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Blanchet students engage elders
Courtesy Blanchet School
Students from Blanchet Catholic sing for their new friends at a retirement community across the street from the Salem school. 

Courtesy Blanchet School

Students from Blanchet Catholic sing for their new friends at a retirement community across the street from the Salem school. 

SALEM — A key component of Blanchet Catholic School’s mission is service to others and contributing to the enrichment of society. A team of Blanchet middle school students took this mission to heart and started a new program that connects students to a neighboring community. 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Parish and School News
Catholic schools offer apprenticeship for sainthood
Catholic schools are a gift to the church. The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 mandated that every parish in the United States should have a Catholic school. The bishops of the United States made this decision essentially because they recognized the importance of a mission-driven school system in partnership with parents, the first educators of their children, in protecting, preserving and passing on the faith.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Secure but hospitable
EUGENE — What began at O’Hara’s 2016 annual auction as a successful appeal has put O’Hara Catholic School at the cutting edge of school security. When donors were asked to raise their paddles to create a fund dedicated to enhancing and maintaining building and campus security, the more than 500 attendees responded by committing more than $90,000 to the school. 

Monday, January 23, 2017
Untold history: Blacks in Oregon Catholic schools

First in a series on race in the Catholic schools. This story is one of two focused on African-Americans

If he missed the bus home from public school, Jerry Peterson could find himself running from a group of white students as they shouted the N-word. 

It was the late 1960s and African-American children like the fifth-grade Peterson were being bussed from their predominately black neighborhoods in North and Northeast Portland to all-white schools as part of a much-criticized approach to the desegregation of public schools. 



Monday, January 23, 2017

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