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1/31/2014 10:12:00 AM
Hillsboro school celebrates centennial
Joanne Smith, longest-serving teacher at St. Matthew, blows out candles on anniversary cake.
Joanne Smith, longest-serving teacher at St. Matthew, blows out candles on anniversary cake.

HILLSBORO — As the students from St. Matthew School returned from Christmas break, they were greeted at the front doors with balloons, banners and excitement as the school began its centennial celebration. Activities are scheduled throughout the year for both the current students and alumni.

In September 1914, parishioners of St. Matthew Church supported the opening of a new school. The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon provided the first principal and faculty. There were 45 students that first year.  

Now, St. Matthew offers academic and spiritual development for more than 260 students from preschool through eighth grade. The current mission statement, in the spirit of the founders, says: “United as a community of faith, St. Matthew Catholic School nurtures the heart and mind of every student to live, learn, and serve with the compassion of Christ."  

The school offers integrated technology classrooms, Spanish for all grades, music and band, math specialists at every level, certified instructional assistants, a reading teacher different levels in many courses to suit students' skills and progress.  Extracurricular activities abound, including Mathletics (lively math competition), Lego Robotics, chess and Valley Catholic’s annual speech competition.

Officials are inviting past administration, alumni, clergy, faculty, family, friends and Sisters of the religious orders who have been involved in the making of St. Matthew School to attend events.  





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