Getting Involved

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Learn about opportunities to get involved in the District, and find out how your student could be involved outside of the classroom.

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District Partners

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Sycamore Education Foundation

Enhancing and enriching educational opportunities by engaging the energy and resources of the community

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Sycamore Music Boosters

Enriching the quality of music education, performance, and awareness in the Sycamore schools and community

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Student athletes playing basketball

Sycamore Sports Boosters

Enhancing the Sycamore School District athletic programs

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Spartan Food Pantry

Supporting the families of Sycamore Community School District 427 by providing food and supplies

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Fall Sport Practice Start Dates

Back to school means back to school athletics and activities. Practices for middle and high school fall sports start the week of Monday, August 9, 2021. 

All dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the coaches directly with any questions.

High School

  • Football
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 8:00-9:45 AM and 3:30-6:30 PM — SHS Football Practice Field
    • Coach Joe Ryan
  • Boys Soccer
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 7:30-9:00 AM and 3:30-5:15 PM
    • Coach David Bachta
  • Golf
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 6:30 AM — Sycamore Golf Course
    • Coach Dan Wheeler
  • Tennis
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — Fresh/Soph 4:00-5:30 PM, Varsity 5:15-7:00 PM — SHS Tennis Courts
    • Coach Rob Majerus
  • Boys Cross Country
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 8:00 AM — SHS Track
    • Coach Mike Lambdin
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Volleyball
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 8:00-10:00 AM — SHS Field House
    • Coach Jennifer Charles
  • Dance
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 8:00-10:00 AM — SHS Dance Room
    • Coach Kelly Meyers
  • Cheer
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 6:00-9:00 PM — SHS Field House
    • Coach Jenipher Clawson
  • Girls Swimming
    • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 — 4:00-5:30 PM — Huntley Middle School, parent meeting at 5:00 PM
    • Co-op with DeKalb High School — register at dekalbhs.8to18.com
    • Coach Melanie Chambers, please contact DeKalb High School at (815) 754-2116 for more information

Middle School

  • Seventh and Eighth Grade Volleyball 
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM — SHS Field House
    • Seventh Grade Coach Amy Misner
    • Eighth Grade Coach Jenny Dominguez
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade Football
    • Monday, August 9, 2021 — 2:45-4:45 PM — SMS Football Field
    • Seventh Grade Coach Cole Hefler
    • Eighth Grade Coach Daryl Graves
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country