Connecting the Baltimore Lutheran-Concordia Prep Community
September 2018
Dear Alumni and Friends of Baltimore Lutheran School and Concordia Preparatory School,

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ! I hope you all had a wonderful summer and spent time relaxing with family and friends. The summer here at Concordia Prep was anything but restful. Shortly after the last day of school, construction began on the Upper and Middle School bathrooms, the Upper School Chemistry lab and Middle School Science room. The Bridges Media Center received a much-needed facelift and brand new furniture. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this campaign. Visit the Renew and Rejoice Gallery to see before and after photos and stay tuned for information about Phase Two of the campaign, which will launch later this fall.

Concordia Prep is blessed in so many ways. Last June we celebrated the Class of 2018 during May and June with awards, farewell events, and graduation. This class boasted an impressive list of acceptances and scholarships to 60 colleges and universities. Also in June, we watched our eighth graders become high school students at their affirmation ceremony. Enrollment this past year showed a significant increase and school opened with our enrollment near capacity for the first time in years. We share with pride our outstanding students' academic, fine and performing arts, and athletic achievements with the Year in Review feature on the Concordia Prep website: The Year in Review

This fall we will hold the first Athletic Hall of Fame during our Homecoming celebration on Saturday, October 13 . Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The day will begin with our fall Open House for Prospective Families at 10 am followed by a Renew and Rejoice dedication ceremony for areas updated over the summer at 12 pm. The varsity football game begins at 1 pm and the Athletic Hall of Fame will be held during halftime, followed by the Alumni Oktoberfest from 4 to 6 pm.

An integral part of the Renew and Rejoice campaign has been our commitment to renew our relationships with our alumni and association churches. During March, April, May, and June, I visited over 20 churches not only to worship with each congregation but to thank them for their commitment to our success. We have more visits planned for the fall. I hope to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how our faith in Christ enables us to provide a faith-filled education to the next generation of servant leaders.

It's a great time to be a Saint.

May God bless you and those you love.

In Christ
Brent Johnson
Headmaster
BLHS 1992-1997 Reunion
The BLHS 1992-1997 Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 5pm – 9pm (and on!) at The Point in Towson (the old Crease). 523 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204. Please visit the 1992-1997 BLHS Reunion webpage on the Concordia Prep website for complete details on how to register and contact Anne Laro at  annelaro@me.com with questions.

October 13, 2018
Join us for a day of fellowship, friendship, food, and fun!
  • Open House for Prospective Families: 10 am to 12 pm. Please spread the word to family and friends.
  • Renew and Rejoice Dedication Ceremony: 12 pm
  • Varsity Football vs. St. Johns Catholic Prep: 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Halftime
  • Okotoberfest: 4 pm to 6 pm
The Great Gatsby: November 2-4
The Concordia Prep Theatre Department as well as several alumni guest actors will present  The Great Gatsby  November 2, 3, 4. As a way to celebrate the talents of our theatre students over the years and for many years to come, a portion of ticket sales will go towards the Renew and Rejoice Campaign and the renovation of the Black Box Theatre. Alumni actors include: Bayley Rabenau ('12), Colin Jones ('10), and Mark Bayne ('10), and choreographer Donna Stroh ('85). For more information, contact Director Mrs. Johnson at  joyjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org . Online ticket sales will open soon.
7th Annual Weidinger-Szczesny Bingo: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Doors open at 6 pm; Games begin at 7 pm
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church- Parish Hall: 12022 Jerusalem Road * Kingsville
  • Featuring Vera Bradley, Thirty-One, COACH & KATE SPADE
  • To Benefit the St. Paul’s Tuition Assistance Grant Fund
  • In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. John & Jean Weidinger and Mrs. Gail Szczesny
  • 20 games for $20
  • Raffles, Specials and Refreshments sold separately!

Contact Jenifer Schildwachter @ jeniferschildwachter@concordiaprepschool.org 443-686-0124 or Karen Woolsey @ saintsmom545@gmail.com  410-790-1818 to make a donation to stuff/sponsor a bag and to reserve tickets.

Thank you for your support as we raise money to help make a Lutheran education possible for many St. Paul’s families!
Buy a Brick to Support the Renew and Rejoice Campaign
 To celebrate our period of Renew and Rejoice , Concordia Prep is again offering a brick engraving opportunity for all CPS current students/families, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends! Brick engraving allows everyone in the CPS family an opportunity to honor or memorialize those special individuals in our community! Support the campaign by buying a brick.  Learn More-Purchase a Brick
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