Weekly Messenger 8/26/19

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
No School – Labor Day – Monday, September 2
Early Graduation Deadline – Tuesday, September 3
College Prep Night – Monday, September 9



College Prep Night
There will be a College Prep Night offered for Parents and Students (Juniors and Seniors) on Monday, September 9th from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Sycamore High School (meet in the Auditorium).  We will give an overview of the Naviance program that students use for career interest inventories, college searches, transcript requests, resumes, and more. Juniors will hear a presentation about applying to college/finding a right fit school while seniors receive information about paying for college and applying for the FAFSA.

Military Service Academies:
If a student is planning to attend one of the Military Service Academies after high school (see below), Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) is accepting applications for congressional nominations:

  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY
  • U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY

Please visit  https://underwood.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations to apply.  The deadline for application is 5:00 p.m., October 15, 2019

Additionally, there are two Service Academy Informational Fairs to provide more information about this process and to allow families to speak directly with representatives of each of the academies.

SENIORS – Early Graduation
Any senior who is planning to graduate early, should touch base with their school counselor immediately. Paperwork to apply for early graduation must be handed in by September 3 – the day after Labor Day.

Yearbook Distribution
Yearbooks can now be picked up in the Athletic Office during school hours.  If you did not purchase a yearbook but would like to, there are a few extras and the cost is $60 and they are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact Shannon Bierman at 815-899-8151 or sbierman@syc427.org.

Sycamore High School Tutoring
Tutoring is available to SHS students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3:30-4:30p.  Sunday Night Tutoring will begin September 8 from 7:00-9:00p in the Library. 

College Visits
The following colleges will be visiting at Sycamore High School.  Please sign-up through Naviance.

Wed., Sept. 4 – Eureka College – 2nd hour

Fri., Sept. 6 – University of Louisville – 3rd hour

Dress Code
With the warm weather please refer to the 2019-2020 Student Handbook for the Sycamore High School Dress Code.  If you have any questions please contact the Main Office, (815) 899-8160.

SRO Tip of the week
While riding your bicycle, please make sure you obey all rules of the road.  Obey traffic signals and signs, use your arms to signal which direction you are turning, and watch for other cars.  Remember that just because you see them, does not mean they see you.  Protect yourself from inattentive drivers by being cautious while biking to and from school.

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