Sidney High School ushered in 25 new junior members and 5 new senior members to the National Honor Society during the 93rd annual induction ceremony on January 23.
To qualify for the National Honor Society, students must have a 3.5-grade point average or better, provide service and leadership in both the school and community, and be honest, responsible, fair, courteous, tolerant, and cooperative.
The SHS NHS Faculty Council includes Chris Adams, Mitch Hoying, Mandy Gutman, Mike Keiser, and Sara Olding. Brett Bickel is the NHS Adviser.
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SHS sophomore Tatum Werntz is a State Champion in the American Legion Americanism and Government Test and has earned an all-expense-paid, week-long trip to historic Gettysburg, PA, and the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. The American Legion Department of Ohio sponsors the yearly trip taking the top 3 boys and 3 girls in grades 10-12 for a total of only 18 students statewide.
The Ohio American Legion Americanism and Government is an opportunity for high school students to evaluate themselves in American government and history through this statewide test program. Over 65,000 students participate annually in this project, which is jointly sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary.
Werntz is the latest in a long line of state winners at SHS. Since 1970, Sidney High School has had an impressive 37 state winners, with 26 of those winners since 2005, and at least one state winner every year since 2009.
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A spark of an idea ignites a meaningful new mentorship program for fifth-grade youth at Sidney Middle School.
As Tom Clark rounded out his final official year in education, he observed some gaps in youth programming in our community. On a mission to narrow those gaps, Clark had the idea of Guys in T.I.E.S.—a chance to provide mentorship to impressionable young men. Recognizing the need for mentorship among young ladies as well, but also understanding he might not be the right fit for mentoring girls, Clark eventually shared his idea with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, and a new site-based program was born.
T.I.E.S., led by Tom Clark, stands for Trustworthy, Impactful, Empowered, and Successful, and P.E.A.R.L.S., a new sister program led by local entrepreneur Julie Casiano, stands for Purposeful, Empowered, Adaptive, Respectful, Leading, Successful. Both are designed to provide these young men and women with the necessary life skills to carry them into their teens and adulthood starting with understanding the power of YOUR NAME – YOUR WORD – YOUR TEAM. Both programs will additionally offer one-to-one mentoring coordinated by BBBS School Liaison, Mandi Croft.
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In May of 2021, voters residing in the Sidney City School district passed an earned income tax at a rate of .75% that went into effect on January 1, 2022. This school district earned income tax applies to residents of the Sidney City School District only.
The Ohio Department of Taxation recently sent out a postcard reminding district residents of this earned income tax.
Residents of the district are encouraged to contact their employer to discuss withholding this tax. If you are not withholding this tax from your paychecks, you should discuss it with your accountant or tax preparer.
You may also refer to the FAQ document the district shared during that levy campaign. It may help answer questions you may have.
Our district is made up of approximately 3,300 students, 6 schools, 200 teachers, and 150 support staff such as aides, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, and secretaries. Each school also has a security officer or SRO and a trained emergency response team for student and staff safety.
Starting as early as fifth and sixth grade, we offer our students a variety of boys, girls, and co-ed sports and provide our students the opportunity to become members and leaders of clubs. Students may also choose to become involved in our highly successful music program by taking band, choir, or orchestra.
Early childhood education lays the groundwork for the development of a lifelong learner. Whittier Early Childhood Center staff strive to support the whole child by providing learning opportunities in all areas of development including social-emotional skills and academic foundations.
Sidney High School offers its students more than 15 college credit plus and advanced placement courses, allowing students to take and earn credit for college-level courses while staying at Sidney High School. Some students are able to obtain an associate's degree in tandem with their high school diploma.
"To be a Yellow Jacket means being a part of a proud family. A family who perseveres even when the odds are stacked against us. We lean on each other. We learn & grow day in and day out. Yellow Jackets represent tradition, family, & unity. We strive to thrive in our hive."
Jesie Geuy, SMS Assistant Principal
Part of the Sidney City Schools family since 2022
"Many people play an active role in a student's development inside and outside the classroom. These members include teachers, students, and parents. To be a Yellow Jacket means being part of a big FAMILY, with a common goal to see a student succeed."
Shamara Foy, Director of Food Services
Part of the Sidney City Schools family since 2012
"It means being part of something that is trying to make this community better. It means being dedicated to understanding the changing needs of the students I serve and the community I am a part of. Being a Yellow Jacket means that I have a family much larger than the one that into which I was born."
Sara Olding, 12th Grade English Teacher