CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
From Upper School Principal Mrs. Ruth Heilman

Today’s Recipe: Doubt and Trust Casserole

After Easter, we usually hear the story of “Doubting Thomas,” one of Jesus’ Disciples. Thomas is like us – sometimes doubting and sometimes brave, sometimes shy and sometimes bold. When Jesus wanted to return to Judea, where people wanted to kill him, and most of the disciples were trying to talk him out of it, Thomas said, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” (John 11:16). He was also bold in asking questions aloud, when other disciples sat silently. When Jesus was explaining that He would be leaving and preparing a place for them and would return, Thomas asked, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way” (John 14:5)? The others were probably wondering the same thing, but Thomas wasn’t shy about asking. Jesus’ response, that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), is the perfect answer then and now. Yes, Thomas doubts that Jesus has risen from the dead, but when he sees Jesus, Thomas is the first to call Him, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).

Thomas is a casserole of doubt and trust, and we are, too. Sometimes, we are filled with trust, and we have faith that God is in control. Other days, we have doubts about work, school, home, faith, money, health, etc. Thank God that, even when we are filled with doubts, He is always and forever faithful to us. Every casserole needs something to “bind” the ingredients together. God’s love binds everything together, removes our doubt, and works faith in our hearts. In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives. He reminds us that he takes care of the birds and flowers, and he loves us so much more, so of course, He will take care of us! In verse 33, He says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
The Upper School Choir Performs in New York
The Upper School Choir, under the direction of Ms. Lauren Staehr, traveled to New York City over spring break to perform with the Concordia College of New York Choir. While in New York, they took in the sights visiting Times Square, Central Park, Untermeyer Gardens, the Shake Shack, and Concordia College Clinic with Dr. Thoms. They sang two pieces on their own and two protest songs with the Concordia College Choir. The title of the event was "A Concert for Freedom and Justice" as part of a remembrance of Martin Luther King,
CPS Destination Imagination Club Competes in State Tournament
On Saturday, April 7th, the Concordia Prep Super Sci Saints competed in the Maryland State Destination Imagination Tournament, where they took fifth place. They participated in the Scientific Challenge called Unlikely Attraction. Their challenge was to come up with an amusement park/carnival themed ride or attraction that would occur in an unlikely place. It also had to include three scientific concepts and be presented along with a skit no longer than eight minutes. The performance was scientifically accurate, very creative, and extremely funny. (The unlikely place was a ladies restroom) The team took first place in the North Central Regional Tournament on March 10th which allowed them to advance to the state level. Great Job Super Sci Saints! The team members are seniors, Robert Heck, McKenzie Barlow, Emily Reynolds and Benjamin Weinel ; Freshman, Michael Reynolds ; and sixth grader, Rachel Suggs . It was managed by Mrs. Shannon Reynolds and Mrs. Michelle Suggs .  
Concordia Prep Presents Mary Poppins : April 26 to 29
Concordia Prep's Theatre Department will present Mary Poppins on Thursday, April 26 at a Dinner Theatre at 6:30 pm, Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $12 online in advance, $15 at the door ($10 for students and senior citizens).Tickets for the Dinner Theater are $40 (includes price of ticket and catered meal from Carrabbas); the meal starts at 6:30 pm on April 26 with the show following at 7:00 p.m.

Student/Parent Senior Chapel and Senior
Send-Off Breakfast
Seniors and their parents are invited to join the CPS Community on Thursday, May 10, for the annual Senior Chapel and Senior Send-off Breakfast. Chapel begins at 8:10 in Saints Gymnasium. Parents are encouraged to sit with their senior students for this student-led time of worship. Immediately following worship, our seniors and parents are invited to the lunchroom for breakfast and a special message from a teacher whom they have chosen. Following the breakfast, seniors are allowed to leave for the day. Please contact Upper School Principal, Mrs. Ruth Heilman, at ruthheilman@concordiaprepschool.org with any questions.

 Sports News
Congratulations to seniors Jordan Shaduk and Baily Barber who signed their National Letters of Intent today to play sports in college next year. Jordan will play volleyball at Gordon University and Bailey will play soccer at Stevenson University.

Sports this week. Please check OnCampus for the latest updates.
  • Wednesday, April 11th: Varsity Girls Lacrosse at Chapelgate at 4 pm, Varsity Boys Baseball vs. St. Peter & Paul at home at 4 pm, MS Boys Baseball at Park at 4:15 pm.
  • Thursday, April 12th: MS Track at Gilman at 3:30 pm, Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Jemicy at home at 4 pm.
  • Friday, April 13th: Varsity Girls Lacrosse at Beth Tfiloh at 3:30 pm, Varsity Boys Baseball vs. Chapelgate at 4:15 pm, Varsity Girls Softball at Mt. Carmel at 4 pm.

Middle School Testing Next Week
Middle School: Students in grades 6-8 will take the Aspire tests on Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18. Aspire tests will be given before lunch, periods 1-4. No make-up testing is available for Aspire.

Middle School Field Day: Saturday, April 21
All middle school students and families are invited to the Middle School Field Day on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am to 1 pm. The event sign-in begins at 9:30 am. CPS will be joined by middle school students from Pilgrim Lutheran, St. Paul's Kingsville, St. Paul's Lutheran Catonsville, and St. Peter's Christian Day. CPS Students should wear CPS gear. Join us and cheer for the Saints!

Broadway Trip on Wednesday, May 2
The Broadway trip to see the musical Hello Dolly and participate in a Hamilton Dance Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd. If you are interested in going, we have a few tickets. Please email  marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org . The cost is $145 per person.

Host Families for Faces and Our Culture are Needed for Next School Year
All parents and guardians are invited to meet with representatives from Faces and Our Culture on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 pm. Download a brochure for more information.

From The Guidance Office
Class of 2018 - Congratulations on completing your college applications! Over the next several weeks and months, you will be hearing from them regarding acceptances. Seniors please share your college acceptance letters with Director of Guidance Mrs. Grill.

Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

Coca Cola Give Program
Concordia Prep is participating in the Coca Cola Give program.
Important Dates:

Saturday, April 21: Middle School Field Day, 10 am to 1 pm.

Thursday, April 26: Mary Poppins Dinner Theatre at 6:30.

Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April at 7:30 pm: CPS Theatre Department Presents Mary Poppins

Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm: CPS Theatre Department Presents Mary Poppins

Wednesday, May 2: Welcome Night for Incoming Students

Thursday, May 3: SGA Picnic

Friday, May 4: School Closed

Monday, May 7: Upper School Fine Arts Festival at 7:15 pm

Wednesday, May 9: NHS Awards at 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 10: Senior Chapel, Middle School Field Trips

Tuesday, May 15: Middle School Fine Arts Festival at 7:15 pm

Wednesday, May 16: Upper School Spring Athletic Awards Night at 7 pm

Monday, May 21: Theatre Awards Night at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 22: Middle School Athletic Awards Night

Wednesday, May 23: Prom

Friday, May 25: Class of 2018 Baccalaureate at 7 pm

Saturday, May 26: 2018 at Graduation at 10 am Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium

Monday, May 28: School Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29: Middle School Academic Awards Night at 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 31: Eighth Graders Last Day

Friday, June 1: Eighth Grade Affirmation at 7 pm

Monday, June 4: Closing Chapel

Tuesday, June 5 to Friday, June 8: Final Exams, Noon Dismissal