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Semester Exam Schedule – December 17-19

Semester exams will take place on the dates listed below, and student attendance is required. Click here for the complete exam schedule. 

We ask that you not arrange early vacations or appointments for your son on these days. To inquire about an exception for serious medical or family reasons, please contact Academic Principal Joe Ryberg.

Tuesday, December 17

8 a.m. Science

9:15 a.m. English

10:30 a.m. Conflict Exams

Wednesday, December 18

8 a.m. World Language

9:15 a.m. Theology

10:30 a.m. Conflict Exams

Thursday, December 19

8 a.m. Social Studies

9:15 a.m. Math

10:30 a.m. Conflict Exams

The following exams or semester assessments are given early in class: Arrupe Experience, Design Technology, College Composition, Composition, Fine Arts, Physical Education and Social Studies electives.


8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam – Saturday, January 11

Please remind prospective Prep students and their parents that the 8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, January 11 at Prep. Take a look at the exam details below. 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Check-in and complimentary breakfast. Enter on the west side through the Sullivan Center doors.
  • 8 a.m. - Test begins.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Parents can pick up students in the west parking lot.
  • Bring two #2 pencils - no calculators.

Email Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, with any questions or call him at 402-393-1256.


3rd Quarter Alpha Youth Program

Campus Ministry is recruiting students to participate in the Alpha Youth program on Wednesdays after school (2:55-4 p.m.) during the 3rd quarter. Alpha Youth is an interactive series exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each meeting includes a meal, a talk and discussion. It is meant to help young people explore questions surrounding faith.

If your son would like to participate, contact Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office, and he will follow up with your son to invite him to be a part of the 3rd quarter group.


Volunteer Opportunities


Post Prom Committee Volunteers and Chaperones Still Needed

Post Prom will be held at Prep next April, and volunteers are still needed to help make the evening a success. Sign up to help today. The Post Prom Chairs are Lisa Gravelle, Beth Kramer and Jenny Ugarte.


Help Make BASH 2020 a Success for Prep Students

Commit now to be one of the 500 volunteers who will make our 50th BASH fundraiser a success on Saturday, April 25. 

Later in January, we’ll need volunteers to sell raffle tickets, help with decorations and write descriptions for the catalog. In late April, to set up auction items, serve drinks at the event and help with tear-down and cleanup

This is a great way to give back to Prep and meet great people!


Events – December 6-11


Christmas eBASH – Shop Now

Still looking for that special stocking-stuffer for the Prep fan in your home? There’s still a great selection of items to bid on and purchase at the Christmas eBASH site. Hurry, Christmas eBASH ends Monday!


Freshman Christmas Dance – Tomorrow

The dance will be sponsored by the Creighton Prep Big Brothers for freshmen from Prep, Duchesne, Marian and Mercy. 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the commons. Tickets will be $10 each and $15 for couples. The theme is Christmas and refreshments will be provided by the Prep Moms.

Attire is semi-formal, which means a tie, dress shirt and dress slacks for the guys and a dress or pantsuit for the girls. Students should enter and exit the building that evening from the main west entrance to the school, next to Memorial Plaza.


CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius – Monday, December 9

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues Monday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in Room 118. You are welcome to join. Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will guide the meeting, and the guest speaker will be Assistant Principal for Student Support Services Chris Searl.

Fr. Kevin will also be blessing any gifts that people may be planning to give for Christmas or in the New Year. The group meets on the second Monday of each month throughout the school year to pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.


Coffee and Conversation for Junior Parents – Tuesday, December 10

Junior parents are invited to coffee and conversation with the counselors from 6-7 p.m. that day. The meeting will be held in the Carta Hall of Fame Room (just across the Smith Atrium from the Jay Mart). This is a good opportunity for you to lead a discussion on the issues you find important.

Also, mark your calendars to attend the Junior Family College Planning Meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the commons. Students and parents are encouraged to attend.


Christmas Concert by the Prep Men’s Choir – Wednesday, December 11

Join us in the commons on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. for the annual Christmas concert by the Prep men’s choir. These talented vocalists will perform a range of Christmas songs from traditional to contemporary. A couple of original songs written by students will be played in public for the first time, too! 

Admission is free and donations for Bethlehem House will be accepted. Refreshments will also be served.


Events – December 13-25


Eucharistic Adoration – Friday, December 13

Parents are welcome to volunteer for an “hour of power” before the Blessed Sacrament in the Skinner Chapel next Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel. Register now for a time.

On Friday, park in the east lot, enter through the Administration entrance then check in at the reception desk. The receptionist will direct you to the chapel. Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way.


Junior Jays-for-Bluejays Pregame Social – Tuesday, December 17

Looking for a great way to enjoy the Christmas season at a fun event downtown? Band together with other Creighton Prep fans and visit Blatt Beer and Table at 610 N. 12th St. for a Junior Jays-for-Bluejays pregame social on Tuesday, December 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy beverages and appetizers compliments of Prep then take the short walk over to the CHI Health Center to cheer on our big brother school, Creighton University, in their 7:30 p.m. game against the University of Oklahoma.

All alumni, current parents and friends of Prep are invited. Spread the word! Go Jays (and Junior Jays)!


Operation Others Delivery Weekend – December 19-21

Volunteers are needed to set up, pack and deliver food during Operations Others Delivery Weekend. Food bags will be delivered to almost 1,200 materially-poor families. Please meet at the warehouse (location TBA) during the dates and times listed on the schedule below. 

Follow O.O. on Twitter for updates, changes, severe weather announcements and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.

  • Thursday, December 19: Setup day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20: Packing day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21: Delivery day: Mass at 8 a.m. then deliveries from 9 a.m. until finished, usually around noon.


Christmas in the Cage – Saturday, December 21

Join us in the Heider Center on Saturday, December 21 for the always-festive Christmas in the Cage event where the Junior Jays nesting in the Birdcage student section cheer on the home team in their holiday garb and entertain the crowd.

On this night, the Creighton Prep JV and varsity basketball teams play the Navigators from Lincoln North Star, with the JV game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m.


Christmas Midnight Mass – Wednesday, December 25

The 2019 Christmas Midnight Mass at Prep is set for 12 a.m. on Wednesday morning, December 25. As always, this is a special time for the Prep community to come together and celebrate the birth of our Lord. We hope to see you there! 


Prep Notes


Winter Sports Underway

The regular seasons for Junior Jay basketball, hockey, powerlifting, swimming and wrestling teams have started so be sure to take time out over the next few months to cheer them on. Visit the CP athletic calendar to get schedule information. Click here for the hockey team’s schedule.


Honor Pep Band for 6th-8th Grade Boys at Christmas in the Cage

Would your 6th-8th grade son enjoy a chance to play with the Creighton Prep Pep Band during Christmas in the Cage? Visit creightonprep.org/honorpepband for more information and to register him. For questions or additional information, email Director of instrumental Music David May or call him at 402-393-1190 Ext. 320.


CP Students and Parents Invited to Creighton University Basketball Games

The Creighton University Athletic Department is offering Prep students free admission to a selection of winter basketball games. They just need to show their student ID to be admitted. With the flyer, CP parents can purchase $10 tickets to those same games. For questions, email the Creighton Athletic Ticket Office or call 402-280-5297.


Jay Mart - Holiday Hours, New Hand-Painted Christmas Ornament

In addition to the hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on regular school days, the Jay Mart will be open during the following days and times in the Smith Atrium. Get the hand-painted ornament that has the CP logo on one side, AMDG on the other and Billy Bluejay in between.

Saturday, December 7

5-7 p.m.

Friday, December 13

5:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 17

9-11 a.m.

Wednesday, December 18    

9-11 a.m.

Thursday, December 19

9-11 a.m.

Saturday, December 21

6-8:30 p.m.

Follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the latest items and sales, and contact Molly Sengstock with any questions.


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