GPLHS Monthly Update
August 2020
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
Heavenly Father, as preparations are made for another school year, let your hand of blessing be upon Great Plains Lutheran High School. Bless the administration, faculty and staff as they prepare for a safe return to classes, activities, and events. Be with students as they begin practices, move into the dorm, and embark on another year of spiritual and academic growth. Guide those families who are still considering GPLHS for their children. May our prayers and words of encouragement bring blessings to all involved in this ministry of nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.
2020-2021 - All to the Glory of God
The theme for the 2020-2021 school year is All to the Glory of God , based on 1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

We chose All to the Glory of God with our 25th anniversary in mind. Throughout the year we will have opportunities to celebrate God’s grace as we... READ MORE
Sports Practices and Opening Games
It’s hard to believe, but practices for GPL’s fall sports teams will be starting soon. At this point in time football practice begins on August 10. Their season opener will be a home game on Friday, August 28 against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland. Volleyball practice starts on August 13. Volleyball’s season opener is on Thursday, August 27 at Florence. Cross Country practices begin on August 17. Their season opener is on Monday, August 31 in Milbank.
School Year Opening Activities
This year our orientation materials were distributed by mail and email. The opening service will be incorporated into the first day of school chapel service. This will include the installation of our new teachers. The service will be streamed and archived for parents and others to view. Thank you for your prayers as we navigate the beginning of this new school year. 
Save the Date!
Please join us for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fundraising for Fine Arts, Student Assistance, Teens in Ministry, and Outreach at Fall Festival 2020 on Saturday, November 14, 2020 ! As in the past, Fall Festival will include both live and silent auctions along with dinner and entertainment. All funds raised go directly to benefit our students. The event will run from 1:30-6:00 PM at GPLHS.
God's Blessings through 2019-2020
We thank the Lord for graciously providing $823,000 this past fiscal year through our faithful GPLHS partners. Though this was less than we had budgeted, the difference was significantly offset by a reduction in expenses. 
We ask that our Lord would continue to bless this ministry through the gifts of his children in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Ambitious Expansion Moves Forward
On July 22 the GPLHS Association delegates unanimously approved going forward with construction of a worship, performing arts and music addition, as well as a new kitchen and dining area.

Groundbreaking took place Saturday, July 25. We are truly blessed; it is exciting to see several years of dreaming and planning become a reality!

How did we come to this decision? ... READ MORE
Wish List Item
The dorm mattresses and new document shredder have both been purchased. Thank you!! As we begin this school year we would like to purchase a document camera. This technology is timely as it allows the flexibility for visuals during presentations both in the classroom and online for distance learning should the need arise. $265 would purchase this instrument. Your gift will help to have this technology in place for the start of our school year. Click below and designate your gift to "Wish List- Document Cam" or call 605-886-0672 and ask for Liz.

Try Out the New Scrip App: RaiseRight
Have Scrip shopping right at your fingertips with the new RaiseRight app . You can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. Login with your current Shop with Scrip credentials or sign up for an account right on the app. Contact for the GPL Scrip enrollment code. All current My Scrip Wallet information will be transferred to the app. Give it a try. Earn special back to school rebates from now through August 7th!
Dates to Note
  • Aug. 10 - Football Practice Begins
  • Aug. 13 - Volleyball Practice Begins
  • Aug. 17 - Cross Country Practice Begins
  • Aug. 24 - First Day of School - Opening Service LiveStreamed
  • Sept. 12 - Board of Directors Meeting (10 a.m.)
  • Sept. 25 - Grandparents Day
  • Sept. 26 - Parents Night - Football and Cross Country
  • Oct. 9 - Homecoming & Panther for a Day
  • Oct. 20 - Open House/Parents Night - Volleyball
  • Oct. 30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Nov. 7 - BOD and Delegate/Auxiliary Meetings
  • Nov. 14 - Fall Festival (1:30-6:00 p.m.)
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.