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Adult Volunteers Still Needed for Preptoberfest Tomorrow

Preptoberfest, a celebration of 140 years of Jesuit education, reunion weekend and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign will take place tomorrow (September 22) from 5-10 p.m. and adult volunteers are still needed before, during and after the event, especially in the following roles:

  • ID-and-wristband station workers.
  • Payment station workers selling drink tickets and Preptoberfest pint glasses.
  • Beer and wine servers.
  • Beverage stockers.
  • Event cleanup workers

Volunteering at Preptoberfest is a great way to lend your time and talent to the school. Click HERE to register to volunteer!

For more information on Preptoberfest, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ‘09 at 402-548-3851 or mhuerter@creightonprep.org. Thank you!


Additional Volunteer Opportunities


Participate in the Parent-Son Habitat for Humanity Build – Saturday, October 6

The first build of the 2018-2019 school year by the Creighton Prep chapter of Habitat for Humanity is on Saturday, October 6. It is a parent-son build with a focus on framing, and faculty moderator Mike Higgins ’75 is looking for 20 total volunteers. This is part of HFH’s fall campaign to frame and enclose a few homes that will be completed during the winter.

On Saturday, October 6, parent and son volunteers will wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes, and meet at the build site where hammering and framing will take place until approximately 3:30 p.m.

Students must be 16 years old to participate.

To volunteer for the build, click HERE or email Mike Higgins at mhiggins@creightonprep.org.


Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel on Fridays during the 2018-2019 school year. It is a wonderful gift to Prep to have such prayer happening throughout the school day, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

On the Fridays when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration, please park in the east lot and enter through the Administration entrance then sign in at the reception desk. The receptionist will direct you to the Skinner Chapel.

Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 signup page where you can view the adoration schedule and sign up to participate. If you have any questions about Eucharistic Adoration at Prep, please contact Mr. Kelly Barth at kbarth@creightonprep.org.

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way. God bless you! Thanks as well to all those who have signed up so far!


Upcoming Events


Prep vs. Westside Football Game – Friday, September 21

Due to the weather that was expected in the Omaha area on Thursday evening, September 20, the Prep vs. Westside varsity football game has been moved to Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at Benson High School Stadium (5120 Maple Street). Gates will open at 5:45 p.m. Prep fans should enter the west gate and sit in the west bleachers. Go, Prep!


Preptoberfest! – Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends tomorrow (September 22) in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center from 5-10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of 140 years of Jesuit education, reunion weekend and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign.

The evening will include live music by Finest Hour, beverages, and cuisine from the Big Green Q, KGB and Rude Shrimp Co. food trucks.

Please note:

  • Attendees at Preptoberfest must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You can shop Jay Mart from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center. Choose from a selection of great items including vests, hoodies, LS shirts and the new alumni T-shirt in gray or white.
  • Before or after you shop the Jay Mart, be sure to join us for Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Heider Center. The celebrant will be Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ.

Please register for Preptoberfest today at www.creightonprep.org/preptoberfest. See you there!


Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, September 23

The EducationQuest Foundation is sponsoring the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, September 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. Students can get a barcode for the event HERE.


College Admissions Counselors Visiting Prep – September 24-28

A number of college admissions counselors will be visiting with Prep students from September 24-28, and juniors and seniors interested in attending need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. Students are also responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.

All meetings except for the group of schools represented at a 7 p.m. event on Tuesday, September 25 will be held in the Loyola Room, located near the Counseling Office.

Monday, September 24

 10 a.m. Drake University

 12:50 p.m. Gonzaga University

Tuesday, September 25

11 a.m. Hastings College

12:45 p.m. Doane College

7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market (555 S. 10th Street)

Duke University

Georgetown University

Harvard University

University of Pennsylvania

Stanford University

Note: There is a $15 charge for hotel parking. Other options are free street parking if available and a lot at 10th and Jackson ($1/hour).

Register at http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

Thursday, September 27

11 a.m. Wayne State University

Friday, September 28

12:30 p.m. University of Rochester


Multicultural Family Night – Thursday, September 27

Director of Student Advocacy and Outreach Allen Burrell Jr. will be hosting Multicultural Family Night in the Sullivan Center at Creighton Prep on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and parents and students of underrepresented groups are encouraged to attend.

At the event, attendees will learn about the academic programs, strategies for success, and the academic, personal and college counseling resources available at Prep.

To confirm your attendance or to get additional information on Multicultural Family Night, please contact Allen at 402-548-3847 or aburrell@creightonprep.org.


Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Register now for the annual Men for Others Golf Classic that will take place on Monday, October 1 at the Shadow Ridge Country Club. This is always a great occasion that helps raise money for need-based assistance to qualified Prep students.

The format will be two-player best ball. Check-in/driving range begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The individual golfer fee is $400. Click HERE to register.

If you would like to help sponsor the event, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 at 402-548-3851 or mhuerter@creightonprep.org.


Refugee Simulation – Monday, October 1

Creighton Prep and Marian High School are working with Lutheran Family Services to host a refugee simulation on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Commons at 5:30 p.m. for a simple meal and then will participate in a simulation that will take place at several stations throughout the school.

Members of our Omaha community who are refugees will be sharing their stories at five different stations throughout the school to help participants understand the five different stages of being a refugee. The evening will conclude by 7:30.p.m.

Students from Prep and Marian will be participating, and they do not need to sign up ahead of time; they should just show up. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.


Creighton Prep Sports Night Featuring Lou Holtz – Tuesday, October 2

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging

Haven't got your tickets yet for Creighton Prep Sports Night? Tickets are going fast for the 27th annual event on Tuesday, October 2 when the school welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker.

  • The Heider Center at Creighton Prep
  • 5:30 p.m. Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Oral auction
  • 7:15 p.m. Program featuring Lou Holtz


  • Individual tickets: $75
  • Table of 10: $700
  • Sponsor table: $1,000
    • One person from each sponsor table is invited to a private cocktail reception with Lou Holtz and will receive a gift and preferred seating at Sports Night.


  • Click HERE to download the invitation, which contains a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.
  • Click HERE to register online.


Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Please join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, October 7. This special occasion is for mothers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The Mass will be concelebrated by members of Creighton Prep’s Jesuit community.

All Prep mothers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2022. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a mother at home. We encourage him to come with a sister, aunt, grandmother or another student and his mother.

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

The cost is $22 per person and there is no assigned seating. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 4.

Click HERE to register and make your payment online or HERE to download a PDF of the invitation that includes a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Cominoli at 402-548-3881 or gcominoli@creightonprep.org. Thank you!


Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 24

You are cordially invited to spend an evening of celebration with the Creighton Prep community at the 2018 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction where the following honorees will be recognized on Wednesday, October 24 in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center:


Rev. Thomas J. Merkel, SJ

Sword of St. Ignatius


Ann E. Tjaden

Ancilla Domini Honoree


Thomas L. "Tom" Connolly, M.D. '56

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni


James T. "Jim" Gross '68

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni


Dennis P. "Denny" Hogan III '66

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni


W. Todd Johnson '84

Alumnus of the Year Honoree


Tickets for the event are $60 per person, and, that night, the cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Click HERE to register today.

Click HERE to see the names of former honorees.


9th Annual Ladies Bus Trip – Thursday, October 25

Prep moms, if you would like to spend a day celebrating friendships and having fun shopping with your girlfriends, sign up for the 9th Annual Ladies Bus Trip on Thursday, October 25!

At 8:30 a.m. that morning, you will board a chartered bus stocked with light snacks, coffee and drinks then attend an exclusive shopping event for Prep moms at the brand new Kendra Scott store at Village Pointe. After that, the group will depart for a trip to lovely Nebraska City, where you will shop the Keeping Room boutique then enjoy a farm-to-table lunch before going on to other area shops and attractions. A cocktail hour follows then an arrival back in Omaha at approximately 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person.

Your hosts for the day are Juliet Brown, Mary Gordon, Jen Holl, Ann Mausbach, Dawn Neujahr and Kara Spitzenberger. This trip has proven to be a memorable day that has created many new friendships. Click HERE to sign up today!


Prep Notes


Cross Country Team Wins Creighton Prep Invitational

Congratulations Head Coach Fr. Bob Tillman, SJ and the cross country runners on their victory at the Creighton Prep Invitational at Boys Town on Tuesday, September 18. Prep runners also finished 1-2-3 and, of the eight top finishers in the 14-team event, seven were Junior Jays!

Medaling for Prep were Michael Buckley ‘19, Leo Burns ‘19, Luke Dickas ‘19, James Chapman ‘20, James Townley ‘19, Colin Mahoney ‘21, Henry Slagle ‘21 and Jack Schembari ‘21.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.


Locker Room Reminder for Student Athletes

In order to ensure a clean and sanitary locker room, it is important that all student athletes including all students in PE classes regularly take home and wash athletic clothes and scrub clean athletic equipment such as helmets and shoulder pads.

Sweaty clothes and equipment are a prime breeding ground for infectious microbes, and regular cleaning is an easy way to abate the spread of disease.  


Driver’s Education Class – October 19-21

Cornhusker Driving School will be holding a driver’s education class for Creighton Prep students on October 19, 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their facility at 3101 North 108th Street next to the Family Fare supermarket in the Maple 108 Shopping Center. Cost is $390.

Click HERE for more information on the Creighton Prep Teen Class and HERE to register.


Hearing on Proposed New Business Near Prep

An individual is seeking to open a controversial adult entertainment club with daytime hours called the Candyland Bikini Bar at the southwest corner of 72nd and Blondo streets. Due to the nature of the business and its close proximity to Creighton Prep, St. Pius X / St. Leo School as well as businesses frequented by young people and families including Burger King, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s, the school communities of Prep and SPSL are strongly opposed to its opening.

A Nebraska Liquor Control Commission hearing on the application for a liquor license will be held in room 1510 of the Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln on Wednesday, October 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to attend the hearing, consider driving yourself or joining a carpool. For information on carpools and a bus that will leave at 8:15 a.m. from the parking lot just east of St. Pius X / St. Leo School and to sign up, click HERE. Please contact Becky App at with any questions at Beckyapp24@gmail.com.

If you cannot attend that day and would like to express your opinion on the matter in advance of the hearing, you can submit a protest email opposing a liquor license for Candyland Bikini Bar located at 7215 Blondo St. Omaha, NE 68134 by sending it to Senator Theresa Thibodeau (District 6)* at tthibodeau@leg.ne.gov. Senator Thibodeau has offered to submit citizen emails into evidence at the hearing.

Concerns related to crime and safety, the concentration of children in the area, parking and traffic, economic and other impacts for surrounding businesses and property values, etc. could be compelling additions to a protest email.

*The Catholic Church is non-partisan and does not endorse nor oppose particular candidates for public office. The Catholic Church does encourage Catholics to communicate the values of our faith in the public square and to our elected officials.


Bundle Up For Fall With Vests, Hoodies and LS Shirts From The Jay Mart

Bundle up for the cooler fall weather with a great selection of vests, hoodies and long sleeve shirts now in stock at the Jay Mart!

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents, alumni and friends of the school may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot.

The Jay Mart will also be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 (Preptoberfest day). Choose from a selection of great items including vests, hoodies, LS shirts and the new alumni T-shirt in gray or white.

Please follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the newest items and sales. You can also find us at www.creightonprep.org/jaymart. For questions or additional information regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Stacey Burke at sburke@creightonprep.org.

We look forward to helping you with all of your CP Jr. Jays needs!


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Creighton Prep Three-Peats as Omaha's Choice Award Winner
Posted 07/03/2018 02:53PM

Thank you to all those who voted Creighton Prep to a first place finish again this year in the Private High School category of the 2018 Omaha’s Choice Awards contest sponsored by the Omaha World-Herald. Prep also finished first in the category in 2016 and 2017.

Congratulations as well to Mount Michael Benedictine School and Brownell Talbot, which were voted additional winners in the category this year.

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