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Reminder on Major Dates Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year

Click HERE to see the major dates calendar for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. As items are added to the calendar or dates change, it will be updated. Please check back periodically to download a new copy. Some key dates to be aware of:

Sports Physicals

Sunday, August 4

Freshman/Big Brother Orientation  

Friday, August 9

Student Registration

Monday, August 12

First Day of School for Freshmen

Monday, August 12

First Day of School for All Students   

Tuesday, August 13

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, August 21

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, August 29

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, October 20

Parent-Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL 10/25    

October 24-25

Creighton Prep Open House

Sunday, November 3

Thanksgiving Vacation, NO SCHOOL

November 27-29

Semester Exams, EARLY DISMISSALS  

December 17-19

Operation Others Delivery Day

Saturday, December 21

School Resumes

Monday, January 6, 2020  

8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam  

Saturday, January 11

Father-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, January 26

Freshman Retreat, NO SCHOOL 2/7

February 6-8

Mom Prom

Sunday, February 9

6th & 7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam

Saturday, February 22

Registration Night for the Class of 2024

Wednesday, March 4

Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

March 9-13

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 18


Saturday, April 18

Sophomore Conversations, NO SCHOOL 4/24

April 23-24

BASH 2020

Saturday, April 25

Senior Exams

May 7-8

Graduation for the Class of 2020

Sunday, May 17


May 19-21


For Senior Parents - Class of 2019 Graduation Events and Details

Senior parents, graduation is just a little over six weeks away and all the information you need is included in the email sent to you from Head of School Jim Bopp on Wednesday, April 3. Click HERE to see the text of that email, and refer to it as needed in the days and weeks ahead

Among the important items for your calendar:

Graduation practice & caps and gowns – Friday, May 17

Graduation tickets distributed – Friday, May 17

Baccalaureate Mass – Saturday, May 18

Graduation – Sunday, May 19

If you have any questions, please contact the high school office at 402-393-1190.


Teach at Prep as a Full-Time Computer Science Faculty Member

Help shape the next generation of computer whizzes as a full-time computer science faculty member at Creighton Prep. You’ll teach college prep and AP computer science, coding, information technology and robotics courses, and even coach teams and mentor clubs in coding and robotics. You’ll also get to work in a highly professional environment with a great group of colleagues. Learn more and apply.


Looking for Loyola Scholars Summer Institute Teachers

The Loyola Scholars Academic Achievement & Leadership Program at Creighton Prep is currently accepting applications for Summer Institute teachers for June 2019.

We are looking for teachers in math, English/Language Arts and science for sixth-through-eighth-grade boys during mornings Monday through Friday from June 3-28. Compensation is competitive, offering $3,000 per subject area for teaching three sections – one section per grade level. Adjustments will be made if the candidate is not able to teach all three sections. Candidates with experience in either junior high or high school level teaching are preferred.

Click HERE to see the full job description. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeni Martinez.


Vote Creighton Prep for the 2019 Omaha’s Choice Award

Help Creighton Prep four-peat in 2019 as the Omaha’s Choice Awards winner in the private high school category by voting in this year’s contest sponsored once again by the Omaha World-Herald.

Click HERE to vote for Prep as much as once per day using a single email address through Sunday, April 21. Thank you! The 2019 Omaha's Choice Awards winners will be announced in a special July 2019 section of the newspaper, and Prep is looking to extend a winning streak that began in 2016.


Host Family Needed for Two 10th Grade Boys for Fall 2019

ROKUS Education Link invites you to share your home, heart and traditions with two students who need host families for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. They are Kevin Lee and Chris Kim.

Kevin is currently attending Concordia High School as a ninth grader. He is an excellent English speaker, very bright, smart and eager to learn, and Chris is an existing ninth grade student at Prep, so many of his classmates may already know him.

Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding experience! Your children will gain a broader perspective of another’s culture while learning more about geography, diversity and communication. Your family members will also become citizen diplomats in creating positive impressions of America and Americans.

This unique program creates memories and friendships that can last forever. To learn more, please contact Mison Cowell at ROKUS Education Link at 402-301-5257 or misoncowell.korea@gmail.com.


Volunteer Opportunities


Donations and Volunteers Needed for Post Prom – Saturday, April 13

Post Prom will be held at the Amazing Pizza Machine (13955 S Plaza) on Saturday, April 13 from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., and volunteers and donations are needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening for everyone. Thanks to a very successful Mom Prom, this event will be FREE to the young men and their dates, courtesy of the Prep Moms group.

Click HERE to donate cash or gift cards that can be used for door prizes. Donations can also be sent to the high school office with "Attn: Post Prom" marked on the envelope.

Click HERE to volunteer for one or both shifts as a chaperone. Thank you! For questions or additional information, please call contact Mary Sheridan at 402-677-1452 or email her at 5sheridans@cox.net.


Donate Household Items for a Refugee Family’s Home

Prep and Marian are working together to sponsor a Catholic Karenni refugee family that is being resettled in Omaha. We are collecting household items for the family, and will set up their new apartment after school on Wednesday, April 24. Click HERE to sign up to donate an item. All donations can be dropped off in Prep’s Campus Ministry Office by the end of the school day on April 24.

If your son would like to volunteer to help move furniture and household items after school on the 24th, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler. The family consists of mom, dad, a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.


Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. 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.

To get a sense of the power of Eucharistic Adoration, click HERE to see the article “10 Surprising Things That Happen When You Go To Adoration More Often.”

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


Participate in Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”


Beach BASH 2019 "Riding the Wave for 140 Years" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 27, just 15 days away as of Friday, April 12.

  • The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone and to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of our students.
  • To download a save the date reminder in PDF format, click HERE.
  • BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!


How Can You Participate?


Bid During eBASH Until 11 p.m. Today

eBASH 2019, running now until 11 p.m. today (Friday, April 12), is your opportunity to participate in Beach BASH 2019 without leaving the comfort of your home. Click HERE to reach the eBASH site now!


Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

A key goal for this year's BASH is to have 900 Prep fans at the event, ready to bid in support of our students. You can help us reach that mark by purchasing an individual ticket, a table for family or a corporate table!

Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own. Click HERE to register now.


Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

Our goal for this year's raffle is to generate ticket sales totaling $185,000 of the overall BASH net goal of $715,000 which will in turn provide full tuition financial assistance for 18 students at Prep. We have team captains and sellers, alumni class captains, super sellers, faculty, staff and students participating in the WE ARE PREP raffle sales campaign. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1,000, and the grand prize for the winning ticket is $10,000! Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org to buy and/or sell tickets.


Underwrite the Event

Donate in advance of BASH to help underwrite the cost of the event or the expense for a Jesuit or faculty member to attend. This is another great way to support Prep. Click HERE to donate now.



Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of adult and student volunteers to make BASH a success! We need time and talent in a variety of roles so don't miss this chance to join us in the effort!

Adults can sign up here.

Students can sign up here.


BASH is Prep's largest fundraising event of the year and, with your help over the next 15 days, we can make it a success for our deserving young men!

Amy Knight

Director of Events

Creighton Preparatory School

7400 Western Avenue

Omaha, NE  68114-1878

402.548.3858 direct line

402.670.4774 cell




Upcoming Events


eBASH 2019 – Ending at 11 p.m. Today

eBASH 2019, running now until 11 p.m. today (Friday, April 12), is your opportunity to participate in Beach BASH 2019 without leaving the comfort of your home. Bid online for Creighton Prep items and ticket opportunities in the days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27! You're guaranteed to find great, unique items while supporting Prep.

Click HERE to begin bidding!


Rosary for Prep – Today at 3 p.m.

Please join the Prep community in prayer for intentions including final exams, Prom, graduating seniors, and a safe summer for everyone at the Rosary for Prep today (Friday, April 12) at 3 p.m. in Memorial Plaza, located on the west side of the school building. If weather becomes a factor, the Rosary will be moved inside to the Sullivan Center.

Students, parents, Jesuits, alumni, faculty, staff and coaches will participate. Members of the Prep Choir will also provide inspirational music.

The Rosary for Prep is brought to you by CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius


The Great Gatsby Prom Dance 2019 - Saturday, April 13

On Saturday, April 13, Prep will host its Prom Dance at the Lauritzen Gardens from 8:30-11:30 p.m. The event theme this year will be The Great Gatsby. It is a formal dance with dress code and behavior guidelines that are available HERE. Please familiarize your son and his guest (if applicable) with these expectations.

Tickets are being sold this week (April 8-12) in two locations: the switchboard at the administration entrance and in the office of Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ (Room 002). Tickets are $30, and students may pay by cash, check or credit card.

The Prom and Post-Prom are not lock-in events. Students may come and go as they like. However, no re-admittance is allowed at either Prom or Post-Prom

All guests need to have a Prep student host for the evening, and students from Marian, Mercy or Duchesne need to have a Prep student host them at the dance. Each Prep student is allowed only one guest at the dance.

Please contact Mr. Kennedy or Mrs. Madeleine Morelli with any questions or concerns at dkennedy@creightonprep.org or mmorelli@creightonprep.org.


Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, April 14

The EducationQuest Foundation is sponsoring the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, April 14  from 1-3 p.m. at the Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. Students can get a barcode for the event HERE and you can view the list of colleges that will be participating HERE.


College Admission Counselors Visiting Prep – April 16-17

College admissions counselors from the following institutions will be visiting with Prep students from April 16-17, and juniors and seniors interested in attending need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. Students are also responsible for the material covered while they are away from class. All meetings will be held in the College Counseling Office.


Tuesday, April 16

11:15 a.m. University of Minnesota Rochester

12:45 p.m. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


Wednesday, April 17

11:10 a.m. U.S. Army


Good Friday Walk for Justice and Stations of the Cross - Friday, April 19

Prep students and their families are invited to the annual Good Friday Walk for Justice and Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 19. We start at St. Mary Magdalene Church on 19th and Dodge at 1 p.m. and finish by 2:30 p.m. This event has taken place for many years and is sponsored by several parishes and Omaha’s Catholic high schools. Please join us!


Support the Football Booster Club – Thursday, April 25

Support the football booster club on Thursday, April 25 when you dine at Fuddruckers (7059 Dodge Street) from 4-9 p.m. with your family, friends and other Creighton Prep football fans. When you place your order, be sure to let the Fuddruckers staff member know that you are there to support Creighton Prep football.

The purpose of the football booster club is to promote and support Creighton Prep football teams, players and coaches at all levels in an atmosphere that is consistent with the philosophy of the Prep community. For more information, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@creightonprep.org.


Beach BASH 2019 – Saturday, April 27

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Heider Center on Saturday, April 27 for Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years.” As mentioned, our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that evening ready to bid, have fun and support our deserving students.

Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own. Click HERE to register now.


Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football – Sunday, April 28

All are invited to the Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football on Sunday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the commons at Prep. Bring the family and enjoy delicious food, a raffle and fun!

Tickets are $8 per person and $25 per family, payable that night with cash or check, and kids under age five eat free. The commons is located near the west parking lot, just inside the entrance doors adjacent to Memorial Plaza.

Little Jays Football is a program that includes coaching and games of flag football for third-to-sixth-graders and tackle football for fifth-to-eighth-graders each year from August to November. It is a great way for those interested in playing football at Prep to get an introduction to the sport.

For questions or additional information about Little Jays Football or the spaghetti fundraiser, please contact Norm Holthe at normholthe@cox.net or 402-677-6156.


Senior Recognition Concert - Tuesday, April 30

On Tuesday, April 30, you are cordially invited to hear the Prep Concert Band at its final home performance of the year, the annual Senior Recognition Concert. This is where senior band members will be recognized for their tremendous work and achievements. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center and admission is free.


Senior Breakfast – Tuesday, May 7

The senior breakfast for all seniors, their fathers and alumni grandfathers will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Commons, located just inside the main west entrance to the school. All seniors are required to attend, and registration for the event can be completed HERE. Jerry Jurgensen from the Class of 1969 will be the featured speaker.


Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, May 20

Prep alumni, make sure to mark your calendar now and join us for the 2019 Creighton Prep Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20 at Shadow Ridge Country Club (1501 South 188 Plaza). This is always a fun day and a good opportunity to practice your game for the summer season! The cost is $115 per player, and that includes the range, a cart, golf, lunch and dinner. Sponsorships at various holes on the course are available for $650.

Click HERE to register today, and contact Max Huerter '09 in the Alumni Office at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851 with any questions.


Summer Camps – May 28-July 31

We are excited to host your boys and girls from grades K through 12 on our campus this summer at a variety of athletic camps and an innovation camp. Click HERE to see the list and review each camp description to learn more about grade levels, dates, times and costs. Registration is divided by grade level so choose the corresponding grade level your student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Once you have chosen your camps, Register Now to begin the process. You can pay online via PayPal or send a check. Please make checks payable to Creighton Prep and mail to the camp's coach at Prep. Contact your coach for questions about financial assistance.


ArchOmaha Unite – Saturday, June 8

Don’t miss out on ArchOmaha Unite, a once-in-a-lifetime, joy-filled Catholic celebration! Thousands have already reserved their seats. There are specific Youth Sessions for young people, but participants need to register ahead of time at Unite.Archomaha.org.


Prep Notes


Varsity Golf Wins Third Consecutive Bellevue West Invitational

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning their third consecutive Bellevue West Invitational with a score of 288. Individual play was highlighted by Jake Boor’s victory with a score of 72 and Tommy Slattery’s 84, good for 9th place.


Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team

Senior Matthew Muellner was recently named along with eight others to the Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team. Way to go, Matthew! Schools were asked to nominate students who scored 1450 or more on the SAT and 32 or more on the ACT. Last May, Matthew was named one of four recipients nationwide of the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship.


Student Athlete Receives Winter Scholar Athlete Award

Congratulations to senior Akol Arop on receiving a 2018-2019 Winter Scholar Athlete Award from the Greater Omaha Sports Committee during a luncheon on Wednesday at the Hilton Omaha downtown. Akol will continue his academic and athletic pursuits at the University of Nebraska, and will play basketball for the Huskers.


Two Sign National Letters of Intent

The Carta Hall of Fame Room was the location on Wednesday morning for a national letter of intent signing ceremony for two Prep seniors. At the event, Spencer Jonas announced that he will attend and play baseball for Rockhurst University, and classmate Luke Waters declared his intention to attend and play soccer at Creighton University. Congratulations, guys!


Track and Field Program Continues Impressive Season

The track and field program continued an impressive season late last week. On Thursday, April 4, the freshman team finished second in a meet at Bellevue West, Leading the way with gold medal performances were Quincy Cervantes, Michael Hart, Joe Kieny, Paul Lampert, Jonah Moore and Ethan Morrow. Just one day later, the varsity team won the Kearney Invitational with first place finishes from Michael Buckley, Leo Burns, Luke Dickas, Kai-El Morman and Grant West. Go, CP!


Get Ready for Graduation at the Jay Mart

Senior parents, graduation ceremonies are next month, and the Jay Mart has some great items to consider for your graduate and his graduation party including CP door signs, CP graduation party signs and alumni T-shirts for the newest Prep alumnus in your family. With your purchase, choose get an Easter egg at the store, filled with a Jay Mart item or offer!

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open on regular school days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for select special events. For any questions or additional information on the Jay Mart, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@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 and Instagram!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

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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.


Judy Pritza

Prep Moms President, 2018-2019



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


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


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

Click HERE to register online.


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!


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