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St. Matthew School Fall 2016

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Goal: Leadership that helps all
With books, seminars, TED Talks and all other manner of rumination on the subject, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the concept of “leadership” was little more than a cliché. But at St. Mary’s Academy, leadership is more important than ever.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
New science home, new leaders
BEAVERTON — The first day of the 2016-17 term marked a milestone at Valley Catholic School, as high school students became the first to take classes in Valley Catholic’s new science building.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Good sports at Valley Catholic
BEAVERTON – At Valley Catholic High School, the start of the new school year was a celebration – not only for students — but for the entire school community. Kelly Foster of the Oregon School Activities Association honored the school as the winner of OSAA’s 2015-16 Sportsmanship Award.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
De La Salle students learn interview skills
More than 40 volunteers helped De La Salle North Catholic High School conduct mini interviews with incoming freshmen to evaluate them on communication skills like eye contact, engagement and handshake.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Schoolgirls help homeless
Catholic school eighth graders often perform service projects. But for two homeschoolers from the Clackamas County Catholic Homeschoolers group, no one had set a standard. 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Baseball growing in Portland
Youth baseball, fondly referred to as America’s pastime, has been played since the 1880s when leagues were formed for pre-teen children in New York.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Student pens poem of faith
EUGENE — O’Hara student Allie Ferrari delighted staff by writing a poem that nicely illustrates the faith of a primary schooler
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
School theme of year: Be original
St. Thomas More kicks off the school year with the announcement of the theme selected by the eighth grade leadership team:  Be Original!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Catholic school rivals team up, fight cancer
Students from Central Catholic, Jesuit, St. Mary’s Academy and Valley Catholic high schools are coming together in support of children suffering from serious illness, in support of Portland’s Children’s Cancer Association.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Peacemakers keep eye out
A program called Madeleine Peacemakers is beginning its second year at The Madeleine School in Northeast Portland, thanks to the efforts of school counselor, Carolyn Ullman. Fifth graders will again participate in a peer helper program at recess where they will work in conjunction with recess staff. The objective of the program is to build problem-solving skills with peer support. The hope is that students will become self-managers on the playground.
Monday, September 26, 2016
New principal for Holy Redeemer
Holy Redeemer School welcomes a new principal, Luke Harkness. Harkness will be filling the void left by the retirement of Anna Raineri, Holy Redeemer principal for 13 years.
Monday, September 26, 2016
St. John the Apostle welcomes new staff
OREGON CITY — Fall is an exciting time for all of those heading back through the front doors of St. John the Apostle School here. Students are eager to meet their teachers, to learn new things and make new friends. Staff members come prepared with the tools necessary to educate students and teach them necessary life skills and to share their love for the Catholic religion.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Schools honored for overall work
Two Oregon Catholic high schools have been awarded the Oregonian Cup in their divisions. The honor, given by the Oregonian newspaper, recognizes overall excellence. 
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Opera in Salem
SALEM — Area Catholic school students in August performed “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti. The one act opera in English, held at the East Salem Community Center, showcased the surging arts education at Salem Catholic schools.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
New leadership in Stayton

STAYTON — Regis High School and St. Mary Catholic School here have welcomed many new faces. 

Three Pacific Alliance of Catholic Education teachers from the University of Portland will join the faculty: Nathan Mattix and Michael Rezich at Regis and Erika Murphy at St. Mary. 


Saturday, September 24, 2016
St. Cecilia has helping hands
BEAVERTON — Helping hands to support Northwest Children’s Outreach has been a service project for St. Cecilia School students, grades 3 through 8, for several years. The students help sort and organize donated items at the collection and distribution center.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
New teachers at Holy Cross
Holy Cross welcomes four new teachers in the coming school year. 
Friday, September 23, 2016
New library = collaborative learning
Over the past 23 years, Jesuit High School’s Clark Library has become a magnet of activity for students, faculty and staff during the week and on many weekends. Now it’s a 7,100-square-foot hall of cooperation. 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
New La Salle teachers fired up
MILWAUKIE — As La Salle Prep began its year-long celebration of 50 years of Catholic education, the school community welcomed new students and staff. Along with more than 185 new students in the class of 2020, several new teachers joined the faculty.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
New principal for St. Joseph

SALEM — St. Joseph School welcomes a new principal, William Summer. 

Summer was born and raised on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. He spent summers with family in upstate New York and had the opportunity to attend Camp Don Bosco in Newtown, New Jersey. The camp, the philosophy of St. John Bosco and the Salesians continue to be at the core of who he is and what he hopes to share with St. Joseph School.


Thursday, September 22, 2016
A veteran teacher is there to help
Less than a mile from the University of Portland, Holy Cross School is a frequent training ground for student teachers. And like most other Catholic schools, many young instructors land their first jobs there.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Three new teachers bring expertise

OREGON CITY — St. John the Apostle School is welcoming three new teachers.

Stephanie Hussey-Pack is relocating with her husband from North Carolina, where she has taught English at the middle and high school level. Hussey-Pack is also versed in digital arts. Hussey-Pack will be teaching middle school.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A sweep for Sherwood, a gift to vision
SHERWOOD — Before school ended last spring, students from St. Francis School here made history in a contest to create posters that seek to prevent eye injury.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Welcome back, Principal Gomez
MILWAUKIE — St. John the Baptist School is welcoming back Angela Gomez, holder of a doctorate who is already blossoming in her role as principal.
Monday, September 19, 2016
3D printers enhance science, math
HILLSBORO — Students at St. Matthew School are crowded around a table in the computer lab, peering over one another and talking excitedly. In front of them, a machine hums and beeps, creating something small and round.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Science gear sets up an environment of investigation
HILLSBORO — It’s time for new shoes, new backpacks and new lunchboxes. And at St. Matthew, it’s time for new science equipment. Made possible by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, motion detectors, sensors and probes were purchased exclusively for the St. Matthew science lab and are part of a complete middle school science program – newly acquired for the 2016-17 school year.
Monday, September 19, 2016
School restores original name
In 1913, four Holy Child sisters left their homes in England and traveled to Oregon with the intention of starting a new school and community. 
Sunday, September 18, 2016
She wants students to be best selves
GERVAIS — The newest addition to Sacred Heart School’s teaching staff is Marissa Casanova, a native of Southern California. She pauses for a few minutes in a day of busily setting up and arranging her new third and fourth grade classroom, reflecting on Sacred Heart’s theme for the 2016- ‘17 school year: “For it is by grace you have been saved” — Ephesians 2:8.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
WATCH: New Jesuit president had no silver spoon
The new president of Jesuit High School worked as a switchboard operator and summertime janitor to fund his own secondary education with the Jesuits in Sacramento, California.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Blanchet spruces up, examines technology
SALEM — Blanchet Catholic School is extending a welcome to all the families and students joining the community this school year. The Cavaliers started school with an enrollment of 343 students, including 20 international students and 28 sixth graders.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Marist expands retreat program
EUGENE — At Marist High School, retreats have long been an integral part of the experience for students and staff. This year, the retreat program has been expanded to include separate retreats for the school board members and coaches.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Science wing blessed
EUGENE- Marist  High School recently celebrated the dedication of its new science wing.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Central Catholic welcomes students with disabilities
“We are all Rams. We are all part of the Central Catholic community. We all reflect the face of Christ.”
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Our Lady of Fatima honors pioneer
SHADY COVE — Our Lady of Fatima Parish honored one of its founders, Halie Mauer, with a reception following Sunday Mass last month. “Miss” Halie, as the young people call her, was instrumental in the building of our church. 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Queen of Peace's newbies
It’s a new world at Queen of Peace Parish and School in Salem, with seven people in new positions on the parish and school staff, including a new principal and a new teacher for the second grade.
Monday, September 12, 2016
UP ranked high for value
The University of Portland has been named the best college in Oregon for value in a ranking released last month by Money Magazine.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Marylhurst chosen for education experiment
Marylhurst University, founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names and catering to commuter students, has been chosen for a federal pilot project.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Jesuits name fund raiser
Siobhán Lawlor has been named the new provincial assistant for advancement and communication for the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus. Lawlor comes from Woodside Priory School where she served as the director of development since 2012.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Oregon teen wins Life award
Karli Olson, a home-schooled teen from Harrisburg, received the National Right to Life Committee’s first place  prize for oratory.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Saints: studied and portrayed
EUGENE — At the end of last school year, nearly 1,000 people from all over Oregon visited O’Hara School for a self-guided, inspirational journey of the heroes of faith.


Monday, September 5, 2016
St. Andrew welcomes all comers
St. Andrew Parish in Portland shared in the Northeast Portland Parkways event on a hot summer Sunday recently.
Friday, September 2, 2016
St. Luke fifth graders go into the wild
WOODBURN — Each year has its perks in school, and it’s hard to imagine this year’s fifth graders at St. Luke School aren’t already looking forward to heading into the wild.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Student writers taste joy of publication
“Excitement was high at the Wolf Pack Stadium. The World Series was only two weeks away and the hometown favorite — The Wolves — was such a great team they were expected to win.”
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Modified Mass schedule at St. Mary's, Corvallis
Because both Fathers Ivan and Father Ignacio are attending a conference with other members of the St. John Society, they are unable to celebrate Mass at 8 a.m. this week, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Jesuit student brings home math gold
The 2016 Rio summer Olympics brought plenty of gold medals to team U.S.A., but nearly a month earlier Oregon cheered its first Olympic, or rather International Math Olympiad, champion.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Saints: studied and portrayed
EUGENE — On June 3, nearly 1,000 people from all over Oregon visited O’Hara School for a self-guided, inspirational journey of the heroes of faith.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
College Catholics make mission trip

Students from Oregon State and Portland State universities this summer went on a evangelization trip to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The 30 youths organized the trek, which took place June 17-30. The trip started in the same way Jesus told his disciples to travel— with nothing for the journey. That’s because the baggage was stuck in Miami.


Monday, August 29, 2016
O'Hara teacher lauded for math and science work
EUGENE — The Air Force Association has named Clint Larson, a science teacher at O’Hara School, as the 2016 Oregon Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teacher of the Year.
Monday, August 29, 2016
A parish reaches out to neighborhood kids
CENTRAL POINT — Shepherd of the Valley Parish here has taken Pope Francis seriously. The pope has challenged Catholics to bring the joy and message of the Gospel to those outside the church walls. When Catholics think of evangelizing, they often think of reaching adults. But in many neighborhoods, there are children who don’t know who Jesus is, or don’t have a personal connection.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Tanzania trek gives sense of precious faith

A team from St. Pius X Parish in Portland has completed a trip to Tanzania for the opening of a new church and an ordination.

They wanted to support Father Peter Siamoo, a Tanzanian priest who had served their Oregon parish and worked as a hospital chaplain before returning home to the Diocese of Moshi.


Saturday, August 27, 2016


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