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home : education July 18, 2018


Off to Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland: Five festivals; U.S. dollar value up; weather, mild; people, exceptional; accommodations, plentiful.
Tuesday, July 17, 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
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
Stars over Sisters
Besides the usual fireworks used on July 4 to celebrate our country's independence, July 2018 skies will be lit up by a parade of all five naked-eye planets in the evening sky - highlighted by a close approach of Mars.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Sisters GRO seeks grant for tech upgrade
Sisters GRO is trying to secure a $6,000 matching grant to improve the GRO technology systems.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Seed to Table's farm-based education blooms
"What does a noodle tree look like?"

As they meandered through towering sugar snap peas and knee-high carrot tops at the Seed to Table education farm, one third-grader asked me this question, in all seriousness, about noodle trees. Tilting my head and smiling, I replied, "What a great question. I am so glad you are here!" Quickly, I change courses with my group, marching them out of the greenhouse to a patch of wheatgrass. I exclaim, "This is what a noodle tree looks like!"

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Kiwanis awards grant to Cummins
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities. This program, known as the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF) assists adults (25 or older) who are financially unable to return to school or retrain for a career change. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 in assistance to help Sisters-area residents reach their educational dreams.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters graduate capturing the world
Will Saunders knows how to work hard, push limits and say "Yes" - even if it scares him.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Class of 2018 springs to the future
The gathering of 101 seniors at Sisters High School's 70th commencement ceremony Thursday, June 7, included music, memories - and one last academic, and inspirational, lesson.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
D.I.Y. nature expedition-in your own backyard
A lucky group of juniors will make it into the high school's lauded IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) program. The rest of us can create our own small expeditions close to home.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Teens trade phones for backpacks and river rapids
Research shows that social media and phone overuse is becoming a problem-especially for kids and teens. Bullying, anxiety, depression, and suicide are among the growing fears of parents and educators. How can teens help themselves feel better? How can adults help?
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
New leadership to take reins at Sisters schools
Two new leaders will be in place for the 2018-19 school year in Sisters.

Schools Superintendent Curt Scholl announced that the district has hired a new principal for Sisters Elementary School and a new principal for Sisters Middle School.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Sister Rotary provides books for kids
One hundred and twenty excited first-graders from Sisters and Tumalo filed into the Sisters High School auditorium on Friday, May 25, all set to have some fun with books. The 10th annual Books for Kids literacy event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sisters, kicked off what Rotarians hope will be a reading-filled summer for the students.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Street children, trafficking spotlighted in free talks
Sisters resident David Purviance is offering area groups a series of free talks that present an engaging insider's look into significant issues affecting children and women across the globe.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Sisters chosen for "Library of Things" program
When customers visit libraries in Deschutes County, they expect to find books, DVDs and audiobooks. But since May 1, the Sisters library has some interesting new items available. The Sisters Library was chosen by the Deschutes Public Library (DPL) System to launch the pilot program, "Library of Things." Customers can check out a nature and bird-watching kit, crochet or knitting kits, or a GoPro, Instant Pot kit or even a ukulele kit.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
16-year-old takes to the skies
George Chladek, a sophomore at Sisters High School, has joined the elite club of students who fly solo in an airplane at 16 years old. Chladek wanted to solo on his 16th birthday in February, but had to wait for weather conditions to improve.

Chladek soloed before school on May 7, in Outlaw Aviation's Cessna 172 at Madras airport. After a flight with CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) Sam Monte of Outlaw Aviation, and a few landings and take-offs, Monte asked Chladek to drop him off on the ramp.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Civil War breaks out in Camp Sherman
A little after 11 a.m. on Saturday, cannons thundered across the meadow at House on Metolius in Camp Sherman, signaling the beginning of a fictional battle.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Historic house open for tours
National Historic Preservation Month wraps up next week, and the final event scheduled in Sisters is happening during Fourth Friday Art Stroll this Friday, May 25, 4 to 7 p.m., at the historic Hardy Allen house at 401 E. Main Ave.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Voters support schools, SPRD
Sisters voters affirmed their support of local educational and recreation programs on May 15, approving local option tax levies for both Sisters School District and for Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD).
Wednesday, May 23, 2018















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