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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 bit.ly/WECC23-24.
- Whittier Early Childhood Center
At A Glance
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.
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
"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