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Sidney City Schools
Three preschool-age boys play together on a playground.

Every smile is a celebration of uniqueness, and every friendship is a step towards a brighter tomorrow.

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Jacket Pride is all about cherishing our traditions and wearing black and yellow like a badge of honor.

Parents of a preschool-age girl sit beside her while she colors.

Building bridges between home and school, where family engagement is the key to unlocking a world of learning and growth.

10-11 year old students play tug of war.
Heave ho!

In the game of knowledge, we pull together, fueled by determination and unity. Tugging towards success, one strong bond at a time.

SHS Class of 2023 tosses caps on graduation day.

Embarking on a new chapter with tassels turned and dreams in hand.

Young Sidney students stand outside on the first day of school.
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Preschool-age children play doctor with toy babies.

Sidney City Schools is proud to offer preschool to children ages 3-5 at Whittier Early Childhood Center. Preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens on March 4, 2024.  

"As educators, it is our goal to support the whole child by providing learning opportunities in all areas of development including social-emotional skills and academic foundations," said Beth Abbott, Director of Preschool at Whittier Early Childhood Center. "We strive to provide a fun, safe, and exciting culture that encourages students to take risks, problem-solve, and move toward independence."


Sidney City Schools preschool at Whittier Early Childhood Center (WECC) runs a morning and afternoon session Monday through Thursday and follows the district calendar for conferences, breaks, and holidays. 

  • Morning Session - 9:00am - 11:45am
  • Afternoon Session - 1:00pm - 3:45pm

Families can select a preferred session, however, sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


Families who are NEW to WECC begin the registration process by completing the pre-registration form at  

Once your preregistration is completed and processed, a link to complete additional enrollment forms will be sent. When all online enrollment forms are complete, WECC will call to schedule a screening time for your child. Screening appointments will take place over the summer.   

  • Preschool
  • WECC
  • Whittier Early Childhood Center
Kindergarten-age children laughing.

Sidney City Schools has set their kindergarten screening and registration for the 2024-2025 school year for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, for Longfellow Primary School and Wednesday, May 22, 2024, for Emerson Primary School. Both screenings will take place at Longfellow Primary at 1250 Park Street. Appointments can be made beginning Monday, March 4, 2024. 

Students who are enrolling in kindergarten and who DO NOT currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center may call to schedule a screening appointment beginning Monday, March 4, 2024.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2024, to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program. Students who currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center DO NOT need to schedule an appointment or go through the screening process. 

  • Longfellow Primary Kindergarten Screening will take place Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Longfellow Primary Schools. To schedule a screening appointment, please call Longfellow Primary at 937-497-2264. 
  • Emerson Primary Kindergarten Screening will take place Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Longfellow Primary School. To schedule a screening appointment for Emerson, please call Emerson Primary at 937-497-2261.
  • If you are not sure which school your child will attend based on your address, call either school. 

Current Whittier Early Childhood Center students who plan to transition to kindergarten will go through the process with WECC staff. WECC will provide more information about updating your enrollment records. 

  • Emerson Primary
  • Kindergarten
  • Longfellow Primary
Two high school students stand together holding an award plaque.

SHS sophomores Marly Coons and Cartier Thompson are State Champions in the American Legion Americanism and Government Test and have 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 The American Legion Auxiliary jointly sponsors.

Coons and Thompson are the latest in a long line of state winners at SHS. Since 1970, Sidney High School has had an impressive 39 state winners, with 28 of those winners since 2005, and at least one state winner every year since 2009.

  • Americanism + Government
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At A Glance

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Student Enrollment

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.


Extra-Curricular Activities & Programs

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.


Preschool Students

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. 


CCP & AP Courses

Sidney High School offers its students  24 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. 

On being a Yellow Jacket

Jesie Geuy
  • Administrator

"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
Shamara Foy
  • Administrator

"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
Sara Olding
  • Teacher

"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

Part of the Sidney City Schools family since 1998

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