SNEAK PEEKS Join us for a peek into Sycamore's Early Childhood classes, with this program for children ages 2-4 and their parents. These FREE fun-filled classes are a good way to sample the stimulating education that Sycamore provides for gifted children in preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten. Here is the remaining schedule:
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.
The District Indiana State School Music Association Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest was held on Saturday, February 2 at Ben Davis 9th grade Center. Sycamore School has 104 band students who participated in the event. The student musicians performed music for a judge, who critiqued the student’s performance. The score was then tallied and each student or group earned a rating (gold, silver, bronze, participation). In addition, students participate in the event in one of five levels, with Group I being the most difficult, and Group V being for first-time participants. Students who earned a gold rating in Group I are eligible for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held on February 23rd at North Central High School. This is typically an honor that is reserved for high school upperclassmen, but 5 Sycamore School students were selected for this honor. Congratulations to all participants on outstanding performances.
The Sycamore School Academic Olympics squad defeated St. Pius X 68-35 in the semi-finals and then defeated St. Thomas Aquinas in the finals of the Cathedral Academic Olympics to win the 2018 Middle School title! Congratulations to the team consisting of 7th graders Alex Lu and Akshay Guttikonda and 8th graders Julia Thompson, Charlotte Thompson, Tanay Acharya, and Walker Gallapudi. The team is coached by History Teacher Tony Young.
On November 17, 175 mathletes from across Indiana, ranging from 5th to 8th grade, descended upon Sycamore School to participate in the 9th annual Sycamore Math Invitational. In the 8th grade and under division, West Lafayette 8th grader Patrick Li was the overall champion with an outstanding score of 39. In second place was Sycamore 8th grade Grace Yang with a score of 36. In 3rd place was Brady Exoo from Terre Haute.
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 page.