New Regis High School faculty: Megan O’Malley, Jim Tabor and Mandy Miotke. (Courtesy Regis St. Mary School)
New Regis High School faculty: Megan O’Malley, Jim Tabor and Mandy Miotke. (Courtesy Regis St. Mary School)
STAYTON — Regis St. Mary Catholic School here starts its first school year as one pre-K-12 school on two campuses.

Rick Schindler begins his 13th year as principal (11 at St. Mary, two at Regis St. Mary), with Candi Hedrick serving as the Regis campus vice principal and Jacki Bailey continuing as the St. Mary campus vice principal.

The Regis campus saw many improvements this summer, including STEM classroom furniture, renovated locker rooms and a newly resurfaced gym floor. New to the Regis campus this year are Jim Tabor (Regis class of 1983) teaching theology, Mandy Miotke (Regis class of 1997) teaching biology and chemistry and Megan O’Malley, from the University of Portland’s PACE Program, teaching English to seventh-graders, freshmen and sophomores.

New this year, Regis students will have the opportunity to enroll in and take college courses online through Grand Canyon University.

The St. Mary campus faculty and staff received another two-day training from Hanna Bogen, a specialist in social-cognitive and executive functioning. Bogen also held a training for parents, which included information and take-home tools to help build critical thinking skills, self-regulation and goal-directed behaviors in children.

Also at the St. Mary campus, workers added new floors in the main building and a new gym floor.

St. Mary welcomes Jennifer Kroon as fourth-grade teacher, Jennifer Upchurch in fifth grade and Sally Davis as music instructor.

Regis St. Mary has 13 Regis alumni on staff this year. On Sept. 15, the Regis campus was scheduled to host the first annual Alumni Day, which was to include Mass in the Christ the King Chapel, campus tours, a tailgate party with a corn hole tournament and the varsity football game at 7 p.m.