Portland Adventist Academy’s world history class made a news program to help bring history alive and make it relevant.
At Portland Adventist Academy, art is so much more than drawing and painting. It is a creative process, a gift and, most importantly, a vehicle for the development of the physical, the mental and the spiritual. Creativity was planted in us by our Creator.
Amidst all the challenges going on in our world, it’s uplifting to see students and families being impacted for eternity as a result of Adventist Christian Education. Three schools in particular have witnessed spiritual growth this year.
Recently, Oregon Conference educators were immensely blessed by a visit by New York Times bestselling author and speaker, Bob Goff.
In Boring, Oregon, Hood View Adventist School is offering a unique learning environment for young students through a “Forest Kindergarten” program. Rather than spending the school day in a traditional classroom, Lizzie Segoria teaches her eight kindergarten students in a forest classroom behind the school.
This school year, the Tillamook Adventist School seventh and eighth graders created artwork for a local micro-shelter. This gave residents of each shelter something special to hang on the wall as well as something to take with them when they move on.
After serving as a superintendent in the Oregon Conference for 8 years, David Davies will be retiring this June 2021. In his 32 years in Adventist Education as a champion for God’s kids, his range of experience has been vast. He has taught students in grades four through college and served as principal, in addition to his years as superintendent.
Bob Johnson, a mathematics teacher at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), is retiring this June 2021 after 39 years of teaching. Initially, Johnson had planned on a career in medicine, but after a year at Loma Linda University, he decided he wanted to teach.
This June 2021, Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES) will bid farewell to a pillar of their institution, Nancy Stinson, as she retires. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Stinson began her first full year of teaching at PAES and remained there for the rest of her 37-year career.
The 2020-21 school year began with all four Oregon Conference schools in Washington able to open fully, but only 6 of 28 of our schools in Oregon able to offer full in-person instruction. Now, due to a shift in Oregon’s guidelines that became effective in January of this year, the Conference’s Oregon schools have joined their sister Washington schools in offering daily in-person learning.