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Sunnyside Hall of Fame Nominations due Aug 31
The Sunnyside Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame. This year's event will take place October 20th at Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School at 5:00 p.m. The...
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2018-2019 Bus Stop Locations and Times
Find Bus Stops by using your home address or school. Or request and/or confirm transportation services. Search By Home Address Search by School Request/Confirmation Form...
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Sunnyside Opening Day 2018
Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, Arizona experienced a watershed year for public education in 2018. The collective impact of teachers, parents, students and community members advocating...
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Transportation Services Request Form
Help us plan your student's transportation needs for the 2018/2019 school year. Your input will help improve bus routes. The safety of your student is our top priority; we want to...
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FY2019 Average Teacher Salary Increase
Teacher Salary Increases In accordance with A.R.S. §15-903(E), as amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10, a local educational agency's (LEA) budget must include the prominent display of the average...
Congratulations to CTE/JTED Anatomy and Physiology teacher, Peter Chen and students at Sunnyside High School's Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program who earned first and third place at the Arizona HOSA competition. The EMS competition consists of a written test and skills portion in which students take part in a medical and trauma scenario where they must identify and treat a patient's medical needs. Despite competing against students in more established programs offering Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, a level above what is currently available at Sunnyside, four students walked away with top awards including: 1st place - Alex Quezada and Miriam Quezada 3rd place - Nataly Lopez and Destiny Chavarria HOSA is a national organization for high school students interested in health professions.
The Sunnyside Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame. This year's event will take place October 20th at Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School at 5:00 p.m. The annual dinner is the signature fundraiser for the Alumni Association/Dollars for Scholars, which last year awarded close to $70,000 in college scholarships to graduates from Sunnyside, Desert View and STAR Academic High School.  The Hall of Fame awards were established to honor individuals or groups who have made notable contributions to the Sunnyside educational system, the community, or their chosen profession. The awards also honor those who have exhibited leadership and innovations that have contributed to academic success and the quality of life for the Sunnyside community. Previous inductees include Steve Holmes Ned Norris, Jr.  Dr. Eugenia Favela Andy Townsend Maria Elena Wakamatsu U.S. Congressman, Raúl Grijalva 2018 Hall of Fame applications are due on Friday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. Click here to download the Hall of Fame Application Click here to download the Hall of Fame Rubric Completed applications must include:  Completed Application Biographical Information 2 Letters of Recommendation Applications can be mailed or delivered to the Sunnyside District Alumni Association, Attn: Student Services. 2238 E. Ginter Road. Tucson, AZ. 85706. For more information, please call 545-2065. 
Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, Arizona experienced a watershed year for public education in 2018. The collective impact of teachers, parents, students and community members advocating for the needs of our public schools was inspiring and reassuring. This historical display of civic engagement was reminiscent of the activism demonstrated 50 years ago across our country, when many people felt disillusioned with the status quo. What I have learned from the great leaders of that era is that our common passion for righteousness as people is what ultimately unites us in our continued journey to shape the progress of our great nation. It is because of this passion that we continue to fight for what is right for our children in our public school systems. As educators, we know that our work is not just about student development, but about human progress. To this end, we convened a panel of industry leaders, students, teachers and community members and asked them to help us envision what the future holds for our students. This inquiry formed the basis for the next iteration of our Graduate Profile, and our vision statement: Every Child, College, Career and Community Ready. More importantly, this work set the tone for how our District will innovate in the area of student agency by measuring holistic competencies of learning that help tell a broader story about the wonderful students that we serve. Therefore, it is important to stay the course as a District. We will continue to support agency through our formative assessment work and through building better systems for collaboration. Although our roadmap for improvement is a complex one, it is my goal this year to bring greater clarity to our theory for change so that all educators in our ecosystem better understand how to to move the needle for student learning. The pivotal question: ‘What is the learning?’ will continue to drive our discussions as we dive deeper in thinking about our impact on performance. Be prepared to grow and learn together as colleagues, as we strive to get better at getting better. Like the social justice work of the men and women 50 years ago, our work at Sunnyside in 2018 will be led by brave thinkers who see our students and our system not for what it is, but for what it can be. Thank you for joining us on this journey, Steve Holmes Superintendent Click here for: Spanish Letter | English Letter function MM_setTextOfLayer(objId,x,newText) { //v9.0 with (document) if (getElementById && ((obj=getElementById(objId))!=null)) with (obj) innerHTML = unescape(newText); } #quepasa-image { display: none; }
Help us plan your student's transportation needs for the 2018/2019 school year. Your input will help improve bus routes. The safety of your student is our top priority; we want to make sure that your student's transportation experience is safe and timely. As we build out our school bus routes for the 2018-2019 school year. We are asking parents who have not yet returned the printed Registration Form for Transportation Services to please fill out the following electronic version. Registering your child for school transportation will allow the automated routing systems to be used to determine how many students need to be transported from each pickup location to each school. To ensure that our transportation service is used most effectively, we have implemented the following rules: District transportation services are not available to Open Enrollment students. It will be necessary for families of students under open enrollment to provide their own transportation. This includes students who are enrolled in a school that is not their school of residence. Walking to School: Students who live within the approved radius walking distance to their school will not be provided transportation. Exceptions to this rule will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Approved distances by grade level: Elementary schools: One Mile Middle schools: One Mile High schools: One and a half miles Exceptions: Students enrolled in magnet schools will receive transportation services. Students in Special Education will receive transportation services as outlined in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). McKinney-Vento Students Parents of students who were afforded school transportation under the McKinney-Vento Law will have to contact the McKinney-Vento office at (520) 545-2158 or (520) 545-3460 for school transportation eligibility.  For more information regarding the McKinney-Vento Law please click here.  Foster Students It will be necessary for the DCS Case Worker to contact the school district's Foster Liaison at (520) 545-2158 or aracelim@susd12.org, for school transportation eligibility for a student not residing within the Sunnyside USD boundary or school of origin boundary.   Please use the below form to register your child for transportation services. Confirmation letters will be sent to registered students during the summer, indicating the bus number, bus route and time the bus will arrive at the bus stop. We look forward to serving our students and families in the 2018-2019 school year. Sincerely, Carlos Valdez Director of Transportation and Maintenance
Teacher Salary Increases In accordance with A.R.S. §15-903(E), as amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10, a local educational agency's (LEA) budget must include the prominent display of the average salary of all teachers employed by the district or charter for the budget and prior years, and the increase in the average salary of all teachers employed by the district or charter for the budget year reported in dollars and percentage.  The average teacher salary increase included on the FY2019 Annual Expenditure Budget for Sunnyside Unified includes: Average salary of all teachers employed in FY2019 (budget year: $47,654 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY2018 (prior year): $42,355 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $5,299 Percentage increase: 13%

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Ricky
Torres
Principal
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
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Stephanie
Ponce
Assistant Principal-Freshman Academy
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
Jon
Schubel
Assistant Principal
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
Matthew
Craft
Assistant Principal
Sunnyside High School
Judith
Del Castillo
Office Manager
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
Debra
Dewoody
Office Manager
Freshman Academy
Sunnyside High School
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Daniel
Bartley
Academic Compliance Officer
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
Myrna
Alvarado
Teacher
Employee Benefits
Sunnyside High School
Sean
Anderson
ELA Teacher
Sunnyside High School Freshman Academy
Sunnyside High School
Stephanie
Arnold
Counselor
Sunnyside High School
Magdalena
Benavidez
Case Manager
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
Yolanda
Bonillas
Office Assistant - 225
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
Denise
Chadwick
Life Skills- Autism
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Angelica
Chamberlain
Parapro 208
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
Sophina
Clark
Teacher
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Ana
Danehy
Teacher
Career and Technical Education
Sunnyside High School
Alexandre
De Backer
Teacher
World Languages
Sunnyside High School
Michael
Eckert
Teacher
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Rocio
Espitia
Parapro - Special Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Eric
Estrada-Grijalva
Counselor
Sunnyside High School
Susan-Marie
Flanigan
Teacher
English
Sunnyside High School
Sumaya
Frick
Teacher
College and Career Readiness
Sunnyside High School
Alejandrina
Gallardo
Teacher
Sunnyside High School
Patricia Graciela
Garcia
Counselor
Counseling
Sunnyside High School
Arlene
Gonzales
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Carlos
Gonzales, Jr.
TRiO Program Coordinator
College and Career Readiness
Sunnyside High School
Jalal
Haddad
Math Teacher
Math Department
Sunnyside High School
Valerie
Heller
Teacher
Science Teacher
Sunnyside High School
Samuel
Hui
Teacher
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Guadalupe
Ibarra
Security Monitor
SUSD Security
Sunnyside High School
James
Jackson
Para Pro
SPED
Sunnyside High School
Nichole
Johnson
Student Website Internship
Sunnyside High School
Julie
Johnson
Teacher
Sunnyside High School
Susan
Latta
Teacher
StuCo, AVID & Mentoring
Sunnyside High School
Gregory
Latta
Athletic Trainer
Athletics/CTE
Sunnyside High School
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Dominique
Linkous
MIID Teacher / Transition Specialist
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Monica
Luna
Infant Center Director
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
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Monica
Luna
TAPP Specialist/Teacher
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
Barbara
MacDonald
Teacher
English
Sunnyside High School
Julia
Nordlund
Teacher
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Sonia
Noriega
Administrative Assistant - 240
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Adriana
Nunez
Substitute Parapro
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Brian
Page
Colloquium Tutor
Math
Sunnyside High School
Grisdey
Paredes
Student Website Internship
Sunnyside High School
Karina
Quezada
Counselor
Sunnyside High School
Diana
Quijada
ELD Teacher
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Perla
Raygoza
Office Assistant - 208
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
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Debbie
Roche
Counselor
Sunnyside High School
Thomas
Rodriquez
Information Technologies Technician
Information Technologies
Sunnyside High School
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Manuel
Salmeron
Teacher
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Denise
Sanchez
Administrative Assistant
School Supervision
Sunnyside High School
Jonah
Schmidt
Science Teacher
Sunnyside High School
Erlinda
Soto
Parapro 208
Teenage Parent Program
Sunnyside High School
Yvonne
Spencer
Science Teacher - Freshman Academy
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
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Mickey
Stewart
Teacher
SS Freshman Academy
Sunnyside High School
Brigitte
Swazo
Speech-language pathologist
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
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Blanca
Trejo
Parapro - Special Education
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Randy
Trujillo
Teacher
Fine arts
Sunnyside High School
Nancy
Turner
Teacher
mathematics
Sunnyside High School
Steven
Uyeda
Teacher
Science/CTE
Sunnyside High School
Pauline
Van Os
Teacher
Sunnyside High School
Victor
Vigbedorh
Math Teacher
Student Services
Sunnyside High School
Mary
Weaverling
Nurse 218
Health and Wellness
Sunnyside High School
Michelle
Weygand RN
Sunnyside High School Nurse
Nursing
Sunnyside High School
Shana
Burgos-DeStephanis
School Psychology Intern
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Cynthia
Canez
Parapro - Special Education
Emergency long term sub M/D Self Contained Class
Sunnyside High School
Melany
Coates
Teacher
Teacher - Science
Sunnyside High School
Cecilia
Espinoza
Registrar - 261
Registrar Office
Sunnyside High School
Sarah
Fraser Mirock
Teacher
Sunnyside High School
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Neville
Hamlett
Head Custodian
Maintenance
Sunnyside High School
Matthew
Lopez
Teacher
Sunnyside High School
David
Martin
Teacher
Exceptional Education
Sunnyside High School
Kathryn
Niazi
Transition Specialist
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Michael
Ohm
Long Term Substitute
Sunnyside High School
Laura
Portillo
Parapro - Special Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Sunnyside High School
Maria
Sirmons
Parapro
Sunnyside High School
Raymond
Stewart
Student Website Internship
Sunnyside High School
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Kate
Street
Librarian
Information Technologies
Sunnyside High School
Sunnyside High School
1725 East Bilby Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

Phone Number: 
(520) 545-5300
Fax Number: 
(520) 545-5316

Sunnyside High School, opened in 1955, is home to 2,400 students in Tucson, AZ. Sunnyside offers a wide variety of extracurricular programs, advanced placement courses, and specialized career and technical training programs. As a part of the Sunnyside Unifed School District, Sunnyside High School is a celebrated historical pillar of the Tucson community.

Sunnyside is fully accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a comprehensive high school that offers a plethora of rigorous and challenging courses. The foundation of its success is based in its Freshman Academy. This school within a school serves as a foundational environment which prepares incoming 9th graders for their tenure as high school students.

Once students have advanced into the upper grade levels they are invited to join one of three College and Career Academies. Each academy focuses on a career pathway where students can earn college credit, industry certifications and take part in work experiences and internships. This combination of core and elective classes has evolved Sunnyside into a culture of college and career readiness.

Additionally, the use of AVID instructional strategies and ample enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses has propelled graduation rates and record amounts of scholarship offerings. This focus on learning and real world experiences has prepared our students for life after Sunnyside.

 

School Details
Year Opened: 
1955
Grades: 
9-12
Enrollment: 
2314
Mascot: 
Blue Devils
Colors: 
Royal Blue and White
Uniforms: Required
Tops: Uniforms Not Required
Bottoms:

School Activities

Physical activities are a common form of recreation and a source of well-being, and are key to improving physical fitness and physical and mental health. Community activities give students the opportunity to better know themselves, to open up to others and to gain a better sense of belonging to their community. Community activities encourage students to play an active role in society and become responsible citizens and inspirational role models.

  • Freshman Academy
  • Athletics (10+)
  • Honors/AP Courses (15+)
  • AVID
  • MESA
  • Skills USA/Career Tech Student Orgs
  • National Honor Society
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Mariachi
  • Folklorico
  • Transition Club
  • College & Career Academies
  • JTED/CTE Programs (10+)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Air Force ROTC
  • DECA
  • Blue Devil News
  • YES Club
  • SWAT (Student Wellness)
  • Yearbook
  • FBLA
  • Award winning Auto CTE/JTED programs
  • Choir