Spartan Spotlight & Student of the Month

Student of the Month

Each month, teams select student who merit recognition.  Teams use the following criteria in their selection discussions:

  • Academic performance (though not necessarily As)
  • Attendance
  • Citizenship/Modeling of core vaules
  • Positive attitude and effort
  • Involvement in school activities
  • Class Participation

Spartan Spotlight

You’re at home or at work, and suddenly the phone rings…the caller identifies himself as the principal of the middle school. No good can come from this, right?


Each day, teams at Sycamore Middle School meet to discuss curriculum and students’ learning needs. The teams have been asked to identify positive students who are making good choices for their learning and citizenship. They describe why the chosen students merit the recognition, and Mr. Cleven calls them down and explains the reason they were summoned is a good one!

He or she has made some positive choices!

Spartan Spotlight students have a lot to be proud of, as do their parents.  Thanks, too, to our teams of teachers, who make time to recognize  students for their accomplishments!