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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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A worker sent by the district shows up during second period to clean up the fallen tree trunk in front of Room 137 Thursday, Oct. 26.

NEXT PHASE, LANDSCAPING: Removal of damaged lockers, disease-infested shrubbery provides new opportunities to beautify campus

Irene Park, Copy Editor November 27, 2023

This is the last of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. Part 1 focused on the new...

This site cant be reached message appears on the screen for anyone trying to access the Fullerton Joint Union High School Districts Aeries attendance and gradebook web-based application since Tuesday, Nov. 14. After a Nov. 14-15 district network shutdown of the internet for undisclosed reasons, teachers were able to access Aeries by Friday, Nov. 17, before the start of school, while students and parents are expected to gain access to Aeries again by Monday, Nov. 20.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District suffers two-day internet outage with no cause given; students, parents unable to access Aeries attendance or gradebook since Tuesday, Nov. 14

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager November 17, 2023

No tech Tuesday, Nov. 14. No tech Wednesday, Nov. 15. Tech Thursday, Nov. 16, but still no Aeries attendance or gradebook until the next day with access only for teachers and staff. That's what students...

The Accolade staff members celebrate the publications Pacemaker recognition with SunnyD drinks that adviser Tommy Li distributed during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 6, along with a variety of cake pop flavors.

The Accolade wins its 2nd Pacemaker plaque recognizing the nation’s best of the best

Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2023

For the first time in nearly two decades, The Accolade was named a Pacemaker winner for its issues produced in the 2022-2023 school year during the national journalism convention in Boston on Saturday,...

Junior Carlos Pineda walks to the boys restroom in the 40s building last month after activating his restroom pass through the 5-Star app in his fourth period class along with his class’s designated physical hall pass on a lanyard.

Restroom passes to go digital – students only allowed two per day using 5-Star app

Jiwoo Han, Opinion Editor November 7, 2023

Starting the spring semester in January, administrators expect to have all teachers on board to use the 5-Star app for a new digital pass system, which limits students' restroom use during class time to...

Assistant vice principal Peter Karavedas and the student panel reflect on their personal Sunny Hills experiences to an audience of freshmen in the Performing Arts Center Tuesday, July 11.

Summer Bridge Program’s 2nd year to build on successes from inaugural one that attracted around 260 freshmen

Jenna Kim, Staff Reporter November 2, 2023

A new summer program that attracted around 260 incoming freshmen to learn more about the Sunny Hills campus and culture will undergo some changes for its second year, school officials said. "We will...

A Fastsigns employee puts up new logo decals during the afternoon onto the door of Room 107 on Thursday, Aug. 10. Not all the logos were put up in the summer, with the employees having to return later to finish. The doors also have different designs, with some displaying a Lancer head and others displaying an“SH” logo.

SIGNING ON — AND OFF: Hallways, athletic areas get large, square-shaped panels; logos for programs like dance, AVID removed

Irene Park, Copy Editor October 31, 2023

This is the second of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. Part 1 focused on the new...

Principal Craig Weinreich (left) offers a handshake to the Disneyland Imagination Campus Sales team employee who visited Room 4 with three Mickey Mouse and a card to congratulate Sunny Hills for ranking Top 1,000 in the nation on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Sunny Hills ranks in the Top 1,000 schools nationwide, Disneyland employees visit to celebrate

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager October 27, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year since the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rating of campuses nationwide ranked Sunny Hills among the Top 100 public high schools in the Los...

Dance Production members perform to will.i.ams Bang Bang during the Friday, Sept. 29, homecoming assembly in the gym. Starting this school year, the team  practices during zero period instead of sixth period after dance teacher Leiana Volen assumed the role of Conservatory of Fine Arts co-director.

2023-2024 school year brings more zero period options

Justin Pak, News Editor October 25, 2023

School officials added six more zero period classes this school year compared to the previous one with some of the increase coming from three more academic classes, two sports teams and Dance Production...

The bar graph displays passing rates of Sunny Hills Advanced Placement [AP] exams from 2019-2023. The passing rate increased by 1.99% from the previous year, surpassing the 2020 rate by 0.59%, the previous highest mark recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic when the college board exclusively offered digital versions of its AP exam.

SH students achieve highest Advanced Placement pass rate since 2020 with more exams taken

Teo Jeong, Staff Reporter October 20, 2023

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, nearly 77% of Sunny Hills students who took Advanced Placement [AP] exams this past May earned a passing score, continuing the upward trend from...

Freshman Eli Anizor puts his belongings into his designated locker between the 20s and 40s buildings during lunch Tuesday, Sept. 26. Over the summer school officials contracted with Color New Co. and spent $390,000 to paint the lockers black and changed the colors on all buildings to a neutral gray-white.

$400,000 MAKEOVER: Most students, staff like new look of black lockers, neutral gray-white on all buildings, larger signage

Irene Park, Copy Editor October 20, 2023

This is the first of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. The Accolade will focus first...

Sunny Hills student section decks out in beach attire for a Surf’s Up theme and lets out a cheer at the Friday, Aug. 25, football game.

SH student section celebrates being recognized Top 5 among Orange County schools

Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2023

With a simple “USA” theme, Sunny Hills students automatically dressed up in red, white and blue attire or came holding the American flag at the Aug. 31 football game at the Buena Park High School stadium. The...

The Accolade will find out next month whether issues from the 2022-2023 school year will earn the programs second national Pacemaker award, considered to be as valuable as a Pulitzer Prize offered to professional publications. This front cover of the Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, issue was used in the National Scholastic Press Associations September news release listing the 39 finalists in the newspaper/newsmagazine category.

The Accolade up for its second national Pacemaker award on Saturday, Nov. 4

Aashna Dialani, Assistant Business Manager October 10, 2023

The Accolade will find out next month whether it wins its second National Scholastic Press Association [NSPA] Pacemaker award in recognition of six of the publication’s issues from the 2022-2023 school...

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