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 the2nd Friday at 9am in the Staff Lunchroom
Dates for 2019-2020 PTO meetings:
September 13, 2019
October 11, 2019
November 8, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 3, 2020 (first Frisday)
May 8, 2020
Other important PTO datesBack to School Coffee- August 23, 9am, Staff Lounge
Odd Couples – Saturday, March 7, 2020
After Prom – following Prom – Sunday, April 18/19, 2020
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 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Dates for 2019-20 Coffees:
September 18, 2019 (Q and A with the counselors)
November 13, 2019 (helping your child make a Plan for HS)
January 22, 2020 (Scheduling)
March 4, 2020 (TBD)
April 15, 2020 (TBD)
*topics for March and April will be determined based on interests that arise at the Sept 18 Q and A