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 [...]

Academic Excellence in Middle School Starts with Staff Collaboration

At Highland Middle School in Libertyville, IL a commitment to student achievement is shared by staff and students. True to the middle school philosophy, instructors collaborate to create and implement interdisciplinary units at all grade levels. While all Highland curriculum [...]

By |2019-07-14T13:24:20-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Stevenson Middle School Builds Professional Learning Communities

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 [...]

By |2019-07-14T13:25:29-04:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By |2020-08-13T14:29:34-04:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |


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