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home : education : schools March 18, 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
Science fair to focus on outdoors
"Outdoor Science" is the theme for this year's Sisters Science Fair to be held at Sisters High School March 17 from noon until 4 p.m. Community involvement is the key, organizers say.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Helping children cope with traumatic events
As I watched with horror the terrible event that unfolded last week at the school in Florida I wondered what I could say to help parents in Sisters as their children become aware of this terrible tragedy. Events such as these can be terrifying to children, even when they take place far away. In their minds they question, if it happened there could it happen here?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Love on a mission for a Sisters couple
"I will never forget what my kindergarten teacher wrote on my report card. 'Rachel marches to the beat of a different drummer.'"
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Seeking school safety in Sisters
Incidents such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week hit educators, parents and students hard, no matter where they are. The sheer shock and horror that such an event can happen at all is compounded by the realization that it can happen anywhere.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
'Winter Olympics' come to Sisters Middle School
All of the Winter Olympics action isn't in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Students at Sisters Middle School staged their own version last week.

The event opened with a moment of silence to honor the students and coach who died the day before in a school shooting in Florida.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Foundation provides microscopes
In order for a student to go out into the world thinking big, he or she sometimes finds it necessary to take a really good look at the tiny things in life. One of the best methods for doing that is to use a microscope, and last week the Sisters High School students in Rima Givot's science class were at it up to their ears - a few of them even pulling their hair(s) out.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Whispers from the past
The threat of fire was very real in the early days of Sisters, when all the structures were crafted from wood and the city didn't have a professional fire department.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Fireside Stories on tap in Sisters
In the early days of Sisters, during long winter evenings, families gathered beside the fireplace for light and warmth while sharing stories of their day.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Sisters author up for book award
To hear Gary Leiser tell it, he wrote his Oregon Book Award-nominated scholarly tome on prostitution in the eastern Mediterranean world of the Middle Ages "by accident."
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Stars over Sisters
As the year 2018 advances into its second month, celestial treasures await discovery by curious observers. Chief among them is the famous Pleiades star cluster, which is near the meridian at nightfall in February.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Science Fair will focus on the outdoors
Outdoor Science: That's the theme for this year's Sisters Science Fair - and it's an apt topic for considering countless outdoor recreation opportunities in Sisters Country. The Science Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, at Sisters High School from noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Students to go to Belgium for science
Three Sisters High School chemistry students - seniors Ethan Ferwalt, Ashonte Hull, and junior Amy Hills - have been selected, through a competitive process from world-wide applicants, to join a group of students in Brussels, Belgium, to send near-space experiments up in an atmospheric balloon.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
New robotics program for Circle of Friends
Programing, or coding, is taking schools all over the world by storm. And robotics is another field that's able to inspire kids to learn coding.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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