April Students of the Month  

Banquet Ticket SHS All Sports Banquet

Monday, May 16th
Mimosa Lane Baptist Church
Youth Center
1233 N. Beltline Road
Mesquite TX


Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.


Admission $20.00
Dinner included in cost of ticket. 
Athletes are given one free ticket. 

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Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Yearbook Ads
Due May 19th
Please submit your materials with your form and payment to Ms. Vanek by the end of day on May 19th. Details on design and submission may be found at this link: http://c2.sunnyvaleisd.com/Page/3473. Questions? Please email: emily.vanek@sunnyvaleisd.com 
Thank you! 

2015-2016 SMS/SHS Yearbooks
Order Your Yearbook  
Ensure your Raider's memories are kept for a lifetime by purchasing a 2015-2016 yearbook. The middle school and high school have a combined yearbook, which will be sold entirely online this year. Please visit this link: http://www.sunnyvaleisd.com/Page/5177  and place your order. The ordering site will be available until the last day of school. Thank you for supporting Sunnyvale ISD Journalism. 
Thank you!

State Bound! "Still Life with Iris"

Steals the Show
 SHS Theatre's One Act Play performance has advanced to the state competition for the first time in the school's history. Bravo to the cast and crew of "Still Life with Iris"!
 Still Life with Iris

Regional Contest Individual Honors:

Best Actress: Lauryn Statham 
Honor Crew: Kendall Watson
All star cast: Ethan Armstrong 
Honorable mention all-star cast: Jadee Hankins and Elise Norlie 
OAP Regionals Individual Honors  

Academic Regional Champs
 SHS UIL Academics competed this past Saturday at the Region 2 tournament at Tyler Junior College where they were
Academic UIL   
The following students received individuals honors for their contribution:

Sachin George - 3rd Place, State qualifier for Computer Applications
Jeff Cherian - 5th Place, Computer Applications
Sharon Cherian - 4th Place, State alternate for Feature Writing
Natalie Hanson, 5th Place, Feature Writing
Lydia Philip - 1st Place, State qualifer for Headline Writing
Suzanne Thomas - 3rd Place, State qualifier for News Writing
Sharon Thomas - 4th place, State alternate for Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking
Ashley Ziegler - 4th place, State alternate for LD Debate
Lilly Kirby - 3rd place, State qualifier for LD Debate
Radhika Nune - 5th place, Spelling
Journalism Team - 1st Place
Congratulations SHS UIL Academics! 

Regional Tennis  

Daybreak in Concert
 Daybreak Concert

Lady Raiders, Track and Field Area Champs
Congratulations to the Lady Raiders in winning the Area Track Meet!
The following athletes have advanced to the Regional Meet: 
Anna Foote, Lauren Brown, Madison D'Elia, Caira Pettway, Kinsley Troutman, Jeanae Demus, 
Claire Knight, Mary-Kate Hisaw, Landry Hunter
Chima Enyinna, Lawson Ayo, Austin Norsworthy, Chibu Enyinna, Joel Ennin, Jonathan Ennin, 
Julius Kirven, Colton Troutman,Cash Goodhart, Bryan Woods 

SHS Choirs -- Sweepstakes for All
Congratulations to all four SHS Choirs!
Chorale, True Colors, Pure Gold, and Daybreak all earned Sweepstakes (perfect scores) at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest on Tuesday, April 12th.
SHS Choirs  

Lady Raider Golf,
Region Champs and State Bound 
 Congratulations to the Sunnyvale Girls' Golf Team in placing first in the Regional Tournament on Tuesday. Lady Raider golfer Julie Nguyen came in 1st place individually, and Kim Nguyen took the 2nd place spot in the tournament. 
 Lady Raider Golf

Raider Men's Golf Finishes 6th in the Region 
Raider Golf   

SHS Powerlifter State Champ
Wade Cookston

SHS THEATRE -- UIL Theatrical Design State Qualifiers

Two Sunnyvale Theatre students have been selected to the UIL State Theatre Design competition out of the over 600 other student entries. Janie McGuffee was chosen for her costume design entry for the 3rd consecutive year and Austin Norsworthy for his marketing design entry. The state competition is in May.
Theatre Design State Qualifiers
 Congratulations to these creative students! 

Avionne Alexander  

   Lawson Ayo

  SHS Swimmer Makes Sunnyvale History
SHS Swimmer Emily Manly competed in the UIL State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, February 20th.
She finished 4th in the 200 Individual Medley and brought home the bronze medal in the 100 Backstroke. She is Sunnyvale's first medalist in the state swim meet! Congratulations, Emily! 
Emily Manly   

Art to State  

Sunnyvale Art competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event this past Saturday, February, 15th. SHS entered 14 pieces with every piece received a 4 rating, the highest possible score.

Until this point, Sunnyvale has never had a piece advance to the state level. Nicole Hui (quilling), Janie McGuffee (multi-media painting), and Thien Nguyen (pencil drawing) have all advanced to the State Level. The State Event is April 25th in San Antonio.

Congratulations to all of these Sunnyvale artists.

SHS Band Member Earns First Division Rating and Advances to State
Congratulations to Sunnyvale Band/String member, senior Lydia Phillips, for her 1st Division violin solo at the Region 3 String Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Rockwall HS on Saturday, January 30th.  Lydia performed the demanding Barbers' Concerto Movement 1 and has advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition in Austin this May.
Lydia Phillips   

Raider Cheer,
UIL State Champions
Varsity Cheer  
Raider Varsity Cheer competed in the inaugural UIL Cheer Spirit Competition at UT Arlington on Wednesday, January 13th. The Sunnyvale team competed against over 40 other Texas 3A, all female squads. They placed in the top ten schools overall, and brought home the State Championship for their individual Band Dance performance.
Congratulations, Raider Cheer! 
Raider Cheer was interviewed by WFAA, Channel 8 News at the UIL competition.

 State Honors for Raider Band Members
The Area "A" All State Band auditions were held on Saturday, January 9th at Argyle High School. Each area consists of 5 regions in a highly competitive gathering of musicians. Twenty-four Sunnyvale Band members competed at this level with 5 receiving All State honors. Congratulations to the newest ATSSB All-State band members from Sunnyvale! 
All-State Band Members
Claire Salser, 11th grade Clarinet
Seth Fredrickson, 11th grade Alto Saxophone
Daniel Marino, 12th grade Trumpet 
Jimmie Henson, 12th grade Percussion
Vivian Tang, 10th grade Oboe

SHS Choir Members Selected to State
Luke Van Vessem and Nathan Blackley  
Congratulations to Luke Van Vessem for earning 3rd chair bass and Nathan Blackley for earning 1st alternate tenor in the TMEA Small School All State Mixed Choir.  This choir performs under the direction of Dr. Ken Davis at the annual TMEA Convention in San Antonio. 

  Sign-up For Watch Dogs

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"Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator." --Watch D.O.G.S. 
SISD invites you to participate in Watch DOGS by volunteering to be on campus for a day, supporting and encouraging the staff and students.
Sign up as one of SISD's Watch DOGS, HERE. 


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 Tardy Policy Reminder
Please review the attached SHS Tardy Policy for your information.

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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. 

  • PSAT Scores:
    Students will be able to access their scores on January 7th through their student account.
    2016 College Tour Bus Trip - April 24, 25 & 26
    The College & Career Center is putting together a trip to visit colleges in TX. Please click on the link below and you will see the dates and the 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 currently open to 10th & 11th grade students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell at clark.mitchell@sunnyvaleisd.com.
    Information Link: http://www.sunnyvaleisd.com/Page/3297  
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me please contact Mr. Mitchell.