PAA Announces Drechelle McCray as Vice Principal of Administration

The Portland Adventist Academy community is celebrating one of its own today! Drechelle McCray,  English teacher, Gospel Choir director, and a PAA graduate of 2002 is now joining the Administrative staff as Vice Principal! Principal Mechelle Peinado shared the news

By |May 15th, 2019|

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|

PAA Celebrates Mechelle Peinado’s Acceptance to Lead as Principal

PAA's newly named principal, Mechelle Peinado 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

By |April 16th, 2019|

Come Celebrate Mr. Kooy! May 4, 2pm at PAA

Have you heard?! Mr. Kooy is ready to retire! Retirement Reception Saturday May 4, 2:00pm 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

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,

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

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

By |October 3rd, 2018|

PAA Highlights at the NAD Teachers’ Convention

Thousands of SDA teachers from north America meet every five years. 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

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

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|

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|