From the Headmaster
Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Last Monday, in our closing Chapel, I shared with our students the story of Pheidippides who ran to Athens with the news of the great victory of his people over the Persians at Marathon. After delivering the message, Pheidippides died, but history reveals that before that run he had made a heroic, 140-mile round trip run to Sparta enlisting the support of Spartan soldiers and ensuring the victory. As we near the finish line, I shared these bible verses:
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
The Bible talks a lot about finishing races and fighting the good fight. 2 Timothy 4:7 says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
We usually skip right to that part. But getting to the finish line calls for endurance, pain, struggle, practice and everything else that goes into running a race strong. But what we run towards is not just finishing school or completing and passing of finals. It is for eternity.
We work in this life to bring glory to God and that is not something that is limited. It is forever. When we are able to grasp, if just a little bit, the glory that God deserves, we want to do nothing more than spend our days glorifying Him.
We chase after things of temporary value. But when we are in Christ and when we are able to see the eternal value of our work on Earth, we need to have self-discipline when finishing the race.
So as we finish off this school year, as we are getting fatigued with life and overwhelmed, remember and hold true to the value of eternal things found in Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your support throughout this school year. We are excited about what awaits us next year. I wish all of you a safe and blessed summer.
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!
This is the last regular weekly update of the school year. News will be emailed throughout the summer months and posted on the Concordia Prep School website. During the summer months, Concordia Prep school and offices will be open Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Blessings to the Eighth-Grade Class
Last Friday evening at the eighth-grade class celebrated their Affirmation and transition to high school. Ms. Martha Bainbridge shared her photos from the evening:
2019 Eighth Grade Affirmation
Report cards will be posted to OnCampus by 3 pm on
Friday, June 14.
Course Requests for 2019-20
Students and their parents in grades 8-11 may start to request their courses and electives for next year (grades 9-12). The course requests will be for the entire year and both 1st and 2nd-semester electives. Course requests will be done through OnCampus and must be completed by
Some courses will require teacher approval/recommendations. Contact Ms. Bainbridge if you have any questions at
From the School Nurse
If your student has medication(s) with the nurse, please plan to pick them up by the last day of school or contact Ellen Marquardt to make other arrangements 410-825-2323 Ext 244.
Over the counter Medication form: Remember to get your child's physician to complete an
Over the Counter Medication Authorization Form
for next school year. This will allow the nurse to give your child medications for pain, cough, sore throats and skin irritation (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough drops, itch cream and skin care). The form is available from the nurse or on the website under "Forms and Publications". It is school policy that prescription and non prescription medications are kept in the health suite and administered by the nurse.
Download the Over the Counter Medication Authorization Form
Summer Sports Camps
Concordia Prep is offering summer camps for boys and girls in basketball, soccer, volleyball, football and lacrosse. Visit the CPS website for complete details:
Towson Sports Medicine is Offering Pre-Participation Physicals
- Presented by Towson Sports Medicine
- When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Where: Towson Sports Medicine, 8322 Bellona Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, Third Floor Offices
- To make an appointment visit https://tsm2019ppe.eventbrite.com
- Questions? Call (410) 337-8847
- Cost: $30
Physical Exam is not a billable service through health insurance.
Saints Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, June 14, 2019
Please join us for an afternoon of golf to be followed by a happy hour and dinner to benefit the athletic programs at Concordia Prep.
- Location and Time: Grey Stone Golf Course on Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 Noon check in, 1:00 pm shotgun start.
- Cost: $135.00 for single golfers | $500.00 for foursomes.
- Included with the Golfer Package: Golf and cart, box lunch after check in, hot dog at the halfway point, complimentary beverage-snack carts including beer, soda, water and snacks, four contest holes, dinner, raffles, and awards after the golf concludes.
Dinner will be a great opportunity for spouses, teachers and Alumni to join our event, share a wonderful evening and support Concordia Prep. At a cost of $40 they can join us for Happy Hour and dinner, as well as have the chance to buy raffle tickets for great prizes.
- Continue to donate used uniforms to the school office.
- Stay connected with the PTL by joining our Remind group by texting @cpsptl to the number 81010. You will receive a few text messages per month sent by the PTL.
2019-20 School Year
Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 7:
Final Exams, noon dismissal.
Friday, June 14:
Report Cards Issued, Boosters Golf Tournament.
Fall Sports Tryouts:
Football - Monday August 5th
Other MIAA Fall Sports (Boys' Teams) - Monday August 12th
IAAM Fall Sports (Girl's' Teams) - Wednesday August 14h
Thursday, August 22:
New Student Orientation
Monday, August 26:
First Day of Classes, Opening Chapel at 8:05 am
Friday, August 30;
School Closed Labor Day Break
Monday, September 2:
School Closed for Labor Day
Thursday, September 5:
Back to School Night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 3:
Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4 to 8 pm
Friday, October 4:
School Closed, Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8 am to 12 noon.
Saturday, October 12:
HOMECOMING, Open House for Prospective Families
Monday, October 14:
School Closed, Faculty Professional Development
Wednesday, October 16:
PSAT Testing, noon dismissal
Wednesday, October 30:
End of First Quarter
Friday, November 1:
Report Cards Issued
Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29:
School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 17 to Friday, December 20:
Mid-Term Exams, noon dismissal
Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 3:
School Closed for Christmas Break
Monday, January 6:
Order lunches from Terri’s Cafe here:
Coca Cola Give Program
Giant A+ School Rewards
and sign into your account. You can register to support Concordia Prep