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Course Request for the Next School Year

Course registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year through March 1. Parents should discuss course options with their sons and then request courses that they would like to take next year based on teacher recommendations, academic ability and personal interest. Parents and students can access the course registration page through PowerSchool and follow the link on the left for Class Registration.

Click HERE for a tutorial for navigating the course registration process on PowerSchool. All students will meet with their counselor to review and approve scheduling requests. Please keep in mind that these are requests for courses not actual enrollment in these courses.

 

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football Postponed to Sunday, April 28

Due to potentially bad weather on Sunday, February 17, the Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football originally scheduled for that day from 5-8 p.m. in the commons has been postponed until Sunday, April 28.

We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause. Please stay tuned for more information on the Sunday, April 28 event as that date gets closer on the calendar.

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.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

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 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 71 days away as of Friday, February 15.

  • 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?

Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

  • Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 27 when Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” takes place in the Heider Center. Details on registering for Beach BASH 2019 will be communicated soon.
  • Our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that night, ready to bid and have fun!

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 now Friday, February 25.

Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 6

  • 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 went 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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 15

We look forward to seeing everyone who has registered for the fifth annual CP Trivia Night to be held tonight (Friday, February 15) in the Sullivan Center. As a reminder, participants must be 21.

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.

See you there!

 

Bro-Ha-Ha e-Gaming and Open Gym Night – Friday, February 15

The third Bro-Ha-Ha e-Gaming and Open Gym night will take place on Friday, February 15 from 7-10:30 p.m. Students will be allowed to bring gaming systems to connect to classroom projectors, and play any video games rated T for Teen or below. The Heider Center will also be available for basketball, dodgeball or spikeball. Raising Cane’s chicken fingers plates will be available for purchase for $5 in the Carta Hall of Fame room.

Event attendees should enter through the Heider Center.

If the event is cancelled due to weather, it will be communicated on the Creighton Prep Student Council Twitter account @CP_STUCO.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mrs. Madeleine Morelli mmorelli@creightonprep.org or Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ at dkennedy@creightonprep.org.

 

Student Council Winter Spirit Week – February 18-22

Next week is the Student Council’s Winter Spirit Week. Students may dress up according to various themes chosen by the Student Council to show off their CP pride. The list of themes is available HERE. Students not dressing to the day’s theme are expected to be in regular dress code.

Please email Dan Kennedy, SJ at dkennedy@creightonprep.org with any questions.

 

Senior Retreat Signup During Community Period – Monday, February 18

The Senior Retreat is an optional retreat that will take place from Thursday March 28 to Friday, March 29, and seniors will have the opportunity to sign up for this retreat during Community Period on Monday, February 18. This is NOT an overnight retreat. If parents have any questions about the retreat, they can contact Mr. Jerry Kinney at jkinney@creightonprep.org, Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org or Mr. Tom Murray at tmurray@creightonprep.org.

 

Fine Arts Collaborative Night – Tuesday, February 19

View great artwork and photo displays, and listen to fine performances by the concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and chamber choir during Fine Arts Collaborative Night on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. Fine Arts department faculty will also share videos and present student works of art. Refreshments will be served and admission is free! The event should conclude by 8 p.m.

 

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 Sullivan 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.

 

eBASH 2019 – March 22-April 12

eBASH 2019, running from Friday, March 22 to 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.

Additional details on eBASH 2019 will be communicated at a later date. For questions about eBASH 2019 in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Kremla Heng at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org.

 

Save the Date – ArchOmaha Unite – Saturday, June 8

Save the date of Saturday, June 8 and plan now to attend ArchOmaha Unite at the CHI Health Center, an event where Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Omaha will gather to celebrate their Catholic faith. Highlights will include a multimedia event with Archbishop George Lucas, entertainment by famed Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan, a musical theater performance and breakout sessions for Spanish-speakers and children.

Admission is free but tickets are expected to go quickly so register and find out more today at unite.archomaha.org.

 

Prep Notes

 

Nearly 250 Attend Dinner to Honor Swimming and Diving Program

Thanks to everyone who came to Prep on Tuesday, February 12 to honor the swimming and diving program and those who have supported it over the years. Nearly 250 were in attendance for the event that began with a pasta dinner courtesy of Flik Independent School Dining and Rotella’s Italian Bakery. A program directed by Vice President of Advancement and former Prep swimmer Rick Berger ‘76 gave various speakers the opportunity to recall their favorite memories of the four coaches honored: Jack Jackson ‘54, Lynn Groff, Dave Stuva ‘74 and Tom Beck ‘84.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.

 

Science Bowl Teams Excel at Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl

Congratulations to the following Science Bowl teams from Prep on their fine performances at the Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl held at Wayne State College on Saturday, February 9:

 

First Team: 4th place (Team finished with the most points in the morning round.)

Beni Csordas

Connor Gregg

Josh Kramer

Ben Lyons

Matt Muellner

 

Second Team: 12th place

Jack Diers

Killian Green

Chris Lin

Daniel Meyer

Kevin Prososki

 

3rd Team: Lost a tiebreaker in the morning to be in the elimination tournament.

Quinn Cote

Cole Mack

Jack McNally

Anthony Tripp

Will Harper

 

Powerlifting Wins 10th Consecutive State Title

Congratulations to Head Dan Barton and the Creighton Prep powerlifters on winning the program’s 10th consecutive state title at the state RAW powerlifting tournament held in the Heider Center on Saturday, February 9. In RAW powerlifting, student athletes compete without assistant gear, squat suits or bench shirts.

In total, 22 of 38 Prep lifters placed at the meet where the Junior Jays defeated 14 other teams. The following won individual state titles in their weight classes:

Joe Boulay at 165 pounds.

Kobe Bryson at 123 pounds.

Timmy Hoffman at Super Heavy Weight.

Micheal Vipond at 114 pounds.

Second place medals went to:

Dylan Hulbert at 242 pounds.

Keyshawn Pettis at 275 pounds.

Noah Meysenburg at 132 pounds.

 

Wrestling Qualifies Ten for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Andrew Fisher ‘08 and the Prep varsity wrestlers on their performance at the District A-2 meet at Central on Saturday, February 9 which resulted in ten Prep wrestlers qualifying for the state meet.

Highlights for Prep included victory by Jack Hasz at 285 pounds and second place finishes for Francisco Becerra, Xavier Vaughn and Tony Pray at 106 pounds, 182 pounds and 220 pounds, respectively. Also qualifying for state were John Moulton and Joey Glogowski who took third in the 126-pound at 195-pound weight classes, and Nate Sanchez, Sam Mololey, Angel Arcos and Dominic Fate who finished fourth at 113 pounds, 145 pounds, 152 pounds and 160 pounds.

As of this writing, both Jack Hasz and Tony Pray had made the Friday, February 15 semifinals at the state meet in their respective weight classes. Go, Prep!

 

Swimmers Win Metros, Prepare for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Tom Beck '84 and the Prep swimmers and divers on their win at the Metro Conference championships at Millard West on Saturday, February 9. Among many fine swims were wins by the 200-yard medley relay team of Ross Pantano, Ben Goeman, Rush Clark and Andrew Hood and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Noah Peake, Ross Pantano, Rush Clark and Andrew Hood. In addition, Danny Perry won the 500-yard freestyle and Ben Goeman took first in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The following swimmers also made new, automatic state meet cuts:

Sal Goaley (50-yard freestyle)

Luke Muse (500-yard freestyle)

Ben Ravnsborg (200-yard individual medley)

Jimmy Rosenthal (diving)

Cian Weekly (200-yard freestyle)

The squad will go for the program’s 13th consecutive state title from February 21-23 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln. Take state!

 

Prep Wins Superstar Catholic School Contest

Thanks to everyone who voted Creighton Prep to victory in the Class A high school division of Spirit Catholic Radio’s seventh annual Superstar Catholic School contest that began on Monday, January 28 and concluded on Friday, February 8.

For winning, Prep will receive prizes such as a live interview on KVSS 102.7 FM, prayer cards for students, a trophy, $1,000 worth of on-air promotion plus customized banners for inside and outside of school.

 

See the Student Work Honored With Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

As mentioned in a recent Parent Pulse, Creighton Prep student artists had an outstanding year in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition with 63 honors, including seven Gold Keys, 24 Silver Keys and 32 Honorable Mentions.

Click HERE to see their work.

 

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

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

Instagram: @creightonprep

 

The August 10 Parent Pulse
Posted 08/10/2018 02:50PM

 

Preparing for School

The start of school is just around the corner. All parents should be sure to review the Preparing for School page that can be found HERE. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

A reminder that the first day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 14 and that we will be celebrating the Mass of the Assumption on Wednesday, August 15. This will not be a formal dress day.

 

Registration – Monday, August 13

A reminder that freshmen will be picked up by their senior Big Brothers on Monday morning, August 13 and taken to Prep to participate in the registration period for freshmen and seniors from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. They will then go through an abbreviated version of the school day and have the chance to meet all of their teachers. During the course of that abbreviated school day we will provide them lunch. The day will end at 2:45 p.m.

Sophomores and juniors should plan to be at Prep to register that morning between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Serve in the Prep Moms Organization This Sunday And Throughout 2018-2019!

Dear Prep Moms and Dads:

Welcome to a new school year! Before you know it our sons will be back in the classroom. The new school year brings many opportunities for us, as parents and guardians, to support the students, faculty and staff of Creighton Prep through Prep Moms. While most of our members are mothers of Prep students, we warmly welcome the participation of fathers, grandparents and friends as well! This is a dues-free organization; every Prep parent or guardian is officially a member!

Our first school event is the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation this Sunday, August 12 when we will welcome all our new families to the Prep community. Prep Moms needs your help with providing desserts and volunteers for the event. Please sign up HERE to help us make this event successful!

Helping out with Prep Moms committees for this event and many others throughout the 2018-2019 school year is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family, and, with school starting shortly, I would like to ask you to identify the committees in which you have an interest in serving by clicking HERE.

The Prep Moms committees will also be involved in other August events such as the Welcome Dance on Friday, August 17 and Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 21, so please try to visit the website and sign up for committees as soon as possible.

When the committees in which you expressed interest need volunteers for particular events, you will receive an email directing you to a SignUpGenius page where you can volunteer for specific tasks.

Prep Moms also has periodic meetings throughout the school year, and anyone in the Prep family is welcome to attend. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. Additional meeting dates are:

November 13

January 15

March 26

April 16

Many of these meetings will have a "featured Prep speaker" such as Principal Jim Bopp and/or President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, and they are a great way to learn what is going on at Prep!

I look forward to your participation in Prep Moms this year! And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Judy Pritza

Prep Moms President, 2018-2019

rapritz@mac.com

 

Donate Dress Code Items

The Dean’s Office is welcoming donations of dress code items to have on hand for student use. Items include shorts, polo shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, button-up dress shirts, and belts—all of any size and in good condition. Dress shoes of any size are especially needed.

Simply have the items dropped off at the Dean’s Office during office hours. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Upcoming Events

 

New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation – Sunday, August 12

This is a reminder to the parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students who have registered for the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation that the event will be held here at Prep this Sunday, August 12, beginning with a Mass in the Heider Center at 5 p.m. We will then enjoy dinner and dessert provided by FLIK Independent School Dining and the Prep Moms in the Sullivan Center.

After dinner, parents will remain in the Sullivan Center for a special parent orientation organized by Prep's administration while freshman and transfer students engage in recreational activities organized by the Big Brothers. The evening should conclude around 8 p.m.

Prior to that night, you are encouraged to read through the Life at Prep FAQs found HERE, as well as the Student-Parent Handbook found HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 12 at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. If you have any questions, please call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

 

Creighton Prep Football Dads Night – Wednesday, August 15

Fathers of incoming or current student athletes in the Creighton Prep football program as well as Prep alumni are invited to the Creighton Prep Football Dads Night on Wednesday, August 15 at The Old Mattress Factory at 501 North 13th Street in downtown Omaha.

A social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by an overview of the Prep football program at 7 p.m. by Varsity Football Head Coach Tim Johnk. A menu and cash bar will be available as well.

Please RSVP by Sunday, August 12 to Dennis Sonderman ’78 at sondo@centurylink.net. Admittance is $5 at the door or you can make a check payable to Creighton Prep Football Booster Club and send it to:

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

1615 South 126th Street

Omaha, NE 68144-1431

 

Retreat Signups for Sophomores and Juniors – Friday, August 17

On Friday, August 17, sophomores and juniors will be meeting with Campus Ministry during the community period to learn more about Prep's retreat offerings and to receive instructions on how to sign up for their annual retreat.  

All sophomores are required to participate in the Faces of Christ Retreat and have the option of participating in the Sophomore Overnight Retreat.  Juniors have the option of participating in the Junior Encounter Retreat OR the Ignatian Service Retreat.  

During their August 17 meeting, sophomores and juniors will be sent an e-mail with a link to sign up for their annual retreat and will receive information about each of these retreats and the expectations for participants.      

All freshmen are automatically signed up for our annual Freshman Retreat which takes place from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Seniors will have the option to sign up for their senior retreat near the start of the second semester.

If parents have any questions about Prep's retreat program, they may contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.  

 

Blue-White Game – Friday, August 17

Get a preview of the varsity and junior varsity Junior Jay football teams as they play in the annual Blue-White Game on Friday, August 17 at 6 p.m. in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium, located at the north end of the west parking lot. See you there!

 

Welcome Dance – Friday, August 17

The Creighton Prep Student Council invites all current Prep students as well as students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy to attend the Welcome Dance on Friday, August 17 in the Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center.

The price of admission is $5/student. Prep students must have their demerit card, and students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy must have a student I.D. to enter. New students from the three all-girls’ schools who have not yet received an I.D. are also welcome. We will have lists of students provided by their respective schools.

Doors will open immediately after the Blue-White Game ends, and the dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Prep students should arrange to be picked up in the west lot. In addition, they can bring only one female guest from other schools besides those listed above and must have had a formal Guest Pass obtained, completed and returned to the Dean's Office by noon on Friday, August 17.

 

Curriculum Night (previously Mini School Night) – Tuesday, August 21

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. We hope you attend! It is the most heavily attended parent event of the year, and we will run a shortened schedule for parents that night as follows

College Application Process Meeting for Senior Parents    

6:30 - 6:50 p.m.

Ready Bell

6:50 p.m.

Period 1 (Prayer & Announcements)

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Period 2

7: 20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Period 3

7:35 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Period 4a/4b

7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Period 5a/5b

8:05 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Period 6

8:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Period 7

8:35 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.


Visit the various tables and displays as well, including the:

  • Prep Moms table (for information and committee signups)
  • Sports table (for Junior Jaybacker and Sports Night information)
  • Operation Others table (for information on how to help with this fall event)
  • BASH table (where you can sign up to volunteer for various roles leading up to BASH 2019 set for Saturday, April 21)

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Tuesday, August 28

Creighton Prep cordially invites you to join the students, faculty and staff, and Jesuit community in the Heider Center at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28 for the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

At this special Mass that annually marks the beginning of a new academic year at the school, we will ask for the blessings of the Holy Spirit on our community. The Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, will preside and be assisted by, among others, Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, the president of Creighton Prep, and Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, the provincial of the USA Midwest Province. Together, they will distribute missioning crosses to the student leaders of Prep clubs and activities.

Since this is traditionally the school's largest Mass event of the year, you are encouraged to arrive early, park in the east lot and enter the Heider Center through the main entrance at the northwest corner of the lot.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 28!

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, September 11

Please note that the next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. All Prep parents are welcome to attend, Principal Jim Bopp will be there to provide an update on the school. These meetings are a great way to learn about Prep and to get involved with your time and talent at the school. See you there!

 

Preptoberfest – Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends on Saturday, September 22 in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center at Prep from  4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign. The evening will include live music by Finest Hour, beer and wine, and food trucks, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

At 4:30 p.m., be sure to join us for Mass in the Heider Center. The celebrant will be Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ.

Please register for Preptoberfest today at www.creightonprep.org/preptoberfest. Thank you!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

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

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

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

 

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

Save the date of Tuesday, October 2 when Creighton Prep welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker for the 27th Annual Creighton Prep Sports Night.

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

Pricing

  • Individual tickets: $75
  • Table of 10: $700
  • Sponsor table: $1,000
    • One person from each sponsor table is invited to a private cocktail reception with Lou Holtz and will receive a gift and preferred seating at Sports Night.

Register

Click HERE to download the invitation, which contains a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.

Click HERE to register online.

 

Save the Date – Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Prep mothers, please save the date of Sunday, October 7 for Creighton Prep's annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. This special occasion is for mothers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The Mass will be concelebrated by members of Creighton Prep's Jesuit community.

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

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

Registration information will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

 

Prep Notes

 

Using Canvas and PowerSchool

Canvas is Creighton Prep’s learning management system. Through Canvas, you can view your student’s academic calendars with homework, tests, and long-range projects, find course syllabi, etc. To access your Canvas account, click HERE. Look for the “Parent of a Canvas User?” link on that page. You will need your student’s username and password to register.

PowerSchool tracks your student’s course grades, assignment-specific grades and comments, attendance history and discipline history including demerit and Jug totals and obligations still owed. In PowerSchool, you have the option to sign up to receive notifications regarding your student’s grades. For a tutorial on how to use PowerSchool and set up notifications, click HERE. To access your PowerSchool account, click HERE.

 

Welcome, New Teachers and Staff Members!

On Wednesday August 8, Prep welcomed new teachers and staff members, including Sterling Brown (Dean of Students), Christianne Clark (Director of College Counseling), Lisa Cook (Social Studies), Matt Delaney (Social Studies), John Fraser (World Languages), Trent Goldsmith (Social Studies), Will Hausman (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Kevin Kaminski (Student Support Services), Rich Mansfield (ToMorrow Labs Manager), Jeni Martinez (Director of Loyola Scholars), Amy Masek (Theology), Dr. Renée McGill (English), Olivia Poggenpohl (Director of Communications), Dr. Martin Townley (Design Technology), Dakota Wagner (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Carolina Westling (World Languages, part-time) and Bethany Widman (English).

 

Five Points Bank Finishes 42-17 Season in State Tournament

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney, his staff and the players on the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team on their great 42-17 season that ended near the completion of state tournament divisional play in Columbus on Wednesday, August 1.

The team started the tournament on Saturday, July 28 against Grand Island Home Federal, winning 4-2 and helped by a strong pitching performance from Noah Peyton as well as stout defensive play. On Sunday, July 29, the squad was edged 4-3 by Lincoln SW Pinnacle Bank despite a two-run home run from Owen Richter and another fine pitching performance, this time from Spencer Jonas.

They rebounded the following day in an 8-3 win over Kearney Runza, led by pitcher Max Mandel and timely hitting from the offense, and found success again on Tuesday, July 31 in a 7-2 victory over Burke Black C&H Construction that was highlighted by a two-out rally in the 4th inning and excellent command by pitcher Zach Firmature. From there, the team advanced to a Wednesday, August 1 matchup with the Millard South '52's Patriots, falling 3-2 to end their state tournament run.

 

New Billy Bluejay Design Introduced

Creighton Prep introduced a new Billy Bluejay design with the Wednesday, August 8 completion of the floor renovation project in the Heider Center. The new Billy is represented in a darker shade of blue and in a white CP T-shirt instead of the collared CP sweater used in the previous design.

The floor renovation project began with sanding the surface using different grits of sandpaper in order to get it very smooth. After that, stain was applied to darken both three point areas around the free-throw lanes. Graphics for Billy as well as Creighton Prep, AMDG and Jr. Jays were then added along with a coat of PMS 280 Blue (Prep blue) to the baselines and sidelines as well as striping on the two outer courts. After that, covers on the graphics were removed and multiple coats of sealer were applied.

The school would like to thank the donors who made it possible and Omaha firms Iridian Group (Dan Douglas '92) and Egan Supply Company (Jim '77, Pat '78 and Dan '83) as well as Hardwood Specialists and Craftsman LLC of Waupaca, Wisconsin.

 

Gear Up For Fall At The Jay Mart!

We invite all Prep parents to check out Creighton Prep and visit the Jay Mart, our very own school spirit store where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep.

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day beginning Monday, August 13, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. The store is also open for all special events such as the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation (Sunday, August 12), Curriculum Night (Tuesday, August 21), fall and spring conferences (October 18-19 and March 12), Open House (Sunday, November 4) and all home varsity basketball games. (See the regular season schedule HERE.)

Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period, and parents may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot.

Please follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the newest items and sales. You can also find us at www.creightonprep.org/jaymart. For questions or additional information regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Stacey Burke at sburke@creightonprep.org.

We look forward to helping you with all of your CP Jr. Jays needs!

 

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

All football parents are encouraged to regularly visit the Creighton Prep football portal for key information and announcements on events, committees and apparel orders as well as volunteer links.

Your participation and support of Creighton Prep football will greatly benefit our athletes and help carry on the history and tradition of Creighton Prep athletics!

 

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