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Black Butte School wins Firebusters activity

Black Butte School students in Camp Sherman enjoyed activities with Buster the Fire Dog and fire service personnel last week as the winner of an event through the Central Oregon Fire... — Updated 12/5/2023 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


High Desert Museum welcomes baby beaver

The High Desert Museum recently welcomed a new animal who happens to be an expert engineer, a keystone ecosystem species, and the largest rodent in North America. A baby beaver, called a... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


Brain science focus of event at The Belfry

How does your brain learn and retain information? As the field of neuroscience continues to uncover the neural mechanisms of memory, can we employ some of these findings to help boost recall? Dr. Mark Pitzer is an award-winning... — Updated 11/21/2023 Full story


American Legion sponsors oratory

The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest is open. Sisters American Legion Post 86 is sponsoring the contest in the Sisters area. The contest is an opportunity for students from Sisters High School (and home- school students) to... — Updated 11/14/2023 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


Student earns Patriot's Pen Award

Sisters VFW Post 8138 presented the Patriot’s Pen Award to student Olivia Newton on November 9. Newton received a letter of recognition, two flag pins for her parents, a Patriot’s Pen medal, and a check for $400 for her essay, “How... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story


Master Gardener program takes applications

Applications for the OSU Master Gardener Program in Central Oregon are now available. The program targets individuals interested in becoming a trained volunteer who wants to learn and share research-based gardening information. Program will... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


Schools to honor veterans

The three Sisters public schools will honor local military veterans at each school in observance of Veterans Day, having the students assembled to say ‘Thank you for your service.” Veterans Day is observed on November 11, marking the... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


Language achievement honored

The word avanza in Spanish means to move forward, progress, or to advance. The Sisters School District celebrated that forward progress at the monthly school board meeting on Wednesday,... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


Sheriff's Office trains young drivers

Five young drivers from Sisters High School ran through a driving course set up by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) personnel in the high school parking lot on Friday, October 27.... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story


Homeschooling in Sisters hard to quantify

Homeschooling is on the rise nationally and in Oregon, and thus one might assume that to be true for Sisters Country children. In fact, the numbers of homeschooled kids within the Sisters... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story


Outdoor School combines learning and fun

"I found an invertebrate!" a sixth-grade girl cried out, bringing her net dipper to the lake-shore at Camp Tamarack, west of Sisters near Suttle Lake. She dropped her find into an ice cube... — Updated 10/24/2023 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


Science Club explores the night sky

Have you ever looked up into the starry night sky and wondered what’s out there — and how it all works? Former Sisters resident Dr. Bob Collins moved to a desert town near the Mexican border five years ago. After a successful career in... — Updated 10/17/2023 Full story


Oktoberfest will benefit SHS class of 2024

The Oktoberfest tradition continues this fall as the parents of the graduating class of 2024 host an evening of festing and fun for those 21 and over on Sunday, October 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sisters High School. According to organizers,... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story


The challenges of moving to Sisters schools

Addie Laird is a senior here at Sisters High School - one of the "new kids" that are coming into Sisters schools as the community grows. Laird moved here her junior year. She claimed to have... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story


Working on fitting in to a new school

As the Sisters community continues to grow, new students are transferring to Sisters School District every year. Joining an entirely new school system can be intimidating. Roselynn Smith is a seventh-grader at Sisters Middle School (SMS).... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story


SMS adjusting Outdoor School

Sisters Middle School (SMS) is modifying its Outdoor School program, which runs October 16-18 at Camp Tamarack west of Sisters. In response to a variety of parent concerns, the school is offe... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

New school is on time and on budget

The new Sisters Elementary School will (SES) open on time, and come in on budget - despite the pressures of inflation. Curt Scholl and the Sisters School District (SSD) team offered a tour... — Updated 9/5/2023 Full story


Environmental program coming to Sisters

A new environmental program for youth, launched in early 2023, is coming to Sisters this fall, thanks to a partnership between Camp Fire Central Oregon and Sisters Middle School. Registration opened on August 6 and spots are still... — Updated 8/29/2023 Full story


Local astronomers to host Starwatch

The Sisters Astronomy Club will host an evening under the stars on Saturday, August 19. Local amateur astronomers will bring their telescopes, eager to share with visitors many showpiece... — Updated 8/15/2023 Full story


Chinese program comes under scrutiny

An international story detailing Chinese funding in American public schools raised eyebrows in the Sisters community last week. The Daily Mail, a British daily tabloid, ran a story on July... — Updated 8/8/2023 Full story

 By Ceili Gatley    Education

Project helps kids reach full potential

The Shadow Project is an organization dedicated to making school more accessible and engaging for children with learning challenges so they can achieve their full potential in school and... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story


Students sample waters of Suttle Lake

This spring, 32 Sisters High School (SHS) chemistry students worked with Steven Peterzen of The ISTAR Group and SHS science teacher Rima Givot to build the OARS program, in which students... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story


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