Sycamore Community Schools
As with the cold and flu, Sycamore Community Schools is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
District safety and health administrators have been working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health to determine what actions are necessary for the interest of student safety and wellness. This includes monitoring evolving advisories from federal and international agencies regarding international travel.
According to the CDC, there are currently no cases of coronavirus in Ohio and the risk to the U.S. public is considered low at this time.
COVID-19 and School-Sponsored Trips
Building Design Updates
On February 27, the district held its first Community Design Forum to provide an update on the building design process. You can view the presentation below. Please note: the survey conducted in this video is now closed.
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Always an Aviator
14 SHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
These students represent the top one percent of seniors in the nation in academics:
- Deeptangshu Chatterjee
- Sachit Chundur
- Elias Cohen
- Foster Dawson
- Theo Eborall
- Dennis Gorur
- James Hanus
- Andre Harte
- Shawn Hershey
- Hari Iyer
- Aneesa Khatana
- Caroline Skwara
- Jacob Smilg
- Brian Vogt
These students are among 15,000 who have advanced to Finalist standing and will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered this Spring.
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability based on their performance on the PSAT taken during the junior year. The cutoff score this year was 219. Congratulations!
Students Make Contact with International Space Station
This may go down as the coolest experience of the school year! Second graders from across the district had the opportunity to chat with astronaut Dr. Andrew Morgan aboard the International Space Station on February 20. Thank you to Local 12 and WLWT for stopping by to capture this amazing moment:
Nominate Now! Celebrate Excellence Educator of The Year
2020 Distinguished Alumni
Mr. Mettey will be honored at a special luncheon at the Original Montgomery Inn on May 16 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available in advance at www.oursafa.com. He will also speak at Commencement on May 17.
Fashion For The Cure
Our high school fashion design students create pieces for local Dragonfly children who model the clothing during the show. Last year the event raised $48,000 and was recognized by the Dragonfly Foundation as its 2019 Impact Award-winning event.
Learn more about this great event and get tickets in advance by clicking here.
Is It Anxiety or Inattention? Understanding ADHD and Anxiety
Safety Spotlight: Cybersecurity
The Sycamore Community Schools continue to be proactive on addressing cybersecurity issues. The Sycamore Technology Department is working to:
- Educate staff about cyberattacks and phishing emails
- Implementing Two Factor Authentication
- Developing an emergency response plan
- Evaluating access controls across all district platforms
Newport Police Det. Dennis McCarthy and Nextgen Sr. Security Engineer Ty Braunwart provided key insights to the Sycamore Safe & Secure Schools Committee during the Feb. 21 meeting. For more information on how to talk about cybersecurity with your students, click here.
Sycamore Wellness Festival
Where: EH Greene Intermediate, cafeteria and gyms
When: April 5 - 1:00-4:00 pm
- Ninja Warrior Course - Waiver required for each individual, $5.00 per run, CASH only day of (possible pre-registration coming - I will get you more info next week on this)
- Over 40 different Vendor booths set up. Booths in nutrition, physical fitness, mental health and mindfulness and other great information regarding the whole-child wellness.
- Demonstrations in mindfulness, yoga, stretching, free chair massages, kickboxing, Tao Kwon Do and more!
- Healthy food and drinks for sale in the cafeteria
- Event is FREE to everyone and for all age groups
- Each person gets a raffle ticket upon entry, additional raffle tickets for sale day of - CASH ONLY
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