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home : education October 17, 2017

Science Club explores neuroscience
Dr. Larry Sherman is a neuroscientist with a lot on his mind: love and friendship, pleasure and pain, music and multiple sclerosis, genetics and the degenerative diseases of an aging brain. And he's on a mission to help people understand their personal stake in the big questions in scientific research.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Foundation launches giving campaign
The Sisters Schools Foundation has launched its annual giving campaign.

Since 1997, Sisters Schools Foundation (SSF) has supported the Sisters School District through direct donations to teachers and staff from monies raised from Starry Nights concerts, private donations, and partnerships with local community foundations.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kids, bikes, and nature
An environmental biking tour set up for kids in the Metolius/Camp Sherman area is worth going on about. It's specifically run for kids and it's operating in the forest on hiking/biking trails around Camp Sherman with the goal of getting kids into their natural environment and paying attention to what they're seeing.

Can't beat that with a stick.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Gunnarson earns art educator honors
Sisters High School (SHS) art teacher Bethany Gunnarson has been named the secondary Art Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Oregon Art Education Association.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sisters High School is flying high
Last Saturday was a high-flying day for the 48 members of the Sisters High School Flight Science class.

They all got together at Sisters Eagle Air at 9 a.m. for a day to head out for the Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum in Madras.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Enrollment down in Sisters schools
Sisters schools continue to struggle with enrollment numbers - the most critical element affecting school funding.

As of October 2, enrollment across Sisters' three schools stood at 1,069 students. That's down 13.5 students from the end of the last school year, and is 12 students below district projections. The enrollment picture is usually clearer in October, as the school year settles in.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Outdoor School is on in Oregon
Back in 1966, when Multnomah County began a five-day Outdoor School program for all sixth-graders in their system, Betty Gray of Portland - wife of John Gray who got Sunriver and several other Oregon-based projects going - thought her life-long dream of kids learning in the forest had at last come true.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Stars over Sisters
It's now the month of October, and the night sky is changing. There are new things to see and discover.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Hand-written letters connect students
The delight of crafting and receiving hand-written letters is alive and well at the Black Butte School in Camp Sherman. Fourth- through eighth-graders in Delaney Sharp's class are involved in "Yo Ghana!," a letter-writing program linking Pacific Northwest students with their peers in Ghana.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A glimpse behind the football curtain
Football is a complex sport. The better you understand the complexities, the deeper your appreciation for the game. And when your child is playing in a rough sport, concerns over safety also come into play.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Students 'fired up' by museum visit
In light of all the fires that took place this last summer, and the controlled burns slated for fall and spring, Sisters Middle School is again sending the fifth-grade students off to the High Desert Museum (HDM) on different days to learn what fire is all about from supervisor Carolyn Nesbitt and her staff.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Birds on the move across Sisters
"There's three birds over the butte on the east side, just under those puffy clouds," Chuck Gates said, looking through his binoculars.

"Got 'em," Peter Low responded, getting his scope up to his eye. "Looks like turkey vultures."

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Celebrating Journey's Flight
Who would think an insect that weighs less than a paperclip could bring so many people together for such a heart-warming time? One family drove all the way from near Yakima, Washington, to attend a butterfly party in the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center last week.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sisters Science Club blasts off with NASA
Gabe Gabrielle is a believer - in the magic of believing in yourself.

The former director of engineering for the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command, Gabrielle is currently assigned to NASA's Speakers Bureau. Using NASA's space program as his vehicle, Gabrielle's motivational message "To Infinity and Beyond" will launch the Frontiers in Science lecture series on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at The Belfry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
'Journey's Flight' was educational
Sisters Middle School students can be proud of what they have accomplished: raising and releasing a record-setting Western monarch butterfly, creating a monarch waystation to help the dwindling monarch population - and now a published book.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Inductees welcomed to Hall of Fame
Guests at the third annual Sisters High School Hall of Fame banquet heard first-hand tales of early Outlaws history as well as reflections of more recent times as nine individuals, teams, and organizations were honored for contributions to the spirit and culture of Sisters.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Commentary... Empowering students helps them to learn
As the school year gets underway in Sisters, parents are eager to help their students have the best possible experience. How that plays out through the year greatly depends on what takes place in the opening weeks of the school year.

One of the most important aspects of learning is for students to feel empowered and important. I'd like to suggest some strategies for parents that will help develop these perceptions.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SPRD offers range of classes for all ages this fall
Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) will be offering new classes this fall, and bring back old favorites.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters GRO receives matching grant
The Roundhouse Foundation has provided to Sisters GRO a $6,000 matching grant to support the ASPIRE program at Sisters High School.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sisters graduate is 'best warrior'
Sgt. Dane Moorehead, 2008 graduate of Sisters High School, was named the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year in the 2017 Oregon Best Warrior Competition held August 24-26, at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon.

Moorehead was one of 15 Oregon National Guard soldiers who competed for the elite titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year in a grueling competition that tested their mental and physical resolve.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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