July 2003

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

There are 126 K-8, K-9, K-10, K-12 and 9-12 schools administered by the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Northwest.

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Glimpses of God

The school year is new, the school board members may be new, but the ritual is the same. In August, the school board meeting begins with a visit to each classroom to...


Fresh Start

Heroes 101

Here’s a story I heard:

“When I was in first grade, Mr. Lohr said one day that my purple teepee wasn’t realistic enough, that purple was...


North Pacific Union

Regional Convocation ’03 Sharing the Good News

Regional Convocation ’03 Sharing the Good News The 27th annual Regional Convocation, sponsored by the North Pacific Union Office of Regional Affairs, was held May 15–18 at... More


Making a Difference One Step at a Time

When Twinetta Frazer’s physician prescribed an exercise program to reduce her weight and stabilize her diabetes, the Marie Mills Madrona House, a local agency for disabled adults, immediately... More

Faith in Action: Making a Difference in Tillamook County

TCGH’s Faith in Action volunteers offer hope, support and friendship to the elderly and people of all ages who suffer from chronic illness, mental illness and other disabilities. In 2002 alone, the... More

Born-again Native Evangelist

Ivan Juneby, an Alaska Athabascan Native, is evangelistic about his newfound faith. Robert Martinez, Northside Church ( Anchorage, Alaska ) pastor, observed Juneby’s eagerness during the Native... More

Anchorage Junior Academy Students Clean Up O’Malley

Anchorage Junior Academy Students Clean Up O’Malley For more than 20 years, Anchorage Junior Academy (AJA) students have participated in Anchorage’s annual May spring clean up of area streets. This... More

A Class with Heart Creates Hope Memorial

The Gem State Academy Class of 2003 stands apart in many ways: they’re smart, and they love Jesus. Since eight of the 35 members of the Class of 2003 have lost parents, siblings, grandparents or... More

The Real Life Approach

The Real Life Approach Do you ever feel like what you’re learning at school doesn’t apply to “real life”? Well this is one story that will give you a different perspective. Susan Michel was cleaning... More

Be Somebody

Be Somebody The society in which we live says that to “be somebody,” you either have to be good-looking or a sports star. Well, here is the story of one Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) graduate... More

Custer Church Welcomes New Member

The Custer Church family welcomed the New Year with Talea Kyle’s baptism. Talea’s family joined her in singing “Anywhere that You Want to Lead,” a song of dedication and commitment. A New Year’s Eve... More

I Found a Family at Mount Ellis Academy

Think back to grade school. Do you remember that kid who was always picked last for teams in gym class or group projects at school? How about the kid who was a little off the wall and had a bit of... More

Regional Convocation ’03 Sharing the Good News

Regional Convocation ’03 Sharing the Good News The 27th annual Regional Convocation, sponsored by the North Pacific Union Office of Regional Affairs, was held May 15–18 at Camp Berachah near Auburn... More

Are You a Tattoo?

Tattoo? National Honor Society (NHS) members going for tattoo training? Is that right?Not really. Columbia Adventist Academy's (CAA) NHS members went for TATU training on Tuesday, Feb. 25, with about... More

Banana Bread from Heaven

"You have no idea what this means! We’ve both been out of work for months!” the pregnant woman said to me, as we hauled in the last sack of toys and box of food. Her living room was decorated for... More

Milo Student Selected to Attend National Leadership Conference

Sarah Sexton, Milo Adventist Academy freshman, has been invited to attend the 2003 Congressional Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), a program for academically talented and promising young leaders... More

Milo Students Discover the Joy of Service

Sabbath morning was unnaturally quiet May 3 on the Milo Adventist Academy campus because many students were serving in churches throughout the Oregon Conference. Staff and faculty John and Darlene... More

National Geographic Geography Bee

Two Oregon Conference students were among the 100 finalists for the Oregon State Geography Bee on April 4. Eighth graders Deanna Plubell of Portland Adventist Elementary School and Holly... More

Netscape + HTML = Web Site Design at Meadow Glade

Meadow Glade Elementary School (MGES) in Battle Ground, Wash., is now offering a cutting-edge elective class designed to help students create and maintain a Web site. The class, taught by Malaika... More

Serving With Joy

Community service takes place regularly at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA), including individual class projects and twice-yearly school-wide activities. All students were given an opportunity in... More

Spirituality and Service

Spiritual emphasis and service go together at Portland Adventist Academy, where God’s Word is made practical by reaching out in love to help others.Three weeks of prayer were conducted this year. Les... More

Columbia Adventist Academy’s Biology Adventure

Columbia Adventist Academy’s Biology Adventure Columbia Adventist Academy’s (CAA) biology class loaded the minibus on April 20 and set out on an adventure they would always remember. For the next... More

Students Reach Out to Neighbors

Amanda Stewart of Emerald Christian Academy, Pleasant Hill, Ore., took her fourth- and fifth-graders for a jaunt around the neighborhood delivering colorfully wrapped packages of their homemade hot-... More

Junior Room Challenge, Worldwide Solution

L inda and Ed Wagner had been involved in the leadership of the cradle roll and kindergarten Sabbath School classes in the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church for a decade, but when the nominating committee... More

Starry Night Auction

Livingstone Adventist Academy’s (LAA) gymnasium in Salem, Ore., was transformed into an outdoor café for the “Starry Night” silent and live auction which raised more than $27,000 for the new high... More

High-tech Lab Enables DNA Testing

Tracy Jan, science reporter for The Oregonian newspaper found it odd that a “Portland Adventist Academy class gives thanks to God for creation, then steps into a high-tech lab to explore the... More

Cascade Christian Academy

The top priority of Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., is to build Christian faith and values into the school’s curriculum. “CCA offers students a unique education that emphasizes... More

Gifted Musician Scholarships

Gifted Musician Scholarships Outstanding instrumentalists who will be new students at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA), Spangle, Wash., this next year may qualify for gifted musician scholarships... More

HOPE Task Force

After 10 years of operating an aggressive, innovative community service program as part of the school curriculum, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) is taking that program (HOPE Task Force) to yet another... More

Industrial Technology

With today’s job market demanding more and more specialization, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) is providing students with the necessary training for excellent jobs in technology. This enables them to... More

Walla Walla Valley Academy Alternative Learning Center

It’s about each student’s potential, whether high achievers or those who struggle academically. Many schools boast about the students who excel academically, winning awards and scholarships, and we,... More

Walla Walla Valley Academy: Mission 101

Witnessing by word or by deed is the reason for the Mission 101 class taught by Gayle Norton, considered a guiding mentor, not a teacher, by his students. Students comment that the class has changed... More

Streams of Light—Sharing and Living the Light Upper Columbia Conference Constituency Session

Streams of Light—Sharing and Living the Light Upper Columbia Conference Constituency Session When the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) leadership team envisioned a theme for the 74th regular... More

Walla Walla College Quality Adventist Education Since 1892

Walla Walla College is proud to be the premiere Adventist institution for higher education in the Northwest. The college offers students an exceptional education and spiritual support in a small,... More

Auburn Adventist Academy Trains Future Technology Professionals

The computer specialist position for Auburn Adventist Academy’s Associated Student Body (ASB) is proving to be a training ground for future professionals.Courtney Rasmussen, 2001-02 ASB computer... More

Leadership Shapes the Campus of Auburn Adventist Academy

Well-known Adventist preacher, Morris Venden, once observed, “On a Christian campus, 20 percent are committed to a relationship with Jesus, 20 percent are somewhat hostile to God, and 60 percent are... More

Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) students were counting pennies in March—lots of pennies! As one of their community outreach projects, the school participated in the... More

Two Schools Share One Principal and Friend

Two Schools Share One Principal and Friend Students can hear Doug White coming before they ever see him at Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA). He’s always humming a crazy tune or whistling and... More

In Search of Excellence

Excellence does not come by accident. It happens through prayer, vision and intentional effort. This article chronicles one school’s search for excellence.Seven years ago, Cypress Adventist School in... More