AIM Academy students will soon welcome a four-legged companion into their midst. Kelly, a black lab-mix from local service dog organization Paws and Affection, will become the school's first on-campus facility dog. She will assist in easing anxiety, aid in practicing mindfulness, help students complete tasks in speech and occupational therapy sessions, provide motivation in learning, and even help bolster confidence in reluctant readers.
Upper School News
If there is a high school student living in your home, chances are they are currently planning for, preparing for or studying for midterm exams. As 7th-12th graders at AIM Academy prepare for next week's midterms, Head of Upper School Chris Herman shared with parents expert recommendations for preparing for the tests. The advice he compiled includes important study tips and age-old advice that teens often struggle to adhere to - get sleep and eat well.
Current AIM parents and students had a chance to hear what school after AIM Academy is really like from college students themselves during AIM's Alumni College Panel on Friday. Despite their varied academic interests, each of the six panelists credited AIM with providing them the confidence and support needed to succeed in college and they all agreed that keeping a detailed planner or calendar was key to staying organized.
Six AIM Upper School students are headed to Atlanta today to participate in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). This is the first time that AIM Academy students have participated in this multiracial, multicultural conference which includes student leaders in 9th-12th grade from more than 300 schools across the country.
The voices of Broadway stars and some of our own AIM students rang out in Conshohocken during an impressive performance of Broadway tunes and songs at our A Tribute to Broadway event on Saturday, October 29. It was a perfect first AIM Community Center stage event for the 2016-2017 school year. During the afternoon, 22 AIM students (and three alumni) enjoyed a master class with professional Broadway performers. The students sang for the actors received critiques and heard performance suggestions from the professionals themselves. The smiles on their faces during and after the performance made it clear they had learned valuable tips and received feedback that make them excited to work on their singing (and acting) in the future.