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Reflections on a New Principal’s Journey to Becoming an Illinois Horizon School to Watch

While driving home from a third-round interview for Principal at Old Quarry Middle School on a sunny filled April afternoon, my phone rang and I quickly scrambled to answer. On the other end was Dr. Courtney Orzel, Superintendent [...]

By |2020-04-21T12:32:57-04:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: AIMS News|Tags: |

New and Re-designated Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch for 2020

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is proud to announce New and Re-designated Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch (IHSTW) for 2020. These schools demonstrate exemplary middle-level programming through academic excellence, responsiveness in meeting student social-emotional needs and providing [...]

By |2020-02-20T11:55:11-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: AIMS News|

AIMS Network Schools Honored at 2019 National Schools to Watch Conference

At the annual National Forum Schools to Watch Conference held each year in Washington, D.C. outstanding middle schools from throughout the country gather to share best practice, meet with legislators and receive recognition for their commendable work with middle school [...]

AIMS Directs Federal Grant to Support Illinois Middle Schools

AIMS Directs Federal Grant to Support Illinois Middle Schools The Association of Illinois Middle-grade Schools (AIMS) advocates for middle school students and the professionals who serve them. In response to lagging proficiency in math and English language arts [...]

AIMS Summer Splash 2019 – Increasing Student Engagement

A talented lineup of presenters, sessions designed to inform and inspire middle school educators, and plenty of opportunities for networking - the AIMS Summer Splash is a can’t miss summer professional development event!  Keynote speaker and middle school teacher Josie [...]

By |2019-07-14T13:21:40-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: AIMS News|Tags: , , |
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