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2019-2020 school year news below. 

TCAT Signing

15 students signed letters of intent with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) at Chattanooga State on the 27th. The ceremony took place at Chatt State and will feature approximately 75 students from Hamilton County Schools. SDHS make sup more than 25% of the students signing! Please congratulate any of these students for their hard work!

TCAT Signing

Earth Day T-shirts

The science department is conducting a fundraiser for their classrooms. T-shirts for Earth Day will be available for purchase.if you would like to order one or support your school, please send $12 (cash or check made payable to SDHS) with the style and size of shirt you would like to room 104 by March 5.

Forensics Tournament

The Carson Newman Smoky Mountain Forensics Tournament is Thursday, the 27th, and Friday, the 28th. Please wish the forensics team good luck!

Band Uniform Donations

SDHS band has been fundraising for 3 years now and has finally received a sample for the new uniforms. The band boosters will accept any and all donations you would like to make to our cause! Please consider helping out the SDHS band, as they are so close to reaching their goal!

2020 band uni. 2020 no sleeves band uni.

Trojan Spring College Fair

Our annual Trojan Spring College Fair will be Wednesday, March 4th in the new gym. Over 50 colleges have been invited. Here is a list of all schools involved.

Wrestling Tournament

On the 21st-22nd, Coach Laxton took eight wrestlers to attend a state tournament. Two of the eight came back as champions. Please congratulate the wrestling team and the coach.

Medal of Honor Event

On Friday, the 21st, Major Redlin and a group of cadets will be attending the opening of the Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

ROTC Signing

Three of our Cadets are participating in an ROTC scholarship signing on Feb. 18th. Please congratulate Eric Coyne, Ciana Medonis, and Mason Porter.

Live Your Best Life Week

Our school counselors have planned something for each day of this week, starting on the 18th. All of the activities will take place during 3rd block. However, on Tuesday, there will be a speaker.
-Tuesday-drug/alcohol focus (The speaker is scheduled to meet with 9th & 10th grade from 9:30 until 10:00. The 11th and 12th grade is scheduled from 10:10 until 10:45)
-Wednesday-healthy dating (Students will do an online quiz during 3rd block about what a healthy relationship looks like)
-Thursday- dangers of vaping (Students will watch a clip about the dangers of vaping and will be given some information)
-Friday- Just do the right thing
If students have any questions they are to ask their teachers

Congratulations to Jonathan Rathman!!

Jonathan Rathman will be signing with Carson-Newman, on Feb. 12th, in the New Gym during 3rd block. His teammates and coaches will be there to congratulate and celebrate with him.

ETSBOA All-East Clinic

Students were selected by audition for this honor back in January. The clinic will be held on February 6-7th. They would like to thank you for your support and wish them good luck as they head to this clinic.

Cheerleaders at NCA High School Nationals

Our team placed 7th in band chant, 4th in cheer, and 4th in fight song in semi-finals, on Saturday, out of 24 teams. In finals on Sunday, they took home 7th overall after completing their 3-minute routine compiled of band chant, situational cheer (offense or defense called out by the announcer at random), game day cheer, and fight song, against 21 other teams. They also received the Vocal Excellence award for their cheer voices in the routine. This is the first time our school has ever competed in this new division and we could not be more proud of the hard work these athletes have put in all season long! 

NCA High School Nationals

Forensics at Sullivan

The forensics team competed at Sullivan East High this past weekend and placed 2nd overall. The kids brought home LOTS of trophies. Congratulations to all the members!

Forensics @Sullivan East High

Forensics Competition

The Forensics Team will be leaving, on Jan. 31st, to compete at a tournament at Sullivan East High School, in Johnson City, Tn.

NOSB Competition

Mr. Wehunt and students will be travelling to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Students attending include Katlyn M., Zichen F., Mingxuan T., and Kaitlyn P.

School news for the week of January 17th

Weekly News Announcements: Scholarship Opportunities, FASFA, Naviance, February 4th- Selective College Forum, Coronavirus


Isabel Massey, special educational student, has started a business and made a donation to Soddy Daisy High School Sp Ed dept. This department has played an important role in her development. She and her family wanted to make a contribution to be used by sped teachers for their classrooms. Izzy's business is called, FIND YOUR IS-NESS and you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram. She takes great photos and her mom put them on canvas. Now it’s expanded to notecards in various collections of her photography. She also makes photos of pets for people.

Izzy Masey

Forensics in Cookville

The forensics team competed at Cookeville High School this weekend against 17 schools and placed 2nd overall! We came home with lots of trophies and lots of happy kids!

School news for the week of January 13th

Weekly News Announcements: Campus Pride and Respect in the Student Body with Coach Henry, Levi Jones with the National Speech and Debate Association Academic All American  Award, FRI Presentations Downtown, Jet Crash, Impeachment Vote, and Oscar Nominations

Annual Tasting Event

Student Council Core will be hosting our 6th annual Tasting Event tomorrow (Sat) night at Mile Straight Baptist Church from 5:00-7:00. Come and sample 15 different soups, along with multiple dips and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 10 and under. You can easily pay at the door!

School News for the week of January 10th

Weekly News Announcements: Bonaroo Festival and Three Things to Know This Week

 JATC Meeting

A JATC Meeting was held this week. Students were selected and brought a full house. They were allowed to stay after and ask any questions they might have.

JATC Local Meeting

Winter Wishes 2020

This is SDHS's 3rd year creating an environment where the student body is encouraged to show kindness in tangible ways. Students, teachers, and staff simply take a raindrop off the “Winter Wishes” murals and perform those kind acts. There are multiple raindrops specifically for teachers as well. There are multiple ways to choose kindness within our building, as well as opportunities to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital and area shelters. As the raindrops disappear over the next few days, we will replace them with snowflakes. So bring on winter!

Congratulations Riley Sutherland!!

Riley is signing with Bryan College today, January 17th, at 10:15am. His teammates and coaches will be present to congratulate him.

School News for the week of November 22nd.

Weekly News Announcements: Next Monday, Seniors graduating in December meeting, Forensic Team’s Annual Soddy Night Performance will be Dec. 6th during 1st, 2nd, 5th Block. JROTC Drill Team/Color Guard information. 1st contest is at Red Bank HS Dec. 7th.  Lady Trojans basketball win against Sweetwater. Wrestling season starts next week.

Congratulations Taylor Flint and Emily Higgins!

Taylor Flint, is signing for a baseball scholarship with Johnson University @ 10:15! Emily Higgins is signing for a softball scholarship with Roane State @ 1! Both signings will take place on December 13th in our school's New Gym. Both students teammates and coaches will be present to celebrate this moment.

Forensics Comp Results

Our Forensics team competed last weekend. Saturday, Nov. 23rd our students performed at Science Hill High School, in Johnson City. Lots of our group made it to finals and brought home trophies.

Our 1st placers were:

  • Meredith Baker 1st in Solo Acting 
  • Meredith Baker - 1st in Humorous Interpretation
  • Brooklynn McFarland- 1st in Prose interpretation
  • Rory Narron - 1st in Poetry Interpretation
And SDHS was the top team at the tournament and 1st place Sweepstakes winners. Congratulations to our Forensic kids!

School News for the week of November 11th.

Weekly news announcements: Coat Drive sponsored by Two Men and a Truck's "Truckload of Warm", Senior Spotlight Abigail Wooten, Sports - Football Payoffs, Basketball season kick-off next week.

Thanksgiving Project

To get in the spirit of our upcoming holidays, SDHS has created TankfulLeaves. Students/staff write what they are thankful for on the leaf and hang them up in the hallways. Mr. Sneed and the SGA have also started a Thanksgiving Project. This project will assist approximately 40 families in our school. The goal is to cover the costs of turkeys, hams, potatoes, and carrots, which is near $500. Mr. Sneed and SGA have already raised around $200.

ACT Participation

ACT results were released on Nov. 4th, by the Tennessee Department of Education. The results show that the participation rate increased to 99 percent for all students in the 2019 graduating class for Hamilton County Schools. This rate is the highest participation the district has seen since the information began to be posted by the state. The participation rate for Hamilton County Schools exceeded the participation rate of the state in all student and subgroup categories. If you would like to know more, see here.

World Kindness Day

Nov. 13th was World Kindness Day! On this day students wore their favorite cardigan in the spirit of Fred Rodgers and spreading kindness to others.

World Kindness Day

Veterans Day/ JROTC

Monday, Nov. 11 was Veterans Day. SDHS honored all the past and current people who served, including some of our teachers. JROTC also participated in the Veterans Day celebration. If you would like to see more please visit here.

School News for the week of November 4th.

Weekly news announcements: Breakout Room Activity, Future Ready Institute T.I.M.E., and BlueCross Technology Academy, Veteran's Day and JROTC, Senior Spotlight, RIVERBEND 2020 updates, Road Closer near SDHS, Nick and Norman's Restuarant (Walking Dead) opening Spring of 2020 in Chattanooga, Eclipse, Weather, Sports and Round 1 of Playoffs, Starbucks Holiday Cups and Drinks.

School News for the week of October 28th.


Senior Night!!

November 1st is SDHS's last regular-season home game of the year. It is for the region championship (possible back to back region championships and a home playoff game). However, it is also Senior Night for our football players, cheerleaders, and band members. All three groups work very hard through the summer and school year. This night is to support these young men and women as we recognize them for their hard work and dedication to their programs. Senior Night recognition will be before the game and will begin at 7 pm.

Day of the Dead Projects

Spanish 2 students completed a Day of the Dead project this week. Students chose a Hispanic figure, researched their life and death, and created a tombstone in their memory.

Day of the Dead

Forensics Comp.

SDHS Forensics Team had a competition this past Saturday. They competed against 15 schools and won 2nd place! SDHS came home with more 1st place winners than any other school.
These are our 1st place winners:

  • Katie Belle Hatfield and Aidan Gooden in Duo Interpretation 
  • Meredith Baker in Solo Acting 
  • Brooklynn McFarland in Prose Interpretation 
  • Brooklynn McFarland and Nate Hookey in Duet Acting 
  • Zack Damon and Ciara Chauncey in Improvisational Acting 
  • Ryan Vickery in After Dinner Speaking


Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Asher Smith was chosen by Sinclair Broadcasting Group as the “Scholar-Athlete of the Week” Asher carries a 4.0 GPA and ranks 9th in the senior class. She plays on our Soccer Team and she is also an outstanding player. Congratulations to Asher!

I Am Hamilton

On October 4th, Officer John Wigley was featured in the most recent I Am Hamilton. I am Hamilton spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. To learn more visit Here

Best of the Best

Soddy Daisy High School placed #2 in the 12th Annual Best of the Best voting results. Other finalists included Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Signal Mountain High, and Hixson High. Winners were recognized in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Marching Band

On Saturday, September 29th, the band placed 3rd in class at Bradley Central. The color guard placed 1st in class as well. Congrats SDHS Band and Guard!

National Suicide Prevention Day

On Sept. 10, students and teachers were encouraged to wear blue, blue hearts were also placed around the school with encouraging/ positive messages. This was to raise awareness about suicide and help prevent suicide and spread the message that no one is truly alone.

You Matter Sept. 10

College Week

SDHS seniors took a field trip to Chatt. State for the Hamilton County College and Career Fair, with over 80 college and career representatives in attendance. Students visited each table where there were brochures and items to take home that detailed each college or career opportunity. Professionals came to the school to discuss their careers and college experiences, students were able to choose which discussion to attend. Students and teachers were able to representthe college of their choice by wearing a hat or shirt from that college.


Every student received a Chromebook this school year. The students can use them in the classroom or at home. This technology integration in the classroom will help meet students' individual learning needs and introduce a world of possibilities by enhancing our curriculum through communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. If you would like to find out more information please click HERE.



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