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Mission StatementOur mission is to empower students to be life-long learners and citizens by maximizing community, parent, and staff involvement while developing high expectations and achievement in a safe learning environment.
District News and Information
SENIOR CLASS PHOTO, Friday October 6th
Your 2018 Class Photo for the yearbook will be taken on Friday, October 6th at 8:30am on the courthouse steps. **Note the time change to accommodate seniors going to the career fair. Please stop by the office for your order forms. They are also available on the homepage of the school's website.
Class of 2018 Photo Order Form
Flu Shots available at conferences Aitkin County Public Health will be offering flu shots to students and family members during fall conferences this year. Public Health will be at Aitkin High School conference on October 12th from 4-6 and at the Rippleside conference on November 9th from 8-12 & 1-7.
High School Yearbook The best time to order your 2018 yearbook is with the back to school special. It is the lowest pricing of the year at $48 with free personalization. This limited offer ends on September 15th. Order on-line or use the order form here. Orders can be turned in to Mrs. Larson in Room 140.
Seniors remember the October 1st deadline for yearbook photos.
Letter from Administration (April 2017) regarding suicide awareness and a list of resources available.
1:1 Technology Recap Video
The following video was created to give a short recap of how it went in Year One of our 1:1 at Aitkin High School. It was presented to the School Board members last evening.
Information for Grieving Students
A website with information on helping your grieving teen
Responding Suicide Resource List
Grieving Teenagers: Supporting Your Teen Following the Loss of a Loved One
Information Regarding the Measles Vaccination The Minnesota Department of health has expanded its advice for measles vaccination to make sure more children in the state are protected. Read More Here
Kelvington Selected for Superintendent
The Board of Education for the Aitkin Public School screened four strong finalists for the position of Superintendent yesterday. The group was assisted by community, staff and administrative teams who helped provide feedback on all of the candidates. Following a thorough discussion of these candidates, the Board unanimously agreed to engage in contract talks with Brad Kelvington who has enthusiastically accepted the offer to enter negotiations with the Board. Should these talks proceed as expected, a formal work agreement is slated to be approved at an upcoming Board meeting. Brad is expected to begin here in early July.
Brad Kelvington is the intermediate school principal for the Foley Public School where he has worked since 2006. Prior to his stint at Foley, Brad was an elementary and a middle school principal for Renville County West. Brad taught social studies in two South Dakota schools before he became an administrator in Minnesota. His superintendent license was earned through St. Cloud State. He holds a Sixth Year certificate from Minnesota State University, Mankato, a Masters degree from the University of South Dakota, and a Bachelors Degree from Southwest State University, Marshall.
The Board expressed appreciation to the nearly 30 individuals from the staff, administration, and community who helped with the process at Wednesday's interviews. As Board Chair, I'm confident that, with this selection, the Aitkin Public School will continue in the proud tradition of success.
Kids Club (Formerly EXTRA!) is our before & after school programming that offers a variety of activities for children. Kids Club is open on days when school is in session. Join us to make new friends, learn new things & have fun! More Information