A Message from our Superintendent – Death of SHS Student

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Dear Sycamore Community School District 427 Community, 

It is with deep sorrow that I write to inform you of the sudden passing of Kal-el Sexton, a senior at Sycamore High School. Kal-el and his mother passed away Saturday morning as a result of a car accident. We are deeply saddened by their death and express our sincere condolences to their family. 

Our student support services team will be available tomorrow, Monday, December 23, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the library at Sycamore High School to assist our students and staff in processing through this tragedy.

Additionally, there are resources in our community that are always available for students and families in need of support. Please find their contact information below:

  • Family Service Agency: (815) 758-8616
  • Youth Service Bureau: (815) 748-2010
  • Northwestern Ben Gordon Center: (866) 242-0111

Please keep this family in your thoughts. 


Kathy Countryman
Sycamore Community School District 427

(815) 899-8100 | syc427.org
245 West Exchange Street | Sycamore, IL 60178