As Staff Appreciation Week draws to a close, we want to take a moment to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this week truly special for our dedicated staff members. It has been a week filled with gratitude, kindness, and recognition for the incredible work our staff does each day to support our students and school community.

We are immensely grateful to the members of the PTSA who generously provided treats throughout the week, ensuring our staff felt appreciated and energized. From the morning coffee to the afternoon snacks, your thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed. Your efforts have truly made a difference in brightening the days of our staff members.

A special thank you also goes to Moms in Prayer for their delicious Italian lunch, a savory delight that was enjoyed by all. Your generosity and support are deeply appreciated. The shared meal provided not only nourishment but also a moment for our staff to come together and connect in a meaningful way.

Additionally, we want to express our gratitude to our ASB leaders for their efforts in creating a festive atmosphere throughout the week. From inspirational posters to thoughtful messages, your dedication to celebrating our certificated and classified staff members did not go unnoticed. Your creativity and enthusiasm brought joy to our entire school community, reminding us all of the importance of recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of our staff members.

As we reflect on this week of appreciation, let us continue to carry forward the spirit of gratitude and recognition for our staff members, not just during this designated week, but every day throughout the year. Whether it's a simple thank you or a kind gesture, let us strive to show our appreciation for the invaluable contributions our staff makes to our school community each and every day.

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to making Staff Appreciation Week at Sonora High School a memorable and uplifting experience. Your support and generosity have truly made a difference, and we are grateful for each and every one of you.

Newsletter Highlights

Student Highlight

Signing Day - May 17th at Break and Lunch

We will be hosting our annual signing day as our students take the step to make a commitment to their future. There will be over 70 students who will be participating as they commit to colleges, universities, trade schools, military services, and more! It will be a great way to celebrate our students as they take a public step toward their future success.

Medical Careers - Medical Assisting Certification

Last Thursday, our Medical Academy Seniors took a very challenging 3-hour, NCCT Certification Exam and we are thrilled to announce that 73% of our Seniors passed!! This is quite a jump from last year's 3% (and no that's not a typo)!! With the national average pass rate in 2023 at 56%, it's extra impressive to see our percentage nearly 20 points higher.

Congratulations to all the Seniors and to Mrs.Edmonds who made a conscious choice this year to prepare for the exam!! Your efforts definitely paid off!!

JROTC Awards Ceremony

Los Compadres Scholarship Dinner -

Congratulations Lana Baroldi & Elyse Hess

Counseling Corner

Data Confirmation

By now, you should have received a message regarding Data Confirmation, a mandatory process for all students joining Sonora for the 2024-2025 school year. This ensures the accuracy of student information, validates emergency contacts, and allows verification of vital medical details.

Please follow this LINK to access your AERIES Parent Portal and complete the process, which will only take a few moments of your time. Your participation in data confirmation is instrumental in our preparations for the upcoming school year. Please don't delay; complete the process today!

SENIORS:Click Here for Hold List Information
Click Here for Financial Aid Requirement - Senior Presentation

Greetings Sonora Raider Families!

AP and IB exam testing is right around the corner. Please see the schedule below. Students will receive detailed instructions from their teachers according to each exam, but we wanted to remind our community about the upcoming testing. Our students and teachers have been working diligently to prepare for these exams, and we are very excited for the students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Most of the examinations will be held in the new gymnasium, although some of the smaller ones will be in classrooms. All of these exams are aligned with AP and IB classes, and every student knows which exams they are taking. We would ask that you encourage your student in this endeavor, and applaud their courage and tenacity in pursuing this challenge. If your child is not taking an AP or IB exam this year, perhaps it is something that they could think about pursuing before they graduate. We have teachers who are committed to helping students pursue mastery in every discipline. As always, thank you for your support.

Please reach out to me if you have any specific questions.

Shannon Appenrodt

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Academic Support

Academic Saturday School & Tutoring

Attendance Counts!

Tardy Policy

Arriving at each class on time will continue to be a priority for our staff in the second semester. We want all students to understand the importance of arriving to school and class on time, every day. In addition to implementing the tardy policy below, we will also be implementing random tardy sweeps throughout the semester to encourage punctuality and remind students of the importance of being on time to ensure the opportunity for academic success. Please see the policy below as written in the Student Handbook (pg 21):


All students are expected to be in their scheduled class each period by the time the tardy bell rings.  No students are to be in the hallways after the tardy bell rings, including those who have athletics sixth period or who have an open period at any time during the day.  Students are also not to be sent on errands without an appropriate pass from the teacher.  Students without passes will be sent back to class.

Consequences For Tardies

-Tardies 1-4: teacher-assigned consequences and parent contact by teacher

-Tardy Report by APSS: 5 or more tardies will result in a detention

Click Here to Report an Absence

Raider Athletics

Thank You, Coach Brad Jacobsen

Sonora Athletics would like to thank Coach Brad Jacobsen for his 10 years of service coaching our polo and swim teams. Coach Brad guided Raider Aquatics through over a year of pool construction and helped us open our brand new pool. He built strong relationships with all of his student-athletes and will be missed on the Sonora campus. Thank you Coach Brad for all of your efforts investing in the lives of these student-athletes and our Aquatics program. 

Sonora to The Show -

Congratulations Elijah Villalobos

2024 Football Schedule


ALL Sports Including Cheer, Dance, JROTC, & Band Must Register

1) Go to

  • Please use the following Handout to help guide you through the Athletic Clearance process.
  • Create an account and complete all sections: Watch the VIDEO for detailed instructions.
  • **Very Important** Choose “Sonora” (CIF-SS)” on the list and the School Year "2023/2024".

2) You must upload Page 4 of the PHYSICAL FORM

Downloadable Physical Form

  1. Print & Fill Out the Physical Form for your visit to the doctor.
  • Only the signature from an MD, DO, or PA will be accepted. Signatures from Chiropractors and Nurse Practitioners are NOT accepted.
  1. Page 4 of the Physical Form must then be uploaded to Home Campus.
  2. There is no form under the signed Confirmation Page. Please skip that and go back to upload the form at the end of the process.

 3) Once you have completed the signatures and uploaded the physical form on Home Campus, Print out the Confirmation Page from  

  • Print & Complete (Both parent & student signatures are required).
  • Please be advised that each sport/activity must be listed at the top of the page in order to be cleared for that sport during the 2023-24 school year.
  • Go back into Home Campus and upload the Confirmation Page into the Signed Confirmation Page Form

You are not cleared until you receive a clearance email from Home Campus. Our Admin team must review all submissions prior to your student-athlete receiving clearance. You may follow the status of your clearance on the Home Campus website. 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs, Crail, Assistant Principal, at

Mark Your Calendar

Our Next Late Start is Wednesday, May 15th!

Master Calendar

Aeries Parent Portal

Stay connected with your student's progress, check daily assignments, and communicate with teachers by logging on to the AERIES Parent Portal. Click on the image below to access all of the important information you will need for the 2023-2024 school year.

Staff Spotlight

Meet Our New Office Staff - Jacqueline Monaco &

Jacqueline Valdez


Click Here for the FJUHSD MAY Newsletter

Community News

Two Schools, One Community

In addition to Elyse Hess and Lana Baroldi, we would also like to congratulate Cory Lam and Ethan Brooks from La Habra High School for receiving the Los Compadres annual scholarship.

The City of La Habra is now offering CPR & First Aid classes at the La Habra Community Center once a month on Saturdays. The three-hour class is open to ages 12+ years, and the cost to attend is $32 per person. The class will include training in infant, child, and adult CPR and AED, as well as Standard First Aid. Participants who complete the class will receive a two-year certificate in CPR B and Standard First Aid. This class is generously partially subsidized by the City of La Habra to help ensure our residents stay safe. Pre-registration is required. Sign up online, in person or by phone at the Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., 562-383-4200.

Classes will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • February 10th
  • March 16th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th

2024 #LaHabraRaces

The #LaHabraRaces are back for 2024 -- that means the 5K Walk/Run, 1K Kiddy Run and 50-YD. Diaper Dash! The event will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the La Habra Marketplace shopping Center, 1641 W. Imperial Hwy., (between Famous Footwear & La Habra Modern Dentistry). Registration includes #LaHabraRaces medal, t-shirt, bib number, goodie bag, and entry to the pop-up farmer's market. There also will be vendor booths and the Mobile Children's Museum. This year's theme is "Olympics - Family Race for the Gold" so dress in Olympic attire that represents the country of your choice.

Fees are as follows:

  • 50-YD. Diaper Dash (3-5 yrs.) - $15 (thru 3/1/24) $20 (starting 3/2/24)
  • 1K Kiddy Run (6-9 yrs.) - $20 (thru 3/1/24) $25 (starting 3/2/24)
  • 5K Walk/Run - $30 (thru 3/1/24) $35 (starting 3/2/24)

Medals will be awarded to the top three male & female 5K runners, the top 3 male & female 1K runners, largest group, largest school group, most Olympic dressed group, and the most Olympic dressed individual.

And all kids participating in the 50-YD. Diaper Dash & 1K Kiddy Run will receive FREE Black Bear Diner, Chick-fil-A, and Canes Chicken Fingers meal coupons.

Registration for this year's #LaHabraRaces will be online only. Click here for the link to register.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event, please click here for more information and the vendor application.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at the event, please click here for more information and the sponsorship application.

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