News & Announcements

Congratulations to the 2017 Re-designated Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch

Gregory Middle School. Naperville. Re-designation IV
Indian Creek Middle School. Waterman. Re-designation IV
Springman Middle School. Glenview. Re-designation II
Crone Middle School. Naperville. Re-designation I
Nathan Davis Middle School. Chicago. Re-designation I
Kaneland Harter Middle School. Sugar Grove. Re-designation I

For more information on Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch, visit Schools to Watch page.

To find out how your school can become an Illinois Horizon School to Watch, contact John Viano.

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 Splash”

Look for more information on these and other AIMS events, coming soon.

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 provide answers to commonly asked questions.

We hope you will find this a helpful reference tool!

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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 pictures and highlights from the day.

Also, mark your calendars for next years AIMS Summer Splash scheduled for June 14, 2018.