Founders Week 2024

Everyone Loves Founder’s Week!

The FoundersEach year, Gross Catholic High School joyfully commemorates the establishment of the Marianists, a venerable tradition initiated by three remarkable individuals: Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous. To delve deeper into the inspiring lives of these extraordinary figures, we invite you to explore the dedicated Marianist History website. And we also invite you to participate in all of our activities this week.

Happenings for Founder’s Week

  • Monday: Service Justice and Peace – Marianist Monday
  • Tuesday: Provide a Quality education – Teacher appreciation
  • Wednesday: Family Spirit – Orange and Blue Day, early dismissal, and LIFE meeting after school
  • Thursday: Adaptation and Change – Warm Welcome in the Morning
  • Friday: Formation in Faith – Mass

Every Day During Founder’s Week

Find a Founder

All week long you have the opportunity to find a founder. We have the three Marianist Founders in doll form – see below – and every day the three of them will be hidden around the school. If you find one, then take it to the office and you will get a prize!

Help our Lady of Nazareth in Kenya

All week long we will be collecting money for our fellow Marianist School Our Lady of Nazareth located in Nairobi Kenya. So dig into your piggy banks and bring us some cash. You can also donate through Venmo! It only costs $135 to sponsor a
student for a whole year! That means if every student were to donate $7 we would be able to sponsor 20 students!

Buy Chamigrams!

All week long we will be selling Chamigrams. What are Chamigrams you ask? They are little notes you can send to your friends and the LIFE team will attach a sucker to it and you will receive them in your first-period class on Monday, January 29th. We will be selling them during lunch in the commons.

Bake Sale

All week (or until we run out of items) we will also be having a bake sale. So bring in some extra cash to help us meet our goal!

Engage in the Spirit of Founder’s Week!

As we immerse ourselves in the vibrant spirit of Founder’s Week, we extend a warm invitation for everyone to actively participate in the exciting happenings that await. Each day holds a unique theme, fostering a sense of unity and celebration within our Gross Catholic community. The Week is a time to unite, celebrate, and make a positive difference. Come, be a part of the joyous festivities that make Everyone Love Founder’s Week!


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.