SISD Welcomes New Elementary School Principal 

Mrs. Sara Staley
Sunnyvale ISD’s Board of Trustees recently named Mrs. Sara Staley as the principal of Sunnyvale Elementary. Mr. Williams made the recommendation in June following an extensive selection and interview process completed by district and campus leadership.
"Mrs. Staley’s passion for elementary students, knowledge of curriculum, and desire for a collaborative culture matches the vision of the district and the top criterion identified by the elementary staff,” according to Superintendent Doug Williams.

Staley, an experienced administrator, joins SISD after serving Garland ISD in the roles of Assistant Principal and ELA Instructional Specialist. Her previous experience includes instructional leadership at the Beaver Technology Center for Math and Science and Dallas Christian School.

Staley remarks, "I am so excited to be a part of the Sunnyvale ISD community.  Sunnyvale has a reputation for strong academic, athletic, and extracurricular offerings. I am honored to serve in the role as Sunnyvale Elementary Principal as we seek to educate and support our students in becoming outstanding citizens of the 21st century."  

In her first few weeks, Mrs. Staley has immersed herself into getting to know the district, campus, staff, and PTA leadership. During her first meeting with the Board of Trustees last week, she presented the Campus Improvement Plan, which includes an emphasis on strong instructional foundations and finding new ways to connect the home and school environments.

"When deciding to make a career change, I knew this would affect my whole family.  Without hesitation, my husband, also an educator, and I knew that Sunnyvale would be a perfect fit for our daughter, as well.  We have felt very welcomed and can truly see that Sunnyvale is about family," Staley said. "I look forward to meeting everyone and partnering with parents and the community to meet the needs of our students!"

The Sunnyvale PTA would like to invite you to meet Mrs. Staley on Monday, August 10.




Please stop by and introduce your

family and welcome Mrs. Staley to Sunnyvale!

Monday, August 10th

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Elementary School Cafeteria

Sponsored by Sunnyvale PTA


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.

SES Counselor and SHS Student Recognized by Masons

Shin and McMahan
Elementary school counselor Glenda McMahan and freshman Chaeni Shin were recognized recently at a luncheon at the Masonic Lodge and given the following awards:

Glenda McMahan received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Distinguished Educator Award

Chaeni Shin received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence for Personal Achievement

Congratulations to these two outstanding Raiders!

Successful Raider Fun Run and 5K
 Raider Run
 The RABC Raider Fun Run and 5k was a huge success!
Thanks to all the sponsors and participants for your support of Raider Athletics. 

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!

PTA logo PTA Announcements and Information
The Sunnyvale PTA is happy to share the attached PTA Interest and Description Forms 2015-2016. The volunteer positions on this form represent the direction Sunnyvale PTA as a whole has been moving toward for a while, and that is a more unified PTA with service positions that accurately reflect our bylaws.  Our hope is this form represents a unified front both in look and in practice.


As the motto of our first-ever PTA "Go the Extra-Miler" Event 2014 communicated, it doesn't matter if you're a tortoise or a hare--you're always ahead of the race when you join the PTAAn inch or a mile--we take all sizes and lengths of stride!


It will be exciting to witness an increased measure of unity and service as we continue to build bridges between parents, students, teachers and administrators in our school community in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year!

Meagan Skidmore

Sunnyvale PTA President 2014-2015

Spirt Wear: with organization code  Sunnyvale PTA or click here to download an order form and turn in to any campus with check or cash.   All orders due Friday, May 29th
PTA Remind sign-up: Text Number 81010 with the message @sunnypta 
PTA Relfections: Rules of participation. Contact: Jillene Mangram
Click here for complete description of all PTA updates.

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2015 SISD Summer Camps Have Been Announced!
Click here to find out which camps are available for your Raider!  
Raider Football and Lady Raider Basketball Camps are the last week of school. Don't miss out!

SISD Athletics Performance Course 
Attention, 7th - 12th Grade Raider and Lady Raider Athletes:  Raider Athletics will be holding a Strength and Conditioning Camp during the the months of:
June 15th - July 23rd
Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The cost is $75 per athlete
**Please have registration sheet turned into Coach Settle by June 6th.  However, each athlete may pay
 on the first day they are at the camp.
To view the informational flyer and print registration sheet, click here.

 SRYSA Fall Cheer

Fall Registration for Cheer for our K-6 Raiders closes today, Tuesday June 30th!  There will be a squad for K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 grades.  Practices will start mid-August.  Our girls will cheer at all SRYSA age-appropriate football games in Rockwall and Sunnyvale.  Most if not all games are on Saturdays throughout the Fall season.  Cost for the season is $185.  Fittings will be in July and all items will be delivered by season start. We are looking for a team parent for each squad, and a coach and cheerleader assistant(s) for the grade 5-6 squad.  Please advise ASAP if you can help with this effort!

Contact: Lesley Bond 
Register here 

We are looking forward to cheering on our Raiders!

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