Christmas Concert is Dec. 9 & 10
Join the CA band, choirs, and art students at the 2017 Christmas Concert. The music performed will answer the question "Who Is This Child?" and work by first semester art classes will be exhibited. Performances are Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 pm. Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens, with a $10 maximum per family. Poster artwork was created by CA senior Meredith Thompson.
First Semester Finals
Block 1 - 8:00-9:15
Block 3 - 10:00-11:15
Lunch break: 11:15-12:30
Block 5 - 12:30-1:45
Thursday, December 21
Block 2 - 8:00-9:15
Block 4 - 10:00-11:15
Lunch break: 11:15-12:30
Block 6 - 12:30-1:45
Friday, December 22
Block 7 - 8:00-9:15
Block 8 -10:00-11:15
Please note the following policies during finals week:
- If the class ends at semester, students need to bring their books to the class during finals.
- Finals will be given in all classes except for study halls.
- Students may leave campus between finals, during the lunch break, and during any period in which a study hall is scheduled.
- Students are not required to leave campus.
- Quiet rooms for students to study will be open throughout the day.
- The school will not provide lunch during finals. However, the lunchroom will be available for students to eat bag lunches, and microwaves will be available.
- School ends at 1:45 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 11:15 am on Friday.
CA Student Artwork Exhibited in Washington, DC
CA students were awarded first and second place in the 2017 Fourth District Congressional Art Competition. Lindsey Noyed (’18) took first place for her mixed media artwork entitled “Evermore and Evermore,” which was also CA’s 2016 Christmas Concert poster design. Rebecca Hed (’17), finished in a tie for second place with her self portrait created with torn duct tape. “The Fourth District has incredible artistic talent, and I am proud to help showcase it through the Congressional Art Competition,” Congresswoman Betty McCollum said. “My office was wowed by the quality of all of this year’s submissions. Congratulations to Lindsey, to the runners-up, and to everyone who participated.”
The winning entry is displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. In June, Lindsey was flown to Washington, DC for an opening reception for the first place winners from throughout the country. In addition, runners-up are displayed in Congresswoman McCollum’s offices in Saint Paul and in Washington, D.C. Both Lindsey and Rebecca are part of Concordia Academy’s new Emerging Artist Curriculum.
State Track Results
Arika Robinson is the state high jump champion, breaking her own school record and clearing 5'6".
Casey Hackett earned all-state honors in the triple jump, placing 7th. Cooper Wood made finals and was 10th.
Charlie Tastad cleared two heights in the pole vault, tying his best of 11'6" and placing 16th.
Our girls 4x200 finished in 11th, just missing finals.
Arika Robinson was 14th in the 100 hurdles.
In the 300 hurdles, Erin Fallert was 16th & Arika Robinson was 19th.
Rachel TerHaar finished 6th in the pole vault, clearing 10'6".
Casey Hackett ended up in 8th in the long jump, going 21'0".
Paige Winterfeldt had a good day of vaulting, clearing 9'6" and finishing in 11th place.
CA Final Chapel 2017
Twice a week, CA students and staff gather in chapel to pray, sing praises, and listen to the Word of God. But it's a tradition that the fun, ridiculous side of our staff comes through in the final chapel of the year. See the CAvengers Assemble in this year's end-of-year chapel! Special thanks to Beacon alum Ryan LeVahn ('15) for his great work filming and editing this year's blockbuster.
Honors Convocation Recognizes Student Excellence
Congratulations to the following students who were recgonized at our Honors Convocation on Wednesday, May 17, 2017:
CA Offers New East Metro Transportation Option
Concordia Academy is thrilled to announce a new transportation option for families commuting to CA from the East Metro. Starting this fall, morning transportation to CA will be available from Hudson and Woodbury in our new 2016 10-passenger Ford Transit van!
We plan to create a route that will stop and pick up students at a location in Hudson, continue to Woodbury to pick up additional students, and then drop off the students at CA. Because of the number of students participating in activities after school, we only plan to offer morning transportation.
Final details, including cost and pickup times, are still being determined, and a formal signup will be happening at a later date. However, we would like to begin building a list of interested families. If you are interested in using this new transportation option or have questions about the program, please contact Pastor Tim Berner, Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-796-2677).
We have been working on this transportation option for quite some time. What a blessing that it is finally a reality!
Beacons Take First in Tri-Metro Weightlifting Competition
1000 Students Celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week at CA
We were blessed to have 1000 students, teachers, and parents from Twin Cities Lutheran elementary schools celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week with us on January 23! The day openend with worship and a "rock opera" version of "The Three Little Pigs." After that, students attended a variety of sectionals, participated in service projects, enjoyed time with CA's "His People" choir, ate lunch, and ended the day with more worship. Thanks to Central Lutheran, St. Paul; Gethsemane, Maplewood; King of Kings, Roseville; St. John, Elk River; St. John’s, Corcoran; St. Paul’s, Prior Lake; Trinity Academy, Hudson; Trinity First, Minneapolis; Trinity Lone Oak, Eagan; and Trinity, St. Francis for being here to celebrate the amazing work that God does in our Lutheran schools!
Volleyball Is Second in State!
The Concordia Academy Beacons finished the 2016 MN State Volleyball Tournament on November 12 as second in state, wrapping up an amazing weekend of volleyball! Congratulations to the Beacons on an outstanding season that filled us all with amazing amounts of Beacon Pride! Special congratulations to Erin Fallert, Anika Neuman & Brooke Weichbrodt, CA players who were named to the All- Tournament Team!
New Members Inducted Into CA's Athletic Hall of Fame
- Glenn Baumann (Coach)
- Steve Cobbs (Class of 1986)
- Dr. Jennifer Hale (Class of 1992)
- Mark Johnson (Class of 1973)
- Stephanie Johnson (Class of 1982)
- Rod Olson (Class of 1984)
Beacon Cup Results
The 13th Annual Beacon Cup was held Saturday, June 18, 2016 with many alumni, past and present parents, teachers, coaches and friends of CA in attendance. Thank you to our many volunteers and sponsors Palomino Sports and David Grupa Photography. Congratulations to our winners Jordan Kordosky, Zach Kordosky, Ryan Sundberg, and Steve Hanson. They walked away with a trophy and a lot of great CA swag, and their names will be added to the Beacon Cup. Thank you to all our golfers for your continued support. You can view more photos from the event by going to our Facebook page.