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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



Quest Bridge National College Match for Seniors only - due September 26
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The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

We do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, or income and we take a holistic approach in reviewing applications. When selecting finalists for the National College Match, we try to answer the following questions:

  • "Does this student have the motivation and academic ability to thrive at one of our partner colleges?"
  • "Has this student overcome socio-economic obstacles to achieve academic excellence?


In order to be eligible to apply for the National College Match in fall 2014, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the spring/summer of 2015 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2015.

The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States

View additional citizenship requirements below.



QuestBridge takes all of the following factors into account when evaluating an application for the National College Match:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Qualifications
  • Personal Circumstances

Academic Achievement

We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our partner colleges. The academic characteristics below are based on profiles of Finalists from previous years, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:


Grades and rigor of high school curriculum: Primarily As in the most challenging courses at your high school (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses, if available.)
Class rank: Top 5-10% of your graduating class.
Standardized test scores: SAT (CR+M) scores above 1250; ACT composite score above 27. We also recommend submitting any AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores.  Review thestandardized testing requirements for each partner college.
We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.


Financial Qualifications

College Match Finalists typically come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a family of four, and often less than $50,000. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify. 

All sources of family income are taken into account, including:

  • Salaries, wages, and tips
  • Business and farm income
  • Rental income
  • Interest and dividend income
  • Retirement distributions
  • Alimony
  • Child support received

Deadline: September 26, 2014

For more info, please visit: www.questbridge.org

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?  


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

DECA Meeting Sept. 26th "B" Lunch
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DECA will hold its next DECA meeting in the Auditorium "B" Lunch on Sept 26th.  Many important issues to discuss, plan to attend.  DECA dues of $30.00 includes a T-Shirt are payable until Oct. 3rd.  See Mr. Wilcox for more details in room 135.

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.

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Now is the time to sign up for this Saturday's football game at NC State. 5 parents have signed up so far leaving 7 spots open. Please clear your schedule and help out this week!

To view the sign up, go to:

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

Fall Play Parent (of Cast & Crew!) Meeting
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Sanderson Theatre Ensemble -- FALL PLAY/"BRAVE NEW WORLD" Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6-7pm, SHS Media Center
Who should attend? -- PARENTS of each child who is in the Cast (Performers) and the Crew (Tech)
Information to be covered:  Production schedule, Production support, Expectations for the cast & crew, Booster Club, Q&A

Latin Club
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There will be a Latin Club Interest meeting on Friday, Sept. 19 during B Lunch. Location: room 213 East

Europe Meeting for Summer 2015
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Are you interested in traveling to Italy, France, and Spain in the summer of 2015?  The attend an informational meeting on Tuesday Sept 23 at 7:00 pm in Room 113.  We want to finalize the trip by October 1st, so this will be the last information meeting. MAke plans to attend to learn about this exciting opportunity!

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. 

Josten's Orders (Ring, Cap, Gown and Senior Products)
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Josten's Orders (Ring, Cap, Gown and Senior Products)
If you missed the first order date, you can:
1. Attend the Josten's make-up day on Thursday, September 18th in the gym lobby during all lunches
2. Order online at www.trianglegrad.com
(to be sure the order is included in our school order, please order by Oct 3)

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
Colleges Visiting Sanderson
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The following colleges/universities are visiting Sanderson soon to speak with interested students.  Sign up in the career center to attend.

Meredith College, September 4

UNC-Chapel Hill, September 9

Randolph College, September 15

Randolph-Macon College, September 17

UNC Pembroke, September 18

Old Dominion, September 22

UNC-Wilmington, September 22

Furman University, September 24

Clemson, September 26

Stetson University, September 26

Appalachian State University, October 8

Greensboro College, October 10

Vanderbilt University October 23

Senior Conferences for all seniors begin September 22
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Counselors will be meeting with all seniors for their senior conference beginning on September 22 and ending on September 26. Senior conferences will take place during the school day (during 1st or 2nd period) and will be held in room 231.  This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the ins and outs of being a senior, applying to college, financial aid, post secondary options, etc.  Students will be divided in small groups and will have a specified time to attend.  All seniors are expected to attend during their assigned time.  Lists with student assignments will be posted outside of Student Services, the gym lobby, room 231 and the media center beginning on September 16.  

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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Varsity Cheerleader Community 5K
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Kudos to the Varsity Cheerleaders for volunteering at the North Hills 5K charity run this past Saturday. The girls collected backpack buddies items and donated a large backpack of supplies. The girls also worked as volunteers on the race trail and cheered runners on to the finish line.

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. 

Tech Theatre Announcements
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The first in a series of Technical Theatre Workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 2:30-3:00 in the auditorium.  Students who are in ITS or who have already run a show, and who are interested in working more with Tech Theatre, are invited to attend and be trained to operate the genie. Please sign up for the workshop with Mrs. Dove in room 216 East.

This Friday, Sept. 12, during A lunch, there will be a meeting with Mrs. Dove in room 216 E for any student who wishes to be considered as a Crew Chief for productions this year.

Students who are interested in being on the crew for the Fall Play should plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, on Friday, September 19, during A lunch.  Those interested in leading as Crew Chiefs need to meet on Friday, Sept. 12 during A lunch.

French Club
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Students interested in joining the French Club should plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, during B lunch on Friday, Sept. 26.

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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Marching Band
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Marching Band season is here and with July’s Band Camp at Campbell University over, the Marching Spartans are gearing up for another award winning year!
SHS Marching Spartans did an exhibition performance of this season’s show “Fortress” during halftime at the first home football game Friday the 28th. Prior to the game, the Band Boosters met for a tailgate and social time to prepare themselves for the season.
The Spartans will march on September 27th at their first competition of the year at Panther Creek. Every weekend in October, the Marching Spartans will take the field at other competitions hosted by Wakefield on 10/4, West Johnston on 10/11 and finally Fuquay on 10/18. They will end the season on 10/25 at Sanderson’s very own Gregson Stadium where the Sanderson Band Boosters, students and volunteers pull together to host up to 20 marching bands at the Capital City Band Expo! Come on out and take part in the incredible atmosphere and see, for yourself, the premier band competition in the region!

Fundraising for the Marching Spartans is well underway and the support from all Sanderson families is very much needed and appreciated. Be on the lookout for opportunities to show your support by participating in the Dine-Outs, car washes, Frontier Soups purchases and of course, Fruit and Flowers - just in time for the holidays!
Keep up with our progress on the web at sandersonband.com and expect to hear great things for this season.

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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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College Planning with Collegewise
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Attention Students:

If you would like to attend any of these information sessions sponsored by Collegewise, register online here: http://www.collegewise.com/seminars_chapel-hill

Saturday, September 6th Secrets of a College Admissions NCSU McKimmon Center 10-11:30

Tuesday, September 16th Highly Selective College Admissions NCSU McKimmon Center 6:30-8:00

Wednesday, September 24th How to Write Great College Essays NCSU McKimmon Center 6:30-8:00

Saturday, September 27th Highly Selective College Admissions Chapel Hill Office 10-11:30 (address 149 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)


2014-15 Athletic Club Sponsors
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2014-15 Athletic Club Sponsors

We are lucky to have so much support from our community and want to be sure we let them know we appreciate their sponsorship of the Spartans' Athletic Club!  Please be sure to frequent our business sponsors below and tell them you are from Sanderson High School!
Platinum Spartans
Chad Richards State Farm
Rick and Lanette DeRose
Edward Jones Investments, Chris Ellis
Elsie's Place Family Care Home
Fairborn Equipment of North Carolina
Fonville Morisey - Mary Bouchard and Stacey Horowitz Team
G&F Marketing
Hamilton Group Funding - Re/Max Preferred -Natalya and Bobby Hill
Hunter Rowe Real Estate
Johnson-Lambe Co.
Melling Engineering
Moe's at North Hills
Tom & Lori Myers
Ragsdale Liggett Lawyers - Sandra Mitterling
Raleigh Orthopaedic - Dr. David Boone, Team Physician
PDQ on Falls of Neuse
Progressive Graphics
The Siar Family
Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc.
Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community
Ora Designers and Fine Jewelers
Sports and More Physical Therapy
Wells Orthodontics
Gold Spartans
Carolina Braces, Dr. Robert Kent
Chick-fil-A at North Hills
Dr. Michael Holesh, DDS, PA
Barbara McInnes - Broker, Realtor
Midtown Dental
The Q-Shack at North Hills
Second Empire Resaurant
Triangle Nutrition
Triangle Orthopaedic
Which Wich? and North Hills
Thank you for your support and GO SPARTANS!
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. 

College Open Houses:

South Carolina State University

September 27 and November 15, 2014


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

North Greenville University

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

North Carolina State University

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

North Carolina Central University

October 18, 2014 9am

East Carolina University

October 25, 2014


UNC - Charlotte

October 18, 2014

November 1, 2014

William Peace University

October 18, 2014 and November 15, 2014

University of Mount Olive

November 11, 2014 and January 19, 2014

UNC Pembroke

November 15, 2014

Meredith College

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

Tuskegee University

September 27, 2014


Ithaca College

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

Benedict College

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

Colgate University

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

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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College Fair at McKimmon Center!
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The annual WCPSS college fair will be at the McKimmon Center on NCSU's campus on September 21 from 2-4:30pm.  All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend!

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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