Clubs & Activities

 

Clubs & ActivitiesSisters High School’s selection of student-run clubs and staff-run activities changes every year. There are many clubs to choose from. Some clubs are serious, with either an intellectual or political focus while others are just for fun. Whatever the focus, Sisters’ clubs add variety and fun to life in high school. Join a club, meet new friends!

All new and continuing clubs must fill out a club registration form for the current school year. Forms are available in the main office. Turn in completed forms to Mrs. Fendall or Mr. Roth in the main office.

There is no deadline for club registration. However, the earlier clubs register the more likely they are to have a viable membership.

Application forms for new clubs are available now in the main office.

 

Clubs & Activities
Americana

Americana ProjectThis class is a study of the roots of folk music in our culture. The students are provided the opportunity to learn the basics of playing the guitar and songwriting, while they gain an understanding of how music has formed and shaped historical, cultural, and social events in America. Students perform their songs in class, as well as have many opportunities to perform outside of school. This class partners closely with the Sisters Folk Festival, which connects the students with world-class professional musicians, who often visit the class and give workshops on songwriting and performing. Students also learn how to engineer sound and use recording equipment.  At the end of every year, the Americana Project students produce a full-length, professional CD of their original music.  Learn more >>

 

Advisor: Rick Johnson
When: Mon – Fri
Where: Room 618: Choir Room
What: Elective course
Contact: rick.johnson@sisters.k12.or.us

 

ASG Leadership

LeadershipLeadership is designed to help students develop skills in planning and carrying out student events at SHS. ASB and class officers are strongly encouraged to take the class, but it is open to all students who have the desire and self-discipline to work on student driven projects. The school activities planned in class will include dances, assemblies, fundraisers, and service projects. Students will work on goal setting, time management, problem solving, building consensus, communication, and many other skills essential to an effective leader. In addition to project planning, students will do class presentations, readings about leadership, research, and public speaking. Community service performed outside of class is also required each trimester.

 

Advisor: Matt Bradley
When: Mon – Fri
Where: Room 214: Leadership Room
What: Elective course
Contact: matt.bradley@sisters.k12.or.us

Astronomy Club

Astronomy ClubAt meetings of the Astronomy Club, members discuss up-coming astronomical events and asteroid occultation events that they will be recording for the RECON citizen science project. Students write the Stars Over Sisters articles for the Nugget Newspaper and help to lead some of the Stars Over Sisters star watches. Guest speakers often attend meetings.

 

Advisor: Rima Givot
When: Meetings are held every other Friday at Lunch, and there are periodic sky viewing events.
How: The club is open to all interested students.  Anyone can join the meetings.
Contact: rima.givot@sisters.k12.or.us

Interact Club
Jazz Band

Jazz BandA combined middle / high school class that meets four days a week during “0” period (7:00 – 7:50 am). In this class, students study and rehearse a wide variety of musical styles; everything from American Swing Era classics to modern popular music. As there is a limited number of seats, this is the only audition-based large ensemble in the Sisters band program.

 

Advisor: Tyler Cranor
When: 7:00 – 7:50 am: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Where: Room 166: Band Room at SMS
What: Elective course
Contact: tyler.cranor@sisters.k12.or.us

Jazz Choir

Jazz ChoirThe Sisters High School Jazz Choir performs a variety of vocal jazz styles. Singing experience is necessary as well as a willingness to try dance and movement when appropriate to the literature. Members will develop special performance techniques required by the many different styles of jazz. Emphasis will be on swing, blues, ballad, pop, and vocal jazz. Students are encouraged to perform both written and improvised solos. Participation in festivals, performances, and fundraising activities is required. Auditions for the following year are held in May of the previous year.

The Jazz Choir is more than just a class. It is also considered a club because of the amount of performances, fundraisers, and trips outside of the school day. Every year, the Jazz Choir takes a major educational performing trip. The fundraisers throughout the school year help pay for this trip. Past performing trips include performing on the Fantasyland Stage at Disneyland, performing the National Anthem for the Oregon State Capitol, and performing at the Newport Aquarium.

 

Advisor: Rick Johnson
When: 7:00 – 8:00 am: Mon-Fri
Where: Room 618: Choir Room
What: Elective course
Contact: rick.johnson@sisters.k12.or.us

Jazz Combos

Jazz CombosThe Jazz Combos are invitation or audition based groups, designed to offer more detailed and in depth musical training to our most advanced students. Combos study and perform musical styles from the 1910’s up through the modern era. These groups are also afforded a wider range of performance opportunities at music festivals, and throughout the community. This activity has a co-curricular fee.

 

Advisor: Tyler Cranor
When: 7:30-8:30 pm (Tues)
Where: Room 166: Band Room at SMS
What: Elective course
Contact: tyler.cranor@sisters.k12.or.us

Key Club

Key ClubKey Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.

The Key Club helps with many events, like Muscleman Volleyball, Buckaroo Breakfast, and road clean up, just to name a few items.

 

Advisor: Matt Bradley
When: Mon – Fri
Where: Room 214: Leadership Room
What: Elective course
Contact: matt.bradley@sisters.k12.or.us

LINK Crew

Link CrewLink Crew is a high school transition program that increases freshman success. Members of the junior and senior class are trained to be Link Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, mentors, and teachers helping guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school. As freshmen success increases, the benefits to the school culture and climate become apparent. Link Crew works to help schools have a greater connection, increased extracurricular participation, fewer discipline issues, and greater pride and spirit.

Advisors: Kristy Rawls & Gail Greaney
LINK Crew Training: Meets in August for Fall Training, 8th Grade Orientation, new events throughout the year.
Email: kristy.rawls@sisters.k12.or.us & gail.greaney@sisters.k12.or.us

Math Team

Math TeamMath Team is on hiatus for the 2016-2017 school year.  There will be an opportunity to participate in 1-2 Math Competitions.  Please see Mr. Corrigan for details.  Learn more >>

Advisor: Rob Corrigan
When: TBA
Where: TBA
What: Math Team
Contact: rob.corrigan@sisters.k12.or.us

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Youth Action Council

Youth Action CouncilYouth Action Council (YAC) is a youth-led group that works to address the physical and mental health concerns that are typical for high school students. Coordinated in partnership with Deschutes County Health Services, the School Based Health Center, and Sisters High School, YAC projects bring together research, project planning, and advocacy skills to increase awareness and reduce stigma related to the health issues students find most important. Sisters YAC participants have the opportunity to work with other YACs in the area, and join a Statewide Youth Action Council.

Lunch is provided.

Advisor: Jessica Hiddleson
When: Fridays during Lunch
Where: Room 235: Heather Johnson’s Room
Contact: jessica.hiddleson@deschutes.org

 

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