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SMS Staff Serves Students Lunch SMS teacher Ann Huffman serves students lunch.

April 3, 2017 - Sidney Middle School staff recently served students their lunches after cash votes determined which staff would serve. Organized by the SMS Student Council, this fundraiser raised over $700 to benefit Karris Flory, daughter of James Flory, who was diagnosed with cancer and has been receiving chemo and radiation. The money will benefit her family for her medical bills. Teachers serving lunches were: Deputy Rick Cron, Jamie Barnes, Sherry Guinther, Ann Huffman, Laurie Jordan, Leslie Phlipot, Seth Meyer, Tracy Nuss, Jim Roby, Renee Davis, Bill Rippey, and Erica Scully. Leslie Phlipot and Nish Golden are the SMS Student Council advisors.

Opportunity Knocks Career Camp - May 30 - June2

April 3, 2017 - Through a grant received by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center the Opportunity Knocks Camp will be offered again this year. This day camp for Sidney City Schools current 8th and 9th graders offers career exploration in four areas; Automotive Tech, Electrical Trades, Electronics/Robotics, and Landscape Management. Held at the Upper Valley Career Center, Opportunity Knocks Camp is scheduled for May 30, 2017 through June 2, 2017.

Brukner Nature Center Visits SMS 5th Grade SMS 5th grader holds the skull of a woodpecker.

March 23, 2017 - Did you know Ohio biologists believe the nocturnal flying squirrel is perhaps more common in Ohio than the gray squirrel? Brunkner Nature Center recently visited Sidney Middle School to share this fact with students in Mr. Frank Hall's 5th grade science classes and talk aboutOhio animals. Students were able to feel the pelts of common Ohio mammals including a raccoon, coyote, fox squirrel, and bobcat. They also used a dichotomous key to study the features of animal skulls and determine which animal skull they had. Brunkner also shared some live animals including a possum and a flying squirrel. Students also participated in activities comparing themselves to the little brown bat.

Chris Herren Speaks to SHS Seniors Chris Herren speaks to SHS - March 2, 2017

March 7, 2017 - On March 2, 2017, Sidney High School welcomed Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Herren broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, featured in Sports Illustrated and became the focus of an acclaimed book Fall River Dreams. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie season, but lost it all due to substance abuse.

Alcohol and drug free since August 1, 2008, Herren has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. He shares his harrowing story of abuse and recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in numerous interviews throughout the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject.

Herren shared his story with students from Sidney High School, Lehman Catholic High School, Fairlawn High School, and Jackson Center High School in the hopes of reaching at least one person and making a difference in their life.

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.