Milo Students Help Neighbors

December 07, 2017 / Kathy Hernandez

Students at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., recently took a school day to help elderly neighbors in their community. Milo has had a long tradition of helping with community needs over the years, but Neighbor Day became an official school program when Carl Wilkens was pastor of the Milo Academy Church.

CAA Chapel Highlights Quality Students

November 25, 2017 / Larry Hiday

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., is blessed to have an increase in the number of students this year but as we all know, “it’s quality, not quantity.” This truism is supported by biblical stories like Gideon and the small gathering in the upper room prior to Pentecost with the ensuing outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

PAA Unplugs From Media

November 24, 2017 / Liesl Vistaunet

Portland Adventist Academy media and persuasion (MP) students are asking tough questions about how screens are shaping their generation and how they can be different.

As digital natives, most teenagers don’t know a life without convenience and entertainment at their fingertips. But to examine their media habits, the MP students, all seniors, chose to fast from screen-media for four days. They called their project-based learning (PBL) “PAA Unplugged.” More than 40 students and staff participated.

Byrd Called to Serve in Southern Oregon

November 23, 2017 / Jennifer Burkes

Charles Byrd recently answered the call to pastor Oregon's Grants Pass and Cave Junction churches. When asked how he and his wife, Karen, were led to southern Oregon, the response was direct: “I want to be where the Lord leads.” In ministry, Byrd hopes others will seek a connection to Jesus. He wants everyone to desire to share the gospel.

Riverside Hosts Apple Festival

November 20, 2017 / Julie Natiuk

The 27th annual Riverside Christian School Apple Festival was held in Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 8, 2017. Church members and school families volunteered for weeks to prepare for the largest school fundraiser of the year. The volunteers spent two Sundays in October making pies and dumplings. They baked and froze more than 800 dumplings and 300 pies that were available for pick-up before and on the day of the festival. On the day of, they served pies and dumplings hot out of the oven with ice cream. As in the past, all pies and dumplings sold out.

Oregon Pathfinders Take on Pathfinder Challenge

November 16, 2017 / Marion Pielaet

As kids head back to school many of them are sharing great memories of their summer time, stories of summer camp or vacations with the family. For some they are telling of their adventures at the Pathfinder Challenge, which was held the first weekend of August at an old timber farm in Sweet Home, Ore.

Milo Adds Free-Range Eggs to Agriculture Program

November 16, 2017 / Kathy Hernandez

A generous friend of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., donated approximately 350 chicks to Milo’s agriculture program. According to Jeff Birth, Milo's agriculture director, in addition to providing eggs for the cafeteria, the now-grown chickens provide assistance with pest management in the gardens and accelerate the compost operation.

Golf Course to Seminary and Back to School

November 13, 2017 / Larry Hiday

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., has been blessed to have fantastic principals over its 104-year history, and the last three years have been no different with Jeff Jackson and his story of God’s using CAA to shape him for God’s use. When he decided to go back to his first love of teaching, CAA was once again faced with finding a disciple of God to lead His “chosen” school.

God lead in the search process and Gene Heinrich, former pastor at the Rockwood Church in Oregon, with another story of God’s leading, has agreed to step into school administration.