GPLHS Monthly Update
December 2019
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
Lord God, as we celebrate your coming to us in the person of your Son, Jesus Christ, and as we look forward to his coming again, we thank you for opportunities to teach and learn your Word – in our homes, in our congregations, and through the ministry of Great Plains Lutheran High School. Bless the faculty and students as they get involved in winter activities, as they navigate the final weeks of the semester, and, above all, as they seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of your Son, Jesus. May our Christian education efforts lead many to join us in saying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Amen.
Momentous Decision
On Saturday, November 2, the Great Plains Lutheran High School Association delegates unanimously approved the board of directors’ recommendation to complete all the components of our facility expansion plan. Praise the Lord! This means we will...

Giving Tuesday is December 3!
Impact. Blessings. Opportunities. GPL offers these things and so much more. Help us continue this tradition of excellence by joining with us to raise $5,000 in support of GPL. Gifts given on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar for dollar up to the first $5,000 given that day. Be sure to check the GPL Facebook page throughout the day for our progress and to share how GPL has impacted you.

Christmas Concert
It is time to ring in the season with our talented music students. The GPL students in the freshman, honor, and celebration choirs will be joined by our school band to perform the songs of Christmas for our enjoyment and edification. Join us on December 8 th in the GPL gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Unable to join us in person? Watch the live streamed concert at the link below.

Fall Awards Banquet
GPL parents, mark your calendars for Sunday December 8 th . Following the Christmas concert, the student fall activities participants and their families will have a banquet to acknowledge the achievements of this past fall activities season. 
Panther Wear for Christmas
The Panther Wear On-line Store through Roy’s Sports Shop in Watertown can be accessed at the link below. The deadline to place an order to have it ready by Christmas is December 8 th . Happy shopping!

A Thank You
Many times during the year we note that our printed items are donated by Borns Group of Watertown. We take this opportunity to thank them for their generosity in enabling us to produce attractive and professionally printed materials including: The Grains , funding letters, brochures and other promotional materials. Thank you again to Borns Group Inc.!
Fall Festival Blessings
Fall Festival 2019 was filled with generosity and good times. Thank you to all who attended, donated or shared blessings from afar. This year over $47,000 was raised to support the GPLHS fine arts programs, student assistance, and outreach. We still have Kwik Trip cards available to purchase in the GPL office in $50 increments. 100% of every purchase will support the ministry of GPLHS. Contact Mrs. Arndt - 886-0672
GSI Christmas Shop
For the months of November and December GSI has opened a satellite store at 115 E. Kemp Ave. in Watertown. This space allows for the display of the large stock of holiday items available. Come and find items for all of your Christmas decorating needs!
Did you know?
Did you know that the 2020-2021 school year is the year we get to celebrate 25 years of ministry here at GPL? Be sure to check each month for details and opportunities to be a part of this celebration!
Scrip Promotion - December 5 and 6
We are promoting online ordering this quarter. Every new family that enrolls in online payments for the month of December will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Scrip gift card of their choice! Remember to use Scrip when you go grocery shopping for holiday get-togethers and help us reach our fundraising goals! SPECIAL: You can order online and pay by credit card without incurring the extra 2.6% fee for two special days! Shop online at this link on DEC 5 and 6 to try out this new way to pay and support GPLHS with every purchase. Click the photo to the right for more info>
Mission Advancement News
“The older I get the faster each year flies by.” We’re all familiar with this concept. As we move on in years we personally understand the reality of this concept more and more.

This year has flown by at GPLHS as well. It seems like we just opened our doors to the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and now... READ MORE
New Wish List Item
The Science Sanitizer has been purchased. Thank You! This month we have a joint project for our wish list item. The basketball team is in need of a new rebound machine for the upcoming season. We are asking supporters to join with the GPL Booster Club to purchase this item. From our supporters, $3000 would enable the Booster club to purchase this machine. A generous donor has come forward to match the first $1000 donated to this project. You can contribute by clicking the link below.  Designate your gift to “Basketball Rebounder.” Thanks!

Dates to Note
  • Dec 3 - Giving Tuesday
  • Dec 6 - North Area Honor Band in Aberdeen
  • Dec 6 - State Oral Interp in Yankton
  • Dec 8 - Christmas Concert (3:30 pm)
  • Dec 8 - Fall Awards Banquet (following the concert)
  • Dec 16 - First Home Basketball Game and Alumni Night 6:15 p.m.
  • Dec 18-20 - Exam Schedule
  • Dec 21 - Jan 5 - Christmas Break
  • Jan 6 - Classes Resume
OUR MISSION
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.