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Sisters Middle School Honor Roll

Fifth Grade: 4.0 Bilderback, Weston; Crabtree, Zinnia; Davis, Riley; Freeman, Madison; Griffin, Ellis; Hansen, Avery; Hernandez, Payton; Horton, Luella; Miller, Ezekiel; Padilla, Phoenix; Poulos, Brecken; Scott, Louella; Seaney, Reese;... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 

ARTifacts opens up creativity to community

The 25th annual ARTifacts Art Experience will be held in the Sisters High School commons Friday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is designed for all ages, with much to see, hear, and do — all centered around student art. The event is a... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 

SHS Pageant raises funds for families

The SHS Pageant is an annual fundraiser at Sisters High School that’s taken place for well over a dozen years. Although last year was the first time the term “SHS Pageant” was used to describe it, it still raised nearly $10,000 for Siste... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Matt Van Slyke    Education 

Sisters student earns his wings

On a chilly Friday morning earlier this month, an FAA examiner grilled Timber Bionda. Four hours and one flight later, he had earned his pilot's license. Then he had to get ready for school.... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 

ARTifacts Art Experience opens up creativity to community

The 25th annual ARTifacts Art Experience will be held in the Sisters High School commons Friday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is designed for all ages, with much to see, hear, and do... — Updated 4/18/2024

 

Exploring the geological frontier

It doesn't take much scientific knowledge to cast our eyes to the horizon and realize that we live in a geologic region of volcanos. Many of us recall the attention grabbed by South Sister... — Updated 4/16/2024 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

 

Sunshine Club brings brightness to Lodge

Amy Guthrie's Sunshine Club, consisting of 17 Sisters Elementary School fifth-graders, were on hand at The Lodge in Sisters last Wednesday evening as part of their regular holiday visits.... — Updated 3/26/2024 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

 

SHS Pageant supports families

The Sisters High School (SHS) Pageant is a series of fundraisers to raise money for Sisters Family Access Network (FAN). The pageant was previously known as Mr. SHS as a spoof pageant for... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Local 'mama bear' rebuilds Sisters Cub Scouts pack

Sisters Cub Scouts are emerging from hibernation, happy to have their own den again. "I'm so excited to announce that the Sisters Cub Scout Pack 139 is officially back up and running!" said... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Outlaws embrace traditional music at festival

The Outlaw Strings Club made an impression at the four-day Wintergrass Festival in Bellevue, Washington last month. Outlaw Strings is run by Sisters Middle School teacher Melissa Stolasz, but... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Students let off STEAM in creative event

Sister Middle School opened its doors to the community last Thursday, sparking creativity and fun in STEAM Expo 2024. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Exploring how rivers work

At this time of year, we hear a lot about snowpack, its moisture content, and how much water we will have to get through the summer. We drive by Detroit Dam and can't help but check the... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 

Rounding up Sisters kindergartners

Sisters Elementary School (SES) will hold their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration on Friday, April 26, in the school gymnasium. Students will participate in a teacher-led activity while parents are involved in a parent... — Updated 3/19/2024 Full story

 
 By T. Lee Brown    Education

Kids get wild at Suttle Lake during new camp

It's a Friday. Or a Monday. The school district declares a day off. Parents with jobs, caregiving duties, or medical appointments scramble to find a healthy, fun way for their kids to spend... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 

Schools foundation reviews scholarships

It’s scholarship season, and a local school-and-student support system is preparing high school seniors for their next academic steps toward promising professional careers. March signals scholarship application review time for the Sisters S... — Updated 3/5/2024 Full story

 

Making the call to cancel school

Sisters School District #6 canceled school last Thursday and Friday due to weather, the first back to back closures since "snowmageddon" - the crushing snow event in 2016-2017. Even with a br... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 

Science club explores VR and quality of life

Did you ever watch something on a screen and wish you could jump right through it and into the action? With the emergence of virtual reality and social virtual worlds, it is possible - and... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 

Sisters High School Honor Roll

Grade 9 — 4.0 Backus, Juliette; Brang, Mason; Corcoran, Audrey; Crabtree, Althea; Davis, Spencer; Doyle, Keelan; Duda, Abigail; Finnell, Ashlynd; Florian, Victor; Garcia, Tabor; Goe-Alayon, Kainoa; Griffin, Addison; Hamerly, Thomas; H... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

 

An unforgettable lesson

This December my father, sister, and I had the opportunity to travel to Uganda to work with an organization committed to helping people in need in different regions in Uganda. I got to... — Updated 2/13/2024 Full story

 

Taking science education outdoors

Sisters Country becomes a giant outdoor classroom when Sisters Middle School students venture in the ECoS program. The program is taught by Michael Geisen and Rob Jensen. ECoS started in 2014... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 

ASPIRE welcomes new coordinator, seeks mentors

One of the goals at Sisters High School is to have each and every graduate have a plan for what they will be doing after graduation. Students can turn to parents, school counselors and... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 

COCC Foundation offer up record funds for 2024-25

The Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Foundation is awarding $2 million in scholarships for the coming 2024-25 academic year — an all-time high for the college’s scholarship fund. The application window, one of two cycles taking place... — Updated 2/6/2024 Full story

 

C4C to bring back banners

After a one year hiatus, local nonprofit Citizens4Community (C4C) is partnering with community volunteers to bring back the Sisters Banner Project to honor local graduating high school... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 

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