ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Faith. Formation. Future.
Pastor- Fr. Reginald Udouj
Principal- Michelle O'Neal
Secretary- Sharon Pohlmeier
Parents are the primary educators of their children. By their interest and example, parents show the importance of spiritual development in the life of their children. Parents are strongly encouraged to create a Christ-like home environment including daily prayer and attendance at Mass regularly.
All Catholic Schools follow the Diocesan and Arkansas State requirements regarding basic materials, specific courses, and time allotments. A planned instructional program leads to discovering and developing the abilities of each student. Each school will have a period of instruction in the Catholic religion and follow curriculum established by the Diocesan guidelines.
The "In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide" applies to all Pre-K through eighth grade Catholic schools in Arkansas. It offers school administrators and classroom educators’ identifiable objectives for each subject area. The objectives assist in developing appropriate expectations for each grade in relation to the entire subject area, thus assisting in planning short- and long-range goals and periodic evaluation. This document was revised in 2008 by the Office of Catholic Schools in consultation with educators from various Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock. The guidelines are available for download below by subject. Go to www.dolr.org/schools/curriculum-guide
Religion- Profession of Faith, Celebration of Christian Mystery, Life in Christ and Christian Prayer
Language Arts – Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Language and Library Skills
Mathematics – Numbers, Numeration & Operation, Measurement, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, Estimation, Graphs & Charts, Statistics Probability, Geometry, Algebra
Science – Tools of Service, Earth & Space, Life, Physical, Science & Technology
Social Studies - History, Political Science, Geography, Culture, Economics, Arkansas Studies and Peace/Justice
Art – Personal Development Through Art, Art in Society, Art Heritage
Music – Elements; Liturgical; Multicultural; Careers; Performance; Interrelationship of Music, Art & Literature; Special Choirs
Physical Education- Movement, Fitness, Manipulative Skills, Games & Sports
Technology Foundations – Basic Operations & Concepts; Social, Ethical & Human Issues; Technology Productivity Tools; Technology Communication Tools; Technology Research Tools; Technology as a Tool for Problem Solving & Decision-Making
Health- Self-concept & Relationships; Safety; Consumer & Personal; Nutrition; Human Growth & Development; Prevention & Control of Disease; Respecting God’s Creation; Substance Use & Abuse