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Congratulations Spartans of Excellence Award Recipients!
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Congratulations to the recipients of the Spring 2014 Spartans of Excellence Award sponsored by the Academic Booster Club.

Antwuan Elliott

Alexis Townsend

Billie Bryant

Camilla Guaranha

Carmen "Walker" Lozaw

Casi Brown

Chris Barlow

Coryssa Bowers

Devonte Soileau

Dinah Ingall

Diondra Goins

Emilee Keele

Eric Fitch

Esther Gbenebor

Ethan Brenneman

George Bennett

Gloria Regalado

Graciela Ventura

Isabella Keith

Isaiah Hodge

Jack Rhoden

Janette Jorgensen

Jenna Finkelstein

Joardan Garcia

Justin Faiella

Katherine Henry

Kevin Tete

Krystal Thillet

Lamin Manneh

 Luke Smith

Mackenzie "Kenzie" Matthews

Marquise Bowens

Mishayla Iles

Nathalie Ilunga

Neil Brayman

Niyah Lucas

Noah Hammond

Nobindroo Poudel

Omotoyosi Gbenebor

Rasheed McFadden

Rosie Armington

Siyahmon Rezaee

Smith Gaito

Stephanie Ferguson

Steven Pike

Taylor Harkley

Terrance Merriweather

Tristan Ballard

Valerie Lucas

Vicki Stavrova

James Peatross

Bridget Knapp

SHS Athletics Hall of Fame Press Release
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Sanderson High School and the Sanderson Athletic Club will induct the fourth class of the
Sanderson Athletics Hall of Fame in festivities to be held in September 2014. The class includes
five athletes, two coaches, and two teams.

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PALS- Special Olympics
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If you are in PALS club and have signed up for Special Olympics, please stop by Ms. G's room 124 East to get a permission slip. Permission slips are due April 22nd. The first 15 people to turn in slips will go to Special Olympics.



Freshman Council Reminders
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Prom Workdays  April 21-24 and April 28-May 1 2:30-4:00 room 125

Materials needed:  rope, PVC pipe 1 inch diameter in 8 ft lengths, old chain, silver/gray spray paint, and old nautical maps.

All prep must be completed BY MAY 1.

Parents are needed to help.  Please e-mail ldbrown@wcpss.net to volunteer.  You will have a return e-mail with specific things to sign up to help with.

Prom set up will begin after school May 1, all council members are to attend set up.  Parent volunteers also welcome.




SAC news and updates for the Week of April 16, 2014
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SAC is looking for game photographers! We are always in need of cool pictures of our student-athletes in action (or waiting on the sidelines :-)! If you enjoy taking photos and have your own equipment, please consider joining our video team. If you are interested, please shoot us a quick email at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com and we will get you started right away!
Please take a turn volunteering at the CONCESSION STAND! If you are a fall sport parent and your student does not play a winter or spring sport, please consider coming to at least one home event, and get another parent you know to sign up with you. It is a great time to reconnect. If your student plays varsity, please come early to work a JV game, and vice versa. Indoor concessions do not have near the busyness of a football concession shift, so it’s a great time to watch the game and work the counter!
Here are the links for Spring concessions:
Women’s Soccer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48A8AD2BAB9-womens3
Men’s Lacrosse: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48A8AD2BAB9-jvvarsity1
Women’s Lacrosse: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48A8AD2BAB9-womens2
Track: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48A8AD2BAB9-track2
BE ON THE LOOKOUT at various home events to purchase your PDQ Combo Meal Cards! $5 per card, or buy 4, get 1 free!, gets you a full combo meal at PDQ on Falls of Neuse at Spring Forest Roads. This is an affordable way to feed a family of 5 for only $20, tax and gratuity free! Other ideas for these cards are teacher perk gifts: include one in a thank you note for one or more of your student’s teachers, and off campus lunch for your student. NOTE: The expiration date printed on the cards is irrelevant. The cards with the Sanderson logo will be honored indefinitely!
STAY UP-TO-DATE on games, events and SAC news by Liking us on Facebook. Search “Sanderson Athletic Club”. On Twitter, we are @SandersonScores. We need tweeters for Spring games and events! If you would like to tweet for your team, send us a DM on Twitter or an email at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com

The 2014 Spring Sports Awards Banquet is Monday, May 19! Athletes and Coaches, you should have received your invites by now. All athletes and coaches eat the pre-program meal for free. Parents and family members can purchase tickets online for $10 per meal. Visit https://squareup.com/market/sanderson-athletic-club. Visit http://goo.gl/6n7f7k to let us know you are joining us on May 19th. Team Reps and Parents, you can begin working on your team’s collage poster, which are all displayed in the main hall before and during the banquet. If you have any questions about this event, please email us at sandersonathleticclub@gmail.com. We look forward to celebrating our Spring student athletes!
Want to attend MORE SPARTAN GAMES? Check out the SPRING sports schedule: http://www.sandersonhs.org/athletics/athletics_pdfs/Spring%202013-2014.pdf
Next SAC Meeting: Monday, May 12, in the media center. This is our last meeting of the school year. We would love to see you there. It is never too late to get involved!! See you there!

Guard Experience
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Who:  NC National Guard
What:  Guard Experience (National Guard Open House)
When: Thursday April 24 @6:00pm
Where: Morrisville National Guard Armory 2050 National Guard Dr. Morrisville, NC 27560 (behind the Sheetz gas station on Aviation PKWY right by the airport)

Students and parents are welcome to attend.  We will give a tour of our flight facility.  There will be a helicopter and you can experience what it is like to ride in an uparmored HMMMVVV!  We will serve pizza and refreshments.

This is an excellent time for students who have thought about the military to come check us out.  There is no obligation to join; just an opportunity to see what we are about.

SSG Jennifer Fackrell
North Carolina Army National Guard

National Honor Society Fundraisers this week
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Sanderson Family,

In order to raise more money for Lemonade International, NHS has set up two fundraising nights this week

The first is today (April 15) from 11am to 11pm at Goodberry's on Strickland Road. They are donating 30% for anyone showing the attached flier on their phone.

The second is this Thursday (April 17) from 5 to 9pm at PDQ on Falls of the Neuse. They will donate 10% to anyone showing the attached flier.

Thank you for your help!

Danielle Fuhrman

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World Languages National Honor Societies
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The Spanish, French, and German programs will be taking applications from students interested in membership in their language's National Honor Society. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least Level III of their foreign language, must have completed their level II with an A average in their language and a B average in all other courses.  Interested students can pick up an application starting Monday, April 21, from Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Dove, or Herr Wachter.

Come enjoy the International Festival next Tues. 4/22
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The International Festival will be held on April 22nd, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the gym lobby. We will have traditional games, as well as internationl food and lots of dances and music from different cutlures. Wear your Int'l clothing and get in for free. Students $1 / Adults $ 3

SHS Girls' Track- Nationally Ranked!
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Congratulations to SHS Girls' Track 4 X 55m Hurdles Relay squad and 400m runner Kameron Strong as they helped the team battle to earn the top spot in the North Carolina 4A Rankings!  Their hurdlers' relay time of 32.72 seconds also earned them the impressive 4th fastest clock in the United States during the indoor season! A huge shout out to Imani Chapman, Kayli Nichols, Cathy Jackson, Shellbi Chapman and Kameron Strong.  Great job, Girls!

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Student Council Honored
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2014 announcement

Congratulations to Sanderson's student council for receiving two prestigious awards over the past few weeks.  Sanderson was named a Louise Hunter Honor Council at the 88th annual State Convention hosted by North Surry High School.  The award and the convention are sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC).  Sanderson was one of only 28 schools in the state to receive this honor.  Sanderson's council has received this state honor every year since the 2001-2002 school year.  Additionally, Sanderson's council received national recognition this week by being named a National Gold Council of Excellence sponsored by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).  Sanderson received this prestigious honor based on its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community.  Less than 200 high schools received this award nationally.  Sanderson has received this national recognition since the 2006-2007 school year.  Way to go SHS student council!

Campus Beautification
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On Saturday April 26th fro 9:00-1:00 we will have a schoolwide campus beautification day.  We will mulch, plant, and pick up trash around campus.  If you are an individual or a club wishing to participate, please see Ms. Rhodes in Room 113.  Please make plans to attend! 

Academic Booster Club Meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
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Join us for the Academic Booster Club meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm in the Media Center. For more information contact Terri Northcutt at thnorthcutt@nc.rr.com

Senior Picnic, May 23rd
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Senior Picnic

Senior Parents,

Our students will soon be graduating. On Friday, May 23rd, we will have the Senior Awards (for parents and students) followed by the Senior Picnic (Students only).  In order to make this the picnic successful, we need your help with Set-up, Sign-in, Food Servers, clean-up and donations of items.  Please help us make this a picnic your child will enjoy and remember.

Do you wish to help? Sign up at:

Contact Cindy Jones cmj61@nc.rr.com 919-632-7356 with questions.

DATE: 5/23/2014 (Fri 10:00AM - 2:20PM), (Set-up 7am-8:30) 

Academy of Finance Golf Tournament
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Support the Academy of Finance and paly Golf!!

AOF is looking for golfers to help sponsor our biggest fundraiser!

Raffle ticket prizes include an Ipad Air, 32" flat screen tv, 4 tickets to "The Little Mermaid" among others.

See the link for more information :


Musical prop needed
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The musical is in need of 12 plastic wine glasses to use as props for the show.  They will most likely not be returned.  If you have even a few you can donate, please send them to Mrs. Dove in room 216 east.  many thanks!


Prom date approval forms
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Approval forms for prom dates who do not attend Sanderson are due by April 22nd.  They can be picked up in the main office or outside of room 130.   

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Prom court nominations
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Nominations for Prom King and Queen will be April 22nd - April 24th outside of room 130.  Voting for Prom King & Queen will be on April 29th during 2nd period.

Prom tickets
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Prom tickets will be on sale April 28th-May 2nd before school, during lunch, and after school in the breezeway.  Tickets are $25.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 

Prom date and time
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Prom will be on May 3rd from 8PM-12AM at Sanderson High School

Academy of Finance
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The Academy of Finance is still accepting applications for new members! Applications can be picked up and dropped off in Mrs. Melton's room 105.

Dont' miss the opportunity to be a part of a great organization and amazing experiences!

Sanderson Ranks in The Top Ten Best Schools in the County!
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The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.  
See the full list of ranked schools here

Hilker's Cleaners is Hiring
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Part time openings at several locations.  Must be dependable, punctual and have good customer service skills.  Must have transportation and be able to work afternoons (3:00-8:00 pm) and some Saturdays (8:00-4:00 p.m.)  

Apply at Sutton Square location (next to PDQ and Winston's Grill) on Falls of Neuse Road

Foreign Exchange
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Are you interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the upcoming school year? Now is the time to select a student of your choice! Email aechapman@bellsouth.net or come by room 122 and speak with Mrs. Taylor about this awesome experience. 

International Fest Preparation Schedule
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The International Club will be staying after school until 4 p.m. on the following dates to prepare for the International Festival. Tues. 4/8, Wed. 4/9, Tues. 4/15, Wed. 4/16, Mon. 4/21 and Tues. 4/22.  Meet in 115 East. See you there. 

To Friends of John Kinney
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Dear family and friends of John,

Thank you for such a beautiful outpouring of love.


Tuesday Evening , April 8th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grace Community Church

6561 Meridien Dr.

Raleigh, NC 27616


Memorial Service:

Wednesday Afternoon, 3:30pm

Grace Community Church

(Same address as above)

We will gather to celebrate John's life.


John's Family


Sent by
Cindy Jones
SHS Yahoo Moderator

Sanderson Theatre Ensemble Presents: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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By Rupert Holmes, based off the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is an audience interactive madcap murder mystery, musical comedy where the audience chooses the ending every night!
Come out and see the play on April 24th, 25th, or 26th at 7PM in the Sanderson auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Congrats Key Club!
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Please give Andrea Nolasco a big round of applause and congratulations when you see her today. She was elected to serve as the Carolinas District Key Club Secretary. This election is a very high honor for Andrea and Sanderson...

Please give Andrea Nolasco a big round of applause and congratulations when you see her today.  She was elected to serve as the Carolinas District Key Club Secretary.  This election is a very high honor for Andrea and Sanderson; we are excited that she will represent our school in this way. 
Her twin sister, Celeste Nolasco was also elected to serve as a divisional Lt. Governor for the following year, and we are extremely proud of Celeste as well.  
In the essay contest, Khendall Garcia took first place, and Abby Ojeda took second place.  Their essays will be sent to International Convention, where they will be judged against essays from all over the world.
As a club, we were also awarded the following accolades:  First Place in the Single Service Project Gold Division (for Stop Hunger Now), Outstanding Club Achievement, a Walter Zeller Fellowship, a Banner Patch for Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and recognition on donations given to the Boys and Girls Home of NC. 
What a great group of students, their passion to serve and lead is an inspiration to many. 


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Now Hiring!
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Red Hot and Blue on Falls of Neuse is seeking FUN, ENERGETIC person to help with marketing their restaurant.  Must be 5'10" or taller!  Hourly pay rate plus FREE BBQ at the end of each shift!  

Also Red Hot and Blue is always looking for friendly hosts and hostesses!

For details and to schedule an interview, call Rick at (919) 846-7427.




Summer Arts Program Needs Volunteers
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Artspace in downtown Raleligh is seeking volunteers for its summer arts program.  This is a great way to earn community service hours. You can assist 1/2 or full day, with a weeklong commitment.  You will work with a professional artist, meet new friends and learn about various art techniques.  Plus it's loads of FUN!  

Details and applications in the SHS career center.  Must apply before April 30th


Complete StudyRight Course in 2 days!
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Complete StudyRight Course in 2 days!
Wade Edwards Learning Lab
Wednesday/Thursday, April 23 & 24 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
$150 for the first student $75 for each additional student
Scholarships are available
Registration form online at wade.org
Payment options: cash, check, credit card (Pay Pal).

Finish the school year strong. Take the one course that will teach you 80% of all the study skills you’ll ever need to know. StudyRight is designed to help all students save time and improve retention.

714 Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
Questions? Contact us at 919-856-9355 ext. 104 or rdixon@wade.org

Announcement by SHS PTSA

Graduation Handbooks 2014
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Graduation Handbooks 2014
Graduation Handbooks will be distributed to students at a Senior Meeting on April 25th
An online version will be posted to the Sanderson website at the same time.

The Graduation Handbook will  include information about  Graduation tickets, the honors tassel exchange,  appropriate dress, graduation parking and more.....

Nothing is final yet but SHS Staff believe students will receive a similar number of tickets to last year (6 or 7).  They will be distributed to STUDENTS at the Graduation Rehearsal.  If additional tickets are available, more information will be given on how to obtain them in the handbook or via announcements closer to Graduation.  Tickets can only be given to Students, not parents. 



Make-Up Day for March 18th
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is June 13th

4th Annual SHS Student Technology Showcase Night - April 29th
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The 4th Annual SHS Student Technology Showcase Night is April 29th from 7-8 in the library.  Mark your calendars to come support our students and see the awesome technologies being used at Sanderson.  Teachers are in the process of selecting students to present.  It's excellent presentation experience for our students, and a great way for you to learn about new technologies. 

Summer Opportunities for Students (all grade levels)
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There are many summer opportunities available to students.  Doing something over the summer is great way to build your student resume. College admissions takes into account how you spend your time outside of the classroom.  Students are encouraged to volunteer, work, or attend summer enrichment programs.  Please see the attached list for some of the opportunities that we know of for this upcoming summer.  


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Make-up days for our snow days
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Make-up days for our snow days

Snow Make-up days 

  • Monday, April 21
  • Wednesday, June 11
  • Thursday, June 12 (added for 3/4/14 snow day)
  • Friday, June 13  (has been CANCELLED- June 12th will be the last day of school)


Sanderson wrestling all-conference wrestlers
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Congratulations to the following Sanderson wrestlers who were named all-conference for the Cap 8 conference: Adam DeRose, Miguell Royall, Patrick McComas, David Losada, Said Al Hammami, Brandon Barrentine, Matthew Norby, Christopher "CJ" Grannan, and Antwaun Elliott.

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Need money for college?  If so, please be sure you are checking the SHS Scholarship Bulletin at least every two weeks.  Deadlines are approaching quickly.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to get free money for college!






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Sanderson wrestling Sanderson duals champions!!!
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The Sanderson wrestling team claimed the top prize Saturday at home, winning the Sanderson duals tournament!  The Sanderson wrestling team would like to thank Coach Lewis, the team parents and hospitality workers, and Mrs. Consolo and her sports marketing team for helping to organize and adminster the wonderful event.  The Sanderson wrestling team defeated Beddingfield, Fuquay Varina, Cleveland, Knightdale, and West Johnston to claim first place!  Individual winners included Adam Alhorani, Adam DeRose, Miguell Royall, Patrick McComas, David Losada, Marquis Bowens, Evan Angrella, Brenden Mullally, Said Al-Hammammi, Brandon Barrentine, Matthew Norby, Christopher "CJ" Grannan, Antwuan Elliott, Aaron Hopkins, and Bradley Hughes.

Sanderson wrestling text updates and social media
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To receive "real time" text updates about the Sanderson wrestling team, specifically match and tournament updates and scores, text PIN ME to shswrestling@tmppl.com

Also check out sanderswrestling.com , on Facebook at SHS Wrestling 2013-2014, Instagram at SHS_Wrestling, and Twitter at SHSWrestling4X

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The Gay Straight Alliance meets every Wednesday in room 124

B Lunch

•The Gay Straight Alliance will being order club shirts.
•Shirts are $15 dollars
•Money is due by Monday October 14th
•Please contact Briley Lockamon for any questions
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Attention Seniors & Parents- have any scholarship award letters? (Due 5/16/14)
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Seniors and Parents of Seniors:  A big part of the Senior Assembly on May 23, 2014 is the presentation of the names of seniors who have received scholarships for college.  We recognize ALL scholarships the students receive, whether the student is actually going to use the scholarship or not.  In order to make this presentation during the assembly, we need seniors to bring a copy of the original scholarship award letter (on organization letterhead) to Ms. Bunton in the Attendance Office by Friday, May 16. 2014. The presenting of scholarships during the Assembly is a wonderful way to cap off four years of students' hard work during high school.  We are proud of this graduating class, and we look forward to honoring our scholarship recipients.  (Originals will be copied and the original returned to the student.)

AP Pre-Administration Sessions- REQUIRED for AP test takers- Tuesday, April 22
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AP Pre-Administration Sessions

Tuesday, April 22h, 2014

All students taking one or more spring 2014 AP exams are required to attend their scheduled AP Pre-Administration Session. Sessions will be taking place every period (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) in the media center. Students selected what period they would participate during their AP exam registration process. Students will report to the media center at the beginning of the period they selected. The process will take approximately 45 minutes. Session attendance will be reported to teachers.

Be sure to verify your name is on the list posted outside of the media center.  

There will not be an opportunity for a make-up session.


SHS Community- senior
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Class of 2014

Dear Senior Class Parents,

Congratulations to you and your student! Our children, members of the Class of 2014, have now passed the halfway point of their senior year! The end of their high school years is quickly approaching.

Last July of 2013, a letter was sent out to all of the parents of rising seniors describing upcoming senior events sponsored by the Sanderson Senior Activities Booster Club. These included the following:

  • On Monday, August 26th, the first day of school, we sponsored an early morning breakfast and car caravan to Sanderson from Trinity Baptist Church on Six Forks Road for all seniors.
  • On May 23rd (Senior Assembly Day) we will help fund the senior picnic.
  • On Sunday,  June 1st at Trinity Baptist Church we will sponsor an optional non-denominational Baccalaureate service and reception.
  • Finally, on June 7th, senior parents will proudly fund a reception at the Sheraton Hotel after the graduation ceremony.

Rather than collect separately for these events, a one-time contribution of $50.00 per family to cover all events was suggested. All of the money collected will be used for the Class of 2014; any leftover funds will be added to the Class Fund for a gift to the school.  (The school has stated that they are in need of storage buildings for athletic and theatre equipment--and we would like to purchase at least one.)

Many of you sent in your contributions--Thank you. However, at this time we find ourselves short on monies to fund the remaining activities.  If you have forgotten and would be willing to contribute, we would welcome your donation.

Please mail your check or money order to Julie Bauckham, 8625 Seagate Drive, Raleigh, NC  27615.  Make your check/money order payable to Sanderson Senior Activities Booster Club.  On your envelope, please put:

 ATTENTION: Sanderson Senior Activities Booster Club.

If you have not yet done so, join the Class of 2014 Yahoo group by sending an email to


Joining this email group will keep you informed about senior events through email, and will allow you to link to Sign-up Genius to help wherever help is needed. Contact Hollie Cox at holliec@nc.rr.com if you would like to help with any of the events.

Thanks so much,

Sanderson Senior Activities Booster Club

Communications Committee

SHS Parents

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