Welcome to Holy Cross

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Welcome to Holy Cross!
Dedication

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Dedication
Compassion

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Compassion
Excellence

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Excellence
Exploration

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Exploration
Service

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Service
Faith

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Faith
Family

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Family
Welcome to Holy Cross

Holy Cross Catholic School serves the diverse North Portland Catholic Community, providing Catholic education for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The school nurtures, affirms, and challenges the students in their pursuit of learning and the responsibilities of faith and citizenship.

Welcome to Holy Cross!
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Quick info & news

#1 in the State of Oregon - again!!
Great article in the Catholic Sentinel about our Scholastic Reading Award. Click on link for full article.

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Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 29, 2016!
What, you say, is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, kicks off the charitable season by using social media and other resources to encourage businesses and individuals to support local charities. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

Holy Cross has joined the movement! We’ve signed on with Oregonians Give and hope that you will take Giving Tuesday as a an opportunity to donate to the amazing community at HCCS.
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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Holy Cross Catholic School is #1 in the state of Oregon for the most minutes read in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. This is the 4th year in a row where Holy Cross is the #1 school in the state of Oregon!! Great job students. Remember - readers are leaders!!

Who's Winning Gold at the Olympics? Catholic Education
Great article about the role Catholic education played in the lives of several Olympians!! Follow the link to learn more:
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Now Registering!
The school is now registering for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the office to schedule a tour. Registeration information under the Admissions tab.

Open House
Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please come and take a tour of the school and hear about the benefits of a Holy Cross education. Registration applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be available.

Jog-a-Thon!!
Jog-a-Thon money is due on Thursday, December 3. Celebration party is Friday, December 11. Thank you for your support!!

Parish Garden Supports Food Pantry
Holy Cross students started a garden where all of the wonderful vegetables are donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Follow the link for the full article: http://www.catholicsentinel.org/main.asp?SectionID=5&SubSectionID=30&ArticleID=25803&TM=53364.72

Mrs. D Receives National Honor
Suzanne DeVaney-Wilkes, known fondly by her students as Ms. D, was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher by the National Catholic Education Association for her 5 state region! This is a competitive process and there are only 12 Distinguished Teachers nationally. Holy Cross Catholic School is blessed to have such a talented and committed teacher!!

Centennial Celebration Video
Watch the video Tim Briare created to celebrate 100 years here at Holy Cross Catholic School. More Info

Harlem Shake!
Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h49hQ63qjCE

Sr. Ruth Frank Profile
Please follow this link profiled in the most recent newsletter from the Sisters of the Saint Mary's of Oregon. There are some great pictures of Sr. Ruth!
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Catholic Schools' Week
The celebration of Catholic Schools begins on Sunday, January 27. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to our Open House on this Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the benefits of a Catholic education. Spread the word!!

Wonderful Advent Video
Follow this link for a 2 minute video about the importance of Advent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S02KOlw7dlA

Centennial Stories
Here is a write up that tells some of the stories that have come through the doors at Holy Cross.
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Catholic Sentinel profiles Holy Cross Centennial
Please follow the link to read the full article in the most recent Catholic Sentinel profiling Holy Cross Catholic School's Centennial year. Thank you to Ed Langois for such a fantastic article!

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New Paint Job!
Many thanks to the UP volunteers! At Holy Cross School approximately 80 business students (juniors) from the University of Portland worked all day Saturday, October 1 to paint the school’s gymnasium!
Click here for the article!

Holy Cross School Centennial
The school begins observing its centennial, which will include 100 good deeds done by students, displays, a May 19 gathering of alumni and friends, a new website and a special Mass. Theme of the centennial will be "Educating Hearts and Minds for 100 Years." More Info

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