Parent Paws 10-14-2022

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From The Principal

Welcome to the end of our 1st Quarter! Today is the last day for students to get work turned in. Please know this will affect their grade. Wednesday, October 19th are fall parent teacher conferences. This day will be a noon dismissal for students, to allow us to run conferences in the afternoon and evening. We will host in person conferences from 1:30 – 4 PM and 5 – 6:30 PM. Each conference will last between 5 to 7 minutes and if parents need additional time, we ask that you schedule that outside of these conference times.

This year juniors and seniors are REQUIRED to be in school on Oct. 20th for our College and Career Day. Freshman and Sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT so their attendance is required also. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM.

If your family has not completed the Accreditation surveys (both parent and student surveys) we ask that you please do so this weekend. We need this for our Accreditation Review that takes place on December 1st. We value your feedback and thank you for your help with this. You can find the survey now.

Please remember if your student will be out for any reason, to contact the office via phone or email about their absence.


Gross Catholic is hiring a full-time Staff Accountant. Benefits include tuition remission, medical insurance, matching 403B, generous vacation, Catholic mission and family environment, free access to all home games/events, team of fun, caring colleagues, and more! We are also hiring an Assistant Technology Coordinator. You can find the job descriptions now.

Gross Catholic Monster Mash will be Wednesday, October 26th from 6 – 7:30 PM in the commons. We ask that you bring CANS of PASTA SAUCE (like Hunts) to support Operation Others for entry. There will be games and over 20 candy stops for your child to enjoy.

Thursday October 20th is movie night with LIFE at 6:30. Weather permitting, we will be outside watching Hocus Pocus. Be sure to bring blankets to sit on and bundle up with.

You can read Catholic Charities monthly mental health newsletter now. Lea el boletín en Español.

We need your help with “Sip and Sing”. This is a very fun event to volunteer at! People will sample wine, whiskey and beer and play Music BINGO! Many spots are available to help out. Sign up now.

Counselors Corner

Junior/Senior Parent Permission Needed NOW! Please complete the form indicating whether or not you give permission for your student to use Strivescan for the college fair.

The 2022 – 23 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is now available for download! The guide is designed to assist you with understanding the NCAA, NCAA Eligibility Center registration and academic requirements, and how you can help your student-athletes work toward their collegiate dreams.

10th – 12th graders will be completing a panorama survey at the end of the college/career/testing day. Students will be dismissed after this is completed, around 11:45 AM.

Campus Ministry

We are collecting CANS of PASTA sauce! Each year Archdiocesan high schools join together to provide meals of families in need. Please help us reach our goal of 1600 cans of pasta sauce. If we reach our goal by November 4, we will have November 22nd off school.

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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.