The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

September 17, 2021

Coming Up


  • September 20: Sycamore Singing Co. Clinic 3:15pm - 4:30pm
  • September 21: MAP Testing - MATH
  • September 22: MAP Testing - ELA
  • September 23: Boy Choir Begins 7:15 am
  • September 23 & 24: SSC Auditions 3:15pm-5:00pm


  • October 13: Picture Retake Day - NEW DATE
  • October 16: Flight Fest (2K, 5K, 10K and fundraiser)

MAP Testing

We will conduct MAP testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 and 22. The testing bell schedule is below.

Sycamore Singing Company

Don't forget...Sycamore Singing Company auditions are coming up next week! If your child is interested in auditioning for this award-winning group, they should stay after school on Monday, September 20 to attend an informational clinic from 3:15 to 4:30 PM in the Choir Room (105). Auditions will be on Thursday or Friday after school, we will find a time slot that works for you! If there is a conflict with the clinic on Monday, please reach out to Mr. Callahan at You can still audition! We hope to see your child at the clinic!

Did Your Child Miss Boy Choir This Week? No Problem!

There is one more Thursday for your young man to join this award-winning team. The final enrollment date for Boy Choir is Thursday, September 23rd. Boy Choir begins at 7:15 a.m. and students should be dropped off at Door #2 at the front of the building.

Please e-mail Jesse Callahan ( or Deborah Stein ( if you have any questions.

SJH Swimming and Diving Team

Is your child interested in joining the 2021-22 Sycamore Jr. High Swimming & Diving Team?

If so, there will be a short informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 3:15p in the cafeteria. This meeting will only last 30 minutes. Our season begins the week of November 1! Practices are at Sycamore High School.

From our Nurse

Parents/Guardians please check with your children each morning to make sure they feel well.

You will find the Covid-19 Daily Parent/Guardian Checklist linked here and on our website.

Please visit the District's Healthy Aves page for more detailed information.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at


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.

Parent Pickup: No Parking @ Pipkin's

Please do NOT park or wait for your child at Pipkin's. Doing so takes up spots from their regular customers and compromises our great relationship with our neighbors!

SJH Theater

For information about SJH Theater, including an introduction to our new director, important dates, audition information and requirements, and schedules, please see the SJH Theater's latest newsletter.

Picture MakeUp Day

The NEW DATE for Retakes/Make-Up will be October 13.

Parents should go ONLINE to and click on "Order Pictures and Yearbooks". Enter our picture code: FM366799



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Silent Auction goes LIVE 2 weeks prior to Flight Fest and we are still collecting basket donations!!!
Help call, email or go in person to local businesses, we have a list and what to say ready to go!


What Questions Do You Have for Board of Education Candidates

The PTOs of Sycamore Community Schools are hosting a forum for candidates for the Board of Education on Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm at Maple Dale Elementary School. We want your input on the questions to ask the candidates. Please share your questions here. There will be a limited number of tickets available to attend in person. Please click here for ticket information. We also intend to live stream the forum; details to come.


Here's how:

- Online membership and volunteer form: Here's the link - it's easy to fill out now!

- Online membership donation: With this link you can use a debit or credit card or your paypal account to make your contribution while you are still thinking about it.


JUNIOR HIGH AMBASSADORS - We are in the process bringing more of the Ambassador program from other Sycamore Schools to the Junior High. Ambassadors work with all families new to the Junior High and especially families from diverse backgrounds and cultures or who speak English as a second language. In addition to programs that might be started this year, the team will be working toward hosting our first Cultural Heritage Night in the winter of 2023. Contact Brian Gath at


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