• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Winter sports head off to competitions

Winter sports head off to competitions

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief February 21, 2018

Aves athletics are heating up as the season slows down. The men’s swim team and wrestling team both have multiple individuals advancing to higher level competing in the next few days. On Thurs., Feb....

ONWARDS. Seniors in football celebrate their signings on Feb. 7. Feb. 7 was this years National Signing Day, and social media was full of schools and teams celebrating what is coming next year. SHS celebration of the event was postponed due to weather. Photo courtesy of  Scott Datillo.

Athletes sign on Feb. 9

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor February 9, 2018

  The athletic signing will take place in the gym during seventh bell at 1:45 p.m. on Fri. Feb. 9. National Signing Day was on Feb. 7 but SHS’ event was rescheduled due to a snow day.   13...

ITS A POOL RECORD. Sophomore Carson Foster poses for a picture right after one of his record-breaking swims. Foster recently transferred to SHS from St. Xavier High School. On the SHS swim team, Carson has broken pool records at every meet so far.

GMC Recap: Aquatic version

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer February 5, 2018

  Although the Varsity swim team has suffered losses in numbers due to the sheer amount of graduating seniors from the past couple of years, the swimmers of SHS provided a strong performance at the...

IT’S A GIRL. Assistant coach Stephen Langdon and his wife Carly open up presents gifted from the Varsity swimmers. The Langdons received a variety of gifts ranging from onesies to diapers. The party took place at 4:30 p.m. directly after swim practice in the team room.

Swimmers buy baby gifts

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer February 2, 2018

On Jan. 30, the members of the Varsity swim team shocked assistant coach Stephen Langdon with a surprise visit from his wife and a baby shower after practice. While the team is known to stressfully...

TALENT. Sycamore recognizes its all-stars for the fall sports season. SHS is looking forward to all the talent that the fall and winter sports will bring for the 2018 seasons.

Sycamore honors fall all-stars

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief January 30, 2018

  With the 2018 winter season hitting its halfway mark, we look back on all the all-stars of the 2017 fall sports season. Sycamore had nine first team athletes, three second team athletes, and eight...

GO AVES. Senior Sarah Abraham dives into the pool alongside her opponents. The swim team bid farewell to the class of 2018 at Senior Night on Mon., Jan, 22. “It was a great way to wrap up my swimming career and relive memories I’ve made over the last four years,” said Anita Pan, 12.

Seniors make splash

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director January 29, 2018

The smell of chlorine and the cheers of parents and students fill the pool. Senior Anita Pan is on the block, her heart beating in her chest, waiting for the whistle to blow. “I felt nervous swimming...

READY. As freshman Sophie Campbell steps up to the block and prepares for her race, her teammates watch. “Encouragement is huge on our team. We cheer on each other during practices and meets all the time,” Campbell said.

SHS swimmers splash competition

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer January 26, 2018

RACE PACE. Junior Ania Campbell prepares to swim the butterfly leg of the relay. At meets, Campbell often competes in two relays and two individuals, swims of either freestyle or butterfly. This year, she hopes to make districts for the 100 butterfly. Photo by Ania Campbell.

Swimmers meet ‘hell week’

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer January 12, 2018

When teachers ask Varsity members about their break, the word "tiring" will undoubtedly be uttered from their mouths. In contrast to the relaxing, slothful break that most students enjoy, the practices...

STRETCH IT OUT. Outside on the track, sophomore Kaylee Combs, fifth from the left, warms up with her team before an after-school practice. Warm-ups and cool-downs include static and mobile stretching to ease muscles into and out of motion, helping prevent injuries like the shin issues Combs discussed.

Q&A: Combs awaits first meet

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer January 11, 2018

As the winter track team prepares for its first meet of the season on Sat., Jan. 13, experienced runners and newbies alike continue to train their hardest. Sophomore Kaylee Combs is one returning teammate...

BLOCK IT LIKE ITS HOT. The basketball team competed against Milford as the main event of the night. The teams brought their all, so it kept fans on their feet. “The game was super exciting and kept the audience on their toes,” said Shannon Glass, 12.

Flight Night brings Aves together

Emily Chien, Media Director January 5, 2018

CONCENTRATE. Junior Nandita Kulkarni is pictured; she made it on to Team One during the GMC tournament. Normal games are forty minutes with a five second delay before each player’s time.

Students check off this season

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief December 7, 2017

The season for Chess Team has ended as GMCs took place on Dec. 4. at SHS. The tournament lasted from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Each competitor played eight matches, each game 25 minutes long with a five second...

FIGHT ON. Senior Jodie Lawson races at the 2017 spring track GMCs. Not all of the track team qualifies to compete at GMCs, so this is an honor Lawson hopes to earn again.

Runners race back to work

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer December 7, 2017

For runners of winter track, Mon. Dec. 4 marked the start of a new season. Winter track is, in essence, a predominantly indoor version of spring track, including classic events from the 4x800 meter relay...

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