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2017 AIMS Summer Splash

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce further details for the 2017 Summer Splash to be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The event site is: Gordon Gregory Middle School 2621 Springdale Circle Naperville, IL 60564 The day begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 3:00 p.m. […]

2017 AIMS Summer Splash 2017-05-18T13:59:14+00:00

Celebrate Middle Level Education and join us at Summer Splash 2017.

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce plans for the 2017 Summer Splash to be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at: Gordon Gregory Middle School 2621 Springdale Circle Naperville, IL 60564 The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 3:00 p.m. The Summer Splash keynote topics will focus on  “Innovations in Education” presented by Steve Dembo. For more on Steve, visit   teach42.com […]

Celebrate Middle Level Education and join us at Summer Splash 2017. 2017-04-19T23:28:47+00:00

Bulldog Buddies: Where Needs Become Dreams and Dreams Become Reality

When I began my tenure as assistant principal at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School, I was introduced to the Bulldog Buddies program. The program was developed by a young special education teacher by the name of Marissa Hill. She was the lead educator in Room One33, which served special education students with low incidence (or moderate to severe) disabilities. Mrs. Hill proposed the idea to the principal at that time expressing a concern for providing increased [...]

Bulldog Buddies: Where Needs Become Dreams and Dreams Become Reality 2018-04-27T15:51:25+00:00

Revisions to the AIMS Constitution

The Board of Directors for the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools is proposing changes to the AIMS constitution. The constitution, containing proposed revisions, can be viewed here. AIMS members will be sent an email version of the constitution with proposed changes as well as a ballot indicating support or non-support for the revisions. Members should complete and return the ballot upon receipt.

Revisions to the AIMS Constitution 2016-08-12T17:10:18+00:00

Now accepting applications for IHSTW

The Association of Illinois Middle Grade Schools (AIMS) is accepting applications from schools seeking to pursue designation as an Illinois Horizon School to Watch (IHSTW) during the course of the 2016-17 academic year. Information on  Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch can be found be clicking on "Schools to Watch" at the top of this page. If you are interested in hearing more about this designation or would like to discuss the application process, please contact: [...]

Now accepting applications for IHSTW 2016-07-19T15:17:39+00:00

Election of board members and possible constitutional changes

The AIMS Board of Directors would like to make you aware of the reason you have not received a ballot for election of officers for next year. The Board will be submitting some proposed changes to the AIMS Constitution having to do with Board composition at the Annual Meeting, which will be conducted at the Summer SPLASH on June 14, 2016. Those changes also will be distributed to members through e-mail and available on the [...]

Election of board members and possible constitutional changes 2016-06-03T14:46:30+00:00

AIMS Summer Splash “Breakout Sessions”

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. […]

AIMS Summer Splash “Breakout Sessions” 2016-05-02T13:05:07+00:00

2016 Summer Splash

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. […]

2016 Summer Splash 2016-05-19T16:20:13+00:00
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