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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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Dance 3 member senior Emmaline DeLeon (left) and math teacher Mariam Tan practice their routine on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Room 130 to prepare for this week’s Dancing With the Staff fundraiser.

DANCING WITH THE STAFF (UNMASKED EDITION): For the first time since 2019, performers not required to wear face coverings during Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, shows

Euree Kim, Staff Reporter December 2, 2022

For the first time since 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic, those performing on stage for Dancing With the Staff [DWTS] this week will not be required to wear masks. “Dancing without masks are the...

New engineering teacher Patrick Salem (center) reacts to the progress his engineering students are making on their balloon cable car project in Room 402 on Monday, Aug. 22.  Salem, hired through the Regional Occupation Program, also takes over as the new coordinator for the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovations and Change program.

NEW CHALLENGE: Ex-college professor, engineer aims to connect with EPIC students

Nathan Lee, Staff Reporter October 7, 2022

Patrick Salem owes his interest in engineering to his father, who raised his family in the Midwest. “He was an electrical [design] engineer and began teaching me electrical engineering when I was...

Passing rate averages for Advanced Placement [AP] exams from the 2021-2022 school year show an 8% increase compared with the previous school year and 1% below 2020’s highest rate over the past five years. The College Board views a 3 or higher as passing for its AP tests.

2022 Sunny Hills Advanced Placement exams yield higher passing rate averages despite fewer students taking them

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 27, 2022

After returning to a full, in-person Advanced Placement testing environment for the first time in three years, the number of Sunny Hills students who passed with a 3 or higher improved 8% compared to the...

New computer science teacher Sonya Joyce instructs freshman Adrian Rodriguez about using the “println” statement to output the code correctly during her third period Coding and Gaming class in Room 44 Sept. 14.

HAPPY RETURNS: Former site tech starts first year as Sunny Hills’ computer science and coding and gaming teacher

Susie Kim, News Editor September 21, 2022

Named Sunny Hills classified employee of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Nominated for the Above and Beyond Award from the Special Education Local Plan Area in 2019. Helped guide the school’s...

The Uvalde school massacre in Texas on May 24 among other school shootings calls attention to campus safety measures. Meanwhile, Sunny Hills alongside the Fullerton Joint Union High School District aim to re-evaluate its current guidelines.

RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING: Fullerton Joint Union High School District creates new school safety position, SH seeks to hire a fourth campus supervisor

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 17, 2022

Sunny Hills underwent an uncommon lockdown in 2019 — its most recent — when Fullerton Police Dispatch received a call regarding two armed males roaming near the campus with  “long rifles” or “BB...

For the 2022-2023 school year, Peter Karavedas makes the move from social science teacher and former head football coach to an assistant principal at Sunny Hills.

CALLING AN AUDIBLE: Ex-football head coach/social science teacher starts 2022-2023 school year as SH’s new assistant principal

Susie Kim, News Editor August 14, 2022

This is the first of a series of feature profiles of new, full-time teachers or administrators at Sunny Hills High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Subsequent stories will be posted soon in the Feature...

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreichs deep roots here make for a worthy hire

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreich’s deep roots here make for a worthy hire

The Accolade editorial board unanimously agrees with hiring Craig Weinreich as the new principal of Sunny Hills. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] left Sunny Hills with a seemingly...

New principal Craig Weinreich, who replaces Allen Whitten, has a conversation on his first day on the job with seniors Lindsay Bridges and Samantha Perez in the quad on April 13. Weinreich said he plans to continue Whitten’s policy of talking with students during break and lunch in order to be accessible with students.

Newly hired principal Craig Weinreich, who was an assistant principal here until 2019, aims to reconnect with students, staff

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor April 28, 2022

For some veteran faculty members at Sunny Hills, Craig Weinreich is remembered as an up-and-coming English teacher in 1999 and a social science instructor a few years later. While for boosters of the...

New assistant principal Melissa Stinson works in her office dealing with tasks given to her at her new position. Photo taken by Paul Yasutake.

New Sunny Hills administrator brings extensive experience from La Habra

Andrew Hong, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 1, 2019

 “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” Willliam Shakespeare’s character, Lucio, makes this statement to Isabella, the protagonist of the...

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