Incoming Freshman Information
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- 1:1 Program
- 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 31, 2016 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, 2016 or later to be valid for the 2016-2017 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 2, 2016 at 11:30 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 Yost by clicking HERE.
The first practice will be Monday, August 8, 2016. 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 8, 2016. 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 8, 2016 at Koch Tennis Center, Tranquility Park. Tryouts will center on a double elimination tournament. Please contact Coach Higgins (402-682-1204) 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 12. Practice begins Monday, August 15, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium. We will practice until 5 p.m. Everyone needs to bring a $5 locker fee. Practice on Tuesday, August 16 will be after school for the freshmen and at 3 p.m. for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- 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 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 Creighton 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 39 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 nine weeks beginning with the first practice on Monday, August 15 and ending with the Junior Varsity Invitational on Friday, October 14.
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 11-15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no cost for this camp. Information about the camp is on the cross country freshman link. I also encourage you to run on your own prior to the camp.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, July 11 to sign up for cross country. After July 11, 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 6, you can also email me.
Welcome to Creighton Prep!
Fr. Bob Tillman, SJ
Head Cross Country Coach
- FAQs for Parents
- Freshman Football Information
Dear Incoming Freshmen and Families,
It is our pleasure to write to you and welcome you into the Creighton Prep community! We are thrilled to begin working with you toward our mission, which is to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. We would also like to invite you to participate in the Creighton Prep football program.
We firmly believe that high school athletics provide a vehicle for educating student athletes in valuable life lessons and that football teaches personal responsibility, self-control, teamwork, and mental and emotional endurance. Freshman football also provides an immediate opportunity for students to experience the brotherhood they will hopefully continue to develop over four years at Prep.
The football program has enjoyed much success for over a century. This success stems from the hard work and dedication of players and coaches committed to achieving team goals. We look forward to the 2016 season and the opportunity to renew that tradition. Additionally, this summer, we will offer some exciting opportunities to get a head start in the program:
- From June 20 to 22, we will host a youth football camp for students entering the 5th through 9th grades. Students entering the 5th or 6th grades will attend from 1-3 p.m. each day, and students entering the 7th through 9th grades will attend from 3-5 p.m. on those same days. This is an instructional camp run by Prep coaches and players, and the cost is $90. Online registration is available now at www.creightonprep.org/footballcamp, and additional information can be obtained by contacting Coach Andy Yost at the phone numbers and email address listed at the end of this letter.
- From July 26 to 28, we will also host the 6th annual Freshman Football Camp for students entering 9th grade. Camp hours will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day. This camp will be conducted by the freshman football coaching staff and will serve as an introduction before the first week of practice begins. It 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 encouraged to attend. There is no cost for this camp, and there is no registration. Simply show up on Tuesday the 26th!
- Sports physicals will be offered on Sunday, July 31at 7 a.m. then freshman football equipment checkout and baseline concussion testing will occur on Tuesday, August 2 at 11:30 a.m. On August 2, please bring a $30 check payable to Creighton Prep to cover equipment costs, and enter the building through the Heider Center lower doors adjacent to the school’s main entrance (next to the east parking lot).
Whether or not they plan to participate in athletics, we encourage freshmen to consider enrolling in the Weight Training course that starts Monday, June 6. Visit www.creightonprep.org/summerprograms for more information and to register. The class size is limited to 30 so, if it fills before a student can be registered for it, please note that all freshmen will receive weight room orientation and basics as part of the physical education course they take during the 2016-2017 academic year.
We also invite freshmen to engage in summer lifting and conditioning at Prep from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday starting Monday, July 11 and ending Tuesday, August 2. Then we recommend they consider taking the Fitness for Life elective course during the regular academic year.
Thank you for taking the time to read over this information, and please place all of the above dates on your calendar. Once again, welcome to Prep!
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
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- Freshman Orientation/Big Brothers Information
Dear Member of the Class of 2020,
The seniors of the class of 2017 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 has recently received your contact information and should be in the process of contacting you already! If your Big Brother has not contacted you already, please contact Greg Glenn at email@example.com and/or Eric Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can follow up immediately.
The very first activity sponsored by the Big Brothers is a welcome dance for all Prep, Duchesne, Marian and Mercy freshmen on Saturday, July 2 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is our way to welcome you to Prep. The dance will be held in the Mullen Gym (which is air-conditioned), 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 gym lobby doors.
To start the school year off well, we will have an orientation for all freshmen on Tuesday, August 9 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 21, the Freshman Homecoming Dance on Friday, September 30 (semi-formal dress) and the Freshman Christmas Dance on Saturday, December 3 (semi-formal dress).
We also want to remind you and your parents to mark your calendars immediately for the 2017 Freshman Retreat from Thursday, February 2 to Saturday, February 4, 2017. 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 2.
Thomas Kennedy, Jake Stahlnecker, Will Tjaden
Chairmen of Creighton Prep Big Brothers
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- Freshman/Transfer Mass and Potluck - Sunday, August 21
Freshman/Transfer Mass and Potluck - Sunday, August 21
This is an event for parents, freshman and transfer students and their families to get acquainted. The dress code is casual, picnic-type attire and the Jay Mart will be open on this night as well.
|5:00 p.m. ||Mass ||Charles F. Mullen, S.J. Gymnasium|
|5:45 p.m.||Potluck Supper ||Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center|
|6:30 p.m.||Fun Night||Charles F. Mullen, S.J. Gymnasium|
Mass in the Heider Center starts promptly at 5:00 p.m. Please park in the west lot and enter the school through the doors located at the end of the steps and walkway on the north end of the lot. The lobby to the Mullen Gym is located just beyond this entrance.
To make the potluck supper fun and successful in the Sullivan Center, we ask all parents to bring 8-10 pieces of chicken. Families whose last names begin with “A” through “M” are also asked to bring a salad or vegetable dish. Families whose last names begin with “N” through Z” are also asked to bring a dessert.
Please bring all items in disposable food containers. If you use non-disposable containers and want them returned, please label them with your son’s name and phone number.
Fun Night activities in the Mullen Gym are for all freshman students and are sponsored by the Big Brothers program at Prep. Parents may continue to visit and/or watch the games.
Again, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 21!
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- Freshman/Transfer Parent Orientation - Monday, August 8
Freshman/Transfer Parent Orientation - Monday, August 8 (only parents)
Dear Freshman/Transfer Parents:
Welcome to the Prep community. You probably have many questions about what life will be like at Prep because everyone does, especially when it is your first son at Prep. That’s why we are encouraging first-time Prep parents to attend an orientation program using a panelist format designed to help you quickly find your niche at Prep.
During this program, some of the panelists will discuss:
- What kinds of clothing meet the dress code.
- Where to drop off and pick up your son.
- How much money to send to school.
- What to expect in sports including practice schedules, teams that welcome everyone and the benefits of participation.
- Non-athletic activities such as Science Club, newspaper and yearbook, Operation Others, drama, etc.
- The social scene including dances, games, Spirit Week, homecoming, etc.
- Any questions concerning the recent major online mailing.
- Drug testing.
- The dining program.
You’ll meet Prep’s leaders informally so you’ll know who to call with questions, and they will start finding out who you are. You will also meet veteran parents, get names of parent leaders from around the city, find out ways to get involved and start meeting the parents of your son’s new classmates. Networking with school officials and parents is extremely important in feeling at home at a large school like Prep. This is not a mandatory meeting, but meant to provide a service to parents.
Please join us on Monday, August 8, in the Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center (just inside the main west entrance to the school). The program begins promptly at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
James L. Bopp
- 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!
View the Jay Mart’s regular business hours and all Jay Mart information on the store’s homepage: www.creightonprep.org/jaymart.
The Jay Mart will be open during Freshman/Transfer Parent Orientation, Freshman Orientation, the Freshman/Transfer Mass and Potluck, Mini School Night for Parents, fall conferences, Open House and most home basketball games.
Additional information will be posted online at a later date.
Do you have Questions about Prep?
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