This school is amazing, i always have enough time to eat, teachers are loving and caring, there is always one teacher that you hate, but grow to love. The point system is definitely abused, i walked in like 10 seconds after the bell and my teacher (very strict and mean! even pulled me and friends to the side to ask if we were gossiping about her?!) and waved a negative point in my face saying loudly YOUR LATE! i was so mad i wanted to be like I KNOW! over all the best school ive been too! moved in middle of 7th grade it was so stress full, there is no school like SMS! but the teachers have different personalities and thats on them and how the students act towards them. Only thing though in 7th grade my team Intrepid made everyone do like 20 hours of community service "aint nobody got time for that!" plus teams make people feel stupid, you know who is on the dumb team and the advanced team! The teachers deny it put, it's totally obvious! otherwise amazing school!
the best school around. lots of extracurricular activities and good food in the cafeteria. They have a good loving staff and a very good special needs area.
I just love the Sycamore School district. The middle school teachers show their dedication to the students every day. So many of the teachers show up at the after school functions. Baseball games, football games, plays, dances, and so many other places. You only have to look at DeKalb schools to realize that the positive/negative system works. My child enjoys the events planned around the positive points.
Heh, good ol' sycamore middle school. So much to say and so little room to type. This school has some great teachers, it also has some extremly bad ones. The negetive point system? Well...It can be abused like someone said, but it can be good as well. The lunch thing needs to be looked into. Its horrible. Horrible! you get about 10 minutes to eat if you are lucky. I'm surprised the nurses dont have kids in there choking to death because they ate so fast. Sycamore middle school isn't bad, is not great.
Just a mention about the discipline policy that uses a positive/negative point system. I think it is overly abused by some teachers in that they don't give the kids any benefit-of-the-doubt in any situation! For instance, if they are late to class following lunch, they get negative points...even it they are late because they were all dismissed late. What kind of message is this kind of discipline conveying to our kids? That the teachers don't really care...they are just there to earn their paycheck...that's what! I have had my children in this school for the past three years and nothing ever gets done about my concerns as a parent worried for her children's well being coming out of this school...if they make it!
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