November Monthly Update

Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School

Lord of the church and Life of your people, bless our Christian education efforts – the training carried out in our homes, in our congregations, and through the ministry of Great Plains Lutheran High School. Give zeal and energy to parents and teachers, and health and eagerness to children and students as they grow in knowledge and in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for those who support the mission of Great Plains Lutheran so that this ministry of nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ may continue – building on the foundation of truth revealed in your word. Amen.

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 74 strong as they performed in 2 competitions this fall. The oral interp team staged 17 participants with much success. 24 young women made up the JV and Varsity volleyball teams plus 3 managers for a total 27 participants. The Panther cross country.......READ MORE

Call News

On October 15 our Board of Directors extended a call to Mr. Thomas Plitzuweit to serve as our next Principal. He currently serves as principal of St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Oconomowoc, WI. Please keep Mr. Plitzuweit, his family, and the ministries of GPL and St. Matthew’s in your prayers as he seeks the Lord’s guidance and................READ MORE

Thrivent Member Request

If you are a Thrivent member, you are eligible to apply for Thrivent Action grants. If you have never done this or haven’t applied recently, please consider applying on behalf of a GPL event. It is a relatively simple process that can...............READ MORE

Lorie Line Concert

Lorie Line is coming to GPLHS! She will be presenting an all-new solo piano show that features both the classics and some of the newer songs that make the Christmas season special. Together she will share beautiful music and funny heartwarming stories, all centered around her piano (that she personally brings from home).

This show will take place on Sunday, December 10 in the GPLHS auditorium at 3:00 pm. The cost of the ticket is $60 each. You may purchase your ticket online at

Turkey Dash

GPLHS is hosting the 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 10. Registration and....................READ MORE

Fall Festival Is Moving!

Our annual festival will be making a change. Traditionally held in the fall, this festival named Panther Palooza, will be held in the spring in conjunction with the Spring Theater Production, "Bye Bye Birdie". Therefore save the date, Saturday, April 13, 2024 starting at 2:00pm for silent and live auctions, food and fellowship. Stay tune for further information.

GPLHS Honor Society Blood Drive

The Great Plains Honor Society will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 8, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. You can schedule a time to donate blood by calling the school at 605-886-0672 ext. 127 or by signing up online at enter sponsor code GPLHS.

Shopping for Presents or Decorations?

Are you in the process of shopping for Christmas presents or decorations? Remember GSI on 102 W Kemp Ave, in Watertown will have an abundance of reasonably priced items.

If you do not know what present to give to someone, you can always purchase a gift card through Scrip. Contact Sarah Roloff either by email at: [email protected] or call 605-886-0672 and she will help you with the order.

Sports Page

Click HERE to get the latest sporting event news, scores, updated schedules and news of our athletes' achievements.

Mission Advancement Update

Thank you for your support!

We were blessed to receive over $100,000 toward our Fall Appeal goal of $150,000 for Active Ministry, our general operating fund. In addition to these Active Ministry gifts, we were excited to receive nearly $130,000 toward student aid. What a Blessing!

As we work to reach our budgeted goals for income, God is blessing us with the opportunity to.............READ MORE

Wish List Item

Our next project is to purchase more mic receivers for the auditorium. These packs are needed during any productions or events in the auditorium. $1500 will cover the cost of the mic receivers. Designate your gift to "Wish List – Mic receivers" or call Angie at 605-886-0672.

Dates to Note

  • November 3-5..........Choral Fest (at WLC, Milwaukee, WI)
  • November 4.............Delegate and Auxiliary Meetings 10:00am
  • November 8.............GPL Honor Society Blood Drive - 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • November 16............Booster Meeting 7:00pm
  • November 19............Honor Choir sings TBD
  • November 22-24......Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • November 23............Turkey Dash 5K/Walk
  • December 3..............Christmas Concert and Fall Awards Ceremony
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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