Class of 2027 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 2027: Mrs. Megan Brenner (A-K) & Mrs. Chelsea Rose (L-Z)

Family Presentation - Grade 9 - October 2023

Tips for High School Success

  • Starting high school can be an exciting yet challenging transition. Here are our top 5 tips for first-year high school students to help you make the most of your high school experience:

    Stay Organized

    • Use a planner or digital calendar to keep track of assignments, tests, and extracurricular activities.
    • Each teacher has a weekly guide that will help you keep up with class content each day - check this daily. 
    • Create a study schedule and stick to it to manage your time effectively.
    • Keep your backpack and study space organized to reduce stress and save time.

    Build Strong Study Habits

    • Develop effective study techniques such as active reading, note-taking, and time management.
    • Seek help from teachers or tutors if you're struggling with a particular subject.
    • Avoid procrastination and start assignments well in advance to reduce last-minute stress.

    Get Involved

    • Join clubs, sports teams, or extracurricular activities that interest you.
    • Building a well-rounded high school experience involves more than just academics.
    • Participating in extracurriculars can help you make friends, discover your passions, and build valuable skills.

    Foster Positive Relationships

    • Make an effort to connect with teachers, counselors, and peers.
    • Form study groups with classmates to collaborate on assignments and share knowledge.
    • Seek out mentors who can provide guidance and support throughout your high school journey.

    Take Care of Yourself

    • Prioritize self-care by getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and staying physically active.
    • Manage stress through relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or hobbies you enjoy.
    • Don't be afraid to ask for help or talk to someone you trust if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

    Remember that high school is not just about academics; it's also about personal growth and discovering your interests and passions. Embrace the opportunities that high school offers, stay focused on your goals, and enjoy the journey.

(Re)Defining the Goal After High School