• Winter Solstice: More than a short, dark day
    People commonly refer to winter solstice as “the shortest day of the year,” but is that factual? Pat Leiser told The Nugget it’s just one of several “shortest days.” 
  • Sisters salutes...
    • Becky Aylor, who has been a sparkplug in leadership in Sisters School District, has resigned to take a temporary position at Mountain View High School as their Dean of Students. Local veterans honored her with their Arts Award for her support of patriotic programs in the schools during a Patriot’s Pen presentation last Friday.
  • Parker wins Patriot’s Pen contest
    Blake Parker, an eighth-grade student at Sisters Middle School, won the Patriot’s Pen essay contest hosted by VFW Post 8138. The essay, on the topic “What makes America great,” was selected among a number of entries. The award to this student included a formal letter, a patriot medal, and a check for $400 for her efforts. Her essay now qualifies for regional 
  • Stars over Sisters
    December is upon us, bringing with it shorter days and longer nights that hold the promise of many hours of dark sky viewing. The month offers a very prominent constellation, dazzling deep-sky objects, a parade of planets and a change of seasons.
  • Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) is renewing the Lieutenant Salisbury Scholarship Program.
  • The Sisters School District Board appointed David Thorsett to fill Position No. 2 after interviewing five applicants for the open board seat on Wednesday, November 20. 
  • Sisters Middle School is one of five who are among the nation’s 300 state finalists in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages 6th- through 12th-grade students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 
  • My feathered foster son, Part II
    In all the years Owl and I knocked ’em dead at school assemblies around the Northwest, I think, in some owlish way, Owl knew he was good looking. When we’d walk into a school, him perched on the shoulder of my pinstriped sports coat, the teachers and school secretaries would exclaim, “Oh, look, isn’t he handsome! Look at those eyes, aren’t they something to behold,” and other swell compliments.
  • BEND—Fall term enrollment at Oregon State University – Cascades has increased 4.1 percent and includes 28 percent more first-year students than a year ago. 
  • ASPIRE mentors help students navigate future
    As students enter the final year or so of high school they are often peppered with the same questions: “What are you going to do after you graduate?” “Where are you going to college?” “Do you plan to apply for scholarships?”
  • Prichard is National Merit Semi-Finalist
    Sisters High School (SHS) senior Toma Prichard has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC), in conjunction with the College Board.
  • Climate change talk 
on tap at The Belfry
    Earth’s climate has changed in the past, and it will continue to change in the future. Some of these changes occurred slowly over long periods of time, but other changes happened over relatively short periods of time with catastrophic consequences. 
  • Schools focus on honor for veterans
    On the Friday before the holiday weekend, veterans were honored at an assembly presented by Sisters Elementary School (SES). The respectful, educational, and emotionally moving assembly was professional in its presentation and sincere in its gratitude.
  • High school presents ‘Freaky Friday’ next week
    The Sisters High School music and fine arts departments will present the musical rendition of “Freaky Friday,” set for performances November 14-17 at the Sisters High School auditorium. 
  • Stars over Sisters
    The arrival of November is a reminder that autumn is deepening. Deciduous leaves (what’s left of them) are changing color and the spooky season is over. There is a shift toward colder weather, while a similar shift plays out in the sky above as “new” constellations wheel into view.
  • Film makes case for saving dark sky
    Among the many benefits of living in Central Oregon is the ability to go places where the night sky can be observed with relatively little interference from light pollution.
  • Firearms training arms women
    Women learn to shoot guns for a variety of reasons: hunting, competitive shooting, self- and home-defense, and the ability to control an object capable of inflicting great harm. Shooting responsibily, knowing how to care for a firearm and having the right mindset about the whole issue is just as crucial as being able to hit a target accurately.
  • Sisters speaks out 
on First Amendment
    Over a hundred local citizens gathered last Thursday evening for a panel presentation and group discussion about the significance of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution:
  • A recent headline in The Bulletin and also in The Oregonian stated “Oregon schools record poorest test scores in five years.”
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