• Edie Jones excited to join board
    Edie Jones was selected among three finalists for the open position on the Sisters School Board at the monthly meeting held Wednesday, January 8. Her appointment fills the vacancy of Amanda Clarke who left the Board in December. 
  • Selig nurtures preschoolers for SPRD
    The smile on Valerie Selig’s face as she talks about her three- and four-year-old Grasshoppers in the Sisters Park & Recreation District preschool program speaks volumes about her, her work, and the children.
  • Each spring for the past nine years, members of the Sisters Science Club have sung this Judy Garland lyric as they began preparations for the annual Sisters Science Fair. Now that the Sisters School District has decided to suspend the Fair (hopefully for just a year), let’s consider the wondrous benefits of a community-wide science fair.
  • The Sisters School Board is seeking a community member to fill a vacant position on the District’s budget committee. The person appointed will serve on the committee for three budget terms: 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023. The term will expire June 30, 2022. 
  • Edie Jones became the newest member of the Sisters School Board following a unanimous vote at the monthly Board meeting held Wednesday, January 8. 
  • The long-running Sisters Science Fair scheduled for March has been cancelled as the Sisters Science Club and the Sisters School District work on a plan to carry the event into the next decade.
  • Students big winners in tech competition
    Sisters Middle School teacher Jeff Schiedler’s seventh- and eighth-grade technology class is one of two in Oregon to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, resulting in a prize worth $15,000 in technology supplies and equipment. 
  • IEE program shapes lives of students
    Sisters IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) has been a shaping influence on many Sisters High School graduates. For most, it enhances their understanding and appreciation of the world they live in. For some, it has created a life path.
  • The Waterston Desert Writing Prize has announced a new award focused on writing about the Oregon High Desert — open only to high-school students in Central Oregon. The winner, to be notified in early April, will receive a $250 cash prize and will be celebrated at the prize’s annual award ceremony at the High Desert Museum on June 24. 
  • IEE fundamental to Outlaws culture
    IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) has been a fundamental part of the culture of Sisters High School for almost 20 years, starting in 2000. It is one of the unique offerings that makes Sisters High School stand out among its peers — even among larger schools.
  • Students earn Inventerprise awards
    Students at Sisters Christian Academy earned awards for their proposals on how to clean the oceans as part of the 28th annual Inventerprise Science Contest Challenge. 
  • Veterans present award to high school student
    Sisters High School junior Anna Mensing earned honors from Sisters veterans last week.
  • Thorsett sworn in to school board at meeting
    David Thorsett was officially sworn in to the Sisters School Board in the seat vacated last month by Nikki Gregg as the first order of business at the monthly board meeting held Wednesday, December 11, at the school district office.
  • 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). 
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