Parent Paws 10-28-2022

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

From The Principal

Where does the time go? We are approaching the end of October and moving right along into November. With that comes the holidays and soon semester exams and Christmas break. Don’t forget to keep looking at the calendar for updates. There are a lot of things happening these next few days, weeks and months and soon the holidays will be here.

As we move forward into our second quarter, please keep an eye on your student’s academic success. We find that the first semester goes quickly and it is easy to fall behind. Please remind them often to turn their work in on time and spend some extra time studying for tests and quizzes. Many of the students on progress report are missing daily homework and then scoring low on exams. This is a direct correlation to each other. We are also mandating an after school study hall for students on their 2nd progress report. These students will be required to attend a mandatory study hall from 3:00 to 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Thank you for your continued cooperation. It truly does take a village to keep our students moving in the right direction.


Open House is Sunday, November 13th from 11 AM – 2 PM. Please join us with your younger students and also help us spread the word and encourage all to come. You can RSVP now.

Watch the varsity football team take on Mount Michael tonight at 7 PM.

Please remind your students they need to charge their laptops or tablets for school every night. They should also bring their charger to school in case they need it during the day.

Looking for a Christmas present for your favorite Cougar? House sweatshirts make a great gift. Students can wear these sweatshirts to school on Mondays. Orders are due to the office by October 28th and will be delivered in time for Christmas! Order forms are now available.

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.

Congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winners Dan & Kris Placzek and Paul Casart!

Counselors Corner

Junior students have 3 assignments to complete for Mrs. McNamara regarding college and future planning. Ask your junior what they need to do for Mrs. McNamara. Have them show you the Class of 2024 Google classroom.

Senior parents: Please work to complete the FAFSA with your student. If you need help, look for resources in the parent newsletter or consider calling EducationQuest for a free appointment, 402-391-4033.

Check in with your senior about college applications and scholarships! 4 senior newsletters are available in the Class of 2023 Google classroom! FAFSA info is also in the Google classroom.

Special thanks to all who made our first College and Career Day such a huge success!

Campus Ministry

We are collecting cans of pasta sauce! Each year Archdiocesan high schools join together to provide meals of families in need. Currently we only have 650 cans collected. Our pasta sauce drive ends on November 9th. Please consider helping us reach our 1600 can goal!

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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.

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