The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High Family Communication

October 7, 2022

Flamingo Friday!!!

Aviator Families and Friends!

We're hoping your flying high like a flamingo on a friday! Today you might hear your child tell you that birds were on the loose. Don't worry, it was just Mr. Cole and Mr. Meyer. We used our first flamingo friday as a way to recognize the hard work that teachers do. We also awarded our September Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Krissia Ennis. Your children were involved in all those celebrations and we were happy to model for them how to have fun and take a minute to celebrate small things! Check out the video announcements below for more information. This week we also spent time watching athletes as their season's ended and were able to connect with kids through various afterschool clubs. We love watching students pursue what they love by getting involved in new hobbies or gain new skills.

Something coming up for you to keep a look out for is information for Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups on 10/20 & 27. The link will be emailed out at 8am on Monday 10/10. If you're unable to make these conferences, or generally don't have concerns for your child, a newly created website will be shared which will have a number of supportive resources to further your ability to connect with your child academically & emotionally.

We had a great week, but we're really excited for Monday to have you all back with us! Have an awesome weekend.

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

Events Coming Up

  • October 20: Parent Teacher Conferences Virtual Only

  • October 21: Glow-A-Thon

  • October 20-22: Junior High Fall Play @ High School

  • October 27: Parent Teacher Conferences In-Person & Virtual

  • October 31: Halloween Dress Up - No Masks, Facepaint, or Large Props

Family Conference Night Information

Family & Teacher Conferences will be held on both 10/20 & 10/27. On 10/20 all conferences will be held virtually through Google Meet. On 10/27 families have the option of in-person or virtual conferences. The conference sign-up link, through Pick-A-Time, will be widely available on 10/10. However, teachers may reach out earlier to schedule a conference with specific families.


PTO Fundraiser -- Glow-A-Thon!

We are ramping up our only fundraiser for the year to help the PTO and our students have amazing experiences through club, events, sports and more! Our goal is to raise $30,000!

Students have already earned:

  • Blacklights
  • Glow in the Dark Cornhole
  • Glow in the Dark Photobooth
  • Glow in the Dark Volleyball
  • DJ

Up Next:

$15,000--Duct Tape Mr. Meyer and Mr. Cole to the Wall!!

$20,000--Field Day/Pep Rally

Click here for these instructions (it takes 5-10 minutes to do the whole thing!)

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!

The 2023 SJHS Yearbook is on sale NOW!

Purchase TODAY for the lowest price of the year!

The SJHS Yearbook Club is committed to documenting this school year for YOU! Order your yearbook today for your LOWEST price! The cost is $32/copy. This price will increase to $35 on October 31, 2022.

Click HERE to order your 2023 Yearbook.

Interested in joining the Yearbook Club? Membership is still open! Click HERE and look for the “Join Yearbook” button!

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button! We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

*Please note the confirmation email comes from: Last year we had some duplicate orders because it was difficult for people to locate their confirmation.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

Announcing SJH Ski Club for the 22-23 Season

Student Informational Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20th, during Flex Bell in the Media Center

Sign-up Information provided at that time Lisa Meyer or Heather Swensen, ski club sponsors.

SJH 8th Grade Cheer Squad Gives Back!

Our 8th grade Cheerleading Team is a service-minded group. They are giving back to our community every step of the way. They spent time at OGB and made thank you gifts for custodial appreciation week. Be sure to come out and support them on Wednesday 10/12 at the SJH Football game for their big Breast Cancer Awareness game!

Last Day To Fill Out Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

The last day to fill out a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application before the “rollover” date is October 10th, 2022. Any family that has not filled out an application for the 2022-23 school year for your student by this date, and your student(s) currently is receiving a free and reduced-priced benefit, the account will roll over to full pay status. Any charges accrued between this time and the time an application is completed will be the full responsibility of the parent or guardian.

If you feel you will qualify, please complete an application. You can do so by either of these two methods:

1) Online - (Immediate processing)

2) Print a PDF version of the application from the Sycamore website at - Once completed, send it to your child's school for processing or mail it to Sycamore Child Nutrition - 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242

National School Lunch Week

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of healthy school lunches in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. #NSLW22 will be celebrated October 10-14, 2022.

The theme this year is Peace, Love, and School Lunch! We will be celebrating in our cafeterias starting on Monday, October 10th. Keep an eye out for a few fun things going on this week! Monday - Come through our lunch lines to see our “Celebrity Chefs.” We will also have a selfie station set up and music going in the cafeteria. Stay Groovy!

Our Special Education Team


-16 Bachelors

-13 Masters

-157 Years of Experience

-34.18 Average Age

-11 Universities


  • Partner’s Club

  • Cross Country

  • Soccer

  • Football

  • Wrestling

  • Lax

  • Bowling

  • Tutoring




Board Games









Life Long Learning


UC Football


Rotary Interact Club

Our next Rotary Interact Club meeting is 5:30 pm Tuesday, October 11, at Blue Ash YMCA. Our upcoming service and volunteer opportunities are:

Blue Ash Y Trunk or Treat event (October 20)

NEC Rotary Thanksgiving basket drive and delivery

NEC Rotary Christmas toy drive

We will also discuss other local service opportunities.

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.

Sycamore JH Ambassadors

Are you new to Sycamore Schools and need some help? We are here for you! Besoin d'aide? ¿Necesita ayuda? Нужна помощь? Yordam kerakmi? お手伝いします. 你需要帮助吗? 도움이 필요하세요? هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة ؟

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.