Boys Basketball at Target Center on Feb. 8
See the Beacons take the Target Center court vs. Luverne on Saturday, February 8, at 12:30 pm. Your purchased ticket is good for the high school game AND the Timberwolves vs. Clippers game that night at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 (which gets you a seat in Section 236 for the Timberwolves game) or $75 (which gets you a seat in Section 138 for the Timberwolves game). Purchase your tickets by going to www.timberwolves.com/groupoffers and entering promo code "beacons". Let's fill the Target Center with Beacon Pride!
New Skyline Conference Begins
Track Team Members Set Records, Head to State
"Working" Cast & Crew Honored by Spotlight Education
Congratulations to the cast and crew of CA's spring musical, "Working," for honors they recently received from Spotlight Education, a Program of Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Overall Performance: Honorable Mention
Ensemble Performance: Honorable Mention
Movement / Dance Performance by an Ensemble: Honorable Mention
Acting Performance by an Ensemble: Outstanding
Overall Technical Team: Honorable Mention
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Grace Czywczynski as Delores Dante & Grace Renstrom as Maggie Holmes
Honorable Mention for Performance in a Leading Role: Noah Gundermann as Joe Zutty, Madie Harre as Kate Rushton, Cody Petronack as Rex/Utkarsh
Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Caleb Boll as Lighting Designer
Honorable Mention in Technical Leadership: Amarti Maskalo as Deck Captain
Evaluator Shout-Outs: Kayla Gundermann, Caleb Loomis, Luke Symmank
Taylor Brunn Sets State Softball Record & Is Named Athlete of the Week
At the April 29 softball game vs. DeLaSalle, CA senior Taylor Brunn set a new state record for base hits when she achieved her 249th career hit! It was the highlight of what was a pretty excellent week for Taylor: she had gone 18 for 19 at the plate, scored 11 runs, had been 9 for 9 on stolen base attempts, and had a batting average of .812! Taylor, who has committed to play at Minnesota Crookston, surpassed the total of current Gopher Maddie Houlihan, who had 248 career hits.
In addition, on May 8, she was named the KSTP TRIA Prep Athlete of the Week.
Click here to read Star Tribune coverage of Taylor's accomplishment. Click below to see KSTP Channel 5 and KARE11 coverage.
Beacons Take 4th In State
The Concordia Academy Beacons, the Section 4AA volleyball champions, wrapped up an outstanding season with a 4th Place finish in the 2018 MN State Volleyball Tournament on November 10.
Other honors during the state tournament week included Class AA All-State Honors for sophomores Kira Fallert and Brooke Weichbrodt and All-State Honorable Mention for senior Taylor Brunn. Taylor was also named to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team.
Congratulations to the entire team for a season that will not soon be forgotten!
Bruce Urban Named Outstanding Lutheran Educator
At the Minnesota South Lutheran Education Conference on October 18, CA’s Bruce Urban was named the 2018 Outstanding Lutheran Educator. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor Bruce, and thank you for being such a faithful servant of the Lord and a blessing to so many! Click here to read the Beacon Blog, where Tim Berner writes about Bruce's impact on his life and the culture of Concordia Academy.
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.
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.
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!
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!