The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Schools Herald -- April 2014


Arkansas' Catholic school nurses care for student body

By Dwain Hebda, Published: April 28, 2014   

In a lot of ways, a day in the life of a school nurse hasn’t changed much from past generations:  Scraped knees, upset tummies and the occasional headache keeps most days interesting, even if they never seem to unfold exactly as planned. “We get all kinds of things,” said Billie Maxwell, a registered nurse at Immaculate Conception School in North Little Rock. “It can be pretty unpredictable around here.” While the majority of situations are minor, the More... 

There’s a difference between public, Catholic schools

By Dr. Jim Hattabaugh, Published: April 28, 2014   

After 30 years in public education and three in a Catholic school I am often asked if there is a difference between them. The answer is easy. Academic excellence can be found in both Catholic and public education. Talent in the arts, band, athletic effort and success can be found in both. However, in Catholic schools we can and do pray, celebrate Mass, sing Christmas carols and praise God as a community. Public schools have recently included More... 

Meeting goals of strategic plan for Catholic schools

By Vernell Bowen, Published: April 28, 2014   

Last May a strategic plan was completed for the Pulaski County Catholic Schools. In examining data and identifying the strengths, limitations, external changes and relevant trends, the committee established four areas to be addressed. The following areas were selected and recommendations, rationale and strategies developed to provide guidance to the seven Catholic elementary and two Catholic high schools in Pulaski County: Finances Keeping current and competitive Marketing and public relations Parent formation/participation in parish life Under the area of finance a major recommendation More...