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May 2019 Parent Newsletter
May 2019 Parent Newsletter

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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.

Central Catholic crowns Rose Festival Princess
Central Catholic crowns Rose Festival Princess

​Congratulations to our newest Rose Festival Princess, Ellie Hylland!

Students recognized with Scholastic Art Award Medals
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
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
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
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.

March 2019 Parent Newsletter
March 2019 Parent Newsletter

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

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

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

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

UPDATED: Inclement Weather Information
UPDATED: Inclement Weather Information

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

Person for Others: Holden Spencer
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
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
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.

February 2019 Parent Newsletter
February 2019 Parent Newsletter

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Person For Others: Daniel Woods
Person For Others: Daniel Woods

Please join in congratulating this week's Person For Others, freshman Daniel Woods.

2019 Scholastic Art Awards Announced
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
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!
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
Persons for Others: Neal Maxwell and Awar Meman

Please join in congratulating our new People for Others, senior Awar Meman and junior Neal Maxwell.

January 2019 Parent Newsletter
January 2019 Parent Newsletter

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New Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
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
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
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.

December 2018 Parent Newsletter
December 2018 Parent Newsletter

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Merry Christmas to All!
Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good break!

Person for Others: Justin Huynh
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
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!
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
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
Person for Others: Paige Cooper

Please join us in congratulating this week's Person For Others, senior, Paige Cooper.

Food, Coat, Blanket, and Penny Drive
Food, Coat, Blanket, and Penny Drive

Our annual Food, Coat, Blanket, and Penny Drive

November Parent Newsletter
November Parent Newsletter

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Person for Others: Andrew Elmore
Person for Others: Andrew Elmore

Central Catholic, please join in congratulating this week's Person For Others, Junior Andrew Elmore.

Rams like you: Ella Ferrero '22
Rams like you: Ella Ferrero '22

Meet two of our Rams: Freshman, Ella Ferrero and her mom, Jen Ferrero.

Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

Our first Open Mic Night of the year will be on Saturday, October 20 in the Commons.

Person for Others: Hannah Cooper
Person for Others: Hannah Cooper

Central Catholic, please join in congratulating our new Person For Others, sophomore Hannah Cooper.

Person for Others: Isabel Petruzelli
Person for Others: Isabel Petruzelli

Central Catholic, please join in congratulating this week's Person For Other's: junior Isabel Petruzelli.

Person for Others: Joe Nizich
Person for Others: Joe Nizich

​Central Catholic, please join in congratulating this week's Person For Others, junior Joe Nizich.

The Adventures of Flat Father Murphy
The Adventures of Flat Father Murphy

​It was a busy weekend for Flat Father Murphy as he headed to Seattle for the football vs. Eastside Catholic game!

School year theme of Catholic social teaching
School year theme of Catholic social teaching

This year, the school will focus on the theme of Catholic social teaching.

September Parent Newsletter
September Parent Newsletter

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New VP of Advancement Hired
New VP of Advancement Hired

ELEANOR DIR NAMED NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT AT CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Host Family Needed
Host Family Needed

Host an International Student and impact their world and yours!

A Lasting Legacy
A Lasting Legacy

We sat down to talk with Colette and her son Steve ‘73 about the lasting legacy their family has created at Central Catholic to honor Kevin.

Remembering Monsignor Arthur Dernbach
Remembering Monsignor Arthur Dernbach

Central Catholic recently said goodbye to an alum, priest, teacher, and principal whose legacy will live on in our hallways for years to come.

Alumni Profile: Nick Stokes '05
Alumni Profile: Nick Stokes '05

Nick Stokes ’05 is a skilled artist, employed full-time as an art director at the esteemed Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency in Portland and still finds the time to execute his craft as a freelance illustrator and designer.

Person for Others: Brianna Perkins
Person for Others: Brianna Perkins

Please join us in congratulating our new Person For Others, sophomore Brianna Perkins.

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.

Ski Team Moves on to State
Ski Team Moves on to State

Ski Team's state competition will be held at Mount Hood Meadows on March 6 - 8.

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' Basketball Summer Camps
Boys' Basketball Summer Camps

Boys Basketball Summer Camp Details

Girls' Basketball Summer Camps
Girls' Basketball Summer Camps

Girls' Basketball Summer Camp Details

Track and Field Summer Camp
Track and Field Summer Camp

Track and Field Summer Ram Camp Details

Football Summer Camps
Football Summer Camps

Football Summer Camp Details

Volleyball Summer Camps
Volleyball Summer Camps

Volleyball Summer Youth Ram Camp Details

Softball Summer Camps
Softball Summer Camps

Softball Summer Camp Details

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

National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony
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
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 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.