Collaboration and connection lie at the heart of our mission at Sonora High School, and this week exemplified these values beautifully as we proudly hosted the Spring Fiesta. Spearheaded by the dynamic efforts of our ASB and MECHA leaders, this event breathed new life into our campus traditions. After a hiatus of a few years, last Friday night saw our students come together in the small gym for a safe and exciting evening of dancing and connection. It's moments like these that demonstrate the power of unity and innovation in fostering meaningful relationships among our student body.

But the impact didn't stop there. Our World Language Department seized this occasion to immerse students in cultural experiences, incorporating traditional dances into their curriculum. By intertwining cultural enrichment with academic learning, they illuminated new dimensions of understanding for our students. We extend our deepest gratitude to ASB, the World Language Department, and MECHA for their collaborative spirit and dedication to creating such a great environment for our students.

Meanwhile, our AVID team embarked on a mission to inspire and empower our students as they navigate the path to higher education. Braving the elements, they led a group of eager learners on college visits to UC Riverside and the University of Redlands. Despite the rain, our students were treated to inspiring glimpses of their future possibilities, as they explored campuses and envisioned their academic journeys beyond Sonora. Our AVID team continues to pave the way for our students' success, ensuring that each one is equipped and empowered for the road ahead.

In these moments of collaboration, education transcends the classroom walls, igniting an excitement of possibility in the minds of our students. We stand beside them, every step of the way, as they dare to dream and pursue their brightest futures.

AVID Visits UCR and University of Redlands

Newsletter Highlights

Student Highlight

Drill Team Success

Our Sonora Drill Team has continued to be dominant in competition as they have placed at the top of several events, including this last weekend as they brought home the first place hardware at the USA Dance competition in Large Military and Kick. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that they put in every day. They will now prepare for Nationals and we are excited to support them as they continue their journey together. Special thank you to Coach Jen and Coach Harlie for your support of this amazing team.

Agriculture - Vet Science Competition

Despite taking a few years off from competition in Veterinary Science, our team of students was back at it last week as they took part in the Sunny Hills/Mt. SAC Vet Science Competition. We are so proud of our students and their fourth-place finish! We are excited to see our students find their place, connect with other students, and find success together!

Counseling Corner

2024-2025 Registration Information

The Guidance Department began the Course Registration process last week, which allows students to select their classes for the 2024/25 school year. Please read all of the following information:


  • Counselors will visit specific classrooms to show a registration video presentation and meet with students during their designated week:
  • Current Juniors: January 29th - February 1st (US History)
  • Current Sophomores: February 5 - February 9 (World History/AP Euro)
  • Current Freshmen: February 13 - February 15 (Science/Biology)
  • Make-ups: February 20-23 (for students who do not have any of the classes listed above and/or were absent for the in-class presentation)
  • The registration video presentation will be shown in class and will also be posted on Sonora's website for reference.
  • During the in-class presentation, students will receive a copy of their Transcript, Graduation Status Report, and their CSU Eligibility Report to track their A-G requirements.
  • Counselors will be available immediately after the registration presentation to answer questions. 
  • Each grade level will have one week to complete their registration from the date they received the in-class video presentation.
  • Students will select their courses for the 2024/25 school year using the online Course Request Google Form linked below by grade level after the in-class presentation. Please note that the Google forms for each grade level will be available/open during their designated week. 
  • Future Seniors
  • Future Juniors
  • Future Sophomores
  • Students must log in using their FJUHSD emails and can only submit the form ONCE. The forms are only accessible through students’ school emails.

Course Registration Resources

Summer School Course Registration

  • Students will be able to complete their Summer School course request as part of the registration process if they need to make up a class for graduation or to maintain A-G eligibility.
  • As counselors review each student's transcript, counselors may enroll students into summer school on a need basis to ensure students are on track to graduate. 
  • Please note that summer school dates are not yet finalized, pending Board approval in February 2024.

Optional Counseling Appointments

  • Counselors will not be able to schedule individual appointments until after the registration window ends on February 23, 2024.
  • During the registration window, counselors will be available to assist with questions after each class presentation to meet with students individually.
  • Please email your counselor directly with any additional questions.
  • Counselor ALPHA Breakdown
SENIORS:Click Here for Hold List Information
Click Here for Financial Aid Requirement - Senior Presentation

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Academic Support

Academic Saturday School

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

Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week: Brooke Piwowar and Davin Schnakenberg. Brooke had a great week going 6-12 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs in 3 Sonora Raider Softball games. Davin pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball to give the Raiders an opportunity to win their game. 


In a week hindered by rain, Raider Baseball defeated Downey 1-0. The Raiders were led by #12 Robbie Blaine who threw 6 ⅓ scoreless innings before giving way to #17 Angel Ramirez who earned the save. The offense was led by #4 Luke Crowder who tripled and scored the Raiders lone run in the 3rd inning. Raider baseball will continue the Loara Tournament next week.


Raider Softball was rained out all week but will take on El Modena on Monday. Go Raiders!

Boys Volleyball

Raider Boys Volleyball earned their first victory of the season defeating El Modena 3-2 in a very tight match on Tuesday. However, they fell 3-0 to Esperanza on Thursday. The Raiders were led by the play of Outside Hitter, #3 Travis Kaufman, who had 17 kills, 4 blocks and 5 aces.

Boys Golf 

Season opens March 4th against La Mirada High School.

Boys Tennis

Season opens March 7th against Rowland High School.

Track and Field


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 [email protected]

Mark Your Calendar

Click Here to Join the PTSA Meeting

Our Next Late Start is Wednesday, March 6th!

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.


Click Here for the FJUHSD February Newsletter

Community News

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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