Spartan Update Oct. 9, 2022


Spartan Update: October 9, 2022

The 24th annual Sanderson Food Drive officially kicked off this weekend with the Spartan Sprint.  Thanks to everyone who participated and supported this event!


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WCPSS Headlines & Updates



October 10: No School – Teacher Workday

October 12: PSAT/NMSQT for registered students

October 12: AOF Pinning Ceremony

October 14: Homecoming Football Game – BBQ Tailgate Tickets

October 15: Homecoming Dance

October 19: Yearbook Photo Retakes (schedule below)

October 22: Capital City Band Expo

October 25: Senior Yearbook Photos (formal tux/drape)

October 27 & 29: Sanderson Theatre presents Almost, Maine

October 27: AP Parent Night Presentation (virtual, details soon) 6pm




Sanderson Theatre presents: Almost, Maine

Showtimes October 27 & 29 at 7 PM. Tickets are available beginning Oct. 12 Click here to join us for a great show!


SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program


The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for youths, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression, which is treatable, is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth. To proactively address these issues, Sanderson is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. 

SOS lessons will be offered in Freshman Healthful Living classes on the following dates: Monday, October 11, Thursday October 13th and Tuesday October 25.  

Additionally, a SOS refresher presentation will be offered to Seniors in their English classes on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20.

Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:

  • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness
  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend
  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns
  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it

The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend. The program has several skits that illustrate real life situations that middle or high school students may experience. The skits show the students how to deal with each scenario correctly and safely. You know your child best and if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.

Parent letters have been sent home; you may opt your child out of the presentation by returning the signed SOS letter.   QUESTIONS: Contact Rashunda Jennings at


Sanderson HS & College Foundation of NC workshops for students 9th-12th

During the week of Oct. 17-21, Sanderson HS and College Foundation of NC will be offering workshops for students, both in person and virtual.  Various workshops will be available for students in grades 9-12 and include topics from College Application and FAFSA assistance for seniors to preparing for Careers and College for 9-11th. graders.  Students will sign up on the SHS website this coming week.  Please keep an eye on the homepage for the schedule of events!





Join us for our second Homecoming BBQ Tailgate celebration!! We’ll be set up in the parking lot outside the stadium the night of Sanderson’s Homecoming football game, October 14 from And Also with ‘Cue (pork, chicken or veggie burgers). Click here to order your BBQ Plates and Raffle Tickets


Homecoming Dance October 15th 8:00-11:00 in the small gym

Open to all grades. Tickets will be sold through Go Fan - no tickets purchased at the door.

Students can bring non-Sanderson student guest – the guest form will be posted online and in student services this week.  Guest form must be turned in BEFORE buying tickets and is due October 7th to front office for admin to process.



Lifetouch will be on campus Wednesday, October 19th to re-take student photos for 9th-11thAll students need a picture for required school ID purposes.


  • 9TH GRADE 7:30 - 8:15 AM
  • 10TH GRADE 8:15 - 9:00 AM
  • 11TH GRADE 9:00 - 9:45 AM
  • RETAKE PHOTOS 9:45 - 10:30 AM

If you would like to order pictures, visit

Enter our Picture Day ID: EVTNBSPZX


Important Dates for the Nov. 8 General Election

October 14 at 5:00PM: Civilian voter registration deadline.  After this point, only same-day registration during one-stop early voting is available. 

October 20 - Nov 5 (3:00 PM): One-Stop Early Voting & Same Day Voter Registration


JUST FOR SENIORS – Class of 2023


College Awareness & Application Week is Oct. 17-21

To help all seniors have access to college, 42 North Carolina Universities will be waiving their application fees for students who apply through the website that week!


Click Here to view colleges waiving their application fees



Senior Night for Students and Parents/Guardians Slide Presentation (9/15/2022)

Counselors will meet with seniors individually between 9/19 - 10/31.  Meetings will be approximately 10-25 min. to include graduation requirements, post HS plans, and next steps for those plans.  Seniors are encouraged to complete the senior "brag sheet" and/or resume to give to their counselor to be used for any needed recommendations.  Counselors will pull seniors from Civics & Econ classes.  For students who are not in Civics, counselors will see those students during their other classes.  The calendar of senior meetings, the brag sheet, as well as all other information given out at Senior Night on 9/15/22 is found on the Senior Info page on our SHS website


Athletic Updates



  • Winter sports start on October 31
  • Our new men's head basketball coach is Roy Roberson.  His email address is  The men's team is currently working out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.  
  • Our new women's head basketball coach is Matthew Hockaday.  His email address is  Their next workout is on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the auxiliary gym.

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