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home : education September 14, 2014

Middle school gets a spruce-up
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brought their rakes, pitchforks, chainsaws, shovels, pickups, wheelbarrows and gloves to Sisters Middle School last Saturday morning to give the school grounds a facelift.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Students enjoy a taste of the festival
Sisters High School (SHS) Auditorium stage came alive with the music of five folk-festival performers, who entertained students during a dual high school/middle school assembly coordinated by Sisters Folk Festival Creative Director Brad Tisdel last Friday.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Schools to host town hall meeting on bond
In preparation for the $14.5 million school-bond levy election November 4, the Sisters School Board arranged a special informational town hall board meeting for September 17 at 5 p.m. in the Sisters Middle School auditorium.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Stars over Sisters
Nearly overhead by nightfall in September, Vulpecula, the celestial fox, can be found directly south of Cygnus the swan. But because there are no bright stars in this constellation, locating it will be no easy feat.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Changes in the air for BBS
Fall is in the air, frost is on the tomatoes, and changes are coming for the 2014-2015 school year at Black Butte School (BBS) in Camp Sherman: New teachers, new books, new students, new ideas to make learning fun while staying on task.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Program builds can-do learning spirit
What a child believes about his or her ability to learn can have a tremendous impact on success in school and in life. Research shows that children who believe that they can "get" something if they work at it and keep trying tend to have more success than kids who think their talents and abilities are "fixed" - that perhaps they just aren't "smart at math," for instance.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
School start calls for safety awareness
School is back in session on Tuesday, September 2, for lower grades and on Wednesday for high-schoolers. That means it's time for drivers to be especially alert.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Fundraiser benefits Circle of Friends
The second annual Key to The Circle Fundraiser was hosted by Duncan Campbell and his wife Cindy in their Tuscan-style home in Sisters last week.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Volunteers measure health of Whychus Creek
Last Saturday, 16 dedicated volunteers met at Creekside Park in Sisters to learn more about the health and welfare of Whychus Creek, which flows through Sisters Country.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
School board getting set for new year
On Wednesday night the Sisters School Board began the 2014-2015 school year by reelecting Don Hedrick as board chair. Andrew Gorayeb was elected as vice chair.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hoodoo donates $50,000 to Sisters schools
The owners and managers of Hoodoo Mountain Resort have provided a major shot in the arm to Sisters schools.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tools for Schools drive kicks off in Sisters
Sisters' Les Schwab Taylor Tire Center is now hosting the "Tools for School" school supplies drive. Community members can drop off school supplies during regular business hours and help students in need begin the school year well-equipped for a successful year.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Members tap King for school board
Sisters businessman Stephen King will serve on the Sisters School Board for the next three years. The board tapped King to fill the remaining years on the term of Kay Grady, who stepped aside due to family medical concerns.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Local mentors provide random act of kindness
A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to assist or cheer up another person or people. And that's exactly what Circle of Friends Executive Director Beth Hanson and a few of her mentors did when they decided to reach out into the community to find someone they could "pay it forward" to.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sisters shines at county fair
Young Sisters stock-raisers did well at this year's Deschutes County Fair.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sisters kids have fun learning science
"Fizz! Boom! Read!" at Sisters Library finished the summer reading and science series for kids 6 to 11 years old last week with "Splashtastic and Waverific!"
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Central Oregon students represent the U.S. in Taiwan
This month local Sisters student Emily Ausman and another Central Oregon student, Donte Smith (who is from the Warm Springs Reservation), travelled to Taipai, Taiwan, to represent the United States at a conference for Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI).
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Schools to seek bond in November
Based on an extensive facilities review report given Wednesday night, the Sisters School Board voted to kick off a $14.5 million school bond campaign for the November 4 election.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
School board to appoint director
The Sisters School Board will appoint one board director to fill the three-year term of Kay Grady on the school board. Grady stepped down due to family obligations last week.

Her term expires June 30, 2017.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
District announces administration changes
Sisters Schools Superintendent Jim Golden announced changes in administration to staff last week.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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