Sycamore High School PTO

  • Welcome from the Sycamore High School Parent Teacher Organization (SHS PTO).  We are a 501(c)3 organization that is committed to support the families and staff at the Sycamore High School.  Purusing this site will give you an overview of the activities and events that we sponsor. 

    What do we do for staff? We help fund school wide projects, such as a floor covering for the gym area, and teacher specific requests, such as calculators for the math department, and tools for the art department. We hold several staff meals throughout the year, and provide a few other special surprises to show our appreciation for the staff. 

    What do we do for parents? We publish a student directory, we share information at our monthly PTO meetings and we sponsor several “Coffee with Counselor” sessions which gives an opportunity for our counseling staff to offer pertinent and timely advice to parents.

    What do we do for students? In addition to sponsoring 4 scholarships for seniors and providing funds to administration and counselors to be used when needed to help students and student causes, we sponsor 3 separate, self-funded activities. Odd Couples is for everyone. This dance, held in March, is funded through its ticket sales. It is an opportunity for each student to bring a parent, guardian or other significant adult to enjoy appetizers, dinner and dancing in the commons which is transformed with decorations. It is a truly special Sycamore tradition. The AfterProm, our second event, is a safe party funded through parent and community donations as well as ticket sales. AfterProm takes place at the school from midnight until 4am on the morning after the prom. Junior/Seniors and their dance dates enjoy inflatables, games, food, shows and tons of fun. Lastly, the Senior Class Committee, funded through parent donations, celebrates our oldest students as they navigate their last year at SHS. They will have surprises and special activities throughout the year.

SHS PTO Meetings

  • General PTO Meetings:  Are historically held the 2nd Friday of the month  at 9 a.m. in the Staff Lunchroom.
    As of August 2020, meetings will be held virtually until later notice.  Check Friday Aviator Update (emailed newsletter from the school) for log in informaiton.

    Dates for 2020-2021 PTO meetings:

    September 11, 2020
    October 9, 2020
    November 13, 2020
    January 8, 2021
    February 12, 2021
    March 12, 2021
    April 9, 2021
    May 14, 2021

  • Other important PTO dates

    Back to School Coffee- Cancelled for 2020
    Odd Couples – Saturday, March 6, 2021
    After Prom – following Prom – Sunday, April 24/25, 2021

Coffee with the Counselor

  • Don't miss this opportunity to meet informally with members of the SHS Counseling staff! These coffees are sponsored by the SHS PTO and are held in the Staff Lunchroom on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

    **Fall 2020 coffees will be held virtually.  Please check Friday Aviator Update (email form the school) for log in information.

    Dates for 2020-21 Coffees:

    September 16, 2020 Cancelled
    November 11, 2020
    January 20, 2021
    March 3, 2021
    April 14, 2021

     *topics will be announced in newsletter in the week leading up to the coffee. 

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Questions/Comments about the PTO?

  • Please do not hesitate to contact the co presidents of the PTO, Alissa Simms and Karen Ronningen at hspto@sycamoreschools.org.