When you hear the word ‘music’, does it bring to mind a song or a particular instrument? Do you picture an album cover or see musical notation? I’m sure everyone who reads this will have a different answer. That is because we are all unique in how we process information. Understanding how you acquire knowledge enables you to know your learning strengths, and knowing your individual learning strengths will help you to make the most of your studying.
The holiday season is a joyous time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a lineup of spectacular Christmas events. Celebrating Christmas at Concordia is a bright and melodious affair with festive functions and student performances at every turn.
Plastic is the most prolific form of waste the world has ever seen. From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the heights of Mount Everest, humans have left no place untouched by plastic. Buildups of enormous quantities of plastic bags block sewage systems and produce toxins that seep into water supplies. Eventually, these toxins can enter our bodies, leading to many bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.
In this day and age teenage students face many demands in their daily lives, including school, homework, sports, hobbies, extra-curriculars, and spending time with family and friends, to name a few. With all these activities competing for space in a student’s schedule, it is sometimes difficult to maintain a healthy balance.
As a school, we intentionally look for ways to extend service learning opportunities across disciplines and divisions, engaging students of all ages and the community at large. Service learning projects are carried out within a cycle that includes investigation and research, leading to preparation, leading to action, and including thoughtful reflection by students throughout the process.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Concordia is a rigorous academic program that offers university-level courses and exams to high school students. AP classes are completely elective; however, students who have demonstrated scholarship in prior related subjects are encouraged to consider AP classes because they offer advance-level of course work at the high school level.
Language is one of the most important gifts that you give your child and by choosing Concordia, you are choosing to include English as one of those gifts. However, many parents want to know how to support their child’s English language learning. The answer is simple: Speak YOUR language with your child at home EVERYDAY!
Walking through our library commons one day, I chanced upon students working together, coding and collaborating, designing new programs and applications as part of their AP Computer Science Principles course. In a video created at Concordia and posted online through the UTeach program at the University of Texas, our students share what this learning experience has meant to them.
The task was straightforward, but there was a sense of hesitancy in the group of elementary student government representatives. The 8 and 9-year-olds walked energetically down the stairwell after meeting. Usually, after the working lunch meeting, the representatives would head out to recess along with their peers who had just finished lunch in the cafeteria.
In my time at Concordia, I have consistently witnessed in our classrooms and learning spaces that our students are ready to help each other learn. This established culture of collaboration supports the school's educational philosophy that teaching & learning is wrapped in relationships.