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Holly Days Shopping Extravaganza is This Weekend!
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Over 150 vendors!

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 6th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

See our Website for more information:


Financial Aid Night
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When:  Thursday, Dec. 3
Where:  SHS Auditorium
Time:  7:00 pm
Your Senior year is here, and you may have a lot of questions.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear about the financial aid process.  Our guest speaker will be Kevin Michaelsen, Director of Financial Aid at Meredith College. 

  • How do I pay for college?
  • Where do I find scholarships?
  • What is the difference between a loan and a grant?

You have questions. We have answers.  
Please join us!

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Pay to Play
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Want to hear your favorite song played during class changes?  Then Pay to Play!  Collect money, put in sealed envelope with the song title and artist, and drop off your money to Room 113 by Friday, 12/4.  Top 5 bids will have their song played during class changes next week.  Clean versions of songs only!

Dollars for Desserts
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All 4th period classes that raise at least $50 for the Food Drive will get a dessert.  The class that collects the most money will receive a Deluxe Dessert bar.  Money will be collected Thursday, December 3rd, during 4th period.

WCPSS Bus conduct and safety
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Dear Sanderson Family,

Your students safety is of the utmost importance. 
Please share the videos and information provided here with your students so we can all work together to ensure their safety!

Please find a link below to a selection of bus safety videos featuring WCPSS bus drivers and elementary students discussing the new bus driver hand signals. They focus on hand signals our bus drivers will use to help students safely board the bus beginning December 7. The state will require bus drivers to begin communicating with the hand signals on January 1.

Bus Safety Hand Signal videos:

Crossing Procedure handout created by the NC Department of Public Instruction:

New Boarding Procedure Guidelines

The students and bus drivers recorded the videos that focus on three new bus driver hand signals:
Open palm: stay at bus stop
Thumbs up: motorists stopped, prepare to cross
Point: cross the street to the bus

Bus safety is the responsibility of many people working together including parents, students, school administrators and bus drivers. 
Please talk the videos up with your students. Find ways to get the message across about positive behavior on the bus and safety at the bus stop.

Thank you!



Congratulations Womens Varsity Tennis
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MVP: Sibel Tanik
Most Improved: Melissa Warren
Coaches Award: Kate Griffin

Sanderson Concessions - Help Needed (12/3 and future dates)
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Want to have a fun time, meet other parents on the team and support the Sanderson Athletic Club?
Then sign-up to help in the concessions!

Questions? Contact Michelle Kaney

Holly Days - Volunteers Needed
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We need parent volunteers for admission ticket sales for Holly Days.

2 hour or 2.25 hour time slots from 8:45am to 5pm on Saturday or 10:45am to 5pm on Sunday

Holly Days Bake Sale - Baked Items Needed
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Baked items needed for Holly Days Bake Sale!  We are in need of items for the bake sale this coming Saturday and Sunday (12-5 and 12-6).  We would like cookies, brownies, bars, pies, bread, cakes, cupcakes or any other baked good.  You can bag the items yourself or we can do it for you!  If you bag the items, please put between 3-5 items in a bag and secure with a tie or a zip bag.  Pies, breads and cakes can be sold as whole items, or can be cut up to be sold separately.  Items can be dropped off in the main office on Thursday (12-3) or Friday (12-4). 

If you have any questions please contact Caroline Brooks at  Thanks!

Chorus News
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We are canceling the boosters meeting that was scheduled for this Tuesday night December 1.

Instead we are going to have everyone who is signing up for the Orlando trip who has not turned in their forms to turn them in at the Poinsettia pick up on Tuesday evening December 1, from 6 PM to 7 PM.

December Scholarship Bulletin
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Check out the latest scholarships available and see what may apply to you!

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Congratulations SHS Theatre Ensemble
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Congratulations SHS Theatre Ensemble
It started with 128 plays and only 2 were selected to represent the entire state of North Carolina at SETC and we are humbled to be one. This honor is not just for the current students and parents who have worked so hard to make "The Yellow Boat" a success but all the students, parents and anyone else who considers themselves part of the STE family who pulled Sanderson Theatre up when it was down.  This is for all of you. There have been so many amazing people that have worked tirelessly over the last 6 years I've been at Sanderson who I hope share in this moment with us.
Thank you and "Good Times"

Our full list of awards at NCTC States
Excellence in Set Design- Trey Boisvert
Excellence in Stage Management- Jarod Betts
Outstanding Achievement in Design and Production (and an $80,000 Scholarship!)- Austin Edwards
Excellence in Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting
Distinguished Play


Night Classes at Sanderson as of 11/22/15 - A great gift idea!!!
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Night Classes at Sanderson 
A fun evenings entertainment,
a great gift idea, or a great learning experience. 
Register now for these awesome classes offered by Wake Tech and WCPSS Lifelong Learning (for Age 16 and up).

Wake Tech Evening Classes at Sanderson
Hint: Search "Sanderson" then click on "Start date" to put in order


Home Chef: The Basics


01/11/2016 02/29/2016 $100.00

The Food and Flavors of Italy


01/12/2016 03/08/2016 $100.00

Sewing: Beginning I


02/02/2016 03/22/2016 $100.00

Interior Design


03/01/2016 04/19/2016 $90.00

A Cook's Tour of European Cooking


03/03/2016 04/21/2016 $100.00

Hurry for Curry: Basic Indian Cooking


03/14/2016 05/02/2016 $100.00

Sewing: Beginning II


03/17/2016 05/05/2016 $100.00

Fast and Fresh Dinners


03/22/2016 05/03/2016 $100.00

WCPSS Lifelong Learning Classes offered at Sanderson

December Classes

Small Canvas Knife Painting
12/08 - 12/15 - T, 6:30-9:30 PM - $49.00 (4 seats left*)   REGISTER
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 paintings which make great gifts!

January Classes

Belly Dance Fitness
1/07 - 5/05 - Th, 6:30-8:00 PM - $90.00    REGISTER
Grab a girlfriend and run, don't walk to Belly Dance Fitness. This sultry workout taking the community by storm will get you into shape fast. Word is spreading like wildfire as women drop dress sizes and get back that hour glass figure. Learn the basic movements and positions for belly dance. Build your core muscles through basic isolations and layering. Enjoy an overview of the origins and some of the history of belly dance as well as the many styles. Practice these movements with traditional and non-traditional belly dance music throughout the world. 30% discount for WCPSS employees.

Triangle Youth String Orchestra
1/07 - 4/28 - Th, 6:30-8:00 PM - $135.00    REGISTER
This course is open to school age musicians, grades 4 and above, who play violin, viola, cello or bass. The Triangle Youth String Orchestra provides an encouraging atmosphere for young string players to learn ensemble skills. Members should be able to read music and have prior experience, such as private lessons or school orchestra. Members must be available for a dress rehearsal Saturday afternoon, 4/30/16, and concert on 5/1/16, at the Cary Arts Center.

Landscape Painting with a Limited Oil Palette
1/12 - 2/16 - T, 6:30-9:30 PM - $110.00    REGISTER
This class combines color mixing with landscape painting in a way that really is helpful in all types of painting. You will begin with the primary colors plus white and then add three other colors to make all the colors of nature. You will look at landscape photos and, by doing a thumbnail sketch, determine if the composition can be improved. Ariel perspective, making objects recede and advance, brush work and edges plus many more techniques of landscape painting will be covered. Enjoy instructor demonstrations and individualized attention. All levels welcome.

Copperplate Calligraphy
1/19 - 2/23 - T, 6:30pm-8:30pm - $125.00    REGISTER
This 12-hour beginner’s calligraphy class will cover copperplate calligraphy. The class will give you a history of letter styles, how to care and adjust the penholder, as well as exercises, instructions, and practice sheets. Cover each letter group and discuss letter formations and variations. Practice pen and nib control. Discuss paper, ink, and overall construction of words. This class taught by calligrapher Jessica Yee will give you an engaging introduction to the beautiful vintage art of calligraphy.

February Classes

Mardi Gras Feast
2/03 - W, 6:30pm-9:30pm - $60.00 (5 seats left*)   REGISTER
Prepare a Mardi Gras themed menu. Menu: Mini oyster po’ boys with pickle remoulade, shrimp etouffee, black-eyed peas and bacon, Cajun chicken pasta, beignets and café au lait. Food will be provided.

Dangers of Electromagnetic Pollution in the Home
2/08 - M, 6:30pm-8:30pm - $43.00    REGISTER
Do fluorescent lights give you a headache? Do you feel dizzy or tired when carrying around your cell phone? You may have an electromagnetic pollution sensitivity. Our bodies are more than flesh and blood. They respond to and are impacted by the electrical fields emitted in our technological culture. This class offers an indepth look into the electromagnetic pollution created by today's electronic gadgets. Learn the dangers to your health and what you can do to protect yourself.

Pizzazz Your Home: Learn to Paint Like a Pro
2/16 - 3/08 - T, 6:30pm-8:30pm - $125.00    REGISTER
Keep your money. Stop paying the pros for jobs you can do around the house. Learn fundamental to advanced methods of interior home painting with professional painter Chris Wager. Avoid telltale drips and spatters at the end of a job. Stop straining your back. Know what is involved in establishing a ballpark estimate for how much paint you'll need. Determine when you must use a separate primer and when two-in-one works just fine. Learn how to protect all the surfaces you don't want painted. Find out when you need dry weather to paint and when it's okay to proceed in wet weather. Discover what's really involved in a visual inspection and prep for a professional job. In no time, you'll have the tips and materials you need to update your home on a budget with professional results! Individuals and professional painters welcome! Materials fee of $30 for paint supplies and book: 101 Helpful Painting Hints.

Essential Oils
Sanderson HS | 2/18 | Th, 6:30-8:30 PM | $20.00  REGISTER 
Sanderson HS | 4/05 | T, 6:30-8:30 PM | $20.00    REGISTER
Join Angie Ceroli to discover the everyday uses of essential oils. Oils contain remarkable health benefits to keep you well or help you heal quickly. Clear up acne, reduce stress, eliminate indigestion, fight illness, relieve allergy symptoms, and more. Experience the oils, enjoy light snacks, and walk away with a few practical recipes in this hands-on class. Pay in advance by PayPal to Cash payments ONLY taken at the door.

Classical Painting Techniques
2/23 - 4/12 - T, 6:30pm-9:30pm - $125.00    REGISTER
Classical Painting is for anyone who wishes to learn the realistic painting techniques used by the Old Masters. This technique will teach you how to scale a smaller photo on to a larger canvas by using a different type of grid to get an absolute accurate drawing. You will learn to mix and use the different under-painting methods of the Italian and French Old Masters which gives a very realistic painting. Mixing the flesh palette, painting techniques for backgrounds and clothing, glazing techniques and much more is covered. Some oil painting experience is recommended, but you don't have to have experience in painting portraits or figures. You may choose to paint a portrait, still life, or landscape. First timers are asked to copy an Old Master painting in order to best learn the techniques. You may bring your own photo reference (8 x 10 photocopy) or chose one from the Instructor.

March Classes

Couples Night Out
3/02 - W, 6:30pm-9:30pm - $70.00    REGISTER
Couples, shake up date night with an exciting evening of food, fun, and friends in this hands-on class. Prepare popular Thai dishes, enjoy a family-style meal, and get competitive with a little gaming. Menu: Tom Kha Gai (chicken coconut soup), Pad Krapow Nua (beef with basil), Shrimp Pad Thai, Som Tam (green papaya salad), and lemongrass bars with coconut shortbread. It's sizzling in the kitchen. Come join the fun!

SAT and ACT Preparation Program
3/02 - 4/20 - W, 6:30-9:30 PM - $395.00    REGISTER 
Comprehensive 8-session SAT exam preparation program for the new, redesigned SAT exam. The course combines intensive subject matter review with highly effective, score-raising test-taking strategies for all areas of the exam: Algebra, Statistics & Probability, Evidence-Based Reading, Writing/Language, and Essay. The course seamlessly integrates ACT preparation. (The SAT, since its redesign, is very similar to the ACT in its new format and testing emphasis.)

April Classes

Basic Knife Skills "Korean Style"
4/06 - W, 6:30pm-9:30pm - $45.00    REGISTER
Slice, chop, mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet, and julienne your way to cutting perfection. Learn the basic care and handling of knives, so you feel confident maneuvering on the cutting board. Learn which knife works best and get tips to keep your cutlery sharp. Cover essential chopping techniques while putting your skills to use to prepare a signature Korean dish: Bibimbap. Also prepare a quick and easy version of kimchi and a sauce to complete the meal. Bring your own knives, if available. The instructor has knives to share.

Essential Oils
Sanderson HS | 2/18 | Th, 6:30-8:30 PM | $20.00  REGISTER 
Sanderson HS | 4/05 | T, 6:30-8:30 PM | $20.00    REGISTER
Join Angie Ceroli to discover the everyday uses of essential oils. Oils contain remarkable health benefits to keep you well or help you heal quickly. Clear up acne, reduce stress, eliminate indigestion, fight illness, relieve allergy symptoms, and more. Experience the oils, enjoy light snacks, and walk away with a few practical recipes in this hands-on class. Pay in advance by PayPal to Cash payments ONLY taken at the door.

Basic Grant Writing 101
4/11 | M, 6:30pm-8:30pm | $49.00    REGISTER
Writing a grant is not as simple as writing a letter. Grant writing is essential for preparing effective grant proposals, and this course is about acquiring a skill that involves quite a bit of writing. Grant making is not about receiving charity. While most private funders are philanthropic, even they look at grant making as an investment. And like all investors, the funder is looking for a good return. If you have never written grant proposals before, this course will help you get over the initial panic of not knowing where to start. It will serve as your step-by-step guide and reference in developing your first proposal and many others to come. CEU=0.2

Painting Small Treasures in Oil or Acrylics
4/26 - 5/03 - T, 6:30pm-9:30pm - $60.00    REGISTER
Experience the fun of completing a small painting in one evening using the same techniques that you use for a larger canvas. 5 x 7 and smaller canvases are recommended. These small treasurers make wonderful gifts and decorative pieces for small wall areas. Marcelle Hooks, a celebrated instructor, will cover still life and landscape techniques with much individualized instruction.

Keeping Your Voice Healthy and Young
4/28 - 5/05 - Th, 6:45pm-8:45pm - $65.00    REGISTER 
Did you know that the voice ages just like the physical body? As you get older, the voice muscles can become weak and lose their health and vitality. You can turn back the hands of time, sound more youthful, gain vocal strength and increase your range. Your voice can be healthy again! This class, taught by a licensed speech pathologist, tells you what you can do.


Registration/Contact Information
Sanderson Night Class Contact - Debbie Lassiter at or 919-881-4805

WTCC – Wake Technical Community College
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:
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

Jostens Deliveries and Final Senior Order Day
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Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, December 1st, during the lunches in the Gym Lobby to deliver class rings that were ordered in the fall.   Your ring must be paid for in full in order to receive it.

Tuesday, December 1st, will also be the final day for Seniors to place their order for senior products. 
A $60.00 deposit is needed to place the order.  

Support the Food Drive!
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Uphold Sanderson's legacy of generosity!  
We will be accepting donations through Wednesday, December 2nd.
All donations benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by AFJROTC
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Friday, December 11, 2015
7:30am to 1:00pm
Dear Sanderson Community,
Sanderson's Blood Drive is a fantastic event that embodies what distinguishes Sanderson from other top High Schools in the region. I'm speaking of course of the selfless sacrifices we make for our community. Our fantastic record of community service can't be held up by the student body alone. Parents, we need your help too!

The Blood Drive this year is on a late start Friday so it will be more difficult to get students in for the first three sign-ups of the day. The 7:30am, 7:45am, and 8:00am time slots will be hard to fill without your support! Please, if you can donate blood and are available for these times, email Cadet Colonel Barrett at:

If you cannot sign up for those times please sign up for any other time from 7:30 to 12:45.
In order to get you on the list I'll need: Name, Phone number, Email, Zip code, and lastly if you'll be giving whole blood or Double Red blood cells. Both procedures are safe and administered by medical professionals.

To sign up for any time slot from 7:30 to 12:45 on Friday, Dec 11th, email with:
Name, Phone number, Email, Zip code and type of donation (whole or Double Red Blood Cell)

Student sign-up forms are outside the AFJROTC classroom (Room 195)


PTSA - Volunteers needed
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The PTSA is selling Butter Braids again this year (delicious danish in many flavors), and we would love your help with our booth at Holly Days, Sanderson's annual fund-raiser (Dec 5-6).   Please consider taking a shift and/or loaning a cooler!

To volunteer, please go to:

Thank you!

Soup Bowl Supper (in December)
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Get ready for the annual Soup Bowl Supper, hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh and the National Art Honor Societies of Sanderson, Green Hope, and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High Schools! Tickets are $20 each and are for timed entry on December 9th. Included in the price is a handmade bowl, soup from Capital Club 16, bread, butter, and water. Dessert and coffee will be also be served. There will be music during dinner and other art available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit the Helping Hand Mission. 

You MUST preregister for the event

Buy Soup Bowl Supper tickets - 5 PM

Buy Soup Bowl Supper tickets - 6:30 PM

Attention Students and Parents!
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Download the attached file for this semester's final exam schedule.

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Need Parents and Business Professionals to Volunteer
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On December 2nd the SHS Career Center is hosting a Financial Reality Fair for students.  To make it a successful event, we need 60-90 adult volunteers.  Please consider helping us.  Check out the sign up here.  We appreciate your support! Contact Ms. Claiborne at with any questions.

Thank you!

Food for Fines
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The SHS Library has started "Food for Fines" in support of the Sanderson Food Drive. 
For each can of food that students bring to the library we will forgive up to $.50 in fines!
Hurry and pay your fines with cans of food now, this offer ends with the end of the food drive! 

Fall 2015-2016 Testing Proctors - Volunteers needed!
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We would love your help!  Please sign up to help us proctor during Fall Exams in January. 
Please use this Sign-up Genius to sign up to help.

If you are willing to help, please keep in mind that you must be registered as a volunteer in Wake County and you will need to undergo a brief training session.  The volunteer form is available M-F in the library and the training can be done from the comfort of your home. 
Please include your e-mail address so that we can send you information! 

Thank you so, So, SO much.  We love our proctors!
Attached (updated 11/8/15)  is the 2015-16 Fall Semester Exam Schedule (Still subject to change).

Alexandra Ingersoll Baucom, MLIS
Library Department Chair
Testing Coordinator
Sanderson High School

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Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics
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Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest in science and mathematics and aspire to a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 

The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in a residential setting for research and intensive study. The program is currently hosted at four campuses of the university system—Appalachian State University (ASU), East Carolina University (ECU), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

What is Summer Ventures?

Summer Ventures is an opportunity to discover new academic paths and broaden horizons. Summer Ventures is a four-week, STEM intensive summer program that places students in a challenging living-learning environment filled with like-minded peers and encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Students will engage in both classroom experimentation and research in courses based on their interests, allowing them to pursue their own path.

Who is Summer Ventures for?

Summer Ventures is for independent thinkers who are ready to explore, discover and grow. Summer Ventures is for scholars who are interested in taking a more independent approach to learning. Participants must be responsible rising 11th and 12th grade North Carolina residents, willing to learn and be challenged, and desire to be an active member of their learning environment.

Where is Summer Ventures?

Summer Ventures is where students’ interests lie. Summer Ventures is a place to begin the journey into higher education. Summer Ventures occurs at four public UNC-System campuses: East Carolina University, North Carolina Central University, Appalachian State University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is administered by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Who may apply? This program is for students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2016-17 school year. 

Student’s custodial parent or guardian must live in North Carolina by December 1 of the application period. Students must choose Summer Ventures or Governor’s School if accepted to both programs. Students must choose Summer Ventures or the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics residential program if accepted to both programs.

To apply to Summer Ventures, students must complete an online application by visiting:

To be considered, applicants to Summer Ventures must provide the following:

1. Student application

2. Confidential teacher evaluation

3. Confidential counselor evaluation

4. Evidence of academic performance

An admissions committee, comprised of professionals from across North Carolina, selects finalists to participate in Summer Ventures. Each finalist is assigned to a specific institute site based primarily on academic program preferences.

Deadline to submit online application is January 31, 2016. 

Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses - Teen Digital Short Challenge
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Teens - Become more aware of the importance of safe driving and educate your peers by creating a digital short convincing other teens to not drive distracted. Teens can enter The Wireless Foundation Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses Challenge for a chance to win prizes, including a $5,000 scholarship. Educators/mentors also win up to $500.
Visit the program website for contest rules and guidelines as well as educational materials on the dangers of using wireless devices behind the wheel.  The contest closes December 15, 2015.

Use technology and creativity to make a difference today!
Posted by your SHS PTSA

The Food Drive is here!
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November marks the start of the Sanderson Food Drive and we have many events planned to help us reach our goal of 183,000.  This year the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and ABC 11 have selected Sanderson to host their annual press conference to kick off the Heart of Carolina Food Drive on November 20th!  This is a huge honor and it really speaks to the reputation and tradition of giving and Sanderson has developed in the community.  With that being said, the pressure is on to reach our goal!
For those of you new to Sanderson (or for those who need reminding) we have attached a brief description of all of the events that benefit the Food Drive.  Please remember that $1 equals 5 pounds of food.

Thanks and help support an important cause!


Each year Sanderson competes in the Students Fight against Hunger Food Drive through the Central and Eastern Food Bank of North Carolina (  The FBCENC services 34 counties in our state and in 2013 they reported that over 6 million meals were served in Wake County alone.  Hunger is real issue in our community which is why Sanderson’s participation in the food drive is so important.  Last year, Sanderson raised a little over $45,000 which is equivalent to 233,000 pounds of food and we crushed our school wide goal of 182,500 pounds!  This year our school goal is 183,000 pounds and we need your help!

There are many ways for students, parents, and teachers to participate.   You will be receiving more detailed information about each event as it approaches, but here is a general rundown of events.  Please encourage your students to participate. 

Restaurant Nights-Eat at local restaurants and a portion of your bill will go towards the food drive.  Already scheduled:  Milton’s Pizza (November 16th) and MOD Pizza (TBD). 

Football Frenzy-Friday November 6th  will be a white out for the last regular season home game v.  Millbrook.  On that night, we will be holding a new fundraiser called “Yard lines for a Cause” in which participates sponsor a yard line of their choice for the game ($10 for a half, $15 for the whole game).  At the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters, whatever yard line the ball is spotted on, the sponsor of that yard line will win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.  You win and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Food Drive! 

This is will also be the last Spartan Friday of the year and we will be selling Food Drive Shirts in the picnic area starting at 6:45.

First Period Competition-November 16th-24th-First period classes compete to raise the greatest total pounds of food.  11 breakfasts are given to winning classes and 1 deluxe breakfast to the overall winner.  (See separate sheet for more details.)

Penny Wars-November 16th-24th-The four classes compete against each other to collect the most money.  Pennies are positive points, paper money and silver coins are negative.  Students will place pennies in their classes jar and all other money into opposing classes’ jars.

Variety Show-Tuesday November 24th (7 pm, Auditorium)-Come out and see all of the talented students we have here at Sanderson.  Admission is $5 or $4 and 4 cans.  Concessions are available.

Dollars for Desserts-Nov 30-Dec3 -This is a 4th period competition were all classes who raise at least $60 will receive a dessert.  The winning class will receive a deluxe dessert bar with whatever desserts the class desires!

Senior Wall-This is a new tradition we are offering to seniors.  Seniors can purchase a concrete block on the cafeteria hallway for $15.  They can then decorate it and it will stay up for at least 5 years.  Seniors will receive a voucher and they can put the money towards their 1st or 4th period total.  A big advantage for those who teach seniors, so encourage participation!

Pay to Play-Nov 30-Dec 3-Students (and teachers) pull their money together and bid on a song they would like to have played during class changes.  Top 5 bids will have their song selected.

Encourage students to reach out to the community, neighbors, friends, and businesses.  There are many people out there who are willing to help!  . If you would like a member of student council to stop by and pump up your class or if you need  ideas to encourage participation, we will be happy to help you out!  All checks should be written directly to the FBCENC

Food Drive Highlights
  • Every dollar=5 pounds (Checks should be made out to Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC)
  • Every 16 oz=1 pound
  • First period class with most pounds wins a DELUXE breakfast
  • Winning first period teacher gets a gift certificate
  • Goal is 183,000 pounds!
  • Food Drive is from Nov. 16-24th
  • Top 5 classes will get a breakfast. Every class raising over 1,000 pounds will have their names in a drawing for additional breakfast.  There is also a pound per student class winner for smaller classes
  • This year, any 1st period who raises 1000 lbs by Thurs 11/19 will be invited to attend the ABC 11 Food Drive Kick-off Press Conference in the SHS Auditorium.
  • If your class raises 1250 lbs by Thurs 11/19, you will also be invited to attend a Student/Faculty Basketball game during 1st period flex on Monday 11/23.
  • The winning class will also get the “Golden Can” Award that the winning 1st period teacher will proudly be able to display in his/her classroom for the year…..Mr. Sampson has held the Golden Can for many years, will he be able to hold his title???

Thank you for supporting the Food Bank!
Hi Tech Teens
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Hi Tech Teens resumes next week!

Interested in computer science as a career? A college major? Just love to be around computers?

If so, then Hi-Tech Teens is the place for you!


                             Two options in November & December


HTT goes “inside” the WWW. We love our computer, but just how does it work? How do we get information from the web?



The ABC’s of the Internet session meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, starting

November 5th!!


Then, for those who like to take apart and

put together, join us for

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

One day only! Saturday, December 12th from 1 – 5 p.m.


Our Hi-Tech Teens sessions will:

           -be a fun & social environment

        -include hands-on experience

       -be full of opportunities to talk with professionals

          currently working in technology fields


For class details and registration


Fill out the application, brief survey and RSVP all on the same page.


Our mission: to create after-school Computer Science classes that encourage teens—in particular young women—to succeed in technology, to raise academic self-esteem and confidence, and to inspire expectations of high achievement and success. Meet other teens interested in Computer Science!

All sessions will be held at the WELL, located at 714 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh

Questions? Call 919-856-9233, x101

Senior Yearbook Ads
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Recognize and congratulate your senior!  Support Sanderson Yearbook!  Purchase a senior ad to be placed in the 2016 edition of the SHS Yearbook.  Download document for step by step instructions on how to proceed, and contact or with any questions!

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Volunteer Service Awards
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Start logging your service hours for both the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and the SHS Volunteer Service Award!  Go to the Academic Booster Club (ABC site, under "Student Support" on the sidebar) and download both the information sheet and the record-keeping form.

Students & Parents: Come see your counselor during lunch on Fridays!
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Beginning Friday, October 1 all school counselors will be available for walk-in service during A and B lunches. This is a great time to pop in, meet your counselor, say hello, deliver a form, ask a quick question, talk about a college recommendation, or express concerns about your classes, schedule, or future. This is a great opportunity to get your school needs taken care of without missing valuable class time. Students and parents who need more time to discuss issues and/or challenges with their counselor are still able to make an appointment request. This is just another option to take care of business on a first come first served basis. Don't be shy, come say HI!!

Senior Conference Update
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All senior conferences concluded last week. If you missed your conference, or would like to review the Prezi used by your counselor, please find it here:

Also remember if you are seeking a recommendation from your counselor, you need to fill out the Senior Personal Information Sheet. It is attached here. 

Attached File

College Open Houses and Info Sessions 2015-16
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This is an on-going list of events that will be updated as we hear about them. 

A full list of school open houses and admissions deadline can be found here: 



Meredith College

September 26

October 26

January 25

Register at:


RSVP at:


West Point Admissions Info Meeting for Students and Parents

Monday, October 19 @ 6pm

Location: NC National Guard Headquarters

1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh

POC: Rick DeMoya


University of Notre Dame

Monday, Oct 19 @ 7pm

Cardinal Gibbons High School 

1401 Edwards Mill Rd. 

Raleigh, NC 


Guilford College

Fall Open House

October 23 and November 8 (overnight option)

Register at:


Greensboro College

Fall Open House

Saturday, November 7

They also have several tours and info sessions during the fall and spring months

For more info, visit:


Benedict College

Fall Open house plus football game and lunch

Saturday, November 7 from 9-12pm


Virginia Military Institute

November 13-14

February 3-4

February 26-27

March 11-12

Please register at:




For all sports competing against Heritage H.S.
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Please see the following:

The bridge on Forestville Road is closed until December. Please use the following routes and share with your coaches/parents. We will do our best to remind you prior to playing, but I wanted to make sure all were aware. We will also post it on our website.

Heritage High
Take U.S. 1 to South Main Street and turn right. Continue on South Main Street and take a right on Rogers Road. Continue on Rogers Road and take a right on Forestville Road. At the first stop light on Forestville Road, take a right on Foundation Drive. Stay on Foundation Drive until it dead ends- take a left into our student parking lot. The stadium is located to the right.

Take U.S. 1 to the 98 bypass. Turn right to Wake Forest. Continue on the 98 bypass and take a right on Heritage Lake Road. Stay on Heritage Lake Road and cross Rogers Road onto Forestville Road. At the light turn right onto Foundation Drive. Stay on Foundation Drive until it dead ends- take a left into our student parking lot. The stadium is located to the right.

Tony Lewis, M.Ed., NBCT
Certified Athletic Administrator

FAFSA DAY is Feb 20, 2016 - Need help with Financial aid form?
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FAFSA Completion Day is February 20!  See the website for more information: 

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?  


SHS Parents

Quick Connects


SHS Alumni