CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
From Middle School Principal Mr. Curtis Miller

Happy National Lutheran Schools Week!  Each year Lutheran Schools throughout the United States celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. We thank God for Concordia Preparatory School and its continued success and the focused mission of developing a compassionate Christian community of servant leaders. Concordia Preparatory School joins in celebrating with 1,150 Lutheran early childhood centers, 793 Lutheran elementary school, and 86 Lutheran high schools throughout the world this year with the theme, “It’s still all about Jesus”. Hebrews 13:8 proclaims, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Our world is ever-changing, but in the mist of the constant change, how powerful is it to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ does not need to change with the times to be effective, he has, is, and forever will be the one Savior we need. 

Yesterday and today and forever, Concordia Preparatory School has been blessed for so many years by outstanding faculty, staff, administration, parents, students, donors, and friends of Concordia Prep. They have poured themselves into this place and have set the foundation and stability for us today. Today we continue to be blessed in so many ways by so many people and my prayer is we as a community of believers and supporters of Concordia Prep continue to lay the foundation for future generations. We know through it all with God at our sides we will be blessed, and He will direct and lead our path.

Are you curious about the talents and abilities of the students who used to walk these halls? Are you curious about the talents and abilities of students who walk our halls? Good news!! Join us Friday, March 9th, for the Saints Fine Arts and Alumni Showcase starting at 7:30 in the gym. This event is a great culmination of National Lutheran Schools Week as we look at Concordia Prep’s yesterday and today and forever. Thanks be to God, “It’s still all about Jesus!” Happy National Lutheran Schools Week!
Welcome, Bulldogs!
Concordia Prep welcomes two student teachers from Concordia University, Nebraska for the spring semester. Jake Fink (left) is working with Mr. Dahlke and Ms. Weldon helping with religion and history and Jake Esser (right) is working with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs . Schildwachter helping with middle and upper school drama and algebra 1.

Lutheran Schools Week
The theme verse of this year’s National Schools Week is Hebrews 13:8: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
  • Thursday, March 8th is Profession Day. Dress as your future occupation.
  • Friday, March 9th is School Spirit Day. Rock the red and chrome for Saints Day!
  • As always, please follow the rules for dress down days as stated in the Student Handbook: “Clean, neat, and modest.”

Saints Fine Arts and Alumni Showcase: Friday, March 9
Join us for a night of entertainment and fellowship on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in the school gymnasium as we celebrate performances from our band, choirs, Theatre Department, and alumni. An exciting lineup of performances is on tap. The CPS cast of Mary Poppins will perform “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. We have exciting news to share about the school and campus. There is no cost, but we ask that you RSVP: Visit the Showcase webpage for a complete lineup of performances and to RSVP: Saints Fine Arts Showcase
Middle School Activity Night: Friday, March 16, 6 - 9 pm
All middle school students are invited to an Activity Night on Friday, March 16, from 6 to 9 pm. Cost is $8 per student, which includes pizza and drinks, 3 x 3 basketball, music, dancing, video games, board games, and much more. EDP is available Friday 3:30 to 6 pm for $10 an hour. Please let us know in advance if your son or daughter will be attending. Permission forms are due back by Thursday, March 15. Download permission slip . Download a flyer for more details.

Bid for Kids Auction: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Please join us for the annual  Bid for Kids Dinner and Auction  on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the beautiful Hunt Valley Country Club. This year’s theme is  Renew and Rejoice.  Our auction is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we want it to be a huge success. Tickets are $80 per person for parents ( please enter the promo code parents when checking out ), you will be paired up with other parents or get your own group together: tables of 10 are $800.

There is a great list of items available for the silent and live auction. Highlights include:

  • The Concordia Prep Headmaster Brewery Tour: Headmaster Brent Johnson will drive a group on a brewery tour via a CPS minibus (the bus holds 10), stop for tastings at local breweries and finish with a late lunch/early dinner.
  • Ocean City Beach House: A four-night stay at a beautiful Ocean City beach house on 136th Street bay front, that sleeps seven to eight.
  • 2018 Ken Singleton Celebrity Golf Classic, June 9-11: The package includes eight invitations to the Saturday, June 10, Pairing Party at the Boumi Shrine Temple in White Marsh. Foursome in the Monday, June 11, Ken Singleton Celebrity Classic at Hunt Valley Golf Club. Celebrity golfer in your playing group. Great gift bags for all four golfers.
  • Jewelry: White gold hoop earrings, pink corundum earrings, and diamond necklace.
  • Trips: Bid on trips to Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, VA, Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC, and Tarrytown House Estate in Tarrytown, NY.
  • A Night On The Town: Enjoy a night on the town with your own limo ride and gift card to a local restaurant.

Just to name a few...Visit the Bid For Kids Auction website to purchase tickets and peruse the silent auction items. Check back frequently, items are coming in every day:  2018 Bid for Kids Auction

We are still looking for donations and volunteers. Please contact Mrs. Sara Welinsky at  sarawelinsky@concordiaprepschool.org  or Mrs. Jane Ponton at   janeponton@concordiaprepschool.org  if you would like to help. You may make a donation on the Bid for Kids Auction website. Thank you for your support!
2018 Yearbooks
March is the last month to order your 2018 yearbook. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order yours.

 Sports News
Congratulations to senior Alexandra Strohman and sophomore Clarence Obiaiulu for being named to the IAAM and MIAA Basketball All-Conference teams for the 'C' conference.

Winter Sports End of Season Dinner Celebrations:
  • Varsity Girls' Basketball: Friday, March 16 at 7:30 pm at Bertucci's in White Marsh, MD.
  • Varsity Boys' Basketball: Saturday, March 10 from 12 to 3 pm, Glory Days in Towson, MD.
  • Cheerleading: Friday, March 16 at 5 pm in the CPS cafeteria.

Guatamalen Student Exchange Opportunity
Faces and Culture is offering a student exchange opportunity for CPS students this summer. Please download a brochure for complete details. Contact Ms. Grace Belz for more information. Interested students are encouraged to contact her by Friday, March 16.

St. Paul's Lutheran School, Kingsville Celebrates 60 Years!
St. Paul's is inviting all alumni, parents, teachers and friends to a Gala Homecoming to "Praise for the Past, Faith for the Future". This momentous occasion will be held at the school on March 10, 2018 from 5 - 8 PM. Come back to visit with fellow alumni, meet with current and past teachers and administrators and tour the school as you are treated to a "Taste of the Town". Local restaurants will be there to give you the opportunity to taste one or more of their specialties. Help us get the word out by inviting your classmates to join you at this event. Tickets are only $25 and can be reserved by contacting Lois Natarajan at 410-557-8812 or lanatarajan@comcast.net by March 5, 2018. We look forward to seeing you!

Class of 2018 College Acceptances
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.
Important Dates:

Friday, March 9: Saints Fine Arts and Alumni Showcase at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 17: Bid For Kids Auction at Hunt Valley Country Club

Friday, March 23: End of Third Quarter

Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6: School Closed for Easter Break

Monday, April 9: Classes Resume

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

Lunch Orders
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here: 

2018 Yearbooks are now on sale. Go to  www.Jostensyearbooks.com  to order yours today.

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