13-14 SHS and SMS Yearbook Distribution 
SHS students will receive their 13-14 yearbooks during period 4B on Thursday, November 20th.

 SMS students will receive their yearbooks during lunch on Friday, November 21st. 

Alumni who wish to pick up their books must come to the school to do so (parents or siblings can also do this for them but they must do this in person or contact SHS to make arrangements to do so).

Please note that the school district will be closed for Nov. 24-28. Yearbooks will not be available for pick up during this time.

Any student who feels that he or she should not have received a book should email the following information to emily.vanek@sunnyvaleid.com:
1. Name, grade and contact information.
2. Receipt from your order or cancelled check from purchase (should be from 2014).

Are There Extra Yearbooks?

The yearbook staff has a very limited supply of extra 13-14 yearbooks. Parents or students who would like to order one may complete this form. These yearbooks will be distributed after WINTER BREAK in JANUARY and will cost $55.00 upon receipt of payment. Please click here to sign up for a possible copy of the book.

Second Annual Sunnyvale's Got Talent Show Set for Nov. 21st

The Second Annual SHS Sunnyvale's Got Talent Show, sponsored by SHS PTSA, will be held Friday, Nov. 21st from 1:00 p.m.- 3:20 pm. The cost is $5.00 to attend.  Funds raised go to support SHS PTSA senior scholarships.  Students may sign up in the SHS front office to perform. Parents are welcome to attend. Door prize drawings, including an IPAD mini, will be given out. 

NHS Leads SHS in Annual Salute to Veterans 
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The SHS chapter of the National Honor Society honored local Veterans with their annual Veterans Day ceremony last week. The SHS campus paid tribute to over 50 veterans that the annual event, which was led with keynote speaker Mr. Travis Waddell.
Special thanks to NHS Adviser Kris Williams for her leadership of the event.

Fall Semester Exam Schedule
There will not be an open campus during this testing. Core classes do not have exemptions. 
Exam schedule may be viewed here. 

SHS Students of the Month
Congratulations to the October students of the month:  
Bobby Abraham, Andrew Miller, Adriana Palomo and Kelsy Porsadoro.

Volleyball All-District Awards
Congrats to the following Lady Raiders:
Hitter of the Year - Kinsley Troutman
Blocker of the Year - Lauren Brown
Newcomer of the Year - Paige Hawkins
1st Team All-District - Leslie Berry, Caitie Wells
2nd Team All-District - Amanda Farr, Barbara Forman
Honorable Mention All-District - Cassidy Williams
Academic All-District - Leslie Berry, Amanda Farr, Lisa Evans, Lauren Brown, Barbara Forman, Caitie Wells, Paige Hawkins, Cassidy Williams

Raider Football: District Champs!
District champs 14
Congrats to the Raider football team on their outstanding 10-0 season! The team made history as they became the first SHS team to be named district football champions! We are so proud of our team and coaches!

Be The Difference Maker
Please take a moment to check out Mr. Sterling's latest blog.

Raider Angel Tree
Senior Beau Bryant is organizing a Raider Angel Tree to benefit students of Sunnyvale Elementary.  The tree will be set up in the rotunda of SES beginning Thursday, November 20th.  Parents are encouraged to stop and see the items that the students have wished for.  If you choose to participate, you will first, select an ornament with a student number and their wishes.  You will then add your contact information to the registration sheet so we will know which family has chosen the student number.  Wrapped gift items will be brought to the Elementary Campus by Thursday, December 11th.  The gift items will be distributed to the student’s families prior to our Christmas break.

SHS Choir is once again offering poinsettias for Christmas.  Please place your order here. Delivery will be sometime the second week of December.
Now: Raider Express Cards are here! Get yours for only $15 from a choir member!
Choir Express Card

FFA logo FFA News

FFA students did very well at the district LDEs on November 6th. 
--The Greenhand Chapter Conducting team consisting of Lincoln Fitzgerald, Dylan Rogers, Sara Quintero, Caleb English, Sophia Oyervides, Dylan McKay, and Mariah Wright placed first.

--The Greenhand FFA Quiz team consisting of Nicole Stafford, Savannah Zachariah, Sophia Oyervides, and Caleb English placed 1st.  Both of these teams will be moving on to area in Ponder this Saturday. 

--Lincoln Fitzgerald also placed 3rd in Jr. FFA Creed Speaking, and the Sr. FFA Quiz team consisting of Anna Foote, Rachel Henson, Malorie Layton, and Jack Moore placed 5th.
This Saturday, November 22nd, is the Area LDE contest in Sherman, TX. The competition starts at 8:30 a.m., departure from SHS at 6:40 a.m. 


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. 

Transcript Requests: Thanksgiving break is right around the corner. If you want any transcripts sent before Thanksgiving break, please request transcripts by the end of the school day Wednesday, November 19th


Texas A&M and University of Texas application deadline is 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 from a representative from University of Texas at Dallas (a general presentation, not one geared towards UTD, specifically). 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 on Thursday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS cafetorium.