Fall Update

Principal’s Blog–

We survived the heat dome! And we are thankful for September and cooler temperatures.

The school calendar is full of activities and opportunities. It is available at our website; the website also offers a way to sign up for textcaster alerts. At any rate, we hope that you have found your groove and are able to readily access information when you need it.

Maybe you’ve heard about our telephone troubles. If you are ever unable to leave a voice message, please consider sending an email. Email addresses for faculty & staff at SPLHS are the individual’s first initial, followed by last name + @splhs.org. For example: aschmidt@splhs.org. The one exception to this rule is Mrs. Julia Mueller (julia.mueller@splhs.org). Of course, instructors may also be reached via private message on the Saints Central platform. Mrs. Marsh’s Saints Central tutorial may help you get started with Saints Central if you have not already become familiar.

Arrive Alive! On Friday, September 1, the students at SPLHS took part in Unite’s Arrive Alive Tour sponsored by Missouri DOT and Lafayette County’s Sheriff’s Office. The Arrive Alive Tour features a virtual reality impaired driving and texting simulator. We are thankful that Officer Newman, our School Resource Officer, worked to bring this opportunity back to SPLHS to provide important driver training/knowledge for our student drivers. Read more details and statistics here: Arrive Alive Press Release.

October is shaping up to be a busy month as well. Two important items to take note of are Homecoming week (October 2-8) followed by no school on Monday, October 9. SPLHS rarely cancels classes, but classes will also be canceled on Monday, October 16th. Concordia University, Nebraska is offering a new, much needed educators conference to Lutheran high school teachers. With athletic and other extracurricular activities, it is difficult for high school teachers to attend conferences, especially faith-based. We are excited to be able to take part in the first Great Plains Lutheran Educators Conference on the campus of Concordia University, Nebraska October 14th – 16th.

Parents, now is the time to make travel and/or housing arrangements for Thanksgiving break (November 17- 26) and Christmas break (Dec. 15- Jan. 2, 2024). The dorms are always closed during these breaks. We appreciate it when parents help their students make these arrangements well in advance. Instructors & dorm counselors alike use this time to travel, see family & rejuvenate. (I have booked a flight to see my first grandbaby in November!) Find more details about holiday break protocol on page 31 of the student handbook, located on our website.

Called to be Bold
Joshua 1:9