Girls' Cross Country Takes Second Place at District

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The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the district cross country meet on Monday in Waxahachie. Congratulations to the girls' varsity cross country team for finishing in second place at the meet! The entire team will advance to the regional cross country meet in Grand Prairie on Nov. 1st.
Claire Knight finished in 4th place for the girls, and Lori McDermett finished in 5th place. The rest of the girls' team consisted of Ashley McDermett, Aleah Fredrickson, Anna Foote, Kilee Collins, and Maddie McKnight.
The JV girls finished in 1st place at the meet. Gabby Allen (2nd), Claire Salser (3rd), Grace Goodhart (4th), Rachel MacLachlan (5th), and Jordan Griffin (6th) ran very well for the JV team.
GREAT JOB, RAIDERS!


Outstanding Performance by Raider Pride Band 
Congratulations to the Raider Pride Band for their outstanding performance at the Wylie Marching Invitational over the weekend. They swept the 3A classification, taking Outstanding Guard, Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance and First Place - 3A.  Special thanks to the Raider Band Booster Club and all band parents for their support. 
Raider Pride Band at Wylie Competition
The band would also like to thank the Sunnyvale community for it's overwhelming support at Friday night's football game! The band would welcome any additional support at UIL competition, their last competitive performance on Wednesday, October 22nd at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, 3:15 p.m.  GO RAIDER BANDS!

Violinist Places in Region Lydia Phillips
Congratulations to junior Lydia Phillips, and violinist, who made the 2014 Region 3 Orchestra. Lydia is not only an accomplished percussionist and vocalist, but also auditioned on violin on October 11th at Berkner High School. Lydia made 7th chair in this advanced group and this is her 3rd year to be among the best of the region. This placement advances her to the area level audition. Congrats, Lydia!


 
 
SAVE THE DATE: Veterans Day Celebration
Veterans Day
Veterans are invited to join us in the SHS library in appreciation for their service to our country. Activities are scheduled for Veterans Day, November 11th.
 
A breakfast reception will begin at 8:00 a.m. ,with the program commencing at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Travis Waddell will be our guest speaker.
 
Please send, as soon as possible, the name and address of any local or family veteran to: kristin.williams@sunnyvaleisd.com for a personal invitation. As always, we look forward to honoring the veterans who visit our campus. 

NHS students are excited to welcome the SMS fifth graders as part of this year’s program.  We expect this year’s program to be better than ever!


Congratulations to our new Homecoming Court winners for 2014-2015
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Homecoming Queen: Julia McKnight
 Mr. and Miss SHS: Daylan Howig and Grace Goodhart
Football Sweetheart: Hannah Laird
 Band Beau and Sweetheart: Jacob Clements and Ruby Cherian
 
Thank you for representing SHS and SISD!


sock pile Do Hard Things:  SOCKTOBER 
Like Kid President says, "October is Socktober and we need to Do Something PEOPLE!" Before winter approaches, join us in collecting new socks for men, women, and children to be given to the local homeless shelter. In your activity period, make a Socktober box and collect as many new socks as your group can. We will collect until October 31st. The activity period group with the most socks collected will get a BIG prize.




FFA News
--We had over 60 students attend Ag Awareness Day on Tuesday, October 7th at the State Fair of Texas.
We took 5 heifers to compete in their first show.
 
Molly Moss placed 3rd with her Shorthorn, Brant Taylor placed 4th with his Shorthorn, Kaily Graham placed 4th with her Shorthorn, Reid Finch placed 10th with his Shorthorn, and Nikki Hayes placed 10th with her Angus.

Anna Foote took several chickens to compete. She was awarded 3 first places, 2 second places, 1 third place and 1 fourth place.

During the weekend of Oct. 19, we had three students who exhibited rabbits at the State Fair.  Molly Moss placed 2nd with her Mini Rex Buck, Danica Rogers placed 2nd with her Mini Rex Doe, and Lari Jo Westwood placed 2nd with her Netherland Dwarf Doe. Congrats ladies!

FFA Pull-over Logo --We are currently selling FFA pullovers. The image shown will be embroidered on the left chest.  They will be a grey, 1/4 zip, sweatshirt type pullover. The cost will be $45.  

Show team shirts are also available to be purchased by any student who is exhibiting an animal, and the students' families.  They are a long sleeved, gray pocket tee with the emblem on the pocket.  They will say "SHOW TEAM' across the shoulders.  The price is $18.

Money for both the shirt and the pullover can be brought now.  The deadline for the orders will be November 14th. Please pay early, since Mr. Adams will be out of country the 7th-12th.  Special arrangements may be made if necessary.  
 
--If your student is between the ages of 14-17, and in 8th-11th grades, then they can participate in calf scrambles in Fort Worth and Houston.  They could win up to $2,250 total to go towards the purchase of a heifer to show for the next year or two!  The application form can be found here and the participation rules can be found here. Turn in the forms by October 23rd to help ensure they get selected to compete.

Children' Medical Center Honors SHS PlayerLawson Ayo

Congrats to junior Lawson Ayo, who has been honored by Children's Medical Center as the Player of the Week for week 3!
 
Way to go, Lawson!

 


Rescheduled Spaghetti Dinner, Benefitting SHS Fine Arts
Tuesday, October 28th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Dinner at 7:00  
Show at 7:30  
Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. 
To purchase more tickets, contact Megan Senter atmegan.senter@sunnyvaleisd.com  
If there's a conflict with the new date, refunds will be given.
Thanks for your flexibility.


SHS Students Selected for All-Region Choir
On Saturday, September 26th, SHS Choir students competed for seats in the TMEA, Region 4, All-Region Choir. Congratulations to the following singers who were chosen:
 
Soprano 1
Jadee Hankins - 1st chair
Ashley Cottingame - 10th chair
 
Soprano 2
Miriam Easo - 2nd chair
Adrienne Kellogg - 8th chair
Kasi Justice - 10th chair
Priya Raju - 13th chair
 
Alto 1
Lori McDermett - 1st chair
Jaye Williams - 3rd chair
Sharon Thomas - 4th chair
 
Alto 2
Maddie Collins - 11th chair
Maria Ray - 13th chair
 
Tenor 1
Nolan Fansler - 4th chair
 
Tenor 2
Nathan Blackley - 3rd chair
Akhil Nune - 5th chair
Tony Easo - 8th chair
 
Bass 1
Luke Van Vessem - 4th chair
 
Bass 2
Jonathan Ennin - 1st chair
Joel Ennin - 2nd chair
Wade Cookston  - 8th chair
 
Special recognition to Jadee Hankins, Miriam Easo, and Lori McDermett who have already advanced to the area round in January.
All other singers will compete at the pre-area level in November with 4 new pieces of music.

   Passion is Contagious: Mr. Sterling's Blog 
Mr. Sterling discussion finding your passion and sharing it in his latest blog posting.



SHS Jazz Band Members Name to Region Group
Congratulations to the following Raider Pride Jazz Band members, who competed and were named to the region group on Saturday, September 20th at the ATSSB Region 3 Jazz Band Auditions hosted by Crandall High School.  

The following students made the region group (from left to right):
jazz band all region  
Jacob Bradford, Trombone, 1st chair
Ryan Deshazo, Drumset, 1st chair, and qualified for Area Jazz
Gabrielle Allen, Tenor Sax 1st chair, and qualified for Area Jazz
Daniel Marino, Trumpet, 1st chair, and qualified for Area Jazz
Margaret Dasari, Bari Sax, 1st chair, and qualified for Area Jazz
Paul Baker, Trombone, 4th chair,and qualified for Area Jazz
Kali McDermett, Trumpet, 4th chair (not pictured) 

 A big thanks to all the Raider Jazz members who auditioned! We are super proud of all our members!



COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS UPDATE
 
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
It is with great pleasure that the Dallas Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is once again able to provide the opportunity for selected 11th grade students in the Dallas area high schools to attend the "American Leaders Youth Summit" at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The 2014 Conference will be held March 12 - 15, 2015. Students will be coming from many different states to attend the summit and experience history in a visit to George Washington's headquarters and walking tour of Philadelphia.
Deadline: November 3rd
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are presented annually on the local, state and national level. 
Deadline: November 4th
 
Baylor Youth Entrepreneur Search (Baylor YES)
Eligible applicants are high school juniors and seniors who currently own or manage a business of their own.  The student must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of the business and principally responsible for its operation.  These students do not have to be business students.  Entrepreneurs are often found in engineering, auto mechanics, arts and computer classes.  Baylor is looking for student entrepreneurs from across disciplines.
First Deadline: November 3rd
 
High School Aerospace Scholars
NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The HAS project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related major or career.
Deadline: November 4th

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