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Sidney Public Schools is proud to announce we are participating in the Safe2Help reporting system. This is an anonymous reporting system run by the Boys town crisis hotline staff. Safe2Help gives students, staff, and community members a direct way to make reports and keep our school safe

Dear Stakeholders,


We want to update you on priorities and professional development at Sidney Public Schools.  Most of our professional development takes place on Friday afternoons after students dismiss.  We determine our priorities for continuous improvement during the spring or early summer from the year before.  These priorities are based around several things but student learning and student safety are always at the forefront of our decision making.

(Full article linked above)



At Sidney Public Schools our mission is to “Develop Confident and Powerful Learners”.  We want students to leave Sidney Public Schools with the confidence necessary to succeed at whatever they choose.  We want them to be great learners that take on new challenges in the adult world.    

Our primary focus is and always will be teaching and learning.  Our teachers provide solid grade level and content instruction everyday.  We will foster confidence so students and teachers believe they can teach and learn anything! We will foster a strong, positive culture based on hard work and positive relationships.  


The education experience extends beyond the classroom.  We encourage students to participate in our highly successful extra-curricular programs.  The confidence gained through being a part of teams and clubs is well known.  We want our students to make confident decisions based on doing the next right thing and be part of a culture that is encouraging of others around them.   


We are proud of our school district and our community.  We want to be great partners with all stakeholders in Sidney.  We know that to raise a child it takes a village.  Our village is the city of Sidney.  The long standing pride and dedication of the people in Sidney is what makes up “The Raider Way.” 


It's school picture time! We start our school photos this week at Sidney Middle School.

Thank you to Rylee for volunteering to pose with our portrait background. This background will be used for all school portraits. This photo was taken by one of our RaiderMade student photographers and they are excited to start taking student photos. Here is the schedule for school photos:

Sidney Middle School - Wednesday, August 30th
Sidney High School - Wednesday, September 6th
West Elementary - Wednesday, September 13th
North Elementary - Wednesday, September 20th
South Elementary - Wednesday, September 27th
Central Elementary - Wednesday, October 4th

There are a few new things to let you know about photographs this year:

All orders must be placed online. We will NOT be accepting cash/check payments or orders that have not been placed online. You do not need to place an order before your student has their photograph taken but all orders must be placed before 10/8/2023. All students are photographed at every building.

We will not be doing retakes at each school. If your son/daughter needs a retake, appointments will be made to come by the studio located at Sidney Middle School one day after school starting in mid October.

We have added a digital only package this year for $5. This is for those parents who just want their child's digital image to print your own photos or for use on social media. Our standard package is still a great deal at $20 and includes the digital image, 1 8x10, 2 5x7, and 10 wallets.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Donna Wiedeburg at 308-254-5855 x 307 or via Email at

Thank you for supporting RaiderMade Photography!
(Order by clicking on Rylee's photo)


Sidney Public Schools - District Description


The Sidney Public School District has six attendance centers that educate approximately 1250 students in grades Pre-K-12. In addition to providing a solid foundation in the core subjects, the District also offers before/after/summer school enrichment programs for students in grades K-6, dual credit secondary course offerings, and a wide variety of extra-curricular programs. We are continuing to build a strong 7-12 Career Pathways program that allows student job shadowing and internship opportunities. Student performance has been strong as evidenced by above average ACT and state assessment scores. The District employs an excellent staff of approximately 105 teachers, 11 administrators and 42 paraprofessionals who work with students on a daily basis. 


If you are new to Sidney and need to register your child(ren), please use our online registration. 


If you are interested in joining our Sidney Public School staff, check our Employment Opportunities page to see what jobs we have open.


Need more information on how to get involved at Sidney Public Schools?  Visit our Activities Page for more information.  
#beinvolved #RaiderPride


Sidney Public School District is excited to announce the upcoming implementation of a 1:1 Chromebook program for the 2018-2019 school year

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Visit our district snapshot on the Nebraska Department of Education website by clicking on the graphic above

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Sidney Public Schools is required to inform patrons, parents, and employees of results of 6 month Reassessment Inspections of asbestos within school buildings. Current conditions show no change as last reported. 

Allen Adams Asbestos Program Manager 308-254-5855

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