The first quarter of the school year recently ended with our 67 Koinonia groups engaging in a day of service throughout the Fort Wayne region. An exciting day as Concordia’s students were helping restore food banks, cleaning-up outdoor spaces, or offering human care and support at schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. Many thanks to Mr. Mark Dolde and the 130-plus students for their leadership in our Koinonia program. We learn and grow as a community through serving and being engaged in the lives of others and I am very thankful for the collective work our students and teachers provided on the day of service.
The hallways of Concordia have been filled with excitement and Cadet pride from the terrific success of our fine arts programs, student groups, and sports teams during the first quarter. Homecoming week was organized by our student council based upon holiday themes of Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Christmas, and Halloween. I was thankful that my name wasn’t found on one of the tombstones in the senior’s graveyard! Thank you Ms. Karen Carson for your leadership of the student council for the fun-filled week.
Congratulations to the 66 juniors and seniors who comprise Concordia’s National Honor Society (NHS). Election into NHS is the highest accord Concordia’s faculty bestow based upon the student’s character, service, leadership and academic standing. Thank you Mr. Tim LaCroix for leading our National Honor Society.
Our marching band have won numerous awards during their marching season, and our choirs continue to be a witness of faith through their numerous performances. The drama department opened this year’s line-up of enjoyable performances with the play, Lost in Yonkers and two One-Act plays, Sorry, Wrong Number and Silverstein Staged.
Concordia’s fall sports teams have provided tremendous joy and pride through their spirit of play, sportsmanship, and winning results. The volleyball teams are peaking with confidence, cross-country and soccer teams have won sections and moving on toward regionals, and our Cadet football team is having one of the most exciting seasons in many years. Much to be excited about, but more importantly, much to be thankful for.
Concordia’s theme this school year is, “Seeking Knowledge & Wisdom with Christ at the Center.” God calls us to be in community with Him and with one another. We grow by being engaged in the academic purpose of school, in the spirit-filled community of faith, through the relationships we build with teammates, teachers, directors, and coaches — all of which have Christ at the center at Concordia. Thanks be to God!