Logan Kammerer ’21 received an Award of Excellence from the Missouri State Poetry Society this spring for his sonnet.
Report Cards & Honor Roll
Report cards and honor roll are now available in Blackbaud for all students. Please visit Blackbaud  | Progress | Performance | Report Cards to generate your report card.
Straight A Cardinals Tickets
Students who qualified this spring for Straight A tickets may use them in the 2021 season. Please keep the vouchers safe as the Cardinals will not replace them.
Student Schedules
Student schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will be available before the end of June. You will be notified when they are ready to view in Blackbaud.
AP Exam Results
The results for AP Exams are available Thursday, July 16. Students should use their College Board account  to log in at This is the same account you originally used to register for AP class sections. Please contact your AP teacher directly if you have any questions.  
Selling Textbooks
The Parents' Club is NOT hosting its annual Used Book Sale because of social distancing guidelines. However, MBS Direct will buyback textbooks you purchased through them or elsewhere. Select Sell Your Textbooks under the Menu tab and follow the prompts. MBS will provide a quote for any books it wants to purchase.

Buying Textbooks
MBS Direct opens July 5 for the coming school year with free shipping the week of July 12. We will publish the 2020-2021 textbook list in early June.
Counseling Newsletter
We invite you to read the Counseling Department's Quarter 4 & Summer Newsletter with important information about testing dates, workshops, summer opportunities, mental health, learning resources, and more.
Summer Opportunities
Our Counseling Department has compiled college and career prep opportunities for our students to pursue this summer.
Link Leaders Needed
We are looking for 40-50 Sophomores and Juniors to serve as Link Leaders next school year. It's your chance to pay it forward by leading the Class of 2024.
Trivia Night | Class of 2021
We invite parents from our Class of 2021 to help plan Trivia Night for Saturday, October 10. The funds raised at this event support your Senior Lock-In scheduled after graduation. Please email Dennis Matreci at to learn more and join us for a planning meeting in late June/early July. The meeting will be held via Zoom if we cannot safely meet on campus.
College Jump Start | Class of 2021
College Counseling offers our rising Seniors the College Jump Start program at no cost. After attending, students will have applied to at least  one college, searched for college scholarships, and better understood the college application process. Please register to attend one of the two sessions:
  • Monday and Tuesday, August 3 & 4 | 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Monday and Tuesday, August 10 & 11 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
College Jump Start will be offered virtually if in-person sessions compromise the social distancing guidelines set forth in August.
June 13 ACT
Visit the ACT website for the latest information on the June 13 test and answers to your frequently asked questions.
Service Hours
Freshmen and Sophomores have until December 31, 2020 to complete their service hour requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Class of 2024 and Class of 2023 can begin their service hour requirements now for the 2020-2021 school year. All completed service hours must be submitted for verification through Helper Helper . Please contact Kevin Becvar at if you have any questions.
Hall of Fame Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Vianney Hall of Fame class. Please review the guidelines for nominees before downloading and mailing us your nomination or submitting your nomination online. The deadline is June 30, 2020.
We want to support academic and athletic fitness this summer without compromising the health and safety of our community. That is why Vianney has restructured its summer camps this year. We will follow the most updated guidelines regarding health screening, proper cleaning protocol, and social distancing toward ensuring the safety of each participant.

Sessions are tentatively scheduled on campus June 29-August 6, once we are satisfied they meet the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies. The schedule is subject to change if those guidelines change. Families will receive a full refund if a camp is cancelled. 
Director of Finance and Facilities Marc Langhauser captured this image of hope as he was leaving campus last week. "I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13
Go Home and Love Your Family
By Michele Sweetmon, Campus Minister at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska

This time apart has been difficult for everyone. As social creatures, we have an intellectual and emotional need for the stimulation and community that others provide. Mother Teresa instructed us that “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

Students at Gross Catholic are finding that one rainbow in the storm of COVID-19 is time with family. High school students are often so busy or distracted that family-time is pushed to the side. Our students have said, “My family had a Top Chef meets Chopped bake-off, then twisted themselves into pretzels doing yoga moves from a game their aunt sent them. It was a riot to watch! After a stir fry dinner, we enjoyed the delicious dessert creations! Yum!!! But the best part was being together.” “The best part of my quarantine was last getting to spend some more time with my youngest brother, because I am always going so I don’t get to spend much time with him. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, it is great just to be able to spend time with him.” Other students have noted that simplicity has been the gift of this time apart. “My moment of joy during quarantine is taking walks and really breathing in the fresh air.” “I have never really taken the time to notice the colors of Spring. I am grateful that I have taken the time to slow down to pay attention.”

More than anything, we here at Gross Catholic, have learned to trust in God and His timing. The liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter have provided a backdrop of Scripture and prayer which instruct the faithful how to deal with anxiety, fear, and doubt. We, like the early followers, have spent our time in the Upper Room and are learning that “The outcome cannot be controlled. But we believe that good works done with love will bear fruit in God’s time." It is impossible to journey through life by ourselves. We rely on others for strength and support. We share our hopes and fears. We work together to accomplish our goals, we affirm the diverse gifts we see in others, and we help others in need. Through adaptation and change we are learning how to live and love apart, but always together. As we remind Gross Catholic students each year at our House Sorting Ceremony: The way is long; let us go there together. The way is difficult; let us help one another. The way is Christ; Christ is THE WAY.