Ring in the Holidays with PAA Music Students

Ring the Christmas season with Portland Adventist Academy on December 8, 7pm with a concert entitled “The Gift of Christmas: Jesus.”
This year’s Winter Concert features music from the Portland Adventist String Orchestra, Choir, Band, Alegria, Steel Drum Band, as well […]

By |November 21st, 2017|

Spring Music Concert – May 25

Celebrate the end of our 2016-17 school year with our music students’ final performances. Join us May 25th, 7pm in our gymnasium and hear our Band, Choir, PASO, Alegria, and the Steel Drum Band!

By |May 19th, 2017|

Tim Ellis Remembered

Spring break marks the first anniversary of the loss of our 20-year music teacher and Portland legend, Tim Ellis.
To continue helping our students with healthy grief, we held a joyful and inspiring chapel service to honor his memory and celebrate his […]

By |March 17th, 2017|

Music Music Music!

Research shows that music education and experiences can boost and enhance learning over all curricula! Making it a win-win for any student is the added bonus of music being FUN! From choir, band, orchestra, steel drums, Alegria, guitar and theory, music […]

By |September 7th, 2016|

Welcome Mr. Erik Peterson to the PAA Music Department

Young PAA alumnus, Erik Peterson is humbled to join PAA as he replaces his mentor and former PAA teacher, Tim Ellis.

Peterson earned his music degree from Warner Pacific University while continuing to seek mentorship from Ellis before his death last […]

By |August 26th, 2016|

Tribute to Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis, a twenty-year PAA music teacher and friend to staff, students, and alumni, lost his short and fierce fight with melanoma on March 21, 2016. While PAA grieves with his many colleagues and family, we also remember the exceptional […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|

PAA’s Music Department Presents the Annual Christmas Concert

he Christ born babe was born for us and every year PAA makes music to celebrate this gift!

Join us for our annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. It’s held at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church at […]

By |December 9th, 2015|

PAA Offers New Classes & Dual Credit Options

New classes like 2-Dimensional Animation, American Sign Language, and Music Appreciation are broadening students’ academic choices while dual-credit classes offer opportunity to earn college credit while students are completing high school requirements.

“We are constantly exploring ways to broaden and enrich our […]

By |September 30th, 2015|

Exciting New Teachers and Classes!

We joyfully welcome Frank Jin, Sean Kootsey, Emmette McCutchenne, and Herbert Terreri to our teaching staff. Our new teachers are bringing impressive new classes and compelling learning opportunities! 

Frank Jin joins our Computer Science and Math departments where he will teach 2-Dimensional Animation, Introduction to Computers, […]

By |August 5th, 2015|

Caring Heart Award to Zac White

The recipient of one of the North Pacific Union Conference’s Caring Heart Awards is Zac White.

Zac is a remarkable young man. Rarely do schools see young people who approach life with the depth, unselfishness and creative energy that characterize Zac. He […]

By |July 9th, 2015|

Goodbye to Five of our Beloved

This summer, we say goodbye to five great people who served our school with passion and purpose.

Sean Chiasson is a young man dedicated to personal and collective growth.

During his three years at PAA, he brought this wisdom to the Campus Ministries department […]

By |July 1st, 2015|

Linda’s Last Music Tour

This week, Ms. Neel, an Adventist teacher of 44 years and PAA music teacher for 31 of them, embarked on her last music tour. Linda Neel has been chair of our successful Music department for 31 years. Over the years she […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|