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Exam InformationDo you want to honor your senior in this year's yearbook? If you are interested in placing a Senior Ad in the yearbook, please follow the link to print the Ad form. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Chapman by email wchapman@wcpss.netConnie Schlimme, Teacher of the Year
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Sanderson Night Classes as of 12/21/14
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Sanderson Families,

Consider giving a gift of learning or a shared experience. 
We have some wonderful classes that would make an excellent Holiday gift.
See both sections, WCPSS Adult Education at SHS followed by Wake Tech Evening Classes at SHS

WCPSS Adult Education at Sanderson


Certified Nursing Assistant Level I

Provider: CareOne Health Training Institute

In just five weeks, be prepared to enter an in-demand career field with limitless growth opportunities. This is a state certified program, guaranteeing eligibility level 1 certi...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/02 - 3/18 | MTW, 6:30-9:30 PM | $675.00 


Classical Painting Techniques

Provider: Marcelle Hooks

This is a comprehensive class with an academic approach where you can paint a portrait, an animal, still life, or landscape using the classical techniques of the Old Master pain...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 1/13 - 3/03 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $125.00 (5 seats left*)


Create a Farm in Your Backyard

Provider: Tim Sexton

Even if you have a very small space, you can grow an amazing amount of food for yourself, your family, and others. Learn to plan the space you have to optimize productivity, reg...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/02 - 3/23 | M, 7:00-9:00 PM | $100.00 


DIY Cooking

Provider: Foodamentally Sound

Good food made fresh doesn't have to be intimidating. Prepare restaurant favorites yourself. Recipe: Herb roast chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and white wine sauce, spaghet...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/18 - 3/18 | W, 6:30-9:30 PM | $55.00 


Edible Centerpieces

Provider: Designs By Cher

Have some fun constructing edible centerpieces and tablescapes. Delicious candy, baked goods, and seasonal fruit including melons, berries, pineapples, and grapes will be used t...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 4/08 - 5/06 | W, 6:30-8:30 PM | $90.00 


Mastering Real Estate Concepts: Real Estate Licensure Exam Prep

Provider: Caring Realty Partnership LLC

Demystify the three most confusing real estate concepts: HUD 1 closing transactions, agent responsibility, and real estate ownership and interest. Armed with this knowledge, you...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 4/23 - 4/23 | Th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM | $89.00 (0 childcare seats left#)


Painting Flowers, Still life, and Gardens

Provider: Marcelle Hooks

Paint flowers, still life, or gardens to produce a more realistic painting. Enjoy painting in a more loose manner directly to the canvas with a brush or knife. The basics of br...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/17 - 4/21 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $110.00 


Preserve Your Voice and Make It Last a Lifetime

Provider: Deborah McMillan

Just as the body loses its vitality as we age, so can our voices. More than 30% of seniors are negatively impacted by the symptoms of vocal aging such as decreased loudness, voc...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/24 - 3/31 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $60.00 


SAT Preparation

Provider: Educational Services Center

Want to help your teens gain acceptance into the college of their choice? Sign them up for Educational Services Center's SAT Prep, where score increases average 150-300 points. ...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 1/22 - 3/05 | Th, 6:30-9:30 PM | $395.00 
 Sanderson HS | 3/04 - 4/29 | W, 6:30-9:30 PM | $395.00 


Spanish Short Stories 2

Provider: Paulina Rodriguez-Ortega

This course is the same as Spanish Short Stories 1 except six additional authors are considered— Unamuno, Lynch, Quiroga, Borges, Cela, and Goytisolo.More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/17 - 5/05 | T, 6:30-8:30 PM | $125.00 (4 seats left*)



Provider: Abigail Chopel

Learn basic self-defense techniques and traditional TaeKwonDo forms within a calorie-burning, cardiovascular workout. You will be given the opportunity to earn a belt that is ac...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/03 - 4/28 | T, 6:30-7:30 PM | $175.00 


Wedding Planning 101: Have Your Dream Wedding on ANY Budget

Provider: Mane Event Wedding and Event Planning

Whether you want to become a wedding planner, are planning your own wedding, or are the parents of the bride/groom, this class is loaded with helpful information you don't want ...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 1/20 - 3/10 | T, 6:30pm-8:30pm | $100.00 


Weeknight Global

Provider: Foodamentally Sound

Most of us have a rotation of dinner meals we prepare routinely. What better way to add excitement to dinner by learning how to prepare global inspired dishes that come together...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/26 - 2/26 | Th, 6:30-9:30 PM | $55.00 

Wake Tech Evening Classes at Sanderson:
(hint: Sort by "Sanderson", then click on "Start Date")


Beginning Guitar II



L. Payne



Cooking Beyond the Basics



B. Adornetto



Arabic Part 2



B. Lahoud



French Beginning Part 3



J. Guffey-pierre



Spanish for Beginners



D. Cole



Beginning Quilting






Construction Management: 101



A. Vick



Italian Beginning Part 2



L. Franchin



Notary Public Education



O. Stallworth



Residential Construction Estimation



R. Adams




French Conversation






Photography Basics: Improve Your Images






Residential Contractors Exam Prep



A. Vick



Spanish Training for Health Care Workers



A. Gray



Italian Beginning Part 1



L. Franchin



Arabic Beginning Part 1



B. Lahoud



Beginning Guitar






French Beginning Part 1



K. Isliwa



Creative Real Estate Investing



J. Morton



Basic Culinary (101) for Entry Level







Interior Design



B. Whitecross



Introductory Voice Lessons






French for Travel



K. Isliwa



Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business






Design an Outdoor Room






Communication: The Essential Workplace



S. Wilson



Black & White Photography



E. Burgess



Bake Shop Fun



C. Byers



Taking Photography 'on Location'



J. Deere



The Food and Flavors of France



B. Adornetto




N.C. Commercial Contractor's Exam Prep



A. Vick



Green Bldg Fundamentals



A. Vick





Proctors Needed for January 2015 Exams
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Sanderson Parents,

Please sign up to Proctor for the January 2015 Exams.  NC State laws require that Sanderson have Proctors for all NC made final exams.  

You can sign up by using our Sign-up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a8ac2ba20-sanderson

If you'd rather not use the Sign-up Genius but wish to proctor, please email cmj61@nc.rr.com with the times you are available.

Thank you!

SHS Testing Team



Senior Exam Exemption Form
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Due no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, 12/19

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Job Opportunity at Lifetime Fitness
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Lifetime Athletic new location on Falls of Neuse is hiring for several positions.  See below for details.

Meet the Leadership Team to learn more about starting an amazing career with Life Time Athletic Raleigh. Please bring a copy of your resume and dress professionally.

Event Date:

Saturday, December  20th


Event Time:

Event Date:

Event Time:

9:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday, January 8th

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm





Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village

8480 Honeycutt Rd Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27615



For more information about Life Time Athletic Raleigh and to view all of our current job openings please visit: jobs.lifetimefitness.com

New Fall Semester Exam Information!
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Please read carefully the 2014-15 Fall Semester Testing Bulletin and Testing Schedule posted on the Student Services Forms page.

You need to know which days you must attend and which days you do not.  Please also read about bus service changes!



Summer Program at the US Naval Academey
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9th-10th grade students are invited to apply to the STEM Program and 11th graders are eligible to apply to the Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS).  One week summer programs in June available.

The online application for STEM opens on January 5, 2015 at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/STEM

The online application for NASS opens on January 15, 2015 at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/NASS

Pamphlets with more info are in the SHS Career Center

Please take the Parent Survey
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Please complete a survey about Sanderson at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!

Important - SHS Parent Survey
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Dear Parents,

Please complete a survey about Sanderson at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!
High School accreditation is a process that allows your child to apply for the very best colleges and universities in the nation.  The accreditation process assures that Sanderson High School is a high quality rigorous high school and that the student's transcripts reflects a high quality teaching and learning experience that will prepare them for the expectations of colleges and universities.
A national accreditation team will be evaluating Sanderson High School in the early spring of 2015.  One of the pieces of the process is to have parent input in this process.  At a minimum, we need 450 individual parents to respond to a survey. Both parents can take the survey.
It only takes 10 minutes and all responses are confidential.  Please complete the survey ASAP. 

Please complete the school survey at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!

Thank you!


Gregory S. Decker Ed.D.

Principal, Sanderson High School

5500 Dixon Drive Raleigh NC 27609

(P) 919-881-4800

(F) 919-881-5006

Home of the Spartans!


CFNC T-Shirt Contest for Students
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As you may have heard, this fall CFNC is hosting it’s first ever social media promotion: a T-Shirt Design Contest! We’re asking students to show off their school pride by designing a t-shirt featuring the name of their high school and the phrase “college works” or “CFNC.org”… those are the only guidelines! We want to see authentic designs from the minds of North Carolina’s wonderfully creative students. 10 winners will be selected throughout the state and each winner will receive 250 custom tees for their high school, printed with their winning design. 


Announcing the 2014 CFNC T-Shirt Design Contest!


Is your high school the best? Prove it!

Enter CFNC’s T-Shirt Design Contest for your chance to win 250 custom tees for your school!

10 winners will be chosen throughout the state of North Carolina and submissions close 1/15/15… so get designing! 

To learn more, visit cfnc.org/tshirtcontest

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mycfnc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfnc

Instagram: @mycfnc

Snapchat: @mycfnc 

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Have you been accepted to college, or have you received a scholarship?
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Seniors, we are beginning to collect information about the Class of 2015 that will be recognized during the spring senior awards assembly.  If you have been accepted to a college, please bring in a copy of your acceptance letter to Mrs. Bunton in the attendance office.  

Additionally, we are also asking if you have received a scholarship to bring in a copy of your scholarship award letter.  All scholarship recipients will be recognized at the senior awards assembly in May.  We cannot recognize you if you do not let us know which scholarships you have received, so please be sure to bring us your letter. 

For Juniors - Meredith College's Leadership Conference for High School Women
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2015 Leadership Conference for High School Women Event Registration

“Picture Yourself...”

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Meredith College

The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, cordially invites you to participate in a free conference for high school juniors to develop and sharpen your leadership skills. Please be mindful that this event is limited to only 250 participants, so registration is required for this event. We look forward to having you on campus! Students who attend will be guests of the college for both the conference and lunch.  The only expense you will need to cover is transportation to and from the event. 

Pre-registration is required, as only 250 students will be able to attend. Please try to register no later than January 23, 2015 by visiting: www.meredith.edu/admissions/lc

If you have additional questions, you may call the admissions office at 919-760-8581 or email kesugg@meredith.edu

Crew Chiefs needed for Spring Musical
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Students who are interested in serving as crew chiefs for the spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie, should plan to pick up an application from Mrs. Dove starting this Friday, December 12.  Applications must be filled out and returned to Mrs. Dove before you leave for Winter Break.  Crew chiefs will be posted the day we get back from break, January 5. Students who are selected as crew chiefs should plan to meet with Mrs. Dove in room 216 East after school on Wednesday, January 7, from 2:30 – 3:00.

Spring Musical auditions
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The audition packets and sign up list for the Sanderson Theatre Ensemble's Spring Musical "Bye Bye Birdie" are available. Please see Mr. C in the auditorium to get a packet and sign up. 

Did you miss our Financial Aid Night presentation? If so, click here!
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Please click on the link if you would like to view the powerpoint presentation from our Financial Aid Night that was held on December 2.  

Also, please remember we do have a financial aid advisor on campus every week.  Her name is Ellen Wardlaw and you can set up an appointment to meet with her by stopping by Student Services, or by calling 919-881-4820.


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Fall Semester Exam Schedule
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Please check the attached exam schedule and prepare ahead!

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

1.  Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2015.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.  Students will stay at the LIM College dorms on the Upper East Side.  All rooms have double or triple occupancy (based upon availability), have 24 hour security, hall RA’s, private bathrooms, flat screen TVs, free local and long distance phone service, a microwave, fridge and freezer as well as access to a 24 hour gym in the building. Our camps run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday so check in will be between 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday and check out will be between 10:00 – noon on Saturday.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative.  From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day.  Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.  Tuition includes the following: 

-      6 Nights in LIM College Residence Hall

-      Visits to Key Players in the Industry

-      Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures

-      Participate in an Educational Shopping Trip

-      Visit a Well-Known NYC Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit

-      Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College

-      Meet with Educational Consultants from Admissions 1 to Learn about Navigating the College Admissions Process

-      Take an Essay Writing Workshop to Prepare for College Applications

-      Group Dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights

-      Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night

-      Enjoy the Excitement of NYC!

 The cost is $1950.00 per student or $1760.00 per student if you register with a friend. 

Session A:  June 21, 2015 – June 27, 2015

Session B: July 12, 2014 – July 18, 2015

For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at www.bansonnyc.org or (917)328-1469.


2. NCSU Design Camp 2015

Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design! There's much to do to get ready for what will be an excellent camp season. We're very excited to share the great lineup for this summer!
Design Camp 2015 Dates:

Design Immersions A Camp: June 14- 20, 2015
(Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200

Design Foundations A Camp: June 22-26, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700

Design Explorations A Camp: July 6-10, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550

Design Foundations B Camp: July 13-17, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700

Design Immersions B Camp: July 26-August 1, 2015
Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200

Design Explorations B Camp: August 3-7, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550

For all information on these camps, including what they will cover, cost, schedules, and frequently asked questions, please visit our Design Camp website: design.ncsu.edu/designcamp!


3.  LENS@Wake Forest 2015

LENS@Wake Forest is a three-week summer program that equips current high school students with an academic foundation necessary to become global citizens. 

2015 LENS@Wake Forest Program Dates are:

Session 1:  LENS Global Sustainability June 28 – July 17, 2015

Session 2:  LENS Cultural Crossroads July 6 – July 25, 2015 

The Experiential Classroom offers participants hands-on opportunities to explore scientific concepts underlying current issues of sustainability.  Living Labs allow participants to explore local businesses and industries incorporating principles of sustainability.  The Writing Seminar provides skills necessary to communicate with a broad range of audiences and introduces students to college-level writing.  Working in small groups, students partner with a community agency to research a sustainability-related need and put their knowledge into action through Service Learning Projects.  In addition to interactive learning, LENS offers a variety of fun activities to introduce the social life of college.

If you desire a meaningful way to gain academic and problem-solving skills while experiencing collegiate life, apply now for LENS@Wake Forest:  LEARN. EXPERIENCE. NAVIGATE. SOLVE.    lens.wfu.edu/apply/
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.




4. Summer Institute for the Gifted


A two and three week residential and day programs for the academically talented student aged 5-18.  SIG has a unique, well-rounded program for gifted students because we combine academics, social, cultural and recreational opportunities. Our 29 years of experience have made us a leading organization in the field. SIG provides an academically safe environment for students to explore subjects and take academic risks.  SIG Residential programs are held at Princeton University, Yale University, University of Miami, Emory University and other prestigious colleges.  For more information please visit: www.giftedstudy.org


5. The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks youth who are going into the 9th to 12th grades (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Cost to attend the program is $575 for the week.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks to provide hands-on activities that assist youth to become more confident leaders back in their communities.


For more info and to apply, please visit:




6. Martha Guy Summer Institute

Appalachian's Walker College of Business is accepting applications from high school juniors for the Martha Guy Summer Institute.The Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) is a unique 3-week summer program for NC high school juniors interested in business careers. Please relay the message via your website, newsletter, or word of mouth to any students you think may be interested

The institute provides two weeks of on-campus instruction and fun activities. Students also spend one week in Washington, DC and New York City. Participants will develop their leadership skills, explore careers in business, and meet business leaders.

  • Program Dates: July 12 - August 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Tuition: $1,500 plus meal plan (scholarships are available)

For more information, you may contact me directly, email the program director, Barbara Rule Michel, or call the MGSI office at 1-262-2639. The application and more great info can be found on their website

7.  2015 Future Latino Leaders Camp

The Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp announces the opening of the 2015 application process to be December 1st. Please encourage high school students interested in law and legal careers to apply. The Law Camp will be held from July 11 to July 19, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This program is offered free of charge for selected Latino high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) from across the nation through the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors. Law Camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of our nation's capital while being immersed in a legal profession preparation curriculum with prominent Latino leaders as mentors. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2015.

The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp application and more information about the Law Camp and student eligibility can be found on the website at www.hnbf.org. Students may access the application by creating a unique user id and password. The paper version of the application may also be accessed online. The complete application must be received by March 1, 2015.

If you have any questions direct them to HNBF's Executive Director, Alba Lucero Villa, at 202.496.7206 or avilla@hnbf.org


8. Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 21-26 and July 5-10, 2015

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  

For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.

9. 2015 Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program

The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helps teens ages 15-18 to develop their skills and prepare for future employment by spending the summer working for the City of Raleigh.

For more info, please visit: http://www.raleighnc.gov/community/content/CommServices/Articles/SummerYouthEmployment.html

10. NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American

History at The College of William and Mary

This immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Available for high school juniors and seniors. Applications is due by April 24, 2015.

For more info, please visit: 

11. Project SOAR

Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Project SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) is an academic outreach program that supports STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle and high schools. 

Utilizing subject matter experts, the program stimulates career choices by describing positions in the aviation industry.  These experts emphasize the importance of learning critical skills that students will need, and the importance of staying in school and graduating.  Our nation needs young people, well-trained in STEM subjects, to maintain the United States’ technological advantage.  In fact, this technological advantage is essential to ensuring the health of our nation’s industry and America’s freedom.

Project SOaR™ is based at the Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C., where it maintains a hangar for its aviation assets and a motor pool for its many restored military vehicles (wheel and track) that can be deployed across the state and nation.  Using high industrial technology and U.S. military aviation and transportation resources as a platform, the program incorporates a fast-paced curriculum of hands-on activities, experiments and simulations.

SOaR™ targets students identified as educationally and/or economically “at risk” or unmotivated. Using a $10 million helicopter, presentations are delivered that inspire, stimulate and literally “lift off” a student’s attitude and enthusiasm.  These presentations also help students who perform well in the classroom but are looking for career options and guidance.

For more info, please visit: 

12. July Experience at Davidson College

July Experience, which takes place July 5-25, 2015, is a powerful pre-college summer academic experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined. It takes place on the campus of Davidson College, one of the nation's very best liberal arts colleges.


You will take liberal arts classes with full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls, and participate in sessions about the college admission process, while getting preparation for college and sharpening your leadership skills.

July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however, a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college. Need-based scholarships are also available.

For more info, please visit:

13. Barnard Sumer Programs 

Barnard offers several summer programs for rising junior and senior girls.  Programs offered include liberal arts, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and dance.  For more info, please visit:


14. Broyhill Leadership Conference

Broyhill Leadership Conference is a five-day, four-night conference conducted each summer since 1982. Our 2014 conference will be held June 22–26 on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. The conference is designed for students in grades 10-12. Although not a requirement to attend, many conference participants are from student organizations such as Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, ROTC, and other clubs. Participants come from both public and private schools and are primarily from North and South Carolina. For more information visit: www.broyhill-leadership.org

15. Summer at St. Andrews University

Summer at St. Andrews is an affordable and exciting academic program for students from across the country and around the world. Our programs are designed to foster personal development through academic study and shared experience. Our outstanding array of courses is unique. We accept students who are currently in grades 7-11 (rising 8th – 12th graders in summer 2015).

Our program offers three consecutive one-week long sessions. Students can attend any or all of the sessions. Each curriculum is designed as one-week modules, and students can attend multiple sessions and continue through the next level without repetition. All of our classes are project-based and hands-on. Class sizes are small and feature talented and experienced faculty.

During the late afternoons and evenings, we devote ourselves to building friendships through shared experience. We explore the campus, use the recreational facilities, screen movies, host seminars, enjoy fun activities, and always leave plenty of time at the end of the day to relax and socialize with one another.
Our program is divided into Majors and Electives. Three class periods a day will be focused on the students’ major. One class period a day will be devoted to students’ chosen elective.

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

16. Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

Each summer, high school students have the unique opportunity to experience college life at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities—in one of the most exciting U.S. cities.

We invite you to choose from four challenging summer high school programs. Each high school program offers the opportunity to learn and explore new subjects and college while making friends with fellow students through social activities in Boston and on campus.

Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 72 countries for a diverse experience that will provide a real college advantage.

Learn about more exciting summer opportunities for high school students here on our site. If you have any questions, please contact: bu.edu/summer/highschool or visit their website: http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

17. Duke TIP

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.

Duke TIP Summer Studies offers:

  • A community of motivated and engaged peers unlike any you have ever experienced.
  • Course topics and learning experiences unavailable to most middle and high school students.
  • Age-specific programs that are geared specifically toward gifted students.
  • Expert instructors, approximately 90 percent of whom hold or are working toward an advanced degree.
  • An intense, accelerated pace in the classroom. Students attend a single class for seven hours each weekday and three hours on Saturdays.
  • A stimulating educational model that promotes higher-level thinking through interactive, inquiry-based learning. Engaging social and residential experiences to complement your academic endeavors.

In order to offer the very best academic and residential experience, Duke TIP organizes program sites based on age group. Certain sites are exclusively for seventh and eighth grade students while other sites are specifically designed for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students.

Score Requirements: Duke TIP offers two levels of summer programs, Academy and Center, which have different score requirements for admission. Please review the SAT and ACT score requirements in Eligibility.


For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://tip.duke.edu/node/284


18.  NYU Pre-College Summer Program

Application will be available February 1, 2015.

Summer break is an excellent time for high school students to make new friends and experience New York City as a real college student. A number of programs are offered for students who would like to experience NYU.


With NYU Precollege, students entering their junior or senior year of high school can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need.


Precollege host’s social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them.  For more info: nyu.edu/precollege


19. Phillips Exeter Academy

Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus more than 780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come from more than 40 states and 45 countries.

Summer School students come from a variety of schools. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Together they embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries. 

If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.   

Program dates: July 5- August 8, 2015

For more information about our academic and extracurricular offerings, please visit our website: http://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7324.aspx

20. Adelphi University Precollege Summer Prorgam

Adelphi University’s Pre-College program, held between July 19–August 1, 2015, is an exciting way for you to gain an unforgettable college experience while still in high school. Through our college-level programs, you can test academic subject areas and substantially strengthen your skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community.

Open to students entering their junior and senior years, Pre-College brings students from all over the country to live, learn and explore all that Adelphi offers. Here, you will experience our beautiful and safe Garden City campus, just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and just 23 miles from New York City—the world’s premier city for art, culture and entertainment.

While living on campus, you’ll receive the personalized attention of our professional and caring group of instructors, advisers and support staff. Our courses are taught by our nationally recognized faculty and are applied toward your future college degree. Adelphi University partners with prestigious higher education institutions such as Columbia University.

Programs include: (Programs costs include a 3-credit course, housing, meals and activities such as a Broadway show)

  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Game Programing
  • Psychology
  • Musical Theatre







Volunteer Opportunities
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Get community service hours.

"Neighbor to Neighbor" is a Hispanic Mentoring Program in Raleigh.  You will be working with younger students.  You must commit to 1 day a week and the program runs Monday - Thursday.

"With Love From Jesus" is a program that serves the needy.  Various jobs are available from bagging groceries for clients to stocking food on shelves.  Student volunteers from SHS may go every 4th Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 

If interested, contact Ellen Wardlaw at ewardlaw@msn.com

Senior Ads
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Senior Ad forms are available for parents fill out and submit

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Senior Ads
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The time has come to purchase your son or daughter’s senior ad to be placed in this year’s yearbook. Sanderson High School and the Lakonikos staff would like to offer you the chance to remember your graduate with personal messages, childhood photos, and recent pictures. All ads will be in full color.  Please read all the materials enclosed to ensure you will get the best ad possible.

Completed Senior Ads should be turned in by December 19th and the latest that any ad can be accepted is
January 6th.  The ad form is attached.

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Sanderson's 2014-15 Teacher of the Year:

Connie Schlimme!

Help our Media Center get a 3-D Printer
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Having a 3-D printer in our Media Center will allow all our students access to this new technology. 
If you'd like to donate, go to this Grant link on Donors Choose::

We need your support to make this happen.

Brian Martin
SHS Instructional Technology Facilitator

NCSU Communication Summer Camps
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NCSU Communication Summer Camps

Sanderson High School is partnering with North Carolina State University to support their efforts as they build a program in the field of communications.  Listed below is summer camp that will begin their new program.  


Our Camp’s Registration webpage  (http://communication.chass.ncsu.edu/academics/other_programs/cc/ccreg.php) contains all the relevant documents for download needed by both you and your students’ parents/guardians. There you will also find a downloadable poster and separate Camp Fact Sheet for promoting the camp. Our site also includes relevant information for schools administrators, parents, and students about the camp itself, sessions, and faculty. We will continue to add information to the site as we move closer to July 2015. The registration packet for parents / students is linked from the registration page, and includes the registration form itself, a liability waiver, code of conduct agreement, and transportation (drop off / pick-up) form. 

Once you have emailed your School Verification / Recommendation form to me, you may then send the link to the Registration page to parents so they can access the downloadable forms and learn more about the program by reviewing the Camp website.


Deadlines for the forms and tuition are posted on our website and indicated on the forms.


Again, our camp is being designed along the lines and with the help of long established and well respected camps run by the College of Engineering, College of Design and Department of English at North Carolina State University.


We are grateful for your assistance and realize our inaugural communication camp will not be successful without it. Rest assured that we are going to give your students an enlightening and rewarding experience as they explore and practice a world of endless possibilities—the world of communication.




Dean Simpson Phillips                                                            Dr. Kenneth Zagacki

Senior Lecturer/Internship Director                                        Professor and Department Head

Department of Communication                                              Department of Communication

North Carolina State University                                             North Carolina State University

deanworks@nc.rr.com                                                            kszagacki@ncsu.edu

919-676-7371                                                                          919-515-9748


Gregory S. Decker Ed.D.

Principal, Sanderson High School

Note:  Form and deposit check must be RECEIVED by the NCSU Department of Communication by March 1, 2015.

Clarification added 11/19/14:
The website now indicates that NCSU will not be able to receive payments from students before January 1st. While that is true, students can go ahead and obtain their school recommendation from Sanderson and it can be forwarded to Dean Simpson Phillips before January 1st.


College Recommendation Letters
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Are you a Senior who needs a college recommendation letter?  To request one, you will need to complete the Senior Personal Information Sheet and give it to your teacher or counselor at least 2 weeks before you need to submit it.

We have attached the form for your convenience.

Please contact student services with any questions.

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


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

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

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



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

Colleges Visiting Sanderson:
Sign up in the Career Center

Clemson University

September 26, 2014

Stetson University

September 26, 2014

University of Southern California

September 29,2014

East Carolina University

October 7, 2014

Appalachian State University

October 8, 2014

Greensboro College

October 10, 2014

Vanderbilt University

October 23, 2014


College Open Houses:


Open house date(s)

Admissions deadline

South Carolina State University

November 15, 2014

May 31, 2015




Early action – December 1, 2014

Regular – March 1, 2015

North Greenville University

October 23 or November 13, 2014

Rolling admissions

North Carolina State University




First deadline – October 15, 2014

Second deadline – November 1, 2014

Final Deadline – January 15, 2015

North Carolina Central University


Rolling admissions

East Carolina University

October 25, 2014 9:00am

March 15, 2015

UNC - Charlotte

November 1, 2014

Early action – November 1, 2014

Regular – February, 1, 2015

William Peace University

November 15, 2014

Rolling admissions

University of Mount Olive

November 11& January 19, 2014


UNC Pembroke

November 15, 2014

February 28, 2015

April 11, 2015

July 15, 2015

Meredith College

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

Early Decision – October 30, 2014

Regular – February 15, 2015

Ithaca College

Oct. 25, or Nov. 11, 2014

Early decision – November 1, 2014

Early Action – December 1, 2014

Regular – February 1, 2015

The Citadel

October 31, 2014


Benedict College

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


Colgate University

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

Early decision 1 – November 15, 2014

Early decision 2 – January 15, 2015

Regular – March 1, 2015

Johnson and Wales - Charlotte

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

November 14, 2014 10am (wildcat weekend)

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

December 13, 2014 9:30am-12pm


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