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Two Sunny Hills students pass out information about the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovation and Change during the January 2018 Open House in the gym. With a surge over winter break in Omicron variant cases in Orange County, district officials have decided to cancel the Thursday, Jan. 6, Open House – the first in-person one since January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit in March of that same year.

[Photo] Surge in Omicron COVID-19 variant cases prompt district officials to impose new health and safety protocols, canceling this month’s Open House, sports team dinners and banquets

January 6, 2022

Two Sunny Hills students pass out information about the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovation and Change during the January 2018 Open House in the gym. With a surge over winter break in Omicron...

The Accolades Feb. 19 (left) and March 13 issues received Top 10 recognition in a recent Best of Show contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association during a virtual spring journalism convention in April.

[Photo] 2 Accolade issues earn Top 10 recognition in National Scholastic Press Association's Best of Show contests

May 8, 2021

The Accolade's Feb. 19 (left) and March 13 issues received Top 10 recognition in a recent Best of Show contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association during a virtual spring journalism...

Class of 2014 students react to the movie they were watching in the Sunny Hills quad during the Oct. 3 Senior Sunrise, considered the first traditional senior event of the school year. The Class of 2021 will be the first to not be able to have one because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused all Associated Student Body on-campus events to be canceled in the fall semester. Some seniors, however, are working on organizing an off-campus gathering thats not school sponsored to be held on the roof of a downtown Brea parking structure at 375 West Birch St. on an undecided Friday in March.

[Photo] Senior class president organizes off-campus, non-school-sponsored Senior Sunrise next month in Brea after traditional October event is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

February 16, 2021

Class of 2014 students react to the movie they were watching in the Sunny Hills quad during the Oct. 3 Senior Sunrise, considered the first traditional senior event of the school year. The Class of 2021...

Then-freshman Hannah Kim lines up her shot as she tries to sink her ball into the hole during an August 2016
practice at the Westridge Golf Club in La Mirada. Boys and girls golf head coach Scott Enrico will hold tryouts to see how many he can a dd to his active roster for both squads today, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at the same location.

[Photo] Fore! Boys and girls golf tryouts slated for today, Dec. 2, after school at Westridge Golf Club in La Habra

December 2, 2020

Then-freshman Hannah Kim lines up her shot as she tries to sink her ball into the hole during an August 2016 practice at the Westridge Golf Club in La Mirada. Boys and girls golf head coach Scott Enrico...

Seventh period theater tech students put together stage sets like this one from the 2019 spring play, Miracle Worker, based on the life of Helen Keller. Less than a month into the 2020-2021 school year, administrators axed the class. Any of the 18 students there who were willing to and had the schedule flexibility were transferred to theater teacher Amanda Giesers third period combination class of theater 1 and 2 students. The coronavirus pandemic has also led to Giesers decision to cancel the fall musical, Newsies.

[Photo] Seventh period Theatre Production cut because of low enrollment

November 30, 2020

Seventh period theater tech students put together stage sets like this one from the 2019 spring play, "Miracle Worker," based on the life of Helen Keller. Less than a month into the 2020-2021 school year,...

Theater teacher Amanda Gieser (left) glances at one of her performers being lifted up by cast members of 2018s Chicago during a rehearsal. The musical about women in the Roaring 20s was the last one staged in the Performing Arts Center before it was closed down for renovations at the end of May in 2019. Last year, Sister Act was performed at Buena Park High Schools Performing Arts Center. Gieser had planned to stage Newsies for the fall musical of the 2020-2021 school year but had to cancel it because of COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

[Photo] The show will not go on; fall musical axed because of COVID-19 health and safety

November 17, 2020

Theater teacher Amanda Gieser (left) glances at one of her performers being lifted up by cast members of 2018's "Chicago" during a rehearsal. The musical about women in the Roaring '20s was the last one...

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