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Once a Valiant, Always a Valiant! Alumni Night in the Valiant Gym

Over 100 Alumni gathered back on campus for Varsity Basketball vs. Warrenton. As Alumni entered the new Valiants gym many were greeted by old friend, Grandpa Jake. Grandpa Jake was thrilled to see old faces and tell stories of days gone by. The Patron Store t-shirt cannon was a huge hit.  Many alumni tried their best as the Alumni Free Throw Completion, but only Sam Bethel made the swoosh. Both the Boys and Girls teams beat Warrenton. After the games many stayed to honor the 2007 teams on their 5 year Anniversary of their state victories (Boys- 1st place and Girls-2nd place).

Adria Gredvig was the lucky recipient of the Raccoon Lodge gift certificate. Thank you to Raccoon Lodge for their generosity and hosting our after party. We filled the Raccoon Lodge pub with Valiant spirit and plenty of good cheer. Once a Valiant, Always a Valiant!

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Young Alumni Day 2011

Thank you to all our young alumni for sharing their college wisdom with our current seniors. As always Mr. Bernard and eager seniors were full of questions for our alumni panel. Valley Catholic Alumni from a variety of universities ranging from OSU to Johns Hopkins shared their college advice. After the panel discussion our young alumni reconnected with old friends and teachers over subway sandwiches and Christmas cookies.

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2nd Annual Golden Reunion Dinner – June 11

The Golden Reunion Dinner honors alumnae celebrating their 50th reunion and every five years prior. This year’s event will honor the classes of ’55, ’50, ’45 & ’40.

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Prayer Service
5:15 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
SSMO Convent

Golden Reunion Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
SSMO Convent Dining Room

Are you considered missing? Check our Missing Alumni List to make sure you receive invitations and information from your Alumni Relations Office.

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VC High School Students Organize Community Concert on Soccer Field to Help Alum With Cancer

Students organize first ever school-sponsored community concert May 15 to help ‘08 alum with cancer treatments

Danny Keagbine '08

Danny Keagbine '08

Valley Catholic students are joining forces with bands from around the Portland area to put on an outdoor public concert on the school’s soccer field Saturday, May 15.

While a good time is sure to be had by all in this unique show featuring local bands and young Portland talent, the energy to organize the production is driven by one thing only. Valley Catholic students are doing whatever they can to raise money for their friend and 2008 alum Danny Keagbine who is battling cancer.

Keagbine has been undergoing extensive treatment for Ewing Sarcoma since August 2009. Organizers of the concert, hope to make a significant difference by raising thousands of dollars to help defray Keagbine’s medical costs. The “Groovin’ for a Cure” concert promises something for everyone, including reggae, blues and funk. Local bands Waiting in Vain, Daniel Bedlam, Pseudophilis, Tijuana Poop Smugglers, and Speakeasy have been handpicked by a senior and bass player at Valley Catholic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amazing Alumni Turnout for VCS Musical!

play_logo_web2Nearly 125 alumni from the classes of 1943-2009 and their guests turned out the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 28 for the 5th Annual Alumni Reception and Valley Catholic musical performance: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With more than double the attendance this event has seen in previous years, the afternoon was lively and full of laughter, colorful desserts and guests from all ages!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, hailed one of the world’s most popular musicals and the biggest production in campus history, brought together the entire K-12 school in a fresh and exciting production. As one alumna said, “The performance was energizing and highly entertaining! We appreciated the opportunity to see how our school has changed and grown since [my sister and I] were students there. Thanks again for this opportunity.”

On behalf of Valley Catholic students of all ages, a warm “thank you” for making this performance special through your support and attendance. We hope to see you back on campus soon!

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Sr. Adele Marie shows some Alum Kids around the refreshment table

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Guests enjoy refreshments far right: Miyuki Michelle Yoshida '85

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Carol Spiering '60 (left) and her older sister, Sr. Joan Spiering, RGS '58 (right) share an afternoon out with friend Sr. Elizabeth Schille, RGS (center)

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5th Annual Alumni Musical Reception: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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1 p.m. – Cafeteria

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2 p.m. – Kelly Auditorium

Please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 19 to join us and include the names of guests.
Alumni Relations Office: alumni@ssmoministries.org or 503.906.1145

Tickets are free for alumni and their immediate family or a special guest. Seating is limited.

Valley Catholic Drama presents one of the world’s most popular musicals and the biggest production in campus history – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Joining middle and high school students playing the iconic roles of Joseph, the Narrator, the Pharaoh, Joseph’s brothers and many others, will be the Valley Catholic Elementary School chorus, bringing together the entire K-12 school in a fresh and exciting production!

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17th Annual Young Alumni Day Makes History

What is the most important thing to bring with you to college?

     A) Shower shoes
     B) Duct Tape
     C) Easy Mac
     D) Laundry quarters

The answer, as you might expect, depends on YOU.

The 17th Annual Young Alumni Day was a record-breaking event as 24 alumni from the classes of 2008 and 2009 returned to campus Thursday, December 17 to participate in this highly anticipated panel discussion with Valley Catholic seniors. A tradition developed by the Alumni Relations Office and the College Counseling Office, Young Alumni Day provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to return to campus and share their university experiences with seniors and provide current relevant information about leaving high school in pursuit of higher education. The discussion, which covered a wide range of topics, was led by College Counselor, Joe Bernard. Strategies for living with roommates, balancing academics and social life and selecting the best professors were among the topics discussed.

yad_092Cancelled due to weather in 2008, this year’s Young Alumni Day panel included two years of graduates and a more in-depth look into collegiate life. The diverse university experiences of young alumni also added to the discussion; panel members are attending universities ranging from private to public to international.

After the presentation, young alumni and Valley Catholic faculty reconnected over a lunch reception hosted by the Alumni Relations Office. The class of 2010 boasts 98 members and will graduate June 5, 2010.

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Christmas Mass Attended by Seven Decades of Alumni!

alumni_mass_09On the evening of Friday, December 11, nearly 80 alumni and guests gathered in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel for the 2nd Annual Alumni Christmas Mass and Reception.  For the first time, Father Jeff Meeuwsen ’95 presided over Mass at his alma mater.  His classmate and violinist, Christine Wilson Goodner ’95, lead five future alumni on violin, while Laurie Coleman Litmer ’87 cantored the Mass.  Also participating in the mass were Dawn Turney Weinbender ’82, Ann Bielke Duyck ’87, Jana Iwasaki ’98 and Sisters Charlene Herinckx ’66, Josephine Pelster ’65 and Angeline Sohler ’43. The reception was a unique experience as alumni from 1943 to 2003 shared Christmas greetings and campus memories with one another.

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Alumni Reunion Information for 2009

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Many alumni gathered in 2009 in celebration their class reunions. See pictures and read about reunions here. Alumni who graduated in a year ending in “0″ or “5,” 2010 is the year for your class reunion. To get started planning, request your class roster and to set a time to meet with your Alumni Manager call 503-906-1145 or email alumni@ssmoministries.org. We’re excited to help you get started!

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A Christmas Gift to Our Alumni

Print2nd Annual Alumni Christmas Mass & Reception

Friday, December 11, 2009
6 – 7 p.m. Mass
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Celebrant: Father Jeff Meeuwsen ’95
Reception immediately following

R.S.V.P. by December 4; please include your name and the names of your guests, immediate family or special guest. Seating is limited.
alumni@ssmoministries.org
(503) 906-1145
Christmas Blessings!

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