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Pray this Lent with Prep's FaithCP App 

Creighton Prep's Campus Ministry Department invites you to make daily prayer and Prep a part of your Lenten journey this year by visiting FaithCP, Prep's site for daily prayer, and by downloading our FaithCP app for your Apple or Android device. Each day, FaithCP provides a scripture reading, an Ignatian inspired reflection and a daily prayer.

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its fifth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel on two Fridays each month throughout the 2017-2018 school year. It is a wonderful gift to Prep to have such prayer happening throughout the school day. 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 2017-2018 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 Fr. Rob Kroll, SJ at rkrol@prep.creighton.edu.

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!

 

Participate in Bowtie BASH 2018

 

Attend the Event on Saturday, April 21

Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 21, just 64 days away as of Friday, February 16.

Click HERE to make your reservation now for Bowtie BASH 2018.

Click HERE if you have already made your reservation and would like to submit names of the guests with whom you wish to be seated.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the BASH Invitation.  

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the BASH RSVP Card.

  • 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.
  • Visit the BASH website for all things BASH.
  • BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!

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 for a larger item.
  • If you are interested in contributing an auction item, please contact Amy Knight at aknig@prep.creighton.edu or click HERE to make a donation online.
  • Don’t feel like shopping for a gift? Monetary donations also are greatly appreciated! Simply write a check payable to Creighton Prep, noting “BASH 2018 Underwriting” on the memo line, and send it to the attention of Grace Cominoli at the school’s address at 7400 Western Avenue Omaha, NE 68114-1878. Thank you!

Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, March 24

Please join your hosts Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff and Doug Rohloff, the BASH 2018 Executive Committee, our co-hosts and me for Creighton Prep's BASH Patron Party on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the home of Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff and Doug Rohloff at 17640 North Reflection Circle in Bennington. Click HERE to view the invitation that lists all the hosts and co-hosts.

It's a night of celebration with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres catered by J. Coco. Casual attire. $100 per person ($75 tax deductible).

Click HERE to register online now or download the invitation via the link above, complete the form on it and return it with your check to:

 

Creighton Prep

Attn: Grace Cominoli

7400 Western Avenue

Omaha, NE 68114-1878

 

See you on Saturday, March 24!

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Prep

Donate a Themed Gift Basket

  • Donating a themed gift basket for the silent auction is a great way to support Bowtie BASH 2018. Click HERE to see the list of themes we’re looking for in the silent auction gift baskets, and sign up to donate one or more. Or sign up to make a cash donation, and we’ll assemble a basket for you! 

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 went on sale Sunday, January 21. Contact Amy Knight at aknig@prep.creighton.edu for more info.

Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Advertise your business in our Bowtie BASH 2018 catalog. There are a variety of advertising opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Click HERE to purchase a catalog advertisement.

Become a Premier Sponsor

  • A sponsorship of Bowtie BASH 2018 comes with a full page catalog advertisement, four tickets to the Bowtie BASH 2018 Patron Party, a table for 10 people at Bowtie BASH 2018, an eBASH banner ad and more. Click HERE for more information on Premier Sponsor options.

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 Bowtie BASH 2018 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 Bowtie BASH 2018 or the event itself, please contact Amy Knight at 402.548.3858 or aknig@prep.creighton.edu.

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 2018.

Amy Knight
Director of Events
Creighton Preparatory School
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, NE  68114-1878
402.548.3858 direct line
402.670.4774 cell
aknig@prep.creighton.edu

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – February 16-24

As we move into late February, the seasons for Prep basketball wrestling and swim teams are advancing toward district and state competition where your support, as always, is needed and greatly appreciated!

The state individual wrestling meet is taking place from Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17, and congratulations to coach Andrew Fisher ‘08 and the seven Prep wrestlers who qualified through the Class A District 4 meet last week. They are Angel Arcos ‘19, Jack Hasz ’19 (champion of the 285 lb. weight class), Jaden Overman ‘20, Matt Pray ‘18, Tony Pray ’18 (champion of the 195 lb. weight class), Garret Rollag ’18 (champion of the 220 lb. weight class) and Xavier Vaughn ’19.

Click HERE to reach the NSAA Wrestling Championship Central website for information on tickets and where to watch and listen to the event if you cannot attend in person.

Also this weekend, cheer on the top-ranked Prep varsity basketball team as they take on Papillion-La Vista in the Heider Center on Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m., just after the JV game that begins at 5:30 p.m. Then on Saturday, February 17, both teams travel for afternoon contests at Papillion-La Vista South that begin at 2 p.m. for the JV team and 3:45 p.m. for the varsity. Earlier that day, stop by Prep to root for the freshman and sophomore basketball teams as they play teams from Millard North, starting with the freshman A team game at 9:30 a.m. in the Heider Center followed there by the B team game. The the sophomore team plays at 11 a.m. in the Mullen Gym.

On Monday, February 19, support the freshman, sophomore and JV basketball teams as they host tournaments at Prep although, as of Thursday morning, February 15, game time and opponents are still to be determined. Please check the Prep athletic calendar HERE for updates.

Then head to the Devaney Center in Lincoln later next week for the state swim meet that begins on Thursday, February 22 and runs through Saturday, February 24!

Go, CP!

 

Fine Arts Collaborative Night – Tuesday, February 20

Join us for a night of great music, great art and great conversations at Fine Arts Collaborative Night on Tuesday, February 20! Enjoy the Sullivan Center “Art Gallery” starting at 6:30 p.m. then, from 7 to 8 p.m., see performances by the Concert Band and Chamber Choir as well as presentations by Visual Arts students and teachers. After the performances and presentations, the “Art Gallery” will officially close at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free! See you there!

 

Freshman Costume Dance – Friday, February 23

The Freshman Costume Dance sponsored by the Creighton Prep Big Brothers will be held on Friday, February 23 in the Sullivan Center from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and all Prep, Duchesne, Marian and Mercy freshmen are invited. Cost will be $5. Costumes are encouraged, and all costumes must be creative and appropriate. There will be cash prizes for the best male and female costumes as well. Refreshments will be provided by the Prep Moms.

 

Lenten Morning of Reflection – Saturday, February 24

Creighton Prep community members are cordially invited to a Lenten Morning of Reflection sponsored by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Omaha on Saturday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Center at Prep, which is located just inside the main west entrance to the school. (The doors will open at 8:30 a.m.)

This is a great opportunity to engage in a morning of prayer and reflection with Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ, the director of the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Creighton University.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Admission is free but freewill offerings will be accepted at the door and appreciated. For additional questions or information, please contact IVC Omaha Regional Director Becky Ehrman at 402-681-6311.

 

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 5

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 5, 2018, you are cordially invited to the Creighton Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center, recognizing the 2018 Hall of Fame honorees.

Athletes

Jose "Tata" Machado '78

Mike Macaitis '86

Jeff Wellwood '98

Nick Svehla '99

Coach

Greg Glenn '70

Team

1969 Baseball 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 $50 per person or $400 per table of eight. Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to see a PDF of the invitation to the 2018 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. 

 

Prep Moms Retreat – Thursday, March 15

The Prep Moms organization invites all mothers of Creighton Prep students to participate in their annual Lenten retreat on Thursday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will begin with Mass at 6 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel led by Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ, followed by a reflection and meditation. The evening will end with an opportunity to socialize and meet other Prep moms. Again, all mothers are welcome to attend, and please plan to wear comfortable clothes that evening. Please also consider signing up HERE to help with refreshments. Thank you!

 

eBASH 2018 – March 23 to April 13

eBASH 2018, running from Friday, March 23 to Friday, April 13, is your opportunity to participate in Bowtie BASH 2018 without leaving the comfort of your home. Bid online for Creighton Prep items and ticket opportunities in the days leading up to Bowtie BASH 2018 on Saturday, April 21! You're guaranteed to find great, unique items while supporting Prep.

Additional details on eBASH 2018 will be communicated at a later date. For questions about eBASH 2018 in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Kremla Heng at 402.548.6228 or by email at skrem@prep.creighton.edu.

 

BASH Patron Party – Saturday, March 24

Please join your hosts Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff and Doug Rohloff, the BASH 2018 Executive Committee, our co-hosts and me for Creighton Prep's BASH Patron Party on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the home of Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff and Doug Rohloff at 17640 North Reflection Circle in Bennington. Click HERE to view the invitation that lists all the hosts and co-hosts.

It's a night of celebration with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres catered by J. Coco. Casual attire. $100 per person ($75 tax deductible).

Click HERE to register online now or download the invitation via the link above, complete the form on it and return it with your check to:

 

Creighton Prep

Attn: Grace Cominoli

7400 Western Avenue

Omaha, NE 68114-1878

 

See you on Saturday, March 24!

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Prep

 

Bowtie BASH 2018 – Saturday, April 21

You are cordially invited to register today for Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. This is Creighton Prep's largest annual fundraiser, and it will be held in the Heider Center at the school on Saturday, April 21.

  • Click HERE to make your reservation now for Bowtie BASH 2018.
  • Click HERE if you have already made your reservation and would like to submit names of the guests with whom you wish to be seated.
  • CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the BASH RSVP Card.
  • CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the BASH Invitation.   

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.

Visit the BASH website for all things BASH.

BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!

 

Prep Notes

 

Powerlifting Wins Ninth Consecutive State Title

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep powerlifting team on winning the program’s ninth consecutive state title on Saturday, February 10 in the Heider Center. Seven high schools competed in the tournament, and 25 of Prep’s 31 lifters placed in the competition. Weight class winners included Matt Tiojanco ’19 at 114 lbs., Noah Meysenburg ’19 at 132 lbs., Kevin Cooper ’18 at 181 lbs., Michael Sunclades III ’19 at 198 lbs. and Trendell Dawkins ’19 at super heavyweight.

RAW powerlifting means the student athletes competed without assistant gear, squat suits or bench shirts. This is the largest team that Prep has fielded in the past ten years and the first state powerlifting tournament ever held at the school.

 

Wrestling Qualifies Seven for State

Congratulations to coach Andrew Fisher ‘08 and the seven Prep wrestlers who qualified through the Class A District 4 meet last week to compete at the state tournament for individual wrestling at the CenturyLink Center from February 15-17. They are Angel Arcos ‘19, Jack Hasz ’19 (champion of the 285 lb. weight class), Jaden Overman ‘20, Matt Pray ‘18, Tony Pray ’18 (champion of the 195 lb. weight class), Garret Rollag ’18 (champion of the 220 lb. weight class) and Xavier Vaughn ’19.

Click HERE to reach the NSAA Wrestling Championship Central website for information on tickets and where to watch and listen to the event if you cannot attend in person.

 

Science Bowl Team is Runner-Up at Regionals

Congratulations to the Head Coach Mike Clark and the Creighton Prep Science Bowl teams on their performance in regional competition on Saturday, February 10. One of Prep’s three teams finished as runner-up in the competition while the other two finished ninth and 13th. The runner-up team included Robbie Beyer ’18, Ben Csordas ’19, Connor Gregg ’20, Joe Hennessey ’18 and Matt Muellner ‘19.

 

Swim Team Second at Metro Meet, Eleven Receive All-Academic Honor

The Prep swim team had s successful Metro Conference meet during the weekend of February 9-10, finishing second in the competition. Conner Funke ’18 was named Boys Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet. He won the 200 individual medley (IM) in a time of 1:53.85, which broke the meet record set in 1991, and was part of all three winning relay teams.

The medley relay team consisted of Colin LaFave ‘18, Conner Funke ‘18, Rush Clark ‘20, and Nick Soltys ’18 while the 200 free relay team included seniors Colin LaFave ‘18, Jalen Nichols ‘18, Conner Funke’18 and Nick Soltys ‘18, and the 400 free relay team was comprised of Kayden McCullough ‘19, Colin LaFave ‘18, Conner Funke’18 and Nick Soltys ‘18.

Other event winners included Colin LaFave ’18 in the 100 fly, Danny Perry ’20 in the 200 free and Nick Soltys ’18 in the 50 free. New automatic qualifiers for the state meet were Joe Hennessey ’18 in the 50 free, Ross Pantano ’19 in the 200 IM, Ethan Schmaderer ’20 in the 500 free and Cian Weekly ’21 in the 500 free.

In addition, eleven Prep swimmer received the Metropolitan Conference All-Academic honor at the meet, including Andrew Forbes ‘19, Conner Funke ’18 (not pictured), Jeff Garvey ‘18, Ben Goeman ‘19, Joe Hennessey ’18 (not pictured), Blaine Kaup ‘19, Colin LaFave ‘18, Kayden McCullough ‘19, Jalen Nichols ‘18, Noah Peake ‘19 and Nick Soltys ‘18.

 

2018 Loyola Scholars Nomination Season Through Monday, March 12

Loyola Scholars is a year-round, three-year academic and leadership achievement program serving middle school 6th-to-8th-grade males in the Omaha metro area who are academically talented, have leadership potential and whose households have significant financial need. 

If you know of any Omaha metro area families with current 5th grade males who might be interested and qualify for the Loyola Scholars program at Prep, please note that their names can be placed in nomination through Monday, March 12 by the student's elementary school principal, teacher, counselor, pastor or director of religious education, or an employee of another educational, community-based organization via the nomination form located at www.creightonprep.org/loyolascholars/nomination.

Nominees for Loyola Scholars must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be a currently enrolled 5th grade male.
  • Household demonstrates significant financial need. (Free and Reduced Lunch qualifier is a good indicator.)
  • Student demonstrates good to strong academic ability in class and on standardized tests (based on 4th and 5th grade report cards and testing).
  • Student possesses motivation, desire for academic achievement and shows leadership potential.
  • Student is from a family committed to the goal of college preparatory education and faith-centered child development.

Application packets for Loyola Scholars go out by mail soon after nominations are received, and all nominations and information provided are kept confidential.

If you or any prospective families you know have questions about the Loyola Scholars program, please contact Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ at nwend@prep.creighton.edu or 402-548-3885.

 

Creighton Prep Neckties and Bowties Created by Vineyard Vines

Need a special gift of apparel for the Prep fan in your life or are you looking for just the right bowtie to wear to Bowtie BASH 2018 on Saturday, April 21? Either way, look no further than Creighton Prep neckties and bowties created by Vineyard Vines!

Choose from a royal-blue-with-navy-blue-CP-logo necktie, a light-blue-with-navy-blue-CP-logo necktie, a royal-blue-with-Billy-Bluejay-logo bowtie and a navy-blue-with-Billy-Bluejay-logo bowtie.

Creighton Prep neckties and bowties created by Vineyard Vines come with gift boxes and are available now through the Prep website HERE. The neckties are $85 and the bowties $55. Please allow 24 hours for processing then your order may be picked up in the Advancement Office at Prep.

If you have questions or need additional information on Creighton Prep neckties and bowties created by Vineyard Vines, please contact Director of Events Amy Knight at aknig@prep.creighton.edu or 402-548-3858. Thank you!

Please note: If you pre-ordered Creighton Prep neckties and bowties created by Vineyard Vines, they can be picked up now in the Advancement Office.

 

Jay Mart – Receive a Free Koozie with a Hoodie or T-Shirt Purchase

In the market for a great Creighton Prep T-shirt or hoodie? Shop the Jay Mart for a super collection of both and, for the next two weeks, receive a free koozie with your purchase of either one.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days.

Please note also that the store will also be open during Registration Night for the Class of 2022 to be held on Wednesday, February 28. On that night, the Jay Mart will be selling a Class of 2022 T-shirt inside a CP drawstring bag that includes some extra items for a total of $25.

For questions or additional information, please contact Stacey Burke at sburk@prep.creighton.edu.

  

Register Your Son Today for Creighton Prep Little Jays Football

If your son is entering 5th through 8th grade this fall and is interested in playing football, now is a great time to sign him up to play in the Creighton Prep Little Jays Football program. The Little Jays compete against other teams in the Metro Youth Football League, and the program focuses on athletic and social development with a positive experience on teams managed by coaches with extensive experience, all in an Archdiocese-sponsored safe environment. All practices and home games are held at Prep.

There is even a flag football program and discounts for early signup by May 1! To learn more and register your son today, visit http://www.littlejaysathletics.com.

The Creighton Prep Little Jays program also invites you and your 5th-to-8th-grade son to learn more about Little Jays Football at a special screening of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” at the Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17.

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

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