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home : education December 13, 2017

Stars over Sisters
There is a group of extremely motivated high school students here in Sisters who work hard to learn skills that may eventually help lead to new discoveries in space.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
School district bus barn plan on hold
The Sisters School District has decided to "pump the brakes" on construction of the proposed transportation facility slated for the high school parking lot. Contractors who were involved in making bids on the project have been notified that it is not moving forward at this time.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Elephants take center stage
Fifth- and sixth-graders at Sisters Middle School were treated to a program about the elephants of the Namibia Desert of Africa on Monday, November 27.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Scholarship program helps dreams come true
For the past 10 years, Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO) has been helping Sisters graduates realize their post-high-school plans and dreams.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Middle schoolers work to save bats
Susie Werts is at it again. First she was saving the monarch butterflies, and now bats.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Author earns accolades for magnum opus
When Larry Len Peterson sent his 600-page historical study "American Trinity: Jefferson, Custer, And The Spirit Of The West" out into the world, he had no idea what the response would be. It's a challenging book, employing history, science, philosophy and theology in an in-depth exploration of the fraught history of race relations between European-Americans and native peoples.

As it turns out, Peterson's magnum opus has struck a powerful chord.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
'Pachyderm Intrigue' on tap with Science Club
In 1965, Don Miller was on a science trip with naturalist and nature photographer Jim Anderson.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Citizens question new school bus facility
A new transportation facility is slated to replace the aged bus barn housed at Sisters Elementary School. Monies received from a state matching grant to the district will fund the project, utilizing approximately half of the $4 million windfall.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Veteran speaks to Sisters youth
"How many people want to do something bigger than yourself?" Brett Miller asked an assemblage of Sisters Middle School (SMS) students last week. Hands shot up across the SMS cafetorium.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
ASPIRE program helps students plan
Navigating the curvy and bumpy road of planning for life after high school is not something students are expected to do alone. For seniors, looking to "next year" is the first time they don't have a clear picture of the future. Fourth-graders go to fifth grade. Eighth-graders go to high school. But for seniors, the next step may be anything but clear.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Couple gives Steinway piano to school
Doug and Mollie LeFezre, who have been vacationing in Sisters since 1982, donated their second-hand Steinway piano to the Sisters High School choral program.

Mollie LeFezre is a retired music teacher; she taught public-school music for 25 years in both Huntington Beach and Roseburg, where they are from. They currently spend the winters in Arizona.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bus barn to be built at high school
The new school district transportation facility is closer to becoming a reality. The City is currently reviewing the district's site plan application, which was filed last week.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Commentary... Building diversity and inclusion in Sisters
Sisters is a great place to call home. The schools provide art and music, sports, an equestrian team, science and engineering. High school students can even get their pilot's license! What's not to like about that? Opportunity seems to be the theme for our community, regardless of our rural and small population.

But is everyone included?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Restoring Indian Ford Creek
For the past year, young people engaged with the Oregon Youth Challenge Program have been working with the Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District to restore natural conditions in sensitive riparian areas.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Spirits of times past arise at cemetery
Last Friday, October 27, on a perfect late-autumn afternoon, the spirits of early Sisters residents were up and roaming about at Camp Polk Meadow and the Camp Polk Cemetery.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Spanish, mindfulness classes on tap
Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, PhD., is a new resident of Central Oregon.

She is currently living in Bend but loving Sisters as a place to work with people of all ages.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
SCA students hit the track in fundraiser
Sisters Christian Academy students took advantage of a weather window to get outdoors and hit the track in the school's annual walk/jog-a-thon fundraiser.

"Our tuition is purposely kept low so that every student essentially receives a scholarship," explained school Principal Cheryl Peterson. "Fundraising events that build community, partnerships with parents, friendships and fun are a key piece of our lower tuition."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Science Club explores neuroscience
Dr. Larry Sherman is a neuroscientist with a lot on his mind: love and friendship, pleasure and pain, music and multiple sclerosis, genetics and the degenerative diseases of an aging brain. And he's on a mission to help people understand their personal stake in the big questions in scientific research.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Foundation launches giving campaign
The Sisters Schools Foundation has launched its annual giving campaign.

Since 1997, Sisters Schools Foundation (SSF) has supported the Sisters School District through direct donations to teachers and staff from monies raised from Starry Nights concerts, private donations, and partnerships with local community foundations.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kids, bikes, and nature
An environmental biking tour set up for kids in the Metolius/Camp Sherman area is worth going on about. It's specifically run for kids and it's operating in the forest on hiking/biking trails around Camp Sherman with the goal of getting kids into their natural environment and paying attention to what they're seeing.

Can't beat that with a stick.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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