Concordia continues to excel

Students at Concordia are noted for their outstanding performance in and outside the classroom. They are immersed in a culture of caring-a learning community that prepares them for success in all aspects of life. Here are some recent accomplishments by Concordia and its students: Concordia again received an A Rating (Exemplary) from the State of Indiana. The Marching Cadets won their first ever state title in Indianapolis on Saturday, November 2. The 73-member band and color guard performed to the theme "One Mission," sharing a strong Christian witness.In spring 2013 Concordia gave 255 AP Exams with students earning a score of three or higher on 56 percent of those tests, the minimum score required for college credit in many subjects. By comparison, the average percentage of AP Exams qualifying for college credit in Indiana was 35 percent.Concordia received 4 Star status from the Indiana Department of Education for 2013. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP+ testing results.CLHS has three National Merit Semi Finalists-Ian Tinsley, June Kreml and Samantha Sutter. Jonathan Nathalang is also a National Merit Commended Scholar. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. For additional facts about CLHS academics, click here.Concordia student athletes achieved so much this fall. The co-ed cheerleaders were state finalists. The girls volleyball team finished 2nd in state. Two cross country runners placed at state. The football team won the sectional and is moving on to regional play. Just like our elementary schools, Concordia has a different feel to it. It's a safe place, a nurturing place that feels like home. Recently, Principal Thom and teacher Koch experienced the deaths of parents. The CLHS community rallied around them expressing sympathy, support and most of all the comfort of the Gospel. About a month ago, Concordia students and staff served the community with a variety of opportunities to volunteer their efforts for many church, non-for-profit and community organizations during a Service Day. These are part of the ordinary experiences of CLHS-support, Christian love and community. For those getting ready for making a high school choices, two big events are coming. "Concordia Day" for 8th Grade students is Friday November 15 from 9-1:30 and "Discover Concordia Night" for parents and students is Wednesday November 20 from 6:30-8 PM. We encourage you to experience CLHS-when your kids are in elementary school, as an alum, and as member of the community. Concordia is truly something special.