Homecoming 2016
Homecoming Events
Join us for this annual Sunnyvale community event! 
This year, our annual parade and kick-off event will combine with the annual PTA Fall Carnival for a community-wide celebration of Raider Pride! 
Click here for all the details!

Blankenship Named 2016 Honorary 

Distinguished Alumnus 

Mr. B and Mr. Williams
SISD has named beloved long-time Sunnyvale Superintendent Gwinn, “Mr. B,” Blankenship the 2016-2017 Honorary Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Sunnyvale community members, alumni and district employees – past and present – will gather to honor Mr. B during homecoming week and celebrate his contributions to the school district.

Blankenship will act as grand marshall of the annual homecoming kick-off parade on Oct. 8 and will be recognized at halftime of Friday night’s game against Dallas Life, Oct. 14th. 

A scholarship in Mr. B's name will also be announced at homecoming. The scholarship will benefit a graduating senior each year and will be stewarded by the SISD Alumni Association.

“It has been my pleasure to have developed a great relationship with Mr. B over the years and count him as a mentor and friend,” Superintendent Doug Williams said. “SISD would not be what it is without his service and commitment.”  

Blankenship served SISD for 24 years, beginning in the 1970’s. Well-known for his warmth and caring nature, Blankenship’s vision for SISD’s future set the foundation for the district’s current success.

“Mr. B dedicated his career to being a positive role model for every child in Sunnyvale,” Board of Trustees Vice President and SISD alumna Linda Gooch said. 

Alumni remember Mr. B for creating a safe and close-knit school atmosphere. Each morning, Mr. B greeted students by name as they entered the school, one by one. Alumni also recall Mr. B dressing up at the annual fall carnival and cooking out at events like the annual Math-Science Fair and the Sunnyvale Town Picnic.

“Everyone thought they were Mr. B's favorite student because he treated every student like they were unique and special,” SMS Principal and SISD alumna Carmen Ayo said. “Kindness seeped out of him and he spoke to you from his heart. Still to this day, I feel like the most important person in the room when he is around.”

SISD Joins Texas Community-Based Accountability System List
Mission Transformation

Sunnyvale has joined with other high-performing districts in Texas in adopting a community-based accountability system, as part of the Texas Association of School Administrator's Mission: Transformation initiative for future-ready schools. To read more about the Texas schools who are a part of this group, please click here.

Check out SISD's Community-Based Accountability System in the 2015-2015 SISD Community Report (which was recently mailed to Sunnyvale residents) by clicking here.

SISD would like to thank the members of the Community-Based Accountability System Team for their contributions to this important initiative:

Alison Bryant 
Brandon Nelson 
Carolyn Baker 
Cynthia Ball 
Janet Clements 
Joel Jacobs 
John Settle 
Katie Frazer 
Laura McAda 
Leslie Feinglas 
Melanie Meinhardt
Michael Threet 
Todd Ranta 
Amy Tutle 
Doug Williams

SISD Featured in The Dallas Morning News
SISD is featured in this article in The Dallas Morning News by reporter Ray Leszcynski about our district's role in providing meaningful, portfolio-based writing assessment for our students. SISD is one of seven districts in the State of Texas that will participate in a new TEA Writing Pilot program.  

Meet the Raider Night: The Highlights

SISD's Approved 2016-2017 Budget
Please click here to review.

Sunnyvale Alumni Logo
Are You a Sunnyvale Alumnus?
If you are interested in joining the Sunnyvale ISD Alumni Association, please complete this form. Questions? Please e-mail Emily Vanek, SISD Community Liaison:

SISD Gold Club

Are you a Sunnyvale resident age 65 or better? SISD invites you to become a part of the SISD Gold Club.

Join the Gold Club to receive complimentary admission to all SISD extra-curricular events including games and performances. Membership also incudes monthly lunch or breakfast meetings, hosted by SISD Superintendent Doug Williams and other administrators.

To become a member, please contact Emily Vanek, SISD Community Liaison, at emily.vanek@sunnyvaleisd.com or (972) 226-5974.

SISD Homecoming: The Best One Yet
Check out these awesome Homecoming T-shirts!

HC tshirt back    HC tshirt front

Order your homecoming t-shirt NOW! Click here for details.

Next Monday is Fair(way) Day!
Why not grab your student and hit the fairways in the morning,
then head to the State Fair in the afternoon? 
Adults and students 7th through 12th grade 
are invited to the Sunnyvale Education Foundation’s

6th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, October 3rd , 2016


at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall.

 It's a great way to spend time as a family and support an important cause!

Registration details can be found here  www.sunnyvaleisd.com/sef

Come out and Play

SEF birthday

See Your Child’s Name in Lights!

Make your student’s birthday extra special with their name appearing on the school 

marquee the entire week of his or her birthday.

 For more information on this exciting way to celebrate, click here.

Raider Station Loo
We are off to a great start at Raider Station! Thank you to all who have worked so hard to provide this valuable service for our students and families.
Parents who utilize Raider Station in the mornings do not need to sign up each month for Raider Station as previously communicated.
Instead, if you have not already signed up and wish to use Raider Station, please use this form. If you have already signed up, but and will not be using Raider Station, please email Amy Tutle at amy.tutle@sunnyvaleisd so that she can remove you from the list. 

Our administrators are continually trying to make sure we have appropriate adult-to-child ratio and your help is deeply appreciated in helping us maintain an accurate count of students attending Raider Station.
Sign up, details and MORE.

Chartwell's logo New Cafeteria Partnership Means New Options for Raider Lunches

SISD is excited to announce its partnership with Chartwell’s Food Management Company for its cafeteria services beginning this fall.

“Working with with Chartwell’s' Dieticians and Chefs will allow us to introduce new and exciting recipes, unique menu items, taste testing and promotions and professional chef demonstrations,” Child Nutrition Director Rhonda (Monahan) Martin said. “Working with Chartwell’s allows us this flexibility while still keeping in compliance with government guidelines.”



PTA Reflections logo 16 Tell the world “your story” by participating in this year’s

National PTA

Reflections Fine Arts Program


2016-2017 Theme:  What Is Your Story?

Create an original work inspired by the theme in any of the following art categories:


Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts


Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Check out more details here


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