The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

February 11 - February 15

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

Coming Up at the JH

February 13: PTO General Meeting 10:30 am

February 13: Winter Sports Awards 7:00 pm

February 15: Aviator BASH 3:15-5:00pm

Mark Your Calendars:

February 18: NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day


PTO Meeting

Wednesday, February 13 @ 10:30am

Please join us as we welcome members of our Sycamore School Board.

Aviator BASH

All students are invited to attend this year's #AVESbash on Friday February 15th after school- 5:00pm. The theme is "Where the Magic Happens." There will be a magician, selfie scavenger hunt, food for purchase and of course dancing! Students are able to use their first class tickets to help the DJ create the dance playlist. To make this MAGIC happen, we need parent help. Please click on the link to volunteer. aves bash


Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up PROMPTLY at 5:00. In order to alleviate congestion, 7th graders should be picked up in the parking lot between our JH auditorium and the football stadium. 8th graders should be picked up along the east side of the building (the regular pickup line). If you are picking up a group with mixed grades, please choose one side and communicate to your child(ren) where you will pick them up. Thank you!

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Rising 9th Grade Scheduling: A message from the HS Counselors

High school counselors will be at the junior high next week! If your student has not yet done so, please have them enter the classes they would like to take next year into the online scheduling portal. Instructions for online scheduling can be found here and a tutorial video can be found here. All other resources can be found on our scheduling website. We are here to help guide them through this process so if they have any questions, please encourage them to let us know when we meet with them next week!

Also, all students should have received an email at the beginning of the week that included their scheduling username and password along (also on the course selector) with links to all resources available to help them with the online scheduling process. We've discovered an issue with the web link provided in some of the previous mailings for online scheduling. Students should have all received the updated links in their Sycamore emails earlier this week as well. The direct link to the online scheduling portal is Online Scheduling Portal:

Two FLL teams win awards at state championship

Congratulations to two Sycamore teams that won awards at the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship.

Brick Girls, representing Sycamore Junior High and Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School with an additional student from Mason Intermediate School, won the Judges Award.

Legion of Legos, with students from Sycamore Junior High, won the Core Values Teamwork Award.

More than 60 teams from all over Ohio participated in the two-day competition at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 2-3, 2019. Overall approximately 500 teams competed in regional FLL tournaments in Ohio this season.

To qualify for state, the teams competed at the Loveland Robotics District Qualifier on Jan. 5. At district, Brick Girls received the Teamwork Award, and Legion of Legos received the Robot Strategy and Innovation Award.

Several FIRST Tech Challenge teams from Sycamore Junior High and Sycamore High School have qualified for state tournaments. More details will be released at a future date.

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Fall Sports Start Dates!

If your child is interested in participating in a fall sport in 2019, please make note of the followng important dates:


Equipment Passout will be Thursday Night July 25th here at the Junior High. The 8th-grade times is 6:00-6:45 and 7th 6:45-7:30. Conditioning starts Monday, July 29th from 8:30-11:30 and the official first day of practice takes place on Thursday, Aug 1st, 8:30-11:30.


Open gyms will be on July 23, 25, and 30 from 9-11 am. Tryouts begin Thursday, Aug 1 with the 8th grade practicing from 8-10 am and 7th 10:00-12 noon.

Cross Country:

Will start on Thursday, Aug 1st. Practice time is 8-9:30 am. The team will meet outside of the auditorium doors on the football stadium side of the school.


Begins on Monday, Aug 5th. Practice times will be 9-11 am. Please meet at the Junior High Tennis Courts.

Boys and Girls Golf:

Tryouts will take place on August 1,2 and 5. Times and places will be announced at a later date.


Boys and Girls Soccer begins with conditioning on July 29, 30, and 31. Official practice and tryouts start on Thursday, Aug 1st. Girls will practice from 8-10 and Boys 10-12 noon. Please meet at the Tree of Life Church, located over the 71 bridge on Cooper Rd. The church address is 6477 Cooper Rd


In case you missed it

Safer Schools Ohio


A multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students. By calling or texting the statewide anonymous hotline parents, students or community members can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or your school.

Immunizations for 7th graders

If you have not turned in your child's proof of immunizations from a doctor's office, please do so ASAP. The cutoff date was September 5th.


Around Sycamore

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Cabaret! February 9

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2019 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 9th. 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.

Tickets available starting February 1 @ Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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Buy SAB Social tickets online

Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:


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In The Community