The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Happy September!

Hey Aves!

Thank you all for a fantastic week. Open House was a huge success and having our building open felt really good! We were able to connect with many families & students. Please complete the Open House feedback form. Your feedback will help us grow and serve you better. Our team also spent more time in classrooms this week, learning alongside of all! (Mrs. Schunk learned how to count in French!! Very cool.) We also checked out the Cross Country Invitational, in which many of our runners had personal records!

Next week brings our MAP testing, which will capture some data and ensure the growth of students. On Tuesday and Wednesday, please be sure to eat a good breakfast and get a good night's sleep. However, keep in mind that testing only represents one moment in time and may not fully reflect all your hard work and dedication to learning. Information about MAP testing is also below.

Lastly, thank you all for engaging with our school community this year. We have had a smooth start, and we appreciate the feedback, emails, and overall positivity coming from our students/families. THANK YOU for helping to guide us!!

Happy First Bump Friday! We hope to see you at the Junior High Band night at Friday night football. Have a great weekend. We look forward to your return on Monday.

-Mrs. Schunk, Mr. Meyer, Mr. Cole

Events Coming Up

  • September 20 & 21: Fall MAP Testing

  • September 26-30 HOCO Spirit Week

  • End of September: Look for Q1 Interim Report Cards

  • October 4: Picture Retake Day

  • October 20: Parent Teacher Conferences

MAP Testing!

On Tuesday and Wednesday (9/20-21) the students will undertake the first round of MAP testing for Reading and Math. This will occur again in January and May.

Students will go to their 1st bell classes on both days, but some students will test in alternative locations.

Here is how you can help!

  • They will need their school issued Chromebook fully charged and updated. If they are in Flex Bell Friday or Monday, the update should happen at that time.

  • Encourage them to do their best!

  • Let them know that this is just one moment in time and that the score will only be used to help them be as successful as possible.

The schedule will be different on Monday and Tuesday→CLICK HERE to preview it!

Student Video Announcements

Check out this link to view our student created video announcements. Mrs. Jarvis does a fantastic job leading these students to take ownership of their learning while also providing a service to our school community!

It is time to get ready for HOMECOMING 2022!

Homecoming Theme: Aviators go to Hollywood

We will celebrate all things Hollywood: your favorite movie, your favorite movie soundtrack, your favorite actor.

Spirit Week: (9/26-9/30)

Monday: "Movie Monday" dress as your favorite movie character.

Tuesday: "Back to the Future" throwback to a decade in the past...dress as you did "back in the day"... get your future clothing vibe on!

Wednesday: Favorite Band/ Movie Soundtrack wear your fave concert t-shirt, and show some love for your SJH band.

Thursday: Sports movie/Jersey Day represent your favorite team with a great jersey or dress as a character from your favorite sports movie


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Our Math Team has Top Notch Stats!


-8 Bachelor Degrees

-6 Masters Degrees

-8 Universities Attended

-133 Years of Experience

-13 Buildings

-11 Districts

-Taught Grades 4 - 9

-3 Club Sponsored

- 137 Years of Coaching


  • 19 Children ranging from 10 months old - 28 years old

  • 18 pets

  • 17 trips this summer

Nurse Spot

To schedule an appointment with the School Nurse: New or Refill Medication. Please call 513-686-1760 to arrange to meet with the nurse. Non-Emergency walk-in drop-offs may not be able to be accommodated.

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you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or school.