Announcements

LADY RAIDER GOLF HEADS TO STATE
girls' golf region
Congratulations to the Lady Raider golf team, who is state-bound after a third place team win at the regional golf tournament! The team consists of: Gracyn Davis, Julie Nguyen, Taylor Wilson, Kali McDermett and Kim Nguyen.


RAIDER TENNIS DUO: STATE-BOUND
Daylan and Ricky
Congratulations to doubles partners Daylan Howigg and Ricky Phillips, who have advanced to the state tennis tournament after winning the regional tournament today!


MCDILL NAMED TEXAS 2A COACH OF THE YEAR
girls bball
The Texas Association of  Basketball Coaches has named Lady Raider head basketball coach Jill McDill Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Raiders to a 34-1 season and their first-ever Regional tournament appearance.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ADVANCES TO REGIONALS
One Act Play Makes History 
OAP

Congratulations to the cast and crew of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, SHS' UIL One Act Play. The troupe advanced to regionals after stealing the show at the area competition over the weekend. 

Individual honors went to: 
Madeline Collins: All-Star Techie
Best Actress: Jaye Williams
All-Star Cast: Jasmine Suarez
All-Star Cast Honorable Mention: Austin Norsworthy and Lauren Hendricks
The group will perform again on May 1st at the regional competition at Red Oak High School.
#dreamteamoap

MANDATORY JUNIOR STUDENT AND PARENT MEETING: APRIL 16th AT 6:00 p.m.
There will be a meeting held on Wednesday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium. We welcome all juniors and junior parents to get some great details that will prepare you for your senior year, as well as giving you a "College To Do List" for the summer months that will put you ahead of the game. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell at clark.mitchell@sunnyvaleisd.com.

UPDATED SPRING EXAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE
Due to the June 6th inclement weather make-up date, the SHS spring exam schedule has been updated. Please click here for a downloadable copy.

JUNIOR NAMED TO DALLAS-SENDAI YOUNG AMBASSADORS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Leslie B.
Congratulations to junior Leslie Berry, who will spend a week cultivating friendships and sharing Texas culture in Japan as part of the Dallas-Sendhai Exhange Program. Dallas and Sendai have been International Friendship cities since 1997 and is located 180 miles north of Tokyo. Leslie will also have an opportunity to meet with city officials and spend time with a host family. Congrats, Leslie!


RAIDER PRIDE JAZZ BAND PERFORMS AT FESTIVAL
jazz band
Congrats to the 2014 SHS Jazz Band, who performed at the 2014 Region 3 High School Jazz Band Festival at Quinlan Ford High School. Dr. Deborah Scott, Director of Jazz Studies and Trombone Studios at Stephen F. Austin State University was the clinician for the day, and she was very impressed with SHS' students. The band received praise and tips on how to perform to higher standards in jazz literature and also how to prepare an improvised solo in similar groups. Congrats, Raider Jazz!

SHS TRACK WINS DISTRICT
girls' track 14
Congratulations to the SHS boys' and girls' track and field team, who won the district championship last week! 

RAIDER GOLF WINS DISTRICT
Raider golf
Congratulations to Raider and Lady Raider golf teams, who won their district golf tournaments! Lady Raider Julie Nguyen won the girls' individual! Well done, Raiders!

LEWIS HONORED BEYOND SISD
Sheridan L.   Sheridan L 2
Congratulations to Sheridan Lewis, who was recently honored among the top ten finalists in the America's Homecoming Queen Competition. The following weekend, she competed for and was named to the list of 2014-2015 Texas State Cheerleaders!

ATTENTION SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS

IMPORTANT ITEMS TO COMPLETE BY FRIDAY APRIL 18TH:
1. Please fill out the senior information request by Friday, April 18th. Click here to complete the form. This information is used for announcements during the capping ceremony, graduation and other senior-related events at the end of the year. 

2. Please complete the forms at this link by Friday, April 18th. The information at this link will be used to compile our graduate's award ceremony/capping ceremony information, graduation ceremony information and will help us honor them at these important ceremonies.

3Seniors should submit three photos to Mrs. Fisher by Friday, April 18th (one baby photo, one youth photo and one senior photo). These photos will be used in the senior slideshow at graduation. 

LOCAL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES FAST APPROACHING
Scholarships from local Sunnyvale organizations are available to you! The deadlines each of them are fast approaching. Please take note of the following deadlines:

Sunnyvale PTSA:
 Deadline to apply is April 15thSeniors must be a members of PTSA to apply. Please click here for details.

Raider Athletic Booster Club: Deadline to apply is April 18th. Please note the addition of a new Fine Arts scholarship!  Please click here for details.

Sunnyvale Education Foundation and T.C. Lupton Scholarships: Deadline to apply for both is April 18th. Click here for details.

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR GIRLS INTERESTED IN JOINING A SORORITY
The Mesquite Area Panhellenic will host a meeting for senior girls who are attending college in the fall and who are interested in going through sorority recruitment. If you plan to attend college and think you might want to join a sorority, this meeting is important for you to attend. Come find out about the recommendation process and sorority life! We encourage you to bring your mom, too! The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23 in the Poteet High School Library from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This meeting is for seniors in Mesquite schools, Sunnyvale High School and Dallas Christian School. If you know others who are interested and attend other schools, please invite them to come. For more information or questions, contact Allison Lewallyn at allisonlewallyn@hotmail.com.

Project Graduation

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!



ACADEMIC UIL TEAM TAKES SECOND PLACE AT DISTRICT MEET

Individual Events - 1st - 3rd place are Regional Qualifiers and will attend UIL Regional Meet on May 3.

Team Events - 1st place teams are Regional Qualifiers and will attend UIL Regional Meet on May 3.

Accounting

5th Place – Rahul Pillai

6th Place – Sachin George

Accounting Team - 2nd Place

Rahul Pillai, Sachin George, Hunter Powell, Shawn Joseph

Computer Applications

1st Place – Spencer Perry

2nd Place – Sachin George

3rd Place – Jasmin Joseph

Computer Science

1st Place – Zach Miller

2nd Place – Jeremy Culver

4th Place – Dan Tran

Computer Science Team - 1st Place

Zach Miller, Jeremy Culver, Dan Tran, Jasmine Joseph

Current Issues & Events

2nd Place – Nolan Fansler

6th Place – Khalid Alkatib

Current Issues & Events Team - 1st Place

Nolan Fansler, Khalid Alkatib, Jacob Miller, Benjamin Phillips

Editorial Writing

1st Place – Matthew Varkey

3rd Place – Sandra Cherian

Feature Writing

1st Place – Cindy Le

3rd Place – Kezia Mathai

Headline Writing

1st Place – Zach Miller

6th Place – Leah Jeemon

News Writing

4th Place – Zach Miller

5th Place – Whitney Matous

6th Place – Maysa Mustafa

Number Sense

4th Place – Denissa Babu

5th Place – Angalie Koshey

Number Sense Team - 2nd Place

Denissa Babu, Angalie Koshey, Caleb Beard, Andy Tran

Ready Writing

1st Place – Maddie Foote

4th Place – Nekha Johnson

Science

1st Place – Jeremy Culver

4th Place – Brian Kurien

5th Place – Mojahed Shalabi

Science Team - 1st Place – Sunnyvale

Jeremy Culver, Brian Kurien, Mojahed Shalabi, Jordan Griffin

Top Biology – Brian Kurien

Top Physics – Jeremy Culver

Social Studies

3rd Place – Carmela Hartness

5th Place – Rachel Joseph

6th Place – Christin Sajan

Social Studies Team - 2nd Place

Carmela Hartness, Rachel Joseph, Christin Sajan, Joel Thomas

Spelling and Vocabulary

1st Place – Jonathan Ennin

2nd Place – Christy Lukose

3rd Place – Justin Joseph

6th Place – Kevin George

Spelling and Vocabulary Team - 1st Place

Jonathan Ennin, Christy Lukose, Justin Joseph, Kevin George

Lincoln Douglas Debate - Finals

2nd Place – Connor Ellington

3rd Place – Justin Thomas

4th Place – Lilly Kirby-Rivera

Informative Speaking - Finals

4th Place – Leah Jeemon

5th Place – Bismi Kurien

Persuasive Speaking - Finals

2nd Place – Matthew Varkey

3rd Place – Ahlaam Delange

Prose - Finals

4th Place – Austin Norsworthy

5th Place – Lauren Hendricks

Coaches:  Candace Clarke, Chris Glassel, Kris Williams, Diane Sullivan, Michael Fennig, Emily Vanek, David Withrow, Jimmy Wilson, Debbie Wilson, Brad Payne, Kerry Green, Paula Brooks
Special thanks to: Lauren Arden, Jennifer Settle and Zach Hobbs


ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DENTAL EDUCATION

Register today and use registration code HOSA 

Register now for the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Predental Student Virtual Fair,a live event on April 29 and 30, 2014, from noon to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This two-day event is free for high school and college students, and offers an online platform for meeting with U.S. dental school admissions officers.

 

Exhibitors include over 45 U.S. dental schools, the dental school application service and summer enrichment programs among others. Visit theregistration page for a full list of exhibitors and presenters.

 



COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS UPDATE
Weekly Updates from the SHS College and Career Readiness Department

ATTENTION ALL SHS STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
Please follow this link below to learn more information about additional scholarship opportunities for students.  

Senior students and parents: 
Please sign up for the Senior Listserv to receive information: sign up here  

Junior students and parents:
Please sign up for the Junior Listserv to receive information: sign up here  

College Bus Tour Registration Extended to April 25th! (For Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors)
The College and Career Center is putting together a trip to visit colleges in Texas. Please click on the link and you will see the dates and tentative schedule for the event. A more detailed schedule will be handed out at the mandatory meeting that students and parents will need to attend. The trip is open to any current freshmen, sophomore or junior student at SHS. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell atclark.mitchell@sunnyvaleisd.com.


STRIVE: SHS' LEARNING LAB - NEW HOURS!
STRIVE has new hours! SHS students who need extra help or time on assignments, studying for tests, or ACT/SAT practice, please come to the library computer lab Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please see Mrs. Settle for additional information.