PARENTS, SANDERS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Our school is embarking on the continuous improvement process that will lead to the renewal of our AdvancED accreditation. To begin reflecting on where we are as a school, we would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the Climate and Culture survey for your child’s school. It can be completed November 5th through November 16th.
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Congratulations to our students who were selected for the Governor's School for the Arts Summer Programs: Sean Adams, Sofie Jones and Tyler McBride.
A round of applause to Sam McConnell and Susana Blalock who qualified for the Governor's School for Science and Math.
Congratulations to Arron Robertson who who took home five awards on Sunday, March 25th in the Central South Carolina Region II Science and Engineering Fair!
He won second place for best 7th grade project from the Sumwalt Center of Science Education, Best 7th grade project from the Sumwalt Center of Science Education, Outstanding Achievement in Earth and Physical Sciences from USC Sumter, second place (and $50) from the Belle W. Baruch Institute Award for Excellence in Marine/Environmental Sciences and Outstanding Achievement from Congaree National Park.
W.G. Sanders was named as a 2018 HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Winner, an award of distinction.
HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
Pictured right is Superintendent, Dr. Craig Witherspoon with our Principal Andrenna Smith.
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.
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.
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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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