GPLHS Monthly Update
November 2019
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
O Lord, giver of every good and perfect gift, in this month of Thanksgiving we offer you our sincere gratitude for all the blessings that come to your people through Great Plains Lutheran High School. Thank you for the faithfulness of faculty and staff, and for the dedication of students and families. Thank you for lessons learned, for the application of God’s Word to various subjects and situations, and for opportunities to engage in lives of service. Bless the decisions regarding facility expansion plans as well as the invitation to financially support this effort. May the ministry of GPLHS be an avenue by which you equip your children to run the race of faith with perseverance and joy.
Fall Activities Update
The GPL student body was well represented in the many fall activities that are offered here at school. The marching band and color guard were 51 strong as they performed in 2 competitions this fall. The oral interp team staged 24 participants with much success. 22 young women made up the jv and varsity volleyball teams plus 2 managers for a total of  24 participants. The Panther cross country runners...

Delegate and Auxiliary Meetings
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2 at 10am for the fall meetings which will take place at GPLHS. Come for the meetings. Stay for lunch. Share what you've learned.
GPLHS Honor Society Blood Drive
The Great Plains Honor Society will host its first Blood Drive of the year on Tuesday, November 5 th   from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click the link below to reserve your place to donate blood on that day.

Panthers in the Playoffs
Your Lady Panthers earned the opportunity to host round 2 of the Region 1B volleyball playoffs with their 20-10 season record! Join us on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. as GPL competes against Waverly/SS. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. No PASSES accepted.
Fall Festival 2019
Fall Festival will take place on Sat., November 16 from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m . We hope you can join us to show your support for our students through your participation and donations. The proceeds from Fall Festival are the main source of funding for the fine arts programs at GPLHS. For a full schedule of events click HERE.
20th Annual Turkey DASH
GPLHS is hosting the 20 th Annual Turkey DASH 5K/Walk in conjunction with the Watertown police department. This event will take place on Thanksgiving Day. The deadline to register and receive a t-shirt is November 15. Registration and more detailed information can be found by clicking HERE.
Growing in Grace
With several estate gifts and a larger distribution than originally budgeted from our Kannegieter Endowment Fund, we ended Fiscal Year 2019 with a slight surplus. Thanks be to God!

The Annual Support Goal (ASG) for the 2019-20 school year is $934,000. The bulk of this income is gathered from the donations of individuals, association congregations, and various organizations. This goal creates an opportunity for us together to ... READ MORE
As of September 30, 2019
Association Support
We to give thanks to our association congregations for the tremendous outpouring of support. As we shared our facility expansion plans, 41 of our 46 association congregations joined together with us to share our mission and our message to expand our ministry to God's glory. Thank you!!
Facility Expansion Planning
Many Celebration Sunday gifts are arriving. We praise God for these thank-offerings and pledges.

On Oct. 9th, the UiP Site Planning Committee met to prioritize its recommendation for our Board of Directors. On Saturday, Oct. 19th, our Board met to consider that recommendation and determine its recommendation to our Delegates. On Saturday, Nov. 2nd, our Association Delegates will meet together at GPLHS with the anticipated goal of discussing, deciding and moving forward together with a facility expansion project. May every step of this process be done to God's glory.
New Wish List Item
The Science Sanitizer has been purchased and is awaiting installation. 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 to 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 “Rebound Machine.” Thanks!

Dates to Note
  • Nov 1 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 2 - BoD Meeting (9 am)
  • Nov 2 - Delegate/Auxiliary Meetings (10 am)
  • Nov 5 - Blood Drive at GPL (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)
  • Nov 8-10 - WELS National Choral Festival in Fond Du Lac, WI
  • Nov 13 - Panther Booster Meeting (7 pm)
  • Nov 16 - Fall Festival (1:30-6:00 pm)
  • Nov 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
  • Nov 28 - Turkey DASH 5k/Walk (10 am)
  • Dec 3 - Giving Tuesday
  • Dec 8 - Christmas Concert (3:30 pm)
OUR MISSION
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.