Students working in the classroom.

About Our School

Sunnyside is the second largest elementary school in the District with about 460 students in 4K through fifth grade. Students who attend Sunnyside reside in rural homes and subdivisions located in the townships of Chase and Little Suamico. 

Sunnyside is very community focused as it holds many events and fundraisers to assist our local and global communities. Each year, the school holds a Fall Festival event.  Yearly, Sunnyside families donate to the CP telethon and American Heart Association. This year, they donated over $6,000 to CP and $1,500 AHA.

Quick Facts

  • School time: 8:35-3:50
  • Grades: 4K-5
  • Staff Members: Approximately 70
  • Student Enrollment: Approximately 490

Sunnyside Fact Sheet

School History

Sunnyside was constructed in 1981 during a time when the District was rapidly growing. The school is located in Sobieski, which is very near to Little Suamico.

During the 1990s, the District saw an increase in students. In 1998, the District passed a referendum to build a new high school allowing the development of the Pulaski Community Middle School. Because of this, all of the elementary schools, including Sunnyside, became a K-5 school.

School Highlights

  • Has met or exceeded expectations three years in a row on the School Report Card
  • Has raised more than $35,000 for the CP Telethon since 2000
  • PACE before and after school childcare
  • Strong focus on literacy and family reading
  • Home of three Golden Apple recipients with multiple nominations each year
  • Outdoor prairie for learning
  • More than 10 specialist teachers, including six special education and speech/language teachers
  • Community sponsored athletic groups: soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball, dance, and wrestling
  • Sunnyside Book Club, Choir, and Battle of the Books available for students grades 3-5
  • After school Conservation Club  and Kids for Running Club in the Spring time
  • Friendship Groups through guidance department
  • School-based boy and girl scout troops
  • Daily fresh fruit and salad bar
  • Active PTO

School Curriculum

  • Early World Languages grades K-5
  • PBIS
  • Strong academic focus on reading, writing, math, and social studies
  • Common Core Standards
  • Stepping Stones Math Program, Einstein Science Kits, Core Ready Reading Program and Daily 5
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Specialists in music, art, physical education, Spanish, guidance, learning support, and library
  • Classroom materials to help students grow academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Integration of technology into the classroom
  • Flexible schedules allow teachers to respond to student needs

School Technology

  • SMART boards in every grade level classroom
  • iPads and iPod Touches as student learning tools
  • Online parent communication via Skyward Student
  • School IPad lab, classroom IPads, and mobile labs for student use for all grade levels
  • Frequent classroom computer/IPad and library use
  • WiFi access throughout building