Weekly Update – October 13


Tuesday, October 13

  • Board of Education Meeting at Sycamore High School | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 14

  • Designation E-mail Due
  • Newspaper Club (virtual) | 3:00-3:45 PM
  • Spartan Food Pantry at West Elementary | 4:30-6:00 PM

Thursday, October 15

  • Theme = Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, October 19

  • Jazz Strings (Group 1) | 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 20

  • Jazz Strings (Group 2) | 6:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 21

  • Newspaper Club (virtual) | 3:00-3:45 PM

Thursday, October 22

  • Theme = Mismatch Day

Friday, October 23

  • Institute Day | No School

Saturday, October 24

  • Mattress Fundraiser for Sycamore Music Boosters | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Designation Selection *Important*

Last week you received an email from the district listing your student’s designation and transportation choice from the start of the year. There was also a required self-certification process within the email. Please complete the required responses to this email by Wednesday, October 14.

Cross Country

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team who won 1st Place at Sectionals! Our girls finished in 4th place. We are super proud of our team and coaches. Go Spartans!

Sycamore Library Resources

All students in Sycamore schools are entitled to a free Sycamore Public Library card! Check out the video or visit the SPL website for instructions on how to obtain your student’s card. Additionally, there are amazing eResources accessible for everyone!

Junior Marshall Winners

We are pleased to announce the Junior Marshall Winners for this year’s Pumpkin Fest!


  • First Place – Phoenix Calabrese
  • Second Place – Samuel Eich


  • First Place – Morgan Cook
  • Second Place – Felipe Beharovic


  • First Place – Noah Murcia
  • Second Place – Marcella Frazier


Bump-Set-SPIKE!!!! SMS 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball will begin on Monday, November 16 at 3:30-5:30 PM. As of today, we will be playing intramural only; this is subject to change. If you are interested in playing Volleyball please register on 8to18 and have a physical turned in before November 16. (Dates and time are subject to change.) If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dominguez.

Sci-Fi Club

Sci-Fi Club is coming back! This club has it all. We play card games, board games, video games, and much more. Many students show their passion for Sci-Fi through art and other creative means at our meetings. The best thing about Sci-Fi is that everyone is included. No matter who you are, there is something here for you. If your child is interested in attending a Sci-Fi club meeting, please fill out this form which will help us to see how many students are interested at each grade level. A calendar of events will come out once we have all of the information. If you have any questions, please contact, Mr. Peterson.

7th Grade T-shirts

If you were unable to pick up your student’s t-shirt, you can come to SMS during office hours to pick it up. Your student does not need to be with you.

Study Halls and Office Hours

Teachers are available to assist students and answer questions during Study Halls and Office Hours. Please encourage your student to log in if they need help with homework or missing assignments. Office hours: Monday 11:20-11:55 AM, Tuesday-Friday: 1:45-2:15 PM. Study hall times vary by grade.


Please remind your student(s) to check into each class, every day – this includes classes that are live and classes that are NOT live (even study hall). If your student will be missing classes or absent for any reason or if you have questions about attendance, please call the Attendance Line, (815) 899-8182, or email Mrs. Larsen. Students must do attendance check-ins through Campus Student on Infinite Campus. If you need assistance with logging on to Infinite Campus, please email the help desk.

Sycamore Music Boosters

The Sycamore Music Boosters are hosting a Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will be held at the Sycamore Park District Community Center. For more information, please visit their website.

School Counselors – Live on Tuesdays

Live Office Hours with your Counselor on Tuesdays. Just pop in. All are welcome!

6th Grade: 5th period (10:35-11:05 AM)
7th Grade: 7th period (11:45 AM – 12:15 PM)
8th Grade: 6th period (11:10-11:40 AM)
Go to Google Meet and use these Meetings Codes to enter:

Mrs. Hoerchler (last name beginning with A-K) Meeting Code: Hoerchlerlive
Mrs. Blevins (last name beginning with L-Z) Meeting Code: Blevinslive

School Counselors – Request Form

Our school counselors are a valuable resource for students. If your student is interested in talking to a school counselor, please have them fill out this request form.

  • Mrs. Hoerchler works with students with the last name starting with A-K.
  • Mrs. Blevins works with students with the last name starting with L-Z.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

You can still purchase yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year. The theme from last year was “2020 – Time of Our Lives.” They are $30. Please email Mrs. Eifel if you would like to order one. You must pay with cash or check and pick up at SMS.