Weekly Update – Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Senior Emily Chamish Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Concordia Prep is pleased to announce that senior Emily Chamish has been named a semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Emily is one of only 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who qualified by achieving one of the state of Maryland's highest scores on the 2020 Preliminary SAT (PSAT/NMSQT), according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Congratulations to the Newly Elected SGA Leadership
Last week Upper School students campaigned for leadership positions in the Student Government Association (SGA). Back row, (L-R) Lizzie Tacchetti, and Ai'Era Taylor. Front Row, (L-R) Hailee Ford, Yuri Braga, Brooke Marschall, Leah Daniels, and Lakiyah Gales gave speeches in front of the entire Upper School. The winners for the 2021-2022 school year are: President - Yuri Braga, Vice President - Hailee Ford, Secretary - Lakiyah Gales, and Treasurer - Ai'Era Taylor.
OnCampus Virtual Tutorial Sessions for Parents 
Members of the Concordia Prep Administration Team and staff are happy to host tutorial sessions for our parents in an effort to better navigate OnCampus. We will review with you how to best use OnCampus, where to go for your students' academic progress, find announcements and newsletters and even set up your notifications (text and email). You will only need to attend one session. The session will be held virtually for parents via Zoom. We will email the Zoom link out the morning of the tutorial session. Please RSVP by clicking the link below to sign up for the tutorial session time that works best for you.  

Mark Your Calendars – All Together Now! Musical Revue – Friday, November 12
Music Theatre International (MTI) has released a special limited-time revue called "All Together Now," a collection of Broadway's greatest numbers intended to be a fundraiser for theatre groups around the world to recover lost funds from COVID. Participating students will learn and rehearse songs from Broadway's greatest musicals, then perform them in a musical revue for one night only on Friday, November 12. Since this is intended to be a Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre, performance groups around the world are also doing this show the same weekend; as of now, there will be 3,800+ performances in 1,600 schools and theatres in 36 countries and all 50 states.

On November 12, students in both the middle school and upper school choirs as well as small group ensembles made up of students in grades 6 through 12 will be performing in the revue. Auditions will be held in the Music Room on Tuesday, September 21, from 3:00-6:00 pm. More details about the performance will be shared soon.
Athletic Department News
Both Varsity Football and Varsity Boys' Soccer made their debuts in the Varsity Sports Network Weekly Rankings – Soccer is ranked #14 and Football #20. Football is also ranked #23 in the state of MD by MaxPrep. There are several big games this week. If you are attending an athletic event and take photos, please send them to: cpsathletics@concordiaprepschool.org.

  • Thursday, September 17: JV Football at home vs. Calvert Hall at 4:00 pm.
  • Friday, September 18: Varsity Football at home vs. Avalon at 4:00 pm, Volleyball at home vs. Chapelgate, JV at 4:00 pm, Varsity at 5:30 pm, JV Boys’ Soccer at Gilman at 4:15 pm.
  • Saturday, September 19: Varsity Boys’ Soccer at home vs. Gillman at 12:00 pm.
PSAT Testing – Wednesday, October 13, 2021
All students in grades 8 through 11 will be given the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 13 from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. Students must arrive on time to begin the test at 8:00 am. The PSAT measures whether students are meeting the benchmarks for college preparedness. There are NO make-ups. Please contact the Director of Guidance, Mrs. Grill with questions: kimgrill@concordiaprepschool.org.
Food Drive for Student Support Network
Thank you to everyone who donated to the school food drive. Over 450 snack packs were packed yesterday by Upper School students and tomorrow a bus full of non-perishable food items will be delivered to Loch Raven High School for their food pantry. A special thank you to Ms. Danielle Tornabene's husband and Saval Foodservice for donating 500 cans of tuna.
CPS Spirit Nights at Chick-fil-A
Support CPS at the upcoming Spirit Nights at the Chick-fil-A on Joppa Road, 2008 E. Joppa Road, Parkville, MD 21234 on the following dates from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Twenty percent of the sales will be donated accordingly. Carry out, mobile carry out, mobile curbside, or drive thru 
Please let your order taker know you are here for the Spirit Night when you order. Mobile carry out or curbside orders – state within notes/description that you are here for the Spirit Night.

  • Thursday, September 16 – Alumni Spirit Night, view flyer
  • Tuesday, September 21 – Varsity Girls' Soccer, view flyer
  • Wednesday, October 6 – CPS Class of 2023, view flyer
  • Tuesday, November 2 – Varsity Girls' Basketball, view flyer
Inclement Weather Announcements
Concordia Prep follows Baltimore County, non-Hereford zone, for delayed openings and closings. In the event of inclement weather, CPS will communicate updates regarding school delays and cancellations through:

Please make sure your email address is updated in OnCampus and with Ms. Stefanelli and Mrs. Ponton. You can set up OnCampus to receive notifications for a number of school communications. Under your profile in the upper right hand corner, select Settings, then Notifications (on the left side of the screen), click on Announcements posted. Click on the link for "edit options" and you can receive notifications whenever communications are posted to OnCampus, including Emergency Bulletins.
2021-2022 School Year

Wednesday, September 15: Prospective Family Forum, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 16: Alumni Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 5-8 pm.

Tuesday, September 21: Varsity Girls' Soccer Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 5-8 pm, Saints Athletic Boosters Club Meeting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 6: Class of 2023 Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 5-8 pm,

Thursday, October 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, noon dismissal

Friday, October 8: School Closed for Students, Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Monday, October 11: Spirit Week Begins

Wednesday, October 13: PSAT Testing, noon dismissal

Thursday, October 14: Variety Show at 7:00 pm

Friday, October 15: Bon Fire, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 16: Open House, Homecoming Festival, Homecoming Dance

Monday, October 18: School Closed, Faculty Professional Development

Tuesday, October 19: Saints Athletic Boosters Club Meeting at 7:00 pm

Friday, October 29: End of First Quarter