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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

Mobile homepage: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

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Twitter: @CreightonPrep

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The January 11 Parent Pulse
Posted 01/11/2019 06:34PM

 

Financial Aid Applications Due February 1, 2019

This is just a reminder that all financial aid applications and supporting financial documentation for the 2019-2020 school year are due February 1, 2019 and will be processed through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. (If you have already submitted an application for the 2019-2020 school year, thank you!)

To apply for financial aid, click HERE. If you need assistance completing the FACTS application, please contact Jacqui Warren at 402-548-3859 or jwarren@creightonprep.org or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.

 

For Senior Parents – Senior Graduation Orders

If you have not already ordered a cap and gown for your son’s upcoming graduation, you can still do so by ordering at the School Traditions store in the Bel Air Plaza at 12100 West Center Road, Suite 901 (Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or online at www.jostens.com. The online order deadline is Friday, March 1, but the School Traditions store will still accept orders after that date.

Orders for school custom graduation announcements will need to be placed at the School Traditions store by Friday, February 1.

 

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

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 90 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 is January 31. If you need assistance with the Pictavo Community site, 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

 

Donate An Old Cell Phone or iPad

Freshman Aidan Morey is working on an Eagle Scout project to collect old cell phones and iPads to help women and soldiers in need, and you can help by donating one or both items.

Some of the donated phones will be converted into 911 phones and distributed to women who are under duress as they prepare to leave the Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Shelter. Other donated phones will be recycled in favor of calling cards that will be given to deployed soldiers of the United States Armed Forces. The iPads will be recycled.

If you would like to donate an old cell phone and/or iPad, please drop them off in the Dean of Students Office at Prep, which is located near the midway point of the main floor at the school. Cell phones and iPads will be collected through the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Aidan via email at 2022217@creightonprep.org.

 

Join the Team Leading the Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat will take place at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). A 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and if you would like to join the team, please contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com. Thank you!

 

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, 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 in 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.

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 as well to all those who have signed up so far!

 

Upcoming Events

 

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 tomorrow morning (Saturday, January 12) at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10. Prospective Prep parents can click HERE to begin the application process.

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.

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting – Monday, January 14

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 12th year on Monday, January 14 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 Deacon Damian Czerniak, SJ will share his faith journey to Prep.

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.

 

Sophomore Parent College/Career Meetings – January 14 and 16

Sophomore parents interested in discussing considerations for course selection for junior year, standardized testing, college search items and information covered during community period with sophomores are encouraged to attend a Sophomore Parent College/Career Meeting on Monday, January 14 or Wednesday, January 16 from 7-8 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium. These one-hour meetings have a set agenda and a presentation by Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark.

Sophomore parents interested in a meeting without a set agenda or presentation should consider attending a Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents meeting with Prep counselors on either January 22 and 24. See below for details.

 

Loyola Scholars – Information Evening for Interested Families – Tuesday, January 15

Loyola Scholars: The Heider Academic & Leadership Achievement Program at Creighton Prep is a year-round, three-year academic and leadership achievement program serving middle school sixth-to-eighth-grade males in the Omaha metro area who are academically talented, have leadership potential and whose households have significant financial need.

The 2019 nomination season for program candidates is open now through Monday, March 11, and an information evening for any interested families will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium at Prep. The discussion will be led by Director of Loyola Scholars Jeni Martinez.

For more information or questions about the Loyola Scholars program, please contact Jeni at jmartinez@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3885.

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, January 15

The next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance to the school. Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ and Principal Jim Bopp will be the speakers. These meetings are a great way to learn about Prep and get involved with your time and talent at the school. See you there!

 

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents – January 22 and 24

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents is an opportunity for sophomore parents to meet with Prep counselors and other parents, and ask questions they might have about course selection for next year, college planning and PSAT results. There is no formal agenda or presentation. The meetings will be held in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Tuesday, January 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, January 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sophomore parents who would like to attend a meeting with a set agenda and a presentation should consider attending a Sophomore Parent College/Career Meeting led by Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark on either January 14 or 16.

 

College Awareness Workshops for Junior Parents – January 24, 26 and 28

Also in January, the Counseling Department has scheduled three opportunities for junior parents to gain the same information that their sons are receiving about college awareness. The College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents will cover understanding PSAT scores, selecting a college, college admissions tests, factors colleges consider in selecting you, registering for the ACT/SAT, paying for college, college majors, retaking the ACT and using Naviance Student (formerly known as Family Connection).

A class will be offered on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and evening classes will be offered on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, January 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you would like to participate in a College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents, call the Counseling Office at 402-548-3869 or email Fr. Tillman at rtillman@creightonprep.org. Preregistration is required. The class will meet in Room T-004. Sophomore parents who are eager to have college questions answered may also register for this workshop.

Junior parents who would like to attend a version of this meeting with a set agenda and a presentation (but without time for hands-on experience with the Naviance Student platform) should consider attending a Junior Parent College Meeting led by Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark on either January 7 or 9.

 

Register for the Father-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, January 27

Creighton Prep’s annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast is a special event for fathers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The event will be held on Sunday, January 27, and 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)

Click HERE to register online now or HERE to download a form that you can complete and return to Prep prior to the event. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received by Wednesday, January 23. Thank you!

 

The Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

Please save the date of Thursday, February 1 to attend the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat that will take place at 6:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). As noted earlier in this Parent Pulse, a 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and you can contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com if you would like to be part of the team.

 

Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” – Sunday, February 10

Prep moms, please plan for you and your son to attend Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” on Sunday, February 10. This is a Creighton Prep tradition and an opportunity for Prep mothers and sons to spend an evening together and to raise money for the April post prom party.

The event will be held at the CHI Health Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) downtown at 455 N. 10th Street. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. During the dance portion, at least one song on the dance floor will be reserved for mothers and their sons from each of Prep’s four classes. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn as you enjoy your dessert, so bring cash for some great prizes.

Click HERE to make your reservation today. Reservations are due by Saturday, February 2, and the cost is $30 per person. If you would like to be seated with a specific group of people, please include all of them as part of one paid reservation. Those reservations that come in individually or late reservations will be seated at class tables.

See the postcard invitation HERE that will be mailed to Prep parents and sign up to donate raffle prizes or provide support for decorations HERE. A list of common questions and answers on Mom Prom 2019 can be found HERE. See you there!

 

Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence – Tuesday, February 12

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sullivan Center for Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence, an event to honor the Creighton Prep swimming and diving program.

Former Prep swimming coaches Jack Jackson '54, Dave Stuva '74, Lynn Groff and Tom Beck '84 will be honored along with all former and current swimmers, divers, trainers and their families. In keeping with a longstanding swimming tradition, a pasta dinner will be served.

Admission will be free. We just ask that you register by Thursday, February 7 so we can plan accordingly for catering and seating.

To register today, click HERE or contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3858. If you decide to register by contacting Amy, simply let her know your name and the names of those attending with you as well as the class years for any alumni.

On that evening, please park in the west lot and enter the building through the doors next to Memorial Plaza. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Prep swimming and diving program has an incredible history that includes 24 state titles and 12 consecutive from 2007 to 2018. The team will go for another at the 2019 state meet from February 21-23 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.

 

CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 15

Mark your calendars now and gather your team of eight for the fifth annual CP Trivia Night to be held on Friday, February 15 in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center. The cost is $240 per table of eight, and participants must be 21. Seating will be limited to the first 50 teams that have paid in full.

On that night, please park and enter on the west side of the building. Check-in begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., with the first round of Jeopardy-style questions with host Mike Monday starting at 7 p.m. Topics are random and the event will conclude when the winners are crowned.

As in the past, festive tables and costumes are highly encouraged but not required. A prize will be given to the best themed and decorated table but we ask that no decorations extend beyond the sides of the table or obscure views of the podium.

For more event details and to register online, click HERE.

 

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.

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 4

Creighton Prep is proud to recognize alumni, coaches and supporters for outstanding contributions to the athletic program at the school. Their commitment, achievement and sense of sportsmanship set the standard for the young athletes who follow in their footsteps today.

On Monday, March 4, you are cordially invited to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center, recognizing the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees:

Athletes

Bruce D. Vosburg '61

Othello H. Meadows III '94

James V. "Vince" Pietro, D.D.S. '96

Coach

Stanley G. "Stan" Macaitis '54

Contributor

Thomas "Tiger Tom" Lynch '58

Team

2011 Soccer Team

On that night, please join us for a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Parking will be available in the west lot.

Tickets are $60 per person. Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to see a PDF of the invitation to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony.

To nominate a former Creighton Prep athlete, coach, contributor or team for consideration to a future Athletic Hall of Fame class, click HERE.

 

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 106 days away as of Friday, January 11.

  • The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone, as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of 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?

Donate an Auction Item

  • Donate a gift or monetary donation to support the live auction, silent auction or eBASH (online) auction. Gifts of all varieties and sizes are truly needed and appreciated! Some popular gift categories include: electronics, home items, jewelry, kitchenware, vacation homes, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and more. You could donate a gift on your own or go in with other families on a larger item.
  • If you are interested in contributing an auction item, please contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or click HERE to make a donation online. The auction donation deadline is February 4.

Attend the Patron Party

  • Save the date and time of Saturday evening, April 6 to attend the Beach BASH 2019 Patron Party at the home of Prep parents Beth and David Kramer '83. This is a great event where Prep supporters gather in advance of BASH. Details on registering for the Patron Party will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

Donate a Themed Gift Basket

  • One of the many ways you can help ensure a successful Beach BASH 2019 is by preparing a gift basket for the silent auction portion of the evening on Saturday, April 27. Members of the BASH team have created a SignUpGenius page to make it easy for you to donate a gift basket of your choosing or commit to a cash donation so one can be assembled for you. Click HERE to get started!

Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

  • Help us sell raffle tickets for a grand prize drawing of $10,000. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1000. Tickets go on sale Sunday, January 27. Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org for more info.

Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Advertise your business in our Beach BASH 2019 catalog. There are a variety of advertising opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Click HERE to purchase a catalog advertisement.

Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

  • A Premier Partner sponsorship comes with a full page catalog ad, a table for 10 people at the event, a digital ad on BidPal and more. Click HERE to download a PDF detailing the Premier Partner sponsor options and HERE to become a Premier Partner sponsor.
  • Click HERE to download Premier Partner sponsor details and how to submit required information (catalog ad, eBASH banner, guest names, etc.).

Volunteer

  • Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of volunteers to make BASH a success! Sign up now to volunteer in the months and days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 and also for the event itself. Don't miss this opportunity to get involved at Prep and meet great people!
  • If you have any questions about volunteering for Beach BASH 2019 or the event itself, please contact Amy Knight at 402.548.3858 or aknight@creightonprep.org.

BASH is a big undertaking, but with the help of our Prep community members, we come together each year to put together a successful event in support of our students – and have a little fun along the way!

We look forward to partnering with you in 2019.

 

Prep Notes

 

Grief & Loss Support Group

The Grief & Loss Support Group is a peer support service available to any student at any time to help them navigate the difficult journey of loss. This is a group setting for individuals to process and develop more consistent ways to cope with the loss of loved ones through death, divorce or other forms of transition.

A parent or student can request a referral through the student's guidance counselor or the Dean of Students, or the parent or student may contact Kevin Kaminski directly at 402-393-1190 x327 or kkaminski@creightonprep.org.

 

Student Musicians Named to Nebraska Wesleyan University Honor Band

Congratulations to student musicians Moises Acevedo, Keegan Brown, Joseph Buckley, John Dickas, Will Ernatt, Jack Krejci, Paul Owens and Jordan Sauer on being named to the Nebraska Wesleyan University honor band. Student auditions were recorded and submitted online by Prep’s Director of Instrumental Music David May.

In April, the band program will go for a 33rd consecutive superior rating in district music competition.

 

Student Artwork to be Exhibited at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Congratulations to senior Jared Groves on getting two of his art pieces selected for exhibition at Nebraska Wesleyan University as part of the NWU Art Exhibition and Scholarship Competition. Students accepted into the show and enrolled at the school will have a chance at scholarships worth $4,000 and $10,000, respectively.

The art pieces selected for exhibition are “Pair of Pears” (shown above) and “Eye Candy.”

 

Prep Swimmers Excel in Minnesota Meet

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep swim team on their second place showing at the Maroon and Gold Invitational in Minneapolis on Saturday, January 5.

Prep competed in the 13-team Gold Division that featured a number of the top high school teams in Minnesota. Highlights included first place finishes by Ross Pantano in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.90 and Rush Clark in the 100 fly with a time of 48.51. Rush’s time is faster than the Nebraska state championship mark of 48.68 set by Jacob Molacek ‘14 almost six years ago.

Swimmers that made auto state meet cuts were Andrew Hood in the 50 and 100 free, Kayden McCullough in the 50 and 200 free, Ben Ravnsborg in the 100 back and Ethan Schmaderer in the 200 individual medley.

 

Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge – Throughout January

Creighton Prep is pleased once again to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge happening throughout the month of January to benefit the American Cancer Society, and your help is requested.

Prep fans can pledge a one-time donation or donate for every 3-pointer made by the Prep basketball team throughout the month of January.

Join the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, and make your pledge today by visiting the website HERE and clicking on the PLEDGE NOW! button.

 

View the Winter 2018/19 Creighton Prep Magazine Now

Click HERE to view an electronic version of the Winter 2018/19 Creighton Prep magazine that was mailed in December. The issue is full of interesting stories on Prep and the Prep community including a summary of the school’s 140-year history, a profile of the vocal music program and an article on Prep alumnus and Regis University President Fr. John Fitzgibbons, SJ. ‘73.

 

30 Percent Off All Clothing Apparel at the Jay Mart Starting Monday, January 14

Visit the Jay Mart starting Monday, January 14 for a fantastic sale where all clothing apparel will be 30 percent off while supplies last. Choose from a great selection of quarter-zips, shirts and T-shirts to get you through the winter and spring sports seasons!

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 is also 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.

 

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