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***Introducing the New Superintendent of Catholic Schools - Br. William Dygert, C.S.C.***

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. 
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 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.

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

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2015-2016 School Year

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

Please check with your local school for specific scheduling questions.

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