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New Deadline to Order Caps and Gowns for Graduation

Graduation may seem far away but the deadline for ordering senior graduation caps, gowns, invitations and other items has been moved up to Tuesday, November 27. This means that prices will increase if your order is not submitted by that date.

The order forms from School Traditions that are part of the order packet your son received on October 4, 2018 indicate a later deadline. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The packet has several forms but be sure to use the main white folded form with rings on it that says Graduation Order Form CLASS of 2019 to order your son’s cap, gown and tassel, and view additional items that you may wish to order. Price information is included in the packet.

Please complete your order and mail it to School Traditions at the address just below.

School Traditions
12100 West Center Rd
Bel Air Plaza, Suite 901
Omaha NE 68114

ALL SENIORS must have a cap, gown and tassel for graduation, and this is your opportunity to order. If your son plans to use his brother’s cap and gown and, as a result, you do not plan to place a cap and gown order through School Traditions, please let Kath Harmon in the High School Office know by emailing her at kharmon@creightonprep.org. Thank you!

 

1:1 Program Evaluation Survey for Parents

This marks the fourth year of Prep's 1:1 program, and it is important that we take time now to review and evaluate our current program. Please click HERE and take few minutes to provide your feedback about your experience with Prep's 1:1 program. Thank you!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Mentors Needed in Omaha Catholic Schools

The TeamMates Mentoring Program is looking for adult members of the Prep community to mentor in Omaha Catholic schools such as All Saints, Holy Name, St. Pius X/St. Leo, St. Roberts and many others. Mentoring is a great way to impact the direction of a young person’s life, and your help is needed. Those interested are encouraged to complete an online application HERE.

 

Help Prep Acquire Auction Items for Beach BASH 2019

The success of BASH each year is critical to Prep’s ongoing mission to deliver educational excellence to 1,000 young men, to keep tuition affordable, and to provide financial assistance to nearly half of all students.

The same will be true for Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” which is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, and your help is needed now to acquire items for the silent auction that will take place that evening and the eBASH online auction that will precede it.

Volunteering for BASH is a great way to provide service to Prep! Click HERE to learn more and to sign up for auction acquisition!

 

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

  

Pancake Breakfast for Operation Others – Sunday, November 11

Support Operation Others through the purchase of a pancake breakfast in the parish hall at St. Leo Catholic Church (1920 N. 102 Street) on Sunday, November 11 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. The breakfast costs $7 for adults, $3 for children and $22 for families, and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit, coffee and orange juice.

 

Alumni Memorial Mass – Sunday, November 11

October 2018

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends of Creighton Prep,

The Church has a wonderful custom of setting aside November as a special time for prayerfully remembering our deceased loved ones. We believe it is especially appropriate to remember them during the Eucharist, which is a sign of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Therefore, the Creighton Prep Jesuit community will remember your loved ones in two special ways as we celebrate the Eucharist.

We ask you to join us as we gather as a Prep community on Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Campus Center for the Alumni Memorial Mass. Although the Mass is for all deceased members of the Prep community, it is especially for our former students who have died during the past year (between the dates of October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018). Please park in the west lot and note that refreshments and pastries will be served following the Mass.

We also invite you to share in our prayers by sending us the names of your deceased relatives and friends through a prayer request on our FaithCP site. We will place those names at the altar in the Skinner Chapel during the month of November when we will pray for you and your intentions during our daily community Eucharist.

  • Click HERE to register for the Alumni Memorial Mass.
  • Click HERE to send us the names of your deceased relatives and friends.

These prayers and Masses are our gift to you. It is our privilege to minister to you in this way.

We pray that God will continue to bless you for your wonderful commitment to Creighton Prep and your unfailing support of the mission of Jesuit education in Omaha.

In the Lord,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Prep

 

Operation Others Canned Chicken and Tuna Food Drive – November 12-16

The Operation Others Food Drive will take place November 12-16. This year Prep is collecting canned chicken and tuna to include in our food bags. Students can drop off their donations each morning outside of the Campus Ministry Office. House cup points will be awarded to the House that donates the most cans of chicken and tuna. Thanks for your generosity!

 

CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting – Monday, November 12

The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 12th year on Monday, November 12 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the south hallway. Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will guide the meeting, science teacher Madeleine Morelli will be the featured speaker and the meeting will include a prayer service to honor deceased family members and friends.

Would you like to learn more about your son’s religious formation at Prep and support his spiritual growth, as well as hear members of the CP staff share how faith influences their work? Please join the group once a month as they pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.

Uniquely designed with busy parents in mind, this spiritual journey takes the four-week Ignatian retreat and spreads it over nine months. Fr. Kevin leads the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises. He also suggests ways that participants can live the retreat each day.

 

Christmas eBASH is Coming! – November 13-December 10

Save the dates on your calendar now for Christmas eBASH, starting Tuesday, November 13 and running through Monday, December 10! During that time, you will be able to bid on a great collection of Prep-themed items and Christmas season specialties while supporting Creighton Prep! More details will be published by email at the start of Christmas eBASH.

 

Prep Moms Meeting – Tuesday, November 13

Please note that the next Prep Moms meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Carta Hall of Fame Room just inside the Heider Center entrance. All Prep parents are welcome to attend. Dean of Students Sterling Brown and Kevin Kaminski, Prep’s licensed mental health practitioner, will be the featured speakers. 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!

 

Operation Others Turkey Drop-off Day – Saturday, November 17

Help those in need this holiday season through Operation Others by dropping off a frozen turkey of any size on Saturday, November 17 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Creighton Prep (7400 Western Avenue, east parking lot), Skutt Catholic (3131 S. 156 Street) or GolfTEC (362 N. 114 Street, Suite 362). We hope to collect 850 turkeys this year!

 

Future Family Nights – November 19-December 10

Do you know prospective Prep families who want to learn more about the school? Please let them know about the Future Family Nights scheduled from Monday, November 19 to Monday, December 10 (see schedule below). There, they will learn about the admissions process, testing, scholarship opportunities and financial aid options. They will also hear current students talk about life at Prep and answer questions.

Future Family Nights will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Criss Auditorium at Prep on the following days:

  • Monday, November 19
  • Monday, December 3
  • Monday, December 10

To RSVP for a Future Family Night, prospective Prep parents can call the High School Office at 402-393-1256.

For more information, please contact Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at 402-548-3872 or jluedtke@creightonprep.org.

 

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Presentation for Parents – Tuesday, November 20

Suicide is the leading cause of death in youth between the ages of 15-24, with adolescent males having some of the highest risks. Though suicide is sometimes unpredictable, there are warning signs and processes to discuss with youth.

On Tuesday, November 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm, in the Criss Auditorium, Prep will provide informational training for parents to understand the warning signs and the steps to work to save an individual's life. On that evening, please enter the school on the west side of the building through the Sullivan Center doors.

If you have questions prior to the presentation, Please contact Kevin Kaminski, Prep’s licensed mental health professional, at kkaminski@creightonprep.org.

 

Operation Others Delivery Weekend – December 20, 21 and 22

Volunteer are needed to set up, pack and deliver food during Operations Others Delivery Weekend, December 20-22. Food bags will be delivered to almost 1,200 materially-poor families. Please meet at the warehouse (location TBA) during that dates and times listed on the tentative schedule below. Follow O.O. on Twitter @operationothers for updates, changes, severe weather announcements, and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.

Thursday, December 20: Setup day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, December 21: Packing day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 22: Delivery day: Mass at 8 a.m. then deliveries from 9 a.m. until finished, usually around noon.

 

Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years”

 

Your Help is Needed to Make it a Success!

The countdown to Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years” on Saturday, April 27 has begun, and your help is needed to make it a success!

The monies raised from BASH are critical to keeping tuition reasonable for everyone and to providing over $2 million in financial assistance annually to nearly half of our students. So please plan to join us on Saturday, April 27 and in all the activities leading up to that date.

A key goal for BASH 2019 is to have more than 900 Prep community members at the event.

As mentioned earlier in this Parent Pulse, we are in need of auction acquisition volunteers. To learn more and to sign up, click HERE.

Executive Committee

The Beach BASH 2019 executive committee includes the following:

Auction Acquisition (silent auction): Carrie Jenkins

Catalog: Michele Zadalis

Decorations: Tiffany Dencklau and Lisa Gravelle (co-chairs)

Logistics: Cathy Goracke

Patron Party: Beth Kramer

Raffle: Jim Naylon '85

Underwriting: Melissa and Patrick Duffy '90

Save the Dates

Auction Acquisition Kickoff

Tuesday, November 27 from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Online Auctions

Christmas eBASH: Tuesday, November 13-Monday, December 10

eBASH: Friday, March 22-Friday, April 12, 2019  

Patron Party

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beach BASH 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 (our 49th year)

 

Prep Notes

 

Prep Students, Faculty Participate in Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice

A group of Prep students as well as faculty moderators Jonathan Chiacchere and Sara Schulte-Bukowinski joined 1,500 other students and faculty members from fellow Jesuit high schools and Jesuit universities to participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice from November 3-5 in Washington, D.C.

As part of the event schedule, the Prep contingent traveled to Capitol Hill on Monday, November 5 for Advocacy Day, where they met with staff colleagues of Congressman Don Bacon and Senator Ben Sasse to urge action on immigration and criminal justice reform.

“It was amazing to see our students speak about things that are important to them to those who have power to make change,” said Sara.

 

Academic Decathlon Team Excels in Lincoln Scrimmage

Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team on a fine performance in the Saturday, November 3 scrimmage at Pius X High School in Lincoln. Team members Connor Gregg, Mitchell Finocchiaro and Patrick Rogers medaled in the competition, and Matthew Lemar was the overall top scorer for the squad.

 

Opportunities for Current Juniors: Summer Service/Immersion Trips

This summer, Campus Ministry will be sponsoring service/immersion trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Rosebud Reservation. These opportunities are open to all current juniors. Students interested in participating should attend an informational meeting during their lunch period on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Criss Auditorium. If they have any questions, they can contact Mr. Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office at dlawler@creightonprep.org.

 

Christmas Ornaments Now in the Jay Mart

Yes, the Christmas season is on the horizon, and, this year, plan to add a beautiful Creighton Prep ornament from the Jay Mart to your Christmas tree.

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.

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.

 

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!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

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Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

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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