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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

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The September 14 Parent Pulse
Posted 09/14/2018 02:23PM

 

Celebrate 140 Years of Prep at Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

Plan to join your Prep friends on Saturday, September 22 in the west parking lot and in the Sullivan Center from 5-10 p.m. for Preptoberfest, a celebration of 140 years of Jesuit education, reunion weekend and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign.

The evening will include live music by Finest Hour, beverages, and cuisine from the Big Green Q and KGB food trucks. 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. See you there!

 

Adult Volunteers Still Needed for Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 22

Preptoberfest, a celebration of 140 years of Jesuit education, reunion weekend and the formal kickoff to the 2019 AMDG Annual Fund campaign. will take place on Saturday, September 22 from 5-10 p.m. and adult volunteers are still needed before, during and after the event, especially in the following roles:

  • Event setup workers
  • ID-and-wristband station workers.
  • Payment station workers selling drink tickets and Preptoberfest pint glasses.
  • Beer and wine servers.
  • Beverage stockers.
  • Event cleanup workers

Volunteering at Preptoberfest is a great way to lend your time and talent to the school. Click HERE to register to volunteer!

For more information on Preptoberfest, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ‘09 at 402-548-3851 or mhuerter@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

 

Student Retreat Leaders Needed

There are many opportunities this fall for your son to be a leader on retreats taking place at our local Catholic grade schools. 

Campus Ministry is looking for students to act as retreat leaders for Youth Frontiers Retreats at Holy Cross School (for students at all the consortium schools) and St. Margaret Mary School on Wednesday, Sept. 19. 

Leaders are also needed for Youth Frontiers Retreats at Mary Our Queen School on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and St. Vincent de Paul School on Thursday, Oct. 18.  These retreats take place during the school day. 

Additionally, leaders are needed for a Confirmation Retreat at St. Gerald’s on Saturday, September 29. 

If your son is interested in participating, please have him contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org. 

 

Sign up for Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel

Creighton Prep is in its sixth year of Eucharistic Adoration in the Skinner Chapel on Fridays during the 2018-2019 school year. It is a wonderful gift to Prep to have such prayer happening throughout the school day, and anyone is welcome to volunteer for an "hour of power" before the Blessed Sacrament.

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

Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 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.

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

16th Annual Jaywalk 5K Fun Run/Walk – Saturday, September 15

Run or walk for a good cause at the 16th Annual Jaywalk 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 15 starting at 7:30 a.m. on the Creighton University campus. Proceeds from this event sponsored by the Creighton Students Union will benefit Jesuit Academy. Be sure to stay for pancakes afterward!

Race day registration starts in the Kiewit Fitness Center at Creighton at 7 a.m. and costs $30 for adults and $20 for students. (The run/walk will also be held there.) Or click HERE to register online.

 

NACAC College Fair – Sunday, September 16

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting the Omaha National College Fair at the CHI Health Center (formerly the CenturyLink Center) in downtown Omaha on Sunday, September 16 from 1-4 p.m. Prep families are encouraged to attend, and admission is free.

Click HERE for information on student registration and to see a list of participating schools.

 

College Admissions Counselors Visiting Prep – September 17-20

A number of college admissions counselors will be visiting Prep from September 17-20, and juniors and seniors interested in attending need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. Students are responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.

All meetings except for the Catholic College Fair on Wednesday, September 19 will be held in the office of Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark. Ms. Clark’s office is adjacent to the Sullivan Center, and she will give students a pass at the end of each visit to return to class.

 

Monday, September 17

7:45 a.m. New York University (Abu Dhabi campus)

9:45 a.m. University of Iowa

10:30 a.m. Boston College

 

Tuesday, September 18

12:15 p.m. University of Denver

 

Wednesday, September 19

A Catholic College Fair will be held for juniors and seniors in the Smith Atrium starting at 9:35 a.m. Students can pre-print a barcode for the event by clicking HERE.

Colleges attending include Belmont Abbey College, Benedictine College, Briar Cliff University, College of St. Benedict & St. John's University, College of Saint Mary, Creighton University, Loras College, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, Newman University, Quincy University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Seton Hall University, the University of Saint Mary and the University of Saint Thomas.

 

Thursday, September 20

8:45 a.m. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

9:40 a.m. University of South Dakota

12:15 p.m. Columbia University

12:45 p.m. Hillsdale College

 

Vaping, JUULing and Prep Discipline Policies – Tuesday, September 18

Prep parents are encouraged to attend a presentation by Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner Kevin Kaminski and Dean of Students Sterling J. Brown on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium concerning how to address the dangers of vaping and JUULing with students. Current trends related to the use of vaping and JUUL products as well as changes in Prep discipline policies will also be discussed.

 

Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – Wednesday, September 19

Senior parents, please note that the Counseling Office will be sponsoring Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents in the Carta Hall of Fame Room on Wednesday, September 19 from 1-2 p.m.

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

 

College Application Help Session for Seniors – Friday, September 21

Senior parents, please let your sons know that, if they would like some concentrated time to work on college applications and receive assistance, Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark will be holding an application help session on Friday, September 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the computer lab. Seniors may attend for part or all of that time and get their questions answered.

 

Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, September 23

The EducationQuest Foundation is sponsoring the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, September 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. Students can get a barcode for the event HERE.

 

Multicultural Family Night – Thursday, September 27

Director of Student Advocacy and Outreach Allen Burrell Jr. will be hosting Multicultural Family Night in the Sullivan Center at Creighton Prep on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and parents and students of underrepresented groups are encouraged to attend.

At the event, attendees will learn about the academic programs, strategies for success, and the academic, personal and college counseling resources available at Prep.

To confirm your attendance or to get additional information on Multicultural Family Night, please contact Allen at 402-548-3847 or aburrell@creightonprep.org.

 

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.org.

 

Refugee Simulation – Monday, October 1

Creighton Prep and Marian High School are working with Lutheran Family Services to host a refugee simulation on Monday, October 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Commons at 5:30 p.m. for a simple meal and then will participate in a simulation that will take place in several stations throughout the school. 

Members of our Omaha community who are refugees will be sharing their stories at five different stations throughout the school to help participants understand the five different stages of being a refugee. The evening will conclude by 7:30.p.m.

Students from Prep and Marian will be participating, and they do not need to sign up ahead of time; they should just show up. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.

 

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

Haven't got your tickets yet for Creighton Prep Sports Night? Tickets are going fast for the 27th annual event on Tuesday, October 2 when the school welcomes former Notre Dame national championship football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Lou Holtz as the featured speaker.

  • 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.

 

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 7

Please join us for Creighton Prep’s annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, October 7. 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)

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 no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 4.

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

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

 

Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 24

You are cordially invited to spend an evening of celebration with the Creighton Prep community at the 2018 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction where the following honorees will be recognized on Wednesday, October 24 in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center:

 

Rev. Thomas J. Merkel, SJ

Sword of St. Ignatius

 

Ann E. Tjaden

Ancilla Domini Honoree

 

Thomas L. "Tom" Connolly, M.D. '56

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

James T. "Jim" Gross '68

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

Dennis P. "Denny" Hogan III '66

Hall of Fame Inductee, Alumni

 

W. Todd Johnson '84

Alumnus of the Year Honoree

 

Tickets for the event are $60 per person, and, that night, the cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Click HERE to register today.

Click HERE to see the names of former honorees.

 

9th Annual Ladies Bus Trip – Thursday, October 25

Prep moms, if you would like to spend a day celebrating friendships and having fun shopping with your girlfriends, sign up for the 9th Annual Ladies Bus Trip on Thursday, October 25!

At 8:30 a.m. that morning, you will board a chartered bus stocked with light snacks, coffee and drinks then attend an exclusive shopping event for Prep moms at the brand new Kendra Scott store at Village Pointe. After that, the group will depart for a trip to lovely Nebraska City, where you will shop the Keeping Room boutique then enjoy a farm-to-table lunch before going on to other area shops and attractions. A cocktail hour follows then an arrival back in Omaha at
approximately 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person.

Your hosts for the day are Juliet Brown, Mary Gordon, Jen Holl, Ann Mausbach, Dawn Neujahr and Kara Spitzenberger. This trip has proven to be a memorable day that has created many new friendships. Click HERE to sign up today!

 

Prep Notes

 

Eight Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Congratulations to seniors Samuel Atkins, John Doran, Colin Duffy, Samuel Forrest, Christopher Lin, Matthew Muellner, Daniel Noon and Matthew Rowe on being named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. This is a prestigious honor awarded to a select number of students across the country in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

“We are very proud that these eight seniors have been recognized for their efforts to excel academically,” said Head of School Jim Bopp. “Additionally, we are grateful for the wonderful teachers they have here at Prep and those they had before coming to us who helped them along the way. The value of making the most of an excellent education cannot be overstated and we are excited to have such outstanding representatives to applaud and look to as exemplars.”

According to the National Merit Scholarship Program site, approximately 1 percent of the 1.6 million students involved in the competition are named Semifinalists. Finalists will be named in February then a smaller group of those will be announced in the spring as scholarship recipients.

 

Driver’s Education Class – October 19-21

Cornhusker Driving School will be holding a driver’s education class for Creighton Prep students on October 19, 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their facility at 3101 North 108th Street next to the Family Fare supermarket in the Maple 108 Shopping Center. Cost is $390.

Click HERE for more information on the Creighton Prep Teen Class and HERE to register.

 

Hearing on Proposed New Business Near Prep

An individual is seeking to open a controversial adult entertainment club with daytime hours called the Candyland Bikini Bar at the southwest corner of 72nd and Blondo streets. Due to the nature of the business and its close proximity to Creighton Prep, St. Pius X / St. Leo School as well as businesses frequented by young people and families including Burger King, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s, the school communities of Prep and SPSL are strongly opposed to its opening.

A Nebraska Liquor Control Commission hearing on the application for a liquor license will be held in room 1510 of the Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln on Wednesday, October 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to attend the hearing, consider driving yourself or joining a carpool. For information on carpools and a bus that will leave at 8:15 a.m. from the parking lot just east of St. Pius X / St. Leo School and to sign up, click HERE. Please contact Becky App at with any questions at Beckyapp24@gmail.com.

If you cannot attend that day and would like to express your opinion on the matter in advance of the hearing, you can submit a protest email opposing a liquor license for Candyland Bikini Bar located at 7215 Blondo St. Omaha, NE 68134 by sending it to Senator Theresa Thibodeau (District 6)* at tthibodeau@leg.ne.gov. Senator Thibodeau has offered to submit citizen emails into evidence at the hearing.

Concerns related to crime and safety, the concentration of children in the area, parking and traffic, economic and other impacts for surrounding businesses and property values, etc. could be compelling additions to a protest email.

*The Catholic Church is non-partisan and does not endorse nor oppose particular candidates for public office. The Catholic Church does encourage Catholics to communicate the values of our faith in the public square and to our elected officials.

 

Bundle Up For Fall With Vests, Hoodies and LS Shirts From The Jay Mart

Bundle up for the cooler fall weather with a great selection of vests, hoodies and long sleeve shirts now in stock at the Jay Mart!

The Jay Mart hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every school day, and the store is located in the Smith Atrium, just outside the main entrance to the Heider Center. 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!

 

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