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home : education April 24, 2018


Athletes aid monthly food program
A delivery truck emblazoned with the NeighborImpact logo comes to Sisters once a month loaded with food for those in need. Westside Church in Sisters relies on volunteers to help maintain this effort monthly during the year as the distribution center for Sisters.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Stove engineering improves health
More than half the world's population - three billion people - cook their meals over open fires on makeshift stoves that smolder all day. The result? Debilitating lung diseases, disfiguring and disabling burns, time and energy lost to the constant demands of wood-gathering, and a billion tons of greenhouse gases released into the Earth's atmosphere every year.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Students to show Taekwondo skills
Sherri Hermens could barely contain her glee. Her students have been invited to attend the Northwest Taekwondo Championships at Mt. Hood Community College on April 28. For Hermens, who is a paraprofessional in the life skills program at Sisters High School, this trip is the culmination of three years of committed effort to get her students to the point where they are ready to show-off their "chops" in front of other high school taekwondo practitioners from all over the Northwest.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Watch out for the wolverine!
A wonderful mystery has popped up in Sisters High School science teacher Glen Herron's classroom lab: a beautiful specimen of a mounted wolverine. No one seems to know where it came from.

I thought it was Sisters Town Marshall Fred Painter's animal, trapped in 1969.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Women can learn about fire service in Sisters
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District is hosting a fast-paced, one-day glimpse inside the exciting world of emergency services.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Former Sisters Schools head investigated in Albany
Former Sisters Schools Superintendent Jim Golden is under investigation in his current position as superintendent of Greater Albany Public Schools.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Locals take part in March for Our Lives
People of all ages - including some from Sisters - joined a March for Our Lives rally in downtown Bend Saturday, March 24 in an event organized largely by Central Oregon teenagers.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
School district needs bus drivers
One of the key components of public education is transportation. Somebody has to get the kids to and from school and to and from the multitude of sporting and cultural events and field trips that make up the school week in Sisters.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Leadership changes coming to Sisters schools
New leadership will be in place next year at Sisters Middle School and Sisters Elementary School.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Exploring gravitational waves
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration made two historic announcements in February 2016.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters students walk out for change
Since Sandy Hook, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down by an adult using an AR-15-style rifle, 7,000 more young people have been killed by gunfire.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters salutes...
The Sisters High School Concert Choir exceeded all expectations at the Central Oregon District Choir Festival last Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sisters Science Fair educates kids of all ages
The air vibrated with electricity in the Sisters High School commons as students from all three Sisters public schools shared their creative abilities and knowledge in the seventh annual Sisters Science Fair. Hundreds of folks got involved through hands-on challenges with science experiments, activities and demonstrations from constructing rockets and the magic of slime, to learning about aeroponics in Sisters High School greenhouse.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Young readers battle in regional contest at Sisters Middle School
Sisters Middle School was a bastion of competitive energy last weekend as young readers ranging from grades 3-12 flexed their literary muscles in the annual Battle of the Books regional competition.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Flight Science student earns wings
Tyler Head, a graduate of the Sisters High School Flight Science program, earned his FAA Private Pilot Certificate last week.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Christian academy faces financial crisis
Sisters Christian Academy is facing a serious financial crisis due to low enrollment. While the school will definitely complete this school year, long-time board member Peter Storton told The Nugget that the school is coming to "a time of decision" as to whether it will be able to continue into the future.

The private school is seeking community support to carry on.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Farming at Sisters High School
One of the benefits of having a state-of-the-art community-built greenhouse so handy at Sisters High School is the doors of opportunity it opens for students. Recently, with the help of Audrey Tehan of the Seed to Table project, 14 students from Glen Herron's biology class got into farming in a big way.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Local girl wins contest
Central Oregon Eagle Watch declared 12-year-old Emily Bourdage, a sixth-grade student at Black Butte School in Camp Sherman, first-place winner in her age group for an original watercolor of a peregrine falcon.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
BLM manager to tell story of public lands
The Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) announced that Jeff Kitchens, Deschutes field office manager for the Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District, will be the speaker for the March installment of the Bjarne Holm Speaker Series.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Whispers from the past
Sisters' designation as a gateway between the high desert and the Cascade mountains stems from its earliest beginnings. Two wagon roads that crossed the Cascades in the 1870s intersected where the town of Sisters would eventually grow up.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
















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