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.


(2/15) Second quarter report cards for students in grades DK-12 are now available on the Infinite Campus Portal.

(2/15) Happy birthday to Emma Weller, Jorja McCall, Erica Russman and Maddie LeBlanc over this week’s snow days, to Hailee Lay today, and to Amy Shaw and Zach Boyd on Sunday.

(2/15) Good luck to the bowling team as they complete at P-W, and to the JV and varsity girls basketball teams as they host Bath today. Good luck also to the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they play in Fowler tomorrow.

(2/15) The label contest has been extended through next Friday. Please turn labels into your homeroom teacher. The winning classes will get an out of dress code day, hot chocolate and brownies.

(2/15) There will be a varsity track and field meeting on Monday during lunch in Mr. Osbourne’s room.

(2/15) Remember that Monday is now a full day of school.

(2/15) Heartland’s students please be aware that Heartland’s is closed on Monday, you must stay at St. Pats through the end of 4th hour.

(2/14) Important School Announcements

1. Tomorrow, Friday, February 15, is no longer an early release day and will be a full day of school. This includes both AM and PM sessions for preschool.

2. If you had a parent/teacher conference scheduled, your child's teacher will be contacting you to reschedule your conference. If you were planning on attending conferences but did not have one scheduled, please contact your child's teacher(s) to schedule one at your convenience.

3. Elementary Valentine's Day parties will take place tomorrow. Elementary students may wear a school appropriate Valentine's Day top along with their school uniform pants. Preschool parties be Monday 2/18 and Tuesday 2/19.

4. The elementary bowling (grades K, 4 and 5) are on for tomorrow as scheduled.

5. If you are able, please keep the week of June 10th available for make up dates. Nothing has been scheduled as of this time but with this many snow days already happening and more winter yet to come, it is a very strong possibility our calendar will need to run into this week. If something is already scheduled, please keep in mind we will work with you to have a successful completion to the school year.

6. The third marking period was scheduled to end on 3/22/19. The last day of the third marking period will now be 03/29/19.

7. With the exception of the junior high girls basketball games which has been cancelled, all evening activities will take place as scheduled at this time.

Please continue to keep those affected by the flooding here in Portland in your prayers. Thank you again for your patience as we have now reached a record 15 snow days, which tops the 14 we had in 2013-14 school year.

Mr. Hodge

(2/13)  St. Patrick School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, due to icy and drifted roads.

(2/13)  Johnny Macs is Coming Back!

Due to the popularity of the online store that was offered before Christmas, Johnny Macs is coming back soon.  Watch the website, the Facebook page, and the school newsletter for specific info.  New items will be available.

(2/13)  CANCELLED - Heartlands Tour
The Heartland's tour for Sophomores tomorrow is cancelled. Students will be in class tomorrow. We will be rescheduling for another date.

(2/13)  St. Patrick School will be closed today, Wednesday, February 13. All athletic games and practices are cancelled for today as well.

(2/11) Happy birthday to Logan Krieger, Braylon Hilliard, Mara Schrauben and Mrs. Diane Simon last week and to Lucian VanderMey today.

(2/11) The label contest has been extended through this Friday. 

Please turn labels into your homeroom teacher. The winning classes will get an out of dress code day, hot chocolate and brownies.

(2/11) There will be a varsity track and field meeting Thursday during lunch in Mr. Osbourne’s room.

(2/11) Attention all Middle and High School students: 

Art Club is starting up again. If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs. Gorzen for details. Permission slips are due tomorrow! 

(2/11) School Board openings

Would you like to put your talents to work for St. Patrick School? The school board is looking for nominees to help fill next year’s board. We have openings for many of our subcommittees: development and admissions, finance, mission effectiveness, public relations/marketing, and strategic planning/policy. 

Meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis and last about two hours. Committee work is done independently of board meetings and varies in time commitment. The board consists of members from the parish at large including school parents, parishioners, alumni, and community members. Please fill out this form to nominate yourself or someone you know: may be directed to Annalise Laumeyer, board chair at schoolboard@portlandstpats.comNominations will be accepted until March 15


(2/6)  Days off cancelled
Due to the inordinate amount of snow days (and one two hour delay), we are cancelling the scheduled midwinter break and school will be in session for a regular instructional day on Monday, February 18. Please note that Portland Public Schools has also cancelled their midwinter break so busing will be available on this day.

(2/5) Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, February 15. Information will be coming home with all elementary students this week. An email was sent to all secondary parents earlier today. 

(2/5) Congratulations to the Stewardship Contest Winners from St. Patrick School!

The middle school winners are: 1st Place Cozette Brown, 2nd Place Alexandria Bennett and Emma Honsowitz, 3rd Place Arianna FoxElster and Emily Snitgen, and honorable mention to Hayley Fleischer. The elementary school winners are: 1st Place Braden Bozung and Logan Kreiger, 3rd Place Aiden Mosser and Gavin Groothuis, honorable mention to Charlie Thelen and Auggie Teachworth, and another honorable mention to Laynie Sherwood and Mattie Honsowitz.

(2/4) Cancelled - FAFSA Information Night

Due to rescheduled events from the weather, we will be cancelling the FAFSA presentation tonight. Important information regarding the FAFSA will be given to students in class. Jenny Garcia, our school counselor, will be available by appointment during school hours or by phone/email for any parents who have additional questions regarding the FAFSA. Please contact her at

(2/4) Happy birthday last week to Mya Kahn, Issy Kelly-Meyers and Brandon Scheurer.

(1/31)  Right to Life High School Oratory Contest

Defend your pro-life stance by researching a provided topic, then make a 5-7 minute speech to a panel of judges. Winners move on to state and national levels. All high school students are encouraged to compete! Application Rules FAQs

(1/31) Updated Catholic Schools Week Calendar

All events hosted here at St. Patrick School have been rescheduled and consolidated into three days next week. The Mass at the diocese for those attending will not be rescheduled. Those students who were attending will be put on the list to attend next school year. Please note that if there is school on Friday, February 1, it will be a jean and spirit wear day.

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Scholarship information

Families wishing to apply for scholarships for the 2019-20 school year will need to complete the Smart Aid application. Applications and complete instructions are available here.