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 who provide the Church with the gift of music and that our celebration of thanksgiving will remind us to give generously to those who lack the necessities of life. We also pray for all students and staff as we go into our community and neighboring communities to help others, and for Karley Goodman as she undergoes surgery today.

(11/22)  Fall Sports Banquet

The 2017 Fall Sports Banquet will take place at the Grand River Conservation Club on Wednesday, November 29th, starting at 6:30 pm. Student-athletes must bring a dish to pass and tableware, drinks and meat are provided by the Athletic Association.

(11/21)  Athletic Association minutes from November meeting

(11/21)  Note from Marquette

Our school administrators received this note from a woman from Iron Mountain who was at the hotel in Marquette where many of our school families were staying:

My husband and I were in Marquette, MI on Saturday night (11/18/17) to celebrate his birthday. It was a getaway we were looking forward to because it was our first night away from our six children in over a year. When we checked into our hotel (the Country Inn) we were thoroughly disappointed to see teenagers everywhere.

However, the students and their families who stayed in the hotel were excellent stewards of your school. The kids were mannerly and well behaved, and the families were all at Mass on Sunday morning.

I wanted to pass on the compliments to you as the head of your school. These young people were really a beautiful example of why Catholic education is worth it. We are from Iron Mountain and our children go to a Catholic school there but there is no option for Catholic high school. I hope and pray that your school is thriving.

God Bless!

Jessica Cameron

(11/21) Happy birthday to Bill Brown, Amy Hasapis, Lily Kwiecinski, Darren Hengesbach, Mr. Austen, and Connor Cross who all celebrate birthdays over Thanksgiving break.

(11/20) Happy birthday to Alivia Huhn and Mrs. Khristie Cook.

(11/19)  Congratulations Shamrock Football Team

Congratulations on a great season, Shamrocks!  We're all so proud of you!

Thank you to all of the fans who made the long trip to Marquette.  Shamrock fans are the best!

(11/19) Happy Birthday St. Patrick School!

111 years ago today, St. Patrick School opened its doors for the first time and welcomed students in grades 1-8. The original school was located in the middle of the block on West Street, where the center doors are now located.

(11/15)  Annual Report

The St. Patrick Catholic School Board is pleased to present to you the inaugural annual report for the school.  We hope you find this information helpful. Please contact Keelie Honsowitz, board chair, with any questions.

(11/15)  School newsletter is online

(11/15)  Students for Life web page is active now

See the new web page under For Students>Extracurricular Activities.

(11/8) The National Honor Society is collecting new unwrapped toys for ages birth to 17 for Toys for Tots.  Need some ideas?  Items that are always needed include makeup bags/hair accessories, fuzzy blankets, sleds, bikes, skates, snowboards, books, DVDs, CDs.  Drop off boxes are located outside the school entrance and in the high school hallway. This year we are participating in a friendly competition with other West Michigan schools sponsored by WZZM ABC13 to collect the most toys.  You can watch WZZM each morning between November 20th and December 14th to see our toy tally!

(11/2) Hall walking is open to the public from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on days that St. Patrick School is in session (full days of school only). You may enter the building using the center set of doors on West Street. Hall walking is available starting November 7 through March 29 (shown on the parish calendar).  Hall walking is NOT available on Mondays when children's faith formation classes are in session.