Weekly Messenger, September 10

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 10

  • MAP Testing: Fall Make-ups
  • PTO Meeting | 3:15 PM

Tuesday, September 11

  • MAP Testing: Fall Make-ups
  • Yearbook Club Meeting | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Cross Country Meet @ Skare Park | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball @ Hampshire | 4:15 PM
  • 7th Grade Volleyball (Home) | 4:15 PM
  • Board of Education Meeting @ Southeast School | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 12

  • SMS All School Run-a-thon
  • Newspaper Club Meeting | 3:00-3:45 PM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00-4:30 PM

Thursday, September 13

  • Builder’s Club Meeting | 7:35 AM
  • MAP Testing: Fall Make-ups
  • Interact Meeting | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Cross Country Meet (Home @ Sycamore Park) | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball (Home) | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Football | TBD
  • 7th Grade Volleyball @ DeKalb Rosette | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Football | TBD

Friday, September 14

  • MAP Testing: Fall Make-ups
  • First National Challenge Football Games* @ NIU | 5:15 PM

Saturday, September 15

  • Saturday School | 8:00-11:00 AM

*First National Challenge Tickets on sale in the main office!


Are you available to work the water station during a grade level shift of the Run-a-thon on September 12? We would love to have you join us! 8th Grade will run from 8:30-10:30AM ; 7th Grade from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM; and 6th grade from 12:50-3:00 PM. If you can help during one of those times, please contact Pam Nelson at pnelson@syc427.org or Sandy Pritchett at spritche@syc427.org to sign-up.

Did you purchase an activity pass for your student? Please have your student come to the main office to have their ID punched.

Yearbooks ordered now through Wednesday, October 31 are only $25! Reserve yours now by logging on and enter the code 16551.

You can view our August Students of the Month by clicking here.

Helping out the environment just got easier. Sycamore Middle School along with Crayola Colorcycle will be collecting markers to be recycled. Bring in your used markers (any brand) and place them in the box in the commons. We will be collecting markers now until September 28.

If you don’t have enough to eat, the Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry can help. The Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry will be open at West School (240 Fair Street) on Friday, September 21 from 3:30PM-5:30PM. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please bring your own bags or boxes.

Parents and students should understand vaping is banned from school. If a student is caught vaping or in possession of a vape, they will be disciplined and referred to the police. Per the City of Sycamore ordinance prohibiting the purchase, possession or use of tobacco products by anyone under the age of 18, violations will result in a mandatory court hearing date. Please take the time to read school handbook information regarding alcohol, drugs, tobacco and e-cigarettes below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ryan Schrader, Dean of Students or Officer Binkowski School Resource Officer at 815-899-8170.

Sycamore Middle School Handbook:
Alcohol, Drugs or Look-Alike Drugs, Tobacco or Electronic Cigarettes: It is illegal in Illinois for anyone under the age of 21 to be in possession, consume, and/or under the influence of alcohol, defined by observable behaviors, physical appearance/symptoms, noticeable indicators (i.e. odor or alcohol present on breath, etc.). It is also illegal for anyone to possess, sell, manufacture, or use alcohol/tobacco/drugs or look-alike drugs on school property, school buses, or at any school related activities. The prohibition of electronic cigarettes and vaping materials applies. Electronic cigarettes are defined as a cigarette-shaped device containing nicotine or non-nicotine based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled. All city, state and federal laws apply to the use and possession of drugs and alcohol.

The City of Sycamore has an ordinance prohibiting the purchase, possession, or use of tobacco products by anyone under the age of 18. In accordance with that statute, students found to be in violation will receive a police referral. In addition, students will face school disciplinary consequences.