News & Announcements

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…)

The Association of Illinois Middle Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce their Winter-Spring schedule of workshops and events. Please note the following dates and make plans to attend:

  • Friday, February 20: AIMS Administrator’s Roundtable. Hadley Junior High. Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Monday, March 30. Standards Based Grading Workshop. Countryside, IL
  • Tuesday, May 19. Standards Based Grading (Pt. 2). Holiday Inn Countryside, IL
  • Wednesday, June 17: SUMMER SPLASH. Central Middle School. Tinley Park, IL

More information on these events is available in the calendar section to the right of this page. Registrations are currently being accepted for the Standards Based Grading sessions.

Additional workshops and will be added soon. Please check back for updated information.