The second quarter is completed and the schools are really busy with activities and events. As a school board we continue to see tremendous improvement in our academics. We are very focused on improving student achievement and improving programs that bring future opportunities for our students. Our regional STEM program is just one example of how we have regionally taken the lead on new and innovative programs. Below you will find a recap of our year so far and just some of the accomplishments our staff and students achieved. As always we encourage you to be an active part of your child’s education. If you have any questions please contact the school or use the link to our Board of Education email. We will promptly get back to you.
A recap of the recent happenings at Sidney Central School.
Sidney teacher named a New York Master Teacher
Bryan Neubert became the second Sidney teacher in two years to be selected to the New York State Master Teacher Program. Neubert, who teaches high school Earth Science, joins Richard Townsend as Sidney teachers in the four-year program. The program has an emphasis for STEM educators and gives teachers a vast professional network.
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Winter sports athletes faring well
The Sidney boys bowling team recently won the Midstate Athletic Championship.
In wrestling, Austin Dean, Dylan Gifford, and Nick Jump all earned MAC championships at their respective weights.
Student recreates teacher map
Sidney junior Ashlyn Baker helped shine a spotlight on the staff by bringing a map into the high school. Baker led a group of students to recreate a project that took a map from the guidance office and brought it out near the cafeteria. The ma
p shows the schools staff members went to, as well as a small bio on each and what they had dreamed of becoming. The project was part of Karen Clark’s advertising class.
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Students hold mock trials
Students in Lori DePauw’s classes had the chance to perform mock trials, doing everything from beginning to end. The students took on all roles, besides the judge, which was played by Principal Eben Bullock. Students did all the prep work in all roles before holding the trial in the high school auditorium.
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Students take cheer to Binghamton Discovery Center
Ten students from Sidney’s “Single Survival” class visited The Discovery Center in Binghamton to bring holiday cheer to pre-kindergarten and pre-school classes. The class, including teacher Jon Yurka, dressed as elves and read stories, sang and did crafts with the classes. The students also wandered The Discovery Center, talking and doing crafts with other kids who visited that day.
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Seniors visit New York City
The Sidney Central School District rewarded seniors who have maintained an average of 85 or higher since entering the ninth grade with a trip to New York City to see the Rockettes Christmas Special.
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Foreign Language department takes trip
The Foreign Language department took students on a cultural trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The idea was to allow students in Spanish 3, 4, and 5, to experience the arts and music of the Hispanic world. The group watched a performance by the Arts and Dance Company, as well as experienced eating at a traditional Mexican restaurant.
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Fall athletes honored by state
Two Sidney fall sports teams were honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as scholar-athlete teams. The girls tennis and girls soccer teams were honored for having an average of above 90. One student from each fall team was also honored by the Midstate Athletic Conference for having the top grade on each team.
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Student council tackles ropes course
Student leaders went on a field trip to Cooperstown’s Clark Gym to take on a ropes course as part of a leadership event. Seventeen members of the student council went on the trip, which helped the students reflect on their individual leadership styles.
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