At W.G. Sanders we are committed to encouraging our students to pledge to remain drug free now and throughout their lives.
We will be participating in National Red Ribbon Week by sharing in the following activities as a community:
Monday: Wear Red
Tuesday: Wear Sunglasses and Neon
Wednesday: GO ORANGE against bullying
Thursday: Share a Baby Pic
Friday: Dress Up As Your Favorite Book/Cartoon/TV Character
Unity Day 2018: Wednesday, October 25
UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Individuals across the nation, and even world-wide, will participate in Unity Day.
Wear Orange: Make a statement!
W.G. Sanders Middle School: Anti-Bullying Month Events
October 2: The first Monday of each October is Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™ which signifies the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month each October. Go BLUE!
October 2-4: Classroom sessions at 11:25 a.m., 11:55 a.m., and 12: 55 p.m.
October 2-4, students will learn about the different types of bullying, its effects, and how they can be brave and stand up against bullying.
October 5: Teen bullying victim, author visits students
Novelist Tianna Walker, a past victim of bullying and author of Tears of a Teen, will share her story with students and how she dealt with being bullied. Parents are invited to attend with students from 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm.
October 6th: Walking for a Cause
Other school anti-bullying activities, including raps, pledges, a peace dance, and more are planned throughout October and the remainder of the school year.
W.G. Sanders will be participating in a concerted effort to raise awareness for breast cancer this October. Breast cancer is likely to impact 1 in 8 women living in the United States today and the lives of their loved ones.
Each Friday W.G. Sanders Faculty and Students will have a Pink Out in support of breast cancer awareness. We will also be sponsoring a team to walk/run in the 2017 Palmetto Health Walk for Life. There will be many other events and many ways to share your support at Sanders this October. Join in!
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