Alexandria Area High School


June 2019

Mr. D's Desk

Greetings! I hope everyone has found some time to enjoy family and friends this summer. As we near mid summer, I want to update you on upcoming staff transitions as well as activity registration information. I will continue to send updated school information, news, and events throughout the rest of the summer as needed.

Staff Transitions

Troy Wunderlich, current Assistant Principal, has been selected to fill the Garfield-Miltona-Carlos (GMC) elementary principal position, an opening created with the retirement of the current GMC principal, Lisa Pikop. Troy began his employment with Alexandria Public Schools in August 2014 when Alexandria Area High School opened – first as a Dean of Students and then an Assistant Principal. AAHS is appreciative of his leadership over the past five years and wish him the best as he serves GMC staff and families.

Bob Brakke, current Assistant Principal for Activities, will step into the Assistant Principal position. In that role, Bob will supervise student discipline, attendance, and records. He will also assist in daily operations at the high school. AAHS thanks Bob for his dedication over the past four years to create positive experiences for students involved in our activities program.

Becky Schlichting, has been in an instructional coach role and will be moving into the Dean of Students position. Previous to serving as an instructional coach, Becky was a high school English teacher. AAHS looks forward to having Becky in her new position as Dean.

Ben Kvidt, has been hired to head up activities for grades 9-12. Ben brings great experience from Milaca Public Schools. He is extremely excited to be joining Alexandria Public Schools and his family will be making the move to Alexandria next month. Ben will begin his duties officially in August with some flexible days in July as he transitions. He can be reached at If you see him at school or in the community, please help welcome him to the A Team!

Activities Registration Opens July 1

Fall activities registration opens Monday, July 1. Opening day for fall sports is Monday, August 12 with a mass parent/participant meeting that evening at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center.

At the June 17 school board meeting, the board approved activity fee increases for the 2019-2020 school year to include: Tier I from $65 to $75; Tier II from $85 to $100; and Tier III from $125 to $150. Fees are comparable to other Central Lakes Conference (CLC) fees. Students qualifying for reduced lunch will pay ½ regular fee; students qualifying for free lunch will pay a $20 flat registration fee.

If you feel your household qualifies for free or reduced meal price benefits, please complete an online meal application found on our district website or at Applications are valid for one year only and must be completed prior to the new school year to receive benefits.

Online Registration

You can access all registration requirements in one convenient spot online at If you have not used the district’s online payment module in the past for activities, chrome book insurance, meal payments, or to purchase parking permits, you will need to create an account prior to registering. Registration needs to be complete prior to students being able to participate.

Important: If you wish to pay in the office with a check or cash – do not select the sport from the list of activity options. If you want to pay in the office be sure to select the first option from the list “I wish to pay in office”.

A reminder that any student participating in a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) event is required to have a physical every 3 years.

Mark Your Calendar

Activity Registration Opens - Monday, July 1

Office Closed - Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5

9th Grade Orientation - Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14

Open House - Wednesday, August 28