The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

April 8, 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 13: PTO General Meeting @ noon via Zoom
  • April 15: Spring Vacation Day, No School
  • April 15: Last Day to order Yearbooks


  • April 25: Professional Development Day - No School for Students
  • May 11: Final PTO General Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon, Noon

AIR Testing

State AIR testing will be on April 11, 12, 19, 20, and 27. Please make every effort to not schedule appointments for your children prior to noon on these days. Thank you!

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AIR Testing

Parents & Guardians

We are so proud of the progress that our students have made this school year. We know that a large part of their success comes from your support and guidance. With that said, it is that time of the year when our students get an opportunity to show everyone else what they’ve learned this school year and gain some valuable experience for high school end of course exams. The students will take the English Language Arts AIR assessments on April 11th and 12th, Math on April 19th and 26th, and 8th graders will take Science on the 27th. We will run an adjusted schedule on testing days.

In preparation for testing, we wanted to send a few reminders and recommendations:

  • Students should get a good nights’ sleep the day prior to testing
  • Everyone should eat a good breakfast or arrive early enough to receive one
  • Make every effort to arrive at school on time
  • Please arrive with your Chromebook each day
  • Please arrive with your Chromebook charged each day
  • Please leave all electronic devices in your locker or at home. You cannot have a cell phone or smartwatch on your body during testing.
  • Bring a pair of earbuds on the math and science test days. Students will have the option of listening to questions and text read aloud. These must have a cord
  • 8th grades can use the TI-30XIIs calculator for the math test
  • Do your personal best!
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LAST CHANCE to Purchase your 2022 SJHS Yearbook!

FINAL Deadline is April 15, 2022 to purchase your 2022 SJHS Yearbook

Time is running out to order your 2022 SJHS Yearbook. The deadline for ordering is April 15, 2022. 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 2022 Yearbook.

Ordering website:

Questions? Contact Mrs. Melissa Speelman

Sycamore JH Ambassadors

Sycamore Junior High Ambassadors is a group of volunteer parents of Junior High students just like you! We are available all year round to welcome and assist all families new to our community transition to the Junior High. We offer help to all families on various aspects of school life including enrollment forms, computer systems management, and getting connected with the school community.

Need Help?
Besoin d'aide?
¿Necesita ayuda?
Нужна помощь?
Yordam kerakmi?
도움이 필요하세요?

Click here to be connected with Sycamore JH Ambassadors:
Click here if you want to help other families:

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



District Welness

We are looking for individuals (parents OR school staff) for our district wellness committee for next school year. We normally meet 4-6 times per year to discuss and plan events for student and staff wellness for the district.

We are also looking for individuals who want to be on our district Wellness Festival Planning Committee. This committee will meet before the end of this school year, once during the summer and then frequently next school year.

For both opportunities please contact Kelsey Warren - or 513-686-1796.

Kelsey Warren RD, LD

Child Nutrition & Wellness Director

Sycamore Community Schools

(513) 686-1796

twitter: @SycamoreCNS

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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



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