In this day and age, schools get a lot done through creative and unique partnerships and collaborative efforts within their own communities. Sisters is no different. Through educational support, workshops, grant dollars, and so much more, we are able to provide to Sisters students an education that is unmatched, in our opinion, in the northwest.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends is an organization that brings adult mentors in the schools to work with children in need. They have found that intervention and support must begin early, continue as the child matures, and consistently address the needs of the whole person. Their model and the mission of the Circle of Friends programs is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become healthy, productive members of the community.
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputy
The School Resource Deputy is a community-based sheriff deputy who is responsible for helping schools insure student safety. SRDs work in close contact with school administrators to help prevent crime before it occurs and to develop positive relationships with students and staff members. SRDs aim to develop trusting relationships with students so that they feel comfortable talking about safety issues.
SRDs are part of the school community and attend a variety of school functions including athletic events and performances. SRDs are available to students to address issues of criminality, including property crimes, harassment, abuse, violence, etc.
The idea here is that SRDs will contribute to the well being of our community through prevention and early intervention. Our current SRD, Brent Crosswhite, does an outstanding job of working with staff and students.
Family Access Network
High Desert Education Service District (HDESD)
Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, tutoring, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and communities.
Outlaw Booster Club
The OBC works closely with the Sisters High School Athletic Department and runs concessions for most high school events. It is directed by a dedicated group of parents, who comprise its Board.
It’s A Great Day to be an Outlaw!
Address: PO Box 2059
Sisters, OR 97759
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Seed to Table
St. Charles School Based Health Center
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
1680 W. McKinney Butte Road (East of Sisters High School)
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sisters School-Based Dental Clinic
Appointments the first Monday of each month.
Deschutes County Behavioral Health
Services available by appointment.
First and Third Friday of each month.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed 12 pm to 1 pm)
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
Sisters Folk Festival
In addition, SFF has championed the Americana Community Luthier program, building guitars and ukuleles in the wood shop at Sisters High School. Each year for the past six years, students have built 30 guitars and up to 12 ukuleles with many volunteers helping each day. The partnerships SFF has with SPRD, Breedlove Guitars, Sisters Science Club, Family Access Network, and other organizations help to create a unique environment for students to thrive and engage deeply in their community.
Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO)
Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO) supports community efforts aimed at helping Sisters High Students obtain their post-secondary dreams by fostering the development of community and private sector resources. In 2006, a handful of community members recognized the need for an organization with the sole purpose of supporting Sisters High School graduates with post-secondary education and vocational training. Sisters GRO helps our graduated youth embark with more than a high school diploma in hand – they will also leave with a scholarship representing their community’s belief in them.
The mission of Sisters GRO is to raise, receive, and distribute charitable scholarship funds, support the scholarship selection process, and support graduate resource programs to help Sisters High School graduates obtain higher education or training.
Sisters Park and Recreation District (SPRD)
Many groups in the community came together to create SOAR including the Sisters School District, Sisters Kiwanis Club, Sisters Rotary Club, Sisters Rodeo Association, AARP, and the Parent Teacher Association.
SPRD also has two classrooms in the Sisters Elementary School where they teacher Pre-Kindergarten.
Sisters Schools Foundation
Sisters Science Club
Founded January 2011, the club is comprised of approximately 350 members – but there is no clubhouse, administration, or required annual dues. Rather, the club works by the community bringing volunteers and financial support to enhance the good ideas of the school’s science teachers.
Sisters Starry Nights
The event has featured performances graciously donated by such artists as:
- Vince Gill
- Amy Grant
- Lyle Lovett
- Kenny Loggins
- Michael McDonald
- Kathy Mattea
- Rodney Crowell
- Kim Carnes
- John Hiatt
- Keb’ Mo’
- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Lee Ann Womack
- Hal Ketchum
- Chely Wright
- Kenny Rankin
- Nicolette Larson
- Suzy Bogguss
- Jeffrey Steele
- Big Al Anderson
- Karla Bonoff
Start Making A Reader Today (SMART)
Since 1992, Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) has been pairing caring, adult volunteers with children in need of reading support and books to take home and keep. SMART volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment.