Parent Paws 3-17-2023

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

Mission Day (3/31) and Cougar (4/5) cup are quickly approaching. Both are important days as we come together as an entire school community to work together on Mission Day and Cougar Cup is a day of fun family competition for our house system where we see students and staff work together to try and win the coveted Cougar Cup!

Re-enrollment reminders:
1. The deadline for re-enrollment is Wednesday, April 5th. Please ensure this is completed on time so we can make sure your child gets the classes they have selected. Please login to Facts now and complete this process.
2. If you have re-enrolled, please check your email to make sure it wasn’t sent back to you for any uncompleted areas. These areas are highlighted in yellow.
3. It is even more important that if you are going to need financial assistance for next year, that you fill out the FACTS Financial aid section also so that they can begin to work with you and your family on that. Deadline for financial assistance is Friday, March 31st.

If you have any questions about enrollment, feel free to contact Ms. Neuhalfen. If you have any questions or concerns about tuition assistance, please email Julie Cortinas at or call the school office and they can put you in touch with us. You can view the Financial Aid Application Process and the 2023/2024 Tuition Rates now.

Please watch the school calendar for updates and dates of importance as we approach the last few months of school. There are alot of things that happen at this time of the year.


The Gross Catholic community would like to thank its teachers and staff for all their hard work during the 2022-2023 school year! The week of May 1, we have lots of fun things planned for the faculty/staff, but we need your help! Please consider donating to this year’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. View more information now.

The tentative dates for the Fall Senior DC trip are October 20-23. Any current junior who is interested should bring a $50 deposit check to Mr Powers by Monday 3/27. The cost of the trip is typically $650-700 which includes airfare, hotel, breakfast each day, and all museums and attractions. The final cost and exact dates will be determined once a final number participating on the trip is determined. If you have any questions please contact Tim Powers at

Summer Camp registration is now open.

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

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

Ralston Rams Swimming Lessons sign up are Saturday March 18th 9-10:30 AM and Tuesday March 21st 5-6 PM. More information can be found now.

Congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winners Lloyd & Jeanne Mill!

Counselors Corner

All payments for AP exams are due to Mrs. D’Angelo no later than April 3. Please contact Mrs. D’Angelo if you have any questions.

Senior Parents: The counseling office would like to be notified of any scholarships students have been awarded even if the student is not accepting the scholarship. Documentation is needed and can be in the form of an official email, letter from the mail, or a picture of a letter from the mail.


CeleBration39 “The Spirit of Orange and Blue” will take place Saturday, April 29th at Gross Catholic. The online auction starts on Saturday, April 22nd. Below are ways that you can help right now:
1. Donate an item for our online auction by Friday, April 14th.
2. Purchase a Gold Cup ticket for a chance to win $10,000. Early bird drawing for $1000 is Wednesday, March
29th. You must purchase your ticket before that date, to be included in this drawing.
3. Make a donation to your parish basket assigned to you.
4. Purchase your ticket today and join us at the event.
5. Volunteer to make CeleBration39 a success. Sign-Up to volunteer now.
You can find additional information and links to purchase Gold Cup Tickets as well as tickets to the event on our CeleBration blog page. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Dawn Sledge at or 402-734-2000.

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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.