Better Together: We are ALL Spartans
The Spartan: it’s the iconic mascot displayed proudly by Sycamore students, staff, and community members. It’s the name our sports teams play under. It’s the mascot that represents the graduates that leave the halls of Sycamore and enter the next chapter of their lives.
The Spartan is currently the mascot of Southeast Elementary School, Sycamore Middle School, and Sycamore High School. Other mascots within the district are the North Stars, North Grove Hawks, South Prairie Eagles, and West Wildcats.
As the district conducted its elementary boundary study this past year, the theme of unity was something that was continually discussed. It became clear to district administrators and elementary principals that there was an opportunity to bring all of our schools together. Starting next year for the 2023-2024 school year, all seven schools in our district will finally share the same mascot–the Spartan.
“In a school environment, one important centerpiece is the mascot,” said Sycamore Schools Superintendent Steve Wilder. “Changing all of our elementary schools to the Spartan mascot is something that has been discussed over the last few years, and we felt that it was the right time to bring our entire district together under one name.”
Over the summer, the district will be implementing new signage and building updates to reflect this exciting announcement. When elementary students return to school in the fall–no matter if they attend North, North Grove, South Prairie, West, or Southeast–they will enter the halls as Spartans.