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Sidney City Schools

TIES and PEARLS are character building programs in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County. The program is offered to 5th graders at Sidney Middle School. 


One of our goals is to teach emotion identification, self-regulation, and how to embrace the uniqueness of those around us. Preschool is about learning social skills through play. 


Longfellow Primary honors veterans on Veterans Day. 


SHS Key Club is more than 70 members strong and serving in our community. 

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

Northwood Intermediate students take part in tug-of-war during their end of year Fun & Field Day! 

2023 Senior Girls Sit by SCS School Bus
Hello, Seniors!

Class of 2023 — Senior Rah! 

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Families of incoming kindergarten families are invited to a Transition to Kindergarten Panel with Sidney City Schools.

This in-person meeting is for the parents/guardians of all students who will be going to kindergarten at either Emerson or Longfellow Primary Schools for the 2023-2024 school year.

Our panel of presenters consists of kindergarten teachers and the school principal. They will answer any questions parents/guardians may have and share what a day in kindergarten looks like. It is a great opportunity to find out everything you want to know in order to help your child transition easily to the new school-age building. 

These transition meetings will take place at 6:30 PM on the following days and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 4 at Longfellow Primary School, 1250 Park Street
  • Wednesday, April 5 at Emerson Primary School, 901 Campbell Road

If your child will be 5 on or before August 1, 2023, they are eligible for kindergarten at Sidney City Schools. Kindergarten screening will take place Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Emerson Primary School, and Friday, May 26, 2023, at Whittier Early Childhood Center for Longfellow Primary School. To schedule a screening appointment, please call Sidney City Schools at 937-497-2200.

  • Kindergarten
Preschool-age child plays with magnetic tiles.

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 6, 2023.  

"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  

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

Students who are enrolling in kindergarten and who DO NOT currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center may call to schedule a screening appointment now.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2023, to enroll in the Sidney City Schools kindergarten program.  

-- Emerson Primary kindergarten screening will take place Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Emerson Primary (901 Campbell Road).

-- Due to a large-scale flooring project set to start at Longfellow for the summer, Longfellow Primary kindergarten screening will take place Friday, May 26, 2023, at Whittier Early Childhood Center (425 Belmont Street). 

To schedule a screening appointment, please call Emerson Primary at 937-497-2261 OR Longfellow Primary at 937-497-2264. If you are not sure which school your child will attend based on your address, call either school. 

Students who currently attend Whittier Early Childhood Center DO NOT need to schedule an appointment or go through the screening process. 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
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Sidney High School Head Cross Country Coach, Ken Kellner, is excited to announce the 10th annual Jackets in Training running program for Sidney youth in grades 3-6. 

This is a program designed to engage kids in the excitement of running. Developing correct muscle memory at an early age creates significant advantages for those athletes. Each practice, students will participate in various running games, drills, and conditioning that will work to develop the fundamentals of running, endurance, and a professional running technique. Students in grades 3-6 are invited to sign up and join as Coach Kellner and his team help each child develop healthy habits that will benefit them for the rest of their lives! 


Grades 3/4: April 3, 10, 17, 24 and 26 (finale) 

Grades 5/6: April 3, 5, 12, 19 and 26 (finale)

Both groups will meet 4-5pm in front of Sidney High School. The groups will also be doing some training in the SHS weight room. 

  • Northwood Intermediate
  • Sidney Middle School


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 more than 18 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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