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
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 is our Friday tradition to recognize students who have gone beyond themselves to live our mission.
Dance Program Offering Classes
Our Dance Program is now offering year-long studies in four dance styles in partnership with Steps PDX. Our classes are taught by some of the city's best dance instructors and offer excellent dance training open to all levels.
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 Danyelle Ramsey chatted with David Endres on Mater Dei Radio.
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
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
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
Meet two of our Rams: Freshman, Marcus Dillard and his dad, Barry.
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.
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
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
Looking ahead to next year, mark your calendar with upcoming dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
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 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
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.
Central Catholic crowns Rose Festival Princess
Congratulations to our newest Rose Festival Princess, Ellie Hylland!
Students recognized with Scholastic Art Award Medals
Congratulations to senior Awar Meman who won two gold medals in the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Person for Others: Maria Rose
Join us in congratulating this week's Person For Others, senior Maria Rose.
National Honor Society organizing Children's Book Drive
The National Honor Society is organizing a Children's Book Drive next week: March 11-15.
Principal's note: The gift of being present
In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes about gifts. He tells the Corinthians that it is not enough to have gifts and share them if you do not have love. The greatest gift is love.
UPDATED: Inclement Weather Information
Here is some information on how we will inform you of a school closure.
Person for Others: Holden Spencer
Central Catholic, please join in congratulating this week's Person For Others, junior Holden Spencer.
Monsignor Tim Murphy to receive Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award
Central Catholic High School is honored to announce that President Emeritus Monsignor Timothy Murphy ‘58 has been selected to receive a Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.
Principal John Garrow '76 Announces Retirement
After ten years of dedicated service as Central Catholic High School’s Principal, John Garrow ‘76 has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year.
Person For Others: Daniel Woods
Please join in congratulating this week's Person For Others, freshman Daniel Woods.
2019 Scholastic Art Awards Announced
It was a big year for Central Catholic students in the regional Scholastic Art Awards.
Rams help resettle refugee family in Portland
Central Catholic’s Rams for Life club spearheaded this labor of love to resettle a refugee family in Portland. The Clubs mission is to celebrate and support human life, especially the most vulnerable in our society. The group hopes to inspire in the Central Catholic community an even deeper sense of being made in God's image.
Thank you for supporting Students4Students!
The Office of Advancement offers a sincere "Thank you!" to the many students, alumni, and current and past parents who supported this year's Students4Students Fundraiser, which concluded on January 9.
Persons for Others: Neal Maxwell and Awar Meman
Please join in congratulating our new People for Others, senior Awar Meman and junior Neal Maxwell.
New Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of the Advancement office team, Sara Wright.
Person for Others: George Laber
Please join us in congratulating this week's Person For Others, Junior George Laber.
Persons for Others: Sam Szekely and Silas Dermer
Central Catholic, please join in congratulating our new Persons for Others, freshmen Sam Szekely and Silas Dermer.
Person for Others: Justin Huynh
Please join us in congratulating our new Person For Others, Junior Justin Huynh.
Students selected for All-State and All-Northwest Wind Ensemble
This year, Central Catholic is sending two students to the Oregon Music Education Association All-State and All-Northwest wind ensembles.
Oh, the places you'll go!
At Central Catholic, we want to help students develop their interests and passions so that they can go off to great places. Our alums are high fliers. We want to introduce you to two who are soaring to high heights.
Persons for Others: Nate Trevino and Alyssa Koberstein
Central Catholic, please join in congratulating our two People for Others, Junior Nate Trevino and Senior Alyssa Koberstein.
Person for Others: Paige Cooper
Please join us in congratulating this week's Person For Others, senior, Paige Cooper.
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
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 from Eastern Oregon University
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
It was a fantastic year for Central Catholic students who entered the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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.
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
The deadline for students to complete their Fall Hours of Christian Service is approaching!
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 provides a meaningful, authentic learning experience about what it means to be active, engaged citizens.
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.
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
On Friday, November 17, the Robotics Team participated in their second tournament of the year!
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
Congratulations to two of our students who were nationally recognized by the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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.
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
On Saturday, February 16, Boys Swimming took second place at the 6A State Championships.
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
Central Catholic is excited to name Vicki Okazaki as the new Head Girls' Golf Coach.
Coach Rick Lorenz Hits 1,300 Career Wins
Volleyball coach Rick Lorenz eyes career career milestone of 1,300 wins!
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!
National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony
Central Catholic honored student athletes with a National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony.
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:
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
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
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
On Tuesday, February 7, students from Central Catholic visited Portland Community College to hear noted writer, poet, and social activist Kevin Powell.