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home : education May 22, 2015

Dutch teacher enjoys stay at Sisters
Aspiring teacher Kevin Ferwerda of Dronton, The Netherlands, has spent the past few weeks getting an inside view of the education system of the United States - at Sisters Middle School.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SHS students present at summit
Students from Sisters IEE program (Interdisciplinary Environmental Education) and Rima Givot's high school biology class presented at the Deschutes Watershed Summit at Eagle Crest Resort on Tuesday, May 12.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Students teach and learn at outdoor school
"Transferring knowledge from the classroom to the real world is sometimes difficult for a 'tweenager' to process," says Sisters Middle School (SMS) teacher Becky Aylor.

Enter outdoor school.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SHS students get close to nature
"I have witnessed many students who struggle with depression and low self-esteem develop a more confident and optimistic voice while spending time writing poetry and/or songs out in nature.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Board to interview school chief candidates
Thirteen candidates for the Sisters schools superintendent emerged from a marathon application review session last week.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
BBS hires new head teacher
Black Butte School has announced the hiring of Delaney Sharp to serve as the school's head teacher. Sharp will replace retiring head teacher, Carol Dixon.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
School counselor pilots wilderness program
Sisters Outdoor Leadership Experience (S.O.L.E.) is a pilot wilderness program at Sisters Middle School (SMS) being developed by Brook Jackson, mental-health counselor at the school.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Superintendent search draws flood of applicants
Thirty-five community members, teachers, and administrators on the Sisters schools superintendent search committee spent a very long weekend meticulously combing through 42 applications for the post that opened when current superintendent Jim Golden took the superintendent's position in the Greater Albany School District.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Citizen committee approves school budget
For the first time in several years, the Sisters School District will not be laying off teachers or cutting other personnel to make up a budget shortfall.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Students play with the pros
Sisters Middle School Symphonic Band students recently traveled to Eugene to expand their musical horizons and have a little fun.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
BBS students "pay it forward'
When Black Butte School teacher Stephanie Blakelock was informed that her classroom had won $100 from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District for participating in the FireBusters program fire safety month last October, she was told she could use the funds in her classroom in any way she wished.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Three vie for school board position
Three candidates are in the running for Position 4 on the Sisters School Board.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Kids get their hands dirty on the farm
Sisters students know something that too many Americans in the 21st century have forgotten: Food doesn't just magically appear in the grocery store.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Lecture targets forest management practices
Dealing with fire in the forest is a hot topic in Sisters.

On Tuesday evening at The Belfry, Sisters Science Club hosted the last Frontiers in Science lecture series of the year: "Sustainable Forest Management Practices, or...Why is there Smoke in My Blue Sky?"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Saving Lake Abert was focus of BBR symposium
Professor Frank Conte, retired OSU limnology professor (emeritus) living in Camp Sherman, has a long love affair with Oregon's only salt lake, Lake Abert, located in Lake County.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Students learn to identify birds
On Wednesday, April 22, Rima Givot and her Biology B class headed out to Indian Ford and Camp Polk meadows to examine some birds.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sisters to look into deep space
Rima Givot, Ron Thorkildson, and Thomas Jefferies, all from Sisters, attended a recent RECON (Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network) workshop in Pasco, Washington, to learn how to see objects in the Pluto region of the heavens.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Pianos enhance Sisters' chorale music program
The Sisters School District's choral music program is rich in the sound of quality piano music.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Drought conditions affect Oregon lakes
Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency in five counties - Crook, Harney and Klamath Counties, Lake, and Malheur - and others may not be far behind. The five are the driest in a state that's facing record dry conditions, having experienced the warmest winter since 1895, low snowpack, and lack of rain.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Jazz Choir travels to Newport
The Sisters High School jazz choir regularly share their talents with the residents of Sisters, but once a year they travel out of town for their annual trip to share their music with a new audience.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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