Swim & Dive Team Sets Historic Record at State
Congratulations to Prep’s swimmers and divers for their record-breaking performance as they won a 14th consecutive state title -- the most of any NSAA sport in any division. Prep finished 46 points ahead of runner-up Westside.
Rush Clark ‘20 was voted Boys Swimmer of the Meet after winning all of his events and re-breaking his own state record in the 100 butterfly. Danny Perry ‘20 won the 200 freestyle. The 200 free relay won with Danny Perry, Andrew Hood ‘21, Drew Kaelin ‘21, and Ethan Schmaderer ‘20. Winning the 400 free relay (second fastest time in state history) was Rush Clark, Danny Perry, Andrew Hood, and Ben Ravnsborg ‘21. John Watson ‘23 also won medals in the 200 IM and 500 free.
National Speech and Debate Finalists
Dominic Mendlik ‘21 won two awards in regional speech competition and has qualified for the National Forensic League/National Speech & Debate Association's Grand Nationals this June in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nate Reyes ‘21 also qualified for that tournament.
Basketball Wins District Championship
The varsity basketball team beat Grand Island in overtime to win the district championship. Come cheer on the Jr. Jays at their 59th appearance at state as they take on Westside on Thursday, March 12 at 3:45 p.m. in Lincoln.
Quarter Progress Reports Available Tuesday, March 10
These reports, which note academic grades, effort grades and other general comments about your son’s progress, will be available on PowerSchool by the end of the day on March 10.
To access his report:
If you need help accessing PowerSchool, please contact the High School Office.
There is still plenty of time for improvement and growth. These reports are a snapshot at this point in the semester and are not recorded on transcripts. If your son is struggling in any way, let his teachers and counselor know of your questions and concerns, and encourage him to see his teachers for help or talk with his counselor.
Parent-Teacher Conferences – March 18
These five-minute conferences are opportunities for brief check-ins on your son’s progress. Plan to meet your son’s teachers in the Heider Center on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. See more about Parent-Teacher Conferences here, including tips on how to prepare.
Senior Retreat Information
Parents and guardians of students who have signed up for the 2020 Senior Retreat have received an email with details about the retreat. If you have any additional questions, please contact Jerry Kinney. The retreat takes place on Thursday, March 26 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the home of a senior parent and continues on Friday, March 27 from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Prep. This is not an overnight retreat. The theme of this year’s retreat is “On the Road to Emmaus.”
Student Film Festival - March 20
Creighton Prep Film and Photo Club is hosting a student film festival on Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the new art gallery. There will be a red carpet, blue Oscar trophies, gift card prizes and more.
Concessions Supervisor Needed
Prep is looking for someone to supervise and operate the concessions stand during the soccer and lacrosse seasons. This is a paid position. If you or someone you know is interested, please email Dan Schinzel or call him at 402-393-1190.
4th Quarter Alpha Youth Program
Campus Ministry is inviting freshmen and sophomores to participate in the Alpha Youth program on Wednesdays after school at 2:55-4 p.m. during the fourth quarter. Alpha Youth is an interactive series exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each meeting includes a meal, a talk and discussion. It is meant to help young people explore questions surrounding faith.
If your son would like to participate, contact Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office, and he will follow up with your son to invite him to be a part of the fourth quarter group.
Pray this Lent with Prep’s FaithCP App
Consider making daily prayer and Creighton Prep a part of your Lenten journey by visiting FaithCP or downloading our FaithCP prayer app.
UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Spring Break - March 9-13
Athletic Hall of Fame - March 9 - tickets available online
Siena/Francis House Volunteer Opportunity - March 10th
Quarter Progress Reports Available - March 10
State Basketball Game - Thursday, March 12 at 3:45 p.m. in Lincoln
Parent-Teacher Conferences - March 18
Student Film Festival - March 20, 5-8 p.m.
CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting - Monday, March 16
The CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience continues its 13th year Monday, March 16 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 118 located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the hallway south of the east entrance. Director of Adult Spirituality, Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ, will direct the meeting as we continue our walk through Lent.
Would you like to learn more about your son’s religious formation at Prep and support his spiritual growth, as well as hear members of the CP staff share how faith influences their work? Please join us once a month as we pray the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and learn about Ignatian spirituality.
Uniquely designed with busy parents in mind, this spiritual journey takes the four-week Ignatian retreat and spreads it over nine months. Fr. Kevin will lead the group in prayer, teaching and discussion of the Spiritual Exercises. He will also suggest ways that participants can live the retreat each day. If you would like to join the group for any or all of the monthly meetings, plan on the second Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. September through May.
Siena/Francis House Volunteer Opportunity - March 10th
Campus Ministry will be serving the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House on Tuesday, March 10th from 4:30-7 p.m. If your son would like to volunteer, please contact Dave Lawler. Transportation is available – a school van will depart Prep at 4 p.m. and return by 7:30 p.m.
Post Prom Committee Needs Your Help
It's almost here. Prep Family Association is moving Post Prom to Prep for the FIRST time ever! We need your help. Our goal is to keep the boys safe on Prom night – AND, boys will not need to attend Post Prom with a date. Take a look at the list of items the committee is working to collect. Any donation, regardless of amount is greatly appreciated.
Help Make BASH Is Golden a Success
Bash Is Golden "Celebrating 50 Years of Building A Scholastic Heritage" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 25, just 50 days away as of today.
The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone and to provide $2.5 million annually in financial assistance to approximately 52 percent of our students. Plus, BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community.
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!
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