Sycamore Community Schools
March 2023 District Newsletter
Table of Contents
1. Farewell, Old Girl! 👋
Save the date for the last time you'll be able to walk the halls of the old Sycamore Junior High.
2. Field Of Dreams ⚾
Join us for an update of our Always An Aviator projects, including our vision for the baseball and softball fields
3. Feeling Lucky 🍀
We have students competing at the state level in everything from dance to robotics!
The exciting new addition to our Fine Arts Weekend and details on Pancake Day.
5. Nominate Now 🏆
After a long hiatus, Celebrate Excellence is back! Help us select our Educator of the Year
6. A Taste of Summer.. 🌞
The weather has us thinking ahead towards the opportunities for students this summer.
Master Facility Projects
Sycamore Jr High Nearing Completion
SAVE THE DATE! We will be formally saying goodbye to the old junior high building during a community event on April 29. Look for more information in next month's newsletter.
Always An Aviator Capital Campaign
Always An Aviator Project Update
Monday, March 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
7400 Cornell Road
We will share an update on these projects on March 27. The meeting will be held virtually and in-person at Sycamore High School in Room 1809:
- 🏈6:30 - 7:00pm Sycamore Stadium Phase II
- ⚾7:15-8:00pm Baseball/Softball
- 🏊♂️8:00-8:30 General Questions / Fundraising Efforts
Zoom Meeting Info:
Meeting ID: 913 7721 2232 Passcode: 750042 One tap mobile +13017158592,,91377212232# US (Washington DC) +13052241968,,91377212232# US
Dan Henke Baseball & Softball Projects
A lot of exciting things are happening with our #AlwaysAnAviator campaign projects! Check out these brand new renderings of our baseball and softball fields! We are currently fundraising for these two projects. Our goal is to raise $5.2 million.
The project will be completed in phases:
- Phase I: field and site work, fencing, backstop wall & netting, dugout renovations $4.2 milllion
- Phase II: bleacher seating, press box, concessions, walks & plazas $651,000
- Phase III: field lighting $358,000
Current and future baseball and softball families are invited to a community meeting on March 9 at 6:30-7:30 pm at Sycamore High School (Rm. 1809) to learn more about the phased plans and the work that has already been completed. Donate today!
The Seger Family Natatorium
Class of 2013 Leading #BestClassEver Challenge
The Class of 2013 has stepped up to the #BestClassEver challenge with $1,037 donations (as of 2/28/23). Can they reach our goal first? Or will another Class rise to the challenge?
We are challenging each graduating class to raise $2,500 for the Always An Aviator Capital Campaign by March 15, 2023. The class who meets the goal first will be formally crowned Sycamore’s “Best Class Ever” and will receive special recognition during Homecoming 2023. For more information, click here.
Sycamore Swimming Makes Splash At State
Good luck, Mathletes!
Congratulations to our eighth graders who have advanced to the State Mathcounts Competition on March 11:
- Matteo Meli
- Jason Zhou
- Josie Sadler
- Abinav Dinesh
- Kiran Makkad
- Andrew Zhong
- Sunav Adhikari
These Sycamore Junior High Math Club students qualified at during the Cincinnati Chapter competition at UC in February. Congrats and good luck!
Good luck, Overture Finalists!
- Yoshie Vinton, Creative Writing
- Alexandria Yetter, Dance
- Morgan Robbins, Theater
- Sabine Huhn, Vocal Music
Good luck, Juniper Robotics!
- Inspire Award winners, the highest honors during state qualifying competition
- #10 ranked team in Ohio
- 3 out of the top 10 scoring records in Ohio
Fashion For The Cure Raises $70,000
Sycamore High School students raised over $70,000 for The Dragonfly Foundation during this year's Fashion For The Cure.
Our fashion design students created incredible pieces to display on the runway. But it was the Dragonfly models who really stole the show in t-shirts they designed to wear on the catwalk. We are proud of the hearts of our Aviators!
Auditor of the State Award
Mark Your Calendars
Adaptive Art On Display During Fine Arts Weekend
You can also purchase artwork from our Adaptive Art students by checking out their Student Art Collections.
Dates To Remember
- March 1: Board of Education Meeting, District Office, 7:30am
- March 15: Board of Education Meeting, Sycamore High School 7:00pm
- March 17: NO SCHOOL Teachers Records Day, Student Personal Learning Day
- March 20-24: NO SCHOOL Spring Break
There are a number of fun events happening at your child's school this month. Check the district calendar for more information.
NEW INFO: Cooper Road Bridge Closure Begins March 1
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will completely close the Cooper Road bridge in both directions over I-71 beginning March 1. The project is expected to take approximately two months to complete, pending weather conditions. We anticipate the project, combined with ongoing construction at the new Sycamore Junior High, will cause a significant impact on traffic.
For more information on the impact to arrival/dismissal at Sycamore Junior High, click here.
Nominate Now: Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year
After a long hiatus, Hamilton County's Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year Award is back!
One educator from Sycamore Community Schools will be selected and honored for his or her contributions through the Celebrate Excellence initiative. The district’s honoree will be honored within the district and by school, business, and civic leaders throughout the city at a breakfast on May 5, 2023.
Click here to fill out the nomination form by March 13: https://forms.gle/EXrB92SVQs1YazBY8
February Awesome Aviators
Aves Alumni Invents Concussion Protection Equipment
Summer School Registration
- Grades K-4: June 5-30 at Maple Dale Elementary
- Grades 5-8: June 5-30 at E.H. Greene Intermediate
- Grades 9-12: June 5-July 14 at E.H. Greene Intermediate
Look for more information on how to register in our April newsletter.
Join Sycamore Advisory Commission
We are currently seeking individuals who are passionate about sustaining and improving our schools to fill our at-large positions. If you are interested, please reach out to Mike Gearin, Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.