List of 12 news stories.

  • Sycamore Spell Bowl Teams Wins State Title

    The 2022 Sycamore Spell Bowl team won the Class 4 State Championship at Purdue on November 12 and placed 3rd overall among schools of all sizes at the state contest.
  • Sycamore's Brandon Fitzsimmons Honored as Foreign Language Teacher Rising Star

    Sycamore Spanish teacher Brandon Fitzsimmons was recognized as both the AATSP (American Assoc. for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) and IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association) 2022 Rising Star. The award is given to a foreign language teacher with less than 8 years of teaching experience "for outstanding achievement in the teaching of World Languages in the State of Indiana" and "honored for dedication to teaching, leadership in the profession, and service to the community." 
  • Veterans Day Program at Sycamore Features Cascading Performance of "Taps"

    Sycamore School hosted a Veterans Day Service on Friday, November 11, with a schoolwide performance of "Taps" at 11:11 am. Sycamore students and staff honored military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Sycamore History Teacher Tony Young Earns CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center Honors

    Sycamore history teacher Tony Young was honored as the 2022 Terry Fear Holocaust Educator in Action award at the annual “An Evening of Light” with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. At a dinner at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis], Young was one of five educators who were finalists for the award, and one of two who won.  They were honored, along with two students, as winners who were recognized in front of the sold-out crowd at the inaugural event.
  • 5th Grade Explores, Researches at Indiana Dunes

    Sycamore's middle school Language Arts teacher, Beth Simpson, traveled (along with Mr. Lowell, Mr. Tormoehlen, and Mrs. Obst) with our 5th Grade students for a field trip to Indiana Dunes State Park this week (September 12-14). She's a writer, so we share her words and details, along with pics taken by parents who are chaperoning, and the teachers. 
  • Sycamore Students Earn Summer Competition Honors

    Sycamore students competed in the National History and Academic competitions in June and July, with several competitors from Sycamore earning top finishes.
  • Sycamore 5th in National at National Science Bowl Championships

    Sycamore School, who won their regional competition in March for the 2022 National Science Bowl (NSB), competed in the NSB National Finals on July 9-11 in Washington, D.C. Sycamore finished 5th in the nation among all middle schools.
  • Dr. Jim Gange Retires From Sycamore: Dad to Four Grads Served 29 years as School's Clinical Psychologist

    If you have been a student at Sycamore, or are a parent of a student who has gone to Sycamore, you know Dr. Jim Gange. Or if you never ended up attending Sycamore, but had thought about it long enough to come visit, you have probably met Jim Gange.
     
    For 29 years, Gange has been the person who met all the potential students, talked to them, and tested them.  He is the one who worked with longtime Director of Admissions, Dr. Susan Karpicke, and has been working with Duane Emery, Sycamore’s Director of Enrollment Management, and his team for the past two years.  
     
    But Jim is retiring.  He is taking his bike, coffee cups, his dry and wry sense of humor, and his years of service at Sycamore and he’s heading to the Big Island of Hawaii
  • John Huber Named Head of Sycamore School; Succeeds Retiring Diane Borgmann

    Sycamore School has named John Huber as the next Head of School at Sycamore, effective July 1, 2023. With more than 25 years of experience in independent schools, Huber brings elements of creativity, future-forward thinking, and innovation to his work.

    Huber graduated with a B.A. in Classics from Cornell University and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Villanova University. For six years, Huber was the Head of School at Emerson School, a PS-8 school for gifted and academically talented in Ann Arbor Michigan and nine years as the Head of School at Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences in Barnesville, Maryland.
  • Quiz Bowl Team Earns Top 25 Finish in Nation

    Sycamore's Quiz Bowl Team competed Championship Tournament during the May 7/8 event sponsored by National Academic Quiz Tournament. At the Chicago competition, Sycamore finished 21st out of 144 schools with a combined record of 7-5 (including playoff rounds).
  • Science Bowl Team Earns Slot in National In-Person Finals

    Sycamore's Science Bowl Team, consisting of Alex Cheng (8th), Connor Kacena-Merrell (8th), Sophie Liang (8th), Justin Puno (8th) and Owen Zhang (8th), have earned a spot in the top eight in-person National Science Bowl Finals in July.
  • Sycamore Spanish Students Earn National Honors

    Sycamore had eight of the 17 Level 2 gold medalists from the state of Indiana in the recent 2021 National Spanish Exam (NSE). The test, administered by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) was taken by 76 Sycamore MS students (22 8th graders, 30 7th graders, and 24 6th graders) after six months of preparation.

    In the recent release of results, students completed a two-part, 80-minute online exam gauged to assess their Proficiency (Reading and Interpreting) and Achievement (Vocabulary and Grammar) and Sycamore had 66 students  - including all 22 8th graders - place nationally in the 50th percentile or higher.
    (click read more to individual student results of the national test, with gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention honors.)
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