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ARKANSAS' ' - C&'EHOIAG Jafi0a "Zg;: ,t 994', PaSe'.7 hel ;i I = Your :ho=ce For ; ' ; nnual celebration t~ ' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Support tion and Catholic schools in particular. 1 v- lished in ]990 as an opportunity to reach ~ Cathofic Schools -- Your Choice for Edu- ery American has a stake in education. Old out to legislators and other community lead- cation is the theme for the 20th Annual or young, parent or not, we all are respon- ers to encourage their support for Catholic / ! Catholic SchoolsWeekJan. 30-Feb. 5 and siblefor the future of this country. And that schools. for the Fourth Annual National Appreda- future will be determin,,ed by how well we Last year, student representatives from i tion Day For Catholic Schools on Feb. 2. educate our children, said Catherine T. Washington-area elementary and secondary The celebrations are part of ayear-round McNamee, CSJ, NCEA president, schools journeyed to Capitol Hill to speak marketing campaign to showcase the qual- Sr. Lourdes Sheehan, RSM, secretary for with members of Congress about the value ity, values added education provided in 8,500 education, USCC, said the week serves to of a Catholic school education. They also help spread the good news about Catholic delivered material on the Catholic school Catholic elementary and secondary schools schools, need to redouble our efforts network to every congressional office. nationwide. Mike Rockers v,o The National Catholic Educational Asso- to bring the facts about our schools the USCC is the national public policy orga- clarion (NCEA) and the United States quality academic courses, the excellent per- nization of the U.S. bishops. NCEA repre- Catholic Conference (USCC) co-sponsor formance of our students on national tests, sents more than 200,000 educators serving the campaign which provides Catholic edu- the persistent and ongoing involvement in 7.6 million students in Catholic education cators with marketing tools ranging from Christian service activities, the outstanding at all levels. billboards mad posters to camera-ready ads career-track records of our graduates D to and radio commerdals, the,attention of the people who do not know The 14-color logo for the 1994 campaign us,' Sr. Sheehan said. Make. the .qma ehoioe. features muir-cultural images of adults and For the past two decades, Catholic edu- -'---- --- ------ -------" ....... I children in a circle, visually united in their cators and students have conducted parades, t_;noose tsatnollC scnools [ support for Catholic education. The design academic assemblies, community service for you children's education. ] is featured on T-shins, sweatshirts, buttons, projects, and many other activities during. For ".... more-- call"'11 Catholic Schools Week to celebrate me aPSters'4' x 12'camera'readYbanner. ads, billboard art and schools and their role in the Church and the Catholic Schools Off]ca, [ Since 1974, Catholic Schools Week has community. 664--0340, exts. 321 or 322. [ served as a celebration of both U.S. educa- National Appredation Day was estab- v " Committee evaluates ,- -, tell a story of superior education: 83 percent of Catholic high school stu- dents go to college as compared to 52 per- cent of their public high school counter- Parts. The graduation rate for all Catholic stu- dents is 95 percent. Catholic schools surpass their public .SChool counterparts in nationally standard- tZed achievement test scores. Although these statistics are impressive, fail-to speak to the real reason for . atholic schools, the real reason for celebrat- Our main goal is to educate, and in a f S 'ety that seems to be in a desperate search or genuine haooiness, education must in- CMde the truth "---'the Gospel. Although hu- manists may disagree, the truth is that all new textbooks The Diocese of Little Rock Reading Textbook Adoption Committee met Jan. 14 to review information collected on the many reading series up for adoption this year. Evaluation criteria included the texts' atfirmation of Christian values, quality of literary selection, the design and usefulness of teacher editions, quality of review and practice materials, general attractiveness of texts, durability, capadty for integrated cur- rioalttm, quality of assessment/evaluation materials, price and other criteria. Committee members are Mike Rockers, superintendent of schools; FAizabeth Devine, chairperson, prindpal of Immaculate Heart PeOple are created and sustained by a lov- of Mary in North Little Rock; Pare Byrd, God. prindpal of Christ the King School in Fort Smith; Pat Baker, prindpal of St. Theresa's th Although pop psychologists may disagree, School in Little Rock; Lois Rooney, princi- e truth is we need Jesus our Savior. AI- OUgh secularists may disagree, the truth is pal of St. Mary s School in P arag,,ould; Vema ~We were made to know, love and serve Boxnick, prindpal of St. John s School in _ and each other. Although materialists Russellville; Sr. Christopher Flowers, St. Vaay disagree, the truth is that real happi- Michael's School in West Memphis; Sharon Herida, St. Mary s School in North Little ess comes from being a person of faith Rock; and B.J. Boubelik, Holy Redeemer love. Providing an education that does rl include the dailv teachin and living out School in E1 Dorado. these truths is like an-ang, ing chairs on Letters have been sent to all the dioc- ule Titanic It's pointless because it is so short esan elementary schools informing them of ~idecl. " the most recommended texts: Hardcourt/ A c A D M Y The Diocese of Little Rock is full of faith- Brace/Jahonovich, Silver-Burdett and Heath pastors, dedicated parents, quality teach- Publishers. professional prindpals and devoted pa- hioners who know the truth. They are RAL INTENTION t~g signs of the Gospel and because of . err hard work and willingness to sacrifice, J ARY J tray for generous family efforts for the spiritual growth of the Students are receiving a quality Catholic Christian community. ~tlcation. This is the real reason for cel- Recommended to your prayers ~]3r'/ttioFl. by Pope John Paul 11 We Thank You For Your Commitment To The Ministry Of Catholic Education For Young Women CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK CELEBRATING 150 YEARS IN ARKANSAS[ IINCE 1851 MOUI F.S-I.IT, M1I Y Providing 143 Years Of Education For Catholic Leadership And Service To The Diocese Of Little Rock "The Best School We Know Of" Owned and Operated by the Religious Sisters of Merdy St. Louis Regional Community Founded 1851 J