• In an effort to protect the safety of patients, volunteers and staff, and members of the community, Hospice of Redmond has made the difficult decision to cancel its children’s grief support camp, Camp Sunrise, which is held annually the third weekend of each June.
  • Gonzaga students volunteer
    Eleven Gonzaga University students out of Spokane, Washington, spent their spring break in Sisters, volunteering for Sisters Habitat for Humanity as part of Habitat for Humanity International’s “Collegiate Challenge.” 
  • The Sisters School District reports that as of Monday, March 16, none of the positive cases of COVID-19 in Deschutes County or the state had a connection to the Sisters school community. 
  • In conformance to the Thursday, March 12 mandate from Governor Kate Brown, Sisters schools are now closed. Because the mandated closure period overlaps with Sisters’ two-week spring break, schools will be shuttered until April 6.
  • Sisters High School Honor Roll
  • Stars over Sisters
    At 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, the sun will lie directly above the equator and the spring season will officially begin smiling upon Sisters and all of the Northern Hemisphere. Here on the ground, it can be easy to overlook the astronomical clockwork responsible for the change in season, and how it affects our perception of the space around us. However, the motion of our fragile planet whirling through space allows for the way we see the night sky to be constantly changing. In addition to the promise of warmer weather, the arrival of the new season will bring us a fresh perspective of the heavens, and a reminder of the enormity and beauty of the universe we inhabit.
  • Next year’s school calendar has school ending June 24. That’s too late for some, and the school board took on the topic at its March 4 meeting.
  • Families celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Sisters Elementary School invited students and their families to put down their digital devices and turn off the TV for a week. Screen-free bingo cards went home, offering a plethora of activity ideas: hiking, baking, and playing board games among them. To cap it off, Hoodoo Ski Bowl gave families a coupon for steeply discounted lift tickets and rentals for Friday-night fun.
  • Students learn through career day
    Sisters schools have a knack for incorporating creative learning into the school day, and the wider Sisters community has long been supportive. Sisters Elementary School continued the tradition last Friday with the first career day event.
  • Roundhouse Foundation supports preschool
    With the growth Sisters has been experiencing, there has become an increased need for preschool programs for our community. Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) saw this need early in the spring of 2019, as their fall preschool registration day had a line out the door with an immediate waitlist. This resulted in SPRD opening a third preschool classroom to be able to better meet the needs of Sisters Country. 
  • A recently retired teacher from the Sisters School District had a saying for students when it came to the importance of school attendance: “I’m good, but I can’t teach you anything if you’re not here.”
  • 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.
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