Sycamore Education Foundation

Archive: 2020

ABLE Program Classroom Updates

Sycamore High School Lee Zucker and Marion Kneiling received a grant for classroom updates including furniture and sensory supplies for students for the ABLE program.

Shared Alternative/Flexible Seating

Third grade teachers, Kelsi Boltz and Kyla Hueber, received an SEF grant to purchase shared alternative/flexible seating options for their classroom.

Guided Reading Books

Southeast Elementary School Second grade teacher, Mary Strohm, and literacy facilitator, Holly Majerus received SEF funding for guided reading books to better support their students.

Character Studies through Series Books

South Prairie Elementary School Third grade teacher, Kim Zeitler, received SEF funding to purchase character studies through series books for her classroom.

Sensory Supplies

OSCAR SEF has provided funding for the Sycamore School District's  Out of School Care Program (OSCAR).  These funds will go toward purchasing sensory items that will assist students requiring special accommodations.


West Elementary School SEF has provided funding for makerspace items that will benefit the entire school.  Items include classroom sets of Knex, Magna Tiles, Snap Circuits, Legos, Zoob, etc.


Sycamore High School SHS teacher, Christian Thurwanger, received funds from SEF to support the Agriculture/CTE Department.  The funds will purchase drones so that students can learn how they could use these devices in their future careers within industries such as construction, surveying, forestry and agriculture.

SparTECHus IT Help Desk

SparTECHus IT program

Sycamore High School SHS teacher, Annette Keca, received funding from SEF to purchase equipment to support the SparTECHus IT Help Desk program which services the Chromebook computers throughout the Sycamore School District.