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Sanderson News Now
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This is your last week to turn in your DECA dues of $30.00 to Mr. Wilcox in room 135.  Please make your check payable to SHS DECA by this Friday, Oct. 3rd. 

Math Team Meeting
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Math Team will be meeting during A lunch this Friday, October 3rd.

Volleyball 1 in 9 Fundraiser
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Please join the Sanderson volleyball team on Tuesday, September 30th at 4:30 for our annual fundraiser for the 1 in 9 foundation. We will be raffling off great prizes and all proceeds benefit the 1 in 9 Breast Cancer Foundation.

We would love  to have a big crowd to cheer our girls on to victory over Millbrook!

Congratulations SHS Marching Band!
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The SHS Marching Spartans came in first place at the Panther Creek Invitational Saturday Sept. 27tb:
First place percussion
First place general effect
First place musical performance
First place visual performance
First class overall performance AAA class

Join us in supporting our Marching Spartans at our next competition on Saturday, October 4th at Wakefield. 
The Gates open at 1:00. 


NAHS Meeting
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Thursday, Oct. 2nd the National Art Honor Society will meet at 2:30 in room 106. Bring your T-shirt and sketches for your calendar artwork.

Homecoming Date Forms
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Homecoming Date forms for non-SHS students are available in the main office and outside of Room 113.  They must be turned intot he main office by Monday October 6th for approval.  

Homecoming Spirit Day
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October 6th-10th

America Monday

Time Travel Tuesday

Wild Animal Wednesday

Tacky Thursday

Spartan Friday

Remember to stay in DRESS CODE!

Powderpuff Game
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The Powderpuff Game is scheduled for Tuesday October 7th with the Senior v. Freshmen game starting at 5:00.  Admission is $5 or $4 and 4 cans.  No sports passes are accepted.  Come out and join us for this fun event!

Academy of Finance Sophomores
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Academy of Finance Sophmore Field Experience to NC State is on October 2nd! If you are interested in attending, get your permission slips from Ms. Melton in room 135A. Forms are due back no later than Wednesday afternoon.

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Boys Cross Country Shines at Adidas!
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Congratulations to the following boys cross country athletes for posting a personal best on Saturday at the Adidas Invitational: Jose Rosas (16:00), Dylan Tafel (16:23), Alex White (17:06), Kevin McSoley (17:47), Kyle Blue (18:15), Ethan Blume (19:07), Tucker Soltesz (19:48), Chandler Norris (20:03), Cullen Dunham (20:49), Sammy Novick (21:18), Chase Brozell (23:02), and Diemen Duvermont (23:52).  The boys are currently ranked #10 in the State with an average 1-5 split of 16:49.

Professional Dress for Success Day!
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All students are encouraged to Dress for Success and be prepared to speak to college and career professionals at the college and career fair on Friday, October 17th.  Professional business or business casual attire preferred!  Things to keep in mind:


  • Black, navy, or gray dress pants or knee length skirt paired with classic blouse and a fitted blazer or cardigan sweater 
  • Low heel black or navy closed toe pump or flat shoe
  • AVOID low cut tops, excessively tight clothing, distracting jewelry/makeup


  • Classic black, gray, brown dress suit with long sleeve, collar shirt, and conservative colored tie with dress socks and dress shoes
  • Khaki pants, dress shirt, tie and blazer or khaki pants and polo shirt for a business casual look
  • AVOID sagging pants, white athletic socks with dress shoes, sneakers, t-shirts
Picture Day is Coming!
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Lifetouch Studios will be here on Tueday, Spet. 30th.  You can pre-order and receive a 10% discount (online only) by going directly to mylifetouch.com.  See the attached flyer for promo code and Picture Day ID.



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Join the Academic Booster Club
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Join the Academic Boosters Club (ABC) as we strive for ‘Academic Excellence for All’!  Our first ABC meeting is October 1st at 7pm in the Media Center.  Questions? Contact Karen Moore at kmoore22@nc.rr.com.

Information/Membership form attached.

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A Dessert with Decker night
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The Academic Booster Club is sponsoring a "Dessert with Decker night" as a fundraising event.  Please plan to attend and share the invite with your circle of friends

The Academic Booster Club Invites you to“Dessert with Decker”

An event to benefit Sanderson High School’s Graduation Initiative.  

Friday, October 3, 20147:00-9:00p.m.  

In the home of John and Karen Moore, 601 Sarah Lawrence CourtRaleigh, NC 27609.  

Please join us for mingling, cocktails and desserts. Enjoy an opportunity for casual conversation with Dr. Decker and other Sanderson parents. A tax deductible financial gift of your choosing is welcome and appreciated. The Academic Booster Club will match your contributions. Come have fun and help make Sanderson’s Graduation Initiative a reality.


Purchase your Sanderson Yearbook
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Cost through 9/30/14 is $65.00.
The cost goes up throughout the year.
Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase your yearbook.

Or bring a check to the Sanderson Office by Sept 30th for $65. made out to SHS Yearbook.
The cost will be higher after Sept. 30th.


Summer photos for the Yearbook
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Summer photos for the Yearbook
If you did anything interesting over the summer, have pictures of it, and want to be in the school yearbook, email the pictures and a short caption or quote of what you're doing to sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com by Sept. 30th.

Yearbook Sponsors Needed
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Interested in sponsoring a page in the school yearbook?  Purchase by October 19th and you can sponsor a yearbook page for $50.  You can help the yearbook and get your name on a page of your choosing (sports pages, portrait pages, event pages, etc).  Email sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com with several choices of pages you would be willing to sponsor.  First come, first served!  Also, if your business would be interested in purchasing an ad, contact sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com for more information.

Military Academies
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Interested in applying to 1 of the military academies and need information on the nomination process?  Plan to attend the service academy day on

When:  Saturday, October 4th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Where:  Joint Foce Headquarters-NC National Guard                                                                                                                         1636 Gold Star Drive                                                                                                                                                           Raleigh, NC 27607

RSVP by clicking here or call 919-612-5438

Event is open to 9th - 12th graders, parents and counselors 

Girls Cross Country Shines at Adidas!
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Congratulations to the following girls athletes for posting a personal best at the Adidas Invitational: Lauren Ammons (19:59), Elizabeth Coletti (20:53), Laura Gerlach (22:37), Katie Olson, (22:59), Caroline Barnard (25:23), Caitlin Criner (25:36), Anna Kate Wall (28:31), Taylor Tedder (29:09), and Sarah Freitag (31:39).  The girls currently sit at 18th in the State and will return every member of their top 7 next season. 

Tribbeca Tavern Spirit Night, Oct. 7th
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The SHS PTSA is having our first Spirit Night of the year at Tribbeca Tavern on Friday, October 7th from 5pm until closing.  

They will unveil their latest menu item - a burger named after us! The Spartan.

We hope to see you there!

Carla Popson

SHS PTSA President



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?  


Career Clusters & Colleges Fair
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WHERE:  Sanderson High School, Small Gym and Gym Lobby

WHEN:  Friday, October 17, 2014

TIME:  9:00-11:00 A.M.

Studedents may attend with a class or come on their own with a pass.  See Ms. Claiborne in career center to sign up.

** Participating students are strongly encouraged to wear professional business or business casual attire.**


Women's lacrosse Interest meeting:
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Tuesday September 30th in the cafeteria @ 2:30. 

PSAT on October 15th
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It's time to think about the PSAT, Spartans! The PSAT will be offered on October 15, 2015 here at Sanderson High School. All 10th Grade Students will participate in this test for free! 

Students who are not in the 10th grade can choose to participate; however, any non-tenth grade student must pay $14 in order to take the test at Sanderson. Find more information and the registration form on our PSAT page.

Bowling Team Tryouts
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Tryouts for the Sanderson Bowling Team will be Monday, September 22 from 4:30-5, and Monday, September 29 from 4-5 at Buffaloe Lanes North.  Practices for the team will be on Mondays and competitions will be on Wednesdays. Please email me if you have any further questions.

Matt Taylor
Head Coach Sanderson Bowling

Attention Junior Parents!!
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Would you like to help the Junior Class Council with prom?  If so, please attend an informational meeting on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7pm in the cafeteria.  The more parental involvment we have, the more successful prom will be this year! If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help, contact Caroline Brooks (junior class advisor) at cbrooks4@wcpss.net. 

Attention Holly Days Vendors!
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Registration for Holly Days vendor booths is now open.  The registration form is available on the Holly Days page, along with general information for vendors.  Forms are due no later than Oct. 31, 2014.

September Adult Evening Education at Sanderson HS as of 9/12/14
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Happy Friday, Sanderson Spartans!

Here are the details of exciting Adult Evening Education opportunities happening this month right at your school.

Email: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net
Call: 919-858-1735
Visit: http://www.wcpss.net/adult-edu

Beginning Floral Design | Provider: Designs By Cher | (919) 426-9956 | Sanderson HS | Th | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/25 - 10/30 | $90.00

Certified Nursing Assistant Level I | Provider: CareOne Health Training Institute | (919) 773-7165 | Sanderson HS | MTW | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/15 - 10/15 | $675.00

Inspiration for the Pursuit of Your Purpose | Provider: Karin Cross | (919) 397-2475 | Sanderson HS | M | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/22 | $49.00

Living in the Flow | Provider: Karin Cross | (919) 397-2475 | Sanderson HS | T | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/30 - 10/21 | $125.00

The Counselor and The Dad: Get a College Education Through College Athletics  | Provider: Karen Parker | (919) 424-6339 | Sanderson HS | T | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/23 | $35.00

Travel Cheap(er)! | Provider: Robert Lisson | (919) 264-1887 | Sanderson HS | Th | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/18 - 9/25 | $65.00

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

Also check out these Wake Tech Courses being offered at Sanderson. 
To see the descriptions, go to:
Search "Sanderson" and click on "Start Date" to put them in order.

126742 Italian Beginning Part 1 Sanderson High School 09/08/2014 11/10/2014 L. Franchin $150.00
126748 French Conversation Sanderson High School 09/09/2014 12/02/2014 J. Guffey-pierre $150.00
126734 Basic Russian Sanderson High School 09/18/2014 11/20/2014 T. Paradna $150.00
126738 French Beginning Part 2 Sanderson High School 09/18/2014 12/11/2014 K. Isliwa $180.00
127067 Communication: The Essential Workplace Sanderson High School 09/23/2014 10/28/2014 S. Wilson $95.00
125780 Introductory Voice Lessons Sanderson High School 09/23/2014 12/02/2014 J. Longmire $90.00
127072 Storytelling for Everyone Sanderson High School 09/24/2014 11/12/2014   $95.00
116506 Construction Management: 101 Sanderson High School 10/08/2014 11/17/2014 A. Vick $150.00
116503 N.C. Commercial Contractor's Exam Prep Sanderson High School 10/16/2014 11/25/2014 A. Vick $150.00
125774 A Cook's Tour of Latin America and the Caribbean Sanderson High School 10/22/2014 12/17/2014 C. Byers $100.00
127072 Storytelling for Everyone Sanderson High School 09/24/2014 11/12/2014   $95.00
Fall Sports BBQ
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Friday 10/10/14 @ the Spirit Rock

Serving 10am - 630 pm

$7.00 for students and staff

$9.00 General Public

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WCPSS Parent Academy
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The Wake County Public Schools System is excited to announce their first Parent Academy Catalog (see attachment). The catalog contains a series of free skill-building classes, workshops, and educational events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and contribute positively to their child’s academic and social success.


The Parent Academy is a Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) initiative designed to strengthen the relationship between parents/guardians and schools and to help parents navigate the school system. Research shows that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education.


This is a partnership with a diverse team of WCPSS educators and local community agencies, organizations, businesses, schools, and faith-based institutions.


To learn more about workshop options and registration information, visit www.wcpss.net/parent-academy


Please know that the Parent Academy Catalogs were distributed to all schools, and schools should have enough to distribute to all students.


Can you please forward the Parent Academy Catalog PDF to school principals, in case they would like to include them on their school website. 


Thank You!!


MariaRosa Rangel
Senior Administrator


Family and Community Engagement(FACE)
Crossroads I
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC. 27518
Office: 919-431-7703

Cell:    919-410-9947

(See attached file: Parent Academy English Catalog.pdf)
(See attached file: Parent Academy Spanish Catalog.pdf)

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Literary Arts Magazine Meeting
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Meeting in room 217 after school on Tuesdays. 

North Carolina’s New Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Option for Students:
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Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.  Under the state’s new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.

The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.  

For more information, click on the following link: 
SHS No Fuss Fund-raiser for Textbooks has begun!!
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The SHS school-wide fundraiser has begun!!   Due to past state and local budget cuts, Sanderson students need new textbooks as well as etextbooks (tablets with digital curriculum).     This fall, the SHS PTSA's goal is to raise at least $30,000 for PTSA programming and for TEXTBOOKs and eTEXTBOOKs.    To accomplish this,  we need the help of EVERY Sanderson family!   There is no selling...no knocking on doors...there is "no fuss"!
Please discuss which level of giving fits into your family budget.  We encourage you to mail in your donation with the yellow flier you receive in the mail (on or around Sept 12), or by printing out the flier below and mailing it in to the school.    
Any level of giving is greatly appreciated!!
We will tally the percentage of participating students' families in each grade level (with chances to win door prizes for students in the winning grade).   Look for the signs in the front and back of the school to track our progress!
Please feel free to contact Linda McDonald at shsnofuss@gmail.com with any questions.
THANK YOU for helping the SHS students!!

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All Junior/Senior lunch passes will be available to purchase during Jr/Sr specified lunch periods only.
Applications must be approved by Ms. White PRIOR to coming to the attendance office. NO lunch passes will be made before or after school.  If a parent can't sign the form in front of Mrs. White, it must be notorized. 

Form available at http://sandersonhs.org/student_services/forms_pdf/lunch_pass_app.pdf

Hiring After-School Counselors
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Trinity Academy of Raleigh is seeking students ages 16 and up to work as afterschool camp counselors.  You must have your own transporation, be reliable and like working with younger aged kids.  Pay is $8/hr.  If interested, pick up details in the SHS Career Center.

Did you miss our College Admissions Night? If so, see PP here!
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Our college admissions panel was a great success!  We hope you had the chance to see it and meet our guest speakers.  Attached is the short PowerPoint presented before the panel began.  

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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. 





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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

September 27 and November 15, 2014

May 31, 2015


September 30, 2014 Register at: admissions.uncg.edu/first look

Early action – December 1, 2014

Regular – March 1, 2015

North Greenville University

October 2, or October 23, or November 13, 2014

Rolling admissions

North Carolina State University

October 18, 2014 9:00am-2:00pm

First deadline – October 15, 2014

Second deadline – November 1, 2014

Final Deadline – January 15, 2015

North Carolina Central University

October 18, 2014 9am

Rolling admissions

East Carolina University

October 25, 2014


March 15, 2015

UNC - Charlotte

October 18, 2014

November 1, 2014

Early action – November 1, 2014

Regular – February, 1, 2015

William Peace University

October 18, 2014 and November 15, 2014

Rolling admissions

University of Mount Olive

November 11, 2014 and 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

Tuskegee University

September 27, 2014



Ithaca College

Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 13, Oct. 25, Nov. 11

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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Join the Sanderson PTSA
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PTSA Membership form attached. 
Make checks payable to Sanderson PTSA and mail to: 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC  27609

You can also complete the form and bring it with your payment to "Walk the Schedule" or "Meet the Teacher Night"

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SHS PTSA - Together In Education with Harris Teeter - (code - 1733)
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SHS PTSA - Together In Education with Harris Teeter - (code - 1733)
Dear Parents,
Beginning August 1, Sanderson PTSA proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 1733, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! YOU ONLY HAVE TO LINK YOUR CARD ONCE A YEAR. Once your card is linked, the PTSA will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, Premier Selection, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Naturals, Your Pet, Hunter Farms, Highland Crest and More Value) purchases credited back to our account.
This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!
Don’t forget to link your VIC card to our account code
(1733) next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter.

Thank you.
SHS PTSA Fundraising Committee

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