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9/25/2012 4:30:00 PM
The Madeleine School ushers in new year
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Madeleine parish volunteers work on inclusive playground.
Madeleine School photo
Madeleine parish volunteers work on inclusive playground.

The Madeleine School in Northeast Portland welcomes three new teachers, 50 iPads, and 280 saints to the 2012-2013 school year.  

New teacher Brian Grant just finished his student teaching at Holy Redeemer School in North Portland and will begin his career as new PE and health teacher. Rebecca Erickson is a new reading specialist and Anne O’Mahoney is new teacher’s aide in second grade.

Funded by the 2011 auction, the school ordered 50 iPads, one for each teacher and a media cart for classroom use. Throughout the summer, teachers researched applications for classroom instruction.

Barb Anderson, of St. Mary Parish in Corvallis, helped faculty and staff learn about 280 saints of the church at an annual staff retreat. As a result, teachers are planning to share the saints' inspirational stories with students.

“Our goal is to supplement our curriculum with stories that our students can use to support them in their studies and family life,” says Susan Steele, the principal.

The school also finished phase one of a playground that can be used by children with disabilities.  

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