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New Class Combines Faith With Action-Based Learning
7UP Brings Students Closer to God
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Former Portland Adventist Academy communications director and marketing manager
By Liesl Vistaunet
Author Visits Buena Vista School
In March, Brittany Dias, children's book author, speaker and entrepreneur, visited Buena Vista Elementary School in Auburn, Washington. She visited each classroom to read her book Ava & Mae Own a Lemonade Stand and talk with students about writing...
Somasundram Accepts Alaska Call
Alaska Conference is pleased to announce that Ashwin Somasundram has accepted the call to serve as vice president for administration.
PAA Retiring Math Teacher Leaves Music Ministry Legacy
After 32 years teaching math at Portland Adventist Academy, Bob Johnson retired in June leaving a music ministry and legacy that will continue to bless PAA beyond measure.
PAA’s Senior Projects Instill Lifelong Values
Portland Adventist Academy senior Keeley Phillips hopes to do a lot of kayaking this summer. Her's is no ordinary wish: The kayak she’ll use was built by her own hands for her senior project.
PAA Actions Addressing Racism
Following the tragic death of George Floyd last year, Portland Adventist Academy joined Adventist organizations worldwide in condemning violence and racism.
Pandemic Drives Unexpected Discoveries
Rachel James, a Portland Adventist Academy senior, has been playing saxophone since fifth grade. Although quitting music this school year would have saved her time and energy to work on her senior project, she knew she would regret that.
PAA Fosters Connection Through Homeroom Families
Grappling with a pandemic and distance learning is hard. Add wildfires and home evacuations, and students undoubtedly carry the weight of loss into their virtual classrooms.
PAA Students Practice In-Person Learning
Portland Adventist Academy students made PAA history as the first to attend in-person class during the coronavirus pandemic.
PAA Promotes Belonging and Learning From a Distance
“He prepared the way before we could even imagine it,” says Mechelle Peinado, Portland Adventist Academy principal. As Oregon state and health authorities laid out plans to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, schools began scrambling to adapt to di...
Polenta Bowls With Smoky Tomato Sauce, Poached Eggs and Wilted Kale
This one-dish meal, made up of four main ingredients, is perfect for a simple midweek dinner or an elegant savory breakfast. Who would’ve thought that cornmeal, tomatoes, eggs and kale could make such a feast?