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.
“77% of employees participated in this year’s campaign,” said Tiffany Rank, Sidney City Schools Communication Coordinator and campaign leader for the district. “The district staff’s commitment to the Shelby County United Way is a direct reflection of their dedication to their students.”
She also reported 100% participation by staff at the Board of Education, Whittier Elementary, and Sidney Alternative School, meaning every staff member at those buildings gave to the campaign.
Sidney Superintendent John Scheu says the United Way campaign is an important charitable fundraising effort for Shelby County overall, but also for students living and attending school in Sidney.
“Our staff is reminded time and time again that our students, the students who reside and attend school in Sidney, benefit significantly from agencies supported by the Shelby County United Way,” said Scheu.
Scott Barr, Executive Director of the Shelby County United Way, echoed Scheu’s sentiment in regards to the contributions made by SCS staff and students.
“Once again the Sidney City Schools supported the United Way at a new record high. The district sees the benefit from UW agency programming impacting the students in their district on a daily basis. I truly thank the leadership and staff for their continued support of the United Way.”
Students at Longfellow Elementary raised $28.80. Students at Whittier Elementary raised $113.53. Students at Sidney Middle School raised $748.20.