Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for their graduation from Concordia Lutheran High School. Many thanks to the worship leaders, speakers, instrumentalists, and A Cappella Choir for their participation in our June 2 Graduation service. God’s blessings to each of our graduates and their parents as they continue their walk with Christ in their next and exciting steps. As Principal, I have the honor of seeing the huge smile of each graduate when they hear their name announced and walk across the stage to receive their diploma. A smile of joy and satisfaction of what they have accomplished is well earned and celebratory.
At the end of the school year, many JROTC cadets were recognized for their hard work and leadership this past school year. The full list is linked in the document below.
At the end of the school year, I tell my students the Hawaiian phrase “A hui hou kākou” (said to a group of people), to which they are taught to respond, “A hui hou” (said to a single person). Roughly, the first phrase translates to “Until I see you all again” or “until we meet again.” In Hawaii, we do not just say “goodbye” as if our time together has ended. There is always hope in the goodbye. Hope that we will again cross paths, hope that we will grace each others’ lives again, hope that we will have a shared future.
Through teamwork, communication, and perseverance the members of the Spanish Club, Gardening Club, environmental science classes, upper level Spanish classes, and community volunteers have began groundwork in creating a Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. An area in the outdoor space on our campus (the Our Creator’s Classroom) is being transformed into a beautiful garden filled with milkweed, nectar plants, crushed granite, and other things necessary for monarchs to thrive.