Weekly Update – October 6


Tuesday, October 6

  • Board of Education Special Meeting | 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 7

  • Newspaper Club (virtual) | 3:00-3:45 PM
  • 7th Grade – Team Synergy T-shirt Distribution | 5:30-6:30 PM

Thursday, October 8

  • Theme = Jersey/Team Apparel Day
  • 6th Grade Art Club | 3:00-4:30 PM

Saturday, October 10

  • Cross Country – IESA Sectionals @ Huntley Middle School (DeKalb) | 9:00 AM


September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the September Students of the Month! Thank you for exemplifying our core values and serving as leaders during remote learning. We are proud of you!


6th Grade:

  • Segue – Leah Harbecke and Xander Lewis
  • Venture – Maryn Surwillo and Santiago Tiuso

7th Grade:

  • Intrepid – Liam Berry and Holly Schneck
  • Synergy – Ava Carlson and Landon Krull

8th Grade:

  • Destiny – Aiden Saam and Alyssa Stacy
  • Journey – Eleanor Ferguson and Nicholas Trzyna

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.


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.

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

Synergy T-shirt Distribution

Team Synergy will be hosting a drive thru t-shirt pick up on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30-6:30 PM. Synergy teachers will be in the bus parking lot (north side of building) passing out free team t-shirts to students. Teachers will be spread out around the loop. Please stop at your student’s 8th hour teacher for the t-shirt. Students may wave and say hello, but they are asked to remain inside the car. 

Art Club

6th Grade Art Club (Google Classroom Code: mb4ayuq) will meet the second Thursday of each month beginning on Thursday, October 8 at 3:00-4:30 PM. 7th & 8th Grade Art Club (Google Classroom Code: vve4dkc) will meet the first Thursday of each month; they began on Thursday, October 1 at 3:00-4:30 PM. We will be meeting outside, weather permitting. Students must wear face coverings. They will have temperature checks and health questions upon arrival. Parents must register students on 8to18 in order to participate. If the weather is bad, the meeting will be virtual.

Spartan Ink

Do you love to write or draw? If so, Spartan Ink is the perfect club for you! Our school newspaper, Spartan Ink, is looking for participants to report on current events, movies, books, trends, as well as artists to draw comics. We will meet every Wednesday on Google Meet from 3:00-3:45 PM. If you’re interested, please join our Google Classroom with the code k27ffps. We hope to see you there!


Are you a girl who loves science, technology, engineering, and math? If so, G Force is the place for you! G-Force is a girls in STEM club at SMS. We will meet on Mondays at 3:15-4:30 PM. There are two sessions for the club; one will run October 26-December 14 and the other will run January 25-March 15. There is an application process to join. If you would like to fill out an application for membership please go to the G Force Google Classroom to get an application. Google classroom code is h6cw75b.

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.

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.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

You can 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.