The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High Family Communication

March 10, 2023


This spirit week was FUN! Thank you to student council who helped to organize the week. We saw lots of twins, throw-backs, and silly antics with Freaky Friday switches. We are also through the bulk of scheduling for next school year. Verification sheets were added to ebackpack at 3pm today for you to review with your child. If you have any questions please reach out to directly to your counselor. Tonight and tomorrow are the final shows for Footloose. Go check it out! Our students are crazy talented and the show is a great experience for all.

Next week is our final push to the end of Quarter 3. Please make sure your children are in contact with teachers if they have any questions about missing assignments, upcoming tests, or grades.

Enjoy your weekend! We are excited to see you back on Monday.

-Mrs. Schunk

Coming Up

  • March 9 - 11: Footloose! The Musical @ HS

  • March 15: Choir Fine Arts Concerts at SHS

  • March 16: End of Quarter 3

  • March 17: No School: Student Personalized Learning Day

  • March 17: Ordering Deadline for 22-23 SJH Yearbook

  • March 20-24: Spring Break

Updates for Sycamore Junior High

Scheduling Update

At this point in time, all Rising 8th grade students have completed their course selections for next year. This Friday evening, March 10, Course Verification Sheets will be uploaded to My eBackpack for review. This will be a list of courses that were selected for next year; actual schedules will be built over the summer. Please take a moment to review your child’s courses, and if you have any questions, you can reach out to the Junior High counselors for assistance.

In addition, any Course Adjustment Request (CAR) forms are due no later than April 10th. These forms only apply to the following courses: Language Arts Honors, History Honors, and Science Honors. If needed, the CAR form can be found here and is also available on the District website: Junior High → Counseling → Course Adjustment.

If you want to drop down a course or change to an elective course, no form is needed, and you can email that request to your child’s counselor no later than April 10th.

Thank you,

The JH Counseling Team

Ben Brenner A-G:

Kristin Suter H-N:

Rachel Morris O-Z and ESOL:


Air Testing at the Junior High will be in mid-April, and we are asking families to ensure student attendance on these days (see below). Students who are absent on an AIR testing day will have the opportunity to make up the test, but only within a short window of time, and will miss class time to do so.

  • ELA AIR testing: April 11, 12
  • Math AIR testing: April 19, 20
  • Science AIR testing (8th only): April 25

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Deadline extended . . . TWO WEEKS left to purchase your 2023 SJHS Yearbook

The deadline for ordering for your SJHS yearbook has been extended to March 17, 2023. A very limited amount of extras will be available for purchase, and they sell out fast. The only way to guarantee your copy of the yearbook is to pre-order TODAY. The cost is $35/copy. Click HERE to order your 2023 Yearbook.

Do you have photos you would like to submit to the Yearbook Club? Click HERE and find the “Submit Photos Here” button (you must use a school Gmail account to access the shared folder). We want to represent ALL students in this year's historic yearbook.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

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District Updates

Aves Community Events

The Joe Mixon Football ProCamp returns to Sycamore High School!

Boys & Girls in grades 1-8 can register to learn from and interact with the star running back. Each camper will receive a limited-edition camp t-shirt, a souvenir autograph from Joe Mixon, and a team photo with Joe Mixon! Registration is currently open & camp will sell out. Visit for more information and to register.

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.

Sycamore JH Ambassadors

Are you new to Sycamore Schools and need some help? We are here for you! Besoin d'aide? ¿Necesita ayuda? Нужна помощь? Yordam kerakmi? お手伝いします. 你需要帮助吗? 도움이 필요하세요? هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة ؟

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.