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home : education September 26, 2017


Birds on the move across Sisters
"There's three birds over the butte on the east side, just under those puffy clouds," Chuck Gates said, looking through his binoculars.

"Got 'em," Peter Low responded, getting his scope up to his eye. "Looks like turkey vultures."

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Celebrating Journey's Flight
Who would think an insect that weighs less than a paperclip could bring so many people together for such a heart-warming time? One family drove all the way from near Yakima, Washington, to attend a butterfly party in the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center last week.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sisters Science Club blasts off with NASA
Gabe Gabrielle is a believer - in the magic of believing in yourself.

The former director of engineering for the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command, Gabrielle is currently assigned to NASA's Speakers Bureau. Using NASA's space program as his vehicle, Gabrielle's motivational message "To Infinity and Beyond" will launch the Frontiers in Science lecture series on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at The Belfry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
'Journey's Flight' was educational
Sisters Middle School students can be proud of what they have accomplished: raising and releasing a record-setting Western monarch butterfly, creating a monarch waystation to help the dwindling monarch population - and now a published book.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Inductees welcomed to Hall of Fame
Guests at the third annual Sisters High School Hall of Fame banquet heard first-hand tales of early Outlaws history as well as reflections of more recent times as nine individuals, teams, and organizations were honored for contributions to the spirit and culture of Sisters.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Commentary... Empowering students helps them to learn
As the school year gets underway in Sisters, parents are eager to help their students have the best possible experience. How that plays out through the year greatly depends on what takes place in the opening weeks of the school year.

One of the most important aspects of learning is for students to feel empowered and important. I'd like to suggest some strategies for parents that will help develop these perceptions.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SPRD offers range of classes for all ages this fall
Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) will be offering new classes this fall, and bring back old favorites.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters GRO receives matching grant
The Roundhouse Foundation has provided to Sisters GRO a $6,000 matching grant to support the ASPIRE program at Sisters High School.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters graduate is 'best warrior'
Sgt. Dane Moorehead, 2008 graduate of Sisters High School, was named the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year in the 2017 Oregon Best Warrior Competition held August 24-26, at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon.

Moorehead was one of 15 Oregon National Guard soldiers who competed for the elite titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year in a grueling competition that tested their mental and physical resolve.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters woman made epic voyages through Northwest Passage
Paula von Weller had spent multiple seasons in the Artic since 2006 when she was presented with an opportunity that explorers have dreamed of since the discovery of the New World.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Stars over Sisters
The magnificence of last month's total solar eclipse will likely stay with, perhaps for a lifetime, the many thousands of Central Oregon residents who witnessed it.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
SPRD classes touch the nature of art
If you've looked at watercolors, oil, or just plain black-and-white art and said to yourself, "I wish I - and my kids - could do that..." give Sisters Park & Recreation District a call and connect with Jodi Schneider McNamee; she can get you started.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Event celebrates 'Journey's Flight'
"Journey's Flight," a book about the record-setting migration of one of our tagged monarch butterflies, is now released and there will be a public celebration on Saturday, September 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce building on Main Avenue.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
School delayed by fire's impacts
Disrupted by the Milli Fire, Sisters schools have delayed the start of the academic year.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Work continues on school bond projects
Teachers are back in their classrooms, and soon students will be, too. At Sisters High School and Sisters Elementary School, they'll be walking into revamped facilities, thanks to several bond-financed projects. And some projects will still be underway.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Of a certain age...
Ten days of traveling across Idaho and Wyoming, and back again, brought to life the 1852 migration of my ancestors from Illinois across the American Plains and mountains to the Oregon Territory, land of promise.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Life in the night
If you go to your children's or grandchildren's house for a visit and just use your camera to record the activities of family, please enlarge the "family."

We share our magnificent old world with so much other life, and with the current photographic tools we have at our fingertips today, it seems to me we're missing a wonderful opportunity if we don't take a moment and record as much of other family life as we can.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sisters craftsmen build solar system masterpieces
For the past seven months Ed Beacham and his long-time friend Gary Lovegren have been steadily working on a project to commemorate the upcoming solar eclipse. Beacham, using his skills as a master clockmaker, worked alongside his friend of over 35 years as the two developed their own orreries.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Of a certain age...
The speed limit on freeways in Wyoming is 80 mph, even for large semis. The roads run straight for miles up and down over rolling hills. There's very little traffic. We've only encountered one traffic jam on the entire trip and that was at rush hour in Boise due to two accidents.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Livestock club in top form at fair
With its unique sights, sounds and smells who can resist the annual Deschutes County Fair? For many, just talking about the fair can conjure up memories that instantly take us back to our childhood.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017















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