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PAGE 16 THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 13, 1982 Continued from Pg. 15 If it is tense, there are some problems. "Secondly, I visit classrooms to see first-hand the quality of teaching going on in the school. And third, I take note of the textbooks being used to determine if the school is using the currently recommended texts. "I visit every classroom during the day and meet with the teachers after school hours. I often time my visits so I can meet with parents and the school board at night. "This is a service office. We want to be of service to those out in the field teaching. It is important to encourage teachers in their work. This always helps. "I usually visit half of the schools in the spring and the other half in the fall. I don't sneak up on them, either, but ask when would be the best time for me to come. Sometimes, I make another visit to a school. This takes a lot of time, but it is my work. We want to provide quality education for our boys and girls," she concluded. Still another duty is to hold in-service workshops for principals. "We hold allday workshops in the fall and spring. They provide opportunities to strengthen and develop leadership in the Catholic education system. We aren't carbon copies of public schools. It is up to a principal how Catholic a school is run. "We must have Catholic atmosphere all day long, not New Handbook Keeps State Catholic Schools Up to Working on the new Catholic Schools Handbook are, left to right, Sister Lucille Sluyter, R.S.M., principal of St. Patrick's School, North Little Rock; Sister Vivian Luyet, O.S.B., principal of Fort Smith St. Boniface; Sister Henrietta Hockel, O.S.B., Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Deacon Tom Miller, prin- cipal of St. Joseph's Elementary and High Schools in Conway. Sister Henrietta also assists in hiring principals for the schools. "We don't have much turnover," she said. "When a nun replaces another one, there is no difficulty. But when the need arises to hire a lay principal, there is more involved. "They must be approved by the Superintendent's office before being hired. At present, we have four lay principals in the diocese. And half or more of our teachers philosophy. And we're proud of our record in hiring them." Sister Henrietta also must maintain personnel files on each teacher in her office and keep them up to date. "This is mostly certification and service records, though," she said. Sister Henrietta also publishes a monthly newsletter for the teachers. closely with each other. We mail out over 500 of them each month. I started this in 1978," she said. Right now she is finishing Prisoner Alleges Poles Mistreated New York (NC) -- A letter which Polish Catholic Church tll a new handbook of Dmcesan Sci'raJd regulations for the diocesan encourage otu' schools. "We started work on -current not o the 1979 edition in January of 1978," she said. "One hadn't been published since 1972. We met some major challenges as the 1972 handbook needed major revision. We are trying to keep up to date so we're publishing another one this year. "We hope we are meeting the needs of the present time with this revised edition. The educational I current read au lga Church." :n" Sister Henl au secretary, M ug Owens, is a li" "She really heC. {ma and providing 40 schools. s able and can me." e And it's earict is a chore. I re o Safe and Dependable Since !e nu BANK OF POCAHON00= rl Phone 892-5286 an Uie Sch Pocahontas, k. Member, ] STEDMAN'S, la, on 4sin the 110-120 South CoIIFa g57, "It consists mostly of items of sources say was smuggled Ca interest to the instructors," from a prison in southern P.O. Box 271 Stuttgart, A she said, "such as evaluations Poland alleges that political "%.d of various school projects, a prisoners have been beaten, just in the religion classes," -r ........ - . . ,4 v now my persons. They prayer, you name it. 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