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Volunteers Needed!
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The PTSA is hosting the Teacher of the Year Luncheon on June 10 at Sanderson.
This is a catered event and Jeannie Pope will handle all the "planning" work.
We need some parents to serve on June 10th
We need one or two people to be in charge on June 10th since Jeannie is unable to attend.
We don't know the exact time yet but will let you know as soon as we can.

The Teacher of the Year is, Nicole Stirling.

If you are willing to help and/or take the lead, please email

Thank you!
Jeannie Pope

Class of 2017 Senior Year Planning Meeting for Parents
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Parents of the Class of 2017
It is hard to believe that we are parents of future seniors. With that, the senior year holds many fun filled activities that are sponsored by the Class of 2017 families. These events begin with the Senior Breakfast on the first day of school and end with Baccalaureate and the Senior Picnic. These events can not take place without the involvement of you as parents.

Please come to the informational meeting on Thursday, June 2, in the media center at 7pm.
We will have sign up sheets for the volunteer positions. Also, we will need parent volunteers to be the coordinators for the Senior Breakfast and Senior Picnic as well as a treasurer and volunteer to oversee all senior activities.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
If you wish to volunteer and are unable to make the meeting, please contact Carla Smith at

Virtual College Fair May 19th
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Before your students head out on campus tours, invite them to chat with admissions counselors and current students at schools of interest to them. More than 100 colleges and universities will be available for live chats and webcasts on May 19 during All Access Day, one of the largest virtual college fairs of the year.
Event Overview, Signup here  
Note:  The parts about CEU credits and AVID students do not apply.

Wake County Prescription Drug Take Back Boxes
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From the Wake County PTA
What should families do with unused prescription drugs?  They present a hazard for children and for our environment.  Wake County PTA Council recently was contacted by Wake County Health and Human Services with some great information about prescription drug "Take-Back" locations.  We hope you'll consider sharing this attached flyer with your networks so that PTA members throughout the County will know of safe ways to dispose of unused prescription drugs.

Thanks for helping our members be safe!

Wake County Prescription Drug Take Back Boxes Flyer attached.

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AP Exam Schedule May 2016
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AP Exam Schedule for May 2016.

All registered students and parents were emailed this schedule.

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Update on the Reorganization of the Sanderson PTSA
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After meeting with the Wake County PTA Council and employees of the WCPSS, the Sanderson PTSA has revised the plan to combine the resources of the Sanderson PTSA and Academic Booster Club(ABC).

Therefore, the PTSA meeting on May 10 at 6:30pm in the auditorium will be held to vote for the 2016/2017 PTSA board members. We will not be voting to dissolve the Sanderson PTSA. We request all PTSA members to join us for this meeting.

On Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30pm in the media center, the PTSA and ABC Presidents will share more details regarding the plans to combine the resources of both parent organizations in order to better serve the Sanderson High School Community. We welcome anyone who would like more detailed information to join us.


Attention: Students Interested in Playing Football
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Important Football Dates:
Contact Head Football Coach- Ben Kolstad with Questions-

Spring Parent/Player Informational Meeting (Main Gym)
May 10th – Tuesday – 6:00pm
Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade
Meet coaches, players and other parents. 
Important info will be distributed. 
Football Gear & apparel will be for sale.

Team Physicals
Saturday- May 14th, 2016
Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic (3001 Edwards Mill Road- Raleigh, NC)
When: 9am-12pm - Cost:  $10
Who:  For All Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade SHS Athletes
*Each Athlete will receive a complete athletic physical, including orthopedic screening, from physicians, physician assistants and nurses from Raleigh, Orthopedic Clinic.
*All money raised will go directly to the Sanderson Sports Medicine Program.
*Athletes must have a current Physical to participate in workouts.

Rising 9th Grader Spring Workouts & Equipment Issue
May 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th
Workout & Equipment Issue from 5:30-6:30pm
Meet in the SHS Weight Room – Players will receive permission paperwork at May 10 meeting.

Summer Workouts/Practice Begins
June 13th - Monday
Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade- Report at 6:30am

Official (Mandatory) Practice Begins
August 1st - Monday
Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade- Report at 6:30am

Carroll Magnet Middle School's 50th Anniversary Celebration!
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Carroll Magnet Middle School's 50th Anniversary Celebration!
RSVP Links added
Friday, May 13th @ 6:00 PM
Join Us for Carroll Magnet Middle School's 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Food Trucks, Music, Yard Games, Selfie Stations, and more!

Current/Future Carroll Family Members: RSVP
Carroll Alumni, please RSVP here

Help us celebrate Carroll's past, present, and future!
All Carroll Alumni welcome!

Spring all sports banquet is Monday, May 16th
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Catered dinner from Moe's that begins at 5:45 pm in the SHS Cafe.
Program begins at 7 in the Auditorium. 
Dinner is FREE for Student-Athletes if they RSVP.
Coaches and Platinum and Red Sponsors receive up to 2 complimentary meals if they RSPV. 
This Link is for STUDENT-ATHLETES, COACHES, AND SPONSORS. You MUST RSVP for free dinner !!!

All other guests (family/friends) should visit this link to pay online. Cost: $10 per plate.
Advance Online payments must be received by 5/10/16.
There are limited tickets available at the door, available for $12 per plate

Each team can make a collage to place in the hall way during the banquet.
We will have music stands already in place for them to display their team collage.


Thank you Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Liberty Mutual Insurance has contributed to our Alive at 25 program. We would like to give them a warm thank you for helping to make this program possible and for the special discounts they are offering to our Sanderson families.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  If you have questions, please contact:

Michael Bunn
|Sales Representative
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Liberty Mutual Insurance
1511 Sunday Drive St. 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-481-9357 Ext: 57260
Toll Free: 800-213-4904
Fax: 603-430-5995
Mobile: 919-675-6734

Thank you!
Alive at 25 Committee

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Track and Field Senior Night
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Track and Field Senior Night 

 Please come out and join the Senoirs on Thursday May 5,2016 at 3:00 

on the track. The seniors and other members of the team will complete 

against the track coaching staff and Sanderson staff members. The staff 

members have been working hard to get in shape for this meet. Watch 

them take down the seniors.

Summer Opportunities
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Summer Opportunities for juniors/seniors
Tarheel Boys' State
June 19-25, 2016
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Cost:  $350
Boys' State is an intense workshop concentrating on NC state government and politics.  Rising male seniors are eligible to participate.  Paper applications available in the career center. Mailing Deadline May 1, 2016
American Legion Student Trooper Program
June 12-17, 2016
Must be sponsored by an American Legion Post.
Cost:  $200
Seniors are eligible to apply.  
Deadline May 15, 2016
Visit - Look under "Department Programs" for more information on both programs.
Spring 2016 Exam Bulletin
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Attached is the 2016 Spring Exam Bulleting with Special Notes and Reminders.

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Senior Exam Exemption Form Spring 2016
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The Senior Exam Exemption Form is attached.
Return the completed form to the Attendance Office NO LATER than Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Spring 2016 Exam Schedule (Revised 4/23/16)
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The Spring 2016 Exam Schedule is attached.

Schedule revised 4/23/16.

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The Senior Exam Exemption Appeal Form Spring 2016.
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The Senior Exam Exemption Appeal Form is attached.

You must first determine that your attendance record is correct. Follow the process on the form.
This form must be completed and turned in to Dr. Decker no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, May 23, 2016.

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Graduation Handbook 2016
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2016 Seniors and Senior Families,
Here is your Graduation Handbook (updated 4/25/16).
This includes all the information you need to know about graduation, attire, etiquette, conduct, parking, handicap parking and seating, tickets, Senior Assembly, Senior Picnic, Exams, Cap/Gown delivery, Tassel exchange, fees, fines and more.

Please note:
Each student will receive 8 graduation tickets.
There are NO EXTRA GRADUATION TICKETS available through the school.
SHS Staff does not keep tickets for extra requests.
If you need extra tickets have your child ask their friends if they have any extra.
No one will be allowed into the Convention Center without a ticket.


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Volunteer Opportunity at Hunter Elementary
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Hunter Heritage Spring Carnival

This event is a large school & community event that takes place at Hunter Elementary School in downtown Raleigh on May 13th from 5:30-8pm. We have many volunteer opportunities available. If interested in learning more, please see our sign up genius:

Last GSA Meeting
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The last GSA Meeting of the Year will be held Friday, May 20th, immediately after school in Mr. Belk's class Rm 224.

If you can make it, we would love to see you there. As always all are welcome.

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Please come out and support our annual fashion show, hosted by the FCCLA and all Apparel and Textile Production classes, Thursday, MAY 12TH from 5pm - 7pm.  This event is taking place in the Auditorium here at Sanderson High School.  Tickets are on sale in advance starting the week of May 2nd and will be available at the door:

  • Students and Staff representing Spartan Spirit: $2 
  • All other guests: $5.  

There will be a host of student creative works, entertainment, items to buy from local vendors, and an overall exciting experience.  Hope to see you May 12th, supporting our students as they show off their creative fashion pieces!

Seniors - Save the Dates
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Seniors, Attached is a list of important dates you will need to know for the remainder of the school year.

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Join The Web Development Team
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Would you like to work with an industry-level team of programmers and designers?  Do you want to learn valuable skills that you can lead to a great career?

Apply for SHS Student Web Dev Team today!

Volunteer Opportunity for students at Pullen Park on May 14
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Calling all Clever Cats, Quarrelsome Queens and Munching Mikes!

Letterland Day at Pullen Park will be on Saturday, May 14th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  We need your help to make the May 14th event a huge success.  To ensure that the children have a fun, safe day, we need volunteers to monitor/run the activities.  Each of the activities is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers would need to stay for at least three hours and arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their scheduled time to review procedures.  There will be designated parking for volunteers.

You are welcome to dress up as your favorite Letterland character!

To volunteer to help with one or more of the activities on May 14th, please sign up using the following link:

Thank you for helping to bring Letterland Day to Pullen Park!

“Sanderson Athletic Club - Bob Catapano Scholarships”
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“Sanderson Athletic Club - Bob Catapano Scholarships”

The Sanderson Athletic Club is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the “Sanderson Athletic Club – Bob Catapano Scholarships.”  The club began the scholarship program in 1990 and has given it in the name of Former Sanderson Athletic Director Bob Catapano since 1997.

 One female and one male member of Sanderson’s Class of 2016 who participated in the Sanderson athletic program this year will each receive a $1000 scholarship.

 Applicants must be seniors who have been involved as participants in some capacity in the Sanderson athletic program during the current academic year, must be planning on furthering their education after graduation from high school, and shall possess the qualities of a positive role model.

 Applications will be available in the career center beginning April 4.  Candidates must submit the completed application by May 2 , 2016.  The scholarship recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee, a panel of Sanderson faculty members, and will receive their awards at the Spring Sports Banquet on May 16.

 2016 Timeline


April 4                       Applications available in Career Center
May   2                      Application deadline
Week of May 2        Scholarship Committee selects recipients


Spartan Basketball Camp
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Spartan Basketball Camp will be held June 20-24 at Sanderson High School. 
Spartan Camp is open for boys and girls in grades (rising) 3rd-9th
All participants must be able to shoot on a regulation 10 foot rim. 

Camp is held from 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Thursday and 9 am - noon on Friday. 
Cost is $150. 

Go to for more information
or contact Coach Mike Shaw ( / 919-422-7307)


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  • send in pictures of yourself and friends from freshman to senior year
  • ALSO send in baby pictures (include name and age when the picture was taken)
  • Email the pictures to
  • When you send in the pictures please include: 

               --the names of people in the picture

               --when the picture was taken (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year)

Theatre Class Recommendations
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The list of Theatre Class Recommendations will be posted on the Theatre door and in Trailer 6 on Friday March 11th. If you have questions about your recommendations, please see Mr. C in Trailer 6.

AOF Golf Classic
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The annual Sanderson Academy of Finance Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Monday, May 9th at Wildwood Green Golf Club, with a morning shotgun start.  We hope you will be able to join us again this year for a fun day of golf, food and prizes! 2016 Forms are now available!

If you have any questions, please email me.

Thank you,
Angelica Melton, AOF Director

Volunteer Service Awards
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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.

College Open Houses and Info Sessions 2015-16
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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: 



Meredith College

September 26

October 26

January 25

Register at:


RSVP at:


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


University of Notre Dame

Monday, Oct 19 @ 7pm

Cardinal Gibbons High School 

1401 Edwards Mill Rd. 

Raleigh, NC 


Guilford College

Fall Open House

October 23 and November 8 (overnight option)

Register at:


Greensboro College

Fall Open House

Saturday, November 7

They also have several tours and info sessions during the fall and spring months

For more info, visit:


Benedict College

Fall Open house plus football game and lunch

Saturday, November 7 from 9-12pm


Virginia Military Institute

November 13-14

February 3-4

February 26-27

March 11-12

Please register at:




Scholarship Letters needed for Senior Assembly
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All seniors who receive a scholarship will be recognized at the Senior Assembly on May 27, 2016. If you don't tell us you have received a scholarship, we cannot recognize you. If you have received a scholarship, please fill out the SHS Scholarship Report Form (attached below) and turn it in along with a copy of your scholarship award letter to Mrs. Bunton in the attendance office ASAP, but no later than April 29, 2016. If you prefer, you may pick up a blank paper copy of the form in Student Services to fill out. 



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Summer Opportunities for Students - Check these out!
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Each summer there are many opportunities for students to get involved in something that can beef up their student resume. Some programs are free, some cost money, and some offer tuition assistance.  Each student is encouraged to find a way to get involved in something over the summer whether it be working, volunteering, enhancing their leadership skills, or sharpening their academic skills.  Below is a list of programs that come across our desks, but be assured this is not an exhausitve list.  Be sure to do your own research, too to find something that may be of interest to you! Also, be sure to check back often as we will update this listing regularly. 




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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?  


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Sunday, May 8

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End of Year Essential Information!