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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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Seniors worry about being eligible to receive their International Baccalaureate diploma following the programs decision to cancel all exams this school year. Image taken by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak

IB cancels all April and May exams because of coronavirus-related school closures worldwide

Tyler Pak April 24, 2020

Unlike the College Board that has gone on to offer a much abbreviated Advanced Placement exam for its various subjects next month, the International Baccalaureate [IB] program has issued a statement canceling...

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees met on April 24 via Zoom call and voted to adopt a resolution to temporarily modify the traditional grading system. Image taken by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak

Fullerton Joint Union High School District trustees approve new grading policy; teachers will follow A-C or no credit for less than 55 percent for students’ spring semester marks because of campus closures

Tyler Pak April 24, 2020

While trustees statewide are weighing their options for spring semester grading policy in response to school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it took only 25 minutes for the Fullerton Joint Union...

The College Boards March 20 tweet reveals that Advanced Placement testing will still be offered amid the coronavirus crisis -- the earliest in May -- with each subject exam comprising a 45-minute, free-response section instead of a multiple choice that students can take from home. Hand completing a multiple choice exam by Alberto G. 2UqYwRv license under CC BY 2.0

Coronavirus pandemic will not deter College Board from offering a 45-minute, free response online version for all AP exams

Tyler Pak March 22, 2020

This story was updated March 24 at 3:17 p.m. with a teacher reaction quote to the College Board's decision about testing students from home. The College Board announced via Twitter on March 20 that...

The Helios staff meets with adviser Lindsay Safe (top left corner) March 19 via the Zoom online app to discuss what they need to do to finish the 2019-2020 yearbook since school will remain closed until May 4. Zoom is among some of the distance learning tools that Sunny Hills teachers are using to conduct classes online. Image used with permission from Anika Madan.

Sunny Hills to remain closed through May 1; classroom return date scheduled for May 4

Tyler Pak March 19, 2020

In an effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic, Sunny Hills will remain closed through May 1; until then, students will continue their education through distance learning, Fullerton Joint Union High School...

This Aeries communication email was sent to parents and students at 7:40 p.m. March 15, followed by another one sent at 8:50 p.m. containing a much shorter message and informing readers to go to the Fullerton Joint Union High School District website to access the superintendents letter in a PDF file. Students remain uncertain, though, as to how their teachers will take Aeries attendance when distance learning begins Wednesday, March 18.

District sends eleventh-hour notice changing online learning start date from Monday, March 16, to Wednesday, March 18

Tyler Pak March 16, 2020

After a Friday, March 13, email from Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] superintendent Scott Scambray that Sunny Hills will be closed to students and that they would have to be educated...

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District announced its notice of closure from March 16-20 for all of its campuses -- including Sunny Hills -- in an Aeries communication email on Friday, March 13, at 1:37 p.m., 11 minutes after fifth period ended. The school was on a special ASB elections bell schedule that featured a 14-minute extended Period 2 for teachers to show two videos to students.

Coronavirus threat forces Sunny Hills — and all Orange County public schools — to close next week; students on free and reduced lunch can pick up packed, to-go meals from campus

Tyler Pak March 14, 2020

Accolade staff writers Hannah Kim, Hope Li and Aaliyah Magana, sports editor Andrew Ngo, business manager Umbert Caseres, photo editor Megan Shin and editor-in-chief Michelle Buckley contributed to this...

Junior Luke Yang (right) performs a 3-point near fall on sophomore Zion Mejia during practices on Nov. 14 in rm 153. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Team of veteran wrestlers aims for Freeway League title

Tyler Pak November 15, 2019

Coaches: David Wilde (head coach), Josue Chew (assistant coach) and Ryan O’Sullivan (assistant coach)0 Top Returning Players: Ethan Nguyen (11), Andrew Park (12), David Park (12), Tim Park and Luke...

Freshman English teacher Jennifer Kims students hide under their desks in Room 188 after hearing about the lockdown announcement during second period Oct. 24. Image posted with permission from Jennifer Kim

Sunny Hills on lockdown for 23 minutes morning of Oct. 24 after police alert administrators of armed men in the area

Tyler Pak October 24, 2019

This story was updated Oct. 25 with additional quotes from administrators; it was updated Oct. 31 with another student quote. For the first time in this era of violence on school campuses, Sunny Hills...

College and Career Center’s guidance and counseling technician Evelyn Casillas (center) helps a student and parent gain information on the college application process. (Photo by Accolade photo editor Megan Shin)

College and Career Center opens to students, parents

Tyler Pak September 11, 2019

After a 10-year absence, the College and Career Center has reopened in Room 2 so students and their parents can seek advice on post-high school options as well as find out how to obtain work permits for...

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