Sycamore Community Schools

February 2019

Master Facility Planning

Sycamore Community Schools continues to hold Master Facility Concept Testing sessions in February. Please join us for one of the sessions below to learn about the three options being considered and to provide feedback. Each session is the same and the public is welcome to attend any date/location. Bring a mobile device or laptop to participate in a survey.
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WATCH: Master Facility Planning

Sycamore Community Schools is releasing a series of videos about our Master Facility Planning. Please watch the following two videos:

  • "A Current Look at Our Facilities"
  • "Phase I: Facilities Assessment and Phase II: Community Engagement"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8JaLzvHJZI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYRqrbdr1rk
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Sycamore Students Bring Home 165 Scholastic Art Awards

Sycamore Community Schools students just won more 2019 Regional Scholastic Art awards than any other district in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Sycamore High School and Junior High students received 165 awards during this year's regional competition. That's 10% of the recognition given out by the prestigious competition.

See a list of the winners and learn more about what's next for the winning work.

Students Participate in OMEA Honors Orchestra

Congratulations to the ten outstanding Sycamore Band and Orchestra students for the performance in the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honors Orchestra. This ensemble is reserved for the most accomplished musicians from the Greater Cincinnati area schools and all students are accepted on an auditioned basis. The students performed on Saturday, January 19.

Sycamore Adds To School-Based Therapy Team

Our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to provide mental health services to our students is well underway. We are pleased to announce that as of February, each of our four elementary buildings is being served by a licensed therapist on campus:

  • Jamie Wiener at Symmes Elementary

  • Lauren Greene at Blue Ash Elementary

  • Karen Celesti at Montgomery Elementary and Maple Dale Elementary


We are also pleased to welcome Nicole Snyder who will begin serving students at E.H. Greene Intermediate beginning in March. The district and CCHMC continue to interview potential candidates to fulfill our promise to have licensed therapists in each of our seven schools. In the meantime, if there is an immediate need for care in one of our two remaining buildings, our school-based therapy team will work to support that student.


Last year, the district worked with MindPeace, a local organization that serves to align mental health partners, as well as establish the infrastructure and processes for children's mental health solutions between schools and local agencies. Through an extensive evaluation process, Sycamore Community Schools chose Cincinnati Children's Hospital as their partner. CCHMC provides independently licensed therapists in addition to a clinical psychologist to serve students with significant mental health challenges.


Click here for more information on the services provided and how you can access care for your child.

Drug Prevention

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African American Children's Illustrators Exhibit

Sycamore Community Schools is excited to host a first-of-its-kind traveling exhibition that celebrates African American children's literature and illustrations.


The "Telling a People's Story" exhibit from the Miami University Art Museum will travel to each of the district's seven schools between now and April 5. The public will have the opportunity to experience the exhibit for free during an Open House on February 6 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.at District Office. Click here to learn more about this amazing exhibit.

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Sycamore High Student Council Donates to SPCA

Thank you for supporting Sycamore High School Student Council's efforts to support SPCA Cincinnati. On January 26, students presented a check for $4,000 to SPCA Cincinnati during their annual telethon on Star 64.


Student Council is collecting canned or bagged dog or cat food during the month of February. Collection boxes have been set up in the front office at Sycamore High School. All brands are accepted, even opened bags of food.

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Sycamore Vocal Boosters Present 2019 Cabaret

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 7pm

7400 Cornell Road

Montgomery, OH

The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10 Advance | $12 Door. Click here for tickets. Limited seating available. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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Winter Social

Use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social: SYCAMOREATHLETICBOOSTERS.COM
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Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year Nominations

Do you know a teacher who is tops? An educator who goes above and beyond? Nominate them for the 2019 Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year! Click here to fill out a short nomination form by March 15. The official nominee will be surprised in early April and honored at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center's Celebrate Excellence Educator breakfast ceremony on May 3. Check out how we surprised last year's winner Sycamore Transition Coordinator Esther Adams.

Parent Portal Service Fee

To offset the cost of credit card transactions, a $1.00 service fee will be charged for each debit/credit card payment made via Parent Portal beginning February 1, 2019. Contact Beth Weber at weberb@sycamoreschools.org with questions.


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Master of Multiplication

Check out these masters of multiplication! Students at Montgomery Elementary completed 100 facts in five minutes to earn a sign for their yard for a week. Be on the lookout for Math Whizs in your neighborhood!

Follow Aves Abilities On Facebook

The Office of Student Services has launched a new Aves Abilities Facebook page. Follow now to find resources and information about special education programming and events happening in the district and Greater Cincinnati area.

Follow Us!

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


You can also follow your schools 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 Diversity @WeRSycamore

Child Nutrition Services @SycamoreCNS

Human Resources @SycamoreHR