Parent Paws 9-2-2022

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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

We are already into September and school is underway. Thanks to those who attended the various back to school nights. We were excited to see so many parents in attendance.

The hallways and classrooms are full of excitement and energy. We have a busy month with the upcoming holiday weekend, Grandparents Day Mass, the fall play, our Cougar Classic Golf Outing and ending the month with Homecoming. Please check our school calendar to stay in the know with all the activities coming up.

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.

I hope everyone has a restful and relaxing holiday weekend.


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

Game Time Eats is serving a buffalo chicken wrap for $5 on Wednesday, September 7th.

Unable to attend Back to School night? Please take a moment to meet your student’s teachers. Check out their videos.

G.C. Theatre Fall One Act Play is Show and Tell (inspired by the events of Sandy Hook Elementary). You can purchase your tickets now.

Cougar Classic Golf Tournament is Monday, September 19th and early bird registration ends September 5th. Register now.

Cornhole tournament has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept 18th at 4:00 PM.

The city of Omaha has announced plans to rebuild the bridge on 42nd Street between “C” and “D” Streets (just south of I-80). Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2022. The bridge will remain closed until at least October or November 2023. All traffic will be detoured, using Center Street, 60th Street, and “L” Street. Vehicles exiting I-80 will not be able to go south. Find more detailed information about the 42nd Street bridge project now.

National Honor Society applications are now available to those eligible. Mrs. Novotny sent out an invitation to Google classroom earlier this week to those students. The completed application is due next Thursday, September 8th. Please email Mrs. Novotny with any questions.

Homecoming is right around the corner! The dance is scheduled for September 24th. Doors open at 7:00 PM, coronation 8:00 PM and dance 8:30 – 10:30 PM. More information to come regarding the events of homecoming week!

Google’s Guardian Summaries are email sent by Google to you about your student’s assignments in their classes. Click here for more information. Click here for English or Spanish instructions on how to get summaries.

Counselors Corner

Junior and Senior Parents: Join us for a College Financial Aid Presentation! EducationQuest is presenting information virtually! We will watch the presentation together and then Mrs. McNamara will be available to answer questions related to financial aid and other college related topics. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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

Deadline to sign up for the October 22 ACT is Sept 16th.

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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.