Parent Paws 1-20-2023

Welcome to the Parent Paws Newsletter!

The Parent Paws Newsletter appears in the News section of our website every Friday during the school year.

From The Principal

Another week gone just like that. With no school on Monday and a snow day on Wednesday, it was a short week.

We have one more snow day left and after that, Gross Catholic will go to remote learning if we have to take another snow day/cold day. Please see the document that outlines our expectations of our Faculty and your students for these days.

Jan. 23rd begins our open Re-Enrollment for all returning students for the 2023-2024 school year. Each family that is returning must go through this process to re-enroll your student(s) before their schedule can be built.

We will be hosting a Help Night for Re-Enrollment. If you need some help with this process, we will be hosting this on Wednesday, Jan. 25th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in both English and Spanish. Please bring a device and RSVP to attend.

Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 29th – Feb. 4th. We have a variety of activities planned. We will kick the week off with our Parent/Student lunch on Monday, January 30th. Please check out the details about how this day works as well as all the other activities planned for the week.

Second semester parent teacher conferences are Feb. 15th. We will have an early dismissal that day and conferences will be virtual. Information with the sign up and how the conferences work will be coming soon.

Thank you all for your continued support with your child’s education. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Tune into Spirit Catholic Radio on Tuesday (Jan. 24) morning, when they will be broadcasting live from Gross Catholic. Administration, faculty and students will be interviewed during their Spirit Mornings broadcast from 7 to 9 AM.

Reserve your 2022-23 yearbook today! Books are $75 and available online at or by check to the school office. Senior parents: Purchase an ad for your senior online at Contact Mr. Kmiecik at for more information.

Registration for Trivia Night is now open. Register soon, as this event is almost sold out.

You can find the January Catholic Charities mental health newsletter now.

Congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winners Felix Carrera-Rios and Kevin & Mary Duffy!

Campus Ministry

Senior parents, your student’s retreat is just around the corner (Wed, Feb 1). Hopefully you are working on your student’s retreat letter. All letters must be received today, Friday, January 20 so that they can be sorted for retreat. View the letter now. If you have questions contact Mrs. Sweetmon,

Gross Catholic will be sponsoring a two day Pro-Life Awareness event on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th. Students may participate on Friday without participation on Saturday. Students will attend Mass, pray at the Bellevue abortion mill, visit with and tour pro-life resource ministries in the Metro area and meet with Heather Hurby from Rachel’s Vineyard. We will also attend the Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln on Saturday, January 28th.

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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.