• Counselor Meetings with Sophomores during Aviator Bell Nov. 15

  • Counselor Meetings with Freshmen during Aviator Bell Nov 8

  • Building Reunification Drill Nov. 3, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • ALICE Training for Freshmen and Sophomores during Aviator Bell Oct. 25

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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...

Blackmore documentary: Our Veterans

theSHSLeaf Admin

October 25, 2013


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM9M1M5nZtA

Learning French culture, one roll at a time

Learning French culture, one roll at a time

Ellen Martinson

October 22, 2013


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French Club members immersed themselves into French culture at their last meeting as they played a popular French game, petanque. Following the first picnic meeting, club members met for a second time on Oct. 11 to participate in a tournament. “I think the emphasis in the club is on culture so p...

Rock Climbing Club rises into 2014

Rock Climbing Club rises into 2014

Jack Loon

October 22, 2013


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The Rock Climbing Club, which begins in the spring, meets every few weeks at Rock Quest. Their sponsor, Dr. Gene Donatell, took them to out of town rock climbing locations such as Red River Gorge. Donatell has been sponsoring the club since 1998, mainly because he loves climbing. The club primar...

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