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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program. Last year, students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works.

Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values:  originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

With 94 years of history behind them, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. We are pleased that several St. Clare students chose to submit their work this year, and we are extremely proud to announce that the following 8th grade students have been recognized for regional awards:

Maddie:

Carts, photography, Gold Key

Ferris Wheel, photography, Gold Key

Chicken Pox, photography, Silver Key

Pick A Seat, photography, Silver Key

Pride, photography, Honorable Mention

Biking, photography, Honorable Mention

Street Flowers, photography, Honorable Mention

 

Maddie was also awarded a Silver Key at the national level for Carts.

 

Ella:

Abstract Soul, photography, Silver Key

Splash, photography, Honorable Mention

 

Lucy:

Frost, photography, Gold Key

Paint, photography, Silver Key

Bicycle, photography, Honorable Mention

 

Mia:

Revolution of Salvation: Trapped, Digital Art, Gold Key

Revolution of Salvation, Poetry, Silver key

 

Congratulations to all! We are very proud of your accomplishments and your dedication to the arts!

 


On June 12th, our fourth grade students had a direct experience with trial and error - the standard "MO" for solving engineering questions. But, they did it with fun - and excitement - the St. Clare way!. Separate table groups worked together to create a piece of the machine. The ultimate goal (designed by the last table group) was for a tennis ball to fall into a basket off of a desk. Everything had to be a chain reaction. When something didn’t work, the students went back, made adjustments, and tried again. Fourth grade teacher Bethany MacNeur never thought she would hear students ask if they could skip recess and lunch to keep working!  But they did.  The class was able to successfully do the Rube Goldberg all the way through twice.  Take a look at this quick video which captured the action:

 

Congratulations Christina Reilly, Class of 1990

This annual award honors and recognizes a St. Clare graduate who has had a positive impact on the greater good and is based on the following criteria:  Outstanding service to the community and/or parish, career achievement and living and teaching gospel values

We are so grateful for you, Christina!  You have made a big difference in our community.  Thank you for being a model example of a St. Clare School Distinguished Graduate.  Congratulations!

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The St. Clare School Advisory Council is pleased to announce…

Christina Reilly, Class of 1990

St. Clare Distinguished Graduate 2018

This annual award honors and recognizes a St. Clare graduate who has had a positive impact on the greater good and is based on the following criteria:  Outstanding service to the community and/or parish, career achievement and living and teaching gospel values

As one parent described her, “Christina [Reilly] has been a pillar of the school, and you would be challenged to find anyone in our community who hasn’t been blessed by her friendship and kindness.  She has contributed to the lives of so many, whether it be through her tireless work, her many volunteer roles, or her generous spirit.  Even if you don’t know Christina personally, her “behind the scenes” support of our Small School with the Big Heart has likely touched your life in some way.  You may have seen her around….working in BASC, helping with Vacation Bible School, or at the preschool (where her children - Thomas, Joseph, and Lucas - all went, and daughter Clare still attends).  Maybe you saw her name on the list of Pastoral Council members, or perhaps you met her when she taught First Reconciliation classes to your second grader.  Maybe you returned her ready smile and said “thanks!” when you picked your little ones up from Children’s Liturgy of the Word after Mass, or maybe you will when she teaches our upcoming First Communion sessions.

Christina’s roots and her life of stewardship run deep.  Her father, Tom Rothschild (married to Filomena), has been a parishioner since 1965, and even her grandmother, Delores Rothschild, was a very active parishioner here.   Christina started kindergarten at St. Clare in 1984 and attended through 5th grade, heading to Jackson Middle School for several years when St. Clare did not offer middle school.  She graduated from Jesuit High School, and went on to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In 1997 while a freshman at Meredith, some of her good friends introduced her to Jeff Reilly (who would later become her husband).  Jeff was attending nearby North Carolina State College. Christina has some fond memories of heading to Myrtle Beach with their group of friends, and just “hanging out” in the dorms.  Well, the formula worked, and Jeff and Christina got married at St. Clare Church on May 24, 2003, with Fr. Pat Evard, who had also baptized Christina, officiating.  They will celebrate 15 years of marriage in May. 

Jeff and Christina make their home very close to St. Clare, which makes getting to church and school a bit easier with their four children: Thomas in 5th grade, Joseph in 3rd grade, Lucas in 2nd grade, and Clare, who will enter kindergarten next Fall.

Christina feels St. Clare is her second home. “It’s a place where I solidified my relationship with God, a place where I made deep friendships that have stood the test of time, a place where the community steps up to support one another, and a place where the Holy Spirit is clearly present.” Gratitude is the word that comes to mind when you hear her talk about her parents, who clearly shaped how she lives her life and raises her own family: “I am thankful my parents sacrificed to send us here….and I’m so glad my children are able to be part of this amazing community!”

We are so grateful for you, Christina!  You have made a big difference in our community.  Thank you for being a model example of a St. Clare School Distinguished Graduate.  Congratulations!

Please join us for our annual Open House on Sunday, January 28, from noon-2:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you! Click here for more information.

For a sneak peek at a typcial day in kindergarten, please view the short video below. 

St. Clare School 2017-2018 Annual Appeal Update

Changing Lives Since 1914

 

November, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are just a few weeks into our Annual Appeal, and a very generous member of our community (who wishes to remain anonymous) has come forward with a gift of $5,000 to the St. Clare 1914 Society benefiting the Endowment.

Thank you!

We have already exceeded our goal of $20,000!  And we still have two months left!  If you feel moved to contribute to this year's appeal, please consider a gift to the 1914 Society today.  Gifts in the amount of $191.40 or above, or pledged monthly contributions in the amount of $19.14 for one or more years, qualify you for membership in this special group of legacy supporters.   

Over the last three years, earnings from the Endowment have gone to enhance our academic programs, provide tuition assistance to families in need, and help us meet our budget without significant tuition increases. We simply couldn’t do it without you.   

Remember....our goal is to reach $2M!
Every dollar you give to the Endowment during this year's appeal will help us reach that goal sooner. Help us build on this legacy of love and support for our current students — and future generations to come. 

Your gift can change a life.

Please click HERE to make a gift now, or send your gift to the school at 1807 SW Freeman St., Portland, Oregon  97219.  Questions?  Email rcline@stclarepdx.org


What is the Endowment Fund?

The St. Clare School Endowment is comprised of three interest-bearing funds which are invested in the Catholic Education Endowment Fund (CEEF) held by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. The Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund is one of these funds. Each of the funds was established exclusively for the benefit of St. Clare School to help ensure its long-term sustainability, and support the economic viability of Catholic education for all students attending St. Clare School. 

For more information on the Endowment, please click on Support St. Clare and select Endowment, or contact the school’s development department directly at rcline@stclarepdx.org. Thank you for your support!