Sycamore School8th grader, Nicky Ivan, made it into the finals in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee before being one of the final 20 eliminated. Of the record 291 spellers competing in this year's bee, 40 were named finalists after two preliminary rounds.
Sycamore language arts students in grades 5-7 competed at the NLAL contest (Continental Math League's Language Arts contest) and each earned a top 10 national finish, with 7th grade winning the tournament and 5th grade finishng 2nd.
Sycamore students had a very strong showing at Purdue University on Saturday, March 11) in the 2017 State MATHCOUNTS contest. Sycamore was led by Rhea Acharya who finished second place and Noah Tan who finished fourth.
Rhea Battia and Georgia Bott, were named two of the five winners selected in the grade 4-8 category from entries from all over the United States in the Nationwide SBO (School Band and Orchestra) Magazine essay contest.
Sycamore School hosted the Central Indiana Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition on Friday, February 17. Students and teams performing well at the Chapter Competition are invited to participate in the State MATHCOUNTS Competition which will be held at Purdue University on March 12th. As a team, Sycamore had a great day. Of the 193 competitors, all 10 Sycamore students finished in the top 60 individually,
Kindergarten students at Sycamore School are collecting food and personal items from November 14-18 to stock their local pantry. In class, they have been learning about how the Wampanoag people helped their “new neighbors” survive in the New World almost 400 years ago.
Among parents and students, there are not too many topics that can ignite a lively discussion more quickly than the topic of homework. Sycamore School Head of School Diane Borgmann talks about homework in her most recent blog.
Renovations to Sycamore School wrapped up after a full summer of construction inside the building. This summer, Sycamore School completed a $4 million building renovation, adding new spaces dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and technology instruction.