The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

February 18 - February 22

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

Coming Up at the JH

February 18: NO SCHOOL in honor of Presidents' Day

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Below are the minutes from our January general meeting.

Fall Sports Start Dates!

If your child is interested in participating in a fall sport in 2019, please make note of the followng important dates:


Equipment Passout will be Thursday Night July 25th here at the Junior High. The 8th-grade times is 6:00-6:45 and 7th 6:45-7:30. Conditioning starts Monday, July 29th from 8:30-11:30 and the official first day of practice takes place on Thursday, Aug 1st, 8:30-11:30.


Open gyms will be on July 23, 25, and 30 from 9-11 am. Tryouts begin Thursday, Aug 1 with the 8th grade practicing from 8-10 am and 7th 10:00-12 noon.

Cross Country:

Will start on Thursday, Aug 1st. Practice time is 8-9:30 am. The team will meet outside of the auditorium doors on the football stadium side of the school.


Begins on Monday, Aug 5th. Practice times will be 9-11 am. Please meet at the Junior High Tennis Courts.

Boys and Girls Golf:

Tryouts will take place on August 1,2 and 5. Times and places will be announced at a later date.


Boys and Girls Soccer begins with conditioning on July 29, 30, and 31. Official practice and tryouts start on Thursday, Aug 1st. Girls will practice from 8-10 and Boys 10-12 noon. Please meet at the Tree of Life Church, located over the 71 bridge on Cooper Rd. The church address is 6477 Cooper Rd


Students from Sycamore High School and Sycamore Junior High participated within five FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams at regional competitions. The two teams with Junior High students received the following recognition:

· Extreme Robotics, with students from Sycamore, Indian Hill, and Madeira, competed in three tournaments this season; the team was recognized with a Design Award at the Cincinnati Qualifying Tournament and as the Inspire Award Runner Up at the Newark Qualifying Tournament makeup day. The Extreme Robotics team hosted a summer camp in July 2018 for rising 1st to 3rd graders and plans to offer the camp again this summer.

· The Sycamore Junior High Circuit Breakers completed its rookie season with teacher Kim Jarvis as one of its coaches. The Circuit Breakers was named the Best Rookie Team at the Loveland scrimmage. It placed 18th out of 30 in the Dayton tournament and 20th out of 30 in the Cincinnati tournament. The team used G Suite to organize, plan, and document items for its Engineering Notebook, and several of its members became some of the first in the world to get certified in G Suite. The team also participated in the Peace Stamps and TangoTab “Feed the City” community service project that supplied more than 479 sandwiches—breaking previous records—to Bernie’s Place homeless shelter.

Circuit Breakers team member Tara Patil summarizes the benefits of FTC. “FTC Robotics helped me expand on ideas and concepts I learned in my Automation and Robotics Class. I learned better communication skills, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills from designing and creating items for our team. Analyzing different components of the game and robot also added to these skills. FTC Robotics is a great place to acquire skills that will serve you a long time.”

Congratulations to the teams!


In case you missed it

Safer Schools Ohio


A multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students. By calling or texting the statewide anonymous hotline parents, students or community members can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or your school.

Immunizations for 7th graders

If you have not turned in your child's proof of immunizations from a doctor's office, please do so ASAP. The cutoff date was September 5th.


Around Sycamore

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Buy SAB Social tickets online

Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:


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In The Community