The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Schools Herald, April 2017

Catholic Schools are always working to achieve more, whether it's teachers getting fit or students making a difference in their community. Learn it all here in this special section. 


Catholic teachers: stronger in body = stronger in mind

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 2, 2017         

Teachers dedicate their lives to passing wisdom to the next generations. While learning typically revolves around textbooks, experiments and problem solving, some Catholic teachers are teaching how to live a healthy life with their very being. Living a healthy lifestyle through fitness and proper food choices isn’t a requirement for educators, but teachers in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Fayetteville and West Memphis are going the extra mile, sometimes literally, to show how treating the More... 

10 year olds doing their part to help Yell County

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 2, 2017   

Fifth graders at St. John School in Russellville have been able to take $100 from the school board and turn it into 26 framed paintings for a local Christian clinic and more practical skills in how to work in the community. The school is participating its second year in the $100 Solution, which is inspired by a national program. The program believes “solutions to big problems start with small steps.” Students have completed 300 projects in More... 

Marketing critical for Catholic schools’ viability

By Vernell Bowen, Published: May 2, 2017   

Having just returned from the annual National Catholic Educators Association conference, my belief in the important role of advisory boards and the importance of marketing has been reaffirmed. Over the past four years in my orientation sessions to new board members, I have been emphasizing the development of working committees. These committees should consist of board members who have specific skills in the areas of finance, facility assessment, marketing and long range planning. The pastor, principal More...