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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?  


Women's lacrosse Interest meeting:
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Tuesday September 30th in the cafeteria @ 2:30. 

Women's Tennis Vs Broughton
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at Broughton on Thursday 9/18 starting at 3:30.  Lets get the Spartans out to support them and cheer them on to a victory.  

PSAT on October 15th
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It's time to think about the PSAT, Spartans! The PSAT will be offered on October 15, 2015 here at Sanderson High School. All 10th Grade Students will participate in this test for free! 

Students who are not in the 10th grade can choose to participate; however, any non-tenth grade student must pay $14 in order to take the test at Sanderson. Find more information and the registration form on our PSAT page.

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Now is the time to sign up for this Saturday's football game at NC State. 5 parents have signed up so far leaving 7 spots open. Please clear your schedule and help out this week!

To view the sign up, go to:

Bowling Team Tryouts
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Tryouts for the Sanderson Bowling Team will be Monday, September 22 from 4:30-5, and Monday, September 29 from 4-5 at Buffaloe Lanes North.  Practices for the team will be on Mondays and competitions will be on Wednesdays. Please email me if you have any further questions.

Matt Taylor
Head Coach Sanderson Bowling

Fall Play Parent (of Cast & Crew!) Meeting
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Sanderson Theatre Ensemble -- FALL PLAY/"BRAVE NEW WORLD" Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6-7pm, SHS Media Center
Who should attend? -- PARENTS of each child who is in the Cast (Performers) and the Crew (Tech)
Information to be covered:  Production schedule, Production support, Expectations for the cast & crew, Booster Club, Q&A

Latin Club
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There will be a Latin Club Interest meeting on Friday, Sept. 19 during B Lunch. Location: room 213 East

Swim/Dive Team Informational Meeting
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There will be an informational meeting for all those interested in swimming or diving this year for the Spartans. The meeting will be held this Thursday in POD-6 after school. The meeting will last about 15 minutes 

Math Team Meeting
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The math team will be meeting on Friday during A lunch in room 203.

Europe Meeting for Summer 2015
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Are you interested in traveling to Italy, France, and Spain in the summer of 2015?  The attend an informational meeting on Tuesday Sept 23 at 7:00 pm in Room 113.  We want to finalize the trip by October 1st, so this will be the last information meeting. MAke plans to attend to learn about this exciting opportunity!

NAHS Meeting
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National Art Honor Society Meeting

Thursday, September 18th

2:30 - 3:45

Room 106

Bring completed applications, Dues, Completed T-shirt designs & calendar artwork sketches


Attention Junior Parents!!
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Would you like to help the Junior Class Council with prom?  If so, please attend an informational meeting on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7pm in the cafeteria.  The more parental involvment we have, the more successful prom will be this year! If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to help, contact Caroline Brooks (junior class advisor) at cbrooks4@wcpss.net. 

Josten's Orders (Ring, Cap, Gown and Senior Products)
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Josten's Orders (Ring, Cap, Gown and Senior Products)
If you missed the first order date, you can:
1. Attend the Josten's make-up day on Thursday, September 18th in the gym lobby during all lunches
2. Order online at www.trianglegrad.com
(to be sure the order is included in our school order, please order by Oct 3)

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.

September Adult Evening Education at Sanderson HS as of 9/12/14
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Happy Friday, Sanderson Spartans!

Here are the details of exciting Adult Evening Education opportunities happening this month right at your school.

Email: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net
Call: 919-858-1735
Visit: http://www.wcpss.net/adult-edu

Beginning Floral Design | Provider: Designs By Cher | (919) 426-9956 | Sanderson HS | Th | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/25 - 10/30 | $90.00

Certified Nursing Assistant Level I | Provider: CareOne Health Training Institute | (919) 773-7165 | Sanderson HS | MTW | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/15 - 10/15 | $675.00

Inspiration for the Pursuit of Your Purpose | Provider: Karin Cross | (919) 397-2475 | Sanderson HS | M | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/22 | $49.00

Living in the Flow | Provider: Karin Cross | (919) 397-2475 | Sanderson HS | T | 6:30-9:30 PM | 9/30 - 10/21 | $125.00

The Counselor and The Dad: Get a College Education Through College Athletics  | Provider: Karen Parker | (919) 424-6339 | Sanderson HS | T | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/23 | $35.00

Travel Cheap(er)! | Provider: Robert Lisson | (919) 264-1887 | Sanderson HS | Th | 6:30-8:30 PM | 9/18 - 9/25 | $65.00

Natasha Moore
Senior Administrator, Lifelong Learning
Wake County Public School System
110 Corning Rd, Crossroads II
Cary, NC 27518
PHONE: (919) 431-7594
FAX: (919) 431-7611
EMAIL: nmoore3@wcpss.net
EMAIL: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net

Also check out these Wake Tech Courses being offered at Sanderson. 
To see the descriptions, go to:
Search "Sanderson" and click on "Start Date" to put them in order.

126742 Italian Beginning Part 1 Sanderson High School 09/08/2014 11/10/2014 L. Franchin $150.00
126748 French Conversation Sanderson High School 09/09/2014 12/02/2014 J. Guffey-pierre $150.00
126734 Basic Russian Sanderson High School 09/18/2014 11/20/2014 T. Paradna $150.00
126738 French Beginning Part 2 Sanderson High School 09/18/2014 12/11/2014 K. Isliwa $180.00
127067 Communication: The Essential Workplace Sanderson High School 09/23/2014 10/28/2014 S. Wilson $95.00
125780 Introductory Voice Lessons Sanderson High School 09/23/2014 12/02/2014 J. Longmire $90.00
127072 Storytelling for Everyone Sanderson High School 09/24/2014 11/12/2014   $95.00
116506 Construction Management: 101 Sanderson High School 10/08/2014 11/17/2014 A. Vick $150.00
116503 N.C. Commercial Contractor's Exam Prep Sanderson High School 10/16/2014 11/25/2014 A. Vick $150.00
125774 A Cook's Tour of Latin America and the Caribbean Sanderson High School 10/22/2014 12/17/2014 C. Byers $100.00
127072 Storytelling for Everyone Sanderson High School 09/24/2014 11/12/2014   $95.00
Library Club Now Organizing!
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The Library Club is coming back!  If you like to read, want to encourage reading, help select books, or plan programs, stop by and talk with Ms. Hitchings or Ms. Baucom.  Meetings will be once a month during Friday lunches in the library.  Bring your lunch and join us!

Colleges Visiting Sanderson
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The following colleges/universities are visiting Sanderson soon to speak with interested students.  Sign up in the career center to attend.

Meredith College, September 4

UNC-Chapel Hill, September 9

Randolph College, September 15

Randolph-Macon College, September 17

UNC Pembroke, September 18

Old Dominion, September 22

UNC-Wilmington, September 22

Furman University, September 24

Clemson, September 26

Stetson University, September 26

Appalachian State University, October 8

Greensboro College, October 10

Vanderbilt University October 23

Senior Conferences for all seniors begin September 22
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Counselors will be meeting with all seniors for their senior conference beginning on September 22 and ending on September 26. Senior conferences will take place during the school day (during 1st or 2nd period) and will be held in room 231.  This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the ins and outs of being a senior, applying to college, financial aid, post secondary options, etc.  Students will be divided in small groups and will have a specified time to attend.  All seniors are expected to attend during their assigned time.  Lists with student assignments will be posted outside of Student Services, the gym lobby, room 231 and the media center beginning on September 16.  

Fall Sports BBQ
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Friday 10/10/14 @ the Spirit Rock

Serving 10am - 630 pm

$7.00 for students and staff

$9.00 General Public

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Varsity Cheerleader Community 5K
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Kudos to the Varsity Cheerleaders for volunteering at the North Hills 5K charity run this past Saturday. The girls collected backpack buddies items and donated a large backpack of supplies. The girls also worked as volunteers on the race trail and cheered runners on to the finish line.

WCPSS Parent Academy
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The Wake County Public Schools System is excited to announce their first Parent Academy Catalog (see attachment). The catalog contains a series of free skill-building classes, workshops, and educational events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and contribute positively to their child’s academic and social success.


The Parent Academy is a Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) initiative designed to strengthen the relationship between parents/guardians and schools and to help parents navigate the school system. Research shows that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education.


This is a partnership with a diverse team of WCPSS educators and local community agencies, organizations, businesses, schools, and faith-based institutions.


To learn more about workshop options and registration information, visit www.wcpss.net/parent-academy


Please know that the Parent Academy Catalogs were distributed to all schools, and schools should have enough to distribute to all students.


Can you please forward the Parent Academy Catalog PDF to school principals, in case they would like to include them on their school website. 


Thank You!!


MariaRosa Rangel
Senior Administrator


Family and Community Engagement(FACE)
Crossroads I
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC. 27518
Office: 919-431-7703

Cell:    919-410-9947

(See attached file: Parent Academy English Catalog.pdf)
(See attached file: Parent Academy Spanish Catalog.pdf)

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Literary Arts Magazine Meeting
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Meeting in room 217 after school on Tuesdays. 

Tech Theatre Announcements
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The first in a series of Technical Theatre Workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 2:30-3:00 in the auditorium.  Students who are in ITS or who have already run a show, and who are interested in working more with Tech Theatre, are invited to attend and be trained to operate the genie. Please sign up for the workshop with Mrs. Dove in room 216 East.

This Friday, Sept. 12, during A lunch, there will be a meeting with Mrs. Dove in room 216 E for any student who wishes to be considered as a Crew Chief for productions this year.

Students who are interested in being on the crew for the Fall Play should plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, on Friday, September 19, during A lunch.  Those interested in leading as Crew Chiefs need to meet on Friday, Sept. 12 during A lunch.

French Club
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Students interested in joining the French Club should plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, during B lunch on Friday, Sept. 26.

Tech Theatre Interest Meeting
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Students who are interested in being on the crew for the Fall Play should plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, on Friday, September 19, during A lunch.  Those interested in leading as Crew Chiefs need to meet on Friday, Sept. 12, during A lunch.

North Carolina’s New Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Option for Students:
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Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.  Under the state’s new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.

The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.  

For more information, click on the following link: 
ACE Career Mentor Program
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If you are interested in a career in Architecture, Construction or Engineering, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity.  The ACE Mentor program is free to any high school student and you get to work with leading industry professionals in these fields.  You will participate in projects and experience other exciting activities.  Visit www.acementor.org for more details but plan to attend the INFORMATION MEETING:  Thursday, September 18th @ Leesville Road HS Media Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

SHS No Fuss Fund-raiser for Textbooks has begun!!
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The SHS school-wide fundraiser has begun!!   Due to past state and local budget cuts, Sanderson students need new textbooks as well as etextbooks (tablets with digital curriculum).     This fall, the SHS PTSA's goal is to raise at least $30,000 for PTSA programming and for TEXTBOOKs and eTEXTBOOKs.    To accomplish this,  we need the help of EVERY Sanderson family!   There is no selling...no knocking on doors...there is "no fuss"!
Please discuss which level of giving fits into your family budget.  We encourage you to mail in your donation with the yellow flier you receive in the mail (on or around Sept 12), or by printing out the flier below and mailing it in to the school.    
Any level of giving is greatly appreciated!!
We will tally the percentage of participating students' families in each grade level (with chances to win door prizes for students in the winning grade).   Look for the signs in the front and back of the school to track our progress!
Please feel free to contact Linda McDonald at shsnofuss@gmail.com with any questions.
THANK YOU for helping the SHS students!!

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Marching Band
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Marching Band season is here and with July’s Band Camp at Campbell University over, the Marching Spartans are gearing up for another award winning year!
SHS Marching Spartans did an exhibition performance of this season’s show “Fortress” during halftime at the first home football game Friday the 28th. Prior to the game, the Band Boosters met for a tailgate and social time to prepare themselves for the season.
The Spartans will march on September 27th at their first competition of the year at Panther Creek. Every weekend in October, the Marching Spartans will take the field at other competitions hosted by Wakefield on 10/4, West Johnston on 10/11 and finally Fuquay on 10/18. They will end the season on 10/25 at Sanderson’s very own Gregson Stadium where the Sanderson Band Boosters, students and volunteers pull together to host up to 20 marching bands at the Capital City Band Expo! Come on out and take part in the incredible atmosphere and see, for yourself, the premier band competition in the region!

Fundraising for the Marching Spartans is well underway and the support from all Sanderson families is very much needed and appreciated. Be on the lookout for opportunities to show your support by participating in the Dine-Outs, car washes, Frontier Soups purchases and of course, Fruit and Flowers - just in time for the holidays!
Keep up with our progress on the web at sandersonband.com and expect to hear great things for this season.

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All Junior/Senior lunch passes will be available to purchase during Jr/Sr specified lunch periods only.
Applications must be approved by Ms. White PRIOR to coming to the attendance office. NO lunch passes will be made before or after school.  If a parent can't sign the form in front of Mrs. White, it must be notorized. 

Form available at http://sandersonhs.org/student_services/forms_pdf/lunch_pass_app.pdf

Hiring After-School Counselors
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Trinity Academy of Raleigh is seeking students ages 16 and up to work as afterschool camp counselors.  You must have your own transporation, be reliable and like working with younger aged kids.  Pay is $8/hr.  If interested, pick up details in the SHS Career Center.

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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Tour the New College & Career Academy in downtown Raleigh
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Any 9th or 10th grader who may be interested in applying to the new Vernon Malone College & Career Academy on Tuesday, September 23 should sign up in the career center. 

Program offerings are: Cosmetology, HVAC, BioPharmaceutical Technology, Welding, Plumbing, Electrical, Geospatial Info Systems, Nursing Assistant, Game Development, Colllision Repair

College Planning with Collegewise
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Attention Students:

If you would like to attend any of these information sessions sponsored by Collegewise, register online here: http://www.collegewise.com/seminars_chapel-hill

Saturday, September 6th Secrets of a College Admissions NCSU McKimmon Center 10-11:30

Tuesday, September 16th Highly Selective College Admissions NCSU McKimmon Center 6:30-8:00

Wednesday, September 24th How to Write Great College Essays NCSU McKimmon Center 6:30-8:00

Saturday, September 27th Highly Selective College Admissions Chapel Hill Office 10-11:30 (address 149 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)


Health Symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill
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If you are interested in pursuing a career in health sciences or public health, consider attending the UNC health symposium on GASTROENTEROLOGY.  Students will hear from physicians and other health professionals about the field, career opportunities, educational requirements and more. There will be a tour of UNC Hopsitals and various departments. Cost is $7.00 and only 6 students from Sanderson may attend.  Sign up in the career center by September 15th.

DATE: Thursday, October 16, 2014

TIME:  8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

2014-15 Athletic Club Sponsors
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2014-15 Athletic Club Sponsors

We are lucky to have so much support from our community and want to be sure we let them know we appreciate their sponsorship of the Spartans' Athletic Club!  Please be sure to frequent our business sponsors below and tell them you are from Sanderson High School!
Platinum Spartans
Chad Richards State Farm
Rick and Lanette DeRose
Edward Jones Investments, Chris Ellis
Elsie's Place Family Care Home
Fairborn Equipment of North Carolina
Fonville Morisey - Mary Bouchard and Stacey Horowitz Team
G&F Marketing
Hamilton Group Funding - Re/Max Preferred -Natalya and Bobby Hill
Hunter Rowe Real Estate
Johnson-Lambe Co.
Melling Engineering
Moe's at North Hills
Tom & Lori Myers
Ragsdale Liggett Lawyers - Sandra Mitterling
Raleigh Orthopaedic - Dr. David Boone, Team Physician
PDQ on Falls of Neuse
Progressive Graphics
The Siar Family
Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc.
Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community
Ora Designers and Fine Jewelers
Sports and More Physical Therapy
Wells Orthodontics
Gold Spartans
Carolina Braces, Dr. Robert Kent
Chick-fil-A at North Hills
Dr. Michael Holesh, DDS, PA
Barbara McInnes - Broker, Realtor
Midtown Dental
The Q-Shack at North Hills
Second Empire Resaurant
Triangle Nutrition
Triangle Orthopaedic
Which Wich? and North Hills
Thank you for your support and GO SPARTANS!
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. 

In addition, here is a sampling of the complete list: 
Johnson & Wales Preview Day, Oct 25, 2014 admissions.jwu.edu/events
JWU Wildcat Weekend, Nov 14-16, 2014
JWU Preview Day, Nov 15, 2014
JWU Preview Day, Dec. 13, 2014
NC State Open House Saturday, Oct 18th 9:00 -2:00 p.m., Register online at wolfpaw.ncsu.edu
North Carolina Central University, Open House, Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.
UNC Greensboro First Look, Raleigh Sept 30, Register at amisssions.uncg.edu/firstlook 
William Peace University, Open House dates 10/18/2014 and 11/15/2014
University of Mount Olive, Open House 11/11/2014 or 1/19/2015
North Greenville University, Sneak Preview 10/2 & 10/23 or 11/13/2014
South Carolina State University (HBCU ), Open House, 9/27/2014 and 11/15/2014
UNC Pembroke, Open House, 11/15/2014,

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College Fair at McKimmon Center!
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The annual WCPSS college fair will be at the McKimmon Center on NCSU's campus on September 21 from 2-4:30pm.  All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend!

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

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

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

Thank you.
SHS PTSA Fundraising Committee

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