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  • Sidney High School Honor Rolls

    Apr 11, 2024

    Straight A Honor Roll Quarter 3 12th Grade Sidney Allard Matthew Carlson Vernon Graham Ty Grunig Cole Hanley Tristan Lausen Avery Lawson Karsyn Leeling Kandice Luu Johnathan Meza Preston Olson Madison Packer Danay Peters Jenju Peters Mcguire Rolls Talissa Tanquary Luke Uhlir Grace Weber Alayna Wiegand Shealynn Wittrock 11th Grade Carli Black Jordan Denovellis Rachel Ernst Reid Fiscus Deanna Horst Claire Jordan Zachary Lanouette Robert Stevens Dru Weimer Kayla Westby 10th Grade Shreyash Banoth Isaiah Buettenback Reece Currier Raven Dinorog Alek...

  • Creek Valley Students Among Those Chosen for 2024 Girl's State

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 4, 2024

    Three Creek Valley Junior students will be attending the Nebraska Cornhusker Girl's State on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln June 2-8th. Ava Fraass, Karsyn Burgman and Yreyna Bravo were all selected to represent their school at the all girl's conference this summer in our state capitol. The program was developed by the American Legion Auxiliary as a citizenship training program in the positive processes of self-government and good citizenship as practiced in democratic societies. Gi...

  • Potter Student Places Twice at State

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 4, 2024

    Jaxson Chase, a Potter-Dix High School student, earned a second place finish in not one, but two different categories at the D2 State Speech competition in Kearney March 22nd. Chase snagged second in Entertainment Speaking as well as Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose, the Potter-Dix Speech team placed 8th out of a total of 17 teams....

  • Leyton Kindergarten Learns the Importance of Earth, and the Impact of Trash

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 4, 2024

    The Leyton Kindergarten class taught by Mrs. Kessler focused Friday on the importance of garbage's impact on Earth, specifically in regards to "what" happens after we throw it away. The class was surprised with a special guest speaker who specializes in garbage operations, Kolebe Kessler, a trash collector and truck driver for the county. The informative hour was finished with a garbage truck coloring contest....

  • Leyton Schools Awarded $9,999 Grant to impact the Arts Programs.

    Matthew McLaughlin, Superintendent, Leyton Public Schools|Apr 4, 2024

    Dalton, NE — 03/18/2024— Leyton Public Schools are thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a grant totaling $9,999 for the purpose of impacting the Arts program. The grant has paid for the majority of a new sound system on our stage. New speakers, microphones and sound equipment have all been installed. This exciting development to our school community, promises enhanced experiences for audiences attending various public performances and events. The grant was made possible with the support of the Nebraska Department of Education, Neb...

  • Leyton 5th Graders: Fire Safety

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 4, 2024

    As part of monthly fire prevention studies with local Fireman, Joe Schoolcraft, the Leyton 5th grade class participated in a supervised hands on drill where each student was taught how to properly use a fire extinguisher....

  • Leyton 6th & 7th Graders Paint the Town Students Delve into Historical Study

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Leyton 6th and 7th Graders were tasked to paint Impressionist Pastel Landscapes. Impressionism was developed in France during the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting spontaneously "on the spot" rather than in a studio setting; a typical impressionist subject might consist of a landscape or a scene from everyday life. Students followed the stylings of such recognizable impressionist artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Mary...

  • Leyton Students Qualify for State Science Fair

    Mar 21, 2024

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  • Mousetrap Derby at SHS takes the Cheese

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    The Sidney High School Physics class taught by Mr. Shaw began their week with a mousetrap derby day; the event took place in the school hallways with Senior Isak Doty clinching the win with a run of 109 feet....

  • West Elementary Opens Door to Promoting Kindness

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Sidney's West Elementary has gone the extra mile to promote kindness, a classroom decorating door contest was held by the Student Council in honor of spreading compassion in our community. First place honors were shared between Mr. Weathers and Miss Meier, a true embodiment of the contest....

  • Cargill Awards More Than $3 Million Grant to National FFA Organization

    Mar 21, 2024

    INDIANAPOLIS – Cargill awarded a three-year grant of $3.15 million to the National FFA Organization in support of its commitment to shape future agriculture leaders. The grant supports a variety of National FFA Organization programs and events during the three-year period (from 2023 to 2025), including the organization’s sustainability platform; the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) pathway; and the Living to Serve program. During the National FFA Convention & Expo, the grant supports a booth , the rodeo and travel grants for career dev...

  • Oh, The Places You Will Go: Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss' 120th Birthday

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 14, 2024

    The annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, put on by the Friends of the Library, was held March 7 at the Sidney Public Library. The event, which has been a Sidney Library tradition for over a decade, features a variety of fun creative tactile games and activities and a photo booth inspired by classic Seussical tales, all provided by volunteers of FOTSPL. A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the impact and awareness of our own library, FOTSPL holds events catered specifically towards conne...

  • Alexah Fort of Sidney takes third place in 48-Hour Challenge

    Mar 7, 2024

    LINCOLN -- Alexah Fort of Sidney, a junior majoring in emerging media arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, recently won third place in the Center for Entrepreneurship's 48-Hour Challenge. The event allows student teams of three to six to develop and pitch business ideas for the chance to win cash prizes. Fort helped develop the business BitVoyage, an interest-based travel booking website equipped with artificial intelligence. "The 48-Hour Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to...

  • NDOT Announces the Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program

    Mar 7, 2024

    March 1, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced the Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program, a new scholarship for individuals pursuing two-year technical degrees in critical fields. The Good Life, Great Journey Scholarship Program allows NDOT to invest in future generations of Nebraskans by providing competitive and practical options for long-term career success that also support the state’s transportation system. This scholarship program will provide recipients with the necessary financia...

  • 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 i...

  • 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 wit...

  • 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 for...

  • 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 sai...

  • 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...

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