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home : education February 21, 2019

Scientist delves into fake news, propaganda
The Internet and social media make information easier to find than ever before. From pranks to parody to propaganda, we are exposed to misinformation every day.

Companies such as Facebook and Google have pledged to fight back with artificial intelligence, developing algorithms to detect falsehoods automatically. But will it work?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Capturing Cambodia in missionary work
My second time to Cambodia I was welcomed with a lecture about avoiding the voluptuous prostitute.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Native bird rescues are subject of next STA talk
Elise Wolf, a professional in wild bird rehabilitation, will be the speaker at a presentation sponsored by the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) Thursday, February 21, in the Sisters Camp Sherman Fire Station Community Hall.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
School district completes bond work
Brett Hudson had three principles in mind in planning the Sisters School District refurbishment projects funded by a $10.7 million bond approved by Sisters voters in 2014:

• Building longevity.

• Operational savings.

• Improved educational outcomes.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Governor Brown discusses funding with local educators
Governor Kate Brown paid a visit to Central Oregon on Friday, February 1, and made her first stop of the day in Redmond where she met with a group of 18 teachers and school counselors representing school districts in Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Bend, and Sisters. Among the group were Sisters Elementary teacher Clay Warburton and Sisters Middle School teacher Deborah Riehle.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
SHS students raise funds for science project in Belgium
Inspired by experiments planned in Rima Givot's chemistry class, four Sisters High School students submitted a proposal to the Asgard: Scientific Balloons for Space Education program. And for the second year in a row, a team from Sisters is one of 12 groups to be chosen from international submissions.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Planning underway for Sisters Science Fair
The Sisters Science fair annually draws hundreds of people who crowd into Sisters High School for an afternoon of learning and fun. The event is presented and sponsored by the Sisters Science Club and is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at Sisters High School from noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Artists win Scholastic Awards
Creative Sisters students had their artwork judged against some tough statewide competition and came out winners. This year, there were about 7,000 entries in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in Oregon.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
C4C sponsoring facilitation training
Community volunteers can improve their skills and confidence to collectively address issues and opportunities through a January 30 Citizens4Community workshop.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Comentary... Books are a window into a different perspective
I read "George" by Alex Gino last year, knowing my son wanted to participate in the Oregon Battle of the Books as a third-grader.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Look for total lunar eclipse in Sisters
The glare of a full moon will be temporarily darkened when earth's shadow falls upon the face of our only natural satellite on Sunday evening, January 20. The celestial event is a total lunar eclipse...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Teen vaping is local and national issue
After years of seeing cigarette smoking rates decline, a new nicotine phenomenon has taken hold in the United States through a clever marketing and manufacturing strategy by companies like Juul, resulting in a wave of teenage users who may not have any real comprehension of the health dangers involved.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Commentary... Planting seeds of life-long learning
When I hear that Oregon is third from the bottom nationwide in graduation rates I wonder aloud, "How can that be?" Living in a state with numerous opportunities for enrichment, this doesn't seem possible.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Stars over Sisters
As the world exercised the New Year's Eve tradition of bidding adieu to the old year and welcoming in a new one, many of us look forward to 2019 with the hope that it will be filled with joyful and uplifting experiences.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Page by Paige
Are you ready to create meals from around the world? Salmon caviar! Pasta with white truffles! Cheddar tarts!
Monday, December 24, 2018
Full house for show in Camp Sherman
Last Thursday evening at the Camp Sherman Community Hall, Black Butte School (BBS) presented their annual winter performance. The production's theme "American Winter," a variety show of music, comedy and poetry involved all the 29 students from the small school. Act 2, the feature presentation "The Winter of Red Snow, was a historical play about the American experience at Valley Forge during the winter of 1778, featuring the upper grade students performing various roles.
Monday, December 24, 2018
'JOMO' reduces holiday stress
Family feasts. School concerts. Church services. Labyrinth walks. Spiritual and secular traditions light up the darkest month of winter. Making all this happen takes a lot of work: cooking, crafting, shopping, collaborating, organizing, and traveling.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
First ever dinosaur fossil discovered in Oregon
The fossilized toe bone of a dinosaur has been discovered among a bunch of ammonite fossils over near Mitchell.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
ASPIRE helps students plan for future
For many of us, fall means experiencing cool, crisp mornings, raking leaves, and preparing for the coming holidays. However, for high school seniors (and their parents), fall can inspire feelings of uncertainty and apprehension as students start feeling the crush of writing college application essays, scheduling SAT tests, investigating post-high-school possibilities, and figuring out a way to pay for it all.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Youth test for belts in martial arts
Ten Sisters youth tested for new belts in martial arts last week.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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