Spartan Update Oct. 30, 2022


Spartan Update: October 30, 2022

Congrats to Dr. Dula on her retirement and to Ms. Kelly on her new role as Wildwood Principal!

Thank you both for all you have done for Sanderson!

We are excited to welcome Interim Principal Kevin Hill (a SHS graduate!) and Interim AP Steven Rhodes.


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WCPSS Headlines & Updates



  • November 2 & 3: SHS Variety Show Auditions (proceeds benefit Food Bank NC)
  • November 3: End of Quarter 1
  • November 4: Teacher Workday (no school)
  • November 8: Calendar Out / Election Day (no school)
  • November 10: Early Release
  • November 10: Winter All-Sports Parent Meeting 6:30pm
  • November 11: Holiday (no school)
  • November 14: Fall Sports Awards Night
  • November 15: Pre-ACT for all 10th grade students (bell schedule)
  • November 15: Winter Sports Photos -  more info will come from the coach
  • November 18: Spartan Jam BB Game 5:30pm
  • November 23: Thanksgiving Holiday 11/23-11/26
  • December 3 & 4: Holly Days – How you can support!





We will be administering the PreACT to all students listed as 10th graders in PowerSchool on Tuesday, November 15th. Bell Schedule: We will operate on an extended 1st Period schedule, followed by 3rd period for lunches, then 2nd period, and end with 4th period. Questions? Contact our Testing Coordinator Ms. Lumsden at





Each year, Sanderson families purchase a pie or two to gift our deserving SHS teachers and staff for the Thanksgiving holiday. Absolutely DELICIOUS pies are provided from The Fresh Market and all proceeds go to Sanderson's Academy of Finance. It's a win win! Just click here to buy a pie for a teacher.


Salvation Army Coat Giveaway

The Salvation Army will be distributing coats to help families prepare for cold weather, on the following on Nov. 5 and December 10 in person. For information, click here.


AP Exam 2022-23 Information for Students and Parents

The deadline to confirm you are taking your exam is November 3rd. Please see important links below regarding AP Exams for 2022-23. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Johnson Ward, Dean of Students.   NOTE: 10/27 AP Parent Night livestream is cancelled – please view the recorded video with the same information at your convenience.


Governor’s School 2022-23

The deadline for students to apply and submit recommender forms is November 7th to Ms. Ward, Dean of students. Please see links below for detailed information. 



We are excited to announce our friends at The Produce Box have chosen Sanderson to “share the harvest”! Sanderson will be the Feeding Families Partner for the month of October to help get fresh fruit and vegetables to food-insecure families (families/students that are identified have been displaced due to eviction, foreclosure, natural disaster, etc.) in our school community by featuring Sanderson High on their web store for the next month (month of October) through their feeding family program.

UPDATE: We are excited to announce after the second weekend of the food box campaign, the total raised is $2,576.00!  There is still time to donate, please visit and consider joining their program and support Sanderson families directly.


Holly Days is almost here!

On December 3rd and 4th, Sanderson becomes a festive holiday market with local vendors, one-of-a-kind crafts, silent auction gift baskets and so much more! In preparation for our school's largest fundraiser, we need donations. The Silent Auction Gift Baskets are made from community donations, so all the proceeds go directly toward supporting Sanderson programs. We are looking for contributions of any kind that can include pre-made gift baskets, empty baskets to create auction items, holiday ribbon/cellophane/basket fillers, or items from the Sanderson Student Activities Booster Club's Amazon Wishlist. Donations can be sent/brought to the main office. Please be sure to label items for Holly Days. Thank you!  Holly Days Information





  • Attendance Reminder: WCPSS requires the athlete to be present the entire day in order to participate in activities or practices.  View athletics policy here.
  • 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 
    • Our indoor track coach is Troy Baker.  His email address is
    • Our new wrestling coach is Taylor Reuss.  His email address is
    • Our swim coach is Chris Mumma.  His email address is
    • Our varsity cheer coach is Calla Sherrow.  Her email address is


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