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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to helping you with all of your CP Jr. Jays needs!
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