Weekly Update – January 21

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 21

  • Builders Club | CANCELLED

  • Yearbook Club | 3:00-4:15 PM

  • G-Force Club | CANCELLED

  • Winter Running | 3:15-4:00 PM

  • Engineering Club | 3:00-5:00 PM

  • Wrestling – Home (SMS) | 4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM

  • 5th Grade, 8th Grade, and HS Band @ SHS | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 22

  • 7th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:30 PM

  • Newspaper Club | 3:15-3:45 PM

  • Sci Fi Club | 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, January 23

  • 7th and 8th Grade Art Club | 3:10-4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Belvidere South | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade and HS Choir Concert | 7:30 PM

Friday, January 24

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM

  • First Chapter Friday | 7:40 AM

  • 8th Grade Band Pizza Party with HS Pep Band @ SHS | 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 25

  • NCJC Wrestling Tournament @ SHS | 9:00 AM


First National Challenge Games

The First National Challenge basketball games are a tradition within the communities of Sycamore and Dekalb. These showcase games will take place at NIU on Friday, January 31. The revenue from this crosstown showdown goes to each schools’ sports booster program. This event has created some memorable moments along with strong financial support for each school district. 

Game Information:

  • Location: NIU Convocation Center

  • Times: 6:00 PM Girls’ Game, 8:00 PM Boys’ Game

  • Cost: $6.00 Per Person and Parking is $5.00

Tickets can be purchased at:

  • Sycamore High School Athletic Office

  • Sycamore Middle School Office

  • YMCA

  • First National Bank Locations

Erin’s Law 

Your child’s classroom will be receiving the Erin’s Law presentations during the week of February 10, 2020. Information about the presentations is available on our district website. If you have questions or would you like your child not to participate in this presentation, please contact Mr. Cleven by Friday, January 31, 2020.

5 Essentials Survey 

Districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight into 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. 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. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

To take the survey, click here

Volleyball 101 Clinic

Do you have a 6th Grade daughter who would like to learn some fundamental volleyball skills such as forearm passing, setting, serving, hitting, floor defense, and blocking as well as the concepts of offense, defense, serve-receive, and transition? We are putting on a free clinic! 

  • Monday, January 27

  • Thursday, January 30

  • Tuesday, February 4

  • Thursday, February 6

  • Tuesday, February 11

  • Thursday, February 13

A t-shirt will also be available for purchase. Registration forms are available from PE teachers and the front desk. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dominguez (jdomingu@syc427.org). 

PTO Staff Lunch

Each month, the PTO asks parents to provide lunch for the staff at SMS. On Wednesday, January 22, the theme will be “Warm up with Chili.” Click here to sign up to donate and/or to help with set up or clean up.

Virtual Backpack

Don’t forget to check the Virtual Backpack for information about sports, camps, competitions, and events from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and business partners.

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