Looking back on the 2017-18 school year, we can take pride in a number of student and staff accomplishments. In fact, I can’t recall a more accomplished year in my 16 years as principal at Sunrise.
Student highlights, in part, included exceptional student performances in fine arts, athletics and increased participation in student clubs. Our Robotics Club teams won significant competitions in the valley and placed very high at the southwest regional competition in Flagstaff. Lorenzo Sayegh, 8th grader, finished second in the PVUSD Spelling Bee! Students demonstrated expertise and creativity with our Museum Day projects and Sunrise Science Fair exhibits. Chloe Rozalsky, 8th grader, went on to win the PVUSD District Science Fair! Chloe’s exhibit was recognized as the best among all middle and high school submissions. We also enjoyed a highly successful first ever Sunrise STEAM Night. Needless to say, we are proud of our talented student body.
Staff highlights included continuing our comprehensive planning and achievement within our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), focusing efforts on implementing Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and infusing learning technology in all of our classrooms. Finally, our art and drama teacher, Cae Collmar, was recently recognized as the “new to the profession” teacher of the year for the PVUSD!
As May starts to wind down, the Sunrise office will be open through May 31, 2018 and then open again for business on July 16, 2018, following the summer break. Have a great summer!