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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, button-up dress shirts, and belts—all of any size and in good condition. Simply have the items dropped off at the Dean’s Office during office hours. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Reminder on Prep Moms Committee Signups for 2017-2018

Prep Moms and Dads!

I wanted to follow with an important reminder that we welcome and need your participation in the Prep Moms organization in 2017-2018!

For over 75 years, Prep Moms has had a goal of supporting the faculty, staff and students at Creighton Prep, and helping out with Prep Moms committees is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family.

Please join us! I would like to ask you to identify the committees for which you have an interest in serving by clicking HERE.

You will be contacted by a committee chair about three weeks before the event(s) you signed up for.

Very Best Regards,

Toody Moffatt
Prep Moms President, 2017-2018
toody@cox.net

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is starting 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! 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Blue-White Game – Friday, August 18

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 18 at 6 p.m. in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium, located at the northwest corner of campus, next to the west parking lot. See you there! 

Pre-game: Prep is honoring the 2017 American Legion World Series runner-ups, Five Points Bank (CP)!

 

Welcome Dance – Friday, August 18

The Student Council invites all current Prep students as well as students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy to attend the 2017 Welcome Dance on Friday, August 18 in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ 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 18.

 

Prep Students Observing the Solar Eclipse – Monday, August 21

The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 presents a tremendous educational opportunity for our students. Science teachers will emphasize lessons about the eclipse and viewing the eclipse safely.

 On the day of the eclipse, Prep will alter its schedule so that students can view it at its peak from 12:35 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The school will also provide special solar eclipse safety glasses for students, faculty and staff. Your son will be able to participate in eclipse activities and not miss classes by staying here at Prep.

 

Creighton Prep Football Dads Night – Monday, August 21

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 Monday, August 21 at The Old Mattress Factory at 501 North 13th Street in downtown Omaha.

Cocktail hour with a cash bar 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 for food will be available as well.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 18 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 in advance to Dennis at 1615 South 126th Street, Omaha, NE 68144.

 

Curriculum Night (previously Mini School Night) – Wednesday, August 23

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23. Students will be released at 12:35 p.m. for early dismissal (no lunch will be served). We hope you attend! It is the most heavily attended parent event of the year. 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 and 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 2018 set for Saturday, April 21)

Please also note:

  • Curriculum Night is for parents only.
  • Overflow parking is available at Hillside Elementary just to the west of Prep.
  • Parents may enter through the Sullivan Center or the Heider Center. 
  • Schedules can be picked up in the Sullivan Center. Schedules include room numbers. Rooms that begin with a zero are on the ground floor; rooms that begin with a one are on the main floor, and rooms that begin with a two are on the upper floor.
  • There will be members of the John Naatz Chapter of the National Honor Society available throughout the building to assist parents in finding classrooms.
  • Proceed to Period 1 once you have your schedules.
  • UPDATE: The Jay Mart will be open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with lots of great Creighton Prep apparel and accessories available for purchase. The store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the entrance to the Heider Center.

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Tuesday, August 29

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 29 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. 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 29! 

 

Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – September 6, 14 and 21

Senior parents, please note that the Counseling Office will be sponsoring Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Wednesday, September 6 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Thursday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday, September 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Counselors will be present to answer any questions you have about the college application process, college scholarships or paying for college.

 

Parents Praying with St. Ignatius – Monday, September 11

The Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 11th year on Monday, September 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Creighton Room, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the south hallway just past the Skinner Chapel. Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will direct the meeting. 

Would you like to learn more about your son’s religious formation at Prep and support his spiritual growth? Please join us once a month as we pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.

This is a unique spiritual exercise based on the Spiritual Exercises. The spiritual journey takes the four-week Ignatius retreat and expands it over nine months. Fr. Kevin is the spiritual director of the retreat. He will lead the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises, and suggest ways that participants can live the retreat each day during the school year.

If you would like to join the group for any or all of the monthly meetings, they meet on the second Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Creighton Room.

 

CP Trivia Night – Friday, September 15

Start gathering your team now for the fourth annual CP Trivia Night to be held on Friday, September 15 in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center. The cost is $200 per table of eight, and participants must be 21. Seating will be limited to the first 50 teams that have paid in full.

On that night, 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 to start at 7 p.m. Topics are random and the event should be completed by 10 p.m.

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.

For more event details and to register online, click HERE.

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, September 18

Register now for the annual Men for Others Golf Classic that will take place on Monday, September 18 at the Omaha 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 mhuer@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

Creighton Prep Sports Night Featuring Ronnie Lott – Tuesday, September 26

Save the date of Tuesday, September 26 when Creighton Prep welcomes four-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott to the Heider Center as the featured speaker for the 26th Annual Creighton Prep Sports Night. The schedule for that evening is as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. – Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Oral auction
  • 7:15 p.m. – Program featuring Ronnie Lott

Individual tickets, tables of 10 and sponsor tables (which also seat 10) are available for the following prices:

  • 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 Ronnie Lott and will receive a gift and preferred seating at Sports Night.

Click HERE to download the invitation.

Click HERE to register online.

 

Prep Notes

 

American Legion World Series Team Finishes Second in the Nation

After winning the Central Plains Regional Tournament recently in Dickinson, North Dakota, the Five Points Bank team of Creighton Prep baseball players advanced to the 91st American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina from August 10-15 and finished second in the nation, losing only in the title game by a 2-1 score to the team from Henderson, Nevada Post 40. Congratulations to coach Pat Mooney, his staff and all the players for an exceptional 58-7 season. Coach Mooney has now led four teams of Creighton Prep players to the American Legion World Series: in 2001, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

Undefeated in pool play, FPB started on Thursday, August 10 with a 9-1 victory over Henderson, Nevada Post 40 in which the team compiled 21 hits. Minnesota recruit Josh Culliver ’17 also pitched a super game. On Friday, August 11, FPB defeated Midlands, Michigan Post 165 by a score of 6-3 then topped Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Post 397 in an 8-5 game that began Saturday, August 12 then was rain-delayed until its completion on Sunday, August 13. In a Monday, August 14 semifinal that was completed on Tuesday afternoon, August 15 also because of a weather delay, FPB defeated Randolph, North Carolina Post 45 3-1 to advance to the title game that began just over an hour later.

 

Seniors Excel in Nebraska American Legion Boys State Program

Congratulations to seniors Michael McClellan and Peter Owens who have excelled as part of the Nebraska American Legion Boys State Program where rising seniors from a number of high schools across the state participate in activities to learn more about citizenship and how government functions.

Recently, Michael was selected by the counselors and Legionnaires at Cornhusker Boys State (and Peter selected as first alternate) as one of two Nebraska high school representatives to attend the American Legion Boys Nation meeting in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, he and other representatives from each of the 49 participating states took part in exercises and events to learn more about how the federal government operates. “The biggest chunk of time during the week was spent in Senate sessions where we modeled the actual work of the Senate in Congress,” noted Michael.

 

Sophomore Receives Nebraska Broadcasters Association Award

Congratulations to sophomore Tristan Roemmich who recently received the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Award for Best News Story (High School) for his Creighton Prep TV video about fashion designers Mitchell Henderson ’17 and Aaron Sobetski ’17. Click HERE to see Tristan’s work for CPTV.

 

Creighton Prep Begins its 140th Academic Year

Creighton Prep began its 140th academic year by welcoming the class of 2021 for registration and their first day of classes on Monday, August 14. The freshmen arrived at Prep with their senior Big Brothers and went to the Mullen Gym for pictures then to the Heider Center to receive their schedules. After an abbreviated class schedule, they were congratulated at the end of their first day by members of the football team who also led them in singing “The White and the Blue.”

Sophomores, juniors and seniors started classes on Tuesday, August 15, and the day ended with an all- school Mass to celebrate the Assumption of Mary.

On Sunday evening August 13, freshman and transfer families were welcomed at the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation event that began with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. Mass was followed by dinner in the Sullivan Center then an orientation for parents and recreational activities for the students and their younger siblings.

The class of 2021 was also at Prep two days earlier on Friday, August 11 for Freshman Orientation.

 

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. Parent accounts can only be created on a desktop or laptop. To create a 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. Once you have created your account, or to access an existing account, click HERE on any device.

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.

 

Check Out Prep's FaithCP Site and App

Campus Ministry invites parents to submit a prayer request for their sons or for Creighton Prep as we start the new school year. Go to the FaithCP site to submit a prayer request and download Prep’s daily prayer app on your Android or Apple device. 

FaithCP is a prayer app that provides daily scripture, reflections and prayers grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. All prayer requests will be remembered at our morning Masses in the Skinner Chapel and at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

  

Varsity Football Game Schedule

Catch the Junior Jays in action this season as they take the field under the direction of new head coach Tim Johnk. It all starts with the Blue-White Game on Friday, August 18 at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium on the Creighton Prep campus!

Date and Time

Game

Location

Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m.

Blue-White Game    

Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium  

Friday, August, 25 at 7 p.m.

at Westside

Westside

Friday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

Burke

Burke Stadium

Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.   

at Fremont

Fremont High School

Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Millard North

Burke Stadium

Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m.

at Papillion-La Vista 

Foundation Field at

 

 

Papillion-La Vista South High School

Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m.  

at Papillion-La Vista South    

Foundation Field at

 

 

Papillion-La Vista South High School

Friday October 6 at 4 p.m.

Benson

Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium

Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

at Kearney

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

Lincoln Northeast

Burke Stadium

Friday, October 27 at TBA

Playoffs - First Round

TBA

Friday, November 3 at TBA

Playoffs - Quarterfinals

TBA

Friday, November 10 at TBA

Playoffs - Semifinals

TBA

Tuesday, November 21 at TBA

Playoffs - Finals

Memorial Stadium in Lincoln

 

Pre-selling Tickets for Westside Football Game (August 25) 

Tickets for Prep and Westside game will be available at the switchboard starting Tuesday, August 22 through Friday, August 25 at noon during school hours. $6 for adults and $4 for students. All students need tickets for away football games. Tickets will also be available before the game at Westside.

 

Gear Up For Fall At The Jay Mart!

Shop the Jay Mart for all the items you need to show your Creighton Prep spirit throughout the fall sports season and all year long. Official Creighton Prep gear such as sweatshirts, polos and ¼ zips as well as stadium chairs, desk accessories and much more are in the store now.

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. It is also open for events throughout the year, including Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 23.

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

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

 

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! 

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

To keep up to date on all the happenings at Creighton Prep, bookmark our home page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile home page: www.creightonprep.org/mobile 

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Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

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