June Monthly Update 2022
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
Lord God, source of all wisdom, we thank you for the abundant blessings bestowed throughout another school year at Great Plains Lutheran High School. We also praise you for blessing this ministry with expanding facilities. Continue to bless students everywhere through what they have learned and experienced; use the change of pace that comes with summer to recharge and ready them for more learning to come. Be with the Great Plains Lutheran faculty and staff and all who teach as they reflect on the year past and prepare for the school year ahead. Bless all instruction that equips and encourages disciples of Christ to build on the Rock of Jesus and his word. Amen.
Staffing Update
As the school year comes to a close we acknowledge the service of Rev. Tony Hansen, Rebecca Doering, Anna Swanson and Kathleen Hesford as they move on to new stages of life and ways of serving. We also thank the Lord for providing willing and faithful workers as we look to the future: Karl Schauland (Campus Pastor), and Angie Schmidt (Business Manager).
Facility Dedication
Our new facilities will be dedicated to the glory of God as part of the Dakota-Montana District Convention worship service. This service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 pm, in the auditorium. All are invited to this service, which will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the Centennial of our Dakota-Montana District. Praise God for these gifts of grace!
Financial Aid Application Deadline
Please note that families seeking financial aid to attend GPL have two deadlines to apply.
·       May 15 –decisions reported June 1
·       July 15 –decisions reported August 1
You can find more information about financial aid on our website at www.gplhs.org/financial-aid.
8th Annual GPL Open
The 8th Annual GPL Open will be held at Cattail Crossing Golf course in Watertown, on Monday, July 18th. The registration fee of $100 ($50 for students) includes 18 holes of golf, the use of a motorized golf cart, participation gifts, and a burger bar at Cattail Crossing following the tournament. This year registration and payment for the open can be done online using the bidpal platform that was used for Fall Festival. The registration deadline is July 13th. We hope to see you there!
Register at this link.
Sports Camps at GPLHS this Summer
GPL is the site for several different sports camps this summer. Check the list below.
·       June 27-29 Basketball camp (8th-12th grade)
·       July 23-24 Volleyball camp (8th-12th grade)
·       June 17-18 Football camp (9th-12th grade)
 
For more information, registration sheets, etc. please email mhaugly@gplhs.org
Panther Camp
For those who have registered for Panther Camp, remember check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. The camp will conclude on Saturday, June 11 with closing devotion at 11:00 a.m.

Information on this camp is found on the GPLHS website.
Camp Luther Canceled for 2022
Dear GPL and Camp Luther Families,
Due to having less than the minimum number of campers in order to be fiscally responsible for hosting Camp Luther, I am sad to say that we are canceling Camp Luther this summer............READ MORE  
25th Anniversary Celebration
Mark your calendar for the GPL 25 Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. Information and the registration form can be found at gplhs.org/gpl25. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 30th.
Delegate Meeting Summary
On Saturday, May 7, the GPLHS Association Delegates gathered for their second meeting of this fiscal year to discuss current school business, hold elections, adopt the budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year and receive an update on the progress of the building expansion and funding. To read more on the summary of this meeting go online at www.gplhs.org or click HERE
Building Update
It has been a wonderful blessing to hold daily chapel services and our musical production of Beauty and the Beast in our new auditorium. Completion of the auxiliary gym is now slated for mid-July.
We praise the Lord for the generous support that is making our use of these facilities possible!
United in Praise Campaign
Through the end of May we are inviting and receiving Finishing Touches and Bridging the Gap gifts which will help furnish our auditorium and music room, and reduce the amount we will need to borrow when our loan is finalized in June.

Beginning in June, the focus of Finishing Touches will shift to equipping and furnishing the auxiliary gym. This includes things like basketball a..................READ MORE
Opportunity to Finish Strong
We have come to the close of another school year and will soon be closing out our fiscal year. GPL is so very thankful for all your support and prayers. Because of your support we have an opportunity to finish our fiscal year in a strong financial position.

Our current financial plan includes a budgeted need for gifts of $78,000 each month. As is often the case, there are ups and downs throughout the year. That means we now have an excellent opportunity to meet our monthly goal and finish the fiscal year in a positive position. Thank you for helping us finish strong so we can continue to share the Gospel with more young people.

Jeff Roloff: jroloff@gplhs.org or 605-254-6023
Wish List Item
The Honor Choir not only performs for concerts here at GPL, but they also go out to various churches to assist in beautifying the service. However, the keyboard that they use is on its last leg. $1000 will purchase a new keyboard while $100 will cover the cost for a keyboard case. Your gift will help to have this keyboard and case in place for Honor Choir to use next time they are performing. Designate your gift to "Wish List- Keyboard and Case" or call Angie at 605-886-0672.
Dates to Note
  • June 1-3...........Dakota-Montana Teachers' Conference
  • June 8-11.........Panther Camp
  • June 14............Facility Dedication
  • July 18.............Mark your Calendar! GPL Golf Open Register NOW
  • July 29-30.......25th Anniversary Celebration! Register NOW!

OUR MISSION
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.