May Students of the Month

State Track  

Lady Raider Track and Field

Congratulations to these exceptional athletes! 

Lauren Brown 
2nd Place - 4x1
4th Place - Triple Jump 
5th Place - 4X2
Jeanae Demus
2nd Place - 4x1
5th Place - 4X2
Caira Pettway
State Champion - 100 meter
State Champion - Long Jump
2nd Place - 4x1
5th Place - 4X2
Kinsley Troutman 
2nd Place - 4x1
5th Place - 4X2
 Alternates: Mary-Kate Hisaw, Landry Hunter 


Sport your Raider Pride!
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Order by June 6TH


 Men's Track

State Runners Up for Raider Men's Track

Joel Ennin
State Champions - 4X4 
3rd Place - 4X2
Chima Enyinna
State Champions - 4X4
3rd Place - 4X2
Julius Kirven
State Champions - 4X4 
3rd Place - 4X2
Colton Troutman
State Champions - 4X4 
2nd Place - 200m
3rd Place-  4X2
Alternates: Jonathan Ennin, Chibu Enyinna 
Congratulations, gentlemen! 

Raider Athletics' Trainers Receive Texas Health Honor

 SHS Trainers

The SHS Training Team was recognized for being the "Team Behind the Team" in the success of Raider Track and Field. The Award was presented by Chris Hall, MA, AT, LAT of Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. Congratulations to the Raider Training staff and to Coach Chris Wangler!


Star Steppers
Tryout Practices:
Monday, May 23rd ES gym 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26th ES gym 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tryout Day: 
 Friday, May 27th HS gym 4:30 p.m.

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Final Exam Schedule for SENIORS
Wednesday, May 25th - 2A, 3A, 4A
Thursday, May 26th - 2B, 3B, 4B, 5th
Friday, May 27th - 1st period, 2A-4A may be used for make up exams
**If a senior misses school Wednesday through Friday, the senior must attend the next scheduled class period to test during the week of May 31st - June 2nd. 

Final Exam Schedule for 9th - 11th Graders
Tuesday, May 31st - 2B, 3B, 4B
Wednesday, June 1st - 2A, 3A, 4A
Thursday, June 2nd - 1st & 5th. All make up exams are 11:30 - 12:30.
**If a student misses a exam and the make up exam time, the student must schedule a time to test with the classroom teacher on the workday, Friday, June 3rd.

Colton Troutman Tarleton
Seth Metzger  

SHS Band Earns Superior Scores
Congratulations to the Sunnyvale High School Raider Pride Band at the 2016 Peak Music Festival, Murchison Performing Arts Center on the UNT Campus in Denton, Texas.
The SHS Band performed three pieces for this event and received all Superior 1st Division ratings from the judges.  The group will be able to use the recordings from this performance for submission to the ATSSB "Outstanding Performance Series" Honor Band, held later this summer. 

Blood Drive In Honor of

Blood Drive

Raeleigh Vasquez

Sponsored By Sunnyvale High School


Sunday, June 5th

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunnyvale High School Gym

222 N. Collins

Sunnyvale, TX 75182


To view available times and schedule your appointment:

Visit and search sponsor code “sunnyvalehs”. You may also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or CLICK HERE.


       Effective May 2016, the FDA is increasing the minimum acceptable hemoglobin level for male blood and platelet donors from 12.5 g/dL to 13.0 g/dL. This new criteria is being implemented by all blood centers. Only male donors are impacted by this change. Donors who were previously able to donate if their hemoglobin was 12.5 g/dL or higher will, beginning May 2016, be deferred if their hemoglobin is not 13.0 g/dL or higher.  The American Red Cross tests all donors’ hemoglobin levels prior to donation to ensure they have a high enough iron level to give blood safely.

Pay it forward: Once you make your appointment, ask a friend if they’ll join you in your effort to save lives.

Can’t donate yourself? Feel free to help spread the word about the importance of blood donation – we’d still consider you a hero for helping that way!

Don’t forget: Save time on the day of your donation by completing RapidPass from home or work. Visit to finish the pre-donation reading and

health history questionnaire online before coming to your appointment.  


SHS Students Take First Place
in History Day Competition
and Advance to Nationals

 Radhika Nune, Sharon Thomas, Alina Mathew, and Naina Davis placed​​​​ first in Senior Group Interpretative Websites at Texas History Day for their website "Glenn Miller: The Big Band Leader Who Marched for Morale." This is a HUGE accomplishment. Every student in Texas can enter Texas History Day. Twenty-two regions send their top 2. Out of these 44 entries, the top 2 winners in each category at the state level advance to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland. ​

History Day

RAIDER BASEBALL - 5th Straight District Championship!
 Baseball District Champs

Lady Raider Golf, 5th in State Tournament
Lady Raider Golf  

Your Ad Here
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: Questions? Please email: 
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:  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   

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  

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! 

  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

 Watch D.O.G.S Logo

"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
    Information Link:  
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me please contact Mr. Mitchell.