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WATCH: Screenings can detect teens' hidden heart problems
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Aislyn Putnam, a Jesuit High School freshman, gets connected for an EKG by technician Sherri Medina as part of the Play Smart program. About 12,000 teens have received free heart screenings. Many young people can have heart trouble without symptoms. 

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Aislyn Putnam, a Jesuit High School freshman, gets connected for an EKG by technician Sherri Medina as part of the Play Smart program. About 12,000 teens have received free heart screenings. Many young people can have heart trouble without symptoms. 

Teenagers can have serious heart trouble without knowing it. 

Ask former Central Catholic High School football star Hayward Demison. After rushing for a Ram touchdown in 2010, Demison collapsed to the turf. His heart stopped for two minutes until he was revived with CPR. Tests showed that Demison’s coronary artery wasn’t supplying his heart with enough blood during those big runs. 


Friday, January 20, 2017
Parish and School News
Weathering the snow days

As principal of St. Therese School in Northeast Portland, Joy Hunt excels at jumping from one role to the next — one moment she’s comforting a kindergartner with a scraped knee, the next she’s navigating piles of paperwork. But nothing prepared her for this winter.

“I was part-snow-shoveler, part-weatherwoman,” laughed Hunt.

The principal joins administrators around the archdiocese navigating the startling snowfalls this winter and deciding how to make up lost instructional time



Friday, January 20, 2017
Rural Catholic education benefits

STAYTON — With the unified administration of St. Mary and Regis, many students and community members look back with fond memories tied to both schools. Regis senior Eric Gustin grew up walking the halls of St. Mary and Regis. As a leader both on and off the football field, he has many memories.

Gustin began playing football in third grade as part of St. Mary’s Catholic Youth Organization team. Throughout his 10 years playing football for St. Mary and Regis, one of his most influential mentors was his coach, Jeff Wiltsey. Wiltsey coached Gustin’s third- through seventh-grade teams and coached him all four years at Regis. 



Friday, January 20, 2017
Special seating at the Madeleine
A chair is simply a chair, but a “Hokki” stool is something entirely different. Earlier this fall, The Madeleine School in Northeast Portland purchased two Hokki stools for use in the Learning Loft — a classroom where students can receive extra academic support from one of the school’s four learning support teachers. The stools’ convex base allows for movement in all directions.

Friday, January 20, 2017

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