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.
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
Our Central Catholic community made 10,000 sack lunches for Blanchet House
Quarantine Book Recommendations
A collection of book reviews and recommendations for you to read during quarantine, all selected by our students!
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
More than 400 from the Central Catholic community gathered on March 2 to celebrate Msgr. Murphy's 80th birthday.
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
Here is some information on how we will inform you of a school closure.
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
Join us on Thursday, December 12 as we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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 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
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
Where Central Catholic's Academic Mission Meets the World
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
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.
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.
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
Our Robotics Club, Rotorrampage, recently competed in the annual First Technology Challenge Qualifying Tournament.
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
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
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.
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
Central Catholic is proud to announce that its next volleyball head coach will be Kayla Hambley.
Buy Football Championship Apparel
Our football state championship team now has apparel to commemorate their achievement.
Fall Sports Season Summary
Central Catholic's fall sports finish up their successful regular seasons and move on to the postseason.
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!
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
At today's Diversity and Inclusion Assembly, we welcomed Michael Benitez Jr. to campus.
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.