Principal's Message

Douglas Zimmer

Welcome to Sidney High School!

It is our mission to prepare, inspire, and motivate all learners to be their best possible self. Our staff and students will lead by example and will encourage a positive environment for learning. In our daily activities we will be safe, we will be challenged, we will be collaborative, and we will be exceptional.


On behalf of our entire staff we want to ensure that every student has every opportunity to be successful academically.   


Parents/Guardians, please be active with your child's education and contact their teachers on a regular basis and check Power School for current grade information. Our collaboration will help in a positive educational experience for everyone.  


At Sidney High School we encourage parent involvement, we encourage SHS alumni to be involved with our events, and we want our students to enjoy their four years as a Sidney Yellow Jacket!


Thank you for your support of Sidney High School and call us anytime so we can help, 937-497-2238.


Mr. Doug Zimmer, SHS Principal


Sidney High School joins all of the Sidney CIty Schools in implementing a Positive Based Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, program. 


PBIS Purpose: to create an environment that is positive, predictable, consistent, and safe for all students and staff that will lead to decreasing challenging behaviors and improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.


Areas of Focus: Attendance and the 3 D’s - disrespect, defiance, and disobedience



Improve absenteeism and tardies

Prevent chronic behavioral challenges

Provide proactive supports for students so they can remain in the general education environments with the appropriate supports

Provide instruction, practice, and reinforcement for students regarding expected behaviors in the various school settings


New things at SHS due to PBIS:

Each teacher selects a student of the week based on academic performance, behavior, participation, positive attitudes, etc. (pictured right)

Red, yellow, green stoplight for cell phone use in class. (pictured right)

Stinger Bucks awarded to students once a week. 


Students earn stinger bucks by having perfect attendance for a week or exhibiting good behavior at school. If a student is referred to the office at all in a week, they do not receive a stinger buck. Stinger bucks can be redeemed at the SHS Stinger Store for different prizes such as spirit apparel. They can also be turned into the Bee Hive for major drawings at the end of each semester. If a student’s stinger buck stub is drawn at the end of the semester, you can win gift cards, and other large prizes. PBIS/Stinger Buck day is on Thursday’s at SHS in 6th period IE, where teachers will pass out the Stinger bucks based on the past week’s attendance and office referrals. 


Any businesses or organizations interested in donating items for the SHS Stinger Store or Bee Hive raffles may contact SHS Assistant Principal John Willoughby at 938-497-2238.

SHS Jacket Pact Sign


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