Weekly Messenger; February 5, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • February 9 – National ACT Test Date – see below
  • February 16 – SAT Test Prep Course – see below


Spartan Minute

The Spartan Minute is a news and announcement show that updates every day. You can check out the Spartan Minute by following us on Twitter (@SycamoreHS), Instagram (SycamoreHS) and YouTube.

At least every other year, districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight in the key components of all successful schools.  These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback.  As a district, we have chosen to provide the opportunity for you, the parents/guardians of our students, to offer us feedback via the 5Essentials parent survey.  The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device.

Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the survey, click here.  

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.
Thank you, in advance, for your time and participation.

Erin’s Law Presentation
Your child’s Stretch will be receiving the Erin’s Law presentations during the week of March 1, 2019. 
Information about the presentations is available on our district website under the Parent Resources tab of the Learning and Teaching Department.  If you have questions or would like your child not to participate in this presentation, please contact Tim Carlson at tcarlson@syc427.org  or call 815-899-8160, by February 8, 2019.

SAT Test Prep
Doorway to College will be offering an SAT test-preparation class on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the Auditorium of Sycamore High School.  The cost is $85 per class and you can register at www.doorwaytocollege.com

Orchesis Ticket Information
Tickets to this year’s Sycamore High School Orchesis Dance Show, “Dancing Through life,” are now on sale! Tickets are available through the Sycamore High School Ticket Office online at sycamoretickets.org, in person during regular business hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 PM), or over the phone.

The Ticket Office is located just inside the main entrance of the Sycamore High School in room R107. Ticket Prices are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and Students, $8 for Children. Performance dates are March 7th, 8th, 9th

Enrichment Speaker
The Enrichment Speaker, Thursday, Febuary 7, will be Chandler Harnish, former NIU and Colts Quarterback and business man.  Donuts will be provided.

Parent Tip
There should be conversations at home about schedules next year.

Sycamore High School TutoringTutoring is available to SHS students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, Sunday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Library.  Pizza will be served on Sundays! 

SHS Athletics
For information for the upcoming Athletic events please visit8to18.