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There are a lot of great things happening at Sidney City Schools. Scroll through for all of the latest news!

High school juniors and seniors stand in a row, each holding a single candle as they get inducted into the National Honor Soc

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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Werntz named Americanism & Government Test state winner

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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Two 5th-grade boys stand facing each other as they learn to tie neckties.

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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School District Earned Income Tax Reminder

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. 

Earned Income Tax Levy FAQ Document - 2021

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yellow background with 3 hexagons nestled together and the Sidney Stinger S logo on top, words Parent University below

When students are healthy, feel safe, and are supported through strong systems and relationships, they are more likely to enjoy learning, develop positive social skills, and achieve greater success. With that in mind, Sidney City Schools is committed to strengthening the school community through partnerships between parents, students, the school, and the community. 

Last school year, Sidney City Schools proudly introduced Parent University—a program meant to further support parents and guardians in their journey of raising children. Seeing great value in the workshops and presentations, the district plans to continue this school-family partnership program in which parents and guardians are invited to join our community of learners.

Parent University is a combination of workshops and presentations, all centered around students and families with the purpose of growing together and preparing everyone for success.

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