SHS Awards Given at Academic Celebration
SHS Award  
 
Congratulation to the following students in receiving the prestigious SHS Award for exemplifying the Sunnyvale High School motto: "Strive, Honor, Serve".
9th - Jake Hisaw
10th - Jacob Brooks
11th - Sachin George
12th - Jacob Clements

 
Cap and Diploma
 ATTENTION SHS SENIORS:
Please see following list of upcoming senior events and read the attached dress code for all senior events.

 

May 28 -- Baccalaureate Practice - 8:00 a.m. – SHS Gym

May 29 -- Senior Walk - 10:45 a.m. (note time change)
Seniors meet in SHS library - 10:30 a.m., parents meet outside library doors 

May 31 -- Baccalaureate - 5:00 p.m. – SHS Gym
Seniors meet in SHS library – 4:30 p.m.

June 1 -- Preliminary Graduation Practice and Senior pics (favorites, class, other events) -
10:00 a.m. – SHS Gym

June 2 -- Senior Recognition and Capping Ceremony Practice - 10:00 a.m. – SHS Gym

June 3 -- MANDATORY graduation practice – 9:30 a.m - Sunnyvale First Baptist

June 4 -- Senior Recognition and Capping Ceremony - 6:30 p.m. – SHS Gym
Seniors meet in SHS Library – 6:00 p.m.

June 5 -- 2015 SHS Graduation – 5:00 p.m. – Sunnyvale First Baptist
Seniors meet at Sunnyvale First Baptist – 3:30 p.m.   

 

Dress Code and Letter to Seniors' Families


Van Fundraiser

Raider Track Places in State Meet 
Congratulations to the Sunnyvale Track athletes who placed in the state track meet this past Saturday, May 16th in Austin.
 State Track Athletes
 2nd place in 100m: 
Caira Pettway 
 
  4th place in 110 Hurdles:
Hunter Allen 
 
4th place in women's 4 x 200 relay:
Lauren Brown, Caira Pettway, Gabrielle Allen, Kinsley Troutman, Ellin Flowers (relay alternate)
 
4th place in men's 4 x 200 relay:
Joel Ennin, Jonathan Ennin, Colton Troutman, Julius Kirven, Chima Enyinna (relay alternate)
 
Raider Proud, Raider Strong!  

Advertise in the 2015-2016 Sports Program

The Sunnyvale Band Booster Club is currently selling ads for the 2015-16 Sports Program.  These are full-color programs printed and sold at sporting events such as high school football and volleyball games.  This activity magazine will highlight SHS sports teams, various SISD groups, and individual students.

  

Here are some ideas for ads in the Sports Program:

 

  --Feature your student with pictures from the past and/or an inspiring quote or scripture

 --Support your 12th grade senior student by acknowledging his or her accomplishments

  --Organize a Team/Group Senior Moms Picture wearing the team’s jersey or group uniform

 --Have your business sponsor a team or group

  --Promote your business by including a group of Sunnyvale athletes/musicians/club in your advertisement

 --Organize team players that started kindergarten together or played pee-wee sports together 

--Organize senior team members for a “senior only” picture

 

See examples of ads here.  Also, feel free to stop by the high school front office and view a copy of last year’s program.  Ads may be submitted print-ready or our professional graphic artist can create it for an additional charge - we just need wording and pictures.  See prices on order form here

 

Deadline for form and payment is Friday, June 5, 2015 (this will reserve your ad). If you want the ad designed professionally, we need all ad materials by Monday, June 22nd. The deadline is Monday, July 6th, for complete, print-ready ads. Contact Janet Clements with any questions.




Raider Concert Band:  Outstanding Band at Peak Music Festival
 
Band Murchison
 
Congrats to the Sunnyvale High School Concert Band at the 2015 Peak Music Festival, Murchison Arts Center, UNT Campus Denton.  This venue is one of the premier acoustical concert halls in the nation.  Sunnyvale HS Concert band received great recordings and received all first division sweepstakes ratings, tying with Bethesda Christian HS Band for the Outstanding Band of the Day.
 
This summer SHS band recordings will be judged amongst other 3A bands in the TMEA Honor Band competition.  Top bands will advance to state with first place playing at the 2016 TMEA convention.
 
Thanks to the many parents that attended with us, and wish us luck as we begin this process this summer. 
GO RAIDER BANDS!
Link to SmugMug photo of band at Murchison Arts Center found here.

Lady Raider Golf Team Takes Fourth at State
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Congratulations to the Lady Raider golf team, who took fourth place at the state golf tournament! Kim Nguyen placed sixth overall, with Julie Nguyen placing fifteenth. Last year, the Lady Raiders placed ninth overall in state with no individuals placing in the top 25. Special shout out to Coach Mike Krone and his Lady Raiders on this significant accomplishment! Well done, Lady Raiders!

Academic UIL Regional Meet: Journalism Set for State

Congratulations to the Academic UIL team, who competed at the regional meet in Tyler on Saturday. The following students placed in their events:
Academic UIL Team
 
Radhika Nune placed sixth in spelling
Sachin George placed fourth in computer applications, with one of the highest scores across the state, while Jeff Cherian placed sixth in computer applications.
 
      The journalism team won first place journalism team – a first in school history - with the following students placing and advancing to the state UIL meet in Austin:
UIL Journalism Team
 
Maysa Mustafa placed third in news writing and advances to state
Natalie Hanson placed first in feature writing and advances to state
Jordan Griffin placed second in editorial writing and advances to state

Congratulations to these outstanding students! Go Raiders!


Bravo, Medea!
Their quest for state may have ended, but their journey has been amazing! Congrats to the outstanding cast and crew of Medea! Special shout out to director Candace Clarke and assistant director Rae Harvill. Well done! 
UIL OAP
Honored at regional competition were
Crew: Madeline Collins 
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Carley King 
All-Star Cast: Jaye Williams

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.

Rotary Club Recognizes SHS Senior 
 SHS Senior Rachel Henson was awarded a scholarship by the Mesquite Rotary Club.
Read IonMesquite.com write-up here 

Senior Project: Raising Support for SHS Special Education
 Seniors Cade Torres and Colton Hammers are raising money to donate to the Special Education program at Sunnyvale High School to fund present and future needs within the department.  YOU can make a difference!  Any donation is appreciated. 
To support Sunnyvale special education, click on this link .




 
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.

SHS Choirs Earn Sweepstakes

Choir sweepstakes 15
 
Congratulations to all 3 SHS Choirs for their performances at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest
 
at Canton HS.  All groups received Sweepstakes trophies.
 

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



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

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. 


Project Graduation clip art

Project Graduation 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. The event is entirely coordinated and sponsored by parent volunteers, and endorsed by Sunnyvale ISD.
 
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 Midnight 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.
 
How YOU can help?
 
Become a sponsor? Please click here.
 
Make a donation?  Please click here
 
Purchase an item through our online Vendor Fair?  Please click here.
 
For further information on Project Graduation, please click this link



Cup Clip art

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

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. 

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