Goodnight, Larry Caudell

Our hearts are heavy as we share that long time former PAA staff member, Larry Caudell, passed away recently. We offer our sympathy and prayers to his wife Noni, the entire Caudell family, and to his Sandy SDA church family.

Larry […]

By |October 10th, 2017|

Book Fair Benefits PAA English Students

Our 2nd annual Book Fair event happens on Sunday, November 5, 11am to 6pm at Barnes & Noble (B&N) at the Clackamas Town Center.  You can also participate online through November 10.

Portions of all Barnes & Noble and in-store Café […]

By |September 27th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Revolution

It was the first day of school at Portland Adventist Academy. Students lined up for lunch where they picked from vegan or cheese lasagna, each stuffed with spinach, carrots, zucchini, and onions. Roasted broccoli was piled on the side.

Greeting them […]

By |September 20th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Goals

The Farm-to-Table mission has been embraced as a part of PAA’s Christ-centered and character-driven culture. In just one year, Stephanie Torgerson and her growing group of volunteers have accomplished several exciting goals including establishing gardens, compost bins, fruit shrubs, and, […]

By |September 15th, 2017|

PAA Welcomes New Teachers!

Please welcome three new teachers to the PAA family! Jeremy Long, Caroline Lipman, and Jody Alexander.
What a blessing it is to be able to add another full time position to our staff! Filling that role is Caroline Lipman who joins […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

Welcome to PAA, Jody Alexander

Being born into a home with deaf parents meant Jody Alexander’s first language was American Sign Language. Upon attending Laurelwood Adventist Elementary, he grew his fluency in spoken English and writing, a gift that follows him today. For this reason, […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

PAA Welcomes Jeremy Long

At seven years old, Jeremy’s mother “forced” him to take piano lessons. It was five years later that he finally thanked her. By the age of 12 he was obsessed with music and songwriting. He started a band with his […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

Welcome Caroline Lipman to PAA

Mrs. Lipman fits in well at PAA because of her natural curiosity and love of learning. She comes to PAA with a B.S. in Biology and a Master’s degree in Education concentrating on Curriculum and Instruction Design. If that wasn’t […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

Principal Search Update: Jason Bibb Named Interim Principal

Dear PAA Family & Friends,

The board is pleased to announce that Jason Bibb has agreed to serve as PAA’s interim principal for the 2017-18 school year, recognizing that he has helped to ably navigate the school through the summer while […]

By |August 24th, 2017|

PAA Students Experience U.S. History Project Based Learning

From being a part of a mock-Boston Tea Party, to spending a day experiencing life as a colonial American, and even conducting Supreme Court simulations, 18 PAA sophomores and juniors experienced Project Based Learning at its best during our U.S. […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|

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|