Spartan Update For April 24, 2022



Spartan Weekly: April 24, 2022

“You have the courage of a lion, the passion of a panther and the wisdom of a flamingo.” – Fernando

We are so excited for Sanderson’s debut of  Mama Mia April 28th!


Class of 2022 Updates-Rev 4_3



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WCPSS Headlines & Updates


  • April 28-30: Spring Musical – Mamma Mia!
  • April 29: Scholarship Reporting Form & Senior Survey
  • April 30: Midtown Throwdown Doubles Tennis Tournament Fundraiser
  • May 2-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4: Cap/Gown Pick Up in Gym Lobby (includes tassel only sales)
  • May 14: Prom 2022 7pm at Sanderson
  • May 20: Spartan Awards Day
  • May 21: JROTC Military Ball
  • May 27: Senior Assembly & Picnic
  • May 31: Spartans of Excellence Virtual Ceremony





View the AP Testing schedule here


  • AP students taking exams: meet with Dean Ward in the media center on Monday, 4/25th or Tuesday, 4/26th at the beginning of lunch periods
  • AP exams begin on Monday, May 2nd (Teacher Workday). Students will leave school after they have completed their exams for that day.
  • Arrive 30 min before your exam starts
    • Morning exam – be in place at 7:30 am
    • Afternoon exam – be in place at 11:30 am
  • What to Bring on Exam Day
  • No food, drink, smart watch or cell phone – plan ahead! These items will be collected for exam.
  • Testing Locations: Pods & Trailers (specific locations to come soon)
    • Students will receive their testing location at the mandatory AP Student Meetings
  • Check WCPSS student email for AP Exam Updates
  • Students who miss or cancel their exam will be charged $40/per exam.
  • Any Questions Contact: Durenda Johnson Ward, Dean of Students, or call at 919-881-4800 ext: 24826.

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All Seniors Fees and Fines are required to be paid prior to graduation. Your senior’s fee are located under “Fees” in PowerSchool. Reach out to Lisa Messick ( with any questions regarding your student’s fees/fines.

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Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement at Sanderson.


Safety Messages from Dr. Dula

  • Carpool: Do not drop off / pick up your student on Dixon Drive or the Bus Lot. This is a significant safety hazard! Use the carpool lane only.
  • Secured Entrances: Remind your student not to pull/yank open locked doors for entrance to the building.  Students need to utilize the doorbell for access to the building. Students yanking on locked doors are damaging property and creating a safety issue.
  • False Fire Alarm: Smoke and fire alarms and other emergency systems are vital for the safe operations of schools and must not be tampered with. Smoking/vaping interferes with the operation of our fire alarms. No student shall interfere with or damage any part of a fire alarm, fire detection, smoke detection, fire extinguishing system, or emergency escape system. This includes smoking/vaping. False fire alarms are Level 2 offenses and may result in suspensions.



PROM 2022 - Let's Meet in Vegas!

The Class of 2023 cordially invites all Juniors and Seniors to join us for prom from 7-11 p.m. on May 14! Tickets for students, plus their dates, are on sale beginning Monday, April 18 via OSP.

All non-Sanderson dates must complete a form and submit it to the main office no later than May 6 at 2:20 p.m. Approval for dates must be received prior to purchasing tickets. Forms can be found online or in room 136.

We need your support! Donate $25 to sponsor a Sanderson student with financial need.  Donate online

For questions, please contact Mrs. Doss ( or Ms. Martinez (



We need you! Volunteer to help with Senior Picnic


Special request to class off 2023 (Junior) Parents

Your students will be seniors before you know it! If you are interested in serving on the Senior Booster committee to organize events (senior breakfast and caravan, baccalaureate, senior picnic, etc.) for your students, please email Kristie Boyd (current senior booster committee president) at The main positions needed right away are President and Treasurer.



Sanderson High School Voluntary Covid 19 Testing for Students and Staff. The purpose of this program is to assist in efforts to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community

When: Tuesdays starting March 29 until further notice

Testing Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm (4th period and after school)

Location: Auditorium

Registration is required prior to participation:

Student registration

WCPSS Staff registration

Questions:  Contact AP Trenton Brown at


More Information Here



  • EF Tours with Sanderson Teachers

Have you ever wanted to travel outside the U.S.? There are plenty of opportunities to travel in the upcoming years. SHS teachers will offer a couple of trips each summer so that you can choose what works best for you. These trips are NOT sponsored by WCPSS. Explore opportunities here.



  • Parking for all athletic/extracurricular events: Do not park along the stadium lot driveway as this impedes buses and other vehicles from safe entry/exit. All overflow stadium/auditorium parking is in the main entry parking lot.
  • Live Bus Updates: Parents, Staff and Students can utilize this tool to see if a bus route is running LATE or has NO DRIVER AVAILABLE. We are continuing to have Bus Driver shortages in Transportation and LIVE BUS UPDATE is a great tool to answer a lot of bus questions.  As always when we know a bus route will be NOT BE COVERED/NO DRIVER AVAILABLE we will communicate this as soon as we can.



21-22 SPRING Sports Schedule

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