GPLHS Monthly Update

January 2023

Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School

Dear Heavenly Father, in this Epiphany season, you make it clear to us through your Word that your Son, Jesus Christ, is true God and Savior of all. We ask that through that same Word you would strengthen the faith of the students attending Great Plains Lutheran High School and bless Christian education efforts wherever they take place. As we look forward to another year of grace, bless GPLHS with the opportunity to work with many more students and families. Guide all your people as we strive to courageously live to your glory, through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Call News

Early in December our Board of Directors extended calls to Mr. Steve Rosenbaum to serve as Principal and Mrs. Emily Cantwell to serve as Learning Resource Coordinator. Steve currently serves as principal at California Lutheran High School in Wildomer, CA. Emily currently serves as a teacher at Mt. Olive Lutheran School in Overland Park, KS. We are happy to share that Mrs. Cantwell has accepted the call to serve at GPL and is looking forward to joining the GPL ministry team! Steve just recently returned the call to GPL. Please keep Steve, Emily and their families in your prayers as they seek the Lord’s guidance and look forward to future service.

Fall Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to our students for all their accomplishments in this past fall’s activities season. These are the individuals who won awards in their respective fall activity.

  • Cross CountryThad Kratz (Male MVP), Halle Bauer (Female MVP), Thad Kratz (Male Panther), Daria Poor and Taylor Bendix


Scrip Promotions

Have you ever missed the Monday morning order deadline for Scrip gift cards? Now, on the new RaiseRight app for Scrip, you have the ability to order physical gift cards Monday-Friday and have them delivered directly to your house for a small fee. Download the RaiseRight app from The App Store or Google Play Store. If you use Scrip online, enter the same username and password to access RaiseRight. If not, sign up. To join the GPL Scrip Program enter the enrollment code: 8D9895164717. 

Basketball Concessions Volunteers Needed

All GPL families are being asked to serve in the concession stand this basketball season. This volunteer opportunity is not limited to current students’ immediate families. Relatives, parents of former students, friends - anyone with an interest in GPL students and programs can volunteer. These additional volunteers will be a great blessing as we seek to provide a ..............READ MORE


You can now use the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone to sign up for AmazonSmile and select "Great Plains Lutheran High School" as your favorite charity. Amazon purchases can help make a difference for GPL by shopping with......................READ MORE

Basketball Teams Compete at MLC

Our Varsity basketball teams competed in the Martin Luther College’s High School Tip-Off Tournament the weekend of December 8-10. The boys finished in third place, losing their first game to Nebraska Lutheran 39-45 and winning their second game over Evergreen Lutheran (WA) 58-48. The girls won the tournament championship for the second consecutive year, defeating Evergreen Lutheran 60-26 and Nebraska Lutheran 54-34. 

Wish List Item

The music stand cart has been purchased. Thank you!! Our next project is to purchase two new iPads to assist in keeping stats for the basketball games. The current ones we have are old and are unable to handle the latest technology in stat keeping. $900 will purchase these two iPads. Designate your gift to "Wish List – iPads" or call Angie at 605-886-0672.

Mission Advancement Thoughts

Thank you!! To all of you who responded to our Christmas Appeal and to everyone that shared gifts with the ministry of GPLHS this past year. We are so blessed to have people like you supporting us. I know that January 1st was the deadline for the Christmas Appeal, but rest assured, we are very willing and able to receive any additional special gifts you would like to offer! Please remember that the first several months of the calendar year are traditionally our slowest months in regard to income. Because of this, special gifts are needed, are greatly appreciated, and are an important blessing to........READ MORE

Dates to Note

  • January 4 - Classes Resume
  • January 4 - Late Start 10:00am
  • January 5 - Last Day of Semester Exams
  • January 15 - Honor Choir sings at Our Savior in Brookings, SD
  • January 16-20 - Winter Spirit Week
  • January 21 - Winter Formal 7:30 - 10:00pm
  • January 24 - Region One Act Play Competition
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.
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