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  • All Three W.G. Sanders Teams Entered Qualify for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Iowa!



    Congratulations to all three of our Odyssey of the Mind Teams and Coaches.  Each W.G. Sanders Team who entered the Regional Competition held March 17, 2018 at C.A. Johnson High School has advanced to the World Finals in Iowa this summer.  


    Odyessey of the Mind encourages creative, critical thinking through innovative activities and fun competitions.  This was W.G. Sanders first year sponsoring OM Teams.  




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    Throughout the month of March W.G. Sanders will be celebrating a love of literacy!  Join us Thursday, March 1 for a family fun filled night with lots of literacy activities, games, prizes and our first ever Book Fair! 


    Also, check out our calendar of events throughout the month of March and ask your favorite Golden Tiger more about what they love to read! 


    Reading Madness


    March Calendar of Literacy Events



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  • Black History Essay Contest Winners Announced


    The Beta Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma sponsered it's Second Annual Black History Month Essay contest at W. G. Sanders Middle.  Students were asked to write a 500-600 word essay on a significant African American that made a contribution to society through their invention.    



    Black History Month Essay Contest Winners !!

    1st Place - S. Woodward (7th Grade) & 2nd Place - K. Langston (6th Grade)






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    W.G. Sanders Golden Tigers basketball teams had a fantastic winning season.  We are so proud of our student athletes, student assistants, parents and coaches for their dedication to this year's squad. 


    W.G. Sanders Girls are 2018 District Champs!


    W.G. Sanders Boys are 2018 District Champs!



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  • W.G. Sanders Students Shine at District Science Fair


    Congratulations to our W.G. Sanders students who have placed at the Richland One District Science Fair.  W.G. Sanders was the ONLY middle school to have students place in each grade level contest!  Thank you to all teachers and students who participated.  


    Eighth Grader, Alexander Duell placed First Overall with his entry "More Pressure, More Distance"  Seventh Grader, Ryanne Rogers placed Third for her entry, "Should I Run Fast?" and Sixth Grader Sadee Broughton placed Second for her work researching the role of flour in "Lifting Cakes."  These students were encouraged by their teachers, Mr. Brice Gill and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkie.  


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  • Part of our “Pride” - Spotlight on our Golden Tigers

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    Congratulations to Zachary Phillips!  Zach was selected for our Richland One District Honors Band.  He plays the flute.


    Congratulations to Juliet Jones and Spencer Woodward!  These two violinists were selected for our Richland One District Orchestra's First Section.  


    We are wishing Milaun Johnson many rounds of applause for her tremendous work ethic!  She has earned a place in the SC Music Educators Association All Region Orchestra.  Milaun studies the viola.  


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  • It's Pageant Time!!!



    W.G. Sanders will be hosting its Second Annual Pageant sponsored by FBLA. 


    Join us Saturday, March 31st at 4 pm. in the Freddie E. Grace Auditorium at W.G. Sanders Middle School. 


    The proceeds from this Pageant support the Computer Science and Engineering programs.  Our young women of W.G. Sanders who participate learn discipline, pride in themselves, etiquette, and refine their communication skills.  






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  • Reminder:  ATTENTION PARENTS!!

    Our Arrival/Dismissal Procedures are listed below:


    • No students are allowed on campus prior to 8:00am.
    • All students should be picked up no later than 4:15pm.

    • All request to change your child’s mode of transportation must be submitted in writing to the main office prior to 3:00pm.
    • There will be no early dismissal after 3:15pm. The instructional day ends at 3:45pm. Please ask for an early dismissal only when absolutely necessary as your child will be missing valuable instructional time.

    • If someone other than a parent is picking up your student, please ensure that they are listed on your child’s emergency contact.  We can only release students to those listed on the PowerSchool emergency contact list.  Please review your PowerSchool to make sure that your contacts are up to date.
    • All visitors are required to report to the Main Office to sign in. All visitors must present a current driver’s license or state ID in exchange for a visitor’s pass.


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  • Richland One Awarded $15 Million Grant to Add Magnet Programs


    Richland One has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to add magnet programs to four district schools. The award announcement was made today (September 27) by the U.S. Department of Education.


    Funds from the federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) will help expand the Richland One Language Immersion Program at Carver-Lyon Elementary School to include French and related arts, along with a global leadership component. Three other Richland One schools will use their grant money to focus on leadership and career readiness. Bradley Elementary School will create a career awareness program. W.G. Sanders Middle School will have a career exploration magnet. W.J. Keenan High School will develop a career preparation magnet, as well as four academies to help students prepare for jobs in the fields of hospitality/tourism, government, entrepreneurship and engineering.


    “We are excited about receiving this grant which will help us expand the educational options we offer our students,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon.


    The four district magnet programs will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. Richland One is one of 32 districts in the nation to receive the grants. The grant funds will be awarded over a five-year period. The goal of the MSAP grants is to create magnet schools that increase racial integration and promote academic opportunity and excellence.






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  • A Message from the Principal:


    I take great pride in being the principal of W. G. Sanders Middle School because of the wonderful staff, students and parents. I continue to be amazed with the rich history of traditions that help prepare students for a successful career in high school.


    This year we are implementing a wide variety of developmentally appropriate strategies in facilitating the learning for our students. Teachers continue to infuse technology into student lessons, and teachers continue to provide a challenging curriculum for our students.


    Stop by our parent and community center to find ways in which you can support our community initiatives. Also, take a look at our mission statement, our beliefs and our action plans. Give us feedback as we continue to monitor and enhance our instructional program.


    I look forward to working with all of you.

    Andrenna A Smith