Weekly Messenger, September 17

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 18

  • SMS News Team Informational Meeting (7th and 8th Grade) | 7:45 AM
  • SMS News Team Informational Meeting (7th and 8th Grade) | 3:05 PM
  • Yearbook Club Meeting | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Cross Country Meet @ Belvidere (Spenser Park) | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball (Home) | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Volleyball @ Prairie Knolls | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, September 19

  • Newspaper Club Meeting | 3:00-3:45 PM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Peer Pals Informational Meeting | 3:10-3:40 PM
  • Sci-Fi Club Meeting | 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, September 20

  • Builder’s Club Meeting | 7:35 AM
  • Art Club (6th Grade) | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball (Home) | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Football (Home) | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Volleyball @ DeKalb Huntley | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Football @ Prairie Knolls | 4:00 PM

Friday, September 21

  • Mobile Food Pantry @ West School | 3:30-5:30 PM

Saturday, September 22

  • Saturday School | 8:00-11:00 AM
  • 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament @ Yorkville Middle School | 8:45 AM
  • 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament @ Kaneland Harter MS | 8:45 AM
  • Cross Country Meet @ Sterling (Rock River Run) | 11:30 AM
  • Sycamore Education Foundation: Take Root Fundraiser | 6:30 PM


Picture retakes will take place on Friday, September 28 during the period when your grade has study hall and music classes.

Hey 7th and 8th graders: are you interested in joining the SMS News Team this year? There will be a mandatory informational meeting tomorrow from 7:45-8:00 AM or 3:05-3:20 PM with Ms. Gallagly in Room 702.

THANK YOU all for making our 10th Run-A-Thon a huge success. The weather was beautiful and our students had a great time! We appreciate all of our parent volunteers and staff for jumping in and making this possible for our students. It is now time for students to begin collecting their pledges. All monies and pledge sheets should be returned to the main office in an envelope with their name, grade, and Run-A-Thon team name during the week of September 24-28.

The SMS jazz band is getting ready to start another awesome year! We are looking for students who play guitar, bass, piano, drum set, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. Auditions will take place on Monday, October 7, and the audition music is available in the band room. Audition sign-ups will take place next week. If you have questions, contact Mr. Goodman, jazz band director, or talk to Mr. Mertens in the band room.

Yearbooks ordered now through October 31 are only $25! Reserve yours now and enter the code 16551.

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 3:30-5:30 PM. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please bring your own bags or boxes.