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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
Prom Grand March This Saturday, the grand march will start at 6:00. Doors open at 5:30 and tickets will be $3 at the door.
Fontaine Competes at State Speech Meet
Jake Fontaine made his third trip to the state speech competition this past Saturday, April 22nd. The tournament was held at Apple Valley High School. Although he did not make it into the final round, and therefore did not place in the top eight, just getting to the state competition was quite an achievement! The competition at that level is tough, and the judges' critique sheets are brutally honest. Jake received comments that were mostly positive, with some areas to work on for next season.
The Amazing Charles Magic Show Celebrate Week of the Young Child on Thursday, April 27th at 6pm in the Rippleside Gymnasium with magic, comedy, and balloon sculptures! More information here. This event is ponsored by the Aitkin Children’s Center and Parent Advisory Council
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.
Coach Williams and Coach Hopperstad are hosting summer basketball camps use the links below for more information:
Girls Basketball Camp Grades 3-6
Girls Basketball Camp Grades 7-8
Girls Basketball Camp Grades 9-12
Boys Basketball Camps Grades 3-12 (multiple flyers)
Additional Camps Available:
ND42 Camp in Aitkin
Tyus Jones Basketball Camp in Pillager
Strength, Speed and Agility Multi-sport Training:
The Aitkin Quarterback's Club is sponsoring a Strength, Speed and Agility Training Program this summer.
For all Aitkin Students going into grades 5 through 12 (Boys and Girls)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7am - 9am at the High School.
Sign up now using the link below:
Strength, Speed and Agility Sign Up Form
Wrestling Camp: Please register online with Aitkin Community Education. The Camp is available to ALL students entering grades K-12. Use the link below for more information.
Wrestling Camp Flyer
Carl Walz Memorial Tennis Tournament 2017
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for the tournament. Please Contact Cindy Walz to register.
Use the link below to see how to register:
Carl Walz Memorial Tennis Tournament Flyer
Mississippi Munch Open Now
The student run restaurant will be open Tuesdays-Fridays from 11:15 to 12:30. Stop in for a great meal. The restaurant is closed if there is no school. Check out the menu
Mississippi Munch will be closed the following dates in April, due to Spring break and no school days. We will be open our regular Tuesday - Friday schedule on all other dates.
Thursday & Friday April 13th and 14th
Monday April 17th
Monday & Tuesday April 24th and 25th
Turkey times, the student run newspaper is up and running.
Find it here. It can also be found on facebook here.
Scenes from The Addams Family
Preschool Registration 2017-2018 preschool registration begins Thursday, May 4th at 5:30pm. Classes fill quickly! If you need a specific section, be sure to register as early as possible. Registration can be done at the children's center, but online registration is encouraged.
Registration Form with additional details
Online registration site.
Yearbook Ordering Information
Order your yearbook now to get the lowest price of the year and free icons. Use this order form and return to Mrs. Larson in Room 309 or go here to order online.
For the 4th year, Aitkin All Starz are state high kick champions. Read more.
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