Weekly Update – February 18

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 18

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • Jazz Band | 5:00PM-6:30PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00PM-7:00PM

Tuesday, February 19

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • Winter Running | 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Yearbook Club Meeting | 3:00PM-4:15PM
  • Peer Pals Meeting | 3:10PM-4:10PM
  • 6th Grade Volleyball Clinic | 3:15PM-4:45PM
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball (Home) | 4:15PM
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Kaneland | 4:15PM

Wednesday, February 20

  • Newspaper Meeting | 3:00PM-3:45PM
  • New Kids on the Block Club Meeting | 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • Engineering Club Meeting | 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Sci-Fi Club Meeting | 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Spartan Food Pantry @ West Elementary School | 4:30PM-6:30PM
  • Pop Up Art Show @ Shawn’s | 6:00PM-7:30PM

Thursday, February 21

  • Builders Club | 7:35AM
  • 6th Grade Volleyball Clinic | 3:15PM-4:45PM
  • Scholastic Bowl Meet (Home) | 4:00PM
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball (Home) | 4:00PM
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ DeKalb Rosette | 4:00PM

Friday, February 22

  • Student Council | 7:35AM
  • Chess Club | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Saturday, February 23

  • Saturday School | 8:00AM-11:00AM



The last day of school will be Thursday, May 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. Other end of the year events and activities will be updated on our website calendar.


The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 Academic Year Calendar. The calendar is similar to past years and we will continue to use President’s Day in February as an Emergency Day. This allows for instructional time to be made up earlier, rather than adding time on at the end of the year.


If you are interested in learning more about joining the new SMS Bowling Team, please stop by Room 201 to sign up before Wednesday, February 20. The bowling team is open to boys and girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Mr. Schrader will have a meeting after that date with more information.


The next PTO Dance is right around the corner on Friday, March 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM. We are looking for chaperones and for some food donations. Please sign up here if you would like to help.


4″ x 5″ = 20, so why not have an art show with all pieces measuring 4″ x 5″ on the 20th?

The K-12 Art Department will be hosting a pop-up art show at Shawn’s this Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 PM. Shawn will be offering coffee, hot chocolate and some treats all for just $1 each. All proceeds will be donated to the art department.

We will be showcasing over 200 pieces of work!


The Spartan Food Pantry located at West Elementary School is open this Wednesday, February 20 from 4:30-6:30 PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School. Just bring a photo ID.

The pantry is a choice-pantry that offers frozen foods (burgers, chicken tenders, other meats), fresh produce, dairy products, canned goods, snacks, treats, and much more. Families can come to the pantry every time it is open and choose what items they would or would not like to take. The next one is March 6.


It’s time to “Plunge Into Fitness.” This year you can participate until Friday, April 5. All you have to do is exercise and keep track of how long and what you did. The logs are in the Commons, next to the nurse’s office. If you complete the log, you will win a pass to Raging Waves Water Park.


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