Quicklinks
Home >
Parent Quick Links > Parent Pulse
page tools :

THE MAY 17 PARENT PULSE

 

For Senior Parents – Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation – Tomorrow and Sunday

Congratulations to the senior parents and their sons! Just as a reminder, graduation events kick off this weekend with the Baccalaureate Mass tomorrow night, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Church on the campus of Creighton University. Because of space limitations, this Mass can accommodate only seniors and their parents. Seniors should sit with their parents and dress in Prep's formal dress code with a suit coat or jacket optional.

The graduation ceremony will be held in the Heider Center on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Seniors should arrive by 9:15 a.m. in formal dress code with cap and gown, and use the commons entrance. (For graduating students, a suit coat or jacket is not recommended because it gets bulky and warm under the graduation gown.) The Heider Center doors will open at 9 a.m., and carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited.

Tickets were distributed with caps and gowns today. If your family will not use all allotted tickets, you may turn them in at the high school office or the Heider Center ticket window prior to the ceremony.

 

School News

 

Final Student Obligations to be Completed Before Summer Break

Parents, please remind your sons that, if they have any of obligations still outstanding, they must be completed before they leave for the summer break. These could include:

  • Jugs (including Saturday Jugs).
  • Payment of any fines or fees.
  • Returning elevator keys.
  • Turning in demerit cards.
  • Taking care of any library obligations.

Students can stop in at the Dean’s Office if they have any questions.

 

Deadline for Students to Clear Items From Locker Rooms – Thursday, May 23

Students are asked to clear out any remaining items in the home or visitor locker rooms by Thursday, May 23 as the lockers will be cleaned out the following day. Locks may be returned to Mr. Dan Tietjen or left on the lockers themselves. Any items still remaining in the lockers after Thursday, May 23 will be donated to local charities.

 

Semester Exams for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors – May 21-23

The regular semester exam schedule for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is as follows:

Tuesday, May 21

8 a.m.  Theology

9:15 a.m.  World Language

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams

Wednesday, May 22

8 a.m.  Math

9:15 a.m.  Social Studies

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams

Thursday, May 23

8 a.m.  English

9:15 a.m.  Science

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams

 

Exams that will be given early

Composition

College Composition

Design Technology

Fine Arts

Physical Education

Social Studies electives

 

New Merchandise, Final Jay Mart Shopping Days of the School Year

Check out the new dress code-approved apparel just in at the Jay Mart, including the cool quarter-zips pictured here. And hurry! There are only four shopping days left in the school year!

Monday, May 20 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open on regular school days and for select special events. For any questions or additional information on the Jay Mart, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@creightonprep.org.

 

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

 

Volunteers Needed on Sunday, June 2 at Sacred Heart

All Prep students serve at the Heart Ministry Center as part of their sophomore Faces of Christ Retreat, and Sacred Heart Parish is looking for Prep students to also volunteer on Sunday, June 2 from 12-3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Carnival. Kids from the neighborhood are invited to participate in carnival games, and volunteers are needed to help run those games.  

If your son is interested in volunteering for this project as a follow up to their experience at the Heart Ministry Center, please contact. Ms. Liz Hoover at lzhoover@yahoo.com. Click HERE for more information.

 

Summer Service Opportunity at the Siena/Francis House

Creighton Prep is serving the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter this summer on June 11, June 17, July 9 and July 15. Students and families are welcome to participate. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Prep Track and Field, Lacrosse and Golf Teams at State

Cheer on the Prep varsity lacrosse and golf teams as they strive for state titles over the next five days!

Today and tomorrow (May 17 and 18), root for the Metro Conference and District A-3 champion Junior Jay track and field team as the squad completes for another state title at Burke Stadium. You can find the official meet schedule HERE.

Then catch the lacrosse team when they play in a semifinal game tonight (Friday, May 17) against the Lincoln Rampage at 6 p.m. at Ralston High School Stadium. Assuming a victory, they would play in the state championship game tomorrow at 12 p.m. on their home field at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium! Admission to both games is free, and your attendance is requested!

Also, be sure to catch the Metro Conference and District A-4 champion CP golf team in action at the state meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22, at the Norfolk Country Club. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive but the guys would appreciate the attendance and support.

Go, Prep!

 

Post-BASH Sale Now Until Friday, May 31

The Post-BASH Sale is on now at CreightonPrep.org/bash!  Shop there until Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m., and choose from a variety of custom Prep items along with tickets to Finest Hour at the Lake on Saturday, June 29 and the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 24. Also available are a handful of silent auction items from Beach BASH 2019!

Visit CreightonPrep.org/bash today to begin shopping. When you arrive there, just click on POST-BASH SALE in the table of contents at left to get started. Enjoy!

 

Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, May 20

We look forward to seeing all those who have registered 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! Attendees can contact Max Huerter '09 in the alumni office at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851 with any questions.

 

Omaha Gives! – Wednesday, May 22

As of Friday, May 17, we are just five days away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 22! This is a great opportunity to show your support for Prep on a day when many in the Omaha area will be giving to their favorite causes. See the recent email from Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ and plan to give HERE on that day. You also can schedule your Prep donations on the site anytime between now and May 22. Thank you!

 

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 them 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

 

Baseball Completes Season in State Semifinals

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney and the varsity baseball team on another successful year. The team finished in the state semifinals on Thursday, May 16 and compiled a 20-12 season record. Be sure to catch the Five Points Bank squad of Prep players as they advance through the summer in American Legion play.

 

Golf Team Wins District A-4 Title

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning the District A-4 title on Monday, May 13 at the Johnny Goodman Golf Course. The team’s score of 302 outdistanced second place Millard North by 11 strokes. Rex Soulliere finished second overall with a 72 followed by Joshua Kramer in fourth with a 75, Jacob Boor in fifth with a 77 and Tanner Mulhlecke in sixth with a 78. Just two shots back was Tommy Slattery at 78. The squad moves on to the state tournament next week in Norfolk.

 

Gold and Silver Medal Performances Take Place in National Latin Exam

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performance on the 2019 National Latin Exam. Over 139,000 Latin students from around the world participated this year. Students whose scores were in the 90th percentile or higher received a gold medal. Those whose scores were in the 80-89th percentile received a silver medal.

Gold Medals

Level IV                                             

Joseph Boever

Sam Forrest

Will Draper

Colin Duffy

Jonathan Schroeder

Henry Johnson

Level III

James Chapman

Landen Kroska

Jackson Morris

Mitchell Gordon

 

Silver Medals

Level IV

Jason Kwong

Paul Weist

Noah Meysenburg

Liam Reinhart

Zach Draper

Jaliya Nagahawatte

Ross Schroeder

Kevin Hong

Level III

Daniel Meyer

Nate Franco

Matthew Lemar

Level II

Kevin Prososki

Daniel Kleinsmith

Sean Patterson

 

Prep Students Score Near the Top in National Spanish Exam

Congratulations to the following Creighton Prep students for their outstanding performance on the National Spanish Exam:

Top 10% Nationally

Spanish I

Nathan Ramachandran

Raul Contreras

Spanish II

John Dickas

Max Lauritsen

Colin Mahoney

Matthew McCaslin

Spanish III

Ben Lyons

Dominic Mendlik

Ethan Schmaderer

Sebastian Miller

Spanish IV

James Chapman

Spanish V

Porfirio Becerra

 

Top 20% Nationally

Spanish I

Bryce Frailey

Michael LeBlanc

Spanish II

Andrew Butler

Timothy Chase

Michael Combs

Ben Humpal

Nick Huang

Ben Ravnsborg

Spanish III

Michael Montemarano

Tristan Curd

Alessandro Bressani

Ryan Kenney

 

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 home page: www.creightonprep.org/mobile

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

Instagram: @creightonprep

The May Prep Pulse
Posted 05/15/2019 05:47PM

 

Jesuit Reflection


I was honored to join the celebration of the first graduating class of Loyola Scholars on Sunday, May 5 at Creighton Prep. The Scholars of the 2019 class and their families were very proud and happy with this great and pioneering achievement.  

As the founding director, I felt a great deal of satisfaction and joy as the Scholars crossed before the altar in the Skinner Chapel to receive their diplomas from Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ and Mr. Jim Bopp. As I tried to communicate in the homily at the Mass, Jesus seeks to encounter us in new and unfolding ways throughout our lives, just as the disciples along the sea encountered anew their teacher and friend, Jesus, now risen.   

Accomplishments mark a time, but more importantly, open up new opportunities for the Risen Christ to appear, differently than before, as the Scholars step into Creighton Prep beginning in the fall, joining the Class of 2023. As Cindy and Scott Heider, whose family foundation generously supports the program, remarked during the family reception, the Scholars are prepared and know Prep better than any of their future Prep classmates, as they have been immersed in the halls of Prep for the last three years, learning from Prep teachers and others, enjoying leadership and physical activities with Prep students, meeting Prep alumni, celebrating liturgies in the chapel and playing with Champ.  

Since my departure from Prep in 2018, Mrs. Jeni Martinez has been taking Loyola Scholars to new levels as the director, working to strengthen the academic curriculum, developing solid relationships with the Scholars' home elementary schools, building bonds with Loyola Scholars families and communities, and planning more fun and educational activities.  

The experience of building and creating Loyola Scholars under the direction of Fr. Neitzke and in collaboration with the Heider Family Foundation is also serving my new mission at Xavier University in Cincinnati, where I'm tasked with overseeing the creation of a new formational program for undergraduates, the Road Thru Xavier, which incorporates different high impact learning experiences.  

My colleagues and I in Community Engaged Learning are focused on creating more immersive learning opportunities for students with their professors. Loyola Scholars helped prepare me for Xavier by getting me out into different communities, getting to know and capitalize on community assets, and being more confident with program development. I am very grateful for all that I experienced at Prep and confident and excited for the future of Loyola Scholars as it becomes more and more embedded in the Prep community and as its graduates grow as Prep students with excellent futures ahead for them and their families.

Fr. Nathan Wendt, SJ


Volunteer Opportunities


Final Eucharistic Adoration Friday of the School Year – Friday, May 17

Click HERE to reach the CP Adoration 2018-2019 and sign up to participate on Friday, May 17, the final adoration Friday of the school year. 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 participated this year!


School News


Beach BASH 2019 - Thank You!

Creighton Prep would like to extend its sincere thanks to the attendees, auction donors, advertisers, underwriting and corporate table sponsors, and the volunteers who made Beach BASH 2019 Riding the Wave for 140 Years a success on Saturday, April 27.

More than 660 guests gathered in the Heider Center for this 49th annual fundraiser where nearly 350 silent auction items and 26 live auction items were up for bid. Director of Events Amy Knight said that, based on very preliminary numbers, it appears that Beach BASH 2019 exceeded its goals and will be quite possibly a record-breaker.

During the silent auction and dinner, a video showcasing the brotherhood between Prep students was shown, and senior Akol Arop ’19 spoke about what his experience at the school has meant to him. Guests then raised their paddles to donate and bid on live auction items such as a dive trip to Turneffe Island Resort near Belize, a Palm Beach golf outing, a weeklong stay at a Mission Beach home in San Diego and a “dream day” at a Chicago Cubs game. The auction concluded just before 9:30 p.m.

If you missed Beach BASH 2019 Riding the Wave for 140 years and would still like to contribute, click HERE to donate in support of Creighton Prep students. Click HERE to see photos from the event.

Executive chairs for Beach BASH 2019 were Tiffany Dencklau and Lisa Gravelle (decorations) Melissa and Patrick Duffy ’90 (underwriting), Cathy Goracke (logistics), Carrie Jenkins (silent auction), Beth Kramer (patron party), Jim Naylon ’85 (raffle) and Michele Zadalis (catalog).

The monies raised each year during BASH are a key component in the school’s ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of Prep students.

Mark your calendar on Saturday, April 25, 2020 to join us for our 50th consecutive BASH!


Post-BASH Sale on Now at CreightonPrep.org/bash

The Post-BASH Sale is on now at CreightonPrep.org/bash!  Shop there until Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m., and choose from a variety of custom Prep items along with tickets to Finest Hour at the Lake on Saturday, June 29 and the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 24. Also available are a handful of silent auction items from Beach BASH 2019!

Visit CreightonPrep.org/bash today to begin shopping. When you arrive there, just click on “POST-BASH SALE” in the table of contents at left to get started. Enjoy!

 

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

 

Soccer Team Completes Season in State Final

Congratulations to the varsity soccer team on a great 18-3 season that saw the squad make the state final on Monday, May 13, losing a very close match to South, 2-1. The Junior Jays defeated Lincoln East and Papillion-La Vista to advance to the championship game after winning the District A-4 title.


Golf Team Wins District A-4 Title

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning the District A-4 title on Monday, May 13 at the Johnny Goodman Golf Course. The team’s score of 302 outdistanced second place Millard North by 11 strokes. Rex Soulliere finished second overall with a 72 followed by Joshua Kramer in fourth with a 75, Jacob Boor in fifth with a 77 and Tanner Mulhlecke in sixth with a 78. Just two shots back was Tommy Slattery at 78. The squad moves on to the state tournament next week in Norfolk.

The district title was a great complement to their Metro Conference championship, which they won during challenging conditions at Benson Golf Course on Wednesday, May 8. At that tournament, all five Prep golfers finished in the top ten, including Jake Boor (second), Rex Soulliere (fifth), Josh Kramer (seventh), Tommy Slattery (eighth) and Tanner Muhlecke (10th).


Track and Field Team First in District A-3

Congratulations to the track and field team on winning the District A-3 championship in North Platte on Friday, May 10 with a team score of 122. Event winners included Xzavier Reed (long jump), Leo Burns (800 meter run), Michael Buckley (1600 meter run), Noah Strako (110 meter high hurdles) and the 3200 meter relay team of Leo Burns, Luke Dickas, Michael Buckley and Grant West. Next up for the squad is the state meet at Burke on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18.

Team members also won the program’s third Metro Conference title in the past five years on Wednesday, May 1. Among the highlights that day, Grant West and Michael Buckley took first and second in the 1,600 meter run, and Noah Strako finished second in the 200 meter dash and 110 meter high hurdles.


Prep Students Recognized for Excellence at Awards Nights

Congratulations to the 62 Prep students who were recognized for excellence at the annual Student Awards Night on Thursday, May 9:

Bill Brodd Memorial Scholarship - STEAM

Abram Wulf

Outstanding Varsity Speaker

Nathaniel Reyes

Outstanding Novice Speaker - Debate

Jack McNally

Linda Mead Forensics Prize

Jaliya Nagahawatte

Michael Peters Outstanding Novice - Speech  

Simon Podliska

Omaha World-Herald Key Staffer Award

Anthony Kowal

Dienstbier Literary Magazine Award

Joseph McLeese

Brayman Scholarship for English

James Chapman

Brayman Scholarship for English

Matthew Lemar

Proficiency in Level IV - French

Angel Arcos-Ponce

Proficiency in Level IV - Spanish

James Chapman

Proficiency in Level IV - Latin

Joseph Boever

Proficiency in Level IV - Italian

Gianluca Green

Proficiency in Level II - French

Henry Egan

Proficiency in Level II - Spanish

John Dickas

Proficiency in Level II - Latin

Kevin Prososki

Proficiency in Level II - Italian

Matthew Nanfito

Fr. Charles Kanne, SJ Memorial Latin Scholarship   

Samuel Forrest

Rensselaer Medal

Connor Gregg

Bausch and Lomb Science Award

James Chapman

Brayman Scholarship for Social Studies

Matthew Lemar

Brayman Scholarship for Social Studies

Mac Nelson

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence   

John Guenther

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Noah Guzinski

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Maximus Lauritsen

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Benjamin Lyons

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Maxwell Sladovnik

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Matthew Stone

Woodmen of the World American History Award

James Chapman

The Winifred M. Cassem Scholarship

Samuel Raabe

The Winifred M. Cassem Scholarship

Colin Mahoney

The Winifred M. Cassem Scholarship

Rodney Olden III

Academic All-Metro First Team & All State

Matthew Muellner

Dr. John P. Malloy Scholarship

James Quinn

Oscar Romero Award - Freshmen

Alex Nsengiyumva

Oscar Romero Award - Freshmen

James Silva

Mahatma Gandhi Award - Sophomores

Juan Barron

Mahatma Gandhi Award - Sophomores

David Galas

Black Elk Award - Juniors

Tristan Curd

Black Elk Award - Juniors

Kevin Eby

Martin Luther King Award - Seniors

Matthew Anderson

Martin Luther King Award - Seniors

Darryl York III

James Schwee Memorial Award

Michael Barrett

The Brother Marc Campbell, SJ Scholarship

Quincy Cervantes

Don Michalski Scholarship for Christian Young Men

Daniel Kleinsmith

Don Michalski Scholarship for Christian Young Men

Timothy Chase

Exchange Club Outstanding Sophomore Award

Nathaniel Reyes

Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Joseph Boever

Le Moyne College Heights Award

Ryan Kenney

St. Michael's College Book Award

Brandon Finn-Jackson

George Washington University Book Award

Henry Drvol

Nebraska State Boys Representative

James Chapman

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ Scholarship

Moises Acevedo

St. Ignatius Scholarship

James Chapman

Ned O'Brien Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas Garrett

Ned O'Brien Memorial Scholarship

Jack Moore

David M. Hoover Memorial Scholarship

Isiaah Clark

Don Leahy Award

Luke Dickas

Jeffrey Shreves Memorial Award

Max Donahoe

Jeffrey Shreves Memorial Award

Henry Lewis II

West Omaha Rotary Club Award

Matthew Baysa

Jesuit Schools Network Award

Matthew Muellner

The Fr. Henry L. Sullivan, SJ Award for outstanding senior will be presented at the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

 

Three CP Teams in Top Six at UNO Academic Bowl for World History

Prep students excelled at the UNO Academic Bowl for World History on Saturday, May 4, with teams placing second, fifth and sixth in the 25-team event representing 11 Omaha area schools. Much like the AP Exam, the participants took a multiple choice test and wrote one essay for the competition.

Congratulations to Prep Team A comprised of Will Ernatt, Max Lauritsen, Colin Mahoney, Jackson Morris, Kevin Prososki and John Ronayne; to Prep Team B with Aidan Chapman, Tim Chase, Michael Combs, Andrew Hood, Daniel Kleinsmith and Michael Lukaszewicz; and to the members of Prep Team C: John Dickas, Will Harper, Matt McCaslin, Sean Patterson and Cian Weekly.

 

Creighton Prep Blue Team Second at State Trap Meet

The 50th Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot was held in Doniphan, Nebraska on May 3 and 4, and congratulations to the Creighton Prep Blue Team on their second place finish. Highlights also included Alex Papa’s second place finish in the individual competition, followed closely by teammates Tom Peltz (third) and Connor Gregg (ninth).


Six Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Congratulations to the following student athletes who also signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level:

Michael Buckley - Creighton University - cross country

Leo Burns - Saint Louis University - track

Thomas Faber - Rockhurst University - basketball

John Krejci - Doane University - track

Noah Strako - South Dakota State University - track

Grant West - Mount St. Mary’s University - track

Click HERE to see photos from the Friday, May 3 signing ceremony.

 

Seniors Sign to Play Soccer at the Next Level

Congratulations to seniors Matt Anderson and Jordan Sauer who signed recently to attend and play soccer at Saint John’s University and Midland University, respectively. The signing ceremony took place on Monday, April 29 in the Smith Atrium. Click HERE to see photos from the event.


Prep Wins UNO Academic Bowl in AP U.S. History for Fourth Consecutive Year

Prep students prevailed for the fourth consecutive year (and the sixth out of the last seven years) at the UNO Academic Bowl for AP U.S. History that was held on Saturday, April 27 at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

The three teams of Junior Jays finished 1,2 and 4 in the 12-team competition that also included students from Brownell-Talbot, Bryan, Central, Mercy, Millard North, Mount Michael and Westside.

The first place Prep A team included James Chapman, Nate Franco, Jake Konecky, Josh Kramer, Matthew Lemar and Ethan Schmaderer. The second place Prep B team consisted of Leo Connors, Sam Ellerbeck, Thomas Franco, Nick McGill, Jack Truscott and Paul Wynegar. And members of the fourth place Prep C team were Danny Fagan, Fin Herrera, Ryan Kenney, Matt Mandolfo, Brian Martin and Tom Peltz.

 

Freshman Team Takes Second at Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to the freshman team of Bryce Frailey, Peter Hoover, Ryan Laughlin and Cole Mack on their second place finish in the ninth grade division of the Lincoln Northeast Brain Brawl High School Quiz Bowl held on Saturday, April 27. It was their final tournament of the year.


Karenni Catholic Family Resettled With Help From Students

Prep and Marian students worked with Lutheran Family Services recently to welcome a Karenni Catholic family to Omaha by setting up the family’s apartment prior to their arrival. The family was forced to flee Myanmar and have been staying in a refugee camp in Thailand.

Thanks to Lutheran Family Services for this opportunity, to Omaha firefighter Drew Gerken ‘97 for providing furniture and to the Prep and Marian communities for their donations of household items and groceries.

 

Students Deliver Project Rachel Funds to Archbishop Lucas

On Wednesday, April 24, juniors Nick McGill and Paul Owens presented Archbishop George Lucas with checks from fundraising at Prep that will support Project Rachel, a healing ministry of the Catholic Church that helps those dealing with the aftermath of abortion. Each year, Prep joins all of the other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha in a fundraising effort for Project Rachel.

"Archbishop Lucas asked us to share his gratitude to the Prep student body for supporting this important ministry of the Catholic Church,” said Director of Campus Ministry Dave Lawler ‘95. “Thanks to the students in Prep's Students for Life Club for taking the lead on this fundraiser."


Chamber Choir Selected to Perform Again at the College World Series

Congratulations to Rob Chesire, vocal music program director, and the CP Chamber Choir on being selected once again to perform the national anthem before a game at the College World Series!

The choir submitted a live recording earlier this semester then was invited to audition at TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday, April 13. The group will perform just prior to the start of Game 6 on Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m.


Upcoming Events


Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, May 20

We look forward to seeing all those who have registered 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! Attendees can contact Max Huerter '09 in the Alumni Office at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851 with any questions.


Omaha Gives! – Wednesday, May 22

We are just one week away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 22. This is a great opportunity to show your support for Prep on a day when many in the Omaha area will be giving to their favorite causes. See the email from Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ and plan to give HERE on that day. You also can schedule your Prep donations on the site anytime between now and May 22. Thank you!


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 them 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 April

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.


Join Seeking Truth Bible Study

If you’ve always wanted to try a bible study or grow in your faith, Seeking Truth is a great place to start and have meaningful dialogues with your kids. It is an international bible study that started at Creighton Prep and, in its 10th year, the group will be going back to the beginning and Genesis.

All are welcome! The class is taught by Sharon Doran, mother of five Prep graduates. Pre-register HERE for Thursday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. on September 12 and running through March. For information on Seeking Truth’s 10 Year Anniversary Conference, visit www.SeekingTruth.net.


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

 

©2008 Creighton Preparatory School   |   7400 Western Avenue   |   Omaha, NE 68114   |   P 402 393 1190   |   F 402 393 0260   |   Contact Us     Twitter Facebook
powered by finalsite