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SCS Sets Kindergarten Registration and Screening

Sidney City Schools kindergarten screening and registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held April 9-13, 2018, at Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2018, to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program. To schedule a screening time, parents/guardians are asked to contact their home elementary building secretary before March 23, 2018. 

SCS Latchkey Now Accepting Registrations Latchkey Logo

Sidney City Schools is proud to offer Latchkey for the 2018-2019 school year. Beginning August 16, 2018, families can get affordable, supervised before and/or after school care for district students enrolled in grades K-5. Latchkey registration is now open. 

District Responds to ECOT Closure

January 29, 2018 - Students throughout Ohio were left in academic limbo after the online charter school Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow - ECOT - lost its sponsorship a little over a week ago and abruptly shut down. Affecting 40 Sidney students, the Sidney City School District’s administration has been reaching out to families to help them find a place for their child to finish out the school year – back in the classroom or online.  

District Spelling Bee Winners 2017-2018 Sidney Spelling Bee Winners

January 29, 2018 - Elementary schools in the Sidney City School District, as well as Sidney Middle School, recently held their school-wide spelling bees. The winner and runner-up(s) at each school will go on to compete in the citywide spelling bee in on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7pm at Sidney Middle School.

SHS Students Inducted into National Honor Society SHS NHS Induction 2018

January 22, 2018 - The Sidney High School National Honor Society welcomed twenty-nine juniors and seniors to the organization, which selects members based on the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The new members join 36 current members.  

Four to Join Hall in April 2018

December 16, 2017 - Four new inductees were selected to the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor this week and will be enshrined on Friday evening April 20, 2018 in the Sidney High School auditorium beginning at 7pm. The public is invited to attend this 25th annual event and the reception that follows in the adjacent gymnasium. The Hall will have 127 members with these additions.

This I Believe - Taylor Clemons Taylor Clemons

December 7, 2017 - Students in Mrs. Sara Olding’s Accelerated English class participated in the “This I Believe” essay project. This is a national conversation started by journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1951. Over the next few weeks, students from the class of 2018 will share their personal philosophies about life.

Training Wheels - By Taylor Clemons, SHS Senior

I believe in taking the training wheels off of your bicycle. When I was six years old, I rode my very first bike without training wheels.

Sensory room For SHS MD Students Thanks to Lowe’s SHS Sensory Room

Students in the SHS multiple disabilities classrooms now have a wonderful sensory room to enjoy. The Lowe’s team came in recently and finished the sensory room, which they worked on this summer.

Record-Breaking Year for United Way Campaign

November 15, 2017 - Sidney City Schools had a record-breaking year of giving to the Shelby County United Way with a campaign total of $42,255 for the entire district. Employees of the Sidney City School District made generous gifts and pledges totaling $38,633. Students donated $891. The Turf’s Up scrimmage event Sidney Athletics hosts in conjunction with the Shelby County United Way brought in $2,731 this year.

This I Believe - Avery Voress Avery Voress with his beloved instrument.

November 16, 2017 - Students in Mrs. Sara Olding’s Accelerated English class participated in the “This I Believe” essay project. This is a national conversation started by journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1951. Over the next few weeks, students from the class of 2018 will share their personal philosophies about life.

 

High G on the Tuba By Avery Voress, SHS Senior

I believe that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Hard work brought me all the way to a high G on my Tuba.

SMS Student Receives New Wheelchair Cutberto Ramirez with Susan Barr in his new wheel chair.

November 7, 2017 - Sidney Middle School student Cutberto Ramirez and his father Andres received a very special surprise this morning - a brand new wheelchair!

This I Believe - Isaiah Bowser Isaiah Bowser and his mom Melissa.

November 2, 2017 - Students in Mrs. Sara Olding’s Accelerated English class participated in the “This I Believe” essay project. This is a national conversation started by journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1951. Over the next few weeks, students from the class of 2018 will share their personal philosophies about life.

Comeback Kid By Isaiah Bowser, SHS Senior

I believe in a comeback and the power of hard work. Growing up in multiple houses in Sidney, my mother had to work for every dollar to support my family. Often my sister and I would have to stay with my grandparents while my mother was working one of her two jobs or finishing her college. She taught me a lot about hard work. She gave me my work ethic.

This I Believe - Taylor New Taylor New and her friend Trenten

October 26, 2017 - Students in Mrs. Sara Olding’s Accelerated English class participated in the “This I Believe” essay project. This is a national conversation started by journalist , Edward R. Murrow in 1951. Over the next few weeks students from the class of 2018 will share their personal philosophies about life.

I Believe in MH Kids By Taylor New, SHS Senior

I believe that my life has been impacted by working hand-in-hand with multi-handicapped kids. This past summer I volunteered for Camp Dalanda. Camp Dalanda is a camp dedicated to multi-handicapped kids. I was apprehensive at first because I didn’t know if I would be able to fulfill the needs of the campers. My nerves were put to rest after my camper, Noah, a 15-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome, arrived. Noah will always have a special place in my heart because he changed my life in so many ways.

Burden First From SHS to Earn American FFA Degree Bradley Burden- American FFA Degree

Sidney High School alumnus Bradley Burden (SHS ’16), a member of the Sidney FFA chapter, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo on October 28, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the first recipient of the American Degree from Sidney High School since the agricultural education program was restarted five years ago.

SHS Student & Teacher Attend Project STIR Conference Mrs. Cheryl Clark (left) and Megan Marlow (center) attend Project STIR conference.

October 23, 2018 - SHS junior Megan Marlow and her teacher and ally, Mrs. Cheryl Clark recently attended a 3-day conference, Project STIR in Columbus, Ohio. STIR stands for Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility. Project STIR is a training program to promote a successful transition to the community for students with disabilities. During this conference Megan and Cheryl learned how to know yourself better, communicate assertively, and be responsible.

Clayton & Burns Receive OHSAA Award Tim Clayton & Ron Burns accept OHSAA State Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity.

September 23, 2017 - On Friday, at Sidney's home varsity football game vs. West Carrollton, Mr. Tim Clayton and Mr. Ron Burns were recognized on behalf of the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.  

SHS Students Succeed at Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference Elliot Wilson - BPA National Leadership Conference - National Runner Up for Mobile Application Development

May 18, 2017 - Sidney High School, in cooperation with the Upper Valley Career Center, sent four students to the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida in early May. 

To qualify for the BPA National Leadership Conference, Joseph Douglas (junior), NourEddine Hijazi (senior), Anthony Mitchell (senior) and Elliot Wilson (senior) had to place in the top five at the State Leadership Conference or top ten in the nation in the virtual events.

SEED Creates Sustainable City SEED model sustainable city

May 19, 2017 - The SEED class, a mixture of traditional day school students from Sidney High School and Opportunity School students, presented their model city this week. This unique STEM-based class exposes students to science, engineering, and design through the creation of a sustainable city. The group spoke about economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Their model city, made up of 3-D printed buildings, was meant to mimic Sidney.

Abbott Named SEA Teacher of the Year Chris Eilerman, Beth Abbott, and Lori Hedberg

May 10, 2017 - The Sidney Education Association held their awards dinner Tuesday, May 9, at the Moose Lodge. The evening, filled with laughter and tears, celebrated various teachers for accomplishments and achievements throughout the year, as well as those from the community who have positively impacted the education of Sidney City Schools students.

SHS Career Fair SHS Career Fair 2017

April 17, 2017 - Sidney High School CBIP in conjunction with the Upper Valley Career Center and the Workforce Academy hosted the annual Career Fair and Signing Day on Thursday, April 6. More than 65 local businesses, organizations, colleges and universities, and military groups were present to speak with more than 600 students about their institutions and share more about career opportunities.

SHS Fares Well at State Business Competition NourEddine Hijazi, Joe Douglas, and Anthony Mitchell

April 10, 2017 - Sidney High School recently had several students compete at state competition for Business Professionals of America, a student organization that allows students from all over the nation to enhance their skills and compete in areas such as administration, programming, marketing, design and processing tools. SHS had four students qualify to continue on to the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Mayor Barhorst Visits with SHS American Government Students Mayor Barhorst talks with SHS government students about local government.

April 6, 2017 - Mayor Mike Barhorst accepted an invitation to speak with government students at Sidney High School in March.  American Government classes had been learning about local government and invited the mayor for a visit to address their questions about projects and issues in Sidney.  

Teacher Jamie Whitman explained, "Our students were curious about the details of construction projects, specific zoning laws, and wanted updates on topics like the Wagner Building demolition. We decided to invite Mayor Barhorst to speak to our students, and he ended up teaching students the entire day." 

Sidney Band and Choir Perform Well at OMEA Contests

March 13, 2017 - Four Sidney High School band and choir groups saw success at the OMEA (Ohio Music Educator Association) adjudicated large group contests March 3-4, 2017. At these events, ensembles from all over southwest Ohio perform for a panel of three distinguished music educators who give a rating to the ensemble based on their performance. The groups are also required to sight-read a piece they have never seen before to demonstrate music comprehension skills.

 

Topalov Qualifies for Ohio National Geographic State Bee Topalov - Ohio National Geographic State Bee Qualifier

March 8, 2017 - SMS 8th grader Paul Topalov, son of Dr. Miguel and Michaela Topalov, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the Ohio National Geographic State Bee. Held on Friday, March 31, 2017.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.

Drury Awarded President's Volunteer Service Award Carly Drury

February 21, 2017 - Sidney High School senior Carly Drury has been honored  with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary volunteer service.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Sidney High School nominated Drury for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.