Spartan Update Jan. 29, 2023


Spartan Update: January 29, 2023

 Student spring lunch assignments are based on their 3rd period class location. 

Students should confirm their assigned lunch with second period teacher on Monday.

A lunch (10:35-11:10) 1st Floor (all) and 2nd Floor Social Studies Classes

B lunch (11:20 - 11:55) 2nd Floor classes except Social Studies & Science

C lunch (12:09 - 12:44) East Building, PODs, Band, PE, 2nd floor Science


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WCPSS Headlines & Updates


  • January 31: Mid Year Graduation Commencement at Sanderson
  • February 4: Winterfest Dance 8pm at the Royal (3801 Hillsborough St #109)
  • February 8: Rachel’s Challenge Parent Program 6pm (RSVP Here)
  • February 9: Curriculum Expo 5-6:30 – RSVP Requested
  • February 20: President’s Day – No School
  • February 23: Spring Meet the Teacher Night 5-6:30pm





Winterfest is our annual winter dance hosted by the senior class. It is open to all grade levels; tickets must be purchased online OSP. The dance is February 4th from 7 PM to 11 PM at The Royal (3801 Hillsborough St #109). Questions: contact Madison Doss or Meghann Martinez



Please note that some students' schedules may have been rearranged or changed due to staffing constraints. Students should check their PowerSchool and/or email during the first 10 days to see if there has been a schedule change. You may also see classes have been changed if your child has failed a 1st semester for a class. If your child has a schedule change request for 2nd semester, then please follow the process and procedures at this link: 2nd Semester Schedule Change Requests



Rachel’s Challenge is a Bullying & School Violence Prevention Program based on the life of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine. On February 8, all students will attend a Rachel's Challenge assembly during one of their class periods. Rachel’s Challenge demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to start what Rachel called, “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” This program provides simple, positive actions students can take to create a positive, inclusive culture in their school. Students will be given an alternative option if they choose not to attend.

Parent Event Wednesday, February 8th 6 to 7pm, Sanderson High School Auditorium: This event is for parents to view the program. This evening event is open to parents, community members, and students from nearby high- and middle-schools. To make it easier for the school to plan for that evening, please RSVP



Join us to learn about our academic, honors and Advanced Placement programs, clubs, sports and extracurricular activities at Sanderson High School.  You will have the opportunity to see displays, tour the school, learn about students, club sponsors, counselors and coaches. 5:00-6:30 pm.  CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE & RSVP



Join Sanderson teacher Mr. Obaigbena, to hear from students, and coaches on what District C is, and how it has impacted them for the better.  Work is changing. Artificial intelligence and computers can now do much of the routine work once done by people. So, what is the uniquely human job description of the future? The stuff that computers can’t do -- leveraging the power of teams to solve complex problems.

Click on the link below and join Mr. O, SparkNC, District C Coaches, and students who have been through the program to find out how this experience impacted them and why Sanderson students should consider participating!

Wednesday, February 8

3:30 - 4:30 pm ET


EF Tours Hosted by Sanderson Teachers

Opportunities for world travel with EF Tours and some of our Sanderson staff are available now. Please visit our Activities page for more information.


Reminder - Lunch Passes & Food Delivery

Freshmen and sophomores are not permitted to leave campus for lunch. All juniors and seniors are eligible to purchase a lunch pass. Passes will be sold to students who have a signed parent permission form at a cost of $10.00. Replacement passes are $10.00. Students without a lunch pass are required to stay on campus. Drivers are required to ensure that any passengers with them have a valid lunch pass. Any driver escorting students off campus without a valid pass will lose his or her pass for 10 days for the first offense and the remainder of the semester for a second offense. Students caught with no pass leaving school will not be eligible for a pass during the current year. Any student who leaves campus during the lunch period and does not have a lunch pass will be subject to disciplinary action. An off-campus lunch pass is required should you choose to eat lunch in your car in the parking lot.

Food Deliveries:

Food may not be delivered to the school.  This includes but is not limited to local fast-food deliveries, Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, etc.





Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will be at Sanderson to photograph seniors in a Cap and Gown on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Cap and gown can be borrowed from Lifetouch during the photography session. These portraits are optional, with a sitting fee of $10.

If you are interested in a portrait session, complete this form indicating which time frame you prefer. Time slots will be between 8:00-11:00 and 11:30-2:00. A specific time slot will be assigned to you closer to the date of the portrait sessions.

Seniors will need to check student email for updates/confirmed time. We will do our best to honor all requests. Slots will be designated on a first-come, first-served basis.


From the 2023 Senior Boosters

Please participate in the June 2023 Graduation Ticket Exchange by carefully editing this Google Sheet (

Please only edit the row that applies to YOUR transaction.

You may be seeking tickets, claiming tickets, or giving tickets.

It's vitally important that everyone respect that this is a live document and changes may not be reversible. Thank you!  Questions - Melissa St. John



Has your senior student been actively helping others while in high school?  Don't miss out on the $10,000 scholarship opportunity from SECU Foundation. There is one winner per high school.  Applications are due by 3pm on Feb. 17. For criteria and application info., please visit the scholarship page on our SHS student services webpage.


EF Tours Hosted by Sanderson Teachers





Spring sports officially begin on Monday, February 13.  All student athletes must be registered in DragonFly in order to participate.  Contact the varsity head coach if you have any questions.

Sports Schedule

  • Baseball:  Coach Laughlin;
  • Women’s Soccer:  Coach Worley;
  • Track:  Coach Hammond;
  • Softball:  Coach Schramm;
  • Men’s Lacrosse:  Coach Farrow;
  • Women’s Lacrosse:  Coach Farrow;
  • Men’s Tennis:  Coach Disbrow;
  • Men’s Golf:  Coach Shaw;


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