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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. This week, the Great Plains Lutheran High School Association delegates voted to move forward with construction of several key components of their expansion plan.  Great Plains Lutheran High School President, David Maertz says the expansion project is an exciting step for the school..... 

The building plan was formed after a program and facility evaluation identified challenges in several different areas. The band and choral programs have outgrown their current music room. The current kitchen and dining areas were designed for smaller student population.  The existing gymnasium is used for a growing number of Fine Arts, worship and athletic programs, a situation that strains facility and student schedules. Maertz says the $5 miliion expansion will address these needs.... 

Great Plains Lutheran began in 1996, with 23 students in grades nine and 10. Enrollment has now grown to over 130 students in grades nine through 12. Half of the student body lives in the Watertown area. Those who live farther away reside in the Great Plains Lutheran on campus dormitory.   

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday night, July 25th. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with a graduation ceremony which the public is invited to attend.  Following those events, a firework show will take place.... 

Great Plains Lutheran High School is located on a 40-acre campus in northeast Watertown, at the corner of Hwy 81 and 14th Avenue North.