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2017 "Lost at Sea" Prom & Court Prom Court 2017

Sidney High School will host the junior/senior prom this year at Sidney High School in the gymnasium Saturday, April 29, from 8:00pm - 11:00pm. Lost at Sea will be the theme. The afterprom will be held at Vandemark Farms. 

SHS Career Fair SHS Career Fair 2017

April 17, 2017 - Sidney High School CBIP in conjunction with the Upper Valley Career Center and the Workforce Academy hosted the annual Career Fair and Signing Day on Thursday, April 6. More than 65 local businesses, organizations, colleges and universities, and military groups were present to speak with more than 600 students about their institutions and share more about career opportunities.

SHS Class Officer Voting

April 13, 2017 - Class Officer voting is now open through April 24 for Sidney High School students. Students should click on their class year link and will be prompted to log into their SCS google account.

Class of 2018 - https://goo.gl/forms/152b0phxYocvDLsi2

Class of 2019 - https://goo.gl/forms/SbFfsW9FwmpoILIr2

Class of 2020 - https://goo.gl/forms/ss61fO7Qd4opOaVi1

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! 

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. 

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. 

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. 

SHS Scheduling Survey

October 4, 2016 - Sidney High School is seeking parental input to help us improve the scheduling experience and process for our students and parents. We value your feedback and would be thankful for a few minutes of your time to complete the survey. The survey will be open until October 20, 2016.

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.

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!

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.

SHS Fares Well at State Business Competition NourEddine Hijazi, Joe Douglas, and Anthony Mitchell

April 10, 2017 - Sidney High School recently had several students compete at state competition for Business Professionals of America, a student organization that allows students from all over the nation to enhance their skills and compete in areas such as administration, programming, marketing, design and processing tools. SHS had four students qualify to continue on to the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Mayor Barhorst Visits with SHS American Government Students Mayor Barhorst talks with SHS government students about local government.

April 6, 2017 - Mayor Mike Barhorst accepted an invitation to speak with government students at Sidney High School in March.  American Government classes had been learning about local government and invited the mayor for a visit to address their questions about projects and issues in Sidney.  

Teacher Jamie Whitman explained, "Our students were curious about the details of construction projects, specific zoning laws, and wanted updates on topics like the Wagner Building demolition. We decided to invite Mayor Barhorst to speak to our students, and he ended up teaching students the entire day." 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

ACT for All Juniors

March 1, 2017 - This spring, schools across Ohio will be participating in a state mandated opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT exam at no cost to parents or students. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) established a limited number of dates to administer the exam; Sidney High School will administer the exam to all juniors, including UVCC students, at Sidney High School on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 

During the administration of the test, Sidney High School must operate under ACT guidelines: a four-hour uninterrupted time period, a quiet environment (no bells or hall traffic), a limit on students per square foot (25 in a classroom, max), etc. 

As a result, regular academics at Sidney High School will be suspended on Tuesday, March 21; instead, each grade level will participate in different learning/testing activities. These activities will wrap up around noon, at which time students who walk or have a ride home are free to leave for the day. The district is not changing the bus schedule, so if a student depends on bus transportation, they must remain on campus until 2:30pm and will be supervised by school personnel.

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.

Response to Threat at SHS

Sidney City School responds to possible threat at SHS on January 31, 2017. 

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.


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.

Scholarship Opportunities Through Community Foundation of Shelby County

January 3, 2017 - Sidney High School seniors and graduates are eligible for scholarships administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County.

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.

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.

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

Drury Awarded President's Volunteer Service Award Carly Drury

February 21, 2017 - Sidney High School senior Carly Drury has been honored  with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary volunteer service.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Sidney High School nominated Drury for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

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.

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.

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.

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

Trudeau a State Winner in Americanism and Government Test Trudeau - Americanism & Government State Winner

February 1, 2017 - Sidney High School is proud to announce Rachel Trudeau a state champion in the American Legion Americanism and Government Test. She has earned an all-expenses paid, week-long trip to historical Gettysburg, PA and the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The American Legion Department of Ohio sponsors the yearly trip, taking the top three boys and three girls in grades 10-12. 

SHS Guidance Updates

SHS Guidance Updates: upcoming events, scholarship information, and student accomplishments. 

Fourth Grade Takes Part in Red Cross Pillowcase Project Pillow Case Project

February 1, 2017 - Whittier Elementary 4th grade students recently learned about emergency preparedness through the Red Cross Pillowcase Project. This project, sponsored by Disney, teaches children about personal and family preparedness and safety skills, local hazards, and basic coping skills for emergency and disaster situations. Students received a sturdy pillowcase to decorate in which they could build their personal emergency supplies kit.

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.

The Little Brown Jug Celebrates 60 Years The Little Brown Jug Celebrates 60 Years

The "Little Brown Jug" between the football squads of Sidney and Greenville High Schools has been contested since 1956 except for periods where the two weren't in the same league and/or the artifact had become lost when misplaced for three decades. The jug currently resides in Greenville which won the 2015 renewal. The 2016 rematch will conclude the season on Friday, October 28, at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

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.

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. 

MidWest Dental Fits SHS Football with Custom Mouth Guards MidWest Ohio Dental makes impressions for custom fit mouth guards for the SHS Football team.

September 23, 2016 - Much of the equipment football players use is plenty visible, like helmets and shoulder pads. But there is one thing not so visible, but every bit as important — mouth guards. Sidney High School head football coach Adam Doenges, like others in his profession, wants only the best for his players, so he came up with an idea, one he says was "not original." When approached to donate towards mouth guards, MidWest Ohio Dental in Sidney stepped up in big way by fitting the 75-member program with custom fit mouth guards. 


September 5, 2016 - Whittier students will be asked to Bee Your Best this year, to Bee Respectful, Bee Responsible, and Bee a Problem Solver. That is the theme and expectations of a new behavior program based on the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) framework. 


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.

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 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.

SHS Students Compete at Business Professionals Of America National Competition

Students in Joe Spangler's Computer Information Systems classes at Sidney High School have traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to represent Sidney High School and the Upper Valley Career Center at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference May 5-9, 2016. 

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.

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.

Sidney Buzz - 4/28/2016 Sidney Buzz - 4/28/2016

April 28, 2016 - This week's Sidney Buzz features: Prom: Electric Forest and Career Fair. The Sidney Buzz is a weekly Sidney High School student publication which is published in the Sidney Daily News on Thursday.