In addition, high school students share a study in water purification with a sister school in Kenya. Last year the students sent simple water purification kits to the Kenya students who would otherwise have to walk 7 miles one way to get clean water (see image).

And the practice with mannequins never stops. Here, at the science fair, students demonstrate their skills to other students.

Health Education Programs run through all our schools and into the community. Under the leadership of Heather Johnson in the high school, these include a MindUP curriculum in the elementary school, health fairs in the middle school, and a four year medical science track in the high school.

There are teaching and training partnerships with the Camp Sherman Fire Department for CPR certification, St Charles Medical Center for job shadowing opportunities, and CEAHEC for instructional programs with computerized mannequins as depicted here.

The Club has brought mobile dental health and eye care programs into Sisters. During the visit, high school students investigated dental issues during a club-sponsored ODS visit to our campus.

Health education not only focuses on building each student's knowledge of their own health - physical, mental, emotional and social - it also introduces many to hands on experiences in health careers to stimulate long term interest.

St Charles Medical Center is the largest employer in Central Oregon, and as an active community partner, provides numerous job-shadowing opportunities for our high school students.

 

Sisters School District ... and Health Education