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St. Anne Battle of the Books

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. (3/03/2015)

St. Mary's Academy students win 97 scholastic art and writing awards

Marist School Board and Archbishop Select Marist's First President

God at Work in Schools -- Catholic Schools Week editorial at the Catholic Sentinel  (1/13/2015)

Catholic Identity in Action!
Students create Purple Cow Project to fund education for Kenyan girls

O’Hara Catholic School Pre-K Teacher April Demers has been recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association as a Distinguished Teacher in Catholic Education. Mrs. Demers was one of 10 educators selected nationwide for this award.

Mrs. Demers has been a teacher at O’Hara for 22 years, and is one of our school’s most beloved teachers. O’Hara Catholic School erupted with applause, and cheering could be heard throughout the building on
Wednesday when the news was announced over the intercom system – a sound testament to the number of lives she has touched here in our building.

NCEA is the largest private professional organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators serving 6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Mrs. Demers will be honored at the annual NCEA Conference in April 2015. The conference is attended by thousands of educators and administrators from across the nation and is the largest private-education gathering in the United States.

Mrs. Demers is a native of Eugene, and a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church. She and her husband Jeff have 3 children, all of whom attended O’Hara Catholic School.

(Distinguished Teacher Award flashback -- the 2014 Northwest Region winner was Suzanne DeVaney-Wilkes, from Holy Cross Catholic School in Portland!)


Zoe Manning, a kindergartner at O’Hara Catholic School, was selected as a winner in Catholic Charities’ Annual Christmas Card Contest.  Over 3,000 students in grades K-5 participated in the contest this year; only 3 entries were selected as winners.  Zoe’s artwork, along with the artwork of the other 2 winners, is featured on the Catholic Charities 2014 Christmas Card. The card is mailed to more than 10,000 people.

Zoe and her family were invited to attend the Annual Catholic Charities Donor Luncheon, held at The Benson Hotel in Portland, OR on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  Archbishop Alexander Sample, the head of the Archdiocese of Portland, also attended the luncheon, and is pictured with Zoe below.  (12/15/15)

 OHara Kindergartener

St. John Fisher Catholic School on being named as runner up in the School category for Metro Parent Magazine! 10/24/14

Holy Cross Catholic School For the second year year in a row, Holy Cross is first in the State of Oregon for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge with their students reading a total of 626,017 minutes! 10/29/14

St. Mary's Academy - Eight St. Mary’s Academy students selected for the Oregon All-State Choir, one freshman selected for the Oregon All-State Orchestra! 10/29/14

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Upcoming Events

February 26 - March 8
In the Heights - Jesuit High School

February 27 - March 8
Godspell - St. Mary's Academy

March 7
Take Me to the Derby - St. Anne Auction

March 7
Oscar Night - St. Matthew Auction

March 9 - 11
Visitation of the Relic of St. John Paul II

March 13-15
SIP! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic to benefit St. James School

March 18 & 19
5th/6th Grade Vocation Rally - hosted by St. Anthony, Tigard (18th) and Queen of Peace, Salem (19th)

March 20
8th Grade Mass with Archbishop Sample at the Cathedral

March 29
Palm Sunday

April 3
Good Friday

(schools closed)

April 5
Easter Sunday

April 8
St. Paul Parochial School Kindergarten Round Up

April 18
Say Everything - best of the 80s night - St. Agatha Auction

April 25
Return to the 80's - St. Anthony Auction

May 2
The Great Outdoors - Marist Auction

May 9
Knight in Vegas - Visitation Auction

May 16
 The  Friar Trot at St. Francis -- Register now!

2015-2016 School Year - Early Planning Alerts

Statewide Teacher In-service
October 9, 2015

Christmas Vacation
December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Catholic Schools Week Faith Formation In-service: February 5, 2016

Catholic Elementary Schools Teacher In-service: February 16

Spring Vacation
March 21-25, 2016

Easter Monday Observance
March 28, 2016

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