Welcome to Aitkin Public Schools
Education just keeps moving……… Just over a month has passed since we celebrated Aitkin's Class of 2022. I hope our families and all people in our community are having a great summer. It does seem to go so fast.
As we prepare for the fall and the start of another school year, we will see some changes in staffing, primarily at the high school level. On July 1st we welcomed Lisa Demars as our new High School Principal. She replaces Paul Karelis who has retired, Paul had been the high school principal for 7 years. Lisa had worked in Aitkin in the past, so she is familiar with our district and can build on the relationships and knowledge she already has with our school and community. We are excited to have Lisa on our team. Jason Cline has accepted the Activities Director position and will work in that role, Jason has experience as an Activities Director, a position he held previously at ISD #1. Currently, we are in the process of completing our staff hirings and we are looking forward to putting together a great team of educators to work with our children in the 2022-2023 school year.
During the summer months, we take time to do what we can to refresh and clean our buildings. Our Elementary and High School buildings will get a thorough cleaning/shampooing and waxing during the summer months. We also work to have a variety of systems updated that range from our floor to ceiling, from one building to the next. We are having some flooring finished off in the high school, part of the projects from the last 2 summers. There will also be some flooring and ventilation work completed at Rippleside. We are also updating the phone system district-wide this summer as well. The summer months are also a time for our buses to get checked out and to have any maintenance needs addressed. This does happen year-round, but the summer allows our bus garage a chance to do some added work and updates.
In the summer we also have a variety of staff attending trainings, taking college classes, and meeting as teams to prepare for next year and beyond. Education truly never ends for any of us.
It is always exciting as we look forward to a new school year. It is rewarding to watch students return to school as they move from one milestone to the next. We are fortunate that we have the students and families that we have in Aitkin. We are looking forward to having our students and staff back at ISD #1 for the 2022-2023 school year. ISD #1 is a great place to be!
Aitkin Public Schools ISD 1 | 306 2nd St. NW | Aitkin, MN 56431 Phone: (218) 927-2115
District Fax: (218) 927-4234
Rippleside Elementary Fax: (218) 927-4608
High School Fax: (218) 927-7110
Counselor's Office Fax: (218) 927-2630