Gifted Education, Advocacy and Resources
Sycamore GEAR is a parent-led group that serves families in Sycamore Community Schools, locatedĀ in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio.

Interested in what other GEAR families are thinking or experiencing?

eed help staying in touch with all these changes?

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  Our Next Reading/ Adventure Club Events for Grades K-6:

GEAR's Reading/Adventure Club for grades K-2 will be meeting at Sharon Woods on April 26, 2014 to discuss our reading selection, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman.  After our talk, we're going to hike in the woods and participate in a springtime seek-and-find.  Join us!

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  Credit Flex
At A Glance

More information:
Sycamore Community Schools credit flex page
> ODE credit flex page



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GEAR Sponsors Reading and Adventure Clubs for Sycamore K-6 Students
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Sycamore GEAR sponsors two reading/adventure clubs: Book Worms, for Sycamore K-2 students; and The Sycamore Society, for 3rd-6th grade students.
lub members meet to socialize, discuss, and enjoy an activity related to the current book selection. Visit our "Past Events 2011-2013" page for a glimpse at just some of our fun activities.
reregistration is required for participation. Club membership is free; occasionally, a fee may be charged for events or materials to help defray costs.
To learn more or to register, email Stephanie Bruner at
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Did You Know?

 To view the current guidelines and protocols for Gifted Identification and Services, please visit The Sycamore Community Schools website under Departments and Student Services or just click here:




Coming Soon!
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GEAR's Coffee and Conversation Series

April 11, 2014

Executive Function:
What is Everyone Talking About?


Aaron J. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Krittika Chatterjee
Sycamore High School Senior
Blue Ash Elementary School, UC Education Wing
9541 Plainfield Road
(Overflow Parking in Adjacent UC Blue Ash Lot)

Please join us
for an informed discussion as Dr. Vaughn unfolds issues with Executive Functioning in children and adolescents in all levels of the
learning spectrum, and not specifically related to the gifted population.  Learn how a student's challenge with executive function may affect motivation (initiating daily tasks/ homework), learning and memorization, problem-solving, completing academic tasks independently, and planning ahead.  Dr. Vaughn will also provide an overview of interventions to promote, develop, and improve academic functioning in each of these areas.

At the conclusion of Dr. Vaughn's presentation at approximately 11:00am, we welcome Krittika Chatterjee as she shares her personal journey with Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD).

This Sycamore GEAR program is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend and enjoy your morning coffee with us!




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