• Sisters GRO (Graduate Resource Organization), the local nonprofit that manages what totals now dozens of scholarships for graduates of Sisters High School, has announced the addition of numerous new awards for the class of 2020 and beyond. 
  • After nine years as the principal of Sisters High School, Joe Hosang has accepted a newly realigned position for the Sisters School District. He will be working as the director of human resources and also director of curriculum. 
  • Chess youth
excelled at tournament
    On Wednesday mornings at Sisters Middle School (SMS) you can find a classroom full of attentive K-12 kids transfixed by a vinyl chessboard. These students are improving their thinking and problem-solving skills while having fun playing the board game of strategy. There you can find Jennifer King, the Outlaw Chess Club’s facilitator.
  • With Edie Jones seated as its newest member, the Sisters School Board found that the books are in good shape at their meeting on Wednesday, February 5 at the Sisters School District administrative building.
  • Sisters Middle School Honor Roll
  • Sisters schools want to prepare students to change the world. They’ve launched a plan designed to prepare them to do that.
  • With 10 brand-new scholarships added to the pool of awards managed by the Graduate Resource Organization (GRO), the total of available local scholarship money for the Sisters High School class of 2020 has grown to over $240,000. 
  • 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.
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