Class of 2024 Team
The Sycamore High School Counselors are split by grade level. We follow a class of students from 9th grade through graduation. Your grade-level team is below - specific contact information can be found on the Counseling Team page.
Class of 2024: Mr. Brian Sweeney (A-K) & Mrs. Ann Delehanty-Koenig (L-Z)
Grade 11: Planning for Junior Year
There is always a lot of buzz around Junior year. More rigorous schedules, GPA's, Testing: ACT/SAT, College visits, exploring options for post-secondary plans, etc. This presentation is full of information with helpful links to help guide Juniors and their families.
Please contact Mr. Sweeney or Mrs. Delehanty-Koenig to schedule your Junior planning meeting where we will discuss your individual plan.
Grade 10: Finding Success
During the sophomore year, we put emphasis on strengthening and developing the individual program and the beginnings of career exploration. Students also have access to SchooLinks which focuses on helping students investigate colleges and career, evaluate choices after graduation, and plan for graduation.
Each year, we hold evening meetings with families in which we discuss how to guide students to success in that particular grade-level. The presentations and handouts from that event can be viewed below.
Grade 9: Starting Strong
Here are a few key tips we feel are important to student success in high school:
- Build Relationships. Build relationships with your teachers, administrators, and counselor in the building by communicating your needs, goals, and plans with them.
- Focus on grades. Develop strong study habits and practice them often.
- Advocate for yourself. Get help when you need it. Ask questions, meet with teachers before/after class, and stay after school for FOCUS/after school homework help. All of these are ways to bolster your understanding of class concepts and will help your academic success.
- Get Connected & Involved. Join a club, activity, or sport at SHS. Meet others that share similar interests. Learn more about yourself and grow as a person.
- Communicate with family. Talk often with your family about the various opportunities in high school, in the community, and after high school.
During the freshman year, an emphasis is placed on the importance of the high school curriculum and exploring interests through extracurricular experiences.
Each year, we hold an evening meeting with families to discuss how to guide students to success during the 9th grade year. The presentations and handouts from that event can be viewed below.