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Catholic Schools Herald: April 2024

The April 2024 section of Catholic Schools Herald brings you personnel updates, introductions to new classroom curriculums and a message from our superintendent


Seniors, whatever storms may come, Jesus will be there

By Theresa Hall, Published: April 26, 2024   

This is the time of year that I start thinking about all the seniors who will soon be graduating from high school.  For the last 17 or 18 years of their lives, they have counted on their parents or guardians to hold their hands as they began pre-k. Then they continue their journey being led and guided by their parents through elementary school, and then through middle school.  In high school their independence begins to grow, and More... 

After three decades, NLR principal plans to retire

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: April 25, 2024   

Denise Troutman has seen a lot in 30 years as principal of North Little Rock Catholic Academy.  She’s seen the growth of her school community, the merger of two North Little Rock Catholic schools and renovations and construction. She has seen multiple students grow into community leaders, and she’s hired many former students as teachers.  In May, at 82 years old, Troutman will retire, but she won’t be going far away.  Troutman’s dream of going to college took More... 

Studio 3:16 offers new approach to teaching religion

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: April 25, 2024   

Five Arkansas schools are testing out a new religion program that is reimagining the way students learn about their faith.  Cross Boss Media, a Catholic media company that provides faith formation through entertainment, has created a program to help children in second to eighth grade learn about Christ.  Five Arkansas Catholic schools have chosen to pilot the religion resource as a supplement to their current religion lessons. The schools are: Blessed Sacrament School in Jonesboro St. Joseph School in More...