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home : education : schools June 28, 2016


ASPIRE helps Sisters High School students find their path
A new crop of Sisters High School graduates has set off into the future. And they've had some help determining what their path into that future might be.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Creating a butterfly waystation
Sisters Middle School students in Susie Werts' fifth-grade reading class created a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at school as a part of their "connection infection" reading integration program this spring.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Foundation grants $23,500 to classrooms
The Sisters Schools Foundation awarded over $23,500 in grants to teachers and projects at all three Sisters schools this spring.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Operations manager is moving on
June 30 will mark the end of Leland Bliss' time with the Sisters School District. After serving as the director of operations in Sisters for the last 10 years Bliss will be moving on to Crook County School District.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Shannon Fouts earns scholar-athlete honors
Sisters High School Alum Shannon Fouts (Class of 2013) was presented with the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for the 2015-2016 school year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Volunteers make school libraries vibrant
They say that volunteers make the world go round - and that is certainly true of the libraries at both Sisters Middle School and Sisters Elementary School.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Exceptional programs enrich students' experiences
Despite tight budgets, Sisters students have some extraordinary opportunities in Sisters schools - thanks to community partnerships and dedicated volunteers.

The Sisters School Board heard about two of those programs at their Wednesday, June 1, meeting.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Garden fair supports education
For the last 13 years Shannon Pollard has worked with Sisters Elementary School students in the school's Garden Club. Once a week for most of the school year, students in kindergarten through fourth grade attend Garden Club either during their lunch recess or immediately after school. They learn about plants, seeds, compost worms and simply enjoy getting their hands dirty.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Schools move to semester schedule
Sisters schools will move to a semester schedule in the 2016-17 school year. Superintendent Curt Scholl announced the change from trimesters to semesters in a letter to parents and community members on Friday.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Class of 2016 heads into the future
One hundred and twenty-four young men and women formally moved into the next stage of their lives at the 68th commencement of Sisters High School on Friday, June 3, in front of a capacity crowd in the SHS gym.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Stars over Sisters
The Realm of Galaxies is a huge highlight of the spring sky. Large numbers of galaxies can be found in the southern sky between the constellations Leo, Virgo and Coma Berenices. This large group of galaxies is known as the Coma/Virgo Supercluster.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Rotary provides books for kids
First-graders in Sisters Country got a jump start on their summer reading last Friday. The annual Books for Kids literacy event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sisters, took place in the Sisters High School (SHS)auditorium.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Sisters students enjoy "A Night at the Museum"
Sisters Christian Academy welcomed more than 270 people to their annual educational event, "A Night at the Museum."

This year's theme was Around the World.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Putting dance education on the floor
Sisters Middle School students had a chance to strut their stuff at their 7th- and 8th-grade semi-formal "The GIG" on Friday, May 20. GIG stands for girls ask guys, guys ask girls, girls ask girls, guys ask guys, groups invite groups... basically, students don't need to feel like they have to have a date.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hook retiring from Sisters schools
For the past 21 years Debbie Hook has been an integral part of the Sisters School District (SSD). From driving a bus to serving as lead custodian at Sisters Elementary School, she has seen it all. She will be retiring on June 30.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
BBS students get their hands dirty
Black Butte School in Camp Sherman is known for getting students out and about. Over the years, students have traveled to our nation's capitol and around the state on field trips.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sisters witnesses Civil War in Camp Sherman
It's a comfort to walk into a war camp and see familiar faces. Although everyone at last weekend's Civil War reenactment in Camp Sherman was friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the Civil War, greetings from Janna and Jirka Novotny of Sisters made a stranger from another era walking the path between fires, tents and guns more at ease.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
DLT tackles another creek restoration project
Fresh off the resounding success of the Whychus Creek restoration at Camp Polk, the Deschutes Land Trust (DLT) is gearing up for yet another major creek restoration project at their Whychus Canyon Preserve, which is downstream from Camp Polk. Beginning in July, bulldozers and heavy equipment will begin to reshape the canyon floor and streambed of the 930-acre preserve.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SPRD opens new playground
Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) held a grand opening for their community preschool's new playground on Thursday, May 19.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
School district passes $10.7 million bond
Voters in Sisters Country said "yes" to the Sisters School District's $10.7 million bond request in the May 17 election. By dint of several other districts in Oregon failing to pass bonds, it appears that the district is in line to receive an additional $4 million in state matching funds.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016















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