Phil Aurich ('99) Update
October 10, 2017
Matt Pryor Named Girls Basketball Head Coach
Concordia Academy is pleased to announce that Matt Pryor has been named head coach of Beacons girls basketball. Coach Pryor is a student of the game and a tireless worker who will bring energy and drive that will serve well our players and program.
Coach Pryor writes:
I have coached both the boys and girls JV basketball teams the past three years at Concordia Academy. During my time at CA, I have developed a passion for coaching and mentoring both on and off the court. I am blessed to start off my head coaching career in a community that not only embodies academic and athletic excellence, but also a community that I am passionate about. I graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 2011, and I graduated from Bethel University in 2016 with a degree in Physical and Health Education. I am currently employed at Saint Thomas More Catholic School where I teach and manage athletic director duties.
CA is excited to welcome Coach Pryor in his new position in our athletic program.
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.
Track Advances to State on June 9 & 10
- Arika Robinson won the High Jump with a school record jump of 5'5".
- Charlie Tastad placed 2nd in the Pole Vault with a vault of 11'6".
- Casey Hackett finished 2nd with a Long Jump of 21'5.5".
- The Girls 4 x 200 Relay team of Erin Fallert, Sally Paul, Shaina Zinter, and Rachel TerHaar won the race in a school record time of 1:48.13.
- Rachel TerHaar won the Pole Vault with a vault of 10'0".
- Paige Winterfeldt placed 2nd in the Pole Vault with a vault of 9'0".
- Arika Robinson won the 100 Hurdles with a time of 16.07.
- Erin Fallert won the 300 Hurdles with a time 48.93.
- Arika Robinson took 2nd in the 300 Hurdles with a time of 49.08.
- Sally Paul finished in 2nd place with a Triple Jump of 35'1".
- Casey Hackett (3rd place) and Cooper Wood (4th place) reached the automatic State Meet Qualifying standard for Triple Jump with jumps of 44'9.5 and 44'0.75", respectively.
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.
Second 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, May 25
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, May 26
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.
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 (email@example.com 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!
200 Attend Grandparents Day
On October 10, Concordia Academy was honored to welcome 200 grandparents into our building for Grandparents Day. They spent time worshipping with, praying over, and eating with their grandchildren. In addition, the grandparents enjoyed a special concert, a presentation about CA’s Innovation Lab, a mini-tour of the building, and time to catch up with old friends. The smiles, hugs, and proud looks that filled the building helped make this one of the best days of the year!
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.