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The Student News Site of Stafford High School

SHS Publications

The Student News Site of Stafford High School

SHS Publications

Laleshka Rodriguez

Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer

Hi, I'm Laleshka Pereira Rodriguez, I am a writer for the Smoke Signal!! I am a sophomore, and this is my first year on the staff.

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Fashion Weekly

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer April 5, 2024

Fashion is a big part of many people's lives. It helps people reflect their personality to the world, without actually having to say anything. Some people use fashion as an outlet to show how they...

New Lunch Schedule

New Lunch Schedule

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer February 5, 2024

On February 5th, 2024 at 3:01pm an email was sent out by Stafford Senior High School's new principal, Chelsea Tryon announcing another new and improved lunch schedule being implemented in the 2023-2024...

Fourteen Gifts for the Fourteenth

Fourteen Gifts for the Fourteenth

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer February 5, 2024

February is the month of love and affection, or at least it is for the people who actually have someone to spend it with. People all around the world celebrate Valentine's Day by spoiling their valentine...

Tanaia Traynham
Junior, 17
5th year playing basketball
“I enjoy basketball because its the first sport that was introduced to me by my older sister and i’ve always loved the connection and bonds I create and grow through any sport I play. I love the competitiveness that comes with it too, its just a growing experience all around.”

[Photo] Introducing the Varsity Girls Basketball Team

by Tanaia Traynham, Smoke Signal - Photo Editor February 5, 2024

Tanaia Traynham Junior, 17 5th year playing basketball “I enjoy basketball because it's the first sport that was introduced to me by my older sister and i’ve always loved the connection and bonds I...

The Search is Over; new SHS Principal Announced

The Search is Over; new SHS Principal Announced

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer November 15, 2023

On November 14, 2023 at the Stafford County School Board’s regular meeting Mrs. Chelsea Tryon was announced as the new Stafford High School Principal. At 7:33 p.m. later that same day an email was...

Mr. Hicks tackles former Assistant Principal Mr. Diggs during a pep rally!

Updated: Principal Allen Hicks to leave Stafford High School; search for new principle begins

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer October 23, 2023

On October 10, 2023 at 8:04am Principal Allen Hicks sent an email to the students, faculty and parents of Stafford high school announcing that he has accepted a new position in another school district....

The Calm after the Storm is in while The Calm before the Storm takes a rest.

The Calm After the Storm

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer October 10, 2023

Sitting in the middle of a field after a storm, hearing the thunder in the background; seeing the dew on the grass and trees. A slight breeze in your hair. Mud on your shoes and clothes. The sky is gloomy...

New policies at Stafford High School

New policies at Stafford High School

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer September 12, 2023

This year, Stafford High School has made some drastic changes, from changing lunch policies to changing safety protocols that are intended to improve student life. In the first month of the school year, ...

Stafford High School students enjoy their 30 minute lunch in the Senior Courtyard

Bruising of Entitlement v.s. Loss of Freedom and Liberty

by Laleshka Rodriguez, Writer August 24, 2023

       Have you ever misplaced your phone in your room? You look everywhere yet you still can't seem to find it. In your mind you know it's there yet you can't put your finger on where it is. ` Instead...

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