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SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Blanchet Catholic Wins Oregonian Cup!
Hillsboro teacher takes 16 day journey through Gulf of Mexico in the name of math
From the May 29th Principals' Appreciation Luncheon
Leaving Principal Recognition
Sandy Lonergan (St. Luke) with Bishop Peter Smith
Legacy Principals Recognition (15+ Years as Principals in Archdiocese of Portland Catholic Schools)
(L to R) Karen Asbury, Debilyn Janota, Jeananne Bloudek, Joan Codd, Sue Harris, John Matcovich, Anna Raineri, Diane Ramsperger, Lucy Shindler Shawn, Rose Rosinski, Susan Steele, Loretta Wiltgen with Bishop Peter Smith.
Congratulations Blanchet Catholic School!
May Crowning 2015 Gallery
Congratulations to Ms. Wigman!
Math & Technology teacher Heidi Wigman (St. Matthew School, Hillsboro) has been invited to take part in the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program for the upcoming field season. She will be doing fisheries research aboard the NOAA Pisces ship in the Gulf of Mexico, and gathering data, applying algebraic concepts, and exploring applications for mathematics and robotics while at sea. (5/6/15)
Congratulations to Mrs. Liane Rae from Cathedral School!
Mrs. Rae Named Apple Distinguished Educator
Mrs. Rae was notified yesterday that she has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator for her visionary use of Apple technology in the classroom. She is one of just 75 teachers chosen nationwide, and has been awarded a trip to Miami, Florida in July to collaborate with fellow Apple educators.
“The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Liane Rae to the ADE Class of 2015. (4/23/2015)
All Saints seventh graders host service fair
Schoolgirl raises funds for St. Joseph statue
Luncheon raises more than $50,000
News from the NCEA Convention:
April Demers with her NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award - joined by (l)Our Lady of the Lake Principal Joan Codd and (r) O'Hara Principal Tammy Conway (see article here).
Holy Thursday at St. Agatha Catholic School Stations of the Cross
For Holy Thursday, the Eighth Grade Religion Class at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Medford presented a silhouette version of the Stations of the Cross. Each student participated in the presentation by writing their own reflection of one of the stations. As the reflection was read, the station was presented by casting a shadow upon the screen as a silhouette.
See Station 2 and Station 11
Serra Club article on the 2015 8th Grade Vocation Rallies
Marist names new principal
Jesuit president announces retirement
Build bridges out of noodles?
Holy Names sister honored by her old school
Catholic schools bands converge
Eight Graders warned about foes of faith
Scrimping and Saving Families make sacrifices for Catholic school
Catholic schools outperform others
Introducing the Spring Forums for Prospective Catholic Administrators - see our flyer for more information!
St. Anne's in Grants Pass won their Region in the Oregon Battle of the Books and are going to the statewide contest later this month!(3/5/2015)
In celebration of its 20th year anniversary, Blanchet Catholic School is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees who will be recognized in a ceremony at Blanchet on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
St. Mary's Academy students win 97 scholastic art and writing awards
Contact us at 503-233-8300 or 503-233-8348
Department of Catholic Schools
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Principal Formation Institute
A 5 session discernment program for prospective Catholic School principals (K-8).
August 17/ Session I
Personality assessment and work style. Meet and match participants with a mentor principal. Long term assignment on administrative project.
October 27/Session II
Principal as Instructional Leader
Principal as Spiritual Leader
November 17/Session III
Principal as Administrator
Principal as Communicator
January 13/Session IV
Presentation of Administrative Projects
February 24/Session V
Mock Interviews, sample questions, experience with group interviews.
For more information or to register, please contact Dina Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Summer 2015 Classes/Activities
The Madeleine School Summer Camps
Blanchet Catholic School
Central Catholic High School
Jesuit High School
LaSalle Catholic College Prep
St. Mary's Academy
2015-2016 School Year - Early Planning Alerts
Statewide Teacher In-service , 2015
Christmas Vacation , 2016
Catholic Schools Week Faith Formation In-service:
F ebruary 5, 2016
ebruary 5, 2016
Catholic Elementary Schools Teacher In-service: February 16
Spring Vacation ,
Easter Monday Observance ,
Teacher Faith Formation