Incoming Marian High School freshmen Easton Glandt, left, Greta Fishburn and Amelia Kafka visit their lockers, decorated by their junior-class “big sisters” during the Omaha school’s freshman orientation day Aug. 12. The big sisters also provided welcome notes and other treats and gifts in the lockers to brighten the new students’ first day. MIKE MAY/STAFF


Opportunities, challenges greet Catholic schools as students return

As students return to school this month, the Catholic Voice once again celebrates Catholic education with its annual Back to School special section. 

Our coverage highlights the challenges and opportunities Catholic schools are experiencing in helping students build their relationship with Jesus, acquire knowledge and prepare for careers in which they can live out their faith in service to others.

Read our story examining the nationwide teacher shortage, how the archdiocese’s Catholic schools are affected and what they are doing to meet the challenge.

Another story features a married couple – both Catholic school principals – who explain how working in Catholic schools gives greater meaning and satisfaction to their careers in education.

Then read about innovative high school “academy” programs that are giving students a leg up on their future careers in health care.

And, see our story on a Columbus teacher who has been helping pre-K through sixth-grade students encounter Jesus through a Bible study curriculum designed for each grade level.

All these stories can be found in the “NEWS” tab on our site.

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