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home : education May 26, 2016

BBS students get their hands dirty
Black Butte School in Camp Sherman is known for getting students out and about. Over the years, students have traveled to our nation's capitol and around the state on field trips.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sisters witnesses Civil War in Camp Sherman
It's a comfort to walk into a war camp and see familiar faces. Although everyone at last weekend's Civil War reenactment in Camp Sherman was friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the Civil War, greetings from Janna and Jirka Novotny of Sisters made a stranger from another era walking the path between fires, tents and guns more at ease.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
DLT tackles another creek restoration project
Fresh off the resounding success of the Whychus Creek restoration at Camp Polk, the Deschutes Land Trust (DLT) is gearing up for yet another major creek restoration project at their Whychus Canyon Preserve, which is downstream from Camp Polk. Beginning in July, bulldozers and heavy equipment will begin to reshape the canyon floor and streambed of the 930-acre preserve.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SPRD opens new playground
Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) held a grand opening for their community preschool's new playground on Thursday, May 19.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
School district passes $10.7 million bond
Voters in Sisters Country said "yes" to the Sisters School District's $10.7 million bond request in the May 17 election. By dint of several other districts in Oregon failing to pass bonds, it appears that the district is in line to receive an additional $4 million in state matching funds.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
'Yes' votes lead in school bond election
As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, it appeared that the Sisters School District's $10.7 million bond request was on its way to passage, with 52 percent of the vote (2,017) in favor to 48 percent (1,826) opposed.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Kiwanis boosts career training
Sisters Kiwanis recently awarded Sisters resident Janette Jaun a Career Opportunity Fund (COF) scholarship to pay for training as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient for medical testing, transfusions or donations.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Student mental-health issues can be serious
While it may be difficult to glide through school unnoticed here in Sisters, there are real issues facing teens today.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Keeping students mentally healthy
There are a variety of things that affect even the youngest Sisters residents, things that have a direct impact upon their mental and emotional health.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sisters students celebrate poetry
Sisters Elementary School recently celebrated National Poetry Month with a "Poetry-Palooza." Throughout the morning all students from grades kindergarten through fourth grade, including the Sisters Park & Recreation District preschool, moved from classroom to classroom and experienced different interactive workshops all around the theme of poetry.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Students try hands at portraiture
"It's my favorite day of the year," said fourth-grade teacher Clay Warburton, as he observed his class of students painting their abstract portraits all laid out across the floor of the elementary school commons.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Students launch weather balloon
Students in Rima Givot's Chemistry 2 class had the opportunity to work with scientist Steve Peterzen throughout the last two weeks to launch a 600-gram balloon - complete with experiments they designed - and capture live data.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Over 1,000 will experience Civil War history
The word is out to Central Oregon educators that one of the best ways to learn about history is to see it, talk to it and experience it.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Bunkhouse Chronicle - Arming Teachers
(Commentary) The arrest earlier this month of a teacher at Newtown Middle School, in Connecticut - in the same district as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting - for carrying a firearm on school grounds has reignited the debate over arming teachers.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Kindergarten roundup is coming to Sisters
Kindergarten Roundup, an important event for the five-year-olds in Sisters, is set for Thursday, May 5, at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. This is one of those milestones that marks the beginning of a special journey - the journey into the formal education of our youngest citizens. To register, parents need to call 541-549-8981.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Students' new approach to birding
Spring is springing, the local birds are beginning to nest in the Trout Creek Study Area out behind the high school, and our biology teacher Rima Givot has her students out counting noses.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Sisters salutes...
On April 21, Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) awarded one of two Special Service Awards to Leland Bliss, Director of Operations for the Sisters School District. This is a new award that has been created by PACE this year.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Students participate in Arbor Day
Planting trees each Arbor Day is a Sisters tradition. This year, three classes of kindergarteners planted chokecherry trees in front of Sisters Elementary School (SES).
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Science project educates students
Sisters Science Club board member Bunny Thompson has been promoting worm composting for years in all of the Sisters schools by providing worm bins, lectures and hands-on participation with the students in the classrooms.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sisters students win design honors
Sisters students brought home the "Best Design" award - middle-school level - from the Oregon Games Project Challenge (OGPC) last weekend.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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