St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Reflections by Randy Hodge

End of Year Will Be Busy

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 5:50 PM

It's hard to believe that on Friday, March 23, we have reached the conclusion of the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year. At the end of the school day on Thursday, March 29, our students will begin their week-long Easter break. When we return on Monday, April 9, it will begin a very busy time for St. Patrick School students and their families. There is a plethora of activities scheduled between now and the rest of the school year and we want to take time to share some of them with you. We would love to have you join us when possible.


• April 21: We host our annual Shamrock Auction fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. The silent auction runs from 6-9:30 p.m. and the live auction runs from 8-11 p.m. Money raised at this event are split between the school’s general fund and the athletic budget.


• April 22: CMAC Scholar Athlete Banquet – At this event, seniors who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) higher than a 3.40 and lettered in two or more varsity sports will be acknowledged with all the other league student athletes who achieved at this level.


• April 24: Senior awards banquet - The junior class will host our annual senior awards banquet which honors this year’s graduating class.

• April 28: Prom – The junior and senior prom will take place at the Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids.


• May 6: First Holy Communion – 2nd grade students who participate in the group ceremony will receive their First Holy Communion at a 2 p.m. Mass.


• May 11: Spring Carnival, book fair and art show – We will host our annual spring carnival, book fair and art show throughout the school beginning at 6 p.m.


• May 14: Grandparents Day – We will host our annual grandparent’s day beginning at 1 p.m. in the school gym. After hearing songs by our elementary students, grandparents will visit classrooms for a treat.


• May 15: H.I.T. Awards ceremony – Our eight Heartlands Institute of Technology students will be acknowledged at their annual awards banquet.


• May 17: Seniors’ last Mass – The seniors will lead Mass for the final time at our 9:30 a.m. school Mass in the church. This will also be their last day of school.


• May 20: Graduation Mass and commencement - We will celebrate the successful school careers of our 26 seniors at a 2 p.m. graduation Mass with Bishop Walkowiak presiding. Commencement will follow in the school gymnasium.


• May 28: No School – Memorial Day.


• June 6: Last day of school – The 2017-18 school year will conclude with a half day of school.


Wow! It will be an extremely busy end to the school year at St. Patrick School. Please consult our school calendar for these and any other activities that are taking place around St. Patrick Parish and School at We look forward to having you join us!



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