The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

October 29-November 3, 2018

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

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.

flight fest thank you

Our sincere gratitide for a great event

The Junior High PTO and the JH Administration would like to THANK everyone involved in Flightfest! From the over 430 RUNNERS to the VOLUNTEERS, the FAMILIES who attended the festival after the run and the COMMUNITY who came out to support the run and festival, we couldn't have done it without YOU!

The proceeds of Flight Fest go to support the wonderful after school activities at the Junior High! Thank you!!

Our Flight fest sponsors

From the very 1st Flight Fest to this year's 8th annual event, Flight Fest has always been a way to bring the community together! We appreciate the partnership and support from our wonderful sponsors. Please, take the opportunity to frequent these businesses and thank them for supporting Sycamore Junior High.

Athleta (Kenwood Mall)

Beckham Square Family Dental

Cassinelli and Shanker Orthodontics

Denny McKeown's Bloomin Garden Center

First Watch

Fleet Feet

Lewis Animal Hospital

Morgan Stanley

Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, Inc.

Peoples Bank

Shapiro and Baler Periodontics & Dental Implants

Suburban Pediatric Associates

Flight Fest Family and Raffle Sponsors

Thank you to these generous families and businesses for sponsoring the raffle and festival!


Klugo Family/Apex Eye

School Outfitters

Family Sponsors

Annymous Family

Chamberlin Family

Colas Family

Darrah Family

Dauenhauer Family

Davies Family

Ertle Family

Gray Family

Ishman/Mc Carthy Family

Korner Family

Luckhaupt Family

Max Family

Melli Family

Pham Family

Pitt Family

Pooley Family

Pressman Family

Traci Rea

Ronningen Family

Rottinghaus Family

Schuetz Family

Somsakhein Family

Srinivasan Family

Strauser Family

Thompson Family

Vanderbrink Family

Mika Wolfford

Junior High P.T.O. Corner

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.


  • Our first box top turn in date is coming soon! Please turn in all box tops by next week for the fall collection Send in with kids and drop off in boxes located in the lobby by the office, next to sports equipment drop off. Keep collecting throughout the year for our spring collection. Thank you!. For more information contact Ann Uhlman or Kim Fidanza

  • 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.

SJH First quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to these students! Keep up the good work.

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

JH Student Volunteer Opportunity

It is time for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival!

This is a fun volunteer opportunity – our students enjoy having Sycamore Jr. High School students run the games. The Haunted Festival 2018 is Friday, November 2nd, 5:00-9:00 pm. There are 3 shifts 1st Shift 4:50-6:30pm, 2nd Shift 6:20-8:00pm, and 3rd Shift/Clean Up 7:50-9:30pm. Volunteers may choose the shift and assignment and may choose to work with a friend. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. For additional information and to sign up

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