The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High Family Communication

December 16, 2022

Making Connections!

Sycamore Families,

December is flying by! We have our first evening dance in quite some time tonight and are SO EXCITED to have students connect in the time-honored fashion of a Junior High Dance! Thanks to the parents and teachers who are volunteering to make this possible as well as the student leaders who advocated for and planned the event.

What's next? One more week of learning before an opportunity to relax and breathe. Let's use this last week to finish 2022 strong. January brings 2023 and the start of looking forward to a new building, going to the high school, and preparing to successfully transition to the next step.

Thank you for all of the support you provide each day to our teachers and your students!

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

Events Coming Up

  • December 16: JH Winter Dance, 6:30 pm

  • December 23 - January 3: No School Holiday Break

  • January 6: Pep Rally

  • January 12: End of Second Quarter

  • January 12: Academic Fair at HS, 5:30 pm

  • January 13: No School, Teacher Records & Student Personal Learning Day

  • January 16: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • January 19: 8th Grade Day

JH Winter Dance, December 16th! SOLD OUT

A group of students advocated for and has been planning the return of a Junior High Dance! They are working hard to make a great event that we can build on in the future. Below are the details:

  • December 16th, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Junior High Old Gym
  • 250 Tickets
  • Tickets will be sold the week of December 5th

Parent Volunteers Needed! Please Email Mr. Cole

College and Career Planning with SchooLinks

SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create a personal graduation plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks at Sycamore Junior High School is accessible in 7th and 8th grades by students and their parents. Students will continue their SchoolLinks exploration throughout their high school years, so all activities/progress will follow them from the Junior High.

All of the SchooLinks features are designed with students in mind to help them become career, college, and life ready. SchooLinks features are incredibly user-friendly, and content can be easily comprehended by students.

**8th-grade students began using SchooLinks during the month of December and will continue through the end of the year. 7th-grade students will be introduced to SchooLinks in March.

More information on SchooLinks can be found on our website.

Student Login: Students will login to SchooLinks via Google using their Sycamore Google account.
Guardian/Parents Login: This will be available through an invitation from their child. Instructions for adding a guardian can be found here.
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8th Grade Families

Parents and Families of SJH 8th graders,

We're one semester away from your students' transitioning into high school! We are so excited for the Class of 2027 to arrive. There are a few events in January that we wanted to notify you about.

First, some of the SHS student athletes, musicians, and cheerleaders will be traveling to the Junior High on Friday, January 6th, for a pep rally before the end of the SJH school day. Sycamore takes on Mason High School in mens’ basketball that evening. It is always a highly spirited event, and we at SHS want 7th and 8th graders to know they are part of Aviator Nation!

Second, our Academic Fair is on Thursday, 1/12 from 5:30-6:30pm at Sycamore High School. You and your students will be free to walk around our Commons area to learn about all of the various academic programs that we're proud to offer. Each department will have staff members present to answer questions. Staff members who organize some of our clubs and activities will have that information with them as well. We hope this is a chance to speak with teachers and supervisors and get a better feel for what your students can expect next year and beyond.

Third, our annual "8th Grade Day" is during the school day on Thursday, 1/19. This won't impact any schedules outside of school hours. Rather, 8th graders will be bused from the SJH to the HS for much of the day, and then return in time for the end of the day at SJH. The Junior High will be sharing communication with families about the details of that day as it approaches in terms of transportation times.

We hope you and your students find Friday, January 6th, Thursday, January 12th, and Thursday, January 19th to be fun, useful, and informative! These events are coordinated in order to give you and your students as much information as possible prior to making your decision about high school. If you have any questions, please contact SHS Dean of Students Ashwin Corattiyil at


SHS Administration

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Sycamore Bridges

Sycamore Bridges and Operation Give Back, thank you for your overwhelming response to fill the 2022 OGB Holiday Store. With your help, we donated over $13,000 worth of toys for our neighbors and friends. We are so grateful for your generosity! If you would like to be notified when new opportunities for kindness arise in the future, visit our website and enter your email address, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
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Sign up to support SJH PTO

Hassle Free Fundraising

Don’t forget, if you are purchasing gift cards this Holiday Season you can help the Junior High PTO. Just purchase your gift cards through RaiseRight, it’s that simple! Click here to get started.
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Support OGB

Sycamore Bridges is excited to partner with Operation Give Back to help fill their annual Holiday Store for the third year in a row! Sycamore Bridges and OGB recognize the added financial struggle for many of our neighborhood families around the holidays. OGB is gearing up to provide assistance to over 900 children and their families this holiday season. We created a gigantic Amazon Registry to make sure every child receives something they requested. This list will be updated frequently, so please check back often! Just select the "Sycamore Bridges" shipping address when checking out and your gift will be sent directly to us. (If you would like a tax receipt for your purchase, please send an email to Receipts will not be emailed unless requested.) Thank you for your continued support in making sure all of our neighbors have a memorable holiday season. Amazon Registry

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club?

Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button (you must be logged into a Sycamore account to upload)! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

Daily 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!
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.

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline



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