Spartan Update Feb. 12, 2023



Spartan Update: February 12, 2023

Congratulations to the Varsity Men’s Basketball on an incredible season – we are excited for playoffs!  And congrats to our wrestlers who competed in the 4A regionals over the weekend!

Be sure to mark your calendars for Meet the Teacher Night on Feb. 23


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WCPSS Headlines & Updates





Course registration for 23-24 kicks off feb. 21

Counselors will be meeting with students to assist in registering for courses throughout the last two weeks of February and into March.  Information about course offerings/descriptions, applications to programs, and more can be found on our website under Academics>Course Registration Information.


SOS (Signs of Suicide) Lesson

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. 

The SOS (Signs of Suicide) lesson will be presented to freshman Healthful Living classrooms on Thursday, February 16th, Thursday, February 23rd, Tuesday February 28th and Wednesday, April 12th.

 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

​**Parent letters have been sent home with students; you may opt your child out of the presentation by returning the signed SOS letter. **  For questions, contact SAP Counselor Rashunda Jennings.


Act for All Juniors March 8

The ACT will be given to all 11th graders at SHS on Wednesday, March 8. The test will be given online so students will need their charged chromebooks that day. No action is needed by students to register.

Online Practice Tests are available at

Questions should be directed to Greta Lumsden at


Student Chromebook Charger Replacement Policy

A $30 fee will be assessed in PowerSchool for any student who requires a replacement Chromebook charger. Due to the high number of lost chargers, schools are implementing this policy to help students be more accountable for their equipment. When the replacement charger is returned, along with the Chromebook, prior to the student leaving WCPSS (i.e., graduation or move), the fee will be erased from their account. If the charger is not returned with the Chromebook, the $30 fee will be due from the student.


JROTC Book Drive

For the second year in a row, Sanderson’s JROTC is an official drop-off host for WAKE-Up and Read’s 10th Annual Children’s Book Drive.  Bring your new or gently used books for children up to age 12 to Room 195 or the Media Center from now until February 28th


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.



Senior Cap & Gown Pictures (Optional)

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


SECU Scholarship for Seniors

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.

Athletic Updates



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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