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  • Sidney Middle School Fall '22 Quarter 1 Honor Roll

    Oct 27, 2022

    8th Grade Straight A Honor Roll Emily Bashtovoi, Jenessa Bruner, Aastha Chaudhari, Jaici Christensen, Laurel Dadgostar, Rhys Dorcey, Valerie Fiscus, Dan Grunig, Madison Gurr, Jayden Hodgson, Kyle Jaggers, Kale Kaiser ,Kylee Kampfe, Madelyn Kennedy, Kash Knobbe, Cora Larson, Rylan Misegadis, Reagan Nesbitt, Ashlynn Reisdorff, Jordynn Schnell, Taylor Sprenger, Auriella Walters, Barrett Wiegand and Ava Witte. 8th A Average Honor Roll Sara Allard, Mady Cagle, Haillee Cook, Parker Dickman, Kevryck Dobbinsm, Lola Driscoll, Samara Dyson, Reagan Fish,...

  • EducationQuest Awards $200,000 in Grant Funding to 24 Nebraska High Schools

    Sep 8, 2022

    LINCOLN — EducationQuest Foundation today announced that 24 Nebraska high schools have been awarded a total of $200,000 in College Access Grants to help develop and enhance programs designed to increase the number of students who go to college. EducationQuest awards College Access Grants every two years through a competitive application process. Schools are funded for four years with annual awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, depending on school enrollment. Since the program began in 2006, EducationQuest has awarded more than $6.2 million...

  • School Board OKs Updated Meal Program

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Aug 17, 2022

    The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 (Sidney) board of education approved an additional option to pay for school lunches. Families have the options of paying lunch accounts with cash, check or credit/debit card. Payments can also be made through a link on the District's website. The District will notify families with children attending Sidney schools who may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. A copy of the complete regulations will be available in the superintendent's office....

  • Nominations for 2022 WNCC Alumni Association Awards Now Open

    Jul 27, 2022

    SCOTTSBLUFF - Nominations for the 2022 Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Association awards are now open. Each year the Alumni Association recognizes six individuals or businesses that have made a positive impact at WNCC. Nominations are for the following awards: Cara Perkins Meritorious Service - A person (need not be an alumnus) or organization that has served WNCC and students in a special or extraordinary way. If this person is not an alumnus, he/she is granted “honorary” alumni member status for life. Family Pride - A family...

  • School Board Reviews, Approves Policies

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jun 29, 2022

    The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education met June 20, reviewing and approving five policies, an agreement with Rauner and Associates, P.C., to perform the 2021-2222 District Financial Audit and reviewed a “Turf Tank” contract proposal. The board approved the Open Enrollment Resolution on how to determine what number of students will be allowed into the district. At issue is if the district would be near its bench mark for specific grade levels and the board is petitioned...

  • Tuition Freeze Highlights 2022-23 University Budget

    Jun 29, 2022

    At a time when families are paying more for gas, groceries and living expenses, the University of Nebraska System will again freeze tuition for all students under a proposed 2022-23 operating budget released today by President Ted Carter. The proposed budget, which will go before the Board of Regents at its June 23 meeting, completes a three-year, system-wide plan to manage the fiscal challenges created by COVID-19 while positioning the university for long-term success. Carter said the budget is a strong statement of the University of Nebraska...

  • Bashtovoi Awarded South Platte Natural Resources District 2022 Scholarship

    Jun 22, 2022

    South Platte NRD (SPNRD) is pleased to announce our 2022 scholarship recipient. SPNRD awarded one $500 scholarship to an outstanding area student. The SPNRD program is designed to recognize achievements and encourage students who have an interest in Natural Resources, Environmental or Agricultural studies. Congratulations to Daniel Bashtovoi! He will be a Freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Major Course of Study: Biological Systems Engineering. Daniel is the son of Denis and Amy...

  • Eight WNCC Students Receive Scholarships from Buckley Trust Grant

    Jun 15, 2022

    SIDNEY - Eight Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus students received scholarships recently from a $5,000 grant from the Thomas D. Buckley Trust. The students who were awarded scholarships studied business, basic nursing assistant, and licensed practical nursing at WNCC during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships were used to aid WNCC students with tuition and fees. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support and generosity of the Thomas D. Buckley Trust,” WNCC Foundation Gifts & Grants Director Alena Haun...

  • Sidney High School Honor Roll

    Jun 8, 2022

    SHS Honor Roll A Average Semester 2 12th Grade McKENZIE ANN ANDREW, CHRISTIAN MICHAEL ANDREWS, ANABEL KARIN BURMESTER, SARIA JOSEPHANIA CALVIN, MITCHELL JAMES DEER, GUNNAR JAMES DORCEY, REBECCA J KASPRZAK, JACK LILLEY, MADISON MARIE MASHEK, ISABELLA MICHELLE MERLINO-BUTTS, RYAN ERIC RAPP, ELLIE SAGER, JULIA PETRY LESSA DE SIQUEIRA, KARALYN ELIZABETH STEVENS, KAITLYN LEA TAYLOR, JASLYN JULIA THIES, JADE VOWERS and ZOEY WRIGHT. 11th Grade ADDISON KATHLEEN ANTHONY, JENNA LEI BONDEGARD, ALLISON JANE DEAL, JAEDEN MORGAN DILLEHAY, ZOE JANE...

  • Leyton Graduates Fifteen

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|May 18, 2022

    Leyton High School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon. The event was well attended by family and friends of the graduates, highlighted by speeches form the graduates, school officials and Board of Education members. Salutatorian Johnathan Borges and co-Valedictorians Cortney Holt and Ethan Eckhardt all gave speeches touching on the memories they will always cherish from their schooling years while encouraging the graduates to make their own futures and to...

  • Kailey Nicklas Heading to Girls State

    May 11, 2022

    Kailey Nicklas of the Potter-Dix High School has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State June 5-11, 2022, on the campus of the University of Nebraska. Kailey was selected based on selection criteria through the Potter Auxiliary Unit 291. Kailey will study local, county and state government process in this nonpartisan political learning experience. Kailey is active in volleyball, basketball and Future Farmers of America. She is a class officer a member of the...

  • WNCC to Celebrate 264 Graduates on May 14

    May 11, 2022

    SCOTTSBLUFF - Western Nebraska Community College will celebrate 264 students that will graduate with a degree, certificate, or diploma on Saturday, May 14 at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. WNCC's 90th annual commencement is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Cougar Palace. The ceremony is open to the public and will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person. The livestream can be found on KNEB.tv or at wncc.edu. A recording of commencement will also be published on WNCC's official YouTube channel at a later date. The Adult...

  • Local Students Headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

    Apr 27, 2022

    Audrey Splichal of Sidney has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State. Splichal was selected based on selection criteria through Auxiliary Unit No. 17 and Sidney High School. She will student local, county and state government processes in this nonpartisan political learning experience. Jentry Snell, Elizabeth Whiting, and Ella Ningen, all of Chappell and students at Creek Valley High School, were also selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker...

  • School Board Approves Staff Changes

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Apr 20, 2022

    The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education met April 11. The board approved three resignations and four teaching contracts. Chaney Peterson resigned as the Sidney High School Ag teacher and FFA advisor. Peterson has been with the school district about two years. She helped revive the high school’s FFA program, including chaperoning students to the national convention and hosting a dinner and labor auction to benefit the chapter. “It has been a pleasure to work with you,...

  • Sidney Public School Students Participate in INVENTURE Day

    Apr 20, 2022

    Sidney, NE – Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic vitality of all communities.  Research shows that educational programs focused on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed at an early age and have spill-over effects to subsequent entrepreneurial knowledge and skill development in later years.  The Nebraska Extension Y.E.B.O (Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities) Issue Team recognized the need for such educational programs and created a new program in 2016...

  • Sidney Students of the Month

    Apr 20, 2022

    The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning. 2. Exceptional work effort toward a particular class project. 3. Outstanding Contribution to the class. 4. Leadership exhibited in the class/school. 5. Citizenship emphasized and modeled. 6. Service to school. Recognized for the March 2022 Performance Awards are: 7th Grade ...

  • February Students of the Month

    Mar 23, 2022

    The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning. 2. Exceptional work effort toward a particular class project. 3. Outstanding Contribution to the class. 4. Leadership exhibited in the class/school. 5. Citizenship emphasized and modeled. 6. Service to school. Students of the Month for February are: 7th grade: Aastha Chaudhari ...

  • Potter-Dix Speech Team Going to State

    Mar 9, 2022

    Chandell Oleson has been the head coach for five years and has had the privilege of working with Assistant Coach Morgan Boots for four of those years. In 2019 Potter-Dix brought home the state title and we would love to do it again. We have a very talented group of students. Some of these students have been doing plays and acting together since the first grade. To take 13 events to State is a big accomplishment. These students will perform their speeches at State on March 18th at the Kearney...

  • Plummer Returns to Sidney as High School Principal

    Mar 9, 2022

    After about a year away from Sidney High School, Ryan Plummer is returning as the new principal. He will replace Chris Arent who accepted the superintendent's duties with the Potter-Dix School District. Plummer was a Business Education teacher at Sidney High School from 2010-2019, then promoted to Assistant Principal for 2020-2021. He then accepted the position of principal and activities director at Leyton Schools. On March 4, the Sidney Public Schools released a statement that Plummer will be...

  • Sidney School District Staff Changes

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Feb 23, 2022

    The Cheyenne County School District No.1 board of education accepted the resignation of Sidney High School Principal Chris Arent. In his resignation letter, Arent said he has accepted the superintendency of Potter-Dix schools. “I look forward to my next challenge as the superintendent at Potter-Dix. The change will be bittersweet as being a member of Sidney Public Schools for the past 10 years has been the greatest experience of my career,” Arent said. Arent has 28 years in education. His...

  • Cheyenne County's Best Spellers

    Jan 26, 2022

    It took about eight rounds to decide among the stage full of Cheyenne County spelling contestants. As with a sporting contest, the decision was often made by who was mentally more focused, and what word they drew at that round. Dagen Lee and Elizabeth Higgins proved to be the best spellers in Cheyenne County. The county competition was held Jan. 18 at West Elementary School. Higgins has the opportunity to compete at the State level in Omaha. Dagen Lee, right, is the runner-up in the county...

  • Sidney Middle/Senior High School Monthly Performance Award Program

    Jan 19, 2022

    The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning. 2. Exceptional work effort toward a particular class project. 3. Outstanding Contribution to the class. 4. Leadership exhibited in the class/school. 5. Citizenship emphasized and modeled. 6. Service to school. Recognized for the December 2021 Performance Awards are: 7th Grade — E...

  • Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

    Jan 19, 2022

    8th Grade Straight A Honor Roll Quarter 2 2021-2022 Tristan Bayne, Callie Bondegard, Alexandria Cagle, Reece Currier, Alek Doty, Katie Dowse, Olivia Ford, Chloe Fortner, Khemi Green, Kennedy Hobson, Bryn Jones, Dagen Lee, Gracie Lefferts, Amelia Mazour, Josette McConnell, Jaylee Nienhuser, Noel Onate, Brody Richards and Jordan Stimka. 8th Grade A Average Honor Roll Quarter 2 2021-2022 Estella Alonso, Shreyash Banoth, Kiersten Black, Aubrey Campbell, Gage Ernst, Cali Haas, Isabella Herrod, Rhemy Hicks, Kayson Houser, Evan Hueftle, Keian Kaiser,...

  • Sidney High School Honor Roll

    Jan 19, 2022

    Straight A, Quarter 2 12th Grade DANIEL JACOB BASHTOVOI, ANABEL KARIN BURMESTER, JONATHAN CARRILLO, MITCHELL JAMES DEER, HANNAH ERNST, JOHN BRUCE FORTNER, WYATT TYLER HECKENLIVELY, TREYSON TUCKER JOHNSTONE,RISHI KRISHNA, ERIKA FAITH MEAKINS, ISABELLA MICHELLE MERLINO-BUTTS, ELENA KARYME NEUFELD-PONCE, LYDIA RUTH PETERS, PAIGE MICHELLE PRITCHARD, JULIA PETRY LESSA DE SIQUEIRA and LACIE JO VACH. 11th Grade GAVIN COLE ALLEN, JESSE ROBERT CORTNEY, GABRIELLE GRACE FORTNER, DESTINY MARIE FRYE, KRISHNARAJ GANESAN, AUSTIN JAMES GLANZ, ASPEN GURR,...

  • Jordan Cook Among Senior Design Students Who Present Projects During Lockheed Martin Visit

    Jan 12, 2022

    Just before finals, Senior Design students in Baylor University’s School of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) were able to present their semester-long projects at the Lockheed Martin headquarters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. These student projects are part of collaborative efforts between Baylor ECS and partners such as Lockheed Martin to efficiently and effectively create solutions to real-world issues. The projects are focused on designing systems and components to extending...

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