July 2015

About this issue:

Changes are coming to Adventist education in the Northwest — many of them good and all of them challenging. Through it all, educational leaders are committed to continuing the unique mission of Adventist schools. What does the future hold for our students? Read more in the July Gleaner.

More Features

June 27, 2015
Thirteen Northwest academy students each were recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award … read more
June 26, 2015 | Elaine Blake Hinshaw
She gently flips through the pages of the 1937 yearbook, with hands that have borne the … read more
June 26, 2015
More than a century ago, Ellen White encouraged us to apply the “freshest thought,” “ … read more
June 24, 2015
Dennis Plubell is a professional Seventh-day Adventist educator. His role as North … read more

Editorial

June 27, 2015 | Max Torkelsen
These letters are carved in the fireplace mantle at the home of the Hawaiian poet Don … read more

Let's Talk

June 12, 2015 | Steve Vistaunet
Imagine if you will a portrait of Paradise, with a white cottage in the midst of a … read more

Perspective

June 27, 2015 | Martin Weber
Throughout the North Pacific Union, church schools and academies reopen their doors … read more

Perspective

June 18, 2015 | Seth Pierce
I took German in high school, instead of Spanish, because I thought it would be funny. … read more

News

Adventist Health

June 16, 2015 | Jenni Glass
Lodi Health to Join Adventist Health Family In May, the California attorney general … read more

Alaska Conference

June 18, 2015 | Kallie McCutcheon
Rather than go on and on about how great Sitka Adventist School is from a teacher’s … read more

Alaska Conference

May 26, 2015 | Bethany Reiswig
For Anchorage Junior Academy (AJA), February was Heart Healthy Month. Students … read more

Idaho Conference

June 21, 2015 | Bonny Smith
The Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) held a Reality Town event in April to … read more

Idaho Conference

June 12, 2015 | Melanie Lawson
"SOLD!" was heard repeatedly during the ninth annual Boise Valley Adventist School ( … read more

Idaho Conference

May 18, 2015
More than 300 Idaho Conference delegates gathered Sunday, May 17, on the campus of Gem … read more

Montana Conference

June 14, 2015 | Phil Hudema
The Montana Conference annually invites all fifth- through eighth-graders to attend … read more

Oregon Conference

June 29, 2015 | Liesl Vistaunet
“We’re going to be helping a family tomorrow,” Mechelle Peinado told her Portland … read more

Oregon Conference

June 24, 2015 | Kathy Hernandez
During Spring Break, March 12–25, 20 students and six adult volunteers, staff and … read more

Oregon Conference

June 21, 2015 | Serena Liu
For Emerald Christian Academy (ECA), the annual Emerald Expo held special meaning this … read more

Oregon Conference

June 16, 2015 | Alexander Bolotnikov
Three churches partnered in evangelism to expand their reach to more than 10,000 around … read more

Oregon Conference

June 12, 2015 | Education | Andrea Jackson
When entering Larry Hiday's classroom at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA), in Battle … read more

Oregon Conference

June 09, 2015 | Stan Hatkoff
Realizing that what is lacking in today’s society are people of character, Linda Waagen … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 15, 2015 | Julie Savino
Although Cascade Christian Academy’s (CCA) last mission trip to Belize occurred in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 29, 2015 | Clare Thompson
As the board and faculty of Rogers Adventist School in College Place, Wash., learned … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 28, 2015 | Marilynn Colcord
For the past several months, with much prayer and leading by the Holy Spirit, committed … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 26, 2015 | Cathy Law
The St. Maries Christian School meets in the Shadowy River Mall in St. Maries, Idaho. … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 22, 2015 | Tamara Michalenko Terry
For more than 20 years, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) has been providing HOPE (Helping … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 17, 2015 | Crystal Oltman
Located on 10 acres of country land with a pristine view of the Blue Mountains, Milton … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 16, 2015 | Richard Rasmussen
This year Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho, partnered with Clothes for the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 09, 2015 | Anita Lebold
“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth” (1 … read more

Walla Walla University

June 28, 2015
“Before I came to Walla Walla University, I didn’t know how strong of a community the … read more

Walla Walla University

June 22, 2015 | Kim Strobel
1. “The opening of Walla Walla College marked the first time that a Seventh-day … read more

Washington Conference

July 20, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
Brendy Lindsay noticed her English language learner students at Auburn Adventist … read more

Washington Conference

July 20, 2015 | Greg Reseck
Giving is an important lesson for children to learn, and Adventist schools often … read more

Washington Conference

June 29, 2015 | Craig Mattson
Northwest Christian School (NCS), in Puyallup, Wash., is quickly establishing global … read more

Washington Conference

June 29, 2015 | John Soule
Adventist Christian education is a necessary foundation for any society to succeed. The … read more

Washington Conference

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Joy
After nearly a year of studying the book of Matthew, memorization and grueling team … read more

Washington Conference

June 18, 2015 | Linda Taber
Excited students from Forest Park Adventist Christian School in Everett, Wash., begin … read more

Washington Conference

June 16, 2015 | Aaron Mountain
Discussions may be necessary, but the class of 2017 at Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) … read more

Washington Conference

June 12, 2015 | Gina Hubin
More than 150 eager runners and walkers, from ages 2 to 85, lined up on May 3 for a … read more

Washington Conference

June 09, 2015 | Anika Zebron
After 18 hours of travel, 44 weary travelers from Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) … read more

Washington Conference

June 09, 2015 | Aaron Mountain
The Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) science program in Burlington, Wash., became “full- … read more