GEAR Informational Speaker, Oct 25
OAGC Parent Day, October 15, 2017
October 15, 2:30-6pm, Hilton Easton, Columbus, OH
Keynote presenter Dr. James T. Webb will speak about Social Emotional needs of gifted children and about gifted parent burnout. In addition, several breakout sessions will be available. Registration is $5.
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids, September 23
Parent Book Talk, February 15, 2017
Parents of Sycamore students met to discuss the book, “How to Raise an Adult”, by Julie Lythcott-Haims, on Feb 15 at 7pm in the High School Hub.
Pi Day Celebration, March 13, 2016
We had a fantastic turnout of kids of all ages to enjoy the Pi Day activities. Thanks to all who attended!
Family Game Day, November 8, 2015
1pm-3pm, Blue Ash Recreation Center. We met to share game time. This was a great way to interact with other families AND get gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!
Family Picnic: early Fall each year
Coffee and Conversation Events
Sept 2016: Mr. Henry
Parents met and learned the important role Mr. Henry plays in your K-2 Student's academic time. In case you missed it, below is the slideshow given by Mr. Henry.
April 22, 2016
January 12, 2016
10am, Blue Ash. Stress and Our Students. We welcomed three professionals with expertise in the area of childhood stress. Appropriate for parents of all age students. Panelists included Dr. Andrew Sweeney, Brian Sweeney, Vince Rahnfeld, and Sue Soldo. Sue Soldo (retired elementary counselor with extensive gifted experience) shared pieces of the attached presentation.
9:30-11, UC Wing- Blue Ash Elementary: District Media Specialists gave us hints and tips about making the most of our school libraries.
Book Club Adventures:
Book Worms Pizza Kitchen Event
March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019
The Sycamore Society: Singing Hands
October 15, 2018
Book Worms Blast Off to the Moon
September 29, 2017
On Friday, September 29, the GEAR Book Worms met at the Drake Planetarium for a presentation about the phases of the moon, followed by a Lego Lab designed around this fall's book Midnight on the Moon (Magic Treehouse #8) by Mary Pope Osborne! We also learned how to identify several constellations and tried our hand at building Lego moon buggies. What a fun field trip!
October 17, 2016
Book Worms and Sycamore Society team up to Take Flight with aviation-themed books!
Monday, October 17
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton
Sycamore Society - grades 3-6
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming. Learn more about Amelia Earhart's upbringing and the extensive search after she disappeared. Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Bring your books and let's learn more aviation...at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431)!!
Sycamore Society Adventure, Jan 23, 2016
3pm, for grades 2-6. Discuss Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz and meet an expert in early music. Special Thanks to Nelson F. Velez and Donna Knappenberger, who so generously gave of their time and considerable talents to share their love of Early Music with The Sycamore Society, GEAR's Reading/Adventure Club for grades 3-6! We were amazed by your knowledge and passion for beautiful music and the instruments that produce it.
Sycamore Society Adventure, April 16, 2016
Students should pre read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and be ready for discussion. Activity will be a Geochaching adventure at Sharon Woods park. For more details and instructions to get a full invite click below.
Sycamore Society Adventure, Oct 24
For grades 3-6. Discussed "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman and toured the Hopewell Cemetery.
Book Worms Adventure, Oct 10, 2015
For K-2. Book Worms met and discussed Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter and visited the Old West Festival.
Kick off Event: August 15, 2015
Book Worms and Sycamore Society met to discuss "Gifted Survival Guides," and created Time Capsules and personal goals for this year.
2018 Summer Workshop
(Rising 1-6 grades)
Thursday July 19, 2018
DISCOVER YOUR CREATOONITY!
Summer HS Writing Workshop: July 2017
Thank you to Valerie Nimeskern for presenting a great Summer Writing Workshop directed at High School students. Mrs. Nimeskern's incite is always helpful.
Summer Grades 1-8 Poetry Writing Workshop:
Thank you to Mr. McClean for creating a wonderful poetry summer writing workshop for students in Grades 1-8.
Summer Writing Workshop: June 17, 2015
Thank you to Kerrie Logan Hollihan for presenting two wonderful Summer Writing Workshops to 29 of our students (grades 1-8)! Ms. Hollihan made non-fiction writing fun and easy!
Summer Writing Workshop: June 21, 2015
22 students and numerous parents participated in our Summer 2015 Writing Workshop for Grades 9-12 with Ethan Sawyer on June 17. Mr. Sawyer was a captivating speaker who really did inspire the participants to begin thinking about...and writing... their college essays. We encourage all parents of high school students to visit Ethan's website at www.collegeessayguy.com for a wealth of free resources and ideas.
HS Forum takes place each winter...
Attention 7, 8th grade students (Greene School students also welcome): Your high school years are around the corner and will be filled with many wonderful opportunities and options. The HS Forum has been put together just for you! We will have 10+ students from the HS to tell you about school and activities, and they can answer any questions you have. Every year is a different panel and different things can be learned.
Sycamore STEAM Showcase, Oct 27, 2015
On the evening of Oct 27 we will gather over 20 staff and students to showcase examples of excellent STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) curricular and extra curricular activities that are taking place in our district. This event will be preceded by a Keynote address by Scott Dimmich, Sycamore Graduate and Meteorologist at Channel 12.