Portland St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551 0r (877) 405-0841 

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds and spirits of its students for over 100 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade programs, please contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

Notes and Reflections from Mr. Hodge

Welcome Back!

     I would like to take this opportunity to say Welcome Back!  I would like to welcome our staff, students, and parents to another new and exciting school year.  The back to school mailing went out Thursday to our school families.  It contains important information---and it also lets you know that it is time for the staff to attend some professional development days; we'll be holding our Back-to-School Open House; and soon after, the students will be returning for the beginning of the new school year.   .... >>>>>


Morning prayers: 7:25-7:30 am & 8:45-8:50 am.  Please do not phone the school office during these times.

(8/18)  Hot Lunch Menu

The hot lunch menu for the beginning of the new school year is now available.  Please note that there is a new link to the hot lunch menu---see the button at the top right.

(8/10)  Fall Sports Information

  • Varsity football practice begins tomorrow, August 11 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at SPS; and from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Father Flohe Field. Coach Pat Russman
  • JV volleyball practice begins Wednesday, August 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at SPS.  Coach Nicole Easlick.
  • Varsity volleyball practice begins Wednesday, August 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at SPS.  Coach Randy Hodge.
  • Cross country practice begins Wednesday, August 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Meet at SPS gym. 
  • Youth volleyball (grades 5/6) practice begins August 18.  Practices will be Monday-Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Contact Coach Kim Schrauben for infomation.
  • 7th/8th grade volleyball practice will begin after school starts.  Coach Heidi Wenzel.
  • MHSAA Physicals are due before all athletes are allowed to participate on these start dates.

(8/10)  Sport Raffle Tickets Available

Don't forget to buy a ticket for the Shamrock Sport Raffle.  This annual fundraiser helps support the Shamrocks in grades 5-10.  A total of 300 tickets will be sold (65 are still available); ticket price is $100, and it enters you in 48 drawings; four drawings are held each month, and a prize of $250 is paid to each of the winners.

Contact Eva Pung or Shayla Schneider (517-204-4280) to buy a ticket.

(8/6)  From the PTO

  • Our first meeting was August 18th at 6 pm in room 208.   Please pass the word to any one interested and join us.  See our website for more details of our events.  http://portlandstpatrickpto.webs.com/ 

  • We are having a gently used uniform sale this weekend, Saturday 4-6 pm and Sunday 9 am-1 pm in the hallway of the newer section of the school.  The door by Grand River and Parish Hall will be unlocked for the sale.  Please come to see our large selection of great clothes.  Prices are around $1, $2 and $3.  
  • The open house is August 20th starting in the church with a presentation, we will serve hot dogs.   If you can help out, please, sign up on the web page.  
  • The Tailgate is August 28th at 6 pm in the PHS parking lot.  See the web page for details and sign up to work.
  • We are co sponsoring Kirk Martin on Sept 11th, mark your calendars for a great parenting and teacher senimars!   More details to follow.
  • We would like to get class reps for every teacher preschool thru 8th grade, if interested please contact me or your childs teacher ASAP.  We would love to have these in place by August 20th. 
(8/5)  Fun at the Tiger Game

The Athletic Association sponsored bus trip to the Tiger game on August 3 was fun for all, and the Tigers won!  See photos in the Photo Gallery.

(8/1)  School Board Information

The School Board meets after the 6:00 Mass.  Meeting dates for 2014-15 are:
August 5th
September 23rd
November 4th
December 15th
February 3rd
March 24th
May 5th
June 9th