The July 29 edition of the Milwaukee Business Journal highlighted the plan of St. Marcus Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wis., to add a third campus that eventually can accommodate more than 600 students. Great Plains Lutheran High School located in Watertown, South Dakota - SD. Its goal is to hold a groundbreaking Aug. 30. Great Plains Lutheran High School Expansion posted on November 16, 2019 at 03:41:00 pm The road can get pretty nasty from November to April, but a few pointers driving in … Read today’s daily devotion or browse the archive, which has several months’ worth of devotions to uplift and encourage you with the Word. The Sept. 22 edition of the Kenosha News included an article on the naming of Anna Becker, a senior at Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis., as the vice president of service projects for the Wisconsin HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Great Plains Lutheran High School of Watertown on Saturday will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the expansion of its facility. Great Plains Lutheran's stats … Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. On Jan. 12, WJHG, Channel 7, ran a story on the grand reopening of Amazing Grace, Panama City, Fla., after it sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Michael in 2018. Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered education to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. The Feb. 5 edition of the Washington County Insider reported on Jacob Stoltz’s 1,000 points in his high school basketball career. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Principal. Lucas Bitter, who is pastor at Intown Lutheran Church in downtown Atlanta. Midland Daily News reported on an upcoming Michigan Lutheran Seminary choir concert at Holy Scripture, Midland, Mich. On Jan. 30, Myracinecounty.com featured an article on a new steeple and cross for St. John Lutheran Church in Burlington, Wis. Expansion of Great Plains Lutheran High School took its first physical step with a ground-breaking ceremony Saturday on school grounds. On July 1, The Free Press in Mankato, Minn., included an article about Jenny Haugen and her music. The steeple and cross replaced what was damaged last year in a windstorm. The “White Building” was used as a dormitory among other things by Northwestern Lutheran Academy, Mobridge, S.D., a WELS preparatory high school open from 1928 to 1979. Great Plains Lutheran High School of Watertown on Saturday will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the expansion of its facility. The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., reported that Martin Luther College is switching to distance learning for the rest of the semester due to increased COVID-19 cases on campus. On Nov. 13, the Washington County Insider featured an article on Madison Depies, a junior at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson, Wis., who created and sold yard signs that support the local police department. 605-882-9955 Website. The school’s current enrollment is 950 students. Waukesha, WI 53188. On April 24, WTXL Channel 12 out of Tallahassee, Fla., interviewed Rev. Read more in this week’s Together story. 1,466 were here. Keep it Clean. GPLHS is owned and operated by 48 congregations belonging to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran … Box Score Rivalry Details. The Fond du Lac Reporter reported on the winner of the citywide spelling bee: David Grunewald, a seventh-grade student at St. Peter, Fond du Lac, Wis. Ph: 605-886-0672. WELS churches and schools featured in their local media. Half of the student body lives in the Watertown area. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. or anything. The Academy Kids from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, Wis., sang Christmas carols on the local Green Bay news on Dec. 24, 2019. Craig Wilke, a 2019 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., who was assigned to start a new mission congregation in Brandon, S.D. Three different newspapers highlighted WELS schools that received exemplary accreditation by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA). Organization GSI Thrift Store Address Michael Foley from Star of Bethlehem, Santa Maria, Calif., on how the congregation was serving its members and community online. Box Score Rivalry Details. You can check these in your browser security settings. Great Plains Lutheran opened in 1996 with 23 students in grades 9 and 10. It is very easy to make friends! Share with Us. You have permission to edit this article. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. On July 24, mykxlg.com included a story about the $5 million expansion for Great Plains Lutheran High School, Watertown, S.D. On Feb. 18, News19 out of La Crosse, Wis., ran an interview with Rev. St. Martin’s Lutheran’s growth is being done in concert with an even bigger expansion at Great Plains Lutheran High School. Karen Wilsmann, a teacher from Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Manitowoc, Wis., was featured in the Herald Times Report. By accepting this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy found in the WELS Privacy Policy, unless you have disabled them. On Jan. 27, The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., featured an article on the school expansion project at St. Paul, New Ulm. Voyage ATL conducted an interview with Rev. Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Manitowoc, Wis. Great Plains Lutheran High School is a Christian high school located in Watertown, South Dakota. 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Jul 24, 2020 Updated Jul 24, 2020 Last October, Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown announced its plans for a capital campaign to fund a facility expansion that would almost double the size of the existing facility. Faith Lutheran School, Antioch, Ill. Waukesha, WI 53188-1108. Haugen serves as an adjunct music professor and voice instructor at Martin Luther College. On Oct. 28, the Marshfield Hub City Times included an article about Ashlyn Solinsky, a member at Grace, Mosinee, Wis., and a high school freshman who wrote and published her first children’s book. The July 17 edition of The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., announced that Martin Luther College received a $64,400 check from New Ulm businesses and retired business owners for its Equipping Christian Witnesses campaign. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. You can also change some of your preferences. Keith Wordell was featured in the June 21 edition of the Kenosha News. In August, Fox 11 shared two stories about how St. Mark’s Ministries, De Pere, Wis., held a Fill the Bus School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for families in need at another local grade school. Low 9F. The June 10 edition of mLive reported that high wind gusts damaged Michigan Lutheran Seminary’s softball dugout in Saginaw. 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On July 24, mykxlg.com included a story about the $5 million expansion for Great Plains Lutheran High School, Watertown, S.D. The Mobridge Tribune included a photo of a historic home that burned to the ground in late October. Dual Credit Courses - Bethany Lutheran College Accreditation: GPLHS is recognized by the South Dakota Department of Education and is fully accredited by WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Great Plains Lutheran High School enrolls 116 high school students from grades 9-12. Total cost of both projects is expected to be at least $8 million. Great Plains Lutheran High School (also known as GPLHS) is a coeducational High School in Watertown, South Dakota, United States. 1,542 were here. The Star Tribune reported on 104-year-old Vera Mueller, a member at St. Matthew, Winona, Minn., and how she survived COVID-19. The drawing below shows the facility from a different angle. racist or sexually-oriented language. that is degrading to another person. It included a photo of St. John’s children honoring first responders as part of its weekly “Spirit days.”. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Use the 'Report' link on Superintendent. On Feb. 23, Fox 9 highlighted a couple from St. John, Minneapolis, Minn., who has been married for 75 years. The article discussed future expansion at the college, including increasing enrollment and building new facilities. The April 10 edition of the Santa Maria Times reported on how local churches were holding Easter services online. Welcome to the official Great Plains Lutheran High School (GPLHS) YouTube channel. The Jan. 15 edition of the Post Crescent in Appleton, Wis., included a story about the availability of the documentary film “Betty White: First Lady of Television” on Netflix. The Milwaukee Courier Online shared how Christian Family Solutions partners with schools to provide students mental health services. Interested in attending choir concerts, leadership conferences, and retreats? They met that goal and have now began their expansion. The Nov. 14 edition of the Independent in Marshall, Minn., included an article about Rev. Be Proactive. Great Plains Lutheran High School - 14309 www.gplhs.org. Thank you for reading! The New Ulm Journal, New Ulm, Minn., published a story about MLC President Mark Zarling’s retirement. On May 6, the Belle Plaine Herald reported on the retirement of Mr. Dan Whitney from Trinity Lutheran School, Belle Plaine, Minn. Whitney served as principal for the school for the past 15 years. On Dec. 19, 2019, Kenosha News featured an article on Sarah Siegler, the music director at Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somer, Wis., whose original composition was performed at an international band and orchestra conference held in Chicago. Enrollment is now 130 students in grades nine thru twelve. The mission of GSI (Good Stewards, Inc.) is to resell good quality, donated items to raise money to benefit Great Plains Lutheran High School and other WELS and ELS ministries, missions, and projects. Dustin Bergene, the new pastor at Zion, Bristol, Wis. On Feb. 25, Seehafernews.com reported on a coin drive held at Bethany Lutheran School, Manitowoc, Wis., in order to raise money for a gymnasium renovation. The May 14 edition of the Fond du Lac Reporter included photos of teachers and staff members from Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wis., celebrating seniors as families drove by the school. The Lake Mills Leader reported that Lakeside Lutheran senior Madelyn Plitzuweit received the annual Ryan J. Zweifel Memorial Scholarship for those entering the WELS teaching ministry. Martin Lopahs, who served his last 28 years in the ministry at St. Paul, St. James, Minn. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.. Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. The Conference of Presidents overse We would love to share with you our love for educating and our vision to assist families in nurturing students as lifelong disciples of Christ. “This project is about serving our students and region with excellent academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities in a Christ-centered setting.”. The York News-Times had an article on how Nebraska Lutheran High School, Waco, Neb., is providing free weekday noon meals for those in the Waco community who need them—especially seniors or those with compromised health. On Sept. 4, We Are Green Bay highlighted St. Paul Lutheran School, Green Bay, Wis., and its safety measures as it offers in-person instruction when many other area schools are using distance learning. Students have transitioned to distance learning there will be no basketball games before Christmas break. It also mentioned raising money for student scholarships. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. N16W23377 She is retiring after 41 years of teaching. The documentary was produced by WELS member Steve Boettcher and Boettcher + Trinklein Television, which also produces WELS Connection. The high school had a groundbreaking ceremony coupled with a graduation ceremony on July 25. The current kitchen and dining area was designed for a smaller student population. Great Plains Lutheran High School is a very small school in Watertown High School. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism The June 26 edition of St. James Plaindealer announced the retirement of Rev. CBS 58 out of Milwaukee, Wis., ran a story about a preschool teacher and a teacher’s aide at Peace Lutheran School, Hartford, Wis., who are retiring after ending their careers during a pandemic. We're an independent nonprofit that provides parents with in-depth school quality information. The Jan. 7 edition of the Brandon Valley Journal featured an article on Rev. The Feb. 28 edition of the Kenosha News included a story on Rev. The Aug. 6 edition of the Watertown Daily Times included an article on Marilin Bock, who retired this June from teaching at St. Mark’s Lutheran School, Watertown, Wis. Enrollment has now grown to over 130 students in grades nine through 12. The tour was canceled and has been rescheduled for next January. The Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch featured Rev. © 2021 Copyright - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We'd love to hear eyewitness Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Stoltz is a senior at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson, Wis. On Jan. 31, The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., highlighted the “Equipping Christian Witnesses” campaign at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. The July 31 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel included an article about the plan of Zion, South Milwaukee, Wis., to build a new sanctuary and daycare center on the same property as its grade school. Not able to come to a HOME game but would still like to watch? Matt Zimpelmann as the new pastor at Immanuel, Manitowoc, Wis. Great Plains Lutheran's stats … Stay up to date on what's new and happening at GPLHS. On July 28, Prairie Publishing in Minnesota ran an article about Rev. Welcome to the official Great Plains Lutheran High School (GPLHS) YouTube channel. The Fond du Lac Reporter reported that Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wis., purchased land to build a new school. Novotny was supposed to lead a tour in Israel and had traveled there a week ahead to explore. It is located in Watertown, SD, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $34,348. Great Plains Lutheran High School - GPL25 Fall Festival 2020 SIGN IN 1,577 were here. The congregation added 5,000 square feet, mainly for meeting and classroom space to accommodate the growing congregation. This game was part of the 2020 South Dakota High School Girls Volleyball Playoff Brackets: SDHSAA - Region 1B tournament . Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. WATERTOWN, S.D.—Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. on the expansion of the Great Plains Lutheran High School campus. On May 17, WISN Channel 12 in Milwaukee, Wis., featured two WELS churches and the precautions they took as they began in-person worship services and in-person communion again. Stone Ridge Drive Richard Gurgel. In a press release GPLHS President David Maertz said the ceremony will start at 7 p.m. Delegates to the GPLHS Association voted Wednesday to move forward with construction of fine arts performance, worship, music, kitchen, dining and auxiliary gym space. There are pros and cons of having such a small school. Be Nice. Great Plains Lutheran High School, Watertown, S.D. Enables access to all Public Opinion digital products:  P/O website, mobile/tablet edition and our e-Edition. WJFW featured a story on a team of elementary students from our Savior, Wausau, Wis., getting ready to compete in a worldwide robotics competition this spring. Low 9F. Early Childhood Ministry Educator’s Devotions, Confessional Christian mass-media and publications. Wordell serves as a teacher and band instructor at Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. On Oct. 31, the Brainerd Dispatch featured Clifford and Margaret Rabe, members of Trinity, Lake City, Minn., who were honored as the longest current wedded couple—79 years—in Minnesota. The Great Plains Lutheran varsity volleyball team lost Tuesday's away playoff match against Warner (SD) by a score of 3-0. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. As we face COVID-19: Stay informed and find resources for congregations, schools, and individuals. Find Great Plains Lutheran High School test scores, student-teacher ratio, parent reviews and teacher stats. Prayer for Great Plains Lutheran High School Lord God, as we celebrate your coming to us in the person of your Son, Jesus Christ, and as we look forward to his coming again, we thank you for opportunities to teach and learn your Word – in our homes, in our congregations, and through the ministry of Great Plains Lutheran High School. Dave Maertz is the President of Great Plains Lutheran High School. On July 28, The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., featured an article on MLC’s new president, Rev. Find Great Plains Lutheran High School Watertown, SD Announcements & Cards products at the official Jostens school store. CARES Act: Information for congregations. On Jan. 15, WSAU included a story on four area schools—one of which is Northland Lutheran High School, Mosinee, Wis.—receiving grant money from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation for innovation in education. On April 2, The Journal in New Ulm, Minn., featured an article on “screen school,” what Hannah Scharf named the family’s at-home schooling since schools have closed due to COVID-19. Great Plains Lutheran High School is a Christian high school located in Watertown, South Dakota. The Feb. 13 edition of the Watertown Daily Times reported on an open house for the 3K, 4K, 5K, first- and second-grade classrooms of Trinity-St. Luke’s Lutheran School, Watertown, Wis. On Feb. 12, TMJ4 in Milwaukee, Wis., included a story on how the quick action of an off-duty firefighter paramedic saved the life of a fellow parishioner during worship at Friedens, Kenosha, Wis. On Feb. 10, the Lake Mills Leader announced the tenth straight conference championship of the forensics team of Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wis. N16W23377 Stone Ridge Drive Great Plains Lutheran High School GPLHS begins its 25th year in 2020. Ph: 605-886-0672. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. person will not be tolerated. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Get the latest WELS news delivered to your inbox twice every month. Welcome! Enrollment has grown to 130 students in grades 9-12. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report 10/27/2020 - 11/2/2020 The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Rev. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Great Plains Lutheran began in 1996, with 23 students in grades nine and 10. Stats Updated. Thank you for signing in! Great Plains Lutheran High School is a Christian high school located in Watertown, South Dakota. Classes could be a … On Feb. 14, KEYC highlighted Martin Luther College’s “Equipping Christian Witnesses” campaign, which will support student recruitment, student financial aid, and student facilities. The July 22 edition of the Bluffton Icon reported on the retirement of Rev. Click 'Live Stream' in the menu bar to watch from home. Two schools were highlighted for receiving accreditation from WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA). Keith Schreiner, who took a call to St. Paul’s, Cannon Falls, Minn., after serving more than two decades at Christ, Marshall. Miami’s Community Newspapers featured an article on a senior at Divine Savior Academy, Doral, Fla., who won high honors in the WordWright Challenge, a competition for American high school students requiring analyzing different kinds of prose and poetry. Great Plains Lutheran High School - 01. Posted Thu, Feb 20 2020. Fourth-seeded Great Plains Lutheran edged fifth-seeded Waverly-South Shore 3-2 in a match played in Watertown. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Stay up to date on what's new and happening at GPLHS. You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The Great Plains Lutheran varsity basketball team lost Thursday's away conference game against rival school Waverly/South Shore (Waverly, SD) by a score of 70-61. On Dec. 19, 2019, the Daily Jefferson County Union highlighted two juniors from Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, Wis., who were each awarded a Certificate of Merit from Michigan Technological University’s section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Don't Threaten. We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. View upcoming synod-level events and attend an event in your area. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Great Plains Lutheran High School - 14309 Great Plains Lutheran High School - 01. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Physical Address: 1200 Luther Ln NE, Watertown, SD 57201. According to the release, the GPL building plan was formed after a program and facility evaluation identified challenges in several areas. On May 5, the Daily Herald, Arlington, Ill., included an article about St. John’s Lutheran School in Libertyville, Ill., and how it continued teaching its students through distance learning after closing in March due to COVID-19. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. For all inquiries, please call the office between 8.00am-4.00pm: 605-886-0672 It is especially fun to have kids who live there in the dorms all school year too! David Maertz. An artistic concept illustrates the fine arts facility expansion planned for Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown. Don't knowingly lie about anyone We hope that you enjoy our free content. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. On April 30, Local 10 News out of Miami, Fla., reported on the “senior roll” at Divine Savior Academy, Doral, Fla., in which graduating seniors lined up in their cars and drove around campus as they were greeted and cheered on by their teachers. The Great Plains Lutheran varsity basketball team lost Thursday's away conference game against rival school Waverly/South Shore (Waverly, SD) by a score of 60-38. Mike Novotny, had to hurry home from Israel before travel was banned due to COVID-19. On April 8, the Watertown Public Opinion reported that a tri-parish of WELS congregations in Willow Lake, Raymond, and Clark arranged to have four WELS films produced by WELS Evangelism broadcast on its local cable station. Mailing Address: 1200 Luther Ln NE, Watertown, SD 57201-8200. accounts, the history behind an article. The existing gymnasium is used for a growing number of fine arts, worship, and athletic programs — a situation that strains facility and student schedules. On April 9, the Kenosha News shared how teachers and students from Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis., adapted to distance learning after the school was physically closed due to COVID-19. The Jan. 12 edition of the Redwood Falls Gazette included an article on Annette Schultz, the new second grade teacher at St. John Lutheran School, Redwood Falls, Minn. On Jan. 8, the Winona Post included a feature on St. Matthew, Winona, Minn., which is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2020. Andrew Schroer, pastor at Redeemer, Edna, Texas, was quoted in a Dec. 24 article in The New York Times about the local Walmart closing in Edna. The 31,000 square foot expansion will nearly double the existing footprint in the current 35,000 square foot building. The high school had a groundbreaking ceremony coupled with a graduation ceremony on July 25. The Herald Times Reporter introduced Rev. The school opened in 1996 with 23 students in grades nine and ten. The May 11 edition of the Kenosha News reported that Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis., was recognized as a “distinguished school” for providing broad student access to STEM programs. Thank you for reading! Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Faith Lutheran Church lost some trees and its playground was crushed, but the church building wasn’t damaged. Great Plains Lutheran High School President, Pastor David Maertz says the expansion project is an exciting step for the school. “This facility expansion will position us to serve our current students and a growing student body well into the foreseeable future,” said Maertz. Andrew Schultz about the 150th anniversary celebration of St. John, Barre Mills, Wis.