News & Announcements

The AIMS Summer Splash program on June 14 will feature a variety of small group presentation sessions designed to reinforce the theme of “Educating the New Millennium Adolescent”.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Bradley will lead conversations in small group settings that will cover a brain based paradigm intervention program for teens. Dr. Bradley will also facilitate an interactive problem solving discussion for middle level educators. (more…)

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce plans for the 2016 Summer Splash to be held on Tuesday, June 14, at:

Central Middle School
18146 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477

The day begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 3:00 p.m.


The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools has arranged for an Administrator Roundtable event:

Friday, April 22, 2016
Location: Highland Middle School
310 West Rockland Road
Libertyville, Illinois 60046

Host Principal: Jon Hallmark

Registration and Continental Breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. The session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by Noon.

This is a great opportunity to share Middle School challenges and successes.

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BERTIElowSpread the word and your student could win cash prizes for their writing skills.  The Bertie – sponsored by Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of Last in a Long Line or Rebels, a civil war middle school reader – is a short story contest for youth ages 11 – 13.

A Short Story Contest for students ages 11 – 13

  • Entries accepted March 1 – April 1
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Place $250
    • 2nd Place $150
    • 3rd Place $100
    • Honorable Mention – $100.00 to be divided between winners.

For more information, visit Lisa Lewis Tyre.