• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Dancing for a dream – team unites against challenges

Dancing for a dream – team unites against challenges

Abbey Baker

November 12, 2013


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Applause erupted at the first pep rally of the year as the girls on the Flyerettes hit their final pose.  At that point all of their hard work had paid off. The Flyerettes Dance Team consists of 19 girls who all have one thing in common, they love to dance. The team has been practicing every Tue...

Getting INKed: Writer’s Club

Getting INKed: Writer’s Club

Madeline Marsh

November 12, 2013


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Pencils up, heads down. Usually this is used in regards to school work, but this is also being practiced with more affability at Writer’s Club. Every Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Writer’s Club meets to write, share, and critique each other’s work.  Freshman, sophomores, juniors, an...

French scholars immerse into culture

French scholars immerse into culture

Ellen Martinson

November 8, 2013


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Fifty seven AP and French four students loaded onto two buses and traveled to Wright State University.  They participated in French Immersion Day at the University, participating in many cultural activities. The advanced students signed a contract before they went: they had to speak French for the e...

Q&A with Joanna Brown, 11, on taking classes at Miami University

Q&A with Joanna Brown, 11, on taking classes at Miami University

Taylor Evans

November 7, 2013


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Q: Why did you decided to take classes at Miami? A: My mom first told me about taking post-secondary classes at Miami, and I quickly decided that it would be a good choice for me because I am most likely going to Miami University in Oxford for college. Q: Do you think the courses are more ...

ALICE can save lives

ALICE can save lives

Jordan Baker

November 6, 2013


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The training program that helps protect staff and students in the event that an armed intruder enters the building all starts with a simple acronym. “I think A.L.I.C.E. is a very valuable thing to teach students and staff because it could save our lives one day,” said Ted Vlady, 10. A: Alert L: Lockdown I: Information C: Counter E: Evacuation There ...

Operation Give Back helps on the holidays

Operation Give Back helps on the holidays

Lauren Saxon

November 6, 2013


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Holidays are often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, and receiving gifts and presents are moments treasured by families all over the world. Unfortunately for some families in the Sycamore Community, the holidays are some of the most stressful times of the year and many struggle to...

Aves dunk for Autism

Elizabeth Rickert

November 5, 2013


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On Dec. 7 Student Council (StuCo) and both boys and girls Varsity basketball teams will be collaborating to raise money for people with autism. This event, “Aves with Autism” is going to go on all day. “I’m excited about working to spread the word about autism. It’s a disease that a...

Improv’s history: from Rome to New York

Improv’s history: from Rome to New York

Ben Cohen

November 5, 2013


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Improv seems to have just been pulled out of thin air, when in fact the art form has been around for centuries. The earliest documented use of “improvisational theater” was found in the Atellan Farce of Rome circa 391 BC. Improv, then known as Commedia dell’arte, was inspired by mimes ...

Marching Band closes season

Marching Band closes season

Rujula Kapoor

November 5, 2013


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The Marching Band recently finished in second place at a Hamilton competition.  They have now officially qualified for state. The band has participated in all of these competitions: Midstates Lebanon Midstates Goshen OMEA OMEA Hamilton BOA - University of Toledo Regional The state ...

Study tools: Top 5 ways to utilize technology for school

Study tools: Top 5 ways to utilize technology for school

Atiya Dosani

October 31, 2013


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1. Quizlet    Rather than spend time writing out flashcards to study, Quizlet is a convenient and easy way to study flashcards. You can create your own or search for other users’ study sets, which can save plenty of time. Quizlet offers a variety of ways to study your flashcards, other than ...

DIYs for a dry autumn

DIYs for a dry autumn

Brenda Shen

October 31, 2013


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Use household items to cure dry skin for the breezy autumn weather. ...

Fall fashions come to our closet

Taylor Evans

October 31, 2013


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Hey Ladies, Now that Mother Nature has seemed to make up her mind, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashions.  Fall is a perfect season for buying clothes because just about anything is acceptable. It’s a great season for many reasons.  One being it’s not hot, but, it’s also not...

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