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THE February 21st PARENT PULSE

  

STUDENT NEWS

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Finalists from the class of 2020: Joe Boever, James Chapman, Tristan Curd, Henry Drvol, Ryan Kenney, Josh Kramer, Sam Loeffler, Mason Mandolfo, and Paul Owens.

Speech Team Wins

The Speech team won team sweepstakes recognition in competitions at both Marian and Lincoln North Star. Winners included Dominic Mendlik ‘21 in extemporaneous speaking and Nate Reyes ‘21 in poetry. Nate Reyes won three awards, and Jimmy Miller ‘21 and Jack McNally ‘22 were double medalists.

African-American History Challenge 

Tristan Curd ‘20, Steven Ross ‘22, and Andrew Joppa ‘22 placed fourth overall in the African-American History Challenge. The annual academic competition is hosted by the 100 Black Men of Omaha Inc. and focuses on the history and contribution of African-Americans in the United States.

Wrestlers Qualified for State

Good luck and congratulations to Francisco Becerra ‘21, Victor Kaminski ‘23, Jaden Overman ‘20, Joey Glogowski ‘20, and Tony Pray ‘21 who qualified at the state tournament.

Swim and Dive Team Wis at Metro Conference

Congratulations to the swimmers and divers for winning the Metro Conference Meet -- TJ Nissen ‘23 (50 free), Matthew Ahlgren ‘20 (100 Butterfly), and Hayden Hadford ‘20 (200 IM). Rush Clark ‘20 won two events and was named boys outstanding swimmer of the meet. Prep scored 395.5 points to finish ahead of Elkhorn/Elkhorn South (343) and Westside (332). Next up for the team is the State Meet in Lincoln on February 27-29.


SCHOOL NEWS 

Mom Prom Photos 

If you went to Mom Prom and got your picture taken with your son, remind him that he can pick up the photo in the high school office from Donna.

$1,000 Bring a Friend to Prep Tuition Grant

Does your son have an 8th-grade friend who is interested in attending Prep but hasn’t yet applied? This year we are offering a $1,000 Bring a Friend to Prep Tuition Grant to all families who encourage a friend to attend Prep. Take a look at all of the details and use this Google form to formally claim your friend. 


UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

Ash Wednesday Mass - February 26

Prep will celebrate an all school Mass on Ash Wednesday in the Heider Center at 9:45 a.m. This will be a formal dress day for all students.   

Prep Moms Meeting - March 3

Meet in the Hall of Fame room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Incoming Freshman Registration - March 4

Mid-Term and End of Q3 - March 6

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Lenten Morning of Reflection - March 7

Father Andy Alexander, SJ will be speaking and reflecting on the theme “Letting Jesus Prepare Us on the Gift of Lent” on Saturday, March 7 at Mercy High School. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the event runs from 9-11:30 a.m. 

Parking is available and enter on the east side of the school. Coffee and donuts will be provided, a free-will donation is greatly appreciated. You can register at the Ignatian Volunteer Corps website or send them an email

Spring Break - March 9-13


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Retreat Leaders Needed for March 21 Confirmation Retreat

Campus Ministry is looking for students to help lead an 8th-grade Confirmation Retreat for Holy Cross students on Saturday, March 21. If your son would like to volunteer, please contact Dave Lawler for more information.  

Post Prom Volunteer Sign Up

Prep Moms are very excited to host Post Prom at Prep for the first time ever! Please sign up using Sign Up Genius to help us make this event a fun and safe night for our sons and their dates. With lots of fun games and activities planned we need lots of volunteers for decorations, food, awards, chaperones, game coordinators, and clean up. 

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 71 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!

How Can You Participate?


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6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam – Saturday, February 22
Posted 01/27/2020 12:27PM

The 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, February 22 at Creighton Prep. The cost is $10, and parents can register their sons and pay online HERE.

On the day of the exam, students should

  • Bring two #2 pencils (no calculators). 
  • Enter the building from the west parking lot. 
  • Arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. 

At 7:45 a.m., they will be directed to a classroom where testing will begin at 8 a.m. Parents can pick up students in the west parking lot starting at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Email Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, with any questions or call him at 402-393-1256.

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