Activities Directory

Academic Challenge

The WYSE Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. 

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Art Club 

Art Club is offered for anyone interested in art. The Club sponsors many activities, such as participating in homecoming, Halloween party and costume contest, and a holiday ornament making party.

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Bass Fishing

Students get to compete in a tournament style competition where the largest bag limit wins. Competitions are held all over the state of Illinois, with the state finals being held around St. Louis.

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Color Guard

An essential part of the Marching Band, the Color Guard performs at all home football games, parades, and competitions with the Marching Spartans. All members are encouraged to enroll in the Color Guard class, which meets at the same time in the school day as the Band. 

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FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for the better. 

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The FFA membership consists of students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Program. The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agriculture Education.

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French Club 

If you want to add an exciting dimension to your life, you will want to belong to the French Club. Students participate in French films, festivities surrounding French holidays, and sampling the deliciousness of French cuisine. 

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Freshmen Class

The freshmen class is committed to promoting school spirit by participating in school activities that are “class” related. The freshmen class has four class officers; however, all freshmen are strongly encouraged and needed to participate in order to make the class activities successful.

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Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) 

The SHS GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is a club with members who support students of all gender and sexual identities. It also seeks to educate students, staff, and the community at large about the topics of gender and sexuality and their impact on education. 

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History Club 

The History Club aims at engaging students to learn about and preserve the history of our school and community while participating in civic activities.

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This service-oriented club is a youth branch of Rotary International. The goals of the club are to perform services to the local community and raise money for local, national, and international causes.

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Junior Class

The junior class has a very busy year. In the midst of a rigorous academic year, this class sponsors the Junior/Senior Prom. If you are looking ahead as to what you would like to be involved in this year… keep in mind the Junior Class!

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Key Club 

“Service - a way of life” is the Key Club motto. Key Club International is the largest high school service organization in the world. Key Club provides unique opportunities for caring and doing for others while having fun and working together for a common cause.

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Lil Sis Big Sis

The goal of Lil Sis Big Sis is to encourage, assist, and mentor incoming freshmen. Senior girls are paired with freshmen and together they participate in large group activities like the Back to School Breakfast, Homecoming, Think Pink Bake Sale, The Final Countdown (studying for exams), Chick Flick Night, and other events.

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Math Team (Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference affiliated) 

The Northern Illinois Big 12 Mathematics contest is held once each year for our Gifted Math students in December at North Central College. The contest is composed of individual written competitions as well as team competitions in both a large and small school division. 

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Movie Club

At the SHS Movie Club, we strive to admire all aspects of great films and endeavor to show students the very best of what American filmmaking has to offer. A huge part of American visual culture, movies have inspired generations of audiences through magical story-telling, great cinematography, cutting dialogue, and masterful use of technology.

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Sycamore High School Performing Arts Department presents one musical a year during the fall season. Auditions occur within the first two weeks of school and are open to all students.

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Music — Band

The Sycamore High School Band is comprised of several parts, each of which offers unique opportunities and experiences. All band members are required to enroll in one of three classes: Symphonic Band, Concert Band, or Percussion Methods. 

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Music — Jazz Band 

The SHS Jazz Band is an extracurricular activity that rehearses one or two times a week in the evenings. Membership is open to all students in the music program. The jazz band performs at high school events, community events, and local and regional contests.

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National Honor Society 

National Honor Society is an organization for juniors and seniors in high school who have shown outstanding academic progress, good character, leadership and service to others. Juniors and seniors must have a 3.5 grade average to be nominated.

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Newspaper/Journalism club is for any and all students interested in writing and/or graphic design/art. There are no prerequisites or requirements. Members of this club are part of an enthusiastic staff of writers, webmasters, photographers, advertisers, and cartoonists!

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Orchesis is a year round performance dance troupe dedicated to improving their dance technique and style, while still having lots of fun. The Orchesis Dance Troupe puts on an annual show demonstrating a variety of dance forms including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, and contemporary.

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Peer Pals (Best Buddies)

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Pep Club

Pep Club focuses on promoting school spirit by planning themes for the student section and pep assemblies all while promoting a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere at athletic competitions and extracurricular events.

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Photo Club

The Sycamore High School Photo Club focuses on improving photographic techniques with lighting, posing, and Adobe Photoshop. There is room for all levels, from novice to advanced photographers.

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Rugby Club 

The club currently fields more than 40 players from freshman to senior level. Matches are played usually on Wednesdays, beginning in early April and concluding with the annual Illinois Youth Rugby Association State Championships in Lamont on Memorial Day.

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School Store 

SpartMart is the school store located in the main entrance of the school, just outside of the auditorium. It is open daily before and after school and during student lunches.

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Sci-Fi Club

Sci-Fi (Science-Fiction) is a great club where students can be themselves and be with friends as they enjoy watching science-fiction movies and playing games. The meetings are held on Friday evenings from 5:00-10:00 PM in the SHS Library. 

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Senior Class

Senior class officers are responsible for organizing committees comprised of members of the senior class. All seniors are encouraged to participate in at least one committee, and class officers serve on each committee.

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Sophomore Class

The sophomore class starts each school year with plans for Homecoming. In order to have a successful year, all sophomores should be willing to actively support their class activities.

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Spanish Club 

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of Hispanic food, culture, music, and art, join Spanish Club! We meet for parties, fundraising, and fun. 

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SpartanTV is a student led organization which teaches the basics of film and broadcast, while helping to develop students' camera work, as well as editing and communication skills. Students are responsible for producing over 100 broadcasts in an academic year, while using professional level equipment.

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Speech Team (aka Forensics)

Students interested in public speaking, radio broadcasting, or acting out a scene with a friend should try out for the Speech Team (aka Forensics). There are 13 communication categories to choose from.

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Student Advisory Forum

This advisory forum consists of representatives from various clubs and organizations at the high school. These students meet once each month (on Fridays) with representatives from the Administrative Team at the high school to discuss problems, policies, issues, and/or concerns within the school and how they can be addressed or solved.

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Student Council

The Student Council is an organization designed to offer both leadership experiences and involvement opportunities for members who design, plan, and organize many activities for the community and the SHS student body.

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TEC (Technical Entertainment Crew)

Sycamore High School’s Technical Entertainment Crew, or TEC, is the supporting backbone of every event held in our school’s auditorium. The members of TEC work together to build and paint sets, run lights and sound, and ensure the smoothness of every production in the auditorium.

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The Chita Girls

The Chita Girls is a club for any SHS boy or girl who wants to engage and promote in health and fitness activities! Learn about nutrition, Yoga, ZUMBA, and more! 

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Thespians (Drama Club) 

Sycamore High School Drama Club is part of the International Thespian Society. All club meetings are held monthly before or after school with an additional meeting monthly for elected officers.

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Welding Club

Welding Club is a place for students to practice and enhance their welding skills. The club is focused on taking what is taught in the classroom and applying it further through practical applications. 

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World Youth Club

The World Youth Club is a multicultural group that celebrates various heritages and festivities from around the world.

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Yearbook is a club where students design and produce the yearbook for Sycamore High School. While working with this club, students will learn the importance of meeting deadlines, working as a team, and will also have many opportunities to channel their creativity. This is a club designed for all students.

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