Weekly Messenger 9/16/19

Upcoming Events

Powder Puff Registration Deadline – Friday, September 20
PSAT Registration Deadline – Tuesday, October 1
Photo Retake Day – Thursday, October 3
AP Testing Registration Deadline – Monday, October 21 (see below for information)
Military Service Academy Deadline – Tuesday, October 15



AP Testing Registration
If you have a student who is currently enrolled in an AP class, the time is here to start thinking about making a decision about whether they will be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in May. Mrs. Kirchmann has already visited every AP class and has given your student information about registering for AP exams. 

Tuesday, October 1st the window will open to begin registering. Registration will go through Monday, October 21st at midnight.  Students will also have a registration form that must also be completed and turned in to Mrs. Kirchmann in order to finalize registration for AP testing. This form is also available on the webstore when you pay. 

AP Testing Payment can be made at the Sycamore School District Webstore under “High School” and “AP Testing”.  The cost of AP testing is $94.00 per exam (or $53.00 per exam if you are on free or reduced lunch).  

This is an earlier registration deadline, please call Mrs. Kirchmann with any questions.  

NM Discovery Program
Northwestern Medicine has created a DeKalb County Chapter of their NM Discovery Program.  The program is aimed to help high school student get STEM career exposure. This program is open to all Sophomores and Juniors with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  To learn more about this program and to get a full list of eligibility requirements please click on the link below.
NM Discovery Program

Senior Pictures and Yearbook Picture Retakes
Prestige Portraits has put together a few dates that they will be setting up for any Senior who  would still like an upgrade or retake session in our Rockford office. 

September 19th 5:00p-7:00p
September 21st 9:00p-1:00p
September 26th 5:00p-7:00p
September 28th 9:00p-1:00p
October 1st 5:00p-1:00p
October 5th 9:00p-1:00p

This is if you would like retakes or a larger session. These dates will be the last opportunity for Graduation year 2020 to get a full session with Prestige. 

All students who missed yearbook pictures or would like a retake please go to the Auditorium on Thursday, October 3. during your lunch or study hall. If you have any questions please contact Prestige at 815-636-9832.

Common Shoulder Injuries Seminar
Northwestern Medicine is hosting a seminar about common shoulder injuries: From High School Athletes to Weekend Warriors. Presented by Mark Smyth, MD, Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics, Monday, September 30, 7-8pm. Located at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center Auditorium 626 Bethany Road, DeKalb. Registration deadline is Monday, September 23, to register, visit nm.org/rmgorthoseries or call 630-933-4234. No cost to register or attend.

2019-2020 Yearbooks
Now is a great time to purchase a yearbook for the 2019-20 school year. Please visit the following link: Yearbook Order Centre

If you have further questions or concerns please contact Shannon Bierman at sbierman@syc427.org.

Powder Puff Registration
It’s that time of year already, powder puff registration is now open. Sign-up @ https://sycamorehs.8to18.com/registration/activity_step. You must pay $20 when you sign up and the cutoff date is Friday, September 20th, 2019.  Practices dates and times will be posted shortly outside the athletic office and on the Athletic website. The game is Wednesday, October 2nd at approximately 7pm after the homecoming parade.

Military Opt Out
State and federal law require school districts to release names, addresses and telephone numbers of high school students to military recruiters unless parents or students have advised the District that they do not want the District to disclose such information without their prior written consent.

If you do not want the District to release demographic information to military recruiters or other individuals, you must notify Mr. Tim Carlson at Sycamore High School via email, tcarlson@syc427.org, and should specify the student’s name and ID number, and list the types of information that should not be released.The deadline is Friday, October 18th to opt out.
Parent Tip of the Week
Be the sleep police.  Most teenagers should be getting 8 or more hours of sleep for maximum performance.

Many students are forgetting to bring their chromebook to school and/or it is not charged.

Sycamore High School Tutoring
Tutoring is available to SHS students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 3:30-4:30p.  Sunday Night Tutoring 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. All visits are held in R109.   

September 23 – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater – 1:30 p.m.

September 24 – St. Ambrose – 9:00 a.m.

October 3 – Augustana College – 10:30 a.m.               

SHS Athletic
For information for the upcoming Athletic events please visit 8to18.