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Course Request for the Next School Year

Course registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year through March 1. Parents should discuss course options with their sons and then request courses that they would like to take next year based on teacher recommendations, academic ability and personal interest. Parents and students can access the course registration page through PowerSchool and follow the link on the left for Class Registration.

Click HERE for a tutorial for navigating the course registration process on PowerSchool. All students will meet with their counselor to review and approve scheduling requests. Please keep in mind that these are requests for courses not actual enrollment in these courses.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football Postponed to Sunday, April 28

Due to potentially bad weather on Sunday, February 17, the Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football originally scheduled for that day from 5-8 p.m. in the commons has been postponed until Sunday, April 28.

We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause. Please stay tuned for more information on the Sunday, April 28 event as that date gets closer on the calendar.

Little Jays Football is a program that includes coaching and games of flag football for third-to-sixth-graders and tackle football for fifth-to-eighth-graders each year from August to November. It is a great way for those interested in playing football at Prep to get an introduction to the sport.

For questions or additional information about Little Jays Football or the spaghetti fundraiser, please contact Norm Holthe at normholthe@cox.net or 402-677-6156.


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 in the Skinner Chapel. Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 signup page where you can view the adoration schedule and sign up to participate. If you have any questions about Eucharistic Adoration at Prep, please contact Mr. Kelly Barth at kbarth@creightonprep.org.

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

Thank you for considering to serve the Prep students and the faculty and staff in this way. God bless you! Thanks 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 71 days away as of Friday, February 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?

Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

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

Donate an Auction Item

  • Donate a gift or monetary donation to support the live auction, silent auction or eBASH (online) auction. Gifts of all varieties and sizes are truly needed and appreciated! Some popular gift categories include: electronics, home items, jewelry, kitchenware, vacation homes, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and more. You could donate a gift on your own or go in with other families on a larger item.
  • If you are interested in contributing an auction item, please contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org or click HERE to make a donation online. The auction donation deadline is now Friday, February 25.

Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 6

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

Donate a Themed Gift Basket

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

Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

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

Purchase a Catalog Advertisement

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

Become a Premier Partner Sponsor

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


  • Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of volunteers to make BASH a success! Sign up now to volunteer in the months and days leading up to Beach BASH 2019 and also for the event itself. Don't miss this opportunity to get involved at Prep and meet great people!
  • If you have any questions about volunteering for Beach BASH 2019 or the event itself, please contact Amy Knight at 402-548-3858 or aknight@creightonprep.org.

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

We look forward to partnering with you.


Upcoming Events


CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 15

We look forward to seeing everyone who has registered for the fifth annual CP Trivia Night to be held tonight (Friday, February 15) in the Sullivan Center. As a reminder, participants must be 21.

Please park and enter on the west side of the building. Check-in begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., with the first round of Jeopardy-style questions with host Mike Monday starting at 7 p.m. Topics are random and the event will conclude when the winners are crowned.

As in the past, festive tables and costumes are highly encouraged but not required. A prize will be given to the best themed and decorated table, but we ask that no decorations extend beyond the sides of the table or obscure views of the podium.

See you there!


Bro-Ha-Ha e-Gaming and Open Gym Night – Friday, February 15

The third Bro-Ha-Ha e-Gaming and Open Gym night will take place on Friday, February 15 from 7-10:30 p.m. Students will be allowed to bring gaming systems to connect to classroom projectors, and play any video games rated T for Teen or below. The Heider Center will also be available for basketball, dodgeball or spikeball. Raising Cane’s chicken fingers plates will be available for purchase for $5 in the Carta Hall of Fame room.

Event attendees should enter through the Heider Center.

If the event is cancelled due to weather, it will be communicated on the Creighton Prep Student Council Twitter account @CP_STUCO.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mrs. Madeleine Morelli mmorelli@creightonprep.org or Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ at dkennedy@creightonprep.org.


Student Council Winter Spirit Week – February 18-22

Next week is the Student Council’s Winter Spirit Week. Students may dress up according to various themes chosen by the Student Council to show off their CP pride. The list of themes is available HERE. Students not dressing to the day’s theme are expected to be in regular dress code.

Please email Dan Kennedy, SJ at dkennedy@creightonprep.org with any questions.


Senior Retreat Signup During Community Period – Monday, February 18

The Senior Retreat is an optional retreat that will take place from Thursday March 28 to Friday, March 29, and seniors will have the opportunity to sign up for this retreat during Community Period on Monday, February 18. This is NOT an overnight retreat. If parents have any questions about the retreat, they can contact Mr. Jerry Kinney at jkinney@creightonprep.org, Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org or Mr. Tom Murray at tmurray@creightonprep.org.


Fine Arts Collaborative Night – Tuesday, February 19

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Bruce D. Vosburg '61

Othello H. Meadows III '94

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


Stanley G. "Stan" Macaitis '54


Thomas "Tiger Tom" Lynch '58


2011 Soccer Team

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

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

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

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


eBASH 2019 – March 22-April 12

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

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


Save the Date – ArchOmaha Unite – Saturday, June 8

Save the date of Saturday, June 8 and plan now to attend ArchOmaha Unite at the CHI Health Center, an event where Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Omaha will gather to celebrate their Catholic faith. Highlights will include a multimedia event with Archbishop George Lucas, entertainment by famed Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan, a musical theater performance and breakout sessions for Spanish-speakers and children.

Admission is free but tickets are expected to go quickly so register and find out more today at unite.archomaha.org.


Prep Notes


Nearly 250 Attend Dinner to Honor Swimming and Diving Program

Thanks to everyone who came to Prep on Tuesday, February 12 to honor the swimming and diving program and those who have supported it over the years. Nearly 250 were in attendance for the event that began with a pasta dinner courtesy of Flik Independent School Dining and Rotella’s Italian Bakery. A program directed by Vice President of Advancement and former Prep swimmer Rick Berger ‘76 gave various speakers the opportunity to recall their favorite memories of the four coaches honored: Jack Jackson ‘54, Lynn Groff, Dave Stuva ‘74 and Tom Beck ‘84.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.


Science Bowl Teams Excel at Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl

Congratulations to the following Science Bowl teams from Prep on their fine performances at the Eastern Nebraska High School Science Bowl held at Wayne State College on Saturday, February 9:


First Team: 4th place (Team finished with the most points in the morning round.)

Beni Csordas

Connor Gregg

Josh Kramer

Ben Lyons

Matt Muellner


Second Team: 12th place

Jack Diers

Killian Green

Chris Lin

Daniel Meyer

Kevin Prososki


3rd Team: Lost a tiebreaker in the morning to be in the elimination tournament.

Quinn Cote

Cole Mack

Jack McNally

Anthony Tripp

Will Harper


Powerlifting Wins 10th Consecutive State Title

Congratulations to Head Dan Barton and the Creighton Prep powerlifters on winning the program’s 10th consecutive state title at the state RAW powerlifting tournament held in the Heider Center on Saturday, February 9. In RAW powerlifting, student athletes compete without assistant gear, squat suits or bench shirts.

In total, 22 of 38 Prep lifters placed at the meet where the Junior Jays defeated 14 other teams. The following won individual state titles in their weight classes:

Joe Boulay at 165 pounds.

Kobe Bryson at 123 pounds.

Timmy Hoffman at Super Heavy Weight.

Micheal Vipond at 114 pounds.

Second place medals went to:

Dylan Hulbert at 242 pounds.

Keyshawn Pettis at 275 pounds.

Noah Meysenburg at 132 pounds.


Wrestling Qualifies Ten for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Andrew Fisher ‘08 and the Prep varsity wrestlers on their performance at the District A-2 meet at Central on Saturday, February 9 which resulted in ten Prep wrestlers qualifying for the state meet.

Highlights for Prep included victory by Jack Hasz at 285 pounds and second place finishes for Francisco Becerra, Xavier Vaughn and Tony Pray at 106 pounds, 182 pounds and 220 pounds, respectively. Also qualifying for state were John Moulton and Joey Glogowski who took third in the 126-pound at 195-pound weight classes, and Nate Sanchez, Sam Mololey, Angel Arcos and Dominic Fate who finished fourth at 113 pounds, 145 pounds, 152 pounds and 160 pounds.

As of this writing, both Jack Hasz and Tony Pray had made the Friday, February 15 semifinals at the state meet in their respective weight classes. Go, Prep!


Swimmers Win Metros, Prepare for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Tom Beck '84 and the Prep swimmers and divers on their win at the Metro Conference championships at Millard West on Saturday, February 9. Among many fine swims were wins by the 200-yard medley relay team of Ross Pantano, Ben Goeman, Rush Clark and Andrew Hood and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Noah Peake, Ross Pantano, Rush Clark and Andrew Hood. In addition, Danny Perry won the 500-yard freestyle and Ben Goeman took first in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The following swimmers also made new, automatic state meet cuts:

Sal Goaley (50-yard freestyle)

Luke Muse (500-yard freestyle)

Ben Ravnsborg (200-yard individual medley)

Jimmy Rosenthal (diving)

Cian Weekly (200-yard freestyle)

The squad will go for the program’s 13th consecutive state title from February 21-23 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln. Take state!


Prep Wins Superstar Catholic School Contest

Thanks to everyone who voted Creighton Prep to victory in the Class A high school division of Spirit Catholic Radio’s seventh annual Superstar Catholic School contest that began on Monday, January 28 and concluded on Friday, February 8.

For winning, Prep will receive prizes such as a live interview on KVSS 102.7 FM, prayer cards for students, a trophy, $1,000 worth of on-air promotion plus customized banners for inside and outside of school.


See the Student Work Honored With Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

As mentioned in a recent Parent Pulse, Creighton Prep student artists had an outstanding year in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition with 63 honors, including seven Gold Keys, 24 Silver Keys and 32 Honorable Mentions.

Click HERE to see their work.


Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

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Prep Students Support UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson's Once Again
Posted 01/31/2019 02:50PM

Thanks to all the Creighton Prep students who  took to the ice once again to participate in the annual UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s, which was held on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. The ninth annual event raised approximately $20,000.

Members of the senior class, including those from the football and swimming teams, attended Friday night followed members of the Prep hockey team (both current and alumni) on Saturday. A special thanks to Oscar Knutson ’19 who, again this year, skated during the entire 24-hour period!

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