Sycamore High School

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     Important Phone Numbers
    Main Office: 815-899-8160
    Fax Number: 815-899-8166

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

    Sycamore Music Boosters Receives Donation 
     Sports Booster Donation
    The Sycamore Music Boosters recently received a generous donation from Frank and Suzanne Riccardi of Riccardi’s Red Hots and Soda Fountain.  Frank and Suzanne Riccardi opened the diner in 2008 and it quickly became a hot spot and safe hang out for Sycamore High School music kids. SHS Band members frequented the local establishment after every home football game, basketball game, and other events. 

    The Riccardi family is part of the Sycamore High School alumni as their son, Frankie Jr., was a Sycamore High School student with a passion for football and music.  He played on the SHS Football team and also became an accomplished guitarist and artist during high school, graduating in 2000. In 2005, Frankie unexpectedly passed away, so when Riccardi’s opened their restaurant, Frank and Suzi set up a music fund in honor of their son. Over the years customers donated to the fund and the Riccardis were able to grow the fund. When the diner recently closed this spring, Frank and Suzi decided to donate $2000 to the Sycamore Music Boosters and SHS Band in honor of Frankie Jr. and his love of music.  This generous donation was presented at the end of the year SHS Spring Band Concert.

    “This is a wonderful story and a real testament to the quality of kids who are in the SHS band. We are so thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Riccardi for their generous donation!” comments SHS Band Director Ken Goodman. Sycamore Music Boosters President, Ken Olson adds, “We thank Riccardi’s Red Hots for providing a safe place for our students to hang-out over the years. This donation from Frank and Suzanne Riccardi is graciously accepted and will be used to benefit the SHS Band students in honor of their son, Frankie Jr.”

    The Sycamore Music Department and the Sycamore Music Boosters, a non-profit volunteer organization that supports all students in grades K-12, encourages others to consider making a donation and support the music program.  Future opportunities for additional donors are always welcome! Contributions in any amount may be given by individuals, families, local businesses, and even corporations.  For more information, please contact Scott Mertens, Sycamore Music Department Chair, at, or Ken Olson, Sycamore Music Boosters President, at  Additional information about the Sycamore Music Boosters may be found at

     Kishwaukee Region Illinois High School Principal of the Year
    Tim Carlson  
    The Sycamore Community Unit School District #427 Board of Education proudly announces that Mr. Tim Carlson, Sycamore High School Principal was awarded the Kishwaukee Region Illinois High School Principal of the Year Award by the Illinois Principals’ Association (IPA). Mr. Carlson was recognized at the January 12, 2016 Board of Education Meeting which was held at West Elementary School. 

     Spartan Courtyard
     McCormick Creek
    The Spartan Courtyard 

     Rotary Student of the Month: Alyssa Feuerbach
    Alyssa Feuerbach

    Staff Member of the Month: Mark Holstein
    Mark Holstein  
     2015 AP Testing Results
    *111 different students took AP Exams
    *204 AP Exams were administered
    *11% Scored  a "5"
    *26% Scored a "4" 
    *39% Scored a "3"
    *AP Exam scores were ABOVE the state average in 11 out of 14 exams
    *24 SHS Students were recognized as AP Scholars

    • 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  graduates:
       2015 Inductees:
       Jan Benson  Bob Hill  Carol Ovitz
       Jan BensonBob HillCarol Ovitz Hancock
       2014 Inductees:    
       Pete Johnson  John Holtz  Marilyn Stromborg
       Peter Johnson John Holtz
       Marilyn Stromborg
       2013 Inductees:    
       Yvonne Johnson  Gary Seegers  David Juday
      Yvonne Johnson
      Gary Seegers
      David Juday


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