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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.

Dance Program Offering Classes
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.

September 2019 Parent Newsletter
September 2019 Parent Newsletter

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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

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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

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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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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!

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.

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

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.