Sycamore High School

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Phone:  815-899-8160
Fax:       815-899-8166

Important Phone Numbers

Main Office: 815-899-8160
Attendance Office: 815-899-8130
Athletics Office: 815-899-8151
Guidance Office: 815-899-8144


 Illinois Principal Association Kishwaukee Region
Assistant Principal of the Year
Mr. Steve Balster

Mr. Balster



 Engineering Club: Drone Flight

Drone Flight  

Despite the cold and windy conditions, SHS Engineering Club was able to flight test their UAV drone.  Much was learned about the computer flight systems and several students practiced manually flying the drone.  Here is a still frame from some of the video they took.  It shows the High School at dusk in the foreground looking south towards Culvers and Farm & Fleet.

85 ILMEA All-District Musicians

Forty-five high school and forty middle school students from the Sycamore School District were recently selected to participate in the 2014 Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Orchestras, Bands, Jazz Bands, and Choirs.

Students who made All-District groups performed audition material for judges in competitive auditions in October.  The students who were selected spend one day in rehearsal, and the groups perform later the same day.  This year, the

All-District Jazz festival was held at Rochelle Township High School on Saturday, November 15.  The All-District Orchestra, Band, and Choir festivals were held on Saturday, November 22 at DeKalb High School. 

Students from Sycamore High School who have been selected for the ILMEA All-District festivals include:

Soprano –Lauren Brazeau, Mary Flaherty, Becca Roby, Claire Schroeder; Alto –Annabell Castillo, Falon Findley, Isabella Hepker, Sarah Houdek, Annie Malecki, Anna McComb, Thalia Schusteff, Kara Strohm; Tenor – Edgar Garcia, Andrew McComb, Trevor McDonald;  Bass –Jarrod Holtz, Alex Holtz, Collin Koneczny.

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR (freshmen participating in junior festival): Soprano – Dana Nielsen; Alto – Kaylie Emmer.

Violin – Jessica Luo; Viola - Kailey Mulligan; Cello –Baylee Petit; Bass - Seth Kates, Brett Brancato, Evan Jacobs.

Clarinet – Alex Cuthbert; Oboe – Mary McConnaughay, Emma Olson; Bassoon – Rachel Hecht; French Horn – Andrew Selig, Jordyn Shultz; Trumpet – Olivia Lohse, Ben Van Wienen; Trombone – Ella Rose Atkins.

Flute – Alyssa Maillefer; Oboe – Matthew Rogers, Katrina Thu; Alto Saxophone – Gracia Watson; Tenor Sax – Zach Dodson; French Horn – Bret Reser; Percussion – Tyler Berger.

Alto Sax – Gracia Watson; Tenor Sax – Rachel Hecht; Drum Set – Jordan Smith.


 1st Quarter Spartan Pride Breakfast 

Spartan Pride Breakfast


 3M Grant for Engineering Club

Club Photo

Engineering Club would like to thank 3M Corporation for their generous grant. This is engineering club's first grant which will be used to fund a UAV Drone Project at Sycamore coverage of sports, practices, and other school events. Going forth with this grant, the engineering club hopes to see students becoming more involved with the community and local businesses with new knowledge of engineering. This drone will be seen at the high school and hopefully assisting around the community by late 2014. While this is the first grant of many, engineering club hopes to raise more money to further their knowledge of engineering and technology. The club, again, extends their deepest gratitude to 3M for their support. 


 3M Star in the Classroom Award 


Congratulations to Christine Johnson, a Consumer Economics teacher, at Sycamore High School, received a 2014 3M Star in the Classroom Award at the Economic Education Day Luncheon and 3M Awards event held on October 21, 2014.  The award recognizes her contributions in bringing economic education into her classroom through participation in Econ Illinois sponsored programs and utilizing quality economics resources.


SHS Distinguished Alumni
The purpose of the Sycamore High School Distinguished Alumni award is to recognize outstanding alumni of Sycamore High School who would have maintained a high standard of excellence and made a significant contribution in their fields of endeavor. This award is a tribute to our graduates who have shown exceptional personal, community, and/or professional achievements. We want to honor our outstanding alumni and believe the success of these graduates will serve as an inspiration to our current and future Sycamore High School students.  Congratulations to the following recipients:
2014 Inductees:     
 Pete Johnson  John Holtz Marilyn Stromborg  
Pete Johnson  John Holtz  Marilyn Stromborg

 2013 Inductees:
 Yvonne Johnson  Gary Seegers  David Juday
 Yvonne Johnson Gary Seegers
 David Juday 



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