Helping Special Needs Students Transition to Adulthood

Helping Special Needs Students Transition to Adulthood

Do you know a 17-21 year old with special needs who could use help preparing for life after high school? The High Desert Educational Service District’s Transition Network offers many resources to assist in preparing Central Oregon students with intellectual and...

RTI Grant Helps Improve Instruction

Sisters Middle School was one of four middle schools in the state to receive a Response to Instruction and Intervention grant two years ago aimed at improving instruction for all students and providing special assistance to those falling behind. “RTI has helped...
Sisters Students Create Art for River Restoration Project

Sisters Students Create Art for River Restoration Project

You can’t miss the newly ornamented fence on the side of Sisters Elementary School, along Highway 20. It is decorated with colorfully painted swimming fish and scenes of the Three Sisters Mountains, including boulders, water shapes, fish eggs and steelhead...
Sisters Students Become Environmental and Community Stewards

Sisters Students Become Environmental and Community Stewards

Across the Sisters School District this year, students learned the concept of stewardship by participating in a variety of projects that helped them build connections with both the community and the environment. Many classes participated in hatching and releasing baby...
Getting the Swing of It

Getting the Swing of It

Sisters Middle School seventh and eighth graders had the chance to learn to dance in their P.E. classes this year. Teachers Wes Estvold and Julie Patton incorporated a two-week dance unit into the P.E. program. The students were taught the country freestyle swing and...
Learning the Art of Acting

Learning the Art of Acting

Third and fourth graders at Sisters Elementary School were treated to a two-week acting program through the Sisters Folk Festival’s Artist in Residence Program funded by the Oregon Community Foundation. Professional acting coach Lisa Elrod taught students how to...