GPLHS Monthly Update
January 2022
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
Dear Heavenly Father, in this season of Epiphany let us be like the Magi, who seeing the Christ Child, bowed down and worshiped their Savior. We too see that same Savior through your Word. We ask that you continue to strengthen the students here at Great Plains Lutheran High School and at all schools where your word is taught. We ask that you bless our worship and continue to lead us to seek you. Please Lord, continue to bless the construction taking place here at GPL and bless the use of the portions we will soon be moving into. This new year Lord, please bless GPL with additional opportunities to proclaim the good news with those you have entrusted to us. We ask all these things in Jesus name and according to your gracious will. Amen 
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 Country: Thad Kratz (Male MVP), Halle Bauer (Female MVP), Dominick Clark (Male Panther), Daria Poor (Female Panther)....................READ MORE
Mark your calendar for the GPL 25 Anniversary celebration on Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31. Be sure to check the monthly updates for more information regarding each day’s activities for this celebration!   
Building Update
God continues to bless our facility expansion. Crews are pushing forward with our new kitchen and dining commons, the canopy that will enhance our main school entrance, and the interior framing of the auditorium and music room. Site work has been completed for the auxiliary gym and the structural steel for the gym will go up..................READ MORE
United in Praise
Each United in Praise gift we receive is a double blessing because it reduces the amount we will need to borrow. Gifts can be given to our Finishing Touches and Bridging the Gap efforts. Information about both of these priorities can be found at
Thank you for your prayers and support!
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 Concession 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 quality experience for our students and guests to our campus. You can sign up by clicking HERE and select your available dates. You can also call the office 605-886-0672 and Mrs. Miller can add your name to the schedule. Thank you!
Mission Advancement Thoughts
A new year at times comes with some emotions and feelings that seem to oppose each other. Psychologists note that many of us feel these opposing emotions and feelings at the same time. I feel many opposing emotions as I think about GPL and our financial position. I rejoice in the many gifts and blessings, but then I am concerned about the budget and the many needs. I realize that as I examine these emotions and feelings I see two things. The blessings have nothing to do with us. The blessings are.......................READ MORE
New Wish List Item
The GPL cheerleading mats have been purchased. Thank you!! As we begin a new month, the washing machine in Carla’s dorm apartment has decided to quit working. Therefore we are in need of a washing machine for the apartment. This machine will help make life easier for the dorm supervisor and more convenient. $760 would purchase this washing machine or if you know of a good used one we would consider that one. Your gift will help to have this machine in place for Carla to do her washing. Designate your gift to "Wish List- Washing Machine" or call Kathleen at 605-886-0672.
Dates to Note
  • Jan. 3 - Classes Resume
  • Jan. 7 - End of First Semester
  • Jan. 12 - Late Start 10:00am
  • Jan. 25 - 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.