The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

February 10-14

Building Goals

* Provide rigorous learning opportunities

* Respect diversity

* Personalize learning

SJH Reunification Site: Blue Ash Rec Center

COMING UP at the JH!

This Week:

February 12: Aviator Bash 3:15pm - 5:00pm

Mark Your Calendars:

February 17: President's Day No School

February 19: Variety Show 7pm

Important Information: AIR Testing at the JH

Sycamore Junior High will administer the AIR assessments on April 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29.

Please mark these dates on your calendars and make every effort not to schedule your child for appointments or vacation days.

If you know your child will be absent due to religious observances or will be otherwise unavoidably absent, please contact Lesli Lally at 686-1760 x2502 or as soon as possible so arrangements can be made. Thank you.

Now Hiring!!

Interested in being part of an amazing school district as a substitute Educational Assistant? This is a great opportunity to help support the needs of our students and buildings. The hourly rate of pay is $12/hr. Applicants must have a satisfactory FBI/BCI background check. Physical ability and appropriate interaction with students, school staff, and administrators are required for this position. Please click here to complete an online application to begin the process.

P.T.O. Corner


The annual AVES BASH is next Wednesday, February 12th after school. This event is free to all JH students! There will be games, raffle prizes, music by DJ Spicy Noodle and more! Concessions will be available for $1. Small bills are appreciated. Pick up will be at 5pm. 7th grade students can be picked up on the auditorium side of the building at door #24 and 8th grade students can be picked up at the parent drop off/pick up side of the building. Please see the Sign Up Genius link below for volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there!

- The Aves Bash Committee

Big picture


Join the PTO! Being a member of the PTO doesn’t mean you have to volunteer and attend meetings, although everyone is welcome to do either/both! Joining the PTO shows your financial support for our programs that recognize students and teachers in our building. PTO membership is $10 ($11 online) and can be done online. Visit for more information!


All information about the PTO can be found by clicking on this link:

Questions? Please email

Follow us on Facebook!

Scheduling Central

7th Grade Parents - Message from our JH Counselors

Students will need to enter their course requests into the online scheduling portal by Wednesday, February 12. In order to log in to the portal, students will need to use the username and password provided on the bottom of the course selector.

For course planner and online scheduling links visit JH website Counseling Tab

On Friday, February 21, verification sheets will be sent home with all students so that course requests can be reviewed.

Big picture

8th Grade Parents - A Scheduling Message from the HS Counselors

Scheduling: February Next Steps

Students have had their online scheduling overview with counselors. Teachers have provided recommendations. Now it's time for students to discuss with parents/guardians, read class descriptions, ask questions, and make decisions! Our scheduling website has the following resources available to help students make decisions:

Online Scheduling: Students received an email with a scheduling-specific username and password. Students will have until February 9 to enter the courses they would like to take next year into the online scheduling portal.

Review with HS Counselor: Students will meet with their high school counselor during the week of February 10. Counselors will meet with each student individually to review and finalize 2020-21 course requests.

Class of 2024 Counselors:

Mr. Brian Sweeney (A-K) -

Mrs. Ann Delehanty-Koenig (L-Z) -

In Case You Missed It

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

Lost & Found

If your child is missing items, please have him or her check the tables in the cafeteria. Items are removed by our PTO volunteer on a regular (usually bi-weekly) basis.

Click here to see the current items.

Order Your Yearbook

Time is running out! Order your 2020 SJHS Yearbook today!

Please visit this link to order your 2020 SJHS yearbook . . . . You must order your yearbook online. Please do not send money to school. We order a small amount of extra yearbooks. Last year we sold out quickly. Order today to guarantee your copy. Check this off of your to-do list today!

*Yearbooks will be delivered to students May 20, 2020- make a note on your calendar if you purchase early so you don't accidentally purchase twice.

Questions? Contact Melissa Speelman

Immunizations for 7th graders

Thank you to all 7th grade families who have turned in immunization records. As we work to process those records received, please continue to be patient before you follow up. If there is a problem, you will be contacted via email by Amy Bonham. If you have not turned in your child's proof of immunizations from a doctor's office, please do so ASAP.

Around Sycamore

Big picture
Big picture

Fashion for the Cure

Come support one of the biggest fundraisers for The Dragonfly Foundation. This event is put on by a talented team at Sycamore High School and features fashion designed and modeled by SHS students.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Community Camps and Event Flyers