Parent Paws 8-26-2022

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

As we approach the beginning of September, please check out the calendar. Labor Day, Grandparents Day Mass and the Cougar Golf Classic are all coming soon. It’s a busy month with these activities and then we wrap up the month with homecoming. Lots going on and coming quickly.

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 31st. It will start in the Innovation Center at 6 PM with a tutorial on how to navigate FACTS as well as how parents can utilize Google classroom Guardian. Following this, parents will walk through their child’s class schedule and meet their teachers. There will be a Spanish translator at this event.

The first school messenger test notifications will be sent on Friday, September 2nd and October 7th. Please contact the school office, if you do not receive them.

Please notify the school if anyone in your household has tested positive or has been exposed to someone that has tested positive, so that we can do our part to protect others in the building. If your student is ill and will not be in school, please notify the office.


The varsity football game starting at 7 PM this evening, is being livestreamed.

Would you like to check out the the Mental Health Awareness August Newsletter from Catholic Charities?

G.C. Theatre Fall One Act Play is Show and Tell (inspired by the events of Sandy Hook Elementary). The show will run September 9th – 11th. You can purchase your tickets now.

Cougar Classic Golf Tournament is Monday, September 19th. Register today.

National Honor Society applications will be available after Labor Day. This is for new members only. Current members do not need to apply. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Novotny at

Senior Spring DC trip tentative dates are March 4th – 7th. Total cost is $650 – $700. If interested please bring $50 to Mr. Powers by Friday 9/2.

The Human Sexuality Policy from the Archdiocese of Omaha has issued to Catholic school leaders. This will be added to our student hand book, effective January 1, 2023.

Please spread the word about the Alumni Volleyball Night on Thursday, September 15th. All alumni are encouraged to come to the games that evening at 5 PM (Reserve), 6 PM (JV) and 7 PM (Varsity). There will be special recognition for the 4 state champion teams as well as a reception for everyone, following the varsity game.

Campus Ministry

Junior Retreat is Wednesday, August 31st. Parents of Juniors must complete a waiver as well as the permission slip sent home in order for their student to participate. Additional information about the retreat is now available.

Grandparents Day Mass is Friday, September 9th. Grandparents should be receiving an invitation in the mail, within the next week. If you are not sure that we have your child’s grandparent address, please email, to confirm.

Counselors Corner

Students taking UNO Dual Enrollment Courses will be registering for them during their class period on Monday, August 29th.

Some dual enrollment students may qualify for an ACE scholarship that can be used to pay for your dual enrollment course. ACE stands for Access College Early and is a Nebraska-based initiative. Learn more.

New information regarding National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility is now available.

Senior Parents: College Visits are coming! Seniors have been invited to sign up to talk to college reps. Ask your senior if they signed up in the counseling office. Schools that have offered to come are: UNO, UNL, UNK, Concordia, Creighton, Metro, College of St. Mary, Wayne State, Nebraska Wesleyan, USD, KU, Kstate, Northwest Missouri State, Benedictine, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, University of Dayton! More schools will be coming! Seniors will receive emails with more information! Encourage your senior to check their email daily!

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