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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. 

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.

Cervantes Wins Longfellow Spelling Bee Longfellow Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

December 18, 2017 - Longfellow Elementary held their spelling bee on December 15, 2017. 25 students in third, fourth, and fifth grade participated in the bee, which went nine rounds. Fourth grade student Lerato Cervantes, daughter of Moleboheng Moremi, won the bee by correctly spelling ‘neglected.’ Fourth grade student Noah Ludy, son of Cary Ludy, was the runner-up. Speech Pathologist Kristen Gehret was the pronouncer. Karen Adkins, Betty Cole and Lori Knupp 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.

Record-Breaking Year for United Way Campaign

November 15, 2017 - Sidney City Schools had a record-breaking year of giving to the Shelby County United Way with a campaign total of $42,255 for the entire district. Employees of the Sidney City School District made generous gifts and pledges totaling $38,633. Students donated $891. The Turf’s Up scrimmage event Sidney Athletics hosts in conjunction with the Shelby County United Way brought in $2,731 this year.

SMS Student Receives New Wheelchair Cutberto Ramirez with Susan Barr in his new wheel chair.

November 7, 2017 - Sidney Middle School student Cutberto Ramirez and his father Andres received a very special surprise this morning - a brand new wheelchair!

New Choices Visits Longfellow Macey Grise of New Choices gives out books to Longfellow Kindergarteners.

Macey Grise of New Choices visited Longfellow as a part of their Kindness Day. She read the book Bullying is Bad to all students, which each student received a copy of. The activity was coordinated to go with New Choice's Domestic Violence Awareness Wear Purple Day. The philosophy of Amanda Partington and Macey Grise from New Choices is to teach kindness at a young age to prevent violence later. 

SHS Student & Teacher Attend Project STIR Conference Mrs. Cheryl Clark (left) and Megan Marlow (center) attend Project STIR conference.

October 23, 2018 - SHS junior Megan Marlow and her teacher and ally, Mrs. Cheryl Clark recently attended a 3-day conference, Project STIR in Columbus, Ohio. STIR stands for Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility. Project STIR is a training program to promote a successful transition to the community for students with disabilities. During this conference Megan and Cheryl learned how to know yourself better, communicate assertively, and be responsible.

Clayton & Burns Receive OHSAA Award Tim Clayton & Ron Burns accept OHSAA State Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity.

September 23, 2017 - On Friday, at Sidney's home varsity football game vs. West Carrollton, Mr. Tim Clayton and Mr. Ron Burns were recognized on behalf of the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.  

Cargill to Team Up With Ferguson Construction for 4th Grade Perfect Attendance Program

September 14, 2017 - Ferguson Construction has agreed to be the co-sponsor, along with Cargill, for the fourth grade perfect attendance program in Sidney City Schools. The partnership will ensure that any fourth grader who achieves perfect attendance for the school year will be rewarded with a new bike at the yearend assembly. 

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. 

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.