Parent Paws 8-5-2022

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

August is here and we are just days away from the start of another amazing school year. I hope that all have had a chance to relax and enjoy some family time. Below are few things we need to make sure get taken care of as we approach the start of the school year.

Gross Catholic will no longer be using Powerschool for our Student Information System (SIS). FACTS is our new system. Families should already have their logins that was used for enrollment. Students will receive their class schedules the first day of school as well as get their FACTS login.

Please review the 2022 – 2023 school calendar for dates of importance.

All families should review the updated Student Handbook and return the signature page that is required for each student and parent.

The first school messenger text message 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 for Covid-19 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.


Coming Soon! Gross Catholic will have an online store called “Sideline” with a variety of GC gear available to order online.

Did you know that you can earn tuition credit and raise money for Gross Catholic by using the TAGG for Tuition Program? Find more information and register today!

Fall sports parent meeting is Sunday, August 7th @ 7 PM in the auditorium. Students participating in fall sports MUST turn in physicals, concussion & parent consent forms before being able to practice on Monday, August 8th. Athletes need to pick up permit to participate cards in the main office. View fall sports try-out information.

BOOSTER BASH 2022: Join us for the Gross Catholic Booster Bash on Saturday, August 27th 6 PM -9 PM in the Commons. Food and drink provided. Admission is free for Booster Club Calendar Buyers who bought 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021, and/or 2021 – 2022 calendars. ALL others 21-years-old+ are welcome to attend for $20. RSVP by August 20th.

Watch a video message from Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Vickie Kauffold.

Auditions fall semester drama shows are August 8th from 6 – 8 PM with callbacks following immediately at 8 PM. Anyone who comes to audition should bring a full conflict list, headshot, resume, and a short monologue or 16-32 bar cut of music. All rehearsals are from 5:30 – 8:30 PM this year starting August 9th. Follow on social media for additional information.

Campus Ministry

We will kick-off the new school year with Freshmen Retreat on August 15th. All freshmen are required to attend this retreat as they meet their new community, explore the school, and grow in their fiat – their YES to the Lord.

Freshmen who have not participated in a Summer Service Day, must attend the August 10th date. Sign up now.

All students will be sorted into their House on Friday, August 19th and will receive their free House shirt that day. Transfer students, international students, or freshman who did not attend Cougar 101, please email Mrs. Sweetmon ASAP with your t-shirt size ( Any current student in need of a new shirt may purchase one in Room 201 for $12.

Juniors will attend their retreat on August 31. All the information you need is available now. Please note, this retreat takes place off-campus and requires students to provide their own transportation.

Student Council will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament for all students on Saturday, August 27th. This event will take place on the turf at Gross beginning at 5:30. Sign ups will be at school during lunch. Cost to play in the tournament is $10 per team of 2. Teams are encouraged to dress in a theme! Prize for winning team is $50.

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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.