Supporting the social and emotional wellness of gifted children is more important now than ever. Here are some resources that may help you talk with your child about COVID-19 from Sycamore's Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Samantha Outcalt.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year and would be happy to speak with you!
How Can I Tell If My Child Is Gifted?
Parents are among the best identifiers of gifted children. You clearly know your child better than anyone, and your input should be welcomed and valued by any school you are considering for your child.
Typically, parents of gifted kids will notice characteristics of giftedness in their child at an early age. At Sycamore, we call these the “Twelve Signs” of a gifted child. / Read Susan's blog
After learning she was selected to present at the upcoming Purdue University eLearning teacher training, we talked to Sycamore 3rd grade teacher Tiffany Stahl to ask her to talk about elements of teaching via distance learning, and how she changed parts of her daily interactions to better serve students and families.
I hope you are all safe and healthy! If nothing else, I believe we all have an increased appreciation for the blessing of good health during this time. We are certainly wrapping up this school year in a different way than we expected-and in a different way than we have ever done before. As we have been creating new ways of schooling during these last ten weeks, I have especially appreciated the gratitude and support you have offered to our faculty and staff and to me. I also have appreciated your heroic efforts to be part of your children's learning team in ways that you haven't done before. Thanks for your patience, your flexibility, and your perseverance.
Though this summer will look very different from summers past, Sycamore School remains committed to offering a variety of worthwhile options that provide challenge, enrichment, and fun. And so, it is with this commitment in mind that we used our knowledge of gifted students and survey data collected from our parent population to guide us in preparing a list of virtual summer programming options.
There will always be students who need schools like Sycamore, to stimulate, educate, and motivate our best and brightest. We are educating kids, teaching them to think, both critically and creatively, and teaching them to love learning.
Today's students will be the leaders that will solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Sycamore is a prime example of institutional evolution and a story of response to a need. Our work will never be complete.
GIVE TO THE SYCAMORE FUND
The Sycamore Fund is the school’s highest fundraising priority. As with all independent schools, Sycamore relies on our community to give annually to help us fund projects and programs that make us the unique school we are. Your tax-deductible donation goes to work immediately, benefiting students in this school year. Your gift affects their daily experience and is a direct investment in:
Professional development for our talented and dedicated faculty
The latest advances in technology
A vibrant art and music program
An encouraging and competitive athletics program
If Sycamore School is to be closed due to extreme weather conditions, announcements to parents will be sent to home and cell phones via the school’s automated alert system. Announcements will also be made on local TV and radio stations and their websites. Closings will also be posted on the Sycamore School social media (Facebook and Twitter) feeds. We will also post information on this sycamoreschool.org