Liesl Vistaunet

PAA Gleaner correspondent
Portland Adventist Academy

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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PAA Students Explore Professional Cadaver Lab

Portland Adventist Academy teacher Linda Johnson recently took her honors anatomy and physiology class to learn in a cadaver lab at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

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PAA Senior Projects Demonstrate Greatness

What do a fashion show, building a drone and climbing mountains have in common?

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PAA Student Rallies Community to Support Lifelong Friend

Sarah Halversen and Brogan Baker wobbled together as toddlers while their siblings and parents grew in friendship as well. Baker and Halversen followed in their sibling's footsteps.

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Rock Climbing Enhances Life Skills at PAA

You’d never guess that Will Howard has a fear of heights. He scampers spiderlike up and across walls and under overhangs at the Portland Rock Gym (PRG). He reaches great heights.

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PAA Hosts Professional Learning Community for Teachers Citywide

Every month, Portland Adventist Academy hosts language teachers in a Professional Learning Community (PLC), the only one of its kind in the Portland metro area.

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PAA Introduces New Classes, Dual-Credit Courses

At Portland Adventist Academy, new classes like 2-D animation, American Sign Language (ASL) and music appreciation are broadening students’ minds.

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