• 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
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

MAKING A SPLASH. At water polo practice, an offensive player gets the ball while defensive player, Aryan Godha, puts pressure on him. This demonstrates the aggressive nature of water polo--even at practices. Fribourg shares that he got his concussion while at practice. 
Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography

Pain of playing

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer December 4, 2017

Concussions take only seconds to happen, but they linger for what seems to be far too long. The amount of time it takes recover from a concussion varies based on its severity, the individual’s health...

COLD. The ice hockey team is getting ready for their new season. Their home turf is Sports Plus, where they have their practices and home games. All photos courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

Hockey hits hard

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief November 23, 2017


JUMP. Junior Davis NiBlack gets ready to shoot during warm up. The team does the same drill before every game to help get themselves warmed up. “I love knowing exactly what I need to do before every game,” NiBlack said.

Boys basketball shoots high for new season

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief November 21, 2017

When one door closes, another opens. With fall sports over, the new season of wither athletics has swiftly moved in. Boys basketball is no exception. Starting with their off-court expectations, the...

STILL WATERS. The pool is found empty right after school. Ten minutes later, all the swimmers arrive ready for the first day of practice.

Lady Ave swimmers plunge into new season

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

As fall sports close with great victories and tough losses, the winter sports season gears up for grueling months of competition. The Varsity girls swimming team is no exception, with tryouts occurring...

KIDS DO NOT GO OUT AS OFTEN ANYMORE. Statistics have shown that the number of kids who go outside to play for fun has decreased rapidly over the years.

Running away from times

Claire Myers, Staff Writer November 9, 2017

A lot has changed over just the past few years with many common day-to-day activities like how people meet and date or what the typical activities are that friends do together or even the way kids play...

Athletes sign on futures

Athletes sign on futures

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor November 8, 2017

On Nov. 8, SHS celebrates extraordinary athletes who will continue their sports in college. The ceremony takes place in the HUB at 1:45 p.m.   This is the first of three National Signing Day Recognition...

Sycamore advances in playoffs, to play St. X this week

Sycamore advances in playoffs, to play St. X this week

Benjamin Green, Staff Writer November 6, 2017

After defeating Milford in overtime, Sycamore faces Saint Xavier in round two of the playoffs. The game was close all four quarters, but Sycamore slipped away with a victory after getting a stop on the...

SERVE. “We did pretty good, and we advanced to state but lost in the final round. Although we made it through sectionals and districts, we made it to the final four to state!” said Abby Pescovits, 11 (middle bottom row).

Fall sports wrap up season

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief November 3, 2017

Cross country: Overall, the girls cross country team dominated their GMCs with Varsity finishing sixth and Junior Varsity placing fourth. Their very own senior Jodie Lawson finished in the top 20 with...

GET READY. Coaches Daniel Carl and Stephen Langdon will choose 36 swimmers to train on Varsity; everyone else will be placed on JV. Although commonly mistaken as an easy sport, swimming actually makes excellent exercise. “Swimming let’s me escape from the stress of a typical school day. Just focusing on the bottom of the pool and how many laps I have swam really clears my mind,” said Ania Campbell, 11.

Swimmers dive into tryouts

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

While swimming is usually associated with warm summer days, the actual high school season kicks off when the temperature drops. The SHS swim team will be hosting three days of tryouts instead of two on...

KICKIN’ IT. Freshman Benjamin Margolis steals the ball away from the Milford team. “I have really enjoyed being on the soccer team. It was nice knowing that the pre-season training with the upperclassmen allowed me to have friendly faces in the hallway,” Margolis said.

Boys shoot, score

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

TOUCHDOWN! Seconds before the end of the game, sophomore Drew Altemuehle (10) throws a touchdown pass. The Aves wore an all-black jersey for Homecoming.

Football reaches fourth quarter

Benjamin Green, Staff Writer November 2, 2017

The 2017-18 football regular season is wrapping up, and over these months, the Aves have had broken records, major wins, and domination over big name teams. Senior Myron Williams broke the all time...

The planning committee pictured from left to right: seniors Shaurya Singh, Matthew Isakson, Maximilian Bruggeman, Jeremy Pletz, Grayson Thornberry, and Eddie Rauen.

Kick It for MS meets with president of society

October 21, 2017

On Thurs., Oct. 19, Eddie Rauen, the president of the Ohio Valley National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, met the Kick it for MS planning committee at SHS. The committee gave him the $2000 raised...

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