Welcome to Sonora High School

Welcome to Sonora High School. From wildcat athletics, leadership activities, an outstanding band, to world class academics, there is something for everyone here at Sonora High School. Sonora High has an outstanding staff. Our teachers are competent in their field. They know how to teach and most importantly they enjoy seeing kids fulfill their potential. All staff members work collectively with parents to encourage, motivate, and support our students in their pursuit of excellence. We believe every student needs to have a positive relationship with at least one adult on our campus. Together we will give all of our students the best possible chance for success today and into the future.

Thank you for your interest in our schools and student programs.

Todd Dearden | Sonora High School Principal

Stay Creative & Believe – SHS Leadership Production


During the months of March, April and May Sonora High School is conducting a “Dirty Car Contest” to discourage students and staff from  ashing their vehicles to save water during our state’s water crisis. Sponsored by Day-O Espresso and Smoothies, each week a dirty car will be selected for recognition. One water-conscious winner will be selected each week.

To be eligible to win you must:
1. Be a staff member or student of SUHSD.
2. Have a dirty car.
3. Be parked legally with a SUHSD parking pass. (Parking Passes are available for free in the back office)

One winner will be awarded each Friday with a $5 Day-O gift card. Participation is encouraged by all. Thanks for helping us conserve water in Tuolumne County!


Participation in this event may result in a dramatic reduction of water consumption, though your car will be filthy. Participation is voluntary but extremely appreciated. Thanks for doing your part to help Tuolumne County save water!


Come out and support our boys’ basketball team on Tuesday, December 17th at Bud Castle Gym as we play our cross town rivals the Summerville Bears!! Frosh game starts at 4:30, JV game at 5:45 and Varsity at 7:15. Cost for student admission is $4.00 with high school ID and free if you have an ASB card!

TWO HOUR delay in the start of all Sonora High School District programs. In addition Sonora High School District and Tuolumne County Transportation Program will be under an adverse weather condition stop schedule.

SAT exams scheduled for this Saturday 12/7 has been postponed and re-scheduled for 12/21.

Each student will receive and email with instructions in the next few of days.

Please contact Pat Chabot with any questions at: pchabot@sonorahs.k12.ca.us


Wrestling practice will begin next Tuesday, November 12 at 3:30 in the wrestling room. In order to participate in practice you must have you’re our sports physical forms completed and turned in. If you are interested in wrestling, but do not have the paperwork turned in, come to the first part of practice on Tuesday for the organizational meeting.


Sonora High School is in the process of forming a committee that will support and enhance the health and well being of students and families. Indicators of poor health and poor health practices have been consistently shown to negatively impact academic performance, school attendance, test scores and the ability to learn and focus in class.

Sonora High School Wellness committee will engage in activities to promote the health and academic success of its students. If you are a student or parent interested in joining our group or have recommendations please contact Kathy Ankrom at kankrom@sonorahs.k12.ca.us or 533-4430. Meetings are usually every other month on a weekday after 2:30 PM.

It’s time for Project Shine! Do you need a dress for formal? If so, come out to the Teen Center this coming Saturday from 10 am-1pm. The Teen Center is located at the Steinmetz House, 116 Bradford St., in Sonora. Just look for the balloons. If you would like more information, call Margaret Smith at 352-0034.

There will be a short, but important, meeting at lunch today (10/29) in P7, Ms. Myers’ room. We need people to work at the snack shack during the
football game on Friday, Nov. 1st. It is one of the ways to earn time for the trip. Please bring your lunch and be prompt. The first after school work party for AFS will also be today (10/29) from 3:30 – 5pm. Meet in P7 by 3:30.
Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in participating in community service projects, please join us at lunch on Wednesday, October 30th for an important informational meeting. This meeting will take place in Mr. Roe’s room, C-11. Don’t miss out an opportunity to help make a difference.