April 7, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
April 10-13 - AIR Testing (details below)
April 14 - No School
April 17 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!
AIR Testing Information
Click here for a letter from our Assistant Superintendent, Karen Naber
AIR Testing Schedule:
Testing Time approx. 8:45-10:30 am
Monday, April 10th- 5th & 6th Grade Math
Tuesday, April 11th- 5th & 6th Grade Math
Wednesday, April 12th- 5th Grade Science & 6th Grade Social Studies
Thursday, April 13th- 5th Grade Science & 6th Grade Social Studies
All Specials will be between 1:14-2:46 pm the following days:
Monday, April 10th- E Day- 6th grade attend E Day specials - no 5th grade specials
Tuesday, April 11th- A Day- 5th grade attend A Day specials - no 6th grade specials
Wednesday, April 12th- B Day- 6th grade attend B Day specials - no 5th grade specials
Thursday, April 13th- C Day- 5th grade attend C Day specials - no 6th grade specials
Click here for a printable version of the testing schedule.
All students will have the capability of using the text to speech feature on the Math, Science, and Social Studies Tests. Please send earbuds with your students so they have the option of using this feature.
Rising 5th Graders:
Advanced Art Submissions are due to Elementary Art Teachers by April 21.
We will begin Greene School building tours in April. Below are the dates. Students will see the building, get a glimpse into our specials classes, and eat lunch! Students will have a chance to meet their 5th grade teacher in May (more details to come).
Maple Dale - April 21
Symmes - April 25
Montgomery - April 26
Blue Ash - April 28
Rising 6th Graders:
We will be mailing Course Selection forms in May, more details to come. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.
Rising 7th Graders:
The Junior High is excited to host the 6th grade students on April 25th and 26th for the 6th Grade Tours. Students will get the opportunity to tour the Junior High Building, learn about our athletics, hear about the upcoming Flight Fest, and experience lunch in the Junior High cafeteria. It's a great day for the 6th grade students to get their first look at all things Junior High.
All Course Adjustment Request (CAR) forms are due to the Junior High by April 13.
If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.
Karen Naber, Sycamore Asst. Superintendent speaks at GEAR
Get the K-12 "big picture" of how the district views a child's journey through Sycamore, it's academic pathways, and it's Aviator Flight Plan.
April 20, 2017
9:30 to 11:30 am
Blue Ash Elementary UC Wing
Right Under Your Nose Donations
Earth Week is Coming!
Greene Students to “Save the World, Feed the Birds” for Earth Week!
The Eco Team and Student Council will present 2 days of activities celebrating this year’s Earth Week theme, “Save the World, Feed the Birds!”
“Save the World Day” will be held on Thursday, 4/20, during which students will sharpen their 3 Rs skills by participating in a waste-less lunch, creating a sculpture from old toys, and making origami “flappy” birds from the Eco Team’s stash of one-sided flyers.
“Feed the Birds Day” will take place the following Monday, 4/24, when the school will be visited by 3 feathered ambassadors from RaptorInc.org, a local non-profit that rescues injured birds of prey and returns them to the wild. Raptor Inc. will also present Greene School with a certificate of sponsorship for a particular bird chosen by the student body, and the kids will make simple bird feeders to bring home.
All activities will take place during lunch and recess.
Here are ways you can help:
Ask your kids to pack or buy their lunch responsibly (e.g. using reusable containers) on 4/20
Help them find an unwanted small plastic toy to bring on 4/20
Remind them to vote for the bird they wish to sponsor on Student Council’s Google form
Come in and help! Contact Sarah Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer either or both days, or for more information about Eco Team
Math and Science Conference
Summer Tennis Clinic!!!
5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls
Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
Assisted by varsity boys & girls players
Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)
Questions & To Register: email@example.com
Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!
Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:
Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations
Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets
Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air
Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations
All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.
Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Mattress Sale Fundraiser!! Saturday, April 29
The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.
Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB