Area Champion Team
Congratulations to Raider Football in their
38 -13 win over the Daingerfield Tigers in the
area championship game on Friday night.
Next Up: White Oak High School
in the 3A D-1 Region 2 semifinal in Van, Texas
Friday, November 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Van High School Stadium
12124 State Highway 110
Van, TX 75790


Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving Image  
There will be no school November 23rd - 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Classes will resume on November 30th and buses will run on a normal schedule.
Happy Thanksgiving, Raiders!

Mark Your Calendars: 
A new Early Release Day has been
added to the SISD schedule.
 Early Release Day
All SISD campuses will have an early release on
Wednesday, December 2nd.
 SES 12:30 p.m.
SMS 12:40 p.m.
SHS 12:45 p.m.
Please make arrangements to have your student picked up on the early release schedule.  Buses will run on early release times. Thank you for making this adjustment.

SHS Students
Recognized by Rotary Club 
Natalie and Alex Hanson  
Alex and Natalie Hanson were recognized as Outstanding Senior Students at the Mesquite Rotary Club Luncheon on November 10th.
Congratulations, Alex and Natalie!

 Varsity Volleyball
Kinsley Troutman - Defensive Player of the Year
Paige Hawkins - Server of the Year
Ashley Tucker - Newcomer of the Year
1st Team All District
Lauren Brown
Caitie Wells
Barbara Forman
2nd Team All District
Cassidy Williams
Honorable Mention
Karlee Williams
Academic All District
Lauren Brown
Caitie Wells
Barbara Forman
Karlee Williams
Paige Hawkins
Kinsley Troutman
Cassidy Williams
Eryn Adrian
Hannah Martel
Congratulations, ladies!

STEM 1: "High Altitude Balloon Challenge"

 High Altitude Balloon Image The STEM 1 class is seeking donations to acquire 4 high altitude balloons for an ELU for the spring semester. A donation site has been set up for this purpose. Please watch the project information video ( and consider helping fund this experiment for Sunnyvale STEM through the PledgeCents website (…/xfmsrg/high-altitude-balloons)

SHS Drummer Makes All State Jazz
Ryan DeShazo
A big congrats to Ryan DeShazo for making the
 ATSSB All State Jazz Band on Drum Set. Ryan,
 along with 7 other Sunnyvale HS Jazz members,
 advanced to the area level of jazz competition
earlier this fall. These musicians sent their tapes in
 to be adjudicated at the area level and then had the
 opportunity to advance to state level if chosen.
 Ryan, along with other ATSSB Jazz members across
 the state, will be in San Antonio on February 10th - 13th
 for the clinic and concert of the
 2016 ATSSB All-State Jazz Band.

 Raider Kicker Featured on Fox 4
  • Senior Corey Crenshaw is Kicking for Kids with Cancer.  Fox 4 News interviewed Corey and detailed his friendship with SMS kicker and cancer fighter Dylan Slyter, and Corey's senior project to "kick cancer".  To view Corey's website and support the cause, click here.
    Corey Crenshaw  

     Raider Pride Drum Line: Top of Class in Lone Star Classic
    Congrats to the SHS Raider Pride Drum Line and Front Ensemble for their outstanding performance at the 2015 Lone Star Classic on Saturday, November 7th at Marcus HS. The drum line competed in Red Stand Still II Division against many other larger and more experienced 4A, 5A and 6A programs, placing 5th overall and top of their classification. To view competition results, click on this link.

    Built Ford Tough Player of the Week
     Caleb McDill
     Congratulations to junior Caleb McDill in being named
    the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week for
    3A schools in Texas during week 8.
     To view video highlight, click here.
    (McDill's spot begins at the 10.20 time marker)

    Strong Show for Raider Band in Area Competition 
    The Sunnyvale Raider Pride Marching Band qualified for area marching competing against over 40 other 3A bands from Regions 2, 3, 21 and 25 and competed on Tuesday, October 27th in the 2015 Area B Marching Championships at Collins Stadium in Denton, TX.   The band made it to the finals with a solid 9th place showing from the preliminary round.  After adjustments, the group was able to move up in their second performance another 3 spots to 6th place in finals, placing ahead of larger and more experienced schools.   
    Congratulations to the Raider Pride Band!
    Sunnyvale is proud of YOU! 

     Coming soon: Sunnyvale’s Got Talent
    November 20th from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Admission is $5 per person
    Enjoy great door prizes and entertainment
    Sign up to bring your talent in the front office -- first come, first serve
    Brought to you by the PTA 
    PTA Logo
    PTA Remind sign-up: Text Number 81010 with the message @sunnypta

    October SHS Students of the Month 
    Senior -- Shelmy Thachet
    Junior -- Dawson Williams 
    Sophomores -- Sharon Shaji/ Sophia Oyervides
    Freshman -- Joshua John

     Come With Us to Europe!  Summer 2016
    Trip Map
    Announcing a new international trip.  The originally announced trip has been reconfigured at a lower cost.  It will still start in Amsterdam and continue on to travel to Brussels, Paris and finish in London. 
    The whole trip will take nine days. It is open to any Sunnyvale High School student or parent and any Sunnyvale Middle School student with a parent.
    Please take a look at the expanded itinerary on this website. Pricing is at the bottom of the page.
      Sign up now!
    If you have any questions please contact Mr. Colwill 

    Veterans Day 2015
    Veterans Day 2015
    SHS hosted local veterans on Wednesday,
    November 11th with a light breakfast and 
    Celebration of Veterans program.
    SISD is thankful for the sacrifice that each of these
    men and women have made to serve our nation.
    To view the program video, click here
    To view tribute video, click here.

    Costume Party Fundraiser
     Support Sunnyvale High School Thespian Troupe #7532
    Purchase costumes for Halloween, parties, plays and more,
    as well as party supplies for birthdays and all occasions,
    15% of your purchase goes to support your organization & you receive 15% off your order
    Shop 365 days a year at
    and use Promo Code: FUN4952 at checkout each time you shop
    or simply use this URL to activate your promo code.
    For more information, click here. 

    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. 

  • December 1st Application Deadline
    Texas A&M and University of Texas application deadlines are December 1st. The deadline is quickly approaching. If you have any questions, please stop by the College & Career Center.
    Financial Aid Presentation:
    SHS will host a Financial Aid Presentation on Wednesday, December 9th. The presentation will be talking about the ins and outs of the Financial Aid Process. The presenter will be a great resource for parents and students to ask specific questions. The presentation will take place in the SHS cafetorium at 6:30 pm.
    New SAT Format for NCAA Eligibility
    If a student-athlete takes the current SAT before March 2016 and then takes the redesigned SAT at a later date, the NCAA Eligibility Center will not combine section scores from the current and redesigned SAT when determining the student-athlete's initial eligibility. The NCAA Eligibility Center will only combine section scores from the same version of the test. Because the redesigned SAT varies in design and measures different academic concepts than the current SAT, a numerical score on the current test may not be equivalent to the same numerical score on the redesigned test. 
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me please contact Mr. Mitchell.

    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.