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Senior’s efforts featured on ABC7’s Eyewitness News offers an opportunity for special needs children to ‘Always Dance’

Dance Production [DP] member junior David Burns teaches a Sept. 19 9:30-10 a.m. dance class for special needs children ages 8-12. Burns teaches dance classes for fellow DP member senior Elliana Kim’s brainchild The Always Dancing Project.
Hope Li December 20, 2020

It’s called the Always Dancing Project. But for the 150 kids with such disabilities as cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism, they are learning to do much more than that. For two sisters in the...

Seventh period Theatre Production cut because of low enrollment

Seventh period theater tech students put together stage sets like this one from the 2019 spring play,
Yeihn Lee November 30, 2020

Seventh period Technical Theater and Theater Production have been like a second home for senior Rebecca Back. As a tech lead since the beginning of junior year, Back has supervised the behind-the-scenes...

COVID-19 pandemic delays many on-campus plans, reopening of school on Nov. 2 will not affect progress

The area in front of the building is enclosed with fences in preparation for the ongoing school construction of the landscaping of the PAC, which will include the installation of a retaining wall.
Alice Shin November 22, 2020

Despite the completion of the $4.5 million renovation of the Performing Arts Center [PAC] since the spring semester, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed landscaping work outside of the building with no...

Students, staff adapt to new hybrid learning schedule with shorter class periods, longer gap before break for those with a zero period

Senior Benicio Tristan uses his chromebook on the tables next to the cafeteria while following COVID-19 health guidelines on Nov. 5 during break, which comes after third period in the new hybrid learning schedule.
Michelle Sheen November 17, 2020

All Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] campuses have now implemented the new hybrid learning schedule, which was used starting Nov. 2 to accommodate in-person and distance learning. “Overall,...

Biology, chemistry teachers renovate classrooms with new laboratory stations

Science teacher Andrew Gartner’s renovated classroom, Room 112, features new lab stations in the
Henry Lee November 10, 2020

When students return to campus for hybrid learning next week, they will see “batwing” style lab stations in many of their science classes. “Our science department is really, really strong and...

School library reopens to students though only 40 allowed inside at a time

School officials have placed plexiglass in front of the checkout counter of the campus library as one of several other COVID-19 health and safety measures added inside. Since Sunny Hills reopened Nov. 2 for live classroom instruction, the library has also opened with updated hours for students to use, though the maximum amount that can be inside at a time has been reduced by 24%.
Yeihn Lee November 7, 2020

As Sunny Hills reopened for live classroom instruction under the hybrid learning model Nov. 2, the school’s library also became available for student use with 40 out of the regular maximum of 164 allowed...

COVID-19 forces about 60% to stay home next week

Nearly eight months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the shuttering of classrooms, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District will reopen on Nov. 2.
Yeihn Lee October 31, 2020

When Sunny Hills moved to a distance learning form of education in March, Fullerton only had six positive coronavirus cases, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency [OCHCA].  When the 2020-2021...

Expect to see Safety Hills when hybrid learning starts Nov. 2

The Winston the Lancer statue sits above the touch-free sanitizing unit placed in the main office in Room 3. Custodians have placed one touch-free sanitizing unit identical to this one in every single classroom for students to utilize as they enter or leave.
Kate Yang October 27, 2020

This is the second of a series of stories dealing with the scheduled Nov. 2 reopening of Sunny Hills High School and what COVID-19-related safety and health measures the Fullerton Joint Union High School...

High winds Monday, Oct. 26, spark fire — twice — on palm tree across street from Sunny Hills, forcing evacuation of staff, teachers

While standing on Anaheim Fire Department’s Engine No. 2, a firefighter uses a hose to extinguish a palm tree’s flames across the street from the 20s building on Oct. 26. Firefighters had been dispatched to the Sunny Hills campus twice -- at 11:36 a.m and again at 12:20 p.m. to respond to a palm tree that struck power lines and caught fire twice because of winds reaching 20 mph.
Andrew Ngo and Tyler Pak October 26, 2020

While gusts of up to 60 mph wreaked havoc in Orange County for most of Monday, Oct. 26, and caused several wildfires totaling over 7,000 acres, the Sunny Hills campus in Fullerton was also momentarily...

Sunny Hills counselor spins her way to nearly $23,000 in cash and prizes on TV’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show

Guidance counselor Tracey Falletta’s Oct. 8 appearance on the TV game show, “The Wheel of Fortune,” nets her $22,900, which includes a trip to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Because of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, no one was allowed to be in the audience during the show’s Aug. 7 taping in Culver City.
Divya Bharadwaj October 25, 2020

Sunny Hills counselor Tracey Falletta will never forget the words “puffy” and “fluffy.” With $22,900 in cash and prizes and a $13,850 lead heading in the Final Spin round of TV’s “Wheel...

Former Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees president dies at 91

Robert Hathaway, a former FJUHSD trustee who opted not to run for re-election for his FJUHSD school board seat in 2018, wore many hats throughout his life — being a veteran, engineer, lawyer and educator before his death on Sept. 18.
Tyler Pak September 30, 2020

Robert Hathaway, who had served for 33 years as a trustee on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] — seven terms as the president — died of a heart attack on Sept. 18. He was 91.  Hathaway...

Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials agree to allow livestock back on Sunny Hills farm

Livestock like this pig remained on the Sunny Hills farm as of April 10 after live classroom instruction ended nearly a month before because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ag students were coming to the farm one at a time to take care of their animals to prep them for the Orange County Fair, which was eventually canceled because of COVID-19 health and safety concerns. After that, Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials decided to have all the animals removed.
Krishna Thaker September 25, 2020

First, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] over the summer banned all livestock from any of its farms for agriculture students because the coronavirus pandemic had forced the closure...

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