• 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

Elizabeth Rickert

Elizabeth Rickert, Print Editor-in-Chief

This is my fourth year on The Leaf staff and I’ve been honored with the position of Co-Editor-In-Chief. This means that I have the privilege of overseeing the creation of our print newspaper. In the past I’ve been the creative projects manager and the opinion chief.  In addition to writing for our newspaper, I spend my free time  being an active participant of Student Council as the Executive Vice-President of Communications and volunteering for Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship. Outside of my many activities I can be found hanging out with my friends and reading lots of books


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SELL. The Harry Potter series spans 7 different novels. Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, became the fastest selling novel, reaching over 15 million copies sold in 24 hours. Similarly, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was the highest grossing movie of the series and was one of only 26 films which has grossed over 1 billion dollars.

J.K. Rowling

March 31, 2016

The Dragonfly Foundation

February 26, 2016
Beating heart of Sycamore

Beating heart of Sycamore

February 10, 2016
The annual dodgeball tournament took place on Jan. 8. It involved 11 teams. The winner was Cincy Squirters who received Chipotle and trophies. Photographed here is senior Richard Nance who played in the tournament for the first time this year.


January 21, 2016
Perfect North slopes has had to be closed for the first two months of their season. Ski club was first able to attend the slopes on Tues. Jan. 5. They are hoping the slopes stay open.

Skiing Success

January 13, 2016
Seniors worked at the polls on November 3 through a program called Youth at the Booth. It is intended to inspire young adults to become politically involved. Here is a secrecy booth set up at a polling location.

P(o)lling for the future

November 13, 2015
Perfect North is located in Indiana, about a half hour drive from SHS, this is one of the only local ski resorts. Perfect North opens as soon as weather permits. SHS and SJHS use perfect north as their location for the ski club.

Gliding to a start

October 15, 2015
Homecoming court walks in the parade. Seniors Gabriele Kaiser and Gary Traub hand out candy to the crowd. Moving the parade to Friday instead of Thursday is just one of the initiatives to increase school spirit.

Rallying Aviator Pride

October 1, 2015
Girls and boys tennis participate in the parade. They throw candy and enjoy pumping up the homecoming spirit. All groups are allowed to bring a car or walk in the parade.

School spirit kicks off

September 14, 2015
Senior Marissa Vilardo tees off at Glenview, the Aves home course. Vilardo is one of two seniors graduating this year. The golf team is looking forward to a great season next year with four of their five varsity players returning.

Girls golf

May 7, 2015
The annual blood drive is taking place on April 17 in the Gregory Center. The Hoxworth Blood Center is sponsoring the event. This is the high and weight eligibility requirements. In addition to height and weight the participant must be at least 16 years old.

How to donate blood

April 13, 2015
Seniors Alexandra Schille and Ryan Gantzer enjoy their junior prom at Coney Island. The prom location has been moved to Oasis Country Club on May 16. The date is unusually late due to other conflicts.

Preview for Prom

February 27, 2015
Cross Country followed the tennis team, both participants handed out candy.

Spirit marches on

October 14, 2014
The Jose Cerda Aquatic Foundation works to support swimmers and water polo players. This is one of the clinics that they have created to help swimmers. “Student Council is so excited to be helping such a worthy and local cause,’ said Max Weiss, 10.
Photos Courtesy of Mrs. Louisa Cerda

A splash for money

March 24, 2014
Paige Domhoff¸12 just finished donating blood to Hoxworth. The decision for SHS to host the blood drive has helped to keep the hospitals blood supply in good stock saving many lives. 
Photo courtesy of McDaniels Photography

Blood drive saves lives

February 23, 2014
Mr. Sycamore is an annual charity event on February 28 at 7:30 pm in the little Theatre. The tickets cost $4  in advanced and $5 on the night of the event. Ten boys will participate in raising money for Operation Give Back.
Photo Courtesy of McDaniels Photography

Mr. Sycamore gives back

February 13, 2014
The winter dance will be more casual then Homecoming and Prom. Casual dress and no dates are part of the new idea. It will take place on Jan. 23.

Winter informal

January 18, 2014
Homecoming Parade 2013

Homecoming Parade 2013

December 20, 2013
Jackson Hughes, 12 of the band “Bright Eyed Youth” sings in last year’s Battle of the Bands. This band has been a fan favorite of the event. Battle will take place on Dec. 13.

Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s photography.

Bands sing for spotlight

November 11, 2013

Aves dunk for Autism

November 6, 2013
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