Soddy Daisy High School

Soddy Daisy High School Summer Reading 2021

Hot breezes, cool waters, and good books- what a great way to relax this summer! Enjoy your summer break and also take the time to read the required number of texts for each grade level by the appointed date. If you have questions, contact your grade level counselor.

For the 2021-2022 school year, students must read one of the following novels in their grade band; those in honors classes must read two. This list has been curated from the Hamilton County Schools Curriculum Guide for English; therefore, they have been chosen by HCS, not Soddy Daisy High School. Summer Reading will comprise the largest portion of the first unit, meaning that if students have not read over the summer, they will not be able to complete the work, which will result in multiple grades of zero. Summer reading must be finished by the first full week of school. The grade level listed below is based on the student’s school year for 2021-2022. Enjoy!

9th Grade

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Slay by Brittney Morris

10th Grade

  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

11th Grade

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Call me American by Abdi Nor Iftan and Max Alexander
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

12th Grade

  • Into the Wild by Upton Sinclair
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Educated by Tara Westover

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Class of 2022
Congratulations to the Soddy Daisy High School Class of 2022! Prestige Photography is our official senior portrait photographer. 
Their Chattanooga studio is open June through August exclusively for senior portraits. 

Book your appointment online or call423-892-1332 to schedule by phone.

We recommend 2022 seniors be photographed during the summer before your busy senior year begins, as this will also assist in meeting yearbook deadlines.
Be sure to schedule your session early as their calendar fills up fast.

2021 Yearbooks can be purchase through until Thursday, July 15th.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! 

   Live Stream SDHS Graduation Ceremony.  

Soddy Daisy High School is a TOP 100 School in Tennessee!

The latest rankings from the 2021 U.S. News and World Report ranked Soddy Daisy High School (#48) in the state.  Read more.  In 2019 SDHS ranked #61 in TN. Great improvement Trojans! #TrojanPride

“Hamilton County Schools is proud of the work these schools have done to receive this type of recognition,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “A key focus in our strategic plan is strengthening our high schools so they can best prepare our students for the next step after graduation, and having eight of our high schools make the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Rankings affirms our work.”

The annual Best High Schools rankings by the U.S. News and World Report includes data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well the high schools prepare students for life after school.

    Cheer for Summer   

It's that time of year again! The SDHS Cheerleaders will be hosting out annual
Cheer for Summer July 12th - 15th from 8:30am - 12:00pm. Registration opens July 1st!
Cost - $45
Ages - ENTERING 1st grade through 8th grade
It's going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!
    Please print, fill out, and return the form.   
If you have any questions, contact Breanne Dalton at

Trojan Registration (2021-22 Student Online Registration or Updates & Hardship Applications)

Please visit the "Community > Parent Resources" link above for detailed information.

2021-22 Returning Student Online Registration opens May 1, 2021. (For students already enrolled in a Hamilton County School)

2021-22 New Student Online Registration opens June 1, 2021. (For students brand new to the Hamilton County School District)

Registration Information - Hamilton County Schools (

2021-22 Hardship Applications - ONLY accepted at Hamilton Co. Schools Central Office, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, from May 1 - May 31, 2021, for next school year. 

Hardship applications may be picked up, completed, and returned at Central Office. Central Office receives, and approves, or denies the hardship applications to attend a school in which the student's address is not zoned. Applications are NOT to be returned to the school. 

Future Trojan Registration (incoming 9th grade for 2021-2022)

  8th Grade Student Registration Instructions

  9th Grade Course Selection Form

Future Ready Institutes at SDHS

  Blue Cross Technology Academy    and   T.I.M.E   
Incoming 9th Graders, if you are interested in learning more about our Future Ready Institutes for 21-22,
please contact Mrs. Jennifer Williams at

  Chromebook help for students and parents  

Need help with internet access? Check out  HCS EdConnect   

Help SDHS earn funds for our school!    Congrats SDHS Students!

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