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Werntz Wins Citywide Spelling Bee Werntz and Conley - Citywide Spelling Bee Champion and Runner-Up 2019

The Sidney Citywide Spelling Bee took place Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the Sidney Middle School auditeria. Thirteen spellers from Christian Academy Schools, Emerson Elementary, Holy Angels School, Longfellow Elementary, Northwood Elementary, Sidney Middle School, and Whittier Elementary competed for the Sidney Spelling Bee championship title.

The bee lasted twenty rounds and ended with Tatum Werntz, a sixth-grade student from Sidney Middle School, correctly spelling the word chivalrous. Keegan Conley, a fifth-grade student at Sidney Middle School, was the first runner-up. Ryan Fitchpatrick, a seventh-grade student at Holy Angels School, was the second runner-up.


January 29, 2019 –Thirty-five juniors and seniors at Sidney High School joined the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony and reception held Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Calamity Days & What They Mean for SCS Snowflake Illustration

Given the weather we've had so far during the 2018-19 school year, and taking into account the upcoming forecasts of bitter cold to come, questions have been raised about the potential of having to make up calamity days as we used to do in the past. The state now goes by hours versus days. The hour requirements are 910 hours for grades K-6 and 1,001 hours for grades 7-12. Sidney City Schools well-exceeds these hours each year. Taking into account breaks, days off for professional development, holidays, etc., our elementary schools exceed the state requirement by 128 hours, middle school by 80 hours, and high school by 137 hours. Given that all of our schools exceed the state's hour requirements, we don't foresee having to make up any days. Should this change, we will be sure to communicate with families in due time.  

Agarwal Wins SMS National Geographic Bee Brady Hagan, Alex Frew and Pratisth Agarwal - Runners up and winner of the 2018 SMS Geography Bee

Sidney Middle School fifth-grade student Pratisth Agarwal won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee held in January. Agarwal 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 19-22, 2019.

Wilson to Perform in All-State Choir Delaney Wilson to Perform in All-State Choir

Sidney High School senior Delaney Wilson has been selected to perform in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State Choir at the upcoming 2019 OMEA annual conference.

Spelling Bee Winners Throughout the District 2018-19 Sidney City Schools Spelling Bee Winners

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 5, 2019 at 6:30pm at Sidney Middle School. 

SCS Hall of Honor 2019 Induction Class Announced SCS Hall of Honor Logo

Four new inductees were elected to the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor this week and will be enshrined on Friday evening April 12, 2019
in the Sidney High School auditorium beginning at 7pm. The public is invited to attend this 26th annual event and the reception that
follows in the adjacent gymnasium. The Hall will have 131 members with these additions.

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.  

District Reconfiguration FAQs

Sidney City Schools recently announced it was looking to reconfigure the district. Here are a few FAQs to understand why. This links to a working Google Doc - it will constantly be updated as more questions are posed, so be sure to visit back.