Saturday, August 9, 2014 

Media Day is a day for all high school in-season teams to have their group and individual pictures made for yearbook, sports program, iRaider, and parent purchase.  The winter and spring teams will have their official photos made during their season but some have sponsors for the sports program and iRaider and will be photographed on Saturday, August 9th.  Those teams begin at 11:00 a.m. 


Please click here for order form.

Photos may only be ordered on Media Day - order forms will also be available at the cafeteria.  The photographer will take individual pictures of any student so feel free to bring a prop (tennis racket, softball bat, basketball, etc.) for your picture.  

Location:  SHS Cafeteria unless noted otherwise


8:00 a.m.  Volleyball Team Photo in gym 


8:30 a.m.  Marching Band formation photo on football field


9:00 a.m.  Football Photo (wear cleats or black shoes)

1.     All Coaches photo

2.     Varsity football (team and individual photos including trainers)

3.     JV football (team and individual photos including trainers)


9:30 a.m.  Senior football players with their moms (group and individual)

(Location TBD)


9:00 a.m.  Band 
(Individual photos in band hall)

·       Arrive by 7:30 a.m. at the band hall to put on uniforms (field formation picture at 8:30 a.m.)

·       Bring instruments and wear black shoes


10:30 a.m. Jazz Band 
(Off-location at Sunnyvale Town Hall)

·       All jazz band students for 2014-15 school year including incoming freshman

·       Meet at Town Hall and wear something “jazzy” – bring instrument if you want

·       Contact Janet Clements with questions:


11:00 a.m. Varsity Baseball

·       Arrive by 10:30 a.m. for uniforms

·       All baseball players that were on varsity 2013-14

·       Contact Janet Adrian with questions:


11:10 a.m. Boys Basketball

·       Arrive by 10:40 a.m. for uniforms

·       All SHS boys basketball players including incoming freshmen that plan to try out

·       Contact Carmen Ayo with questions:


11:20 a.m. Girls' Basketball

·       Arrive by 10:50 a.m. for uniforms

·       All SHS girls basketball players including incoming freshmen that plan to try out

·       Contact Leah Goodhart with questions:


11:30 a.m. Soccer

·       Arrive by 11:00 a.m. for uniforms

·       All SHS soccer team including incoming freshmen that plan to try out

·       Contact Dana Fitzgerald with questions:


11:40 a.mGirls and Boys Track  

·       Arrive by 11:10 and wear a Sunnyvale shirt with black shorts

·       All SHS girls and boys track team including incoming freshmen who plan to participate

·       Contact Brenda Allen with questions:


11:50 a.m. Tennis

·       Arrive by 11:20 for uniforms

·       All SHS tennis players including incoming freshmen who plan to play

·       Contact Linda Howig with questions:


12:00 noon Softball

·       Arrive by 11:30 for uniforms

·       All SHS softball players including incoming freshmen who plan to try out

·       Contact Charla Turner with questions:


12:10 p.m. Girls' Golf

·       Arrive by 11:50

·       All SHS varsity girl golfers

·       Wear Sunnyvale golf shirt

·       Contact Michelle Wilson with questions:


12:20 p.m. Boys' Golf

·       Arrive by 12:00

·       All SHS varsity boy golfers

·       Wear Sunnyvale golf shirt

·       Contact Maureen Threet with questions:


12:30 p.m. Cheerleaders 
(group and individual)

·       Arrive by 12:15

·       All SHS JV and Varsity Cheerleaders

·       Contact Kristi McDermett with questions:


Please be punctual – we will not be able to wait for team members.


Football season is almost here.  Raider football practice will begin in less than 2 weeks.  Our goal is to have a parent support system similar to the one we had last year to carry out the traditions that have been established.  A football parents' meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the SHS Cafetorium at 9:00 a.m.  At the meeting, we will discuss the items listed below and recruit volunteers to help organize the events/functions or contribute to them.  

  • Varsity Football team and cheerleader dinners (10) hosted by parents    
  • Game day lunch coordination (Coordinator: Teresa Vandiver) 
  • Two-a-day practice fruit snacks provided by parents 
  • Senior parent night recognition  
  • Football moms' night
  • Homecoming Parade (Coordinator: Sherry Crenshaw)
  • Homecoming Dance (Coordinators: Tracy Work, Joi Blackley, Shaira Starnes and Sandra Mears)
  • iRaider Sports Magazine (Coordinator: Larry Allen)


Reminder: SHS Media Day is August 9 (please see complete schedule above).   The football team and individual player photos will be taken at 9:00 a.m.  Senior football players will have their photo taken with their mom at 9:30 a.m.  It is a tradition for senior moms to purchase a page in the sports program that features the senior players with their mom.  The cost is divided up between the Senior players and it usually costs approximately $30.00 each.  

Please plan to attend this meeting.  SHS is widely known for having highly involved parents who provide tremendous support to our children.   - Sandra Mears 

SHS is accepting applications from students that are interested in painting their senior parking space. You are able to turn in the applications from July 7th through July 23rd. The applications need to be turned in by July 23rd at 12 pm. Please click on the link below for the Senior Student Parking Packet and important dates. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell. This is a fun tradition - don't miss out! Kick off your senior year with a little fun! 



It's time to register for this year's Fish Camp sponsored by the SHS Student Council. 
All of the information is on the attached form.
To register, click here, fill out the form, and submit.
The $15 can be mailed to the address on the attached form, or it can be dropped off at the
front office in the high school.
We will be working with coaches for those students who are involved in athletics.  A future e-mail will give the details for those student athletes.



Sunnyvale High School Cheerleaders attended NCA Leadership cheer camp in June at TWU in Denton, Texas.  The girls participated in four days of clinics and competitions and came home with many honors!

Varsity Team Awards
Spirit Stick
5 STAR ribbon 
Varsity Rally Routine Runner Up
Varsity Camp Champion
ROCK Award - leadership award

Congratulations to the following Varsity Cheerleaders for their individual Accomplishments:
Gracyn Davis:  All-American Cheerleader & Star Jumper
Ellin Flowers: All-American Cheerleader & Star Tumbler
Adrienne Kellogg:  All-American Cheerleader, Stand-Out award& NCA Staff Application
Julia McKnight: NCA Staff Application
Taylor Wilson: NCA Staff Application
Kristen Schabel:  Stand-Out Award & TOP All-American Mascot

JV Team Awards
Spirit Stick
5 STAR Ribbon
JV Rally Routine Champion
JV Camp Champion Runner Up
JV Star Chant

Congratulations to the following JV Cheerleaders for their individual Accomplishments:
Addy Brock:  All-American Cheerleader, Stand-Out Award & Star Tumbler Winner
Madison D'Elia:  Star Tumbler
India Howay:  Star Jumper


Sterling Sunnyvale ISD’s Board of Trustees recently named Ron Sterling, Jr. Sunnyvale High School’s new principal. Trustees approved Superintendent Doug Williams’ recommendation for Sterling’s hire at a called meeting in June.

"Ron’s experience and well-rounded background is an excellent match for the high school,” Superintendent Doug Williams said.  “His vision for our students and their future fits our overall district mission.”

Sterling, an experienced administrator with a proven track record for excellence in school leadership, joins SISD after serving as the Associate Principal of Campus Operations at Little Elm High School and was on path the to promotion for the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to that, he served as the campus’ Interim Deputy Principal. Before joining LEISD, Sterling worked as a campus administrator at John Tyler High School in Tyler, where he performed a variety of leadership and teaching roles.

“I knew about Sunnyvale and the excellence in the district, as far as academics and extracurricular activities,” Sterling said. “Sunnyvale is one of those districts that you know that if you have an opportunity to be a part of it, you take that chance because there’s nothing but positives.”


Having worked previously in a small community school, Sterling is eager to be a part of Sunnyvale’s close, tight-knit culture.


“This is ideal for my family, especially with three boys,” he continued. “To have them all in the same area with me is – well, I continue to pinch myself.”

Among the first items on Sterling’s agenda will be assessing SHS’ needs.  He plans to build on the momentum of the already successful high school and its faculty and enhance the programs that are already in place.

Maintaining strong ties to SISD parents and the community is a top priority for Sterling.

“We are in the business of customer service,” Sterling said. “It takes a village and I’m open to that. I have an open door policy and I’m big on getting to know parents and the community. I’m big on customer service. In our line of business, our students, parents and the community are our consumers.”

Mr. Sterling and his wife, Suzana have three children: Ron III, Devin and Jaylon will all attend SISD in the fall. The Sterlings are currently looking for homes in the area.

State Champs!


Congratulations to the following All District Players from the STATE CHAMPION RAIDER BASEBALL TEAM!

THSBCA 3rd Team All State Outfield- Jake Wilcox (Sr)
THSBCA Academic All State- Jake Wilcox (Sr)
THSBCA Academic All State- Ryan Cottingame (Sr)
UIL State Tournament MVP- Nathan Hawkins (So)
UIL All State Tournament Team- Wesley Phillips (Sr)
UIL All State Tournament Team- Ryan Cottingame (Sr)
UIL All State Tournament Team- Seth Metzger (So)
UIL All State Tournament Team- Lawson Ayo (So)
District 12-2A Offensive Player of the Year- Wesley Phillips (Sr)
District 12-2A Pitcher of the Year- Jake Wilcox (Sr)
1st Team All District Infield- Ryan Cottingame (Sr)
1st Team All District Outfield- Sam Shaver (Sr)
1st Team All District Pitcher- Nathan Hawkins (So)
1st Team All District Designated Hitter- Seth Metzger (So)
1st Team All District Utility- Jose Castillo (Fr)
2nd Team All District Infield- Lawson Ayo (So)

Information for the Honors Chemistry Summer Assignment can be found on Mrs. Armstreet's webpage.  There is a tab labeled "Summer Assignment 2014" that has information about the assignment, as well as links for the necessary worksheets and handouts.  Please make sure and access this information as soon as possible to ensure that you complete the summer assignment for Honors Chemistry by the appropriate dates.  If you have any questions about the assignment please contact Mrs. Armstreet at


The summer reading assignments for Honors English III, Honors English IV, and Dual Credit English IV (2322) have changed. Students will find the new assignments attachedbelow:

The summer reading assignment for Dual Credit English 3 (1301, 1302) has not changed.

Senior varsity golfer Evan Norlie has signed to play Division I golf for UT-Brownsville, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Congrats, Evan!

Superintendent's Blog: A Tribute to Our Seniors

Class of 2014

Mr. Williams acknowledges the Class of 2014 in his latest blog posting.


order your yearbook now!
It's time to order your Raider's yearbook! Help ensure that he or she will preserve memories for  years to come.
 Please click here for ordering details.

summer school clip

SHS' summer school program is available for students who need need to recover credit from a course not previously passed and for students who need to prep for an upcoming EOC re-test. Please check out the information at this link.