It Was a Good Week at PAA

The week of April 15 to 19, 2019 will go down in our history as a powerful week. From a special staff led week of worship to major decisions made to move our school forward to a brighter future, we

By |April 19th, 2019|

One Project and Eight PAA Students

Last month, Pastor Mackenzie traveled to California with eight PAA students. Their final destination was The Crosswalk Church in Redlands for the annual *One Project conference. This group of students were selected because of their dedication to spiritual leadership at

By |March 4th, 2019|

A Spring Break Transformation Trip

At PAA, spring break is a chance to get out and SERVE! Pastor Mackenzie and Pastor Steve are excited to invite students on a week long "Transformation Trip" with the organization Because People Matter,  right here in Portland. Through Transformation

By |January 31st, 2019|

Pray for PAA with Moms in Prayer

Our school family is blessed to have a caring team of Moms in Prayer. We encourage our PAA moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends to join Linda Mackett each Monday at 8:30am here at PAA as she leads this dedicated group

By |September 12th, 2018|

Bible Camp Needs YOU!

Amazing! PAA has the opportunity to take 185 students this year to the Oregon Conference Bible Camp this weekend! However, with so many students wanting to go, we are in need of some more volunteers to chaperone and work in

By |August 15th, 2018|

PAA’s Pastor Stephen Lundquist Receives National Award for Excellence

Pastor Stephen Lundquist, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Bible teacher and Religion Department Chair, was honored Tuesday night, August 7, 2018, with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF). He was recognized for demonstrating outstanding professionalism, creativity,

By |August 7th, 2018|

Fernanda’s World Is Her Mission Field

Fernanda's world is her mission field. For this, PAA teachers and the NPUC conference affirm her spirit of compassion with a Caring Heart Award and scholarship. Congratulations, Fernanda Rinza, class of 2018! Fernanda is PAA’s winner of the

By |July 9th, 2018|

Our Thanks to Pastor Monte

Monte Torkelsen says farewell to Oregon after 25 years serving youth in the Oregon Conference. After 25 years serving youth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Monte Torkelsen closes a significant chapter of his career. Pastor Monte

By |June 1st, 2018|

Students Show Terminal Cancer Patient Love : An Inside Out Service Day Story

‘You’re loved. You’re cared for. You’re valued.’ These words can make all the difference to someone facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, months of recovery after a heart attack, or isolation due to years of a debilitating mental illness. This is

By |May 31st, 2018|

Three Ways to Support Inside Out Service Day

Every spring, for nearly a decade, Portland Adventist Academy students and teachers blanket the city of Portland for Inside Out Service Day. And this year, we'll be at it again on May 23! Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital

By |April 17th, 2018|

Continuing the Work in 2018

Reaching Beyond PAA, spring-break mission trips have fostered life-changing and empowering experiences for two decades. The communities and people we serve year after year are blessed, lifted up, and empowered while many of our students return from these experiences having

By |December 12th, 2017|

PAA Students Lock Up their Screens for a Media Fast

Students were invited to pull out their phones during chapel. They were shown how to look in their settings to conduct a self-audit of their smartphone use. Portland Adventist Academy Media & Persuasion students are asking tough questions

By |November 30th, 2017|