God’s Blessings to you as our community of faith, rooted in Christ, celebrates and educates today’s youth.
This past week will be one of those week’s that I will long remember, not to the action or events that initially demanded my attention, but by the response of purpose, of care, of faith, by those who minister, and to whom we are ministering at Concordia Lutheran High School.
On Labor Day, I received a threatening email for destruction and violence in our school. In cooperation with the Fort Wayne Police Department, our senior administrators inspected the campus and ensured that our facilities would be safe for classes the following school day. On Wednesday, a natural gas line was broken in front of the school which closed Anthony Blvd. Thankfully the school facilities were not affected by the gas line, though traffic patterns were altered for the afternoon dismissal. Schools plan for classes, events, and crisis. Sometimes our plans work and at other times we are in situations were our reaction is the action. Concordia is blessed by the terrific group of people who teach and lead this school community. Thank you for the prayers of encouragement and thanks that were shared by many for our school community from these events.
This past Friday I had the pleasure of witnessing the Grade 9 English classes of Ms. Behrendt, and Mrs. Hoham re-enact the trial scene from To Kill a Mockingbird. I applaud our teachers for bringing this story and the many important lessons we continue to learn and wrestle with of our society into our classrooms. We are all created by a loving God, with promise and hope for community on earth, and life eternal with Him.
Later on Friday night, our football team lost a heartbreaking game to Bishop Luers on a last-minute play. Both teams played hard, with coaches from both teams emploring the best from the young men on the teams. Please join me in applauding our coaching staff as on Saturday morning I received an email from the Head Referee of the football game who recognized the exemplary sportsmanship of our players and coaches in the close competition. Numerous times I have heard Mr. Mannigel, in his role as Athletic Director or Head Football Coach, share that the most important reason we play sports at Concordia is to glorify God with the gifts He has given us. Well done Cadets!
Students are gaining prowess in the routine of class/daily schedules and homework loads for their classes. Thankfully, the hot weather has broken and more comfortable temperatures are now in the classrooms, which will help personal energy and focus, especially in the afternoon courses. Parents may check their child’s grades and attendance records via our OnCampus dashboard. Please contact Ms. Karen Johnson at (260) 483-1102 in the School Counseling Office if you require login help.
Concordia welcomes the 12 visiting Spanish Exchange students and their teacher, Carmen, from the Madrid Colegio Fuentelarreyna School, who are with us until September 18. This is our second year of the Spanish Exchange program, with our group returning to Madrid in June 2019. Thank you to our host students and families for opening their homes to our guests, and also to our Spanish Teachers, Mrs. Booth, Mrs. Lugo, and Mrs. Pierce for their leadership.
Schedule Change - Tuesday, November 6 is now a D Day with academic classes beginning at 8:00 AM. This change allows Concordia to host the RemedyLive - Get Schooled Tour assembly later the same day with little interruption to our classes. Concordia Schedules
Congratulations to senior David Kujak, a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship. This award is based upon David’s high scores from the PSAT exam he took in October 2017 as junior.