Sycamore School's Band Director Candi Granlund received the New World Youth Orchestras Music Educator Award on May 5. She was nominated by Sycamore grad Madalyn Sailors, who wrote an essay describing how Granlund has influenced her life with music.
Sycamore alum Tom Ridgely He has been named executive producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Encompassing both artistic and executive leadership roles, the executive producer is in charge of all things Shakespeare Festival: the annual performance in Forest Park’s Shakespeare Glen, Shakespeare in the Streets, the SHAKE 38 marathon, the new In the Works festival and a host of programs for students.
Megan France, a Sycamore School 6th grader, has been chosen as a Finalist at this year's Symphony in Color Competition. Congratulations also to Nate Liang, grade 5, and Sophie Liang, grade 4, who each received an Honorable Mention.
All three works will be exhibited at the State Museum from April 2 to May 4. It is estimated that over 11,000 students across the state participated in the art contest, which is sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.
Congratulations to all 107 students who performed at the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble contest at Ben Davis 9th Grade Center on January 27. The Group I state entries are students that are competing at the high school level, playing high school level music! Students who earned a gold rating in Group I are eligible for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held on February 24 at North Central High School. See the entire list in full story.
The Sycamore math team has competed in 4 rounds of the High School Math League. Of the 75 schools in Indiana competing in the contest, Sycamore is the only middle school. After Round 4, Sycamore is in 7th place in the state, ahead of local schools such as Zionsville HS, Westfield HS, North Central HS, HSE, University High School, and Cathedral. Sycamore’s math team is competing this weekend at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in the annual EMCC math competition. The EMCC includes many of the top math teams from the New England area, but also includes teams like Sycamore that travel from across the country, and usually multiple international teams that travel from as far away as China.
The Scholastic Arts and Writing awards have been announced and Sycamore had five students win awards! In 2017, students submitted more than 330,000 works of writing and art. Local winners will be celebrated at Butler University in the spring, and Gold Key winners go on to compete in the national contest.
Watch one-on-one interviews with four of our Sycamore alumni: Ashley Gange, Kevin Karimi, Kevin Lehtiniitty, and Bill Ristow. They returned for our Talon TED Talk series, and we sat down with each before the event for some questions and answers. watch interviews
Sycamore School is Spell Bowl state champs! The Sycamore 4th and 5th grade Spell Bowl team earned a tie for the state championship, competing at Southport in November. Spelling 54 of 56 words correctly, they tied for the top honor with Valparaiso's Washington Township Elementary.
Emma Hermacinski of Sycamore School in Indianapolis is one of 28 award recipients of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them meet their unique intellectual and personal needs.