Summer School: International Students Immerse in Language and Culture

This summer, 12 young students (12 to 16 year-olds) came to Portland Adventist Academy from Hong Kong and Taiwan. Their three-weeks of English immersion provided a chance to interact and practice their developing language skills with regular American teens as […]

By |August 11th, 2017|

Moms Praying for PAA

For more than two years, a faithful group of women have been meeting to for PAA.

The door is open! You’re invited to join with these PAA moms, grandmas, aunts, and sisters for a weekly gathering to pray for our students, […]

By |August 10th, 2017|

Search Continues for PAA Principal; Jason Bibb Named Acting Principal

The Portland Adventist Academy board made the decision to name Jason Bibb as acting principal while the search for PAA’s next principal continues.

“The board expressed appreciation for Jason’s willingness to serve in another capacity and confidence that he will […]

By |August 9th, 2017|

Open Positions at PAA

Portland Adventist Academy is looking for substitute  teachers. Call for details! Contact  Jason Bibb at or 503-255-8372 ext. 215

By |August 9th, 2017|

Mrs. Winter Remembers PUA / PAA

“I won’t live long enough to write all the fond memories I have of PUA and PAA . . . I have loved all the precious people I have taught.” 

Thelma Winter’s words ring in our hearts. She was a PUA […]

By |August 7th, 2017|

Thelma Winter – a Life Sketch

by Tracy Harder, granddaughter and PAA’s 1979 Class President

Hoping to make it to her Mom’s place in Minnesota, Emily and Pearl were surprised when Thelma Vera Payne entered the world not at the Emerson home in Minnesota as expected but […]

By |July 31st, 2017|

PAA / PUA Remembers Mrs. Winter

Thelma Winter, a beloved Portland (Union) Adventist Academy teacher for 31 years and a pillar in Adventist education, passed away peacefully just shy of her 102nd birthday. Over her 50-year career, Winter taught Spanish, English, Advanced Placement English, History, Bible […]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Hear Our Students’ Testimonies

Several of our students had the opportunity to share their hearts with hundreds of people at Gladstone Camp Meeting. They shared about what Portland Adventist Academy and Adventist education has done for them. They sang their hearts out to Jesus […]

By |July 26th, 2017|

PAA Principal Search Continues

The past two days have been busy with interviews to fill our principal role. Our pastors, students, teachers, and constituents met the first candidate with prayerful hearts. The PAA board interviewed the candidate and also conducted a review of the […]

By |July 26th, 2017|

Thelma Winter Memorial Service

Thelma Winter, beloved PUA and PAA teacher for more than 30 years, died at the age of 101 and just a few weeks before her 102nd birthday.

Mrs. Winter will be remembered on Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm at Sunnyside Seventh-day […]

By |July 19th, 2017|

Celebrating the Class of 2017

Often lost in the flurry of Graduation’s Pomp and Circumstance are the achievements each graduate brings to this important personal milestone. There were many!

We congratulate the class of 2017 for their collective and individual* accomplishments. Here are a just a […]

By |July 12th, 2017|

Cougar Golf Tournament

We’re excited to present the 18th Annual Cougar Golf Tournament on August 27, 2017. Please join us for this special day. Connect with friends and family while supporting PAA athletics.
Download the form HERE or register online HERE!

By |July 6th, 2017|