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Do 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
Sanderson News Now
Football Off-Season Workouts
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Football Off-Season Workouts will begin on Monday, December 1st.  Workouts will run from 2:30-4:00 pm Monday through Thursdays in December.  These workouts are open to all interested in trying out for the Team next season.

Help for a Spartan Family in Need
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View this important message from Dr. Decker!


Hello Spartans!

I want to bring to your attention that we have a need for one of our fallen Spartans. As you know, Javante’ Louis, a Sanderson Student, lost his battle with cancer this month.  I have been in communication with Javante’s mother, and they are in need.

We have several options for you to lend your support:

1.  Cash donations will be collected at the front office, at the Variety Show (11/25), Holly Days, and at all SHS sports events through December 12th.  Checks can be made out to Sanderson Athletic Booster Club (coordinating donations); please write "Louis Family" in the memo. 

You can also mail checks to the school:  5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609.

2.  We are also holding a raffle for a special dinner out on the town!  First prize is a $200.00 dinner at the Angus Barn; second prize is a $100.00 dinner at Ruth’s Chris. 

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.  One hundred percent of all proceeds go to the Louis family. 

The fund raiser ends December 12th.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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!



Donations can be dropped off at the Sanderson Office or mailed to:

Sanderson High School

C/O Sanderson Athletic Boosters Club

5500 Dixon Drive

Raleigh, NC 27609

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SAC News - Week of November 24, 2014
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--THE 2014 ANNUAL FALL SPORTS BANQUET was a huge success!  A MASSIVE THANK YOU to every volunteer who gave their time, efforts, and resources to provide a memorable night for our student-athletes, especially our Seniors.  Great job to all!

--WINTER SEASON IS HERE!!  Get involved by signing up to work concessions: http://www3.signupgenius.com/mobile/index.cfm?action=signups.signup&URLID=20f0b48a8ad2bab9-2014 and consider being your student's TEAM REP.  If you are interested, please email us at sandersonathletics@gmail.com

is now available.  Check it out: http://www.sandersonathletics.org/athletic-calendar/

--Look for *NEW* SANDERSON MERCHANDISE at SAC’s booth at the upcoming HOLLY DAYS shopping bazaar.  December 6 & 7.  See you there!

--REMIND101!  Stay current with all SHS athletics alerts by visiting https://www.remind.com/join/sports141 and signing up.  This is such a cool app we can use to keep everyone in the loop.

--STAY UP-TO-DATE on games, events and SAC news by Liking us on Facebook.  Search “Sanderson Athletic Club”.  On Twitter, we are @SandersonScores.  Many thanks to Chris Ellis, SAC member and sponsor, for helping us stay current on Twitter and Hunter Rogers for her Facebook posts!  If you would like to be more involved with SAC social media, please email us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com.

--Next SAC Meeting is Monday, December 8, at 7 pm in the media center.  We would love to see you there.  It is never too late to get involved!

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






Choral Winter Concert
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Come out to hear our award-winning choral groups regale you with songs for the holidays!

WORKKEYS Testing 1st Round
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The 1st round of WorkKeys testing for seniors will be on Wednesday, December 3rd beginning at 7:20 a.m. in room/lab 204.  Seniors testing during this session will receive notices November 20-21.

WorkKeys is mandatory for seniors who are CTE Concentrators!  You may not opt out.

The next round of testing will take place in February 2015.

Please see Ms. Claiborne in the career center with questions.

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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Jostens Delivery
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Jostens will be on campus on Tuesday, December 2nd, in the Gym Lobby during the lunches to deliver class rings.  The balance due must be paid in full in order to receive your ring.

Seniors, you will be able to place an order for your cap/gown unit and other senior products on Tuesday, December 2nd, in the Gym Lobby during the lunches.  The deposit is $60.

Juniors and seniors, it’s not too late to place an order for a class ring!

Thank you.

Jubal Stagner



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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Attention Junior Parents!!
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The Junior Class Council needs your help!  If you would be interested in working at the concession booth during Holly Days on Saturday December 6 or Sunday December 7 please email Caroline Brooks at cbrooks4@wcpss.net.   I need parents to work 2 hour shifts on both days.  I only need one adult in the booth at a time.  You will be working with two junior class council members.   Email me with your availability and I will make a schedule.  Thanks so much in advance! 

Bakers Wanted!!
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 The Junior Class Council is running the bake sale during Holly Days.  We are in need of parents willing to bake items to sell.  We are looking for sweet treats such as but not limited to cookies, brownies, cupcakes, rice krispy treats, lemon bars, seven layer bars, sweet bread, muffins, cakes and pies.   We need items bagged as a single serving or if large enough, sold as a whole dessert.  We will price the items.  Remember about allergies and if your dessert contains nuts or peanut butter please make sure you put a note on it.  If you are interested please email Caroline Brooks at cbrooks4@wcpss.net.  Items may be delivered to the main office on Thursday December 4 and  Friday December 5.  You may also drop off items at the ticket tables at the entrances to Holly Days on Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7. Thanks so much in advance! 

Winter guard auditions
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Winter guard auditions are coming soon. We will hold auditions from dec 1-5 in the band room from 3:00-5:00. If you have dance experience and would enjoy being a part of an active performing and competive group, please come to the auditions starting Monday Dec. 1 art 3:00. 

For Sophomores only: Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar
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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Application


HOBY is a dynamic, interactive educational program designed to prepare our country’s youth to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.  Outstanding sophomore students who attend HOBY seminars interact with leaders in business, government, education, media and non-profits; they get a realistic look at our nation, its people, and their role within the world community.  All sophomores are eligible to apply. The seminar will be held in June 19-21, 2015 at NC State University.  If you are interested in representing Sanderson High School at the local HOBY Leadership Seminar, please pick up an application in Student Services.  Applications are due by  

Thursday, December 4 at 2:30pm. Please pick up an application in Student Services today!


PTSA Minutes from the 10/9/14 PTSA Meeting
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PTSA Minutes from the 10/9/14 PTSA Meeting

These minutes are for informational purposes and will be approved at the next PTSA meeting at 5:30pm, December 11th, in the media center.


Anne Mueller


10/9   PTSA General Membership Meeting Called to order at 5:30 by Carla Smith.  

Principal’s Report:  One of the better starts of the school year, powerschool is working, have 2000 students (a little lower). Test scores will be shared at the coffee chat.  Focus of the year is graduation rate needs to be at 85% (have been stuck at 78% for years).  Currently we are at 82.6%.  Dessert night raised close to $3000 for students in need.  Flex schedule verbal feedback thus far is teachers are quite happy about the way it’s going. From an administrative standpoint it’s easier to keep the kids on campus.  Celebrate my Driving program (State Farm Public Affairs) is starting—competition at the school; grand prize is $100,000.  90 other prizes at $25,000.  Two grand prize high schools get a concert by The Band Perry.  October 15-24th: anyone 14 years old or older per day/per email address can pledge not to text, be a safe driver/passenger.  Only 3 in Wake County are registered.  Dr. Decker is on a committee that’s deciding where the technology bond money is going to be spent in Wake County—trying to aim for 3 to 1 device in every classroom.  Teachers would get a new laptop. Being presented to Wake County Board in October.  


Rosemary mentioned Adopt a Teacher Program:  Key Club will be kicking off next week.  22 teachers are new to Sanderson.  


Minutes approved.  Kirin Wylie gave Treasurer’s Report.  


Linda McDonald will get in touch with Rona (previous board) to find out recipients of scholarships from the last school year and report at the next meeting.  


Membership: at over 500 members currently.  Have 35 teachers (170 on faculty) who have joined.  


No Fuss report by Linda McDonald—have raised $19,630 to date.  Juniors are leading. 12% of our population has participated.  Wells Fargo, Glaxo SmithKline, Duke Energy are all matching. A couple of donors have specified that their donations need to be applied to textbooks specifically.  Linda will let Dr. Decker know that amount. 


Coffee Chat report by Amy. First will be October 24th after drop-off (8am) with Dr. Decker.  Summary notes will be sent to Yahoo. Two more in the Spring at different times.


Passive Fundraising Report by Missy:  197 folks have signed up for Harris Teeter to relink.  Tribeca is a possible Spirit Night for October 28th. Only 7 showed up for the tasting.


Product Sales: For Holly Days on December 6th/7th Yvonne reported will be selling magnets/butter braided bread.  Requested PTSA table be at the door of the big gym.  2 hour shifts.


Hospitality:  Have put sheet cakes in the teacher’s lounge in honor of the upcoming Homecoming game. She needs a co-chair.


New Business:  We are in need of a Life-Saver Program person:  Kris Johnson will purchase gift cards.  Shows support of teachers (Teachers write it up for fellow staff members). Next staff meeting is November 3rd.

Also need someone to head up New Student Luncheon Program (counselor Jennifer Connely) which will provide lunch and information to new students monthly. Kirin Wylie mentioned that the school cafeteria could do this and the PTSA could pay for it.


Next meeting will be December 11.  Meeting adjourned at 7:20.

Photo Contest
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Snapyeti.com is sponsoring a Pay it Foodward photo contest.  Take selfies of you and your friends doing Food Drive related activities, and post them to the site snapyeti.com. The photo that gets the most likes wins a $500 gift card from Kroger towards the Food Drive AND a $500 Kroger gift card for personal use.  Upload your pictures, then go the site and like other SHS pictures.  This is a great opportunity to help the Food Drive and win a great prize for yourself!  Contest runs through December 5th.  

1st Period Competition is Here!
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Students: remember to turn in your money to your first period Food Drive class or student council reps each day from Monday, Nov 17th-Tuesday, Nov 25th.  The top 5 classes will receive breakfast along with 5 additional breakfasts for any class raising over 1000 pounds. There is also a pounds-per-student winner for smaller classes.  Help us reach our goal of 182,500 pounds!

Pay to Play
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Want to hear your favorite song played during class changes?  Then submit a song for Pay to Play!  Chose a clean song and you and your friends collect money.  Turn your money and your song choice into room 113 anytime during the week of Dec 1st-Dec 5th.  Top 5 songs will be selected and played during class changes one day during the following week!  Proceeds benefit the Food Drive.

Dollars for Desserts
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Dollars for Desserts will run Monday, December 1st,-Thursday, December 4th, during 4th period.  Any class raising at least $60 will receive a dessert.  The class that is the overall winner will win a deluxe dessert bar with any and every dessert you can imagine! Last year Ms. Ewing's class won by collecting $1100.  Who will be this year's winner?

Penny Wars!
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Penny Wars runs Monday, November 17th,-Tuesday, November 25th, during all lunches.  Pennies are positive for your class and all other money is negative points.  Put pennies in your classes jug and all other money into other classes.  Last year's winner of the Penny Wars was the Juniors.  Who will it be this year????

Letter to Parents (Nov. 14, 2014)
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Please see the attached letter, sent home on November 14, 2014.

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Sanderson's 2014-15 Teacher of the Year:

Connie Schlimme!

Holly Days Homeroom Baskets - Deadline Extended to Tuesday, Nov 25
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Hi Sanderson Families,

The deadline for donations has been extended until Tuesday, November 25th.

Please send your donations in!

Monetary donations are welcome. Checks should be made out to Sanderson High School.
Please put your child's homeroom/2nd period teacher's name in the memo line.

Thanks, Ms. Bradford

Holly Day Basket Information

Each year, our homerooms (2nd period) donate items to for a themed basket to be auctioned off at Holly Days.  All donations are tax deductible since the proceeds from the sale of the baskets go Sanderson High School.

Attached is a spreadsheet of homeroom themes (also listed below).  Also attached is a donation form and tax form that can be used as well.  

Holly Days basket donations are being collected in 2nd period homerooms right now.  Each homeroom has a theme and all items are due by Nov. 21st.  See attached list for themes and directions for drop-off. 

Items may also be dropped off in the main office.  Be sure to attach the donation form.

Please help with donations for this amazing school-wide fundraiser. 
The winning second period class gets a breakfast! 

Here's the list (also attached)

Second Period Teacher Silent Auction Theme
Worley Anything Goes
Washburn Movie Night
Wachter Gardening
Tyndall chocolate lovers
Turner snowmen
Murphy nc state
Taylor, L. techie
Taylor, A. spa
Tart let's get organized
Story beach bum
Stirling car care
Stevenson chocolate lovers
Stanley hostess w/mostess
Smith, A. relax a bit
Smith, B. sweet tooth
Shedd Cooking fun
Shaw sports
Schlimme arts and crafts
Sanders spa
Altman college sports
Sammons cooking fun
Saltino coffee
Rodriguez sweet tooth
Robbins dinner and a movie
Rhodes Movie Night
  baking blowout
Alexieff Any item is appreciated
Price, K. containers galore
  coffee treats
Peaks doggie care
Pate tool time
Overcash girl's love to have fun
Overstreet guys stuff
Norris kitchen in a tub
Natale coffee
Mumma chocolate lovers
Melton golf
McNally golf
McLoughlin nut house
Ammons college sports
Azzarello Any item is appreciated
McCall relax a bit
Mann doggie days
Mangum Wrapping It Up
Lumsden goodness grows NC prod.
Longacre coffee
Lewis be fit and fabulous
Laughlin nascar
Lauer Italian
Lasater gift wrap
Kalsch garden
Johnson, D. dinner and a movie
Johnson, C. night out
Hostler spa
Hood book lovers
Herlacher midnite snacks
Baker-Hunt college sports
Hamrick high school fun
Hall lets get organized
Hailey sweet tooth
Gutschenritter french chef
Green exam study
Banks college sports
Gillespie aromatherapy
Gillam nc state
Fowler college sports
Flowers tool time
Dove France
Dotts, W. hurricanes
Dotts, E. be fit and fabulous
Dixon midnite snacks
Damron sugar and spice
Cretarolo hearts and flowers
Coston golf
Comperatore arts and crafts
Belk college sports
Chapman mocha magic
Carroll snowmen
Carle wrapping it up
Brooks book lovers
Bradford wrapping it up
Boyette gourmet
Blackwell exam study break
Bellissimo exam study break

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Triangle Youth Leadership Conference - February 27-28, 2015
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The conference will be held at NC State University in Raleigh early next year. We are seeking motivated students in any high school grade to apply.

The two-day conference will take place on NC State’s campus from February 27th to February 28th. The conference will cost $100 per student. This cost includes lodging for one night and five meals. Check-in will start at 8:30am on Friday, and checkout will begin Saturday evening. TYLC is put on by Triangle Youth Leadership Services (TYLS). Based out of N.C. State University, we are a completely student-led organization of current Park Scholars and ambitious Wolfpack undergraduates dedicated to community development in North Carolina through youth leadership and empowerment.

Some highlights of past year’s conferences include: 

  • Workshops presented by N.C. State students on tangible skills such as charismatic leadership, design thinking, harnessing your own personality, followership and other types of leadership, becoming legendary through professionalism and team dynamics. 
  • Real-life problem-solving challenges such as fish kills, homelessness, voter apathy, urban congestion, obesity and environmental degradation. 
  • Guest speakers and panelists from the N.C. State student body, local industries, and organizations such the N.C. Legislature, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, SAS, and N.C. Special Olympics.


Students can apply to the conference through December 16 by visiting our website (www.triangleleadership.org/application). For more information, direct questions to Colt Bradley, at triangleleadershipservices@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!

Senior Brick Update
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The senior wall is up and the first painting day has been set!  On Saturday November 22nd we will have slots for seniors wishing to paint their brick from 12-2 after the Fun Run.  You must have your money and contract turned into Ms. Rhodes in Room 113 by Wed Nov 19th to paint on the 22nd.  Deadline for being able to turn contract and money is December 2nd for all seniors.  The first 15 people get to pick their own brick to paint!  Stop by the cafteria hallway and pick your brick!

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Sanderson Night Classes as of 11/12/14
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Hi Sanderson Families,

Here is a complete list of the Night Classes currently being offered at Sanderson through both WCPSS and through Wake Tech (after the WCPSS classes).  This list changes as classes are being added so check back regularly. 

Note:  Every class benefits all Sanderson students since a portion of the class fee goes directly to Sanderson.

WCPSS Night Class online catalogs and class registration:
WCPSS Lifelong Learning:  www.wcpss.net/adult-edu

Basic Computer Security 101 Provider: Christopher Wager
Identity theft is big business. Hackers have created more than 130,000,000 malicious programs that quietly attack your computer data and siphon it for sale, affecting 94% of use...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 12/03 - 12/17 | MW, 6:30-8:30 PM | $85.00 

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 | 11/17 - 12/17 | MTW, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $675.00 
 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 

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. Participants will prepare restaurant favorites themselves. Recipe: Herb roast chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and white...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 

Help! I Can't Finish the ACT! Provider: Cynthia Hemminger
Earn higher ACT scores for college admissions and scholarship qualification. Through proven methods for test time management, you will maximize your score. Learn which questions...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 12/02 - 12/04 | TTh, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $100.00 

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 

Painting Landscapes and Sparkling Water Provider: Marcelle Hooks
Cover the basic landscape techniques that include painting clouds, mixing a variety of greens to add interest to your painting, using techniques that make water sparkle, employi...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 11/18 - 12/16 | T, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $100.00 

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 

Secrets to Passing the Real Estate Licensure Exam Only the Pros Know 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 | 11/13 - 11/13 | Th, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $89.00 

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 

TaeKwonDo/Self-Defense 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 

To register for these classes, go to:
Click on the course you wish to register for or

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
EMAIL: nmoore3@wcpss.net
EMAIL: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net

Wake Tech Courses being offered at Sanderson:

WTCC – Wake Technical Community College:  http://continue.waketech.edu
To Register for night classes offered through Wake Tech, go to:
Hint: Search "Sanderson" then click on "Start date" to put in order

 SectionTitleLocationStart DateEnd DateInstructorPrice
131744 Beginning Guitar II Sanderson High School 01/12/2015 03/09/2015 L. Payne $90.00
131373 Cooking Beyond the Basics Sanderson High School 01/13/2015 03/10/2015 B. Adornetto $100.00
133444 Arabic Part 2 Sanderson High School 01/21/2015 04/08/2015 B. Lahoud $180.00
133446 French Beginning Part 3 Sanderson High School 01/22/2015 04/23/2015 K. Isliwa $190.00
133447 Spanish for Beginners Sanderson High School 01/26/2015 03/30/2015 D. Cole $95.00
129233 Beginning Quilting Sanderson High School 01/27/2015 03/17/2015   $95.00
129469 Notary Public Education Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 02/04/2015 P. Holloway $95.00
133449 Italian Beginning Part 2 Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 04/06/2015 L. Franchin $150.00
134414 Residential Construction Estimation Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 03/23/2015 R. Adams $95.00
134416 Construction Management: 101 Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 03/11/2015 A. Vick $150.00
131749 Photography Basics: Improve Your Images Sanderson High School 02/03/2015 03/24/2015   $90.00
133453 French Conversation Sanderson High School 02/03/2015 04/21/2015   $150.00
133455 Spanish Training for Health Care Workers Sanderson High School 02/03/2015 04/07/2015 A. Gray $95.00
134418 Residential Contractors Exam Prep Sanderson High School 02/03/2015 03/12/2015 A. Vick $150.00
133456 Italian Beginning Part 1 Sanderson High School 02/04/2015 04/08/2015 L. Franchin $150.00
133462 French Beginning Part 1 Sanderson High School 02/04/2015 04/30/2015 J. Guffey-pierre $180.00
131751 Beginning Guitar Sanderson High School 02/05/2015 04/09/2015   $90.00
133460 Arabic Beginning Part 1 Sanderson High School 02/05/2015 04/30/2015 B. Lahoud $180.00
129470 Creative Real Estate Investing Sanderson High School 02/11/2015 03/18/2015 J. Morton $95.00
135179 Basic Culinary (101) for Entry Level Sanderson High School 02/16/2015 04/08/2015   $196.00
129237 Interior Design Sanderson High School 02/17/2015 04/07/2015 B. Whitecross $90.00
131493 Introductory Voice Lessons Sanderson High School 02/17/2015 04/21/2015   $90.00
131753 Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business Sanderson High School 02/18/2015 04/15/2015   $95.00
133465 French for Travel Sanderson High School 02/18/2015 04/22/2015 K. Isliwa $140.00
131755 Design an Outdoor Room Sanderson High School 02/25/2015 03/18/2015   $90.00
129488 Communication: The Essential Workplace Sanderson High School 03/03/2015 04/07/2015 S. Wilson $95.00
133052 Black & White Photography Sanderson High School 03/04/2015 04/01/2015 E. Burgess $90.00
131457 Bake Shop Fun Sanderson High School 03/12/2015 04/30/2015 C. Byers $100.00
133057 Taking Photography 'on Location' Sanderson High School 03/12/2015 04/30/2015 J. Deere $95.00
131469 The Food and Flavors of France Sanderson High School 03/17/2015 04/28/2015 B. Adornetto $100.00
134412 N.C. Commercial Contractor's Exam Prep Sanderson High School 03/24/2015 04/28/2015 A. Vick $150.00
134417 Green Bldg Fundamentals Sanderson High School 03/25/2015 04/27/2015 A. Vick $150.00

Sanderson Night Class Contact - Debbie Lassiter at dlassiter1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4805

Lots Happening at The WELL
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Just Talk Teens, Every Thursday 

Peer based support group, Just Talk Teens, will meet every Thursday from 3:30-5pm. Various topics will be covered. Learn more here.

SAT and ACT Prep

Next ACT Prep Date:
Saturday, November 22nd!

Register now for these popular SAT and ACT test prep courses. Dates are available throughout the school year for various tests. The WELL is collaborating with Raleigh Tutoringto provide one day bootcamps to help students prepare for these college entrance exams. Don't hesitate, classes fill up quickly! Find out more and register at this link.

Volunteer at the NC Food Bank

Don't wait until Spring to tackle your community service hours! Join WELL Service Warriors on our monthly projects. 

Meet at the WELL on November 19th at 5:45pm and we will head to theFood Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Tarheel Road. We will be sorting food until 8pm and return to the WELL shortly after wrapping up.

*Transportation is provided to and from the Food Bank for those who register ahead of time* Please register by Noon on November 17th by e-mailing scaldwell@wade.org or calling 919-856-9233 x 105

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.


Financial Aid Night for Seniors and their parents - December 2, 2014
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Financial Aid Night will be held in the Auditorium on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm.

Congratulations Marshall Butler
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Sanderson Families

The NC Symphony has honored Sanderson High Choral Director Marshall Butler with the 2014 Maxine Swalin Award.

The award is presented annually to a NC music teacher who serves the community as a role model in music education, instills a love for music in children and inspires students to reach appropriately high musical standards. Butler was honored with a reception on October 4 at Meymandi Concert Hall prior to the NC Symphony’s “Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff” concert.

The North Carolina Symphony’s Maxine Swalin Award for Outstanding Music Educator
is presented annually to a North Carolina music teacher who:
  • Makes a lasting difference in the lives of students of all abilities and backgrounds
  • Serves the community in an exemplary manner as a role model in music education
  • Instills a love for music in children
  • Inspires students to reach appropriately high musical standards
This $1000 recognition and award honors Maxine Swalin who, along with her husband Dr. Benjamin Swalin, Symphony music director from 1939-1972, raised funds from the General Assembly to establish the children’s concert division in 1945. This program, which continues to bring free live concerts to school children across the state, forms the core of one of the most extensive music education programs conducted by any U.S. orchestra.


Congratulations to Marshall Butler for receiving this award!


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!


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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American Red Cross
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Monday, December 15th- Small gym. Sign ups begin November 4th. For the 2014 school our goal is 89 donors. If you are interested in signing up come to the AFJROTC room 195. For more information about donating. For any specific questions and/or concerns call 1-800-REDCROSS. 


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. 

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

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

 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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