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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 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 extracurricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge  (ext 119) or Mrs. Cortney Smith (ext 120).

 

Announcements

(08/23) Welcome to our new School Counselor

Ms. Jenny Garcia is the guest columnist this week.  Be sure to read her post here.

(08/23) Welcome Back—Welcome to new families and staff

Welcome Back! We are very excited to welcome our students back to St. Patrick School. We also welcome all new students and their families to our St. Patrick School family. We are off to a great start and are looking forward to a great school year.

Welcome New Students: St. Patrick School welcomes the following new students this school year: Jacobe Hayes-Dunning (11th grade), Cole Frazee (11th grade), Trajan Mourer (10th grade), Madalynne Lear (9th grade), Hannah Kahle (8th grade), Eloise Nichols (4th grade), Vivian Rockey (3rd grade), Titus Rock-ey (2nd grade), and Herve Migan, Jr. (1st grade).
Welcome to our new staff members:

• Mrs. Kendall Martin – Monday, Wednesday and Friday pre-school aide
• Mrs. Mary Thelen – third grade teacher aide
• Ms. Andrea Gleason – youth minister
• Mr. Bruce Thelen – maintenance
• Mr. Jon Lear – maintenance

(08/23) Newsletter 8-23-2019

August 23, 2019

 

(08/23) 2018-19 High School Yearbooks are here!

2018-2019 high school yearbooks will be distributed at lunch today. If you bought last year’s yearbook, please see the yearbook staff at the table set up in the cafeteria at lunch to get your yearbook.

(08/23) Happy birthday to Ava Klein today, Landon Simpson on Saturday, and Levi Knoop and Jameson Miller on Sunday.
(08/22) Letters from Bishop Walkowiak & President Kevin Quinn of Aquinas College

Bishop Walkowiak and President Kevin Quinn of Aquinas College have exchanged letters commemorating the beginning of the school year. Back to School Letters

(08/20) Online Apparel Store

Looking for football gear? Fabricated Customs in downtown Portland has setup an online shop so you can order shirts and hoodies.

St. Patrick Football Apparel

Orders are due by August 22nd to guarantee delivery before the first football game, but don’t worry, the store won’t be closing anytime soon. More items will be added during the year.

(08/19) Open Position – Art & Technology Teacher

PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSITION POSTING

POSITION: Art and Technology Teacher

LOCATION:  St. Patrick Catholic School

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  1. Valid Michigan Art (LX, LQ or LZ) Teaching Certificate

2.     Working knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

3.     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

 

1.  Endorsements/Certifications in other applicable areas

2.  Knowledge of MTSS and PBIS to support student needs.

3.  Experience in working with special needs students

4.  Working knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

5.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

6.  Excellent organizational skills

7.  Willingness to coach or serve as an advisor for extracurricular activities

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Salary and benefits per Master Agreement.

 

SEND:

Letter of application, resume, and copies of credentials to:

 

Leanna Davis

Portland Middle School

745 Storz Ave.

Portland, MI 48875

 

Email: ldavis@portlandk12.org

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Until Filled

(08/16) We’re ready and excited about the new school year!

St. Patrick School is gearing up for another exciting and successful school year. The following is a list of what is new as we kick off the school year:

Administration: As most people are now aware, Mrs. Cortney Smith has been hired to serve as the Preschool through 8 th grade principal. Cortney officially started on July 1 and has been getting acclimated to her new position. Mr. Randy Hodge will serve as the high school principal for the 2019-20 school year while our pastor, Fr. Mike Alber will oversee the school in his role as Canonical Administrator.

 

Counselor: Mrs. Jenny Garcia has been hired to serve as our full-time counselor. She has spent the latter part of the school year as part-time counselor so the transition to full-time has also been ongoing throughout the summer.

1:1 Chromebook: We will have completed the process for all students in grades 6-12 to now have their own chromebook.

Virtue in Education: St. Patrick School will be implementing Education in Virtue® which is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It aims to provide a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn about the virtues so that they can form the habits and dispositions necessary to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

10 Point Grading Scale: St. Patrick School will be switching to a 10-point grading scale. This means the A range will now be 90-100%, B range 80-89%, C range 70-79%, D range 60-69% and
59% and lower is an F. The following grading scale will be used beginning this school year:
A 93-100
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66

D- 60-62
F 59 and below

Construction: The new roof has been installed on the school building over the summer and is ready to go for the new school year. The new gym floor is in the process of being installed and will be completed by the end of September. Work for the security grant will be completed during the school year.

We are excited and ready for an outstanding 2019-20 school year! We are excited about these new programs and are currently enrolling new students. I encourage you to take a look at our prospective families webpage: http://www.portlandstpats.com/prospective-families and schedule a tour. “Try Us. You’ll Like Us” Scholarships are still available for new families.

(08/10) Minutes from first Athletic Association meeting

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thank you to all who attended.  Parents of Shamrock athletes, why don’t you consider stopping in at one of our meetings to see what we do to support the 5-12 sports program at St. Pat’s.  Everyone is welcome!  See our meeting schedule on the Athletic Association page.

School Calendar

Monday, August 26
  • JV Volleyball @ Ashley

    Monday, August 26  5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • Varsity Volleyball @ Ashley

    Monday, August 26  6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Ashley High School, 104 N New St, Ashley, MI 48806, USA

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Wednesday, August 28
  • Varsity XC @ Saranac INV.

    Wednesday, August 28  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Saranac High School, 150 Pleasant St, Saranac, MI 48881, USA

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  • Freshman Volleyball vs. Potterville HOME

    Wednesday, August 28  5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • JV Volleyball vs. Potterville HOME

    Wednesday, August 28  6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Potterville HOME

    Wednesday, August 28  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Friday, August 30
  • Varsity Football vs. Battle Creek St. Philip HOME

    Friday, August 30  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portland High School, 1100 Ionia Rd, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Wednesday, September 04
  • Freshman Volleyball vs. Fulton HOME

    Wednesday, September 04  5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • JV Volleyball vs. Fulton HOME

    Wednesday, September 04  6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Fulton HOME

    Wednesday, September 04  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Saturday, September 07
  • Varsity XC @ Bath INV.

    Saturday, September 07  8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Bath Middle School, 13675 Webster Rd, Bath Twp, MI 48808, USA

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  • Varsity Volleyball @ Mason INV.

    Saturday, September 07  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Mason High School, 1001 S Barnes St, Mason, MI 48854, USA

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  • JV Volleyball @ Lakewood INV.

    Saturday, September 07  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Lakewood High School, 7223 Velte Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849, USA

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  • Varsity Football vs. Tekonsha HOME

    Saturday, September 07  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portland High School, 1100 Ionia Rd, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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