Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 18
It has been a great start to the year. It is hard to believe we are approaching Thanksgiving break. Fall sport seasons are finishing, the fall play is right around the corner, winter season practices are beginning, and the weather is changing. There have been many opportunities to rejoice and give thanks so far this year, and we look forward to all that lies ahead. There are certainly difficult days, frustrating classes, disappointing games or performances, and challenging relationships, but in all these things we give thanks. All of us are being shaped and equipped for future opportunities, challenges, and callings. Let’s continue to encourage each other to be joyful, faithful Saints! GTGTG
The weather is changing on campus. If/when we receive snowfall or ice this winter it will be communicated through splhs.org email accounts, on social media, and by text alert. We make every effort to have classes, when possible. Many students living on campus makes this both possible and necessary. Additionally, our academic calendar dates cannot be adjusted to make up for missed days. We understand that some students may not be able to make it to school if the roads are unsafe. If students are unable to make it to school, we ask that parents call the school office to let us know. We also welcome day students to stay in the dorm, with dorm counselor permission, if inclement weather is in the forecast.
The SPLHS teaching faculty recently attended the Great Plains Lutheran Educators Conference at CUNE in Seward, Nebraska. The keynote speakers included Rev. Dr. Justin Hanneman, Dr. Bernard Bull, and Mr. Kim Boyce. Each presentation offered hope, energy, and information on how we can best meet the needs of our students in today’s climate and culture. Their Christian worldviews inspired us!
Through keynote presentations, as well as specific sectionals, we received a variety of reading recommendations. The topics range from youth leadership, dealing with teenage behavior, rapidly changing work environments, Christianity in education and more. If you have a chance to read or listen to an audiobook, let us know what you think!
|Battle for the American Mind by David Goodwin & Pete Hegseth|
Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
Masterminds & Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman
Habitudes by Tim Elmore
Bringing out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis
Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
The Power of Humility by R.T. Kendall
Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention– And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari
Podcast—The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry — John Mark Comer