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 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Students launch science balloons

On a sunny spring day in Sisters, Tuesday, May 16, Sisters High School (SHS) chemistry students launched two stratospheric balloons from Sisters Eagle Airport, loaded with students'... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Tatum Cramer    Education

Sisters high school student wins art scholarship

Sisters High School artist Miliani Spencer recently won the Hayden Homes Scholarship. Hayden Homes has donated money to sponsor Sisters High School art students for five years now. This... — Updated 5/23/2023


Local youth earns aviation scholarship

Timber Bionda of Sisters has received a unique full-scholarship opportunity for flight training, thanks to EAA Chapter 1345 of Bend and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program administered by... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Sue Stafford    Education

Multi-grade bird house project promotes learning

The Sisters Elementary School paved playground was a beehive of activity last Friday morning, as four classes of first-graders - about 80 students - worked with their Sisters Middle School... — Updated 5/16/2023


Mary Flande selected to Hall of Fame

Mary Flande, who spent 20 years working for the Sisters School District as a teacher, coach, and athletic director, was inducted into the Oregon Athletic Directors Hall of Fame at the... — Updated 5/16/2023


Outlaws send remote-controlled craft into the skies

When Howard Hughes' giant Spruce Goose took off on November 2, 1947, it stayed in the air for all of 26 seconds. When the Outlaw RC Plane Club at Sisters High School (SHS) sent their model... — Updated 5/16/2023

 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

 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


Middle school hosts STEAM Expo

Sisters Middle School (SMS) was the place to be on Wednesday, April 12 for the annual STEAM Expo, which showcased some of the science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning that is... — Updated 5/5/2023

 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

 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

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Ballots mailed out for school election

The upcoming May election will decide who is filling two open positions on the Sisters School Board. Five candidates are running for the two open positions on the Board. Jeff Smith is running for Position 3 and has been on the School Board... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Smith brings experience to school board race

Jeff Smith is a veteran of serving on the Sisters School Board. He has served since 1999, with a 2-1/2 year hiatus. Smith is running for Position No. 4 in the May 16 election. Smith's... — Updated 4/18/2023


University students spend spring break with Sisters Habitat

Seven students from Gonzaga University out of Spokane, Washington spent their spring break in Sisters volunteering for Sisters Habitat for Humanity. Their visit was part of a nation-wide... — Updated 4/18/2023


Exchange students thriving at SHS

Hamburg, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark contrast markedly from tiny Sisters, Oregon, but for the two 16-year-old exchange students at Sisters High School who hail from these famous European... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Bilderback running for Sisters School Board

Karissa Bilderback is running for one of two open spots on the Sisters School Board that will be on the May election ballot this year. Bilderback graduated from Sisters High School (SHS) in... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Longtime resident seeks school board seat

Jayne Simmons, candidate for Sisters School Board, has been in Sisters for over 27 years. Her sons attended Sisters schools, and now her grandchildren are in the schools. "We have a long... — Updated 4/18/2023


Local students aid India orphanage

Every year, Wellhouse Academy and Wellspring Preschool participate in a 40 Days of Kindness Project. This year, inspired by a program presented by Holy Cow Sisters founder Jared Vogt, and... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Asa Sarver running for school board in Sisters

Asa Sarver is one of the incumbents running for the Sisters School Board in the upcoming May 16 special district election. Sarver seeks Position 4, to continue serving the Sisters School Dist... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Candidates respond to voters' questions

This year’s Sisters School District (SSD) School Board candidates were asked tough and hard-hitting questions during the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County’s Virtual Candidate Forum last Thursday. The virtual forum gathered the... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Tatum Cramer    Education

SHS has gone without a library for more than a decade

Libraries have always served as a quiet, book- filled, welcoming workplace. Knowing this, kids or adults are drawn to the reliability of it being a safe place. According to KAPPEN, a K-12 education-focused magazine, schools that have... — Updated 4/11/2023


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