Weekly Messenger – October 30

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 29


Tuesday, October 30

  • Spartan Singers | 7:35 AM
  • SMS News Team | 7:35-8:00 AM & 3:10-4:30 PM
  • Yearbook Club Meeting | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ DeKalb Huntley | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball (Home) | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 31

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Sci-Fi Club Meeting | 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, November 1

  • PTC Scheduling Opens | 12:01 AM
  • Builders Club Meeting | 7:35 AM
  • NKOTB Club Officers Meeting | 7:45-8:15 AM
  • Art Club (6th Grade) | 3:10-4:00 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl | 3:00-4:30 PM

Friday, November 2

  • Spartan Singers | 7:35 AM
  • Student Council Meeting | 7:35 AM
  • Chess Club Meeting | 3:00-4:00 PM

Saturday, November 3

  • Saturday School | 8:00-11:00 AM

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 AM. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.


Students may dress up for Halloween, but clothing must be school-appropriate. Students will need to dress at home, not at school. This includes make up and spraying of hair. No weapons of any sort may be brought. No masks may be worn. Hats will be allowed, if appropriate. Students who wear anything to school on Halloween that is considered inappropriate or distracting by staff or administration will be required to change clothes for the day. It must work within the dress code on page 29 of the student handbook.

Yearbooks ordered now through October 31 are only $25! Reserve yours now by logging onto www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 16551.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 from 1:00-8:00 PM. We will utilize online scheduling for 6th grade, 7th grade, PE, Allied Arts, and Special Education. Each teacher is available for an individual conference on one of the two days. Online scheduling will go live on Thursday, November 1. In order to schedule a conference, please log on to the Sycamore Middle School website and go to the conference page or click here. This link will go live at 12:01 AM on Thursday, November 1. (8th grade conferences are being scheduled by the team teachers. More information went home with your student.)

SMS Builder’s Club, Student Council, and Interact Club would like to invite veterans from the community to join us on Friday, November 9 from 8-8:30 AM for a breakfast of donuts, fruit, and coffee.

At least every other year, districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight in the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback. As a district, we have chosen to provide the opportunity for you, the parents/guardians of our students, to offer us feedback via the 5Essentials parent survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device.

Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the survey, click here.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

Thank you, in advance, for your time and participation.