News & Announcements

I wish to extend a welcome to the 2015-16 academic term and an invitation for your school to become part of the growing number of Illinois middle schools that are members of the Association of Illinois Middle- Grade Schools (AIMS). Our goal is to provide middle schools throughout the state with support, networking opportunities, staff development and recognition for exemplary middle level educational practices.

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The Association of Illinois Middle Grade Schools (AIMS) is accepting applications from schools seeking initial designation as an Illinois Horizon School to Watch (IHSTW).

If you are interested in hearing more about this designation or would like to discuss the application process, please contact:

John Viano
Executive Director
Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools is proud to announce the New and Re-Designated Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch for 2015.

Newly Designated:

Highland Middle School. Libertyville, IL
Libertyville School District 70
Principal: Jon Hallmark

Eli Whitney School.  Chicago, IL.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
Principal:  Jorge Ruiz (more…)

Is your school staff worried about particular students? Does your staff struggle with how to approach students?

Through federal funds, the Illinois Department of Public Health is able to offer free online training simulationsfor middle and high school personnel to learn to recognize signs of psychological distress and connect students to support services.

In this unique, virtual practice environment, (more…)