Parent Paws 2-3-2023

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

We have made it through our first month of 2023! Where does time go? The third quarter has ended and you will be receiving your child’s grades through email only.

Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the many activities during Catholic Schools week. Thank you to all of our families, who continue to support and partner with us to produce such amazing, quality and caring young adults.

Lent is rapidly approaching and we will be challenging our students, faculty and staff to move outside their comfort zone and give of themselves during this time.

Freshman registration for our Class of 2027 is on March 1st. Please spread the word and come ready to enroll your child if you have an incoming freshman. Also, please help your student decide which classes they are interested in for next school year. If you have not yet re-enrolled your student for the 2023 – 2024 school year, please do so as soon as possible. If you need help, reach out to us for assistance.


Vote for Gross Catholic during this year’s Spirit Catholic Radio’s Superstar Catholic Schools Contest now. Help us regain our crown.

Parents/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 15th from 1:00 – 3:45 PM and 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Please sign up now. If you need help with signing up, please refer to this instructional PDF.

We need many volunteers to make CeleBration39 a success. There are many areas that we need your help. Sign-Up now to volunteer.

7th & 8th Grade Youth Strength Camp registration is now open. Register now.

Reserve your 2022 – 23 yearbook today! Books are $75 and available online at or by check to the school office. Senior parents: Purchase an ad for your senior online at Contact Mr. Kmiecik at for more information.

You can find the February Catholic Charities mental health newsletter now.

Congratulations to this week’s $50 Booster Club Calendar winner Michael Zoucha!

Campus Ministry

Fr. Jeff and Mrs. Sweetmon are heading to Steubenville this summer, and we want your student to join us! This Catholic youth conference is an excellent way for you to grow in your faith. The approximate cost will be $250 per student, and we are planning on attending the Springfield, MO event from July 14th – 16th. If you are interested, act FAST! We are limiting registration to 12 people, and we must fill all the spots by Feb 15th.

There are only 5 more Service Days available for your student to complete his/her Marianist Mission Hours! Please check your student’s Marianist Mission Hours grade on FACTS. If the grade is not 100% (A), then your student MUST sign-up now to complete his/her service.

Counselors Corner

Junior Parents: The class of 2024 has the opportunity to talk to college reps this spring. The following schools will be coming to Gross Catholic to visit with interested students: UNO, UNL, Creighton University, Northwest Missouri State, South Dakota State University, Kansas State, Wesleyan University, Midland University, College of St. Mary, Morningside University, Iowa Western, Benedictine, Wayne State, Peru State, University of Kansas, Concordia University. Juniors must come to the counseling office to sign up to attend a visit. The visits are 20-30 minutes during the school day.

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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.