On Wednesday, June 15, at the graduation ceremony, awards were presented to the following recipients:
Archbishop Sample Christian Leadership and Service Award
Schoolwide Learning Expectations
Catholic Values Nathan Gewant
Life Long Learning Therese McCabe
Self-Awareness Lucy Bell
Responsible Citizen Claire Langley & Connor Langley
Academic Excellence Lucy Bell, Madeline Craven, Nathan Gewant, Peter Hull, Claire Langley, Connor Langley, Betsy MacMillan, Gabriella McVicker, Bridget O’Hearn
Outstanding Scholar Peter Hull & Bridget O’Hearn
Christian Leadership Madeline Craven & Vanessa Viuhkola
Please welcome our new principal, Corrine Buich, to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and School.
Mrs. Buich, along with her husband, Alex, and their two little sons, is coming home to her Lake Oswego community, where she was raised. She was educated at Jesuit High School in Beaverton, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Montana, where she minored in curriculum and instruction. She continued her education by completing a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
She has worked in education for the last 16 years and has taught a variety of classes from 1st to 8th grade. She has been an administrator for the last 12 years in various public schools, including roles as Assistant Principal. She is currently the Principal at St. Christopher Catholic School in San Jose, California. She brings with her an abundance of strengths in administration, curriculum, instruction development, language development, and technology experience.
She has a strong commitment to her Catholic Faith and to Catholic Education and I look forward to welcoming her to our leadership staff here at Our Lady of the Lake.
Lets take this opportunity to thank the Principal Search Committee: Cheryl Durbin (School Advisory Council Chair), Dr. Jim Craven (SAC member), Denise Gonzalez (Vice Principal), Donna Griffith (Kindergarten Teacher), Susan Steel (Principal, The Madeleine School, Portland) and Dr. Jeannie Ray-Timoney (Archdiocesan Dept. of Catholic Schools).
Finally, I would like to thank again our retiring Principal, Joan Codd, who has provided exemplary leadership these past 24 years. Our new principal will lead us into a new chapter, building on the amazing legacy of Mrs. Codd. May God bless, and the Holy Spirit guide our parish and school in our mission of living and teaching the Gospel of Jesus our Savior.
—Fr. John Kerns, Pastor
The OLL School community focused on service to others during Lent. One of the more meaningful activities, according to the children, centered on the corporal works of mercy. The actions, centered on “clothing the naked” and “visiting the sick” benefiting the Randall Children’s Hospital and CARES Northwest, generated interest and enthusiasm. Several Student Council members (and their parents) gave up a portion of their spring break to deliver the needed items.
CARES Northwest, a child abuse treatment program that collaborates between Kaiser Permanente, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Providence Health & Services needed new clothing for the children they serve. They requested girls’ and boys’ underwear, sweatpants and sweatshirts, and shoes. Men and women’s items in the same categories were also needed and collected. In addition, CARES Northwest expressed the wish for new toiletries such as shampoo, lotions, toothpaste and brushes, hair clips etc.
The Randall Children’s Hospital and Randal Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel needed new toys and games for their patients. OLL students had fun selecting games and activities they thought other children would enjoy. Games like Candyland, Guess Who, Uno, and toys like dolls, books, and art sets were collected.
Student comments about practicing these corporal works of mercy were enthusiastic. The hands-on aspect of this service opportunity helped them feel like their efforts were making a difference.
The 2016 Spring Hanging Basket Sale is in Full Swing!
12” Sun or Shade Mixed Baskets are supplied by “Al’s Garden Center” for $35 each. You can place your order with any OLL Student Family or through Parish Sales on April 10 and April 17 in the vestibule after all masses. Additional order forms can be found in school and parish offices.
Orders will be accepted through Thursday, April 21st. Basket pick-up is Friday, May 6 at OLL between 12:30-2:30 PM.
Get your basket just in time for Mother’s Day!
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During the season of Lent, the eighth grade Religion class studied “The Cross” as a principle symbol recalling the crucifixion of Jesus and the redeeming benefits of His passion and death. The students explored its use as a profession of faith, a prayer, a dedication, or a benediction. As students discovered, crosses have been a significant piece of Christian art form beginning in the time of Constantine (early 300’s AD). In their research they were able to view the multitude of variations and ornamentations from over the centuries. The students determined their personal favorite renditions and replicated them in pen and ink, and wrote about the designs’ history. Currently they are all displayed in the main hallway of the school. Parishioners are most welcome to view this art gallery. The four pictured here include: St. Catherine’s Cross (4thCentury), two different variations of the Celtic Cross (high crosses – 8th Century), and St. Bridget’s Cross (late 400’s).
During the past few weeks the third grade has been studying the solar system. The assignment required the students to pick their favorite planet, write a paragraph about it, and then orally present their report to the class accompanied by an illustration. Students could research such facts as the date the planet was discovered, size, distance from the sun, period of revolution, and length of the planetary day or year. Extra credit could be earned by researching more than one planet and acquiring necessary information from books or the internet. After the class presentations, Mrs. Riherd and her students shared their projects and research with both the second and fourth grades.
Last week all the students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School were privileged to tour the Portland Art Museum. Divided by age into groups they were led by docents, each docent taking the group to a different area. Among the paintings they viewed in the European Gallery Renaissance room, were a circular framed Madonna and Child by Granacci, 1495, and Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist 1540, by Bronzino. In the American Gallery they saw a beautiful painting of Mt. Hood by Alfred Bierstadt; in the Impressionist Gallery, the Ox Cart by Vincent Van Gogh and Water Lilies by Claude Monet. Bronze sculptures, a mobile by Calder, and several abstract paintings completed the tour. To quote some third graders, “the paintings were as beautiful as a secret garden,” “o ur trip to the museum was amazing,” or “the docent’s stories inspired me.”
How does a roller coaster work? What makes a ball bounce? What happens to our food when we eat, or what pajamas would we wear in space? These are just a few of the questions, posed to our students in the last few weeks. For the past four Wednesdays approximately thirty five students from kindergarten through fifth grade have been finding out the answers to these questions and many, many more courtesy of Mad Science. These lucky students have had the privilege of participating in this after-school enrichment program, offered as a buy-in at last year’s auction. Other activities have included using their sense of smell, taste, and hearing, changing the state of energy, and watching an underwater volcano erupt. Maybe a future scientist is in our midst!!