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home : education February 19, 2017


Fifth-grader wins middle school Geobee
Fifth-grade student Teague Wessel is the Sisters Middle School Geographic Bee Champion. He recently tested for the regional championship. If Wessel is in the top 100 students in the region he will attend the State event held in Salem.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Seeking candidates for school boards
Sisters School District will have three board positions up for election on the May 16 ballot. If Sisters conforms to statewide trends, most or all of the positions will be uncontested.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Kids get hands-on science experience
Close to 175 students and parents at Sisters Elementary School enjoyed the first ever S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night last Friday, February 10.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
SHS student receives yearbook scholarship
Sisters High School student Laura Waltosz received a $150 scholarship from Outlaws Photography for designing and painting this year's SHS yearbook cover.

The yearbook staff approached Waltosz, a senior art student, early in the year to design a cover for the yearbook that captures SHS and the beauty that surrounds us.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
School enrollment climbs upward
The latest enrollment figures show Sisters School District continuing to add students - although not yet reaching the projected level for this time of the school year.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
School snow-day makeup announced
Sisters School District officials have devised a way to make up for snow closure days without affecting the two-week spring break vacation or extending the school year in June.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Robotics team conquers tourney
The Sisters Outlaw Robotics Team 8023 took home top honors from the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament, held at Summit High School in Bend on January 21.


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Chinese New Year is on the way!
Imagine tomorrow is the Chinese New Year, Spring Festival (Chūn jié 春节), 27th of this month! This year is the year of the Rooster (jī nián 鸡年). If you were born in the year 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, then you are a Rooster. Very interesting.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Circle of Friends mentors unlock stories
"I believe all children have stories to tell and all children need an adult to listen," said Circle of Friends mentor and board member, Jan Martin.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Schools seek to mitigate snow closures
Sisters School District officials are trying to make up class time lost to snow closures this winter without reducing spring break period or extending the school year in June.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Youth give back to community
Service to the community is a theme of Martin Luther King Day observances, and two local mentorship programs hit the ideal of giving back from a variety of angles on Monday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Mentors help students find their path
Started at Sisters High School (SHS) about 11 years ago, ASPIRE is the State of Oregon's mentoring program that matches adult volunteer mentors with students to help them meet their education and training goals beyond high school. It is for all juniors and seniors, not only those who are college-bound.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Explore 'constructive confrontation'
Citizens4Community is offering their first quarterly forum of 2017 on Wednesday, January 25, at the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall, 301 S. Elm St.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Heart of Oregon mentors find satisfaction in giving back
An educator for 45 years, Greg Pozovich feels right at home mentoring teens who are part of the Heart of Oregon YouthBuild program.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Robotics team headed to state
Sisters Coder Cows robotics team is headed to the state competition next weekend, January 14-15, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Schools wrestle with snow-closure decision
Few people pay more attention to winter weather forecasts than Sisters School District administrators, who must balance the need for student safety with the state of Oregon's requirement for classroom days each year.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Mentors have a big impact in community
Mentoring organizations, city councils, and civic organizations across Central Oregon are partnering through Better Together to celebrate National Mentoring Month with a regional campaign to recruit caring adults to volunteer as youth mentors. During the month of January, The Nugget will feature some organizations in Sisters and their volunteer mentors.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Stars over Sisters
As the snow piles up and the New Year begins, January brings beautiful night skies to Central Oregon.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Sisters schools had a busy 2016
It was a busy year for Sisters School District in 2016, highlighted by voter passage of a bond measure to upgrade every school. That work began in the fall and is continuing.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Circle of Friends kids give back
Eight excited kids, mentored by Circle of Friends volunteers, exemplified the meaning of the season by hunting for holiday gifts for their families on Monday. With gift certificates for Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store donated by ZoselHarper Realtors, the kids were ready to shop. The kids collected items for grandparents, parents, and siblings and even the family pet.
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