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home : education : schools April 28, 2016

Science project educates students
Sisters Science Club board member Bunny Thompson has been promoting worm composting for years in all of the Sisters schools by providing worm bins, lectures and hands-on participation with the students in the classrooms.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sisters students win design honors
Sisters students brought home the "Best Design" award - middle-school level - from the Oregon Games Project Challenge (OGPC) last weekend.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Greenhouse returns home to school
Fourteen years ago, Shannon Pollard discovered an unused greenhouse at Sisters Elementary School. She used that greenhouse to start an elementary school garden club that had 55 members in the first year.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Civil War coming to Central Oregon
The Civil War is coming to Central Oregon - and it has nothing to do with Ducks vs. Beavers.

The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full Civil War reenactment and "living history" at House on Metolius, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ballots out for school bond measure
Ballots will start appearing this week in Sisters mailboxes, as the school district's proposed $10.7 million bond measure goes before voters.

The general obligation bonds would cost taxpayers approximately 41 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation - or about $123 per year for a home assessed at $300,000.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Students develop dramatic skills
The third- and fourth- graders at Sisters Elementary School had an opportunity to work on their drama skills through the Studio to School program over the past few weeks. Miss Lovely, an artist-in-residence, worked with each class for a period of 4-4.5 hours throughout the last four weeks.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
SMS students take on chess challenge
On the morning of April 8, four Sisters Middle School students prepared themselves to go head-to-head against the best middle-school-aged chess competitors in the state at this year's Chess for Success state tournament.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
'Paper Tigers' documentary showing
Sisters School District will host a screening of "Paper Tigers," a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty, and hopes of struggling teens and teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the betters.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Debt relief is part of school bond proposal
A $1.27-million portion of the Sisters School District's $10.7-million bond funding request that goes to a vote May 17 is dedicated to paying off a full faith and credit obligation undertaken by the school district in 2007.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
"Darkness to Light' training on tap
Protecting children is a sacred duty for every adult, and this duty is highlighted in Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Leveraging off the heightened awareness of the issue, Sisters Park & Recreation District, Circle of Friends and KIDS Center are co-sponsoring "Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children" training at SPRD on Saturday, April 16.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Students take on Challenge Day
Sisters High School sophomores had the opportunity to participate in Challenge Day last month. This program, a nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay area, helps young people connect through powerful, life-changing programs in their schools and communities.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sisters students create fish art for mural
During art classes at Sisters Elementary School (SES), artist in residence Laura Campbell has been working alongside art teacher Karen Williams with students in kindergarten through fourth grade developing a mural for the school's fence along Highway 20.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Stars Over Sisters
Slithering through the evening skies of spring is a mythological water serpent. Hydra is the largest and longest of the 88 constellations, measuring 1,303 square degrees in area and spanning almost 105 linear degrees across the celestial sphere. Except for its head, found beneath Cancer the Crab, this beast is located entirely below the celestial equator.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
FOSL Spring Fling Book Sale on tap
The "Spring Fling" book sale at FOSL's Book Corner will take place on Saturday, April 2, in the Sisters Library from 1 to 3 p.m. To make sure everyone attending the sale will have the opportunity to find the book(s) they want, the sale will be held in the Book Corner on the north end of the library and at the same time in the community room on the south end.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Golden eagle cam is up and running
Sisters Country is blessed with people who are always ready to pitch in, and get the job done. That's why the free cam streaming the life and times of a golden eagle nest is up and running again this year. To view it, visit
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Students wowed by renowned violinist
The students at Sisters Elementary School were mesmerized by the talents of rock-concert violinist Aaron Meyer at a special assembly held on Tuesday, March 15.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Students release steelhead fry into Whychus Creek
Students at Sisters Elementary School have been learning about river ecology through unique hands-on opportunities these past few months. Last Thursday steelhead fry, which were grown and hatched from eggs in the kindergarten classrooms and Ms. Few's second-grade class, were released by young students into Whychus Creek just blocks from the school.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
University students volunteer
Eleven students from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, spent their spring break in Sisters last week, helping build two homes for Sisters Habitat for Humanity.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
School district seeks $10.7 million bond
The Sisters School District is asking local voters to approve $10.7 million in bond funding in the May 17 election.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Governor sees unique partnerships
Educators across the country are seeking to operate off a curriculum platform known by the acronym STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. The concept is that integrating these elements helps prepare students for jobs in the 21st-century economy.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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