The SVHS Robotics Team placed 3rd in the Mini Urban Challenge 2014 on June 14th. SVHS also won Best in Show and Best Presentation. Congratulations to all team members. For more information on the 2014 Mini Urban Challenge, please visit http://miniurbanchallenge.com/2014-national-competition/ or visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/miniurbanchallenge.
Congratulations to all students and staff that participated in Warped, our second theatrical production of the year.
Congratulations Fine Art Students
Congratulations to SVHS Fine Art students who participated in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition - 29th Congressional District. Cynthia Cervantes placed fifth place with an art piece titled "World Unity" and Linh Nguyen placed third with an art piece titled "Trees of Life." All art work will be displayed at the US Capitol building for a year. Congratulations Wild Cats.
Angel Wins Scholarship!
Congratulations to Angel Gonzalez (Gonzo). Educare awarded Angel with a $1000 scholarship for demonstrating exceptional leadership skills. Go Wildcats!
Vans Custom Culture Grant
The Sun Valley High School Film Department received the Vans Custom Culture Grant in 2013-2014. We were very excited to receive this grant. After the loss of our equipment, we have slowly been rebuilding our Media Arts program with help from donations so that our students gain a quality art education. The Vans Custom Culture Grant allowed us to purchase 3 cameras. Last semester, we explored Exposure with point and shoot cameras that had many limitations. Now students can explore Exposure(ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture) with manual settings.
A special thank you to Yalvani, Na-ckie-a, and Anthony S. for sharing a few of their images below
TAC Leadership Participates in Health Fair
This past Saturday, April 19th, students from our TAC leadership participated in Northridge Parks Health Fair. Adult and student smokers were encouraged to QUIT! All others were encouraged to avoid starting the habit of smoking. Student participants gave out anti-smoking shirts, bracelets, earphones, brochures and encouraged participants to sign our Nikky The Cancer Stick as a pledge to not smoke and to look out for their health and the health of others affected by smoking.
Victor Wins a NFF Award!
Congratulations to Victor Hernandez-Flores, one of SVHS's elite athletes, who was honored with a National Football Foundation of College Hall of Fame (NFF) Scholar Athlete Award because of his academic success and leadership abilities. Victor was nominated MVP for the SVHS football team. He attended an extraordinary event on March 24 in Studio City and was honored amongst other esteemed athletes for his success. Congratulations Victor! Go Wildcat.
Congratulations Drill Team!
Congratulations SVHS Drill team for winning 2nd place in the Drill Dance Competition 2014. Nice work team!
Wildcats Running the 2014 LA Marathon !
Sun Valley High School Students SRLA completed the LA Marathon on Sunday March 9, 2014. Thank you to Omar Caldera, Ana Clara, Miguel Ceja, Amelia De Genez, Maria Espinosa, Jonathan Gutierrez, Ashley Herrera, Soledad Marquez, Ricardo Martines, Joanne Mateo, Carl Nartia, Juan Rincon, and Michael Sedillo for their participation. A special thanks to Mr. Smith for his encouragement. A special thanks to Mr. Meza for being at every race and for being a great teammate.
SVHS wins 2014 CIF Championship
Congratulations SVHS Soccer TEAM!
March 10, 2014
SVHS Soccer team wins against Nordhoff High School in the first bracket of the 2014 CIF Southern California Regional. Our next game is against Farmersville High School March 12th at 4 pm.
Just in from the Daily News by Erik Boal- Prep roundup: Sun Valley boys soccer team advances to third straight City final Sergio Hernandez scored the winning goal on a 20-yard free kick with less than two minutes remaining to lift top-seededSun Valley (15-3-1) into its third straight City Section boys soccer final with a 2-1 Division III semifinal victory Monday over No. 4 Annenberg. To see the full article, click here.
Robotics Team Off and Running!
On March 1st 2014, our Robotics team competed in the California Regional Mini-Urban Challenge, which was held at Dorsey High School against 16 other teams. Sun Valley Engineering Team #2 won 1st place and Best in Show. Sun Valley Engineering Team #1 won 2nd place and Best Presentation. Both teams will now represent the California Region and return to the National competition on June 14th to defend their national title. Congratulations to Harley Contreras, Jessica Manzano, Jorge Mejia, Joshua Mejia, Marvin Mondragon, Carl Nartia, Jesus Pena, Julissa Perez, Raul Prado and Michael Sedillo. Special thanks to our fellow student, Cristobal Chavez for donating his legos. Without his generosity, we would not have won Best in Show. We also like to thank Mr. Meritt, Mr. McDonnell and Bob Whitten our mentor.
On February 22, 2014, the SVHS Robotics team competed against 39 other teams at the Orange Lutheran High School Late February Vex Tournament. All four teams made the playoffs and two teams became Tournament Champions. This qualifies the SVHS Robotics team to attend the State VEX Competition, which will be held March 14-16th in Santa Clara. Jessica Manzano is the first team member to go undefeated in the qualifying matches. She was focused and dedicated in spending her own personal time to perfect her driving skills. The SVHS Robotics teams consisted of Jesus Pena, Carl Nartia, Jessica Manzano, Jorge Mejia, Raul Prado, Eric Hernandez, Joshua Mejia, and Marvin Mondragon. Be sure to congratulate them on their success. They worked long hours and are truly dedicated to building, programming, and adjusting their robots. Congratulations to all team and support staff involved. Go TEAM!
Sun Valley High School Shines at ACE!
"An amazing group of students and teachers from Sun Valley HS arrived on January 7th at the UCLA Sunset Recreation Center to participate in EduCare's Achievement and Commitment to Excellence (ACE) Program. While initially reticent, the students began to shift from skeptical and cautious to open and courageous as the 3-day program progressed. " To read more on SVHS and the ACE program, CLICK HERE.
Media Arts News!
Congratulation to Lizbeth Escareno for winning second place in the Drexel University Screenwriting Scholarship competition for the entry of "Juliana and Robert". This ten page script written in 2013 explores a young girls struggle against an abusive situation. For more information click here.
"My Life" premieres at the Latino International Film Festival for Students. Congratulations to Stephanie Estrada, Jeanette Ceja, and Cristian Davila.
Sun Valley HS Media Arts department received the Vans Custom Culture Grant for 2014! For more information, visit Americansforthearts.org.
SVHS Promotional Video
Student of the Week
Congratulations Danika! You are the student of the week!