SHS PROM TICKETS ON SALE NOW
It is that time of year again - Prom! Travel "Around the World" for the annual junior-senior prom on April 5, 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field. Tickets are $75 and go on sale March 24-April 3. No meal this year, but we will have Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Sundaes! See the front office for non-SHS date requests. Date Approval Form
COSTUME DESIGNER QUALIFIES FOR STATE THEATRE CONTEST
Sunnyvale Theatre is proud to announce that Janie McGuffee's Costume Design entries have qualified as 2014 State Qualifiers in UIL Theatrical Design. Congratulations to Janie! Her costume designs will be on display at the State UIL contests in Austin at the end of May and compete for the top positions in Theatrical Design.
THIRD CONSECUTIVE SWEEPSTAKES FOR RAIDER PRIDE BAND
Congratulations to the Raider Pride Band, who won first division ratings and earned a sweepstakes for the third consecutive year at the Region 3 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest at Canton High School on Thursday, February 27th. The band performed a great concert and also scored well on the sight-reading portion of the competition. Special thanks to the parents who attended the competition and to Assistant Director Jana Donahoo and Chase Kalemeyn (student teacher) for their preparatory help with this event.
PROJECT GRADUATION 2014: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Plans are currently underway for SHS Project Graduation! This all-night, lock-in event will be held June 6th from 11:45 pm until 5:00 am, June 7th and will be located at Bowl-A-Rama in Rowlett. Seniors will be provided food, drinks, entertainment, and prizes to celebrate this great accomplishment in a safe, substance-free environment.
To make this all happen, we would appreciate any donation possible from you! There is no donation too big or too small (gift cards, cash/checks, or NEW items geared for a college-bound graduate such as dorm refrigerators, microwaves, etc.)
Donations may be dropped off at the SHS front office or mailed to Sunnyvale High School, c/o Lisa Zmolik, 222 Collins Road, Sunnyvale, Texas, 75182. If you have something that needs to be picked up, please let Lisa Zmolik or Karen Hill know and one of the Project Graduation Committee members will be happy to pick up any contributions.
For more information on Project Graduation, please click here.
Thank you for helping to make this final SHS memory a wonderful one!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF EIGHTH GRADERS
Please click here for information related to the registration meeting for parents of incoming ninth graders that was held on Feb. 26th.
FRESHMAN SWIMMER TAKES FIFTH AT STATE
Congratulations to freshman Emily Manley, who placed 5th in the 200 IM at the conference 4A swim meet in Austin! She also took 2nd place in the consolation finals for the 500 freestyle. Emily has a bright future ahead of her, as she continues to compete against and beat swimmers from 4A and 5A schools! We are proud of you, Emily!
LADY RAIDERS: REGIONAL FINALISTS
Congratulations to the Lady Raider basketball team and their coaches on a fantastic, history-making season! We are proud of you!
LADY RAIDER POWERLIFTERS TAKE FIFTH AT REGIONAL MEET
Congratulations to juniors Diane Tang and Adrienne Kellogg, who took fifth place in their respective weight classes at the regional powerlifting meet this weekend.
SHS POWERLIFTERS QUALIFY FOR REGIONAL MEETCongratulations to the following Raider powerlifters, who advanced to the regional meet: Stephan Pham, Nathan Duckworth, Cody Coldwell, Garrett Ferguson, Trevor Bell, Mohammed Al-Roussan and Wade Cookston. Good luck at regionals, Raiders!
SHS CHOIR ADVANCES SEVERAL TO STATE
Congratulations to the 30 solos and 7 ensemble from the SHS choir which will compete in May at TSSEC for state medals! Last week, SHS choir members competed at TAMU/Commerce in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest. SHS entered a total of 69 events, 51 of which were Class 1 literature and eligible to advance to the state level. Music in the Class 1 level is comparable to songs that are studied by College Music Majors.
RAIDER BASKETBALL BI-DISTRICT CHAMPS!
Congratulations to the Raider basketball team on their outstanding season! We are proud of you!
SHS RAIDER FOOTBALL PLAYERS HONORED IN STATE POLL
Congratulations to the following Raider football players, who were chosen in the 63rd Annual Collin Street Bakery TSWA 2A All State Football Team
Demetrius Gray - 3rd Team DB
Josh Quinn - Honorable Mention WR
Ryan Cottingame - Honorable Mention QB
Casey Crenshaw - Honorable Mention Punter
SHS HISTORY DAY COMPETITORS ADVANCE TO STATE COMPETITION
Juniors Ahlaam Delange and Dan Tran won second place in Senior Division Interpretative Web Site for their submission, "The Communist Takeover of Vietnam: An Abomination of Human Rights" at the Dallas-Area Regional History Day contest on Saturday, Feb. 15th at SMU & the George W. Bush Library. The pair now advance to the state History Day competition on May 2nd.
Vincenza Swad and Jacob Clements also participated at the regional competition with their interpretive web site, "The Value of Remembering: Preserving Stories and Oral Histories of Veterans."
Competition included 4 and 5A schools like Plano West, Mesquite Poteet and Mesquite Horn.
SHS STUDENT ARTISTS TO BE HONORED
Junior Madisen Rawlinson and sophomore Janie McGuffee have received accolades for their artwork in the Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Expressions Competition. This year's contest featured the theme: "I am grateful for the values of sports."
The details of their honors will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 28th at The Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas and will feature keynote speakers, Former Pro Soccer Players Brett Generes and Mauricio Guevara, who founded the Elite School of Soccer. Channel 8's Shelley Slater will be the Mistress of Ceremony's and entertainment will be provided by Grammy nominee Robin Hackett. Congratulations Madison and Janie!
COTTINGAME SIGNS WITH TRINITY VALLEY
Congratulations to senior Ryan Cottingame, who has signed to play football for Trinity Valley Community College.
RAIDER PRIDE BAND MEMBERS ADVANCE TO STATE COMPETITION
Over the weekend, Raider Pride Band and Strings members performed their UIL Region 3 solos and ensembles at Mesquite High School. After receiving praise from the judges on their etiquette, attire and courtesy, the students were awarded the following ratings for their performances:
Arianna Lopez, Flute Solo, Superior Rating
Amber Nichols, Flute Solo, Superior Rating
Aleah Fredrickson, Flute Solo, Superior Rating
Michael Flores, Clarinet Solo, Superior Rating
Claire Salser, Clarinet Solo, Superior Rating
Mitchell Belz, Alto Saxophone Solo, Superior Rating
Seth Fredrickson, Alto Saxophone Solo, Superior Rating
Nicholas Nguyen, Alto Saxophone Solo, Superior Rating
Gabrielle Allen, Tenor Saxophone Solo, Outstanding Rating
Margaret Dasari, Bari Saxophone Solo, Superior Rating
Kali McDermett, Trumpet Solo, Outstanding Rating
Andy White, Trumpet Solo, Superior Rating
Lilly Kirby-Rivera, Horn Solo, Outstanding Rating
Paul Baker, Trombone Solo, Outstanding Rating
Jacob Bradford, Grayum Fitzgerald, Grayson Hawkins, Adriana Palomo, Nick Whitaker, Andy White, Brass Sextet, Outstanding Rating
Joel Philip, Snare Solo, Good Rating
Dayne Ramirez, Snare Solo, Outstanding Rating
Nyssa Kantorek, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Michael Marino, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Jacob Clements, Michael Marino, Lydia Phillips, Ryan DeShazo, Colton Nash, Le-Minh Pham, Percussion Ensemble, Outstanding Rating
Jimmie Henson, Colton Nash, Joel Philip, Dayne Ramirez, Percussion Ensemble, Not Rated
Vinni Swad, Viola Solo, Outstanding Rating
The following students also advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition which will be held in Austin at the end of May.
Ruby Cherian, Clarinet Solo, Superior Rating
Sophie DeShazo, Aleah Fredrickson, Arianna Lopez, Amber Nichols, Flute Quartet, Superior Rating
Lydia Philips, Violin Solo, Superior Rating
Aleah Fredrickson, Lydia Philips, Vinni Swad, String Trio, Superior Rating
Paul Baker, Lilly Kirby-Rivera, Daniel Marino, Kali McDermett, Jack Moore, Brass Quintet, Superior Rating
Daniel Marino, Trumpet Solo, Superior Rating
Nicholas Nguyen, Margaret Dasari, Gabrielle Allen, Mitchell Belz, Saxophone Quartet, Superior Rating
Austin Norsworthy, Andrew Miller, Seth Fredrickson, Saxophone Trio, Superior Rating
Michael Flores, Jacob Miller, Kayla Pormasdoro, Vinni Swad, Diane Tang, Clarinet Choir, Superior Rating
Ruby Cherian, April Pate, Dominique Roquemore, Claire Salser, Clarinet Quartet, Superior Rating
Lydia Phillips, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Colton Nash, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Ryan DeShazo, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Jacob Clements, Marimba Solo, Superior Rating
Congratulations, Raider Pride Band!