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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
Rippleside Food Drive
Rippleside student council will sponsor a food drive to help families in need from March 18th-22nd. All of the items that are collected will be delivered to the First Lutheran Food Shelf to benefit families in Aitkin.
Collections bins will be located outside of each classroom.
Monday, March 18th-Jello or Pudding
Tuesday, March 19th-Paper Products (kleenex, toilet paper, napkins, paper towel)
Wednesday, March 20th-Cereal
Thursday, March 21st-Personal Care Item (Toothbrush, toothpaste, mens' & womens' deodorant, soap)
Friday, March 22nd-Pasta
Fight hunger and help families in need! It's the right thing to do!
Aitkin Schools Celebrates 50 years of Musicals with Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast performance schedule and ticket information
APRIL 3, 2019 2:00 P.M. MATINEE $8.00 (Schools encouraged to send students, call Mary at 218-927-7106)
APRIL 4, 5, 6, 2019 7:30 P.M.
$8 WING SEATS
$10.00 RESERVED SEATING
$12.00 AT THE DOOR
Aitkin Public Schools Auditorium
Link for tickets. Also available in the High School District Office
Middle School Dance
There will be a middle school dance on Friday, March 15th at the high school for students in grades 7 and 8. The dance will go from 6:30 to 9:30. The cost to enter will be $4.
CLC Volleyball Camp Information
CLC will be running a summer volleyball camp program June 17th - June 20th, please see the flyer for more information.
Student Run Restaurant ISD #1 Diner Now Open
Please join us for lunch! The ISD 1 Diner will open for business on Tuesday February 26th. Our hours are 11:15 to 12:30 Tuesday - Friday on days that school is in session.
Please arrive between 11:15 and 12:15 for dining room seating.
For take out orders call 927-7177 no later than 12:00 OR email us at email@example.com. Please place email orders by 11:15 AM and include your name and the time you would like your order ready.
We look forward to serving you!
See the full Menu Here.
High School Honor Roll
Congratulations to all students who earned a spot on the honor roll for the 1st semester or 2nd quarter. See the full list here.
Harlem Wizards Coming to Town
Harlem Wizards vs Aching Aitkin Gobblers Aitkin MN Sunday will be on May 5th, 2019 at the Aitkin High School Gym. Doors open at 2:00pm, the game starts at 3:00pm
Superintendent Search Process Completed
Dear ISD #1 Patrons,
We sincerely thank all of you who took interest and especially the many who participated in the recent interviewing process for our new Superintendent of Schools. We understand that you took considerable time away from your regular schedules to listen, learn, and to ask questions of and provide written feedback on the candidates. You demonstrated your commitment to making education a priority in our schools. We are grateful.
These are difficult choices. The candidate profile used for the hiring process was extensive. It was created through community input and surveys taken before the application process opened. Applicants come to us with varying degrees of experience, and each from different educational and community backgrounds. Finalists must have demonstrated leadership experience and competency communicating a vision for the educational needs of the district. They must be accountable and able to hold those in the organization to the same high standards of accountability. A quality Superintendent must possess the desire to manage and to mentor. Most importantly, they must demonstrate a passion and conviction for the well-being and education of our children.
We are pleased to announce that, beginning July 1, Dan Stifter will be our new Superintendent of Schools. We believe Dan will bring those positive, professional attributes to his role. To begin this new era of ISD #1 leadership, please help us welcome Mr. Stifter. Congratulations, Dan! Community support along with active participation and constructive ideas from you, our ISD 1 patrons, will help Mr. Stifter and our school board continually improve our Aitkin schools. Please know that you are always welcome to participate and join us as we move forward.
One Act Play takes 3rd at Sections
On Saturday Feb. 1st, the AHS One Act Cast and Crew competed at the MSHSL Section One Act Play Competition at Hibbing Community College. Six schools who received 1st or 2nd place at subsections participated. Our performance of "The Chronicles of Jane Book Seven went well and we received great reviews from judges and audience members. At the awards, where only one play advances to the State One Act Play Festival, we did not place 1st or 2nd. We received 3rd Place and were very excited to be able to perform at Sections!
The Coop is Open for Business
The Coop, a student run store is open before and after school as well as during senior high lunch (11:05-11:50) in room 140 at the high school. The store sells snacks, shirts, jewelry and other products.
Aitkin Quarterbacks Club Calendar Winners:
Thank you to all of you that purchased the raffle tickets and calendars.
March 1st: $500-Steve Snyder
March 4th: $250-Matt Peters
March 5th: $100-Maddie Altendorf
March 14th: $250-Amanda Lowe
March 15th: $2,500-Bob Lake
Use this link for previous 2019 winners
Junior Jakes pre-school still enrolling for the following times.
Monday PM 12:10 - 2:50
Tues/Thurs PM 12:10 - 2:50
2019 Minnesota Student Survey
Aitkin School District is asking students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 to participate in the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS). The MSS is conducted in schools across the state every three years. As parents, you have the right to review the survey when it becomes available and you have the right to opt your child out of the survey. More information will be provided later in the year.
Survey Sample Questions Level 1
Survey Sample Questions Level 2
Survey Sample Questions Level 3
Feel free to contact Dan Athman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
KKIN/KFGI Radio Broadcasting Schedule for events:
All games are available online at rjbroadcasting.com with the coinciding station.
*All times listed are our scheduled broadcast start with the pregame show.
Once Spring Sports get into full swing, they will be announcing games
Don't forget - the Saturday Sports Wrap every Saturday 10am on KFGI Skeeter 101.5!
Welcome to Aitkin Public Schools by Charles Rick
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Aitkin Public Schools. We strive to work toward the school mission statement 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.”
Being new to the district, I will be learning too! I plan to learn more about the what the school has to offer students. One thing I encourage people to do is visit the school website to learn about what we have to offer students, staff, and community. There is a wealth of information on curriculum programs and school activities, community education programs, and information on school board meetings. You will also find a staff directory.
We are proud of the opportunities offered to students and the community toward their development as life-long learners. I encourage people to visit the schools and see the facility improvements at the high school made over the summer. The improvements to the high school will enrich the learning environment for all students.
The Aitkin Public Schools is committed to providing all students an excellent educational experience which involves support from students, parents, school staff, school board members, and the community.
We are excited to back in business for the 2018-2019 school year. I look forward to serving the school district and encourage people to contact me with any questions. Feel free to contact me by email (email@example.com) or call 218-927-7106. If I’m available, I’d be happy to speak with you otherwise Mary would be happy to set up an appointment.
Dr. Charles Rick
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
Letter from Administration (April 2017) regarding suicide awareness and a list of resources available.