The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

April 29, 2022


  • Mission: Create a culture of academic excellence through inclusive and innovative learning opportunities for the whole child.
  • Vision: Empower all learners to reach their full potential in a globally competitive world.
  • Values: Academic Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion, Community, Character, and Collaboration

Speak Up/Save Lives

By calling or testing the statewide hotline

- 844-SAFEROH -

- 844-723-3764 -

you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or school.



  • April 29, 30: SJH Theater Production of Willy Wonka Jr.
  • May 2: Deadline for claiming Lost & Found items


  • May 10 & 11: Spring MAP Testing
  • May 11: Final PTO General Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon, Noon
  • May 13: Fun-a-Thon
  • May 30: Memorial Day - No School

Fun-A-Thon is 2 weeks away!

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Fun-A-Thon: Raise money for Clubs, Activities & Sports at SJH!

Better than the Breakfast Club… Students with even ONE pledge get Aviator Sunglasses!

Let’s face it. Our kids are great but they will never know how cool we were back in the day.
While this prize is not Breakfast Club cool, they are pretty sweet.

Inviting people to contribute to our Fun-a-thon is quick and easy. Follow these instructions to set up your account and invite your friends and family to take part. Every student who does will receive a Mr. Aviator temporary tattoo at the Fun-a-thon, May 13.

Only two spots left for volunteers. Come and join the fun - sign up here!

Message from Technology Department

To Parents and Students,

If you are not returning to Sycamore Community School District for the 2022-23 school year, you are to return the school issued Chromebook and charger before you leave school in May 2022. Please return the Chromebook and charger to the school library/media center and give it to the librarian or technician. If you leave the district during the summer, please return the Chromebook and charger to the District Office: 5959 Hagewa Drive.

If the Chromebook and charger is not returned, you will be charged $250 and the device will be permanently disabled for use on the last day of school. If the charger is not returned with the Chromebook, you will be charged $25. The fees can be paid in your Parent Portal account - Online Fees.

For Graduating Seniors:

You are to return the device on or before May 13, 2022 to the High School Media Center. If not, you will be charged $250 for the device and charger. If you do not have the charger, you will be charged $25.

For Students Not Returning for the 2022-23 School Year:

You are to return the device on or before June 3, 2022 to the building media center/library. If not, you will be charged $250 for the device and charger. If you do not have the charger, you will be charged $25.

For Returning 8th Graders:

You will keep your current device until Freshman Orientation Day. You will bring your Chromebook and charger to Freshman Orientation Day and receive a new Chromebook. Failure to bring your Chromebook and charger will result in a fee of $250.

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Thank you,

-Bill Fritz

Director of Technology

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Don't Miss SJH Theater's Production!

  • WHAT: Tickets are officially on sale for SJH Theater’s production of Willy Wonka Jr.!

  • WHEN: The show will take place on April 28th, 29th, and 30th at the high school auditorium at 7pm.

  • HOW: You can purchase tickets at for $10, or at the door for $12.


Missing something? Please have your child check the lost & found tables in the cafeteria. Items not claimed will be donated on May 2nd!!
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Summer School

Summer School registration is open via Parent Portal.

Consult the Grade 7-8 Catalog for more information

Questions may be directed to Chris Gutermuth, 7-8 Summer School Director @

Gifted Summer Enrichment Opportunities


7th Grade Parents: SJH Beta Club

SJH National Beta Club recommendations to current 7th-graders:

Recommendation letters (on gold paper) were given to students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.7 for the first three quarters of their seventh-grade year to apply for SJH's chapter of the National Beta Club.

Beta club is a nationally recognized organization that is based on the motto: "Let us lead by serving others." This organization is similar to the National Honor Society at the high school where academic achievement is recognized and community service opportunities are encouraged. The club meets after school approximately once per quarter, but more meetings are held prior to events in which the club participates. Additionally, throughout the year, volunteer opportunities will be posted for students to partake in their own time.

If your student met the academic criteria, they must also complete the application and pay the $20 membership fee if they choose to become a member. All details are on the recommendation form given to the student. The strict deadline for applications and the fee is Tuesday, May 10th.

If you should have further questions, please contact either Leah Dworkin at or Dana Darbyshire at

Fall Sports at SJH

Making summer plans? Have a child who wants to participate in fall sports at the Junior High?

Check out the Fall Sports Start Dates



Symmes Players - The CLAW

April 29- Symmes Players tickets to The Claw are going FAST!

The students in Symmes Players Production of The Claw have been working hard and the weekend is now just 1 week away! Performances will be on the new stage at Symmes Elementary and tickets are expected to sell quickly. Performances are Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $7/seat and children under 3 are free if seated on a parent’s lap. Order online until May 4th:

For questions, please contact either: Jackie Ogden (513) 288-3636 or Ashley Werthaiser (513) 478-9108.

Sycamore Athletic Boosters Fundraiser - Saturday, May 7

Buy Tickets:

Online Auction: "Green & Gold - Night at the Races Online Auction is LIVE! Please use the link below to bid on all the great auction items and one of a kind experiences. We would love to see you at the party, but if you can't make it, please consider supporting the Sycamore Athletic Boosters by bidding on the auction items. You don't need to be present to win. The online auction closes May 7th and 9pm. Pick up time and location TBD.

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Sycamore Robotics

Wish your child was truly passionate about

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)?

Sign-up now to join a Sycamore Robotics team

Click HERE for more information



University of Cincinnati DAAP Summer Camp

For more information, please see the UC DAAP Camps homepage.