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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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Students will have the opportunity to win awards and money by submitting their artwork to the PTSA annual reflections contest based on the theme “I Will Change the World By…”

PTSA to host annual Reflections contest Oct. 22 for eligibility to earn awards and scholarships

Henry Lee October 19, 2021

Students have until Friday, Oct. 22, to digitally submit their entries to the annual Parent Teacher Student Association [PTSA] Reflections art contest, which offers up to $200 for the top prize. Themed...

Associated Student Body [ASB] community affairs commissioner senior Madeline Liu greets the less than 1,000 crowd in the gym during the Friday, Oct. 15, homecoming assembly. Liu was dressed as Mrs. Potts in keeping with the Oct. 16 homecoming dance theme related to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This was also the first time Sunny Hills ASB organized a triple assembly schedule to meet state COVID-19 guidelines restricting school indoor events to no more than 1,000 in the audience.

More than 1,000 tickets sold for Saturday, Oct. 16, Homecoming ‘Beauty and the Beast’-themed outdoor dance; shatters previous 2016 record of sales for a social

Kristima Aryal October 15, 2021

The first Sunny Hills dance since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020 has attracted a record shattering number of students even though the Saturday, Oct. 16, “Beauty and the Beast”-themed event...

The COVID-19 dashboard provides data on confirmed positive student and staff cases within the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. As of Oct. 7, two students and one staff member from Sunny Hills tested positive compared to La Habra High School, which has the most positive COVID-19 cases among the campuses in the district.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District re-introduces COVID-19 dashboard that reports positive coronavirus cases among students, staff

Susie Kim October 11, 2021

In an effort to be more transparent about students and staff testing positive for COVID-19, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] has created a digital dashboard that records the number...

Of the 1,048 students who decided to take AP tests in the 2020-2021 school year, 233 opted to take them in person on the SH campus. The past year’s tests yielded results that were, overall, lower than those of previous years, and students and teachers agreed that online learning was a main factor for the dip in scores.

Overall AP scores drop in 2021 school year with online learning being the biggest factor for the dip

Michelle Sheen October 7, 2021

After a full year of online learning and hybrid learning for some, the 2021 Advanced Placement [AP] tests that students took yielded scores lower or similar to national and Sunny Hills averages from 2020...

A screenshot of the Sept. 14 trustees meeting in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board room. The district’s renewal of its nearly $75,000 contract with Zoom was among the items approved as part of the consent calendar during the meeting.

FJUHSD school board approves one-year Zoom contract renewal for nearly $75,000

Grace Min October 7, 2021

The rise in COVID-19 delta variant cases at the start of the 2021-2022 school year is among the reasons for Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] officials to spend nearly $75,000 to renew...

Senior Elijah Ramirez demonstrates CPR chest compressions on a pillow on Sept. 30  in his dining room as a replacement for a dummy or a stuffed animal. Ramirez had to video record himself practicing hands-on CPR and submit a video for review/approval by assistant principal Hilda Arredondo to fulfill a state-mandated graduation requirement.

State-mandated CPR certification for graduation assigned during summer school health; 93 seniors still need to complete video assignment

Rachel Yun October 7, 2021

In an attempt to get students to fulfill their CPR training graduation requirement sooner, school  officials have decided to include it as an assignment through the online summer health course.  “It...

This spray-painted message appears to be a reaction to the Friday, Oct. 1, statewide mandate from California Gov. Gavin Newsom that requires students 12 and older in public and private schools to be fully vaccinated by as soon as January 2022. Students and motorists who use the path that leads to the back of Target at Fullerton Town Center discovered the graffiti on a wall between Friday, Oct. 1, and Monday, Oct. 4 – about a mile away from one of the entrances to Sunny Hills. By after school Wednesday, Oct. 6, the message was wiped away.

Most in Sunny Hills community approve of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide

Susie Kim October 7, 2021

While the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] opted not to follow the Los Angeles Unified School District’s [LAUSD] recent decision to issue a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all of...

English teacher Tom Wiegman holds up the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card he received after being vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in March 2021 and the second dose in April 2021. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] sent out an email Sept. 2 to all staff mandating vaccination verification to fulfill a state requirement that the governor signed into law Aug. 11. Anyone working in the FJUHSD who chooses not to be vaccinated must take a COVID-19 test on a weekly basis beginning Oct. 18.

FJUHSD mandates vaccines for entire staff, offers secondary option to test weekly for unvaccinated

Kate Yang October 1, 2021

In compliance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new public health order, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] announced, through an email sent to students and parents on Sept. 3, its decision...

Only one dispenser was stolen in the boys restroom in the 40s wing Sept. 13 as
part of TikToks “devious licks” challenge. School officials estimate the cost to replace it at $350.

‘Devious licks’ TikTok trend ‘licks’ school with several vandalism cases

Hannah Lee September 27, 2021

School officials said some students have been caught and suspended for stealing or damaging soap and paper towel dispensers from three boys restrooms last week. The vandalism is similar to a TikTok...

Students attending the 2017 homecoming dance take in the Aladdin-themed stage in the quad. While the Associated Student Bodys homecoming assembly Oct. 15 will be held indoors at the gym over three separate periods, the upcoming Oct. 16 homecoming dance will have to be an outdoor event because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols that require no more than 1,000 people in a building for an event.

Upcoming homecoming assembly to be split into three, dance scheduled outdoors

Hannah Lee September 24, 2021

For the first time, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will host three assemblies next month for its homecoming presentations during second period instead of its usual two as a result of the August California...

Junior Lindsey Kang ties a red and blue balloon together during the junior class secretary’s fifth period Associated Student Body [ASB] class on Thursday, Sept. 9. The ASB plans to decorate the quad with such patriotic colors Friday, Sept. 10, before break, when the ceremony to remember the lives lost during 9/11 will take place.

Quad ceremony at break Friday, Sept. 10, to remember 9/11 victims of East Coast terrorist attacks nearly 20 years ago

Grace Min September 10, 2021

Students and staff are encouraged to come to a patriotic-themed quad during break today, Sept. 10, to remember the 9/11 victims of the East Coast terrorist attacks nearly 20 years ago, Associated Student...

The state has started sending special recall election ballot information to registered voters like this one. The name and address have been removed for confidentiality.

Do you qualify to vote in the Sept. 14 special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom?

Jaimie Chun September 3, 2021

Seniors who were born on Sept. 14, 2003, or earlier but missed the Aug. 30 time frame to register to vote for a special election to decide the fate of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will have to wait until...

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