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home : education December 17, 2014

Robotics teams wins at Central Oregon League Championship
Sisters Robotics teams made an outstanding showing at Sunday's Central Oregon League Championship. Both of the Sisters-based teams advanced to the FTC Super Qualifier to be held in February at the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Schools welcome new Chinese teacher
Helen He, a Chinese language teacher from Chongqing in southeast China was introduced to the school board and welcomed to the community at Wednesday night's school board meeting.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Durham stepping down from school board
Justin Durham resigned his position on the Sisters School Board at Wednesday night's meeting.

His resignation from Position No. 2 is effective December 31.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Health teachers explain curriculum at meeting
In the wake of recent parental concern over an adolescent sexuality conference in Seaside, Wednesday night's school board meeting promised to offer a lively exchange regarding sex education curriculum.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Scholarship established in honor of Lauren Berray
A scholarship for Sisters High School students is being established in the name of Lauren Berray, a young mother who was killed in a tragic solo skateboarding accident at Black Butte Ranch last summer.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Students paint Christmas cheer
Students from the third- and fourth-grade classrooms at Sisters Elementary School painted the town this past week with hopes of spreading Christmas cheer.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
SCHOOL CLOSED for Thursday, December 4, 2014.
Sisters School District will be closed due to slick roads caused by last night's freezing rain.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Sisters yoga school is a rare flower
Kari Sims Anthon, of Life.Love.Yoga. studio, has created the first-ever Registered Yoga School (RYS) for yoga teacher training in Sisters Country.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Parents express concern over sexuality conference
Some Sisters parents expressed concern last week about Sisters School District's purported plans to attend a controversial conference in Seaside next April on adolescent sexuality.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Rima Givot pursues deeper learning in science
Rima Givot, Sisters High School science and Spanish teacher, doesn't let any grass grow under her feet - either at school, at home in Oregon, or in Costa Rica.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Flight instructor helps aviation program soar
Flight instructor John Creason looked pleased as he watched the Cessna 172 receive its new Outlaw Aviation tail art.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Schools closed Friday
All Sisters schools are closed Friday, for the second day in a row, due to the effects of a major early snowstorm. Road conditions in the Sisters Country are extremely poor due to snow and freezing rain. Drivers should avoid travel and use extreme caution when venturing onto the road.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Sisters schools closed Thursday
An early winter storm has caused the closure of all three Sisters schools on Thursday, according to district officials.

A mix of snow and freezing rain is predicted through Thursday night and into Friday. Accumulation of four to eight inches is possible.

Drivers are advised to limit travel and exercise caution on the roads.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
School board rejects lawsuit waiver request
In a 5-0 vote Wednesday, the school board voted to deny local resident Mike Morgan's request to waive the Oregon State Supreme Court judgment that he should reimburse the district for the $500 supreme court filing fee in the case of Morgan vs. Sisters School District.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sisters kids learn life skills
On Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., a school bus drops off a group of eager students from Sisters High School Special Education teacher Josh Nordell's life skills class at the Community Garden next to Sisters Eagle Airport, to learn about planting and caring for flowers, vegetables and trees.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Fire district donates ambulance
The Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD has handed over the keys to a reserve ambulance to the Sisters School District for use in the high school's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Science program.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Voters say no to school bond
Voters firmly rejected the Sisters School District's request for $14.5 million in bond funding for facilities repair and maintenance and technology purchases. The measure went down in the November 4 election by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Feeling the spirt of Whychus Creek
Last week, 60 IEE juniors from Sisters took to the banks of Whychus Creek for a day of restoring the riparian area in Creekside Park.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sage grouse talk coming to Sisters
Angela Sitz loves her work. For about four years now, she's been collecting data from state and federal agencies, college wildlife students' research, and private land-owners - particularly ranchers - on what they are seeing in the world of the sage grouse.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Crystal Peaks Lower Ranch begins to blossom
A little more than a year ago Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch (CPYR) was the recipient of an extraordinary gift. After 18 years of running their program for rescuing at-risk horses and challenged kids from the confines of their nine-acre "cinder pit," a casual visitor purchased the 50-acre working ranch across Innes Market Road from CPYR and donated the ranch to the program.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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