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District Looks to Bring Preschool back to SCS

December 8, 2018 - Sidney City Schools is working to develop a plan to bring preschool back to Sidney City Schools from Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center.

Sidney Alternative School Building to Close Sidney Alternative School

Over the past five years, Sidney City Schools has been able to help hundreds of students reach the ultimate educational goal of graduation thanks to the Sidney Alternative School. In recent years, however, the district has seen a decrease in the number of students needing this special service and has therefore deemed it worthwhile to absorb the alternative school program into our middle school and high school buildings.

Sidney Athletics to Raise Funds for Sidney Athletic Center Architectural Illustration of Proposed Sidney Athletic Center

Join Sidney Athletics in supporting the campaign for a new multisport athletic center. Adjoined to the Sidney Memorial Stadium, this facility will enhance the Sidney sports complex and expand indoor practice/training capacities for all sports, especially those that take place in the spring.  

SMS Book Fair

Shop the SMS Book Fair October 17 - 26- http://www.scholastic.com/bf/sms1 

"It's All About the Kids" Bob with the Jacket Pack 2018

Republished with the permission of the Sidney Daily News and Melanie Speicher. 

His philosophy is simple. His job is “All about the kids.” And with that simple statement, Bob Humble is off and running as the new superintendent for Sidney City Schools. Humble officially took over on Aug. 1. “It’s been fantastic so far,” said Humble. “I love the folks here — the students, staff and community members. I’ve been getting to know the kids. I’ve been really busy, but I like being busy.”

SMS To Adjust Traffic Pattern SMS Traffic Pattern October 2018 Change

Sidney Middle School will be adjusting the traffic pattern flow again to help keep students safe during drop-off/pick-up. The parking lot will be shifting to one-way around the parking lot. Please read Principal Voress' message about the change and check out the map. Patience is key when a change occurs. 

Back to School Back to School

Find information regarding back to school here! Included is information about Open House, the first day of school, school supplies, meal prices/lunch menus, registration and more! 

Immunization Clinic at SMS Open House

August 2, 2018 - Sidney-Shelby County Health Department will host an Immunization Clinic for all incoming 7th graders during the Sidney Middle School Open House on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 5-7pm.

New Traffic Pattern at SMS & SHS New Traffic Pattern at SMS/SHS - Map

August 1, 2018 - When Sidney Middle School and Sidney High School students head back to school on August 16, parents and students should expect a new traffic pattern to help ensure student safety. The lots "behind" both schools will be closed off and accessible only to buses between the hours of 6am and 3pm. 

Sidney City Schools Names Bob Humble New Superintendent Robert "Bob" Humble

The Sidney City Schools Board of Education is pleased to welcome Mr. Robert “Bob” Humble as the new leader of the district. The board held a special meeting Thursday, June 28, and unanimously voted to hire Humble as SCS Superintendent.

SMS Recognizes Student Achievements 7th Grade Award Ceremony 2018

June 4, 2018 - Sidney Middle School recently held its academic awards programs for grades 5-8. Awards were presented by principals Diane Voress, Kevin Boerger, and Chris Barr, as well as various classroom teachers. Honor roll awards were presented to students who achieved accordingly for all the first 3 nine-weeks grading periods. Perfect attendance students were entered in drawings for $50 cash prize incentives. Student Council members acted as ushers. The Friend of SMS Award honored Tim Clayton and Ron Burns as Sidney PeeWee Football Coaches for their many years of service to the students of Sidney Middle School.

Additional Superintendent Search Focus Groups to be Held

The Sidney Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio School Board Association to oversee the search for a new superintendent to replace John Scheu. As part of the effort to make the best possible selection, OSBA consultant Cheryl Ryan spent time with members of the district in focus groups to learn more about the community's expectations. The board will hold two additional public focus groups Monday, June 11, at 4:00pm and 6:00pm in the basement community room of the Board of Education offices. 

Adams Named Teacher of the Year by SEA Chris Adams - SEA Teacher of the Year

June 1, 2018 - The Sidney Education Association held their awards dinner in May. The evening, filled with laughter and tears, celebrated various teachers for accomplishments and achievements throughout the year, as well as those who from the community who have positively impacted the education of Sidney City Schools students. Members honored Chris Adams, Band Director at Sidney Middle and High School, as Teacher of the Year.

Superintendent Search Focus Group Meetings

Sidney City Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) to conduct the superintendent search for the district. In our effort to make the best possible selection, we have included in the search process a time for our consultant, Cheryl Ryan, to meet with staff, students, and community in a series of focus group meetings. The public is welcome to attend the last group of the day at 4:30PM.

Dr. Brian Powderly Named SHS Principal Dr. Brian Powderly - Sidney High School Principal

May 30, 2018 - Sidney City Schools Board of Education is proud to announce they have named Dr. Brian Powderly the new Sidney High School principal beginning the 2018-2019 school year. Powderly has most recently served for five years as high school principal at Monroe Local Schools in Monroe, Ohio. Prior to that, he was the high school principal at Milton-Union High School for eight years.

SHS Principal Survey

Parents, students, staff and community members - As we begin the search for the next school leader of Sidney High School, we would like to hear from you regarding the desired qualities, experiences, and questions you have for potential candidates. Please complete the linked survey to help us ensure we find the right leader for the future of Sidney High School. We greatly appreciate your feedback and input into this process.

This will remain open for responses until Wednesday, May 9th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMW69KJ

Agape Food Drive SHS Food Drive for Agape - April 2018

April 20, 2018 -Earlier this month, Agape Distribution was vandalized again. The non-profit organization provides food and other items for economically disadvantaged families in our community. Sidney City Schools was asked to participate in a food drive to help stock the store and offset food costs so repairs could be made and the organization could use funds for security cameras.

SHS College & Career Fair 2018 College & Career Fair 2018 - May 3

April 20, 2018 - Sidney High School CBIP in conjunction with the Upper Valley Career Center will host the annual College and Career Fair on Thursday, May 3. Each year local businesses, organizations, colleges/universities, and military groups speak with more than 700 students about their institutions and share more about career opportunities. Businesses and colleges are encouraged to reserve their space. The fair will run from 10:00am-3:00pm and is open to the public from 3-5:30pm.

Coach Haines Coach Haines

 

Sidney City Schools would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Dave Haines, former SHS football coach during the 30 & 0 era.

 

SMS Creates Chain of Hope SMS Hope Chain

On March 14, students at Sidney Middle School in grades 5 through 8 placed a personalized message of HOPE to STOP VIOLENCE on construction paper links. The messages were linked together to symbolize all our hopes coming together to stop the violence.

District Addresses Threat Against “SHS”

In response to a threat made about “SHS” that has been circulating on Facebook tonight, February 21, 2018:

Sidney PD and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies throughout the state, have investigated the threat and determined it came from outside of Ohio. 

Increased law enforcement personnel will be present throughout the district tomorrow and the security officers and First Responder Teams have been made aware of the issue. Additional steps have been put in place to ensure student safety.

The district takes these matter very seriously and the safety of our students, your children, is of utmost importance.

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. 

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's Kellner to be Leader in ALEKS Academy Panel Ken Kellner, SMS Math Teacher

November 8, 2017 - Sidney Middle School teacher Ken Kellner has been selected to be a member of the “panel of professionals” for the McGraw-Hill Education ALEKS Academy, which will take place November 16, 2017 in Columbus, because of his dedication to the success of his students and for his passion for the art of effective and personalized learning.

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!

8th-11th Grade Scheduling Meeting

**Due to the conflicts with parent-teacher conferences and the SHS Football pep rally Thursday, November 2, the previously scheduled meeting for 8th-11th grade parents and students regarding scheduling has been moved to the following Thursday, November 9 from 6-7pm at SHS.** 

The FASFA (4:30PM) and Scholarship (5:00) meetings will remain as scheduled for November 2.

MAP Growth - Parent's Guide NWEA MAP Growth

With our first benchmark period complete for NWEA MAP Growth, grades K-10, our district is realizing the wealth of information we can access and share with parents. This adaptive tool gives individualized feedback on our students in order to know academic areas of strength and academic areas of focus. These areas become valuable in teaching and learning because they inform our teachers’ instruction. In fact, these areas may be a part of your conversations at upcoming parent-teacher conferences with teachers in grades K-10. We have linked other resources for better understanding of MAP and what it means for your child's education.

Sidney Football Playoffs - 11/3 Sidney Football Seniors - Photo by Greg Seevers Photography

Sidney Yellow Jacket Football is heading to the playoffs for the first time since 1989. READ MORE for a rundown of information related to this Friday's home playoff game including the community pep rally, ticket information/parking, game time, and playoff shirt pick-up information. 

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!”

A Note for A Note Campaign to Support Sidney Music Note for Note - Music Notes

Sidney Music Boosters are running "A-Note-For-A-Note Campaign" as a part of the annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, which takes place Saturday, November 4. This campaign hopes to raise $2,000 additional dollars. If the campaign reaches the goal, those in attendance at the dinner will be treated to a live performance from Sidney Music Directors.You won't want to miss this opportunity to see those that lead and teach our students, show us what they do BEST! Friends and family can donate through the Go Fund Me Page prior to the night of the event to help us get to our $2000 goal. 
​​​​​www.gofundme.com/anoteforanote

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.

SHS Football Playoff T-Shirt and Sweatshirt Order SHS 2017 Football Playoff Shirt

The 8-1 SHS football team has secured a spot in the playoffs! Show your continued support of our Yellow Jackets by purchasing a playoff t-shirt or sweatshirt today! Pre-orders will be taken through October 30. Read more to learn how to place your pre-order and when/where you can pick up your order. 

Scheu Recognized as Defiance College Distinguished Alumni John Scheu receives Alumni Citation of Academic Excellence from Defiance College.

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Eight Defiance College alumni were recognized during homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 15, for their accomplishments.

The Alumni Citation for Academic Excellence were presented to Judy Small Dally, Defiance, class of 1971 and 1994; and John Scheu, Sidney, class of 1972. Alumni Achievement Award recipients were Dale Bruskotter, Ottawa, class of 1974; and David Robinson, Alliance, class of 1976. Tim Leuzarder, deceased, class of 1967, was also honored with this award. Casey Gibson, Toledo, class of 2005 and 2010, received the Young Alumni Service Award.

Homecoming 2017 Homecoming Court 2017

The Sidney High Student Government is jazzed to host the annual homecoming dance, with a 1920s theme, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The football game and crowning ceremony will take place Thursday, October 5, 2017 as a part of Fox 45's Thursday Night Lights. 

Honoring SHS Alumnus Marcus Goffena Marcus Goffena T-Shirt

To honor 2005 Sidney High School athlete and alumnus Marcus Goffena, who tragically died while removing a TV station antennae in Miami, Florida on September 27, a limited number of t-shirts will be sold at this Thursday's home football game vs Tipp City. The cost per shirt will be $20, with all proceeds to benefit the Sidney Athletic 200 Club, per the family's request, and allow for a memorial tree to be planted in Marcus' name.

Elementary Night Sees 650+ Elementary Students Cheering on the Jackets Cheerleaders

September 26, 2017 - Sidney City Schools hosted the third annual Elementary Night at last Friday night's football game. Approximately 650 elementary students participated in the event. Students and their families could attend the varsity football game for $2 a person, and students participating received a t-shirt. The students were ushered out onto the football field to form a tunnel for the Yellow Jackets to run through; they then got to stand among the football players as the Pride of Sidney Marching Band and the Sidney High School Alumni Band jointly played the National Anthem. 

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.  

Excellence in Education Award Nominations

September 20, 2017 - The Sidney Rotary Club and the Midwest Regional Education Service Center (MRESC) have partnered to create an awards program honoring classroom teachers serving the students of Shelby County.

Sidney/Piqua to Team Up to Defeat Cancer Sidney Piqua Colon Cancer T-Shirt

September 15, 2017 - Sidney and Piqua are putting rivalries aside to raise awareness of colon cancer in honor of Michelle Garber, mother of Piqua senior volleyball player Navie Garber, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Student leadership groups from both schools will be selling t-shirts to benefit the Upper Valley Cancer Care Center for Colon Research, as well as the Garber family. 

Hurricane Relief Collection Trailer at Sidney Memorial Stadium for hurricane relief collections.

September 7, 2017 - Sidney City Schools will be taking part in a collection of hurricane relief items in cooperation of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Sidney Transportation Services.

A semi trailer, provided by Steve Woodruff of Sidney Transportation Services, will be parked in front of Sidney Memorial Stadium Friday, September 8 – Friday, September 15.

Parking Enforcement Sidney City Schools Athletic Facilities Parking Map

Sidney City Schools is asking patrons of sporting and other events outside of the school day to not park vehicles in unauthorized areas of the Sidney City Schools campus. These areas include fire lanes, grass areas, and any area blocking a school entrance or loading dock. These rules protect our facilities that are in part maintained by your tax dollars, as well as prevent damage to your vehicle and not block other patrons. The district has spent much time and many resources repairing damaged areas where people have parked in the grass; additionally the ruts often created create safety hazards for students and patrons walking in the grass, as well as our maintenance crews when they are mowing.

Handicap parking is available and should you need special access parking, please contact the Athletic Department. 

The district will begin to enforce this with warning tickets, followed by actual tickets and towing. Please follow all signage and only park in authorized areas.

Attached is a parking map for football games and other such activities. 

Great American Eclipse- August 21

The Great American Eclipse is taking place on August 21 (first day of school), between the hours of 1:02pm and 3:51pm. Due to the dangers associated with the viewing the eclipse, Sidney City Schools will adhere to the following guidelines that day:

  • Only students with protective eclipse glasses will be permitted outside with staff supervision to observe the eclipse and the school's code of conduct will be in effect.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to opt out of permitting their child to view this experience by notifying their building principal.
  • Under no circumstance should students be outside (eg. recess) during this time without protective eclipse glasses.
  • Students should be reminded when departing for the day that they should not gaze at the eclipse.

​​​​​​The concern is gazing at the eclipse with a naked eye for a period of time could result in damage to the retina of the eye, and may not show up until "down the road."

Sidney City Schools Latchkey Survey

Sidney City Schools is exploring the possibility of starting a latchkey, or before/after school care, program for the 2018/2019 school year. Before moving forward with planning, we need to guage interest and need to ensure sustainability. Please complete the linked survey at your convenience.
This survey was also sent in a postcard format in the August 2017 Jacket Journal district newsletter. You may return the postcard to your child's school or the Board of Education Office, OR complete the online survey. 

Chamber Expo Chamber Expo Promotional Photo

The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business Expo & Job Fair on Thursday, August 3, from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Sidney Middle School. This expo, free and open to the public to attend, will host exibits from more than 85 organizations operating in Shelby County.

The Chamber Expo offers students a tremendous opportunity to familiarize themselves with both the companies and careers available in Shelby County. High school and college students attending Expo are eligible to win one of two Chromebook computers that will be given away.

Special Education IDEA Part B Public Hearing

NOTICE: The Sidney City Schools receives federal Special Education IDEA Part B funds to assist with the education of handicapped children ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to have input into the planning for the use of the federal funds are welcome to provide comment during our public hearing on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Education building community room.

Back to School 2017 Back to School

July 5, 2017 - It's that time again - BACK TO SCHOOL! Here you will find information about school supplies, open house, registration, start dates and more. 

2017 SMS Awards 2017 SMS Awards

June 1, 2017 -Sidney Middle School recently held its academic awards programs for grades 5-8. Awards were presented by principals Diane Voress, Kevin Boerger, and Chris Barr, as well as various classroom teachers. Honor roll awards were presented to students who achieved accordingly for all the first 3 nine-weeks grading periods. Perfect attendance students were entered in drawings for $50 cash prize incentives. Student Council members acted as ushers. The Friend of SMS Award went this year to the first shift custodian Mike Hughes for all the outstanding service he does for our students outside of his work day.

Summer Athletic Camps Youth Football Camp

Various Sidney athletic groups will be holding summer camps. As camps are shared with the Communications Coordinator, they will be added to the list. Read more to see what camps are taking place! 

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.

School Board Seats Open for Election for 2018

May 5, 2017 - At the May 1, 2017 Board Meeting, current board members Bill Ankney and Paul Heins announced they would not be seeking reelection for their school board seats, leaving two openings beginning in 2018. 

A candidate for the board of education in a city with a population of between 20,000 and 49,999 (Sidney falls in this range) must have 75 signatures on his or her petition of candidacy. The filing fee for candidates is $30, and the deadline is Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Petition forms can be obtained from the Shelby County Board of Elections or through the Ohio Secretary of State's website.

More information on the role of the school board can be found at www.sidneycityschools.org under Board of Education.

Additonally, the Ohio School Board Association has a great resource on running for your school board at:
https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/sites/default/files/2017BdCandidateBrochure.pdf 

Physical Day - May 9

Sidney City Schools will be hosting Physical Day on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:30-7:30PM at Lehman Catholic High School (enter in Athletic Entrance - Door 10). Physical Day is open to any student athlete in need of a physical. The cost is $15 per physical. Please use the 2017-2018 OHSAA Phycial Form. Physicals must be signed by a parent/guardian before a physical can be given. Please make sure all information is filled out. Physicals may also be used for work permits.

All money raised will be used for athletic training supplies for Sidney City Schools. For questions, call 937-497-2243. 

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.

Kindergarten Registration and Screening - April 3-7 2017 Kindergarten Registration and Screening - Class of 2030

April 3, 2017 - Kindergarten Registration and Screening for Sidney City Schools takes place this week at Connection Point Church at 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney. Children attending screening should attend on their neighborhood school's designated day: Monday - Emerson Elementary, Tuesday - Northwood Elementary, Wednesday - Whittier Elementary, Thursday - Longfellow Elementary, Friday - make-up day for anyone who could not attend their school's day. All screenings are by appointment. If you need to schedule your child, you may call the Sidney City Schools Board of Education Office at 937-497-2200. Read more to learn about what to expect for you and your child at screening! 

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.

SHS Presents MARY POPPINS Mary Poppins

Sidney High School will present MARY POPPINS March 30-April 2.
This supercalifragilistic magical musical is full of fun and whimsy the whole family will enjoy. 

Showtimes:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2pm

Directed by John Young, the show stars Evan Burden as Bert, Chloe Whalen as Jane Banks, Anthony Kellner as Michael Banks, and Sara Gibson as the fantastical Mary Poppins. 

Jackets in Training Jackets In Training (2016)

March 22, 2017 - Sidney head cross country coach Ken Kellner is putting on the Jackets in Training running program for Sidney students in grades 3-6 on Mondays and Wednesdays in April (April 3, 5,10,12, 19, 24, 26) from 4:30-5:30PM in front of Sidney High School. Students interested in this program can get a signup form from their school; return forms to school offices by March 29. 

Jackets in Training Jackets In Training (2016)

March 22, 2017 - Sidney head cross country coach Ken Kellner is putting on the Jackets in Training running program for Sidney students in grades 3-6 on Mondays and Wednesdays in April (April 3, 5,10,12, 19, 24, 26) from 4:30-5:30PM in front of Sidney High School. Students interested in this program can get a signup form from their school; return forms to school offices by March 29. 

SHS Career Day - April 6 Career Fair 2017

March 22, 2017 - Sidney High School CBIP (Career Based Intervention Club), Workforce Partnership and Upper Valley Career Center will be hosting a Career Fair and Signing Day Thursday, April 6, in the Sidney High School gymnasium from 9:00am-2:00pm.

More than 500 Sidney High School students attended last year to learn about local corporations and career opportunities, as well as college and military paths.

Any businesses interested in being a part of this tremendous day can contact Mary Ellen Buechter, SHS CBIP Instructor, by emailing mary.buechter@sidneycityschools.org or calling Sidney High School at 937-497-2238.

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.

 

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.

27th Annual Night at the Races - March 11 Night at the Races 2017

Sidney Vespa Club's 27th annual Night at the Races will take place Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Sidney IUE Union Hall, South 25A from 6:00 to 11:00pm. $30 per couple, $15 individual. Dinner at 6:00pm. Races start at 7:00pm. 

Sidney Open Wrestling Tournament

Sidney Wrestling Boosters will be hosting the Sidney Open Wrestling Tournament Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Sidney High School. The meet will begin at 10:00am sharp, with weigh-ins taking place from 7:30am-9:00am. More information can be found on the registration form. 
Sidney Open Wrestling Tournament Registration Form

SMS Offers After School Tutoring Program T3 Tutoring at SMS

February 22, 2017 – Sidney Middle School has started their T3 tutoring program for the third and fourth quarters of the school year. Open to all 5-8th grade Sidney Middle School students, T3 provides the opportunity for tutoring and homework help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm in Computer Lab 303.

SMS Geography Bee Topalov & Hitchcock - SMS Geography Bee 2017

February 1, 2017 - Eighth grade student Paul Topalov was named the Sidney Middle School Geography Bee Champion. Sixth grade student Laina Hitchcock finished as runner up. 25 students in grades 5-8 at Sidney Middle School competed in the Geography Bee.

Sidney City Schools Sets Kindergarten Registration & Screening

February 1, 2017 - Sidney City Schools kindergarten screening and registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held April 3–7, 2017, at Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2017 to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program.

SHS Compiling State Athletic List

February 10, 2017 - Sidney High School Athletic Director Mitch Hoying is in the midst of a project to give recognition to athletes who either competed in state meets and tournaments, or earned all-state honors, and he wants the public’s help.

The goal is to compile and display a list of every athlete in Sidney High school history that earned all-state recognition or participated in a state meet.

Sidney City School and Citywide Spelling Bee Winners Emily Birkemeier and Joshua George - Citywide Spelling Bee

February 8, 2017 - Sidney City School District recently held their school-wide spelling bees. The winner and runner-up(s) at each school went on to compete in the citywide spelling bee on February 7, 2017, at Sidney Middle School.

SMS Honor Roll - Second Nine Weeks

February 3, 2017 - Sidney Middle School has released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2016-2017 school year

Teacher and Three Alumni to Join Hall of Honor

Four new inductees were elected to the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor this week and will be enshrined on Friday evening April 21, 2017 in the Sidney High School auditorium beginning at 7:30pm. The public is invited to attend this 24th annual event and the reception that follows in the adjacent gymnasium. The Hall will have 123 members with these additions.

Chairman Devon Beer (SHS 1983) offered an overview of the selections, "The Hall of Honor committee is delighted with the 2017 induction class. From teaching to marketing to local building trades, these are four very different people who deserve this recognition. We are anxious for the Sidney schools community to learn about the great contributions these individuals have made in their vocations and home communities. These four emerged from a very strong field of candidates, many of whom could be elected in the future."

November was National DECA Month SHS DECA members celebrate the finale of National DECA month (November) with Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

November was National DECA month, dedicated to celebration and recruitment of new members. SHS DECA had a fun and fabulous time promoting DECA with special events throughout the month of November. 

The Sidney High School DECA chapter has been in existence for over 20 years and is 40 members strong this year. DECA is an Association of Marketing Students and is an International program with over 275,000. The purpose of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

SHS Alumna Stevie Shepherd Named NJCAA All-American Stevie Shepherd

Columbus State cross country runner Stevie Shepherd (Sidney/Sidney HS) was named a NJCAA all-American for her performance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DIII Women’s Cross Country Championships. The meet was held on Sat, Nov. 12 at the Finger Lakes XC Course in Canandaigua, New York. Shepherd led the women to finish as national runner-up, the team’s best finish in program history.

Straight A Fund Grant At Work

The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center is pleased to announce the awarding of a $1.1 million Straight A Grant from the state of Ohio. This grant entitled CAREER NETWORK provides a hands-on manufacturing curriculum, field experiences at Rhodes State College, and opportunities to earn a Basic Manufacturing Credential and a paid internship. All participating schools have partnered with Rhodes State Community College who will be providing the college-level content and assisting with updated curriculum and course progression. Participating schools in Shelby County include Anna, Botkins, Fairlawn, Russia, Sidney City, and the Sidney-Shelby County Opportunity school.

Drug Awareness Meeting - November 10 Drug Awareness Meeting - Nov 10

Sidney Middle School will be hosting a Drug Awareness Meeting Thursday, November 10, at 7:00PM. This informational meeting is open to all Sidney City School families, as well as community members. 

Delicious and Nutritious Pizza Hut A+ School Lunch Pizza

October 14, 2016 - Sidney City Schools is proud to partner with Pizza Hut to serve students Pizza Hut A+ School Lunch Pizza, a delicious and nutritious lunch entrée.

Pizza Hut’s special A+ School Lunch Pizza has a whole-grain rich crust and reduced fat and sodium toppings, meeting the strict nutritional requirements set for schools. Research shows that students perform better in the classroom when they are well nourished. Serving food they love – pizza – nourishes body and mind.

CCP Informational Meeting & Financial Aid Meeting SHS College Credit Plus - November 3, 2016 Meeting Flyer

Sidney High School will be holding an information and counseling session on College Credit Plus for the 2017-2018 school year on November 3, 2016, from 5:30-6:00pm. Edison Community College and SHS guidance will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the program. Students and parents/guardians in grades 6-11 are invited to attend. 

A financial aid meeting will also be held on November 3, 2016, from 5:00pm-5:30pm, before the CCP meeting. 

Records Fall at SHS SHS Record Breakers - Fall 2016

September 29, 2016 - Records fall at Sidney High School as a number of fall sport athletes compete and achieve. 

Thursday Night Lights - Sidney vs. Piqua Televised Live SidneyVsPiquaThursdayNightLights

September 29, 2016 - Sidney Yellow Jacket Football takes on the Piqua Indians Thursday, September 29 for a special "Thursday Night Lights" game. Kicking off at 7:00pm at Sidney Memorial Stadium, the rivalry will be broadcast live on television thanks to Fox 45.

Homecoming 2016 Homecoming 2016

The Sidney High Student Government will host the annual homecoming activities and dance with Ancient Greece as the theme and green, gold, and white as the colors. Activities begin Wednesday, September 28, with the homecoming parade and bonfire. A pep assembly will take place Thursday, September 29, during school for all SHS students. Thursday evening, Sidney takes on Piqua for the homecoming game. The crowning ceremony will begin at 6:15PM with the introduction of court members. Kickoff is at 7PM. The game will be televised on the local Fox digital station and then rebroadcast on Sunday, October 2, at noon on ABC. The annual Power Puff game will be part of homecoming festivities this year, taking place Friday, September 30. Homecoming activities will conclude with the dance, which takes place Saturday, October 1, from 8-11PM in the SHS gymnasium.

30th Annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival 30th Annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival

September 10, 2016 - The Pride of Sidney Marching Band will be hosting the 30th annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Sidney Memorial Stadium. This year's event will feature six area bands including: Anna, New Knoxville, Graham, Wayne Trace, St. Henry, and Sidney.

SHS TO HONOR STUDENTS IN NEW WAY

The Sidney City School board recently approved to change the procedure for selecting and recognizing their top-graduating students. Changing the distinction from Valedictorian to Summa Cum Laude allows us to honor those elite students and their diverse accomplishments. The decision to change was made with great care, and with all students in mind. Although, at first glance, this change looks like a big departure from tradition and our nearly 160-year history, the new procedure still honors our brightest students while adjusting to fit an ever-changing secondary educational landscape.

Turf's Up Fall Sports Kickoff 2016 Turf's Up Fall Sports Kickoff

Sidney City Schools, in conjunction with the Shelby County United Way, will be hosting the third annual Turf’s Up Fall Sports Kickoff event at Sidney Memorial Stadium featuring Sidney and Lehman High School teams August 18-20! Admission is $5 and good for all weekend events. The money raised from admission will benefit the Shelby County United Way. Come show your community pride for Sidney and Lehman!

SMS Honors Students for Academic Achievements SMS Honors Students for Academic Achievements

June 1, 2016 - Sidney Middle School recently held its academic awards programs for grades 5-8. Fifty percent of the entire student body was honored for their academic achievements for the 2015-2016 school year. Awards were presented by principals Diane Voress, Kevin Boerger, and Michael Moore, as well as various classroom teachers. Honor roll awards were presented to students who achieved accordingly for all the first 3 nine-weeks grading periods. Perfect attendance students were entered in drawings for $50 cash prize incentives. Student Council members acted as ushers.

Sidney Buzz - 5/19/2016 Sidney Buzz - 5/19/2016

May 19, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: Sidney's Best - 2016: The Top 20 SHS Seniors with GPA's of 4.0 or Higher. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

SMS Honored as Tree Recipient for Arbor Day Celebration SMS Celebrates Arbor Day 2016

Sidney Middle School was honored to be chosen as the site for the City of Sidney’s honorary Arbor Day tree this year. SMS Student Council worked hard to raise funds for additional new trees planted on the west side of the building. Thanks to Councilman Hamaker, the City of Sidney Tree Board and other City of Sidney representatives for the honor.

SCS to Hire New Orchestra Director SCS to Hire New Orchestra Director

May 13, 2016 - On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Sidney City Schools Board of Education is expected to approve the hire of Janet Fu as the new high school and middle school orchestra director. Fu comes to Sidney with an impressive resume filled with a number of professional performance experiences, as well as 5 years of teaching. Sidney Middle and High School Orchestra students and their families are invited to meet Ms. Fu Monday, May 16 at 5:00pm at Sidney Middle School.

Sidney High School Summer School Program

Sidney High School is offering FREE summer school with a purpose to get Sidney High School students back on track to graduate on time. Learn more and find the link to the Summer School enrollment form. 

Sidney Buzz - 5/5/2016 Sidney Buzz - 5/5/2016

May 5, 2015 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: Prom: Electric Forest, Knowledge Bowl, and Upcoming Events. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

SMS Teacher Presented at National Science Teachers Conference Leslie Phlipot

May 6, 2016 - For the second consecutive year, Sidney Middle School teacher Leslie Phlipot presented her educational theories on game based instruction during the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference held in Nashville, Tennessee from March 31 to April 3.

SMS Student Government Raises Funds for Trees SMS Student Government Raises Funds for Trees

April 22, 2016 - The Sidney Middle School Student Council members grades 5-8, in collaboration with Mr. Seth Meyer's 7th grade science classes, hosted a fundraiser to collect money to purchase trees.

Sidney Buzz - 4/14/2016 Sidney Buzz - 4/14/2016

April 14, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: Academia in Action, Pride of Sidney: Disney-Bound, and Around SHS: Track & Field. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

SMS Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis SMS 6th grade students collect dimes for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of their classmate Luke Bemus.

April 11, 2016 - Sixth grade students and staff at Sidney Middle School have started a “Dimes for Luke” fundraising campaign to raise money for the Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They’re doing this in honor of their classmate and friend, Luke Bemus, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.

Jackets In Training Is Off to a Fast Start Jackets In Training 2016 One Miler Finish

April 7, 2016 - On Tuesday, April 5th, Sidney Cross Country Coach, Ken Kellner, kicked off the 6th annual Jackets In Training running program. 87 of the 110 young athletes in grades 3-6 who signed up were able to make the first session. All students ran a 1 mile time trail. Can't Stop Running supplied a finish line arch, music to "pump up" the runners, and a time clock at the finish so the racers could see how long it took them to run the mile.

SHS Seniors Share Advice with SMS WFA SHS Seniors Share Advice with SMS WFA

April 7, 2016 - Seniors from the Sidney High School Career Communications class recently visited Sidney Middle school to speak with seventh grade students in the Workforce Academy classes and give the younger students advice on how to succeed in high school.

Sidney Buzz - 4/7/2016 Sidney Buzz - 4/7/2016

April 7, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: Aschenbach Field Dedication and Sound of Music photos. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

Aschenbach Field Dedication Aschenbach Field Dedication - April 1, 2016

April 7, 2016 - Sidney High School head varsity fastpitch coach Wade New and the SHS fastpitch team recently honored the individuals and companies who donated their time and resources to make Aschenbach Field such a wonderful facility. 

Sidney Buzz - 3/31/2016 Sidney Buzz - 3/31/2016

March 31, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: SHS Musical - The Sound of Music. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

SMS 5th Grade Shares Native American Dioramas SMS 5th Grade Shares Native American Dioramas

March 29, 2016 - Fifth grade social studies students studied how the American Indians developed unique cultures with many different ways of life during the third quarter. The American Indian tribes and nations can be classified into groups based on geographic and cultural similarities. As students researched the ten regions in North America, they found information about the geography, shelter, transportation, clothing, cultural and art products, and foods of the various tribes and nations.

Severe Weather Statement

A statement from Sidney City School's regarding Monday, March 14, 2016 inclement weather. 

SHS National Honor Society Inducts New Members 2016 National Honor Society Inductees

March 14, 2016 - Juniors and seniors at Sidney High School joined the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony and reception held March 13, 2016.

To qualify for National Honor Society, students must have a 3.5 grade point average or better, provide service and leadership in both the school and community and be honest, responsible, fair, courteous, tolerant and cooperative.

Education Leader to Join Hall of Honor Charlie Rhyan

April 4, 2016 - Charles G. Rhyan was known as "Chuck" during his days in the Sidney City Schools (SHS 1961). More recently he's been known as "Charlie." When it came time to choose a profession, he knew he wanted to coach basketball, which would also entail being a teacher. Though his coaching & teaching didn't last all that long, they got him into the educational field where his level of achievement has propelled him into the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor, whose 23rd induction is set for Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm in the SHS auditorium. The annual event will be followed by a gymnasium reception, with both open to the public. Rhyan's 2016 classmates include fellow Sidney alums Rob Decker (1978), Marj Dunnavant (1954), and Kathy Lindsey (1967). This foursome will increase Hall membership to 119.

Victim Advocate and Humanitarian to Join Hall of Honor Kathy Lindsey

March 28, 2016 - The roots of Kathy Lindsey's service to humanity can be found at Sidney High School from where she graduated in 1967. During her senior year she wanted to support the children at St. Jude's Hospital and organized a walk to raise funds for that cause. Almost 50 years later she is set to receive the highest honor bestowed by the Sidney City Schools, induction into the Hall of Honor. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm in the SHS auditorium with a gymnasium reception to follow. Both events are fully open to the public. Joining Lindsey in the class of 2016 are fellow alums Rob Decker (1978), Marj Dunnavant (1954), and Charles G. Rhyan (1961). With their inclusion the Hall will have 119 members.

Roller Coaster Designer to Join Hall of Honor Roller Coaster Designer to Join Hall of Honor

March 14, 2016 - The Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor is about to increase its membership to 119 with a 7:30pm induction in the Sidney High School Auditorium on Friday, April 15 that will be followed by a gymnasium reception, both of which are fully open to the public. The Hall of Honor is a mixture of alumni, retired employees, and supporters of the school district. Many of the alumni have excelled outside of the Sidney area while others stayed local to make a difference at home. Rob Decker (SHS 1978) has been successful in the amusement park industry, which obviously couldn't happen by remaining in Shelby County. On April 15 Rob will be joined by a trio of Sidney alumni in receiving the highest honor bestowed by the Sidney City Schools including Marj Dunnavant (1954), Kathy Lindsey (1967), and Charles G. Rhyan (1961).

Education Advocate to Join Hall of Honor Education Advocate to Join Hall of Honor

March 21,2016 - Marjorie Blake graduated from Sidney High School in 1954 and was married two years later to classmate Tom Dunnavant. By 1963 their first child had entered kindergarten and Marj again became engaged with the Sidney City Schools in a new association that would span 40 years. The duration and quality of her service will result in her induction into the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor in the SHS auditorium at 7:30pm on Friday, April 15. A gymnasium reception will follow with both events open to the public. Joining Marj Dunnavant in the class of 2016 are fellow alums Rob Decker (1978), Kathy Lindsey (1967), and Charles G. Rhyan (1961). This foursome will grow the Hall to 119 members.

26th Annual Night at the Races - March 12 Night at the Races Poster

Sidney Vespa Quarterback Club will host the 26th annual Night at the Races this Saturday, March 12 at the Sidney IUE Hall from 6-11pm. Tickets are $10 and include dinner, snacks, and drinks. Open to the public (ages 21+). 

SHS Students Create and Share Manifestos with Professionals SHS Students Create and Share Manifestos with Professionals

March 7, 2016 - Senior students from Sidney High School’s Career Communications class recently spent a morning at Brew Nation, presenting personal manifestos and professional resumes to business leaders and Workforce Partners in informal interviews.

Sidney Athletics to Host Recruitment Seminar

February 25, 2016 - A seminar to prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead -- complete with all its bumps -- will be hosted by the Sidney Athletic Department on Wednesday, March 16 at Sidney High School in the gymnasium beginning at 7:30pm. “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” will provide information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation. Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility, as they need to be in order to pursue their goals.

7th Annual Sting 5K

February 29, 2016 - The Sidney Athletic Booster Group announced it will host the 7th annual Sting 5K on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00AM. Registration will begin at 7:30AM. This year, the Sting 5K will be held on the Sidney athletic campus, beginning and ending at the Sidney Memorial Stadium. The race is open to both runners and walkers. All proceeds will benefit the Sidney Athletic Booster Group. The Sting 5K will be the first race of the Shelby County 5K Tour.

SMS to Host PSAT Meeting

February 18, 2016 - Sidney Middle School will be holding a PSAT meeting on March 1, 2016 at 6:00pm in the auditeria for 7th and 8th grade students who took the PSAT in the fall and their parents. A representative from Collegeboard will be there to talk about test scores and online resources.

2016 Freshman Orientation to be Held February 25

February 18, 2016 - Eighth grade students and their parents are invited to attend the 2016 “Jacket Pride” Freshman Orientation Program on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Sidney High School Auditorium. The evening will be an opportunity for students and parents obtain an overview of the many aspects of Sidney High School.

“This has been an exciting year for Sidney High School! The academic and athletic achievements of our student throughout the fall and winter seasons have been nothing short of amazing,” says Sidney High School Principal Jon Geuy. “Our eighth grade class will enter high school during a very special time!"

Sidney Buzz - 2/18/2016 Sidney Buzz - 2/18/2016

February 18, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: SHS Girls Basketball Team Day, Americheer Champions, and Senior Nights. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

2016 Kindergarten Screening & Registration

February 18, 2016 - Sidney City Schools All-Day Kindergarten screening and registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held April 4 – April 8, 2016 at Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2016 to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program.

Mayor Honors SHS Girls Basketball Team Mayor Honors SHS Girls Basketball Team

February 16, 2016 - City of Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst visited with the Sidney High School girls basketball team on Tuesday, February 16 to proclaim the day as Sidney High School Girls Basketball Team Day.

Zhou Finishes 2nd in City-Wide Spelling Bee Zhou Finishes 2nd in City-Wide Spelling Bee

February 10, 2016– The Sidney City-Wide Spelling Bee took place Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7pm in the Sidney Middle School auditeria. The bee lasted fifty-four rounds and ended with Joshua George, a sixth grade student from Holy Angels School, correctly spelling the word formicide. Nobel Zhou, an eighth grade student at Sidney Middle School, was the first runner-up; his final work was velodrome. Emily Birkemeier, an eighth grade student at Sidney Middle School, was the second runner-up.

Show Your Support of the 22-0 Lady Jackets Show Your Support of the 22-0 Lady Jackets

February 6, 2016 - The Lady Jackets are now 22-0 heading into their first tournament game on Saturday, February 13, 2016 (4:30PM at Troy High School vs. Miamisburg). Show your support of the girls basketball team by ordering a "Won - Not Done" shirt -  https://sidneygirlsbball2016.itemorder.com/sale 
When placing your order, put your name in the fields that say Player's Name. Orders must be placed by February 8 and can be picked up at the Sidney Ernst Sporting Goods store on Vandemark Road on Friday, February 12, 2016. 

Sidney Buzz - 2/4/2016 Sidney Buzz - 2/4/2016

February 4, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: College Credit Plus and Financial Aid Night, Vote for Sidney Cheer, and Proud to be a Yellow Jacket. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

Taborn Commits to Play for BGSU Taborn Commits to Play for BGSU

February 3, 2016 - On National Signing Day, Lorenzo Taborn has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Bowling Green State University. The 6’4, 305 lb. tackle was instrumental in Sidney having its first winning season in 12 years.

Coaches vs. Cancer - Suits & Sneakers Awareness Week Coaches vs. Cancer - Suits & Sneakers Awareness Week

January 29, 2016 - Sidney Yellow Jacket basektball takes on St. Marys at home Saturday, January 30, 2016. The game will be an exciting one as is, but added to it, our coaches will be participating in Coaches vs Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend, a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause saving lives from cancer! Come out and support your Sidney Yellow Jackets and Coaches Versus Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend!

Sidney High School Earns National AP Award

January 29, 2016 - Sidney High School was one of 425 school districts across the U.S. and Canada, 25 of which were from Ohio, to make the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll — a list of districts being honored for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.

Sidney Buzz - 1/28/2016 Four Americanism Test State Champions

January 28, 2016 - Featured in this week's Buzz: Four Americanism Test State Champions. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.

Sidney Buzz - 1/21/2016 Gordon Flies to the Hoop - Sidney Buzz 1/21/2016

January 21, 2016 - Featured in this week's Buzz: Girls Basketball 16-0, Gordon Flies to the Hoop, Wrestling Travels North, and Academia News. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday. 

SHS Football Looking for Alumni Who Played in College

In an effort to recognize its past more, Sidney football is asking the community for help in identifying former Yellow Jacket alum that played collegiate football. These players need to be Sidney High graduates that went on to play at any level of college football for 4 years. Please contact Coach Doenges at adam.doenges@sidneycityschools.org or 937-638-3358 to submit. Please include the athlete’s name, Sidney High graduation year, the university they played and years of collegiate participation.

Sidney Buzz - 01/07/2016 Sidney Buzz - 01/07/2016

 

January 7, 2016 - Featured in this week's Buzz: Taborn Travels to Florida for All-American Bowl, Sidney Basketball Travels to Indianapolis, Best Part of Christmas Break. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday. 

Sidney Elementary Spelling Bee Winners Sidney Elementary Spelling Bee Winners 2015

December 28, 2015 - Elementary schools in the Sidney City School District 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 early 2016. 

SMS Technology Classes Take Part in Hour of Code SMS Technology Classes Take Part in Hour of Code

Ms. Logan Morris' 6th grade technology classes at Sidney Middle School recently took part in the Hour of Code, a worldwide event that encourages people of all ages to participate in Code activities. Her students spent two days learning the basics of coding using the block method, which is the same idea as typing codes but easier to understand. When they finished their course they received a certificate for their participation. 

Four to Join Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor Four to Join Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor in 2015

December 11, 2015 - The Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor will add four new inductees on Friday, April 15, 2016, in the Sidney High School auditorium to increase membership to 119 since its founding in 1994. The event will precede a gymnasium reception, both open to the public. Four alumni will be honored including Rob Decker (SHS 1978), Marjorie Dunnavant (SHS 1954), Kathryn Lindsey (SHS 1967), and Charles Rhyan (SHS 1961).

City of Sidney Comprehensive Plan Survey City of Sidney Logo

The City of Sidney is asking all stakeholders, including residents, business owners, property owners, and those who work in Sidney, to complete a online survey for the City's comprehensive plan update. 

Please complete the survey and encourage your friends, relatives, coworkers, etc. (if a stakeholder) to complete it as well. You can go directly to the survey here: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/SidneyIdeas. It is also linked on the City website News and Events page: http://www.sidneyoh.com/News_Events/index.asp.

SMS Dedicates New Flags on Veterans Day SMS Dedicates New Flags on Veterans Day

November 16, 2015 - Each year, Study Skills students at Sidney Middle School take part in a fundraiser, with the purpose of encouraging students to practice being selfless for a good cause rather than being selfish. This year, the students decided to raise funds to replace Sidney Middle School’s U.S. flag, which flies in front of the school. With the help of the American Legion Post 217 members Chuck Craynon and Dick Snyder, U.S. Marines Ian Setili and Jackson Kirkpatrick, and SMS assistant principal Michel Moore and SMS 6th grade teacher Nish Golden, both veterans, the flags were dedicated on Veterans Day.

SHS Counselor Elected OSCA President-Elect SHS Counselor Elected OSCA President-Elect

November 24, 2015 - Evan Jackson, school counselor at Sidney High School, has been elected as president-elect of the Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA). Jackson will begin serving his 3-year term in the presidential track as president-elect, president, and past president respectively on January 1, 2016. In this position, Jackson will serve as the representative for all school counselors, counselor educators and student members of the Ohio School Counselor Association. He will support the profession and work with the Ohio Legislature, the Ohio Department of Education and other professional groups to advocate for school counselors.

SHS to Hold Toy Drive SHS to Hold Toy Drive

November 19, 2015 - In the spirit of the season, Sidney High School students and staff will beholding a toy drive at the school now through December 12, with all toys being donated to the Salvation Army on December 14. While this toy drive is to encourage generosity and good will among our students and staff, we would like to welcome the community to participate. Members of the community can donate toys during school hours (7:30am-3pm) Monday through Friday in the main office of Sidney High School. For those who are unable to stop at SHS during the school day, barrels will be available at the boys and girls basketball games on December 12. This is our time to give back to the youth in our community, please consider joining us!

SMS Workforce Academy Welcomes Wells Brothers, Inc. SMS Workforce Academy Welcomes Wells Brothers, Inc.

November 13, 2015 - Natalie Plate, Human Resources Director and Scott VanFossen, Vice President of Operations, both of Wells Brothers, Inc., recently talked with the Workforce Academy students at Sidney Middle School about the many different types of careers available within their company including those requiring a college education as well as skilled trades which will need a vocational education or certification.  

SMS Honor Roll - First Nine Weeks 2015

November 1, 2015 - Sidney Middle School congratulates all of our students who made honor roll for the first nine weeks. We wish them continued academic success. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

With the first quarter’s end on October 16 and grade cards sent home with students on October 23, conferences are just around the corner. These conferences will be held during the evening of November 12 and the morning of November 13. Please take the opportunity to meet with our teachers and learn more about what they are doing to enhance our students’ education! Watch for more details from your child’s school.

SHS Academia Takes 2nd at Kenyon College SHS Academia Takes 2nd at Kenyon College

November 2, 2015 - Yellow Jacket Academia took home second place at Kenyon College Tournament this past weekend. The team went 9-2, only losing to Solon High School, the nation's number one ranked team, twice 220-560 and 315-500. The Jackets dominated the other nine matches, including strong teams like Olentangy Liberty 440-270 and Olmsted Falls 425-250. 

8th Grade Workforce Academy Students Learn Manners 8th Grade Workforce Academy Students Learn Manners

October 23, 2015 - As a part of their unit on Manners & Ethics, 8th grade students in the Workforce Academy classes learned table manners. 

SHS DECA Holds SMASHING Fundraiser SHS DECA Holds SMASHING Fundraiser

October 1, 2015 - Students in SHS marketing classes took to painting an old Honda on Wednesday in preparation for their SMASH CAR fundraising event. SHS DECA students are giving their fellow classmates the chance to smash the car in exchange for donations that will benefit the Shelby County United Way. 

Sidney Youth Basektball League Registration

September 28, 2015 - Sidney Boys Basketball coach Andy Slaughter announced a Sidney Youth Basketball League for boys in grades 3-6. Registration dates are this week.  
 

SHS Homecoming in “Hollywood” SHS Homecoming in “Hollywood”

Roll out the red carpet as the Sidney High Student Government hosts the annual homecoming dance with a Hollywood theme Saturday, October 3.

Homecoming festivities will kick off with a pep rally on Friday, October 2 during the school day. The homecoming parade will take place beginning at 6pm on Friday, leaving from the Shelby County Fairgrounds, heading north on Highland Avenue and west on Campbell Road, and ending at the Sidney Memorial Stadium. Homecoming court will be introduced at 6:20pm, with the announcing of kind and queen at approximately 6:30pm. Sidney football will face off against Trotwood Madison at 7pm. The homecoming dance will take place from 8-11pm at Sidney High School on Saturday, October 3. 

Workforce Partnership RCI Academy Welcomes Leaders of Global Companies Workforce Partnership RCI Academy Welcomes Leaders of Global Companies

September 14, 2015 - Key business leaders of ABI-Showatech, Inc., IHI Inc., and Ross Casting and Innovations, LLC. (RCI) recently met with students in the RCI Academy, a new addition to the Workforce Academy at Sidney High School, to learn more about the program from the students and answer questions from the students.

SHS Football Donates Equipment to Serbian Ministry of Youth SHS Football Donates Equipment to Serbian Ministry of Youth

September 14, 2015 - Devotees of American football in Serbia are now outfitted with equipment generously donated to help develop the sport in the Balkan nation by high schools and colleges in Ohio and Iowa, including Sidney High School.

Lorenzo Taborn to Play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Lorenzo Taborn to Play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

September 13, 2015 - Sidney offensive lineman Lorenzo Taborn (6'4" 317) has been selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (home of the NFL Buccs) on Saturday January 9, 2016. This game features top senior football recruits from 39 states who competed in high school combines across the country. There is a cost associated with playing, so the Sidney Vespa Club is stepping up to contribute towards the $3,200 participation fee, as well as working to find others willing to help make Taborn's participation in the incredible opportunity a reality. 

29th Annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival Sensational Sounds

September 1, 2015 – Seven area marching bands will take the field at Sidney Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 12 at 7:00pm as Sidney High School hosts the 29th annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival. Performing bands include Covington, Riverside, Miami East, Triad, and St. Henry. The featured band is the Otterbein University Marching Band.

SHS to hold Goodwill Drive to Victory September 8-11 Drive to Victory

September 1, 2015 – Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley and Channel 7 WHIO-TV have teamed up to challenge two local high schools to battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting as part of the Goodwill Stores 2012 Drive to Victory. Sidney High School will go head-to-head with Miamisburg in this friendly and charitable competition off the field September 8-11.

Sidney Academia Looks to Continue Winning Ways 2015 SHS Academia Team

The Sidney Academic team is coming off its most successful season ever. Last year the team won its seventh straight Shelby County Academia championship and its second straight GWOC North crown. The team finished as state runner up in the Ohio Academic Competition State Championships and third place at the NAQT Ohio State Championships. As well as 34th and 29th place finishes in two national tournaments. The team looks to continue its winning ways despite losing two seniors.

Back to School 2015 Back to School 2015

Back to School Information: open house dates, first day of school dates, kindergarten staggered start, busing information, lunch prices, class fees, class schedule pick-up dates, school supplies, tips for back to school, and school contact information.

Turf's Up Fall Sports Preview Turf's Up 2015

Sidney City Schools, in conjunction with the Shelby County United Way, will be hosting the second annual Fall Sports Kickoff event at Sidney Memorial Stadium! Admission is $5 and is good for all weekend events. The money raised from admission will benefit the Shelby County United Way.

2016 Graduation Date Change

On Monday, June 16, the Sidney City Schools Board of Education voted to change the date of graduation for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, moving it from May 28, 2016 to May 21, 2016. This change is primarily due to the fact that the originally scheduled date was almost two full weeks after the last day for seniors and one full week after the last day of school for all others.

SMS Academic Awards 2015 SMS Academic Awards

June 5, 2015 - Sidney Middle School recently held its academic awards programs for grades 5-8. The following students were honored for their academic achievements for the 2014-2015 school year. Awards were presented by principals Diane Voress, Kevin Boerger, and Michael Moore, as well as various classroom teachers. Honor roll awards were presented to students who achieved accordingly for all the first 3 nine-weeks grading periods. Perfect attendance students were entered in drawings for $50 cash prize incentives.

Class of 2015 Senior Awards Night Alexis Hall is presented her Honors Cord by her mother during Senior Awards Night.

May 25, 2015 - Sidney High School held their Senior Awards night on May 19th, at which the following awards and scholarship were presented in addition to the Honors Cords presented to those students earning Honors Diplomas and Academic High Honors.

The SHS Class of 2015, to date, has been awarded a one-year total of $390,705, with a potential four-year total of $1,166,196.

225 Graduate in SHS 144th Commencement Ceremony 225 Graduate in SHS 144th Commencement Ceremony

June 1, 2015 - Sidney High School held its 144th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 30th at the Sidney Memorial Stadium, graduating 225 students.

Additional photos from graduation can be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sidneycityschools.

C-SPAN to Honor Winning SHS Students in StudentCam Competition C-SPAN to Honor Winning SHS Students in StudentCam Competition

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2015) – C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized bus will visit Sidney High School on Tuesday, June 2  to honor local winners for C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. During the visit, a C-SPAN Representative will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to Courtney Phelps, Peyton Jones, Nick Climer & Nathan Bemus during an award ceremony in front of classmates, teachers, family members and elected officials to recognize their achievement in the national competition. The winning video will also be viewed during the congratulatory event.

SMS Student Places at MathCounts Competition

May 27, 2015 - Sidney Middle School sixth grade student Nobel Zhou recently competed in the 2015 MathCounts Competition at the University of Dayton. Eighteen schools from the region participated at this event hosted by the Dayton Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, with 110 Mathletes competing for top individual and team honors. Statewide, more than 2,300 students take part in this competition.

Bus Driver Receives Well Wishes from Students Bus Driver Receives Well Wishes from Students

May 15, 2015 - Sidney City Schools bus driver Dennis Ahrens has been battling cancer the last two years. He's been able to keep working during treatment, but recently had to take some time off. While away, his Sidney Middle School and Sidney High School students made him posters to wish him well and let him know they were thinking of him. Here is Dennis (far right) with a handful of his students and the signs they made, taken on the day he returned back to work! Dennis was so appreciative of their kindness and compassion.

SMS & SHS Attend Career Exploration Academy SMS & SHS Attend Career Exploration Academy

May 13, 2014 - Eighth grade students at Sidney Middle School, as well as students enrolled in the Workforce Academy courses at Sidney High School, recently attended the Career Exploration Academy at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. This event, sponsored by the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County and the Shelby County United Way, gave students the opportunity to visit with Shelby County employers to see what the workforce is like in the county.

Henman Named SEA Teacher of the Year SEA Teacher of the Year and Career Achievement Award Recipients

May 13, 2015 - The Sidney Education Association held their awards dinner last week at the Moose Lodge. The evening, filled with laughter and tears, celebrated various teachers for accomplishments and achievements throughout the year. Members honored Julie Henman, 5th grade teacher at Northwood Elementary, with Teacher of the Year. The group also recognized Sylvia Chirakos-Dorsey & Joan Roberts-Swank with the Career Achievement Award. Doer Awards and Friends of Education Awards were also given out.

Sidney Girls Volleyball Camp

May 4, 2015 - Sidney Girls Volleyball announced the Sidney Volleyball Camp for all girls who will be entering grades 3-8 in the fall. The camp will take place June 8-11, 2015, from 5:00PM - 6:30PM for those entering grades 3-5, and 7:00PM - 8:30PM for those entering grades 6-8 in the Sidney Middle School gymnasium.

Sidney Girls Basketball Summer Camp

April 22, 2015 - Sidney Girls Basketball Coach Megan Mummey announced the Sidney Girls Basketball Camp for girls who will be entering grades 5-8 in the fall.

The camp will take place June 2nd and 3rd from 2-4pm in the Sidney High School gymnasium. The cost of the camp is $25 per student.

Athletic Physical Day - May 18 Athletic Physical Day - May 18

April 10, 2015 - Sidney City Schools will be joining forces with Lehman Catholic High School to give students the opportunity to get athletic physicals for the upcoming school year. Physical Day will take place May 18, 2015 from 5:30-7:30PM at Lehman Catholic High School.

Sidney Youth Football and Basketball Camps Scheduled Sidney Youth Football and Basketball Camps Scheduled

Sidney Yellow Jackets Athletics will conduct basketball and football camps for anyone entering grades 1-8 for the fall of 2015 in Sidney and the Shelby County area June 9-11. Registration is required - May 22 is registration deadline.

SHS Orchestra Visits The Big Apple SHS Orchestra Visits The Big Apple

Thirty-three members of the Sidney High School orchestra experienced the big city life during their trip to New York City April 9-12.

Students were able to receive a world-class instructional clinic from New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Michael Adelson. The students were then able to apply his suggestions and comments through musicianship for a performance in the middle of Madison Square Atrium for New Yorkers during the busy lunch hour.

SHS To Present The Wizard of Oz SHS To Present The Wizard of Oz

March 13, 2015 – Sidney High School invites you to take a magical journey to Oz when Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto get swept away somewhere over the rainbow as they bring to life Frank L. Baum’s beloved classic The Wizard of Oz March 27th and 28th at the Sidney High School Auditorium.

Fans of all ages will delight as Dorothy and friends “follow the yellow brick road” to find the Wizard who can help her return home. With flying monkeys, familiar songs, and whimsical munchkins, The Wizard of Oz will entertain the entire family.

Sidney Sting 5K Run/Walk Set for April 4

The Sidney Athletic Booster Group announced it will host the 6th annual Sting 5K on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:00AM. Registration will begin at 7:30AM. This year, the Sting 5K will be held on the Sidney athletic campus, beginning and ending at the Sidney Memorial Stadium. The race is open to both runners and walkers. All proceeds will benefit the Sidney Athletic Booster Group.

Testing Schedule Change - Grades 3-9

There has been a change to the original testing schedule for Sidney City Schools, grades 3-9. Our district will be administering assessments beginning Monday, February 23rd. Please contact your child's principal with any questions.

2015 Freshman Orientation 2015 Freshman Orientation

UPDATE: Freshman Orientation has been rescheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015. Eighth grade students and their parents are invited to attend the 2015 Freshman Orientation Program on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:30pm in the SHS Auditorium. The evening will be an opportunity for students and parents obtain an overview of the many aspects of Sidney High School.

SHS Bomb Threat Update

UPDATE: A ninth grade student at Sidney High School has confessed to making the bomb threat at Sidney High School. Scribbled on a bathroom stall in a boy’s restroom were the words, “I hate school and am going to blow it up February 11 at 9:00am.” Sidney High School Administration was made aware of the threat late in the morning on Monday, February 9.

The student has been charged with a Felony 2, Inducing Panic. In addition, he has been suspended for ten days, with recommendation for expulsion. He is currently being held at West Central Juvenile Detention Center in Troy, Ohio.

SHS Bomb Threat

Monday morning, a bomb threat was found on the restroom stall of a boys’ restroom at SHS.

Sidney City Schools, Sidney Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff Department have been proactive with this troubling situation and have recommended the following actions for Sidney High School students:

  • SHS students will enter Sidney High School at 7am only (no exceptions) through two areas of entrance – the center sliding doors on the north side of the building by the flagpole, and the auditorium doors on the east side of the building.
  • Book bags will not be permitted in school.
  • There will be no hall passes awarded to restrict the hallway traffic and to maintain security during class time.
  • Winter coats are to be put in lockers.
  • Students with purses or other closed items will have those items searched before entering the school.
  • Students will be allowed to use an alternative bag if it is clear or see-through. (ie. Walmart/Kroger or any other clear shopping bag, etc)

Any information or leads with this intent of impending danger should contact Deputy Thompson, SHS School Security Officer, at 937-497-2238. A $1,000 reward, paid for by the Shelby County Sheriff ($500) and Shelby County Crime Stoppers ($500) is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this bomb threat.

Because we are confident student safety is ensured, students will be expected to be in school both Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

SHS Library Seeking Community's Votes Follett Challenge

Morgan Nickolai, the Sidney High School Library Media Specialist, has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the best in K-12 innovation. In addition to completing an online application for the fourth annual Follett Challenge, Nickolai also submitted a short video to promote The Workforce Academy Program that teaches students the 21st century skills they need to be prepared for life.

NEW Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences

Sidney City Schools is announcing a new parent teacher conference schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The district will be running one day of afternoon/evening conferences, followed by a 1/2 day of morning conferences. This second day of conferences students will not have school.

SHS Alumni Scholarship Fund Notified of $20,000 Matching Gift The Community Foundation of Shelby County Logo

The Sidney High School Alumni Scholarship Fund has a unique opportunity to receive a $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The catch – the gift will match, dollar for dollar, each new contribution up to $20,000 made to the scholarship fund by the end of 2014. The scholarship fund has the potential to grow by $40,000.

Back To School Information Back to School

Summer is flying by and before you know it your life will be flooded with thoughts and images of Back To School! Here are a few things you need to know. Read more about school supply lists, freshmen orientation, open houses, and the first day of school.

Honoring Coach Jim McCracken Honoring Coach Jim McCracken

As another season of winter sports comes to a close, the SHS wrestlers are ending on a bittersweet note. The team brought home the GWOC North championship for the third consecutive year, and placed fifth in the overall GWOC conference, but as they finish out their season, the team says goodbye to Coach Jim McCracken.

SMS FCCLA Hosted FUN DAY for 5th/6th Grades

FCCLA members at Sidney Middle School hosted a Fun Day for SMS 5th and 6th grade students. 

SMS Teacher Presents at National Science Teachers Conference Leslie Phlipot

April 7, 2015 – On March 14, Sidney Middle School Science Teacher Leslie Phlipot presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.

Phlipot’s presentation, “Game Themed Instruction on a Budget,” centered on developing content and making the information more accessible to students. Phlipot’s process uses hands-on manipulatives that allow students to work together to develop skills and learn valuable content.

SMS Announces Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

April 3, 2015 - Sidney Middle School has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year.

Changes to Golden Jacket Athletic Pass

April 14, 2015 - Sidney City Schools will continue to offer free, general admission into home Sidney Yellow Jacket games for all Sidney residents 62 years of age and older with the Sidney Golden Jacket Pass.

The Golden Jacket Pass is changing for the 2015-2016 school year. The district will be converting to a new style of pass beginning with the 2015 Fall Athletic Season. Current passholders will be required to exchange their old pass for a new one.

Notes of Kindness Found at SHS Notes of Kindness at SHS

Notes were found in the restrooms at SHS....however, this time the notes were positive. The SHS SADD Chapter placed inspirational notes like "You're beautiful," "Stay strong," and "Do good" on the mirrors in the girls restrooms. Many students expressed how reading the notes made them feel good.

Jackets In Training Running Program

March 9, 2015 - Sidney Cross Country Coach Ken Kellner is proud to announce the Jackets in Training running program for 2015. This free program is designed to engage kids in grades 3-6 in the excitement of running. Developing correct muscle memory at an early age creates significant advantages for those athletes. Each practice, they will participate in running games, drills and conditioning that will work to develop the fundamentals of running, endurance, and a professional running technique. Jackets in Training will take place from 4:00-5:00pm Mondays and Wednesday from March 23 through April 29, 2015 in front of Sidney High School. Registration is required.

Sidney Earns All-Sports Trophy in GWOC North

March 6, 2015 - Sidney High School athletic director Mitch Hoying is feeling quite proud these days, and it’s the coaches and athletes at the school making him feel that way.

The Greater Western Ohio Conference announced recently that Sidney has won the GWOC North All-Sports Trophy for the winter season, and Hoying said it’s no small accomplishment for the Yellow Jacket athletes.

**This article was originally published by the Sidney Daily News.**

Zhou Qualifies for State Geography Bee Zhou Qualifies for State Geography Bee

March 5, 2015 - Sidney Middle School seventh grader Nobel Zhou has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the 100 semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Ohio National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held at the Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road in Columbus on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Zhou Finishes 2nd in City-Wide Spelling Bee City Wide Spelling Bee

The Sidney City-Wide Spelling Bee took place Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7pm in the Sidney Middle School auditeria. Fifteen spellers from Christian Academy School, Emerson Elementary, Holy Angels School, Longfellow Elementary, Northwood Elementary, Sidney Middle School, and Whittier Elementary competed for the honor of representing Sidney at the Regional Spelling Bee in Lima in March.

 

Information on Student Participation in State Tests

We understand there may be dissatisfaction with Ohio’s changes in testing. However, as a public school district, we are bound to follow the Ohio’s state assessment scheduled administration and will do so. There is no “opt-out” option for parents to take regarding testing. There is only refusal. Please understand that this refusal comes with consequences for our student(s), our teacher(s), and our district. Please continue to read to learn about the consequences.

Zhou Wins Geography Bee SMS Geography Bee Winners

Sidney Middle School held their annual Geography Bee on January 14, 2015. SMS seventh grade student Nobel Zhou was named the champion for the second year in a row.

SMS Students Earn Honor Roll

Sidney Middle School has released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.

Schools Announce Additional Two-Hour Early Releases

On Monday, December 15, the Sidney City Schools Board of Education approved four 2-hour early releases for all K-12 students to take place during the remainder of this school year.

SMS to Distribute Holiday Boxes SMS to Distribute Holiday Boxes

Students and staff at Sidney Middle School are working together in an effort to spread some holiday cheer around the area. A drive for food items like canned goods and other holiday fare was held at the school over the past two weeks.

Students worked to fill and decorate each box with food for a holiday meal. Each box will then be delivered to local families in need so they can have a meal for the holiday season. The school has more than 40 boxes prepared to be delivered to local families.

Four to Join Sidney Schools Hall of Honor

Four new inductees were elected to the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor this week and will be enshrined on Friday evening April 17, 2015 in the Sidney High School auditorium. The public is invited to attend this 22nd annual event and the reception that follows in the adjacent gymnasium. The Hall will have 115 members with these additions. 2015 inductees include: W. Todd Bassett, Donald Manning (SHS 1933), Ken Monnier (SHS 1977), and Todd Taylor (SHS 1990).

SHS Academia Wins County Title for 7th Consecutive Year SHS Academia earns Shelby County title for 7th consecutive year.

Another successful year of academic competition recently ended in Shelby County with the announcement that Sidney High School has been named the 2014 Academia Champion. This is the seventh consecutive year that Sidney has won the competition and the 17th time they have served as champion since the inaugural season in 1975. Anna High School finished in second place with Botkins and Russia tied for third. 

Echols Signs With University of Dayton Echols Signs With University of Dayton

On the first day of the early signing period for college baseball, Connor Echols, Sidney High School senior, committed to attend college and play baseball for the University of Dayton. Son of Randy and Brenda Echols of Sidney, Connor is a standout student athlete both on the field and in the classroom.

SHS Alumni in Military Honored with Display SHS Alumni in Military Honored with Display

SHS marketing teacher Linda Carpenter, with the help of SHS art teacher Kelly Walker, has established a permanent military display above the lockers in the main hallway of Sidney High School which showcases SHS alumni who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Sidney Students to Participate in All-State Children's Choir

Sidney City Schools will have seven students participating in the first-ever All-State Children’s Chorus this Saturday, October 18. The chorus consists of 116 students in grades 4-5 representing 36 music educators from all around the state of Ohio.

Martin Named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Martin Named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors from throughout the United States have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. Jack Martin, Sidney High School senior was among those named as a Semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, and the only student in the greater Shelby County area to earn the honor

Recognizing Coach Harlamert's 30+ Years of Coaching Honoring Coach Eric Harlamert

On Tuesday, Coach Eric 'Rug' Harlamert coached his final soccer game at the SHS soccer stadium. Prior to the game, we recognized and honored Eric and his more than 30 years of service to the SHS Boys Soccer program. Eric shared the evening with lifelong friends, colleagues, and mentors who have helped him become the outstanding teacher and coach he is, including Dave King, Clark Froening, Bob Forbeck, Maggi Williams, and David Lodge.

Workforce Academy Set to Start in 2014 Workforce Academy at SHS

Sidney City Schools’ most recent initiative has been their commitment to the business community’s Workforce Partnership of Shelby County. The district is pleased to announce the addition of the new Workforce Academy to the Sidney High School curriculum for the 2014-15 school year, with plans to have all tiers of courses added by the 2016-17 school year. The effort is for schools and industry to work together to build workforce training and 21st century skill development programs that will prepare students and employees for current and future local jobs.

Sidney High School will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this new program and debut the state of the art classroom on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30PM in the lot behind the west wing of Sidney High School. Additionally, the Airstream mobile classroom will be on site for the public to view. This event and reception is open to the public.

District Launches New Website District Launches New Website

Welcome to the new Sidney City Schools Website! In an effort to enhance its communication with the community, Sidney City Schools has launched a new website. The new site has extensive content and was designed to provide easy access to information to a variety of users including parents, students, staff and community members, as well as those outside of our community who might be interested in learning more about our schools.

Board Honors Retirees Board Honors Retirees

At the May 19, 2014 board meeting, the Board of Education and Superintenedent John Scheu recognized the Class of 2014 teacher retirees.

Slaughter Set to be New Head Basketball Coach Slaughter Set to be New Head Basketball Coach

Sidney City Schools has announced that Andy Slaughter has been selected to replace former Sidney High School Boys' Head Backetball Coach Nathan Short.

SADD Hosts Activites Leading Up to Prom SHS SADD Prom Activities

SHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter hosted a number of activities in during the week leading up to the Sidney High School prom which took place on Saturday, April 26. Destructive decisions include texting and driving, driving under the influence, drug or alcohol abuse, bullying and more.