Liesl Vistaunet

PAA Gleaner correspondent
Portland Adventist Academy

PAA Students Experience Scripture Through Wisdom Journals

“This week has been stressful,” says Ally Anunciado, a Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) senior. “I have a test that is really worrying me.

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PAA Collaborates With McMinnville School for Project-Based Learning

“I believe students learn on a deeper level when we are willing to leave the safety of our everyday classrooms,” says Linda Johnson, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) teacher.

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PAA Project-Based Learning Aims to Help Solve Water Crisis

Portland Adventist Academy teacher Frank Jin has a passion for science and a heart for mission.

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PAA Scholarship Brings Student to Safety

“During the recession, we lost our home,” says Sharon,* mother of a Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) student. “We had to move, and my son Tim* had to attend new schools. It was hard on him.

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PAA Moms Lift School Up in Prayer

“I feel a burden to pray for our children,” says Kimberly Shryer, a mother closely connected to Portland Adventist Academy (PAA).

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PAA Welcomes New Teachers

Portland Adventist Academy welcomed new teachers this fall.

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PAA Summers Mean Learning, Working

Every summer at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), sports camps, international student immersion courses and the Smart Start program bring more than 160 young people to PAA’s campus while creating w

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PAA Welcomes New Principal

From a young age, Portland Adventist Academy’s new principal, Sheldon Parris, knew he was being called into ministry work.

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PAA Students Excel at AAPPL Exams, Language Proficiency

“I want to change the conversation from grades to proficiency,” says Rita Barrett, Portland Adventist Academy teacher.

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PAA Teacher Honored by COFTL

Rita Barrett, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Spanish teacher, was named 2016 Honor Roll Teacher by the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching (

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