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 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 2/27/2024 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... — 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... — 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

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Astronomy Club offers learning outside the classroom

Contributing to community knowledge and learning outside the classroom is a priority in Sisters School District. The Sisters High School Astronomy Club plays a big part in this culture.... — Updated 2/21/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Skaters build community

Finding community and friendship in work is a difficult feat, but the Sisters Skate Alliance managed to embed that outcome within the skatepark expansion project in their hometown of... — Updated 2/7/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Sisters musicians played at major gathering

Seven Sisters musicians worked with their accomplished peers from across the region in a district meet earlier this month. For 20 years Central Oregon Music Education Association (COMEA) has... — Updated 1/17/2023 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Jazz Choir offers Holiday Showcase

As the holiday season approaches, so does the Sisters School District Holiday Showcase. The performance will be hosted by the Sisters High School Jazz Choir and is set for this Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at Sisters High School... — Updated 12/6/2022 Full story

 
 By Olivia Nieto    News

Sisters dancers take stage

Sisters Dance Academy’s 12th annual holiday performance, the Winter Wonderland Ball, is set for Saturday, December 10, at Sisters High School. Owner of the Academy, Lonnie Liddell, said,... — Updated 12/6/2022 Full story

 

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