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Memorial Day  
All SISD Campuses will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
Enjoy the long weekend, Raiders. 

 
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From the Office of the Superintendent

 

(972) 226-5974


For Immediate Release
Texas Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of School Finance System

 

Today, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s school finance system, which overrules a challenge brought by SISD – along with over 600 school districts across Texas. The decision will drastically affect how adequately schools are funded in the State of Texas.


The decision reverses a 2014 trial court’s ruling that the school finance decision violated the Texas Constitution. 

“Although SISD respects the Texas Supreme Court’s authority, we are disappointed the Court reversed the decision by the lower court today,” Superintendent Doug Williams said.  “This decision sends the signal that while state requirements on school districts continue to grow, the state believes students are funded adequately. This decision was reached while education funding in the state lags far below national averages.”

According to Williams, SISD anticipates the loss of funding beginning in the 2017 - 2018 school year due to elimination of Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) funds.  The school district has been preparing for this loss of funds but was hopeful for a favorable decision by the Supreme Court, which would have helped offset the loss of ASATR funds.

 

SISD has been an active participant in the current fight for adequate school finance since it began in 2011, after the Texas State Legislature cut $5.4 billion in public education funding from the state budget, while increasing demands for students to perform more rigorously in the classroom.  The lawsuit represents the longest legal battle over school finance in state history.

“Regardless of this ruling, the SISD Board of Trustees and Administration will continue to fight for our students,” Williams said. “We know the needs of our 21st-century learners and will continue to do everything in our power to help our students prepare for their future.”  


State Track
 

Lady Raider Track and Field

STATE CHAMPIONS

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 


 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


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Informational Meeting about Special Education Services for Home-School / Private School Students and Private School Administrators


When: May 25, 2016
 Time: 3:30 PM
Where: Sunnyvale School – Blankenship Board Room
417 E. Tripp Rd., Sunnyvale, TX  75182

If you are the parent of a home-school / private school student or a private school administrator and would like to know about the special education services offered by Sunnyvale ISD, please join us for this informational meeting.  


 SUNNYVALE -- 2016 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
BCME  
For the fourth consecutive year, Sunnyvale has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. Out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts only 476 school districts across the United States are given this honor.

--"BCME recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum".-- NAMM

Congratulations to the Sunnyvale community! 


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PTA Remind sign-up: Text Number 81010 with the message @sunnypta   
  
  
Middle School Expansion Update
 

SISD Mentor Library
 
Mentor Library  
 
The Sunnyvale ISD mentor library is an opportunity for you to invest in the future of Sunnyvale ISD students. We are asking for adults in the community to volunteer their time to speak to a group of students as part of their ELUs or other classroom activities. Because whether you know it or not, you have some great information that you can share with our students that will enhance their learning experience and ensure they are future ready. If you are interested please visit sisdmentor.com for more info and to sign up today. 

New Math App
Math Mayhem  
Download our new app Math Mayhem, and have fun while challenging your mind. All proceeds go toward new technology for our campuses - spread the word!
 The new Math Mayhem game for the Apple Store was made to help budgets the Technology Department. The game is .99 cents on the app store and Coach Simmons' classes were assigned to find a way to market sell the app. Not only is the app fun, but it will help all of the technology departments in all of the Sunnyvale Schools. The target market is younger kids' parents who want to help their kids get better at math but also have fun doing so. The game is also fun for older teens and adults because the game does get pretty challenging after a few minutes. When the person downloads the game, they need to post their high score to some sort of social media with the hashtag #TW2K15 so that we know that they bought the app and playing it.

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    SISD: One of Only 24 Districts to Earn Postsecondary Distinction
    The following is an excerpt from the TEA press release issued Friday, August 7:
     

    AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters. The ratings reveal that 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas achieved the rating of Met Standard. 

     Districts and charters (except for those comprised of only one campus) that achieve a Met Standard rating are also eligible to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. The distinction takes into account factors such as graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation and performance, Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates and dual credit course completion rates. Postsecondary readiness is the only distinction at the district level.

     Only 24 school districts and charters earned this distinction for 2015.

     “Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in that community,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. “Achieving the postsecondary readiness distinction reflects extraordinary work taking place within a district or charter while affirming a strong commitment to all their students.” 

    To view the 2015 state accountability ratings for districts, charters and campuses (plus distinction designations earned at the campus and district level), visit the Texas Education Agency website at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2015/index.html. 
     
    To view full press release, click here.
     

     
    SISD Receives "Exceeds Expectations" Rating On District Rating Metric
     
     SISD Rating
     
     The district rating metric is a culmination of work put in by administrators, faculty, parents, and community leaders in a continued effort to ensure that our students are future ready.  
     
    This rating metric takes into account not only our districts' outstanding performance on the STAAR exam but the overall educational experience and performance of our students as well as the professional practices and preparedness of our teachers and administrators.  The metric covers six domains including Future Readiness, Fine Arts and Athletic Programs, as well as STAAR data.  Our district is rated based on 71 specific criteria areas across those domains that are based on campus and grade level appropriateness as well as district goals.  Based on all of these factors the district received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating for the 2014-2015 school year.
     
    For a detailed breakdown of the rating metric and our district's performance ratings for the past school year please click here
      

    Download The Latest Version Of The Sunnyvale ISD App


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     Make sure to download the latest version of the Sunnyvale ISD app so that you can quickly and easily stay up to date and all the latest new and information on Sunnyvale ISD. 
     
     By downloading SISD's new app, you can:
     
    Easily locate your child's school/teacher/teacher's website 
     
    Access district news headlines
     
    Link to SISD social media
     
    Check out our new Raider Spotlight section
     
    Check out videos from SISD's YouTube channel
     
    Easily access SISD calendars, lunch menu and bus routes
     Locate information on our community partners and student support groups like the PTA, SEF, Raider Pride Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters and FFA Boosters
     
    Be sure to download the app TODAY!
     
     
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