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The Bright, Shining Light of February

Hello Concordia, 

February brings a number of emotions to our school campus from celebrations to the routine of school life. We have recently had a string of cloudy and rainy days in Fort Wayne that was gloriously interrupted by warmth and sunshine. This week is Spirit Week at Concordia. A fun week of activity and unusual dress to break the routine of school with the celebration of community!

We give thanks to God for life! Concordia had a group of 60 students and teachers attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C., raising awareness for the life we have in and because of Christ. It is important that we as individuals and as a community, participate in society and take an active role in our government. Our chapel this week was led by those who attended the March for Life, sharing highlights and reflections from their experience. Concordia also celebrates the new life of babies born to faculty members in the Hoham family and the Doerffler family. 

Concordia is celebrating Black History Month with two very important events this week. Our Students for Social Change group are traveling to Detroit to visit the Charles H Wright African American Museum, and later this week Concordia hosts a panel discussion with Concordia parents and other leaders from the African-American community in Fort Wayne. 

The celebration of our Indiana State Football Championship continued this month as members of Concordia’s football and cheerleaders were invited to the state capitol in Indianapolis to receive congratulations from both the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate as February 6 was proclaimed “Concordia Cadets State Championship Day” throughout Indiana. Congratulations!

Over 200 parents attended the Parent-Teacher Conferences and Parent Workshops on February 2. The evening allowed conversation between parents and teachers early in this new semester to review course expectations and provide an opportunity for teachers and parents to meet one another as a number of students change teachers at the semester break. Concordia also provided six brief parent presentations about college planning, technology at home, and counseling programs available through the school. Concordia plans to continue the parent workshops in conjunction with future Parent-Teacher conferences.

Presentations included: 

Digital Footprint (from Net Smartz)

College Planning for Grade 9 & 10

Cross Connections Counseling Services

The coming months bring excitement and a number of other emotions to our Seniors as they celebrate and conclude their high school with Graduation on Sunday, May 28 at The Embassy. Parents of Seniors - please note the upcoming events:

March 3           Senior Yearbook Ads are due

April 23            Senior Honors Evening

May 1-12         AP Exams

May 12            Cap & Gown Pick-up

May 13            Prom

May 14            Senior Athletic Awards

May 15            Band Banquet

May 22            A Cappella Banquet

May 23-25       Final Exams for Semester 2

May 25            Drama Awards

May 26            Graduation Practice

May 28            Graduation at The Embassy Theatre

Go Concordia!

Patrick Frerking,