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Operation Others Turkey Drop-off Day – Saturday, November 18

Help those in need this holiday season through Operation Others by dropping off a frozen turkey of any size on Saturday, November 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Creighton Prep (7400 Western Avenue, east parking lot), Skutt Catholic (3131 S. 156th Street) or GolfTEC (362 N. 114th Street, Suite 362). We collected 874 turkeys for Operation Others last year and hope to collect 900 turkeys this year!


Pancake Breakfast for Operation Others – Sunday, November 19

Support Operation Others through the purchase of a pancake breakfast in the parish hall at St. Leo Catholic Church (1920 N. 102 Street) on Sunday, November 19 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. The breakfast costs $7 for adults, $3 for children and $22 for families, and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit, coffee and orange juice.

Recommend a Student

Do you know a great student in your area? Here is how you can impact the future of Creighton Prep:

Creighton Prep is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best and brightest students from diverse backgrounds who have the desire to be formed in a rigorous, Ignatian educational experience. We believe that our parents, students, alumni and friends are the best vehicles for promoting Creighton Prep and recommending promising young men.

“Recommend a Student” encourages the Creighton Prep community to send us the names and addresses of young men they know from work, church or previous schools who they believe would be a great addition to the Creighton Prep community.

For more information, please contact the Director of Admissions Josh Luedtke at 402-548-3872 or via email at jlued@prep.creighton.edu.


Parent Input Requested for Jesuit Sponsorship Review of Prep

Every six years, the Society of Jesus conducts a sponsorship review of its member schools in the Midwest in the domains of Jesuit/Catholic Mission/Identity, Governance/Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Educational Excellence and Faith That Does Justice as outlined in the monograph “Our Way of Proceeding: Standards and Benchmarks for Jesuit Schools in the 21st Century.” This year, Creighton Prep is scheduled for a sponsorship review by the Midwest Jesuits.

Your input is critical to this process through the parent survey located HERE, and I want to thank the parents who have already responded to the request that has been running in the weekly Parent Pulse.

I also want to encourage all parents who have not yet completed the survey to do so as a large number of responses would be greatly appreciated by the end of November.

Parent survey data will be collected and tabulated in the Jesuit Schools Network office in Washington, D.C., and the results will be sent to me to be included in the self-study report.

Thank you for your assistance!

Best regards,

John C. Naatz
Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity
Creighton Prep


Volunteers Needed


Help a Child in Need – Donate a Brand New Stuffed Animal or Doll

During the month of November, the Aspen Drake Seemann Foundation will be collecting BRAND NEW stuffed animals and dolls to benefit Aspen’s Angels (the first responders in the Omaha area and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center). The stuffed animals will help bring a smile to children who are dealing with a tragedy or personal illness.

You can drop off these items all month long at David M. Mangelsen’s (3457 S. 84th Street in Omaha) or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (20500 West Maple Road in Elkhorn). Thank you!


Volunteer During Operation Others Delivery Weekend

On Saturday, December 16, Operation Others will deliver food to Omaha-area families for the 50th time. Almost 1,200 materially-poor families will receive a decent Christmas meal and a bit of extra food to last until school resumes, and your help is requested during Operation Others Delivery Weekend as follows:

Thursday, December 14: Set-up Day at the warehouse (location TBA) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, December 15: Packing Day at the warehouse (location TBA) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 16: Delivery Day at the warehouse (location TBA). Mass will be at 8 a.m. then deliveries will take place from 9 a.m. until the job is finished, usually around 2 p.m.

Thank you! Operation Others depends on the generosity of people like you to achieve its mission of providing food to families and finding Christ in the people they meet. 

For questions or additional information regarding Operation Others, please email Jerry Kinney at jkinn@prep.creighton.edu.


Readers, Gift Bearer Family and EMHCs Needed for Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep

The 2017 Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep is set for 12 a.m. on Monday morning, December 25, and, in order to make it a success, Campus Ministry is in need of two readers, one family to bring the gifts forward and two Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to volunteer to help during the event.

This can be a great way for you and your family to celebrate Christmas with other members of the Prep community and to give of your time and talent to the school. If you or your family would like to volunteer in any of the aforementioned roles, please contact Kelly Barth in Campus Ministry at kbart@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!


Upcoming Events


Christmas eBASH is Here Through Monday, December 11

Shop Christmas eBASH for the Prep fan in your life now through Monday, December 11 at www.bidpal.net/christmasebash! Choose from over 50 Prep items, including new items such as CP Alumni T-shirts and sweatshirts, CP silicone cell phone wallets and items made in the new ToMorrow Labs.


Freddy’s Fundraiser for Creighton Prep Football – Saturday, November 25

Prep fans, support Creighton Prep football through dining at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers at 7419 Dodge Street on Saturday, November 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During that time, the football program will benefit from a percentage of the sales at the store. When you order, please let the cashier know that you are there to support Creighton Prep football. Thank you!


Cheer on the Junior Jays – November 30 and December 2

With the winter sports season upon us, be sure to cheer on the Prep sophomore basketball team on Thursday, November 30 in their 5 p.m. away game at Elkhorn South and root for the JV and varsity wrestling teams in their dual meet at Millard West that begins at 6 p.m. This is also the same evening that the JV and varsity basketball teams begin their seasons with 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. contests, respectively, at Norfolk High School, and it would be great to have a strong showing of Prep fans there to support both squads.

Then on Saturday, December 2, catch the defending Class A state champion swim team at the Burke Invitational beginning at 8:30 a.m. and cheer on the varsity wrestling team at the Vern Ekfelt Invitational at Omaha North starting at 9 a.m. Go, CP!


Junior Jays-for-Bluejays Pregame Social – Monday, December 18

Looking for a great way to kick off the Christmas holiday? Band together with other Creighton Prep fans and flock to the Old Mattress Factory Bar & Grill  at 501 N. 13th Street for a Junior Jays-for-Bluejays pregame social on Monday, December 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy beverages and appetizers at The Matt compliments of Prep then take the short walk over to the CenturyLink Center to cheer on our big brother school, BIG EAST power Creighton University, in their 8 p.m. game against the defending regular season champion of the Sun Belt Conference, the University of Texas at Arlington.


Christmas in the Cage – Friday, December 22

Please join us in the Heider Center on Friday, December 22 for the always-festive Christmas in the Cage event where the Junior Jays nesting in the Birdcage student section cheer on the home team in their holiday garb and entertain the crowd. On this night, the Creighton Prep JV and varsity basketball teams will play the Benson Bunnies, with the JV game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m.

The Heider Center ticket office will open at 5 p.m., and tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. The Jay Mart will also open at 5 p.m. for your holiday shopping needs and close at 9 p.m.

This is the last home game scheduled before the Christmas holidays and a large crowd is expected. See you there!

Christmas Midnight Mass – Monday, December 25

Gather your family and friends, and join us in the Sullivan Center (also known as the commons) at 12 a.m. early Monday morning, December 25 as we celebrate the birth of our Lord at the annual Christmas Midnight Mass. Fr. Bob Tillman, SJ will be the presider.

Parking will be available in the east and west lots, but the Sullivan Center is most easily accessed from the main west entrance to the school, adjacent to Memorial Plaza. See you there!

If you would like to volunteer to help during the Mass, please note the volunteer appeal earlier in this Parent Pulse for two readers, a gift bearer family and two Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.


Save the Date of Saturday, April 21 for Bowtie BASH 2018 – Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service

Be sure to save the date of Saturday, April 21 for Bowtie BASH 2018 - Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service! BASH plays a very important role in Prep’s ongoing commitment to deliver educational excellence to over 1,000 young men. The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone, as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of our students.

BASH is a big undertaking, but with the support of our Prep community members, we come together each year to create a successful event … and have a little fun along the way! If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING in any capacity, donating an AUCTION ITEM, advertising in our CATALOG and/or being a PREMIER SPONSOR, please contact Amy Knight at 402.548.3858 or aknig@prep.creighton.edu.

BASH 2018 Executive Committee: Julie and Mark Dunbar ’77, Denise Fitzgerald, Carrie Jenkins, David Kramer ’83, Julie Mowat, Kathy Neary, David Patterson ’94 and Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff.


Prep Notes


Prep Football Completes Great Season in Semifinals of Football Playoffs 

Congratulations to Head Coach Tim Johnk, his staff and the players on the varsity football team on a great 9-3 season that finished in the semifinals of the NSAA Class A Football Playoffs with a one-point loss to undefeated Kearney, 23-22, on Friday, November 10. The team showed great resilience in coming back from a 13-point halftime deficit to take the lead before the game ended on a Kearney field goal.

Thanks as well to all the family members and friends who supported the team throughout the season.


Get Your Junior Jaybacker Basketball Season Pass Now!

If you haven’t already purchased a Junior Jaybacker basketball season pass, there is still time to do so! Two person and family passes are available, and are good for admission to all home varsity, JV, sophomore and freshman basketball games. Save money and time, and get your pass today!

Click HERE to purchase a Junior Jaybacker basketball season pass now.


Visit the Jay Mart in December for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Be sure to visit the Jay Mart in December for your holiday shopping needs as the store will have extended hours during that time. In addition to the hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on regular school days, the Jay Mart will be open during the following days and times:



Thursday, December 7  

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, December 8

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 9

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20  

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Thursday, December 21

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Friday, December 22

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium outside the Heider Center.


2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund Campaign – The Time to Give is Now!

The 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund campaign is underway and, as always, your support of the AMDG Annual Fund is critical to the success of our ongoing mission to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.

Gifts to the AMDG Annual Fund help Prep provide financial assistance to students, address a range of operating expenses, support the dining program and continue important work in a number of academic programs and activities as well as in Campus Ministry and the arts and sciences.

You have been receiving information regarding the 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund campaign through mail, email and phone calls. During this time, please consider returning a gift or a multi-year pledge by mail or donating online at www.creightonprep.org/giveonline. Your generosity makes all the difference in helping us form 1,000 young men each year.

You may even be able to double the impact of your gift to Prep by participating in your company’s matching gift program. See your human resource office for information regarding matching gifts.

For additional information or to discuss a gift or multi-year pledge to the AMDG Annual Fund, please contact Director of Annual Funds Taylor Stormberg ’09 at 402-548-3830 or tstor@prep.creighton.edu.


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