March 8, 2023
Bible Verse for 2022-2023: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. – Isaiah 43:2
Parent-Teacher Conference – Friday, March 10, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Reminder: Parent-Teacher conferences will be held, in person, on Friday, March 10, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There will be a noon dismissal for all students that day. Today is the last day to register.

Black History Month Assembly
Last Thursday Concordia Prep celebrated Black History Month at a special assembly. Put together by students and led by students, they showcased their public speaking and performance skills. They walked their classmates through black resilience and celebration. Many thanks to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Anna Heckel who moderates the BSA and the CPS Step team and helped to organize the assembly.
Art Students Contribute to the Memory Project
Students in Mrs. Barth's Advanced Studio art class recently contributed art for the Memory Project. They created portraits to honor the identity and personal story of Syrian children who have been living as refugees. The Memory Project began in 2004, to create special memories for children living in orphanages. Today the program reaches out to orphans, refugees, and children living in poverty.
Welcome Student Teachers
Last Monday Concordia Prep welcomed two student teachers from Concordia University, Nebraska who are here for the spring semester. From left: Hannah Mundt will be teaching Upper School English and Kathryn Castens Upper School mathematics.
Athletic Department News
Middle School Spring Sports will begin next week.
The Practice schedule is as follows
  • MS Girls' Lacrosse and MS Baseball: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 pm
  • MS Boys' Lacrosse and MS Softball: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:30 pm
  • The equipment needed is as follows:
  • Baseball and Softball: Glove (required) bat (optional)
  • Girls Lacrosse: Stick, goggles, mouthguard 
  • Boys Lacrosse: Helmet, shoulder pads, wrist and elbow pads, stick, mouthguard. 
  • Contact Ms. Newman if there are any questions about equipment needs. 
Saints Fans! 
Get your spirit shirts for the spring! T-shirts cost $20 and proceeds will help support the Athletic Department. We have spring sport-specific shirts (Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball and Track) as well as basketball and general athletics shirts. Shirts may be purchased with cash or venmo from Ms. Newman and will also be sold at various games and events throughout the spring! Rep your Saints Pride all spring long! 
Spring Boys' Basketball Camp
Join Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Bryan Howard at the Concordia Prep Boys’ Basketball camp for rising 1st-grade through rising 8th-grade students. 
  • When: Sunday, March 12, 19, and 26 – $60 for each day or $160 for all four.
  • Where: CPS gymnasium
  • Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Questions: Contact Coach Howard with questions: 
Register Online: The credit card transaction fee is included: 
Middle School Standardized Testing on March 28 and March 30
Middle School students in grades 6 and 7 will take the Stanford 10 Achievement Tests on Tuesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 30. Testing is 8:15-11:00 am on both dates so please avoid scheduling appointments during these dates and times. There is no makeup test date.
Students will use the following for Stanford 10:
  • 2 sharpened no. 2 pencils with erasers
  • Battery-operated handheld calculator for the math test is optional* 
*Concordia Prep will not supply calculators for tests. Students may not use electrical outlets for calculators.
Students who are currently in the Giguere Program will test with Mrs. Welbourn on both days.
Water and food may not be consumed during testing. Students will have short breaks during the testing block for snacks.

If you have questions, please contact Kim Grill at
Campus Ministry Update
NewThing Church
Don’t have a church home? Worship Gatherings are Sundays at 10:00 am on the campus of Concordia Prep (in the Media Center). You can also worship via the live stream.

Daily Lenten Devotions are available through Lutheran Hour Ministries. Reflect on Jesus’ life and journey to the cross for the salvation of all mankind! “Man of Sorrows, People of Joy" Here is the link:

All of our religion classes are wrapping up the study of the Old Testament as we read through “The Story.” Jump in and listen to Pastor Peter’s audio versions of each chapter - the entire Old Testament chapters are available now!

You can also listen to messages in each chapter.

Holy Week Worship Services - NewThing
Follow Jesus on His journey to the cross for us all!

  • Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 2 @ 10 am EDT
  • Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 6 @ 6:30 pm EDT
  • Good Friday – Friday, April 7 @ 6:30 pm EDT
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 9 @ 10:00 am EDT. Easter Brunch will follow the worship gathering!
Lots of resources to encourage you to follow Jesus with an everyday faith can be found on the NewThing app! Download it today!
Snowriders Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Joppa Road on Monday, March 13 from 5-8 pm
Support Concordia Prep School's Snowriders Club between 5 pm-8 pm on March 13, 2023, and 20% of designated sales will be donated. Carry Out or Drive Thru orders only. Please let your order taker know you are here for Spirit Night when you order. View Flyer
Bid for Kids Dinner and Auction – Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the Annual Bid for Kids Dinner and Auction will be back in-person at the beautiful Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Our auction is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we want it to be a huge success. This year’s theme is Saints Driving Forward as we raise funds for a new CPS bus.

The night will be filled with fun, food, cocktails, and opportunities to bid on exciting items including gift baskets, items for your home, and excursions and experiences. Of course, front-row seats at 8th-grade Affirmation and Graduation are always popular items as well as Headmaster for the Day, or even a front-row parking space! 
Don’t delay grab your ticket today! Early bird pricing of $100 a ticket is available until Friday, March 24. Register, Donate, and Purchase Tickets

We have a group of parents helping to organize and create class baskets. These items will be up for bid during the evening of April 1st. Please take a moment to help your class fill their basket!

All items for classes and donations can be sent to the school, Attn: Gloria Murphy. Monetary donations are welcomed as well.  

If you have any questions please contact the PTL @ or Gloria Murphy
Order Your Yearbook for the 2022-2023 School Year

Click on the link above and search for Concordia Preparatory School. Yearbooks arrive in the fall and will be disbursed to students from the main office. Students will be notified through the announcements when the yearbooks are ready to be picked up.
PTL News
PTL Meeting
The PTL met last night and the meeting notes can be found HERE. The next PTL meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm in the media center.

Senior Dinner
RSVPs are closed for the Senior Dinner as the deadline has passed. The PTL is looking forward to celebrating our Seniors at this 2nd Annual Event.

Used Uniform Collection
The PTL is collecting gently used uniforms and spirit wear. We have a Used Uniform collection box in the front lobby. Please donate today to help other CPS families!

Pastries With Parents
This well-loved PTL event is finally back. Hosted by the PTL, Pastries with Parents helps middle and high school students thank their parents for all of their love and support. This event will take place on Friday, April 21st before school. Details will be forthcoming.
Box Tops
Support the PTL by getting the Box Tops for Education app. Create an account and select Concordia Prep as your designated school. Use your cell phone to scan receipts and the PTL earns money! It's that simple!

Stay in touch with the PTL...
* Join Remind - Text @cpsptl to 81010
* Follow us to Facebook at Concordia Prep PTL 
* Follow us on Instagram at concordiaprepptl
Prayer Requests
The Concordia Prep School community and NewThing Church would like to pray for you and your family. Please fill out the prayer request form on the NewThing website. Intentions will be remembered at NewThing services and during Concordia Prep weekly chapels. Prayer Requests
School Calendar

Friday, March 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences, noon dismissal

Monday, March 13: Snowriders Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Friday, March 17 and Monday, March 20: School Closed, faculty professional development

Friday, March 24: End of Third Quarter, Senior Dinner at 7:15 pm

Saturday, March 25: Junior Ring Ceremony

Friday, March 31: Report Cards Posted in OnCampus after 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 1: Bid For Kids Dinner and Auction: Learn More

Tuesday, April 4: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Thursday, April 6: School Closed - Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 7: School Closed - Good Friday

Monday April 10 – Friday, April 14: School Closed for Easter break

Monday, April 17: School resumes

Friday, April 21: Pastries with Parents

Wednesday, April 26: New Family Welcome Night at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, April 27: Hairspray Dinner Theatre at 6:30 pm – the show begins at 7:00 pm

Friday, April 28: Hairspray at 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 29: Hairspray at 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 30: Hairspray at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 2: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm.

Friday, May 5: Two-hour delayed opening, school begins at 10:00 am.

Saturday, May 5: Incoming students placement testing.

Wednesday, May 10: Upper School Awards Night at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, May 11: Fine Arts Awards Night.

Friday, May 12: Picnic Day.

Tuesday, May 16: Senior Chapel at 8:00 am.

Wednesday, May 17-Friday, May 19: Senior exams.

Friday, May 26: Class of 2023 Baccalaureate at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, May 27: Class of 2023 Graduation at 10:00 am.

Monday, May 29: School Closed, Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 31: Athletic Awards Night

Friday, June 2: Eighth Grade Affirmation at 7:00 pm, second semester exams - noon dismissal.

Monday, June 5: second semester exams - noon dismissal.

Tuesday, June 6: second semester exams - noon dismissal.

Wednesday, June 7: second semester exams - noon dismissal - end of fourth quarter.

Saturday, June 10: Incoming students placement testing.

Friday, June 16: Report Cards posted in OnCampus after 3:00 pm.