Portland St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551 0r (877) 405-0841 

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds and spirits of its students for over 100 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade programs, please contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.


Morning prayers: 7:25-7:30 am & 8:45-8:50 am.  Please do not phone the school office during these times.

(2/27)  Congratulations bowlers
Congrats to the girls bowling team for finishing 3rd in today's regional and advancing to the State Finals next Friday.
The boys bowling team finished 4th in today's regional and missed advancing by 14 pins. Congrats on a great season boys bowling team.
Both girls and boys bowlers compete tomorrow in the individuals bowling regional. Good luck to all of our bowlers tomorrow.

(2/27)  Happy Birthday to Tessa Lawson

(2/27)  Congratulations
To administrative assistant Mr. Aaron Thelen who has been hired as our new varsity golf coach.

(2/27)  Jeans Day Donations:
  • February 27: Marlene Walser (Schafer) – Please keep Marlene in your prayers as she battles breast cancer
  • March 6: Education Fund for the children of Denny and Amanda Leik
  • March 13: The Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia County
  • March 20: Fr. Solanus Casey Center

(2/27)  Testing information
MME test schedule is as follows for ALL JUNIORS:
Day 1 (Tuesday, March 3 )ACT Plus Writing Students arrive no later than 8:20AM in the Parish Hall Testing will
conclude around 1:00PM
Day 2 (Wednesday, March 4): WorkKeys Students arrive no later than 8:20AM in the Parish Hall. Testing will conclude around 12:30PM.

Students are required to be in uniform and leave the building immediately upon the completion of the tests. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!  No classes will be held for juniors at all during the three testing days. Please make sure students eat a good breakfast and get a good night sleep. 

(2/27)  Get Your Goat Tickets and Insurance
The Athletic Association will be selling tickets to the St. Patrick's Day Celebration, and selling Goat insurance and nominations to win for Shamrock the Goat this Saturday at Portland Party Store from 9 am to noon and after all masses in the back of church.   

The Celebration is March 14th at 6 pm at the K of C hall, get your presale tickets now, just $10.  Please get your nominations in and be sure to buy goat insurance, you can also contact shamrockthegoat2015@yahoo.com

(2/26)  Athletic Association Meeting
Meeting is this Sunday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  AGENDA.

(2/26)  Preschool, DK, Kindergarten Open House Tonight.
See complete information below.

(2/24)  Winter Sports Banquet
The Winter Sports Banquet date has been set for Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Portland.  
We will be honoring these teams:
  • JV and Varsity Boys Basketball
  • JV and Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Girls Bowling
  • Varsity Boys Bowling

  • Please attend to help honor our winter athletes, coaches and parents.
  • The main course will be prepared by Mark Simon and crew.  Each athlete is responsible for bringing a favorite dish to pass.  All people attending should also bring their own place setting (glass, plate, eating utensils).  Drinks will be provided by the Athletic Association.
  • A donation basket will be passed to help offset the cost of the banquet.
  • Students:  Reminder to please dress appropriately for this occasion.

(2/23)  Guest Columns
Be sure to read the guest columns at the right, under Notes from the Principal.  We Pray! was written by school board member, Jen Davlin.  We Learn! was written by teacher, Terry Austen. Next week you'll read We Achieve! by our counselor, Michelle Robydek.

(2/19)  Soup Supper--Sponsored by the Athletic Association
The Athletic Association will sponsor the Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper on March 20, 2015.  If you can help, by bringing a crock pot of meatless soup or a loaf of bread, please sign up here.  Thank you!!

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