ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS

Requests for 2015-2016 courses MUST be submitted by MIDNIGHT, Wednesday, APRIL 1st.  For instructions and a description of courses offered in 2015-2016, follow this link.


One Act Play Advances to District and Members Receive Individual Honors 
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Congratulations to the cast and crew of Medea!
SHS Theatre took the Greek tragedy Medea to the UIL One Act Play zone competition this past Thursday.  Sunnyvale's performance earned the play an advancement to the district level of UIL competition, and cast and crew members have been given the following honors:
 
  Honor crew- Kendall Watson
Honorable mention all-star cast- Carley King, Lauryn Statham
All star cast- Jaye Williams, Ethan Armstrong
Best actor- Jordan D'silva


Raider Pride Band Ranks Superior in Sight Reading, Concert Contests
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The Raider Pride Band took home superior ratings in both the concert and sight reading contests at the Region 3 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest on March 24th at Canton High School, Canton TX.  Congrats to the band member and directors on this outstanding accomplishment!
Thanks to all the parents who have brought their band members to sectionals and other outside rehearsals.  We appreciate your support always and always love showing off the incredible talent of SHS Bands.
If you wish to hear the groups, you can access the audio UIL concert file link at the site below:

Six Qualify for State Theatrical Design Contest
Congratulations to the following SHS theatre students, who have advanced to the State Theatrical Design Contest:
Janie McGuffee - Costume Design (2nd year qualifier)
Madison Armstrong - Makeup Design 
Madeline Collins - Marketing Design

 Bad Weather Make Up Days Announced 
To make up for lost instructional time during the recent snow days, SISD students will attend school on the following bad weather make up days: April 3rd and June 5th. SISD has applied for a waiver with the state for the third missed day.

BPA Members Advance to Nationals 
 BPA Finalists
Congrats to Lydia Phillips and Sachin George, who will represent SHS at the National BPA contest in California later this spring. Special thanks to the Sunnyvale community who partnered with SISD to make their travel and competition fees possible!

2014-2015 Raider Basketball Post-Season Honors

Academic All-State
2nd Team: Cade Torres, Conner Mears,
Honorable Mention: Daylan Howig

All-District
1st Team: Conner Mears, Lawson Ayo
2nd Team: Cade Torres, Julius Kirven, Tre Streling



LADY RAIDERS: 3A STATE CHAMPIONS!
State champs - Lady Raiders

More Photos:
Check out junior Jim Threet's Photo Coverage of the State Tournament by Clicking Here!



Video by Shaira Starnes

Lady Raiders Dominate Post-Season Honors
Check out this news article about how the Lady Raiders dominated the post-season state honors.


SHS Senior Honored by Elk's Lodge 
 Taylor Wilson - Elk's Award
Congratulations to senior Taylor Wilson! The Mesquite Elk's Lodge named Taylor as Student of the Year and awarded her an Elk's scholarship. 


SHS Powerlifters Place in Regionals and Head to State
Boys' powerlifting regionals 15
Congratulations to the Raider Powerlifting team in placing 4th out of 30 teams in the regional powerlifting meet.  The following athletes placed individually in the tournament: 
Wade Cookston 1st place - state qualifier, Garrett Ferguson 2nd place - state qualifier, Jon Ennin 4th place, Cody Coldwell 5th place, Jiovanny Rubio 6th place 



Show Your Support For Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
As a school district, we want to support families who are affected by Autism.
 
Purchase an Autism Awareness t-shirt and support Autism Awareness Month. 

Order forms are due by March 30th. The SISD

community is encouraged to wear their t-shirts on April 23rd and 30th.

Project Graduation clip art Project Graduation Kicks Off for Class of 2015

Sunnyvale High School has joined with high schools across the nation in helping to keep our students safe following graduation by participating in Project Graduation, a nation-wide initiative. This event is affiliated with, and endorsed by Sunnyvale ISD. The event is entirely coordinated and sponsored by parent volunteers.

How is Our Community Taking Part?

Sunnyvale parents and community members sponsored the first Project Graduation for the Class of 2011. Each graduating class' parent committee has expanded on the foundation they set. The event is slated to occur at Bowl-a-Rama in Rowlett from 11:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. on June 5th- graduation night. We feel students will embrace the opportunity to make a conscious decision to eliminate alcohol from their graduation celebration. We, as a school district, want to encourage those commitments. 

For information on how YOU can help, please click here. For further information on Project Graduation, please click this link.


 Prom 2015
 
Prom Ticket
 
Prom tickets are on sale now for $50 until April 3rd
and $65 after April 6th 
Saturday, April 18th
Quixotic Magical Event Spot
2824 Main Street 
Dallas ,TX 


Project Prom


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. 

FFA logo FFA News
 FFA Show Team 15
The following students competed with rabbits: 
Brantley Baker-second place
Katelyn Carter-2 first places and a 3rd place
Dylan McKay-first place
Sara Quintero
Bailey Gleaves-second place
Jason Henk-second place
Hannah Piccola-ninth place
Maria Ray-1st place
Christine Aldriedge-fifth place
Nathan Duckworth-13th place
Dinisti Lewis-seventh place
Molly Moss- 2 first places
Danica Rogers-first place

Max Anderson sold his chickens

Lily Barnes, Logan Welsh, Brilyn Baker, Kelton Starnes, and Nicole Stafford all sold their goats at Houston.

Brant Taylor-placed 2nd and competed in the Shorthorn Division Drive
Molly Moss-placed 2nd and competed in the Shorthorn Division Drive
Reid Finch-placed 2nd and competed in the British Scramble Division Drive
Nikki Hayes- placed 12th
Kaily Graham-placed 9th
Jake Geer-placed 11th

Tanner Alford, Nicole Stafford, and Peyton Geer scrambled during the rodeo, and Tanner caught, winning $1,750 towards the purchased of a heifer for next school year. 

The Show team ended our season on a very positive note, and we are proud of all involved! Great job ladies and gentlemen.  





COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS UPDATE

ACT / SAT Mock Exams:
SHS will be offering mock exams for the ACT & SAT. Please click on the link to learn more information about the mock exams. Students can register for one or both if they would like to. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mitchell.
Click the link to sign up for the mock exams/ Test Dates:
ACT - April 11th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost - $10 per mock exam

2015 College Tour Bus Trip:
Save the date for the 2015 College Tour Bus Trip, June 8th - 10th. More information will be coming in the near future.
 
PrepMe Test Prep:  We have a great resource available to all students at Sunnyvale High School to assist students as they prepare for standardized exams. We received a SEF Grant for PrepMe software in Naviance. PrepMe is a test prep program that students can use as they prepare for the ACT and SAT exams. Students can use the PrepMe program multiple times for ACT or SAT throughout the year. I have attached a document on my website that will help you complete the steps to get started with your test prep process. This is an excellent opportunity for students to take advantage of, and we are excited to offer this program to all high school students.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mitchell at clark.mitchell@sunnyvaleisd.com
  

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.