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Jesuit Reflection

 

The season of Lent is here, and with it, an opportunity to progress in our Christian discipleship. We do this particularly through our resolutions of greater acts of prayer and penance. In doing so, we confess our dependence upon God. The psalmist tells us I depend on God alone (Psalm 62:5). These mortifications also put us in touch with our own frailty and the undeniable truth that we are dust (Genesis 3:19). We feel the conflict between our will and God’s will, and the inevitable allures to relax our holy commitments pervades every hour of our day.

As followers of Christ, we gladly welcome these temptations, for they are occasions to grow in fidelity to God. During these days of Lent, we may have a proclivity to spite our neighbor, break our fast, idle in the workplace, or avoid the beckoning of prayer. When this happens, we ought to immediately call upon our God. I call upon God; and the Lord will save me (Psalm 55:16). Outrunning the anguish will merely leave us exhausted, restless, and with a risk of succumbing to a greater temptation at a later time. The peace our hearts long for is received when we give in to God. In surrendering to the Father, as Christ did at every moment in his life, we are imbued with the power of Christ (2 Corinthians 12:9). We are able to conquer, with Christ, any inclination to sin. Christ is manifested through us, and all evil flees at this sight.

C.S. Lewis, a 20th century novelist, describes in his theological book Mere Christianity that the Christian life is both hard and easy. Hard by what is required, easy because Christ is unwavering in His love. Our preparation for the Easter Triduum is an insurmountable task. Dust alone is incapable of doing anything this great. This aside, we are also created in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27), and because of this, accompanied by the one who is God and man (John 1:14), our Lenten efforts become acceptable to the Father. It is only with His help that we may then come to understand the meaning, the lightness, the mystical joy and peace in our Savior’s dying words, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit!” (Luke 23:46).

Adam R. Bryan, nSJ

Creighton Prep

 

Lent at Creighton Prep

As you know, Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and it begins this year on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 14) and runs through Thursday, March 29. The Creighton Prep community marked the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday with an all-school liturgy at 9:45 a.m. in the Heider Center, and students and parents are encouraged as well to pray this Lent with the FaithCP website or app, which provides a daily scripture reading, Ignatian reflection and prayer.

In addition, members of the Student Council are inviting Prep students to fast from their electronic devices during the lunch periods this Lent to foster stronger community at Prep. In addition, Campus Ministry will be sponsoring four mission collections during Lent for Catholic Relief Services to give students the opportunity to practice almsgiving.  

Finally, consider attending the Lenten Morning of Reflection at Prep on Saturday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Center. The event is sponsored by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Omaha and will be led by Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ of Creighton University. More details are included in the Upcoming Events section of this Prep Pulse along with a link to the online registration form.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Consider Serving in the Alumni Volunteer Corps for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

For young alumni nearing the completion of college, we invite you to consider applying to serve at Prep in the Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Serving in the AVC is an opportunity for Prep alumni who have recently graduated from college to once again become involved in the school and use their gifts to serve within the Prep community. AVC members also live rent-free on campus and receive a small monthly stipend as well as health insurance.

It is ideal for those who would like to do real and meaningful work as teachers, coaches, tutors or as staff members working in areas such as advancement, campus ministry, admissions, etc. A year in the AVC is also a great opportunity for alumni to gain valuable work experience.

"I have enjoyed being a part of the Creighton Prep community as a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corps, connecting with students both in the classroom and through clubs and athletics. Helping my students academically and seeing them develop as people has brought me a lot of joy. I have also grown as a professional, become more confident and gained important experience for my career."

– Matthew Jadlowski '13, co-teacher of Catholic Social Teaching, assistant for student outreach and advocacy, and coach of football and soccer.

Prep graduates interested in serving in the AVC during the 2018-2019 academic year can visit www.creightonprep.org/avc today to learn more then HERE to request more information or a phone call to further explore the opportunity. 

 

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 65 days away as of Thursday, February 15.

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

 

School News

 

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.

 

Student Artists Set School Records in Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Creighton Prep Fine Arts and Design Technology student artists had an outstanding year in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition with 79 awards, including 31 Gold Keys, which breaks last year's school record of 29, and three senior portfolios that will compete for a $10,000 scholarship at the national level, also a school record.

Senior Caleb Myers was also one of only five students in the state of Nebraska nominated for an American Visions Medal, the highest regional honor in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Caleb and others awarded Gold Keys will have their works moved to national competition, and Prep students also earned an impressive 24 Silver Keys and 23 Honorable Mentions.

A ceremony to honor the students will be held on Saturday, February 24 in the auditorium at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center.
 
See the list of Prep students and their awards below, and click HERE to see their work.

Student  

Award(s)   

Keithen Adams '18  

1 Gold Key

Murad Bah-Traore '21

1 Silver Key

Rosario Briganti '18

2 Gold Keys and 1 Silver Key

Matthew Cullen '20

1 Honorable Mention

Patrick Drzaic '19

1 Silver Key

Nelson Fitzgerald '21

1 Silver Key

TJ Foster '18 

2 Silver Keys  and 2 Honorable Mentions

Thomas Franco '20

2 Silver Keys and 1 Honorable Mention

Hayden Hanneman '21 

2 Honorable Mentions

John Paul Hertzel '18

1 Honorable Mention

Patrick Hickey '18

1 Gold Key

That Htoo '20

1 Silver Key

Mohamed Hussain '19

1 Honorable Mention

Henry Johnson '19

1 Honorable Mention

Dylan Karnish '19

1 Silver Key

Spencer Long '20

3 Gold Keys

Colin Mahoney '21

1 Gold Key

Alex Masek '20

1 Honorable Mention

Gannon McMullen '21

4 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key and 1 Honorable Mention

Nate McQueen '18

1 Honorable Mention

Jonathan Mizaur '18

5 Gold Keys (Portfolio), 2 Silver Keys and 2 Honorable Mentions

Noah Monzu '20

1 Honorable Mention

Caleb Myers '18

1 American Visions Medal Nomination, 6 Gold Keys (Portfolio), 

 

3 Silver Keys and 3 Honorable Mentions

Timothy Nichols '20    

1 Gold Key

Owen Peters '20

1 Silver Key 

Sam Peterson '20

1 Silver Key

Daniel Pinto '18

2 Silver Keys and 1 Honorable Mention 

Seth Sandoval-Skeet '18   

1 Gold Key and 1 Honorable Mention 

Nico Santocildes '19

1 Silver Key

Matt Schembari '18

1 Gold Key

Kyle Sedlacek '18

1 Honorable Mention

Michael Sheridan '18

1 Gold Key and 3 Silver Keys

Aidan Swanson '18

3 Gold Keys (Portfolio) and 2 Honorable Mentions

Josh Weindel '18

1 Gold Key

 

Twelve Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Congratulations to the following twelve Prep student athletes who signed letters of intent on Wednesday, February 7 to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level:

Name

School

Sport

Brendan Bentley  

Wheaton College 

Football

Cam Blossom

Jefferson College

Baseball

Kevin Cooper

Iowa Western Community College  

Football

Drew Dunham

Minnesota State University Moorhead    

Football

Paul Gordon

Huntingdon College 

Lacrosse

Ben Knust

Belmont Abbey College

Soccer

Will Krenzer

Benedictine College

Football

Grant Matthies

Northwest Missouri State University

Football

Shawn O'Doherty  

Midland University

Football

Alex Ogorzaly

Morningside College

Football

Jayden Temme

Benedictine College

Basketball

Marcus Vaughn-Jones    

University of North Dakota

Football

 

Click HERE to see photos from winter signing day at Prep!

 

Prep Students Win 18th African American History Challenge

Congratulations to seniors Leon Gordon Jr., Marcus Vaughn-Jones and Tyler White-Welchen and their coach and Director of Student Advocacy and Outreach Allen Burrell Jr. on their victory on Saturday, February 3 in the 18th African American History Challenge sponsored by 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc., an organization committed to mentoring, education, health & wellness and economic empowerment in the African American community.

“It was a great performance by the Prep students, and I think the academic rigor they experience at the school helped prepare them well for the competition,” said Allen. The high school division included teams from Prep as well as Benson, Bryan, Central, North and South, and the competition was held at Omaha North High STEM Magnet School.

Preparation began at Prep in October with the book “Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008” by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. , and it was supplemented by study guides provided by 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc.

 

Quiz Bowl Teams Finish Second and Fourth in 32-Team Competition

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep Quiz Bowl teams on another stellar performance in competition, finishing in second and fourth place, respectively, out of a field of 32 teams representing high schools in districts served by Educational Service Unit #3.

The team of Jackson Bartak ‘18, Joe McGill ‘18, Matt Muellner ‘19, Jack Nussrallah ’18 and Patrick Timmerman ’18 finished in second place and qualified for the Nebraska State Quiz Bowl competition in April at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, and the team of James Chapman ‘20, Yoobin Ha ‘18, Joseph Hennessey ‘18, Mathew Lemar ‘20 and Isaiah Mueller ’18 finished in fourth place.

 

Prep Students and Faculty Members Participate in 2018 March for Life

Creighton Prep sent a delegation of 12 students and four faculty members to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 19. The theme of this year's event was "Love Saves Lives."  The group also joined students from other Jesuit high schools and universities for the annual Jesuit Mass for Life in St. Aloysius Church at Gonzaga College High School and for the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University.

 

Prep Students Shine in Nebraska Journalism Education Association Winter Contest

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep student journalists who were recently honored for their great efforts with seven rankings across five categories in the Nebraska Journalism Education Association Winter Contest:

Student  

Category 

Story or Broadcast Honored 

Ranking 

Nick Garrett '20  

Broadcast Feature Story 

Dungeons and Dragons

Excellent

Nathanial George '19   

Feature Writing

Prep Art Students Help Refugee Children in Special Way”  

Honorable Mention

Nathanial George '19

Newspaper Sports Feature  

Football Player Wears Jersey in Memory of Brother

Excellent

Anthony Kowal '19

Broadcast Feature Story

Hide and Seek Club

Honorable Mention

Tristan Roemmich '20

Broadcast News Story

Paul Martin

Superior

CPTV Episode 1 broadcast team  

Broadcast Program

CPTV Episode 1

Superior

CPTV Episode 2 broadcast team

Broadcast Program

CPTV Episode 2

Excellent

 

Prep Junior’s Story Recognized on Flipboard's “The Best High School Journalism” Channel

Congratulations to Prep junior and student journalist Nathanial George ’19 on having his October 2017 Jay Journal story “Prep Art Students Help Refugee Children in Special Way” recognized on Flipboard’s “The Best High School Journalism” channel. Flipboard is a popular news site and mobile news application, and Prep faculty member and Digital Media Adviser Matt Rasgorshek submitted Nathanial’s story to the company for consideration.

In his article, Nathanial documents how Prep students in Amy Gillispie’s Basic Art Foundation class have worked with the nonprofit Memory Project to transform photographs of refugee children into drawn portraits that are then returned to the children.

 

Hockey Team Supports UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s Once Again

Members of the Creighton Prep hockey team took to the ice once again to participate in the annual UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s, which was held on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27. The event raised approximately $20,000.

Prep hockey players RJ Moffatt ’18 and Vincent Cacioppo ’21 kicked off the skating for the team on Friday afternoon then other players skated in shifts covering each hour of the skate-a-thon before the whole team skated together from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday with parents and coaches in attendance. Oscar Knutson ’19 even skated during the entire 24-hour period!

Congratulations to coach Sean Talcott ’01, the players and all those who supported them in this endeavor.

 

Prep Community Members Gather for ToMorrow Labs Ribbon-Cutting

An important chapter in Prep history began on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 with the official ribbon-cutting for the ToMorrow Labs project at the school.

Starting with construction this past summer, Prep moved forward with the $1 million endeavor to create space and equipment for Prep students and members of the larger Omaha community to develop their talents for collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

Initial momentum for the project was helped greatly by the commitment to a lead gift from the family of Thomas J. Morrow ’65 (dec.), a technology business leader who was formerly president of Time Warner Communications. Prep is especially grateful to Chris and Sherese Morrow and Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen for their vision and assistance during the formative stages that led up to the construction phase and completion of the space.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, remarks were provided by Vice President of Advancement Rick Berger ’76 then acknowledgements and a blessing of the space were offered by school president Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, followed by perspectives on the project and the life of Tom Morrow by his son and key project lead Chris Morrow. After that, Principal Jim Bopp provided the context behind the ToMorrow Labs development and Director of ToMorrow Labs Candace Thompson thanked supporters and discussed the present and future plans for the space. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting was then performed by Gerry Lauritzen and Chris and Sherese Morrow and their children.

Photos from the event can be seen HERE and you can follow the ToMorrow Labs progress on Twitter @cp_designtech.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to all those who continue to support this important initiative at Prep on behalf of our deserving students.

 

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!

 

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. 

 

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!

 

Alumni Notes

 

Please Remember – Obits for the Month of January

Please remember the recently deceased members of the Creighton Prep community noted HERE. The Alumni Office will post a notice of the passing of Prep alumni as well as their parents, spouses and children each month with the Prep Pulse. If we have missed a notice or you wish to receive further obituary information, please contact Terri Haller at thall@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Building a Community of Joy

As we move further into our 140th year of forming men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, we are reminded that joy in everything we do at Creighton Prep is a central theme for our work.

Through your support of the 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund, you can be part of the community of joy we're building for the young men in our care. In order to provide all the essential tools for them to be successful, we need to raise another $1 million for the fund before June 30, 2018.

The AMDG Annual Fund provides financial assistance to almost 50 percent of our students, along with supporting opportunities in campus ministry, the arts and sciences, academic programs and activities, and the dining service. These incredible opportunities are what solidify the Prep experience each day.

Your gift will help create possibilities for our students to embrace and thrive, and your selflessness will serve as a model of joy for this next generation of Men for Others.

Please click HERE to make your annual contribution then click HERE to see a short video about Prep and the AMDG Annual Fund. Thank you!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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