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SMS Creates Chain of Hope SMS Hope Chain

On March 14, students at Sidney Middle School in grades 5 through 8 placed a personalized message of HOPE to STOP VIOLENCE on construction paper links. The messages were linked together to symbolize all our hopes coming together to stop the violence.

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. 

Cox Wins SMS Geography Bee SMS Geography Bee Winner and Runner-Up

January 30, 2018 - Sidney Middle School sixth grade student Aidan Cox won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee held in January. Cox 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 20-23, 2018. The runner-up in the competition was eighth-grader Cole Sibert, while Carter Nuss finished in third place. 

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.

SHS Students Inducted into National Honor Society SHS NHS Induction 2018

January 22, 2018 - The Sidney High School National Honor Society welcomed twenty-nine juniors and seniors to the organization, which selects members based on the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The new members join 36 current members.  

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.

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.

Conley Wins Northwood Spelling Bee Northwood Spelling Bee Winners

December 18, 2017 - Northwood Elementary held their spelling bee on December 14, 2017. 26 students in third, fourth, and fifth grade participated in the bee, which went 10 rounds. Fourth grade student Keegan Conley, son of Matt and Dana Conley, won the bee by correctly spelling ‘affirmation.’ Fifth grade student Parker Slaven, son of Allen and Jennifer Slaven, was the first runner-up, with fifth grade student Alex Holbrook, son of Shane and Jennifer Holbrook, finishing as the second runner-up. Meggan Weaver, retired SCS Gifted and Talented Coordinator, was the pronouncer. Instructional Support Specialists Jill Hanke and Lindsay Geuy and Title I teacher Lori Billing were the judges. 

Orozco Wins SMS Spelling Bee SMS Spelling Bee Winners

December 14, 2017 - Sidney Middle School held their spelling bee on December 12, 2017. 23 students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade participated in the bee, which went 22 rounds over 2 days. Eighth grade student Marco Orozco, son of Nazario and Serlene Orozco, won the bee by correctly spelling ‘electioneer.’ Eighth grade students Nathan Gailey, son of Richard and Angela Gailey, and Ava Westfall, daughter of James and Tanya Westfall, tied for first runner-up. Jill Hanke, Instructional Support Specialist, was the pronouncer. Principal Diane Voress, Assistant Principal Kevin Boerger, and library aide Valerie Schroer were the judges. 

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.

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. 

SEED Creates Sustainable City SEED model sustainable city

May 19, 2017 - The SEED class, a mixture of traditional day school students from Sidney High School and Opportunity School students, presented their model city this week. This unique STEM-based class exposes students to science, engineering, and design through the creation of a sustainable city. The group spoke about economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Their model city, made up of 3-D printed buildings, was meant to mimic Sidney.

SHS Students Succeed at Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference Elliot Wilson - BPA National Leadership Conference - National Runner Up for Mobile Application Development

May 18, 2017 - Sidney High School, in cooperation with the Upper Valley Career Center, sent four students to the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida in early May. 

To qualify for the BPA National Leadership Conference, Joseph Douglas (junior), NourEddine Hijazi (senior), Anthony Mitchell (senior) and Elliot Wilson (senior) had to place in the top five at the State Leadership Conference or top ten in the nation in the virtual events.

Whittier Kindergartner Received Unique Gift Carson Fryman with photo from photographer Doug Pollitt.

Whittier kindergarten students in Ms. Nikki Inman’s class have been discussing professions and careers. Each student had to choose a profession they wanted to do when they grew up. Selections ranged from teacher, fireman, and policeman to military, nurse, doctor and dentist. Students then wrote letters to people in those professions. Those people then wrote letters back. Some of the professionals sent extra goodies with their letters, like toothbrushes or stickers. Carson Fryman uniquely decided he wanted to be a wildlife photographer and received something unique in return. 

Northwood Student Council Celebrates Cancer Awareness. Northwood aide Wince Morris and principal Eric Barr get blasted with water balloons by 5th grade students - a prize for the class from each grade that raised the most money to benefit Shelby County Relay for Life.

Northwood Elementary Student Council sponsored a cancer awareness spirit week last week, with each day highlighting a different type of cancer. Students sold tickets for raffle baskets with items donated by staff and generous area businesses. The students also participated in a money war, with the winning class from each grade getting to throw water balloons at various staff members. The entire school also took part in a cancer awareness walk. 

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.

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 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. 

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." 

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.

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.