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Parent Teacher Conferences – October 19-20

Parent teacher conferences are Thursday, October 19 from 5 -8 p.m. and Friday, October 20 from 9 a.m.-noon. Conferences will take place in the Sullivan Center, the Mullen Gym and rooms 003-010. Parents should print and bring with them a copy of their son’s schedule or progress report and enter the school through the Sullivan Center or the Heider Center.

Click HERE for more detailed information.

Please also note that the Jay Mart will be open and selling 2017-2018 Creighton Prep directories for $5.

 

Parent Annual Fund Calling Night – Tuesday, October 24

Prep will be hosting a second Parent Annual Fund calling night on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please be aware that current parents from your class will be reaching out in regards to the 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have signed up to make calls. And, thank you for your generosity in making Prep possible for all students!

 

Parent Input Requested for Jesuit Sponsorship Review of Prep

Every six years, the Society of Jesus conducts a sponsorship review of its member schools in the Midwest in the domains of Jesuit/Catholic Mission/Identity, Governance/Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Educational Excellence and Faith That Does Justice as outlined in the monograph “Our Way of Proceeding: Standards and Benchmarks for Jesuit Schools in the 21st Century.”

This school year, Creighton Prep is scheduled for a sponsorship review by the Midwest Jesuits, and your input is critical to that process. As a result, I invite you to take the parent survey located HERE at your earliest convenience.

Parent survey data will be collected and tabulated in the Jesuit Schools Network office in Washington, D.C., and the results will be sent to me to be included in the self-study report.

Thank you for your assistance!

Best regards,

John C. Naatz

Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity

Creighton Prep

 

Recommend a Student

Do you know a great student in your area? Here is how you can impact the future of Creighton Prep:

Creighton Prep is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best and brightest students from diverse backgrounds who have the desire to be formed in a rigorous, Ignatian educational experience. We believe that our parents, students, alumni and friends are the best vehicles for promoting Creighton Prep and recommending promising young men.

“Recommend a Student” encourages the Creighton Prep community to send us the names and addresses of young men they know from work, church or previous schools who you believe would be a great addition to the Creighton Prep community.

For more information, please contact the Director of Admissions Josh Luedtke at 402-548-3872 or via email at jlued@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

On Friday, August 25, Creighton Prep began its fifth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel on two Fridays each month throughout the 2017-2018 school year. It is a wonderful gift to Prep to have such prayer happening throughout the school day. Anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

On the Fridays when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration, please park in the east lot and enter through the Administration entrance then sign in at the reception desk. The receptionist will direct you to the Skinner Chapel.

Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2017-2018 page where you can view the adoration schedule and sign up to participate. If you have any questions about Eucharistic Adoration at Prep, please contact Fr. Rob Kroll, SJ at rkrol@prep.creighton.edu.

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way. God bless you! Thanks as well to all those who have signed up so far!

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – October 13-18

On Friday, October 13, cheer on the varsity tennis team as they go for another state title in the state tournament being played at the Koch Family Outdoor Tennis Center. (Matches started at 9 a.m. and finals at 1 p.m.) Then support the JV cross country runners in their final meet of the year at 4:30 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area in Papillion or visit Kearney, Nebraska as the sixth-ranked varsity football team plays a 7 p.m. game against Kearney at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. If you cannot make it to the game at Kearney, please note that it is scheduled be streamed online at http://striv.tv/channel/kearney/.

On Saturday, October 14, root for the JV football team in their 10 a.m. away game at Millard West then, on Monday, October 16, return to the Prep campus for the sophomore football team’s game against Benson at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium.

On Tuesday, October 17, cheer on the freshman A football team as they take on Millard West in a 4:30 game at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium then return the following day, Wednesday, October 18, to do the same for  the freshman B team as they also play Millard West at home in a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Click HERE to access the athletics calendar. Go, Junior Jays!

 

7th and 8th Grade Jr. Jay Tailgate – Friday, October 20

7th and 8th graders are invited to attend the Creighton Prep vs. Lincoln Northeast football game on Friday, October 20. Before the game at 5:30 p.m. at Creighton Prep’s Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center, students are invited for food, information and prizes! Food will be provided courtesy of Flik Independent School Dining from Prep’s state-of-the-art kitchen.

All students will arrive on campus via the west parking lot and enter the west doors of the Sullivan Center.

Transportation to the game will be provided. Students should be picked up by their parents at Burke Stadium in the west parking lot after the football game.

Register online at www.creightonprep.org/jrjaytailgate.

   

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 22

Please join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, October 22. 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 2021. 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 22 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance) 

The cost is $20 per person and there is no assigned seating. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 19.

Click HERE to register and make your payment online or HERE to download a PDF of the invitation that includes a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Cominoli at 402.548.3881 or gcomi@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 23

Thank you to those who have signed up to play in the Men for Others Golf Classic that was rescheduled for Monday, October 23 at the Omaha Country Club! We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. After your round, please join us for dinner in the clubhouse starting at 5 p.m.

The event was originally scheduled for Monday, September 18 but was moved to Monday, October 23 due to inclement weather on September 18. Director of Alumni Relations and Men for Others Golf Classic Coordinator Max Huerter ’09 sent a letter to all golfers registered for the September 18 event to notify them of the schedule change.

 

Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 25

You are cordially invited to spend an evening of celebration with Creighton Preparatory School on Wednesday, October 25 at the Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction, recognizing the 2017 Loyola honorees:

Sister Delores Hannon, RSM
Sword of St. Ignatius

Mary Joy Anderson
Ancilla Domini Honoree

Gregory J. "Greg" Boulay '79
Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni 

Molly E. and Gary K. Witt
Hall of Fame Inductees, Past Parents and Friends

Lawrence B. "Larry" Good '69
Alumnus of the Year Honoree

To register online now for the 2017 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction, click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Grace Cominoli at 402.548.3881 or gcomi@prep.creighton.edu.

Thank you!

 

Prep Moms Fall Social – Wednesday, November 1

All mothers of sons currently attending Creighton Prep are cordially invited to the fourth annual Prep Moms Fall Social on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center (also known as the commons).

Since the event will be held on All Saints’ Day, don’t miss the opportunity to attend  Mass by Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ starting at 6 p.m. then the social with wine, appetizers and dessert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The social is an open house style event so please feel free to stop in for just a short while or stay the whole time!

Don’t miss the opportunity to:

  • Meet other Prep moms.
  • Reunite with old friends.
  • Listen to LIVE acoustic guitar music!

If you have any questions or need more information about the Prep Moms Fall Social, please contact Cathy Goracke at kevcatgoracke@cox.net or Tanya Fletcher at tanfletch@cox.net. Thank you!

 

Prep Notes

 

Prep Cross Country Wins District A-2 Championship

Congratulations to head coach Fr. Bob Tillman, SJ and the varsity cross country team on their District A-2 championship won on Thursday, October 12. The team’s score of 34 points helped them outdistance second place Papillion-La Vista (56) and third place Omaha South (72) for the title. Notable finishes for Prep were turned in by Jack Slagle ’18 (first), Ryan Eastman ’18 (second), Henry Slagle ’21 (ninth), Leo Burns ’19 (10th) and James Chapman ’20 (12th). Next for the team is the state meet on Friday, October 20 at the Kearney Country Club. Let’s go, Prep speed!

 

Senior Graduation Orders

Recently, all seniors received a graduation packet from Jostens School Traditions during a senior meeting. The packet has several forms and specials, but the main form is the white folded one with rings on it, and at the top it says “Graduation Order Form CLASS of 2018.” On this form, you can order packages, or on the back there is a place to order individual items.

ALL SENIORS must order a cap and gown or you need to inform the High School Office at Prep that you are using a cap and gown from your son’s brother. If you order a cap and gown unit ONLY, it includes a cap, gown and 2018 tassel, and the cost is $39.48 ($34.95 plus $1.95 shipping plus $2.58 tax).

Please complete your order and return it to School Traditions at:

School Traditions

12100 West Center Rd

Omaha NE 68114

Questions can be directed to School Traditions at 402-733-0300.

 

NACAC National College Fair – Saturday, October 21

The National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National College Fair will be held at the CenturyLink Center on Saturday, October 21 from 1-4 p.m. A large number of colleges from across the country will have admission representatives in attendance, and a list of participating colleges is available at http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors  

The NACAC National College Fair requires colleges to be represented by someone from the admissions office. 

 

See the 2017-2018 Creighton Prep Fact Sheet

The 2017-2018 Creighton Prep Fact Sheet is a great way for prospective Prep students and parents to get a quick overview of the school including key items such as our mission, student-to-faculty ratio, average class size, the dollar amount of scholarships earned by the Class of 2017 and more.

Click HERE to download the 2017-2018 Creighton Prep Fact Sheet and share it with those you know who are interested in Prep.

 

2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund Campaign – The Time to Give is Now!

With the beginning of Creighton Prep’s fiscal year on July 1, the 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund campaign is underway and, as always, your support of the AMDG Annual Fund is critical to the success of our ongoing mission to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service.

Gifts to the AMDG Annual Fund help Prep provide financial assistance to students, address a range of operating expenses, support the dining program and continue important work in a number of academic programs and activities as well as in Campus Ministry and the arts and sciences.

You have been receiving information regarding the 2017-2018 AMDG Annual Fund campaign through mail, email and phone calls. During this time, please consider returning a gift or a multi-year pledge by mail or donating online at www.creightonprep.org/giveonline. Your generosity makes all the difference in helping us form 1,000 young men each year.

You may even be able to double the impact of your gift to Prep by participating in your company’s matching gift program. See your human resource office for information regarding matching gifts.

For additional information or to discuss a gift or multi-year pledge to the AMDG Annual Fund, please contact Director of Annual Funds Taylor Stormberg ’09 at 402-548-3830 or tstor@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Driver’s Education – Christmas Session

A driver’s education Christmas session will be held at Creighton Prep in room T-001 and provided by Cornhusker Driving School as marked on the schedule below. Please note that driver’s education is co-ed and open to students from other high schools. Driving times are arranged with the instructor. The cost is $375.

For more information and to register your son today, click HERE.

Christmas Session

 

Wednesday, December 27   

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, December 28

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, December 29

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Please Remind Your Son About Safe Driving Habits 

Omaha Police have asked that we remind members of the Prep community to adhere to traffic regulations in the area around Prep. In particular, OPD has received complaints about drivers exceeding the speed limit around Prep and Hillside School. OPD indicates that they will place traffic enforcement personnel in the area in the coming weeks.

 

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