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December 9, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,
 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Please come out on Friday, December 15th at 6:30pm to support our Fine Arts Department of Stephenson High at its Annual Winter Concert featuring the Sonic Sound Band, Dance and Choral Programs. Scholar Artwork from the Visual Arts Classes will also be on display. Tickets are $1.00 for scholars and $5.00 for adults

Senior Parents and scholars the yearbook still has advertisement space in the book. We will be accepting payment for ads and submission of pictures and messages until December 15th. Please reserve your spot today. The prices and sizes can be found under the yearbook link on the SHS website scholar page. For additional information contact Ms. Wyatt.

As a reminder the last day of the semester for scholars and staff is Wednesday December 20. 

 

December 4, 2017

 

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal, Mr. Michael A Jones. I am calling to share with you that due to district wide internet issues we did not continue our EOC testing for 3rd and 4th period today only. We will adjust our testing schedule to ensure that the scholars that did not test today are accommodated. Again, Due to district wide internet issues we not continue our EOC testing for 3rd and 4th period today only. We will adjust our testing schedule to ensure that the scholars that did not test today are accommodated.

 

Thank you, have a great afternoon and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

December 2, 2017

Beginning Monday, we will begin our End of Course Testing for scholars that are currently taking Coordinate Algebra, Analytical Geometry, US History, Economics, Physical Science, Biology, 9th Grade Literature Composition and American Literature. Please make sure that your scholars review all notes and study guides given to them by their teacher. Also have scholars use their chromebooks to access some of the websites that are located on the home page of our website. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but just a few sites scholars can use to review for the exams.

We have been reminding the scholars that cell phones, electronic devices to include their chromebooks and any smart watches like Apple watches are not allowed in the testing environment. If an electronic device is discovered during the testing, it will cause their test to be invalidated.

Finally, it is critical that scholars get enough rest the night before and eat a good breakfast the day of testing. In addition, it is important that they get to school before time. Next week testing begins each day at 8:10am. Scholars that are late to school are in a rush and become frustrated. This rushed and frustrated feeling can cause them not to perform their best during their testing. So let us make plans to arrive to school early if we drop our scholars off to school in the mornings.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

November 30, 2017

As a reminder starting tomorrow Friday, December 1st the school district will go back to its regular dismissal times for schools. For Stephenson High School our regular dismissal time will be 3:13pm.

Next week we will begin our End of Course Testing for scholars that are currently taking Coordinate Algebra, Analytical Geometry, US History, Economics, Physical Science, Biology, 9th Grade Literature Composition and American Literature. Please make sure that your scholar review all notes and study guides given to them by their teacher. Also have scholars to use their chromebooks to access some of the websites that are located on the home page of our website. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but just a few sites scholar can go to review for the exams.

 

We have been reminded the scholars that cell phones, electronic devices to include their chromebooks and any smart watches like Apple watches are not allowed in the testing environment. If an electronic device is discovered during the testing it will cause their test to be invalided.

 

Finally, it is critical that scholars gets enough rest the night before and eat a good breakfast the day of testing. In addition it is important that they get to school before time. Next week testing begins each day at 8:10am. Scholars that are late to school are in a rush and become frustrated. This rushed and frustrated feeling can cause them not to perform their best during their testing. So let us make plans to arrive to school early if we drop our scholars off to school in the mornings.

 

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

November 27, 2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones

 

Scholars received their progress reports today during 4th block. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

 

Please remind your scholars to charge their Chromebooks as soon as they get home each evening. This will ensure that they are prepared the next day for school.

 

Beginning this Friday, December 1st the school district will go back to its regular dismissal times for schools. For Stephenson High School our regular dismissal time will be 3:13pm.

 

Thank you Have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness.

 

November 10, 2017

 

This is your principal, Mr. Michael A Jones.

Parents please come out and laugh your head off at the PTSA Comedy Show. Thursday, November 16th at 7:00pm. We will have professional comedians Cortez Macklin and Comedian TJ hosted by Alton Walker. We will also see the winners from the Stephenson High School Talent Show. Don’t miss this one of a kind event and the proceeds go to the PTSA Scholarship Fund. The cost of the tickets are $5 for scholars and $10 before the night of the show and $15 at the door. Along with the adult ticket you will receive a free pass to the Atlanta Comedy Theater. Of course it is clean comedy but it is extremely funny comedy. See you there!!!!

 

We will have our PTSA General Body Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm in the SHS Theater.

 

Time is drawing near to the deployment of the chromebooks for our scholars Tuesday, November 14th. Don’t miss out on this initial deployment. Because of requested demand the link on our website to pay scholar’s chromebook insurance will be open through Monday, November 13th. So you can still go the website to pay your insurance. The cost is $20. Scholars can also pay the insurance in the main office from 8am – 2pm on Monday of next week.

 

Thank you, have a good evening and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

November 6, 2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I wanted to remind you that school will be in session tomorrow. November 7th. Election Day November 7th is one of the days the district will use to make up for the days we lost during Hurricane Irma. So please send you scholars to school tomorrow. However, due to voting tomorrow, all afterschool tutorials only are cancelled. Athletics and Band will take place as outline by the coaches or sponsors. All other scholars will need to leave campus immediately after dismissal.

 

Parents please come out and laugh your head off at the PTSA Comedy Show. We have professional comedians Cortez Macklin and Comedian TJ hosted by Alton Walker We will also see the winners from the Stephenson High School Talent Show. Don’t miss this one of a kind event and the proceeds go to the PTSA Scholarship Fund. The show will take place on Thursday November 16th at 7:00pm. Of course it is clean comedy but it is extremely funny comedy. See you there!!!!

 

Don’t forget to go to our website to pay your scholar’s chromebook insurance. The cost is $20. Scholars can also pay the insurance in the main office from 8am – 2pm.

 

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, All IN G2G Geared to Greatness 

 

November 4, 2017

 

Good morning Parents and Guardians,

The deployment dates for our scholars to receive the Chromebooks are Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th. To Register your scholar to get a District Chromebook Device you must go to the Stephenson High School Website to pay the Chromebook Insurance. The cost is $20. You will need your scholar’s student Id number to complete the form. Do not worry about the serial number of the device. That will be added later. If you are unable to pay online you can come to the school to pay or send payment by your scholar for the Chromebook Insurance which again is $20 between the times of 8:00am – 2:00pm. This payment must be in cash and you must have exact change. The online process for paying the Chromebook Insurance will end on Friday, November 10th at 5pm. However, you can come to the school up to and through the deployment dates to purchase the Chromebook Insurance. Finally we will need your signature and that of your scholar on the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement. Information was sent with your scholars yesterday and that same information is on our school’s website.

 

Please come out to our next PTSA General Body Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 14 at 6:30 in the Auditorium. Also come out and support the PTSA Comedy Show Nov 16 at 7:00pm. This is the PTSA’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

 

Dekalb Public Library Card Day is Nov 16 during all lunch segments in the commons.

 

Tuesday, November 7 is election day. There will be no tutorial on this day. Athletics and Band will meet as scheduled, all other scholars must leave campus.

 

Finally, do not forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tonight.

 

Have a great weekend and remember our theme Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

November 3, 2017

 

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

 

The deployment dates for our scholars to receive the Chromebooks are Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th. To Registering your scholar to get a District Chromebook Device you must go to the Stephenson High School Website to pay the Chromebook Insurance. The cost is $20. You will need your scholar’s student Id number to complete the form. Do not worry about the serial number of the device. That will be added later. If you are unable to pay online you can come to the school to pay or send payment by your scholar for the Chromebook Insurance which again is $20 between the times of 8:00am – 2:00pm. This payment must be in cash and you must have exact change. The online process for paying the Chromebook Insurance will end on Friday, November 10th at 5pm. However, you can come to the school up to and through the deployment dates to purchase the Chromebook Insurance. Finally we will need your signature and that of your scholar on the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement. Information was sent with your scholars yesterday and that same information is on our school’s website. 

 

November 2, 2017

 

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones with great news. The deployment dates for our scholars to receive the chromebooks have been established. The deployment dates for Stephenson High School are Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th. Registering your scholar to get a District Chromebook Device is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1. Parents you can go the Stephenson High School Insure Apple Link that is located on the school’s website on the homepage to launch the process to pay the Chromebook Insurance. The cost is $20. You will need your scholar’s student Id number to complete the form. Do not worry about the serial number of the device. That will be added later.

Step 2. Pay the Insurance and Step 3 You are set.

If you are unable to pay online you can come to the school to pay the Chromebook Insurance which again is $20 between the times of 8:00am – 2:00pm. This payment must be in cash and you must have exact change. The online process for paying the Chromebook Insurance will end on Friday, November 10th at 5pm. However, you can come to the school up to and through the deployment dates to purchase the Chromebook Insurance.

Thank you, enjoy your evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

October 30, 2017

 

Good afternoon Parents, 

Our PTSA will have Spirit Night at Chic Fil A on Turner Rd from 5 - 8pm this evening, Monday, October 30. Come out for good dinner and support a great cause. You must have a Chic Fil A Spirit Night Flyer to ensure Stephenson High School PTSA is credited with the purchase.  We will distribute flyers to scholars this afternoon.

 

For tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31st only the district has made the decision to dismiss school at 3:13pm.  We will resume with our 3:33pm dismissal time Wednesday, November 1st.

Thank you and remember our theme, Jaguars, All In, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

October 28, 2017

Good morning Parents and Guardians

,

Parents, PTSA will have Spirit Night at Chic Fil A on Turner Rd from 5 - 8pm on Monday, October 30. Come out for good dinner and support a great cause. Also PTSA will have it's annual scholarship fundraiser on Thursday, November 16. This year it is a Comedy Show hosted by Bittersweet Entertainment & Darrel Manger of Atlanta Comedy. Ticket prices will be $10 in advance and $ 15 at the door. There will also be vendors in the commons area and we will raffle off free prizes. So please come out enjoy and support this great cause.

 

Our next PTSA General Body Meeting is Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30pm in the theater.

 

Parents please go to our website to complete the Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey. The link is on the home page. We really want and need you feedback.

 

Finally parents please continue to check your scholar's notebook. Remember a well organized, up to date notebook is one indicator that a scholar is on track in class. In addition, successful scholars condition themselves to study every night to review what was covered in class that day even if the teacher does not assign homework. This process allows for them to realize if they truly understood what was covered that day and to formulate questions for discussion the next day.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness. 

 

October 21, 2017

Good morning Parents and Guardians,

We would like to say congratulations to our newly elected members of the Stephenson High School School Council. Please go to our website to know more about them. Our next School Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00pm in the media center.

Progress Reports will be sent home with scholars on October 23rd. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

ASVAB and Dual Enrollment Testing will be administered on October 26 in the Freshman Academy at 9:00am. Contact our counseling office for more information.

Please continue to talk with your scholar about school dress code. See the scholar handbook on our website for more details.

Thank you, have a great evening, and remember our theme: Jaguars, ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

October 13, 2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians

I just want to inform you that tomorrow, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm the mighty mighty mathematic scholars of Stephenson High School will host our 1st ever Mathematics Carnival. Scholars have been creating fun math games in class and tomorrow these games will be on display. Come out play the games and win prizes. It will be set up sort of like Dave and Busters, but better, because all of the games will revolve around math. There will also be lots of food to eat. In addition parents, teachers will talk about our new curriculum, ways scholars can prepare for the SAT and ways you can assist your scholar with math homework. So, come out to our 1st Annual Mathematics Carnival Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at 10:00am – 2pm.

This is a very important announcement for senior parents. We have just received our Graduation information for the class of 2018. The graduation date, time and location for the graduating scholars of the class of 2018 is Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00am at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Again the graduation date, time and location for the graduating scholars of the class of 2018 is Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00am at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Please save this date. Also senior parents if your scholar would like to attend the senior trip sponsored by PTSA payments can be made on Monday, October 16th from 7:30am – 8:30am and 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

October 3, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. Please go to our website to view the parents that have been nominated to be a part of this year’s school council. I want to personally thank each of them for their willingness to be parent leaders for our school. Elections for school council will take place Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7:30am – 5:30pm. The ballot box will be located in the main office.

 

Also senior parents, if you are interested in your scholar attending the PTSA sponsored Senior Trip go to our website to the PTSA page to get details about costs and payment options. In addition, senior scholars can defray some or all of the cost of the trip by participating in the 3D Tumbler Cup Fundraiser. Materials for the fundraiser are located in main office.
 
Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme: Jaguars, ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

September 30, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A. Jones.

As a reminder, beginning this Monday, October 2, 2017 our dismissal time will be 3:33 p.m. This change in dismissal is a method the district will use to make up for instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma.

The Stephenson High School School Council is looking for new members. If you are interested in being a part of the council or would like to nominate someone else, please call the main office with the name and leave a contact number. You can also email Mr. Jones, principal. You can get the email address from the Stephenson High School website. Nomination end Monday, October 2nd. School Council Elections are on Tuesday, October 10th.

All tenth-grade scholars will be administered the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Ninth and 11th grade scholars that wish to take the PSAT can do so for cost of $15 cash or money order. 9th grade scholars can pay Ms. Scott in the 9th grade academy and 11th grade scholars can pay Mrs. Baker lead counselor. All tenth-grade scholars and any other scholar that paid for the PSAT has received a PSAT Study Guide. In this study guide are practice items and helpful tips to assist scholars on the exam.

Stephenson PTSA is sponsoring after school SAT Prep Tutoring. The cost will be $200. Please contact the counseling office for more information.

Also, any senior scholar that is interesting attending the PTSA Senior Trip there are fundraising ideas that are available to you to assist with your trip payment. Stop by the main office for this information.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember out theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

September 16,2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Please come out and join us for our 1st PTSA Meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 19th. During our meeting we will present our new PTSA Officers for this year and we will ask for nominations and hold elections for the office of secretary for this year. You can also join at PTSA. Membership Dues are $10. Immediately after our PTSA Meeting we will have our 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night. This will be hosted by the Stephenson High School Counseling Department. During this meeting we will talk about promotion, graduation and grade point averages as we know that these things are impacted greatly in the 9th and 10th grades. So come out to our first PTSA Meeting of the year and 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, September 19th @ 6:30pm. Concessions will be sold.

Extremely Important announcement parents. If your scholar receives free and or reduced breakfast/lunch please make sure that you have completed a new lunch form for this school year 2017/2018. Monday, September 18th will be the last day scholars will be allowed to eat breakfast and lunch under last year's status. Even if your scholar was eligible for free or reduced price lunch last year, federal guidelines prevents us from using that status past Monday, September 18th. It is important that a new application is completed for this current school year. This has to be done on line. You can complete the application on line by going to our website and looking on the homepage.

Scholars will receive progress reports on Wednesday, September 20th. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

We will have our 1st School Council Meeting, Thursday, September 21 st at 6:00 pm in the media center.

The PSAT will be administered at Stephenson High School to all tenth grade scholars at no cost to them on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Ninth and 11th grade scholars that would like to take the PSAT can do so for a cost of $15.00 (cash or money order only). Space is limited for 9th and 11th grade scholars so register early. 9th grade scholars will pay Ms. Scott, assistant principal in the Freshman Academy and 11th grade scholars will pay Mrs. Baker lead counselor.

Finally our Parade will take place on next Saturday, September 23rd. More Homecoming information and events are listed on the website on the scholars page and under upcoming events.

To see a transcript of this message and previous calling posts you can go to our website and click Weekly Calling Post on the Parents page.

Thank you have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

September 9, 2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Please come out and join us for our 1st PTSA Meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 12th. During our meeting we will present our new PTSA Officers for this year and we will ask for nominations and hold elections for the office of secretary for this year. You can also join at PTSA. Membership Dues are $10. Immediately after our PTSA Meeting we will have our 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night. This will be hosted by the Stephenson High School Counseling Department. During this meeting we will talk about promotion, graduation and grade point averages as we know that these things are impacted greatly in the 9th and 10th grades. So come out to our first PTSA Meeting of the year and 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, September @ 6:30pm. Concessions will be sold.

Extremely Important announcement parents. If your scholar receives free and or reduced breakfast/lunch please make sure that you have completed a new lunch form for this school year 2017/2018. Monday, September 18th will be the last day scholars will be allowed to eat breakfast and lunch under last year's status. Even if your scholar was eligible for free or reduced price lunch last year, federal guidelines prevents us from using that status past Monday, September 18th. It is important that a new application is completed for this current school year. This has to be done on line. You can complete the application on line by going to our website and looking on the homepage.

We will have our 1st School Council Meeting, Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 pm in the media center.

Scholars will receive progress reports on Wednesday, September 13th. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

Finally, Saturday, September 16, the Homecoming Parade will take place on Stephenson Road. More Homecoming information and events are listed on the website on the scholar’s page and under upcoming events.

To see a transcript of this message and previous calling posts you can go to our website and click Weekly Calling Post on the Parents page.

Thank you have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

September 7, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

 

Please come out and join us for our 1st PTSA Meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 12th. During our meeting we will present our new PTSA Officers for this year and we will ask for nominations and hold elections for the office of secretary for this year. You can also join at PTSA. Membership Dues are $10. Immediately after our PTSA Meeting we will have our 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night. This will be hosted by the Stephenson High School Counseling Department. During this meeting we will talk about promotion, graduation and grade point averages as we know that these things are impacted greatly in the 9th and 10th grades. So come out to our first PTSA Meeting of the year and 9th and 10th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, September 12, @ 6:30 pm. Concessions will be sold.

 

We will have our 1st School Council Meeting, Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00pm in the media center.

 

Scholars will receive progress reports on Wednesday, September 13th. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

 

Finally, Saturday, September 16, the Homecoming Parade will take place on Stephenson Road. More Homecoming information and events are listed on the website on the scholars page and under upcoming events.

 
Thank you have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

September 2, 2017

School will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 6, the Local School Council will have it's first meeting in the media center at 6:30. Title 1 documents are on the website for your review and feedback. The deadline is September 5.

A College Fair will be held at Stone Crest Mall on September 7, 2017 @ 6 pm. Over 100 colleges will be represented.

Progress Reports will be sent home with scholars on Wednesday, September 13.

The Homecoming Parade will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. on Stephenson Rd. You may go to our website for more Homecoming Information under upcoming events as well as on the Scholars Page.

Thank you have a great weekend and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

August 26, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Please make plans to come out to our Annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 31st  from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. During Curriculum Night you will have a chance to follow your scholar’s class schedule and hear the expectations of the course directly from the teacher. Teachers will also share with you components of our newly adopted curriculum. You will have another opportunity to join PTSA. This organization is critical in the success of Stephenson High School. Membership dues are $10 per person.

 

Also during Curriculum Night the Jaguar Touchdown club and our Sonic Sound Band Booster Club will be available for you to purchase t-shirts and other team paraphernalia. Our Physical Education Department will also have PE Uniforms for sale. The cost is $20.

 

Senior parents that did not make it to the Senior Parent/Scholar Meeting last week, you can go to the school website and look on the homepage to see critical handouts that were disseminated at the meeting. Very important information so please go and view information.

Thank you have a great weekend and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

August 16, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I wanted to let you know that this afternoon your scholar was given a permission form that must be signed and returned by them in order to participate in viewing of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. If you did not receive a permission form you can go to our website and on the home page you will find the permission slip and information about the event.

 
Also on Monday we will have school pictures for 9th, 10th and 11th grade scholars. Please make sure they come dress to impress. School picture IDs will also be made from these photos.

 

We will have our Annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 31st from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. During Curriculum Night you will have a chance to follow your scholar’s class schedule and hear the expectations of the course directly from the teacher. Teachers will also share with you components of our newly adopted curriculum.

 

Senior Parents and Scholars. There will be a Senior Meeting on Tuesday, Aug 22nd at 6:00pm. You will have a chance to view your scholar’s transcript, talk with counselors, get testing information and find out about other post-secondary options.

 

Finally, don’t forget to return signed permission slips for the Solar Eclipse Monday.

 

Thank you, have a great evening and remember out Theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

August 12, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A. Jones. I wanted to let you know we had a phenomenal 1st week. Scholars and teachers are off to a great start.

As a reminder the last day to submit your Digital Dreamers Sprint 1 Million Project Applications are due by Monday, August 14, 2017. The date and time of submittal is recorded on each application as the distribution of the hotspots to eligible scholars is on a first come first serve basis. We will only receive a limited amount of hotspots initially. You can go to the homepage of our website to get an application for submission.

On August 21, 2017 the entire Metro Atlanta Area will experience a solar eclipse. Utilizing this as a teachable moment the entire Dekalb County District will dismiss school one hour later. For us at Stephenson our Dismissal time will be 4:13pm. We will utilize this additional time to talk with scholars about the phenomenon of a solar eclipse. On that same day we will be having picture day for all 9th, 10th and 11thgrade scholars. Make sure they come dressed to impress. The last date for seniors to sign up with the school’s official photographer Legacy Studios is Saturday, September 16th. Go to our website to sign up for your senior portraits.

Thank you have a great weekend and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

August 10, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I want to let you know that I have completed the grade level expectations meeting with each class. I shared with the scholars the importance of Trusting the Process. I explain that the process of attending school and being on time each day for class, keeping an organized notebook, studying nightly regardless if the teacher assign homework or not and following simple directions and rules are tried and true processes that will yield success. Based on their reactions I believe the meetings were well received by all of the scholars.

Also the Digital Dreamers Sprint 1 Million Project Applications are due by Monday, August 14, 2017. All applications must be submitted to the main office. The date and time of submittal is recorded on each application as the distribution of the hotspots to eligible scholars is on a first come first serve bases. We will only receive a limited amount of hotspots initially. You can go to the homepage of our website to get an application for submission.

Finally on Monday, August 21, 2017 the entire Metro Atlanta Area will experience a solar eclipse. Utilizing this as a teachable moment the entire Dekalb County District will dismiss school one hour later. For us at Stephenson our Dismissal time will be 4:13pm. We will utilize this additional time to talk with scholars about the phenomenon of a solar eclipse. On that same day we will be having picture day for all 9th, 10thand 11th grade scholars. Make sure they come dressed to impress. The last date for seniors to sign up with the school’s official photographer Legacy Studios is Saturday, September 16th . Go to our website to sign up for your senior portraits.

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

August 7, 2017

 

Good Evening Parent and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I just wanted to let you know that we had a great first day. Scholars were on point as it relates to reporting to class on time and following basic school rules. Tomorrow I will begin class expectation meetings. This will be my opportunity to meet with scholars by class to share what is expected from a Stephenson High School scholar.

I do have one additional bit of exciting news. The Dekalb County School Districts is kicking off the Digital Dreamer Project. In our efforts to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and leverage technology, the Digital Dreamers Program is working to bridge the divide for our scholars, while also building globally competitive leaders of the future. Through the Digital Dreamers 1 Million Project we will provide 25,000 mobile hotspots to eligible high school students. These devices will provide each household up to 3GB per month of free internet connectivity. Families of eligible children will not be required to pay anything for the device, nor will the district, the cost will be incurred by Sprint or the Sprint Foundation. This afternoon your scholar was given information and an application to get the free hotspot. The hotspots will be distributed on a first come first serve bases so it is important that you submit the completed application to the main office. Again it will be on a first come first served bases for eligible scholars.

If your scholar does not have their application, you can go to our website download the document and have your scholar to bring it into the main office. You can also see other projects that a part of the Digital Dreamers Project.

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our Theme, Jaguars, All In G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

August 5, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

 

This is your principal of Stephenson High School, Mr. Michael A Jones. I hope you are excited as we are about the first day of school this Monday, August 7, 2017. Here a few things I wanted to share before the start of school.

Scholars will be able to enter the building at 7:35am. At that time they will be allowed to go to breakfast in the main cafeteria. At 7:50 am they will be allowed to proceed to their homeroom class receive their class schedules. Scholars will follow the schedule issued. If there is a discrepancy or issue with their schedule, they will submit a written schedule change form to the counselor. The counselors will work quickly to address the request. The first day of school our focus is to have all one thousand one hundred sixteen scholars in class. Counselors will have limited time to conference as this is their number one priority.

If your scholar will drive to school the cost for a parking decal is $40. Please have your scholars to see Mr. Wardlow, Assistant Principal to purchase their parking decals. Scholars will have two weeks to purchase their decals. Please read the Parking Privilege Contract carefully when your scholar brings it home to you to complete. The student parking area has move to the side of the Freshman Academy due to construction materials being stored on the rear parking lot. Scholars that drive to school will enter the school at the front main entrance.

Please continue to talk with your scholar about dress to school. We do not have a uniform policy, however, we do have a dress code. Please refer to the scholar handbook located on the school’s website for more details. A good rule of thumb when comes to scholar dress “that if you have doubts on whether an item of clothing is a violation of dress code, it probably is a violation of dress code”. We really do not want our scholars to miss instructional time to correct their dress or contact you about the violations.

Electronic devices are to be turned off and placed out of site once scholars arrive to campus. This include headphones dangling around the ears or on the shoulders. Please talk with your scholar about this as we will monitoring this day one.

We truly miss our scholars and are excited about Monday. We also are positive we will have another great school year. Have a great weekend and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

July 28, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal of Stephenson High School Mr. Michael A. Jones. It is my hope that you have had a restful summer break. We are extremely excited about the start of the new school year. Letters were mailed to your home earlier this week to share with you information about the start of school. If you have not received your letter you can visit the Stephenson High School’s website and click principal’s message to see the details.

We will be having our annual Open House on Thursday, August 3rd, 2:00pm – 6:30pm. It will be divided into two sessions. Freshman Scholars and parents and Scholars and Parents new to Stephenson High School your Open House times will be 2:00pm – 4:00pm. There will be a brief general meeting in the gymnasium starting promptly at 2:05pm. Returning scholars and parents your Open House Times are 4:00pm – 6:00pm. During open house your scholars will receive their class schedule, have an opportunity to visit their teachers and see what clubs and/or activity they would like to be a part of this school year.

Senior Parents and Senior Scholars Tuesday, August 1st and Wednesday August 2nd will be the final two dates to take your senior pictures from the school’s official photography company Legacy Studios. Go to our website to the Seniors Page to schedule your appointment now if you have not taken your senior portraits.

Again we are excited about new school year and looking forward to continuing our partnership in the success of our scholars. Have a good evening and remember our theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

June 6, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I have a very important announcement for parents of graduates and rising seniors, if you need assistance or have any questions about the FASFA Free Application for Federal Student Aid process or have questions about applying to college The Summer Transition Center will have two workshops here at the school to assist. One on June 13th from 11:00am – 3:00pm and the other on June 15th 8:00am – 12pm. There is a flyer on the school’s website with more information.

In addition parents of rising seniors it is important that go to our website to schedule an appointment for your scholar's senior portrait. The dates will begin on June 13- and end on June 15th. Go to the Senior Page on our website and log onto on Legacystudios.com for an appointment. 

Finally, parents have your scholar to go to the website for our Summer Reading List. Parents reading is like riding a bike. If you haven’t rode a bike in while, you will eventually remember how to ride it again, but it will take a while and you may experience a fall or two. Reading is the same way. When scholars fail to read for extended periods of time, like during summer break, they lose fluency and reading stamina which is the ability to read longer passages. It is critical that your scholar reads throughout the summer. Scholar that read more have an extensive vocabulary and better writing skills. Please please make sure your scholar gets a title from the list. All of the books can be found in the public libraries. 

 

May 27, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. On behalf of the faculty and Staff here at Stephenson High School I want to thank you for allowing us to work with your children this past school year. We understand and appreciate the trust you put in us to work your most prized possession.

 

Parents of Graduates and rising seniors, if you need assistance or have any questions about the FASFA Free Application for Federal Student Aid process or have questions about applying to college The Summer Transition Center will have two workshops here at the school to assist. One on June 13th from 11:00am – 3:00pm and the other on June 15th 8:00 am – 12pm. There is a flyer on the school’s website with more information.

 

Please have your scholar to go to the website for our Summer Reading List. Parents, reading is like riding a bike. If you haven’t rode a bike in awhile, you will eventually remember how to ride it again, but it will take a while and you may experience a fall or two. Reading is the same way. When scholars fail to read for extended periods of time, like during summer break, they lose fluency and reading stamina which is the ability to read longer passages. It is critical that your scholar reads throughout the summer. Scholars that read more have an extensive vocabulary and better writing skills. Please please make sure your scholar gets a title from the list. All of the books can be found in the public libraries.

 
Thank you, have a safe summer, and remember our theme Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

May 20, 2017

 

Senior Parents, please go to the Stephenson High School Website and look for the Graduation 2017 link on the homepage for important information about this year's ceremony. Reminder all fines, lost text book fees, library debt, missing uniform fees must be satisfied before graduation.

 

Please see our SHS Website for the final exam schedule.

 

Friday, May 19, 2017 was the last day scholars were allowed to bring book bags to school. As a part of our safety plan we follow this procedure at the end of each semester. Any book bag brought to campus on Monday, May 22, 2017 will be confiscated and returned on Friday May 26th. We have been making this announcement daily to our scholars so please assist us by reminding your scholars.

 
Thank you, have a great day and remember our theme Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

May 17, 2017

 

Parents and Guardians,

Friday, May 19, 2017 will be the last day scholars will be allowed to bring book bags to school. As a part of our safety plan we follow this procedure at the end of each semester. Any book bag brought to campus on Monday, May 22, 2017 will be confiscated and returned on Friday May 26th. We have been making this announcement daily to our scholars so please assist us by reminding your scholars.

 

As a result of the district’s proactive testing for lead in each of our 150 schools, centers, and facilities Stephenson High School was tested last month. A letter was sent home with scholars this afternoon from our superintendent, Dr. R. Stephen Green which explains the results here at Stephenson. Of the 44 samples and areas tested around our school there was only one area that was above the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level. This area in the located in a classroom that is not being used by scholars. In addition, the water source in that area has been turned off until the fixture or piping is repaired and retesting is conducted. You can go to our website to see a copy of the letter that was sent home this afternoon with scholars.

 

Finally, please come out and support our Jaguar Football Team as they take on South Gwinnett High this Friday, May 19th at 7:00pm at South Gwinnett High School. Tickets are $5. Come out and support Jaguar Nation.

 

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

May 13, 2017

On behalf of the faculty and staff we would like to thank all of the parents and scholars for the doughnuts, apples, small gifts and thoughtful messages during Teacher Appreciation Week last week. It really means a lot to know that you are appreciated.

All parents who have juniors that are college bound, your scholar should register for the ACT/SAT by May 16, 2017. The last testing date for SAT is June 3, 2017 and the ACT is June 10, 2017. Please check with your scholar or the local school counselor for more information.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 is our last PTSA Meeting of the year. Please come out as we will be conducting elections for next year’s officers. Go to our website to see the individuals that volunteered to be nominated to executive officers on the PTSA Executive Board. We look forward to seeing you all at this very important meeting.

Senior Parents, please go to the Stephenson High School Website and look for the Graduation 2017 link on the homepage for important information about this year's ceremony. Reminder all fines, lost text book fees, library debt, missing uniform fees must be satisfied before graduation.

The Stephenson High School School Council is offering Senior Scholars the opportunity to apply for a Book Scholarship for College or Technical School. Deadline is May 19th. Go to our website on the homepage under Book Scholarship 2017.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

May 10, 2017

 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

I am calling to let you know that things are going well. Teachers are still teaching and scholars are still learning. You should continue to expect homework and assignments for your scholar until the end of the school year. Parents I do need your assistance. Please talk with your scholar about scholar dress. Now that the weather is getting warmer it imperative that they dress appropriately and this includes shoes. Shower shoes, bedroom shoes etc… are not allowed. Our entire school is climate controlled and comfortable the entire day. It would be tragic to have your scholar to miss class during this crucial time of the school year because of the dress code. If you or your scholars have specific questions about our dress code, it is outline on page 7 of the Scholar Handbook located on our school’s website.

Thank you, have a great evening and remember our Theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

May 7, 2017

We will be having our last PTSA Meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Please come out as we will be conducting elections for next year’s officers. Please go to our website to see the individuals that volunteered to be nominated to executive officers on the PTSA Executive Board. We look forward to seeing you all at this very important meeting.

Senior Parents, please go to the Stephenson High School Website and look for the Graduation 2017 link on the homepage for important information about this year's ceremony. In addition, all fines, lost text book fees, missing uniform fees must be satisfied before graduation.

Please see our SHS Website for the final exam schedule.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

April 29, 2017

The Senior Awards Program and Academic Signing Day will be Tuesday, May 2, at 9:00 am in the theater.

Senior Parents, please go to the Stephenson High School Website and look for the Graduation 2017 link on the homepage for important information about this year's ceremony.

The Spring Concert, featuring the Voices of Stephenson Concert Choir and the New Generation Chorale Singers presenting "3 MO' DAZE", will be Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7pm in the Theater. Admission is $5 Presale / $7 at the Door.

Please see our SHS Website for the final exam schedule.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

April 28, 2017

 

Senior Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I wanted to let you know that details for graduation are available. Please go to the Stephenson High School website to the home page you will see a link to this year’s graduation. On the information sheets see what graduation day will look like for your scholar. In addition there is important information for you about venue procedures and transportation options. We will also meet with scholars next week to review the logistics.

 

Finally, there is a Transportation/Media Release Form that must be completed for each graduating scholar participating in the ceremony. The forms must be submitted to Mrs. Colon no later than Thursday, May 4, 2017.

 

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience in this process.

 

Have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

April 25, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I am just calling you to give you an update on our testing this week. Things have gone extremely well. Our Faculty and staff have done a great job coordinating the testing and the scholars are really focused during the exams. Today scholars that take Economics, Analytical Geometry and US History completed testing. I want to let you know that Instruction in their classes is not over. Please expect and share with them to expect rigorous instruction and homework to continue until the end of the semester.

 

Tomorrow, scholars taking 9th Grade Literature will complete day 3 which is the final day of testing for that subject and scholars taking American Literature, Coordinate Algebra, Physical Science and Biology will start day 1 of testing.

Thank you for ensuring that scholars are arriving to school before time and giving them that pep talk before the exams It really makes a positive difference.

 

Have a great evening and remember our theme Jaguars All In G2G Geared to Greatness!!!

 

April 22, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. Starting Monday, April 24th we begin our Georgia Milestones End of Course Testing.

 
Yesterday I spoke to all of the scholars that will be testing Monday. I encouraged them to take time this weekend to review again for the exam. This review session will be free of earbuds or head phones and the television. They are to use all of the resources like study guides and notebooks given to them to prepare for the exam. So parents please help me by ensuring that your scholar review in that fashion this weekend.
 

I also reminded the scholars that cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the testing environment. If an electronic device is discovered during the testing it will cause their test to be invalid.

 

Finally, it is critical that scholars gets enough rest the night before and eat a good breakfast the day of testing. In addition it is important that they get to school before time. Next week testing begins each day at 8:10am. Scholars that are late to school are in a rush and become frustrated. This rush and frustrated feeling can cause them not to perform their best during their testing. So let us make plans to arrive to school early if we drop our scholars off to school in the mornings.

 
Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars G2G Geared to Greatness.
 

April 15, 2017

 
This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Senior Parents our Senior Awards Ceremony and Academic Signing Day has been changed to Tuesday, May 2nd @ 9:00am in the theater. The early administration of the End of Course exams this year has forced us to change this date again. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility.

 

There will be no PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, Apr 18th, however, there will be a mandatory Parent and Scholar Meeting on Tuesday April 18th at 6:30 in the SHS Auditorium for those senior scholars that will be going on the Grab Bash Trip sponsored by PTSA.

 

The SHS Dance Dept. will perform their Spring Showcase entitled “Dancing Down the Yellow Brick Road” on Friday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. Please see our website for more details.

 

The deadline for submitting PTSA Officers nominations is April 22, 2017. The form and more information may be found on our website.

The Georgia Milestones EOC Testing will be April 24 -28.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend, Meeting next Tuesday and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness.
 

March 25, 2017

 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

Scholars received Progress Reports last Thursday. Congratulations on the good news. At the same time Scholars received a Georgia Student Growth Model Report. This report shares with you the performance level on all middle school Milestone tests and High School End of Course Tests your scholar has taken since they have been in enrolled in school. Ask your scholar to see this informative report. For additional information and to view a short video about this report please go to our website and click on the link under the Georgia Student Growth Model section on the homepage.

 

Next week is Career Week at Stephenson High. We have tentatively scheduled several events to include Career Day, College Fair, Alumni Day and Step Show next week. Please see our website for more details.

 

Very Important Announcement: Our PTSA will be having a Called Meeting Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Nomination Committee Members Selection will be our focus of business. Please come out.

 

School will be closed April 3 - April 7 for Spring Break.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend, hope to see you at our Called PTSA Meeting next Tuesday and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness.

 

March 18, 2017

 

Tuesday evening, March 21st at 6:30 there will be a PTSA Meeting in the auditorium.

 

There will be a Stephenson High Local School Council meeting on Wed, Mar 22, at 6:00 in the Media Center.

 

Scholars will receive Progress Reports on Thursday, March 23rd. Please be on the lookout for the great news.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will also be on March 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Please contact your child's teacher to set an appointment time.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness. 

 

March 11, 2017

 

Scholars will receive Progress Reports on Thursday March 23rd Please be on the lookout for the great news.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will also be on March 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Please contact your child's teacher to set an appointment time.

 

Don't forget to turn your clock forward 1 hour at 2:00 am tonight for Daylight Savings Time. Remember we spring forward in the Spring.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G, Geared to Greatness. 

 

March 4, 2017

School will be closed for scholars on Friday, March 10, for Professional Development Day.

There will be a Local School Council Meeting Wednesday, March 22, in the media center at 6:00 pm.

Progress Reports will be sent home Thursday, March 23.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will also be on March 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

The Junior/Senior Prom is on Friday, March 24, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Carlos Center.

Please see our website for more details.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.  
 

February 25, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

Stephenson High School will have our Honors Program for 1st semester on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Theater. (This will be for our 9th -11th grade scholars only.) Senior scholars will be recognized for their academic achievements during Academic Signing Day in April.

We need your assistance. Please go to the school's website to complete the Georgia Parent Survey for Stephenson High School. This information is critical for the school's Climate Survey Score and we use your feedback to improve our performance as an organization

Reminder - The last day to purchase Junior/Senior Prom Tickets is Tuesday, February 28. Tickets can only be purchased at the school at this time. Please see our website for details.

Please ask your scholars to see their notebooks for their core content courses. The notebook should be neat and easy to follow as it relates to dates and assignments. If it does not, question your scholar as we know that a well-organized and up to date notebook is a great indicator that your scholar will be successful in class.

Come out to meet our State of Georgia Board of Education Member Mrs. Lisa Kinnemore on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Southwest Dekalb High School. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm.

The purpose of the hearing is to hear comments from interested citizens and educators within the congressional district regarding performance and challenges facing public education. Persons wishing to speak should sign in upon arrival. For more information, please contact Mrs. Debbie Caputo at 404-657-7410.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

February 18, 2017

Good evening Parents and Guardians,
This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

As a reminder, school is closed Monday, February 20th in recognition of President's Day.

Come out this afternoon at 2:30pm to see our Boys Varsity Basketball take on Glynn Academy out of Brunswick GA in the first round of the Georgia High School State Playoffs. Tickets are 7 Dollars.

Our scholars received their progress reports last Wednesday. If you have not please make sure that they share with you the great news.

Our Fine Arts Department will sponsor our Black History Production, Friday, February 24th at 7 pm. This fundraising event is open for the community. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at Door.

We will have our Honors Program for 1st semester on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Theater. This will be for our 9th -11th grade scholars only} Scholars will receive invitations next week. Senior scholars will be recognized for their academic achievements during Academic Signing Day in April.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

February 11, 2017

The Stephenson High School and Stephenson Middle School orchestras will have their Pre-LGPE Concert this Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 pm in the SHS auditorium. There is no admission fee. All are invited and we would love to see you.

Progress reports will be sent home Wednesday, February 15.

School will be closed Friday, February 17, for February Break and Monday, February 20, for President's Day.

The Fine Arts Department will sponsor our Black History Production, Friday, February 24th at 7 pm. This is a fundraiser event and is open for the community.
Tickets are $5 Presale and $7 at Door.

Prom Tickets are $125.00 until 02/14/2017.
Tickets are $150.00 from 02/15/2017 - 02/28/2017.

Thank you have a great evening and remember our Theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

February 7, 2017

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

We need your assistance. Please go to the school's website to complete the Georgia Parent Survey for Stephenson High School. You can even access this link on your cell phone. This information is critical for the school's Climate Survey Score for next year and we use your feedback to improve our performance as an organization.

Here is an announcements for Junior and Senior Scholars planning to attend prom. Tickets can be purchased from Prom Sponsor Mrs. Turner at the following times during the school day 8:30 am - 9:30am Mondays through Thursdays in room 107. As an added convenience prom tickets can also be purchased online through our school's website by visiting the "Stephenson High School Jaguars Webstore" link located directly on the home page. Tickets are $125 until February 14th. The last day to purchase a ticket online is Friday, February 10that 12noon. After the February 14th date there will be a $25 late fee added to the cost of the ticket. The last date to purchase a ticket for Prom 2017 is Tuesday, February 28th

Thank you have a great evening and remember our Theme Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

February 4, 2017

 

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

Mu Alpha Theta our national mathematics honor society is sponsoring free peer tutoring on Mondays after school for scholars enrolled in Coordinate Algebra and Analytical Geometry. Your scholar and the members of Mu Alpha Theta will be under the watchful eye of Mathematics Department Chair Person, Club Sponsor and 2017 Dekalb County Region Teacher of the year Mrs. Ashia James. Tutorial is not just for scholars that are having difficulties, but also for scholars that want to stay on top of things in their classes. As a reminder our regular tutorials are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20pm - 4:45pm.

We have a very important prom announcement for Junior and Senior Scholars. Tickets can be purchased from Prom Sponsor Mrs. Turner at the following times during the school day 8:30 am - 9:30 am Mondays through Thursdays in room 107. As an added convenience prom tickets can also be purchased online through our school's website by visiting the "Stephenson High School Jaguars Webstore" link located directly on the home page. Tickets are $125 until February 14th. The last day to purchase a ticket online is Friday, February 10that 12 noon. After the February 14th date there will be a $25 late fee added to the cost of the ticket. The last date to purchase a ticket for Prom 2017 is Tuesday, February 28th.

Progress Reports will be sent home with scholars on Wednesday, Feb 15. Be on the lookout for the great news.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

January 31, 2017

 

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I just wanted to remind you of our 1st Parent Workshop that will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st in the media center at 6pm. The workshop is entitled Improving Academic Success in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and ELA through Infinite Campus. During this workshop we will show parents and scholars how to use infinite campus. First time users will be registered on infinite campus that evening. You will need an email address to complete this process. Through infinite campus parents and scholars can have immediate access to scholar, grades, attendance, assignments. schedules, behavior background and more. Thank you, have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

January 28, 2017 

 
Good Morning Parents and Guardians,
 

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the first in a series of parent workshops on Feb. 1, 2017. Our first workshop is entitled Improving Academic Success in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and ELA through Infinite Campus. During this workshop we show parents and scholars how to use infinite campus. First time users will be registered on infinite campus that evening. Through infinite campus parents and scholars can have immediate access to scholar, grades, attendance, assignments, schedules, behavior background and more. Please come out on Feb 1, 2017 at 6:00pm.
 

Please come out next Saturday, Feb 4 to hear the GMEA Honor Band. Stephenson High School has several scholars in the Honor Band. Showtime will begin at 2:30pm and this is a free event.

 
Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

January 21, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. Currently we are 12 days into this semester. Now is a perfect time for you to check your scholar's mandatory notebooks in their core content classes. Look for the course syllabus, dated notes or activities within the last two days in the notebook. Remember a well-organized and up to date notebook is a great indicator that your scholar is on track and has a great chance in being successful in that class.

Parents also encourage scholars to attend tutorial now. They should not wait until they fall behind to attend tutorials. Even if your scholar says that they are fine in the class, attending tutorial regularly keeps them in the know as it relates to the course information.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the first in a series of parent workshops on Feb. 1, 2017. Our first workshop is entitled Improving Academic Success in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and ELA through Infinite Campus. During this workshop we show parents and scholars how to use infinite campus. First time users will be registered on infinite campus that evening. Through infinite campus parents and scholars can have immediate access to scholar grades, attendance, assignments, schedules, behavior background and more. Please come out on Feb 1, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Finally we will have our 1st PTSA Meeting of the new year this Thursday, January 26th at 6PM.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.
 

January 14, 2017

 

School will be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. We shared with our scholars yesterday that the observance of Dr. King's birthday on Monday is not a day off but a "day on" to celebrate the legacy of this famous American.

Please ask your scholars to see their notebooks for their core content courses. You should at least see the course syllabus that explains the expectation and several days of dated notes. Remember a well-organized and up to date notebook is a great indicator that your scholar will be successful in class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.
 

January 10, 2017

 
Good Evening Parents,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I wanted to let you know that our scholars received their report cards for 1st Semester. Please be on the lookout for the great news. I also want to share that yesterday I completed the Class Expectation Meetings with each grade level. During the meetings I shared with the scholars the pass failure rates of key courses. The data was okay, however it was not at the level that we know our scholars can achieve. I also shared with them some of the main reasons scholars were not successful last semester.

Here are the major things that I shared with them:

Keeping a Notebook – Keeping a notebook is critical A notebook keeps our scholars organized and on track. Also notebooks are required in all core content classes.

Things like studying on a regular basis and developing questions to bring back to the

Doing Homework nightly – homework is not just completing work or problems assigned by the teacher, it is a time to review what the teacher has covered for the day. Even if an assignment is not given by the teacher a wise scholar will review what is covered in class to ensure that they truly understand.

Attend Tutorials regularly– too many time scholars attend tutorial when they are behind. Attending tutorials regularly will ensure the scholar stays on top of everything.

We look forward to successful second semester. Have a great evening and remember our theme, Jaguars, All IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

One final announcement for this evening. The varsity basketball game verses MLK for this evening has been rescheduled due to plumbing issues at the school. As soon as the new date of the game has been established we will share it with you.

 

December 17, 2016

As a part of the school's safety plan for the end of the semester, yesterday, Friday December 16th was the last day scholars were allowed to bring book bags to school for the remainder of the semester. Beginning Monday, December 19th any bookbag, string bag, cinch sack or any bag resembling a bookbag will be collected and returned after the winter holidays. Thank you so much for your support in this effort.

Our Final Exam Schedule for this week is as follows:

First and Third Block Exams will be Tuesday, December 20th and

Second and Fourth Block Exams will be Wednesday, December 21st

The last day of the semester for our scholars is December 21st.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

December 10, 2016

The (EOC) End of Course Testing will continue through Wednesday, December 14. It is important that your scholar is here each day for testing. Remind him or her that their cell phones or any electronic device is not allowed in the testing room. If it is discovered during testing their test score may be invalidated.

Dekalb Public Library Card Sign-up Day is December 13. For information regarding invaluable resources and required documentation, please see our website.

An Evening with Royalty Gala is being held on Saturday night, December 17. This PTSA sponsored event will include a plated dinner, live entertainment and much more. More information may be found on our website.

As a reminder for Junior and Senior parents, Prom 2017 Tickets can be purchased by going to our website and clicking on the Jaguar Webstore Link located on the homepage. Save time by using this convenient easy method of purchasing your scholar's prom ticket.

Finally remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.  
 

December 3, 2016

 

The Winter 2016 EOCs End of Course Test will be given starting Tuesday December 6 - Wednesday December 14. It is important that your scholar is here each day for testing. Remind him or her that their cell phones or any electronic device is not allowed in the testing room. If it is discovered during testing their test score may be invalidated.

 

Our Fine Arts Winter Concert will be held Friday, December 9 at 7:00. Please see the website for details about the departments performing, ticket prices, vendor table opportunities and more.

 

Dekalb Public Library Card Sign-up Day is December 13. For information regarding invaluable resources and required documentation, please see our website.

 

An Evening with Royalty Gala is being held on Saturday night, December 17. This PTSA sponsored event will include a plated dinner, live entertainment and much more. More information may be found on our website.

 

As a reminder for Junior and Senior parents, Prom 2017 Tickets can be purchased by going to our website and clicking on the Jaguar Webstore Link located on the homepage. Save time by using this convenient easy method of purchasing your scholar's prom ticket.

 

Finally remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.
 

November 19, 2016

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

School will be closed Monday November 21- Friday November 25, for Thanksgiving Holiday Break.

The Stephenson High School Fine Arts Department cordially invites you to the Fine Arts Winter Concert on Friday December 9th, 2016 at 7.00 pm. The cost for the concert will be $5.00 / Adults and $1.00 for students and children. Tickets will be sold at the door only. Please come out and support our Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra and Visual Arts Programs as they provide us with a spectacular entertaining evening of fun and relaxation. If you would like to be a vendor at this event, tables are available at $25.00/table. Come early so you can set up before the show. For more information contact Ms. Murray Kettle @ 678- 676- 4302 or 770- 354- 1948. Thank you in advance for your support of our scholars and we will see you at the show.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

November 18, 2016

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians of Juniors and Seniors,

We are excited to share with you that we have finalized the plans for Prom 2017. The prom will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Ballroom at the Carlos Center located at 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA. The cost of the tickets is $125.00 per person. Prom 2017 is only for Juniors and Seniors. You or your scholar can purchase tickets from the Prom Sponsor Mrs. Turner at the following times during the school day 8:30 am - 9:30am Mondays through Thursdays in room 107. As an added convenience prom tickets and senior dues can be purchased online through our school's website by visiting the " Stephenson High School Jaguars Webstore" link located directly on the home page.

Thank you and have a great evening and remember our theme Jaguars, All IN G2G, Geared to Greatness.  
 

November 12, 2016

The Stephenson High School Fine Arts Department cordially invites you to the Fine Arts Winter Concert on Friday December 9th, 2016 at 7.00 pm. The cost for the concert will be $5.00 / Adults and $1.00 for students and children. Tickets will be sold at the door only. Please come out and support our Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra and Visual Arts Programs as they provide us with a spectacular entertaining evening of fun and relaxation. If you would like to be a vendor at this event, tables are available at $25.00/table. Come early so you can set up before the show. For more information contact Ms. Murray Kettle @ 678- 676- 4302 or 770- 354- 1948.

Thank you in advance for your support of our scholars and we will see you at the show

There will be a PTSA Meeting Nov 15 at 6:30 pm in the media center.

The Stephenson High School Council will have its meeting Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the media center.

Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday, Nov 17. Please be on the look out for the great news.

School will be closed Monday November 21- Friday November 25, for Thanksgiving Holiday Break.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

November 5, 2016

Scholars will be out of school on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for our general election. We encourage each parent to take your scholar with you to the polls to see the voting process up close.

There will be a PTSA meeting on November 15 at 6:30 in the SHS Auditorium.

Attention parents of senior scholars:

The final dates to take pictures for the yearbook are Nov. 5th, 8th, 11th, and 12th. Please call Legacy studios to book your appointment. Deadline for purchasing ads for the yearbook is Nov. 30th. See Mrs. Wyatt for additional information.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

October 29, 2016

Scholars will be out of school on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for our general election. We encourage each parent to take your scholar with you to the polls to see the voting process up close. 
 
Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

 

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 

 

October 22, 2016

We are excited to announce that from Monday, October 24 until Friday, November 4, we will participate in a school-wide read of the novel The Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer. We have allotted time in the day to designate the reading of the text. During those times, scholars will participate in DEAR: Drop Everything And Read. We encourage parents and guardians to get a copy of the book and participate in this reading with us. Thank you for your support as we work towards our goal of student achievement through reading literacy.

Each scholar received his or hers 9 weeks report card. If you have not seen it please check with your scholar to see the great news.

Parents when your scholar is absent from school a written excuse must be submitted to Mrs. Bell, Attendance Clerk, within three days of their return to school. The scholar can bring the excuse in when they return to school. Absences cannot be cleared if this process is not followed.

Stephenson High School has another distinct honor. We have Dekalb County District finalists in the Teacher of the Year and The Support Person of the Year Competition. Our Teacher of the year is Mathematics Teacher - Mrs. Aisha James and our Support Person of the year is Attendance Clerk - Mrs. Joyce Bell. Let us wish them luck on November 12th when the winners will be announced.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness. 
 

October 15, 2016

We are excited to announce that from Monday, October 24 until Friday, November 4, we will participate in a school-wide read of the novel The Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer. We have allotted time in the day to designate the reading of the text. During those times, scholars will participate in DEAR: Drop Everything And Read. We encourage parents and guardians to get a copy of the book and participate in this reading with us. Thank you for your support as we work towards our goal of student achievement through reading literacy.

There will be a Cluster PTSA Meeting on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:30 in our theater. PTSA Members from all of the schools in our cluster will come together in the Stephenson High School Theater to hear information about common interest for the cluster.

Progress Reports will be distributed to scholars on Thursday, Oct 20th. Parent/Teacher conferences will also be held that same day, Thursday, Oct. 20th from 4:30-6:30.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.
 

October 1, 2016

School will be Closed for Fall Break from Thursday, Oct 6 2016, through Monday, Oct 10 2016.

There will be a PTSA Cluster Meeting on Tue, Oct 18 2016 at 6:30

Our Homecoming Game, SHS vs Mt. Zion, will be Fri, Oct 21, 2016 from 7:30 - 9:30 at Hallford Stadium.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Finally Stephenson High School needs your feedback. Stephenson High School along with the entire district is pursuing our re-certification with SACS/Advance Ed. This is the accreditation agency for schools and colleges. To begin this process we need you, our parents, to complete a survey. Please go the website and hit the link for Advance Ed Survey to begin.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

September 30, 2016

Tenth Grade Parents

Today your 10th grade scholar received a PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide book and a letter regarding the up-coming PSAT Examination. The PSAT/NMSQT measures, reading, writing, language and math skills developed over may years, both in and out of school. It is also a predictor of how well your child might perform on the SAT Examination. The Georgia Department of Education will pay for all 10th grade students in the state to take the PSAT. All Stephenson High School 10th grade scholars will take the PSAT Examination on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 during 1st and 2nd periods.

Most importantly parents, your scholar must return the bottom portion of the letter with your signature and by checking yes giving them permission to take the PSAT. Scholars may return the form to their math teacher or Mrs. Sweeting in room 611 prior to Tuesday, October 11th. Parents, it is our goal that 100% of our scholars take the PSAT. Your scholar cannot take the exam if we do not receive the signed letter. If your scholar did not bring the form home you can go to the website and download a copy to complete and submit.

Finally Stephenson High School needs your feedback. Stephenson High School along with the entire district is pursuing our re-certification with SACS/Advance Ed. This is the accreditation agency for schools and colleges. To begin this process we need you, our parents, to complete a survey. Please go the website and hit the link for Advance Ed Survey to begin.

 

September 24, 2016

Parents please have your scholar return the Stephenson High School Compact Signature Page that they received with their progress report last Thursday.

Parents of Freshman Scholars: The Freshman Scholar Book Club will be hosting its 1st meeting Monday, Sept 26th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in room 966. Contact Mrs. Bass if you have any questions.

Superintendent Dr. Green is coming to Stephenson, Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:00pm!

The First Semester Honors Program will be held on September 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Theater. Scholars will be honored based on their 2015-16 second semester grades.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Finally Stephenson High School needs your feedback. Stephenson High School along with the entire district is pursuing our re-certification with SACS/Advance Ed. This is the accreditation agency for schools and colleges. To begin this process we need you, our parents, to complete a survey. Please go the website and hit the link for Advance Ed Survey to begin.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

September 20, 2016

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones. I am calling to remind you that this Thursday, September 22nd from 5pm to 6:30pm is our Annual Title 1 Meeting and Curriculum Night. We will begin the evening sharing with you some basic things as it relates to our Title 1 Budget. You will then have the opportunity to follow your scholars schedule and hear from each of his or her teachers about class expectation, tutorials, and even some interesting facts about the teacher. We have sent home a notice of the meeting that has a space for your scholar to write their schedule for you to follow.

Finally I want to thank those parents that have completed the AdvanceEd/SACS Survey. We are close to our goal of having at least 20% of our parents take the survey. However We still need you. Please go to the school’s website to complete the AdvanceEd survey. This survey can be done on your cell phone. The link is on the homepage.

We look forward to seeing each of you this Thursday, have a great evening and remember our theme Jaguars “All IN” G2G Geared to Greatness.

 

September 16, 2016

There will be a PTSA Meeting and College/Career Fair this Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

School Picture Day will be September 22. Make sure that your scholar is dressed to impress.

Parents, please plan to come to Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Come out and follow your scholar's schedule and meet their teachers.

The First Semester Honors Program will be held on September 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Theater. Scholars will be honored based on their 2015-16 second semester grades.

Please remember that your scholar is required to have a notebook in each of his or her content courses. Please ask to review them. A well organized, up to date notebook is a strong indicator that your scholar is engaged in the instruction and has a great chance of being successful in that class.

Parents of Freshman Scholars: The Freshman Scholar Book Club will be hosting its 1st meeting Monday, Sept 26th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in room 966. Contact Mrs. Bass if you have any questions.

Finally Stephenson High School needs your feedback. Stephenson High School along with the entire district is pursuing our re-certification with SACS/Advance Ed. This is the accreditation agency for schools and colleges. To begin this process we need you, our parents, to complete a survey. Please go the website and hit the link for Advance Ed Survey to begin.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.
 
September 3, 2016
 
Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

This is your principal Mr. Michael A Jones.

As you know we will have elections Tuesday, September 6, 2016 here at the school for new members of our Stephenson High School School Council. I would like to say thank you and kudos to the eleven parents that have agreed to be on the ballot next Tuesday. You can go the school’s website to see the names of these parents and why they would like to represent you on our school council. As was mentioned before, elections will be here at Stephenson High School and is for parents only. The ballot box will be in main office with ballots. Elections will begin at 7:30am and end at 5:30PM.

Finally Stephenson High School needs your feedback. Stephenson High School along with the entire district is pursuing our re-certification with SACS/Advance Ed. This is the accreditation agency for schools and colleges. To begin this process we need you our parents to complete a survey. Please go the website and hit the link for Advance Ed Survey to begin.

Thank you and have a great Labor Day Weekend and remember our Theme Jaguars “ALL IN” G2G Geared to Greatness. 

August 29, 2016

The School Council of Stephenson High School is seeking new members. If you would like to nominate yourself or another parent that you feel will be a great fit for school council please contact the main office to give your name or the name of the person that you are nominating with a contact number for that person. You can also email Principal Jones at Michael_A_Jones@dekalbschoolsga.org Nominations will begin on Monday, August 29th and end on Thursday, September 1st at 4:00pm. The election for the school council will take place on Tuesday September 6th . You can go to the school’s website to see more about school council and the election process.

August 27, 2016

This is your principal, Mr. Michael A Jones.

The School Council of Stephenson High School is seeking new members. If you would like to nominate yourself or another parent that you feel will be a great fit for school council please contact the main office to give your name or the name of the person that you are nominating with a contact number for that person. You can also email Principal Jones at Michael_A_Jones@dekalbschoolsga.org Nominations will begin on Monday, August 29th and end on Thursday, September 1st at 4:00 pm. The election for the school council will take place on Tuesday September 6th. You can go to the school’s website to see more about school council and the election process.

We will be having our 11th/12th grade parent night on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The Probe College Fair will be at Stonecrest Mall September 1, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Progress Reports will be given to scholars on Thursday, September 15.

Parents, please plan to come to Curriculum Night to meet each of your scholar’s teachers on Sept. 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

Thank you, have a great weekend and remember our theme, Jaguars, ALL IN, G2G Geared to Greatness.

 
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