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home : education December 10, 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
Whispers from the past...
Recently, the members of the Three Sisters Historical Society board were treated to a day spent exploring the former Edgington Ranch located south of town, with descendants of Ellis and Ellen Edgington.

The ranch is a lovely parcel of land consisting of pine forests, open meadows, and spectacular mountain views. What makes it special is the abundance of vegetation normally seen on the west side of the Cascades - towering Douglas fir trees, a large spring-fed pond surrounded by lush green plants, grasses, and dense stands of horsetail reeds.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Science talk asks: nature or nurture?
Your 5-year-old daughter scrambles up to the top porch rail and, without hesitation, jumps onto the grass below. You gulp; she lands safely, pumping her fist in triumph. "She's just like her father," you sigh.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Middle school principal ready for her 'Sisters time'
Alison Baglien journeyed from Oregon to Chicago, around the world, and back again. The new principal of Sisters Middle School is a music fan who loves to hike, travel, and learn.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hawk Watch on Green Ridge
A golden eagle is just one of the 214 raptors Steve Small and Carol Cwiklinski spotted last week during the three days they spent on Green Ridge helping the East Cascades Audubon Society conduct their 14th seasonal Hawk Watch.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Opening up old memories
It's hard to believe that December will be my first anniversary of leaving Sisters Folk Festival and starting my career as a full-time writer. I've been asked many times, "How's retirement?" I feel compelled to say that I'm not retired. I just left one job to start another. If I was retired, we'd be traveling often, taking up new hobbies, or dusting off old ones.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Workshop to reach 'Across the Divide'
In the spirit of election season, Citizens4Community is sponsoring an "Across the Divide" workshop on Tuesday, October 30, 4 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. They are currently recruiting 12-15 people who identify politically as Red (conservative) and 12-15 who identify as Blue (liberal).
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
SMS prioritizes community
"I think Sisters is the true essence of what a community should look like," Alison Baglien recently told The Nugget.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
New flight students take to the air above Sisters
Last Saturday morning, the Sisters Airport was bustling with 25 high school students, numerous parents, and five community volunteer pilots giving Young Eagles flights.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Sisters students craft ornaments for national tree
Sisters will be well-represented when the Capitol Christmas Tree lights up in Washington, DC this Christmas season.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018















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