Middle School News

AIM Academy Science Teacher Named Philadelphia Phillies Teacher All Star
AIM Academy Middle School Science Teacher Chrissy Mellon has been selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as one of their Top 10 Teacher All Stars for 2017. Mellon, who was nominated by an AIM parent, will be honored along with nine other Teacher All Stars in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Friday, May 5 Teacher Appreciation Night game. The nomination letter written by the parent of one of Mellon's current students highlights the focus and education the teacher herself undertook to find the best way to connect with a child with a specific hurdle that impeded being able to learn: "Chrissy Mellon embodies AIM Academy's vision - innovative teaching driven by fearless dedication in the teacher."
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MS Start Up Businesses Flourishing at AIM

In addition to creating fearless learners, AIM is excited to foster even more business innovators adding Middle School entrepreneurship classes to our already successful Upper School Start Up program. Fifteen Middle Schoolers are in the early stages of launching their new businesses under the guidance of Start Up teacher PJ Raduta. In addition to learning about identifying and solving problems, business financials and sales pitches, the Middle School students were able to learn from an actual entrepreneur, AIM 2015 graduate Tyler Korman.

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Buddy Bench - Before and After

The outdoor Buddy Bench, where AIM Academy students can sit if they want to talk to someone but are uncomfortable approaching others, has gotten a lot of use since 5th graders constructed it three years ago. This summer, 7th grader Josh J. took home the weather-beaten bench to give it a much-needed facelift.

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