District-Wide Early Release
SISD will follow the early release schedule on Friday, December 19th. Please plan accordingly and ensure that your Raider is picked up on time. Buses will run on the early release schedule.

SES: 12:30 p.m.

SMS: 12:35 p.m.

 SHS: 12:45 p.m.

Winter Break, December 22nd - January 5th
SISD will be closed December 20th - January 5th in observance of the Christmas Holidays. Classes will resume at the regular time on Tuesday, January 6th. Buses will run on their typical schedule on January 6th.

SMS One Act Play Takes First Place
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SMS Theatre presented "The Love of Three Oranges" at the UIL One Act Play Competition on Friday, December 12th.The play won Best Play and took home several individual awards.
Best Actor: Garrett Gonyaw
Best Actress: Landry Hunter
All-Star Cast: 
Cole Thomas
Griffin Shoemaker
Ashley Diaz
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast:
Antos Widner
Morgan McCullough
Technical Award:
Bekah Shoemaker

Pajama Day: December 18th - Supporting DI Pet Donations
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Destination Imagination is still taking donations for the animal shelter! On Dec. 18, DI will be hosting a Pajama Day and Hat Day! SMS Raiders who bring $2.00 or 2 donations for pets get to wear pajamas and hats. Please participate! Remember... this is on December 18th!

Christmas Carol Radio Play
Thursday, December 18th 6:30 pm
at the MS stage FREE! All donations will go to Alford family.

SMS Angel Tree Helps Kids In Need
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In collaboration with Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and local charities, Sunnyvale Middle School adopted 19 kids and provided two or three wish list items and a completed outfit for each kid through our 3rd annual Angel Tree.  Raider Nation students worked really hard to organize and promote the event.  We would like to thank all of the Sunnyvale families that helped make this happen.  We are fortunate to be a part of such a giving community.

Lost and Found
Please encourage your child to check for any of their lost belongings.
You may also feel free to come and check for their lost items.
We will be DONATING ALL OF THESE ITEMS by December 12th to benefit those in need.

Nineteen SMS Students Advance to All-Region Band
On Thursday, December 4th the SMS Band competed in the ATSSB Region 3 All-Region Auditions. We had 19 students make the band. Congrats to the following students:
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Angela Abraham
Lennon Rivera
Joshua John
Talani Baker
Zane Fisher
Aleena George
Steven Ohakwe
Matthew Larsen
Nicole Hui
Jenning Thian
Lili Anthony
Sharon Cherian
Emma Stevens
Joyce Johnson
Bekah Shoemaker
David John 
Grace Leitch
Brendon Ferguson
Colby Tindall

Six Flags Read to Succeed
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This reading incentive program is for grades K-6. It begins now and ends on February 13, 2015. Students who complete a total of six hours of recreational reading and return the signed reading log by February 13th will receive a ticket to Six Flags Theme Park. The parent letter and student reading log are located on the SISD library website and also at the following links:

13-14 SHS and SMS Yearbook Distribution 

SMS students will receive their yearbooks during lunch on Friday, November 21st.

Please note that the school district will be closed Nov. 24-28. Yearbooks will not be available for pick up during this time.

Any student who feels that he or she should have received a book should email the following information to emily.vanek@sunnyvaleid.com:
1. Name, grade and contact information.
2. Receipt from your order or cancelled check from purchase (should be from 2014).

Are There Extra Yearbooks?

The yearbook staff has a very limited supply of extra 13-14 yearbooks. Parents or students who would like to order one may complete this form. These yearbooks will be distributed after WINTER BREAK in JANUARY and will cost $55.00 upon receipt of payment. Please click here to sign up for a possible copy of the book.

 Click here to download the updated (as of 11/14/14) 

7th Grade Volleyball Wins District Tournament
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Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team for their 8 - 0 season and district tournament win this past Saturday, October 25th.

Seventh Grader Takes Second Place at District Meet
Congrats to Alec Leos, who finished in 2nd place for the Raiders' Cross Country team with a time of 12:44. 



Barking up the RIGHT Tree!

target 2 Sunnyvale Middle School is excited to share the great news!

We are now enrolled in Target’s Take Charge of Education Program.
This is an easy way to help us raise money for our school and the best part is, it won’t cost you a penny!

Many of you already shop at Target, so you are more than halfway there! If you have a Target REDcard, Target Debit card or a Target Visa card, visit www.Target.com/tcoe to designate Sunnyvale Middle School with our school ID # 145745. You can also call 1-800-316-6142 and link SMS over the phone.


Then simply use your Target card whenever you shop at Target and SMS will receive 1% of your purchases back to our school! It is really very simple and once you link your card to SMS, there is nothing more to do. Plus you will continue to save 5% off your total purchase every time you shop at Target using your card.


The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school so get your family and friends to enroll too!

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Too Close to Call!

box tops results

Results are in for the 1st Round of the BOX TOP$ Contest sponsored by the SMS PTA. Nice job 6th Graders for leading the pack, but everyone else is very close behind! There is still plenty of time to win the contest. Round #2 will end in April, so please keep collecting.


Our goal is 10,000 box tops and we are a third of the way there. Each Box Top is a shiny dime for the Middle School. It does all add up – we have $363.70 so far!

 Winning grade will get a Silly String party at the end of the year…Game On Folks!


Please click here Tutoring Schedule for Teacher's tutoring information.


Mrs. Ayo's Principal's Message Online Now

Please visit this link to read SMS Principal Carmen Ayo's new Principal's Message.

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