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Volunteers Needed to Help Team Training at Prep for Paralympics

Outlook Nebraska, which provides opportunities for people who are blind, is working with Creighton Prep to provide gym space for a Goalball team training for the Paralympics. Goalball is a game created specifically for the blind that is played in a gym space, roughly the same size as a volleyball court. 

 A team from Omaha will be practicing at Prep on Saturdays throughout June, July, August, September, and October to prepare for a tournament in Washington D.C. that could qualify them for the Paralympics, and Campus Ministry is looking for about five students to help with the practices on Saturdays. The team will practice each Saturday for about two hours at a time yet to be determined.

If your son is interested in volunteering, contact Mr. Dave Lawler (dlawl@prep.creighton.edu).   


Donate Household Items for a Refugee Family’s Home

This June, Campus Ministry will be setting up a home/apartment for a refugee family resettling in Omaha. Prep students have chosen to call this effort the “Bergoglio Project” after Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio), who has modeled compassion for refugees around the world. 

In advance of this project, Campus Ministry will be collecting household items to help furnish the home/apartment. Families wishing to make a donation can sign up HERE. All donations can be dropped off in the Campus Ministry Office. 

Students who would like to volunteer for move-in day or to welcome the family at the airport can see Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office. Thanks for your generosity!


Summer Service Opportunity at the Siena/Francis House

Are you looking for a service project to do as a family over the summer? Campus Ministry is looking for Prep students (and families) to help serve the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 13th
  • Tuesday, July 11th
  • Monday, July 17th
  • Tuesday, August 8th

If you would like to participate, click HERE to sign up. Thank you!


Host Family Needed for Incoming Prep Freshman

ROKUS Education Link has another excellent exchange student coming to Creighton Prep this upcoming school year. His name is Jiwoong, Mun and he is currently attending a St. Louis school as an 8th grader. He is an excellent English speaker, very bright, smart and eager to learn, and would be a great addition to your family.

ROKUS invites you to share your home, heart and traditions with a foreign student. Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding experience! Your children will gain a broader perspective of another’s culture while learning more about geography and communication. Your family members will become citizen diplomats in creating positive impressions of America and Americans.

This unique program creates memories and friendships that will last forever. For more information, please contact program director Mison Cowell at 402-301-5257 or misoncowell.korea@gmail.com.


Upcoming Events


Cheer on the Junior Jays – May 19-24

Track and Field Team

On Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, support the Creighton Prep track and field team at the Class A state championship meet at Burke Stadium. Events on both days begin at 9 a.m.

Congratulations also to the numerous qualifiers for the state meet. They include Shannon Brewer in the triple jump, the 100 and the 200, Nate Lorenz in the 100, Kazmere Nicholson in the high jump, Jack Slagle in the 3,200, Ryan Eastman and Jack Slagle in the 1,600, Luke Dickas in the 800 as well as Sidney Howard, Noah Strako and Scott Dobberpuhl in the 110 hurdles, and Scott Dobberpuhl and Will Krolikowski in the 300 hurdles.

Three relay teams will also compete in the state meet, including the 400 relay team of Noah Velinsky, Shannon Brewer, Marcus Vaughn-Jones and Nate Lorenz, the 1,600 relay team of John Carlisle, Will Krolikowski, Noah Strako and Ryan Eastman, and the 3,200 relay team of Dan Mattern, Luke Dickas, Colin Keller and Ryan Eastman.

Click HERE to see the Class A state track and field championship schedule.


Please note that the state championship game between Prep and the winner of the Friday morning, May 19 11 a.m. game between Millard South and Westside will now take place at Jurgensen Park at Prep and start 30 minutes after the end of the Millard South-Westside game. See you there!

Click HERE to see the Class A state baseball championship bracket.

Lacrosse Team

Also on Friday, May 19, be sure to catch the varsity lacrosse team’s 5:30 p.m. game against Burke at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium. It will be Senior Night for the team as well.

Golf Team

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, root for the Creighton Prep golf team at the state tournament at the Norfolk Country Club at 1700 North Riverside in Norfolk, Nebraska. Play begins on both days at 9:30 a.m. and there is no charge to attend. Please call the Norfolk Country Club at 402-379-1188 for any additional information on attending there.


Graduation to be Live-Streamed on YouTube – Sunday May 21

If you are unable to attend the graduation ceremony in the Heider Center on Sunday, May 21, click HERE to tune in to the live YouTube stream of the event that begins at 10 a.m.!


Semester Exams – May 22-24

Please note the following schedule for Semester Exams for freshmen, sophomores and juniors happening from Monday, May 22 through Wednesday, May 24. On those days, students will have early dismissal.

Monday, May 22


8 a.m. - 9 a.m.


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Conflict Exams

Tuesday, May 23


8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

World Language

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Conflict Exams

Wednesday, May 24


8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Social Studies

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Conflict Exams


Omaha Gives! – Wednesday, May 24

Creighton Prep is participating in the 4th annual Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 24, and all money donated to Prep through the Omaha Gives! project will go towards supporting our students.

You can also schedule your #OmahaGives! donations early! Just click HERE anytime between now and May 24.

Thank you for your support of Creighton Prep!


Creighton Prep Summer Programs – Courses Start Monday, June 5

Summer will be here before long, and now is a great time for families to register their children in grades K to 12 for Creighton Prep summer programs.

Visit www.creightonprep.org/summerprograms to find information and registration links for incoming freshmen courses, high school recovery courses, advancement courses, enrichment courses, driver’s education and sports camps. Courses start Monday, June 5.

If you have any questions about Creighton Prep summer programs, please contact summer programs director Candace Thompson at summerschool@juniorjays.net


Reception for Football Coach Tim Johnk – Thursday, June 8

A reception to welcome Prep’s new football coach Tim Johnk will be held on Thursday, June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room at Creighton Prep. Join in for refreshments and snacks as well as conversation with Coach Johnk on the 2017 football program. In addition, the program’s new Riddell football helmets will be on display for review.


Prep Notes


Soccer Team Wins State Title

A goal by junior Tommy Braun with just 28 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the second-ranked Junior Jays to the 2017 Class A state soccer title 1-0 on Monday, May 15 over top-ranked Westside at Morrison Stadium on the Creighton University campus. It was the program’s ninth state title, and the team finished the season with a record of 19-3. In earlier rounds at state, Prep had defeated Omaha South 2-0 then Kearney 1-0 via penalty kicks after two overtimes.

Congratulations to co-head coaches Tom Hoover ’81 and Jim Swanson ’82, the coaching staff and all the players, especially the graduating seniors.


Nine Lacrosse Players Named All-State

Congratulations to the nine Creighton Prep varsity lacrosse players who were named All-State on Wednesday, May 17 and selected to play in the Nebraska High School Lacrosse All-Star Game on Thursday, June 8. They are: attackmen Paul Gordon, Mark Mausbach and RJ Moffatt, midfielders Bob Lawton and Jack Mausbach, defensemen Charlie Johnson and Zac Boyer, goalie Sam Johnson and long-stick midfielder Leo Dunlap.


Mock Trial Team Finishes Great Season at Nationals

The Nebraska state champion mock trial team from Creighton Prep finished a great season at nationals in Hartford Connecticut, May 11-13. “Our guys performed at an incredible level all week,” said coach and Practical Law teacher Mike Shreves ’75. Though the team, finished 36th, four of their ballots were lost by just a single point. With victories there, they would have finished in the top ten. “I couldn't be more proud of the way that the team represented Prep both inside and outside of the courtroom,” said Mike.

Congratulations to Mr. Shreves, attorney coaches Pat Cooper and Mark Laughlin ’84 from Fraser Stryker PC LLO and to team members Nolan Drain, Graham Laughlin, Will Lighthart, Jaliya Nagahawatte, Will Novacek, Max Strehle, Jacob Thull and Tyler Varney.


Track Team Advances to State

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep track and field team on their second place finish in the District A-4 meet on Wednesday, May 10 at Omaha Bryan. Prep hosted a district track meet for the first time since 1978 and finished second to Lincoln Southwest by just five points.


Jay Mart Hours on Semester Exam Days – May 22-24

Please note that the Jay Mart will be open on the semester exam days of May 22, 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. After that, the store will close for the summer and reopen with the start of classes in August.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just inside the main entrance to the school at the northwest corner of the east parking lot. Parents may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance that is further south.

For questions regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Joy Witecy at jwite@prep.creighton.edu.


Creighton Prep Football Camp – June 19-22

The Creighton Prep Youth Football Camp is for any athlete entering 3rd-to-8th grade this fall, and camp directors will be Creighton Prep varsity football coaches and players. 

The philosophy of the camp is to have fun and learn the fundamentals of the game of football. The camp is intended for players of all experience levels, and campers will be separated by grade level. Each camper will participate in competitive drills and games utilizing teamwork and emphasizing sportsmanship.

  • Monday, June 19 - Thursday, June 22, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: $80 (Includes a camp T-shirt)
  • Location: Creighton Prep - Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium (enter via the west parking lot) 
  • What to bring: football shoes, water and great attitude
  • Click HERE to register for the camp:   


Attention Football Parents!

If you are interested in joining the football parent booster club, please send your name, your e-mail address and your son’s name with grade to Brett Matthies at Bmatthies@regionsix.com or Matthies@cox.net so we can begin putting together that e-mail list. Thank you!


Lacrosse Leagues in June and July

Lacrosse varsity coach Steve Haney ’87 and the Omaha Summer Lacrosse Organization will be holding junior varsity-level and varsity-level leagues in June and July in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium for student athletes looking to further develop their lacrosse skills.

The JV league is for 8th graders, incoming freshman and sophomores as well as other high school players with less than two years’ experience, and the varsity league is for incoming juniors, seniors and those who graduated from the class of 2017. Game times are at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the cost is $100.

For the $100 fee, players will receive eight games per team, a reversible practice jersey, a league T-shirt, a drawstring bag, a lanyard, high school coach supervision, games officiated by NELAX referees and access to a trainer on site.

Parents can click HERE to get more schedule information and to register their sons for either league. For questions regarding the summer lacrosse leagues, please contact Steve Haney at shaney22@cox.net or 402-709-6272.


Creighton Prep Basketball Camp

Students going into grades 3 through 9 (based on the 2017-2018 school year) are invited to Creighton Prep in June for the Creighton Prep Summer Basketball Camp where the focus is on skill development and fundamentals. The importance of teamwork, getting good grades and sportsmanship is also emphasized. The cost per student is $80.

The schedule is as follows:




June 5-8

Students going into grades 3 and 4

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

June 5-8

Students going into grades 5,6 and 7   

12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

June 12-15   

Students going into grade 8 and 9

12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Click HERE today to register your student for the Creighton Prep Summer Basketball Camp.


Creighton Prep Soccer Camp 

Spring is in the air, and that means Creighton Prep soccer! And signup time for the Creighton Prep Soccer Camp 2017 for 5-to-12-year-old boys and girls.

As in the past, our focus will be on fun and, of course, teaching the game of soccer to youth in the Omaha area. There will be two sessions of the camp, both held in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium at the northwest corner of campus. Session one is June 5-9 and session two is June 12-16, each day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $110 for one child or $95 per child if more than one child from the same family attends. If a child is registered for both weeks of the camp, the cost of the second week is $75.

Register online today HERE and be sure to contact either of us with any questions.

Best regards,

Jim Swanson '82 and Tom Hoover '81
Varsity Soccer Coaches
Creighton Prep


Travel to Iceland in 2018

If you love the great outdoors and the beauty of nature, then join Creighton Prep English teachers Mary Kassmeier and Nina Stickels on an adventure to ICELAND! You will explore the glacier lagoons, waterfalls, ice caps and famous hot springs; you will also hike the national park and volcanic plateau. Iceland is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world.

They are planning the trip for May 25-31, 2018. Yes, next year! So why are they telling you now? Because it takes a long time to plan a big trip! By signing up now, you will lock in your price; you will also be able to spread out your payments over a longer period of time. Space is limited to the first 25 travelers.

ALL members of your family are welcome to join the trip, and there will be a short informational meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in Room 214. For questions, please contact Mary Kassmeier at mkass@prep.creighton.edu or Nina Stickels at nstic@prep.creighton.edu.


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