Neuhalfen Named Administrator of the Year!

Congratulations Ms. Neuhalfen!

Ms. Paulette NeuhalfenThe Archbishop’s Dinner for Education is an annual event that takes place in September to celebrate Catholic education and recognize outstanding educators across the Archdiocese. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our very own Principal Paulette Neuhalfen is being honored as one of the Administrators of the Year!

Wealth of Experience

Paulette Neuhalfen has a wealth of experience in Catholic education and school administration. Prior to her appoinment as Gross Catholic Principal, she has served as a teacher, athletic director, director of admissions and recruitment, development director, and assistant principal. Neuhalfen is a Hartington, Nebraska native, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Briar Cliff University and her Master’s degree in School Leadership from Creighton University.


The Archbishop’s Dinner for Education also serves as a fundraiser to provide needs-based scholarships to help students attend a Catholic school of their families’ choice. Every year, the event raises funds that provide tuition assistance to nearly 300 children. In addition, the Archdiocese is now in its third year of raising funds for a high school tuition assistance initiative. The funds raised have helped send 55 eighth graders to the Catholic high school of their choice with four-year, renewable scholarships.

If you are available to join us at the event on September 21, please attend and help us cheer on Principal Neuhalfen, as well as our school. The event will take place at the CHI Health Center Area.

If you cannot make it to the event, please consider making a gift in honor of our school to help expand educational opportunities for local children who may not otherwise have the chance to attend a Catholic school. You can find information, tickets, and donation opportunities on the Archbishop’s Dinner for Education website.

Let’s celebrate our honoree and Catholic education in general!

About Gross Catholic

Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. We consider ourselves one of the best Catholic schools in Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.