SHS Tennis Player Scores Big at Regionals
Jimmie Henson Tennis
Congratulations to Jimmie Henson who placed 3rd place in singles and qualified for state as an alternate at the Regional Tennis Tournament that was held at TJC!  Daylan Howig and Lisa Evans placed 4th in mixed doubles.

STAAR and EOC Testing Information
The updated 2014-2015 STAAR/EOC exam calendar has been posted for your reference here

District Sweep: All Four SHS Track Teams Dominate District Meet
track sweeps district

Congratulations to the boys' and girls' JV and varsity Raider track teams, who swept the district meet on Thursday, April 16th! Way to go, Raiders! 



 
Lady Raiders Commit to College Teams

Sicurrella, Farr signings

Congratulations to Karah Sicurella in signing with Tarleton State basketball
 
and Amanda Farr in committing to 
 
Centenary College of Louisiana for volleyball.

Lady Raider Golf: State Bound!
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 Congrats to the Lady Raider golf team, who placed 2nd at the regional tournament - just three strokes out of first place. They qualified for the state tournament in Austin April 27-28 for the second consecutive year. Julie Nguyen scored first overall and Kim Nguyen scored 3rd overall.  Other team members are" Taylor Wilson, Gracyn Davis, Kali McDermett and manager Lari Jo Westwood. 


SHS One Act Play Advances to Regional Contest
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Congratulations to the cast and crew of Madea, SHS' UIL one act play, who were honored this evening as they competed at the area contest. The group will now perform at the regional contest in Tyler. The following students were honored individually:
Best technicians: Madeline Collins - Stage Manager
Honorable Mention, All-Star Cast: Lauryn Statham
All-Star Cast: Jaye Williams, Carly King, and the Savage Chorus
Well done once again, OAP!! ‪#‎medeamadness‬ ‪#‎raiderpride‬

SHS Choirs Earn Sweepstakes

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Congratulations to all 3 SHS Choirs for their performances at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
 
at Canton HS.  All groups received Sweepstakes trophies


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Seniors: High School Project Information
If you are a SENIOR participating in High School Project you need to complete a MANDATORY meeting with Mrs. Brooks by Wednesday, April 22. You must attend this meeting in order to present during the week of April 28th.  Come by Mrs. Brooks' room before or after school to sign up, or click on the link here.


SHS Tennis Dominates District
District Tennis trophies
SHS dominated at the 12-3A District Tennis M​​eet that was held at SHS on April 9-10. 12 of the 16 regional qualifier spots go to our own SHS players. The following students placed 1st or 2nd at the meet and will compete in regional competition at Tyler Junior College on April 20-21:
 
Boys' Singles
Jimmie Henson, 1st Place
Jacob Brooks, 2nd Place
Girls' Singles
Radhika Nune, 1st Place
Serena Nguyen, 2nd Place
Boys' Doubles
Jobin James, Chuck Chukkiriyan - 1st Place
Dan Tran, Ben Dang - 2nd Place
Girls' Doubles
Natalie Hanson, Malorie Layton - 1st Place
Mixed Doubles
Lisa Evans, Daylan Howig - 1st Place
Elizabeth Ann Beaty, Shane Thomas - 3rd Place (Regional alternates)
Consolation Winners in 12-3A District Girls Doubles
Jadee Hankins, Alex Hanson
Congratulations to Coach Smith and the entire SHS Tennis team for such an outstanding showing at district.

SHS Academic UIL: District Champs!
SHS participated in the 12AAA UIL meet on Wednesday against 10 other schools.  We are proud to announce that  SUNNYVALE HIGH SCHOOL was AWARDED ACADEMIC CHAMPION!!! 

Thank you to all the students and coaches that helped to make us the overall winner! 

Individual honors may be found here.


SHS: Live To Dodge Another Day




SHS Powerlifter Places Fourth in State
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Congratulations to Wade Cookston in placing in the State Powerlifting Tournament this past weekend.  Wade pushed himself and and fought his way into the top four in state competition. 
 

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:

Three 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. 




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.



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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. 

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 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.