Sycamore Community Schools

October 2019

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Sycamore Master Facility Planning: The Why

Conceptual Designs Released

The district has released conceptual designs but the exact details of the renovations and new buildings have not been decided. If the bond issue is approved in November, the district will engage staff, families, and the community in the design process.

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Sycamore Master Facility Planning: Educational Visioning

Cost to Taxpayers

The district will responsibly phase-in the millage increase as previous bonds (Montgomery 1998 and Maple Dale 2010) are retired. The 4.0-millage request is effectively a 2.4-mil increase from what is currently being paid. Once fully funded, this will result in an $84 annual increase per $100,000 of property value. The total millage will never exceed 4.4 mills.

Sycamore Schools Nov. 2019 Bond Issue Explained (Part I)
Sycamore Schools Nov. 2019 Bond Issue Explained (Part II)

Want More Information?

Take a deeper dive into our Master Facility Plan by clicking here. Still have questions? Email us at mfp@sycamoreschools.org
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WATCH: Sycamore Students Open Up for #SpeakUpAVES Campaign

Sycamore Schools #SpeakupAVES Mental Health Awareness

Warrior Run

For the month of September, #speakupAVES campaign focused on raising mental health awareness. But our efforts are not contained to just one month. Please join Sycamore High School in participating in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”

Student Artwork on Display at U.S. Capitol

Congratulations to senior Angela Peng for winning the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Peng's piece is currently on display at the U.S. Capitol. Learn more about what inspired her to enter the competition.

Sycamore Students Featured in BLINK Parade

Forty Sycamore Schools students and staff will be walking in the BLINK Parade in Downtown Cincinnati on October 10. The Art and Science departments collaborated to create costumes made of plastic bottles to highlight the global impact of plastic waste. Each costume is made up of 90-100 plastic bottles. The parade begins at 7:15 p.m.
2019 BLINK proposal- AVESART

Homecoming 2019

Join Sycamore High School in celebrating 2019 Homecoming on Friday, October 11. The community is invited to participate in our annual Homecoming parade, tailgate, and game.


Parade:

New this year, the annual Homecoming parade will take place on a new route. The parade will line-up at 4:30 pm at E.H. Greene Intermediate School parking lot and start at 5:00 pm. The new route will begin on Aldine to Stonehenge, Delray, and Cooper, before ending at Sycamore Junior High School.


Tailgate:

Following the parade, join us for the Homecoming Tailgate at Sycamore Junior High School. Come enjoy some food, games, and Aviator Football! Starting with the tailgate 5:00 pm-6:45 pm at Sycamore Stadium. Food will be catered by City Barbeque. Tickets are $5.00 at the gate.


Game:

Your Sycamore Aviators will take on Middletown for the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. Stick around for the Homecoming Court announcement during halftime of the game.


Paint the Town Green and Gold:

In commemoration of Sycamore High School Homecoming and 9th Annual Aviator Flight Fest, the city of Blue Ash businesses are encouraged to help us Paint the Town Green and Gold October 7-19. Show off your community pride by decorating your storefronts in green and gold or writing spirited messages on your signs.

#SycamoreStrong

Back by popular demand, #SycamoreStrong magnets are here! Toss your old faded magnet and stop by District Office to pick up up a shiny new one for free.

Aviator Flight Fest

Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 2k/5k/10k Race on Saturday, October 19, 2019!

Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to register for the Race, sign up to volunteer or learn more about family sponsorships. The first 100 people to register for the race will be entered in a raffle to win one of two fun gift cards!

State Report Card

The newly released state report card shows Sycamore Community Schools is making progress in growing all students to reach their full potential.

Overall more than 88% of Sycamore students scored Advanced Plus, Advanced, Accelerated, or Proficient on language arts and math state assessments during the 2018-2019 school year, according to the Ohio Department of Education’s new School Report Card. Read more about this year's grade for the district.

Quality Profile

Check your mailboxes for the 2019 Quality Profile! This year's edition comes in the form of "The Sycamore Pilot"and highlights all of the achievements and innovation in the district during the 2018-2019 school year. Click here for a digital copy to share with your family and friends!

Mark Your Calendars

October 14: No School - Teacher Records Day
October 25: No School for K-8 only - Parent-Teacher Conferences

High School Variety Show

Sycamore High School Variety Show With Special Guests Everlasting Monsoon and Education Breakdown! **2 UNIQUE SHOWS: October 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m.**


Both nights feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, dance, a performance by choral program ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters. We promise the talent is much better than what you see in the audition video below! :)


Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org or https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/35189 / $12 at the door. Reserved seating.

Variety Show Auditions September 19th! Register by September 16th!
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Follow Us!

Be sure to follow Sycamore Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!


You can also follow our schools and services on Twitter:

Sycamore High School @TheRealMrMader

Sycamore Junior High @SycamoreJrHigh

E.H. Greene Intermediate @EHGreeneSchool

Blue Ash Elementary @BlueAshElem

Maple Dale Elementary @MapleDaleElem

Montgomery Elementary @Montgomery_Elem

Symmes Elementary @SymmesElem

Sycamore Culturally Responsive Practices @WeRSycamore

Child Nutrition Services @SycamoreCNS

Human Resources @SycamoreHR

Operations & Student Services @AviatorOps

Special Education @AVESAbilities

Superintendent @TopAviator

Assistant Superintendent @AviatorCoPilot

Curriculum and Instruction @AviatorLearning

Aviation Station @SycamoreSTEAM

Aviator Athletics @AvesAthletics