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 By Olivia Nieto    Education 

Students launch science experiments

Sisters High School Chemistry class sent their work aloft in the annual weather balloon launch at the Sisters Eagle Airport, led by teacher Rima Givot on Wednesday, May 15. The launch focuses... — Updated 5/21/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education 

Students benefit from community generosity

Sisters has been marked as a historically generous community, and its citizens live up to that reputation. More than 53 Sisters businesses, foundations, and inhabitants are donors for Sisters GRO (Graduate Resource Organization) applicants,... — Updated 5/21/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Pops Concert will support Sisters music

The town of Sisters has often been described as “artsy and vibrant.” From the Sisters Quilt Show, to SFF Presents, to Sisters Arts Association events, the activities held in this small town embody these descriptions. The Sisters School Dis... — Updated 5/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Sisters High School Pageant supports FAN

The SHS Pageant has been a tradition at Sisters High School (SHS) for over a dozen years. On Sunday, April 28, members of SHS continued this tradition as they performed "Outlaws On Broadway"... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Jazz Choir sings on Oregon Coast

If there's something outside of singing that the Sisters High School Jazz Choir is adamant about, it's bonding and creating lasting memories. Over the years the jazz choir has been known to... — Updated 4/30/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Scholarships support experiences

Making the decision to explore a new interest can be simultaneously exciting and vulnerable. Financial requirements can hold some back from doing what they love. Sisters GRO, in partnership with the Roundhouse Foundation, provides... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Sisters students explore asteroids

Citizen scientists are exploring a body of asteroids called the Trojan to research remnants of the early solar system through NASA's Project Lucy. Launched in 2021, the Lucy Spacecraft has... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Foundation brings rural voices to Washington

The term "art" is a word used to encompass a wide range of activities, but can often fail to convey the power it has on people's lives. On January 30 the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    A & E

Developing young jazz talent in Sisters

Many people around the world share a love for jazz, but seldom do they have the chance to learn and play with professionals in public settings. Robert Sposato, an avid jazz enthusiast, organizes events to expose young musicians around... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Sisters students plan trip to Europe

Travel is a luxury that not all can afford. Education Tours is an organization that aids in the funding and organization of student travel programs worldwide. At Sisters High School, these... — Updated 1/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

SHS unveils new media center

Sisters High School (SHS) has always been known for its creative and hands-on classes. As the world quickly advances in technology, the high school is following in stride. Just a few weeks... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Students grow through creating poetry

Writing is a device that can help convey ideas that couldn’t otherwise be spoken out loud. At Sisters High School (SHS), the Poetry Club is a community that strives toward this goal of growing an inner artist and learning from those a... — Updated 11/28/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Musical capped months of work for students

Sisters High School (SHS) students brought months of preparation to the stage for four performances of a musical earlier this month. The SHS auditorium was filled with audience members, the overhead lights were dimmed, and voices were... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

SHS students take on library need

The Sisters High School (SHS) has been without a functioning library for over 10 years, making it the only facility in the Sisters School District without this resource. While elementary and... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    A & E

SFF artists shared music at SHS

Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) was a weekend full of extraordinary music, entertainment, and community joy. The Festival didn't only span the weekend; the artists also performed elsewhere... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    A & E

Sisters High School to present musical

For 16 years, Sisters High School has held the tradition of performing musicals to share with the community. Every other year, Director Rick Johnson chooses a specific script to perform. A lot of thought goes into this decision. Johnson has... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Opinion

Jazz jams bring music community together

In the creatively inclined town of Sisters, music can usually be found just around the corner. From hosting musical venues throughout the area, to being the origin of the Sisters Folk Festiva... — Updated 8/22/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    A & E

Quilters support SMS music program

For 48 years the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has been a source of creative and communal fun in the Sisters area. In addition to showcasing stunning works of art, the quilt show also aids in... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Scholarships aid Sisters grads

As the school year comes to an end, so does time for the graduating seniors of 2023 to attend Sisters High School. After going through COVID-19, distance learning, and hybrid classes, these... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    A & E

SHS Jazz Band takes second at State

Sisters musicians shone in the spotlight on a beautiful Friday at Mt. Hood Community College, where the OMEA (Oregon Music Education Association) held its annual State Jazz Championship.... — Updated 6/6/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Musicians represent community at State

For the first time in 13 years, the Sisters High School Wind Ensemble qualified to attend the OSAA (Oregon State Activities Association) annual state competition for bands. The group left on May 10 with 20 musicians, and first-year band dire... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Pageant raises funds for Sisters FAN

Sisters High School students embrace any chance they have to bring the community together - and they did just that in their annual spring pageant last weekend. "It originally started as a... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Student art in action in ARTifacts

Educators know that visual arts are highly beneficial to students of all ages. Sisters School District honors this by offering a variety of artistic programs - including the 24th annual... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    Education

Sisters wind ensemble headed to State

Sister High School’s Wind Ensemble is made up of some extremely hardworking musicians. Their determination shines through in their qualification to compete at Oregon State University for the OSAA State Championship. This is the first time th... — Updated 5/2/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Band builds community through jazz music

The Sisters High School Jazz Band focuses on making community connections as well as musical ones, and the festival they attended last month embodied that ethic. The band visited West Salem... — Updated 2/28/2023 Full story

 

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