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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

Prom

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

Semester Exams, EARLY DISMISSALS

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.

 

Volunteer

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

aknight@creightonprep.org

creightonprep.org/bashinfo

 

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 September 14 Parent Pulse
Posted 09/14/2018 02:23PM

 

Celebrate 140 Years of Prep at Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

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

The evening will include live music by Finest Hour, beverages, and cuisine from the Big Green Q and KGB food trucks. 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. See you there!

 

Adult Volunteers Still Needed for Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

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

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

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

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

 

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

 

Student Retreat Leaders Needed

There are many opportunities this fall for your son to be a leader on retreats taking place at our local Catholic grade schools. 

Campus Ministry is looking for students to act as retreat leaders for Youth Frontiers Retreats at Holy Cross School (for students at all the consortium schools) and St. Margaret Mary School on Wednesday, Sept. 19. 

Leaders are also needed for Youth Frontiers Retreats at Mary Our Queen School on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and St. Vincent de Paul School on Thursday, Oct. 18.  These retreats take place during the school day. 

Additionally, leaders are needed for a Confirmation Retreat at St. Gerald’s on Saturday, September 29. 

If your son is interested in participating, please have him 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

 

16th Annual Jaywalk 5K Fun Run/Walk – Saturday, September 15

Run or walk for a good cause at the 16th Annual Jaywalk 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 15 starting at 7:30 a.m. on the Creighton University campus. Proceeds from this event sponsored by the Creighton Students Union will benefit Jesuit Academy. Be sure to stay for pancakes afterward!

Race day registration starts in the Kiewit Fitness Center at Creighton at 7 a.m. and costs $30 for adults and $20 for students. (The run/walk will also be held there.) Or click HERE to register online.

 

NACAC College Fair – Sunday, September 16

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting the Omaha National College Fair at the CHI Health Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) in downtown Omaha on Sunday, September 16 from 1-4 p.m. Prep families are encouraged to attend, and admission is free.

Click HERE for information on student registration and to see a list of participating schools.

 

College Admissions Counselors Visiting Prep – September 17-20

A number of college admissions counselors will be visiting Prep from September 17-20, and juniors and seniors interested in attending need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. Students are responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.

All meetings except for the Catholic College Fair on Wednesday, September 19 will be held in the office of Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark. Ms. Clark’s office is adjacent to the Sullivan Center, and she will give students a pass at the end of each visit to return to class.

 

Monday, September 17

7:45 a.m. New York University (Abu Dhabi campus)

9:45 a.m. University of Iowa

10:30 a.m. Boston College

 

Tuesday, September 18

12:15 p.m. University of Denver

 

Wednesday, September 19

A Catholic College Fair will be held for juniors and seniors in the Smith Atrium starting at 9:35 a.m. Students can pre-print a barcode for the event by clicking HERE.

Colleges attending include Belmont Abbey College, Benedictine College, Briar Cliff University, College of St. Benedict & St. John's University, College of Saint Mary, Creighton University, Loras College, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, Newman University, Quincy University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Seton Hall University, the University of Saint Mary and the University of Saint Thomas.

 

Thursday, September 20

8:45 a.m. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

9:40 a.m. University of South Dakota

12:15 p.m. Columbia University

12:45 p.m. Hillsdale College

 

Vaping, JUULing and Prep Discipline Policies – Tuesday, September 18

Prep parents are encouraged to attend a presentation by Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner Kevin Kaminski and Dean of Students Sterling J. Brown on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium concerning how to address the dangers of vaping and JUULing with students. Current trends related to the use of vaping and JUUL products as well as changes in Prep discipline policies will also be discussed.

 

Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – Wednesday, September 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 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.

 

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.

 

Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, September 23

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

 

Multicultural Family Night – Thursday, September 27

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

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

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

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

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

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

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

 

Refugee Simulation – Monday, October 1

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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.

 

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

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

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

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

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

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

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

 

Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 24

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

 

Rev. Thomas J. Merkel, SJ

Sword of St. Ignatius

 

Ann E. Tjaden

Ancilla Domini Honoree

 

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

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

James T. "Jim" Gross '68

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

Dennis P. "Denny" Hogan III '66

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

W. Todd Johnson '84

Alumnus of the Year Honoree

 

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

Click HERE to register today.

Click HERE to see the names of former honorees.

 

9th Annual Ladies Bus Trip – Thursday, October 25

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

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

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

 

Prep Notes

 

Eight Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Congratulations to seniors Samuel Atkins, John Doran, Colin Duffy, Samuel Forrest, Christopher Lin, Matthew Muellner, Daniel Noon and Matthew Rowe on being named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. This is a prestigious honor awarded to a select number of students across the country in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

“We are very proud that these eight seniors have been recognized for their efforts to excel academically,” said Head of School Jim Bopp. “Additionally, we are grateful for the wonderful teachers they have here at Prep and those they had before coming to us who helped them along the way. The value of making the most of an excellent education cannot be overstated and we are excited to have such outstanding representatives to applaud and look to as exemplars.”

According to the National Merit Scholarship Program site, approximately 1 percent of the 1.6 million students involved in the competition are named Semifinalists. Finalists will be named in February then a smaller group of those will be announced in the spring as scholarship recipients.

 

Driver’s Education Class – October 19-21

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

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

 

Hearing on Proposed New Business Near Prep

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents 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!

 

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