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' E 9ARKANSAS CA'i -IOLIC AUGUST 26, 1990 L ' I St, Joseph School expands in Fayetteville r l ,, l ayetteville - Continuing growth will [ alghlight the 41st year of classes at St. JOSeph Catholic School. Six additional .I ~Srooras including a library, science and art room wil 1 be added to the SChool to accommodate the growing enrollment. ,i, Ann F. Wilson, school principal, said, new library, science lab and art room Were designed by the teachers to ~eet their specific needs. We are excited Ut moving forward in these areas: We ie pleased that our pastor, Msgr. R. E. s, and our parish community have OWn their confidence and support for School with this expansion." ."CUrrently all our classes are full with ring lists," Wilson said. '"the new ad- tion should enable us to accommodate . ore growth in the future. The building should be completed by Jan. l, i Mgsr. Maus, pastor of St.Joseph par- ta.iis the chief administrator of the Chool. The school is staffed by ~1'~. = Clscan Brothers of the Holy Cross lay teachers, all of whom are certi- etl "|~v' = ' 6"r.ent has grow,, from 44 stu- dents in 1986 to 181 pupils in 1990. I'~Z ' I hlSt0ric move --- . . atho!ics, Jews join In asking schools teach moral values ) Jerry Filteau (CNS) - In an unprece- joint statement, Catholic and ious leaders have declared public education is "cheating by failing to teach the moral values" of society. the lack of education in Values a national disgrace." deliberately excluding these moral values from the curricu- the educational system actually them," said the statement. all too easy for children to av that information not taught in Cannot be very important." leaders, who form a national consultation group, said Values not being taught, "like Compassion, integrity, toler- and belief and human hand dignity," are not just reli- ut an essential part of =the civic or our society. They are the of our lives." statement was issued by the Inter- NOT SO UNIFORM - There will be a variety of uniforms dotting the land- scape this year at Christ the King/Fort Smith, where students are allowed a variety of choices. L to R: Kyle Castling, Anh Nguyen, Tram Nguyen, Carrnella Fiser, Veronica Flusche and Greg Helm. ops. The joint consultation group of the two organizations consists of 12 bish- ops representing the NCCB and 27 ITl '[1' 11 I I] >IXl@IP Jewish leaders, 26 of them rabbis, rep- resenting the synagogue council. The Washington-based NCCB is the canonical organization of all the U.S. bishops. The NewYork-based syna- gogue Council serves as a spdkesperson for and coordinates policies of the national rabbinical lay synagogal organi- Zations of the three main branches of Judaism in the U.S.: Orthodox, Con- servative and Reform. The consultation is co-chaired by Archbishop William H. Keeler of Balti- more, the NCCB's episcopal modera- tor for Catholic-Jewish relations, and by Rabbi Jack Bemporad, chair of the synagogue council's Interreligious Af- fairs Committee and rabbi of Temple ISrael in Lawrence, NY. In a joint press release the two co- chairs said, I'his is the first time that such a joint statement has been issued by both of our two religious organiza- tions which reflects a major coopera- tive- effort in addressing a prime prob- lem affecting our entire American society," The leaders rejected the view that such value education ir volves religious indoctrination. All major religions advocate these values, as do the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, much of the world's greatest literature, and ethical business practices as well," they said. "We are convinced that even apart from the context of a specific faith, it is possible to teach these share values." In five-point plan, they urged: * That governors and legislators "create committees to promote values education in the public schools" and that education leaders establish ways "to address the moral educational needs of Affairs Committee on Ecu- and Interreligious Affairs of the Oct of C th01if Bishr_ child.ten and young people., ..... * That schools "use textbooks, re- sources and teaching methodologies that emphasize basic civic and personal values" and that school board state publicly "the values they wil! teach and how they will teach them." * That religious leaders work together for change and form a national "joint commission to meet qgarterly to evalu- ate matters pending in the courts and before the Congress that will affect the promotion of values education in America." * That "foundations underwrite val- ues education programs in public schools. * That the mediK %specially televi- sion, promote civic and personal values in their programming." The CatholioJewish consultation said that to contribute to the process it was forming a committee to "make recom- mendations on the substance of value- based curricula and teaching method- ologies." It also asked Catholics and Jews across the nation to "begin a widespread dia- logue about moral education in the public schools." Send us your school news, your youth news, your news- news. ARKANSAS CATHOLIC "Permit the little children to come unto Me for of such is the kingdom of heaven," says Jesus. There's a little bit of Jesus in the trusting eyes of the kindergarten child. There's a little bit of Jesus in the inno- cence of the first grader. There's a little bit of Jesus in chil- dren in 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they stand in awe of the world around them. There's a little bit of Jesus in the anxious spirit of the 7th and 8th grad- ers. There's a little bit of Jesus in the self- doubting 9th and 10th graders. There's a little bit of Jesus in juniors and seniors as they become young adults. I exhort priest pastors, religious, lay teachers to find Jesus in their pupils during this school year. Deepen their awareness of the presence of the Lord within them. Help them to bear the marks of Jesus in their bodies and in their souls. Through your good ex- ample, help them to heed the admoni- tion of Jesus, qf you will bc My dis- ciples, take up your cross and follow Me." I invoke God's blessings upon all who make our Catholic schools possible throughout our diocese. Your friend, + Bishop of Little Rock Subiaco Academy 104th year Subiaco - Subiaco Academy begins its 104th year of service in education with the opening of the 1990-91 school term on Aug. 20. The student population has re- mained constant, with approximately 180 boys from more than 15 states and several foreign countries. The Academy is taking advantage of the boarding school milieu during the coming year by starting evening classes in music, making these courses more easily available to a greater number of students. The curriculum offerings again are extensive and varied, includ- ing Advanced Placement courses in American History, English, Literature, Calculus and Computer Science. Br. Ephrem O'Bryan, OSB, contin- ues as headmaster for his third year, heading a 28-member faculty. Teachers joining the faculty are LeCleta Aitken, Sue Busch and Dea- con Tom Miller. Rev. Jeremy Myers . rejoins the staff after two years of ad- .: studies in psychology at SMU,