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Rick Lorenz
Rick Lorenz

Rick Lorenz retires after 32 years of teaching and coaching at Central Catholic.

Jane Towle
Jane Towle

Jane Towle retires after 27 years of working as the Attendance and Bookstore Manager.

Molly Reuscher
Molly Reuscher

Molly Reuscher retires after 24 years of being a counselor at Central Catholic.

Tom Graff
Tom Graff

Tom Graff retires after 20 years of being the Theater Director at Central Catholic.

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Join us on Friday, May 29 at 6:30 P.M. for the commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020.

Grad Drive-Thru Celebration Photos
Grad Drive-Thru Celebration Photos

View photos from the Class of 2020's drive-through celebration!

Updates for the Class of 2020
Updates for the Class of 2020

Read all of the latest news and updates for the Class of 2020.

Sports Uniform Drop-off Day - Friday, May 22
Sports Uniform Drop-off Day - Friday, May 22

Sports Uniform Drop-off Friday, May 22

Brown Bag Meal Drive
Brown Bag Meal Drive

KGW shows how Central Catholic High School's staff and students are providing thousands of sack lunches to organizations across Portland.

10,000 Sack Lunches made for Blanchet House
10,000 Sack Lunches made for Blanchet House

Our Central Catholic community made 10,000 sack lunches for Blanchet House

Quarantine Book Recommendations
Quarantine Book Recommendations

A collection of book reviews and recommendations for you to read during quarantine, all selected by our students!

Free Dance Classes
Free Dance Classes

Distance Dancing – Free Dance classes for our Central Catholic Community

Support Local Central Catholic Businesses
Support Local Central Catholic Businesses

Support businesses in your area!

Weekly Student Life Newsletter
Weekly Student Life Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly student life newsletter!

Purchase Senior Yard Signs
Purchase Senior Yard Signs

Celebrate your graduate with a personalized yard sign!

Livestream Mass with Msgr. Murphy
Livestream Mass with Msgr. Murphy

Join us for a livestreamed Mass every Sunday at 12:30 PM!

Enroll/Re-enroll for 2020-2021
Enroll/Re-enroll for 2020-2021

We ask that ALL families enroll/re-enroll for the 2020-2021 school year no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.

Msgr. Murphy Celebrates his 80th Birthday
Msgr. Murphy Celebrates his 80th Birthday

More than 400 from the Central Catholic community gathered on March 2 to celebrate Msgr. Murphy's 80th birthday.

Register for Dance Classes
Register for Dance Classes

Our classes are taught by some of the city's best dance instructors and offer excellent dance training open to all levels.

Inclement Weather Information
Inclement Weather Information

Here is some information on how we will inform you of a school closure.

Democracy in Action
Democracy in Action

Our seniors engaged with local and statewide representatives to learn what it means to be an active, engaged citizen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Join us on Thursday, December 12 as we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Rams Program Wreath Sale
Rams Program Wreath Sale

Our students in our RAMS Program are selling wreaths this year! You can help our students practice their professional skills by purchasing a wreath. All orders will be processed, completed, and distributed by the students in our RAMS Program

Mr. Kreiter Recognized as Volunteer of the Year
Mr. Kreiter Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Mr. Kreiter has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Portland.

Apply to be on the rose festival court
Apply to be on the rose festival court

The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, and to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition.

Stark Talks: Where Central Catholic's Academic Mission Meets the World
Stark Talks: Where Central Catholic's Academic Mission Meets the World

Where Central Catholic's Academic Mission Meets the World

Fall Drama Production: Out of the Frying Pan
Fall Drama Production: Out of the Frying Pan

Join us for the production of 'Out of the Frying Pan'

The All-New Students4Students Fundraiser Is Here!
The All-New Students4Students Fundraiser Is Here!

Students are raising money to help their peers with tuition assistance and extra-curricular activities!

Rams Like You: Bella Maffei ’19 and Donna Prosser
Rams Like You: Bella Maffei ’19 and Donna Prosser

Bella Maffei ’19 and her mom, Donna Prosser, talked with us about how Christian service transformed her high school experience and what’s next for this ambitious and caring young woman.

Spirit of the Ramily
Spirit of the Ramily

We asked our Rambassadors to tell us about a person who exemplifies the spirit of the Ramily. The answers we got captured our community so well that we wanted to share some of them with you.

Person for Others: Clara Boime
Person for Others: Clara Boime

Person for Others is our Friday tradition to recognize students who have gone beyond themselves to live our mission.

September 2019 Parent Newsletter
September 2019 Parent Newsletter

Stay up to date on everything going on at Central Catholic

Rams return to Dominican Republic for service trip
Rams return to Dominican Republic for service trip

For the fifth year in a row, young women from Central Catholic do service for foundation empowering girls in the Dominican Republic.

Principal Ramsey talks start of new year on Mater Dei Radio
Principal Ramsey talks start of new year on Mater Dei Radio

Principal Danyelle Ramsey chatted with David Endres on Mater Dei Radio.

The Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship

“This is an unusual class,” says George Galati ’50. “You have to look at it through the lens of history. Here’s what happened..."

Alumni Profile: Lara (Mack) Tennant '84
Alumni Profile: Lara (Mack) Tennant '84

Lara entered the doors at 24th and Stark in 1980, a member of the first co-ed freshman class and helped start the first girls golf team. Lara is more than just a good golfer. Last year alone, she won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur title, as well as the Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship—and she made the first-ever hole-in-one at the US Senior Women’s Open pro tournament.

Rams Program launches Ram Roast Coffee
Rams Program launches Ram Roast Coffee

This school-based cart is staffed and managed by our Rams Program students and their peer mentors.

Rams Like You: Barry and Marcus Dillard '22
Rams Like You: Barry and Marcus Dillard '22

Meet two of our Rams: Freshman, Marcus Dillard and his dad, Barry.

Class of 2019
Class of 2019

On May 31, Central Catholic graduated 192 students.

Looking back at Steve Halligan's career
Looking back at Steve Halligan's career

After 43 years of teaching and coaching at Central Catholic, beloved social studies teacher Steve Halligan retired at the end of the school year.

Mr. Garrow's Final Principal's Message
Mr. Garrow's Final Principal's Message

Stay up to date on everything going on at Central Catholic.

Parent Survey: Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism
Parent Survey: Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism

To do more than just “feel good” about the range of diversity that exists within our school, leaders need reliable information to plan and create exceptional educational experiences for all students, and a workplace that maximizes the talents of all adults.

New Hires Announced
New Hires Announced

Central Catholic is excited to announce that two open positions in the building will be filled by familiar faces.

Mark Your Calendar: 2019-2020 School Year
Mark Your Calendar: 2019-2020 School Year

Looking ahead to next year, mark your calendar with upcoming dates for the 2019-2020 school year.

May 2019 Parent Newsletter
May 2019 Parent Newsletter

Stay connected with Central Catholic.

Msgr. Murphy '58 receives Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award
Msgr. Murphy '58 receives Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award

Monsignor Tim Murphy ’58 received a Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.

Central Catholic Names New Principal
Central Catholic Names New Principal

Central Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Principal, Danyelle Ramsey. She will assume the role on July 1, 2019.

Steve Halligan Announces Retirement
Steve Halligan Announces Retirement

After 43 years of teaching and coaching at Central Catholic, beloved social studies teacher Steve Halligan has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year.

First Semester Final Exams 2020
First Semester Final Exams 2020

Read about changes to the 1st semester final exam schedule.

Service Immersion Experiences
Service Immersion Experiences

Our 2019-2020 Service Immersion Applications are now available!

Teachers attend lecture by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Teachers attend lecture by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The English department at Central Catholic attended a presentation by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Robotics Club takes fifth at competition
Robotics Club takes fifth at competition

Our Robotics Club, Rotorrampage, recently competed in the annual First Technology Challenge Qualifying Tournament.

Constitution Team Finishes Third at State Competition
Constitution Team Finishes Third at State Competition

Congratulations to the Central Catholic Constitution Team who finished third in the We the People State Competition on Saturday, January 26.

Constitution Team Places Third at Regional Competition
Constitution Team Places Third at Regional Competition

Congratulations to our Constitution Team as they finished third at the We the People regional competition and will now head to State on Saturday, January 19.

U.S. Government Classes: 2018 Voter Forum Report
U.S. Government Classes: 2018 Voter Forum Report

The seniors of the Central Catholic High School U.S. Government classes are excited to share the results of our Voter Forums with you.

Class Visits Columbia River Gorge
Class Visits Columbia River Gorge

Seniors taking Environmental Science headed out to the Gorge on a class field trip to learn about its formation, human history, and enjoy the great outdoors!

Aric Ward to receive an Inspirational Teacher Award
Aric Ward to receive an Inspirational Teacher Award

Aric Ward to receive an Inspirational Teacher Award from Eastern Oregon University

ASL Program Update
ASL Program Update

Last fall, students in the American Sign Language (ASL) program raised funds to upholster a chair used by the Catholic Deaf Community at St. Peters Catholic Church.

2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced
2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced

It was a fantastic year for Central Catholic students who entered the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Ceramics II Set Projects
Ceramics II Set Projects

We talked with Ceramics teacher Jared Jaffe about his Ceramics II student’s work on a class favorite assignment: the “set” project.

First Semester Final Exam Schedule 2018
First Semester Final Exam Schedule 2018

First Semester Final Exam Schedule

Constitution Team earns third at State Competition
Constitution Team earns third at State Competition

Congratulations to the Central Catholic Constitution Team who earned third place in the We the People State Competition.

Christian Service Fall Deadline
Christian Service Fall Deadline

The deadline for students to complete their Fall Hours of Christian Service is approaching!

Constitution Team Finishes Second in Regional Competition
Constitution Team Finishes Second in Regional Competition

Students on the Central Catholic Constitution Team will once again advance to the We the People State Competition following a very strong second place finish in their division.

Democracy In Action 2017
Democracy In Action 2017

Democracy In Action provides a meaningful, authentic learning experience about what it means to be active, engaged citizens.

Practice Digital Learning Day - Nov. 22
Practice Digital Learning Day - Nov. 22

In anticipation of winter and potential inclement weather, the Faculty and Administration at Central Catholic are now re-scheduling November 22 as a Digital Learning Practice Day.

Math Fest
Math Fest

Central Catholic hosted over 140 seventh and eighth grade students from fifteen different schools in the greater Portland metro area on Saturday, November 18 for the school’s annual MathFest.

Robotics Team Update
Robotics Team Update

On Friday, November 17, the Robotics Team participated in their second tournament of the year!

Parent Association Grants Awarded
Parent Association Grants Awarded

Parents Association is proud to award grants to faculty, staff, and student clubs to enrich the student learning experience at Central Catholic during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Students Recognized in National Art Competition
Students Recognized in National Art Competition

Congratulations to two of our students who were nationally recognized by the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Student Art Featured at Case Study Coffee
Student Art Featured at Case Study Coffee

Though out the rest of the month, student work will be on display at Case Study Coffee on Sandy Blvd. The digital art focuses on themes of social justic and self-awareness.

Student Art Show at Crema Coffee
Student Art Show at Crema Coffee

Central Catholic student artwork will be on display at Crema Coffee & Bakery on Thursday, January 7 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Spring Sports Program 2020
Spring Sports Program 2020

Central Catholic's 2020 Spring Sports Program is here!

Two Ram Athletes Awarded Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship
Two Ram Athletes Awarded Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship

Seniors Julia Carr and Joseph Nizich were recently awarded a scholarship from the Positive Coaching Alliance—Portland.

Kayla Hambley Named Volleyball Head Coach
Kayla Hambley Named Volleyball Head Coach

Central Catholic is proud to announce that its next volleyball head coach will be Kayla Hambley.

Volleyball Team Camp - Grades 9-12
Volleyball Team Camp - Grades 9-12

Volleyball Camp Details

Buy Football Championship Apparel
Buy Football Championship Apparel

Our football state championship team now has apparel to commemorate their achievement.

Softball Winter Clinic
Softball Winter Clinic

Softball Winter Clinic Details

Fall Sports Season Summary
Fall Sports Season Summary

Central Catholic's fall sports finish up their successful regular seasons and move on to the postseason.

XC - Wilsonville Night Meet Update
XC - Wilsonville Night Meet Update

Boys Cross Country - Wilsonville Night Meet

Central Catholic names new Head Baseball Coach
Central Catholic names new Head Baseball Coach

Central Catholic Hires New Head Baseball Coach

Baseball Championship Game Recap
Baseball Championship Game Recap

Dave Frank recaps Saturday's unforgettable game with flare.

Ski Team Wins the State Title
Ski Team Wins the State Title

The Central Catholic Men’s Ski team takes home their first Oregon State High School Men's Championship Ski Title since 1952! 1st in Men's Slalom, Men's Giant Slalom and Men's Overall Combined.

Boys Swimming Places Second in State
Boys Swimming Places Second in State

On Saturday, February 16, Boys Swimming took second place at the 6A State Championships.

Boys Cross Country Retakes the State Title
Boys Cross Country Retakes the State Title

Boys Cross Country wins the 6a State Title. Head Coach Dave Frank recounts the story.

New Head Girls' Golf Coach
New Head Girls' Golf Coach

Central Catholic is excited to name Vicki Okazaki as the new Head Girls' Golf Coach.

Coach Rick Lorenz Hits 1,300 Career Wins
Coach Rick Lorenz Hits 1,300 Career Wins

Volleyball coach Rick Lorenz eyes career career milestone of 1,300 wins!

Ram TV Schedule
Ram TV Schedule

The 2018 Fall Ram TV Schedule has been announced!

Tucker Scroggins '19 Sweeps Alpine Ski Championships
Tucker Scroggins '19 Sweeps Alpine Ski Championships

The Central Catholic boys' team which includes Tucker Scroggins and freshmen Jackson Currier and Dylan Dernbach took second overall at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) Alpine Ski Championships!

State Wrestling Qualifier
State Wrestling Qualifier

Sutton Yazzolino Qualifies for State Meet

Swim Team Finds Success with New Coach
Swim Team Finds Success with New Coach

The Central Catholic Swim team has had a recent surge of success! Both the girls and boys had strong wins against Reynolds and the girls team cruised past Centennial with the boys team falling short by only 7 points, a margin the team is confident can be overcome in the district meet. Our head coach, Lauren Nelson, had this to say:

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Assembly
2018 Diversity and Inclusion Assembly

At today's Diversity and Inclusion Assembly, we welcomed Michael Benitez Jr. to campus.

Black Girl In Suburbia Documentary Screening
Black Girl In Suburbia Documentary Screening

Black Girl In Suburbia is a 55 minute feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately White communities.

Courageous Conversations with our Community
Courageous Conversations with our Community

Students are encouraged to join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a Courageous Conversation in the New Gym during lunch on Thursday. Come dialogue in a safe and respectful environment. The topic will be “the intersection of sports and justice”.

Students Attend Asian American Summit
Students Attend Asian American Summit

Over a dozen Central Catholic students made the trip north to take part in the 2017 Asian American Summit hosted by Seattle Prep High School.

Students Meet Writer and Social Activist, Kevin Powell
Students Meet Writer and Social Activist, Kevin Powell

On Tuesday, February 7, students from Central Catholic visited Portland Community College to hear noted writer, poet, and social activist Kevin Powell.