Gehlen Catholic is committed to the principle that parents are the first educators, and schools are a vital partner in providing a Catholic education. This philosophy is reinforced in a study conducted by Smith and Dickinson in 1994. The two found “The quality of adult-child discourse is important, as is the amount of such interaction.” Therefore, we invite you to stop by, call, or email Gehlen Catholic Schoolat any time with your thoughts and concerns. 

Gehlen Catholic utilizes a variety of communication vehicles. Parents are reminded of the below communication tools:

1. Read the monthly Gehlen Catholic Family Newsletter that is sent in the mail. Electronic copies of the newsletter can be found on our home page under "News".

2. Elementary families receive "News from the Nest" each week via print or email from our Elementary Principal, Mrs. Nussbaum. Electronic copies of "News from the Nest" can also be found on our home page under "News."

3.  Sign up with Textcaster via the LeMars Daily Sentinel (Visit and click on "Text Alerts.") Late starts, early outs, and other important information is communicated via text.

4. "7-12 Parent and Student Manual."  Copies are distributed at the beginning of the school year at the mandatory 7-12 parent meeting. An electronic copy is included on the left.

5. Parent and student work schedules are now posted under the "Parents" tab. Please remember, you are responsible for finding your own replacement and notifying the chair if you run into a conflict.

Gehlen Catholic is operated under the leadership of the Board of Education, which is comprised of parents, priests, and school administrators.

Gehlen Catholic is equally blessed to have the support of various parent organizations that promote the education and extra-curricular activities of the school. These groups give selflessly of their time, talents, and treasures to raise needed resources that are not typically included in the school's operating budget.

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