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home : education January 16, 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
Sisters musicians make honor band
When the honor band results were revealed, six Sisters High School students and their band leader were playing a happy tune. Remarkably, all the local students who auditioned were selected to play in the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC). So, the weekend before Thanksgiving the six packed their instruments and concert clothes and headed to Seattle.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Summer reading works!
If there's one thing I've learned in the 90-some-odd years I've been traipsing around on this beautiful old planet Earth, it's the incredible value of libraries. The current one that's large in my life is, of course, our own Sisters Library which is part of the Deschutes Public Library System.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Climate from a tree's perspective
Do you know the difference between weather and climate?

Weather is what is happening outside your window right now and might happen in the next few days; climate is a description of atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.

Now for a somewhat harder question: What is the difference between ecology and ecophysiology?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Stars over Sisters
As 2018 advances into the second-to-last month of the year, the sky orients itself in new ways, bringing with it spectacular starry treats. There are new things to see and discover in our dark, infinite sky.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Birders sought for raptor survey
If you've wanted to get to know our Northwest raptors better, now's your chance. The East Cascade Audubon Society's Winter Raptor Survey Project is now underway. Jeff Fleischer, who is spearheading the 15th season of surveys under the auspices of Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA), says this is the first time that more than 300 survey routes will be in play.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Facing the tough questions of suicide
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed, sad, or hopeless that you considered ending your life?

This is a question I ask to almost every new client that comes in my doors.

You might be surprised who says, "yes."

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Community to honor veterans
Each November, the Sisters community - led by its youth - honor local veterans of the armed services. All local veterans, their families, and the public at large are invited to attend the observances.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Foundation launches giving campaign
For two decades, community volunteers have been working to enhance the education experience of Sisters students through the Sisters Schools Foundation.

From November 5 through November 15, the Foundation will be engaged in an active giving campaign, seeking contributions to continue that tradition of funding education opportunities for Sisters youth.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Starry Nights to return to Sisters
The Sisters Starry Nights Benefit Concert Series returns with "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt" on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sisters High School Auditorium.

These two musical legends, longtime friends and frequent collaborators, will join forces for a performance where they alternate songs from their respective careers. Their distinctive voices, compelling storytelling and witty wordplay will be memorable in this intimate format.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018













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