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  • Jesuit high names new principal
    Jesuit High School in Southwest Portland has appointed Khalid Maxie as the school’s 12th principal. Maxie, who will start in the new post July 1, currently serves as Jesuit’s vice principal of academics and student life, and has worked in administrative roles at the school for the last decade.
  • Queen of Peace students win national science prize
    SALEM — A team of students from Queen of Peace School here won national honors May 6 in the world’s largest K-12 science competition.
  • De La Salle supporters hear from alumni, students
    The annual benefit luncheon for Portland’s De La Salle North Catholic High School raised $354,000 to support financial aid. Held April 28 under a tent in the courtyard of the Northeast Portland campus, the luncheon marked 20 years for De La Salle, where students hold down corporate internships as a way to help pay for their education.
  • The good neighbor parish
    St. Clare in Southwest Portland again fielded a team for the Rebuilding Together Portland effort Saturday, April 30. Some volunteers brought experience in home improvements and others simply brought good will and a willingness to take directions.
  • Adoration fills them with life
    SPRINGFIELD — The Synod on Synodality united St. Alice parishioners at their two bilingual listening sessions on March 17 and 19. In all, more than 80 people participated and shared in small-group discussions.
  • Salem school honored for planet care
    SALEM — The U.S. Department of Education today on Earth Day announced the 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon schools, district sustainability awards, and postsecondary sustainability awards.
  • Vicariate synod meet reveals love for sacraments and questions
    The West Portland, Suburban, Vicariate met at the St. Anthony Parish Hall in Tigard Wednesday, May 4, to share the results of their member parishes’ synod meetings.
  • Living Stations return to Holy Family
    On Good Friday, Holy Family School fifth graders presented a moving, reverent depiction of Stations of the Cross for the first time since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. The entire student body, faculty/staff, parents/families and parishioners were present.
  • The girls’ basketball game Dec. 14, 2021, between the Clatskanie Tigers and De La Salle North Knights at Clatskanie was called in favor of the Tigers and ended early, with referees citing De La Salle North Catholic players for being physically aggressive.
  • Valley Catholic Middle Schoolers glimpse real-life STEM careers
    Jamie Alfieri Tuss, a Valley Catholic alumna, never thought her career would be in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. “I really struggled in science and math in school,” she said. “I figured I’d be a starving artist.”
  • Tigard school marking centennial
    TIGARD — This spring and summer, St. Anthony School here hosts a series of celebrations and events that commemorate its 100-year history serving students and families in Tigard. Everyone from the community along with special guests from the City of Tigard will be invited to participate.
  • Catholic school in Portland sends support to Ukraine
    St. Clare School in Southwest Portland held Sunflower Day on March 31. Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine and the symbol of St. Clare, patroness of the school.
  • Parish to host classical school
    Plans call for a classical Catholic high school to begin operation at Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland this fall.
  • Tigard school marking centennial
    TIGARD — This spring and summer, St. Anthony School here hosts a series of celebrations and events that commemorate its 100-year history serving students and families in Tigard. Everyone from the community along with special guests from the City of Tigard will be invited to participate.
  • Helping keep hearts healthy
    BEAVERTON — The American Heart Association is honoring students at Valley Catholic Elementary School for raising more than $36,000 in the Kids Heart Challenge.
  • Seniors just step up
    It started with the stained glass window.
  • Salem team wins science prize
    SALEM — A team from Queen of Peace School here was selected as one of the regional winners of the 30th annual ExploraVision challenge, the largest K-12 science competition of problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Valley Catholic middle schoolers glimpse real-life STEM careers
    Jamie Alfieri Tuss, a Valley Catholic alumna, never thought her career would be in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. “I really struggled in science and math in school,” she said. “I figured I’d be a starving artist.”
  • In-person graduation back at UP
    The University of Portland will hold commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2022 April 30 – May 1, in its first in-person commencement since 2019. All ceremonies will be held in the university’s sports dome, highlighted by the return of U.P. alumnus and actor Kunal Nayyar.
  • Homeschool hybrid program in fifth year
    Regina Caeli Academy of the Portland area, an independent home-school hybrid program operating in the Catholic tradition, is in its fifth year. The program hosts a tour April 4 of its center at First Friends Church, 2710 NE 65th Ave. in Vancouver, Washington.
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