Weekly Messenger: October 22

Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 23-25 – FieldHouse Open Gym Cancelled
  • October 26 – First Round Home Playoff Game against Rochelle – 7:00 p.m.
  • October 26 – Institute Day – No School (KEC in session)
  • October 29 – Vacation Day – No School (KEC in session)
  • November 1 – Sophomores to Kishwaukee College
  • November 19-20th – Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL
  • November 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOl

Student and Staff of the Week
Our student and staff members for the week of October 22:

Ebad Rana – Senior
Leah Koehne – Math Teacher

To hear what staff and students have to say follow us on Twitter (@SycamoreHS) and Instagram (SycamoreHS).

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.

Enrichment Speaker
The Enrichment Speaker this week will be Geoff Gordon of In Demand Marketing. He will be speaking on Careers in Marketing. Enrichment speakers begin at 8:00 A.M. in the Auditorium.

IHSA Playoff Ticket Info
Sycamore High School is hosting the First Round of the IHSA Football Playoffs on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Our opponent is Rochelle.

Tickets are $5.00 for everyone. Babies in arms are free.

Tickets will be on sale for Friday’s games during the following times:

Season Ticket Holders:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Athletic Office)
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Athletic Office)
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Athletic Office)
Friday: 9:00 am – Noon (Athletic Office)

General Admission Tickets:
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Athletic Office)
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Athletic Office)
Friday: 9:00 am – Noon (Athletic Office)

Tickets will also be available at both gates on Friday starting at 5:30 pm.


The gates will open on Friday at 5:30 pm. No one will be allowed in the bleachers prior to this time.

Parent Survey- Technology
Parents- please click here and complete the 1 questions survey about Technology classes that may be offered at Sycamore High School next year. Students can earn entry-level Computer certifications in addition to earning high school credits towards graduation.

Sophomore visit to KEC/Kish College
All Sophomores will be visiting Kishwaukee College on Thursday, November 1st. Sophomores should meet in auditorium after 2nd hour. The bus will return for 10th hour class. Students will be introduced to all career and technical courses available to them during their Junior and Senior year. Kishwaukee College will be providing lunch.

Parent Tip – School Testing Day – Tuesday, April 9
Students will be testing on Tuesday, April 9th. Below is the testing schedule:
Juniors SAT
Sophomores PSAT 10
Freshman PSAT 9
Seniors will not be in attendance.

Fall Musical – Footloose the Musical
Tickets are now available for Sycamore High School’s production of Footloose The Musical. Tickets can be purchased online at sycamoretickets.org, or in person at the Sycamore Ticket Office, located in R107 of Sycamore High School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Shows are Thursday, November 1 through Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 P.M.

Argentina Rotary Short Term Exchange Program
The Sycamore Rotary Club is looking for students and families interested in taking part in a short-term Rotary Exchange with our sister Rotary Club in Argentina.

With the Rotary Exchange program your family would host a student during the 2018-19 school year, from mid-January to the end of February (approximately 6 weeks). The student would live with you and attend Sycamore High School. In June-July of 2019 (approximately 6 weeks) your child would go to Argentina to live with the family of the child you hosted and attend their local high school.

The short-term Rotary Exchange program has been an excellent experience for all parties over the past years. If you or your student would like to learn more about this amazing opportunity please contact Tim Carlson.

Sycamore Music Boosters 46th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market
The Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, hosted by the Sycamore Music Boosters and partnering with Heartland Bank, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 27 & 28. This is a main fundraiser for the Music Boosters and will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 28 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are close to 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Craft & Treasures Market admission fees are: Adults $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.00; Students Kindergarten – 12th grade $1.00; children under 5 free. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional information.

College Visits
Monday, October 30
Debutante School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology – 9:05 A.M.
Rockford College – 10:30 A.M.
Please register on Naviance.

Sycamore High School Tutoring
Tutoring 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!

2018-19 Winter Sports Practice Start Dates
For Winter Sports practice start dates please visit 8to18.

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