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Check Out Prep's FaithCP Site and App

Campus Ministry invites parents to submit a prayer request for their sons or for Creighton Prep as we start the new school year. Go to the FaithCP site to submit a prayer request and download Prep’s daily prayer app to your Android or Apple device.

FaithCP is a prayer app that provides daily scripture, reflections and prayers grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. All prayer requests will be remembered at our Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning Masses in the Skinner Chapel and at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, August 28.

 

Join the Junior Jaybacker Club

Now is the time to join the Junior Jaybacker Club for the 2018-2019 school year! By purchasing a membership to the Junior Jaybacker Club you will:

  • Enjoy great high school sports
  • Be part of the 140-year-old Prep athletic tradition
  • Avoid long lines for tickets
  • Save money!

Your membership includes admission to all regular season home games (including non-varsity games) and admission to Junior Jaybacker events.

Download a Junior Jaybacker season pass order form.

Purchase a Junior Jaybacker season pass online.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Reminder on Prep Moms Committee Signups for 2018-2019

Helping out with Prep Moms committees throughout the 2018-2019 school year is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family, and, with school just underway, I would like to ask you to identify the committees in which you have an interest in serving by clicking HERE.

The Prep Moms committees will also be involved in other August events such as the Welcome Dance tonight and Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 21, so please try to visit the website and sign up for committees as soon as possible.

When the committees in which you expressed interest need volunteers for particular events, you will receive an email directing you to a SignUpGenius page where you can volunteer for specific tasks.

Prep Moms also has periodic meetings throughout the school year, and anyone in the Prep family is welcome to attend. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. Additional meeting dates are:

November 13

January 15

March 26

April 16

Many of these meetings will have a "featured Prep speaker" such as Principal Jim Bopp and/or President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, and they are a great way to learn what is going on at Prep!

I look forward to your participation in Prep Moms this year! And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Judy Pritza

Prep Moms President, 2018-2019

rapritz@mac.com

 

Reminder to Donate Dress Code Items

The Dean’s Office is still welcoming donations of dress code items to have on hand for student use. Items include shorts, polo shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, button-up dress shirts, and belts—all of any size and in good condition. Dress shoes of any size are especially needed.

Simply have the items dropped off at the Dean’s Office during office hours. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Volunteers Needed for Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign, will take place on Saturday, September 22 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., and parent volunteers are needed before, during and after the event.

For more information and to volunteer for Preptoberfest, please email Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ‘09 at mhuerter@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Upcoming Events

 

Blue-White Game – Friday, August 17

Get a preview of the varsity and junior varsity Junior Jay football teams as they play in the annual Blue-White Game tonight at 6 p.m. in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium, located at the north end of the west parking lot. See you there!

 

Welcome Dance – Friday, August 17

The Creighton Prep Student Council invites all current Prep students as well as students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy to attend the Welcome Dance tonight in the Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center.

The price of admission is $5/student. Prep students must have their demerit card, and students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy must have a student I.D. to enter. New students from the three all-girls’ schools who have not yet received an I.D. are also welcome. We will have lists of students provided by their respective schools.

Doors will open immediately after the Blue-White Game ends, and the dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Prep students should arrange to be picked up in the west lot. In addition, they can bring only one female guest from other schools besides those listed above and must have had a formal Guest Pass obtained, completed and returned to the Dean's Office by noon today.

 

Curriculum Night (previously Mini School Night) – Tuesday, August 21

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents (formerly Mini School Night) is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 21. Students will have an early dismissal at 12:35 p.m. that day. We hope you attend! It is the most heavily attended parent event of the year, and we will run a shortened schedule for parents that night as follows:

 

College Information Meeting for Senior Parents Only (Mullen Gym)

6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

 

Ready Bell

6:50 p.m.

 

Period 1 (Prayer and Announcements)

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

 

Period 2

7:20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Period 3

7:35 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

 

Period 4a/4b

7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Period 5a/5b

8:05 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

 

Period 6

8:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Period 7

8:35 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

 

Visit the various tables and displays as well including those for:

  • Sports (for Junior Jaybacker Club and Creighton Prep Sports Night information).
    • Click HERE to learn more about the Junior Jaybacker Club and to purchase a season pass online.
    • Click HERE to learn more about Creighton Prep Sports Night and to register now.
  • Operation Others - information provided on how to help with this fall event. Click HERE for more details.
  • BASH - Sign up to volunteer for various roles leading up to BASH 2019 which is set for Saturday, April 27. We are still looking for executive committee chairs for a few positions. Contact Amy Knight if you have any questions regarding volunteer roles or the event. 

Please also note:

  • Curriculum Night is for parents only.
  • Overflow parking is available at Hillside Elementary just to the west of Prep.
  • Parents may enter the building through the Sullivan Center or the Heider Center.
  • Schedules can be picked up in the Sullivan Center. Schedules include room numbers. Rooms that begin with a zero are on the ground floor; rooms that begin with a one are on the main floor, and rooms that begin with a two are on the upper floor.
  • There will be members of the John Naatz Chapter of the National Honor Society available throughout the building to assist parents in finding classrooms.
  • Proceed to Period 1 once you have your schedules.
  • The Jay Mart, our school store located near the Heider Center, will be open from 6-9 p.m. for your shopping convenience.
  • Click HERE for information on the Prep Moms organization and HERE for committee signups.

See you there!

 

Tickets for Prep Football vs. Omaha North – Thursday, August 23

Please note that tickets for the Prep vs. Omaha North football game on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium on the Omaha Northwest High School campus will be on sale at the Prep switchboard during school hours on Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 and until noon on Thursday, August 23. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $4. Prep students will need to purchase a ticket.

The Prep switchboard is located just inside the school's Administration entrance, which is adjacent to the east parking lot.

 

A Night Without a Home Sleep Out and Refugee Simulation – Saturday, August 25

Creighton Prep's English, Theology, and Campus Ministry departments are working with Lutheran Family Services to host a refugee simulation on the evening of Saturday, August 25. At that time, Prep will be hosting a group of refugees from our Omaha community who have generously offered to share their stories and take the participants through a simulation of the five stages of being a refugee.

The student and faculty participants will then be setting up tents on Prep's upper field to continue the simulation through a variety of activities and by spending the night on the field. The experience will conclude with Mass on Sunday morning, August 26. 

While a night outside cannot come close to simulating the experiences of refugees around the world, the goal of this experience is to promote awareness, advocacy, and compassion.

We are looking for students who would like to practice solidarity by participating in this experience. Those who are interested should pick up a signup form from their English or theology teacher, or from the Campus Ministry office. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Tuesday, August 28

Creighton Prep cordially invites you to join the students, faculty and staff, and Jesuit community in the Heider Center at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28 for the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

At this special Mass that annually marks the beginning of a new academic year at the school, we will ask for the blessings of the Holy Spirit on our community. The Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, will preside and be assisted by, among others, Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, the president of Creighton Prep, and Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, the provincial of the USA Midwest Province.

Since this is traditionally the school's largest Mass event of the year, you are encouraged to arrive early, park in the east lot and enter the Heider Center through the main entrance at the northwest corner of the lot.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 28!

 

Mom’s Football 101 – Wednesday, September 5

Prep moms, please join your fellow gridiron fans on Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the PE classroom for “Mom’s Football 101.” This is a fun tradition for moms and friends to hear more about the game from Varsity Head Coach Tim Johnk.

Coach Johnk will diagram some plays and outline the goals for the season, along with answering ALL of your football-related questions. Drinks and appetizers will be served, and admittance is $5 at the door. Please RSVP to Kim Hubner at rolliehubner@hotmail.com.

On that evening, please enter school building from the west parking lot, using the furthest north entrance. This is the same entrance that the boys use when going from the locker room to Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium. We will have balloons out to direct you to the correct door.

 

Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – September 6, 13 and 19

Senior parents, please note that the Counseling Office will be sponsoring Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Thursday, September 6 from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., and Wednesday, September 19 from 1-2 p.m.

Counselors will be present to answer any questions you have about the college application process, college scholarships or paying for college.

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius – Monday, September 10

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 12th year starting Monday, September 10 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the south hallway. Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will direct the meeting.

Would you like to learn more about your son’s religious formation at Prep and support his spiritual growth, as well as hear members of the CP staff share how faith influences their work? Please join us once a month as we pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.

Uniquely designed with busy parents in mind, this spiritual journey takes the four-week Ignatian retreat and spreads it over nine months. Fr. Kevin will lead the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises. He will also suggest ways that participants can live the retreat each day.

If you would like to join the group for any or all of the monthly meetings, plan on the second Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. through May.

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, September 11

Please note that the next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. All Prep parents are welcome to attend, Principal Jim Bopp will be there to provide an update on the school. These meetings are a great way to learn about Prep and to get involved with your time and talent at the school. See you there!

 

College Application Help Session for Seniors – Friday, September 21

Senior parents, please let your sons know that, if they would like some concentrated time to work on college applications and receive assistance, Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark will be holding an application help session on Friday, September 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the computer lab. Seniors may attend for part or all of that time and get their questions answered.

 

Preptoberfest – Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends on Saturday, September 22 in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center at Prep from  4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign. The evening will include live music by Finest Hour as well as beer, wine and food trucks, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

At 4:30 p.m., be sure to join us for Mass 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.

 

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 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.

 

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lighthouse Imaging

Save the date of Tuesday, October 2 when Creighton Prep welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker for the 27th Annual Creighton Prep Sports Night.

  • 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

Pricing:

  • 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.

Register:

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

Click HERE to register online.

 

Save the Date – Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Prep mothers, please save the date of Sunday, October 7 for Creighton Prep's annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. 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)

Registration information will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

 

Prep Notes

 

Creighton Prep Welcomes 296 Freshmen to Begin 141st Academic Year

Creighton Prep began its 141st academic year by welcoming 296 freshmen in the Class of 2022. The students were at Prep starting Friday, August 10 for orientation then they were welcomed along with their parents at the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation event on Sunday, August 12 that began with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. Mass was followed by dinner in the Sullivan Center then an orientation for parents and recreational activities for the students.

Registration and the first day of classes for the freshmen took place on Monday, August 13. They arrived at Prep with their senior Big Brothers and went to the Mullen Gym for pictures then to the Heider Center to receive their schedules. After that, they proceeded through an abbreviated class schedule as well as a lunch period where they were led in Prep cheers by a group of upperclassmen.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors started classes on Tuesday, August 14.

 

Student Support Services Quick Reference Guide

Click HERE to download a quick reference guide on the expanded and comprehensive student support services program at Creighton Prep, including information on the team members involved, their responsibilities and their contact information. If you have any questions or need additional information about student support services at Prep, please contact the corresponding team member.

 

New Email Addresses at Prep

Please note that Prep has transitioned to creightonprep.org email addresses for all faculty and staff. To find the new email address for contacting a faculty or staff member, refer to the Faculty and Staff Directory on the Prep website.

 

Visit the Athletic Calendar for Fall Sports Schedules

Interested in attending one of the many fall sports events? Visit the Creighton Prep Athletic Calendar HERE to get the latest schedule information, including dates, times and locations!

When you visit the Athletic Calendar page, click on “View Schedules.” In the dropdown menu that appears, select the sport and level you are interested in (such as “Football – Boys Varsity”) then click “View.”

 

Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study Welcomes New Members

Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study has met at Prep since its inception nine years ago. Many parents and alumni participate, and new attendees are most welcome.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the group will meet on Thursday evenings at CP from 7:30-9:15 p.m., September through February, and will study the Gospel of Luke. It’s a wonderful study of God’s mercy.

To join Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study, click HERE.

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family is interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see the initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

It will be a trip of a lifetime! To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012, and email any questions to bhake@creightonprep.orgThere will also be an informational meeting for interested parents and students on Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium.

The trip will be limited to 30 people.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. Anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour.

Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstickels@creightonprep.org or kmartin@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Gear Up For Fall At The Jay Mart!

We invite all Prep parents to check out Creighton Prep and visit the Jay Mart, our very own school spirit store where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep.

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. The store is also open for all special events such as Curriculum Night (Tuesday, August 21), fall and spring conferences (October 18-19 and March 12), Open House (Sunday, November 4) and all home varsity basketball games. (See the regular season schedule HERE.)

Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot.

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!

 

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

All football parents are encouraged to regularly visit the Creighton Prep football portal for key information and announcements on events, committees and apparel orders as well as volunteer links.

Your participation and support of Creighton Prep football will greatly benefit our athletes and help carry on the history and tradition of Creighton Prep athletics!

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

To keep up to date on all the happenings at Creighton Prep, bookmark our home page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile home page: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

May Prep Pulse
Posted 05/16/2018 04:37PM


Historic $8 Million Lead Gift Launches Campaign for Lannon Learning Commons

(announced on Thursday, May 10)

Dear Creighton Prep Community,

With deep gratitude and great joy, I am pleased to announce that The Heider Family has made a historic $8 million lead gift for the building of a new $16 million student learning commons on the campus of Creighton Prep.

The gift, in honor of Fr. Timothy R. Lannon, SJ who served as the 28th president of Creighton Prep from 1988-1995, is the single largest gift Prep has received for a capital project in our 140-year history. In addition, Cindy and Scott Heider have agreed to chair the campaign to raise the additional $8 million.

The Lannon Learning Commons will be a student-centric space that will serve as the new home for a School Psychologist, a Learning Specialist, an Academic Coach and a Director of Student Outreach and Advocacy. It will also serve our five Guidance Counselors, a Director of College Counseling and an Assistant Principal for Student Support Services. Creighton Prep's mission to care for the whole person will be significantly enhanced by this gift and will help assist our young men as they navigate their emotional and academic needs.

"I am very excited to lead this project, not only because it advances the Prep mission by bringing holistic student services to a new level but also because every young man at the school will be able to take full advantage of the new space and programs. It will complement the exceptional academic and formative experience the students already receive," said Cindy.

"My family truly could not be more pleased to do this," noted Scott. "Prep and its mission are very close to our hearts, and we hope this gift inspires others to also make commitments to a new student-focused program that we believe is very timely and greatly needed. This is exactly the kind of impact we're looking for."

Please join me in thanking the Heiders for their exemplary commitment to our Jesuit Catholic mission. I am also indebted to them for their continued leadership as we begin to seek the remaining funds for the Lannon Learning Commons.

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Preparatory School

 

Jesuit Reflection

 

Blessed Easter to you. That’s correct; it is still the Easter season. The Easter season in the Roman Catholic Church consists of a week of Sundays (that is, seven Sundays). The Easter season, a season of fifty days, is intended to help us celebrate the Resurrection and to send us forth into the world with Joy. The season of Easter includes Divine Mercy Sunday, Feast of the Ascension (5/10/18), and ends on the feast of the Pentecost (5/20/18). However, many of us spend so much time celebrating spring, prom and graduation that we miss out on the Easter season.

St. Ignatius of Loyola suggests a number of ways to help us refocus on the resurrection and new life that God offers. Meditating on the resurrection stories (there are 12) in the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles helps draw us closer to a relationship with Jesus.

Which resurrection story is your favorite? I was quick to say the Emmaus story because it is the only one I could remember. Then I allowed myself the gift of reading over them again. Now I say my favorite is in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 16, verses 9-12. This story points out that even with the appearance of Jesus, others struggle with believing in the resurrection. I struggle too, at times, to believe in the Good News. Do you?

St. Ignatius then invites us to imagine that Jesus’ first post resurrection appearance is to his mother, the Blessed Virgin. Can you imagine what that encounter would have been like?  I imagine so much amazing love and so much incredulity. Is it easy to imagine that kind of love in that relationship? The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola ends with a meditation that is intended to send us forth into the world. The meditation is called the “Contemplation to Gain Love.”  This meditation is presented in four parts that aim to keep my vision on service. Jim Manney, author of the Ignatian Spirituality website, describes the four parts in the following way in his “Contemplation on the Love of God”:

“The contemplation invites reflection on four themes:

  1. Reflection on God’s gifts to us (life, family, friends, faith, church, eternal life).
  2. God’s self-giving in Jesus.
  3. God’s continuing work in the world.
  4. The limitless quality of God’s love. As a contemporary paraphrase has it, ‘God’s love shines down upon me like the light rays from the sun, or God’s love is poured forth lavishly like a fountain spilling forth its waters into an unending stream.’” 

My experience of the Risen Christ has encouraged me to see hope and act out of a joy-filled heart. I am able to see Christ daily through all of the works of God in the world. I can’t help but celebrate.

How will you celebrate the end of the Easter season? Will you throw a party to commemorate the Pentecost? If so, invite me?

Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ

Creighton Prep

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Consider Serving in the Alumni Volunteer Corps for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

For young alumni nearing the completion of college, we invite you to consider applying to serve at Prep in the Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Serving in the AVC is an opportunity for Prep alumni who have recently graduated from college to once again become involved in the school and use their gifts to serve within the Prep community. AVC members also live rent-free on campus and receive a small monthly stipend as well as health insurance.

It is ideal for those who would like to do real and meaningful work as teachers, coaches, tutors or as staff members working in areas such as advancement, campus ministry, admissions, etc. A year in the AVC is also a great opportunity for alumni to gain valuable work experience.

"I have enjoyed being a part of the Creighton Prep community as a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corps, connecting with students both in the classroom and through clubs and athletics. Helping my students academically and seeing them develop as people has brought me a lot of joy. I have also grown as a professional, become more confident and gained important experience for my career."

– Matthew Jadlowski '13, co-teacher of Catholic Social Teaching, assistant for student outreach and advocacy, and coach of football and soccer.

Prep graduates interested in serving in the AVC during the 2018-2019 academic year can visit www.creightonprep.org/avc today to learn more then HERE to request more information or a phone call to further explore the opportunity. 

 

School News

 

Prep Junior Receives Coolidge Scholarship

Congratulations to Creighton Prep junior Matthew Muellner who has been recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation as one of four Coolidge Scholarship recipients for 2018. According to the Coolidge Scholars website, this prestigious award is a “full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study … at any accredited college or university in the U.S.”

“I am very grateful for the award and the opportunity that comes with it,” said Matthew. “I also want to thank the teachers and students at Prep who have had such a great impact on me.”

The four selected for the Coolidge Scholarship were chosen from over 3,200 applicants, said Executive Director Matthew Denhart. “We’re very pleased to honor Matthew and welcome him to the family of Coolidge Scholars,” he noted.

Selection criteria included academic achievement, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values that President Coolidge exhibited throughout his life, such as civility, government restraint and respects for teachers. A sense of humility and an orientation toward serving others were also important factors.

“We would like to thank the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and those on the Finalist Jury for selecting Matthew for this wonderful honor,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. "He excels both academically and as a generous student leader who uses his many gifts in the service of others."

To see the news release from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, click HERE

 

Baseball Team Advances in State Tournament

Following their District A-1 title, won at Jurgensen Park on Saturday, May 5 with a 2-0 victory over Bellevue West, the number one-seeded Junior Jay varsity baseball team is currently advancing in the state tournament after early round wins against Lincoln Southeast, Burke and Millard West. Their next game is Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park against Millard South.

Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams

Congratulations to senior Joseph Hennessey on being named to the Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams. As noted by the organization, Joseph ranked first in his class at Prep, was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and was offered scholarships by a number of universities.

 

Omaha World-Herald Lists Key Senior Staffer, Scholarships Offered to Students

Click HERE to see the Omaha World-Herald announcement of senior Nicholas Fletcher as the key senior staffer for student publications at Prep along with the list of scholarships offered to Creighton Prep seniors. The list of scholarships is for those reported to the Counseling Department by Wednesday, April 25.

 

Four Named Finalists in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to student artists Keithen Adams ‘18, Adam Gray ‘21, William Klingemann ‘21 and Michael Sheridan ’18 who were announced on Saturday, May 12 as finalists in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The event was exhibited and held at the Regency Parkway Art Gallery.

In addition, Keithen Adams won third place overall, and his work will be displayed in the congressional office of Congressman Don Bacon for the next year.

 

Soccer Team Finishes Season at State

Congratulations to co-head coaches Tom Hoover ’18 and Jim Swanson 81 and the Prep soccer team on a great season that ended in the state tournament on Thursday, May 10. The squad finished with a 16-4 record and captured the District A-5 championship this year as well. Thanks also to Coach Swanson for all he has done for the program as this was his final game in that role for the school.

 

Track & Field Team Wins District A-4, Prepares for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Dan Tietjen and the track & field team on their District A-4 championship, won on Wednesday, May 9 at Grand Island Senior High School. Among the standout performances were senior Noah Velinsky’s titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as Daniel Mattern ‘18, Luke Dickas ‘19 and Colin Mahoney ’21 going 1-2-3 in the 800 meter run. Senior Ryan Eastman also won the 1,600 meter run.

Next for the team is the state meet on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events.

 

Golf Team Second in District A-3, at State Next Week

Congratulations to Head Coach Matt Rasgorshek and the golf team on their second place finish in District A-3 play where they were edged out of the top team spot in the 10-team tournament by just 4 strokes. Next up for the squad is the state meet that begins on Tuesday, May 22 at Norfolk Country Club.

 

Over 400 Attend Senior Breakfast

Over 400 Prep seniors, fathers and grandfathers attended the annual Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, May 8 in the Sullivan Center. Emcee for the event was Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter '09, who introduced Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ to give the opening remarks and prayer. That was followed by a speech from Prep alumnus and longtime Prep math teacher Scott Sibbernsen '68, who is also the father of Andy '93 and the grandfather of Davis '18. Principal Jim Bopp then offered advice to the seniors in his remarks before the group adjourned for a photo.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.

  

Prep Blue Trapshooting Team Third at State

Congratulations to Head Coach Ted Vasko and the Prep Blue trapshooting team on their third place medal at the recent 49th annual Cornhusker National Jr./Sr. High School Shoot in Doniphan, Nebraska. Team members included J.T. Klein ‘18, Matthew Krumwiede ‘18, Matthew McGovern ‘19, Alex Papa ’19 and Tom Peltz ‘20.

The Prep Blue team also garnered second place in the team handicap competition while the Prep White team of Aidan Buechler ‘19, Colbi Geis ‘20, Joey Kaplan ‘18, Mark Pedersen ‘20 and John Pritchard ’19 was third. Individual handicap competition honors went to Aidan Buechler ‘19 for second place in handicap yardage and classmate Alex Papa for sixth place at 22-23 yards.

 

Two Perfect Papers, 41 Medals by Students in National Latin Exam

Congratulations to the Prep students honored with two perfect papers, 17 gold medals and 24 silver medals in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Less than 1 percent of the more than 143,000 participants achieved a perfect paper. Those who scored in the 90th percentile and above received a gold medal, and those who scored in the 80th-89th percentile received a silver medal.

Name

Honor

Samuel Forrest '19

Perfect Paper - Level III

James Chapman '20  

Perfect Paper - Level II

Joseph Boever '20

Gold Medal - Level III

Zach Draper '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Colin Duffy '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Kevin Hong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jason Kwong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Noah Meysenburg '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Liam Reinhart '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jonathan Schroeder '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Matthew Tiojanco '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Mitchell Gordon '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Landen Kroska '20

Gold Medal - Level II 

Matthew Lemar '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Jackson Morris '21

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Smith '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Patterson '21

Gold Medal - Level I 

John Ronayne '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Christopher Ugarte '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Charles Gehringer '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Peter Kelly '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Paul Martin '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Noah Peyton '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

William Draper '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nathaniel George '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Jaliya Nagahawatte '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Timothy Nichols '20

Silver Medal - Level III

John Pritchard '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Ross Schroeder '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Paul Weist '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nate Franco '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Fin Herrera '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Nick McGill '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Paul Owens '20

Silver Medal - Level II

John Pedersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Mark Petersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Jacob Woodard '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Aidan Chapman '20

Silver Medal - Level I 

Erik Hultquist '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Daniel Kleinsmith '21

Silver Medal - Level I

James Knudsen '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Aidan Krakowski '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Kevin Prososki '20

Silver Medal - Level I

 

Work by 15 Student Artists Selected for Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show

Congratulations to the fifteen Prep student artists whose work was selected for exhibition at the 23rd Annual Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show that opened on Friday, May 4 at the Hot Shops Art Center at 1301 Nicholas Street.

Those with work selected for the show included Kyle Aranda ‘19, Daniel Deras ‘20, Henry Drvol ‘20, Logan Field ‘18, Jared Groves ‘19, Henry Johnson ‘19, Lucas Johnson ‘20, Gannon McMullen ‘21, Jon Mizaur ‘18, Brecken Musick ‘20, Caleb Myers ‘18, Mac Nelson ‘20, Tim Nichols ‘20, Javier Rivera ‘18 and Aidan Swanson ‘18.

 

Students Honored in National Spanish Exam Competition

Congratulations to the Prep students who earned a total of six gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals in the 2018 National Spanish Exam competition. Over 150,000 students take the test each year, and earning a medal in the competition is a prestigious honor.

The gold medal winners from Prep who scored in the top 5 percent nationally were Jacob Becerra ’19, James Chapman ‘20, John Dickas ‘21, Joe Hennessey ’18, Max Lauritsen ’21 and Ben Lyons ‘21.

Silver medalists included Dylan Brown ‘21, Andrew Butler ‘21, John Doran ‘19, Connor Gregg ‘20, Ryan Kenney ‘20, Landen Krzoska ‘20, Matthew McCaslin ‘21, Dominic Mendlik ‘21, Michael Montemarano ‘20, Ethan Schmaderer ‘20, Paul Wynegar ’20 and Jackson Young ‘19.

Those receiving bronze medals were Oscar Ahumada ‘21, Ugo Anyaegbunam ‘21, Jackson Bartak ‘18, Carson Broz ‘19, Conor Buckley ‘21, Richard Evans ‘19, Jeff Garvey ‘18, Brandon Gonzalez-Godinez ‘20, Benjamin Humpal ‘21, Joshua Kramer ‘20, Jimmy Miller ‘21, Matthew Muellner ‘19, Michael Ramcharan ‘21, Kameron Saadat ‘19, Chris Ugarte ’21, Drew Vosik ’20 and Cian Weekly ‘21.

 

Choir Selected to Sing National Anthem at College World Series

Congratulations to vocal music director Rob Chesire and the Creighton Prep Choir on being selected by College World Series of Omaha, Inc. to sing the national anthem at the 2018 College World Series. The group will perform on the field at TD Ameritrade Park just prior to Game 8 on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

This year, over 200 applicants from a number of states submitted requests to sing the national anthem during the CWS, and 17 of those were chosen. This will be the third time that the choir has performed at the event.

 

Freshman Quiz Bowl Team Wins 9th Grade Division at Lincoln Northeast Contest

Congratulations to the freshman Quiz Bowl team of John Dickas, William Harper, Ben Humpal, Benjamin Lyons and Sean Patterson on winning the ninth grade division at the 21st annual Brain Brawl quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, April 28 at Lincoln Northeast High School. The team also went undefeated in their run to the event title.

 

Bowtie BASH 2018 – Thank You!

Creighton Prep would like to extend its sincere thanks to the attendees, auction donors, advertisers, underwriting and corporate table sponsors, and the volunteers who made Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service such a memorable event on Saturday, April 21.

The monies raised during BASH are a key component in the school’s 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 Prep students.

On April 21, 670 guests gathered in the Heider Center for this 48th annual fundraiser where over 286 silent auction items and 31 live auction items were up for bid. Director of Events Amy Knight said the successful event raised over $825,000.

Highlights of Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service included remarks by Prep junior Michael Sitti ‘19 who talked about his experience at the school and the support of his parents. Then guests raised their paddles to donate to Prep and bid on live auction items such as a dive trip to Saint Lucia, golf for four in Palm Beach, Florida, a collection of Italian wines and dinner with three Fr. Toms (Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ as well as Fr. Tom Merkel, SJ and Fr. Tom Fangman ’80). The auction concluded at 9:30 p.m.

If you missed Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service and would still like to contribute, click HERE to donate in support of Creighton Prep students.

Executive chairs for Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service were Julie and Mark Dunbar '77 (live auction), Denise Fitzgerald (decorations), Carrie Jenkins (auction acquisition), David Kramer '83 (underwriting), Julie Mowat (catalog), Kathy Neary (logistics), David Patterson '94 (raffle) and Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff (patron party).

Click HERE to see photos from this year’s event, and please mark your calendars now for BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

 

TEAMS Squads Finish First and Third at State

Congratulations to faculty moderator Mike Clark and the two Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) squads on winning and finishing third, respectively, in recent competition at state. The state champion 9th/10th TEAMS squad included Connor Gregg ’20, Killian Green ’21, Will Harper ’21, Josh Kramer ’20, Ben Lyons, ’21 and Cian Weekly ‘21, and the third place 11th/12th TEAMS squad included Robbie Beyer ’18, Ben Csordas ’19, Christiaan Dewey ’19, Colin Duffy ’19, Chris Lin ’19, Ryan McNamara ’18 and Matthew Muellner ’19.

 

Academic Decathlon Team Third at Nationals in Division II, Eighth Overall

Congratulations to faculty moderators Barb Hake, Elaine Ayers and Mattie Olsen and the Creighton Prep academic decathlon team on placing third in Division II and eighth overall at the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Frisco, Texas. Prep students also won 15 individual medals, senior Aidan Filipi received the Division II Founders Scholarship for Most Improved Student and was named most valuable team member, and Paul Martin was recognized as the team’s high scorer.

Name  

Medal

Category 

Aidan Buechler '19   

Silver   

Mathematics

Gabe Drew '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Literature

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Interview

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Mathematics

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Essay

Isaiah Hogue '18

Silver

Literature

Paul Martin '18

Bronze   

Speech

Paul Martin '18

Bronze

Economics

Paul Martin '18

Gold

Literature

Mitch Masker '18

Silver

Interview

Joe McGill '18

Bronze

Mathematics

Matthew Muellner '19   

Gold

Mathematics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Literature

 

Prep Teams Finish First, Third and Fourth at UNO Academic Bowl

Congratulations to AP US History teacher Tom Haindfield  and the three teams of AP US History students that finished first, third and fourth in an academic bowl hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha on Saturday, April 21. The competition was modeled on the AP exam format of multiple choice questions and an essay. The Prep A team finished with 525 points, the Prep B team with 453 points and the Prep C team with 432 points in the 16-team event.

In addition to the great team performances, 12 of Prep’s 18 students earned medals in the essay category, including gold for Keegan Brown ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19 and Liam Reinhart ‘19, silver for Sam Atkins ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Joe McLeese ‘19, and bronze for Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Paul Weist ‘19 and Brad Young ‘19. Six of the top 10 students in the multiple choice category were also Prep students, including Ben Csordas ’19 (1st), Sam Atkins ’19 (2nd), Joe McLeese ’19 (3rd), Liam Reinhart ’19 (4th) as well as well Colin Inda ’19 and Brad Young ’19 (T-9th).

Prep A team members included Sam Atkins ‘19, Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Joe McLeese ‘19, Liam Reinhart ’19 and Brad Young ‘19. Those on the Prep B team were Ben Csordas ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Matthew Tiojanco ‘19, Paul Weist ’19 and Jack Young ‘19, and the Prep C team consisted of Patrick Bausch ‘19, Keegan Brown ‘19, Mitch Finocchiaro ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Jacob Zadalis ’19.

 

Band Receives 32nd Consecutive Superior Rating in District Music Competition

Congratulations to Director of Instrumental Music David May and the Creighton Prep Band on earning the program’s 32nd consecutive Superior rating in district music competition on Friday, April 20. The band was also honored by the three judges with a 1+ rating and a unanimous vote on the Superior rating.

“We’re extremely proud of all bandsmen and are very thankful for all of the support from our Prep community and families,” said David.

 

Architecture Club Honored in Competition at UNO

Congratulations to the members of the Architecture Club on the honors they received at UNO on Monday, April 16 for their work on a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center project that was reviewed in the competition sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers Student Mentoring Program.

The team earned five gold medals in the categories of Technology, Research, Sustainability, Team Work and Presentation as well as three silver medals in the categories of Innovation, Applied Sciences and Paper. In addition, the team received an Award of Distinction and a $500 prize. Members of the team included juniors Joe Brennan and Max Cipolla, and seniors Mitch Dowd, Phil Krause, Jack Mowat and Anthony Wynegar.

The challenge to design a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center was presented to the Architecture Club by Holy Family Shrine architect Jim Dennell ’75.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – May 16-23

Cheer on the varsity baseball team in their quest for another state title as they take on Millard South in the state tournament on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park. The state tournament final is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 also at Werner Park. Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, be sure to catch members of the track & field team competing in the state meet at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, visit the Norfolk Country Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. to root for the golf team in the state tournament. If you can’t make it to Norfolk, click HERE on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the live scoreboard.

As always, stay tuned to the athletic calendar for all the latest schedule information and go CP!

 

Bowtie Bash 2018 Sale – Now Through Friday, May 25

Support Prep students now through Friday, May 25 by participating in the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale! This online sale is new to the BASH calendar this year, and features items up for bid such as meals with the Jesuits, tickets to Finest Hour on the Lake on Saturday, June 23 and reservations for the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 25. Great fixed price items are available for purchase as well.

Click HERE to visit the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale!

 

Graduation 2018 Live Stream – Sunday, May 20

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2018 who will graduate into the Prep alumni community on Sunday, May 20 in the Heider Center, and thank you to their families and friends who have supported them in their journey through Prep.

Graduation 2018 will be live-streamed HERE on the Creighton Prep TV channel on YouTube beginning at 9:45 a.m., just prior to the start of the event at 10 a.m.

 

Omaha Gives! is One Week Away – Wednesday, May 23

We are just one week away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 23. All gifts donated to Creighton Prep that day will go toward supporting our students. Also that day, we will also be releasing never-before-seen photos and videos of our 140-year history. In addition, our students will be creating special gifts, created in the new ToMorrow Labs space, for all donations of $50 or more.

You can schedule your OmahaGives! donations to Prep early! Just click on the image below anytime between now and May 23. You can also share in our success by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn! Thank you!

 

12th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Wrestling Team – Saturday, June 2

Prep wrestling fans, be sure to sign up today to play in the 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m. at the Tara Hills Golf Course in Papillion. Head Coach Andrew Fisher ’08 and Assistant Coach Rowan Stander ’08 would appreciate your support. The tournament format will be a best ball, four-person scramble.

Click HERE to download the entry form that you can complete and return as directed along with your payment. The tournament will be limited to the first 36 foursomes, and the deadline to enter is Sunday, May 27.

 

Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, June 4

Thanks to everyone who has registered for the Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, June 4.at Shadow Ridge Country Club. The event is now full. Who will win the coveted O'Leary Blue Jacket?

  • Monday, June 4
  • Noon Shotgun    
  • Shadow Ridge Country Club
  • 1501 South 188 Plaza - Omaha, NE 68130
  • $110 includes range, cart, golf, lunch and dinner
  • $440 for foursome or $600 for hole sponsorship

Please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Reunion Weekend – September 21-22

Alumni from the classes of 1958, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, please plan to attend Reunion Weekend at Prep on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The agenda for the weekend currently has alumni attending class-specific socials and activities on Friday then a community service opportunity for them and their families on Saturday followed by a “Preptoberfest” celebration of 140 years of Creighton Prep.

Please contact Max Huerter at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu if you plan to attend Reunion Weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Please note that the date for the 2018 Men for Others Golf Classic has been changed from Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 1 and that the location will be the Shadow Ridge Country Club. More details including how to register will follow in a future Prep Pulse but, for now, plan on a 10:30 a.m. check-in, a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a two-player best ball format.

Please contact Max Huerter for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Alumni Notes

 

Please Remember – Obits for the Month of April

Please remember the recently deceased members of the Creighton Prep community noted HERE. The Alumni Office will post a notice of the passing of Prep alumni as well as their parents, spouses and children each month with the Prep Pulse. If we have missed a notice or you wish to receive further obituary information, please contact Terri Haller at thall@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Prep Powerlifting Championships – Thank You!

Head Coach Dan Barton would like to thank all the alumni who participated in the Prep Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, May 12 where proceeds will benefit the Prep powerlifting program. The event drew 30 powerlifters to the competition in the Heider Center, including alumni from the years 1994 to 2017. Dan hopes to see all those participants and more at next year’s meet.

 

Jay Mart Blowout Sale! All Items 30 Percent Off! – Now Through Thursday, May 24

Don’t miss the end-of-the-school-year Jay Mart blowout sale where all items in the store are 30 percent off from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 24, the last day the Jay Mart will be open until school resumes in August.

Choose from a wide variety of men’s and women’s apparel including quarter-zips, T-shirts, sweatshirts and many accessory items.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the May 22-24 final exam period for underclassmen.

For the latest Jay Mart news and photos, follow the store’s Instagram page HERE. For questions or additional information, please contact Stacey Burke at sburk@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family are interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

It will be a trip of a lifetime! To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012, and email any questions to bhake@prep.creighton.edu.

The trip will be limited to 30 people.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. There is also a $100 voucher (code is Israel100) valid until Thursday, May 24, 2018 for early sign up. Also, anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour. Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstic@prep.creighton.edu or kmart@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

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