Attention seniors! The SECU “People Helping People Scholarship” will be awarded to one Sanderson senior. This award is valued at $10,000! Applicants must be planning to attend and be admitted to a UNC system university, be a US citizen & NC resident, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference goes to students whose parents are public sector employees who live and work in NC. Completed scholarship packets are due to Mr. Donatini in Student Services no later than 3:00pm on Friday, April 15, 2016. Applications are available in Student Services.
If you are planning to attend a community college, there are also two (2) $5,000 scholarships provided to each community college. If you are interested, contact the Financial Aid office at your intended community college for more information.
Sanderson will be hosting a St. Baldrick's fundraising event again this year to raise money for childhood cancer research. The event will take place on March 14th here at school. If you are interested in participating or would like more information on our event, please contact Ms. McLoughlin at email@example.com.
Thank you, in advance, for helping us reach our goal of $15,000!
The 2016 Martha Guy Summer Institute at Appalachian State University is a great summer experience for high school juniors interested in persuing a degree in business. It combines a residential experience with out of state travel. Following two weeks on campus at Appalachian State University, the program concludes with a week of travel to various business and cultural/entertainment sites. This year we will be traveling to Hershey, PA and New York City.
Tuition is $1,500 plus a meal plan fee of $325. **Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants.**We are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential.
The NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) is accepting applications from youth ages 16 to 24 for 2016 summer crews. As a NCYCC Corps Member, you will build and improve hiking trails, parks, recreational facilities and wildlife habitat. Crew members earn $9.60 an hour and may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
The work season begins June 18 and ends August 7. The application deadline is May 15th. APPLY NOW because applications are accepted on a rolling basis and positions are already being filled.
Flyer with details also in the SHS Career Center.
Feb 8-12 is Winter Spirit Week
Salad Dressing Tuesday
Mathlete v. Athlete Wednesday
Jersey Thursday (Wear the Jersery of you favorite sports team)
Red Out Friday
Off campus date forms for the Winterfest dance will be available in the main office and on the door of room 213 starting on Thursday February 4, 2016.
The forms are due back to the main office by Wednesday February 17, 2016-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
If you have any questions about the forms or the Winterfest dance please see Ms. Brooks in room 213 or Mrs. Boyette in room 211.
Nominations for Winterfest court will happen during the week of February 8- February 12 outside room 213.
All grades are included on the court. Please go by and nominate fellow students!
Voting for court will be on February 16, 2016 during homeroom.
Sanderson's Winterfest Dance will be held on Saturday February 27, 2016 from 8:30pm-11pm.
The dance will be held at The Royal Banquet Hall located at 3801 Hillsborough Street Raleigh NC 27607.
Tickets will go on sale the week of February 22nd. The cost for a ticket $15.
Please see Ms. Brooks in room 213 or Mrs. Boyette in room 211 if you have any questions.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION 2015-16
February 13- February 28
STEP 1: Stop by Student Services and pick up your 2015-16 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents if you did not get one in your AP class. All students should have received bulletins this week or before the holiday break (if they were in a fall semester AP course). The Bulletin can also be found online at:
STEP 2: You must register online for your exams.
Students will be registering for AP exams online using Total Registration. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection. To register for AP Exams, please visit https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/343213. Be sure to answer all questions.
When filling out the form, select all your exams you will be taking and the appropriate teachers. You will not be able to come back and edit this registration at a later date.
When you reach the confirmation page, be sure to print a copy for your records.
STEP 3: Fees for the AP Exams
This year, the Department of Public Instruction will be paying the AP exam fees for all students who wish to take the AP Exam. Only students who are currently scheduled in, or who have taken the AP course first semester, may have their AP exams paid for by the state.
Please know if you register for an exam and then you do not take the exam, you will be charged a $15 no show fee. This fee is charged by Collegeboard and neither the state nor SHS will pay this fee for you. Additionally, please be sure you check your calendar and only register for exams that you know you can take*. If you decide you have to take a late exam, you will have to pay a $45 late testing fee. Again, this is a fee charged by Collegeboard that you will be responsible for if you choose not to test on the date for which you have registered.
*If you have older siblings graduating from college this year, be sure to check the dates of graduation. Every year students miss exams and have to pay late fees b/c they do not check calendar dates.
Important Dates: Registration begins on February 13 and ends February 28. There is no late registration!
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Carpino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the new February Scholarship Bulletin, courtesy of the SHS Student Services Department!
Students who wish to apply to be a part of the tech crew for the spring musical can pick up applications beginning Monday, Feb. 8. These applications will be due by Thursday, February 11. A list of students selected for the crew will be posted outside the auditorium and outside Mrs. Dove's room on Monday, Feb. 15, and after school on February 15 there will be a meeting for all tech crew memebrs and crew chiefs in room 216 East.
Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Looking for a summer position where you get paid for having fun? Bricks 4 Kidz in North Raleigh is hiring assistant teachers to work in summer camps. If you like Legos, join the team promoting STEM Engineering through the use of Lego Bricks and Technic Elements. Camps located in Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest. Hours are 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday starting June 13, 2016. Get details in the career center!
The Track and Field Teams will hold its' general interest meeting to discuss up coming events and official start day and time. The meeting will be held on Tuesday February 9th at 2:40 in room 206.
The Academy of Finance is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. There are ONLY 50 spots available! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to make your high school experience extraordinary! Apply at www.shsaof.com
Don't forget to order your 2016 yearbook! Go to jostens.com or bring a check for $80 made out to the SHS yearbook to room 218. The yearbook's existence depends on your support, so buy a book now to preserve your memories forever!
ECU will have an admissions representative on campus Wednesday, February 10th at 12:15 p.m. in the SHS career center. Interested students should sign up now in the career center for a pass to attend.
UNC Charlotte will have an admissions representative at Sanderson on Friday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. to speak with interested juniors and seniors. Students that have already applied and/or been accepted may also attend this meeting. Sign up now in the career center.
Late Start Friday Schedule:
7:00 - 8:00: Faculty Professional Learning Teams (PLTs)
8:05 - 9:23: First pd.
9:28 - 10:51: Second pd. (and announcements)
Third pd. (A Lunch): 10:56 - 11:31 (A lunch)/11:36 - 12:54 (class)
Third pd. (B Lunch): 10:56 - 11:36 (class)/11:36 - 12:11 (B lunch)/12:16 - 12:54 (class)
Third pd. (C Lunch): 10:56 - 12:14 (class)/12:19 - 12:54 (C lunch)
12:59 - 2:18: Fourth pd.
St. Augustine's University will have an admissions representative at SHS on Thursday, February 11th to meet with interested students. You may complete the application that day with the fee waived. If you have an unofficial transcript and a copy of your test scores, bring those items for a possible on site admission.
Sanderson will be hosting an event on Monday, March 14th to help raise money for St. Baldrick's. Saint Baldrick's is a foundation that helps fund research to find cures for childhood cancer. We need participants who are willing to shave their head or cut their hair! If you are interested in helping us reach our goal of $15,000 for childhood cancer research, please come to Pod 4 for more information!
There are many students at Sanderson who are food insecure and depend on breakfast and lunch at school. We are setting up a food pantry to provide students with some food for the long weekends and school breaks. We need donations, big or small, of non-perishable items such as granola bars, instant oatmeal, ramen, microwavable mac and cheese, etc.
Please drop off food in bins near the front doors and the auditorium on Meet the Teacher Night on Wednesday, January 27.
During any school day, please drop off donations in the media center or Ms. Gillam's room (room 117).
If you have any questions or comments,
please contact Dara Finkelstein at email@example.com or Ms. Gillam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity in making sure that no one at Sanderson goes hungry!
Sanderson Key Club, Ms. Gillam, & Dara Finkelstein (parent)
Please come out for a special guided tour on one of the following dates:
Please note the following Sanderson tour dates on your calendar!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9am
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 12:30pm
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2:30pm
Friday, April 15,2016 at 2:30pm
**Tours are scheduled for Fridays with the exception of Wednesday, January 27th, which is during the WCPSS Magnet period. Though we are not a magnet school, parents may want to see their base option before applying to magnets.
We are recruiting outstanding students for the upcoming Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), to be held at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro from June 12 – 18, 2016. The IFAL program is a one-week residential program designed for rising high school seniors. Students are exposed to the academic and research programs in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and are familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural and environmental sciences. Students also gain experiences in leadership by participating in training seminars, touring the N.C. General Assembly, meeting governmental officials, and visiting the N.C. Farm Bureau Offices. More information on the program can be found at http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/Institute-for-Agriculture-Leaders The program is free to students.
Interested students should complete and return applications to their respective County Farm Bureau Office by April 15.
WHAT; FAFSA Day
Looking for something to do this summer? Need to add to your student resume? Want to build skills or gain experience in various areas? If so, please see the attached document that lists several summer opportunities for students. This document will be updated monthly, so check back if you don't see something that interests you this month.
Aarrow Sign Spinners is now hiring. Flexible hours and training will be provided. Starting pay is $10/hr. If you want more information, email email@example.com or call 844-237-7746.
Do you still need to order your Cap and Gown?
Orders will need to be placed online at http://www.jostens.com/ ASAP. Any graduation items no longer available have dropped off the site.
When you order your Cap and Gown, a tassel and diploma cover are included. The diploma cover will be given to the school to be used at Graduation. If you are eligible for an honors tassel, there will be a purchase/exchange day in May. You do not need to purchase a special tassel.
Order your Cap and Gown at http://www.jostens.com/.
If you have any trouble ordering, call Jostens at 919-789-8500.
If you have not paid the senior fee of $50 for your 2016 senior, please send your payment (check made out to Sanderson Senior Boosters) to:
Michelle Kaney (Seniors)
1820 French Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27612
Fees cover the past breakfast, upcoming picnic, senior gift and baccalaureate.
Questions about Senior fees/activities, contact Michelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay is $8-$9/hour
Available Hours: 4:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Certification classes available
Apply online at governmentjobs.com, create a profile, search "Lifeguard", enter Raleigh for location
Flyers available in the SHS Career Center
Students who would like to shadow a professional at work this spring should complete and submit this application. Once a site is confirmed, student will be notified of the date, time and other details.
Application Deadline 2/28/16
Start logging your service hours for both the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and the SHS Volunteer Service Award! Go to the Academic Booster Club (ABC site, under "Student Support" on the sidebar) and download both the information sheet and the record-keeping form.
This is an on-going list of events that will be updated as we hear about them.
A full list of school open houses and admissions deadline can be found here: https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/admissions_deadlines.pdf
Register at: meredith.edu/admissions
RSVP at: apply.jhu.edu/explore
West Point Admissions Info Meeting for Students and Parents
Monday, October 19 @ 6pm
Location: NC National Guard Headquarters
1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh
POC: Rick DeMoya email@example.com
University of Notre Dame
Monday, Oct 19 @ 7pm
Cardinal Gibbons High School
1401 Edwards Mill Rd.
Fall Open House
October 23 and November 8 (overnight option)
Register at: www.guilford.edu/visit
Fall Open House
Saturday, November 7
They also have several tours and info sessions during the fall and spring months
For more info, visit: www.greensboro.edu/visit-the-campus.php
Fall Open house plus football game and lunch
Saturday, November 7 from 9-12pm
Virginia Military Institute
Please register at: http://admissions.vmi.edu/visit/
No events scheduled for today.
No events scheduled for today.
No events scheduled for today.