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More on Approaching Exams and the End of the Semester

With semester exams approaching, this weekend is a good time to ask your son about his plans for test preparation. Recall that exams are on a special schedule with two exams given each day from December 18-20. The standard dress code is in effect, but no lunches are served on exam days.

Please note that, as mentioned in the Student-Parent Handbook, parents and students should not arrange early vacations, trips or make requests that would necessitate missing [exam] days. This policy may seem harsh in light of the many reasons people would like or need to have these few extra days. Giving exams early (or late) compromises the integrity of each final exam, and crafting and administering alternate exams takes additional time for each teacher and may limit, for example, availability and assistance for other students who need extra help. We do make exceptions to our policy but try to limit these to medical or family crisis reasons.

Click here to view the semester exam schedule. Exam schedules for each day may be viewed by clicking on the tabs at the bottom. Students should be careful not to confuse their regular classroom from the exam room. Most students are familiar with this process, but freshman may need a little assistance. Toward that end, community period moderators will review this process with their students. The exam schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, December 18   
8:00-9:00 a.m.Social Studies
9:15-10:15 a.m.Math
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams
  
Wednesday, December 19    
8:00-9:00 a.m.Science
9:15-10:15 a.m.English
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams
  
Thursday, December 20 
8:00-9:00 a.m.World Language
9:15-10:15 a.m.Theology
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams

 

Exams given in class: Physical Education, Fine Arts, Design Technology, Composition, College Composition, and Social Studies electives

 

For Senior Parents – Purchase a Senior Dedication Ad in the 2019 Yearbook

Beat the holiday rush and make your Prep senior feel special by purchasing a senior ad in the 2019 Jay Junior yearbook! For $50, you can include a full color photo and up to 100 words of congratulations and encouragement.

To submit your senior ad online, here are some basic directions for using the Pictavo Community website:

  • Click on the following link: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool.
  • Where it says “Enter School ID#,” type in 77509.
  • Then click "Let's Go."
  • On the next page that appears, click "Shop My School" and you will see an option to purchase an Eighth-Page Recognition Ad for $50.
  • Click "Add to Cart" and you will be given the option to log in or create an account.
  • Complete the checkout process.
  • From there, you can use the website to help create and submit the dedication ad for your senior.

The deadline for submitting senior ads has been extended to January 31. If you need assistance with the Pictavo Community website, please call 800-290-0036 or send an email to answers@pictavo.com. You can also email Yearbook Advisor Matt Rasgorshek at mrasgorshek@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteer During Operation Others Delivery Weekend – December 20, 21 and 22

On Saturday, December 22, Operation Others will deliver food to Omaha-area families for the 51st time. Over 1,200 materially-poor families will receive a decent Christmas meal and a bit of extra food to help stock their pantry. Your help is requested during Operation Others Delivery Weekend as follows:

Thursday, December 20: Set-up Day at the warehouse (location TBD) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, December 21: Packing Day at the warehouse (location TBD) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 22: Delivery Day at the warehouse (location TBD). Mass will be at 8 a.m. then deliveries will take place from 9 a.m. until the job is finished, usually around noon.

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 jkinney@creightonprep.org or visit www.creightonprep.org/oo. Follow O.O. on Twitter @OperationOthers  for updates, changes, severe weather announcements and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.

 

Summer Service Trips for Current Sophomores and Juniors

This summer, Campus Ministry is offering service trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Rosebud Reservation. These trips are primarily for current juniors, but we also have space for some sophomores this year. If your son is interested in applying for one of these experiences, they should contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@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

   

Christmas eBASH Now Through Monday, December 10

Christmas eBASH is here through Monday, December 10! During this time, you can bid on a great collection of Prep-themed items and Christmas season specialties while supporting Creighton Prep!

Click HERE to start bidding!

 

Future Family Night – Monday, December 10

Do you know prospective Prep families who want to learn more about the school? Please let them know about the Future Family Night scheduled for Monday, December 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium at Prep. There, they will learn about the admissions process, testing, scholarship opportunities and financial aid options. They will also hear current students talk about life at Prep and answer questions.

To RSVP for this Future Family Night, prospective Prep parents can call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

For more information, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at 402-548-3872 or jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting – Monday, December 10

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 12th year on Monday, December 10 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the south hallway. Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will guide the meeting, and theology teacher Amy Masek will be the featured speaker. Fr. Schneider will also be blessing any gifts that people may be planning to give for Christmas or in the New Year.

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 the group once a month as they 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 leads the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises. He also suggests ways that participants can live the retreat each day.

 

Omaha Ignatian Ministries Mass for Migrants & Dinner – Wednesday, December 12

The Omaha Ignatian Collaborative comprised of Creighton Preparatory School, Creighton University, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Academy and St. John’s Church will celebrate immigrants and refugees on December 12, 2018 with a Mass at St. John’s Church and dinner in the Skutt Student Center on the campus of Creighton University. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop George Lucas at 6 p.m. followed by a simple meal.

Click HERE to register for the event or HERE to download the event flyer.

 

Christmas Concert by the Prep Men’s Choir – Wednesday, December 12

Join us in the commons on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. for the annual Christmas Concert by the Prep Men’s Choir. This group of amazingly talented vocalists will perform a range of Christmas songs from traditional to contemporary.

Admission is free but please note that donations for Bethlehem House will be accepted and appreciated. Refreshments will be served as well!

 

Christmas in the Cage – Bring Canned Chicken or Tuna – Saturday, December 15

Please join us in the Heider Center on Saturday, December 15 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 Storm from Elkhorn South, 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.

Also, please note that our goal is to collect 1,000 cans of chicken or tuna that night for Operation Others! So please bring as many as you can. Thank you!

This is the last home game scheduled before the Christmas holidays and a large crowd is expected, so please plan to arrive early. See you there!

 

Semester Exams – December 18-20

Please note the following schedule for semester exams taking place at Prep from December 18-20:

Tuesday, December 18   
8:00-9:00 a.m.Social Studies
9:15-10:15 a.m.Math
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams
  
Wednesday, December 19    
8:00-9:00 a.m.Science
9:15-10:15 a.m.English
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams
  
Thursday, December 20 
8:00-9:00 a.m.World Language
9:15-10:15 a.m.Theology
10:30-11:30 a.m.Conflict Exams

 

Exams given in class: Physical Education, Fine Arts, Design Technology, Composition, College Composition, and Social Studies electives

 

Operation Others Delivery Weekend – December 20, 21 and 22

Volunteer are needed to set up, pack and deliver food during Operations Others Delivery Weekend, December 20-22. Food bags will be delivered to almost 1,200 materially-poor families. Please meet at the warehouse (location TBA) during the dates and times listed on the tentative schedule below. Follow O.O. on Twitter @OperationOthers for updates, changes, severe weather announcements and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.

Thursday, December 20: Setup day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, December 21: Packing day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 22: Delivery day: Mass at 8 a.m. then deliveries from 9 a.m. until finished, usually around noon.

 

Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep – Tuesday, December 25

The 2018 Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep is set for 12 a.m. on Tuesday morning, December 25. As always, this is a special time for the Prep community to come together and celebrate the birth of our Lord. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam – Saturday, January 12

Please remind prospective Prep students and their parents that the 8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, January 12 at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10, and the fee will be waived for all applications for freshman year that are completed by Thursday, December 20. Prospective Prep parents can click HERE to begin the application process.

On the day of the exam, students should bring two #2 pencils (no calculators) and enter the building from the west parking lot. Students may arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. At 7:45 a.m., they will be directed to a classroom where testing will begin at 8 a.m. After the test has concluded, parents can pick up students in the west parking lot starting at 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about the 8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Save the Date – Father-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, January 27

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, January 27. This special occasion is for fathers 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 fathers 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 father at home. We encourage him to come with a brother, uncle, grandfather or another student and his father.

Sunday, January 27 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

Registration details will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

 

6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam – Saturday, February 23

Please remind prospective Prep students and their parents that the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10, and parents can register their sons and pay online HERE.

On the day of the exam, students should bring two #2 pencils (no calculators) and enter the building from the west parking lot. Students may arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. At 7:45 a.m., they will be directed to a classroom where testing will begin at 8 a.m. Parents can pick up students in the west parking lot starting at approximately 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”

 

Volunteer for Beach BASH 2019

The success of BASH each year is critical to Prep’s ongoing mission to deliver educational excellence to 1,000 young men, to keep tuition affordable, and to provide financial assistance to nearly half of all students.

The same will be true for Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” which is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, and your help is needed now to make it successful. From decorations to post-event cleanup, there is an opportunity for you!

Volunteering for BASH is a great way to provide service to Prep. Click HERE to learn more and to sign up!

 

Executive Committee

The Beach BASH 2019 executive committee includes the following:

Auction Acquisition (silent auction): Carrie Jenkins

Catalog: Michele Zadalis

Decorations: Tiffany Dencklau and Lisa Gravelle (co-chairs)

Logistics: Cathy Goracke

Patron Party: Beth Kramer

Raffle: Jim Naylon '85

Underwriting: Melissa and Patrick Duffy '90

 

Save the Dates

Online Auctions

Christmas eBASH: Now through Monday, December 10

eBASH: Friday, March 22-Friday, April 12, 2019  

Patron Party

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beach BASH 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 (our 49th year)

 

Prep Notes

 

Mock Trial Team Wins Third Consecutive State Championship

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep Blue mock trial team on winning their third consecutive state championship with a victory over Gering on Tuesday, December 4 in competition held in Omaha. On their way to the title, the Prep squad defeated Gering, Scotus Central Catholic and McCook, respectively, in the first three rounds. The team now moves on to nationals in the spring in Georgia.

Creighton Prep Blue team members include Mason Mandolfo '20, Matthew Mandolfo '20, Dominic Mendlik '21, Jaliya Nagahawatte '19, Chris Nubel '20, Joe Oberlies '20 and Nate Reyes '21. Team coaches are James Justice, Pat Cooper and Mark Laughlin.

"The team had a great two days of competition and went against some very strong teams," said coach and faculty moderator James Justice. "They also worked very hard this season and definitely earned their state title. I am looking forward to see how the team does at nationals in May."

The annual Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.

 

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:

Date

Hours

Tuesday, December 11

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, December 19   

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Thursday, December 20

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days. Students are welcome to shop the store 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. It will also be open for ALL home basketball games.

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

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

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

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile homepage: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

The August 10 Parent Pulse
Posted 08/10/2018 02:50PM

 

Preparing for School

The start of school is just around the corner. All parents should be sure to review the Preparing for School page that can be found HERE. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

A reminder that the first day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 14 and that we will be celebrating the Mass of the Assumption on Wednesday, August 15. This will not be a formal dress day.

 

Registration – Monday, August 13

A reminder that freshmen will be picked up by their senior Big Brothers on Monday morning, August 13 and taken to Prep to participate in the registration period for freshmen and seniors from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. They will then go through an abbreviated version of the school day and have the chance to meet all of their teachers. During the course of that abbreviated school day we will provide them lunch. The day will end at 2:45 p.m.

Sophomores and juniors should plan to be at Prep to register that morning between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Serve in the Prep Moms Organization This Sunday And Throughout 2018-2019!

Dear Prep Moms and Dads:

Welcome to a new school year! Before you know it our sons will be back in the classroom. The new school year brings many opportunities for us, as parents and guardians, to support the students, faculty and staff of Creighton Prep through Prep Moms. While most of our members are mothers of Prep students, we warmly welcome the participation of fathers, grandparents and friends as well! This is a dues-free organization; every Prep parent or guardian is officially a member!

Our first school event is the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation this Sunday, August 12 when we will welcome all our new families to the Prep community. Prep Moms needs your help with providing desserts and volunteers for the event. Please sign up HERE to help us make this event successful!

Helping out with Prep Moms committees for this event and many others throughout the 2018-2019 school year is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family, and, with school starting shortly, 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 on Friday, August 17 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

 

Donate Dress Code Items

The Dean’s Office is 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!

 

Upcoming Events

 

New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation – Sunday, August 12

This is a reminder to the parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students who have registered for the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation that the event will be held here at Prep this Sunday, August 12, beginning with a Mass in the Heider Center at 5 p.m. We will then enjoy dinner and dessert provided by FLIK Independent School Dining and the Prep Moms in the Sullivan Center.

After dinner, parents will remain in the Sullivan Center for a special parent orientation organized by Prep's administration while freshman and transfer students engage in recreational activities organized by the Big Brothers. The evening should conclude around 8 p.m.

Prior to that night, you are encouraged to read through the Life at Prep FAQs found HERE, as well as the Student-Parent Handbook found HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 12 at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. If you have any questions, please call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

 

Creighton Prep Football Dads Night – Wednesday, August 15

Fathers of incoming or current student athletes in the Creighton Prep football program as well as Prep alumni are invited to the Creighton Prep Football Dads Night on Wednesday, August 15 at The Old Mattress Factory at 501 North 13th Street in downtown Omaha.

A social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by an overview of the Prep football program at 7 p.m. by Varsity Football Head Coach Tim Johnk. A menu and cash bar will be available as well.

Please RSVP by Sunday, August 12 to Dennis Sonderman ’78 at sondo@centurylink.net. Admittance is $5 at the door or you can make a check payable to Creighton Prep Football Booster Club and send it to:

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

1615 South 126th Street

Omaha, NE 68144-1431

 

Retreat Signups for Sophomores and Juniors – Friday, August 17

On Friday, August 17, sophomores and juniors will be meeting with Campus Ministry during the community period to learn more about Prep's retreat offerings and to receive instructions on how to sign up for their annual retreat.  

All sophomores are required to participate in the Faces of Christ Retreat and have the option of participating in the Sophomore Overnight Retreat.  Juniors have the option of participating in the Junior Encounter Retreat OR the Ignatian Service Retreat.  

During their August 17 meeting, sophomores and juniors will be sent an e-mail with a link to sign up for their annual retreat and will receive information about each of these retreats and the expectations for participants.      

All freshmen are automatically signed up for our annual Freshman Retreat which takes place from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Seniors will have the option to sign up for their senior retreat near the start of the second semester.

If parents have any questions about Prep's retreat program, they may contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.  

 

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 on Friday, August 17 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 on Friday, August 17 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 on Friday, August 17.

 

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

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. 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 Application Process Meeting for Senior Parents    

6:30 - 6:50 p.m.

Ready Bell

6:50 p.m.

Period 1 (Prayer & 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 the:

  • Prep Moms table (for information and committee signups)
  • Sports table (for Junior Jaybacker and Sports Night information)
  • Operation Others table (for information on how to help with this fall event)
  • BASH table (where you can sign up to volunteer for various roles leading up to BASH 2019 set for Saturday, April 21)

 

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. Together, they will distribute missioning crosses to the student leaders of Prep clubs and activities.

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!

 

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!

 

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, beer and 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. Thank you!

 

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.orgrg. Thank you!

 

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

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

 

Using Canvas and PowerSchool

Canvas is Creighton Prep’s learning management system. Through Canvas, you can view your student’s academic calendars with homework, tests, and long-range projects, find course syllabi, etc. To access your Canvas account, click HERE. Look for the “Parent of a Canvas User?” link on that page. You will need your student’s username and password to register.

PowerSchool tracks your student’s course grades, assignment-specific grades and comments, attendance history and discipline history including demerit and Jug totals and obligations still owed. In PowerSchool, you have the option to sign up to receive notifications regarding your student’s grades. For a tutorial on how to use PowerSchool and set up notifications, click HERE. To access your PowerSchool account, click HERE.

 

Welcome, New Teachers and Staff Members!

On Wednesday August 8, Prep welcomed new teachers and staff members, including Sterling Brown (Dean of Students), Christianne Clark (Director of College Counseling), Lisa Cook (Social Studies), Matt Delaney (Social Studies), John Fraser (World Languages), Trent Goldsmith (Social Studies), Will Hausman (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Kevin Kaminski (Student Support Services), Rich Mansfield (ToMorrow Labs Manager), Jeni Martinez (Director of Loyola Scholars), Amy Masek (Theology), Dr. Renée McGill (English), Olivia Poggenpohl (Director of Communications), Dr. Martin Townley (Design Technology), Dakota Wagner (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Carolina Westling (World Languages, part-time) and Bethany Widman (English).

 

Five Points Bank Finishes 42-17 Season in State Tournament

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney, his staff and the players on the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team on their great 42-17 season that ended near the completion of state tournament divisional play in Columbus on Wednesday, August 1.

The team started the tournament on Saturday, July 28 against Grand Island Home Federal, winning 4-2 and helped by a strong pitching performance from Noah Peyton as well as stout defensive play. On Sunday, July 29, the squad was edged 4-3 by Lincoln SW Pinnacle Bank despite a two-run home run from Owen Richter and another fine pitching performance, this time from Spencer Jonas.

They rebounded the following day in an 8-3 win over Kearney Runza, led by pitcher Max Mandel and timely hitting from the offense, and found success again on Tuesday, July 31 in a 7-2 victory over Burke Black C&H Construction that was highlighted by a two-out rally in the 4th inning and excellent command by pitcher Zach Firmature. From there, the team advanced to a Wednesday, August 1 matchup with the Millard South '52's Patriots, falling 3-2 to end their state tournament run.

 

New Billy Bluejay Design Introduced

Creighton Prep introduced a new Billy Bluejay design with the Wednesday, August 8 completion of the floor renovation project in the Heider Center. The new Billy is represented in a darker shade of blue and in a white CP T-shirt instead of the collared CP sweater used in the previous design.

The floor renovation project began with sanding the surface using different grits of sandpaper in order to get it very smooth. After that, stain was applied to darken both three point areas around the free-throw lanes. Graphics for Billy as well as Creighton Prep, AMDG and Jr. Jays were then added along with a coat of PMS 280 Blue (Prep blue) to the baselines and sidelines as well as striping on the two outer courts. After that, covers on the graphics were removed and multiple coats of sealer were applied.

The school would like to thank the donors who made it possible and Omaha firms Iridian Group (Dan Douglas '92) and Egan Supply Company (Jim '77, Pat '78 and Dan '83) as well as Hardwood Specialists and Craftsman LLC of Waupaca, Wisconsin.

 

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 beginning Monday, August 13, 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 the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation (Sunday, August 12), 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

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