Incoming Freshman Information
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- Athletics Participation Information
Physical Form and Parent Consent Forms
All students trying out for a sport (both NSAA and club) must complete and turn in the following four forms prior to participating:
- The first page is the Athlete/Parent Contract. Please read the contract, and both athlete and parent must sign this form.
- The second page includes Health History and must be completed by the athlete and parent. Student athlete signs and parent signs in TWO places. Athlete must sign and parent must sign at least once for the form to be accepted in the Athletic Office.
- The third page is the Physical Examination Form which must be completed by a physician EACH year that the student attends Creighton Prep and plans to participate in the athletic program.
- The fourth page is the Performance Enhancing Drug Policy and Consent Form. This form must be signed by both athlete and parent.
These forms are available on the Creighton Prep website by clicking HERE.
Creighton Prep will offer sports physicals on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7 a.m. Enter through the Heider Center lower doors on the east side of the building. The cost is $20. Please send the signed forms with your son. We strongly encourage families to take advantage of this service as it will ensure all paperwork is turned in and complete. You may, however, use your own physician if that is your preference. The physical must take place May 1, 2017 or later to be valid for the 2017-2018 school year.
Fall Sports Tryouts
Freshman Football Equipment Checkout and Practice
All freshman football players will meet for equipment checkout and baseline concussion testing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Enter the building through the Heider Center lower doors next to the school's main entrance adjacent to the east parking lot. All freshman football players should bring a $30 equipment fee to checkout. The fee covers the costs of the equipment you will need: $5 locker fee, $20 practice jersey, $2 mouthpiece, $3 belt. Make checks payable to Creighton Prep. For additional freshman football information, please review the letter from Coach Van Winkle and Coach Johnk by clicking HERE.
The first practice will be Monday, August 7, 2017. The time for the first practice will be announced at equipment checkout. Allow at least 3 hours total time for the first practice. Wear T-shirts, shorts and football shoes for the first day of practice.
Sophomore/Junior/Senior Equipment Checkout and Practice
All sophomore, junior and senior football players have checked out equipment or will do so in the summer. They will need to pay an equipment fee for the lock, practice jersey, mouthpiece or belt they receive. Some players will reuse equipment from last season and do not need to pay again.
These student athletes need to be participating in the summer conditioning program. Practice begins on Monday, August 7, 2017. Practice times will be posted on the football calendar on the football portal page on Prep’s website. It can be accessed directly by clicking HERE.
JV and varsity tennis tryouts will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Koch Tennis Center, Tranquility Park. Tryouts will center on a double elimination tournament. Please contact Coach Kowal (email@example.com) if you plan on trying out and you are a freshman or if you are not a freshman but you did not attend the tryout meeting at school in May.
Those running cross country need to have their physical exam form and all athletic permission forms into the High School Office by Friday, August 4, 2017. Practice begins Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8 a.m. in the Criss Auditorium. We will practice until 10 a.m. Everyone needs to bring a $5 locker fee. Practice on Tuesday, August 8 will also be at 8 a.m.
- Calendar with Major Dates
Download a "major dates" calendar that highlights special dates of interest throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
- Carpool Information
Click HERE for the Carpool Information Form. Complete and submit online by August 1 to the High School Office. Once compiled, a list of parents who have signed up will be sent out via email. Another good car pool reference for freshman parents is your son's Big Brother.
- Creighton Prep on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Cross Country Information
Dear Incoming Freshman,
Welcome to the Creighton Prep community! The next four years hold many wonderful opportunities for you. While academics will be your major focus during your high school years, the non-academic activities you become involved in will be some of the most meaningful experiences of your life. You may even form lifelong friendships as a result of these activities. You will find the transition to high school life to be a much happier experience if you get involved in activities beyond the classroom.
This letter is your invitation to become a part of the cross country team at Prep. Running is indeed a lifelong sport, and we have a strong sense of community on the team. Cross country is a sport that has a place for everyone from beginning runners who have not yet tested their ability to those who have running experience. We also do not cut freshmen from our team. If you consistently attend practice, you will have the opportunity to compete regularly in meets.
Our team has earned the nickname “The Long Blue Line” because we have an average team size of over 130 runners, the largest in the state. Last year we had 38 freshman runners. We enter all of our runners in races and have runners finishing in the top group, the middle and near the end. Every runner’s contribution is valued.
Beyond running, the cross country team develops a strong sense of community. We have many activities such as in-season team dinners, summer camp and team trips. The season lasts ten weeks beginning with the first practice on Monday, August 7, 2017 and ending with the Junior Varsity Invitational on Friday, October 13, 2017.
If you are interested or have questions about cross country, please check out the cross country portal under Athletics on the Prep website. There is a special link for incoming freshmen.
I am hoping that as many freshmen as possible can participate in the Prep Cross Country Camp for new runners July 10-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no cost for this camp. Information about the camp is on the special link for incoming freshmen on the cross country portal. I also encourage you to run on your own prior to the camp.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, July 10 to sign up for cross country. After July 10, you can still sign up if you send me an email. If you are a serious runner and want to be part of a summer running group that meets at Prep at 8 a.m. every Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 5, you can also email me.
Welcome to Creighton Prep!
Fr. Bob Tillman, SJ
Head Cross Country Coach
- FAQs for Parents
- Freshman Football Information
April 12, 2017
Dear Incoming Freshmen and Families:
It is my pleasure to write to you and welcome you into the Creighton Prep community! We are thrilled to begin working with you toward the Prep mission, which is “to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership, and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.” Specifically, I would like to extend an invitation into the Creighton Prep football program.
I firmly believe that high school athletics provide a vehicle for educating student-athletes in valuable life lessons. Football teaches personal responsibility, self-control, teamwork, and mental and emotional endurance. Additionally, the freshman football team provides an immediate opportunity for our students to experience the brotherhood they will hopefully continue to develop over four years at Creighton Prep.
The Creighton Prep football program has enjoyed much success for over a century. Our success stems from the hard work and dedication of players and coaches committed to achieving team goals. We look forward to the 2017 season and the opportunity to renew that tradition under our new Varsity Head Coach Tim Johnk. I am honored to serve as the Head Coach of the Freshman Football team. I am a 2002 graduate of Prep, and was blessed to play under Coach Tom Jaworski, as well as my predecessor as Freshman Head Coach Mike Culver. I am committed to serving our student athletes to the best of my ability under the Jesuit charism cura personalis, or “care of the whole person.”
You may have already received notice of helmet-sizing on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Center at Prep. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please visit Creighton Prep’s website and look for “Incoming Freshman Information” within the “Preparing for School” tab on the “School Life” page. This is where you can find most of the information you may seek.
Additionally, this summer, we will offer some exciting opportunities to get a head start in the Prep football program:
- Summer lifting and conditioning hours for freshmen run from 8-10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting Thursday, June 1. Students will spend one hour on the field and one hour in the weight room. This time is open for all freshmen, but is focused on football activities and will be organized by football coaches. The last day will be Tuesday, August 1, with equipment checkout for freshmen football players to follow.
- July 24-26: We will host the annual Freshman Football Camp for students entering 9th grade. It will run from 6-8 p.m. each day. This camp will be organized by the freshman coaching staff and will serve as an introduction before the first week of practice begins. This camp is non-contact and the focus will be on technique and terminology, as well as fun and developing friendships. All incoming freshmen intending to play football are strongly recommended to attend, but we understand if families have planned vacations for that week. There is no cost for this optional camp, and there is no registration. Simply show up on the 24th!
- August 1: Freshman football equipment checkout and baseline concussion testing at 10 a.m. You should plan to drop your son off and come back to get him when we finish. Please bring a $30 check made out to Creighton Prep that will cover equipment costs. Enter through the Heider Center lower doors.
Thank you for taking the time to read over this information, and please place all of the above dates on your calendar. We are excited for the 2017 season and the upcoming school year. Welcome to Prep!
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
P.S. Please follow “CP Freshman Football” @PrepFBFrosh on Twitter for updates throughout the year!
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- Freshman Orientation/Big Brothers Information
Dear Member of the Class of 2021,
The seniors of the class of 2018 hope that you are having a great summer! We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you become a part of the Creighton Prep community, and we are writing to introduce you to the Creighton Prep Big Brothers program.
This program is important to the seniors as well as to you. It gives us the opportunity to share with you the spirit of Prep. During the spring, much work has been done to match freshmen with members of the senior class. These seniors have adopted freshmen as their Little Brothers for the coming school year.
Your Big Brother will soon receive your contact information and should soon be in the process of contacting you! If your Big Brother does not contacted you soon, please contact Greg Glenn at email@example.com and/or Eric Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can follow up.
The very first activity sponsored by the Big Brothers is a welcome dance for all Prep, Duchesne, Marian and Mercy freshmen on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is our way to welcome you to Prep. The dance will be held in the Commons, music will be provided by a DJ and refreshments will be served. Dress code for this dance is casual and appropriate dress. The cost is $5 and you should enter through the west Commons doors.
To start the school year off well, we will have an orientation for all freshmen on Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prep, and attendance is required.
During the school year, there will be many activities planned for you with your Big Brother including the Freshman and Transfer Families Mass and Potluck Supper Fun Night on Sunday, August 13, the Freshman Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 6 (semi-formal dress) and the Freshman Christmas Dance on Saturday, December 2 (semi-formal dress).
We also want to remind you and your parents to mark your calendars immediately for the 2018 Freshman Retreat from Thursday, February 1 to Saturday, February 3, 2018. This retreat is mandatory for all freshmen, and begins on Thursday at 6 p.m. and concludes on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. Please do not schedule any conflicts for this time. Failure to complete Freshman Retreat may result in a student not being allowed to graduate from Prep. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Lomas in the Campus Ministry Office at 402.393.1190 ext. 340.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at the welcome dance on Saturday, July 1.
Peter Kouassi, Danny Kirchofer and Patrick Timmerman
Chairmen of Creighton Prep Big Brothers
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- Health and Wellness: Drug and Alcohol Testing
All students are required to participate in random drug and alcohol testing as part of Creighton Prep's Health and Wellness Program. Students who are randomly selected will be tested for both drugs and alcohol. As a pathway to help our students best develop their gifts in service of others, Creighton Prep is committed to encouraging all Prep students to make good choices regarding substance use.
Click HERE to access more information about Prep's Health and Wellness: Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
- Jay Mart and Prep Moms Information
Prep Moms invite you to check out Creighton Prep and visit the Jay Mart. 100 percent of net proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep!
The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium outside the Heider Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days and during special events throughout the school year. The store will be open during Freshman Orientation, New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation, Mini School Night for Parents, fall conferences, Open House and most home basketball games.
Parents may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot. Students are welcome to shop the Jay Mart during their lunch period.
Additional information will be posted online at a later date. For questions regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Joy Witecy at email@example.com.
Do you have Questions about Prep?
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- New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation
Please note that Creighton Prep will be hosting Mass, dinner and an orientation for new families on Sunday, August 13. On that night, a 5 p.m. Mass will be followed by dinner at 6 p.m. then, at 6:45 p.m., activities for the freshmen and an orientation for parents. Supervised activities for younger children will be available as an option as well.
A formal invitation requiring an RSVP will be emailed to freshman and transfer parents later this summer.