As we approach the end of another school year, I want to sincerely thank and congratulate the Senior Class of 2017, which now stands at approximately 260 graduates.
Attending the recent Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor ceremony at the end of April encouraged me to reflect on all the outstanding inductees that have either graduated from or were integrally involved with SHS. Whether it is an inductee who developed the MRI diagnostic process and won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003 (Dr. Paul Lauterbur, SHS 1947) or an international leader in the amusement park industry by designing roller coasters (Rob Decker, SHS 1978), the plaques of past inductees that adorn the hall at Sidney High School are impressive. This year’s class of inductees continues the list of impressive accomplishments: Susan Russell, SHS 1970; Mick Given, SHS 1975; Tom Milligan, SHS 1978; and the late Ken McCormick, SHS teacher 1968-1993.
A common theme repeated by many inductees during the Hall of Honor ceremonies is to offer thanks and gratitude to the many excellent teachers they had experienced during their years in Sidney City Schools. With the week of May 1 being National Teacher Appreciation Week, it is quite appropriate to offer a sincere thank you to all the outstanding teachers in the SCS district. I continue to believe that our teaching staff is one of the greatest attributes of our school district.
Best of luck to our graduating class of 2017. Which one of you will be the first to be inducted into the school district’s Hall of Honor?
John Scheu, Superintendent