Competition – Wed. May 17, 11:00AM, South Garland HS

    Playday – Sat.May 20, 3:00PM-8:30PM, Hawaiian Falls


    The Sunnyvale Middle School Choir has been invited to compete at the Hawaiian Falls Choral Classic competition on Wednesday, May 17,2017.  This competition is open to any 6th grade Sunnyvale Choir student who is academically eligible.  Participation in this contest is NOT REQUIRED, but students who do compete will receive an extra credit grade.  Choirs will be evaluated by a panel of judges who award ratings on our performance.



    Each eligible student will need to pay an entry fee of $33.00.  This covers the cost of the contest, lunch afterwards at CiCis Pizza, and admission to Hawaiian Falls water park. The entry fee DOES NOT include food, drinks, or souvenirs bought at the water park; students must bring their own money the day of the contest if they wish to purchase these extras.

    Students who want to compete at South Garland HS, but cannot go to the water park  can participate by paying an entry fee of $16.

    The entry fee is due May 5th.  CASH or CHECK to Sunnyvale MS


    ITINERARY for Wed.May 17

    Wear Choir t-shirt and jeans to school

                Go to 1st period class 

    8:50AM – All meet in Choir Room during 2nd period

                9:15AM - Bus leaves for SouthGarland HS

    11:00AM – Warmup for competition

    11:20AM – Compete

    11:30AM – Leave South Garland HS,go to Cici’s Pizza in Mesquite

    1:00PM – Return to Sunnyvale MS, go to 5th period class

    ITINERARY for Sat.May 20:

    3:00PM – Meet at Sunnyvale MiddleSchool

                3:45PM– Arrive at Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Garland

    8:00PM – Leave Hawaiian Falls

                8:30PM– Arrive Sunnyvale Middle School



    Competition – Sunnyvale Choir T-SHIRT and blue jean pants

    Hawaiian Falls –


    Girls – one piece or two piece,modestly cut. Okay to wear a shirt or shorts over the swimsuit, but suit must still follow guidelines.

    Boys – swim trunks.  No Speedo style.  Okay to wear a shirt or shorts over the suit.  No shirts with inappropriate sayings or advertising.



                A bag labeled with your name containing:

                1.  Swimsuit or other clothes for HawaiianFalls

                2.  Towel

                3.  Sunscreen and lip balm

                4.  Flip flops or water shoes

                5.  Optional – money for food, souvenirs,or rentals (lockers, floats)

                6.  Cooler – if you bring your own food/drink, there is $10 cash fee at the gate



    Students will be assigned to a bus.  No loud talking or yelling.  All electronics are allowed, but at your own risk.



    When we arrive at Hawaiian Falls we will enter the gates asa group, then move as a group to find our base location.  The park does not allow us to reserve areas, so we will figure out where our base location will be when we get there.  A chaperone will be at the base location all day and this is where students will check-in at midday.  Once our base has been established, the students will be on their own. They will be highly encouraged to have a buddy at all times. Personal belongings can be left at our base location, but are not secure there –chaperones can’t always tell who should be getting into  which bag.  Students are encouraged to rent lockers if they have valuables.  Any student who delays our departure time may be subject to an ISS assignment upon our return to school. 

    Students are allowed to leave the park early ONLY if they have a signed permission slip in advance. These will be given out later.

    Hawaiian Falls is closed to the public the day we are there; only competing students and chaperones will be allowed in the park. NO STUDENT MAY LEAVE THE PARK ON THEIR OWN OR WITH A PARENT WITHOUT A WRITTEN NOTE GIVEN TO MRS. SHELLEY IN ADVANCE.






    A permission slip with emergency phone numbers will be sent home the week before we go to the contest.  Students are allowed to bring cellphones with them, but must be careful around the water or to keep them from being stolen.  It’s a good idea to bring a Ziploc bag with you to put electronics in while at the park.  Mrs. Shelley and the chaperones will be available throughout the day if problems arise.



    We will need to have parent chaperones accompanying us on our trip.  Chaperone tickets are $18.  Chaperones may swim if they like, wearing a swimsuit similar to the guidelines for the students, or choose to wear regular clothes and watch(like Mrs. Shelley!).  Each chaperone will be assigned a group of about 10 students to monitor during the day.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please call or email Mrs. Shelley as soon as possible.  You must have filed a criminal background check with Sunnyvale ISD sometime this school year.



    1.  Bad Weather

    If the park has to close because of bad weather there are no ticket refunds and we will come home early.  Parents will be called if this is the case.

    1. Canceling Tickets

    There will not be refunds on tickets.  However you can use the ticket at Hawaiian Falls anytime during the summer.

    1. Student Behavior

    Obviously, it is essential that all students are on their best behavior and are responsible for their actions throughout the day.  Not only is it important to represent Sunnyvale M.S. and Sunnyvale ISD positively, but we don’t want someone getting hurt at the waterpark.  Students who violate the rules will have their parents called immediately to drive to Garland and pick up their child. Students may be subject to ISS assignment when we return to school.

    1. Leaving Hawaiian Falls

    We will leave the park at 8:00PM.  This will give our students about 5 hours of sun and fun.  However, if a student needs to leave earlier parents can drive to Garland to come get them.  Mrs. Shelley MUST have written notice of this in advance.  They will be escorted to the front gate by an adult who will wait with them until they are picked up.  Since the park is closed to the public, parents cannot come inside to get them.


    Please contact Mrs.Shelley if you have further concerns or questions.  Sometimes parents are nervous about possible dangers.  This contest has been run successfully for over 10 years with a very few problems. There will be plenty of adult supervision and the kids will have a great time!











    Return to Mrs.Shelley by May 5th






    Attached is

    ____$33 for competition AND playday


    ____$16 for competition ONLY


               Cash or Check to Sunnyvale MS        




    Parent Signature__________________________________________









    _____I would like to be a parent chaperone.  I have/will have filed a background check with Sunnyvale ISD.  Attached is $18 for my ticket.






    Email or Phone during day__________________________________________