The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Catholic Schools Herald, January 2018

Students throughout the state celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28-Feb. 3. In this section, you’ll read about their activities, ways you can give back and a special teacher who has dedicated almost 50 years to teaching in Catholic Schools.


A different joy than she had planned

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 26, 2018      

RUSSELLVILLE — Junior Vega beams with pride as student Makili Hardman, 9, shows the mobile she made of the U.S. branches of government, naming each as her teacher smiles. It’s the little moments like this that show Vega’s quiet compassion for her students: when she prompts students to put away their supplies at the end of the day by saying “SOS,” “super organized student”; naming all the brothers, sisters, and parents of current students that she More... 

Schools get grants to cover sustainability project

Published: January 26, 2018   

Six Catholic schools in Arkansas are sharing a $105,000 grant from Catholic Extension to assist “struggling” schools in mission dioceses. The Diocese of Little Rock was chosen as one of two dioceses given the grant. The other diocese is Gallup, N.M. The four-year School Sustainability Initiative Grants are going to: • Little Rock: St. Edward, St. Theresa • North Little Rock: North Little Rock Catholic Academy, Immaculate Heart of Mary • Hot Springs: St. John • Morrilton: Sacred Heart Each school will More... 

Schools to celebrate their students, parents, teachers

Published: January 26, 2018   

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic schools Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. This year’s theme is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Suceed.” Here are what some Catholic schools in Arkansas are planning to do to celebrate their students, parents, teachers, vocations and community leaders.   Benton • Our Lady of Fatima On Monday, the school will host a prayer service and holy hour for vocations. On Tuesday a “Souper Bowl Party” will be held. Students will participate in science More... 

National 24 hours of giving will support Catholic schools

Published: January 26, 2018   

The first-ever day of giving for Catholic schools nationwide will be held from 8 a.m. Central Time, Tuesday, Jan. 30 to 8 a.m. Jan. 31. All participating dioceses and Catholic schools will have a special donation pages for 24 hours. Personalized web pages were shared with the schools Jan. 22. The National Catholic Educational Association launched “Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving” this year as a way for individuals to give to their local Catholic More... 

Parents, teachers must collaborate for kids’ success

By Vernell Bowen, Published: January 26, 2018   

Educators know that the level of success a child shows during a school year is enhanced by the level of cooperation between parents and the teacher. The Church’s vision of the parent’s role in educating their child/children is put forth in the following passage from the Declaration on Christian Education, Vatican Council II: “Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be More...