• Protecting conservation area
    Sisters residents new and old may be unaware of the Trout Creek Conservation Area (TCCA), a special parcel of land adjacent to Tollgate and Sisters High School, which is owned and overseen by Sisters School District in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Deschutes Land Trust. 
  • Winners for 12 prizes totaling $3,000 in value will be drawn October 31 in the Rotary Club of Sisters’ Mega Raffle. The Mega Raffle is in support of Rotary Club service projects in Sisters Country that include Books for Kids, Sisters High School Scholarships, Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD), Family Access Network (FAN), Adopt-A-Road, Operation School Bell and more.
  • • Sisters Education Association (union) President Michele Hammer thanked the school board and Superintendent Curt Scholl for working cooperatively with the teaching staff on solving issues related to working conditions during COVID-19. Hammer also expressed how much the teaching staff looks forward to being back, doing in-person instruction. 
  • In the August 26 issue of The Nugget we learned about a promise that has been granted to Sisters. A promise that will change the lives of 3- and 4-year-olds living in our school district. However, it is a promise that can’t be kept while schools are mandated to keep their doors closed. 
  • Seed to Table Farm will host free fall field trips in the afternoons for youth in second through fifth grades.
  • Outdoor education on two wheels
    This was the 4th season for Heather Walden to take her Sisters Country kids out on what she calls “One part biking, one part nature watching and one part art creating” — exploration from Camp Sherman to Suttle Lake and back.
  • As COVID-19 cases in the region continue to drop, some Sisters students may be able to return to school in September.
  • The Nugget wants to help the Sisters community honor the dedicated educators who have continued to serve their students in the confusing and chaotic atmosphere of a global pandemic.
  • Sisters grad promotes empowerment
    How does a 2018 graduate of Sisters High School manage to have an upcoming meeting scheduled with a member of the British Parliament?
  • A decline in COVID-19 cases in Oregon may mean good news for reopening Sisters schools.
  • Preschool offerings in Sisters Country have changed and expanded for the 2020-21 school year, giving parents more options than ever at a time of heightened need. 
  • The next chapter in Deschutes Public Library’s phased reopening will provide the public with increased access to library buildings.
  • As schools across the state plan for the coming year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit and community partners, including children’s literacy nonprofit SMART Reading, are adapting their services to meet the changing needs of our state’s children, families and communities. 
  • Josh Nordell and the Life Skills and Transition Staff at Sisters High School wrote: 
  • School administrators are managing what seems to be daily updates as to how the 2020-21 school year will operate in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  •  Featured Volunteer - Susan Parker
    When Susan Parker moved to Sisters from the Bay Area with her husband Brian Farrow eight years ago, after a 37-year career working as a vice president and buyer for Macy’s, she wanted to stay active in a meaningful way and become part of the small-town community. A friend at Black Butte Ranch mentioned the ASPIRE program at Sisters High School, which provides mentors to support students in navigating their post high school plans. Parker felt an immediate sense of excitement to get involved. 
  • School may not look the same this fall, but one thing is certain: The needs of students and families will be greater than ever. Mid Oregon Credit Union has announced a change to its annual Supplies 4 Schools branch supply drive to benefit local schools. 
  • In a letter shared with school district staff and families dated July 30, Superintendent Curtiss Scholl announced that school will be conducted under Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) model for the first six weeks of the 2020-21 school year, based on health metrics in Deschutes County.
  • 4-H livestock show falls victim to pandemic restrictions
    The 4-H program strives to prepare young people for success in life by teaching them life skills through many different experiences — in science, health, agriculture and civic engagement.
  • Planning school schedules is always a challenge for a small district: How can you ensure that all students have the best possible access to limited numbers of electives, etc.? The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a massive spanner into the works.
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