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Celebrate My Drive!
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During National Teen Driver Safety Week, our high school is participating in Celebrate My Drive® and we’d like to invite your support! Sanderson is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important to us and our school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant from State Farm®! We could also win one of two hometown concert events by a chart-topping musical artist.

But we need your help.

You can make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between October 15 and 24, 2014. The more safe driving commitments we make, the better our school’s chance of winning $100,000 and hosting a concert. It’s simple:

Log onto celebratemydrive.com
Indicate you want to support Sanderson High School
Commit to drive safely!

You can also invite your friends and family to get involved or share on Facebook —facebook.com/CelebrateMyDrive.

Thanks for your support! Remember, 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.

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You only have a week left to donate and help SHS raise money for textbooks and ebooks!

Men's Varsity Basketball Tryouts
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The first day for Men's Varsity Basketball tryouts is Wednesday, October 29th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Potential players MUST be academically eligible and have a current and completed physical/permisuon packet turned in NO LATER than 10/28/14. Players who turn in their forms after this day WILL NOT be allowed to tryout or considered for a spot on the team.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Shaw in the PE office.

Men's JV Basketball Tryouts
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The first day for Men's JV Basketball tryouts is Thursday, October 30th from 5:40 to 7:10pm. Player check in will be from 5:00-5:30pm.  Potential players MUST be academically eligible and have a current and completed physical/permisson packet turned in NO LATER than 10/28/14. Players who turn in their forms after this day WILL NOT be allowed to tryout or considered for a spot on the team.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Klein in room 234.

Men's Basketball Meeting for Current Football Players
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The Sanderson Men's Basketball Program will have an informational meeting for current football players interested in trying out for the JV or varsity teams.  The meeting will be held Friday, October 31st in Trailer 5 during "A" Lunch.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Shaw in the PE office or Coach Klein in room 234.

Job Opportunity
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Phillips Architecture in North Raleigh off of Six Forks Road is looking to hire a student for about 12 weeks.  Student will work about 10 hours a week. Come in afterschool and leave aroun 5:30 p.m.  Work includes archiving documents on a large format scanner and on a small format scanner. The job pays $9 an hour.   

If interested, please contact Matt Phillips at matt@phillipsarch.com or call 919-882-3848

Red Ribbon Week
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October 27th-October 31st to make you aware of red ribbon week, Sanderson High School S.A.D.D. Club will be passing out red ribbons in honor of drug awareness. Wear a Red Shirt Thursday October 30th to promote your awareness of drug abuse.

Europe 2016
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Want to travel to Europe during the summer of 2016? You and your parents are invited to an interest meeting on Tuesday October 28th at 6:30pm in room 122. Please email Ashley Taylor at ataylor1@wcpss.net or come by room 122 for more information about this unique travel experience. 


Note:  This is not a WCPSS sponsored trip

National Honor Society
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Memorial Gardens will take place on October 30, 2014 at 2:30.

Meet in Mrs. Boyette’s room and bring gardening tools! 

Hispanic Career Fair
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The Hispanic Career Fair is for Hispanic/Latino students at Sanderson.  Students will make community connections and gain insight into various career fields and educational opportunities and resources directly from Hispanic professionals in our local area.  This is a bilingual event.  Students will receive a pass to attend the fair.

Women's Basketball Tryouts
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Tryouts for Womens' Basketball will be held on Wednesday Oct 29,2014@ 2:30 in the

main gym. ALL athletes must  have a physical on file at Sanderson HS. Any young lady

without a physical will not be allowed to participate in tryouts. If you need the forms

or have any questions please see Coach Hammond in room #234 before tryouts began

Milton's Dinner Night
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Don't feel like cooking? Then come out to Sanderson night at Milton's Pizza on Six Forks to benefit the Food Drive on Tuesday October 28th.  Ttell your server you are from Sanderson and a portion of the sales to go towards our Food Drive goal of 182,000 lbs.  

UNC-CH Catalyst Conference for 9th-11th Graders
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Every year, the Catalyst Conference brings a selected group of 100 high school students from across North Carolina to UNC Chapel Hill for a weekend-long exploration of social justice issues affecting both America and the larger world. Through leadership and personal development sessions, we aim to empower participants so they can serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities. The Catalyst Conference serves a vital need, as encouraging today’s youth to take an interest in national and worldly issues is vital to securing an educated and passionate group of future leaders. These 100 students will face a challenging task; they will be asked to view the world through the eyes of another and come to a realization of the underlying similarities that connect us all.


Catalyst Conference 2014 seeks to:

  • Give high school students the opportunity to build and learn from personal relationships that transcend racial, ethnic, religious, and gender boundaries.
  • Provide an open forum for discussion of community issues of social justice and equality through a series of workshops to educate students about diversity and social issues.
  • Empower students to combat the apathy and ignorance threatening the future of America’s youth through personal development sessions and leadership training.
  • Create a network of peer support between high school students and college Catalyst Conference counselors.
  • Transform our high school students into catalysts for positive social change and generate a vision of social harmony for the 21st century and beyond.


The Catalyst Conference is a great opportunity and learning experience for developing high school students. The conference will take place on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill February 20-Februrary 22, 2015. A $50 registration fee is required upon acceptance (DO NOT include this with the application) to the conference, which helps to offset the cost of housing and food for the entire weekend. As we do not wish to exclude those with a financial need, if you have an interested student who may not be financially able to pay the entrance fee, please notify us separately and we may be able to offer a scholarship. Only high school students in grades 9-11 are eligible for application. No seniors or students who have previously attended will be accepted. Applications must be submitted through Google forms by Saturday, November 15th at 5 PM. If a student is unable to submit the application electronically, please tell them to e-mailunccatalyst@gmail.com for a paper copy as soon as possible. Once they receive a paper copy, it must be post-marked 3 days prior to the application due date. The application can be found here.


The Catalyst Conference is part of a larger UNC-CH umbrella service organization known as Campus Y. Not only will students be exposed to social justice issues, they will also have a chance to explore the UNC-CH campus and learn more about the UNC-CH academic experience through interactions with their committee leaders and other volunteers in the Campus Y.  If you have any questions or comments, please email the Campus Y or the Catalyst Co-chairs (unccatalyst@gmail.com).

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SAC News - Week of October 20, 2014
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SAC news and updates for the Week of October 20, 2014

--SAC’s LARGEST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER was a big success!  Thank you to all students, staff, families, and the community at large for purchasing a plate(s) and of course, we are grateful for the volunteers who gave up a chunk of time to serve.  SAC especially would like to thank the Fundraiser team of Susan Dubach and Lisa Moore for executing this event.  Barbecue Lodge once again did a great job supplying food all day long. 

--The 2014 Annual Fall Sports Banquet, sponsored by SAC, is Monday evening, November 17.  All athletes will be served a complimentary meal and tickets for family and friends will be sold through your team’s rep(s).  Athletes will be recognized for individual and team accomplishments.  Qualifying athletes will receive a letter and/or jacket, SAC’s gift to those athletes who demonstrate dedication and hard work.  Sanderson High School has written criteria for how students earn a varsity letter and can be found here: Earning a Varsity letter.  This is a meaningful event for our school!  Be on the lookout for further information from your Rep(s).  Please RSVP by November 10:

1. RSVP to tinstmanc@bellsouth.net or 919/846-2488* or http://goo.gl/forms/JjSFBnVmBJ

2. For online athlete RSVP - guest payment can be mailed or completed by linking to “SquareUp”


Sanderson Athletic Club c/o C. Tinstman, 8516 Bell Grove Way, Raleigh NC 27615

Credit Cards will now be accepted in advance ONLINE ($10/guest) and at the door payment ($12/guest)


*Email and Phone reservations will be accepted but not confirmed until guest payment is received.

--SAVE THE DATE!  Winter sports picture day is Monday, November 24, at 2:30.  If you would like to volunteer to help things go smoothly, please email us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com

--The FALL SPORTS YEARBOOK is NOW AVAILABLE!  This year’s edition is full color and is a great keepsake for your family.  Cost is $5.  Check with your team rep for more information and to purchase one.  They will also be for sale at the banquet.  In the past, we have added on to the fall yearbook, so by spring, all 3 seasons were included in one book, and many folks waited to purchase in the spring.  This year, we are publishing 3 individual yearbooks so if you have a fall athlete, you will want to purchase now. 

--Come out and lend a hand lining our fields!  This is another great way to get involved.  Sign up here (soccer): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5a622abf58-shssoccer  and here (soccer): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5a622abf58-shsfootball   Questions?  Email us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com

--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.

--Do you know SHS Athletics is on Twitter?  We are @SandersonScores.  Consider joining twitter to stay up to date on game and event alerts, scores, and general entertainment!

--Our CONCESSIONS stands are a great way to jump in and get involved!  Consider signing up for an empty slot in one of the following:

V Football: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a8ad2bab9-varsity10

 JV Football: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a8ad2bab9-jvfootball2

--Our Fall Teams are looking for parent photogs!  If you have taken pics of your student’s team in action, please let us know ASAP by emailing us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com.

--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 TOMORROW, Monday, October 20, at 7 pm in the media center.  We would love to see you there.  It is never too late to get involved!!  See you there!

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.

Sanderson Night Classes as of 10/15/14
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Sanderson Families,

Several Classes are getting ready to start!

These class just added....

Beyond Beginning Guitar: Learning the Fret Board
    Course Description: A skill based course for the advanced beginner or intermediate guitar player who wants to play at the next level. Develop knowledge of the fret board, increase rhythmic awareness, learn several songs and explore improvisation. Practice skills of strumming, flat picking and finger style techniques for the right hand as well as tips to develop agility and strength in the left hand. Find many new ideas and concepts to play at the next level to provide more enjoyment and inspiration while playing guitar. (first one below).

Secrets to Passing the Real Estate Licensure Exam Only the Pros Know

Sanderson HS | 11/13 - 11/13 | Th, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $89.00   
Details Syllabus Requirements Contact
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 can pass your real estate exam with ease and confidently conduct real estate transactions. Receive free, supplemental online content to clarify confusing terms, rules and regulations, land planning and zoning, fair housing, and safety issues. Cynthia Manley is a highly engaging, knowledgeable agent who will keep the class fun. If you’re trying to pass the exam, this is a can’t miss class rich with everything you need to be a success in the real estate business.


Full Listing
(1st Wake Tech then further down WCPSS Continuing Ed)

Wake Tech Continuing Education:
To register or see details of these classes, go to:
search "Sanderson" then click on "start date" to put in order.

133724 Beyond Beginning Guitar: Learning the Fret Board Sanderson High School 10/27/2014 11/24/2014 L. Payne $90.00
125776 American Regional Cooking: From North to South Sanderson High School 11/04/2014 12/16/2014 B. Adornetto $100.00
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
134416 Construction Management: 101 Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 03/11/2015 A. Vick $150.00
134414 Residential Construction Estimation Sanderson High School 02/02/2015 03/23/2015 R. Adams $95.00
134418 Residential Contractors Exam Prep Sanderson High School 02/03/2015 03/12/2015 A. Vick $150.00
131377 Cooking With Herbs & Spices From Around The World Sanderson High School 02/09/2015 03/30/2015   $100.00
131493 Introductory Voice Lessons Sanderson High School 02/17/2015 04/21/2015   $90.00
133953 Flour Power Sanderson High School 03/03/2015 04/21/2015 T. Fisher $100.00


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

To register for these classes, go to:  http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit/register-online


WCPSS Continuing Education:

Apple 101 Provider: Christopher Wager
Bought an Apple Macintosh computer only to find that the interface for it is totally different from a PC? In this class, you will learn everything you need to know about expertl...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 10/20 - 11/03 | MW, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $85.00 

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 

For Parents--The Big Picture of ADHD Provider: Dan Galloway
This energizing class, rich with information, is for parents whose children are gift wrapped in the unique packaging otherwise known as ADHD. In addition to a review of coping m...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 11/04 - 11/04 | T, 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $67.00 

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 p.m. | $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 Flowers in Oils Provider: Marcelle Hooks
Add volume and depth to your paintings. Learn color mixing and techniques for choosing colors that give harmony to your painting and composition. Use the color wheel to decide o...More>>
 Sanderson HS | 3/17 - 4/21 | T, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | $110.00 (0 childcare seats left#)

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 

NC Central University Tour
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The SHS Career Center is sponsoring a trip to NC Central University on Thursday, November 6th.  Sign up in the career center if you want to attend.  You must be a 10th, 11th or 12th grade student in good academic standing.  

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Mark your calandars for Saturday Novemeber 22nd for the 6th Annual Sanderson Fun Run to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.  Registration is $25 and first 150 runners will get a t-shirt with your registration.  There will be food, music, and prizes and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Food Drive and go towards our goal of 182,000 lbs.  Registration starts at 9 and the race begins at 10.  Be there!

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Fun Run Sponsorships
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Do you own a business or work for a business you would like to promte?  Do you want to help an important cause?  Then consider becoming a sponsor for our 6th Annual Sanderson Fun Run.  100% of you sponsorship goes to the Food Bank and your business will be promoted on our Fun Run t-shirts and publications.  Donations are tax deductable.  See attached form for further information or contact Stephanie Rhodes at srhodes1@wcpss.net.

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Tribeca Tavern, located 6004 Falls of Neuse Rd, (North Ridge Shopping Center), is introducing the "Spartan Burger".

SHS's signature burger. A 9 oz beef patty with roasted 5 onion spread, honey sriracha sauce, LTO, topped with a crown of house made potato chips. Come support Sanderson by trying our new burger.

Be on the look out for the upcoming Spirit Night at Tribeca !

Sanderson Marching Band in need of Student Volunteers
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Sanderson Marching Band in need of Student Volunteers for the 2014 Capital City Band EXPO Saturday, October 25th!!!

Every year the Marching Spartans hosts the premier band event in North Carolina, this year there are 18 bands from around the state attending. There will be thousands of students and spectators on Sanderson’s campus that day!  The Band Boosters would greatly appreciate any responsible Sanderson students to volunteer to help make this event successful. The biggest need is during 3-7pm  If you are in need of volunteer hours we will provide you with necessary documentation. If you are interested email  Jane Watt janierose64@gmail.com  ASAP!  Attached is a basic information handout.

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Young Democrats
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Meeting in room 217 afterschool on Thursdays. 

The Push Up Competition
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North Carolina State Fair Push up Competition.....Sponsored by the NC National Guard

Individual challenge daily 4:00-7:00 p.m.

High School Team Challenge 11:00-7:00 p.m.

Open to high school students 16 and up.  High schools with the highest cumulative # of push ups wins.  Trophies presented to winning school and individual.

Senior T-Shirts
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Senior T-shirts are being sold before and after school in room 130 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  T-shirts are $10, bring exact cash.  

Purchase your Sanderson Yearbook
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Purchase your Sanderson Yearbook
Cost now is $70.
The cost goes up throughout the year.
Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase your yearbook.

Or bring a check to the Sanderson Office for $70. made out to SHS Yearbook.

Summer photos for the Yearbook - Deadline Extended!
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If you did anything interesting over the summer, have pictures of it, and want to be in the school yearbook, email the pictures and a short caption or quote of what you're doing to sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com by October 31st."

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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Leadership/Service Opportunity for SHS students
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Do you enjoy working with elementary students?  Would you like to impact a young life?  Would you like leadership experience while you log volunteer hours?

Join us at Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary!  We are looking for Sanderson students who are interested in working with us to lead after school activity clubs.  Our clubs meet once per week from 3:45 - 4:30pm or 4:45pm, and generally for only 5-6 weeks.  We have clubs meeting almost every afternoon of the week which focus on various topics and interests.
Currently we are planning a Nature Club, Spanish Club, Run Club, and a Mathletes Club.  We are interested in starting an Art Club and Science Olympiad team.  We need you!  Come along side our efforts and assist, or think of a new club idea and make a proposal to start and lead a unique club for Douglas students.  (This looks great on your college resume...)
Please contact Alice Spickard, Magnet Coordinator at Douglas:  aspickard@wcpss.net or 919-881-1425, for more information.
Our clubs happen throughout the year, so there is no deadline for interest.
American Red Cross
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Monday, December 15th- Small gym. Sign ups begin Novemeber 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. 


PTSA No Fuss Fundraiser/ Note from Dr. Decker
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From Dr. Decker
If you have participated in the No Fuss fundraiser to help support our student’s curriculum, I would like to thank you.  If not, I would like to encourage you.  I am looking to add these PTSA funds to other resources that will come from a passed bond referendum focused on instructional technology.  Your donations will indeed provide additional highly engaging instructional technology tools for our students in the classrooms.  Once these funds are available, I will further communicate with you once these purchases are made and equipment installed.  We are seeking $30,000 from this PTSA fundraiser.  Currently we have received 45% of the funds that have already been received.  I would like to thank you for your continued support!


Gregory S. Decker Ed.D.
Principal, Sanderson High School
5500 Dixon Drive Raleigh NC 27609
(P) 919-881-4800


Have you seen the tally boards for the "No Fuss" fund-raiser?

Our stack of books is becoming more colorful thanks to you!

We are almost halfway to our $30,000 goal!    Sanderson families and the community have donated over $13,000!   THANK YOU!

The JUNIORS are in the lead!  (If we reach our goal, the winning class has chances to win door prizes.)
Thank you for helping the SHS students!!    (Donation Form attachment below.)

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Yearbook Sponsors Needed (Updated)
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Interested in sponsoring a page in the school yearbook?  Purchase by October 19th and you can sponsor a yearbook page for $50.  You can help the yearbook and get your name on a page of your choosing (sports pages, portrait pages, event pages, etc).  Email sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com with several choices of pages you would be willing to sponsor.  First come, first served!  Also, if your business would be interested in purchasing an ad, contact sandersonhsyrbk@gmail.com for more information.

After October 19th, the price for the page sponsorships changes to $55, but they are still available to be purchased up to Thanksgiving.


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?  


Attention Holly Days Vendors!
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Registration for Holly Days vendor booths is now open.  The registration form is available on the Holly Days page, along with general information for vendors.  Forms are due no later than Oct. 31, 2014.

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. 






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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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This Week @
Sunday, October 26
Monday, October 27

No events scheduled for today.

Tuesday, October 28

No events scheduled for today.

Wednesday, October 29
Thursday, October 30

No events scheduled for today.

Saturday, November 1
Low: 48, High: 74


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