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home : education September 18, 2018


Seed to Table to raise $15,000
An anonymous donor has stepped forward to assist Seed to Table in raising funds to augment its programing by adding an education coordinator. The donor has offered to provide $15,000 each year over the next three years if Seed to Table can match the donation.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Sisters salutes
• Roy Gannon, a Sisters High School senior, was named National American Miss Oregon Teen at the Oregon State Pageant held September 3. She will attend the National Pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, during Thanksgiving week, where she will have an opportunity to win a share of over $500,000 in cash and

prizes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Search and rescue team to conduct 'show and tell' in Sisters
Russ Petersen from Deschutes County Search and Rescue (DSAR) will head up a presentation scheduled for next week as part of the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) speaker series on local outdoor recreation and natural resource issues.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Kiwanis awards grant to Audrey Tehan
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Local school solves housing problem
Fine communities, stunning forests and popular festivals: Sisters Country is filled with great things. Workforce housing isn't one of them. As in ski towns around the country, business owners and civic leaders are sometimes stymied by the lack of reasonably priced housing. Finding and retaining employees becomes difficult. One local school district solved the problem by purchasing a house outright.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Spruced up schools greet students
Thanks to the support of Sisters Country voters and some additional financial good fortune, Sisters students are returning to school with considerably improved facilities.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
New principal takes the reins at SES
Joan Warburg has old ties to Sisters Country. She visited with family here for years, eventually moving to be closer to them. Now she's forging a new bond with Sisters - as principal of the district's only public elementary school.

Warburg is impressed by the relationship between local schools and the general community.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Science education in Sisters
Science is simply a way of exploring our world. With careful and rigorous instruction, Sisters students can develop skills of discovery and ways of analyzing evidence that will last a lifetime. But for teachers to identify what students need to know and the best ways to help them learn is complicated and rapidly changing.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Buoyed up by volunteers in Suttle Lake project
Looking at the Three Sisters and what's left of the year-round snow on the slopes is pretty scary. Several of the historical snowfields are gone, melted by long periods of intense heat making for hotter days and warmer nights.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Students broaden horizons with China trip
Four Sisters High School juniors will be able to write very interesting essays about "what I did on my summer vacation" when they return to school.

Holly Werts, Dan Schmidt, Mattie Mynatt and Brogan Petterson spent June 25-July 5 seeing the sights, meeting the people, experiencing the culture, and practicing the language while on a trip to China as part of a group of 34 students from Oregon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Circle of Friends has a new home
There was an added sense of excitement for the Circle of Friends children and mentors at their annual back-to- school barbeque last Tuesday organized by Executive Director Nicky Merritt. The nonprofit mentoring program celebrated the event at their new location in Sisters.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Scientists look at Whychus Creek
Ryan Houston, executive director of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, reached down and grabbed a handful of moist dirt from the bank of Whychus Creek. He rubbed the rich soil in his hands until it crumbled between his fingers.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Students fly to campout
Sisters Flight Science students got the chance to fly in to a backcountry overnight campout with instructors Sam Monte, Walt Lasecki and Brian Lansburgh at McKenzie Bridge airstrip.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Exploring nature on two wheels
Last week, a bunch of excited kids headed for Suttle Lake through the safe and quiet forest. They're part of Heather Walden's Black Butte Eco-Bike Explorers.

Black Butte Eco Bike Explorers is a grassroots, nonprofit program put together to get kids outdoors to learn about ecology and conservation through art and mountain-bike exploration. The goal is to provide young people between the ages of 10 and 15 tools to make a difference and help improve and maintain our environment.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
SMS construction project rolling along
Sisters Middle School will be a different place when it opens for classes this September.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Sisters writer off to teach in Japan
Sisters local Zachary Lusby, a recent graduate of the University of Oregon, is off to teach English in Japan. Lusby grew up in Sisters and attended Redmond Proficiency Academy.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Sisters couple puts music in reach for kids
Brian Foutz understands the power of music to make the world a better place, and he's determined that any child who wants to learn to play music has the opportunity.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Off to Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland: Five festivals; U.S. dollar value up; weather, mild; people, exceptional; accommodations, plentiful.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sisters science teacher honored
Retired neurology professor and founder of the Sisters Science Club Bob Collins decided it was past time to give Sisters High School science teacher Rima Givot a big pat on the back for her work with the students of Sisters High School.

He also wanted to acknowledge her own scholastic achievements and the way she has stimulated an interest in science throughout the community.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Historical Society gets 'cooties'
Michael Pennington of Sisters has donated memorabilia belonging to the late Mel Basin of Sisters to the Three Sisters Historical Society to be part of their veterans collection. Lance Trowbridge of the local VFW made the presentation.

Basin was a member of the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC), a nonprofit veterans service organization. Members are officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and membership is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018















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