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.
On Saturday, the 8th Grade VEX IQ team earned the top prize - the Excellence Award - at the Klondike MS Tournament. In a day where Sycamore had seven teams in a strong 36-team field, the 8th grade VEX team edged out Sycamore's 7th grade team and two Zionsville Middle School squads to claim the top prize.
Sycamore Serves is a new SSA committee whose purpose is to help provide opportunities for our school community to offer their time and talents to help serve and make a difference in the community outside of Sycamore School. A visible, tangible, and easy-to-access way to get involved with Sycamore Serves is through the new whiteboard which has been installed in the Middle School hallway just outside the Bhatia Technology Lab. You are invited to answer the question, "How have you served?"
Sycamore alum Andrew Wu was part of the US team that won four gold medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad that was held July 19-29 in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. Wu, who attends Park Tudor, was 12th in the gold medal category out of 300 high school students representing 76 countries. He said the team was unified in their goal of getting four gold medals this year. “We helped each other be the best we could.”
Andrew Wu, (Sycamore Class of ’15) a senior at Park Tudor High School, has been chosen as one of four students to earn a spot on the national team representing the United States at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad in Bratislava, Slovakia, and Prague, Czech Republic, July 19-29.
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.