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    W.G. Sanders Teams take 1st and 2nd at STEAM Competition

     

    In mid-November teachers Reeshemah Kelley and Brenda Outten lead our W.G. Sanders Robotics and Engineerings Students to the top spots in the ITOlogy Competition for Robotics and Computer Programming.

     

    Through It-oLogy's STEAM competition, students develop job readiness and innovative skills in a fun and challenging way. The competition series fosters the development of South Carolina's 21 Century Graduate in which students will compete in their division.  Congratulations students and teachers who prepared to compete in this event!

     

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  • Focus on Our - Community Partnerships: 

     

    Many thanks to the following community partners for helping W.G. Sanders students this holiday season:

     

     

    -Beta Chi Sigma Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

    -Midlands Housing Solutions LLC

    -Jersey Mikes of Sandhills

    -Tommy’s Restaurant Jersey City NJ

    -SCARNG Team Sandhills

    -Families Helping Families of The Midlands

    -Restoration803

    -Homeless Helping Homeless of the Midlands

    -Richland School District One Finance Department

     

     

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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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  • W.G. Sanders Teachers Receive Multiple Grant Awards

     

    Congratulations to Veena D’sa and Angela Malovic two of our outstanding teachers at Sanders.  Each received a grant to help with their classroom endeavors. 

     

    Ms. D’sa received a Wal-mart Community Grant to help with her students' garden and greenhouse.  This garden project integrates with curricular standards and provides students with a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility. 

     

    Ms. Malovic’s classes will be the recipients of some much needed school supplies to enhance their learning experiences.  She was awarded a grant for these supplies from the Kids in Need Foundation. 

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

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    Congratulations to Taylor Collier and A’Mourria Johnson who were accepted into this year’s District Honors Chorus. 

     

    Congratulations to Milaun Johnson who was selected to be 7th Chair Viola for the All-Region Orchestra!  Best wishes for Milaun as she continues to prepare for auditions for All-State in January. 

     

    Two of our 8th Grade Students, Tyler McBride and Gregory Gogo, participated in a documentary entitled, "Waverly Fun Facts" about the Waverly Community of Columbia.  These students partnered with other students in the Midlands and director Gene Washington to create an impressive film designed for classroom use.  We are proud of your contribution, gentlemen! 

     

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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

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