End of Year Grading Flexibility #17

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Thank you!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Thank you so much to the PTA for making each day of Staff Appreciation Week special. We enjoyed the lunch, sweet treats, t-shirts, and so many kind words of support. The banner created by the students’ words of appreciation touched all of us. We are lucky to have a supportive partnership with our PTA and the community. Thank you for making this week special. 

We are looking forward to the 8th Grade Paint Night on Thursday, June 3rd at 5:00 PM. Please see below for details. 

Sincerely, Amy Miller, Principal

Kilmer SOL Schedule, May 2021

 

Specific SOL schedules for all students will be emailed to students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses by the end of day on May 7th.  Students should look for an email from Emily Pyatt-Openshaw.  The email will contain the dates, times, and locations of their SOLs.

All students must bring their fully charged, FCPSOn laptop and charger for use during testing.  Personal computers may not be used.  Between now and their first test, students should turn their laptops on, login, restart, login, and leave the laptop on overnight to receive updates.

SOLs for students attending school virtually:

All virtual students will take their SOLs in person on Mondays.  We will start testing each Monday at 9 am, and conclude testing by 2 pm. Students who are being dropped off in the morning can be dropped off between 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM. All students who are riding the bus and their parents were sent  an email with bus stop location and time information. 

Students who finish the SOL early are welcome to contact their parents to arrange for transportation earlier if possible.  Parents who come to pick up their students before 2 PM will stay in their cars and we will get students for you. 

Students will need permission to walk home before 2 PM.  Parents can provide permission by filling out the online attendance form HERE, or by calling 703-846-8888.  

Students who remain at school until 2 PM will be able to complete asynchronous work. 

Grab and go lunches will be provided to all students.  

 SOLs for students attending school in person:

All in person students will take their SOLs on Wednesdays.  We will start testing each Wednesday at 7:30 am and our testing block will conclude at 10:30, at which time students still testing will be moved to an alternate location.  Students who have concluded testing will transition to their 6th period classes at 10:45, and will follow a modified schedule for the remainder of the day which will include periods 2, 6 and 8.

Modified Bell Schedule for May 12, May 19, and May 26

All students will follow a modified schedule to allow for testing on May 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Please review the schedule below.  

End of Year Grading Flexibility 

On Wednesday, additional information was sent via a Kilmer enotify regarding the 2020-2021 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students. As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Status Form are available in ParentVue and were also mailed home to all families last week. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by June 1, 2021. Access the Pass-No Mark Status Form here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year, to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are still on sale! They are $40 per book. You can click on the link below to purchase your copy. https://tinyurl.com/kmsyearbook2021 Don’t delay, we only have a limited quantity of books left to purchase.

8th grade End of Year Celebration

The SCA will be sponsoring a fantastic End of Year Event for our 8th graders. We will be hosting  a Paint Night for 8th graders on Thursday, June 3rd at 5pm.  Paint Night will be led by Mr. Raubacher! We will be painting a Kilmer specific design. Students can sign up to participate in a virtual or in-person setting. The event will be live-streamed for students participating virtually. This event is free but we do need you to sign up so we are sure to have enough materials for all. Please use this link to let us know if you plan to attend. All materials will be provided. We will have a process for students participating virtually to pick up materials; you only need to wear suitable clothing for painting. We can’t wait to paint with you 😊

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

We want to highlight the Fairfax County Public Library’s Virtual Comic Con happening NOW, with lots of fun activities for all ages taking place on Saturday, May 8. Try Star Wars Cosplay with the 501st, Play Fandom Food Trivia, and learn How to Make Comics with Wendy Xu.The culminating event is an outdoor showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone along with a library fair and food trucks at the Chantilly Regional Library on Saturday evening. A fun time for the whole family!

In other news, this is the time of year we ask students to begin to collect library books -- look under beds, in nightstands, on shelves, in the car...all library books are due back to Kilmer no later than Friday, May 28. Students are also welcome to return books to KIlmer they may still have out from elementary school -- we will get them back to the right library!

The VIP Summer Program will be held in-person at Glasgow Middle School this summer! 

2021 Summer VIP Registration Form  

June 28-July 29 

Mondays -Fridays 

(no camp Monday, July 5, and Friday, July 30)

9am - 3pm 

$50 (scholarships available)

Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders residing in boundaries for the following middle schools are invited to register: Glasgow, Holmes, Poe , Kilmer MS, Thoreau and Luther Jackson. There will be a range of activities  for students to select from including Art, Anime, Basketball, Volleyball, Coding, Soccer and more!

Email notification of acceptance  will be sent by Friday, June 4th.  Registration paperwork and payment will be due after receiving confirmation of acceptance. Applications with payment will be a first-come, first-serve acceptance process.  Applications/Registration Forms are  incomplete without payment after acceptance notification has been received.  

Due to Covid-19 protocols and capacity restrictions, we will accept 125 campers. We will be following social distancing protocols and masks are required. Prior to the start of camp, each participant must return the signed Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form.

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Staff Appreciation Week - May 3 - 7 #16

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National Bike to School day, May 5, 2021

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Community, 

It is hard to believe that this weekend brings the start of May! The first week of May is Staff Appreciation Week! We are looking forward to celebrating our Kilmer Staff and our appreciation for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the Kilmer Community. 

There are six weeks to go in the school year. May and June are always very busy times of the school year and we are looking forward to an exciting and memorable end to the year. We are excited that we were able to schedule our SOL testing over only six total days (three Mondays and three Wednesdays). In previous years, we have had to schedule SOLs over many more days. This opens up even more time for us to finish this year strong with strong instruction and many memorable moments for the students. 

On Monday, May 3 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, we will be offering “FCPSOn Laptop Health Check-Ups”  for virtual students to come by and complete some procedures to ensure computers are up to date and ready for testing.  We expect this process to last approximately 15 minutes if no issues are detected.  If updates are needed, it may take up extra time.  Completing these updates in advance of the SOL date will allow for testing to proceed more efficiently on the actual testing day. This laptop update process only applies to virtual students who have chosen to participate in SOL testing this year. Our in-person students have completed this process at school this week.

 

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. 

 

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, Principal

SOL Testing Information

On Monday, May 3 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, we will be inviting all virtual students to join us in the Kilmer Parking lot for a Technology Tailgate Party to ensure that your FCPS laptop has the required updates so it is ready for SOL testing.  Please refer to the emails sent out to virtual families earlier this week for more information.

Kilmer SOL Schedule, May 2021

 

SOLs for students attending school virtually:

All virtual students will take their SOLs in person on Mondays.  We will start testing each Monday at 9 am, and conclude testing by 2 pm.  Students who finish early are welcome to contact their parents to arrange for transportation earlier if possible.  Parents who come to pick up their students before 2 PM will be required to come to the main entrance of the building to sign the student out.  Students will need permission to walk home before 2 PM.  Parents can provide permission by filling out the online attendance form HERE, or by calling 703-846-8888.  Students who remain at school until 2 PM will be able to complete asynchronous work.  Grab and go lunches will be provided to all students.

 SOLs for students attending school in person:

All in person students will take their SOLs on Wednesdays.  We will start testing each Wednesday at 7:30 am and our testing block will conclude at 10:30, at which time students still testing will be moved to an alternate location.  Students who have concluded testing will transition to their 6th period classes at 10:45, and will follow a modified schedule for the remainder of the day which will include periods 2 and 8.

Specific SOL schedules for all students will be emailed to students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses the week of May 3rd.  Students should look for an email from Emily Pyatt-Openshaw.  The email will contain the dates, times, and locations of their SOLs.

All students must bring their fully charged, FCPSOn laptop and charger for use during testing.  Personal computers may not be used.

Modified Bell Schedule for May 12, May 19, and May 26

All students will follow a modified schedule to allow for testing on May 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Please review the schedule below.  PAWS teachers will review this schedule with students the week prior to testing.

 

End of Year Grading Flexibility 

A few, additional information was sent via a Kilmer enotify regarding the 2020-2021 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students. As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Status Form are available in ParentVue and were also mailed home to all families last week. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by May 10, 2021. Access the Pass-No Mark Status Form here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year, to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine 

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine is still looking for submissions of art and writing from students, to be published in the 2020-2021  yearbook. Students can submit a variety of literary and visual pieces of work including, but not limited to: poems, short stories, lyrics, drawings, paintings, comics, digital art, photography, and more. All written work must be limited to 300 words or less. To submit work log into Schoology, click on the “All Students Course”, click on the “Yearbook” folder, open the “Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine” folder. Inside the folder you will find a link to a form where you can upload and submit your art and writing. Students who have returned to the building can drop off their submissions to Ms. Walsleben, in room A110. May 2nd is the absolute last day to submit. 

Visual directions for submitting work for consideration. 

Got questions? Message Ms. Walsleben through Schoology or email at kewalsleben@fcps.edu

Bike to School or Bike in Your Neighborhood on May 5

Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Fairfax County has an extensive network of both paved and natural surface bike trails. You can access a map to all the trails in Fairfax county here

Wednesday, May 5 is the official Bike to School Day. You can register as a school, family, or neighborhood. Plan your ride whether you ride to school, to a park, or just within your neighborhood. Register for Bike to School Day.

ESOL Online Summer Program 2021 

We will be offering the summer ESOL Online Programming, ESOL Language and Literacy Connections, as an option for English Learners (ELP levels 1-4). 

We are glad that this free learning opportunity will continue this summer!  

Who can participate?

  • FCPS Middle School and High School English Learners, WIDA ELP levels 1-4

When will the program be held?

  • June 21 – July 9
  • 1 hour per day of synchronous online learning
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 1 hour per day of asynchronous online assignments

Where will the program be held?

  • Online
  • For more information, contact your child’s ESOL teacher and/or see attached flyers.

How do I register?

  • Email Susanne Ehsani, ESOL Department Chair at sehsani@fcps.edu
  • OR
  • Parent/guardian can register online :  https://bit.ly/RegistrationESOL
  • Registration is open until May 28, 2021

 What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

Does your child love audiobooks? SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Running April 29 - August 4 2021,  SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week.  Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.  This year, SYNC is offering great titles -- take a look, find out more, and then register to be part of the program. The first two titles are available now through May 5:

    • Monday, May 3 @ 12pm: “Among Us” Lunch (join us in the Library Collaborate Ultra classroom to play “Among Us” with a group!)
    • Monday, May 3 @ 2pm: Cougar Bookies Book Club / Library Collaborate Ultra
    • Wednesday, May 5, 2:15pm - 4:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb curbside checkout.
    • Wednesday, May 5 @ 3pm: Social Justice Book Club / Google Meet
  • Friday, May 28: All library books due back to Kilmer

 

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SOL Dates #15

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Our Transportation supervisors and bus drivers are an important part of our Kilmer Strong family and community!  

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Community, 

We hope that you had a great week! We were excited to welcome all of our in-person students back to the building for four days a week. This past Tuesday, Dr. Brabrand presented a Return to School Update to the School Board. FCPS is planning for in-person instruction five days a week to be the primary mode of learning for all students during the 2021-22 school year. 

As we prepare for our many end of the year activities that rely on technology, we need to make sure that all of our FCPSOn student laptops are updated. All students will receive directions for completing the “Technology Health Check-Ups” during PAWS Advisory. We will be holding a Technology TailGate on Monday, May 3rd for  our virtual students to drive through the technology tailgate to ensure their laptops have the necessary updates. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

We thank you all for your patience as we welcome back all our in-person students. Please see below for some arrival and dismissal reminders that will ensure the safety for all.

General Reminder:

Please do not drop off or pick up your students in the fire station lot or make a u-turn on Wolftrap Road during arrival and dismissal.

Morning Arrival:

  • Students can be dropped off starting at 7:10am. 
  • Kiss & Ride drop off is located outside doors 14, 15, and 16 at the side of the building each morning.  Kiss & Ride students will enter the building using the doors at entrance 14, 15 and 16.
  • In the morning, school bus riders will unload along the front of the school building and enter the building through door 1 (main entrance).
  • All students must use the sidewalks and crosswalks at all times. Bike riders MUST walk their bikes once they arrive on campus.
  • ONLY school buses will be allowed use of the bus loop in the front of the school from 7:00 to 7:30 am.

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Kiss & Ride pick up is located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars can wait in a double lined formation. 
  • Please do not wait on Wolftrap Road for your student. It is illegal to make a u-turn there and violators may be ticketed. 
  • Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

SOL Testing Information

We are scheduling SOL testing on the following days: 

Reading SOLs: May 10 and May 12

Science 8 SOLs: May 17 and May 19

Math SOLs: May 24 and May 26

If you have not already filled out the SOL Intent form, we need these responses to be able to plan appropriately.  You can find the form here.

The technology Tailgate, advertised in last week’s news you choose is now scheduled for Monday, May 3rd. On Monday, May 3, we will be inviting all virtual students to join us in the Kilmer Parking lot for a Technology Tailgate Party to ensure that your FCPS laptop has the required updates so it is ready for SOL testing.  Please look for specific information about this to come out next week.

End of Year Grading Flexibility 

Last week, additional information was sent via a Kilmer enotify regarding the 2020-2021 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students. As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Status Form are available in ParentVue and were also mailed home to all families last week. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by May 10, 2021. Access the Pass-No Mark Status Form here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year, to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

Course Registration for 2021-2022 

Academic advising and course registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now over. Parents can view their child’s course selections for the 2021-2022 school year through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact their school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

If you or your child have additional questions about high school courses, please contact the Marshall or Madison High School Office of Student Services.

Online Course Requests

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine 

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine is still looking for submissions of art and writing from students, to be published in the 2020-2021  yearbook. Students can submit a variety of literary and visual pieces of work including, but not limited to: poems, short stories, lyrics, drawings, paintings, comics, digital art, photography, and more. All written work must be limited to 300 words or less. To submit work log into Schoology, click on the “All Students Course”, click on the “Yearbook” folder, open the “Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine” folder. Inside the folder you will find a link to a form where you can upload and submit your art and writing. Students who have returned to the building can drop off their submissions to Ms. Walsleben, in room A110. May 2nd is the absolute last day to submit. 

Visual directions for submitting work for consideration. 

Got questions? Message Ms. Walsleben through Schoology or email at kewalsleben@fcps.edu

Outside Lunch

We are excited to offer opportunities for our students to eat lunch outside. Students may sign up via “Outdoor Lunch Sign Up” in the All Students Course in Schoology.  Weather permitting, students will have lunch on the front lawn with the front parking lot blocked off to cars during this time as well.  Students may sign up for two outside lunch periods per week. We hope students take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather. 

 Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We continue to distribute food and household supplies to our families in need. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

 

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor. 

Afterschool At a Glance

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

 

Academic Tutoring & Mentoring Program (Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm)

High school members from the  FCPS Student Equity Ambassador Leadership program to offer academic tutoring and mentoring to middle schoolers through a student initiated program called PREP Leaders. This is a free program and tutors speak languages other than English.

 

FLYER & FLYER in SPANISH

Registration Form  

Google Classroom Code: WJOUWQ7 

 

 

Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment And Development 

Virtual Open House - Monday 04.26 @2:20pm in Schoology

AALEAD supports underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after school, summer, and mentoring programs. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

Youth Engagement and Leadership Program (YELP!) 

Our main program where youth engage in topics such as identity, community, solidarity, transformation, and hope throughout the semester. Community service hours are available depending on the weekly topic.

Meets: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:30 PM

Youth Allies Peer Mentoring 

Middle school youth are matched with a high school mentor for peer-to-peer mentoring. Together they work towards expanding their leadership and communication skills in this focused leadership program.

Meets: Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:30 PM

Homework Help 

Youth receive help on assignments, enjoy a focused study space, learn useful study or organizational skills, or help others with their homework.

Meets: Fridays 4:15 - 5:30 PM

 

AALEAD Registration Form

AALEAD FLYER

Google Classroom Code: DTZYFYC

 

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Thank you PTA! #14

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In person students engaged in classroom lessons!

 A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Community, 

Thank you to the PTA for the surprise grab n’ go lunch provided to the Kilmer Staff today (Friday). Throughout the past thirteen months the Kilmer Community has been so supportive as we navigated the impact of COVID-19 on our schools and community. Thank you. 

At the end of this school year, FCPS will be transitioning from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to Zoom. Kilmer Middle School will be a pilot for Zoom starting the end of April. Approximately 20% of our teachers will be using Zoom for their synchronous teaching. Teachers who will be using Zoom will share that announcement with their individual classes. The Zoom link will be embedded into Schoology just like the BBCU link. Teachers and students will still have access to BBCU as well. We are excited about this opportunity.

As the end of the school year approaches, it is important to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and provide a sense of closure to the year. At Kilmer we are planning to do a reflections and recognition celebration during the PAWS Advisory block during the last week of school for all students, a fun activity for our eighth graders, and a National Junior Honor Society Ceremony. Due to health and safety protocols, these events will be held either in a hybrid model or all virtual. We will be sharing details, including dates and times, throughout the month of May. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

End of Year Grading Flexibility 

On Thursday, additional information was sent via a Kilmer enotify regarding the 2020-2021 End of Year Grading Flexibility for Middle School Students. As shared in an email from the Superintendent’s Office, FCPS has adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Third quarter report cards and the Pass - No Mark Status Form will be available in ParentVue and mailed home to all families this week. Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “C-”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your school counselor/Student Services by May 10, 2021. Access the Pass-No Mark Status Form here: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se358.pdf

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year, to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

Course Registration for 2021-2022 

Academic advising and course registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now over. Parents can view their child’s course selections for the 2021-2022 school year through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact their school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

If you or your child have additional questions about high school courses, please contact the Marshall or Madison High School Office of Student Services.

Online Course Requests

SOL Testing Information

Kilmer is in the process of finalizing specific testing dates for students. For initial planning with your family, be aware that we are scheduling testing on the following days: 

 

Reading SOLs: May 10 and May 12

Science 8 SOLs: May 17 and May 19

Math SOLs: May 24 and May 26

 

If you have not already filled out the SOL Intent form, we need these responses to be able to plan appropriately.  You can find the form here.

 

On Monday, April 26 we will be inviting all virtual students to join us in the Kilmer Parking lot for a Technology Tailgate Party to ensure that your FCPS laptop has the required updates so it is ready for SOL testing.  Please look for specific information about this to come

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger. To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to "Purple Up!" on April 21 for military children. We extend our appreciation for the service of all children from military families and celebrate them by wearing purple in an effort to say “Thank You.” 

National Junior Honor Society 

The next mandatory all candidate meeting is after school on Tuesday, April 27, in the NJHS BBCU link from 2:45-3:45. This meeting is our final check-in with candidates about their progress in Stage 3: Action. All candidates should be actively involved with their service learning by recording process steps and reflections in their NJHS Digital Notebook and by volunteering their time, i.e., serving their chosen service organization. In addition to talking about Stage 3, we will present important components of the NJHS Service Learning Gallery Walk and the Induction Ceremony. The May NJHS meeting will be on May 18 and will focus on Stage 4: Reflection and Stage 5: Demonstration.

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will host a virtual Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony on June 8, 2021, for parents, community members and students. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects.

Topic: Autism Awareness Month: "Being Au-some" Virtual Mini-Conference on April 20

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, families are invited to participate in the Autism Society of Northern Virginia’s free "Being Au-some" Virtual Mini-Conference. The conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. Participants will celebrate the autism journey together with short and engaging sessions. Featured speakers include self-advocates, family members, and educators. Register in advance for this virtual event.

Topic: Superintendent Brabrand to Host Spanish Language Virtual Town Hall on April 21

Join Superintendent Brabrand and two school officials for a virtual Spanish-Language Town Hall on Wednesday, April 21, 5-6 p.m. They will provide information on opportunities for four days of in-person instruction, summer learning plans, and vaccine updates. They will answer your questions, too. The Town Hall will be streamed live on FCPS Facebook en Español. Please email your questions in advance to ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu. You may also send a message on our Facebook page or leave it in the “Comment” section during the Town Hall. We hope you will join us!

Asamblea Pública Virtual en Español

Acompañen al superintendente Brabrand y a dos autoridades escolares a una Asamblea Pública virtual en español el miércoles 21 de abril, de 5-6 p.m. Ellos hablarán sobre la oportunidad de que los alumnos asistan a cuatro días de instrucción presencial, los planes para el aprendizaje durante el verano, y proporcionarán información actualizada sobre las vacunas. Ellos también contestarán sus preguntas.

La Asamblea Pública será transmitida en vivo en la página de FCPS Facebook en Español https://www.facebook.com/FCPSES/. Envíen sus preguntas por correo electrónico a ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu. También pueden enviarnos un mensaje por nuestra página de Facebook o dejarlo en la sección de «Comentarios» durante la Asamblea Pública. ¡Esperamos que ustedes puedan acompañarnos!

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

The Fairfax County Public Library continues to offer great opportunities and programs for students! Next Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm, come to a virtual Meet the Author even featuring YA mystery writer Kate Doughty. Her new book, The Follower, was released in March -- it is a “spine tingling YA thrilled based on a true story.” Find out more and register for this free event here: https://tinyurl.com/Kate-Doughty.

Dungeons & Dragons more your speed? Pop into a virtual online game-playing adventure, hosted by FCPS on April 21 from 4pm - 6pm.

Remember when we told you that April was National School Library Month? Check out this new video from our state association: “What is a School Librarian?” to find out more about what we do!

Upcoming Library Dates:

  • Monday, April 19 @ 1pm: Book Club  / KMS Library  Collaborate Ultra
  • Wednesday, April 21 @  2:15-4:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb curbside checkout / Kilmer Door #3 
  • Wednesday, April 21 @ 2:15pm: First Chapter Book Club / KMS Library Collaborate Ultra
  • Wednesday, April 21 @ 3:00pm: Social Justice Book Club / Google Meet

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8th Grade Finance Park

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Assistant Principal, Chris Musgnug, chats with students on bowtie Wednesdays!  

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Break! We are starting the fourth quarter strong with our eighth graders engaging in a virtual Finance Park experience in which they participate in career exploration and financial planning. Our theatre students were working on casting their own movies and creating trailers and in engineering students were using the Sketchup for Schools program to create three dimensional shapes. 

This past Wednesday, we held an SOL Information Session. This past Wednesday, we held an SOL Information Session. The session was recorded and can be found here. If you have any questions in regard to the SOL please contact our School Testing Coordinator, Emily Pyatt-Openshaw at egpyattopens@fcps.edu or your child’s school counselor. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

Ramadan Observance

Students who are observing Ramadan may go to the library during lunch period. 

Kilmer Modular

We are excited to share that Kilmer MS will be getting a modular to replace the quad structures we currently have behind our school. The modular will have ten classrooms and bathrooms. The projected completion date of this project is December 2021. Initial preparations are beginning which include placing quads on the tennis courts. These quads will be used from September 2021-December 2021 while the modular is being built. Once the modular is complete the quads from the tennis courts will be removed. 

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger. To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to "Purple Up!" on April 21 for military children.We extend our appreciation for the service of all children from military families and celebrate them by wearing purple in an effort to say “Thank You.” 

Course Registration for 2021-2022 

Academic advising and course registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now over. Parents can view their child’s course selections for the 2021-2022 school year through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact their school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

If you or your child have additional questions about high school courses, please contact the Marshall or Madison High School Office of Student Services.

Online Course Requests

SOL Testing Information

Federal and State Education Departments have not canceled this year’s assessments. Given this, Standards of Learning (SOL) tests will take place this spring in FCPS for grades 3-8. Kilmer is in the process of finalizing specific testing dates for students. For initial planning with your family, be aware that we are scheduling testing during the following weeks: 

 

Week of May 10th: Reading tests 

Week of May 17th: Science 8 tests 

Week of May 24th: Math tests

More information is available about SOL assessments at each grade level. For students attending school 100% virtually, school staff will work with families to schedule an appointment for in-person SOL testing. 

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its next Diversity in STEM Talk in April! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8.  

Join us Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. to hear from Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency in general surgery and a fellowship. She previously practiced medicine and taught at Duke University Medical School and Yale University Medical School. She is published in numerous medical journals and books. Dr. Sosa’s research interests include outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. Join us to hear more about a career in medicine and her experience as a surgeon, professor, and now administrator in a large teaching hospital. 

- What sparked her interest in medicine?

- What does she enjoy most about practicing medicine?

- What would she recommend to students who want to pursue a medical career?

- What else would you like to know? 

Parents, register at this Zoom link*: *: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk4 

  *To ensure you receive the Zoom link, do not use an FCPS schools student email account! 

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

Information and recordings from past Diversity in STEM Talks can be found on the TJ PTSA Diversity Committee webpage: https://tjptsa.com/committees/diversity/

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

April is School Library Month! At Kilmer, we are so grateful to celebrate school library month this year with actual students in our physical library. This is exactly how a school library should be -- an open, welcoming, dynamic, physical and virtual space that works to support students and teachers. Watch YA author and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, talk about the importance of school libraries. To help us celebrate, encourage your own students to dive into all of our resources on Schoology, to sign-up to visit the library in-person, to participate in our clubs and activities, to put books on hold for pick-up, and to connect with the librarians.

Upcoming Library Dates: 

  • Monday, April 12 @ 12pm: Among Us Lunch Meetup / KMS Library Schoology Collaborate Ultra
  • Monday, April 12 @ 1pm: Book Club  / KMS Library Schoology Collaborate Ultra
  • Wednesday, April 21 @  2:15-4:00pm / Cougars @ the Curb curbside checkout / Kilmer Door #3 (Note: we are now doing Cougars @ the Curb every other week)
  • Wednesday, April 21 @ 3:00pm: Social Justice Book Club / Google Meet

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Spring Break #12

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Enjoy your spring break!

School and Offices closed

School and offices will be closed during Spring break, March 29 - April 2.  We have a student holiday on Monday, April 5th. We look forward to seeing our students in class on Tuesday, April 6. 

SOL Testing Information

Federal and State Education Departments have not canceled this year’s assessments. Given this, Standards of Learning (SOL) tests will take place this spring in FCPS for grades 3-8. Kilmer is in the process of finalizing specific testing dates for students. For initial planning with your family, be aware that we are scheduling testing during the following weeks: 

 

Week of May 10th: Reading tests 

Week of May 17th: Science 8 tests 

Week of May 24th: Math tests

 

More information is available about SOL assessments at each grade level. For students attending school 100% virtually, school staff will work with families to schedule an appointment for in-person SOL testing. 

Caregivers have the right to refuse SOL assessments if they have concerns about participation related to the pandemic, including health, social-emotional, and instructional time concerns.  More information will be provided on Thursday, April 1. 

To help you better understand SOL testing, and your options, we will be holding a Parent Information Session on Wednesday, April 7 at 6 PM.  A Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent out closer to the meeting.  Please help us with the planning for this meeting by submitting questions using this form.

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are still on sale! They are $40 per book. Please click on the link below to purchase your copy. https://yearbookforever.com/schools/kilmer_middle_school_buy_yearbook_5675/iax055W3jpFQBUgJtn5H6S37

Don’t delay, we only have a limited quantity of books left to purchase.

Course Registration for 2021-2022 

Academic advising and course registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now over. Parents can view their child’s course selections for the 2021-2022 school year through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact their school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

If you or your child have additional questions about high school courses, please contact the Marshall or Madison High School Office of Student Services.

Online Course Requests

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine is looking for submissions of art and writing from students, to be published in the 2019-2020 yearbook. Students can submit a variety of literary and visual pieces of work including, but not limited to: poems, short stories, lyrics, drawings, paintings, comics, digital art, photography, and more. All written work must be limited to 300 words or less. To submit work log into Schoology, click on the “All Students Course”, click on the “Yearbook” folder, open the “Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine” folder. Inside the folder you will find a link to a form where you can upload and submit your art and writing. Students who have returned to the building can drop off their submissions to Ms. Walsleben, in room A110. Please submit no later than April 9th.

 

Visual directions for submitting work for consideration.

 

Got Questions? Message Ms. Walsleben through Schoology or email at kewalsleben@fcps.edu .

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

As of this week, all branches of the Fairfax County Public Library have re-opened for in-person services. Visits are limited to 30 minutes for browsing the shelves, using a computer, and checking out. Hours for all FCPL branches are Monday–Tuesday 10am–8pm, Wednesday–Saturday 10am–6pm. The public library continues to offer curbside services as well.

Also: a reminder that at the Kilmer, we have ebooks and audiobooks available for students to access through MackinVIA and Teen Book Library. Ebooks are useful for reading on a computer or tablet. And we love audiobooks for long walks or car rides -- take a look at this video to see how to access these resources.

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2 Hour Early Release #11

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Ms. Sweet’s in-person students debating topics interactively with virtual students!  

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

This past week Dr. Brabrand shared updates on the Return to School during a School Board Meeting. Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, Dr. Brabrand shared that FCPS is preparing to return students to five days of in person instruction. Below is information from the news release sent out following the School Board Meeting:

We have shown that we can return our students and staff to our buildings in a way that is safe and steady. We are confident that we can deliver on a five-day return for all students in the fall, knowing that, while we can adapt to any situation, in-person learning really is the best option for our students and staff,” said FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand.

FCPS will continue to work with the Fairfax County Health Department and abide by the CDC’s social distancing guidelines to prepare for its five-day return. The school division will continue to monitor updated health guidance, will investigate additional PPE resources and safety protocols, continue to analyze the potential for COVID-19 testing, and prepare schools for changing social distancing mandates as social distancing is reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet.

Next week  (March 22 - March 26) is Kilmer Spirit Week. We have a variety of themed days to show school spirit. We are also hosting a Virtual Family Trivia Night on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 PM. The Virtual Family Trivia Night can be accessed through Schoology. Please see below for additional details. 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

SPIRIT WEEK!

Tuesday, March 23 is "A Day at the Ball Game" - wear your favorite jersey. Let's get pumped for a fun week before spring break.

 

Two Hour Early Release - Friday March 26

Friday, March 26 is a two hour early release day. Below is the bell schedule:

School and Offices closed

School and office will be closed during Spring break, March 29-April 2.

Community Notice - Tennis Court and Field Use

With the return of students to our buildings, our fields and tennis courts are restricted to school use only during regular school hours. We will be posting signage at our tennis courts and our fields as a reminder. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

2nd Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 2nd Community Night will be on Thursday, March 25th at 7pm and will be another Kilmer Trivia Night, new questions, more prizes. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Students will access the evening starting at 6:45 with the “Community Night” BBCU link in the All Students Course in Schoology (page 13). 

National Junior Honor Society 

 The next mandatory all candidate meeting is after school on Tuesday, March 23, in the NJHS BBCU link from 2:45-3:45. 

During the January 28th NJHS meeting for Stage 2: Preparation and Planning, candidates examined ways others have effected change and the necessary skills needed to do service. They also supported one another in small group discussion boards. We are set to move forward into Stage 3: Action

NJHS candidates have been assigned a NJHS Digital Notebook for Reflections. Candidates are encouraged to record their reflections, plans, activities, research findings, task lists, group communications, photos, etc., in the notebook. They will want to have these materials in one place when it is time for Stage 5: Demonstration.

  

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will host a virtual Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony in June 2021 for parents, community members and students. Stay tuned for this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. More details will be announced in the months ahead.

TJ PTSA Diversity Committee - Diversity in STEM Talks

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its next Diversity in STEM Talk in April! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8. 

 

Join us Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m. to hear from Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sosa was born in Montreal and raised in upstate New York. She received her AB at Princeton, MA at Oxford, and MD at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed the Halsted residency in general surgery and a fellowship. She previously practiced medicine and taught at Duke University Medical School and Yale University Medical School. She is published in numerous medical journals and books. Dr. Sosa’s research interests include outcomes research, health care delivery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer, with a focus on clinical trials. Join us to hear more about a career in medicine and her experience as a surgeon, professor, and now administrator in a large teaching hospital.

 

- What sparked her interest in medicine?

- What does she enjoy most about practicing medicine?

- What would she recommend to students who want to pursue a medical career?

- What else would you like to know?

 

Parents, register at this Zoom link*: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk4 

  *To ensure you receive the Zoom link, do not use an FCPS schools student email account!

 

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

 

Information and recordings from past Diversity in STEM Talks can be found on the TJ PTSA Diversity Committee webpage: https://tjptsa.com/committees/diversity/

Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

 

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor.

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

At the Kilmer Library, we are committed to sharing resources to help our students and families learn more about antiracism. With that in mind, we have just put together an #ownvoices collection of books written by Asian-Pacific American authors. We encourage our students to explore these tites, to check them out, and to keep learning.

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In other news, we are now welcoming students into the library during our 4th period office hours. Students can sign up to visit the library, find books, get librarian recommendations, check out and more. Next week is a great time to visit to stock up on books before spring break! Information and sign-up is available on Schoology in the KMS Library course. Message librarian Gretchen Hazlin (gehazlin@fcps.edu) with questions.

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Upcoming Library Dates: 

  • Monday, March 22 @ 1pm: Book Club  / KMS Library Schoology Collaborate Ultra
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2:15-4:00pm / Cougars @ the Curb curbside checkout / Kilmer Door #3

Afterschool At a Glance: As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

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Great week! #10

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Mr. Custis in class with in-person students and using a slide deck with his virtual students. 

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

It has been another great week at Kilmer! Our online learners continue to do great things in the virtual environment. In-person students have done an amazing job transitioning back to the building and following the safety protocols. We continue to look for ways to improve our practices which has included providing students time outside during lunch. Our teachers continue to focus on connecting the virtual learners and the in-person learners. We are very grateful for the ongoing support, understanding and encouragement from the Kilmer community during this time of transition.  

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback 

During the next two weeks, all Kilmer Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire was sent on Monday morning from FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Reminders will be sent periodically to only those parents/guardians who have not completed the questionnaire.

Your opinions matter and I look forward to reviewing the feedback. 

If you have not received a survey link and wish to provide feedback, Please email FCPSSurvey@fcps.edu and Shelli Wayland will send you a link.

Lifetouch Photo Pick-Up

The photos from Lifetouch have arrived and are available for pick up next Monday, March 15th between 3:30 and 5:30 at the front of the school. All students who had their photo taken have a photo package. Information will be included in the packages for ordering portraits if you did not already order them. Please use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548aaa78-photo2 to sign up for a time to get your student’s photo packet.

Make-Up Photo Opportunity

We will have make-up photos for missed photos or if you want to retake the photos already taken with Lifetouch on Wednesday, March 17th from 3pm to 6pm. Please bring the photo package you received and return to the photographer if your child is retaking photos. Here is the link for signing up for the this day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548aaa78-photo1

2nd Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 2nd Community Night will be on Thursday, March 25th at 7pm and will be another Kilmer Trivia Night, new questions, more prizes. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Students will access the evening starting at 6:45 with the “Community Night” BBCU link in the All Students Course in Schoology (page 13.

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will host a virtual Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony in June 2021 for parents, community members and students. Stay tuned for this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. More details will be announced in the months ahead.

Multilingual Family Engagement

En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast

Wonderful opportunity for families. Listen in Spanish and English to hear timely, important information related to school news. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education. The podcast is produced by the Office of ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement.

For more information contact: Micheline Lavalle

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Online Course Requests

 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

The Fairfax County Public Library is offering a fantastic FREE leadership training workshop through Toastmasters. The Youth Youth Leadership Program enables participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience.

Participants will learn to:

  • Evaluate current public speaking ability
  • Organize and give speeches
  • Give impromptu talks
  • Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
  • Give constructive feedback and more

The first date is April 7 from 4-5:30pm and repeats every Wednesday through the end of May. This is an 8 week (1 meeting per week) program and there are only 20 open spots. REGISTER TODAY!

Upcoming Library Dates:

  • “Among Us” Lunch / Monday, March 15 @ 12pm / KMS Library Collaborate Ultra
  • Book Club / Monday, March 15 @ 1pm / KMS Library Collaborate Ultra
  • Cougars @ the Curb curbside book pick-up / Wednesday, March 17, 2:15-4:00pm / Door #3

Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor.

Afterschool At a Glance

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

8th Grade Families - The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN! 

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

 Essay Writing Support Registration Form

*We also have a College & Career Exploration/CPP Google Classroom:Code 6zt7iww. 

The College Success and Middle School After School Programs will host a  virtual Question & Answer session (click the link to register) for families in March.

CPP supports first-generation college goers (parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead, Inc. 

(GIRL) is sponsoring a Intro to Podcasting program for female Middle School students for free.   

April 6 – May 6 (5 Weeks; 10 Sessions)      Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Intro to Podcast for Girls | Sponsored Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead, Inc. (GIRL) - Are you a young lady that is interested in learning how to create a Podcast?  There is a 10-session program that teaches you how!  

Sign-Up:  Intro to Podcasting Interest Form 

***Herndon Middle Afterschool Program activity open to Kilmer students

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Looking forward to our 7th graders return #9

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Welcome to Kilmer MS!  Our new SRO, Jason Edminster, gets to know our students while he teaches a class. 

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

As we welcome more students back to our building this week, it was wonderful to see the virtual student and in-person student connections. In Spanish class the in-person students and the virtual students were practicing their conversation skills by greeting each other. In science class, both the in-person students and the virtual students were able to conduct an experiment to learn about conduction. The Kilmer Advanced Band Class sounded amazing as the in-person and the virtual students practiced together and it was great to see the rigorous workout that students were engaged in during PE. 

Welcome to Officer Jason Edminster, our new School Resource Officer. Officer Edminister is looking forward to building positive relationships with the students. Just in his first two weeks he has spent time in classrooms, playing games with students outside during breaks, and getting to know students during lunch. We are happy to have Officer Edminster as part of our Kilmer Community. 

Monday, March 8 is a student holiday. We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback 

During the next two weeks, all Kilmer Middle School parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been an unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 8 and March 19. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Thank you! 

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Online Course Requests

 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

2nd Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 2nd Community Night will be on Thursday, March 25th at 7pm and will be another Kilmer Trivia Night, new questions, more prizes. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Students will access the evening starting at 6:45 with the “Community Night” BBCU link in the All Students Course in Schoology (page 13.

Make-Up Photos Wednesday, March 17

We will have make-up photos for missed photos or if you want to retake the photos already taken with Lifetouch on Wednesday, March 17th from 3pm to 6pm. Portrait packages will be passed out to students next week or mailed home if students are remaining virtual. Here is the link for signing up for the this day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548aaa78-photo1

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

The Fairfax County Public Library has a great upcoming opportunity for students! Celebrate aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman in a one-woman virtual show on Monday, March 15 at 2 p.m, featuring Daisy Nelson Century of the American Historical Theatre. 

We also have some fun ways for our students to connect with each in the Kilmer Library as well. Two different book clubs, “Among Us” lunch bunch, and more. Encourage your student to jump in!

Upcoming Library Dates:

Monday, March 8: “Among Us” Lunch / 12pm / KMS Library Schoology Collaborate Ultra

Monday, March 8: Book Club / 1pm / KMS Library Schoology Collaborate Ultra

Wednesday, March 10: Cougars @ the Curb  / 2:15 - 4pm / Kilmer Door #3

Wednesday, March 10: Social Justice Book Club / 3pm / Google Meet

Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor.

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

We want to highlight two upcoming author events of interest!

Join Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram Kendi on Wednesday, February 17, 7pm-8pm, as they discuss their collaboration on Stamped: Remix: Racism, Antiracism and You, a young adult adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. This FREE virtual event is hosted by Chesterfield County Public Library, but is open to all who register.

Meet award-winning Author Kwame Alexander in a live, virtual event hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library on Monday, February 22, 2:30-3:15pm. FREE, but registration is required! Alexander has written The Crossover (Newbery Medal), Booked, Solo, Rebound, Swing, and more. 

Upcoming Kilmer Library Dates:

  • Thursday, February 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3
  • Monday, February 22, 1:00pm-3:30pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3

Afterschool At a Glance

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

8th Grade Families - The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN! 

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

 

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

 Essay Writing Support Registration Form

*We also have a College & Career Exploration/CPP Google Classroom:Code 6zt7iww. 

The College Success and Middle School After School Programs will host a  virtual Question & Answer session (click the link to register) for families in March.

CPP supports first-generation college goers (parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

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Welcome back! #8

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Welcome back teachers!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This week we welcomed back all of our in-person teachers. It is exciting to have teachers back in the building and preparing for students to return as well. Thank you to the PTA for providing a grab n’ go breakfast for the teachers. We really appreciate support from the PTA and the Kilmer community!

Although I was not able to hold Friday lunch groups due to the asynchronous days, I was able to visit classrooms this week. In science the students were learning about cells. The pictures that the teachers were showing were so detailed and engaging. In civics the students were learning about the Judicial Branch of Government and were having powerful discussions in their breakout groups. 

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Preparing for Students to Return to the Building

As we prepare for students to return to the building, it is important to note that we have built our master schedule and classroom assignments based on the in-person selections we currently have.  We must maintain established social distancing guidelines and cannot exceed classroom capacity within the classrooms. At this point, any new requests to return to school in-person will be evaluated after all students who are currently designated as in-person students have returned to the building. 

Friday, March 5 - Two Hour Early Release

Friday, March 5 is a two-hour early release day for students. Students who are scheduled to be in-person on Friday, March 5 will be in-person. Below is the bell schedule:  

Please note that 6th and 8th periods are flipped for this day

 

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Date

Spring Registration Resources

February                    - March                                                                                                                                                                                    

All students will participate in academic advising to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year. School counselors will meet one on one with students during counselor office hours on Mondays and PAWS advisory. At that time, students will finalize their courses for the 2021-2022 school year in StudentVue. Honors recommendations will also be shared with each student. Students are encouraged to select courses that reflect their academic strengths and interests. After a student meets with their counselor, parents will be able to view their child’s course selections through their SIS ParentVUE account. Directions for viewing course requests online through ParentVUE are below. If a parent has questions about their child’s course requests, please contact the school counselor. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

Online Course Requests

 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

 

 

Virtual Photo Option

We are partnering with Walsworth, our yearbook publisher, for digital photos to use in the yearbook. All families should have received an email from Walsworth within the next few days with the subject line, “Kilmer - Yearbook Mugshot Capture ” sent from noreply@email.high5.id;  please check your spam or junk folders to find the email if you do not see it by the end of next week.  You will be able to take a digital photo of your student with either a smart phone or the FCPS provided laptop. 

The email from Walsworth was sent to all families. If your student had a photo taken in-person with Lifetouch, please ignore it.

Lifetouch Photo Pick-Up

The photos from Lifetouch have arrived and are available for pick up next Thursday, March 4th from 4-6pm at the front of the school. All students who had their photo taken have a photo package. Information will be included in the packages for ordering portraits if you did not already order them. 

2nd Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 2nd Community Night will be on Thursday, March 25th at 7pm and will be another Kilmer Trivia Night, new questions, more prizes. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Students will access the evening starting at 6:45 with the “Community Night” BBCU link in the All Students Course in Schoology (page 13). 

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

We are so excited to welcome students back into the school building in the next few weeks. We know that many of our students are eager to get their hands on library books and in-person learning will make this easier. Students can place books on hold through our library catalog and can pick those books up on the days they are in the building from a table in our main hallway.

We will continue to offer Cougars @ the Curb checkout service for all of our students -- in-person and virtual -- and are shifting the pick-up day to Wednesdays, 2:15pm to 4:00pm. If you have any questions at all about library services, please reach out to librarian Gretchen Hazlin: gehazlin@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Library Dates

Monday, March 1, 12pm - 12:30pm: “Among Us” Lunch / KMS Library Collaborate Ultra

Wednesday, March 3, 2:15pm - 4:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer Door #3

Afterschool At a Glance:

 

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

 

8th Grade Families - The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN! 

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

 Essay Writing Support Registration Form

*We also have a College & Career Exploration/CPP Google Classroom:Code 6zt7iww

The College Success and Middle School After School Programs will host a  virtual Question & Answer session (click the link to register) for families in March.

CPP supports first-generation college goers (parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

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Asynchronous Learning Days - February 25-26 #7

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Concurrent instruction with Ms. Davis, 8th grade science class

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

Thank you to the students and families who participated in our Family Trivia Night last week! It was a fun event to bring the community together. We will be scheduling our next community night for the end of March. Stay tuned for details. 

I continue to have my Friday lunch groups with students.This is open to all students who want to attend. The students have shared great feedback about their experience this year. It is wonderful to get to know the students (and many of their pets). Now that we will have two lunches, I will hold two lunch groups whenever possible. I post lunch group announcements in Schoology. 

Next week we welcome our in-person staff back to the building. As we focus on preparing for concurrent instruction, February 25 and February 26 will be asynchronous learning days for all students. Please see below for details. 

 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Return to the Building

As we prepare for students to return to the building, it is important to note that we have built our master schedule and classroom assignments based on the in-person selections we currently have.  We must maintain established social distancing guidelines and cannot exceed classroom capacity within the classrooms. At this point, any new requests to return to school in-person will be evaluated after all students who are currently designated as in-person students have returned to the building. 

Asynchronous Days – February 25th & 26th

Please note Thursday, February 25th &  Friday, February 26th will be asynchronous days for all students. All teachers have been given teacher preparation days to plan for the return to the school building and concurrent learning. All students should access asynchronous assignments in Schoology for each class period during those two school days.

National Junior Honor Society 

 

In order to realize the five components of NJHS: Citizenship, Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service, Kilmer’s NJHS uses a guided research-based learning method to help students address an authentic community need. Student initiative and structured time for reflection on the service experience are key elements. 

 

During the January 28th NJHS meeting for Stage 2: Preparation and Planning, candidates examined ways others have effected change and the necessary skills needed to do service. They also supported one another in small group discussion boards. We are set to move forward into Stage 3: Action

 

The next mandatory all candidate meeting is after school on Tuesday, February 23, in the NJHS BBCU link from 2:30 – 3:30. Kilmer’s NJHS empowers candidates to make a positive difference with their service learning projects. 

  

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will host a virtual Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony in June 2021 for parents, community members and students. Stay tuned for this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. More details will be announced in the months ahead.

Virtual Photo Option

We are partnering with Walsworth, our yearbook publisher, for digital photos to use in the yearbook. All families should have received an email from Walsworth within the next few days with the subject line, “Kilmer - Yearbook Mugshot Capture ” sent from noreply@email.high5.id;  please check your spam or junk folders to find the email if you do not see it by the end of next week.  You will be able to take a digital photo of your student with either a smart phone or the FCPS provided laptop. 

The email from Walsworth was sent to all families. If your student had a photo taken in-person with Lifetouch, please ignore it.

Portrait packages that were purchased from Lifetouch will be coming within the next few weeks. As soon as we have more information on their delivery, we will let everyone know. 

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

As we shift many of our students to in-person learning, we are also going to change our Cougars @ the Curb pick-up schedule. In-person students will be able to pick books up while at school from a central location. And, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up at Kilmer’s Door #3 for all students -- shifting the day to Wednesdays, 2:15pm - 4:00pm, beginning in March.

We also have a whole variety of library programming offered through our KMS Library Schoology course: active discussion boards, weekly “Caption THIS!” postings, regular book clubs, a weekly “Among Us” group, pixel art, book tastings, and more. Encourage your student to connect with the library and each other! 

Upcoming Library Dates:

  • Monday, February 22, 1:00pm - 3:30pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2:15pm - 4:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3

Afterschool At a Glance:

 

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

 

 

8th Grade Families - The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN! 

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

 Essay Writing Support Registration Form

*We also have a College & Career Exploration/CPP Google Classroom:Code 6zt7iww

The College Success and Middle School After School Programs will host a  virtual Question & Answer session (click the link to register) for families on Mon. March 1st  from 5:30- 6:30PM. 

CPP supports first-generation college goers (parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

Northrop Grumman E-Week

Virtual Engineers Week (E-Week) celebrates the fun and excitement of engineering with local students, educators and parents. More information and registration details can be found here.

 

Feb. 22 Engineers Week Kickoff

Presentation from Naia Butler-Craig,  an Aerospace Engineering PhD student, NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellow and GEM Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Feb. 23 Northrop Grumman’s Wildlife Challenge—Operation PolarEye

What started as a weekend Hack-A-Thon brought about a global conservation effort. Northrop Grumman's Wildlife Challenge competition had one goal in mind: find a new way to map ice formations in the Arctic, in hopes of tracking polar bear migration patterns without disturbing their natural habitat.  

 

Feb. 24 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Challenge

Learn how Northrop Grumman employees are developing technology solutions for remote oyster reef monitoring.

 

Feb. 25 Virtual Tour of Northrop Grumman’s Center for Innovative Solutions 

 

Feb. 26 How We Are Going to the Moon – Engineering for the Artemis Mission

Northrop Grumman engineers share details about the Artemis mission and some of the key components they are working on to make this mission a success.   

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Return to the Building Timeline #6

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Thank you to our amazing custodians for getting our building ready for our students’ return to the building.   Great  job!  

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

February is Black History Month. This month students will explore a curation of Black Excellence through PAWS Advisory. This inquiry based approach highlights contributions including Philanthropy, Citizenship, Innovation, Fine & Visual Arts, Literature and Sports from the Black community. We are looking forward to this engagement of students and staff in the celebration of Black History Month.

This past Wednesday, we sent out information about the new bell schedule that begins for all students on Tuesday, February 16. The new bell schedule and the lunch schedule can be found here. Additional information is below.  We also sent out information specific to returning to in-person instruction or virtual instruction. 

As we prepare for students to return to the building, Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 have been identified as teacher preparation days. These days will be asynchronous days for students. All students will be assigned asynchronous work for each of their classes. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

School Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 15th for the Presidents Day holiday. 

New Bell Schedule Starting Tuesday, February 16

FCPS has changed the middle school bell schedule to 7:30 am to 2:00 pm beginning Tuesday, February 16. Below are the adjusted times for each period. Please note that there are now two lunch periods. Students are assigned either A or B lunch based on their 5th and 6th period teachers.Lunch schedules can be found here.

Return to the Building Timeline

We have a small number of students who returned to the building  in February.  Most of our students who selected in-person learning will return on the following dates:. 

March  2 - Grade 8

March   9 - Grade 7

Students who selected to return to the building  will be in-person two days a week and virtual two days a week. Students who selected to be fully virtual for this school year will continue virtual instruction four days a week.. Here is the schedule which is based on each student’s last name.

Important Note: Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 have been identified as teacher preparation days. These days will be asynchronous days for students. All students will be assigned asynchronous work for each of their classes. 

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Online Course Requests

 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

Health Screening Commitment Form 

As  students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers are asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill. Parents have two options to provide their response, electronically in SIS ParentVUE or via hard copy. All parents can log into SIS Parent Vue to acknowledge and accept the Daily Health Screening Commitment Form. You may have accepted the form already. When you login to ParentVUE, you will be asked to accept the form if you have not done so already.  If you do not have a SIS Parent Vue Account, please click here

Virtual Photo Option

We are partnering with Walsworth, our yearbook publisher, for digital portrait photos to use in the yearbook. All families will receive an email from Walsworth within the next few days with the subject line, “Kilmer - Yearbook Mugshot Capture ” sent from noreply@email.high5.id;  please check your spam or junk folders to find the email if you do not see it by the end of next week.  You will be able to take a digital photo of your student with either a smart phone or the FCPS provided laptop. If your student had a photo taken in-person with Lifetouch, a digital photo using this link is not recommended. 

Please review the photo of your student to ensure that it conforms to the recommendations below.  

 

Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

 

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor.

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

We want to highlight two upcoming author events of interest!

Join Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram Kendi on Wednesday, February 17, 7pm-8pm, as they discuss their collaboration on Stamped: Remix: Racism, Antiracism and You, a young adult adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. This FREE virtual event is hosted by Chesterfield County Public Library, but is open to all who register.

Meet award-winning Author Kwame Alexander in a live, virtual event hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library on Monday, February 22, 2:30-3:15pm. FREE, but registration is required! Alexander has written The Crossover (Newbery Medal), Booked, Solo, Rebound, Swing, and more. 

Upcoming Kilmer Library Dates:

  • Thursday, February 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3
  • Monday, February 22, 1:00pm-3:30pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3

Afterschool At a Glance

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

8th Grade Families - The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN! 

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

 

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

 Essay Writing Support Registration Form

*We also have a College & Career Exploration/CPP Google Classroom:Code 6zt7iww

The College Success and Middle School After School Programs will host a  virtual Question & Answer session (click the link to register) for families on Mon. March 1st  from 5:30- 6:30PM. 

CPP supports first-generation college goers (parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

Northrop Grumman E-Week

Virtual Engineers Week (E-Week) celebrates the fun and excitement of engineering with local students, educators and parents. More information and registration details can be found here.

 

Feb. 22 Engineers Week Kickoff

Presentation from Naia Butler-Craig,  an Aerospace Engineering PhD student, NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellow and GEM Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Feb. 23 Northrop Grumman’s Wildlife Challenge—Operation PolarEye

What started as a weekend Hack-A-Thon brought about a global conservation effort. Northrop Grumman's Wildlife Challenge competition had one goal in mind: find a new way to map ice formations in the Arctic, in hopes of tracking polar bear migration patterns without disturbing their natural habitat.  

 

Feb. 24 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Challenge

Learn how Northrop Grumman employees are developing technology solutions for remote oyster reef monitoring.

 

Feb. 25 Virtual Tour of Northrop Grumman’s Center for Innovative Solutions 

 

Feb. 26 How We Are Going to the Moon – Engineering for the Artemis Mission

Northrop Grumman engineers share details about the Artemis mission and some of the key components they are working on to make this mission a success.   

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We are pleased to welcome our first group of students back in to the building!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This past week (February 1 - February 5) was National School Counseling Week. We would like to thank our amazing school counseling team for all of their support for our students and families. Thank you Ms. Kestler, Ms. Khoury, Ms. Schmitt, and Mr. Sirdofsky! We are so fortunate to have you as part of the Kilmer Team. 

At the February 2nd School Board Meeting, the School Board approved Dr. Brabrand’s Return to School Timeline. 

Student Groups

Student In-Person Start Dates

Intervention Cohorts 

January 26

Group 1-4: Select CTE and Spec. Ed.

February 16 (New Bell Schedule Starts)

Group 5:  PreK-K and Spec.Ed.

February 23

Group 8: Grades 8, 9, 12

March 2

Group 8: Grades 7, 10, 11

March 9

Starting Tuesday, February 16th, the middle school start and end times will be 7:30-2:00. We will adjust the transition times so that no class instructional time is lost with this change. We will send out the updated full day schedule via enotify by next Wednesday. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Monday Attendance Reminder

All students need to login to their PAWS Advisory Schoology Site on Mondays and complete the Google attendance form that is posted in the banner. We ask that students do this by 9:30 AM.

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Spring Registration Events and Dates

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Marshall HS Counselors will speak with Eighth Grade Students attending Marshall HS for ninth grade during PAWS Advisory. Students will access this virtual meeting via the All Students Course in Schoology.

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Seventh Grade Students will participate in a course registration lesson on Wednesday, February 10th during PAWS AdvisoryAt this time, students will enter their eighth grade courses into StudentVue.

Prior to this lesson, parents and students are encouraged to explore our 2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources on the Kilmer website including the 2021-2022 course catalogue and curriculum videos created by our Kilmer teachers.

Feb – March

All students will participate in academic advising to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year. School counselors will meet one on one with students during counselor office hours on Mondays and PAWS advisory. 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

 

Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 1st Community Night will be on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm and will be a Kilmer Trivia Night. It will include Kilmer specific questions as well as pop culture questions created by students. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Additional information on the link will be provided closer to the date. Students will access the evening starting at 6:45 with the “Community Night” BBCU link in the All Students Course in Schoology (page 13). 

Online Application for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Opens February 1; Deadline to Apply Is February 26

The online application for students interested in applying for admission to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), a Regional Governor’s School in Fairfax County focused on science and technology, is available beginning Monday, February 1, at 8 a.m. The application will be posted on the admissions web page. 

The Fairfax County School Board approved changes to the admissions process that will be used to select students for the class of 2025. The changes include using a comprehensive review aimed at improving diversity and access.

Qualified applicants will be enrolled in Honors Algebra or beyond, Honors Science, and one other honors course (waivers available for honors requirements this year only), along with achieving a core grade point average of 3.5. Applicants will also complete a Student Portrait Sheet and problem-solving essay, which will be administered later this spring and are not a part of the initial application.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 26, at 4 p.m. Visit the TJHSST admissions website for more information. 

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

Did you know that the Fairfax County Public Library has great activities and online programs for students? Upcoming events include a Black History Month Teen Art Contest, a Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Club, an Online Coding Club, a Teen Otaku Club (for fans of anime and manga), and more! You can view the public library calendar in its entirety here

Upcoming Kilmer Library Dates:

  • Monday, February 8, 1:00pm-3:30pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3
  • Friday, February 12, 10:35am-11:10am: “Among Us” Lunch / KMS Library Schoology
  • Thursday, February 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Cougars @ the Curb / Kilmer MS Door #3

Portrait Photos

If you purchased a photo packet when your student had their photo taken with Lifetouch in December or January, they should be delivered to Kilmer within the next 4 weeks. We will include announcements in the News You Choose on when and where they can be picked up. If you would like to retake a photo and did not have the opportunity to come to school for the in-person photos, our make-up day will be Wednesday, March 17th. 

In addition, we will soon have an option for digital photos to be submitted. Information will be sent out within the next few weeks. 

KILMER PANTRY

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

Cash Donations:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

Drop Off Locations: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

 

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Online Purchases: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor. 

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Course Registration - Corrected Links #4

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Corrected Links for Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

Spring Registration Events and Dates

Thursday, Feb. 4, 6pm      

Virtual Rising Seventh Grade Curriculum Night for Parents and Students: The event will begin with a live presentation via BBCU (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) for parents and students. After the presentation, parents and students will be encouraged to explore our 2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources on the Kilmer website including the 2021-2022 course catalogue and curriculum videos created by our Kilmer teachers.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Marshall HS Counselors will speak with Eighth Grade Students attending Marshall HS for ninth grade during PAWS Advisory. Students will access this virtual meeting via the All Students Course in Schoology.

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Seventh Grade Students will participate in a course registration lesson on Wednesday, February 10th during PAWS Advisory. At this time, students will enter their eighth grade courses into StudentVue.

Prior to this lesson, parents and students are encouraged to explore our 2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources on the Kilmer website including the 2021-2022 course catalogue and curriculum videos created by our Kilmer teachers.

Feb – March

All students will participate in academic advising to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year. School counselors will meet one on one with students during counselor office hours on Mondays and PAWS advisory. 

2021-2022 Course Registration and Curriculum Resources

Marshall High School Academic Advising Resources and Calendar of Events

Madison High School Academic Advising

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Proposed Return to School Timeline #4

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It was great to see our teachers in the building receiving our appreciation gifts!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

Congratulations to Sheryl Jones, Eighth Grade Science Teacher! Mrs. Jones was selected as the Outstanding Secondary Teacher to represent the Marshall Pyramid! 

Last Friday, Dr. Brabrand shared the updated proposed Return to School Timeline. 

 

 

The next School Board Meeting is on Tuesday, February 2nd. Following this meeting, we will share dates for a Return to School Parent Information Session, Student Orientation, and details in regard to the new bell schedule.

Starting today, I am holding Friday lunch groups. Any student is invited to join me for lunch at 10:35 and share how their year is going, ask any questions they have, or just chat about a topic of the students’ choice. I will be in my office hours in Schoology for this lunch group. I have invited students through the school announcements and on Schoology. I hope to see your student there!

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, Principal

Course Registration Timeline for 2021-2022

2nd Quarter Report Cards 

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Friday, January 22 at 4pm until Saturday, January 30 at 6am in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. After January 30, 2nd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be mailed home the week of Feb 1. 

Online Application for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Opens February 1; Deadline to Apply Is February 26

The online application for students interested in applying for admission to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), a Regional Governor’s School in Fairfax County focused on science and technology, will be available beginning Monday, February 1, at 8 a.m. The application will be posted on the admissions web page

The Fairfax County School Board approved changes to the admissions process that will be used to select students for the class of 2025. The changes include using a comprehensive review aimed at improving diversity and access.

Qualified applicants will be enrolled in Honors Algebra or beyond, Honors Science, and one other honors course (waivers available for honors requirements this year only), along with achieving a core grade point average of 3.5. Applicants will also complete a Student Portrait Sheet and problem-solving essay, which will be administered later this spring and are not a part of the initial application.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 26, at 4 p.m. Visit the TJHSST admissions website for more information

Community Night

Mark your calendars! Our 1st Community Night will be on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm and will be a Kilmer Trivia Night. It will include Kilmer specific questions as well as pop culture questions created by students. This is a great opportunities for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Additional information on the link will be provided closer to the date.

Meal Distribution Update: Many Grab and Go Sites Switching to Weekly Meal Kits

Starting this week, many of the FCPS Grab and Go food distribution sites are switching from daily food pickup to weekly Fairfax Meal Kit distribution. Fairfax Meal Kits contain seven days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper (at certain sites) items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Bus route pickups remain unchanged.

Go to the Food Distribution website to see if your meal site is changing.

During January and February, these sites will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Families that pick up no-cost meals will also be provided a fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. The item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

  • January 27
  • February 3, 10, 17

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food. Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.

Kilmer Pantry

Thank you to our community for your continued support of our food pantry. We have several easy ways to donate, if you can help. 

CASH DONATIONS:

If you would like to make a cash donation and let the PTA do the shopping for you, please  Donate at Pay4School.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 

Several of our PTA members will have plastic collection bins at their homes and you can do a contactless drop off any day/time that works for you.  Bins are located at: 2311 Malraux Dr. and 9428 Delancey Dr.

 

If you would like to drop off items at Kilmer, we are collecting donations through a drive-thru collection on Mondays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

ONLINE PURCHASES: 

You are also invited to donate non-perishable food items by direct shipping from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or wherever you shop (send to the attention of Debra David at Kilmer). The Amazon WishList includes a list of suggested food items to donate. 

Food donation requests include: 

Rice, beans, canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, wheat flour, corn masa flour, sugar, cooking oil, juice, crackers, raisins, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, granola bars, instant individual macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, snacks, etc…

Household and personal donation requests include: 

Toothpaste, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, individually wrapped rolls of paper towels, and small packages of toilet paper.  

We are grateful for the support of our Kilmer Community. 

If you wish your family to receive food, please contact your child’s counselor. 

Yearbook Portraits

We have rescheduled our Picture Day to Wednesday, February 3rd from 3-6pm. Lifetouch has sent appointment emails to all families as well.  If you don’t hear from them, please use this link to sign up: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/ct9csxex/.  A make-up day will be held in mid-March. Photos will take place in the gym with required health and safety guidelines.  All students must wear a mask except when their photo is taken. Upon arriving at the Kilmer campus, parents should park around the bus loop and remain in their car until their student is finished (~5 minutes). Students will begin the photo process with the Health Screening Station at the school entrance by the trailers at the back of the parking lot. We will have people out directing traffic and showing students where to go. Photo packets can be ordered online on mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID EVTMG9K3D.

If school buildings are closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd  due to inclement weather, the photo day will be postponed.

Kilmer 2020-2021 Yearbook

Have you purchased your copy of the yearbook yet? Yes, Kilmer is going to have a yearbook this year! Yearbooks can be purchased online by clicking this link: https://tinyurl.com/kmsyearbook2021.

If you want to personalize your yearbook with a name stamp, then you must place your order by Saturday, January 30!  Orders will still be accepted after this date, but you will no longer have the ability to have your yearbook personalized.

Afterschool At a Glance:

As a reminder all students must have a completed Kilmer Middle Afterschool General Registration Form on file to participate. Updates, club descriptions and meeting details are located in  the Schoology  Afterschool Group (access code 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV). Individual club enrollment requests, descriptions and the  Afterschool Activities Calendar are located under Resources. Contact  After School Program Specialist, Kimberly Kardelis with questions.

8th Grade Families - 

The  CPP Application 2021-22 is OPEN!

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students traditionally underrepresented in college in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

  • Apply online through FCPS G-Suite account
  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2021
  • Student Notification: Spring 2021
  • Orientation & Induction: Spring 2021

 

There are 2 Writing Sample Questions in the application:

  1. If we were to ask your closest friend(s) what your outstanding personal qualities are, what would they say? Why?
  2. What are your short and/or long-term college and career goals? How or why do you need the College Partnership Program to support your high school journey?

Factors for Consideration:  

  • First-generation college student (first in family to attend U.S. institution)
  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve & maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Member of a traditionally underrepresented student groups in college
  • Demonstrates a willingness to pursue advanced coursework 
  • Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to attend college
  • ANY student can & ALL are welcome to apply 

For more information visit the website: 

College Partnership Program (CPP) 

For help understanding or completing CPP Application:

Kilmer's CPP  Advocate 

CPP supports first-generation college goers ( parents did not attend college in the United States) and subgroups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students). Please do not assume that a student is ineligible as we will carefully review eligibility during the application reviewing process. 

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology offers an exciting way for rising 9th and 10th grade students to spend three days of summer! 

BLAST Summer Program for Rising 9th and 10th Graders

Application Deadline: Monday, February 8th

Participating students get to stay in a college dorm and see what campus life is like on-site at one of our three partner universities: Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, or the University of Virginia. Each day of BLAST is jam-packed with science, technology, engineering, and math-related (STEM) activities and demonstrations led by faculty of the university. Students come away from BLAST with a greater sense of curiosity, deeper insight about the variety of careers that exist in STEM, and enhanced readiness for advanced STEM programs.

Use the link above to watch videos from past BLAST sessions. You will find more information about the program, as well as the online application, through the tabs above.

The BLAST program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

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Second Semester Schedules begin Tuesday, January 26 #3

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Excited to see our teachers practicing Concurrent Teaching!

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

 

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We are excited to kick-off the start of third quarter with Kilmer Spirit Week next week (January 26-January 29). We will start the week by celebrating the Kilmer community by wearing the Kilmer colors - blue and green! Please see below for the daily themes for Kilmer Spirit Week. 

Starting in February we will be holding monthly Kilmer Community Events. These will provide opportunities for students and their families to come together in a fun way. Our first event will be a Kilmer Trivia night. We will be sending out details at the beginning of February. 

Thank you so much for all the donations to the food pantry. Your generosity and care is so appreciated!

Monday, January 25 is a teacher work day and a student holiday. We will see your students for their synchronous classes on Tuesday, January 26. 

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal 

2nd Quarter Report Cards 

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Friday, January 22 at 4pm until Saturday, January 30 at 6am in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. After January 30, 2nd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be mailed home the week of Feb 1. 

Second Semester Schedules in StudentVue, New Courses in Schoology!

Semester two schedules are now visible in SIS StudentVue. Go to the classes tab and semester two classes will say S2. On Tuesday, 1/26, students will begin their second semester classes. Students will have access to these new semester classes in Schoology as well. Please make sure you look for the “semester 2” label on the course tile in your “My Courses” dropdown. ALL students will need to look for their NEW semester 2 Health and PE course. Semester 1 health and PE Courses are no longer active. If you are in two year long electives (for example, Spanish 1 and Orchestra), health and PE will be your only new class.

Students will be able to see semester 1 classes in Schoology until 1/29, but these classes are no longer active. After 1/29, semester 1 classes will no longer be visible in Schoology.

In a few instances, students may have more than 12 courses listed in Schoology. If this happens, a course might not show up on the tiled dropdown. Students can access the correct course by going to the “My Courses” link in the top right corner of the tiled dropdown. See this video for instructions on how to re-order and prioritize your courses. 

2nd Quarter Report Cards 

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Friday, January 22 at 4pm until Saturday, January 30 at 6am in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. After January 30, 2nd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVu

Kilmer SPIRIT Days

Let’s start the second semester off right by having some fun and showing our Kilmer spirit with our first official virtual spirit week. We can’t wait to see your school spirit!

 

What’s on the Shelf: News from the Kilmer Library

Did you know that the Fairfax County Public Library has a Winter Reading Challenge? Register as an individual or as a family, log your reading minutes, and win a badge for every 20 minutes you read! There are also other activities to complete to earn badges as part of the challenge. Stay cozy, start reading, and sign up today

Upcoming Library Dates:

  • Monday, January 25, 1pm to 3:30pm, Cougars @ the Curb (curbside checkout)
  • Friday, January 29, 10:35 to 11:10am, “Among Us” Lunch in Schoology

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