The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

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...

School officials and students agree that the decades-old Sunny Hills High School dress code policy is outdated. Meanwhile, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s Student Advisory Council is also reviewing this issue for all campuses, including Sunny Hills.

ADDRESSING THE CODE

Krishna Thaker October 6, 2021

The opening descriptions of this story are not meant to show that the writer or The Accolade is endorsing such behavior among students. They are merely a factual report of what has been happening at a...

The government of California passes Assembly Bills 104 and 130, giving students a second chance for a better year of high school through retention, pass or no pass grade requests and local graduation requirements exemption.

Students receive opportunity for pass or no pass grade change

Yeihn Lee August 30, 2021

Students and their parents will have until Aug. 31 to decide whether to take advantage of a recent California law that allows for any letter grades from the 2020-2021 school year to switch to pass or no...

In the breezeway next to the 100s building, sophomore Ashley Kim (left) joins her fellow Associated Student Body [ASB] members in painting a letter on a poster to be used the next day, Friday, Aug. 20, in the Welcome Back assembly. The in-person gathering will be the first to take place in the gym since the coronavirus pandemic closed down schools in March 2020.

Students get first chance to attend a live assembly in the gym today, Aug. 20, after a year of virtual ones because of the coronavirus pandemic

Alex Lee August 20, 2021

Students will have a chance to attend Sunny Hills’ traditional Welcome Back assembly in the gym today, Aug. 20, the first live, indoor gathering since February 2020 – a month before the coronavirus...

In preparation for the first day of school, math teacher Cristian Bueno posts a sign Aug. 13 to remind students of proper hand hygiene in Room 65. The poster, along with another one about indoor masking, was provided by the Fullerton Joint Union High School District as part of its health and safety guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year.

Students required to wear masks indoors only – one of a few new changes for 2021-2022 Fullerton Joint Union High School District COVID-19 health and safety guidelines

Nevya Patel August 16, 2021

In a change to summer health and safety protocols, students returning to Sunny Hills for the 2021-2022 school year will only be required to wear a mask indoors, while dances and assemblies will be encouraged...

A group participates in an unofficial Paper
Toss today in the quad after school.

Seniors to get free breakfast burritos, pick up grad tickets on May 25 event

Dominique Chang and Alice Shin May 21, 2021

To ensure that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed, school officials have combined some traditional, end-of-the-year senior activities into a free one scheduled for May 25. Called “Senior...

Sunny Hills alumna Jackie Logwood stands in front of the Fullerton Auditorium June 19, three days after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees voted unanimously to remove Louis E. Plummer’s name from the building. Logwood had created an online petition seeking the change in name after Plummer was alleged to have been involved with the KKK.

From change.org to change that name: Class of 2019 alumna reflects on one-year anniversary of how she successfully campaigned to remove a suspected KKK member’s name from district’s auditorium

Rida Zar May 17, 2021

Originating in the 19th century, social justice was not on the minds of many of her peers when Jackie Logwood attended Sunny Hills from 2016-2019. While Logwood had to contend against the pressures...

The revised state social distancing guideline from six to three feet has brought back a sense of normalcy for students who have chosen to come to campus for live instruction four days a week except on Wednesdays. Many are gathering in small groups like this on Tuesday, May 4, during break. Masks, however, are still required, though not while students are eating or drinking a beverage.

Change in COVID-19 social distancing from six to three feet could bring back some traditional events for semester’s end

Daniel Kong May 4, 2021

The story was updated with quotes from the Associated Student Body. With the state’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s [CDC] decision to shrink the social distancing guidelines in half...

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.

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

Anthony Keem February 16, 2021

With the first traditional senior event of the 2020-2021 school year -- Senior Sunrise -- getting the ax because of the coronavirus pandemic, some students are working on a free, alternative non-Sunny...

Agriculture teachers Brian Kim (top left) and Jeremy Cates await visitors to their Zoom session during the Jan. 7 virtual Open House. Since an on-campus Open House was not possible because of the coronavius pandemic, school officials provided the Fullerton community with a PDF file of Zoom links for anyone interested in meeting with instructors, counselors or coaches to ask them questions.

Despite reduced attendance, virtual Open House provides opportunity for eighth-graders and their parents to inquire about Sunny Hills’ programs

Nevya Patel February 10, 2021

During the school years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Open House gave the Sunny Hills programs and pathways a chance to attract prospective students to their booths with their unique displays. The...

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