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    SPARTAN UPDATE: April 15, 2024

     

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    SAVE THE DATE


     APRIL

    • 17-20: Spring Musical
    • 19: Report cards distributed through 2nd period classes
    • 23: Weeniehearsal (Marching Band Kick-Off)
    • 25: FFA Chartering Ceremony @ 5:30pm in the cafeteria
    • 26: 2nd Semester/ student Equity family Night 5:30 media center 
    • 29: SAC meeting @ 7pm in the media center

    REMINDERS & UPDATES


     

    SANDERSON EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINS RECOGNITION

    Sanderson HS Student Council was recognized by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) as a 2024 National Gold Council of Excellence! Winning the National Gold Council of Excellence Award is testament to the highest standards of quality, leadership, innovation, and community engagement that your council consistently demonstrates in its operation, and its projects and activities.

     

    PTO & FOUNDADATION MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    You know that new furniture in the main and gym lobbies? Last year, the PTO and the Sanderson Foundation secured a little-known WCPSS matching facilities grant to pay for all that. Combined, we gave $10k which was matched for a total of $20k (max)! Now we need your help to do it again! Help PTO raise $5,000 to MAXimize the MATCHing and provide a much-needed refresh to the Media Center!! Deadline for donations is Monday, April 22nd.  Donate here: https://square.link/u/H4kv8jTb

     

    REGISTRATION 2024 

    Course verification sheets will be passed out to your students in their 2nd period class this week. Please take the time to review your student's teacher recommendations and course selections. After your review, you may note on the sheet any additions and/or corrections that you would like to make for the 2024 - 2025 academic year. Then sign off on your course selections and have your student return their sheet to their 2nd period teacher by May 3rd.  Please note that any requests for courses corrections after May 3rd will be limited and/or not accepted. 

    Student applications are due by May 3rd. If your student has applied and/or plans to apply for SHS Course Opportunities such as PEPI, STE Production Company (Theatre Honors Advanced), Early Childhood Education, Early Release or Late Arrival, or Midyear Graduation,  etc., the deadline for those applications are at the latest May 3rd. To see a list of applications please visit our Course Registration Information site under Course Information and Forms. 

     

    AP EXAM INFO

    Click here for the AP Exam Dates and TimesDetailed information for AP students will be emailed to the students via their college board email address next week. Please remind students to check their college board email address weekly for any updates and/or reminders. If you have any questions regarding AP Testing please contact, Durenda Johnson Ward, djohnson-ward@wcpss.net.

     

    PROM DRESS COLLECTION

    Wondering what to do with your prom dress? Ruth’s Closet is a great community resource and we’d like to give back!  You can drop off your clean dresses at the main office or contact Shannon Eddleman (eddleman.shannon@gmail.com) to make other arrangements.  Deadline to donate is May 10.  Thank you for considering this worthwhile cause!  

     

    WCPSS CLEAR BAG POLICY

    Planning on attending the spring musical?  To increase safety and security at WCPSS-sponsored spectator events on high school campuses, the district launched new High School Spectator Event Bag Rules that began March 1, 2024.  This applies to non-athletic events as well.  Full rules and FAQs are available at wcpss.net/bagrules.  Spectators carrying prohibited bags may be denied entry.

     

    SANDERSON PHYSICAL NIGHT

    Sanderson's annual physical night is coming! Student athletes can sign up to get their physical done for $10 at Carolina Family Practice and Sports Med on Wednesday, May 8th. No insurance is required. Physical will be good for 395 days (so that means it wouldn't expire until June 7 of 2025).  Here is the link to register.

     

    YEARBOOK ORDERS

    Order your copy of the 23-24 yearbook!  Orders are placed via the Josten’s website.

     

    SANDERSON FOUNDATION ALUMNI EVENT

    Catch up with old and new friends at the SHS Alumni and Friends Social on Thursday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. at The Mixx (5800 Duraleigh Road). You're invited to hear an SHS update from current students and staff to learn how our support helps current Spartans thrive. Also, check out our new Class Reunions Directory Page! Don't see your class info listed here? Email us with class contact info and any other relevant contact info to add. 


    CLASS OF 2025 INFO


     

    Don't forget to join our Sanderson Families - Class of 2025 Facebook group to stay in the loop over the summer.  

     

    CLASS OF 2025 SENIOR PORTRAITS

    Sanderson will be partnering with CADY for Class of 2025 senior portraits.  Before break, juniors received some information about the services CADY offers.  Please visit this website to register and learn more about what to expect.

     

    VACCINE REQUIREMENT – CLASS OF 2025

    North Carolina law requires all rising 12th graders to receive a meningococcal vaccine booster before starting 12th grade. The vaccination must be complete and current immunization records updated before the 24-25 school year begins. Send updated immunization records to: SHS-studentsvcs@wcpss.net or Fax: 919-670-4438.  More information can be found on the Wake Gov website or the Sanderson website.


    CLASS OF 2024 INFO

    Mid-Year Graduation January 31 at Sanderson - Mid-year rehearsal January 16 8am

    GRADUATION - June 14 at 8:00am in Memorial Auditorium 

    Each senior will get FIVE TICKETS for guests.  Tickets will be issued at rehearsal on June 12.


     

    SENIOR TIMELINE

    As we approach the last few months of the school year, there are a lot of important dates and events to remember.  Please refer to this document for the most up-to-date information.

     

    ATTENTION DOUGLAS ELEMENTARY ALUMNI

    Seniors who attended Douglas Elementary are invited to participate in the annual Senior Victory Lap - 6/11/24 at 2:00. Sign up here.

     

    ATTENTION BROOKS ELEMENTARY ALUMNI

    Seniors who attended Brooks Elementary are invited to participate in the annual Senior Walk Moving Museum - 6/11/24 at 2:45. Sign up here.

     

    CAP, GOWN & TASSEL ORDERS FROM JOSTENS

    Online ordering is open for cap/gown packages through Jostens. If you still need to place an order, please go to www.jostens.com

     

    SENIOR BRICKS

    Seniors can purchase a concrete block to leave their mark on the cafeteria hallway for $15 through OSP.  Click here to purchase.

     

    SENIOR SLIDE SHOW PHOTOS

    We are collecting photos of our Spartan seniors to use in the end-of-year Senior Slideshow. Send photos to - sandersonseniors2024@gmail.com

     

    SENIOR T-SHIRTS

    Seniors who need to purchase a senior shirt can see Ms. Rhodes in Rm 221 before or after school. The shirts are $10, must be purchased in cash, and please bring exact change.

     

    CLASS of 2024 SENIOR BOOSTERS & SENIOR EVENTS INFO

    Please take a moment to sign up to volunteer HERE.  For more information and details on the traditions and volunteer opportunities, you will find the following documents very helpful -  It's Tradition and SHS Senior Boosters Volunteer Descriptions. Don't forget to join our Sanderson Families - Class of 2024 Facebook group to stay in the loop over the summer.  Thank you all so much for your willingness to donate your time and talents to the Sanderson Class of 2024! 

     


    Athletic Updates


     

     

    Sanderson Athletics Website

     

    SPRING SPORTS SENIOR CELEBRATIONS

    Our spring sports teams will be recognizing seniors on the following dates:

    • W Soccer 5/6
    • W Lacrosse 4/5
    • Baseball 4/16
    • M Lacrosse 4/16
    • Track 4/11
    • M Tennis  4/17
    • Softball 4/16

     

    23-24 ATHLETIC PASSES

    The Sanderson Athletic Club (SAC) is now selling family and individual passes through the GoFan app.

    The Annual Sports Pass permits entry into all regular season home athletic events for Fall, Winter, & Spring Sports Seasons. 80% of the funds go directly to the athletic department. This year Football games are $10 and all other sports $8.  Order your 2023-2024 Annual Athletic Passes here