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Reminder on Major Dates Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year

Click HERE to see the major dates calendar for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. As items are added to the calendar or dates change, it will be updated. Please check back periodically to download a new copy. Some key dates to be aware of:

Sports Physicals

Sunday, August 4

Freshman/Big Brother Orientation  

Friday, August 9

Student Registration

Monday, August 12

First Day of School for Freshmen

Monday, August 12

First Day of School for All Students   

Tuesday, August 13

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, August 21

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, August 29

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, October 20

Parent-Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL 10/25    

October 24-25

Creighton Prep Open House

Sunday, November 3

Thanksgiving Vacation, NO SCHOOL

November 27-29

Semester Exams, EARLY DISMISSALS  

December 17-19

Operation Others Delivery Day

Saturday, December 21

School Resumes

Monday, January 6, 2020  

8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam  

Saturday, January 11

Father-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, January 26

Freshman Retreat, NO SCHOOL 2/7

February 6-8

Mom Prom

Sunday, February 9

6th & 7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam

Saturday, February 22

Registration Night for the Class of 2024

Wednesday, March 4

Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

March 9-13

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 18

Prom

Saturday, April 18

Sophomore Conversations, NO SCHOOL 4/24

April 23-24

BASH 2020

Saturday, April 25

Senior Exams

May 7-8

Graduation for the Class of 2020

Sunday, May 17

Semester Exams, EARLY DISMISSALS

May 19-21

 

For Senior Parents - Class of 2019 Graduation Events and Details

Senior parents, graduation is just a little over six weeks away and all the information you need is included in the email sent to you from Head of School Jim Bopp on Wednesday, April 3. Click HERE to see the text of that email, and refer to it as needed in the days and weeks ahead

Among the important items for your calendar:

Graduation practice & caps and gowns – Friday, May 17

Graduation tickets distributed – Friday, May 17

Baccalaureate Mass – Saturday, May 18

Graduation – Sunday, May 19

If you have any questions, please contact the high school office at 402-393-1190.

 

Teach at Prep as a Full-Time Computer Science Faculty Member

Help shape the next generation of computer whizzes as a full-time computer science faculty member at Creighton Prep. You’ll teach college prep and AP computer science, coding, information technology and robotics courses, and even coach teams and mentor clubs in coding and robotics. You’ll also get to work in a highly professional environment with a great group of colleagues. Learn more and apply.

 

Looking for Loyola Scholars Summer Institute Teachers

The Loyola Scholars Academic Achievement & Leadership Program at Creighton Prep is currently accepting applications for Summer Institute teachers for June 2019.

We are looking for teachers in math, English/Language Arts and science for sixth-through-eighth-grade boys during mornings Monday through Friday from June 3-28. Compensation is competitive, offering $3,000 per subject area for teaching three sections – one section per grade level. Adjustments will be made if the candidate is not able to teach all three sections. Candidates with experience in either junior high or high school level teaching are preferred.

Click HERE to see the full job description. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeni Martinez.

 

Vote Creighton Prep for the 2019 Omaha’s Choice Award

Help Creighton Prep four-peat in 2019 as the Omaha’s Choice Awards winner in the private high school category by voting in this year’s contest sponsored once again by the Omaha World-Herald.

Click HERE to vote for Prep as much as once per day using a single email address through Sunday, April 21. Thank you! The 2019 Omaha's Choice Awards winners will be announced in a special July 2019 section of the newspaper, and Prep is looking to extend a winning streak that began in 2016.

 

Host Family Needed for Two 10th Grade Boys for Fall 2019

ROKUS Education Link invites you to share your home, heart and traditions with two students who need host families for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. They are Kevin Lee and Chris Kim.

Kevin is currently attending Concordia High School as a ninth grader. He is an excellent English speaker, very bright, smart and eager to learn, and Chris is an existing ninth grade student at Prep, so many of his classmates may already know him.

Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding experience! Your children will gain a broader perspective of another’s culture while learning more about geography, diversity and communication. Your family members will also become citizen diplomats in creating positive impressions of America and Americans.

This unique program creates memories and friendships that can last forever. To learn more, please contact Mison Cowell at ROKUS Education Link at 402-301-5257 or misoncowell.korea@gmail.com.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Post Prom – Saturday, April 13

Post Prom will be held at the Amazing Pizza Machine (13955 S Plaza) on Saturday, April 13 from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., and volunteers and donations are needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening for everyone. Thanks to a very successful Mom Prom, this event will be FREE to the young men and their dates, courtesy of the Prep Moms group.

Click HERE to donate cash or gift cards that can be used for door prizes. Donations can also be sent to the high school office with "Attn: Post Prom" marked on the envelope.

Click HERE to volunteer for one or both shifts as a chaperone. Thank you! For questions or additional information, please call contact Mary Sheridan at 402-677-1452 or email her at 5sheridans@cox.net.

 

Donate Household Items for a Refugee Family’s Home

Prep and Marian are working together to sponsor a Catholic Karenni refugee family that is being resettled in Omaha. We are collecting household items for the family, and will set up their new apartment after school on Wednesday, April 24. Click HERE to sign up to donate an item. All donations can be dropped off in Prep’s Campus Ministry Office by the end of the school day on April 24.

If your son would like to volunteer to help move furniture and household items after school on the 24th, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler. The family consists of mom, dad, a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.

 

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 15 days away as of Friday, April 12.

  • 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?

 

Bid During eBASH Until 11 p.m. Today

eBASH 2019, running now until 11 p.m. today (Friday, April 12), is your opportunity to participate in Beach BASH 2019 without leaving the comfort of your home. Click HERE to reach the eBASH site now!

 

Attend Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

A key goal for this year's BASH is to have 900 Prep fans at the event, ready to bid in support of our students. You can help us reach that mark by purchasing an individual ticket, a table for family or a corporate table!

Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own. Click HERE to register now.

 

Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets

Our goal for this year's raffle is to generate ticket sales totaling $185,000 of the overall BASH net goal of $715,000 which will in turn provide full tuition financial assistance for 18 students at Prep. We have team captains and sellers, alumni class captains, super sellers, faculty, staff and students participating in the WE ARE PREP raffle sales campaign. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1,000, and the grand prize for the winning ticket is $10,000! Contact Amy Knight at aknight@creightonprep.org to buy and/or sell tickets.

 

Underwrite the Event

Donate in advance of BASH to help underwrite the cost of the event or the expense for a Jesuit or faculty member to attend. This is another great way to support Prep. Click HERE to donate now.

 

Volunteer

Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of adult and student volunteers to make BASH a success! We need time and talent in a variety of roles so don't miss this chance to join us in the effort!

Adults can sign up here.

Students can sign up here.

 

BASH is Prep's largest fundraising event of the year and, with your help over the next 15 days, we can make it a success for our deserving young men!

Amy Knight

Director of Events

Creighton Preparatory School

7400 Western Avenue

Omaha, NE  68114-1878

402.548.3858 direct line

402.670.4774 cell

aknight@creightonprep.org

creightonprep.org/bashinfo

 

Upcoming Events

 

eBASH 2019 – Ending at 11 p.m. Today

eBASH 2019, running now until 11 p.m. today (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.

Click HERE to begin bidding!

 

Rosary for Prep – Today at 3 p.m.

Please join the Prep community in prayer for intentions including final exams, Prom, graduating seniors, and a safe summer for everyone at the Rosary for Prep today (Friday, April 12) at 3 p.m. in Memorial Plaza, located on the west side of the school building. If weather becomes a factor, the Rosary will be moved inside to the Sullivan Center.

Students, parents, Jesuits, alumni, faculty, staff and coaches will participate. Members of the Prep Choir will also provide inspirational music.

The Rosary for Prep is brought to you by CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius

 

The Great Gatsby Prom Dance 2019 - Saturday, April 13

On Saturday, April 13, Prep will host its Prom Dance at the Lauritzen Gardens from 8:30-11:30 p.m. The event theme this year will be The Great Gatsby. It is a formal dance with dress code and behavior guidelines that are available HERE. Please familiarize your son and his guest (if applicable) with these expectations.

Tickets are being sold this week (April 8-12) in two locations: the switchboard at the administration entrance and in the office of Mr. Dan Kennedy, SJ (Room 002). Tickets are $30, and students may pay by cash, check or credit card.

The Prom and Post-Prom are not lock-in events. Students may come and go as they like. However, no re-admittance is allowed at either Prom or Post-Prom

All guests need to have a Prep student host for the evening, and students from Marian, Mercy or Duchesne need to have a Prep student host them at the dance. Each Prep student is allowed only one guest at the dance.

Please contact Mr. Kennedy or Mrs. Madeleine Morelli with any questions or concerns at dkennedy@creightonprep.org or mmorelli@creightonprep.org.

 

Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, April 14

The EducationQuest Foundation is sponsoring the Omaha Area College Fair on Sunday, April 14  from 1-3 p.m. at the Lee & Helene Sapp Fieldhouse on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. Students can get a barcode for the event HERE and you can view the list of colleges that will be participating HERE.

 

College Admission Counselors Visiting Prep – April 16-17

College admissions counselors from the following institutions will be visiting with Prep students from April 16-17, and juniors and seniors interested in attending need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. Students are also responsible for the material covered while they are away from class. All meetings will be held in the College Counseling Office.

 

Tuesday, April 16

11:15 a.m. University of Minnesota Rochester

12:45 p.m. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

 

Wednesday, April 17

11:10 a.m. U.S. Army

 

Good Friday Walk for Justice and Stations of the Cross - Friday, April 19

Prep students and their families are invited to the annual Good Friday Walk for Justice and Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 19. We start at St. Mary Magdalene Church on 19th and Dodge at 1 p.m. and finish by 2:30 p.m. This event has taken place for many years and is sponsored by several parishes and Omaha’s Catholic high schools. Please join us!

 

Support the Football Booster Club – Thursday, April 25

Support the football booster club on Thursday, April 25 when you dine at Fuddruckers (7059 Dodge Street) from 4-9 p.m. with your family, friends and other Creighton Prep football fans. When you place your order, be sure to let the Fuddruckers staff member know that you are there to support Creighton Prep football.

The purpose of the football booster club is to promote and support Creighton Prep football teams, players and coaches at all levels in an atmosphere that is consistent with the philosophy of the Prep community. For more information, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@creightonprep.org.

 

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.” As mentioned, 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), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own. Click HERE to register now.

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football – Sunday, April 28

All are invited to the Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football on Sunday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the commons at Prep. Bring the family and enjoy delicious food, a raffle and fun!

Tickets are $8 per person and $25 per family, payable that night with cash or check, and kids under age five eat free. The commons is located near the west parking lot, just inside the entrance doors adjacent to Memorial Plaza.

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.

 

Senior Recognition Concert - Tuesday, April 30

On Tuesday, April 30, you are cordially invited to hear the Prep Concert Band at its final home performance 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.

 

Senior Breakfast – Tuesday, May 7

The senior breakfast for all seniors, their fathers and alumni grandfathers will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Commons, located just inside the main west entrance to the school. All seniors are required to attend, and registration for the event can be completed HERE. Jerry Jurgensen from the Class of 1969 will be the featured speaker.

 

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! Thousands have already reserved their seats. There are specific Youth Sessions for young people, but participants need to register ahead of time at Unite.Archomaha.org.

 

Prep Notes

 

Varsity Golf Wins Third Consecutive Bellevue West Invitational

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning their third consecutive Bellevue West Invitational with a score of 288. Individual play was highlighted by Jake Boor’s victory with a score of 72 and Tommy Slattery’s 84, good for 9th place.

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team

Senior Matthew Muellner was recently named along with eight others to the Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team. Way to go, Matthew! Schools were asked to nominate students who scored 1450 or more on the SAT and 32 or more on the ACT. Last May, Matthew was named one of four recipients nationwide of the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship.

 

Student Athlete Receives Winter Scholar Athlete Award

Congratulations to senior Akol Arop on receiving a 2018-2019 Winter Scholar Athlete Award from the Greater Omaha Sports Committee during a luncheon on Wednesday at the Hilton Omaha downtown. Akol will continue his academic and athletic pursuits at the University of Nebraska, and will play basketball for the Huskers.

 

Two Sign National Letters of Intent

The Carta Hall of Fame Room was the location on Wednesday morning for a national letter of intent signing ceremony for two Prep seniors. At the event, Spencer Jonas announced that he will attend and play baseball for Rockhurst University, and classmate Luke Waters declared his intention to attend and play soccer at Creighton University. Congratulations, guys!

 

Track and Field Program Continues Impressive Season

The track and field program continued an impressive season late last week. On Thursday, April 4, the freshman team finished second in a meet at Bellevue West, Leading the way with gold medal performances were Quincy Cervantes, Michael Hart, Joe Kieny, Paul Lampert, Jonah Moore and Ethan Morrow. Just one day later, the varsity team won the Kearney Invitational with first place finishes from Michael Buckley, Leo Burns, Luke Dickas, Kai-El Morman and Grant West. Go, CP!

 

Get Ready for Graduation at the Jay Mart

Senior parents, graduation ceremonies are next month, and the Jay Mart has some great items to consider for your graduate and his graduation party including CP door signs, CP graduation party signs and alumni T-shirts for the newest Prep alumnus in your family. With your purchase, choose get an Easter egg at the store, filled with a Jay Mart item or offer!

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open on regular school days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for select special events. For any questions or additional information on the Jay Mart, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@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 and Instagram!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile homepage: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

Instagram: @creightonprep

 

The April Prep Pulse
Posted 04/17/2019 02:16PM

 

Jesuit Reflection

 

St. Ignatius of Loyola (the founder of the Jesuits) developed a retreat experience that is called the Spiritual Exercises. This experience intends the growth in relationship with God through a process that involves four phases. The process leads toward living a life of greater love of God in the world.

The liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter invite reflection on the third and fourth phases. The Church’s liturgy during the Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, three days) offers an important transition, moving from phase three to phase four.

This transition helps recognize what Jesus Christ is doing in the world. His presence and concern for those who have grown to love him as he suffers and dies is no small gift. His forgiveness and compassion for those who choose to oppose him and remove him from worldly experience is remarkable. Jesus Christ in his resurrection leads to new life and an offer of love that knows no bounds.

A technique of prayer that helps grow in relationship with Jesus Christ is imaginative contemplation. This technique encourages one to imagine the scene of the Gospel story and place oneself in the scene. This method of prayer opens many potential opportunities to grow in wonder about the experience of Jesus. Some examples follow:

During the Triduum, imagine what it would be like to have Jesus wash the feet of your friends, or even your feet. What would that be like?

Imagine walking along with the crowds as they accompany Jesus on the way to his death on the Cross. What would that be like?

As Jesus is taken off the Cross, people are wondering about a tomb for him. What would that conversation be like?

Jesus Christ risen appears to some companions who share it with others. The others find it hard to believe. What would it be like to watch that conversation? What would it be like to be in that conversation?

The risen Jesus stands among his friends. What would that be like?

Growing in awareness of being with Jesus in his time helps growth in awareness of Jesus here and now. The invitation and challenge is to imagine time with Jesus in the busy life at work and at play.

Jesus is alive in the relationships of today. Growth in awareness of the Risen Jesus offers a newness of life that leads to a love that knows no bounds.

May you know God’s abundance each day through Easter and beyond.

Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ

Director of Adult Spirituality

Creighton Prep

 

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!

 

Get Your Seats Today for Beach BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27

 

Register to Attend

In just 10 days on Saturday, April 27, our most important fundraiser of the year, Beach BASH 2019 “Riding the Wave for 140 Years,” will take place in the Heider Center, and your attendance and support through bidding that night is key to making it a success for our students.

Please be one of those making a difference for them at Beach BASH 2019. Click HERE to register to attend, and help us reach our goal of having 900 enthusiastic Prep fans there!

Individual tickets are $150 per person ($90 tax deductible), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own.

 

View the Catalog Now

While the catalog for Beach BASH 2019 will be hand-delivered to guests prior to Saturday, April 27, you can view a PDF version now via the links below.

Review all the great live, super silent and silent auction items, and get your bidding strategy in place well before the evening begins! We’re also pleased to include the names of the volunteers, auction donors, advertisers, corporate table sponsors and underwriters who made Beach BASH 2019 possible.

Click HERE to view the entire catalog for Beach BASH 2019.

Click HERE to view the live auction portion of the catalog.

Click HERE to view the super silent auction portion of the catalog.

Click HERE to view the silent auction portion of the catalog.

 

Live Far from Omaha? Bid During the Live Auction via Proxibid.

If you live far from Omaha and cannot attend Beach BASH 2019, you can still be part of the success by bidding with Proxibid during the live auction portion of the evening. Click HERE to sign up with Proxibid then return to the site on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. CDT to bid on a great collection of trips, dinners, sports experiences and other items.

 

Volunteer

Each year, Creighton Prep relies on hundreds of adult and student volunteers to make BASH a success! We need time and talent in a variety of roles so don't miss this chance to join us in the effort!

We still need a number of adult volunteers to help with the setup of silent auction displays, auction and centerpiece tear down, and post-event cleanup. Adults can sign up here.

Has your son registered to volunteer that evening? If not, please encourage him to do so. We’re still in great need of dinner servers/waiters and also raffle ticket sellers and BidPal Geniuses. Students can sign up here.

 

BASH is Prep's largest fundraising event of the year and, with your help on Saturday, April 27, we can make it a success for our deserving young men!

Amy Knight

Director of Events

Creighton Preparatory School

7400 Western Avenue

Omaha, NE  68114-1878

402.548.3858 direct line

402.670.4774 cell

aknight@creightonprep.org

creightonprep.org/bashinfo

 

School News

 

Vote Creighton Prep for the 2019 Omaha’s Choice Award

Help Creighton Prep four-peat in 2019 as the Omaha’s Choice Awards winner in the private high school category by voting in this year’s contest sponsored once again by the Omaha World-Herald.

Click HERE to vote for Prep as much as once per day using a single email address through Sunday, April 21. Thank you! The 2019 Omaha's Choice Awards winners will be announced in a special July 2019 section of the newspaper, and Prep is looking to extend a winning streak that began in 2016.

 

Teach at Prep as a Full-Time Computer Science Faculty Member

Help shape the next generation of computer whizzes as a full-time computer science faculty member at Creighton Prep. You’ll teach college prep and AP computer science, coding, information technology and robotics courses, and even coach teams and mentor clubs in coding and robotics. You’ll also get to work in a highly professional environment with a great group of colleagues. Learn more and apply.

 

Looking for Loyola Scholars Summer Institute Teachers

The Loyola Scholars Academic Achievement & Leadership Program at Creighton Prep is currently accepting applications for Summer Institute teachers for June 2019.

We are looking for teachers in math, English/Language Arts and science for sixth-through-eighth-grade boys during mornings Monday through Friday from June 3-28. Compensation is competitive, offering $3,000 per subject area for teaching three sections – one section per grade level. Adjustments will be made if the candidate is not able to teach all three sections. Candidates with experience in either junior high- or high school-level teaching are preferred.

Click HERE to see the full job description. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeni Martinez.

 

Seventy-Five Inducted in National Honor Society

Congratulations to the four seniors and 71 juniors who were recently inducted in the John C. Naatz Chapter of the National Honor Society at Creighton Prep. The inductions took place at a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sunday, April 14 in the Sullivan Center. Inductees were selected for their demonstrations of scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Those in attendance were welcomed by senior Carson Broz, who also led the new members in the NHS pledge, then Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ offered a prayer and opening remarks. Certificates were presented by Head of School Jim Bopp and Academic Principal Joe Ryberg.

Seniors

Benjamin Robert Goeman

Ryan Sean Sheridan

Michael Benedict Sitti

Thomas Hunter Stolze

 

Juniors

 

Ethan Davis Anderson

Matthew Justus Lemar

Kyle Alan Auman

Thomas Joseph Lenz

Daniel Thomas Begley

Samuel Michael Loeffler

Jake David Blach

Graham Thomas Lorenz

Joseph Wallace Boever

Samuel John Maloley

Joseph Thomas Boulay

Brian Andrew Martin

Nicholas John Cain

Alexander Charles Masek

Richard James Chapman

Robert Michael Masek

John Anthony Cimino

John Thomas Mausbach

Leonard Joseph Connors

John Joseph Maynard II

Luke Samuel Dempsey

Nicholas Jude McGill

Jackson Eugene Diers

Michael Richard Montemarano

Andrew Noll Doehner

Noah Jeffrey Monzu

Henry Charles Drvol

Mac Erik Nelson

Riley Jackson Efaw

Timothy John Nichols

Samuel Pete Ellerbeck

John George O’Malley

Patrick Henry Engelbert

Joseph Lawrence Oberlies

Daniel Patrick Fagan

Daniel Reid Perry

Brandon James Finn-Jackson  

Samuel Donovan Peterson

Andrew John Foley

Jacob Joseph Philbin

Michael Robert Fosheim

Samuel Xavier Raabe

Nathaniel Joseph Franco

Tristan Douglas Roemmich

Thomas Joseph Franco

Nicholas Stephen Sall

Nicholas Rocco Garrett

Drew Christopher Samuelson

Bryan Leonel Gonzalez-Ruiz

William Patrick Schalley

Mitchell Matthias Gordon

Ethan Gregory Schmaderer

Fineas Gerard Herrera

Spencer William Schomers

Sean Heller Hobday

Benjamin Joseph Stangl

Tyler Jackson Keenan

Adam Jacob Szwanek

Ryan William Kenney

Jack Anthony Truscott

Nathaniel John Kielian

Andrew Paul Valenzuela

Max Simon King

Drew Thomas Vosik

Jacob Jesse Konecky

Parker William Wall

Joshua Nicholas Kramer

Jack Ryne Wilkins

Landen Vance Krzoska

Paul Michael Wynegar

Keanu Jack Landolt

 

 

TEAMS Students Place Second in State Competition

Congratulations to the following Prep students on their second place finish at this year's Tests in Engineering Aptitude Math and Science (TEAMS) competition! Awesome!

Beni Csordas

Christiaan Dewey

Jack Diers

Connor Gregg

Josh Kramer

Zack Kowal

Chris Lin

Matt Muellner

 

Musicians Shine in District Music Contest

Congratulations to the Creighton Prep Concert Band on receiving a Superior Plus rating in the recent district music contest. This marks the 33rd consecutive Superior rating in the program’s history, the longest active streak in the state of Nebraska. The choir also performed especially well and received an Excellent rating.

Bravo also to the Prep Percussion Ensemble on its first Superior rating, to marimba soloist Liam Doyle on his Superior rating and to soloists Will Ernatt and George Lee on their Excellent ratings in trumpet.

 

Varsity Golf Wins Third Consecutive Bellevue West Invitational

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning their third consecutive Bellevue West Invitational with a score of 288. Individual play was highlighted by Jake Boor’s victory with a score of 72 and Tommy Slattery’s 84, good for 9th place.

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team

Senior Matthew Muellner was recently named along with eight others to the Omaha World-Herald Academic All-State Team. Way to go, Matthew! Schools were asked to nominate students who scored 1450 or more on the SAT and 32 or more on the ACT. Last May, Matthew was named one of four recipients nationwide of the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship.

 

Student Athlete Receives Winter Scholar Athlete Award

Congratulations to senior Akol Arop on receiving a 2018-2019 Winter Scholar Athlete Award from the Greater Omaha Sports Committee during a luncheon on Wednesday, April 10 at the Hilton Omaha downtown. Akol will continue his academic and athletic pursuits at the University of Nebraska, and will play basketball for the Huskers.

 

Two Sign National Letters of Intent

The Carta Hall of Fame Room was the location on Wednesday, April 10 for a national letter of intent signing ceremony for two Prep seniors. At the event, Spencer Jonas announced that he will attend and play baseball for Rockhurst University, and classmate Luke Waters declared his intention to attend and play soccer at Creighton University. Congratulations, guys!

 

Track and Field Program Continues Impressive Season

The track and field program continued an impressive season late last week. On Thursday, April 4, the freshman team finished second in a meet at Bellevue West, Leading the way with gold medal performances were Quincy Cervantes, Michael Hart, Joe Kieny, Paul Lampert, Jonah Moore and Ethan Morrow. Just one day later, the varsity team won the Kearney Invitational with first place finishes from Michael Buckley, Leo Burns, Luke Dickas, Kai-El Morman and Grant West. Go, CP!

 

Speech and Debate Team Members Advance to Nationals.

The speech and debate team includes two students who finished the season with double-qualification status, the highest credential awarded by the National Forensic League/National Speech & Debate Association.

Congratulations to sophomore Dominic Mendlik who was the champion of the House of Representatives Congressional Debate and senior Jaliya Nagahawatte who placed second in the Senate. Both advance to national competition in June.

 

Twenty-Seven Inducted in French and Spanish Honor Societies

The Sullivan Center was the setting on Sunday, March 24 for the 32nd annual induction ceremony for Prep students in the French and Spanish honor societies at the school. Congratulations to all 27 who were honored.

"It is always a pleasure to be able to support our students who share a love of learning. Learning an additional language, its cultures and how people live and communicate with each other throughout the world is a wonderful skill these students will have for the rest of their lives,” said Spanish teacher Tami Suprenant.

To qualify for induction, students must show serious interest and perform at a 3.7 GPA level or better in their language of choice over the past five semesters and continue on with that language. The Prep chapter of the Spanish Honor Society was founded in 1987, and the French Honor Society at the school was established in 2013.


French Honor Society inductees

Murad Bah-Traore

Anthony John Cimino

Luke Dempsey

Jason Diers

Jack Drew

Eamonn Leahy

Graham Lorenz

Mac Nelson

Justin Supeh

Jack Wilkins

 

Spanish Honor Society inductees

Moises Acevedo

Porfirio Becerra

Leonard Connors

Henry Drvol

Patrick Engelbert

Thomas Lenz

Nathanial Lopez-Lima

Benjamin Lyons

John Maynard II

Dominic Mendlik

Michael Montemarano

Owen Morrow

Daniel Perry

Sam Raabe

Joseph Sullivan

Andrew Valenzuela

Paul Wynegar

 

Student Wins Congressional Debate State Championship

Speech and debate team member Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19 recently became the third Prep student this decade to win the state championship in Congressional Debate competition at Millard South. Sophomore Dominic Mendlik took third, and Prep placed third in the team sweepstakes competition. Jaliya also placed third in extemporaneous speaking at the state speech tournament at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

 

Robotics Team Excels at Greater Kansas City Regional

Congratulations to the 6805 CyberJays robotics team from Prep on their ninth-place finish at the 36-team FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Greater Kansas City Regional held March 20-23.

“This was an impressive performance for a Prep program just beginning its second year of FRC matches, especially a team comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores,” said faculty moderator Rich Mansfield. “I’m very proud of the boys for making it to the semifinals and for choosing the 5809 Jesubots from our brother school Rockhurst High School as one of their Alliance 6 partners. A fine team that received the Entrepreneurship Award."

CyberJays members include freshmen Mason Atkin, Bryce Frailey, Connor Johnston, Augie Larsen, Aiden O’Connor, Nathan Smith and Nick Wilson along with sophomores Andrew Hood, Tom Knudsen, Kevin Prososki, Josh Royal, Cal Tietjen, Cian Weekly and Abram Wulf, and seniors Elwyn Frailey, Will Randby and Luke Reinsch.

 

Reminder on Major Dates Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year

Just a reminder to click HERE to see the major dates calendar for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. As items are added to the calendar or dates change, it will be updated. Please check back periodically to download a new copy. Some key dates to be aware of:

First Day of School for All Students   

Tuesday, August 13

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, August 29

Men for Others Golf Classic

Monday, September 16

Reunion Weekend for Alumni Classes Ending in “4” and “9”  

September 20-21

Preptoberfest

Saturday, September 21

Creighton Prep Sports Night

Tuesday, September 24

Homecoming Football Game

Friday, October 11

Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, October 20

Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction

Wednesday, October 23

Creighton Prep Open House

Sunday, November 3

Alumni Memorial Mass

Sunday, November 10

Thanksgiving Vacation

November 27-29

Christmas Vacation

December 20-January 5

Operation Others Delivery Day

Saturday, December 21

8th Grade Scholarship & Entrance Exam  

Saturday, January 11

Father-Son Mass and Breakfast

Sunday, January 26

6th & 7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam

Saturday, February 22

Spring Break

March 9-13

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Monday, March 9

eBASH 2020

March 27-April 17

BASH 2020

Saturday, April 25

Graduation for the Class of 2020

Sunday, May 17

Alumni Golf Tournament

Monday, May 18

Last Day of School

Thursday, May 21

 

Upcoming Events

 

Prep Moms Spring Retreat – Tuesday, April 23

All mothers of sons currently attending Prep are cordially invited to the Prep Moms spring retreat, which will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 7-9 p.m. in the Sullivan Center. Click HERE to sign up to attend and to bring something for the potluck or to help with setup or cleanup.

Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will begin the evening with a short service. That will be followed by a brief discussion of meeting agenda items then the potluck gathering. Please stop by to celebrate all of your important contributions to the current school year at CP and to welcome our 2019-2020 president Lisa Gravelle. Signups for next year's committees and events will also be available at the retreat.

 

Support the Football Booster Club – Thursday, April 25

Support the football booster club on Thursday, April 25 when you dine at Fuddruckers (7059 Dodge Street) from 4-9 p.m. with your family, friends and other Creighton Prep football fans. When you place your order, be sure to let the Fuddruckers staff member know that you are there to support Creighton Prep football.

The purpose of the football booster club is to promote and support Creighton Prep football teams, players and coaches at all levels in an atmosphere that is consistent with the philosophy of the Prep community. For more information, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@creightonprep.org.

 

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.” As mentioned, 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), and young alums (Class of 1998 and later) can purchase tickets at $75 per alum plus guest ($15 tax deductible). Family tables of 10 are $1,500 and corporate tables start at $1,600. We're also happy to place you at a table if you don't have plans to fill your own. Click HERE to register now.

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football – Sunday, April 28

All are invited to the Spaghetti Fundraiser to Benefit Little Jays Football on Sunday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the commons at Prep. Bring the family and enjoy delicious food, a raffle and fun!

Tickets are $8 per person and $25 per family, payable that night with cash or check, and kids under age five eat free. The commons is located near the west parking lot, just inside the entrance doors adjacent to Memorial Plaza.

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.

 

Senior Recognition Concert - Tuesday, April 30

On Tuesday, April 30, you are cordially invited to hear the Prep Concert Band at its final home performance 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.

 

Senior Breakfast – Tuesday, May 7

The senior breakfast for all seniors, their fathers and alumni grandfathers will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the commons, located just inside the main west entrance to the school. All seniors are required to attend, and registration for the event can be completed HERE. Jerry Jurgensen from the Class of 1969 will be the featured speaker.

 

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 with any questions at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851.

 

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! Thousands have already reserved their seats. There are specific Youth Sessions for young people, but participants need to register ahead of time at Unite.Archomaha.org.

 

Reunion Weekend for the “4” and “9” Classes – September 20-21

If you are a Prep alumnus from a class year that ends in “4” and “9,” be sure to join us for Reunion Weekend 2019 on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21. Details are still being finalized but please note that Preptoberfest 2019 is also planned for Saturday, September 21.

If you would like to help with the planning of your 2019 class reunion, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 at 402-548-3851 or mhuerter@creightonprep.org.

 

Alumni Notes

 

Please Remember – Obits for the Month of March

Please remember the recently deceased members of the Creighton Prep community noted HERE. The Alumni Office will post a notice of the passing of Prep alumni, parents, spouses and children each month with the Prep Pulse. If we have missed a notice or you wish to receive further obituary information, please contact Terri Haller at thaller@creightonprep.org.

 

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