The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 22-27, 2018

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

COMING UP at the JH!

October 25 & 26: Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 26: No School (Conference Day)

October 26: Make A Difference Day

did you know?

Safer Schools Ohio

Safer Schools Ohio is a multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students. By calling or texting the statewide anonymous hotline-

844-SAFEROH - parents, students or community members can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or your school.


For more information about the Junior High PTO please visit


Click HERE for an easy way to join and pay your membership fee.


The PTO Directory is online using Directory Spot. If you are interested in having access to Directory Spot, you will need to join the PTO. Questions? Please email Karen Ronningen at

VOLUNTEER For more information click HERE.


  • Kroger Community Rewards: Go to>Community Rewards to direct the rewards that you earn to Sycamore Junior High School PTO (#IM593).
  • Pipkins Market: Save your itemized receipts to turn in at the front desk at the JH and we’ll take care of it from there.

Sign up for Make a difference day

In collaboration with The City of Montgomery, we invite you to join us in Making a Difference in our Community. On Friday, October 26 (no school for students this day) we will make our way into the community and rake leaves for those who are elderly, disabled, or unable to leave their homes. We pride ourselves in helping every family that needs our help, so please sign up to join us and bring your family and friends. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please sign up no later than October 19 so we are sure to have enough buses and breakfast.

Our agenda for the day:

8:00am Meet at SJH cafeteria (entrance back by the stadium)

8:15am group picture

8:30am buses leave for job sites

1:00pm anticipated latest arrival for buses to return to SJH

Students may leave directly from the job site or ride the bus back to school. Students are encouraged to bring their own phones to call for a ride as our end time is dependent on the workload. An adult will be at each location with a cell phone for students that do not have one. If you have any questions please contact Jim Dejoy at

Parents and Students sign up here

Thank you for helping us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Yearbook ordering

The 2019 SJHS Yearbook is on sale NOW!

Order today for your best price! The cost is $30/copy. This price will increase to $35 on December 22, 2018! Please visit this link to order your 2019 SJHS yearbook . . . . Check this off of your to-do list today!

Questions? Contact Melissa Speelman


In case you missed it


Sycamore Junior High participates in the Midwest Academic Talent Search sponsored by the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. CTD uses both the ACT and SAT tests to give families information on student’s abilities and educational achievement, beyond information generated by regular standardized and state testing. Results are reported relative to both the total test population (including high school students) and relative to MATS students only. Sycamore students who are enrolled in Honors/Accelerated courses may consider MATS testing.

*Each year Sycamore Junior High offers a MATS exclusive testing session for the ACT. This year the testing date will be held on Saturday, February 9th 2019. Information for registering online, including the required Testing Center ID for enrolling, can be found on the letter just below.


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


City BBQ will donate 25% of any sales on 10/19, 10/20 and 10/21 (Flight Fest Weekend) with the attached flyer. Feel free to share with friends and family!

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