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 forgiveness for the times when we have hurt our relationships with others. We also pray for the bowling team as they compete today and tomorrow in regionals, for the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they host Potterville tonight, for the 6th grade girls green and white basketball teams as they host tomorrow, and for the senior class as they travel to Chicago on their senior trip Sunday and Monday.

(2/23) Happy birthday to Kensley Sherwood and Brylee Sherwood on Saturday, and to Gavin Darling on Sunday.

Happy birthday to Jake Pung, Kennedy Drake and Tyler Groothuis.

Sign language club begins tomorrow, please be sure to turn your registration form into the office or at the first club meeting.

This weeks jean day money will be collected tomorrow at Mass (grades 6-12) and donated to Ele’s Place.

(2/20) St. Patrick School will be running on a two hour delay Wednesday, February 21. Grades 6-12 will start at 9:30 and report to 3rd hour. Grades DK-5 will start at 10:45. Latchkey will open two hours late. There will be no morning preschool. Buses may still be running late, please be patient. If your road is closed, the bus will not be able to travel down your road.

The PFCU Student Run Branch will be open today during lunch.


(2/20) There will be a middle school track and field inquiry meeting in Coach Osbourne’s room - room 218 at lunch on Friday, February 23. Bring your lunch and find out what track and field is really like and get information about the season.

(2/20) The Portland Equestrian Club is looking for students who are interested in showing and competing. You must have your own horse, or access to a horse. Please stop in the office for more information.

(2/19)  SAT to sponsor Stations of the Cross

On March 16th, the Student Ambassador Team will sponsor a Living Stations of the Cross.  Students from St. Patrick High School will act out the stations, beginning at 6:00 pm in our church. Please join us on March 16, 2018.  The school board will sponsor the Soup Supper following the stations.

(2/16) Happy birthday to Katie Coyne today, Zach Boyd and Amy Shaw on Saturday, to Ally Denney, Charlie Bozung, and Natalie Smith on Sunday, and to Brett Boyd on Monday.


(2/17) The PFCU Student Run Branch will be open during lunch on Tuesday.

(2/15) Happy birthday to Hailee Lay.

(2/14)  The Student Ambassador Team launches its spring 40 Days for Life campaign in our school beginning today.  Just outside the office a poster board will be on display.  There will be slots for five individuals, groups, or teams to sign up for a decade, leading to a rosary everyday for 40 days.  

Great things come out of prayer.  Check out this short video to see some of those great things.

(2/14) Happy birthday to Maddie LeBlanc.


(2/14) If you did NOT pay for jean day last week (grades 6-12),  please remember to donate on Friday morning in first hour. Money collected last week and this week will be donated to the U of M Chapter of Students for Life.

(2/14) School Play: The cast list is posted on the white board outside the office. The first practice is today at 6:00 in the CIA Building.

(2/13)  Substitute Teacher Orientation Meeting
Ionia ISD is hosting an orientation meeting where PCMI will help potential employees work on the application to become a substitute teacher in the Ionia County School Districts. The meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 6 from 10am - 12:30pm and on Tuesday, April 17 from 2pm - 3:30pm at the ISD Building, 2191 Harwood, Ionia. For more information and for a list of what to bring click here.

(2/6)  2018 Shamrock Auction

The Shamrock Auction will take place on Saturday, April 21.  Mark your calendars now for a fun filled evening.  The Auction letter and donation form were emailed to all school families several weeks ago.  You can also find the form here.

(1/16) School Board meeting date & time changes

Due to Farther Mike’s schedule on when he is planning to be in Portland, the following School Board meetings are starting at 6:30 p.m. and have changed dates from Tuesdays to Thursdays:

February 22 - April 12 - May 31

(1/11)  Summerfest information

Summerfest will be held on June 22-24, 2018.  The website is currently being updated---two events have already been announced:

  • The Youth Baseball Tournament for 9U-13U registration forms are now available
  • The 4-on-4 Coed Volleyball Tournament flyer is now available
  • Go to to print out these forms

(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.