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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. 

Cox Wins SMS Geography Bee SMS Geography Bee Winner and Runner-Up

January 30, 2018 - Sidney Middle School sixth grade student Aidan Cox won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee held in January. Cox is now one step closer to winning a $25,000 college scholarship, the grand prize at the national competition to be held in Washington D.C. May 20-23, 2018. The runner-up in the competition was eighth-grader Cole Sibert, while Carter Nuss finished in third place. 

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.

Orozco Wins SMS Spelling Bee SMS Spelling Bee Winners

December 14, 2017 - Sidney Middle School held their spelling bee on December 12, 2017. 23 students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade participated in the bee, which went 22 rounds over 2 days. Eighth grade student Marco Orozco, son of Nazario and Serlene Orozco, won the bee by correctly spelling ‘electioneer.’ Eighth grade students Nathan Gailey, son of Richard and Angela Gailey, and Ava Westfall, daughter of James and Tanya Westfall, tied for first runner-up. Jill Hanke, Instructional Support Specialist, was the pronouncer. Principal Diane Voress, Assistant Principal Kevin Boerger, and library aide Valerie Schroer were the judges. 

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.

Mani Wins Emerson Spelling Bee Emerson Elementary Spelling Bee Participants - 2017

November 17, 2017 - Emerson Elementary held their spelling bee on November 16, 2017. 23 students in third and fourth grades, as well as fifth-grade students from Sidney Middle School, participated in the bee, which went 14 rounds. Fifth-grade student Arshia Man, daughter of Ardash and Pooja Mani, won the bee by correctly spelling ‘practically.’ Fourth-grade student Keaton Shaffer, son of Andrew and Amy Shaffer, was the runner-up. Jill Hanke, instructional support specialist, was the pronouncer. SMS Principal Diane Voress, retired teacher Becky Hewitt, and Superintendent John Scheu were the judges.

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.

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!

SMS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week SMS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

SMS celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 23 - 27. Students Caleigh Henline, Aleyce Freeman, Gunner Bryan, and Davin Meiring created a Red Ribbon Week banner. Their fellow peers throughout the school shared their KEYS to being drug-free. The theme of the week was “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug-Free!”

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.