OPENING IN THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!
Welcome to Aiken Intermediate School
We are so excited to welcome you to Aiken Intermediate School (AIS), a unique learning environment that was created to meet the social, emotional and academic goals of our sixth-grade students as they transition from elementary school to middle school!
We look forward to welcoming rising sixth grade students from Aiken Elementary, North Aiken Elementary, J.D. Lever Elementary, Chukker Creek Elementary, East Aiken School of the Arts, Oakwood-Windsor Elementary and Millbrook Elementary when we open the doors in Fall 2019. There are so many new and excting adventures ahead for our students and we cannot wait to begin!
Watching the Clock
The official start to our school day at AIS will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m. For your planning purposes with students at other schools, the local elementary schools begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m., and the local middle schools begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m.
Students Get First Glance at AIS During 'Meet the Principal'
The hallways were full of excited chatter as rising fifth- and sixth-grade students and their families toured the site of the future Aiken Intermediate School (AIS) during 'Meet the Principal' Drop-In-event that allowed a first glance of the building and an opportunity to hear from Denise McCray, the school’s newly named principal.
Aiken County Public School District Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford welcomed the crowd of students and families and recognized parents, community, school and district leaders who are serving on the school’s Planning Committee. Alford thanked them for their time and continued involvement and dedication to ensure all Area 1 students have the best possible experience in sixth grade, honoring the committee with a plaque that will remain in the new school.
Student volunteers from Aiken Middle School, Kennedy Middle School and Schofield Middle school, along with a member of the Planning Committee, led tours showcasing the layout of the building and visiting the impressive exploratory classrooms and expansive opportunities that will be available to students, including World Language, Strings/Orchestra, Dance, Theatre, Business/Technology, Art, Band, and Music/Chorus.
Students participated in a branding exercise hosted by Alison South Marketing Group, and took the first steps to creating a new logo and mascot for the school. Students were also encouraged to share ideas about what clubs they hope to see next year, and interact with AIS teachers.
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