Weekly Update #26
March 13, 2020
Devotional Thought-
Hebrews 11:31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.

Rahab was a woman who trusted in her Lord. Like you and I, she was not worthy to be a member of God’s family because of being a sinful human being. But, God in his grace and mercy worked saving faith in her heart and that had an enormous impact on her life. Her faith wanted to serve the Lord and gave thanks to God. She did so in her expression of faith, in her care for her family, in protection of some strangers, in keeping her promises.  

God has blessed us with the same gracious gift of faith worked in our hearts through the powerful message of the gospel. As we continue on our race marked out for us, let's make the most of our opportunities to give thanks to God for his goodness and mercy in Christ. 
WELS Band Fest and Honor Choir Tour Cancelled
How society, and particularly schools, navigate the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, and we at GPL are working hard to make timely decisions in the best interest of our students, faculty and families. At this time we have decided to cancel this weekend's Honor Choir tour and next weekend's WELS Regional Band Fest.
School Closed
Per the governor's recommendation, GPL is cancelling school for Monday and Tuesday next week leading into the already scheduled spring break of March 18-22. We will keep in communication about any other changes to the school schedule via email.
ECC Quiz Bowl
The first-ever Eastern Coteau Conference Quiz Bowl was held in Florence on March 11. The team from GPL took first place! They won all of their matches in the four rounds of play, beating Waverly-South Shore 21-6 in the championship match. Congrats on a conference championship, Panthers!
Prom Wear Available at GSI
Junior/Senior prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th. If you are looking for prom wear, GSI has a nice selection of affordable suits and dresses. The shop is located in uptown Watertown and is open from 9:30 to 5:30 M-F and 9:30 to 4:00 on Sat.

  Student Council Update By Secretary Lexi Scharlemann
Mark your calendars for the GPL talent show - April 29

So far we have raised $369 toward our goal of $1000 for the mission project this semester.

Kingdom Workers project for Child and classroom development in Indonesia: They are combining reading lessons and the Gospel. Your mission offerings will go to support this work.
March 13 - End of the 3rd Quarter
The 3rd quarter ended Friday, March 13. Quarter grades will be posted by Wednesday, March 18. Mrs. Miller can help you with login credentials if needed.
Brooklyn York.........Senior of the Week
Name: Brooklyn York
From: Watertown, SD
Favorite Bible passage: Joshua 1:9  
Advice to underclassmen: Do the best of your ability in everything you do
Plans after high school: Go to NSU, SDSU, or USD
Sports and Activities: Basketball, track, softball, cross country, and choir
Favorite school subject: History
What is your favorite color: Blue
What is your favorite sport to watch : Basketball 
What is your favorite food : Popcorn
What is your favorite movie: Anything Marvel
Where would you love to travel to: Greece
Blood Drive
The GPL Honor Society will host its last Blood drive of the school year on March 25 from 8am to 2pm in the gymnasium. You can sign up for a time to donate at the link below or by calling the school office at 605-886-0672.

Teens in Ministry Applications in the office
Teens in Ministry provides opportunities to serve your Lord in particular locations and various ways. Applications are available in the office. Submit your application by March 17th to Pastor Hansen in order to be considered for these service opportunities this summer.
Service Academy Days - April 18 and April 25
Any student interested in applying to one of the service academies should attend a Service Academy Day to find out more about the opportunities and the application process. Click below to find out more.
GPL Open
Think summer. Think sunny. Think a Monday on the golf course to support GPLHS. Join us for the 6th annual GPL Open golf scramble on July 13th, 2020. Click here for more details and to register online.
Dates to Note
Mar 13.................End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 14-15............Honor Choir Tour- Cancelled
Mar 20-22...........Band Fest Cancelled
Mar 14-22............School Cancellation and Spring Break, no school

Due to the rapidly changing situation there is no two week view this week
Quote of the Week: "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask is a fool forever." -Chinese Proverb
Our Mission
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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