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2017 O'Hara Magazine

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O Hara Catholic School Enter to Learn Go Forth to Serve 2017

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O HARA S 2017 18 COMMUNITY EVENTS PLEASE JOIN US Wednesday October 11 Friday October 20 Wednesday November 1 Monday November 6 Nov 13 Dec 4 Wednesday November 15 Thursday November 30 Wednesday December 6 Thursday December 7 Friday December 8 Sunday January 28 Saturday February 10 Wednesday February 14 Fri Sun Feb 16 18 Wed Fri March 7 9 Wednesday March 14 Wednesday April 4 Wednesday May 9 Wednesday May 16 Thursday May 17 Tuesday May 22 Friday June 1 Monday June 11 Tuesday June 12 Blessing of the Animals St Francis Mass 2017 Jog A Thon All Saints Mass Veterans Day Assembly Toys for Tots Toy Drive Thanksgiving Mass Advent Wreath Making Blessing PreS 4th Grade Christmas Program 5th 8th Grade Christmas Program Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Open House for Prospective Families Annual Auction Ash Wednesday Mass St Paul Basketball Tournament Marist O Hara s Drama Production Fiddler on the Roof Lenten Mass Easter Mass May Crowning Living Rosary PreS 4th Grade Spring Musical Art Walk 5th 8th Grade Spring Musical Art Walk 4th Grade Talking Art Museum 6th Grade Living Saints Presentation 8th Grade Farewell Mass 8th Grade Graduation St Mary SAVE THE DATE THANK YOU TO OUR AUCTION COMMITTEE THEY ARE ALREADY HARD AT WORK PLANNING FORE OUR EVENT Event Chairs Kate Kyle Hudson Live Auction Chairs Shelley Mark Giustina Jaime Kyle Landon Silent Auction Chair Amy Londahl Decorations Christina Hoffstot Laura Rossow Jackie Zenz Graphic Design Megan Helfrich Set Up Kathryn Brotherton Volunteer Coordinator Silma Rivera Lyons 2018 Auction Chairs Kate Kyle Hudson FEATURES PHOTO CREDITS CONTACT US Generations O Hara p 4 Mrs Jones NCEA Award p 9 Staff Features p 13 14 Catching up with Alumni p 15 Pre K Mother s Day Lunch p 17 Capital Campaign for O Hara p 18 Annual Giving Report p 20 22 Art at O Hara p 25 26 First Grade Scholarship Fund p 31 Foundation Annual Giving Report p 32 Thank you to everyone who sent us all the great photos throughout the year especially O Hara parents Shanna Chess and Jay Jones both of whom spent a number of hours taking pictures in our classrooms and at special events We are so grateful to have such wonderful pictures to share with our community Pictures can be submitted to pictures oharaschool org O Hara s Annual Publication is printed by Central Print Reprographic Services and is published for families friends and alumni of O Hara Catholic School Questions suggestions or items of interest should be directed to communications oharaschool org Change of address or mailing inquiries are handled through the Advancement Office advancement oharaschool org Featured on the cover Pre K students Raelee Chess Scarlett O Neill and Julia Bottem O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL As long as I have been in education the overall consensus is that as educators we should be educating the whole child It is a buzz phrase in education and one that has years and years of research behind it It is a well known fact that educating the whole child is the right thing to do However it wasn t until I started teaching at O Hara 10 years ago that I truly experienced what it means to have the opportunity to provide an environment where shareholders sincerely collaborate to educate the whole child The culture of O Hara is one that looks at education through the lens of faith looks at each student as a beautiful child of God and every staff member is committed to contributing their gifts to help our students I watch our teachers and staff care for our students daily from Mrs Whitford handing out band aids to Mrs Demers teaching children to have Jesus in their hearts from Mrs Booth in the library striving to find books that inspire the love of literature to Mr Bloomer teaching students to dress for success on test days These are just small examples of the love that our staff shows towards the children that walk through our halls I love seeing the opportunities that grace our students all which come from the hearts of our teachers and staff In the mornings when I am greeting students simply saying Good morning it fills my heart when I ask a student How are you and the response I get is Blessed by the Best This is a simple phrase they have learned from our campus minister Mrs Jones and one that our students believe What a blessing to hear our students openly talking about their blessings during their school day Educating the whole child means ensuring that educational emphasis is placed on academics the arts physical development and emotional and social growth all while supporting the spiritual growth and journey of our students I am proud to say that at O Hara we truly do focus on educating the whole child with all our hearts There is nothing more precious than a child and we are blessed to have 525 precious children walking the halls of O Hara Catholic School every year With sincerest gratitude and many blessings to each of you Mrs Tammy Conway Principal O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3

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Generations at O Hara THE LAING FAMILY L to R Emily 11 Joseph 17 Brent Michelle 81 Ashley 06 Patrick 09 Meredith 07 C ATHOLIC EDUCATION IS THE CORE OF MY MORAL VALUES IT IS THE ROOTS OF OUR FAMILY TREE IT HAS GIVEN US A MORAL COMPASS WHICH GUIDES US IN OUR DAILY LIVES This is how Michelle Gonyea Laing 81 answered when we asked what O Hara has meant to her family It was in 1971 that Michelle s older brother Joe III entered O Hara and commenced 46 years of history that would include 2 generations and 14 O Hara students Michelle entered Kindergarten at O Hara in 1972 graduated from 8th grade in 1981 and from Marist in 1985 Michelle s older sister Debbie and younger brother David also attended O Hara Sending their kids to Catholic school was important to her parents Joe II JoMae because of the lasting impression her dad s Catholic education at Bellarmine Tacoma WA left on him His time spent there reinforced his Catholic values and made him want to provide the same opportunity for his children In 1997 Michelle and her husband Brent enrolled their oldest Ashley at O Hara There was no question that O Hara would be the place for their children as a fundamental part of their faith journey where they would be surrounded by Catholic morals and values This June twenty years after it be O Hara Class of 1981 Graduation Picture Michelle is pictured in the 2nd row 4th from the left gan the Laing family s time at O Hara came to a close Joseph their youngest graduated in the O Hara class of 2017 He is the second to last of Joe JoMae s grandchildren to graduate from O Hara Margaux Gonyea 04 Madeline Gonyea 05 Ashley Laing 06 Meredith Laing 07 Patrick Laing 09 Emily Laing 11 Caroline Gonyea 14 and Ellie Gonyea 16 all graduated from O Hara before him Henry Gonyea 19 will follow in just a few years In addition to the 14 O Hara students Debbie s kids Meghan Kate Erin John attended St Thomas More Catholic School and Jesuit Catholic High School in Portland a sound testament to the value the family places on Catholic education Reflecting on her years as a student Michelle recalls the St Paul Tournament Shakespeare plays and St Mary s Choir as some of her fondest memories It s been fun to see that some of these experiences have been available for my children to experience as well She also recalls the positive influence the nuns who taught classes at O Hara during her years had and how much they helped to shape her Catholic education I would say Catholic education is the foundation to our life and a key component to our Catholic vocation and calling In their years as O Hara parents Brent and Michelle have logged thousands of hours volunteering at the school Michelle spent many years as a room parent and both Brent and Michelle coached sports teams when the kids were younger They chaired the school auction in 1998 1999 and 2000 Michelle served as the auction decorations chair in 2002 and together they were live auction chairs in 2008 Brent has served on the board of the Open Door Foundation formerly O Hara Catholic School Foundation for nearly 20 years including 8 years as President of the Board Michelle served as the Hospitality Chair for Accreditation a number of times and also as a Co Chair of the Open Door Capital Campaign in 2010 which raised 145 000 for the Foundation Endowment Fund for student scholarships As one might expect from a couple who has dedicated two decades to the O Hara community Michelle and Brent say the many life long friendships they ve made through volunteering and being involved at school are among the memories they cherish the most O Hara is blessed to have parents like Brent and Michelle as dependable and generous members of our community and we say goodbye for now with grateful hearts THE TIME I SPENT AT O HARA WAS REALLY SPECIAL IT ALLOWED US TO GROW AND LEARN IN A WHOLE NEW ASPECT WITH A CONSTANT FAITH IN MIND THAT IS SOMETHING NOT MANY PEOPLE GET TO EXPERIENCE AND FOR THAT I AM LUCKY BLESSED Emily Laing 11 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 4

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CONGRATULATIONS O Hara Class of 2017 Avery Anderson Anna Bouressa Isa Byrum Cindy Cardenas Ellie Christian Peter Collins Kira Cosgrove Ethan Cross Rogan deCalesta Shawn deCalesta Luke Eagen Sam Eagen Ava Eklund Amoline Foerstler Sean Hurley Logan Griffin Abigail Hass Natali Hayes Briana Howe Dillon Jaspers Liam Kaperick Jay Kartub KC Kimble Laura Kokkeler Libby Korth Whitney Korth Joey Laing Jordan Lee Madeline Mahalak Justin May Colin McDowell Maddie Meyer Jena Miko Ryan Murphy Charlie Pap Tatum Pond Gloria Rear Miguel Rivas Lindsey Sargent Derek Saxman Hagan Stephenson Bene Su ec Anika Thompson Jack Thornton Madison Tuski Celia Van Den Wymelenberg Alec Vendetti Ryan Watts Jackson Whittaker Isabel Yu Class Bible Verse Your every act should be done with love 1 Corinthians 16 14 O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5

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What does the Lord require of you O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 7

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To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God Micah 6 8 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 8

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Congratulations Mrs Jones 2017 LEAD LEARN PROCLAIM AWARD RECIPIENT This spring Mrs Leslie Jones our campus minister was a recipient of the 2017 Lead Learn Proclaim Award for her dedication and commitment to excellence This annual award given by the National Catholic Educational Association honors educators who have demonstrated a strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability dedication and results The award recipients were selected from more than 150 000 educators who teach in the nation s Catholic elementary and secondary schools On April 18 Mrs Jones was presented her award at the NCEA Annual Conference in St Louis MO The conference was attended by thousands of educators from across the nation and is the largest private education gathering in the United States The NCEA presenter honored Leslie saying Leslie is captivating authentic passionate and most of all faith filled NCEA honors you Leslie for your authentic witness that is an encouragement for others as they move forward on their own faith journey Mrs Tammy Conway and Mrs Leslie Jones pictured with representatives from the Archdiocese of Portland at the 2017 NCEA Conference in St Louis MO L to R Dr Jeannie Ray Timoney Asst Superintendent John Matcovich Asst Superintendent Br William Dygert Superintendent At O Hara without a doubt Leslie s outreach has strengthened the bond between the school and our families ensured the Catholic identity of the school and enhanced the religion curriculum for every grade I am completely humbled and honored to receive the Lead Learn Proclaim award this year said Mrs Jones I give all glory to God for blessing me with the opportunity to proclaim His good news to O Hara Catholic School students and families I am beyond blessed to work at O Hara and share about God and our Catholic faith Beyond receiving the award the NCEA conference was amazing and I am excited about the new and fresh ideas I ve brought back to O Hara Mrs Jones left with parent chaperones at the 2016 Steubenville Youth Conference Mrs Conway applauded Mrs Jones on her well deserved award The NCEA conference was amazing this year It truly is a humbling experience to gather with 8 500 other Catholic educators around the country to learn and grow in our own faith Our school is blessed to have Mrs Jones love of our Catholic faith touching the lives of each and every student in our building Leslie openly shares her faith with our entire community her retreats and faith leadership have changed lives The O Hara community is blessed by her presence Mrs Jones is the third O Hara faculty member to receive such an award from the NCEA Mrs Maryanne Obersinner 6th grade received the award in 2009 and Mrs April Demers Pre K received the award in 2015 To learn more about the NCEA visit www ncea org Mrs Jones with Kenzie Strasser 1st O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 9

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O Hara s Buddy Program Hagan Stephenson 17 pictured far left as a Kindergarten student with his older buddy Cade Miller 09 in 2008 09 and with his younger buddy Jaxon Bosch Pre K in May 2017 I THINK THE BUDDY PROGRAM IMPACTED ME BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LITTLE I LOOKED UP TO THOSE OLDER KIDS AND JUST GETTING TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE IT MEANS EVEN MORE TO ME AS A BIG BUDDY KNOWING THAT I MADE AN IMPACT ON SO MANY LITTLE KIDS HAGAN STEPHENSON 17 Ellie K Gracie 5th Mobley Carter Heer 5th Jordi Alapont K FROM OUR TEACHERS Mrs Jane Sexton Our buddy time is by far the kids favorite time of the week I love watching the first graders form such positive relationships with their fourth grade buddies Whether they are sitting in Mass reading or enjoying recess together the older buddies are such good role models for the younger students Madison Tuski 8th Evalyn Carranza Pre K Mr Gavin McKinnon I love the buddy system for a variety of reasons My favorite aspect is that it offers a chance for the older students to become the teachers They rise to the occasion and really connect at a different level as they demonstrate their maturity and take on a leadership role while building relationships with the younger kids It is so much fun to observe the interactions between the older and younger students The younger students enjoy it due to the change of pace and perspective from the normal day to day routines They already look up to the older students so this gives them a chance to connect on a more personal level The younger students are able to build up trust and familiarity which leads to confidence Confidence in school is such a determining factor in student success My only regret is that we are not able to do it more Schedules and other conflicts can sometimes make it tricky to get buddy time on the calendar but making the effort is always worth it Parker Roscoe K Peter Christensen 5th Ms Jeanette Hurley One of the best things about having a PreS through 8th grade school is O Hara s buddy program As a teacher and mother I have seen so much shared excitement by older and younger buddies each year Moments that stand out are weekly time to play on the playground computer time reading cards crafts service projects safe walks back from Mass with laughter positive role modeling from older buddies and little buddies keeping our pre teens young at heart When she was in 6th grade my own daughter did not want to participate in choir because that would mean not getting to sit with her little buddy at Mass I thought that was so touching As a 2nd grade teacher my favorite memory was delivering handmade cards to 6th grade buddies at Outdoor School Second graders also received cards at First Communion from the 6th graders It was wonderful to watch these students read cards where they were told they were being prayed for in their experiences Paired buddies are partners for the year in faith education the arts and recreation ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 10 Martina Su ec 5th Sarah Lee K

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7th Grade Oregon Battle of the Books Team Claire Walter Jennifer Tsai Chelsea Rustik Kyra Snyder Emilie Nelson Ella Potter PreSchool Jesus Medina Cortez 6th paints his Saint Icon Cole 6th Maddie 8th Meyer Giselle Gibeau Mimi Bouressa 5th Fr Bryce McProud pictured with Dane Kokkeler 5th Gwyneth Westover 4th Luke Manning 4th Duncan Yozzo 7th Henry Gonyea 6th Mrs Jones Emma Jones 7th Ty Meyer 7th Miss Davis Mrs Showalter with O Hara s donations for CCS Pictured at left Siomara Pi a Moriayo Jowosimi 1st Pictured at right Shuhan Li 3rd Natalia Corado K Asher Pellegrini 5th O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 11 Julia Bottem Harper Clark Pre K Cole Proden Drake McDowell 5th

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Robert Westover Pre K Sofia Franco Kellen Chess Claire Gibson Pre K Ren Tracer Alexander Ricketts 3rd Lucas Franssen Lucas Tuski 7th Claire Saxman 5th Ainsley 3rd Emery 1st Jones at our Blessing of the Animals 6th graders Paige Meador Sofia Kokkino Molly Murphy Kaitlyn Mazur 8th graders Lindsey Sargent Jena Miko Briana Howe Natali Hayes Tatum Pond at our Blessing of the Animals First Communion Alice Lucy Crenwelge 2nd Pictured at left 3rd graders Hobs Movalson EJ Roedl Pictured at right Kira Cosgrove 8th Sydney Hoffstot 1st ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 12 Abigail Phillips Amelia Solberg 3rd

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Staff Feature DECADES AT O HARA MR JIM BLOOMER How many years have you been in education 21 How many years have you been at O Hara 18 What makes O Hara special What I find special is the fact that we get to watch students grow in a PreSchool through 8th grade environment The 8th grade is buddy class to the Pre K and every year students pass through my class that I met as a buddy a decade prior The staff is pretty amazing too To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why Every year is memorable It is impossible to choose a particular year as being the most memorable When you first came to O Hara what did you teach When I first arrived at O Hara I taught 6th 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes as well as 6th and 7th grade Math Mr Bloomer with L to R Alexander Johnston Kyra Snyder Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara Every year the 8th Grade Ady Nelson Kaiden Ayoma 7th graduation ceremony is rewarding Knowing that the graduates are prepared to tackle the rigors of high school makes the ups and downs of teaching worthwhile Also every 8th grade performance in the Christmas show is memorable but the shadow show was unforgettable Favorite Bible verse or quote Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us Hebrews 12 1 MRS APRIL DEMERS How many years have you been in education 25 How many years have you been at O Hara 25 Why is O Hara special to you I love O Hara It is my home away from home I love our community and everyone that is involved here I feel like we are one big family I love that we can talk about God and how important He is Honestly it s just my happy place To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why I truly have enjoyed all my years here I feel very blessed when I think of all the years I have been here and honestly I don t think I would change a thing When you first came to O Hara what did you teach I started out teaching PreSchool Mrs Demers with Molly Mokrohisky Pre K and that was pretty amazing to be there for their first ever experience at school I did move up to Pre K and have stayed here ever since I love this age Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara Honestly when I received the NCEA Teacher of the Year Award it was pretty darn exciting Favorite Bible verse or quote Always keep Jesus in your heart MRS LYNN GORI How many years have you been in education 25 How many years have you been at O Hara 25 Why is O Hara a special place or why is it special to you I love the fact that I can talk about my faith and be able to help the children grow in theirs To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why The 5 years that I spent as an aide in 1st grade along with my library duties were truly special Seeing the daily routine and the expectations helped me to do my job better Also working in the classroom helps you to appreciate the role of the classroom teacher and how very talented ours are When you first came to O Hara what did you do or what did you teach Has your job changed over the years I ve always worked in the library outside the 5 years I also was an aide I used to get to interact with all the grades but now see PreSchool 5th grade Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara Children s laughter The absolute joy they show when they find just the right book to check out Favorite Bible verse or quote Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46 10 MRS ANGELA MAHALAK How many years have you been in education 23 How many years have you been at O Hara 18 Why makes O Hara special O Hara is a special place because of the close faith filled community I am blessed to teach wonderful children who have such supportive parents I am still amazed by the outpouring of love and support our school receives from our parents and local community To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why I honestly cannot pick just one year at O Hara as the most memorable They have all been special Each student has made an impact on me that I treasure When you first came to O Hara what did you teach How has your job changed over the years I first came to O Hara in 1999 and I taught 4th grade After 5 years I O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 13

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Staff Feature DECADES AT O HARA taught Computer part time when my girls were little Once both of my girls were old enough to be in school I came back to work full time in the 4th grade and then switched to 2nd grade four years ago Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara I have lots of favorite memories at O Hara The first staff retreat is one of my favorite memories That was such a special experience Another favorite memory was surprising the school with our flash mob Thriller dance at the Costume Strut I ll never forget the surprise and excitement from all the students and parents It was so much fun A favorite memory of mine as a parent was when my daughter started her first day in PreSchool I have loved having my children here with me Favorite Bible verse or quote The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow Do good anyway Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough Give your best anyway For you see in the end it is between you and God It was never between you and them anyway Mother Teresa MRS MARYANNE OBERSINNER How many years have you been in education 23 How many years have you been at O Hara 19 Why is O Hara special to you I love the fact that I have known lots of our families for ten or more years It is a great joy to see our children enter the school when they are three or four years old teach them as sixth graders and see how they progress through eighth grade and beyond O Hara is a community To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why My first year was very memorable I taught grades 6 8 that year so I got to work with lots of amazing middle school students I was a young teacher and trying to do my best to teach a completely new curriculum That is also the year the Saint Project began and Mrs Obersinner with L to R Jack Reichenberger Zachary Bernard Kaitlyn Mazur Ella Konnie 6th that first group of students gave me an idea of what it could eventually become A great year When you first came to O Hara what did you teach I taught Language Arts to grades 6 8 and Religion to 6th graders I was a homeroom teacher for 6th grade As our school grew I began teaching Social Studies to 6th graders and no longer taught 7th and 8th graders Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara My favorite memories are signing my first contract and each year s Saint Project Presentations Favorite Bible verse or quote His mother said to the servers Do whatever he tells you John 2 5 MRS BARB WHITFORD How many years have you been in education 21 How many years have you been at O Hara 21 Why is O Hara special to you O Hara has God in every crevice of this building and in every person that walks through the doors It has been pure joy being a part of the village that raises each and every child at O Hara Catholic School The parents are so supportive They have showered our family with thankfulness and praise that has been so appreciated It warms my soul to know how many people really care about the secretary of the school To date what has been your most memorable year at O Hara and why I don t have a most memorable year as every year has so many special moments with students parents and staff I have enjoyed watching students grow up and then end up back here either as a parent or as a teacher When you first came to O Hara what did you do Has your job changed over the years I was hired as a secretary and am still blessed to hold this position My job has changed in so many ways due to technology When I first began this job I had a little Apple Computer with an 8 inch screen that used disks Can you imagine It has been fun to see how our school has progressed over the years and kept up with all of the technology that has passed through our doors Our school started out as a one room per grade level and has grown to a two room per grade level with the exception of PreSchool So my job has grown more challenging over the years with an increase of students and Mrs Whitford with L to R Blakely Landon Owen families which basically means I have more fun Kirkpatrick Charlie Cooley Oliver Londahl PreS Do you have a favorite memory of your time at O Hara My favorite most heartwarming memory is one of my first memories of my time at O Hara Shortly after being hired my father passed away very unexpectedly on his first day of retirement My mom had decided that that she didn t want a reception until about 14 hours before the funeral This community showed my family unending love They pulled together and brought tons of food set up the reception while we were at the funeral and stayed at my mother s home to clean up afterward I felt so loved almost more than my heart could handle Favorite Bible verse or quote Have I not commanded you Be strong and courageous Do not be afraid do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go Joshua 1 9 CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN AT O HARA FOR 10 15 YEARS 15 YEARS BIBI FOERSTER 14 YEARS TERRI HOLZGANG 14 YEARS JEANETTE HURLEY 13 YEARS REBECCA PLANT 12 YEARS CLINT LARSON 11 YEARS CATHY MUSSIO 11 YEARS LESLIE JONES 10 YEARS TAMMY CONWAY ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 14

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CATCHING UP WITH O HARA ALUMNI Isaac Zachem 14 pictured with 6th graders Aydin Konnie Drew Prickel Calvin Baker Isaac helped O Hara 6th grade teacher and alum Mr John Conway 85 with the Middle School Basketball Elective Class this year O Hara Alum Retreat Leaders at O Hara s 2017 8th Grade Retreat Back row L to R Chase Cutsforth 15 Griffith Bell 14 Sam Graf 14 Sam Bell 16 Michelle Campbell 11 Cole Jones 15 Ryan Helbling 12 Ivonne Perez 14 Constanza Petersen 06 Front row L to R Daniella Giansante 15 Br Roman Rupp Tate Rupp 11 Griffin Puls 14 Kailey Garrett 15 Ellen Conway 14 Hadley Peterson 14 Caitlin Vitus 14 Nick Stiltner 03 was Joey Laing s 17 Confirmation Sponsor this spring Jack McGaughey 13 was crowned this year s Mr Spartan Jack is pictured with additional O Hara alumni who participated in this year s Mr Spartan Contest L to R Lauren Martin 13 Ashley Alldridge 14 Ellie Cross 13 Brennan Franssen 13 Dale Helvoigt 13 Olivia Franssen 13 Taylor Gibson 13 Andrew Moore 08 I started this season in Little Rock AR playing for the Mariners AA team the Arkansas Travelers It was great getting to see a part of the country I had really never seen before Our team played well and it was a very fun team to be a part of Then in the spring I got promoted to the AAA team the Tacoma Rainiers It has been awesome getting back to the Northwest seeing friends and family at a lot of games so far I ve made a lot of lifelong memories going after my dream of playing in the MLB and look forward to what the future has in store Andrew was called up to the Mariners in May James Banks 09 I will be playing my last year of football this fall and finishing up my degrees in both Business Management and Chemistry I currently have a 3 6 GPA and will be applying for graduate schools soon I received my private pilot s license last summer and continue to fly as a hobby Thank you to O Hara Alums Tyler Dennis 09 Calvin Philpott 05 Patrick Laing 09 for coaching the O Hara Middle School Boys Basketball Team this year Courtney Rustik 09 graduated from Carroll College this spring with a B A in Elementary Education She will be teaching 2nd grade in Bountiful Utah at St Olaf Catholic School this coming fall Maggie Over 09 graduated Summa Cum Laude from UO She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Physiology Maggie has applied to PA schools for the Fall of 2018 Calling all O Hara Alumni We want to stay in touch with you Visit www oharaschool org or send us an email at advancement oharaschool org O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 15

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The Jog A Thon is our only student driven fundraiser and is always a fun day filled with excitement smiles laughter and lots of determination As part of the Jog A Thon campaign students are encouraged to set health goals and work with classmates to meet fundraising benchmarks and are eligible to win fun prizes The 2016 Jog A Thon brought in over 72 000 net all of which went to the school s general operating budget Thank you to our 2016 chairs Jason and Kelly Bosch to our Title Sponsor Eugene Pediatrics and all of the other businesses that sponsored the Jog A Thon See below for our 2016 Jog A Thon sponsors PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2017 JOG A THON WHICH WILL BE CHAIRED BY O HARA PARENTS NICK ASHLEY HORNER AND HELD ON OCTOBER 20 2017 Top to bottom Mary Mokrohisky Morgan Yasenchak 2nd Trace Arcuri Pre K Avery Isuani Olivia Tracer 5th Nick Gran Charlie Nieckarz 3rd Sponsorships now available for O Hara s 2017 Jog A Thon Visit www oharaschool org or email us at advancement oharaschool org ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 16

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PRE K Mother s Day LUNCHEON AN O HARA TRADITION E ach spring O Hara s Pre K students can be found hard at work drawing portraits completing interviews learning how to dance brushing up on their manners and more Preparation for the annual Mother s Day Luncheon is serious and hard work for our Pre K students What began over 20 years ago a sweet addition to the school year by Mrs Darlene Gangle O Hara s Pre K teacher at the time has become one of our most special and time honored traditions When the special day arrives Pre K moms arrive at school and are greeted at the door by their student with a handmade paper corsage and escorted to their seat where a special place setting has been custom made just for them Students who have been practicing their serving skills serve lunch to their moms and then one by one students stand in the front of the classroom while teachers read aloud the interview questions kids have answered about their moms Questions include My mom is really good at and My mom is as pretty as a Lastly students perform a dance and serve dessert to their moms It is a day filled with big smiles full hearts and more than a few happy tears Having a strong and safe foundation was what brought us to O Hara in the first place I remember touring it with Colin the teachers were so warm and friendly and when we left he wanted to stay When our kids started at O Hara they were all so young and seemed so tiny but we knew they were safe happy and thriving so it made it easier to say good bye each morning Heidi McDowell Heidi Pat McDowell have been O Hara parents for 11 years and this year all 5 of their children were O Hara students at the same time Colin 8th Drake 5th Kyle 1st and twins Mia Grace Pre K Since Colin graduated O Hara in June this was the last year that all 5 would attend school together This year was also Heidi s last year attending the Mother s Day Luncheon with Mia Grace being the last of the McDowells in Pre K so we caught up with the busy mom of 5 and asked her a few questions WHAT MAKES THE MOTHER S DAY LUNCHEON SO SPECIAL TO YOU My favorite memory from Pre K is the Mother s Day Luncheon After I experienced the first one with Colin our oldest I cherished each one as my other children started Pre K WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE LUNCHEON That s a tough question as I have two favorites First would be the picture the kids draw of their mothers I have five kids so each one is different I had them all framed and now they are hanging in my home office When I am having a bad day I just glance up at them and laugh as I see my kids view of me when they were 5 years old My second favorite memory is when they dance with their partners it is the cutest thing WHAT DO YOUR KIDS REMEMBER AS THEIR FAVORITE PART OF THE MOTHER S DAY LUNCHEON My boys remember dancing with a girl They say it wasn t their favorite part but they sure remember it The girls favorite part was bringing me lunch and dessert WHAT THINGS DID YOUR KIDS LEARN IN PRE K THAT HAVE CARRIED TO YOUR HOME AND BECOME PART OF YOUR FAMILY CULTURE Funny that you ask that as my kids all still say You get what you get and you don t throw a fit all the time It is one of the sayings Mrs Demers taught them in Pre K and it is now a common saying at our home most often they smile and stop complaining WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING PRE K AT O HARA I would tell them that it is a great place and you will love it as much as your child does The McDowell kids pictured L to R in front of their Pre K portraits of their mom Heidi Colin 17 Mia 26 Kyle 24 Grace 26 Drake 20 O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 17

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Building the Future W THE O HARA OF TOMORROW ith a proud history dating back to 1889 O Hara Catholic School has gained the trust and confidence of the greater Lane County community as a school synonymous with excellence quality education service and faith For over 125 years O Hara families have made sacrifices to provide their children a strong Catholic education Many generations of students in some cases four generations strong have been shaped into who they are today by their O Hara experience The essential values of O Hara Catholic School are as meaningful today as they were over one hundred years ago We humbly acknowledge the generosity of past generations that paved the way for the O Hara we have today We commit ourselves in this generation to follow their example so that it might be said of us that our school remained true to the time tested philosophy of entering to learn and going forth to serve Recognizing that in order for O Hara Catholic School to sustain and enrich the faith based and excellence in education long associated with our school the needs of our campus must be addressed today In doing so we will continue to strengthen our position as one of the premier educators in Lane County while maintaining O Hara s affordable tuition for all Although O Hara has been blessed in so many ways we cannot address these challenges without the loyalty and support of those who value it most We are called at this unique moment in time to leave our mark on the O Hara Catholic School of tomorrow and have launched a capital campaign to provide the infrastructure necessary for such Through a comprehensive assessment process the following actions have been identified as fundamental to the vitality and mission of O Hara Outside of tearing down and constructing a brand new building which is cost prohibitive the objectives below will position O Hara with innovative and forward thinking classrooms updated and energy efficient mechanical electrical and plumbing systems and overall necessary repairs to our 65 year old building Confident that O Hara will be around for another one hundred twenty five years we will provide the resources necessary to ensure that an O Hara education is available for generations of students to come PHASE 1 Early Childhood Learning Center Art Room Roof Paving Partial roof replacement of the existing building construction of Early Childhood Learning Center upgraded parking driveways and Art Room remodel that will include upgrading the heating and cooling electrical and plumbing systems PHASE 2 Elementary Wing Elementary wing classroom relocations and upgrades Library relocation and upgrade Chapel expansion addition of meeting spaces Cafeteria remodel upgrade of heating and cooling systems electrical and plumbing in elementary wing PHASE 3 Middle School Middle school classroom relocations and upgrades dedicated S T E M classroom administrative offices upgrade of heating and cooling systems electrical and plumbing in main wing PHASE 4 Music Room Restrooms Restroom upgrades and renovation of the Music Room that will include upgrading the heating and cooling electrical and plumbing systems WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AS WE BUILD THE FUTURE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONTACT TAMMY CONWAY PRINCIPAL AT 541 485 5291 OR TCONWAY OHARASCHOOL ORG ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 18

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O Hara s 2017 Drama Production F or 3 nights in March the crowd in the gymnasium at O Hara was transported to Agrabah the fictitious kingdom in the story of Aladdin Co directed by Mrs Kathryn Leonard O Hara s Music Specialist and Mrs Paige Showalter O Hara s 4th 8th grade Spanish Specialist the play was attended by over 300 people each night Over 70 students in grades 5 8 made up the cast and crew in the 4th year of the school s drama program We invite you to join us for O Hara s 2018 drama production Fiddler on the Roof scheduled for March 7 9 2018 Pictured at top L to R Clara Christensen 7th as Genie Rogan deCalesta 8th as Aladdin Ally Barca 7th as Jasmine Jack Conway 7th as Sultan Luke Villano 7th as The Singing Peddler Stefan Schroffner 7th as Jafar Full cast pictured with Miss Stacy Davis choreographer Mrs Kathryn Leonard Mrs Paige Showalter co directors O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 19

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O Hara Catholic School ANNUAL GIVING REPORT During the 2016 17 fiscal year O Hara brought in over 600 000 through fundraisers individual and corporate donations grants from outside sources and also from the Open Door Foundation We are grateful for the support of so many who continue to show their loyalty and generosity to the O Hara community We recognize these contributions as a vital part of our growth and success WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IN OCTOBER OF 2016 WE WERE ABLE TO PAY OFF THE CONSTRUCTION LOAN FOR OUR GYMNASIUM REMODEL THANKS TO THE OVERWHELMING GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY WE SENT OUR FINAL PAYMENT IN 4 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE GOD IS GOOD Clockwise from top left Morgan Yasenchak Ady Isuani 2nd Joe Mari Catron K Alex Chavez 6th Addison 1st Kyler 3rd Bernards Presley Kendall Alanna Scala 2nd Vivienne Siy PreS ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 20

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O Hara Catholic School ANNUAL GIVING REPORT The donor list below reflects donations given to the school during the fiscal year July 1 2016 June 30 2017 The amounts donated do not include those donors who pledged students for the Jog A Thon and do not include those who purchased packages at our auction The list does include donors who gave money to the school either restricted or unrestricted and includes those who paid on previous pledges during the year See page 27 for a list of Auction sponsors and page 16 for a list of Jog A Thon Sponsors Please excuse any unintended omissions 25 000 The Konnie Family The Murphy Family The Open Door Foundation 10 000 24 999 Anonymous Mr Mrs John Joann Breeden Hutton Family Charitable Fund Joseph E Weston Public Foundation Mr Mrs Steve Sally Lee Mr Mrs John Andrea Murphy Jr The Murphy Company Mr Buford Roach Seneca Sawmill Company Storms Family Foundation 5 000 9 999 Mr Dr Dan Johnna Charbonneau Mr Mrs Tom Megan Connor Jr Mr Mrs Phil Sue Davidson Mr Mrs Joseph Janine Gonyea III Mr Mrs Mark Megan Helfrich Mrs Marie Jones Metrocom Development LLC Mr Jeffrey Rear Mr Mrs Eduard Marie Weber 2 500 4 999 Mr Mrs Bill Krista Bernards Mr Mrs Ross Laura Bottem Mr Matt Davidson Mr Mrs Stephen Sarah Edmondson Mr Mrs Greg Amber Ferrari Mr Mrs Kyle Kate Hudson Knights of Columbus Council 1430 Mr Mrs Shaun Amy Londahl Mr Mrs Trieber Michelle Meador Miss Joanna May with CJ Jones 2nd Mr Mrs Rob Jane Mullens Dr Mrs Greg Jennifer Phillips Mr Mrs Steve Kim Wildish 1st graders Maggie Helfrich Lexi Hudson Bridget Stephenson 1 000 2 499 Archdiocese of Portland Mr German Franco Dr Margaret Barnhart Mr Mrs Robert Jeanne Berg Dr Mrs Nathan Samantha Christensen Mr Mrs Chad Heather Clark Mr Dr Sid Katie Crenwelge Mr Mrs David Kristi Crowell Ms Patricia Edwards Elliott Specialty Metal Eton Lane Foundation Mr Mrs Eric Adele Freepons Mr Mrs Mark Shelley Giustina Mr Mrs Larry Carolyn Giustina Mrs Arvilla Heidt Ryan Hoffstot Insurance Agency Mr Mrs Kris Kimberly Jeremiah Mr Mrs Gary Jessica Johnston Dr Jim Kassube Mrs Janine Bryant Mr Mrs Paul Kirsten Keller Mr Mrs Ryan Chelsey Lee Mr Mrs Lazar Rosie Makyadath Mr Mrs Gavin Megan McKinnon Mr Mrs Brian Katherine Movalson Mr Mrs Kevin Alicia Mullerleile Dr Mrs Larry Beth Over Mr Mrs Ted Wendy Pierpont PlayDates Child Care LLC Mr Mrs Michael Melissa Scala Ms Susan Sperotto O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 21 Turrell Group LLC US Bank Foundation Dr Mrs Jay Sudha Vaikuntam Mr Mrs Ron Renee Williams 500 999 Mr Mrs Norman Carol Andersen Dr Pilar Bradshaw Mr Dr Dan Heather Campion Mr Mrs Armond Sue Clemens Mr Emmett Devereux Mr Mrs Chris Tiffany Edwards Mr Mrs Gerry Robin Ferrari Dr Mrs Gray Denise Grieve Mr Ted Helvoigt Mrs Michelle Gall Mr Mrs Ryan Christina Hoffstot Mr Mrs Ron Ann Hudson Dr Mrs Bernie Jaimy Isuani Mr Mrs Brent Michelle Laing Mr Mrs Kyle Jaime Landon Mr Mrs Cameron Kristen Langham Moss Adams LLP Mrs Anne Movalson Mr Mrs Spencer Heather O Neill Papa s Pizza Mr Mrs Jack Jackie Pynes RLJ Investments LLC Mr Mrs Michael Casey Roscoe Mr Mrs John Ruth Rossow Mr Mrs Robert Barbara Schille Dr Mrs Peter Rachel Snyder Mr Mrs Mike Michelle Stecher Dr Mrs Nick Joy Strasser Mr Mrs Phil Jan Westover Dr Chris Yasenchak Mrs Colleen Stiles 5th graders Lexi Tuski Kellie Schroffner Avery Isuani

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O Hara Catholic School ANNUAL GIVING REPORT 250 499 Mr Mrs Bob Kathryn Brotherton Catholic Daughters of the Americas Mr Mrs Brian Mandi Craner Mr Mrs Richard Connie Del Guercio DJ Burgers Inc Ms Ashley Elder Mr Dr Patrick Kristen Ell Mr Mrs Kurt Brenda Franssen Mr Mrs Rick Amanda Gardner Mr Mrs Jim Ann Martin Ms Trish McCarthy Mr Mrs Stephen Liz Mokrohisky Northern Insurance Agency Inc Mr Mrs Ed Connie Portz Putter s Game Day Sports Bar Peter Snyder DDS PC Fr Ron Nelson and Fr Mark Bentz with L to R Ian Van Den Wymelenberg 5th Leah Butler 7th Ben Butler 5th Up to 250 Mr Mrs Jesse Amy Aguero Ms Judith Baldwin Mr Mrs Brandon Lauren Barca Mr Mrs John Megan Brewer Mr Mrs John Shanna Chess Mr Mrs Jamie Carrie Christopher Mr Mrs Reid Landry Cummings Mr Mrs Michael Frances Curtis Mr Mrs Jeff April Demers Mr Mrs Tyler Whitney Demers Mr Carlos Dionisio Mrs Wendy Ames Ronald K Ewert DDS PC Mr Mrs Daniel Julie Fulton Jaxon Bosch Pre K Mr Mrs John Tink Gent Mr Mrs Werner Betty Goeckel Goodshop Mr Mrs Jesse Ellen Grant Mr Mrs Mike Kate Harvey Mr Mrs Kyle Danielle Hauser Mr Mrs Nick Ashley Horner Mr Mrs John Jeannine Jones Ms Kris Kartub Mr Mrs Joe Barb Kelly Mr Mrs Jerry Arlene Kersey Ms Regina Kungys Mr Richard Lachance Mr Mrs John Annie Lahley Mr Mrs Darrin Molly Lajoie Mr H J Lindley Mr Mrs Tim Angela Mahalak Mr Mrs Michael Pamela Manning Miss Joanna May Mr Mrs John Liz McConaghie Mr Mrs William Joan McDougal Mr Mrs Ricardo Laura Mediati Mr Mrs William Janice Morrisette Mr Mrs Thomas Yolanda Mulhern Mr Matthew Nagy Mrs Mindy Wittkop Fr Ron Nelson Kenny Nelson LLC Mr Mrs Nathan Kristen Oeming G minis P rez Sophia Gass Mailin Kulm 6th Mr Mrs Don Ronda Smith Spring Creek Holly Farm Mr Mrs Vern Diane Steigleder Mr Mrs Eric Leslie Tompkins United Way of Lane County Mr Miguel Vargas Mrs Elena Diaz Mr Dr Devon Molly Vendetti Mr Mrs Lou Elizabeth Wenzl Ms Cassandra Westover In Kind Donations Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who so generously gave in kind donations this year Bigfoot Beverages Central Print Reprographic Services E S Hardware Supply Inc Mr Mrs Chuck Carol Haley Mrs Beverly Johnston Mr Mrs Steve Sally Lee Ms Ashley Elder Ms Peggy Staalberg Ms Skyla Chamard The Pap Group University Printing Nick Hudson Jack Anderson Max Helfrich Nathan Sheley Christian Guerrero 4th Ms Tiffany Pieper Mr Alexander Polishchuk Mrs Maria Nemirovskaya Mr Mrs Joe Patricia Proden Mr Mrs Cory Angie Relling Mr Mrs Eric Nicole Roedl Mr Mrs Rick Melissa Roll Mr Carlos Rosario Rodriguez Mrs Lizandra Nieves Rivera Mr Mrs Jeff Laura Rossow Mr Mrs Jerry Colleen Schneider O Hara Catholic School is blessed to have a supportive Foundation that distributes money each year to the school The money that is given to the school from the Open Door Foundation is for tuition assistance for families in need This year the Foundation was able to distribute 38 603 30 Abigail Hass Cindy Cardenas Celia Van Den Wymelenberg Natali Hayes Anika Thompson 8th ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 22

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Knights of Columbus Council 1430 O BUILDING OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL Hara is blessed by the generous support of the local Knights of Columbus both as participants in our school events as well as though their own events specifically designed to benefit O Hara and our students Annually in August The Knights organize and host a golf tournament at Fiddler s Green Proceeds from the tournament are donated to O Hara and Marist for scholarship The average amount donated annually to O Hara over the last 5 years is 3 650 Throughout the year members of the Knights Council 1430 can be found cooking and serving O Hara s annual Project Starfish Spaghetti Dinner coaching Middle School sports teams organizing Scouts for flag ceremonies running the KC State Free Throw contest and more In addition the Knights have two very specific annual events designed to directly financially benefit our school the 8th grade Essay contest and their Pinky Dwyer Golf Tournament Beyond O Hara In addition to their support specifically of Catholic education the Knights have various fundraisers throughout the year benefitting the local Catholic community Sunday morning breakfasts at church St Mary St Paul Newman Center Friday night dinners at the KC Council 1430 Hall every Friday all year including fish fry dinners throughout Lent Pro Life dinner dance St Patrick s Day dinner and the St Mary s Luau Most of these events are family friendly Participating in these events helps build our Catholic community in addition to contributing funds to a worthy charitable organization Each spring all 8th graders at O Hara participate in an essay contest sponsored by the Knights The writing prompt is the same each year The Responsibility of the Catholic citizen in a free society Students are asked to reflect and write a 500 700 word essay on this topic The essays are then blind read and judged by Fr Ron Nelson and the winner announced at O Hara s graduation ceremony the student with the winning essay is awarded 500 toward their Catholic High School Education Who Are the Knights The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal Catholic men s organization dedicated to their founding principles of charity unity and fraternity Globally Knights raised and donated more than 175 million to charity and more than 73 5 million hours of their time to charitable causes last year alone There are 1 8 million members worldwide At O Hara s 8th grade graduation ceremony the 2016 17 scholarship What do they do Practically speakaward was presented to Jack ing the Knights offer aid to those in Thornton need Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI calls this the practice of love as a community Around the world you ll Past award recipients are see Knights running the Special Olym2006 07 Mercedes Yturri pics donating wheelchairs to earth2007 08 Sam Walters quake victims in Haiti working with 2008 09 Maggie Over Habitat for Humanity running Food for 2009 10 Olivia Del Guercio Families Coats for Kids advocating 2010 11 Chaney Hart for Christians in the Middle East pro2011 12 Sam Nelson viding disaster relief supporting AIDS 2012 13 Jack McGaughey orphans in Africa promoting a culture 2013 14 Grant Nelson of life and offering scholarships to stu2014 15 Maegan Cary dents 2015 16 Nikola Su ec O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 23 On a local level the Knights focus their efforts on supporting the Carmelite sisters supporting the Pro Life movement supporting patriotic causes and supporting local parishes our community Membership in the Knights is open to all practicing Catholic males over the age of 18 O Hara s 2017 Knights of Columbus Essay Winner Jack Thornton pictured with his family at graduation L to R Joe Sam Ben Kate Jack Tobbie Dawn Dick Thornton FROM JACK S WINNING ESSAY IT IS THE SACRED DUTY OF A CATHOLIC TO LISTEN TO GOD FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS AND INCORPORATE THEIR FAITH INTO EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO BECAUSE GOD HAS BLESSED THEM WITH FREEDOM AND INFLUENCE THEY MUST USE THAT POWER IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOD S TEACHINGS AND BE CAREFUL NOT TO ABUSE IT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CATHOLIC CITIZEN IN A FREE SOCIETY IS TO HELP GUIDE THEIR SOCIETY TOWARDS GOD THROUGH THEIR THOUGHTS DECISIONS AND ACTIONS

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ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE O Hara staff and students participate in annual Toys for Tots collection Top Row L to R Jack Conway 7th Charlie Pap 8th Joey Laing 8th Hagan Stephenson 8th Ellie Christian 8th Middle Row L to R Laura Kokkeler 8th Isabel Yu 8th Luke Shah 6th Alex Chavez 6th Drew Prickel 6th Sam Eagen 8th Ethan Cross 8th Front Row L to R Adrienne White Pre K Molly Mokrohisky Pre K Olivia Walsh 2nd Piper Shumway 2nd John Mason Portz 2nd F or 3 weeks each fall in what has become a tradition O Hara Catholic School students staff families fill Toys for Tots collection boxes with toys for local families in need For the last four years O Hara has been the largest private collection location in Lane County collecting 350 400 gifts each year U S Marine Corps Sergeant Zachary Herevia coordinator of the local Toys for Tots drive along with 2 additional representatives from our local Marine Corps visited O Hara to accept the donation of gifts on 8th graders Isabel Yu Laura Kokkeler behalf of Lane County Toys for Tots O Hara is proud to take part in Toys for Tots and grateful for the opportunity to teach and encourage generosity and charity in our students Jack Conway 7th Ellie Christian 8th Alex Chavez 6th Ethan Cross 8th with local Marine representatives ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 24

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Art at O Hara Every Child is an Artist Mrs Julie Fulton Mrs Shauna Scott I have taught at O Hara for 8 years After teaching fifth grade I was very excited when the opportunity to teach Art came up 3 years ago I love teaching the Kindergarten through 5th grade Art classes The best part of my job is seeing the happy smiles of my students as they come in to Art class This is my 4th year at O Hara and I have been an educator for over 15 years I ve had the unique experience of teaching all ages spanning from PreSchool to high school I currently teach our PreSchool Pre Kindergarten and 6th 8th grade students I love teaching Art because there is nothing better than seeing the excitement the students have when they walk through the Art Room door and I love facilitating their creative side I also love teaching different medias and seeing a child find one that is their favorite and one they feel good at Art is a subject where there is no wrong answer and everyone gets the chance to be successful It is so much fun to inspire the students creativity and encourage them to experiment and push themselves I often tell people that I have the best job in the world I get the chance to open up a world of creativity and appreciation for art in the world around us that my students can carry forward with them in life I am so blessed to get to work with these wonderful children I truly appreciate that my job allows me to be creative on a daily basis and that I work in such a stimulating environment The students talents and abilities blow me away and I m lucky to be a part of their growth and development Mrs Fulton Mrs Scott create an atmosphere that provides learning opportunities on multiple levels O Hara parent and Art volunteer Janine Bryant ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 26

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2017 LIVING SAINTS PRESENTATION In June O Hara s 6th graders presented the 19th Annual Living Saints Presentation This project the brainchild of Mrs Maryanne Obersinner has become a hallmark of the O Hara experience Each spring every 6th grader chooses a Saint and commences a 3 month journey of in depth integrated study spanning multiple subjects The project includes multiple essays map making country reports iconography and more all culminating in a 2 hour open house presentation attended by over 1 000 people Clockwise from top left Fr Ron Nelson with Jose Zamora as St Juan Diego Coco Majors as Blessed Elisabetta Sanna Porcu Fr Tom Yurchak with Rachel McConaghie as St Catherine of Siena Millie Gansen as St Barbara Jaedan Neumann as St John Neumann 6th grade class picture Mrs Conway with Henry Pap as St Patrick FROM OUR 6TH GRADERS WHAT DID THIS PROJECT MEAN TO YOU It reminded me that we are all called to be Saints It helped me spiritually connect deeper with God I grew closer to God It was a way for us to interact and teach everyone about the path to heaven and Sainthood It was a really eye opening experience and amazing to learn how these people lived for God I think this project brought some people closer to God and that made me really happy It taught me how to appreciate the lives and sacrifices of so many Saints It helped me to understand a lot about faith and love HOW DID THE PROJECT HELP YOU TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH I learned how to pray better It made me grow a lot in my faith because I was able to pray more learn more about people who loved Christ and how people really devoted their lives to know love and serve God I learned how important it is to be faithful It helped me learn how to be humble and to show gratitude to God WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PROJECT Making an icon to tell a story about my Saint When the little kids asked funny questions I loved that the community can come and learn about the Saints I liked learning how I could be more like my Saint Learning that Saints can be ordinary people just like each one of us ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 28

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2017 St Paul Tournament of Excellence O Hara Boys took 1st place Jack Thornton 8th Joshua Jesiah 2nd 2017 St Paul Tournament of Excellence O Hara girls took 2nd place L to R Anna Edwards and Scout Pellegrini 2nd L to R Zoe Manning Payton Jenkins Cambrie Hall Piper Shumway 2nd Fr Ken Olsen Deacon Darrell Meter Fr Bryce McProud and Fr Ron Nelson pictured with Ren 3rd Oliver 6th Olivia 5th Tracer L to R Sofia Ferrari Kaitlyn Mazur Helen Evans Taylor Heer Sophia Gass Peyton Kendall Jack Reichenberger Millie Gansen 6th L to R Nicholas Andrew Isabella Nordio 1st Left Bishop Peter Smith and Fr Ron Nelson with O Hara 4th graders L to R Luke Manning Trevor Leadon Conor Thompson and Elijah Brown Middle L to R Davis Whittaker 2nd Conner Harvey 2nd Jackson Whittaker 8th and James Harvey 5th Right L to R Kate Forsyth and Audrey Milliron K O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 29

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4th graders Mia Majors Julianna Laban at the Talking Art Museum Adriana Lyons Rivera 2nd with Fr Edgar Rivera Sinead 4th Seamus 7th McElligott Jack Kiefer and Lucas Howe 6th 1st graders Mackenzie Fort Timothy Polishchuk Douglas Long Kian Gramzow 2nd Left Oswaldo Malagon 5th Kaiden Fernandez K Middle L to R 3rd graders Nora Day Grace Martin at our annual St Lucia Feast Right L to R 1st graders Amon Tracer Jackson Rossow ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 30 Mr Larson with Kindergartner Sarah Lee Tanner Mullens Sean Freepons 4th Michael Coffey 4th pictured with Archbishop Alexander Sample

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DONOR PERSPECTIVE The Open Door Foundation received a generous gift from Fr Bryce Mrs Deanna McProud to create a Scholarship Fund for First Graders To the O Hara Catholic Community We tithe We give away at least ten percent 10 of our income because we believe that God calls us all to do that and when we are faithful it pleases God and it brings many many blessings Usually we spread our tithe around to several worthy endeavors but upon receiving a family inheritance we decided to put the entire tithe into one place We decided to establish a scholarship endowment for first graders at O Hara Catholic School We did this for three reasons First we have grown to love and appreciate all of the good works that occur every day at O Hara The students and their families the faculty and staff and all other community members provide a wonderful environment for Catholic formation and nurture Second we think that helping first grade youngsters get a good Catholic foundation is critical for their faith development We decided to put our resources into the early stages of these youngsters pilgrimage at O Hara rather than at some other stage of their development Third and finally Fr Bryce has been the first grade priest for the last six years and he has a special place in his heart for the members of this particular age group We plan to continue to contribute to this endowment as we are able Any and all of you are welcome to contribute as well We believe this is of God and we are humbled and thankful for all the graces that He provides We pray you all God s richest blessings Fr Bryce and Deanna McProud THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION IS BLESSED TO ESTABLISH THE FR BRYCE AND DEANNA MCPROUD NAMED ENDOWMENT THIS FUND WILL AWARD NEED BASED TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS 1ST GRADE AT O HARA CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS FUND CAN BE MADE TO OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION MCPROUD FUND ENROLLED IN OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION 31

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Open Door Foundation ANNUAL GIVING REPORT The donor list below reflects donations given to the Open Door Foundation during the fiscal year July 1 2016 June 30 2017 The amounts donated include gifts from the annual appeal summer magazine response donations for scholarship endowment and package underwriting for the 4th Annual Ladies Tea Luncheon The list does not include sponsorships see page 34 for a list of Ladies Tea Luncheon sponsors Please excuse any unintended omissions 25 000 Mr Mrs Joseph JoMae Gonyea II Deanna McProud Beneficiary Trust 1 000 4 000 Mr Mrs Bill Krista Bernards Bolton Family Revocable Living Trust Mr Mrs Joseph Janine Gonyea III Mrs Arvilla Heidt Mr Mrs Dave Diza Hilles Mr John F Quilter 500 999 Mr Mrs Allan Joyce Kimura Mr Ronald Macklin Mr Mrs Rob Jane Mullens 250 499 Mr Mrs Chad Sarah Ostendorf Up to 249 Ms Judith Baldwin Mr Mrs Ross Laura Bottem Mr Mrs Thomas Mary Cary Mr Mrs Chris Chavez Judy DeLeon Chavez Mr Mrs Armond Sue Clemens Mr Mrs Stephen Sarah Edmondson Mr Mrs Frank Shelia Elsener Ms Anne Ferrari Gorilla Capital Mr Dee Andrews Mrs Susan Gress Mr Mrs Harold Penelope Gross Mr Mrs Roger Doris Guthrie Mr Mrs Robert Nancy Holleran Mrs Marie Jones Ms Jeanette Jones Ms Kris Kartub Mr Mrs Joe Barb Kelly Mr Herald Kelly Mrs Gwendolyn Kephart Mr Mrs Don Patricia Klenke Mr Mrs Brent Michelle Laing Mr Mrs Darrin Molly Lajoie Mr Mrs Mark Jennifer Lydon Mr Mrs Jerry Colleen Schneider Ms Rhonda Starelli Mr Mrs Ron Cindy Tendick Mr Mrs Alan Gail Thayer Top L to R Jack Kiefer Molly Murphy 6th Middle L to R Will Pierpont Jake Petersen 3rd Bottom L to R Whitney Korth 8th Mia McDowell Pre K Evalyn Carranza Pre K Madison Tuski 8th SUPPORTING O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN PERPETUITY 32

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IN 2016 17 O HARA DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION STUDENT SUPPLY ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND 3 345 50 TO QUALIFYING FAMILIES In 2016 the Open Door Foundation introduced the Student Supply and Activity Scholarship Fund The money raised from the raffle at the Annual Ladies Tea and Luncheon goes to this restricted fund for use by the school to assist O Hara families with extra purchases that might otherwise be a financial burden In 2016 the raffle raised 5 438 and in 2017 it raised 3 284 68 Headed by Mrs Conway a massive school supply shopping trip in the summer provides more than 40 students with their school supplies including a backpack and lunchbox Field trip and Middle School athletic fee assistance is also made available to families through this scholarship fund As the need for assistance is ever growing O Hara is grateful for the assistance provided to our families through the Open Door Foundation O HARA HAS BEEN AN EXTENSION OF OUR FAMILY S BELIEFS AND VALUES FOR THE PAST SEVENTEEN YEARS A PLACE WHERE GOD AND CATHOLIC VALUES ARE PRESENT AND PRACTICED DAILY THE STRONG CATHOLIC EDUCATION THAT OUR CHILDREN RECEIVED AT O HARA HAS HAD A POSITIVE AND LONG LASTING EFFECT ON THEIR CHARACTER AND MORAL BELIEFS WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO THE STAFF AND EDUCATORS AT O HARA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION 33

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Thank you to Ginia Portz for hosting our 2017 Open Door Foundation Ladies Tea and Luncheon Over 70 ladies attended and the event raised over 14 500 this year We are so blessed by a large and faithful community who believes in the value of an O Hara education Thank you to the generous supporters who donate their time talent and treasure to ensure that an O Hara education is within reach for all families who desire a Catholic education for their child Mindy Wittkop 85 Ginia Portz Jane Mullens Eliana Hutton K THANK YOU SPONSORS Thank you to our 7th 8th grade servers for helping with the event Featured on back cover Fr Mark Bentz with O Hara s 6th grade SUPPORTING O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN PERPETUITY 34

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715 W 18th Avenue Eugene OR 97402 Rise up in splendor Your light has come the glory of the Lord shines upon you Isaiah 60 1 Third Annual Publication 2017