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Classes Canceled on Friday, January 18 Due to Weather

Classes are canceled at Creighton Prep on Friday, January 18 due to the weather. When they resume on Tuesday, we will be on a B day schedule followed on Wednesday by a C day schedule that begins at the regular 8 a.m. start time (no late start). Only designated staff need to report to school on Friday.

Please stay tuned to the Prep website, email, Canvas and local media outlets for additional information, and remember that when an announcement is made concerning all parochial or Catholic schools through the local media, that announcement includes Prep.

When Weather Conditions Could Affect The School Schedule

When weather conditions could affect the school schedule, information will be communicated through local media and SchoolMessenger, our emergency notification text, phone and email system. When an announcement is made concerning all parochial or Catholic schools through the local media, that announcement includes Creighton Prep. Specifically, Prep follows the lead of the Catholic Schools Office regarding weather cancellations and delays, and they mirror Omaha Public Schools.

Normally we use the single announcement to cooperate with other school officials who have made a careful study of pending weather/road conditions, and to keep the message uniform for all listeners. Parents may keep a student home if weather conditions from their particular area to school are judged to be unsafe. In these instances, please notify the Dean of Students Office.  

If school is canceled due to inclement weather or another reason, the daily schedule may be adjusted to account for the lost periods of instruction. Please use the following guide to determine the next day’s schedule.

  • If the cancelled day is a “C” day, no adjustment will be made.
  • If the cancelled day is an “A” day, the following “B” day will be replaced with a “C” day.
  • If the cancelled day is a “B” day, the following day will be a “B” day followed by a “C” day. The normal schedule is resumed after these two days.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Donate An Old Cell Phone or iPad

Freshman Aidan Morey is working on an Eagle Scout project to collect old cell phones and iPads to help women and soldiers in need, and you can help by donating one or both items.

Some of the donated phones will be converted into 911 phones and distributed to women who are under duress as they prepare to leave the Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Shelter. Other donated phones will be recycled in favor of calling cards that will be given to deployed soldiers of the United States Armed Forces. The iPads will be recycled.

If you would like to donate an old cell phone and/or iPad, please drop them off in the Dean of Students Office at Prep, which is located near the midway point of the main floor at the school. Cell phones and iPads will be collected through the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Aidan via email at 2022217@creightonprep.org.

 

Join the Team Leading the Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat will take place at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). A 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and if you would like to join the team, please contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com. Thank you!

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Skinner Chapel. Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 signup 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 Mr. Kelly Barth at kbarth@creightonprep.org.

To get a sense of the power of Eucharistic Adoration, click HERE to see the article “10 Surprising Things That Happen When You Go To Adoration More Often.”

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!

 

Participate in Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”

 

Beach BASH 2019 "Riding the Wave for 140 Years" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 27, just 99 days away as of Friday, January 18.

  • The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone, as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of our students.
  • To download a save the date reminder in PDF format, click HERE.
  • BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community!

How Can You Participate?

Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

  • Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 27 when Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” takes place in the Heider Center. Details on registering for Beach BASH 2019 will be communicated soon.
  • Our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that night, ready to bid and have fun!

Donate an Auction Item

  • Donate a gift or monetary donation to support the live auction, silent auction or eBASH (online) auction. Gifts of all varieties and sizes are truly needed and appreciated! Some popular gift categories include: electronics, home items, jewelry, kitchenware, vacation homes, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and more. You could donate a gift on your own or go in with other families on a larger item.
  • If you are interested in contributing an auction item, please contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or click HERE to make a donation online. The auction donation deadline is Monday, February 4.

Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 6

  • Save the date and time of Saturday evening, April 6 to attend the Beach BASH 2019 Patron Party at the home of Prep parents Beth and David Kramer '83. This is a great event where Prep supporters gather in advance of BASH. Details on registering for the Patron Party will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

Donate a Themed Gift Basket

  • One of the many ways you can help ensure a successful Beach BASH 2019 is by preparing a gift basket for the silent auction portion of the evening on Saturday, April 27. Members of the BASH team have created a SignUpGenius page to make it easy for you to donate a gift basket of your choosing or commit to a cash donation so one can be assembled for you. Click HERE to get started!

Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

  • Help us sell raffle tickets for a grand prize drawing of $10,000. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1000. Tickets go on sale Sunday, January 27. Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org for more info.

Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

  • Advertise your business in our Beach BASH 2019 catalog. There are a variety of advertising opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Click HERE to purchase a catalog advertisement.

Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

  • A Premier Partner sponsorship comes with a full page catalog ad, a table for 10 people at the event, a digital ad on BidPal and more. Click HERE to download a PDF detailing the Premier Partner sponsor options and HERE to become a Premier Partner sponsor.
  • Click HERE to download Premier Partner sponsor details and how to submit required information (catalog ad, eBASH banner, guest names, etc.).

Volunteer

  • Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of volunteers to make BASH a success! Sign up now to volunteer in the months and days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 and also for the event itself. Don't miss this opportunity to get involved at Prep and meet great people!
  • If you have any questions about volunteering for Beach BASH 2019 or the event itself, please contact Amy Knight at 402.548.3858 or aknight@creightonprep.org.

BASH is a big undertaking, but with the help of our Prep community members, we come together each year to put together a successful event in support of our students – and have a little fun along the way!

We look forward to partnering with you in 2019.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents – January 22 and 24

Coffee and Conversation for Sophomore Parents is an opportunity for sophomore parents to meet with Prep counselors and other parents, and ask questions they might have about course selection for next year, college planning and PSAT results. There is no formal agenda or presentation. The meetings will be held in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Tuesday, January 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, January 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

College Awareness Workshops for Junior Parents – January 24, 26 and 28

Also in January, the Counseling Department has scheduled three opportunities for junior parents to gain the same information that their sons are receiving about college awareness. The College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents will cover understanding PSAT scores, selecting a college, college admissions tests, factors colleges consider in selecting you, registering for the ACT/SAT, paying for college, college majors, retaking the ACT and using Naviance Student (formerly known as Family Connection).

A class will be offered on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and evening classes will be offered on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, January 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you would like to participate in a College Awareness Workshop for Junior Parents, call the Counseling Office at 402-548-3869 or email Fr. Tillman at rtillman@creightonprep.org. Preregistration is required. The class will meet in Room T-004. Sophomore parents who are eager to have college questions answered may also register for this workshop.

 

Father-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, January 27

Please join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, January 27. This is a special event for fathers 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 fathers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2022. Grandfathers who are Prep graduates often like to return for this event and are also welcome. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a father at home. We encourage him to come with a brother, uncle, grandfather or another student and his father.

Sunday, January 27 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

The cost is $22 per person and there is no assigned seating. In order to confirm accommodations with the caterer, all reservations must be received by Wednesday, January 23.

Click HERE to register online now or HERE to download a form that you can complete and return to Prep along with your payment.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Cominoli at 402-548-3881 or gcominoli@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

The Rosary to Support Freshman Retreat – Thursday, January 31

Please save the date of Thursday, February 1 to attend the Rosary to support Freshman Retreat that will take place at 6:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (6116 Dodge Street). As noted earlier in this Parent Pulse, a 25-person team is needed to lead the Rosary, and you can contact Jeanne Schulte at spicierlife@me.com if you would like to be part of the team.

 

Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” – Sunday, February 10

Prep moms, please plan for you and your son to attend Mom Prom 2019 “Rockin’ the Decades with Mom” on Sunday, February 10. This is a Creighton Prep tradition and an opportunity for Prep mothers and sons to spend an evening together and to raise money for the April post prom party.

The event will be held at the CHI Health Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) downtown at 455 N. 10th Street. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. During the dance portion, at least one song on the dance floor will be reserved for mothers and their sons from each of Prep’s four classes. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn as you enjoy your dessert, so bring cash for some great prizes.

Click HERE to make your reservation today. Reservations are due by Saturday, February 2, and the cost is $30 per person. If you would like to be seated with a specific group of people, please include all of them as part of one paid reservation. Those reservations that come in individually or late reservations will be seated at class tables.

See the postcard invitation HERE that will be mailed to Prep parents and sign up to donate raffle prizes or provide support for decorations HERE. A list of common questions and answers on Mom Prom 2019 can be found HERE. See you there!

 

Creighton Prep Reception in Southwest Florida – Tuesday, February 12

Creighton Prep alumni and friends are invited to join President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ on Tuesday, February 12 for a 6-8 p.m. reception in Naples, Florida. If you reside in or will be visiting southwest Florida during that time, please plan to join Prep for this special gathering. For details and to RSVP, visit creightonprep.org/florida or contact the Advancement Office at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org.

 

Celebrating CP Swim & Dive Excellence – Tuesday, February 12

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sullivan Center for Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence, an event to honor the Creighton Prep swimming and diving program.

Former Prep swimming coaches Jack Jackson '54, Dave Stuva '74, Lynn Groff and Tom Beck '84 will be honored along with all former and current swimmers, divers, trainers and their families. In keeping with a longstanding swimming tradition, a pasta dinner will be served.

Admission will be free. We just ask that you register by Thursday, February 7 so we can plan accordingly for catering and seating.

To register today, click HERE or contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3858. If you decide to register by contacting Amy, simply let her know your name and the names of those attending with you as well as the class years for any alumni.

On that evening, please park in the west lot and enter the building through the doors next to Memorial Plaza. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Prep swimming and diving program has an incredible history that includes 24 state titles and 12 consecutive from 2007 to 2018. The team will go for another at the 2019 state meet from February 21-23 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.

 

CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 15

Mark your calendars now and gather your team of eight for the fifth annual CP Trivia Night to be held on Friday, February 15 in the Sullivan Center. The cost is $240 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 with host Mike Monday starting at 7 p.m. Topics are random and the event will conclude when the winners are crowned.

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.

 

Fine Arts Collaborative Night – Tuesday, February 19

View great artwork and photo displays, and listen to fine performances by the concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and chamber choir during Fine Arts Collaborative Night on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. Fine Arts department faculty will also share videos and present student works of art. Refreshments will be served and admission is free! The event should conclude by 8 p.m.

 

6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam – Saturday, February 23

Please remind prospective Prep students and their parents that the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10, and parents can register their sons and pay online HERE.

On the day of the exam, students should bring two #2 pencils (no calculators) and enter the building from the west parking lot. Students may arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. At 7:45 a.m., they will be directed to a classroom where testing will begin at 8 a.m. Parents can pick up students in the west parking lot starting at approximately 11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about the 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 4

Creighton Prep is proud to recognize alumni, coaches and supporters for outstanding contributions to the athletic program at the school. Their commitment, achievement and sense of sportsmanship set the standard for the young athletes who follow in their footsteps today.

On Monday, March 4, you are cordially invited to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony in the Sullivan Center, recognizing the 2019 Hall of Fame honorees:

Athletes

Bruce D. Vosburg '61

Othello H. Meadows III '94

James V. "Vince" Pietro, D.D.S. '96

Coach

Stanley G. "Stan" Macaitis '54

Contributor

Thomas "Tiger Tom" Lynch '58

Team

2011 Soccer Team

On that night, please join us for a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Parking will be available in the west lot.

Tickets are $60 per person. Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to see a PDF of the invitation to the Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony.

To nominate a former Creighton Prep athlete, coach, contributor or team for consideration to a future Athletic Hall of Fame class, click HERE.

 

eBASH 2019 – March 22-April 12

eBASH 2019, running from Friday, March 22 to Friday, April 12, is your opportunity to participate in Beach BASH 2019 without leaving the comfort of your home. Bid online for Creighton Prep items and ticket opportunities in the days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27! You're guaranteed to find great, unique items while supporting Prep.

Additional details on eBASH 2019 will be communicated at a later date. For questions about eBASH 2019 in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Kremla Heng at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org

 

Prep Notes

 

Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge – Throughout January

Creighton Prep is pleased once again to participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge happening throughout the month of January to benefit the American Cancer Society, and your help is requested.

Prep fans can pledge a one-time donation or donate for every 3-pointer made by the Prep basketball team throughout the month of January.

Join the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, and make your pledge today by visiting the website HERE and clicking on the PLEDGE NOW! button.

 

30 Percent Off All Clothing Apparel at the Jay Mart While Supplies Last

Visit the Jay Mart now for a fantastic sale where all clothing apparel will be 30 percent off while supplies last. Choose from a great selection of quarter-zips, shirts and T-shirts to get you through the winter and spring sports seasons!

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days. Students are welcome to shop the store during their lunch period, and parents, alumni and friends of the school may visit the store by entering the building through the Administration entrance next to the east parking lot. It is also open for ALL home basketball games.

Please follow the Jay Mart on Instagram for the latest items and sales. You can also find the store at www.creightonprep.org/jaymart. For questions or additional information regarding the Jay Mart, please contact Stacey Burke at sburke@creightonprep.org.

 

Financial Aid Applications Due February 1, 2019

This is just a reminder that all financial aid applications and supporting financial documentation for the 2019-2020 school year are due February 1, 2019 and will be processed through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. (If you have already submitted an application for the 2019-2020 school year, thank you!)

To apply for financial aid, click HERE. If you need assistance completing the FACTS application, please contact Jacqui Warren at 402-548-3859 or jwarren@creightonprep.org or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.

 

For Senior Parents – Senior Graduation Orders

If you have not already ordered a cap and gown for your son’s upcoming graduation, you can still do so by ordering at the School Traditions store in the Bel Air Plaza at 12100 West Center Road, Suite 901 (Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or online at www.jostens.com. The online order deadline is Friday, March 1, but the School Traditions store will still accept orders after that date.

Orders for school custom graduation announcements will need to be placed at the School Traditions store by Friday, February 1.

 

For Senior Parents – Purchase a Senior Dedication Ad in the 2019 Yearbook

Make your Prep senior feel special by purchasing a senior ad in the 2019 Jay Junior yearbook! For $50, you can include a full color photo and up to 90 words of congratulations and encouragement.

To submit your senior ad online, here are some basic directions for using the Pictavo Community website:

  • Click on the following link: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool.
  • Where it says “Enter School ID#,” type in 77509.
  • Then click "Let's Go."
  • On the next page that appears, click "Shop My School" and you will see an option to purchase an Eighth-Page Recognition Ad for $50.
  • Click "Add to Cart" and you will be given the option to log in or create an account.
  • Complete the checkout process.
  • From there, you can use the website to help create and submit the dedication ad for your senior.

The deadline for submitting senior ads is January 31. If you need assistance with the Pictavo Community site, please call 800-290-0036 or send an email to answers@pictavo.com. You can also email Yearbook Advisor Matt Rasgorshek at mrasgorshek@creightonprep.org. Thank you!  

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

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

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile homepage: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

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May Prep Pulse
Posted 05/16/2018 04:37PM


Historic $8 Million Lead Gift Launches Campaign for Lannon Learning Commons

(announced on Thursday, May 10)

Dear Creighton Prep Community,

With deep gratitude and great joy, I am pleased to announce that The Heider Family has made a historic $8 million lead gift for the building of a new $16 million student learning commons on the campus of Creighton Prep.

The gift, in honor of Fr. Timothy R. Lannon, SJ who served as the 28th president of Creighton Prep from 1988-1995, is the single largest gift Prep has received for a capital project in our 140-year history. In addition, Cindy and Scott Heider have agreed to chair the campaign to raise the additional $8 million.

The Lannon Learning Commons will be a student-centric space that will serve as the new home for a School Psychologist, a Learning Specialist, an Academic Coach and a Director of Student Outreach and Advocacy. It will also serve our five Guidance Counselors, a Director of College Counseling and an Assistant Principal for Student Support Services. Creighton Prep's mission to care for the whole person will be significantly enhanced by this gift and will help assist our young men as they navigate their emotional and academic needs.

"I am very excited to lead this project, not only because it advances the Prep mission by bringing holistic student services to a new level but also because every young man at the school will be able to take full advantage of the new space and programs. It will complement the exceptional academic and formative experience the students already receive," said Cindy.

"My family truly could not be more pleased to do this," noted Scott. "Prep and its mission are very close to our hearts, and we hope this gift inspires others to also make commitments to a new student-focused program that we believe is very timely and greatly needed. This is exactly the kind of impact we're looking for."

Please join me in thanking the Heiders for their exemplary commitment to our Jesuit Catholic mission. I am also indebted to them for their continued leadership as we begin to seek the remaining funds for the Lannon Learning Commons.

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Preparatory School

 

Jesuit Reflection

 

Blessed Easter to you. That’s correct; it is still the Easter season. The Easter season in the Roman Catholic Church consists of a week of Sundays (that is, seven Sundays). The Easter season, a season of fifty days, is intended to help us celebrate the Resurrection and to send us forth into the world with Joy. The season of Easter includes Divine Mercy Sunday, Feast of the Ascension (5/10/18), and ends on the feast of the Pentecost (5/20/18). However, many of us spend so much time celebrating spring, prom and graduation that we miss out on the Easter season.

St. Ignatius of Loyola suggests a number of ways to help us refocus on the resurrection and new life that God offers. Meditating on the resurrection stories (there are 12) in the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles helps draw us closer to a relationship with Jesus.

Which resurrection story is your favorite? I was quick to say the Emmaus story because it is the only one I could remember. Then I allowed myself the gift of reading over them again. Now I say my favorite is in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 16, verses 9-12. This story points out that even with the appearance of Jesus, others struggle with believing in the resurrection. I struggle too, at times, to believe in the Good News. Do you?

St. Ignatius then invites us to imagine that Jesus’ first post resurrection appearance is to his mother, the Blessed Virgin. Can you imagine what that encounter would have been like?  I imagine so much amazing love and so much incredulity. Is it easy to imagine that kind of love in that relationship? The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola ends with a meditation that is intended to send us forth into the world. The meditation is called the “Contemplation to Gain Love.”  This meditation is presented in four parts that aim to keep my vision on service. Jim Manney, author of the Ignatian Spirituality website, describes the four parts in the following way in his “Contemplation on the Love of God”:

“The contemplation invites reflection on four themes:

  1. Reflection on God’s gifts to us (life, family, friends, faith, church, eternal life).
  2. God’s self-giving in Jesus.
  3. God’s continuing work in the world.
  4. The limitless quality of God’s love. As a contemporary paraphrase has it, ‘God’s love shines down upon me like the light rays from the sun, or God’s love is poured forth lavishly like a fountain spilling forth its waters into an unending stream.’” 

My experience of the Risen Christ has encouraged me to see hope and act out of a joy-filled heart. I am able to see Christ daily through all of the works of God in the world. I can’t help but celebrate.

How will you celebrate the end of the Easter season? Will you throw a party to commemorate the Pentecost? If so, invite me?

Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ

Creighton Prep

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Consider Serving in the Alumni Volunteer Corps for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

For young alumni nearing the completion of college, we invite you to consider applying to serve at Prep in the Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Serving in the AVC is an opportunity for Prep alumni who have recently graduated from college to once again become involved in the school and use their gifts to serve within the Prep community. AVC members also live rent-free on campus and receive a small monthly stipend as well as health insurance.

It is ideal for those who would like to do real and meaningful work as teachers, coaches, tutors or as staff members working in areas such as advancement, campus ministry, admissions, etc. A year in the AVC is also a great opportunity for alumni to gain valuable work experience.

"I have enjoyed being a part of the Creighton Prep community as a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corps, connecting with students both in the classroom and through clubs and athletics. Helping my students academically and seeing them develop as people has brought me a lot of joy. I have also grown as a professional, become more confident and gained important experience for my career."

– Matthew Jadlowski '13, co-teacher of Catholic Social Teaching, assistant for student outreach and advocacy, and coach of football and soccer.

Prep graduates interested in serving in the AVC during the 2018-2019 academic year can visit www.creightonprep.org/avc today to learn more then HERE to request more information or a phone call to further explore the opportunity. 

 

School News

 

Prep Junior Receives Coolidge Scholarship

Congratulations to Creighton Prep junior Matthew Muellner who has been recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation as one of four Coolidge Scholarship recipients for 2018. According to the Coolidge Scholars website, this prestigious award is a “full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study … at any accredited college or university in the U.S.”

“I am very grateful for the award and the opportunity that comes with it,” said Matthew. “I also want to thank the teachers and students at Prep who have had such a great impact on me.”

The four selected for the Coolidge Scholarship were chosen from over 3,200 applicants, said Executive Director Matthew Denhart. “We’re very pleased to honor Matthew and welcome him to the family of Coolidge Scholars,” he noted.

Selection criteria included academic achievement, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values that President Coolidge exhibited throughout his life, such as civility, government restraint and respects for teachers. A sense of humility and an orientation toward serving others were also important factors.

“We would like to thank the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and those on the Finalist Jury for selecting Matthew for this wonderful honor,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. "He excels both academically and as a generous student leader who uses his many gifts in the service of others."

To see the news release from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, click HERE

 

Baseball Team Advances in State Tournament

Following their District A-1 title, won at Jurgensen Park on Saturday, May 5 with a 2-0 victory over Bellevue West, the number one-seeded Junior Jay varsity baseball team is currently advancing in the state tournament after early round wins against Lincoln Southeast, Burke and Millard West. Their next game is Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park against Millard South.

Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams

Congratulations to senior Joseph Hennessey on being named to the Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams. As noted by the organization, Joseph ranked first in his class at Prep, was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and was offered scholarships by a number of universities.

 

Omaha World-Herald Lists Key Senior Staffer, Scholarships Offered to Students

Click HERE to see the Omaha World-Herald announcement of senior Nicholas Fletcher as the key senior staffer for student publications at Prep along with the list of scholarships offered to Creighton Prep seniors. The list of scholarships is for those reported to the Counseling Department by Wednesday, April 25.

 

Four Named Finalists in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to student artists Keithen Adams ‘18, Adam Gray ‘21, William Klingemann ‘21 and Michael Sheridan ’18 who were announced on Saturday, May 12 as finalists in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The event was exhibited and held at the Regency Parkway Art Gallery.

In addition, Keithen Adams won third place overall, and his work will be displayed in the congressional office of Congressman Don Bacon for the next year.

 

Soccer Team Finishes Season at State

Congratulations to co-head coaches Tom Hoover ’18 and Jim Swanson 81 and the Prep soccer team on a great season that ended in the state tournament on Thursday, May 10. The squad finished with a 16-4 record and captured the District A-5 championship this year as well. Thanks also to Coach Swanson for all he has done for the program as this was his final game in that role for the school.

 

Track & Field Team Wins District A-4, Prepares for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Dan Tietjen and the track & field team on their District A-4 championship, won on Wednesday, May 9 at Grand Island Senior High School. Among the standout performances were senior Noah Velinsky’s titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as Daniel Mattern ‘18, Luke Dickas ‘19 and Colin Mahoney ’21 going 1-2-3 in the 800 meter run. Senior Ryan Eastman also won the 1,600 meter run.

Next for the team is the state meet on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events.

 

Golf Team Second in District A-3, at State Next Week

Congratulations to Head Coach Matt Rasgorshek and the golf team on their second place finish in District A-3 play where they were edged out of the top team spot in the 10-team tournament by just 4 strokes. Next up for the squad is the state meet that begins on Tuesday, May 22 at Norfolk Country Club.

 

Over 400 Attend Senior Breakfast

Over 400 Prep seniors, fathers and grandfathers attended the annual Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, May 8 in the Sullivan Center. Emcee for the event was Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter '09, who introduced Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ to give the opening remarks and prayer. That was followed by a speech from Prep alumnus and longtime Prep math teacher Scott Sibbernsen '68, who is also the father of Andy '93 and the grandfather of Davis '18. Principal Jim Bopp then offered advice to the seniors in his remarks before the group adjourned for a photo.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.

  

Prep Blue Trapshooting Team Third at State

Congratulations to Head Coach Ted Vasko and the Prep Blue trapshooting team on their third place medal at the recent 49th annual Cornhusker National Jr./Sr. High School Shoot in Doniphan, Nebraska. Team members included J.T. Klein ‘18, Matthew Krumwiede ‘18, Matthew McGovern ‘19, Alex Papa ’19 and Tom Peltz ‘20.

The Prep Blue team also garnered second place in the team handicap competition while the Prep White team of Aidan Buechler ‘19, Colbi Geis ‘20, Joey Kaplan ‘18, Mark Pedersen ‘20 and John Pritchard ’19 was third. Individual handicap competition honors went to Aidan Buechler ‘19 for second place in handicap yardage and classmate Alex Papa for sixth place at 22-23 yards.

 

Two Perfect Papers, 41 Medals by Students in National Latin Exam

Congratulations to the Prep students honored with two perfect papers, 17 gold medals and 24 silver medals in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Less than 1 percent of the more than 143,000 participants achieved a perfect paper. Those who scored in the 90th percentile and above received a gold medal, and those who scored in the 80th-89th percentile received a silver medal.

Name

Honor

Samuel Forrest '19

Perfect Paper - Level III

James Chapman '20  

Perfect Paper - Level II

Joseph Boever '20

Gold Medal - Level III

Zach Draper '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Colin Duffy '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Kevin Hong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jason Kwong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Noah Meysenburg '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Liam Reinhart '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jonathan Schroeder '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Matthew Tiojanco '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Mitchell Gordon '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Landen Kroska '20

Gold Medal - Level II 

Matthew Lemar '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Jackson Morris '21

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Smith '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Patterson '21

Gold Medal - Level I 

John Ronayne '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Christopher Ugarte '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Charles Gehringer '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Peter Kelly '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Paul Martin '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Noah Peyton '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

William Draper '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nathaniel George '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Jaliya Nagahawatte '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Timothy Nichols '20

Silver Medal - Level III

John Pritchard '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Ross Schroeder '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Paul Weist '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nate Franco '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Fin Herrera '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Nick McGill '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Paul Owens '20

Silver Medal - Level II

John Pedersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Mark Petersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Jacob Woodard '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Aidan Chapman '20

Silver Medal - Level I 

Erik Hultquist '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Daniel Kleinsmith '21

Silver Medal - Level I

James Knudsen '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Aidan Krakowski '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Kevin Prososki '20

Silver Medal - Level I

 

Work by 15 Student Artists Selected for Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show

Congratulations to the fifteen Prep student artists whose work was selected for exhibition at the 23rd Annual Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show that opened on Friday, May 4 at the Hot Shops Art Center at 1301 Nicholas Street.

Those with work selected for the show included Kyle Aranda ‘19, Daniel Deras ‘20, Henry Drvol ‘20, Logan Field ‘18, Jared Groves ‘19, Henry Johnson ‘19, Lucas Johnson ‘20, Gannon McMullen ‘21, Jon Mizaur ‘18, Brecken Musick ‘20, Caleb Myers ‘18, Mac Nelson ‘20, Tim Nichols ‘20, Javier Rivera ‘18 and Aidan Swanson ‘18.

 

Students Honored in National Spanish Exam Competition

Congratulations to the Prep students who earned a total of six gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals in the 2018 National Spanish Exam competition. Over 150,000 students take the test each year, and earning a medal in the competition is a prestigious honor.

The gold medal winners from Prep who scored in the top 5 percent nationally were Jacob Becerra ’19, James Chapman ‘20, John Dickas ‘21, Joe Hennessey ’18, Max Lauritsen ’21 and Ben Lyons ‘21.

Silver medalists included Dylan Brown ‘21, Andrew Butler ‘21, John Doran ‘19, Connor Gregg ‘20, Ryan Kenney ‘20, Landen Krzoska ‘20, Matthew McCaslin ‘21, Dominic Mendlik ‘21, Michael Montemarano ‘20, Ethan Schmaderer ‘20, Paul Wynegar ’20 and Jackson Young ‘19.

Those receiving bronze medals were Oscar Ahumada ‘21, Ugo Anyaegbunam ‘21, Jackson Bartak ‘18, Carson Broz ‘19, Conor Buckley ‘21, Richard Evans ‘19, Jeff Garvey ‘18, Brandon Gonzalez-Godinez ‘20, Benjamin Humpal ‘21, Joshua Kramer ‘20, Jimmy Miller ‘21, Matthew Muellner ‘19, Michael Ramcharan ‘21, Kameron Saadat ‘19, Chris Ugarte ’21, Drew Vosik ’20 and Cian Weekly ‘21.

 

Choir Selected to Sing National Anthem at College World Series

Congratulations to vocal music director Rob Chesire and the Creighton Prep Choir on being selected by College World Series of Omaha, Inc. to sing the national anthem at the 2018 College World Series. The group will perform on the field at TD Ameritrade Park just prior to Game 8 on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

This year, over 200 applicants from a number of states submitted requests to sing the national anthem during the CWS, and 17 of those were chosen. This will be the third time that the choir has performed at the event.

 

Freshman Quiz Bowl Team Wins 9th Grade Division at Lincoln Northeast Contest

Congratulations to the freshman Quiz Bowl team of John Dickas, William Harper, Ben Humpal, Benjamin Lyons and Sean Patterson on winning the ninth grade division at the 21st annual Brain Brawl quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, April 28 at Lincoln Northeast High School. The team also went undefeated in their run to the event title.

 

Bowtie BASH 2018 – Thank You!

Creighton Prep would like to extend its sincere thanks to the attendees, auction donors, advertisers, underwriting and corporate table sponsors, and the volunteers who made Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service such a memorable event on Saturday, April 21.

The monies raised during BASH are a key component in the school’s ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of Prep students.

On April 21, 670 guests gathered in the Heider Center for this 48th annual fundraiser where over 286 silent auction items and 31 live auction items were up for bid. Director of Events Amy Knight said the successful event raised over $825,000.

Highlights of Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service included remarks by Prep junior Michael Sitti ‘19 who talked about his experience at the school and the support of his parents. Then guests raised their paddles to donate to Prep and bid on live auction items such as a dive trip to Saint Lucia, golf for four in Palm Beach, Florida, a collection of Italian wines and dinner with three Fr. Toms (Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ as well as Fr. Tom Merkel, SJ and Fr. Tom Fangman ’80). The auction concluded at 9:30 p.m.

If you missed Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service and would still like to contribute, click HERE to donate in support of Creighton Prep students.

Executive chairs for Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service were Julie and Mark Dunbar '77 (live auction), Denise Fitzgerald (decorations), Carrie Jenkins (auction acquisition), David Kramer '83 (underwriting), Julie Mowat (catalog), Kathy Neary (logistics), David Patterson '94 (raffle) and Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff (patron party).

Click HERE to see photos from this year’s event, and please mark your calendars now for BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

 

TEAMS Squads Finish First and Third at State

Congratulations to faculty moderator Mike Clark and the two Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) squads on winning and finishing third, respectively, in recent competition at state. The state champion 9th/10th TEAMS squad included Connor Gregg ’20, Killian Green ’21, Will Harper ’21, Josh Kramer ’20, Ben Lyons, ’21 and Cian Weekly ‘21, and the third place 11th/12th TEAMS squad included Robbie Beyer ’18, Ben Csordas ’19, Christiaan Dewey ’19, Colin Duffy ’19, Chris Lin ’19, Ryan McNamara ’18 and Matthew Muellner ’19.

 

Academic Decathlon Team Third at Nationals in Division II, Eighth Overall

Congratulations to faculty moderators Barb Hake, Elaine Ayers and Mattie Olsen and the Creighton Prep academic decathlon team on placing third in Division II and eighth overall at the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Frisco, Texas. Prep students also won 15 individual medals, senior Aidan Filipi received the Division II Founders Scholarship for Most Improved Student and was named most valuable team member, and Paul Martin was recognized as the team’s high scorer.

Name  

Medal

Category 

Aidan Buechler '19   

Silver   

Mathematics

Gabe Drew '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Literature

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Interview

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Mathematics

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Essay

Isaiah Hogue '18

Silver

Literature

Paul Martin '18

Bronze   

Speech

Paul Martin '18

Bronze

Economics

Paul Martin '18

Gold

Literature

Mitch Masker '18

Silver

Interview

Joe McGill '18

Bronze

Mathematics

Matthew Muellner '19   

Gold

Mathematics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Literature

 

Prep Teams Finish First, Third and Fourth at UNO Academic Bowl

Congratulations to AP US History teacher Tom Haindfield  and the three teams of AP US History students that finished first, third and fourth in an academic bowl hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha on Saturday, April 21. The competition was modeled on the AP exam format of multiple choice questions and an essay. The Prep A team finished with 525 points, the Prep B team with 453 points and the Prep C team with 432 points in the 16-team event.

In addition to the great team performances, 12 of Prep’s 18 students earned medals in the essay category, including gold for Keegan Brown ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19 and Liam Reinhart ‘19, silver for Sam Atkins ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Joe McLeese ‘19, and bronze for Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Paul Weist ‘19 and Brad Young ‘19. Six of the top 10 students in the multiple choice category were also Prep students, including Ben Csordas ’19 (1st), Sam Atkins ’19 (2nd), Joe McLeese ’19 (3rd), Liam Reinhart ’19 (4th) as well as well Colin Inda ’19 and Brad Young ’19 (T-9th).

Prep A team members included Sam Atkins ‘19, Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Joe McLeese ‘19, Liam Reinhart ’19 and Brad Young ‘19. Those on the Prep B team were Ben Csordas ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Matthew Tiojanco ‘19, Paul Weist ’19 and Jack Young ‘19, and the Prep C team consisted of Patrick Bausch ‘19, Keegan Brown ‘19, Mitch Finocchiaro ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Jacob Zadalis ’19.

 

Band Receives 32nd Consecutive Superior Rating in District Music Competition

Congratulations to Director of Instrumental Music David May and the Creighton Prep Band on earning the program’s 32nd consecutive Superior rating in district music competition on Friday, April 20. The band was also honored by the three judges with a 1+ rating and a unanimous vote on the Superior rating.

“We’re extremely proud of all bandsmen and are very thankful for all of the support from our Prep community and families,” said David.

 

Architecture Club Honored in Competition at UNO

Congratulations to the members of the Architecture Club on the honors they received at UNO on Monday, April 16 for their work on a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center project that was reviewed in the competition sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers Student Mentoring Program.

The team earned five gold medals in the categories of Technology, Research, Sustainability, Team Work and Presentation as well as three silver medals in the categories of Innovation, Applied Sciences and Paper. In addition, the team received an Award of Distinction and a $500 prize. Members of the team included juniors Joe Brennan and Max Cipolla, and seniors Mitch Dowd, Phil Krause, Jack Mowat and Anthony Wynegar.

The challenge to design a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center was presented to the Architecture Club by Holy Family Shrine architect Jim Dennell ’75.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – May 16-23

Cheer on the varsity baseball team in their quest for another state title as they take on Millard South in the state tournament on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park. The state tournament final is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 also at Werner Park. Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, be sure to catch members of the track & field team competing in the state meet at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, visit the Norfolk Country Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. to root for the golf team in the state tournament. If you can’t make it to Norfolk, click HERE on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the live scoreboard.

As always, stay tuned to the athletic calendar for all the latest schedule information and go CP!

 

Bowtie Bash 2018 Sale – Now Through Friday, May 25

Support Prep students now through Friday, May 25 by participating in the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale! This online sale is new to the BASH calendar this year, and features items up for bid such as meals with the Jesuits, tickets to Finest Hour on the Lake on Saturday, June 23 and reservations for the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 25. Great fixed price items are available for purchase as well.

Click HERE to visit the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale!

 

Graduation 2018 Live Stream – Sunday, May 20

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2018 who will graduate into the Prep alumni community on Sunday, May 20 in the Heider Center, and thank you to their families and friends who have supported them in their journey through Prep.

Graduation 2018 will be live-streamed HERE on the Creighton Prep TV channel on YouTube beginning at 9:45 a.m., just prior to the start of the event at 10 a.m.

 

Omaha Gives! is One Week Away – Wednesday, May 23

We are just one week away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 23. All gifts donated to Creighton Prep that day will go toward supporting our students. Also that day, we will also be releasing never-before-seen photos and videos of our 140-year history. In addition, our students will be creating special gifts, created in the new ToMorrow Labs space, for all donations of $50 or more.

You can schedule your OmahaGives! donations to Prep early! Just click on the image below anytime between now and May 23. You can also share in our success by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn! Thank you!

 

12th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Wrestling Team – Saturday, June 2

Prep wrestling fans, be sure to sign up today to play in the 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m. at the Tara Hills Golf Course in Papillion. Head Coach Andrew Fisher ’08 and Assistant Coach Rowan Stander ’08 would appreciate your support. The tournament format will be a best ball, four-person scramble.

Click HERE to download the entry form that you can complete and return as directed along with your payment. The tournament will be limited to the first 36 foursomes, and the deadline to enter is Sunday, May 27.

 

Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, June 4

Thanks to everyone who has registered for the Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, June 4.at Shadow Ridge Country Club. The event is now full. Who will win the coveted O'Leary Blue Jacket?

  • Monday, June 4
  • Noon Shotgun    
  • Shadow Ridge Country Club
  • 1501 South 188 Plaza - Omaha, NE 68130
  • $110 includes range, cart, golf, lunch and dinner
  • $440 for foursome or $600 for hole sponsorship

Please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Reunion Weekend – September 21-22

Alumni from the classes of 1958, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, please plan to attend Reunion Weekend at Prep on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The agenda for the weekend currently has alumni attending class-specific socials and activities on Friday then a community service opportunity for them and their families on Saturday followed by a “Preptoberfest” celebration of 140 years of Creighton Prep.

Please contact Max Huerter at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu if you plan to attend Reunion Weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Please note that the date for the 2018 Men for Others Golf Classic has been changed from Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 1 and that the location will be the Shadow Ridge Country Club. More details including how to register will follow in a future Prep Pulse but, for now, plan on a 10:30 a.m. check-in, a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a two-player best ball format.

Please contact Max Huerter for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Alumni Notes

 

Please Remember – Obits for the Month of April

Please remember the recently deceased members of the Creighton Prep community noted HERE. The Alumni Office will post a notice of the passing of Prep alumni as well as their parents, spouses and children each month with the Prep Pulse. If we have missed a notice or you wish to receive further obituary information, please contact Terri Haller at thall@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Prep Powerlifting Championships – Thank You!

Head Coach Dan Barton would like to thank all the alumni who participated in the Prep Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, May 12 where proceeds will benefit the Prep powerlifting program. The event drew 30 powerlifters to the competition in the Heider Center, including alumni from the years 1994 to 2017. Dan hopes to see all those participants and more at next year’s meet.

 

Jay Mart Blowout Sale! All Items 30 Percent Off! – Now Through Thursday, May 24

Don’t miss the end-of-the-school-year Jay Mart blowout sale where all items in the store are 30 percent off from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 24, the last day the Jay Mart will be open until school resumes in August.

Choose from a wide variety of men’s and women’s apparel including quarter-zips, T-shirts, sweatshirts and many accessory items.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the May 22-24 final exam period for underclassmen.

For the latest Jay Mart news and photos, follow the store’s Instagram page HERE. For questions or additional information, please contact Stacey Burke at sburk@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family are interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

It will be a trip of a lifetime! To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012, and email any questions to bhake@prep.creighton.edu.

The trip will be limited to 30 people.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. There is also a $100 voucher (code is Israel100) valid until Thursday, May 24, 2018 for early sign up. Also, anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour. Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstic@prep.creighton.edu or kmart@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

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