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SHS Senior Breakfast and Parade Invitation for August 25, 2014
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SHS Senior Breakfast and Parade Invitation
CLASS of 2015 - We'll make H15TORY
All Sanderson Seniors are invited
When:  Monday, August 25, 2014
Where: Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Fellowship Hall
Time:  6:00am
Wear: Your Senior T-shirt to the Breakfast!

Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated car/truck!
(remember safety!!!)

SENIORS: Pick up your pre-ordered Senior t-shirt (or purchase while supplies last!)
    Aug 20: Walk your schedule
    Aug 25: At the Senior Breakfast

Parents:  Come and cheer for our Seniors along the parade route from Trinity to SHS!
(route will be announced).

Parents, Please consider donating to the senior class events!  These senior activities are 100% funded by parents. Contact Gina at gbierman52@gmail.com (or bring your donation to Walk the Schedule - form attached).

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New bus routes available for traditional calendar schools on August 18
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New bus routes available for traditional calendar schools on August 18

New bus routes for the 2014-15 school year will be available online August 18 for WCPSS traditional calendar schools. The bus routes will be shared at http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/routes-and-stops.html the week before the new school year begins.

Families should check the bus routes to find the stop closest to their address. Each year, bus stops change based on the students who ride the route. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

New practices
This school year for the first time, WCPSS Transportation has a team of routing specialists who will work to provide eligible riders safe and timely bus service.

They will base routes on families who used bus service last year or families who signed up to ride the bus for 2014-15. In the past, transportation plans assumed all students would ride the bus. Of the 153,000 students last year, 76,000 were bus riders.

Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide superior bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

Alternate stops
Students eligible for bus service are assigned a stop this school year based on their home address of record. If families need an alternate stop for before- or after-school care, they may request that online at www.wcpss.net/busrequest.

Transportation will evaluate these requests to determine if the alternate stop fits on an existing bus route and that space is available on the bus to accommodate the student. WCPSS does not add bus stops during the first 30 days of school.

Students who were approved as voluntary transfers for 2013-14 and received transportation for the year may apply online to seek bus service for 2014-15. The request will be reviewed to determine if it falls on the existing route of a bus with available space and does not significantly affect other students’ ride time.

Special needs students
Families of children who are homeless, have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or have plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) may need to request special transportation, as they move into the community or change address. These families will need to enroll their child in the new school or notify their current school of the address change and inform school staff of their child’s IEP, 504 plan or homeless status. Students will be assigned to transportation.

After the first 30 days of school, bus drivers will monitor ridership. Transportation will drop the bus stop for students who do not use the bus for 10 consecutive school days. Families only need to apply for students to receive service again.

The goal of this practice is to improve the service for those that consistently ride the bus.

Tags: Transportation Department

 

 

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!

 

ATTENTION SENIORS - College Application Personal Essay Review and Tutoring
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ATTENTION SENIORS
***** ATTENTION SENIORS ***** ATTENTION SENIORS

College Application Personal Essay Review and Tutoring

Sponsored by the SHS Academic Booster Club – Free to students

Improve your college application essay in a 15- or 10-minute, one-on-one tutoring session

Many colleges require personal essays on their applications.  An engaging, strong essay can mean the difference between college acceptance and rejection.  Getting started early on the application process, especially in the crafting of thoughtful and polished essays, will improve the chance of submitting an excellent, competitive application.

Dr. Jane Elkins, a published writer, tutor, former college teacher (UNC-CH, Davidson, Meredith), and SHS parent, will diagnose your essay’s strengths and weaknesses and will advise you on fine-tuning its content, structure, and style in a 15- or 10 minute one-on-one tutoring session (depending on when you sign up – the earlier you sign up the longer your session; September sessions will be 15 minutes, October sessions will be 10 minutes).  Dr. Elkins is also offering group workshops on Tuesday, September 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and on Friday, September 5, during smart lunch (10:45 a.m.).

Limited time slots are available, and the process is as follows:

  • Sign-up for only one slot, beginning August 20th (at walk the schedule), on the schedule posted outside Mrs. Bradford’s room (231).
  • Sign-up for only one:  one hour workshop on September 2 at 2:30 p.m. or on September 5, during smart lunch (10:45 a.m.).
  • Four 15-minute time slots are available after school on 9/15, 9/16, 9/22, 9/23, 9/29 and 9/30 (room 231)
  • Six 10-minute time slots are available after school (room231) and in the evening (Media Center) on 10/6 and 10/7.
  • Pick up “The Personal Essay Suggestions” and “Reminders” hand-outs to get started.
  • Go to the college or the “Common App” website and choose an essay prompt.
  • Draft a personal essay/statement.  Email the draft to Dr. Elkins directly at janelkin@bellsouth.net using a double-spaced document (MSWord or Macintosh Pages) or including it in the actual email.  Be sure to provide the prompt.  Send no later than 24 hours before your appointment; however, there will be more time for her to review if you send it further in advance.
  • Dr. Elkins will send a reply that she received the essay.  If you send it after 9:30pm, then you will receive a reply the next morning.  If you do not receive a reply from her, please bring a hard copy to your appointment.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Jill Priester at jpriester@nc.rr.com or 919-880-1763.

 

 

 

Walk Your Schedule & Meet Your Teachers
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On Wednesday, August 20th, 9:15 - 11:30 AM, find your classrooms and meet your teachers before the first day of school.

Join the Sanderson PTSA
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PTSA Membership form attached. 
Make checks payable to Sanderson PTSA and mail to: 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC  27609

You can also complete the form and bring it with your payment to "Walk the Schedule" or "Meet the Teacher Night"

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Meet The Teacher Night
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Meet The Teacher Night
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
06:00PM-09:00PM
Parents and students are invited to our annual Fall "Meet the Teacher Night." During this event parents have an opportunity to meet their child's teachers for the fall semester. Teachers are available to answer questions, share work samples, and tell you about the expectations for the upcoming semester. 

Josten's Ring and Senior Orders
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Josten's Ring and Senior Orders
Thursday, September 11 2014, Josten's will be set up in the gym lobby during all lunches to take ring orders.

Thursday, September 11th, Josten's will also host a Parent Order Night from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the gym lobby to take class ring orders and graduation product orders.
This is informal - no meeting, just come and place your order anytime during this time.

Friday, September 12th, Josten's will be set up in the gym lobby during all lunches to take graduation product orders.

Note:
When you order your cap and gown, a diploma cover and tassel are included, you do not need to order them separately.
You will not receive the diploma cover, it will be given to the school.  This is what is handed to your student when they cross the stage.
There will be an opportunity in April/May to exchange or purchase your honors tassel.
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AFJROTC - New and Returning Students
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"Sanderson AFJROTC meet and greet picnic Sunday August 24th from  4-6pm at Sanderson in the JROTC room. Hosted by the AFJROTC Booster club.  All new and returning families are welcome. Don’t miss this great way to start out the new school year and meet some new faces.  10th, 11th and 12th grade families are asked to bring a dessert to share"

1st Day of School, August 25th - Get there early!
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School may not start until 7:20 but on the first day of school, the Senior Parade arrives at 7am and the police stop all traffic.  Carpool and Student Drivers should plan ahead and arrive before the parade.   

We will be publishing the parade route so parents can line the route and cheer on our students.  

MEET FLORIAN FROM GERMANY
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MEET FLORIAN FROM GERMANY:
EF High School Exchange Year (www.efexchangeyear.org) is proud to showcase a wonderful student from Germany.  We are still looking for a Sanderson family to Welcome him to your home for the first semester only.  Maybe you are going to travel to Germany in the future, maybe your family enjoys culture or is learning German for a second language? Maybe your family wants to make a "dream come true?"  Please contact Nicole Luna 919-798-1715 or Nicole.luna@efhighschoolexchangeyear.org.  If you would be interested in opening your doors to this lovely student for the first semester - please get back to me.  He comes FUNDED (pays for belongings, entertainment, school lunches) SCREENED (He has a high English score of 8!!!) INSURED (He is covered).  

Florian is a 16 year old friendly and nice young man with a positive attitude and an outgoing communicative personality. Florian likes to do sports. He is a member of a fitness club and goes there several times a week. Also he likes swimming,  soccer, and reading. Florian likes to spend time with his father, his family and his friends. He is an independent person and very mature for his age. Florian has the maturity and flexibility to participate in a cultural exchange program with a new host family, school and community. He is very open for new challenges and is looking forward to do any kind of activities with his new family.  He scored high in his English scores, gets good grades, and can't wait to start this year here in America.

Nicole Luna
Regional Coordinator - North Carolina
EF High School Exchange Year
www.efexchangeyear.org
919-798-1715

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SHS PTSA - Together In Education with Harris Teeter - (code - 1733)
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SHS PTSA - Together In Education with Harris Teeter - (code - 1733)
Dear Parents,
Beginning August 1, Sanderson PTSA proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 1733, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! YOU ONLY HAVE TO LINK YOUR CARD ONCE A YEAR. Once your card is linked, the PTSA will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, Premier Selection, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Naturals, Your Pet, Hunter Farms, Highland Crest and More Value) purchases credited back to our account.
This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money!
Don’t forget to link your VIC card to our account code
(1733) next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter.

Thank you.
SHS PTSA Fundraising Committee

FCCLA Students Place 3rd in the Nation for Interior Design!
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This summer 3 FCCLA students, Jenn Rich, Robyn Sawyers, and Michelle Stawn attended the National FCCLA Leadership conference in San Antonio, TX.  They competed in the Interior Design Competition and placed 3rd out of 65 nationwide teams.  Next year we have our eyes set on 1st place!

Senior Breakfast and Parade - Class of 2015
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Senior Breakfast and Parade - Monday, August 25th
Rising Senior Students
  - Class of 2015

August 25th @ 6:00 AM at Trinity Baptist Church on Six Forks Road 
followed by a Parade through the neighborhood to Sanderson.

Parents
We need your help to make this memorable for our students!

To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F48A8AC2BA20-2015

Also  join the Class of 2015 Yahoo Group
Just send an email to: shs_2015_parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (2 underscore and 1 dash)

Note: The breakfast is for the students only but we would love parent helpers to be there!

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SHS 2014-15 Daily Schedule
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Check out the daily schedule calendar for the 2014-15 school year.  You can get more information on the changes from Dr. Decker in this video.

 

Academy of Finance
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The Academy of Finance is accepting applications! This is an opportunity to be part of a one-of-a-kind program. Make friends, go on field trips and explore the exciting world of business. The Academy of Finance is an inclusive program that you can do along with other extracurricular activities. Submit your application to Ms.Melton.  Applications are available at www.shsaof.weebly.com.

Rising Senior Families - We need your help NOW!
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Rising Senior Families  - Class of 2015
We need your help now for the Senior Breakfast and Parade.

To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F48A8AC2BA20-2015


The Senior Breakfast and Parade will take place on the first day of school, August 25th.  

You will receive more information about this event in the mail.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Jones at cmj61@nc.rr.com

 

Class of 2015 Communication
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If you would like to be involved and informed about your child's Senior Events, join the Class of 2015 Yahoo Group
Just send an email to: shs_2015_parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (2 underscore and 1 dash). 
Mention you are a parent or student in the SHS class of 2015.

 

If you have any questions or problems joining, contact Cindy Jones at cmj61@nc.rr.com

Walk Your Schedule - August 20th
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Walk Your Schedule
When: August 20 2014
09:30AM-11:30AM

Location: Sanderson High School
Come to school and walk your new schedule. This is an opportunity to get used to your class locations prior to the first day of classes. Meet the Teacher night will be held in September, and is a time for you to actually get to know your students teachers. We look forward to seeing you from 9:30-11:30am on August 20, 2014 for Walk Your Schedule. 

 

Drive One 4UR School
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Drive One 4UR School

Biggest fundraiser for Academic Booster Club for the YEAR!

August 20th from 9-1 by the Spirit Rock ---same time as walk your schedule!

Sanderson receives $20.00 for EACH person in the vehicle who tests drives a ford.

We can have up to four people at a time in a vehicle by filling up the cars we get you in and out quickly on your way to work!

Minimum age requirement is 18

Remember we only get credit one per household

 

 

AP Calculus Summer Assignment
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If you are taking an AP course next school year, you may have a summer assignment.  Please see attachment.

 

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AP English III - summer assignment
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Please see attached. 

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AP European History summer assignment
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Please see attached.

 

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AP Spanish Summer Assignment
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Please see attached. 

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AP Art Summer Assignment
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AP Summer assignments:

You need to consider these projects, not sketches.

 

1-      Two visits to a museum, gallery, or art exhibit. You must obtain a brochure or business card. Write a one-page analysis of your experience for each visit. Then create a work inspired by one of your visits. You must describe in at least a paragraph how your work incorporates what you saw without copying it (Minimum size 12”x 16”, 3 hour minimum)

 

 

2-      Write at least a paragraph about what you want to do for your concentration and why you chose it. There are examples of different concentrations in the description of the different portfolios on the AP website. Make sure you choose something that you have a true interest in. You will be creating 12 artworks based on this theme. You want to think deeper than just “landscapes” or “portraits”. These are too broad. Focus on a specific aspect of a broad subject such as: summer vacation landscapes in different seasons or portraits of friends exhibiting different emotions.

 

3-      Two finished drawings/designs/sculptures based on your concentration. (Minimum size 12”x 16”, 6 hour minimum for each.) You must have 4 compositional and 1 final sketch for each. Also write a brief statement about how each specifically relates to your concentration.

 

If you have any questions about any of these, please see me before the end of the year. You can also email me at: jmstevenson@wcpss.net during the summer, but I only check this email once a week. I will be traveling some over the summer and will not always have access to email. DO NOT wait until the week before school starts to do these!!! I will be able to tell by the lack of quality in your work. These works will be your first grades of the 1st term.

 

All works due to me the 1st day of school!!

AP US History Summer Assignment
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Please see attached.

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Yearbook Mug Shots
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When you get your schedules this summer, parents and students please make sure to check your schedules carefully because whatever grade appears on your schedule is the grade where you will appear in the yearbook.  Contact the Main Office immediately if you notice your grade level isn't correct. 

Parking Application and Regulations Now Available
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Forms for students to apply to park in the SHS parking lot are available on the Student Services Forms page.

Bus service for the 2014-15 school year
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Please share with families new to WCPSS or families who will start riding the bus in 2014-15. 
Current bus riders do not need to take any action.
 
 
 

WCPSS Communications
Bill Poston
(919) 431-7816
bposton@wcpss.net

For Immediate Release | May 30, 2014

New practices begin today to provide better bus service

WCPSS will put new practices into place beginning today for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families.

Families new to Wake County enrolling in school and current families who will be first time users of bus service in 2014-15 will be required to request transportation service. The requests must be completed approximately one month before the start of school to receive first day service.

Cutoff dates for first day service

  • Year-round calendar schools regardless of track assignment must enroll and request bus service by June 6 to receive first day service.
  • Modified calendar schools must enroll and request bus service by June 25 to receive first day service.
  • Traditional calendar schools must enroll and request bus service by July 21 to receive first day service.

For families who are eligible for transportation and request services after the cutoff date, first day bus service is not guaranteed.  Requests received after these cut off dates will be processed in the order received. Transportation will make every effort to provide service using existing bus stops as quickly as possible.

Impact on families
Families currently enrolled in WCPSS who are using bus service and eligible for bus service next year will automatically be assigned transportation to their address of record and need take no action.

Families who want to ride the bus next year, are not current riders and are eligible for bus service next year should go to www.wcpss.net/busrider starting today and request transportation services.

Starting today, families new to WCPSS can request Transportation service as they enroll in school. They should enroll as soon as possible and request transportation before the cutoff dates listed above for their school calendar.

Why make this change?
Beginning the planning process with accurate ridership will help Transportation planners provide superior bus routing. This should provide families better bus service from the start of the school year. Routes for known riders will be set for the first day of school. Bus drivers will no longer have to wait at stops for families who don’t plan to use the service and will practice set routes to be ready for the first day of school. With superior routing, buses will travel less distance saving money on fuel and maintenance.

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AP English IV Summer Reading Assignments
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Your summer reading assignments are ready!  Please see the letter on the SHS website for details, and visit the class website (www.turnerenglish.com) for the other materials.  Send me an email (Lturner5@wcpss.net) with questions.

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