Parent Paws 12-16-2022

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

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Gross Catholic!

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of our first semester. Where has the time gone? Semester report cards will be mailed over the holiday break. Please watch for them in the mail.

Office hours during the holiday break listed below. If you need to contact the office for any reason, please note the hours of operation.

Holiday Office Hours

  • Dec. 19th thru Dec. 21st: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Dec. 22nd thru Dec. 26th: Office Closed
  • Dec. 27th thru Dec. 28th: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Dec. 29th thru Jan. 2nd: Office Closed
  • Jan. 3rd: 8:30 AM – 1:30PM
  • Jan. 4th: Staff Retreat
  • Jan. 5th: School Resumes

Thank you for a tremendous first semester! We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. God Bless.


Register your junior high student for the 8th grade placement exam (6th & 7th practice exam) and they will be entered into a drawing to win Apple AirPods. Learn more now and spread the word to other families interested in GC.

The Student Council sponsored Ping Pong tournament is on Sunday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the gym. Even if you are not playing, you can come watch for free! Hope to see you there!

New Event sponsored by Student Council – The SnowBall Dance is on January 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10. Dressy/Semi-formal attire is optional. Students are not required to have a date to attend but, for this dance, girls are encouraged to ask guys! Tickets for the dance will be sold in January!

Time is running out to purchase a 2022-23 yearbook at the early bird price of $70! Get your order in online at or by check to the school office before January 1st!

Finally, congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winners Cory & Becky Billings!

Counselors Corner

Junior parents: The spring semester is a great time to schedule some college visits! Look ahead and plan some time to visit schools with your junior!

Senior parents: By this time, college applications should be nearly complete and students should be looking to apply for scholarships! Students should also be checking their student portal on the college websites for information related to enrollment deposits, housing applications/deposits and potentially other topics. The student portals usually have “To Do” lists. There have been 7 senior newsletters posted in the google classroom. These newsletters are packed with information! Ask your senior to show you the letters! Scholarship opportunities will increase as we move into the second semester. Students are encouraged to take some time over break to search for scholarships on their own using EducationQuest/ScholarshipQuest.

The next ACT test is February 11th. Deadline to register for this test is January 6th.

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

Campus Ministry

Catholic Schools Week 2023 theme is “Aloha and Mahalo to all who make Gross Catholic Fin-tastic”. Parents/guardians are invited to join us for lunch (Ohana means family) on Monday, January 30th, so mark your calendars now!

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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.