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Our Lady offers mercy in Seaside
Deidre and Matthew Herman — and baby Isaac — stand in front of the billboard image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that they raised money to display.
Deidre and Matthew Herman — and baby Isaac — stand in front of the billboard image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that they raised money to display.
When Matthew and Deidre Herman dreamed up the idea of erecting a billboard of Our Lady of Guadalupe, they knew the perfect spot. It was, of course, in Astoria, where they were parishioners at St. Mary Star of the Sea.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happiness is singing in the choir
LAKE OSWEGO — Mel Munch put off joining the choir at Our Lady of the Lake Parish until he was 94, in 2007. His wife had objected to the Wednesday night rehearsals and the getting to church an hour early on Sundays.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Central Catholic prepares students for future
Central Catholic academic and athletic programs benefit students beyond the classroom or practice field, preparing them for the future. For example, the Central Catholic social studies department hosts activities and events to broaden students’ understanding of social justice in relation to American culture and everyday life —through politics.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
St. Luke kindergartners visit elders
Over the past 18 years, St. Luke, Woodburn, kindergarten students have contributed to community service in a special way. They offer hospitality to residents of Country Meadows retirement facility.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
St. John Fisher School keeps up tradition of feeding hungry
St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland has supported the charitable organization St. Vincent de Paul for about 45 years.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Valley Catholic: Community, spirituality, social justice
BEAVERTON — Spirituality and social justice. Simplicity and community. Those values are at the heart of Spring Break Spokane, an annual service-immersion trip for Valley Catholic High School students.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
St. Matthew School urges learning via projects
HILLSBORO — Teachers at St. Matthew School here are pushing students to do research, collaborate and develop skills in presentation. In education lingo, it’s called project-based learning. 
Monday, February 1, 2016
3-D tech has St. Agatha student thinking
St. Agatha School in Southeast Portland has not only basic computer stuff, but a 3-D printer. St. Agatha is one of only two Catholic schools in Portland that have the futuristic technology. 3-D printers take images created on a computer screen and turn them into plastic objects you can hold in your hand.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Partners for successful futures
The 15-year relationship between St. Andrew Nativity School and Jesuit High School has had a single focus since day one – helping students reach their full potential against the odds.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Salem Catholic students perform on television
SALEM — Last December, Czech television station TV NOE aired a concert featuring student singers from Salem Catholic schools. 
Sunday, January 31, 2016
La Salle Prep forms bond with grade school
MILWAUKIE — Each year La Salle Prep students live out the motto “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” as they raise money and bring in gifts for the families of their neighbor grade school, Lot Whitcomb. Students and staff this year raised more $6,000 that went to support 39 families. 
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Year of Mercy inspires service at St. Joseph
SALEM — The Catholic faith is central to everything at St. Joseph School here. The Church has a long and venerable tradition of serving others, and the school faculty and staff felt that bringing in a stronger service element would be a meaningful way to honor this Year of Mercy.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
OLL students put faith into action
LAKE OSWEGO — In keeping with the U.S. Catholic bishops’ 1972 pastoral letter, “To Teach as Jesus Did,” Our Lady of the Lake School has students do outreach that fits the categories of spreading the Good News of the Gospel, building community and giving service.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Regis, St. Mary working together
STAYTON — Stayton’s two Catholic schools are increasing ways to work together, academically and spiritually.
Friday, January 29, 2016
School offers five specialist teachers
MCMINNVILLE — St. James Catholic School in the wine country of Yamhill County is taking registrations for new students for the 2016-2017 school year.
St. James, which serves 3-year-old preschoolers through fifth grade, has 110 students with small classes. Tuition is $4,712 per student for the first subsidized student. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Madeleine School breaks giving records
This Advent season, The Madeleine School in Northeast Portland decided to try something new and ended up breaking a school record. Building on its weekly school-wide service project, which provides lunches made by students and their families for people who are homeless in Portland, The Madeleine decided to join the global day of giving known as “Giving Tuesday.”
Thursday, January 28, 2016
State honors Jesuit for sustainability
BEAVERTON — Jesuit High School was honored for its commitment to sustainable practices at the Governor's Sustainability Awards Luncheon Dec. 9. The award recognizes organizations that go beyond requirements. As innovators in their fields, they show that becoming more sustainable is not in conflict with achieving the organization's core mission.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Reality check for CTK students
MILWAUKIE — On Jan. 19, Christ the King School hosted a retreat put on by the National Evangelization Teams for seventh and eighth graders. The theme of the retreat was “Reality Check.” It covered outside influences young people face and how to stay strong in faith in an ever-changing world.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Woodburn students respond to global crisis with hope
WOODBURN — St. Luke Middle School students recently visited the Real Life exhibit in Tigard sponsored by Medical Teams International. The youths learned about global crisis by witnessing scenes of poverty, natural disaster and sickness, and are responding by assembling personal care kits called "Hope Kits." The kits will be distributed by Medical Teams International to people around the world.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dynamic teaching duo
Diane, a preschool assistant at the Madeleine School, and Christina Salvitelli, a physical education teacher at Holy Cross, are mother and daughter Catholic educators, although Diane isn’t sure how that happened. “Christina’s wanted to teach since she was a preschooler,” Diane says. “I didn’t encourage or discourage.”
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
St. Clare First Graders are service leaders
First graders at St. Clare are leaders in the community when it comes to collecting food for the hungry and filling up the shelves at St. Clare Parish’s St. Vincent DePaul food pantry.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Blanchet students use music to benefit disease research
SALEM — Christmas is a time of brightly wrapped presents, warm nights by the fire, spreading good cheer and music. This past Christmas, two high school students raised money for a cause dear to their hearts by sharing music from Christmas past and present.
Monday, January 25, 2016
St. Cecilia's "quilt of love for Jesus"
BEAVERTON — ‘Twas the week before Christmas and displayed throughout St. Cecilia School were stories and artwork portraying our dear Savior’s birth.  Kindergartners pasted their silhouettes of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus onto their watercolor painted backgrounds of blue, green and purple.   
Monday, January 25, 2016
CC grad is most valuable player
A 2010 Central Catholic High School graduate has been chosen by his teammates as most valuable player of the 2015 Portland State University men’s lacrosse team.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Toys that can teach
EUGENE — This year, kindergarten and first grade students at St. Paul Parish School have been learning about gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles through the use of the LEGO Simple Machines curriculum.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Acts of kindness from Nativity School
At St. Andrew Nativity School, theme for the year is “15 Acts of Kindness,” culminating in a “Promoting Success” luncheon on June 7. The campaign is encouraging students and faculty to do 15 acts of service through school-wide events and on their own time.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Marist dedicates multi-use turf field
EUGENE — Marist High School in October dedicated a new turf field in honor of an alumnus nicknamed “Mr. Marist.”
Monday, January 25, 2016
Jesuit inducts Dunleavy into hall of fame
Jesuit High School inducted class of 1999 alumnus and Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy, Jr., into the Jesuit Hall of Fame last fall. Dunleavy led the Crusaders mens basketball team to their first 20-win season and a quarterfinal appearance at the state tournament — the first since 1976. During his senior year, Jesuit won the first Metro League title since 1970 and the first state championship in school history.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Project will help youth prepare for work

University of Portland, working with Impact NW and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership, has secured a $75,000 grant from Work Systems, Inc. to help prepare youth in Multnomah and Washington counties for four high-needs career pathways: infrastructure, manufacturing, information technology and health care.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Archbishop Howard's smallest students nourish neighbors
Character is an essential component of education. If we raise scholars with no moral compass, we have failed. It is through service that students of Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose in Northeast Portland learn to live out virtues — the habit of doing good.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
St. Thomas More gives at Christmas
St. Thomas More School and Parish took holiday giving to a new level this year. They partnered to deliver boxes of books to the Oregon Children’s Book Bank, The Holy Cross Library and to a partner school, St. Andrew Nativity.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Websites link college students, churches, centers
Are you a college student ready to find a church or campus ministry center? Are you a parent of a student wanting to help your college student attend Mass? Start with your friendly Newman Center. It’s possible to find one at newmanconnection.com. More than 48,000 students used the site in 2015 to get linked to Newman Centers, the name for Catholic campus ministry centers at state schools.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Holy Cross wins reading prize for third year in a row
On the cozy library rug at Holy Cross School in North Portland,  preschoolers do all they can to stay still and quiet. But the pint-sized students are vibrating with excitement. Story time is about to begin.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Regis athletic director makes hall of fame
STAYTON — Regis High School baseball coach Don Heuberger was inducted into the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame Nov. 7 in Wilsonville.  
A 1971 Regis alumni, Heuberger holds a resume that includes 674 career wins as a coach. He has accumulated more wins at one school than any other coach in Oregon history, with 617 of the victories coming from his time as coach at his alma mater.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Oregon City deacon's charity delivers help to Africa
A charitable organization founded by an Archdiocese of Portland permanent deacon has sent another 40-foot container loaded with supplies and a four wheel drive pickup to a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Queen of Peace School: faith woven into life
SALEM — At Queen of Peace School, religion studies includes faith development, spirituality and community service, which are woven into the routines of our daily lives. That’s the beauty of a Catholic school.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Jesuit's Peterson named national volleyball player of the year
The best high school volleyball player in the United States is Nicole Peterson, a senior at Jesuit High School. 
Friday, January 22, 2016
Students celebrate a season of service
WOODBURN — St. Luke School students had a busy season of service last month with several projects and initiatives benefitting the community.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Advent shows what school can do
ROY — Each Advent season the student council of St. Francis School in Roy sponsors a schoolwide food drive. Goals are set with a schoolwide reward and a reward for the classroom that collects the most non-perishable food. This year, 1,986 pounds was collected and donated to both St. Vincent DePaul in Forest Grove at St. Anthony’s and the Sonrise Food Pantry in Banks.
Friday, January 22, 2016
SMA: Ending the era of 'brogrammers'
St. Mary’s Academy wants to end the era of brogrammers. Early in December, St. Mary’s Academy hosted Computer Science Education Week, giving female students the opportunity to learn coding, robotics, and 3D printing and design. More than 600 girls participated in interactive activities, including two guest panels featuring women who work in the typically male-dominated tech industry.
Friday, January 22, 2016
New playground for Queen of Peace
A new playground for Queen of Peace Catholic School is on the way and the students can hardly wait. Recently, Queen of Peace students visited the site for a pre-groundbreaking ceremony for the new school playground.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Four St. Mary's Academy students National Merit Scholarship finalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 12  St. Mary’s Academy students for scholastic promise.
Of those, four have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists: Alannah Maynez, Clare McLeod, Camille Sullivan and Bethan Tyler. “It brings the school great joy to have such a high number of students recognized,” said Kelli Clark, principal of St. Mary’s.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Merit Scholarship finalists at Valley Catholic
BEAVERTON — Four Valley Catholic seniors were selected as semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. For the students, winning would mean scholarship funds, a merit scholar title, and access to a distinguished alumni group.
Friday, January 22, 2016
St. Mary, Stayton, receives grants
STAYTON — this fall, St. Mary School announced the receipt of $65,000 in technology grants that this school year will provide students with new opportunities for learning in addition to new materials in the school’s library.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Feasting of a fundraising sort in Roseburg
The first annual St Joseph Church Winter Wine and Brew Fest begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Educational Center, 630 W. Stanton St., Roseburg.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
O'Hara continues Toys for Tots tradition
EUGENE — In what has become a tradition, O’Hara Catholic School held a Christmas toy drive for Toys for Tots. For three weeks in November and December, O’Hara staff, students and families filled collection boxes to help local households in need. For the last three years, O’Hara has been the largest private collection location for the local efforts, collecting around 350 gifts each year. U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Thadd Pooler, coordinator of the local Toys for Tots drive, challenged O’Hara to an increase this year. The school rose to the challenge and donated 427 toys to the cause.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Mercy: The Face of God, A Retreat in Eugene
St Jude’s Catholic Church of Eugene is holding a retreat titled, “Mercy: The Face of God, A Retreat for the People of God.” The retreat will be Jan. 23-26 at the church, and people are invited to attend any or all of the presentations. The retreat presenter/facilitator will be Mary da Silva Abinante. Da Silva has a master’s degree in religious education and has worked in parish, retreat and high school ministries in the Northwest and California.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Education and feasting of a fundraising sort in Roseburg

The first annual St Joseph Catholic Church Winter Wine and Brew Fest begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Joseph Educational Center, 630 W. Stanton St., Roseburg.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Pamplin's brewmeister wins award
Sam Holloway, a professor in the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business, has received the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. The award is given to faculty members who have a maximum of six to seven years’ of experience and are considered “ascendant” through an academic record that includes their areas of research, teaching, and service.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Projecting success at St. Matthew
HILLSBORO — Teachers at St. Matthew School here are pushing students to do research, collaborate and develop skills in presentation. In education lingo, it’s called project-based learning. 
Thursday, December 10, 2015
St. Luke middle schoolers head outdoors
WOODBURN — St. Luke Middle School students this fall spent four days going to school on the Oregon Coast. Sixteen sixth graders learned about natural history and ecology while spending time at Camp Magruder Outdoor School near Rockaway Beach.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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