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Senior Baccalaureate - Sunday, May 31st at 3pm
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You and your family and friends are cordially invited to a

Baccalaureate Service
Sunday, May 31st
Trinity Baptist Church

All seniors are encouraged be a part of this important and meaningful service.

Seniors will need to arrive in cap and gown at 2:15 pm on Sunday, May 31st, for the Baccalaureate Service which is at 3:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church. Seniors will line up in the church corridor between the two buildings for the processional into the church.

A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. 

Trinity Baptist Church
4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

This event is hosted by the Senior Parents

Great Summer Learning Opportunities at the WELL
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FIRST - Exam De-Stressors!! All next week students are invited to relax at the WELL. Give your brain a break. Come hang out with friends. All De-Stressors start at 3:30. There will be snacks!!
Then, great summer opportunities at the WELL. We've added a NEW workshop: College Application 101. Walk away with your college essay complete! Get organized for the journey ahead. Discover some awesome resources for students AND parents. Registration info on our website at wade.org.
ACT Test Prep - August 22 $150 Register at wade.org
This is our only test prep to be offered over the summer. A new calendar of test prep dates will be distributed right when school starts. The first SAT Test Prep will be in September, closer to the first test date.
Thrive Academy - two weeks of great Step It Up 2 Thrive curriculum. Share particularly with rising 9th grade families looking to help ease the transition to high school. BUT - there's a special session for 10th - 12th graders too! June 22 - July 2. Register at wade.org.
Schedules for next week
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Tuesday and Wednesday
1st period - 7:20 - 8:46
Ann - 8:51- 8:56
2nd period - 8:56 - 10:22
A Lunch (see your teacher for exam review) 10:27 - 10:53
B Lunch (see your teacher for exam review) 10:53-11:18
3rd period - 11:23 - 12:46
4th period - 12:53 - 2:18
Period 1 exam: 7:20 - 10:20 
Lunch - 10:20 - 11: 16
Period 2 exam: 11:23 - 2:18





Period 3 exam: 7:20 - 10:20 
Lunch - 10:20 - 11: 16
Period 4 exam: 11:23 - 2:18
Note: Buses will run at the normal times. 
If students do not have exams they do no need to attend school at that time with one exception - if you have a class with an EOC exam, you will report to class on Thursday, May 28th, and Friday, May 29th, for an extended review session.  Students may have to make their own travel arrangements due to individualized schedules.  Adult supervision will be provided in the auditorium for any students during the day of exams.  Bag lunches during exams will available at lunch.  Seniors must attend any review sessions on Wednesday for exams they are not exempt from.
Volunteer Opportunity for Students
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919 Magazine is sponsoring it's inaugural 919 Music Festival, a charitable event benefiting The 200 Club of Wake County, on Sunday, May 31 from 11 am-7 pm in North Raleigh. 

We are currently seeking student volunteers to participate in this exciting experience and great cause. See the link to our volunteer signup page below.  

SAC News for Week of May 20 2015
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--Thank you to everyone who helped make the Spring Sports Banquet a success!  It was the largest banquet ever and we were thrilled to present first-time letter-earners with brand new Letter Jacket! 

We are also pleased to offer the DVDs and Spring Sport Yearbooks for $5 each and will send out a notification when they are ready. 

­­--The Athletic Club is pleased to announce its incoming leaders for the school year 2015-16:

President: Flo Moses

V. President: Amy Prakke

Treasurer: Stacey Regan

Secretary: Wanda Sutton

Committee Chairs:

Lacey Chamberlain, Kathy Bradsher, Dee Kazmierczak, Jodi Shaver, Michelle Kaney, Kim Fulcher, Chris Ellis, Janna Houston, Pamela Ouzts, Sara Frelich, Susan Dubach, Lisa Moore, Donna Schwede, and Cheryl Grimes. 

A lot of work goes into our athletic programs at Sanderson, and all WCPSS high schools.  We serve hundreds of athletes every year, and welcome many more parents becoming involved.    Last year we supported an athletic department budget of roughly $140,000!  One position we still need is in Advertising.  This includes reaching out to existing and potential sponsors.  If you would like to be a part of what we do, particularly in Advertising, we would love to have you join us.  Please email us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com

--A HUGE thank you to those who have served Sanderson Athletics faithfully!  We are very grateful for your time, efforts, and contributions to our student-athletes and to maintaining the quality athletic environment at Sanderson HS. 

--STAY UP-TO-DATE on games, events and SAC news by Liking us on Facebook.  Search “Sanderson Athletic Club”.  On Twitter, we are @SandersonScores. 

--Our next regular MONTHLY MEETING is Monday, June 15, 2015, in the Media Center. 

Congratulations - Tennis Players
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Andrew Smith was honored with the "IF" award which is a giant tennis ball handed down each year to one of the players.
IF = Intensity and Focus
The award was presented by all his teammates

Mohamed Almonster was awarded the most outstanding player for Men's Varsity Tennis.


2016 Senior T-shirts are in...
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The first shipment of rising senior t-shirts have arrived.  The cost for the t-shirt is $10.  Shirts can be picked up before and after school in room 213, during the second half of SMART lunch on Friday May 22 and during all of SMART lunch from Tuesday May 26- Friday May 29.  The second shipment of shirts will be arriving on Tuesday May 26.  All rising seniors who pre-ordered a shirt will be able to purchase it by next Friday.  If you have any questions please email cbrooks4@wcpss.net.



Yearbooks have arrived!
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Seniors, you can pick up your yearbooks Thursday, after school, at the concession stand near the auditorium. Make sure you get one before the picnic on Friday.
Starting Friday, everyone can pick up their yearbook before and after school. If you have questions about purchasing a yearbook, see Mrs. Chapman in room 218 or ask a yearbook staff member.

Bell Schedules for Monday, May 25th - Friday, May 29th
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Holiday - No school for staff or students

Tuesday and Wednesday
1st period - 7:20 - 8:46
Announcements - 8:51- 8:56
2nd period - 8:56 - 10:22
A Lunch (see your teacher for exam review) 10:27 - 10:53
B Lunch (see your teacher for exam review) 10:53-11:18
3rd period - 11:23 - 12:46
4th period - 12:53 - 2:18

Period 1 exam: 7:20 - 10:20
Lunch - 10:20 - 11: 16
Period 2 exam: 11:23 - 2:18

Period 3 exam: 7:20 - 10:20
Lunch - 10:20 - 11: 16
Period 4 exam: 11:23 - 2:18

Note: Buses will run at the normal times. 
If students do not have exams they do no need to attend school at that time with one exception - if you have a class with an EOC exam, you will report to class on Thursday, May 28th, and Friday, May 29th, for an extended review session.  Students may have to make their own travel arrangements due to individualized schedules.  Adult supervision will be provided in the auditorium for any students during the day of exams.  Bag lunches during exams will available at lunch.  Seniors must attend any review sessions on Wednesday for exams they are not exempt from.

Kona Ice
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The Academy of Finance is hosting Kona Ice on Friday, May 29th, during lunch by the picninc area. Prices are from $2 to $5.  Come out, have a treat, and support AOF!

EOC Proctors Desperately Needed!
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Attention Parents:

Please come support Sanderson students and teachers by being a proctor for exams this year.

Sign up today! 

Rising Senior Parent Meeting
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Rising Senior Parent Meeting
We will have a meeting with 2016 Rising Senior Parents on Wednesday, May 27th at 7pm in the Cafeteria.
If you are interested in being involved in your child's senior year activities, please attend the meeting.

If you would be willing to Chair (or Co-chair) the 2016 Senior Booster Club, please email Cindy Jones at cmj61@nc.rr.com or Caroline Brooks at cbrooks4@wcpss.net

Class of 2016 Yahoo Group
For Rising Senior Parents 
Two ways to join:
1. Go to the group website and click "join this group"
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/SHS_2016_Class (2 underscore)
2. Send and email to: shs_2016_class-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (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 cmj61@nc.rr.com.


Child of a Veteran or an active duty US Military member? See this scholarship!
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Genworth Veterans Forum Scholarship



The Genworth Veterans Forum scholarship provides a financial education award to the child of a current or former member of the U.S. Military.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have exemplified excellence through their school work and community service.  This scholarship is intended to highlight the achievements of excellent students and to honor the service of veterans in our community. Students will be rewarded for their leadership as shown through their values and actions both in the classroom and in their service to others.  Any high school senior who is the child of an honorably discharged veteran or current service member and who has demonstrated hard work in school and in the community is encouraged to apply.


  1. Current high school senior
  2. Must attend a four year college or university, junior college or trade school in the upcoming academic year
  3. Must be the child of a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces or who is still a serving member of the active or reserve components.
  4. Must provide suitable documentation which established the family member’s service and honorable discharge status. (DD-214, discharge certificate or other applicable documents) – PLEASE REDACT ANY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS FROM THE FORM.

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Congratulations, Col. Sammons!
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The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Air Education and Training Command has distinguished Sanderson's own Colonel Sammons as the Outstanding Instructor of the Year 2014-2015.  He was one of six winners from a total number of 1964 instructors!

Senior Final Exam Exemptions
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Completed exemption forms are due in the main office no later than 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26th.

Both the exemption and the appeals forms are on the Student Services Forms page.

2016 Senior T-shirts
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Rising Seniors,

The first shipment of senior t-shirts will be delivered next week (May 18- May 22).  Students who ordered a t-shirt can bring $10 to room 213 (Ms. Brooks).  Cash and checks will be accepted.  Checks need to be made out to SHS.  If you have not ordered a shirt you can go by room 211 and fill out an order form.  We will be placing a second order for shirts that will be delivered before the end of the school year.  Students will also have an opportunity to purchase shirts over the summer.  If you have any questions, please email cbrooks4@wcpss.net.

Caroline Brooks
Mathematics Teacher
Junior Class Advisor

Senior Memories . . .
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Order a Senior CD set, capturing memories of the Awards Day Assembly, the Senior Assembly and Picnic, and Graduation!

Download the order form (attached), fill it out, and send it along with your payment to Mrs. White in the main office or Mrs. Price in room 238.

Cost of the CD Set is $25.00. Deadline to order is May 28, 2014.

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Congratulations to Mila Bolash!
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Congratulations to Mila Bolash for being nominated for "Best Actress" by Triangle Rising Stars for her role of Rosie in the Sanderson Spring Musical "Bye Bye Birdie." She will perform on the DPAC stage on Tuesday, May 19th, for a chance to represent North Carolina in the American High School Theatre Awards on BROADWAY this summer! 

Summer 2015 Night Classes at Sanderson
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Night Classes coming up this summer!

See both WCPSS and Wake Tech Classes offered at Sanderson


WCPSS Night Class online catalogs and class registration:
WCPSS Lifelong Learning: https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/home

Basic Knife Skills

Provider: Foodamentally Sound
Slice, chop, mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet, and julienne your way to perfect cuts. In this class, learn the basic care and handling of various knives, so you feel confident ma... More>>
Sanderson HS | 7/20 | M, 6:30-9:30 PM | $39.00

Belly Dance Fitness

Provider: KellyBuynitzky
Learn the basic movements and positions for belly dance. Build your core muscles through learning basic isolations and layering performed through belly dance. Enjoy an overview ... More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/21 - 7/23 | Th, 6:30-8:00 PM | $37.00

Calligraphy 101

Provider: The Oblique Pen
This 12-hour beginner’s calligraphy class will cover three lettering styles—italic, uncial, and copperplate. The class will give you a history of letter styles, how to care and ... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/01 - 7/06 | M, 6:30-8:30 PM | $125.00

Classical Painting Techniques

Provider: Marcelle Hooks
This is a comprehensive class with an academic approach where you can paint a portrait, an animal, still life, or landscape using the classical techniques of the Old Master pain... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/02 - 7/28 | T, 6:30-9:30 PM | $125.00 (2 seats left*)

Create a Farm in Your Backyard

Provider: Tim Sexton
Even if you have a very small space, you can grow an amazing amount of food for yourself, your family, and others. Learn to plan the space you have to optimize productivity, reg... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/01 - 6/22 | M, 7:00-9:00 PM | $100.00

Culture and Film: From Singin’ in the Rain to Star Wars

Provider: Madison Murphy
Enjoy eight American films, considered some of the best films ever made. Learn why they are important to the film industry and American culture as a whole. Each film will be fro... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/03 - 7/22 | W, 6:30pm-9:30pm | $125.00

Landscape Drawing, Painting and Watercolor

Provider: Karen Rose
Accomplished artist, Karen Rose (karenrose.dunked.com), encourages her students of all levels of experience to create beautiful landscape paintings. Inspiration is drawn from th... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/17 - 7/22 | W, 7:00-9:00 PM | $100.00

Masterminds Mastering Money

Provider: Youth BOSS Network, Inc
What are your dreams? What is your vision? Where is your passion? In eight weeks get answers to your questions, so you can thrive in your finances, family, and future projects. More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/19 - 7/07 | T, 6:30pm-8:00pm | $48.00

Rocking Literacy through Puppets and Plays

Provider: Judy Dove
“Rocking Literacy through Puppets and Plays” uses reading, writing, and puppetry as a means of exploring storytelling, character interactions, points of view, and conflict resol... More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/26 - 6/11 | TTh, 6:30-9:00 PM | $125.00
Sanderson HS | 6/15 - 7/01 | MW, 6:30-9:00 PM | $125.00

SAT Prep: Turn Your Score Into a Scholarship

Provider: A+ Test Prep
Enjoy dynamic instruction in reading, math, English, and writing. Included also is a session that focuses on using SAT/ACT scores to earn scholarships. Tuition includes workbo... More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/20 - 6/03 | MW, 6:30-8:30 PM | $250.00

Small Canvas Knife Painting

Provider: Marcelle Hooks
Loosen up your style in this fun class where you'll complete two or more canvas paintings. You will learn the basics of knife painting flowers and still life. Paint small accent... More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/19 - 5/26 | T, 6:30-9:30 PM | $40.00

So You Want to Do Standup Comedy?

Provider: Mick McKenna All Clean Comedy
Boost your confidence and get into standup comedy by attending five fun-filled standup classes. If friends tell you that you are funny ha ha, not just funny crazy, you might hav... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/01 - 6/26 | M, 6:30-8:15 PM | $99.00

Spring Brunch Provider:

Foodamentally Sound
Prepare a delicious menu of dishes that can be eaten alone or enjoyed together on any spring day! Menu: Pancetta wrapped asparagus, mini ricotta and roasted red pepper frittatas... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/09 | T, 6:30-9:30 PM | $55.00

Student Athlete Eligibility: A Formula for Success

Provider: A+ Test Prep
What does ELIGIBILITY mean in academic and athletic terms? Learn how student athletes become “eligible” and how the recruiting process works. Student athletes CAN position thems... More>>
Sanderson HS | 6/17 | W, 6:30-9:30 PM | $120.00

Take Charge with Color

Provider: Kathryn Pape
Are you someone who strives to be happy, but you're, at times, trapped in an environment that wreaks with negative energy? Perhaps it is in your marriage, your workplace, or eve... More>>
Sanderson HS | 5/27 - 6/17 | W, 7:00-9:00 PM | $79.00



Wake Tech Classes

WTCC – Wake Technical Community College: http://continue.waketech.edu
For night classes offered through Wake Tech, go to:
Hint: Search "Sanderson" then click on "Start date" to put in order


138890 Spanish for Beginners - Part 2

Sanderson High School 05/18/2015 07/27/2015 D. Cole $95.00

142185 Beginning Guitar

Sanderson High School 05/19/2015 07/21/2015 L. Payne $90.00


139022 Cooking With Summer's Bounty

Sanderson High School 05/19/2015 06/04/2015 B. Adornetto $100.00


138888 Arabic Beginning Part 1

Sanderson High School 05/20/2015 07/22/2015 B. Lahoud $180.00


138889 Arabic Part 2

Sanderson High School 05/21/2015 07/23/2015 B. Lahoud $180.00


138884 French Beginning Part 2

Sanderson High School 05/21/2015 07/23/2015 K. Isliwa $180.00


141303 Spanish for Beginners

Sanderson High School 05/21/2015 07/23/2015 $95.00


142996 Hurry for Curry: Basic Indian Cooking

Sanderson High School 06/01/2015 07/27/2015 A. Pawa $100.00


142489 The Harry Potter Effect Understand Our Society

Sanderson High School 06/01/2015 07/20/2015 $90.00


142206 Sewing: Beginning I

Sanderson High School 06/02/2015 07/21/2015 L. Fields $95.00


139029 A Cook's Tour of European Cooking

Sanderson High School 06/03/2015 07/22/2015 C. Byers $100.00


Registration/Contact Information
Sanderson Night Class Contact - Debbie Lassiter at dlassiter1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4805

For additional questions, contact
Natasha Moore
Senior Administrator, Lifelong Learning
Wake County Public School System
110 Corning Rd, Crossroads II
Cary, NC 27518
PHONE: (919) 431-7594
FAX: (919) 431-7611
EMAIL: nmoore3@wcpss.net
EMAIL: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net

CTE Concentrator Scholarship
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NCACTE will award a $4000 scholarship to a senior, CTE concentrator.  Must be accepted to a 4 year or community college for fall 2015.  GPA minimum of 3.0.  Student must be majoring in a CTE related area.

Deadline to apply is May 25th.  Applications available in the career center.

2015 Graduation Handbook
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Seniors and Parents: Find all the information you need to know about senior responsibilities and events between now and June 9th in the attached booklet.

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Revised Spring Exam Schedule!
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Download the revised exam schedule here--

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Spartan Basketball Camp for 3rd-9th Graders
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Spartan Basketball Camp will be held June 15-19 at Sanderson High School.  

Spartan Camp is open for boys and girls in grades (rising) 3rd-9th. 
All participants must be able to shoot on a regulation 10 foot rim. 
Camp is held from 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Thursday and 9 am - noon on Friday. 
Cost is $150. 

Go to www.SandersonBasketball.com for more information
contact Coach Mike Shaw (mshaw@wcpss.net / 919-422-7307)
EOC Proctors Needed
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We need volunteers for EOC testing on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th from approximately 7:15-12:00 pm. 
Parents/Community members have to be on the WCPSS volunteer list or they need to sign up at any school in Wake County on Mondays from 8:00 am to close of business.  Proctors will have to attend a training session. 

Please sign up as a WCPSS volunteer in the SHS Media Center (or any WCPSS school)
Please use the Sign-up Genius below to sign up for Proctoring. 

June 2015 Sign-Up Genius for Proctoring:

Thank you!

Alexandra Ingersoll Baucom, MLIS
Testing Coordinator
Sanderson High School

Sanderson Night Class Information
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How do night classes help Sanderson?
Sanderson High School depends on the revenue created by housing these Adult Evening Classes here. 
In the 2013-14 school year, we received almost $14,000.00 to help our school's budget.  We need to keep these classes going to keep Adult Evening Classes here at Sanderson. We need to do all that we can to help our students and this money goes a long way to help!

Please consider taking one of our night classes. 
Thank you!
Debbie Lassiter
SHS Bookkeeper

Registration/Contact Information (as of 1/25/15)

Sanderson Night Class Contact - Debbie Lassiter at dlassiter1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4805

WTCC – Wake Technical Community College:  http://continue.waketech.edu
For night classes offered through Wake Tech, go to:
Hint: Search "Sanderson" then click on "Start date" to put in order

WCPSS Night Class online catalogs and class registration:
WCPSS Lifelong Learning:  https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/home 

For Sanderson Classes only go to:

For additional questions, contact 

Natasha Moore
Senior Administrator, Lifelong Learning
Wake County Public School System
110 Corning Rd, Crossroads II
Cary, NC 27518
PHONE: (919) 431-7594
FAX: (919) 431-7611
EMAIL: nmoore3@wcpss.net
EMAIL: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net


Summer Opportunities for Students - Check these out!
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Each summer there are many opportunities for students to get involved in something that can beef up their student resume. Some programs are free, some cost money, and some offer tuition assistance.  Each student is encouraged to find a way to get involved in something over the summer whether it be working, volunteering, enhancing their leadership skills, or sharpening their academic skills.  Below is a list of programs that come across our desks, but be assured this is not an exhausitve list.  Be sure to do your own research, too to find something that may be of interest to you! Also, be sure to check back often as we will update this listing regularly. 



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All the resources you need for High School RIGHT HERE!
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Please be sure to utilize our livebinder, which contains just about every link you will need to navigate through high school.  Counselors have compiled the websites most helpful and most used by students and parents.  All the resources in one place!  How easy is that?  


Scholarships for Seniors here!
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Attached is our SHS Scholarship Bulletin.  We will be updating our Scholarship Bulletin frequently.  Please come back and check it often.  This is only a small fraction of the scholarships that exist.  We encourage students to be proactive in their search for scholarships. 

 Also, be sure to check out the WCPSS Scholarship site for more scholarships!  http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/






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College Open Houses
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For a complete list of college open houses and admissions deadlines, please see the attachment from CFNC. 

Colleges Visiting Sanderson:
Sign up in the Career Center

Clemson University

September 26, 2014

Stetson University

September 26, 2014

University of Southern California

September 29,2014

East Carolina University

October 7, 2014

Appalachian State University

October 8, 2014

Greensboro College

October 10, 2014

Vanderbilt University

October 23, 2014


College Open Houses:


Open house date(s)

Admissions deadline

South Carolina State University

November 15, 2014

May 31, 2015




Early action – December 1, 2014

Regular – March 1, 2015

North Greenville University

October 23 or November 13, 2014

Rolling admissions

North Carolina State University




First deadline – October 15, 2014

Second deadline – November 1, 2014

Final Deadline – January 15, 2015

North Carolina Central University


Rolling admissions

East Carolina University

October 25, 2014 9:00am

March 15, 2015

UNC - Charlotte

November 1, 2014

Early action – November 1, 2014

Regular – February, 1, 2015

William Peace University

November 15, 2014

Rolling admissions

University of Mount Olive

November 11& January 19, 2014


UNC Pembroke

November 15, 2014

February 28, 2015

April 11, 2015

July 15, 2015

Meredith College

January 27, 2015 8:00am-4:00pm

Early Decision – October 30, 2014

Regular – February 15, 2015

Ithaca College

Oct. 25, or Nov. 11, 2014

Early decision – November 1, 2014

Early Action – December 1, 2014

Regular – February 1, 2015

The Citadel

October 31, 2014


Benedict College

November 1, 2014 8am-12pm (sign up by Oct. 24)


Colgate University

November 9-10, 2014 (sign up by Oct. 10)

Early decision 1 – November 15, 2014

Early decision 2 – January 15, 2015

Regular – March 1, 2015

Johnson and Wales - Charlotte

October 25, 2014 9:30am-1:30pm

November 14, 2014 10am (wildcat weekend)

November 15, 20014 9:30am-1:30pm

December 13, 2014 9:30am-12pm


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