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Underclassmen Picture Make-Up Day
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Underclassmen Picture Make-Up Day! Get ready underclassmen and make sure you look great! 

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Get ready for Sandersons Spirit Week! October 12-16th! 

Don't forget to dress up and have fun! 

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!!

FREE test prep for PSAT and College Essay Success Webinar
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Juniors taking the PSAT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free online PSAT Cram Sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming New PSAT.  Sessions are being offered between now and the PSAT. To sign up for a Cram Session today, please visit Space is limited.

Seniors who want some help with the college essay, Story2 will be hosting free online Essay Success Webinars.  Sessions will be offered through October 15th. To sign up for an Essay Success Webinar today, please visit Space is limited.

College Visiting Sanderson
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UNC Asheville

November 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up in the career center to attend.

Job Opportunity at Harris Teeter
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Harris Teeter North Hills is Hiring!

Harris Teeter in North Hills is seeking students to work part-time as cashiers and deli or produce clerks.  You must be at least 16 years old to work as a cashier and 18 years or older to work deli or produce.  Apply online at   Be sure to select the North Hills location on St. Albans.  If you need assistance, see Ms. Claiborne in the school career center.

Job Opportunity at Bimmer Performance Center
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Bimmer Performance Center

3200 Spottswood St. Ste. 102

Raleigh, NC 27615

Bimmer Performance Center is a locally owned BMW specialty auto shop in Raleigh.  They are seeking a male student, age 16 or older to work a few hours afterschool each day.  Duties would be various tasks as assigned by the owner to include, organizing tools, light shop cleaning, and straightening up.  This is a great opportunity for student who is a car enthusiast, specifically BMWs and race cars.  Must be friendly and have a positive attitude!  If interested in obtaining an interview, email

Dan Connor at

Also, visit their website

Scholarships Available!
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Check out your Student Services Scholarship Bulletin for this month:

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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. 

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PSAT - Oct 14th Bell Schedule
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Attached is a copy of the PSAT bell schedule for October 14, 2015.

All students taking the PSAT should bring their own calculators.

Alexandra Ingersoll Baucom, MLIS
Testing Coordinator
Sanderson High School

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Bands of America Competition
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Come one Come all…….
Your Sanderson Marching Spartans will be competing Saturday, October 10th in the Bands of America Competition at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC. The show is fresh and exciting!  We have a great group of students showing their skills and hard work in representing our school.  The music will blow you away as well as the Guard’s costumes and flags.  We are definitely going to entertain all. With all that said, get your day planned to attend and support our Band representing you. 

Band Students - Schedule
6:15 am meet at school
6:30 depart SHS
9:00 arrive Winston Salem
9:40 Warm up
5:00 Awards
If we make it to finals we will have another performance, if we do not make finals we will leave after prelims and be home approximately 8:00.

We do not have a football game the night before and because of the early departure time, we will not be able to rehearse Saturday morning. I would like to have a brief rehearsal on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00. This is important not only for rehearsal purposes, but we need to load all equipment Friday evening as there will not be time Saturday morning to do this.

Creighton Flowers, NBCT
Director of Bands


AFJROTC Booster Club Meeting
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JROTC Booster Club Meeting - Monday Oct 12th at 6:30pm in the JROTC room
All parents are encouraged to attend.  (JROTC Room)

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The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on October 15 2015 will start at 6pm.

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This Friday, October 9, there will be a Latin Club interest meeting in room 213 E. All are welcome

Oct. PTSA Meeting Cancelled
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Our next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 in the Media Center.

NSBE Job Shadow Day
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The National Society of Black Engineers at NCSU is hosting its Pre-College Shadow Day on Wed., November 11th from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.  High school students are invited to campus to shadow college students as they attend their classes. This gives youth a glimpse into the life of an engineering student while experiencing higher learning. If you are interested in participating, you must register before October 21st.  See Ms. Claiborne in the career center to sign up.

Song Requests for Homecoming Dance
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Do you have a song you would like to hear played at Homecoming?  Then stop by the Student Council table outside of Room 113 and place your requests in the wood box.  Request will be taken through Monday 10/12.  The dance is  October 17th from 8-11. Tickets are $10 and will be sold Wed 10/14 through Fri 10/16.  See you there!

Powderpuff Game
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Come out Tuesday October 13th to support the SHS girls in annual Powderpuff game.  The 9th v. 12th grade game starts at 5, followed by 10th v. 11th, and the championships game.    Tickets are $5 or $4 and 4 cans.  No athletics passes accepted!  

Spirit Week
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Spirit Week Days- 10/12 to 10/16  

America Monday

Tacky Tuesday

Wild Animal Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Super Hero Spartan Friday

Please remember to stay in dress code!

Homecoming Dance
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The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday October 17th from 8:00-11:00.  Tickets are $10 and will sold on the following days:

Wed 10/14 through Fri 10/16 during all lunches and after school in the breezway.

Fri 10/16 before school during Spartan Friday.

No tickets will be sold at the door, so get yours early!

Spanish Version - A Message from our Principal
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1o de octubre del 2015


Comunidad de Sanderson:

En Sanderson tenemos una comunidad de gran riqueza por estar formada por personas de múltiples culturas, diversidades étnicas y distintas experiencias.

El Sandscript es el periódico de la Escuela Sanderson y ha sido parte de la comunidad de Sanderson por largo tiempo.  Esta publicación aporta a los estudiantes oportunidades de desarrollar sus habilidades en su expresión escrita, en la dimesion periodística y en la comunicación al gran público.

En septiembre se publicó en el Sandscript un artículo titulado “Trump Salvará a America” que apareció en la sección Editorial.  La persona que lo escribió lo hizo con la intención de ser una sátira política.  La Administración supo acerca de este artículo después que los periódicos fueron distribuidos por todo el edificio al final del día escolar. Después de leer el artículo a pesar de su aspecto satírico, la Administración piensa que es importante enfatizar que esto no refleja la opinión de Sanderson High School.

Sanderson, junto con las Escuelas Públicas de Wake County, considera y valoriza sinceramente a todo el personal, a los estudiantes, y a sus parientes. Apreciamos la riqueza de nuestra cultura diversa, y no quisiéramos aislar a ninguna persona, o grupo de individuos de nuestra comunidad.  Nuestra intención no es la de crear ambientes de tensión o animosidad, y, aunque el artículo publicado intentaba ser satírico, comprendemos que puede ser ofensivo.

A continuación aparece un mensaje de la persona encargada de la “Sección editorial”, y que es la que escribió dicho artículo:

“Lamento mucho haber ofendido a estudiantes y a sus familias con mi artículo publicado en el periódico. Mi intención era escribir una sátira que resultara ser una broma. Trate de expresar eso en mi artículo. Lo que meno intentaba era herir a nadie.” Gracias.

Una vez más, la Escuela de Sanderson pide disculpas por esta publicación y enfatiza que nuestra intención es siempre de tratar a todos en forma igual, justa, y sincera, tanto a los estudiantes, como a los empleados y a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad.



Dr. Greg Decker

A Message from our Principal
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October 1, 2015


Sanderson Community,

Sanderson is a rich community comprised of a host of cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. We value the wealth of life experiences we all bring to our school and community. On Wednesday, September, 30, 2015 the September Sandscript was disseminated to students and teachers.

The Sandscript is the Sanderson School Newspaper. This curricular publication has been a part of the Sanderson community for many years. This publication provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in writing, journalism, and techniques of mass communication.

In the September Sandscript, an article, Trump will save America, was printed in the Op-Ed section. The writer intended for the article to be political satire. Administration was made aware of this article after newspapers were disseminated throughout the building at the end of the school day. After reading the article, despite the satirical nature, administration believes it is essential to stress that this is not the opinion of Sanderson High School.

Sanderson, along with Wake County Public Schools, values all our staff, students, and families. We appreciate the richness of our culture and would never intend to isolate any individual or any group of individuals in our community. We never seek to create an environment of tension and animosity, and while this article was intended to be satirical, we understand how it could be grievous in nature.


Below is a message from the feature editor, author of the article:

“I am very sorry to the students and parents who were offended by my article in the newspaper. I fully intended for it to be a satirical piece and meant everything in it as a joke. I think that Donald Trump and all of his politics are absurd and tried to portray that in the article. The last thing I wanted to do was hurt anyone’s feelings. Thank You. “


Again, please accept the school’s apology for this print and know that we seek to provide sincere, equitable, fair, and consistent treatment of all students, staff, and community members in our actions.



Dr. Greg Decker



SAC BBQ Fundraiser Rescheduled
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 As Joaquin is bringing us nasty weather this Friday, we are moving our BBQ to Friday, October 23rd.

Congratulations to NC Honors Chorus Students!
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Students, Faculty and Staff - this is Mr. Butler, and although I am out on medical leave, I wish to recognize and congratulate 7 amazing Sanderson Choral Students: Noah Anderson, Brelyn Celeste, Julie Holoman, Emme Hooks, Mary Mikels, Leah Townsend, and Lyndon Vandergast.  They auditioned for the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus on September 24. Please congratulate them. A special congratulations to Noah Anderson, Brelyn Celeste, Emme Hooks, and Julie Holoman for being selected as members of the 2015 North Carolina Honors Chorus. Sanderson High School is proud of you. 
A special thank you to Mrs. Carol Riggs and Mr. David Wilson, for all of your help preparing them. You have truly been a Blessing to my kids and myself!!
Volunteers Needed - Capital City Band Expo at SHS
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Sanderson Marching Band hosts the annual Capital City Band EXPO which invites numerous bands from around the state to compete. This brings thousands of students and spectators to Sanderson!! The Sanderson Band Boosters would like to ask the Sanderson community for both student and adult volunteers. There are three 4 hour shifts to choose from and we do provide students with volunteer hour credits. It’s a fun, high energy day at Sanderson, come be a part of this Sanderson tradition!!

Day of Event:   Saturday, October 24th
                Shifts:  11am-3pm
                                3-7pm *** our biggest need for student volunteers!!  while Marching Spartans prepare for performance

See attached flyer for details.   

Contact  Jane Watt  to register to volunteer. 

Volunteer Registration deadline is Sat., Oct. 17th


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Women's Volleyball Fundraiser Night
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The SHS Women’s Volleyball teams is having a philanthropic night. The two organizations we are raising money for are:

1 in 9 and Riley’s Army. 1 in 9 supports breast cancer


Riley’s Army supports Pediatric cancer.

Sanderson Spartans v. Heritage Huskies
Tuesday, October 13, 2015  (Note corrected day of week!)
JV Game 4:00 PM
Varsity Game 6:00 PM
at Sanderson High School

Please see the attached flyer 

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Poinsettia Fundraiser
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Remember to order your poinsettias from your favorite choral student as all orders are due by October 30, 2015 when the choral students will begin selling AutoBell Carwash ticket books which also make great gifts!

ABC Bake Sale 2015 at SAC BBQ (DATE CHANGE - October 23rd)
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Sanderson Academic Booster Club (ABC) Bake Sale is October 23nd, coinciding with the annual Sanderson Athletic Club (SAC) BBQ fundraiser and home football game.  Enjoy something sweet or salty with your BBQ and help raise money for both clubs.

ABC needs your help:  please consider baking something and/or volunteering your time on Friday to sell the goodies.
Baked goodies can be dropped off in the SHS office Thursday afternoon Oct. 22nd or at the Spirit Rock Friday morning starting at 7:00 am. (If neither of these times works for you, please contact Ruth Goodwin 919-880-1009 or and we will figure it out).

Homemade is much preferred to store bought, but all donations will be appreciated. Please package baked goods into individual servings (clear sandwich zip bags work great!) which will be sold for $1, and label each, including if it includes nuts (ie: chocolate chips, w/nuts)

To volunteer to donate items, please visit:

To volunteer your time working our tent, please visit:

Thank you!
Ruth Goodwin
Academic Booster Club

Career & College Fair
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Sanderson Career & College Fair
DATE:  Friday, October 16th
TIME:   8:00-10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:  Small gym & gym lobby 
Students may come on their own with a pass or with their class.  Sign up online at  OR in the career center.
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Sanderson High School will offer the ASVAB or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery on Monday, November 23rd beginning at 7:20 a.m.  This is the assessment used to determine eligibility for military service, but can also be a useful career exploration tool as well.  Interested 10-12th graders may sign up in the career center.  Limited seats available, so act fast.

NCAA information for Freshmen
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NCAA Information for Freshmen

Presented by Mr. Phil Moses, with over 30 years of experience working with student athletes at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. Most recently, his experience has been at Florida International University, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M and Arizona State University.

FREE SESSION for freshmen and parents Register at Questions? Call (919)218-0829 or email Athletics at the next level

Topics Covered: ● Understanding the ins and outs of the NCAA Initial Eligibility Process

Monday, October 12, 2015 7pm

8320 Litchford Road Suite 112 Raleigh, NC 27615 (corner of Harps Mill Rd. and Litchford Rd.)



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Due to impending weather the SAC is rescheduling its annual BBQ along with sponsor night to October 23rd.  


The Sanderson Athletic Club announces and thanks its 2015-16 Blue, Red, and Platinum Level Sponsors, and asks the Sanderson Community to support them in turn. Along with our members and volunteers, these businesses and families make athletics possible at Sanderson High School! Many of them will be at the football game this Friday night, October 23rd, as we celebrate our Sponsors at our Fall Sponsor Night.

We hope you make time to stop and say thank you during pre-game time. Come early for giveaways, coupons, etc.!




Chick Fil A North Hills

Moe’s Southwest Grill North Hills

Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

Yogurt Mountain

RAGE Pizza Hut, Inc.



The DeRose Family

The Siar Family



Midtown Dental

Sports & More PT, Inc.

Raleigh Orthopaedic



Stanley's Carpet & Tile Co.




Sport Clips - North Hills

Springmoor Retirement



Chad Richards State Farm

Chris Ellis Edward Jones


Fairborn Equipment of NC, Inc.

Melling Engineering



J.T. Atwell, Jr. -  Fonville Morisey Realty

McInnes, Barbara, Realtor Berkshire Hathaway

Hunter Rowe Real Estate Agents & Advisors



G&F Marketing

Progressive Graphics

Johnson-Lambe Sporting Goods

SHS Night Classes as of 9/27/15
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Sanderson has a wonderful Night Class program. 

Classes are offered by both Wake Tech and WCPSS. 
Students must be at least 16 years old.

WCPSS Classes offered at Sanderson

Certified Nursing Assistant Level I
 9/30 - 11/04 | MTW, 6:30-9:30 PM | $675.00  
In just a few weeks, be prepared to enter an in-demand career field with limitless growth opportunities. This is a state certified program, guaranteeing eligibility level 1 certification on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry to all who pass the state exam. Topics covered will include the role of the CNA, communication, safety, patient rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation and mental health. Classroom lecture instruction is three weeks at the assigned Lifelong Learning center for 27 hours of training. This will be followed by one 28-hour-week at CareOne Health for lab work. Course culminates with one 40-hour-week of clinicals at a nursing home facility. Students must complete all 95 hours of training with a 78% to be eligible for the state exam. 16+ welcome, but approval from school principal required for high schoolers. Scholarships available! GI Bills accepted. Call for details.

Holiday Entertaining: Cocktail Party
10/01 | Th, 6:30-9:30 PM | $65.00   
Prepare a delicious menu to delight family and friends. Plus learn the secrets to preparing an elegant, fun, festive table for your next event, big or small! Menu: crispy spiced chickpeas, prosciutto and glazed fig flatbread with arugula and citrus ricotta, herbed beef on brioche, winter crudités with artichoke pesto, latkes with smoked salmon, croquembouce, and non-alcoholic pomegranate mojito.

Create a Farm in Your Backyard
10/05 - 10/26 | M, 7:00-9:00 PM | $100.00   
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, regardless of size. Cover organic grow methods, care, seed storage, sustainability, and organic soil fertility development. Learn the basics of small-scale livestock care of chickens and goats. Build a simple structure to catch rainwater and prolong your harvest well into winter. Join this class offered by Tim Sexton who has an amazingly productive farm on just 1/5 of an acre. Don’t just dream about greater productivity and self-sufficiency, take the steps to make it happen.

Classical Painting Techniques
10/13 - 12/01 | T, 6:30-9:30 PM | $125.00 (4 seats left*)  
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.

Keeping Your Voice Healthy and Young
10/13 - 10/20 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $65.00   
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.

Medical Coding
10/13 - 11/19 | TTh, 6:30-9:30 PM | $1695.00   
This course provides an overview of the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding. It covers the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and reviews the changes and updates. It includes the new codes, the structure, and nature of the characters. You will also learn how to use the appropriate reference manuals and guides to create diagnosis codes from the ICD-1-CM and procedure codes from the ICD-10-PCS. Scholarships and payment plans available to those who qualify. Call for details.

Essential Oils
10/15 | Th, 6:30-8:30 PM | $20.00    
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 and enjoy light snacks in this hands-on class. Pay in advance by PayPal to Cash payments ONLY taken at the door.

Your Voice is Your Treasure
11/05 - 11/19 | Th, 6:30-9:30 PM | $85.00
Teachers, preachers, trainers, speakers--Your voice is an asset you can't afford to lose! Find out what can be done to keep it working at its peak. In this 3-session class, learn how the voice works, how to avoid vocal strain, acquire healthy vocal habits, discover ways to strengthen the vocal folds and so much more. This class is taught by Deborah McMillan, a licensed speech pathologist. CEU=0.9

Small Canvas Knife Painting
12/08 - 12/15 | T, 6:30-9:30 PM | $49.00   
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!

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



Spanish for Beginners


09/23/2015- 12/09/2015 E. Mariani $95.00



Sewing: Beginning I


09/29/2015- 11/17/2015 L. Fields $90.00



Basic Digital Photography


09/30/2015- 11/18/2015 C. Dickens $90.00



French for Travel


10/05/2015- 11/23/2015 K. Isliwa $130.00



Italian Conversation


10/07/2015- 12/09/2015 L. Franchin $150.00



How to Design and Promote a Speech that Pays!


10/12/2015- 11/23/2015 K. Snyder $95.00



Desserts for Beginners


10/13/2015- 12/15/2015 B. Adornetto $90.00



A Cook's Tour of European Cooking


10/15/2015- 12/10/2015 C. Byers $90.00



French Foundations 1b



12/03/2015 K. Isliwa $110.00


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

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Cindy Jones
SHS Yahoo Moderator

2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
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The search is on to find our top youth volunteer. If selected, you could receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May. If you feel you've made a positive difference through a volunteer activity during the past year, visit to apply.  The application deadline is November 3, 2015.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.

Who is eligible?

Any young person who:

  • is in grades 5-12 as of November 3,
  • is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
  • submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 3.

Please contact Rashunda Jennings in Student Services with additional questions.

Wrestling Practice
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Open mats for wrestling will be held every Saturday from noon to 2 pm at Sanderson in the small gym until the official start of the season. Open mats consist of conditioning and learning technique for new wrestlers and practicing for seasoned wrestlers.  This is a great time for those thinking about joining the wrestling team to come see what it's about.  If you do not have a wake county high school participation/medical form on file that's less than a year old, please bring a completed form to practice.  They can be found at

SHS PTSA Store links
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Sanderson Families,

Harris Teeter Fundraiser
Sanderson PTSA is again participating in the Harris Teeter Together in Education program.  Simply give the cashier our code, 1733.

Schools earn money based on Harris Teeter brand items and prescription purchases.  A percentage is donated directly to the school. The money earned goes toward Teacher Grants, Scholarships and enrichment programs to name just a few.  Last year, we earned over $1200.

Harris Teeter also allows you to link up to 5 different organizations to your card!
The next time you shop, please have the cashier link your card to SANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL PTSA.

Kroger Fundraiser
Sanderson PTSA is again participating in the Kroger Plus Card for Education program.  It provides the opportunity for schools to get FREE computers and educational-related equipment into our classrooms.
Take our school Bar Code to Kroger to be scanned along with your Kroger Plus Card.  Each time the card is scanned, our school receives points for FREE educational awards. Please download the attached Kroger Plus Card for Education form which contains our school bar code.

Thank you for supporting Sanderson!

Melissa Hartley
PTSA Passive Fundraising Committee

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Choral Boosters Poinsettia Sale 2015
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SHS Choral Boosters Poinsettia Sale 2015
Direct from Award Winning Homewood Nursery
Please support our amazing SHS Choral Groups by ordering gorgeous poinsettias for the holidays!
The deadline for placing orders is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Order form attached

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Dress for Success at the College & Career Fair!
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Attention Students:

Grab your RESUME and don your best business casual or professional business attire on Friday, October 16th, and make a great 1st impression at the SHS College and Career Fair.  Visit the Business Alliance table at the fair, and get resume and interviewing tips, feedback and more.  Enter a drawing to win a Starbuck's gift card!

Holly Days Vendor Registration Form
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Interested in being a vendor at Holly Days in December 2015?

Saturday, December 5th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 6th 11:00 am –4:00 pm

Attached is the Vendor Registration form.  Deadline for submission is October 31st.


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Holly Days Homeroom Baskets - Donations Needed!!!!
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Holly Days is coming.  Help our school raise money by participating in the 2nd Period Homeroom Baskets. 
See attachments for a list of teachers and the basket themes. 
Tax-deductible donations can be made to Ms. White in the main office until Nov. 6th or you can send them in with your child to the homeroom teacher.  Thanks!  Ms. Bradford

Attached - Holly Days Basket list by homeroom (2nd period)

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Davidson College Scholarship here!
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The John M. Belk Scholarship and is valued at $60,000.

The Belk Scholarship recognizes and awards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Sanderson High is allowed to nominate two students for this scholarship. In total, 8 students will be chosen to recieve this scholarship for the entering freshmen class of 2016.

If you are interested in being nominated, please notify Mrs. Carpino ( no later than October 23, 2015. 

For more info about the scholarship, please visit:

College Application Essay Tutoring
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SENIORS! Last call to sign up for College Essay Prep tutoring with Dr. Elkins. Limited October evening sessions are available. Contact Mrs. Rosenfeld at 919-649-0955 or for more info.
Sanderson Athletic Club BBQ - Date Changed
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Due to impending weather the SAC is rescheduling its annual BBQ along with sponsor night to October 23rd.  
  • Friday, October 23nd from 10:30am - 6:30pm
  • BBQ plates for lunch and dinner; perfect for pre-game tailgate before the varsity football game against Heritage!
  • Plates include eastern chopped bbq, fried chicken, cole slaw, green beans, and hushpuppies
  • Share this email with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers
  • NEW! Multiple ordering options!
  • Order online:
  • Order regular or corporate orders completing and mailing the attached forms
  • Corporate online ordering
  • Online orders preferred.
  • BBQ plates will be sold at the event, but quantity may be limited and availability is not guaranteed.
    Online pre-orders are preferred. Pre-orders are only available on the website.


If you have any questions, please email Susan Dubach and Lisa Moore at

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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: 

Washington and Lee University

September 24

7 pm

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley


Meredith College

September 26

October 26

January 25

Register at:


Tufts University

Wednesday, October 7 

7 pm @ St. Mary's School 

900 Hillsborough St. 

Raleigh, NC 27603

Please RSVP at:

Fayetteville State

Fall Preview day with BBQ and football game to follow

Saturday, Oct. 10 9am-1pm

Register online at:


University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, October 14 @ 7pm


Cary Academy
1500 N. Harrison Ave.
Cary NC 27513

Please register and RSVP:


NC State 

Saturday, October 17

Register at:


Johns Hopkins Info Session

Saturday, October 17 at 5:00pm

NC School of Mathematics and Science 

1219 Broad St. 

Durham, NC 27705

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:


East Carolina University

Fall Open House

Saturday, October 24

Register at:



Saturday, October 24

Register at:


Salem College

Fall Visit for HS Seniors

Sunday October 25

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



Sanderson Volunteers
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All New Volunteers must register at any WCPSS school before volunteering.
All Continuing volunteers approved for the 2014-2015 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer by October 30th.
Volunteers may go to any WCPSS site and register through the intranet. If not reactivated by October 30th your previous record is dropped and you must start the process again. 

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

Still Need to Access Your Powerschool Account?
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Before you can access Power School to see your schedule, you must "claim" your student account in NCEdCloud, Wake County's new portal to Power School.  Download the attached file for detailed instructions.

Attached File

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?  


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Saturday, October 10
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Monday, October 12

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