Parent Paws 9-23-2022

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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

Homecoming week has been filled with a lot of fun activities. Join us for the tailgate party this afternoon, before the Varsity Football Game at 7 PM. On Saturday, we will wrap up with our homecoming dance at school. We ask that you please remind your student to be safe and make good choices. Like all school sponsored dances, Mr. Dempsey and myself will be breathalyzing the students upon their entrance to the dance. We also ask that you promptly pick up your student after the dance at 10:30 PM, for those who do not drive.

Gross Catholic will be embarking on our School Accreditation visit on December 1st. When we send out links for various surveys, we ask that everyone take the time to fill them 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 be sent to you in a separate email next Tuesday, September 27th. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation on taking the time to complete this short survey.


Gross Catholic is hiring a full-time 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! We are also hiring an Assistant Technology Coordinator You can find the job descriptions on our employment page.

Cougars Around the World Homecoming Dance: Students do NOT need to bring their ticket to the dance. Their name was put on a list when they bought their ticket. They will check in when they get to the dance. All guests from outside of Gross Catholic must have submitted a guest form in order to be admitted. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the photographer will be available until 8:00 PM. Coronation will begin at 8:00 PM with the dance following from 8:30 – 10:30 PM. Light snacks and water will be provided.

Counselors Corner

The Scholastic Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young creative teens and celebrating youth voices. The scholarship opportunities are available to 7th – 12th grade students. Follow the link, scroll down to “view categories” to see various kinds of items you can enter. More scholarship information can be found here. Note that although these categories show an image, writing is also an option in these categories. Also, there is a $10 – $30 fee for each submission.

Senior Parents – The FREE application for UNO, UNL, UNK will be available through Sept 30th. Two senior newsletters have been posted in the senior google classroom. Ask your senior to log in and show them to you! FAFSA application opens on October 1st. Remember there are great resources at Please reach out to Mrs. McNamara with any questions!

Mental Health Habits: All students were introduced to a new app this week – Nurture! The counseling department will ask students to log a wellness check every Wednesday throughout this school year (Wellness Wednesday). The counselors talked to the students about creating awareness and good habits when it comes to both physical and mental health. Ask your student to show you how the app works!

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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.