• 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.
  • Wilkins re-elected as school board chair
    The Sisters School Board voted unanimously to keep Jay Wilkins as chair and Don Hedrick as vice-chair for another year at the monthly meeting held at Sisters Middle School Wednesday, July 8 — the first “in-person” meeting conducted since the pandemic shutdown began in March. 
  • Sisters is home to rare botanical treasure
    With great summer weather and little opportunity to gather inside, people are increasingly looking to nature to find peace, recreation, and entertainment. We are especially lucky to have access to local natural resources that draw so many people to Sisters, including the snow-capped mountains, dark skies at night, and public lands with miles of varied forest ecosystems, from the alpine to the high desert, supporting a rich diversity of species.
  • Camp Sherman student earns scholarship
    Christopher Lundgren of Camp Sherman has received a scholarship to continue his high school education at the United World College-USA in Montezuma, New Mexico.

  • Sisters Folk Festival’s Americana Project and the Graduate Research Organization (GRO) have announced the recipients of their 2020 scholarship awards. Sisters Folk Festival awarded a total of $4,000 to six Sisters High School seniors who have participated in performing and/or visual arts, as well as photography and digital arts during high school, in order to help support their pursuit of these interests after graduation.
  • Quilters help provide scholarships for high school students
    Since 2007, quilters who participate in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show have turned their talents to helping others.
  • Cundiff closes out school career
    Shirleen Cundiff rolled into Sisters in 1998 with her two daughters, Jamie and Kelly, the day before school started, fulfilling a dream she and her husband, Gary, had kept for many years of residing in Central Oregon. The dream became reality when Gary was offered a managerial job at J and J Carpets in Bend.
  • Times have changed, but what hasn’t changed is Deschutes Public Library’s commitment to a fun summer reading program. During the months of July and August, Summer With The Library incorporates the popular Beanstack app, with physical activities and reading challenges to do outside and around the house. Library customers can participate to track reading milestones and complete activity badges to be entered into the grand prize drawings.
  • No one was sure what the future would hold when Deschutes Public Library closed its doors to the public on March 16. The duration of the closure, how to continue serving the community, even what to do with checked-out books — it was all an unknown. But in recent weeks the library began a limited return to operations, and in early June customers started picking up and placing holds on materials. The next chapter in the Library’s phased reopening started on June 22, when customers were allowed to enter the buildings again — albeit in a limited way. 
  • 2020 Sisters grads hit the trail, in rodeo style
    Donning a black cowboy hat, Sisters High School principal Joe Hosang welcomed the crowd celebrating the class of 2020 at the rodeo grounds Friday, June 12 saying, “We’re doing this rodeo style!”
  • Students forged ahead with Mr. SHS
    Despite being pushed off track by the COIVID-19 pandemic school shutdown, students found a way to present their annual Mr. SHS pageant at Sisters High School to raise money for Sisters Family Access Network (FAN).
  • Middle school students promote Sisters Strong
    The leadership class at Sisters Middle School (SMS) wanted to make a difference in the community, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and came up with a way to do so while underscoring a message of strength and togetherness. 
  • Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Chief Colt Gill led a digital press conference on Wednesday, June 10 outlining “Ready Schools, Safe Learners,” a plan developed by the Oregon Health Authority, ODE, and Governor Kate Brown, which includes the preliminary guidance for school re-opening in the fall of 2020. 
  • Sisters schools are wrapping up a very challenging school year and the school board is digging into what the budget will look like for next year, given the economic disruption of COVID-19. 
  • School staff cheers senior class
    In an outpouring of support for the class of 2020, staff members from all three Sisters schools lined the roadway and bus turnaround at Sisters High School cheering, ringing bells and waving signs as the seniors drove through to pick up graduation gowns and other materials on Friday, May 29. 
  • Grads face college altered by pandemic
    This is the second of a two-part series profiling Sisters High School (SHS) graduates who have seen their college experience disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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