Parent Paws 12-9-2022

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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

The administration at Gross Catholic wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that you and your family have a restful and relaxing holiday season filled with good health and happiness.

Please continue to monitor your family’s health. If your student is not feeling well, keep them home and contact the office.

Semester exams are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. Please note that students are only required to attend a class if there is a final. Please arrange transportation for the special schedule during these days. 

Semester Exam Schedule

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14th: Periods 1, 2, 3
  • Thursday, Dec. 15th: Periods 4, 5, 6
  • Friday, Dec. 16th: Periods 7, 8

More information about semester exams can be found now.

Holiday Office Hours

  • Dec. 14th thru Dec. 16th: 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 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


Help us show our faculty/staff how much we appreciate them this Christmas season by donating to our Christmas luncheon! We would like to cater lunch for them during final exam week. Sign up to help now!

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 first ever Snowflake Dance will take place on Saturday, January 28th. The dance will go from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased after Christmas break. Students are encouraged to dress up for this dance. (Shirt and tie, nice dresses/semi-formal dresses are optional) Light refreshments will be served. Questions? email Mrs. McNamara

There is a schedule change for the G.C. Theatre Winter Showcase. There will be no show this evening, December 9th. There will be two performances – Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 PM.

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!

Gross Catholic High School is looking for a Director of Finance and Staff Accountant. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits including: medical, dental, vision insurance; matching 403B; generous vacation and holidays; tuition remission; scheduling flexibility; summer hours/off Fridays; Catholic mission and family environment; free access to all home games/events; and a team of fun, caring colleagues. You can find job qualifications and responsibilities on our website.

Congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winner Katie Chonis!

Counselor’s Corner

Junior Parents: The MCC Career Academies application is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. More information can be found on the Metro website.

Senior Parents: If your senior has been awarded any scholarships – we want to know about it. Please send documentation of the scholarship to school or via email to Mrs. McNamara.

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.