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 Noises: 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

May 9, 2014



Nicole Dietrich
Educational Consultant for Hamilton County Educational Service Center
Blue Ash Elementary School, UC Education Wing
9541 Plainfield Road
(Overflow Parking in Adjacent UC Blue Ash Lot)

Is your gifted student afraid of failure, hesitant to take risks, and/or difficult to motivate?  Did you know that praising intellect and talent may jeopardize self-esteem and accomplishment, instead of fostering these traits?  Join us for an insightful discussion about how your child’s mindset toward learning and knowledge can influence academic growth and productivity…and how you can help teach the simple idea of a Growth Mindset.

Nicole Dietrich is a coordinator for gifted with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center.  She provides professional development for K-12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students in the areas of differentiation, gifted programming, academic service learning, brain research, 21st century skills and competencies, leadership, curriculum, the importance of a growth mindset, and other gifted issues.

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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