PAA Celebrates Mechelle Peinado’s Acceptance to Lead as Principal

Portland Adventist Academy is pleased and blessed to share the news that Mechelle Peinado has been named principal.
Read the Oregon Conference Education Department’s official announcement HERE.
(Read the timeline of the principal search HERE.)
Dan Nicola, Associate Superintendent of Education at the […]

By |April 16th, 2019|

Mark Kooy is Retiring!

Have you heard?!
Mr. Kooy is ready to retire!
You’re invited to a . . .
Retirement Reception

Saturday May 4, 2:30pm
at

Portland Adventist Academy
1500 SE 96th Ave
Portland,OR  97216
 

For over 30 years, Mr. Kooy has been making his mark on the hearts of students and […]

By |April 12th, 2019|

PAA Welcomes Sam Vigil Jr., CFRE

Portland Adventist Academy welcomes Sam Vigil Jr., Certified Fund Raising Executive, as the new Director of Development.

“We are thrilled Sam is joining our PAA Cougar family,” says Mechelle Peinado, interim principal. “Sam has experience in all aspects of development, from […]

By |November 28th, 2018|

In Sam’s Words

Portland Adventist Academy recently welcomed Sam Vigil Jr., Certified Fund Raising Executive, as the school’s new development director. Before the news was announced, we asked Sam to share a bit more about his purpose as a fund raising executive and […]

By |November 28th, 2018|

Who Doesn’t Love a Surprise?!

During an all school assembly today (October 4), students were formally introduced to someone they’ve already known for a long time.
Mrs. Peinado, their caring teacher, energetic vice principal, a champion of learning, and a cheerleader to all is now known […]

By |October 4th, 2018|

Mechelle Peinado Appointed Interim Principal

Last night, the Portland Adventist Academy board voted unanimously to name Mechelle Peinado as interim principal for the 2018-19 school year.
During a staff meeting this afternoon, PAA teachers and staff met with Gale Crosby from the Oregon Conference Office of […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|

PAA Highlights at the NAD Teachers’ Convention

The North American Division 2018 Teachers’ Convention comes to an end today.

Thousands of Adventists teachers and principals from all over the country have been meeting this week to learn, grow, and be inspired.

At this year’s convention, our Spanish teacher, Rita Barrett, […]

By |August 9th, 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|

Our Thanks to Pastor Monte

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 joins the pastoral staff at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church as an administrative pastor later this month.

Monte says […]

By |June 1st, 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 resource […]

By |April 17th, 2018|

The 3 Step Plan for a Family Media Fast

Even while we depend on technology in our daily lives (especially on snow days), PAA strives to help students form healthy relationships and boundaries with media.

That’s why we’re excited about the second PAA Unplugged media fast of the school year! […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|

How Education Survives a Snow Storm

Despite a predicted late afternoon snow storm, Portlanders went about their morning, bustling off to work and school.

Teachers and students arrived to Portland Adventist Academy, many as early as 7am. But when large fluffy flakes of snow and ice began […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|