Association of Middle-grade Schools http://aimsnetwork.org Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:19:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Stevenson Middle School Builds Professional Learning Communities http://aimsnetwork.org/stevenson-middle-school-builds-professional-learning-communities/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:34:43 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1443 School to Watch: Stevenson Middle School Builds Professional Learning Communities Stevenson Middle School builds its PLCs one relationship at a time.  A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is an organizational structure that matches a middle school approach perfectly.  One pillar of a successful middle school is a structure that allows teams a common planning time.  Stevenson [...]

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Illinois Horizon Schools Honored with National Recognition at the Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C. http://aimsnetwork.org/illinois-horizon-schools-honored-with-national-recognition-at-the-schools-to-watch-conference-in-washington-d-c/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:03:21 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1419 In June, four AIMS network schools recognized as Horizon Schools to Watch for 2018 were honored and actively participated in the National Schools to Watch Conference. Olympia Middle School was recognized upon their initial designation as a School to Watch.  In addition, the Olympia team offered a presentation session for Conference attendees on their Skills [...]

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Learn and Network at AIMS Summer Splash 2018 http://aimsnetwork.org/learn-and-network-at-aims-summer-splash-2018/ Thu, 31 May 2018 19:03:05 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1400 School may be out, but summertime learning is in session! The Association of Illinois Middle-grade Schools (AIMS) is hosting a professional development opportunity on August 1, 2018 at Chiddix Junior High in Normal, Illinois. This exciting annual event features presentations from practicing educators and encourages networking and collaboration between middle school professionals from throughout the [...]

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Call for 2018 Summer Splash Presenters http://aimsnetwork.org/call-for-2018-summer-splash-presenters/ Wed, 23 May 2018 20:43:42 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1387 Call for Presentations The Association of Illinois Middle-grade Schools (AIMS) is seeking presenters (individuals or teams) for the 2018 Summer Splash event scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st at Chiddix Junior High in Normal, Illinois. Presenting at Summer Splash is an opportunity to celebrate your success and best practices with colleagues from around the state. [...]

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2018-19 Schools to Watch Information http://aimsnetwork.org/2018-19-schools-to-watch-information/ Fri, 18 May 2018 19:09:51 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1372 It’s time to apply for the 2018-19 school year! The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools is proud to work in conjunction with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in the administration of the Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch Programs. Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch (STW) demonstrates academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational [...]

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AIMS EdCamp 2018: Learn. Engage. Collaborate. http://aimsnetwork.org/aims-edcamp-2018-learn-engage-collaborate/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:40:56 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1224 AIMS EdCamp Learn. Engage. Collaborate. Saturday, April 28, 2018 Illinois State University, DeGarmo Hall, Normal, IL Join practicing educators and university students as we discuss topics related to middle school education. Standards-based grading School safety Restorative Practices STEM/STEAM Personalized Learning Professional Learning Communities Interdisciplinary Curriculum Advisory Mastery Learning Technology: Classroom Tech Tools Differentiation Social & [...]

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Mark your calendars http://aimsnetwork.org/mark-your-calendars-2/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:35:55 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1214 The 2018 Summer Splash is scheduled for August 1st! Mark your calendars, details coming soon!

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Congratulations to the 2018 New and Re-designated Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch http://aimsnetwork.org/congratulations-2018-new-re-designated-illinois-horizon-schools-watch/ Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:41:00 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1205 Newly Designated: Olympia Middle School. Stanford, IL Stevenson Middle School. Melrose Park, IL Re-designated: Emerson Middle School. Niles, IL (Re-designation III) Granger Middle School. Aurora, IL (Re-designation III) Hickory Creek Middle School. Frankfort, IL (Re-designation III) Highland Middle School. Libertyville, IL (Re-designation I) Jack London Middle School. Wheeling, IL (Re-designation III) For more information on Illinois Horizon Schools to [...]

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AIMS Administrator’s Roundtable 10-4 http://aimsnetwork.org/aims-administrators-roundtable-10-4/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:59:10 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1145 The post AIMS Administrator’s Roundtable 10-4 appeared first on Association of Middle-grade Schools.

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Middle Grades short story writing contest http://aimsnetwork.org/middle-grades-short-story-writing-contest/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:55:16 +0000 http://aimsnetwork.org/?p=1130 Author of Last in a Long Line of Rebels, Lisa Lewis Tyre is sponsoring her annual contest THE BERTIE. Open to middle grades students, with $600 in prize money. Guidelines: The submission window is between September 1 and September 30 Writers may submit only one story per contest year Stories must be written by only one writer [...]

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