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PTSA Membership (Parent, Teacher, Student Association)
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Welcome to Sanderson 2015-16 School Year.
When you support the Sanderson High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association, you help promote the advocacy
and educational programs for parents, teachers, students, and families through projects and programs.
Help our students succeed!    Please join the SHS PTSA!!
PTSA 2015-16 membership form:  

Ladies Golf Tryouts
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 Women’s golf tryouts will be August 3, 4, and 5 at Wildwood Green golf course.  

If you intend to tryout you will need a current physical packet and you will need to let Coach Shaw know so he can assign you a tee time for tryouts.  

Coach Shaw can be contacted at or by phone / text at 919-422-7307.

For all Athletic Forms go to:

Stadium Clean Up
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Come out on 8/8/15 at 8:00am to help clean the stadium in preparation for our upcoming season.  A good time to get to know who helps to support the athletic program.  Bring gloves and a Spartan winning attitude!  See you there! 

Upcoming Events for Parents and Students
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Freshman Orientation: August 6 (1-4 PM), August 7 (9 AM-12 PM)

Walk Your Schedule and Meet the Teacher: details TBA



ABC (Academic Booster Club)
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Sanderson families,
Start our school year out on the right foot by joining Sanderson’s Academic Boosters Club (ABC)!
We are a dynamic group of parents striving for academic excellence for all our students. Stop by our table at Freshman Orientation or Walk the Schedule or mail in the attached membership form.
Questions about how to get involved, contact Karen Moore at

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Stay Informed - SHS Community Yahoo Groups
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Want to stay informed about activities going on at Sanderson?
Join the SHS Community Yahoo Email Group!

Email messages are sent out several times a week to let you know about SHS Events, PTSA activities, ABC activities, Clubs, Sports, Band and Chorus concerts, Theater events and much more! We also let you know deadlines for SAT and ACT tests, which colleges are visiting and information about Scholarships and College Open Houses.

To join, send an email to: (1 dash)


Go to: and click “Join this Group”.

Note: ***If you create a Yahoo Profile, be sure to change your “Primary” email to the email address you wish to receive emails at; the default is the Yahoo email address they give you.***


Seniors - SHS Class of 2016 Yahoo Group!
We have a Yahoo Group for the parents/students of the class of 2016.
This interactive group is used for Senior event planning and news. Since this is an interactive group, membership is moderated.

To join, send an email to: (2 underscore, 1 dash)


Go to: and click “Join this Group”.

You should state you have (or are) a student in the class of 2016 at Sanderson High School.


Juniors - SHS Class of 2017 Yahoo Group!
We have created a new Yahoo Group for the parents/students of the class of 2017.
This interactive group will be used for Prom planning and Junior News now and Senior event planning and news later. Since this is an interactive group, membership is moderated.

To join, send an email to: (2 underscore, 1 dash)


Go to: and click on “Join this Group”.

You should state you have (or are) a student in the class of 2017 at Sanderson High School or wish to help with Prom.


Questions or Problems Joining?
If you have any questions or problems joining our Yahoo Groups, contact Moderator Cindy Jones at

This service is provided by a parent volunteer!



Congratulations FCCLA
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Two of our students, Jenn Rich and Robyn Sawyers, attended the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Washington DC this summer and placed FIRST IN THE NATION in Interior Design!!! 

This is a HUGE accomplishment for Sanderson and Wake County!

Congratulations Jenn and Robyn!!!


Julie A. Watkins, MAT
FCCLA Adviser
Sanderson High School 



Sponsor Sanderson Athletics!
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Do you own a business or know of a business in or surrounding our Sanderson Community? Are you a new family to Sanderson and wonder how you can financially support our student-athletes and program? If so, consider investing through a Sponsorship of Sanderson Athletics.

We have 3 options, and new this year is a chance to be listed in our brand new football program. The program will be available at the very first home game, and will include the Varsity team roster. SAC membership passes are included in the Platinum and Red levels. 

Please visit our website to view the contract, or email us at

We look forward to working with you as a Sanderson Athletics Sponsor and thank you for your support!

2016 Senior Breakfast Letter
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Senior Families,
We sent out the attached letter on July 1st, so all of the letters should have arrived by now.
We are asking for a $50 donation to cover the cost of Senior activities this year including:
The Senior Breakfast and Parade, Baccalaureate, and the Senior Picnic. 
We hope these events will make our kids year special. 

Please make your check payable to Sanderson Senior Booster Club and
mail your check by Friday, July 24th (or as soon as possible) to:
Michelle Kaney
Attn:  Sanderson Senior Booster Club
1820 French Drive
Raleigh, NC  27612

Congratulations to our Seniors!

Thanks so much,
Sanderson Senior Booster Club
Communications Committee

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You are invited to the 2015-1016 Freshman Orientation: Spartan Training Camp! During the Spartan Training Camp, rising 9th Graders will have an opportunity to experience academic life, student life, and the culture of Sanderson High School. We strive to ensure that all students and families feel welcome at Sanderson High School. Join us for our first event this year! 

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Senior Portraits
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Senior students should make their summer session appointments in our Raleigh studio.  The students can visit to schedule their appointment for a specified session.  If the students book and are photographed by August 1st, they can take advantage of the Ultimate Session for 50% off (normally $70; $35 sale offer).  Just reiterate they have to be photographed by August 1st to take advantage of this promotion.  To find out what's available in the Ultimate Session, please visit the website link above.  There are a total of 4 sessions from which to choose.

After the summer sessions have concluded, there is a formal only make-up day on 10/22/2015 at the school in the Auditorium.

Prestige Portraits


Class of 2017 Yahoo Group - New
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Class of 2017 Email Group (New)
Subscribe email address:

We've created a new Yahoo group for the Sanderson Class of 2017 (rising Juniors!).

This group will be used for Junior News and Prom planning this year and Senior Event planning and information next year.

Major events will be posted in the Community News. This interactive group gives you more details and reminders in one place and the ability to post by members makes event planning easier. Since it is an interactive group, membership is moderated.

Join now!

Two ways to join:

1. Go to and click "Join this Group"


2. Send an email to:

State you are a Parent or Student of the Sanderson Class of 2017.

Parking Application and Information for 2015-16
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Attached is information about Parking Regulations and the Parking Application for the 2015-16 school year. 

Parking Permit Applications may be submitted by mail or in person.

Mail completed application with all of the above items, including payment IN FULL. (Personal Check, Certified Check,
or money order made payable to Sanderson High School OR a copy of your OSP receipt made payable to Sanderson
Mailed applications will be accepted from June 15th – August 7th.

After August 7th, you MUST submit your application in person to the Front Desk.


Notarized parent signatures are required on all mailed applications. (Note: A notarized parent signature requires that a
notary public witnesses the signing, evidenced by an accompanying impression of his/her notary seal.)
Mail to Sanderson High School, Attn: Parking Request, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609.

If applications are submitted in person, you must present your completed application with payment. If a parent is not
present with valid ID, your application must have your parent’s NOTARIZED signature.
Hand-delivered applications can be dropped off at any time when the office is open.


SENIORS who submit applications before July 17th may pick up their passes starting July 24th at noon.



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Do you have a child who plays violin, cello, bass, or viola?
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The String Orchestra and String Sinfonia tryouts will be at Sanderson HS and Reedy Crk MS. Opportunities are for children in grades 4 and up. Visit or call 919-645-8434 for more details! Spread the Word!

Off Campus Lunch Forms
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Attached are both the Off Campus Lunch Application and Information for 2015-16.


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Sanderson Summer Hours
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Sanderson will be open from 7am - 3pm Monday thru Friday.
Main Office phone number 919-881-4800
Student Services phone number (919) 881-4820

For more specific phone/email addresses:

Volunteering at Sanderson
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If you'd like to know about volunteer opportunities with the PTSA at Sanderson contact Stacey Kohn at

NHS - Rising Juniors & Seniors
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Rising Juniors & Seniors who have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher are qualified for membership in National Honor Society in the Fall of 2015.  We would like to make you aware of this opportunity as you plan for the coming year, and to make you aware of the other criteria for NHS membership.  Please read the attached summer letter. 



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AP Calculus AB Summer Assignment
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Please see the following attachment for the AP Calculus AB Summer Assignment that will be due the 1st week of school in August.  Have a Good Summer and a Good Day!

Mrs. Blackwell's webpage:



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AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading
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Attention AP Literature and Composition (AP English IV) Students:

Your summer reading assignment is ready and available at

Rising Senior T-Shirts - Summer dates
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Rising Senior T-shirts will be on sale this summer.  
The cost for the shirts is $10.  

June 4,5,8,9,10 and 11 shirts are available all day in room 211 or 213

July 14 shirts are available from 10 am until noon outside the main office

August 5 shirts are available from 10 am until 1pm outside the main office

August 6 shirts are available from 9 am until 11 am outside the main office

August 24 shirts will be available at the senior breakfast at Trinity Baptist Church and also in rooms 211 and 213 all day.


If you have any questions please email Caroline Brooks at

Caroline Brooks
Rising Senior Class Advisor

2016 Senior Breakfast
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If you'd like to help with the 2016 Senior Breakfast (August 24th), here is the Sign-up Genius:

If you'd like to stay informed about senior events, please join the 2016 Class Yahoo Group.
Two ways to join:
1. Go to the group website and click "join this group" (2 underscore)
2. Send and email to: (2 underscore, 1 dash)
State you have, or are, a Sanderson Student in the class of 2016.
If you have any questions or problems joining, send an email to Cindy at
Major events will be listed on the Community/Student News but more detail is given on the 2016 Class Yahoo News.

AP Language and Composition (11th) Summer Reading Requirements
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Rising 11th Grade AP Language and Composition students and their parents can find the summer reading requirements in the attached letter.


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