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Current News

Cargill Gives Bikes to 4th Grade Students with Perfect Attendance Emerson 4th grade with perfect attendance with the bikes they received from Cargill Cares.

May 24, 2017 - At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Cargill Cares approached Sidney City Schools and proposed an idea to promote attendance – a free bike at the end of the school year to every fourth grader with perfect attendance. This week, the Cargill Cares team delivered nearly 30 bikes to the four Sidney elementary schools. 

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 

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.