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AP Exams Registration

Students who plan to take an AP exam should register with Mrs. Kathryn Harmon in the High School Office between now and Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. Parents received a letter if their son qualifies to take an exam, and AP course instructors are reminding students to register.

A payment of $94 with a check payable to Creighton Prep is due when registering. If your son is dual-enrolled through the University of Nebraska Omaha, no payment is due but a test needs to be ordered. For any questions, see Mr. Steve Wertzberger or Mrs. Harmon.

 

Senior Retreat – March 28-29

Parents of seniors who have sons signed up for the Senior Retreat have received an email with details about the retreat. If you have any additional questions about Senior Retreat, please contact Mr. Jerry Kinney at jkinney@creightonprep.org. We are still looking for fathers of seniors to participate by facilitating a small group discussion on Thursday, March 28. The dads will arrive at 7:45 p.m. for instructions, and the discussion will take place from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fathers will not be assigned to their son’s group. Click HERE to sign up.

 

Letter Sweaters Available for Ordering in the Jay Mart

The Creighton Prep Jay Mart is offering letter sweaters for ordering until March 31. The letter sweaters are dress code-approved and are in compliance with next school year’s updated sweater policy.

The sweaters come in two colors and cost $50. Blue sweaters are for any student who is earned a school letter either for participation in a varsity NSAA sport, an approved club sport or an NSAA activity. The white sweaters are for any student who has earned state honors in the aforementioned sports or activities. Students may see samples in the Jay Mart. Additional sleeve chevrons to note successive years of participation may be purchased for an additional $10.

Click HERE to order today, and email Dan Kennedy at dkennedy@creightonprep.org with any questions.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

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. 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 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 43 days away as of Friday, March 15.

  • The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone and 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?

Register Now to 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. Our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that evening ready to bid, have fun and support our deserving students.
  • Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible). Young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own.
  • Visit creightonprep.org/bash to register today!

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. Visit creightonprep.org/bashpatronparty to make your reservation today.

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.).

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.

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 went on sale Sunday, January 27. Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org for more info.

Adult and Student Volunteers Needed

  • Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of adult and student volunteers to make BASH a success! Don't miss this opportunity to get involved at Prep and meet great people!
  • Adults can sign up HERE to volunteer in the months and days leading up to Beach BASH 2019, at the event itself and for post-event cleanup.
  • Students can sign up HERE for volunteering during the week leading up to BASH, at the event itself and for post-event cleanup.
  • If you have any questions about volunteering for Beach BASH 2019, 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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

6th & 7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam – Saturday, March 16

All Omaha area young men in 6th and 7th grade are encouraged to take the Creighton Prep 6th & 7th-Grade Pre-Entrance Exam that begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Prep.

Students should bring two #2 pencils (no calculators) and enter the school on the west side of the building through the Sullivan Center doors. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the $10 fee for the exam can be paid that morning by cash or check. The test ends at 11:15 a.m., and parents can pick up their sons in the west parking lot starting around 11:30 a.m.

Please note that there is no make-up time for this exam. If there is inclement weather, please check all local television stations for the status of the exam.

Walk-ins are welcome, and we look forward to meeting your son!

 

New Interest Lacrosse Meeting – Monday, March 18

On Monday, March 18, the Creighton Prep lacrosse team will be hosting an informational meeting for any students newly interested in the sport. The meeting will take place in the Criss Auditorium from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Head coach Steve Haney ‘87 and other members of the Prep coaching staff will be on hand to answer any questions that students and parents might have. Any team member already signed up for the program is not expected to attend.

Please email Dan Kennedy at dkennedy@creightonprep.org with any questions or concerns.

 

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 in the meantime, please contact Stephanie Kremla Heng at 402-548-6228 or skremla@creightonprep.org.

 

IVC Omaha Lenten Morning of Reflection – Saturday, March 23

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Omaha and Christian Life Communities are pleased to present a Lenten morning of reflection with Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ and Fr. Greg Carlson, SJ on Saturday March 23 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Mercy High School chapel at 1501 S. 48th Street in Omaha. This is a great opportunity to grow your Lenten experience in 2019.

To register, click HERE or call Becky Ehrman at 402-681-6311. On that day, doors open to the school building from Woolworth Street at 8:30 a.m. and a lot will be available for parking.

 

BASH Patron Party – 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. Visit creightonprep.org/bashpatronparty to make your reservation today.

 

Lenten Event Sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits – Sunday, April 7

Continue your preparations for Easter by joining others in the Omaha community at the Lenten event sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits on Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Prep.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. followed by prayer and reflection from 9:30-11 a.m. then Mass and lunch. The featured speaker will be Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ, theology teacher and director of student activities at CP.

Click HERE to register online by Thursday, March 28. Details on parking and the event location inside the building will be communicated to those who register. If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Dede Crowley at dcrowley@jesuits.org.   

 

Mission Week Activities – April 8-12  

This year’s Mission Week will take place April 8-12 and involve activities to support Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Northern Uganda, the Ignatian Spirituality Project and Essential Pregnancy Services. Mission Week activities at Prep will include the following:

On Saturday, April 6th Prep students will be participating in the Play it Forward 3 x 3 basketball tournament at Sokol Arena. Proceeds from this event will go to help build a new basketball court at Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Northern Uganda. Click HERE  for a flyer with more info about this event.

Campus Ministry will be hosting a penny wars competition during Mission Week to support the Ignatian Spirituality Project. The Ignatian Spirituality Project provides Ignatian retreats for the homeless and those in recovery. During the penny wars, houses receive positive points for the pennies in their buckets and negative points for the nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills in their buckets.

The National Honor Society will be selling Mission Week wristbands for $5 that will permit students to enjoy blue-white dress code during Mission Week. All proceeds will go to provide scholarships to students at Ocer Campion.

The Prep Students for Life group will be collecting diapers each morning during Mission Week to donate to Essential Pregnancy Services. EPS is committed to helping expectant and parenting families by providing medical, educational, material, financial, and emotional support.  

A Mission Week Board Game and Spring Pep Rally will take place the following week, during Community Period on Wednesday, April 17. The house that wins the board game will receive a free breakfast from the Pancake Man during the morning of Wednesday, May 1.

 

Save the Date – Spring Rosary – Friday, April 12

Plan now to attend the 12th annual Spring Rosary for the Prep community on Friday, April 12. The event will be sponsored by CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius, and more information about it will be included in a future Parent Pulse.

 

Beach BASH 2019 – Saturday, April 27

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Heider Center on Saturday, April 27 for Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years.” Our goal is to have 900 Prep supporters in attendance that evening ready to bid, have fun and support our deserving students.

Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible). Young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own.

Visit creightonprep.org/bash to register today!

 

Senior Recognition Concert - Tuesday, April 30

On Tuesday, April 30, you are cordially invited to hear the Prep Concert Band at its final home concert of the year, the annual Senior Recognition Concert. This is where senior band members will be recognized for their tremendous work and achievements. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Center and admission is free.

 

Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, May 20

Prep alumni, make sure to mark your calendar now and join us for the 2019 Creighton Prep Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20 at Shadow Ridge Country Club (1501 South 188 Plaza). This is always a fun day and a good opportunity to practice your game for the summer season! The cost is $115 per player, and that includes the range, a cart, golf, lunch and dinner. Sponsorships at various holes on the course are available for $650.

Click HERE to register today, and contact Max Huerter '09 in the Alumni Office at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851 with any questions.

 

Summer Camps – May 28-July 31

We are excited to host your boys and girls from grades K through 12 on our campus this summer at a variety of athletic camps and an innovation camp. Click HERE to see the list and review each camp description to learn more about grade levels, dates, times and costs. Registration is divided by grade level so choose the corresponding grade level your student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Once you have chosen your camps, Register Now to begin the process. You can pay online via PayPal or send a check. Please make checks payable to Creighton Prep and mail to the camp's coach at Prep. Contact your coach for questions about financial assistance.

 

ArchOmaha Unite  – Saturday, June 8

Don’t miss out on ArchOmaha Unite, a once-in-a-lifetime, joy-filled, Catholic celebration! Over 7,000 people have reserved their seats so far. There are specific Youth Sessions for young people, but participants need to register ahead of time at Unite.Archomaha.org.

 

Prep Notes

 

Seven Speakers Qualify for National Catholic Forensic League Tournament

Congratulations to Head Coach Rich Brown and the seven members of the speech team who have qualified to compete in five different categories for the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament to be held later this year.

Student Congress: Patrick Kealey, Jack McNally and Dominic Mendlik,

Declamation: Simon Podliska

Extemporaneous: Jaliya Nagahawatte

Dramatic Performance: James Miller

Oral Interpretation: Nathan Reyes

Congratulations also go to Rich Brown on being recently named the National Forensic League/National Speech & Debate Association District Speech Coach of the Year!

 

Prep Band Working With the Omaha Symphony, UNO Faculty to Prepare for Contest Season

Director of Instrumental Music David May reports that, during the month of March, the Prep Band is working side-by-side with musicians from the Omaha Symphony and Karen Fannin, the assistant director for the School of Music at the University of Nebraska Omaha, to prepare for their upcoming contest season.

That season includes the district music contest on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at Burke High School. The Prep Concert Band will be seeking the program’s 33rd consecutive Superior rating at the event. The Prep Percussion Ensemble and several individual soloists will be competing, too. On Sunday, May 5, the Prep Band will be performing at the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music in Kansas City, looking for a 25th straight Superior rating in national competition.

 

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

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The August 10 Parent Pulse
Posted 08/10/2018 02:50PM

 

Preparing for School

The start of school is just around the corner. All parents should be sure to review the Preparing for School page that can be found HERE. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

A reminder that the first day of school for all students is Tuesday, August 14 and that we will be celebrating the Mass of the Assumption on Wednesday, August 15. This will not be a formal dress day.

 

Registration – Monday, August 13

A reminder that freshmen will be picked up by their senior Big Brothers on Monday morning, August 13 and taken to Prep to participate in the registration period for freshmen and seniors from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. They will then go through an abbreviated version of the school day and have the chance to meet all of their teachers. During the course of that abbreviated school day we will provide them lunch. The day will end at 2:45 p.m.

Sophomores and juniors should plan to be at Prep to register that morning between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Serve in the Prep Moms Organization This Sunday And Throughout 2018-2019!

Dear Prep Moms and Dads:

Welcome to a new school year! Before you know it our sons will be back in the classroom. The new school year brings many opportunities for us, as parents and guardians, to support the students, faculty and staff of Creighton Prep through Prep Moms. While most of our members are mothers of Prep students, we warmly welcome the participation of fathers, grandparents and friends as well! This is a dues-free organization; every Prep parent or guardian is officially a member!

Our first school event is the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation this Sunday, August 12 when we will welcome all our new families to the Prep community. Prep Moms needs your help with providing desserts and volunteers for the event. Please sign up HERE to help us make this event successful!

Helping out with Prep Moms committees for this event and many others throughout the 2018-2019 school year is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the Prep family, and, with school starting shortly, I would like to ask you to identify the committees in which you have an interest in serving by clicking HERE.

The Prep Moms committees will also be involved in other August events such as the Welcome Dance on Friday, August 17 and Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 21, so please try to visit the website and sign up for committees as soon as possible.

When the committees in which you expressed interest need volunteers for particular events, you will receive an email directing you to a SignUpGenius page where you can volunteer for specific tasks.

Prep Moms also has periodic meetings throughout the school year, and anyone in the Prep family is welcome to attend. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. Additional meeting dates are:

November 13

January 15

March 26

April 16

Many of these meetings will have a "featured Prep speaker" such as Principal Jim Bopp and/or President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, and they are a great way to learn what is going on at Prep!

I look forward to your participation in Prep Moms this year! And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Judy Pritza

Prep Moms President, 2018-2019

rapritz@mac.com

 

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, dress shoes, button-up dress shirts, and belts—all of any size and in good condition. Dress shoes of any size are especially needed.

Simply have the items dropped off at the Dean’s Office during office hours. Thank you for your consideration!

 

Upcoming Events

 

New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation – Sunday, August 12

This is a reminder to the parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students who have registered for the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation that the event will be held here at Prep this Sunday, August 12, beginning with a Mass in the Heider Center at 5 p.m. We will then enjoy dinner and dessert provided by FLIK Independent School Dining and the Prep Moms in the Sullivan Center.

After dinner, parents will remain in the Sullivan Center for a special parent orientation organized by Prep's administration while freshman and transfer students engage in recreational activities organized by the Big Brothers. The evening should conclude around 8 p.m.

Prior to that night, you are encouraged to read through the Life at Prep FAQs found HERE, as well as the Student-Parent Handbook found HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 12 at 5 p.m. in the Heider Center. If you have any questions, please call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

 

Creighton Prep Football Dads Night – Wednesday, August 15

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 Wednesday, August 15 at The Old Mattress Factory at 501 North 13th Street in downtown Omaha.

A social hour 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 and cash bar will be available as well.

Please RSVP by Sunday, August 12 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 to:

Creighton Prep Football Booster Club

1615 South 126th Street

Omaha, NE 68144-1431

 

Retreat Signups for Sophomores and Juniors – Friday, August 17

On Friday, August 17, sophomores and juniors will be meeting with Campus Ministry during the community period to learn more about Prep's retreat offerings and to receive instructions on how to sign up for their annual retreat.  

All sophomores are required to participate in the Faces of Christ Retreat and have the option of participating in the Sophomore Overnight Retreat.  Juniors have the option of participating in the Junior Encounter Retreat OR the Ignatian Service Retreat.  

During their August 17 meeting, sophomores and juniors will be sent an e-mail with a link to sign up for their annual retreat and will receive information about each of these retreats and the expectations for participants.      

All freshmen are automatically signed up for our annual Freshman Retreat which takes place from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Seniors will have the option to sign up for their senior retreat near the start of the second semester.

If parents have any questions about Prep's retreat program, they may contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.  

 

Blue-White Game – Friday, August 17

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 17 at 6 p.m. in Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium, located at the north end of the west parking lot. See you there!

 

Welcome Dance – Friday, August 17

The Creighton Prep Student Council invites all current Prep students as well as students from Duchesne, Marian and Mercy to attend the Welcome Dance on Friday, August 17 in the Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. 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 17.

 

Curriculum Night (previously Mini School Night) – Tuesday, August 21

Please note that Curriculum Night for parents is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. We hope you attend! It is the most heavily attended parent event of the year, and 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 & 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 2019 set for Saturday, April 21)

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Tuesday, August 28

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 28 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, and Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, the provincial of the USA Midwest Province. 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 28!

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, September 11

Please note that the next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. All Prep parents are welcome to attend, Principal Jim Bopp will be there to provide an update on the school. These meetings are a great way to learn about Prep and to get involved with your time and talent at the school. See you there!

 

Preptoberfest – Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends on Saturday, September 22 in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center at Prep from  4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep including reunion weekend, 140 years of Jesuit education and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign. The evening will include live music by Finest Hour, beer and wine, and food trucks, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

At 4:30 p.m., be sure to join us for Mass in the Heider Center. The celebrant will be Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ.

Please register for Preptoberfest today at www.creightonprep.org/preptoberfest. Thank you!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Register now for the annual Men for Others Golf Classic that will take place on Monday, October 1 at the Shadow Ridge 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 mhuerter@creightonprep.orgrg. Thank you!

 

Creighton Prep Sports Night Featuring Lou Holtz – Tuesday, October 2

Save the date of Tuesday, October 2 when Creighton Prep welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker for the 27th Annual Creighton Prep Sports Night.

  • The Heider Center at Creighton Prep
  • 5:30 p.m. Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Oral auction
  • 7:15 p.m. Program featuring Lou Holtz

Pricing

  • 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 Lou Holtz and will receive a gift and preferred seating at Sports Night.

Register

Click HERE to download the invitation, which contains a registration form you can complete and return with your payment.

Click HERE to register online.

 

Save the Date – Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Prep mothers, please save the date of Sunday, October 7 for Creighton Prep's annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. This special occasion is for mothers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The Mass will be concelebrated by members of Creighton Prep's Jesuit community.

All Prep mothers and sons are encouraged to attend, especially the members of the Class of 2022. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a mother at home. We encourage him to come with a sister, aunt, grandmother or another student and his mother.

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m.

Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

The Windsor Ballroom

12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)

Registration information will be communicated in a future Parent Pulse.

 

Prep Notes

 

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. To access your 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.

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.

 

Welcome, New Teachers and Staff Members!

On Wednesday August 8, Prep welcomed new teachers and staff members, including Sterling Brown (Dean of Students), Christianne Clark (Director of College Counseling), Lisa Cook (Social Studies), Matt Delaney (Social Studies), John Fraser (World Languages), Trent Goldsmith (Social Studies), Will Hausman (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Kevin Kaminski (Student Support Services), Rich Mansfield (ToMorrow Labs Manager), Jeni Martinez (Director of Loyola Scholars), Amy Masek (Theology), Dr. Renée McGill (English), Olivia Poggenpohl (Director of Communications), Dr. Martin Townley (Design Technology), Dakota Wagner (Alumni Volunteer Corps), Carolina Westling (World Languages, part-time) and Bethany Widman (English).

 

Five Points Bank Finishes 42-17 Season in State Tournament

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney, his staff and the players on the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team on their great 42-17 season that ended near the completion of state tournament divisional play in Columbus on Wednesday, August 1.

The team started the tournament on Saturday, July 28 against Grand Island Home Federal, winning 4-2 and helped by a strong pitching performance from Noah Peyton as well as stout defensive play. On Sunday, July 29, the squad was edged 4-3 by Lincoln SW Pinnacle Bank despite a two-run home run from Owen Richter and another fine pitching performance, this time from Spencer Jonas.

They rebounded the following day in an 8-3 win over Kearney Runza, led by pitcher Max Mandel and timely hitting from the offense, and found success again on Tuesday, July 31 in a 7-2 victory over Burke Black C&H Construction that was highlighted by a two-out rally in the 4th inning and excellent command by pitcher Zach Firmature. From there, the team advanced to a Wednesday, August 1 matchup with the Millard South '52's Patriots, falling 3-2 to end their state tournament run.

 

New Billy Bluejay Design Introduced

Creighton Prep introduced a new Billy Bluejay design with the Wednesday, August 8 completion of the floor renovation project in the Heider Center. The new Billy is represented in a darker shade of blue and in a white CP T-shirt instead of the collared CP sweater used in the previous design.

The floor renovation project began with sanding the surface using different grits of sandpaper in order to get it very smooth. After that, stain was applied to darken both three point areas around the free-throw lanes. Graphics for Billy as well as Creighton Prep, AMDG and Jr. Jays were then added along with a coat of PMS 280 Blue (Prep blue) to the baselines and sidelines as well as striping on the two outer courts. After that, covers on the graphics were removed and multiple coats of sealer were applied.

The school would like to thank the donors who made it possible and Omaha firms Iridian Group (Dan Douglas '92) and Egan Supply Company (Jim '77, Pat '78 and Dan '83) as well as Hardwood Specialists and Craftsman LLC of Waupaca, Wisconsin.

 

Gear Up For Fall At The Jay Mart!

We invite all Prep parents to check out Creighton Prep and visit the Jay Mart, our very own school spirit store where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the faculty, staff and students of Creighton Prep.

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day beginning Monday, August 13, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. The store is also open for all special events such as the New Families Mass, Dinner and Orientation (Sunday, August 12), Curriculum Night (Tuesday, August 21), fall and spring conferences (October 18-19 and March 12), Open House (Sunday, November 4) and all home varsity basketball games. (See the regular season schedule HERE.)

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

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

We look forward to helping you with all of your CP Jr. Jays needs!

 

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!

 

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