Support Autism Awareness Month!
Autism Tshirt

Download the form here.
As a district, SISD wants to support families affected by Autism. Show your support by purchasing a new "Autism Awareness" t-shirt. T-shirts are black, 100% ring-spun cotton. Orders are due Friday, Feb. 24. Please make checks payable to Sunnyvale ISD and return to Erica Lawless at the Administration Building. Questions? Please call Carol Martel at 972-226-5975.

Area Champs  
 Congratulations, Lady Raiders!
 Lady Raider Basketball defeated the Ponder Lions 50 - 43
in Thursday night's area playoff game.
 The regional quarter final match-up is set for Tuesday, February 21st.
Check back for updated time and location.

Raider Men's Basketball v. Kemp
 BiDistrict Boy's Basketball
Tuesday, February 21st 7:00
at Kaufman High School
3205 S Houston Street
Kaufman, TX 75142

Brian Bunger - 1st
Cody Coldwell - 2nd
Josh Gorospe - 2nd
JP Sales - 2nd
Alex Spera - 4th
Marcus Alexander - 5th
Ethan Lee - 5th

Revolution Prep will be offering a full length ACT practice 
at Sunnyvale HS!
Monday, February 20th, 2017 8:30am – 12:30pm
Followed by an individualized score report review 
to register!  The cost for the exam will be $10. and the funds will go directly back to the school.
Call Laura Christman at 424.316.2827 or email her @  for your free score report review.
Juniors, don’t miss a chance to take the practice ACT before the next exam.
Sophomores, don’t miss a chance to try a full-length ACT exam and plan ahead!
Freshman, feel free to come and expose yourself to this test format.
All Revolution Prep practice exams are followed by a free score report review with Sunnyvale High School's Academic Advisor, Laura Christman.   During the session, she will help you navigate through the score report to help you determine strengths and weaknesses, discuss if the SAT or ACT is best for your student, and develop a custom plan to help your student prepare for the official exam.
 Please call or e-mail Laura Christman at 424.316.2827  or e-mail her at
 to sign up for the exam and a score report review.
Student of the Month   

Sunnyvale Swimmers are State Bound
 Stephanie Shim and Emily Manly
Raider Swimmers, Emily Manly and Stephanie Shim competed at the Regional Swim Meet this past weekend. Emily came in second in the 200 IM and 1st in the 500 Freestyle, beating not only every girl in the 500, but every boy except 1.  She advanced to the State Swim Championships in both events.  Stephanie Shim came in 7th in the 200 IM and 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke, advancing to the State Championship for the first time.  Congratulations ladies and good luck at State!

Congratulations to the Sunnyvale FFA members that exhibited at the Fort Worth Stock Show this weekend. 
FFA Logo  
We had over 30 rabbits  entered this year!  Here are the results:
Dawson Williams
Solid Senior Doe French Lop: 3rd
        9th in fur
Broken Senior Buck French Lop: 1st, Best Opposite Variety
        7th in fur
Broken Senior Doe French Lop: 3rd
        4th in fur
Morgan Pfeil
Broken Senior Buck French Lop: 3rd
Autumn Bradford
Broken Senior Doe French Lop: 7th
Kennin Doyle
Broken Senior Doe French Lop: 2nd
      3rd in fur
Kyle Garza
Broken Senior Doe French Lop: 5th
    6th in fur
Makenzie Simmons
Broken Senior Doe French Lop: 4th
Brianna Sykes
Broken Senior Doe Jersey Wooly: 3rd
       1st in Fur
Lluvia Limones
Black Intermediate Doe New Zealand: 3rd
        5th in fur 
We also had an excellent showing from Bailey Mitchell and Faith Collins.  This is the final show for most of our rabbit exhibitors this school year.  Congratulations to all! 

 Jill McDill 500
500 WINS
Congratulations to Coach Jill McDill on her milestone career victory!
 Coaching with intensity, leading with integrity.

Newly Introduced Raider Winter Guard Places in First Competition 
Winter Guard  
This year the Sunnyvale Band has initiated a winter guard competition team. 
Congratulations to the Raider Winter Guard in placing 2nd in their first competition! 

 Cheer State Competition  

Raider Cheer competed in the 2nd annual UIL State Cheerleading Spirit Competition on Thursday, January 12th. The Raider squad competed with 61 teams and placed 9th in prelims, making the required top 20 to advance to the finals. In the finals the SHS cheerleaders advanced 4 spots, landing in 5th PLACE amongst the 3A teams.


Raider Cheer placed 2nd
in the Band Dance routine 
and 5th in the Fight Song routine.

SHS Places Six in State Band 

The Sunnyvale Band sent 18 members to competed at the Area North State Band auditions held at Argyle High School on January 7th, 2017. Congratulations to our newest ATSSB All-State Band members:

Vivian Tang, 11th grade Oboe
Jacob Miller, 12th grade Clarinet
Andrew Miller, 12th grade Tenor Saxophone
Logan Jacobs, 11th grade Trumpet
Lilly Kirby, 12th grade French Horn
Jenning Thian 10th grade Percussion

These members will be headed to San Antonio on February 8th-11th, 2017 to represent Sunnyvale at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. This is the highest level of achievement for band students across the state of Texas.
SHS has several 1st alternates to the ATSSB All State Band:


Ashley Rivera, 10th grade, 1st Alternate Flute
Claire Salser, 12th grade,1st Alternate Clarinet
Seth Fredrickson, 12th grade, 1st Alternate Alto Saxophone
Tai Tran, 10th grade, 1st Alternate Euphonium


All State Band  

PHOTO, L to R: Tai Tran, Logan Jacobs, Claire Salser, Jenning Thian, Andrew Miller, Jacob Miller, Ashley Rivera, Lilly Kirby-Rivera, Vivian Tran (not pictured Seth Fredrickson)

SHS Singers Make it to State Choir
SHS Choir members Landon Wolfe, Lori McDermett, and Luke Van Vessem were selected to the TMEA All State Choir this past weekend. Congratulations to these talented students! The 2017 All State Choir will perform in San Antonio in February. 
 State Choir

Genesis Drum Line  

Senior Ad  


Reserve a place in the Raider Yearbook that personally highlights your SENIOR.

NO MONEY DUE AT THIS TIME, just send an email to with the size of the ad you will be purchasing by this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th.

☐Double page - $425.00
☐Full page - $250.00
☐ Half page (horizontal): $170.00
☐Quarter page: $90.00

Next deadline: Friday, March 3rd Payment and Ad due


    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. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  Mr. Mitchell.

    The district will not be printing SHS A/B calendar's this year. Please print your calendar HERE.