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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

 

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

 

Roberts takes helm at Sisters GRO

With the local scholarship season about to open for the class of 2024, the Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (GRO), which manages the program, has announced a new executive director,... — Updated 1/19/2024 Full story

 

Sisters Middle School Honor Roll

Fifth Grade 4.0 Bilderback, Weston; Crabtree, Zinnia; Davis, Riley; Durham, Noelle; Eigner, Caleb; Freeman, Madison; Miller, Ezekiel; Padilla, Phoenix; Planty, Bodhi; Rea, Wilson; Seaney, Reese; Velikonia, Evangeline; Waitley, Damon. 3.5 and... — Updated 1/16/2024 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

 

School seeks budget committee members

The Sisters School District will be appointing three community members to fill vacancies on the Budget Committee. The people appointed will serve on the committee for three budget terms: 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026. The term will... — Updated 1/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Education

Residents can learn about creek

Whychus Creek runs 41 miles down off the Cascade glaciers, right through Sisters, and joins up with the Deschutes River as it flows to the Columbia. Over the past two decades, the creek has... — Updated 1/9/2024 Full story

 

Lego robotics team off to state

Since early September, the Broken Top Builders Lego robotics team has been working every week with their innovation project, programming their robot, building challenges, and more - all in pr... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 

Education Service District superintendent to retire

High Desert Education Service District (ESD) Superintendent Paul Andrews announced that he will retire at the end of June 2024. Andrews has been with the region's Education Service District... — Updated 12/19/2023 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

 

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 a... — 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

 

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 Are Y... — Updated 11/14/2023 Full story

 

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