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Reduction in Force for Some Sidney City Schools Employees

Sidney City Schools Board of Education met Monday, May 18, 2020, for their regular monthly meeting. They voted to non-renew the contracts of 68 instructional aides due to a reduction in force, in addition to five IT employees for the same reason. 

The reduction in force of staff was impacted by three major factors - the district is and has been trying to reduce deficit spending, the emergency operating levy that was on the March 17 Primary ballot did not pass, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional cuts are being discussed as part of a layered approach to curbing deficit spending. 

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UPDATE: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has directed schools to be closed for the rest of the school year. We will not return to school the remainder of the year. We plan to continue remote learning through the end of the school calendar year. Please check out this news article for the most current information regarding distance learning and technology.  
 

Wilson Health Clinic Opens at Sidney City Schools Wilson Health at Sidney City Schools ribbon cutting ceremony

 There’s a need in Sidney City Schools that is being addressed, according to school superintendent, Bob Humble. “In order for kids to achieve and succeed, they’ve got to be in school,” says Humble. “And one of the biggest barriers is not having quick access to medical care. Students are missing out on valuable learning time because of it and we want to change that.”

Sidney City Schools, in collaboration with Wilson Health, is pleased to open a school-based clinic to serve students, staff, and the community at large. 

SHS Academia Wins Shelby County Competition 12 Years in a Row SHS Academia 2019-2020

Sidney High School Academia has been named, for the 12th year in a row, the Shelby County Champions. Having gone undefeated in the Shelby County league for all of the matches the past twelve years, SHS also won the post-season competition. The group is gearing up for Miami Valley League action on December 17. SHS is 156-15-1 against GWOC/MVL opponents since 2010 and is 83-0-1 against current MVL opponents since 2010. 

SHS Academia members include seniors Conner Nuss, Jay Sherman, Ben Spangler, Blake Steenrod, Whitney Petty, Lovisa Wormbs, and Nobel Zhou. Junior members include Cody Carr and Hunter Croft. Sophomore members are Sarah Bell, Ava Westfall, and Carter Nuss.

OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal at SHS Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal Logo & Diploma.

In 2018, the Ohio Department of Education introduced a new initiative to recognize high school students who show they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their community. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a formal designation that students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic, and the professional experience that businesses need. 

 

Sidney High School Career-Based Intervention instructor, Mary Ellen Buechter, is proud to announce the Scott Family McDonald's and Sgt. Coey of the US Army will be co-sponsoring the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal program for Sidney High School students and will be serving as mentors.  

SHS' Nobel Zhou Named National Merit Commended Student Nobel Zhou stand with former Orchestra Director Janet Fu.

Sidney High School Principal Denny Morrison is pleased to announce that Nobel Zhou has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.