the five states (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) within the circuit.  The contest offers students an opportunity to learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights along with a chance to win case prizes ($2,000 first place, $1,500 second place, and $1,000 third place).

The contest theme, Access to Justice, asks students to consider and share their thoughts on "What does access to justice mean to you and how do the Constitution and Bill of Rights enable this access?"

The submission deadline is Friday, June 16th.  Contest rules and the entry form are available online here.


 will have morning Huddles on Fridays at 6:45 am during February and March in the Gym.


Friday, 4/21/17
Congratulations to Rachel Pazur!  She earned acceptance into Governor's School for Chorus!

Thursday, 4/20/17

Please release all men's tennis players at 2 today.

Livingston College Summer Program may be a college opportunity for seniors.  There is no cost for the program.  Please see Mrs. Compton if you are still unsure of what to do after graduating high school so she can assist you with the process.

*Student volunteers for Special Olympics will meet their advisers in the Auditorium at the beginning of Sparta Lunch on Friday.  All volunteers are reminded to wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen.

Wednesday, 4/19/17
Congratulation to Nkemdirim Obodo on being selected as a LEDA Scholar!  As a LEDA Scholar, she will attend a fully-funded 7-week summer leadership program at Prinecton University and receive personalized guidance in applying to the most competitive colleges in the country.

The women's soccer team defeated Western Harnett 1-0 yesterday!  The lone goal was scored by Jordan Velardo 15 seconds into the game.

Please excuse the Track & Field Team at 1:45 to go to Triton.

Please release the Golf team at 12 today.

Release all VARSITY baseball players at 1:45 for their game against Southeast Raleigh.

The American Legion would like to sponsor a young man who is interested in attending Boys State.  See Mr. Peterson or Mr. Petty for more information.

There will be a Girls Basketball interest meeting on Thursday in Room 1503 during Spartan Success.  See Coach Holland with any questions.

There will be an end-of-year gaming club beginning next week for club rotations 2 and 3.  Please see Mr. Burgess in 1601 if you are interested in signing up.

Tuesday, 4/18/17
Students who did not pick up their report card on Monday, 4/17, should pick it up from their homeroom teacher.

Congratulations to the SSS Winter Guard on three outstanding performances at the 2017 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.  Performing in front of thousands of people and against the top Winter Guard programs from all over the country, the SSS Winter Guard finished 5th in the world and was the only group to make Open Class Finals after being promoted last season.  Congratulations to these amazing students on all of their outstanding achievements this season!

Congratulations to Cassie Munday for being selected as a recipient of the 2017 WGI Scholarship!  Cassie received a $2,000 scholarship at WGI World Championships for outstanding dedication and performance in the Winter Guard program  as well as academic achievement and community service.  Way to go, Cassie!

Teachers, please release all baseball players at 1:25 for their game.  Also, release golf players at 1:00.

Volleyball interest meeting this Thursday during Sparta Success in the Gym Lobby.  Volleyball open gyms start this Thursday after school for those girls who have a current physical on file and are not in a spring sport.  See Coach Morris or Coach Russell for more information.

Any students needing service hours and can stay after school today to help get the track and football stadium ready for Special Olympics and #SSStrong, please see Coach Morris before the end of 4th block.  Bring the Service form to be signed.

Monday, 4/17/17: Report Cards distributed during afternoon homeroom
Spring sports pictures will be today right after school.

Teachers, please release all Tennis team members at 2:00 and all softball team members at 2:15.

Trying to decide between college and the military?  Staff Sergeant Autry of the Army National Guard will be at SSS tomorrow to discuss how the National Guard can help pay for your college education.  Please plan to attend in Student Services during Spartan Success.

The following scholarship applications are due to Ms. Compton by April 19th:
     Joyce Wade Scholarship
     Neuse Termite Scholarship

Herff Jones will be at SSS tomorrow during lunches to deliver caps and gowns.

Students are reminded to return any overdue materials and to make arrangements to pay any fees on their accounts.  Also, check you school email every day!

Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week:  Digital safety and security start with protecting all household computers with a security suite (anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall) that is set to update automatically.  Keep your operating system, web browsers, and other software current as well, and back up computer files on a regular basis.

Posted by DanielBarrett On 21 April, 2017 at 9:54 AM  

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