Mark you calendar for the following AIMS events scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year. We hope you can join us for one or all of these activities. Additional programs will be announced over the course of the coming weeks. *Thursday, September 19: AIMS Administrator's Roundtable. Mattoon Middle School. Mattoon, IL *Friday, October 20: AIMS Administrator's Roundtable. Rotolo Middle School. Batavia, IL *Thursday, December 7: AIMS Network Institute. Suburban Chicago location *Thursday, June 14: AIMS Summer [...]
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Recently, there has been much discussion related to the future of Middle Grades Teacher Licensure in the state of Illinois. At the AIMS Summer Splash on June 15, Lori Ladesic of the DuPage County Regional Office of Education provided a presentation session on the topic for those in attendance. Lori has provided an Illinois State Board of Education document which explains the future of Illinois Middle Grade licensure. The document contains scenarios that can help [...]
The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) would like to thank attendees and supporters who took part in the Summer Splash event on June 15 in Naperville. Special recognition to our host, Gregory Middle School and the many presenters who helped make the day special. AIMS is especially grateful to the Meemic Foundation and Dwain Ackerman for contributions and support of the Summer Splash program. Please visit the Gallery section of the AIMS website for [...]
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. […]
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 […]
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 [...]
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.
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: [...]