Big Shots Photography will be taking senior portraits on July 15th, 16th and 17th, and August 4th and 5th in the SHS Cafeteria.  Each senior will receive a mailer with a specific date and time for their individual photo session.  Please read the information packet that Big Shots will send.  It will explain how to order senior portraits and give instructions regarding the photo session.

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Parents are highly encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. Parents will be able to obtain log-in information for their account.

Dates to attend:  Dates to be determined for August. Meeting will be held in the SHS cafeteria (parents only need to attend one session).  To receive Mr. Mitchell's great tips and information about college applications, essays, etc., please e-mail him directly and he will provide you with a copy of this excellent resource (your Raider NEEDS this information!):

Monday, June 15th - Wednesday, July 22nd  is the time to submit your paperwork and design request for approval (closes on July 22nd at noon

Monday, July 27th at 9:00 a.m. (cafeteria) - Senior Parking Space Lottery (Cost: $40)  

July 28th, 29th and 30th - Seniors paint their parking spaces

Painting times:  8:00 am to 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. each day


This is a GREAT opportunity to work on applications with a pro! Take advantage of these dates!

August 4th, 5th, and 6th

Morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. - to 11:00 a.m. each day

Afternoon sessions rom 1:00 p.m. - to 3:00 p.m. each day


SENIOR WALK -  on first day of school (August 24th) with light breakfast for seniors at 7:30 a.m., sponsored by PTSA and  “Senior Walk” after the bell rings. SHS students will line the halls and cheer on the seniors as they kick off their last year as Raiders! Parents of seniors may line the hall by the gymnasium and cheer, as well.


SHS Awards Given at Academic Celebration
SHS Award  
Congratulation to the following students in receiving the prestigious SHS Award for exemplifying the Sunnyvale High School motto: "Strive, Honor, Serve".
9th - Jake Hisaw
10th - Jacob Brooks
11th - Sachin George
12th - Jacob Clements

Raider Track Places in State Meet 
Congratulations to the Sunnyvale Track athletes who placed in the state track meet this past Saturday, May 16th in Austin.
 State Track Athletes
 2nd place in 100m: 
Caira Pettway 
  4th place in 110 Hurdles:
Hunter Allen 
4th place in women's 4 x 200 relay:
Lauren Brown, Caira Pettway, Gabrielle Allen, Kinsley Troutman, Ellin Flowers (relay alternate)
4th place in men's 4 x 200 relay:
Joel Ennin, Jonathan Ennin, Colton Troutman, Julius Kirven, Chima Enyinna (relay alternate)
Raider Proud, Raider Strong!  

Advertise in the 2015-2016 Sports Program

The Sunnyvale Band Booster Club is currently selling ads for the 2015-16 Sports Program.  These are full-color programs printed and sold at sporting events such as high school football and volleyball games.  This activity magazine will highlight SHS sports teams, various SISD groups, and individual students.


Here are some ideas for ads in the Sports Program:


  --Feature your student with pictures from the past and/or an inspiring quote or scripture

 --Support your 12th grade senior student by acknowledging his or her accomplishments

  --Organize a Team/Group Senior Moms Picture wearing the team’s jersey or group uniform

 --Have your business sponsor a team or group

  --Promote your business by including a group of Sunnyvale athletes/musicians/club in your advertisement

 --Organize team players that started kindergarten together or played pee-wee sports together 

--Organize senior team members for a “senior only” picture


See examples of ads here.  Also, feel free to stop by the high school front office and view a copy of last year’s program.  Ads may be submitted print-ready or our professional graphic artist can create it for an additional charge - we just need wording and pictures.  See prices on order form here


Deadline for form and payment is Friday, June 5, 2015 (this will reserve your ad). If you want the ad designed professionally, we need all ad materials by Monday, June 22nd. The deadline is Monday, July 6th, for complete, print-ready ads. Contact Janet Clements with any questions.

Raider Concert Band:  Outstanding Band at Peak Music Festival
Band Murchison
Congrats to the Sunnyvale High School Concert Band at the 2015 Peak Music Festival, Murchison Arts Center, UNT Campus Denton.  This venue is one of the premier acoustical concert halls in the nation.  Sunnyvale HS Concert band received great recordings and received all first division sweepstakes ratings, tying with Bethesda Christian HS Band for the Outstanding Band of the Day.
This summer SHS band recordings will be judged amongst other 3A bands in the TMEA Honor Band competition.  Top bands will advance to state with first place playing at the 2016 TMEA convention.
Thanks to the many parents that attended with us, and wish us luck as we begin this process this summer. 
Link to SmugMug photo of band at Murchison Arts Center found here.

Lady Raider Golf Team Takes Fourth at State
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Congratulations to the Lady Raider golf team, who took fourth place at the state golf tournament! Kim Nguyen placed sixth overall, with Julie Nguyen placing fifteenth. Last year, the Lady Raiders placed ninth overall in state with no individuals placing in the top 25. Special shout out to Coach Mike Krone and his Lady Raiders on this significant accomplishment! Well done, Lady Raiders!

Bravo, Medea!
Their quest for state may have ended, but their journey has been amazing! Congrats to the outstanding cast and crew of Medea! Special shout out to director Candace Clarke and assistant director Rae Harvill. Well done! 
Honored at regional competition were
Crew: Madeline Collins 
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Carley King 
All-Star Cast: Jaye Williams

SHS Tennis Player Scores Big at Regionals
Jimmie Henson Tennis
Congratulations to Jimmie Henson who placed 3rd place in singles and qualified for state as an alternate at the Regional Tennis Tournament that was held at TJC!  Daylan Howig and Lisa Evans placed 4th in mixed doubles.

Rotary Club Recognizes SHS Senior 
 SHS Senior Rachel Henson was awarded a scholarship by the Mesquite Rotary Club.
Read write-up here 

Senior Project: Raising Support for SHS Special Education
 Seniors Cade Torres and Colton Hammers are raising money to donate to the Special Education program at Sunnyvale High School to fund present and future needs within the department.  YOU can make a difference!  Any donation is appreciated. 
To support Sunnyvale special education, click on this link .

Lady Raiders Commit to College Teams

Sicurrella, Farr signings

Congratulations to Karah Sicurella in signing with Tarleton State basketball
and Amanda Farr in committing to 
Centenary College of Louisiana for volleyball.

SHS Choirs Earn Sweepstakes

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Congratulations to all 3 SHS Choirs for their performances at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
at Canton HS.  All groups received Sweepstakes trophies.

Three Qualify for State Theatrical Design Contest
Congratulations to the following SHS theatre students, who have advanced to the State Theatrical Design Contest:
Janie McGuffee - Costume Design (2nd year qualifier)
Madison Armstrong - Makeup Design 
Madeline Collins - Marketing Design

2014-2015 Raider Basketball Post-Season Honors

Academic All-State
2nd Team: Cade Torres, Conner Mears,
Honorable Mention: Daylan Howig

1st Team: Conner Mears, Lawson Ayo
2nd Team: Cade Torres, Julius Kirven, Tre Streling

SHS Senior Honored by Elk's Lodge 
 Taylor Wilson - Elk's Award
Congratulations to senior Taylor Wilson! The Mesquite Elk's Lodge named Taylor as Student of the Year and awarded her an Elk's scholarship. 

Project Graduation clip art

Project Graduation Class of 2015
Sunnyvale High School has joined with high schools across the nation in helping to keep our students safe following graduation by participating in Project Graduation, a nation-wide initiative. The event is entirely coordinated and sponsored by parent volunteers, and endorsed by Sunnyvale ISD.
Sunnyvale parents and community members sponsored the first Project Graduation for the Class of 2011. Each graduating class' parent committee has expanded on the foundation they set. The event is slated to occur at Bowl-a-Rama in Rowlett from Midnight to 5 a.m. on June 5th - graduation night. We feel students will embrace the opportunity to make a conscious decision to eliminate alcohol from their graduation celebration. We, as a school district, want to encourage those commitments.
How YOU can help?
Become a sponsor? Please click here.
Make a donation?  Please click here
Purchase an item through our online Vendor Fair?  Please click here.
For further information on Project Graduation, please click this link

Cup Clip art

Attention SHS Parents:  Have Coffee with Mr. Sterling
Mr. Sterling has "Coffee with the Principal" each Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. Any SHS parent is welcome to come and meet with him. 


PrepMe Test Prep:  We have a great resource available to all students at Sunnyvale High School to assist students as they prepare for standardized exams. We received a SEF Grant for PrepMe software in Naviance. PrepMe is a test prep program that students can use as they prepare for the ACT and SAT exams. Students can use the PrepMe program multiple times for ACT or SAT throughout the year. I have attached a document on my website that will help you complete the steps to get started with your test prep process. This is an excellent opportunity for students to take advantage of, and we are excited to offer this program to all high school students.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mitchell at

Scholarships: The list of scholarships has been updated in Naviance. Please take the time to check out the scholarship list and see if you qualify for any. 

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