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By Forrest Hershberger
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Sidney School District Staff Changes

Sidney High Principal Takes On Potter-Dix Superintendency


February 23, 2022 | View PDF

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 children graduated from Sidney High School in the 10 years he has been on staff.

He will complete the 2022 school year.

The board also received the resignation of Sidney High School English teacher Andy Newman.

Newman said he is resigning at the end of his 2021-2022 contract to pursue other opportunities.

“This was not a decision reach easily, for I have nothing but the highest regard for the administration, staff, faculty and students with whom I have had the pleasure to work these past seven years,” Newman said in his resignation letter.

South Elementary School is losing a Special Education Teacher. Juliah Fort submitted her resignation effective May 20, 2022.

“I am thankful to have spent this school year working with a fantastic principal, SPED director, staff and wonderful students, and I am grateful for the remaining time I have at South Elementary,” she said in he resignation letter.

Sidney Middle School Health and Physical Education teacher Connor Blumanthal also submitted his resignation.

South Elementary School Title 1 teacher Donna Schluckebier also submitted her resignation effective May 20.

“It is time to start my next adventure, which includes an exciting move to the Scottsbluff area and a new last name. While I am excited by the opportunities on the horizon, I will forever be grateful for the eight years I spent working with and learning from the outstanding administrators, caring staff, and top-notch students at Sidney Public Schools.”

The board also recognized Sidney High School Assistant Principal Tess Plummer for her award by Dairy Queen, French Door and Sidney Floral.

The board also reviewed and approved teaching contracts for Jennifer May and Adam Mendenhall, and approved the 2022-2023 superintendent's contract.

Plummer later updated the school board on the Career Pathways program.

The board approved six students leaving the district and one entering the school system.


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