Spartan Update For December 5, 2021


Spartan Weekly: December 5, 2021


Holly Days was better than ever – thank you to staff and students for your hard work!

Final exams are just around the corner – be sure to review the exam schedule in this update.


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Click here to view previous updates from Dr. Dula on our website.

Sanderson PTO Newsletter: Spartan Voice November 23



  • December 15: School Tours
  • December 20-January 2: Winter Break (no school)
  • January 10-14: Final Exam Week
  • January 14: End of Q2/Fall Semester
  • January 17: MLK Holiday (no school)
  • January 18: Teacher Workday (no school)
  • January 19: First day of Spring Semester


Updates & Reminders


SHS Virtual Angel Tree

Thank you to our PTO for organizing a Virtual Angel Tree for SHS families! The SHS Virtual Angel Tree will provide holiday assistance to Spartan families who are experiencing financial difficulties this season. To reduce contact, we will be collecting monetary donations instead of gifts. With these donations, Sanderson’s student services team will purchase and distribute gift cards to families in need before the holidays. Click here to donate.


Fall Final Exam Schedule

All administrations of EOC and CTE assessments must be in person as required by state policy (this includes virtual academy students).  If a student does not have an exam during the scheduled time, the student will not report to school for that exam block. Parents, please complete this permission form for each student to give permission to miss exam periods and help us plan for school breakfast/lunch. Any questions with the EXAM SCHEDULE should be directed to Ms. Lumsden at


School Tours Resume for Rising 9th Graders

We are excited to announce the return of in-person school tours for rising 9th graders (Class of 2026!). Share this link with anyone interested in signing up for a tour: SHS School Tours


Cap & Gown Fall Order Deadline

The deadline for Fall orders is December 17th.  Order online with Jostens here.  Mid-year graduates must order by the 12/17 deadline.


Class of 2022 Senior Fee

The Class of 2022 Seniors have been assessed their Class of 2022 Senior Fee. This school-based fee is assessed to each senior for any/all expenses associated with Sanderson’s graduation ceremonies for both sets of graduates of 2022 (Mid-Year and Spring). Payment can be made via Online School Payments (OSP)


Opportunities for Students 

Winterguard Interest Meeting

Thursday 12/9 after school in the band room! No experience necessary. This is a great opportunity for any students that love dance.


STE Spring Musical, Mamma Mia!

Everyone is welcome to audition or to be a part of all the magic that happens behind the scenes. No previous experience needed. Please email if you have any questions.

Dance Audition Sat. 12/11/21 2pm-4pm

Singing/Reading Audition 12/13 & 12/14

Callbacks 12/15

Cast List up 12/16

Tech Interviews 12/16


Travel to China

Students have the opportunity to travel to China in summer 2023 with EF Tours and MSgt. Howard. Details will be provided at the virtual information meeting Thurs, 9 Dec @6pm. Link to meeting RSVP (This is not a WCPSS sponsored trip)


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Virtual Talent Hunt

The Wake County graduate chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Iota and Xi Mu Mu Chapters are jointly presenting their annual Talent Hunt Program virtually on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 3:00 pm via ZOOM. Participation in the Virtual Talent Hunt Program is available for school-aged music students in the geographic areas served by the two chapters of Wake, Johnston, and Lee Counties and is part of the network of Talent Hunt Programs being presented by the international organization's chapters throughout the Fraternity's Sixth District (the Carolinas) and its other districts.  For additional information, contact Quando Gerst 919-454-6468 or




21-22 Winter Sports Schedule

SHS Athletics Site