The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High Family Communication

December 2, 2022

Oh my gosh!! How is it DECEMBER???!!


How is it December already?! Time must fly when we're having fun!

It is already the Interim reporting period and students are well in the groove of their school year. We are looking toward the dance on 12/16 (info below) and already talking about next years bell schedule, open house, and opening transition days for the next school year. Our Winter Athletics have started and we have upcoming concerts happening in the coming days.

This week's newsletter has a lot of great information for upcoming events, opportunities, and celebrations. We hope you enjoy it as much as you do your weekend.

Happy Friday everyone!

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

Events Coming Up

  • December 2: 2nd quarter Interim

  • December 5: Musical Informational Meeting, SJH Choir room at 3:15 pm

  • December 7: JH Choir Concert at SHS, 7:00 pm

  • December 9: JH/HS Choirs Tour

  • December 10: SJH Wrestling Invitational

  • December 12 &14: Spring Musical Auditions, SJH Choir room at 3:15 pm

  • December 15: Orchestra Concert grades 7-12 at SHS, 7:00 pm

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

Honor Roll Corrections

Last week we published the Junior High Honor Roll. Due to a discrepancy in a technical software program we did have students who were not recognized for this honor. The following students have also earned Honor Roll Honors. Please help me congratulate these students and all the others who were previously recognized.

  • Chloe Fox
  • Sieun Ghim
  • Logan Ho
  • Brett Robbins
  • Sahana Siddharth

The Junior High Honor Roll is compiled by the counselors at the end of each grading period. The list includes the names of those students who have achieved an overall average of 3.4 or better in all courses. A letter grade of D or F in any subject automatically disqualifies a student from the honor roll.

Halfway through the Quarter (Interim's)

This week marks the halfway point in the quarter and would be a good time to sit with your student and look through each of their grades using Parent Portal. If you are seeing a pattern of missing work or low quiz/test scores, please have the student reach out to the teacher and/or their counselor about getting help.

If as a parent you want to get notifications when there is a missing assignment or low grade, watch THIS VIDEO.

Student Technology Reminder

Reminder about student expectations. Students must come to school prepared daily with a fully charged Chromebook. We are running out of loaners and chargers to loan out each day. Students get an office referral after they borrow three times.

Students also need to come with their earbuds or any other technology/supplies that their teachers require.

We have noticed an increase in student forgetfulness about school readiness.

JH Winter Dance, December 16th!

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
  • Tickets=$5 (only 250 available)
  • Tickets will be sold the week of December 5th

More information will come out through announcements and SMORE's, including looking for parent volunteers!

See Mr. Cole with questions

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Sign up to support SJH PTO

RaiseRight Fundraiser

Black Friday is over, but what about those people on your list who are impossible to shop for? The JH PTO has the answer! We're partnering with RaiseRight to sell gift cards for hundreds of retailers -- including Amazon, Omaha Steaks, and Starbucks. For every card you purchase on their site, a percentage will go to support Sycamore Junior High. This week, Gap/Old Navy, Spa Week, and AMC Theatres are among the retailers offering bonuses, so don't delay: click RaiseRight website to start shopping and enter the code G5CJJA9NZSG8 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
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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.