St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students for over 110 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

St. Patrick School is open to all families who are looking for a faith-based education for their children.  For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.


Daily Intention:

Today we pray for all doctors, nurses and caregivers, that through them people who are ailing physically or mentally may feel God’s healing touch. We also pray for the kindergarten class as they travel to Klackle Orchard on a field trip.

(10/16)   Students for Life informational meeting

On Wednesday October 18th, the Student Ambassador Team will host an informational meeting during lunch for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in joining the Students for Life Chapter.

(10/14)  From Carol Gunderman and the Fall Festival crew   

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2017 Fall Festival!  Whether you supported our crafters, ate dinner with us, bought your raffle tickets, or dropped off yummy goodies, you are appreciated! Preliminary numbers indicate we exceeded our goal of $25,000 for Shamrock Athletics!  We could not have done it without you.  Mark your calendars for next year:  October 14, 2018.

(10/14)  Minutes from Athletic Association meeting on October 1

(10/13)  School newsletter is online

(10/13) Happy birthday to Peyton Brown.

Happy birthday to Braden Bozung.

(10/11) Mass is on Friday this week. There is no jean day this week.

(10/11) Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl team 

For winning an exciting Quizbusters match last night against Concord.  The match included an exciting comeback in the 2nd half and winning the sudden death tiebreaker question.  Do you know that Tabasco is the name of a state in Mexico?  Colin Pline does!  The air date of the match will be Dec. 2nd and the 2nd round match will take place sometime in the first week of November.  Well done all players!

(10/10) Happy birthday to Joanna Dugan.

(10/9)  Yard Sign Update

The  yard signs have been delivered and we are now filling pre-orders.  If you ordered a yard sign, by submitting the request form to the school office last month, you may pick up your order any time during normal office hours. Please note:  Students are not allowed to bring the sign and stake home on the school bus.   An adult representative for your order may pick up the yard sign and stake from the school office.

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If you did not previously submit an order form, you may stop in the school office beginning October 12, 2017 to receive one (1) complimentary sign per school family.  Additional signs, and signs for families that do not currently have a student enrolled at the school may be purchased for a $5.00 offering per sign. 

(10/9)  Used Uniform Sale open during Conferences.

The Used Uniform Sale will be open in Room 208 on Thursday, October 12th from 5-7:30pm and Friday, October 13th from 12:30-3:30pm.

(10/9)  Be sure to read the current issue of FAITH Magazine

The magazine is full of great articles.  Don't miss the picture on page 26: It's the St. Patrick Class of 2017!  And, on page 37 a full-page article about our own Annalise (Kransz) Laumeyer.

(10/9)  Kidfest raffle winners

The list of Kidfest raffle winners has been posted on the Fall Festival website.  Also, lots of photos have been added to the 2017 Fall Festival photo album.  Be sure to take a look!

(10/4)  New Students for Life chapter

The Student Ambassador Team will be founding and directing a new chapter of Students For Life at Portland St. Patrick High School. On All Saints Day, following an all-school Mass, the Ambassador team will host Christen Pollo.  Christen is the executive director of Students For Life of Michigan.  Christen has delivered inspiring, informative talks about the importance of defending the rights of the unborn to high school and college chapters around the state. She will provide the same for our secondary students. As a sophomore in high school she actually founded a Right To Life group in her own school. Our Student Ambassador Team is committed to demonstrating the direction and values that are found in a high-performing Catholic school.

                                                                 Please join us in this important event.