The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Schools Herald, January 2016

Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2016, with events, honors, appreciation and these stories from Arkansas Catholic’s special supplement Jan. 30, 2016.


Hands-on lessons STEM from school subjects

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 31, 2016         

This school year, students have been protecting bees, fighting erosion in local streams and figuring out the answer to an age-old question — how does one stop the big bad wolf from blowing the three little piggies’ houses down? It’s all part of an effort to incorporate STEM lessons into Catholic classrooms. STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, is curriculum-based teachings that focus on those key areas with lessons that promote problem-solving and More... 

House will get national award for building up CTK

By Malea Hargett, Published: January 30, 2016   

Kathy House has found a vocation that is a perfect fit for her. She attended Catholic schools growing up, had two aunts who were Catholic school teachers and once she graduated from college she went immediately into teaching in a parochial school. For her 36 years of leadership in Catholic schools, House, principal of Christ the King School in Little Rock, will be awarded a Lead Learn Proclaim Award from the National Catholic Educational Association March 30. More... 

Catholic Schools Week a time to celebrate, honor, serve

Published: January 29, 2016   

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated nationally Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Many schools will host special activities and guests and honor their teachers, parents and community leaders.   Benton Our Lady of Fatima A prayer service and adoration will begin the week on Monday. Guardian Angel Day with the preschool children and older students will be held Tuesday. On Wednesday students can wear beach clothes and play bingo. A collection for New Beginnings Pregnancy Center will be held More... 

We salute those who make our schools strong

By Vernell Bowen, Published: January 28, 2016   

During National Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of Little Rock has many things to celebrate. Over the past 13 years as I have visited with students in classrooms in the Catholic schools in our diocese, I have been amazed at the ability of students to express what they are learning academically, but more important is what they share in thoughts and actions about service to others. The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock are living testimonial to More...