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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.

Prom

Prom Fashion Show and Expo
The Sunnyvale High School Prom Committee in conjunction with our Advanced Fashion Design class, will host the inaugural SHS Prom Fashion Show/Expo featuring the latest fashions for guys and girls at Sunnyvale High School on 
Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30 p.m.
 
This event is open all Sunnyvale students, friends, parents, and families. Organizers will have raffle prizes from different vendors and even a chance to win a free prom ticket from their school. The show will showcase the newest fashions from Men Warehouse and other notable vendors and designers. 
 
Tickets are $2 at the door, and $1 purchased in advance in the front office of the high school. 
 
Those interested can like the Facebook Page “SHS Prom Fashion Show” for more updates or check out the high school’s website. For more information, please call 972- 203- 4600
 
**SHS is accepting donations of gently used special occasion dresses.  Please consider passing on extra formals for those who might not have a prom dress, otherwise.  Thank you.  Drop off in SHS front office.

 SHS Students of the Month 

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month:
Senior--Taniesha Walton
Junior--Rachel Saucier
Sophomore--Marta Ortiz
Freshman--Colby Tindall

Raiders Place in Regional Swim Meet

Regional Swim Meet  
 
This past weekend, Raider Swim competed at the Regional Swim meet in Frisco. Freshman Stephanie Shim came in second in B Finals of the 100 Breaststroke with a new personal record. Junior Emily Manly came in 2nd in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 Backstroke both with new personal records. Emily will be competing at the State Swim meet on February 19th and 20th in Austin.
Congratulations, Raiders! 

SHS Football Players Commit to College Teams
Congratulations to Lawson Ayo in signing with Angelo State University
and Wade Cookston with Texas Lutheran University.
Congratulations! 
 
 Football Signing Day

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 SHS UIL Academics on Top in Meet

Sunnyvale UIL Academic Invitational Meet - Sunnyvale High School dominated at the UIL Academic Invitational Meet this past Saturday, January 30th. They ended the meet in 1st place with 434 points with the 2nd place school scoring 270 points.   Thank you to all of the students and coaches that helped make us the CHAMPIONS again!
For a list of individual and team placings, click here.

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   

 SHS Band Students Compete at Solo and Ensemble
 Congratulations to Sunnyvale High School Band Who competed at UIL Region 3 Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday at Mesquite HS.
To view results, click here.   

Raider Tennis, First Place in Team Competition
 Raider Tennis
On Friday, January 29th, the Sunnyvale High School Tennis team played in the Fair Oaks Team Tennis Tournament and won 1st place.
 Congratulations, Raiders! 

There is Still Time!
Order your PBA VALEGRAMS:  Raising Funds for State Competition
SHS's Business Professional Association has over 20 students who have advanced to the state competition.  To offset the cost of travel, these students are selling Val-e-grams for all of the SISD campuses.
 BPA Valegram
 
 Drop payment and order form at any of the school's front offices.
 
Send your sweetie, student, or teacher a personalized note with a flower,
and let them know that they are special.
 
Click here for Order Form or Printable Message Form 

 
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. 

SHS BPA State Qualifiers:
Sunnyvale's Business Professional Association team competed at the regional event this past Saturday. Eleven of its members have qualified individually for the state competition with 6 alternates. Congratulations, Sunnyvale BPA!

BPA  

Web Design, 2nd
Suzanne Thomas, 3rd
Sharon Shaji, 3rd
Sachin George, 1st
Sarah Joseph, 4th
Thien Nguyen, 1st
Financial Analyst, 1st
Sarah Wilson, 3rd
Kim Nguyen, 3rd
Lydia Philip, 4th
Akhil Nune, 1st
Computer Animation, 1st
Parliamentary Procedures, 2nd
Christin Sajan, 2nd
Julie Nguyen, 3rd

Alternates:
Admin Support Team, 4th
Stephanie Thomas, 6th
Albin Mathew, 5th
Lisa Evans, 4th
Kezia Mathai, 5th
Justin Sagan, 6th
Sereena George, 5th

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

STEM 1: "High Altitude Balloon Challenge"
 
 High Altitude Balloon Image The STEM 1 class is seeking donations to acquire 4 high altitude balloons for an ELU for the spring semester. A donation site has been set up for this purpose. Please watch the project information video (https://balloonchallenge.org/) and consider helping fund this experiment for Sunnyvale STEM through the PledgeCents website (https://www.pledgecents.com/c…/xfmsrg/high-altitude-balloons)

 
Costume Party Fundraiser
 Support Sunnyvale High School Thespian Troupe #7532
Purchase costumes for Halloween, parties, plays and more,
as well as party supplies for birthdays and all occasions,
15% of your purchase goes to support your organization & you receive 15% off your order
 
Shop 365 days a year at www.costumeandpartyfundraiser.com
and use Promo Code: FUN4952 at checkout each time you shop
or simply use this URL to activate your promo code.
For more information, click here. 

 
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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. 


COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS UPDATE
  • PSAT Scores:
    Students will be able to access their scores on January 7th through their student account.
     
    Financial Aid Presentation:
    SHS will host a Financial Aid Presentation from a representative from University of Texas at Austin (a general presentation, not one geared towards UT, 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 in the SHS cafeteria on Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30 p.m. Seniors and parents are highly encouraged to attend.
     
    College Kickoff Panel: 
    Please join us and listen to what the colleges have to say from the college application process, to visiting campuses and everything in between. There will be three college representatives that will be in attendance. The panel will take place on Wednesday, January 20th in the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. All SHS students and parents are welcome to attend the college panel. Junior students and parents are highly encouraged to attend! This is a valuable opportunity that you won't want to
    miss! 
     
    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  
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    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me please contact Mr. Mitchell.