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COVID-19 slashes another educational tradition: the first day of school

When the 2020-2021 school year starts Aug. 11 at Sunny Hills, students will not be able to greet each other in person like in past first days of school. Sunny Hills, along with all public and private high schools, will for the first time in state history be closed as distance learning 2.0 begins. California Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this summer had mandated that schools in counties with high COVID-19 cases remain closed.

Aaliyah Magana

August 10, 2020

This was not how rising senior Jason Thomson imagined his first day of the 2020-2021 school year would go when it starts Aug. 11. “I mean, I imagine coming to school and seeing all my friends like in past years and just feeling a kind of ‘this is it’ feeling. like this is where we’re at, thi...

Lancer Regiment takes first place at Oct. 26 tournament; first time winning sweepstakes against bigger bands

Band leaders from each school in the competition march on the field before receiving their awards at Sierra Vista High School Oct. 26. Sunny Hills is the third team from the right. Image reprinted with permission from Brian Milian

Andrew Ngo

November 2, 2019

Following the Lancer Regiment’s first-place finish at the Valencia Field Tournament Oct. 12, the Sunny Hills band won sweepstakes at the Sierra Vista Field Tournament Oct. 26 in Baldwin Park, earning five trophies. “I was really happy with the performance everyone put in,” band director Whitney...

Singing of Sunny Hills alma mater spreads to sports teams

Members of the girls volleyball team band together while singing the school's alma mater following their final home Freeway League game Oct. 14 against Fullerton. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Hope Li

October 19, 2019

Hail to alma mater, loyally we stand. Keep our sons and daughters famed throughout the land. Go forth to lead our country, strong let our motto be. Alma mater Sunny Hills, hail to thee. This is Sunny Hills’ alma mater. Although it is not well-known, junior Jenna Beining has spearheaded a ...

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