GPLHS Monthly Update
May 2020
Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School
Heavenly Father, as another school year at Great Plains Lutheran High School draws to a close, bless the distance learning that is taking place in challenging times. Be with all of the students as they transition to summer activities. Especially, we pray, let your hand of blessing be upon the 2020 graduates as they prepare for further training and embark upon lives of service. Thank you for all those who have faithfully served throughout the year, teaching, supporting, and encouraging our youth in their walk with you. Bless their efforts to your glory.
International Students
GPL's international students have been laying low in quarantine but still engaged in distance-learning activities to close out the school year. Our African students were not able to safely travel back to DR Congo, but they have all found places with friends or family in Ohio.

Our South Korean student made it onto one of the last ...

May 2 Virtual Delegate Meeting
Our annual meeting will be held as scheduled at 10:00 am on May 2. The meeting will be held virtually. Association member congregations and individuals will receive more information as to how to participate in the online meeting. The Agenda will include elections, committee updates, approval of the budget, and a facility expansion update.
Auxiliary Meeting Cancelled
The spring (May 2) meeting of the GPLHS Auxiliary has been cancelled. Projects and business will be carried over to the fall meeting, scheduled for Nov. 7.
Additional Cancellations
In following social distancing protocols and for participant and community safety, all student gatherings scheduled for the months of May and June have also been cancelled. This includes Panther Field Day, Panther Camp, and Camp Luther.

We regret having to make these decisions, but look forward to the return of these events in 2021.
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! New information will be added to the webpage as details become available. Webpage - Click Here.             
Wish List Item
The GPLHS dormitory is in need of some new mattresses. For every $150 we receive we will be able to purchase one new mattress. Join with a friend. Outfit a whole dorm room. You can donate to this item at the link below and designate your gift to ‘Wish List: Dorm Mattress’ or call 605-886-0672 and ask for Liz. 

Changes
What a change COVID-19 has made. Social distancing and distance learning are terms and life concepts that nearly everyone is familiar with these days. Many community businesses have shut down. Flourishing restaurants now exclusively serve their food via drive-throughs, pick-ups or deliveries. Even churches, major social hubs of our community, are relative ghost towns. Our lives have...

Financial Update as of April 30
Dates to Note
  • May 15 - The last day of the 2019-2020 school year
  • May 23 - The graduation ceremony video will be posted on GPL YouTube
  • June - Panther Camp and Camp Luther have been Cancelled
  • There is still time to register for the 2020-2021 school year! Click Here
OUR MISSION
Great Plains Lutheran High School provides a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ.