Proctor Schools Staff Welcomed Back to Work

August 29, 2017 10:30 PM

Another welcome back lunch for the Proctor School District staff. But this time, pizza was on the menu.

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Crews from Log Home Wood Fired Pizza company out of McGregor were on site at the high school, pulling freshly made pies out of a portable wood-fired oven.

"They really roll out the red carpet for us," shared Rob Winterfeld, the high school art teacher.

Like many Northland school districts, classes begin in a week for Proctor. And Tuesday was the first day back for all 225 of the educators and staff for the district.

"Definitely energized and excited. Summers go quick. At the end, you always feel recharged, and ready to get back to it," Winterfeld shared. "We have great staff and great leadership here in Proctor, so that makes it even better."

Sarah Klyve has some new things to adjust to, including her name. She got married over the summer. "It's going to be different. In teaching, your last name is your identity. So this is a whole new transition for me."

She's been at the school all summer though, as a basketball coach. "So it's helped ease going back. Plus I've seen kids picking up school supplies."

There are a few new faces in town, including a Mr. Awsumb. And yes, his name sounds like Mr. Awesome.

"It's a tough name to live up to. I'll do everything I can," John Awsumb chuckled. He's the new assistant principal at Bayview Elementary. "I'm looking forward to getting to know the community, and immerse myself in it, the school community and the community at large. Get to know the kids and the families really well."

Proctor is also going to celebrate their new field turf complx on Friday. School begins on Tuesday, September 5th.


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