THE SEPTEMBER 13 PARENT PULSE
Mid-Quarter Progress Reports Available on Monday, September 16
Late in the day on Monday, you will find mid-quarter progress reports available through PowerSchool. To check these reports.
- Log in to PowerSchool.
- Click on Grade History at left.
- You will see a grade, an effort grade and possibly other comments from teachers
If you have questions or concerns about grades, please contact your son’s teacher.
PowerSchool and Canvas are excellent resources for monitoring student progress. Creighton Prep expects that parents are using these tools for this purpose.
You can view your son’s grades at any time from the Grades and Attendance page in PowerSchool. Click on the actual grade for a breakdown of assignments. Canvas serves as a resource for what is going on in class.
Prep Student From China Needs New Host Prep Family
Ethan is a current junior at Prep and is in need of a new host Prep family. His current host family is just very busy with smaller children, so he would like to find an environment that is more conducive to studying.
Ethan enjoys studying science, playing sports and taking outdoor photos. You can find out more about him here.
If you are interested in hosting Ethan, please email Hong Qian. She can let you know about a stipend / financial assistance.
Paying for Breakfast and After School Snacks
Did you know that breakfast and after school snacks are available to your son at Prep? Breakfast is served from 7-8:15 a.m. and after school snacks from 2:45-3:10 p.m. Students can pay cash for them at the point of sale or you can create and fund a MySchoolAccount they can use.
Letter Sweaters Can Be Ordered Until Tuesday, September 17
The price is $50 and samples are in the Jay Mart now.
- White sweaters for students with state honors in a varsity NSAA sport or activity or an approved club sport
- Blue sweaters for students who have lettered in those sports or activities
- Dress-code approved
- Can be worn on formal dress days
- Sleeve chevrons to note successive years of participation: an additional $10.
Order today through Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear. Email Dan Kennedy, SJ with any questions.
2019 Yearbooks Ready For The Class of 2019
The Jay Junior 2019 yearbook is ready for pickup in the High School Office by members of the Class of 2019 or their parents. The HSO is located inside the Administration entrance from the east parking lot.
Help with Preptoberfest on Saturday, September 21
Preptoberfest, a celebration of all things Prep, will take place next Saturday from 5-9 p.m., and we need parent volunteers to sign up to help before, during and after the event.
If you have any questions or need more information, please email Amy Knight or call her at 402-393-1190.
Volunteer for BASH 2020
Commit today to be one of the 500 volunteers who will make our 50th BASH fundraiser a success on Saturday, April 25 for the students who rely on financial assistance to attend Prep.
Soon, we’ll need lots of parents to help with acquiring auction items. Later in January, to sell raffle tickets, help with decorations and write descriptions for the catalog. In late April, to set up auction items, serve drinks at the event, and help with tear-down and cleanup
This is a great way to give back to Prep and meet great people!
Tutors Needed at Jesuit Academy
Campus Ministry is looking for Prep students who would like to tutor at Jesuit Academy on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m. If your son would like to participate, please contact Dave Lawler in the Campus Ministry Office.
College Admissions Counselors at Prep – September 16-19
Juniors and seniors interested in attending these visits need to notify their teachers in advance that they will be missing class. They are responsible for the material covered while they are away from class.
All meetings will be held in the office of Director of College Counseling Christianne Clark unless otherwise noted. She will give students a pass at the end of each visit to return to class. Seniors attending meetings over their lunch break can bring their lunch to Mrs. Clark’s office.
Monday, September 16
12:45 p.m. University of Chicago
Tuesday, September 17
9:35 a.m. Catholic College Fair in the Smith Atrium. Students register and pre-print a barcode.
7 p.m. Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis - Brownell Talbot School, Swanson Auditorium (400 Happy Hollow Blvd.) Students register here.
7 p.m. Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University - Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown (555 S. 10th St.) Students register here.
Wednesday, September 18
12:45 p.m. Seton Hall University
Thursday, September 19
7:30 a.m. Saint Louis University
9:30 a.m. STEM careers with NASA - Criss Auditorium
12:45 p.m. Texas Christian University
6 p.m. Historically Black College and Cultural Enrichment Tour Info Meeting - Salem Baptist Church, Conference Room (3131 Lake Street). Tentative list: Alabama A & M, Alabama State University, Grambling State University, Fisk University, Jackson State University, Langston University, Paul Quinn College and Tennessee State University.
Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, September 16
We look forward to seeing everyone who has registered for the annual Men for Others Golf Classic at the Omaha Country Club.
- Two-player best ball format
- Check-in / driving range begins at 10:30 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Questions? Email Rick Berger ‘76 or call 402-393-1190.
Jr. Jays 12th Man Club Meetings – September 18 and October 22
Fathers of current student-athletes in the Prep football program and Prep alumni are invited to the Jr. Jays 12th Man Club meetings next Wednesday and Tuesday, October 22
- Cunningham’s Pub and Grill at 10904 West Dodge Road
- Social at 6 p.m., remarks at 7 p.m. by Coach Tim Johnk
- $20 for two meetings. Includes appetizers and a beverage ticket
- Menu and a cash bar available
Mail your $20 check to Creighton Prep Football Booster Club 1615 S. 126 Street Omaha, NE 68144.
Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents – Thursday, September 19
The Counseling Office will be sponsoring Coffee and Conversation for Senior Parents in the Carta Hall of Fame Room next Thursday from 6-7 p.m.
Counselors will be present to answer any questions you have about the college application process, college scholarships or paying for college.
Freshman/Big Brother Service Day – Friday, September 20
The first of two Freshman/Big Brother service days will take place next Friday. The students participating have been emailed their service sites assignments.
The big brothers will provide transportation that day. At 9 a.m.at Prep, they and the freshmen will enjoy donuts, juice and a short prayer service. They will travel to service sites in Omaha to volunteer from 10-11:30 a.m. then to lunch. Freshmen should bring money for lunch. Dress code is blue-white.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Lawler. Those not assigned to the September 20 service day will participate on November 8.
Preptoberfest – Saturday, September 21
The Prep community is invited to a celebration of all things Prep at our second annual Preptoberfest! Admission is free and please register to help us plan for the crowd. Attendees must be 21 or older.
- Mass at 4 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel
- 5-9 p.m. celebration in the west parking lot
- Food, beer and wine, and, by special arrangement, music by Omaha's own Billy McGuigan and his band!
- Food trucks 5-8:30 p.m.
- Billy plays 6-8:30 p.m.
- Get a Preptoberfest pint mug for $25 or purchase individual drink tickets.
Questions? Email Amy Knight or call her at 402-393-1190 Ext. 322.
Sports Night Featuring George Brett – Tuesday, September 24
Join us in the Heider Center when the school welcomes legendary Kansas City Royals third baseman and National Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett as the featured speaker for the 28th Annual Sports Night.
- 5:30 p.m. – Social, silent auction and BBQ dinner
- 7 p.m. – Oral auction
- 7:15 p.m. – Program featuring George Brett
- Individual tickets: $75 - $60 tax deductible
- Table of 10: $700 - $550 tax deductible
- Sponsor table: $1,000 - $850 tax deductible
- One person from each sponsor table is invited to a private cocktail reception with George Brett and will receive a gift and preferred seating for the table at Sports Night.
Attire for the evening is business casual, and parking will be available in both the east and west lots. You may also park in the Hillside Elementary School lot west of Prep.
Reserve your seats for Sports Night. For more information, contact Dan Schinzel at 402-393-1190.
Omaha National College Fair – Sunday, October 13
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting the Omaha National College Fair at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
Get more information on student registration and see a list of participating schools.
Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast – Sunday, October 20
Prep mothers, register now for the annual Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast. This special occasion is for mothers and sons of the Prep community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, and the Mass will be concelebrated by members of Prep's Jesuit community. The cost is $22 per person.
We’d like to have all Prep mothers and sons there, especially the members of the Class of 2023. Of particular concern to us is the student who may not have a mother at home. We encourage him to come with a sister, aunt, grandmother or another student and his mother.
- Sunday, October 20 at 10 a.m.
- Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
- The Windsor Ballroom
- 12520 Westport Parkway (conference center entrance)
Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction – Wednesday, October 23
Celebrate with the Prep community at the 2019 Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction. On that night, the following will be honored in the Sullivan Center:
- Sword of St. Ignatius – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
- Alumnus of the Year – Patrick J. Duffy ‘90
- Ancilla Domini – Karen Van Dyke
- Hall of Fame – Robert J. “Bob” Carlisle ‘76
- Hall of Fame – Cindy Heider
$60 per person. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Make your reservations today and see the names of former honorees.
For questions or more information, email Grace Cominoli or call her at 402-393-1190.
Ten Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Congratulations to the following students on being named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. According to the program website, approximately 1 percent of the 1.6 million students involved in the competition are named Semifinalists.
- Joseph Boever
- Richard Chapman
- Tristan Curd
- Henry Drvol
- Ryan Kenney
- Joshua Kramer
- Samuel Loeffler
- Mason Mandolfo
- Paul Owens
- Eric Woods
Finalists will be named in February then a smaller group of those will be announced in the spring as scholarship recipients.
From the Jay Journal: A Preview of Tonight’s Football Game
Catch Brendan Preisman’s Pre-Cap of tonight’s 7 p.m. football game between Prep and Lincoln High School at Beechner Field, 2229 J Street in Lincoln.
Interested in Joining our Facilities Maintenance Team?
We’re looking for a full-time team member to perform general maintenance: electrical, plumbing, cleaning, drywall, painting and light mechanical. Learn more about the position and apply.
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