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Jack, a police department service dog, paid us a visit to give us a smile and some cheer.
From the Principal's Desk:
Greetings, Kilmer Cougar Families!
It's January and that means we start thinking about next year. As you see below, spring registration events for next year's classes are on the schedule. Please note them on your calendars as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.Announcements
Kilmer Middle School will be playing basketball against our crosstown rival, Thoreau Middle School, on Friday April 17th at 6:00 PM at Madison High School. Four games will be played that evening, a 7th grade girls, 8th grade girls, 7th grade boys, and 8th grade boys. Please see below for tryout dates. Students who are interested in playing on the team must come to the first round of tryouts. If your student has any questions please see Mr. Musgnug.
Girls Tryouts: Tuesday, 2/4. *Second round Tuesday, 2/11* If necessary
Boys Tryouts Wednesday, 2/5 Second round Thursday 2/6
Final Rosters Friday, February 7th
In order to be on the team students must:
- Be able to attend all practices (once a week TDB)
- Attend the game Friday, 4/17/19 6:00 PM
Teachers must sign weekly check-ins stating grades are passing.
National Geographic Bee
Kilmer’s school Nat Geo Bee took place on January 9th after school. The winners are:
Karthik T (8th grade) was 1st and will move on to take the State Qualifying Test.
Hayden C (8th grade) was 2nd
Rohan D (7th grade) was 3rd
Developed by the National Geographic Society in 1988 to promote geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. The annual GeoBee questions cover geography, civilizations and cultures. The school champion takes a proctored online test and the top-100-ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the State competition. State champions are then invited to the national championship.
ESOL WIDA TESTING INFORMATION MEETING
All parents/guardians of English Learners are cordially invited to attend our annual WIDA Testing Information Meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 7:45-8:30am. Location: G-100
WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is the assessment that is administered to all English Language Learners (ELLs) during the first week of February 2020. For more information please email our ESOL department chair Susanne Ehsani at email@example.com or refer to the flyers and translations.
TJ Admission Recommendations
All students who have qualified for the next level of TJ admissions need to print this form, complete it and and ask your teacher in person for a recommendation.
National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony
Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society Committee will host a Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, for parents, community members and students. Mark your calendar for this exciting evening which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. More details will be announced in the months ahead.
National Junior Honor Society
The next mandatory Google Classroom assignment, Stage 2: Planning and Preparation, is due on January 17. There is a mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting on January 30 during First Block after school. The NJHS Google Classroom (code nofwrmi) supports candidates with assignments, announcements, and parent/student resources.
Kilmer’s NJHS expects a high level of commitment from candidates. Developing a service learning proposal relevant to candidate interests, connecting with Community Partners, establishing relationships with service organizations, providing direct service, and logging hours into the NJHS x2Vol site are just a few of their responsibilities. With well-thought out plans, candidates will see their actions having verifiable, positive outcomes.
Thank you to our NJHS candidates - you are already making a difference!
ParentVue/StudentVue – 2nd Quarter Grades and Second Semester Schedules
SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Thursday, January 23 at 4pm until Saturday, February 1 at 6am in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. Second quarter report cards are no longer mailed home. Students will receive a paper copy of their second quarter report card on Friday, January 31 at the end of the school day. Report cards will be visible in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Saturday, February 1.
Second semester schedules will be distributed to students next Friday, January 24. Students can also view their second semester schedule in StudentVue on Wednesday, January 29 at 6 am.Reminders
2020-2021 Course Registration Timeline
Please follow the link for info on Marshall High School Rising 9th grade Orientation
Family Life Education
Family Life Education (FLE) will be held from January 29th- February 4th. The curriculum and opt out forms are in this link provided. If you decide to opt out your child, please turn in your form to student services by Friday, January 24th. If you have any questions e-mail Ann Mackenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiss and Ride Procedures
If you drive your student to school, please take a few minutes to note the following: 1) Students must be dropped off at the sidewalk, not in the parking lot. We have had several instances where students have almost been hit while crossing through the parking lot. 2) Do not pass other cars in the Kiss and Ride line. Be courteous of other drivers. 3) Do not make u-turns across the double lines; you may be ticketed. 3) Take your time; safety is everyone's concern..
Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!
Kilmer Weekend Food Program
The Kilmer Pantry is being established to send students home with a weekend pack to help them have enough food over the weekend. Many children depend on the meals they receive while in school, then on the weekend, they may not have enough to get by.
The Pantry will provide weekend bags with non-perishable food to students every week starting in December. Distribution will be done in a discreet manner.
To meet our goal of providing weekend meals to children in need, we are currently collecting donations.
- Donate non-perishable foods and bring them to the main office of Kilmer Middle School (see link for suggestions of what could be donated).
- Shop a sample pack on this Amazon Wishlist (updated link) and have the food delivered directly to Kilmer c/o Charlene Horne.
- Donate funds directly to the PTA and we’ll do the shopping for you!
If you want your student to receive a weekend food bag, please contact your child’s counselor.
Thank you for your support
Greetings from After School:
Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.
1/29 – NO Afterschool Activities (Clubs, Sports, Computer Lab) or Late Bus Transportation (Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night Setup) All students are to depart at 2:15PM.
1/30- NO Intramural Sports (Gym Closed) during 1st block (2:15-3:30PM)
There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM. Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.
Survey for shuttle to Vienna Teen Center/Phoenix Club for registered (Phoenix Club) participants @3:30PM
Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix. One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix. Only students with a completed Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service. Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center. Please complete the KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule. Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov
Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at email@example.com or 703.846.8820
Monday, January 20 - MLK Jr Day, No School
Tuesday, January 21 - Finance Park
Thursday, January 23 - Kilmer Choir sings the National Anthem at the School Board meeting, 7pm, Jackson Middle School
Monday/ Tuesday, January 27 and 28 - No school for students, Teacher Workdays
Wednesday, January 29 - Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night
The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.
8100 Wolftrap Road Vienna, VA 22182 | Phone: 703-846-8800