Parent Paws 9-16-2022

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

Homecoming week is filled with various dress up days and activities. Monday is our annual Cougar Golf Outing so there will be no school for students as the faculty and staff will be participating in it or working at it. More details about homecoming week can be found now. On Saturday, we will wrap up with our Homecoming Dance at school.

Gross Catholic will be embarking on our School Accreditation visit on December 1st. We are asking that when we send out links for various surveys, that each of you take the time to fill it out. These surveys are put together to help us better understand our community and how things are going at Gross Catholic. Thank you ahead of time for taking the 10 – 15 minutes it may take to answer your questions on these surveys. These surveys will come out in a separate email to each of the families and the students.

Please review the protocols (TESTED POSITIVE / EXPOSED) that Gross Catholic will be following for COVID-19 this school year. We will continue to partner with the Sarpy/Cass County Health Department with this and any other infectious disease situations that may arise. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this. Our goal is to keep a safe and healthy learning environment as well as keep your student(s) current with their classes. We aim to have every student, faculty and staff present every day as we all know this is the most productive way of educating our future leaders.


There will be no lunch vendor for Mission Day this Wednesday 9/21. Students will need to bring their own lunch however all vending machines and microwaves will be available.

Check out the September Mental Health Newsletter from Catholic Charities.

Gross Catholic is hiring a Staff Accountant. Benefits include tuition remission, medical insurance, matching 403B, generous vacation, Catholic mission and family environment, free access to all home games/events, team of fun, caring colleagues, and more! Learn more.

Booster Club Calendars on sale through September 23rd. Please support Gross Catholic extracurriculars and school programs by buying a $50 Booster Club Calendar (Raffle Ticket). This is the 6th year for this fundraiser and it’s provided over $93,000 since its inception. We need to sell all 500 calendars to maximize what we’re able to give. Your purchase buys you 51 chances to win at least your $50 back and up to $1000 for our special drawings! Buy yours TODAY.

St. Mary’s Bellevue is hosting their annual trivia night on October 8th at the Bellevue Knights Event Center. Tables of 8 can be purchased for $75, single tickets are $10. For more information contact Mary Sasek at

“Find The Why” challenges are back! See what it is all about and encourage your child to participate in these challenges throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to have meaningful experiences with large companies and a chance to win prize money.

Counselors Corner

Four University of Nebraska campuses will waive the undergraduate admission application fee for all Nebraska students for two weeks. From Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, applicants will be eligible for fee waivers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Applicants for the 2023 – 24 academic year should select “fee waiver” and enter the code “NUforNE.”

September is suicide prevention month. Please read the letter with some of the activities planned for the month.

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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.