Weekly Messenger, August 15

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 14

  • Football Practice | 3:15PM-5:30PM
  • Cross Country Practice @ Sycamore Park | 3:00PM-4:15PM
  • 6th Grade Orientation | 6:00PM

Wednesday, August 15

  • First Day of School!
  • Cross Country Practice @ SMS | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Volleyball Practice | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Football Practice | 3:20-5:30 PM

Thursday, August 16

  • Picture Day
  • Cross Country Practice @ SMS | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Volleyball Practice | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Football Practice | 3:20-5:30 PM
  • Fall Parent and Athlete Meeting @ SMS Commons | 6:00-6:45 PM

Friday, August 17

  • Cross Country Practice @ SMS | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Volleyball Practice | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Football Practice | 3:20-5:30 PM

Saturday, August 18

  • 7th Grade NCJC Football Jamboree @ Prairie Knolls | 9:00 AM
  • 8th Grade NCJC Football Jamboree @ DeKalb Huntley | 9:00 AM

Important Announcements

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15. The front doors of the Middle School open at 7:30. While waiting to be dismissed to classrooms at 8:00AM, students may sit in the commons to talk with friends, purchase breakfast, or load money on their lunch account. Class begins at 8:20AM.

After students are dismissed:

  • 6th Grade Students – report to first hour class, further directions will be given
  • 7th Grade Students – report to first hour class
  • 8th Grade Students – report to 8th Grade Extended Learning Area, then to first hour class
  • **Students will get lockers and combinations after arriving to first hour.**

    6TH GRADE ORIENTATION – TONIGHT
    6th grade orientation will be Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 6:00PM. Students and their parents can come to the Middle School to meet the teachers and administration, get their locker information, and tour the building. School supplies can be brought to be put away at the end of the evening. More information can be found on the Sycamore Middle School website.

    PICTURE DAY
    SMS picture day is Thursday, August 17. Students will take these photos during their scheduled P.E. hour. To purchase picture packages online, please use order code 29143MA at inter-state.com/order.

    7TH & 8TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE
    On Tuesday, August 21 our seventh and eighth grade parents are invited to Open House. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule, as you will be following it throughout the evening.

  • Seventh Grade will start at 6:00 PM.
  • Eighth Grade will start at 7:30 PM.
  • Parents of both grade levels are invited to meet our PE and Allied Arts teachers from 7:00-7:30 that evening.
  • HEALTH INFORMATION
    6th grade students and new, out-of-state students to Sycamore Middle School are required to have a physical on file with the school nurse no later than 8:15 AM on Monday, October 1, 2018. If records have not been received by this date, students will not be allowed to remain in school until these records have been returned to the school nurse. For additional information, please visit our Health Requirements, Physical Exams, and Immunizations web page.