Weekly Update – January 27

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 27

  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:15 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Genoa-Kingston | 4:15 PM

  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM

  • Jazz Strings | CANCELLED

  • Future Freshmen Registration Night @ SHS | 6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 28

  • Builders Club | 7:35 AM

  • Yearbook Club | 3:00-4:15 PM

  • G-Force Club | 3:00-4:30 PM

  • Winter Running | 3:15-4:00 PM

  • Engineering Club | 3:00-5:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:15 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Rochelle | 4:15 PM

  • Wrestling – Home | 4:30 PM

  • Board of Education Meeting | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29

  • 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

  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM

Thursday, January 30

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Yorkville | 4:30 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:30 PM

Friday, January 31

  • Wear Black & Gold! Go Spartans!

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM

  • First Chapter Friday | 7:35 AM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Kaneland Tournament | 4:15 PM

  • First National Challenge @ NIU | Girls – 6:00 & Boys – 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 1

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Kaneland Tournament | TBD


8th Graders 

Tonight is the “Registration Night for Future Freshmen” at the high school at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. Don’t forget to have your student bring the Green Sheet tonight!!! Students will also need to bring it with them to school tomorrow because the High School Counselors will be meeting with them here at SMS.

Magazine Sales/Fundraiser

Please remind your students to turn in any magazine orders that they have sold. We will be collecting these during lunch tomorrow. For each order turned in, students will receive a character keychain. For each 5 items sold, they get to pick a                           money pen! Don’t forget money should be collected with the orders. The school code for the “gifts” portion of the fundraiser (www.forfundsonline.com) is 62527. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Pritchett.


There will be an informational meeting about the SMS Bowling Team on Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00 AM in the 6th grade ELA. The SMS bowling team is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Athletes will need a current physical on file in order to practice. 

First National Challenge Games | Friday, January 31

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 boosters 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: $7.00 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

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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