The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Schools Herald, April 2013


Sisters of Mercy tackle unmet need for reading help

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: May 1, 2013   

FORT SMITH — From the time the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Fort Smith Jan. 19, 1853, to the present day, their ministry has been centered on meeting the unmet needs of the community. They quickly established a convent and girls’ boarding school, St. Anne Academy and catechism classes for adults and Native Americans. During the Civil War, most of the student boarders left for home, and the sisters adapted, caring for orphans and setting up More... 

Reading list is a rite of passage at Catholic High

By Dwain Hebda, Published: April 30, 2013   

Among the many traditions driving life at Catholic High School in Little Rock is “the list” — the roster of books each student must complete. It’s a heady dose of literature for each year’s student body, capably shepherded by generations of the English department. “First and foremost, the list gets the boys interested in reading,” said Gretchen Gowen, department head and a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. “Books start More... 

Baptist minister blesses school as fourth-grade teacher

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: April 29, 2013   

ROGERS — Most parents and students at St. Vincent de Paul School know Mike Martin best for his day job. But it is his weekend job that might surprise a few folks. For the past five years, Martin has taught at the school, first as a third-grade teacher and currently as a fourth-grade teacher. But when he is not in the classroom cultivating young minds, he is shepherding a flock of his own as the pastor More... 

Does social media affect creativity and productivity?

By Vernell Bowen, Published: April 25, 2013   

Without a doubt social media has changed our lives forever. First was the internet, which created worldwide access to information and communication. It shrunk the world so to speak. Technology today provides us with many more forms of social connectivity. Social media can take many different forms, including Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. Examples include Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Flickr, Youtube, Blogger and Reddit. With all the bells and blings going off to attract our More... 

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Published: April 25, 2013