Kilmer Afterschool Program

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Come What MAY… Afterschool

Last Day of Afterschool Activities & Late Bus Transportation

Wednesday – May 25th

Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Families!

 

What?!: Summer 2022 VIP Camp (Field Trips, Art, Sports, STEM, Gaming)

Fee: $50 (scholarships available)

Where: Thoreau Middle School (in-person)

Dates: June 29th - July 28th (NO Camp July 4th-5th & 29th)

Time: 9am - 4pm/Mon. – Fri.

Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Registration Deadline: Fri. May 20th

Who: Rising 7th (current 6th) & Rising 8th (current 7th) graders residing within boundaries for Kilmer, Thoreau & Luther Jackson and Rising 6th-8th graders attending Glasgow, Holmes & Poe

Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Accepted participants will receive a confirmation letter/email along with further camp instructions.

Translated Registration Forms > Afterschool Group > Resources:

https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2826286579/materials#/group/2826286579/materials?f=258421100  **Schoology Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

SPIN & DANCE WITH MARSHALL HS

Interested 8th graders are invited to Marshall Colorguard auditions from 4:00-7:00 pm on May 24th, 25th, and 27th. Meet by the Marshall HS band room at 4:00. Bring athletic attire, shoes, a full bottle of water, & friends! The Colorguard workshop on May 23rd at Kilmer has been canceled.

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Spring Concerts

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

It is hard to believe that we only have three more weeks of school. We have a variety of activities planned over the next few weeks to bring the school year to a close. Part of the end of the year tradition is our music concerts. Yesterday (May 19), the Kilmer Choir performed their Spring Concert at Marshall High School. We are looking forward to the upcoming Band Concert on June 1st and the Orchestra Concert on June 2nd. 

Next week we have the PTA Spring Festival on Thursday, May 26th. Assistant Principal Musgnug and I will be taking turns in the dunk tank! We hope to see many students and families there. Included in this newsletter is additional information about our end of the year events. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

All Library Books Due Back May 27

It’s that time of year – all library books should be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 27. We ask that you encourage your students to check in backpacks, under beds, on bookshelves and get all of those books back to us as soon as possible! Questions? We invite your child to stop by the library to chat with Mrs. Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta in person!

End of the Year Activities:

PTA Spring Festival- Thursday, May 26, 2022

We are excited for the PTA Spring Festival on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 2:15 PM -6:00 PM. There will be carnival games, music, food trucks, dunk tank and more. This is for all current Kilmer students and families and all rising seventh grade students and families. 

NJHS Induction Ceremony-  Thursday,  June 2, 2022 

The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent directly to the NJHS students and families.

8th grade Dance - Friday, June 3, 2022

Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to host this year’s “Under the Sea” 8th Grade Semi Formal on June 3, from 6 to 8 pm.  Students will spend time with friends for dinner, dancing, games, a fun photo booth and great music.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunches during the week of May 23-27.  If you have beach or ocean themed party decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them!  Please contact Emma Aulestia ([email protected]) and Kristen Mattix ([email protected]) with any questions. 

Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony- Wednesday, June 8, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 each eighth grade team will come together to bring the year to a close. This “team meeting” style gathering with students and staff will include recognizing celebrations from the year, a message of congratulations from the principal, student speakers, and teacher reflections and celebrations. This will be done during the school day. We will provide live stream access for parents who would like to watch. We will send specific times and live stream access information closer to the date.

Student Activities Day - Thursday, June 9, 2022

On Thursday, June 9th we will hold a 7th and 8th grade activities day. This day will include games, activities, crafts, yearbooks, and more. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for activities within a few weeks. 

Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, 2022.

Friday, June 10 is the last day of school. It is a two hour early release. We will have an all period day so that students and teachers have opportunities to celebrate the end of the year.

Students not returning to FCPS for the 2022-2023 School year

Please submit the Student Withdrawal Form to the Kilmer MS Student Services office by emailing [email protected]

Register for Dr. Reid’s Virtual Town Hall (May 17)

Dr. Reid will host a multilingual virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 17. Share the registration information with families and staff:

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m.  Regístrese en línea.

 

La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.

Medication Reminder

All student medications stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, June 20, 2022, 12:15 p.m. 

PTA Spring Festival

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Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Health and Safety Guidelines

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning. 

Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. 

Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.

If Fairfax County transitions to high community level, FCPS will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles). 

In alignment with the Code of Virginia, the parent/legal guardian of any child enrolled in an FCPS school may elect for such child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). No reason or documentation will be necessary to elect for your child to not wear a mask.

One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring. Employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.

The most up to date information is available on the Health and Safety Guidance Document webpage. If you have questions or concerns unique to your child’s situation, please contact your school. 

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

SOL Update:

The bell schedule for Wednesday, May 18th has been updated to reflect additional time for students to take their Math SOL test. Students will continue to receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing begins at 7:30 am. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Wednesday, May 18th: Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students, students who score between 375-399. Parents will receive an email if their child is eligible for the Reading and/or Science SOL by Monday, May 16.Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retake SOL Tests (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th

End of the Year Activities:

PTA Spring Festival- Thursday, May 26, 2022

We are excited for the PTA Spring Festival on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 2:15 PM -6:00 PM. There will be carnival games, music, food trucks, dunk tank and more. This is for all current Kilmer students and families and all rising seventh grade students and families. 

NJHS Induction Ceremony-  Thursday,  June 2, 2022 

The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent directly to the NJHS students and families.

8th grade Dance - Friday, June 3, 2022

Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to host this year’s “Under the Sea” 8th Grade Semi Formal on June 3, from 6 to 8 pm.  Students will spend time with friends for dinner, dancing, games, a fun photo booth and great music.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunches during the week of May 23-27.  If you have beach or ocean themed party decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them!  Please contact Emma Aulestia ([email protected]) and Kristen Mattix ([email protected]) with any questions. 

Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony- Wednesday, June 8, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 each eighth grade team will come together to bring the year to a close. This “team meeting” style gathering with students and staff will include recognizing celebrations from the year, a message of congratulations from the principal, student speakers, and teacher reflections and celebrations. This will be done during the school day. We will provide live stream access for parents who would like to watch. We will send specific times and live stream access information closer to the date.

Student Activities Day - Thursday, June 9, 2022

On Thursday, June 9th we will hold a 7th and 8th grade activities day. This day will include games, activities, crafts, yearbooks, and more. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for activities within a few weeks. 

Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, 2022.

Friday, June 10 is the last day of school. It is a two hour early release. We will have an all period day so that students and teachers have opportunities to celebrate the end of the year.

Students not returning to FCPS for the 2022-2023 School year

Please submit the Student Withdrawal Form to the Kilmer MS Student Services office by emailing [email protected]

Register for Dr. Reid’s Virtual Town Hall (May 17)

Dr. Reid will host a multilingual virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 17. Share the registration information with families and staff:

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m.  Regístrese en línea.

 

La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.

Medication Reminder

All student medications stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school, June 20, 2022, 12:15 p.m. 

PTA Spring Festival

8100 Wolftrap Road Vienna, VA 22182 | Phone: 703-846-8800

Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Kilmer Afterschool Program

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Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Families!

 

What?!: Summer 2022 VIP Camp (Field Trips, Art, Sports, STEM, Gaming)

Fee: $50 (scholarships available)

Where: Thoreau Middle School (in-person)

Dates: June 29th - July 28th (NO Camp July 4th-5th & 29th)

Time: 9am - 4pm/Mon. – Fri.

Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Registration Deadline: Fri. May 20th

Who: Rising 7th (current 6th) & Rising 8th (current 7th) graders residing within boundaries for Kilmer, Thoreau & Luther Jackson and Rising 6th-8th graders attending Glasgow, Holmes & Poe

Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Accepted participants will receive a confirmation letter/email along with further camp instructions.

 

Translated Registration Forms > Afterschool Group > Resources:

https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2826286579/materials#/group/2826286579/materials?f=258421100  **Schoology Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

  

 

NEW! LEARN TO SPIN & DANCE WITH MARSHALL HS GUARD MEMBERS & COACHES! Open to ALL regardless of grade or high school!

MON. May 2, 9, 16, 23

2:30-4:45PM @Gym

Come What MAY…

Marshall HS Colorguard Workshops (2:45-4:45pm): 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23

Voices of Now Rehearsals (2:30-4:30pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12 @Arena; 5/[email protected]; 5/26

Drama Cub/Theatre Sports/Improv (2:30-3:30pm): 5/3; 5/17

One More Mile (2:30-3:40pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12; 5/17; 5/19; 5/24

AALEAD (2:30-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marshall HS Personal Fitness Club (3:45-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marshall HS Football Clinic (3:00-4:45pm): 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

SCA (2:30-3:40pm): 5/10; 5/24

Voices of Now Performance (5:00-8:45pm): 5/20 @Arena 

Last Day of Afterschool Clubs/Activities: 5/25

PTA Spring Carnival: 5/26

Last Late Bus Day: 5/26

8th Grade Dance: 6/3

Still Going Strong…

One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional). Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

MathMonday

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info. Late Bus Transportation available

1st Block - M2

   

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Wednesday

2nd Block (Gym)

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

Thursday

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. Workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and they offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL. linktr.ee/aaleadva

Wednesday

1st-2nd Block

 

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Congratulations to our Music Department

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This has been a great week celebrating our staff. We so appreciate all the gifts, food, and signs of appreciation that we received throughout the week. Thank you to the PTA and the entire Kilmer community for a wonderful week. 

The Family and Consumer Science classes participated in a Cupcake Cook-Off. Students created a recipe, made the cupcakes, decorated, and plated the cupcakes. Staff tasted the cupcakes and provided feedback on taste, texture, and presentation. It was fun for the students and the staff. 

Congratulations to our Band, Choir, and Orchestra Departments for earning The Blue Ribbon School Award from the Virginia Music Educators Association. This award recognizes schools that have superior performing ensembles in the District Performance Assessment.

Next week includes the first two of our three SOL testing days. Please see below for additional details. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

SOL Testing Dates and Information

Due to SOL testing on Tuesday, 5/10, Thursday, 5/12, and Wednesday, 5/18 there will be changes to the bell schedule.

 

On Tuesday, 5/10 and Wednesday, 5/18 the bell schedule will be as follows:

4th: 7:30-9:30 (Testing block)

2nd: 9:35-10:50 (75 mins)

6th: 10:55-12:55 (90 mins)

8th: 1:00-2:15 (75 mins)

 

On Thursday, 5/12 the bell schedule will be as follows:

4th: 7:30-9:10 (Testing block)

2nd: 9:15-10:40 (85 mins)

6th: 10:45-12:45 (90 mins)

8th: 12:50-2:15 (85 mins)

End of the Year Activities:

NJHS Induction Ceremony-  Thursday,  June 2, 2022 

The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent directly to the NJHS students and families.

8th grade Dance - Friday, June 3, 2022

Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to host this year’s “Under the Sea” 8th Grade Semi Formal on June 3, from 6 to 8 pm.  Students will spend time with friends for dinner, dancing, games, a fun photo booth and great music.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunches during the week of May 23-27.  If you have beach or ocean themed party decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them!  Please contact Emma Aulestia ([email protected]) and Kristen Mattix ([email protected]) with any questions. 

Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony- Wednesday, June 8, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 each eighth grade team will come together to bring the year to a close. This “team meeting” style gathering with students and staff will include recognizing celebrations from the year, a message of congratulations from the principal, student speakers, and teacher reflections and celebrations. This will be done during the school day. We will provide live stream access for parents who would like to watch. We will send specific times and live stream access information closer to the date.

Student Activities Day - Thursday, June 9, 2022

On Thursday, June 9th we will hold a 7th and 8th grade activities day. This day will include games, activities, crafts, yearbooks, and more. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for activities within a few weeks. 

Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, 2022.

Friday, June 10 is the last day of school. It is a two hour early release. We will have an all period day so that students and teachers have opportunities to celebrate the end of the year.

Topic: Stay Home When Sick

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to monitor cases and report COVID-19 outbreaks, as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health. Currently, Fairfax County's Community Level remains low as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our layered prevention strategies are being implemented based on our COVID-19 Community Level, as recommended by the CDC.

 

However, FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and parents/legal guardians are reminded of the daily health screening requirement to check their students for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

VaxUp

We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated or boosted as soon as they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccination keeps children safely in school and childcare settings, and also while participating in sports, playdates, extracurricular activities, and other group activities. Strong community vaccination rates help keep our schools safe for in-person learning. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, or to find a vaccine provider, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Masking

As a reminder, students may return to school after five days of isolation if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for five additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the five day isolation period. If individuals are unable to wear a mask when around others, they should continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home. While not required, wearing a mask while indoors is still considered an important way to protect yourself and others. Families are encouraged to discuss mask wearing as an additional layered prevention strategy.

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

Topic: Dr. Reid Virtual Town Hall May 17

Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall May 17

On Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m., incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel. 

8100 Wolftrap Road Vienna, VA 22182 | Phone: 703-846-8800

Attendance: 703-846-8888 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Staff Appreciation Week

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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. 

The first-ever national Bike & Roll to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Today, thousands of schools across America—from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—participate every May to encourage children to safely walk, bike or roll to school. Join the movement!

Bike & Roll to School Day 2022 – May 4, 2022

 

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 three total days. Please see below for the specific dates. This opens up even more time for us to finish this year strong with strong instruction and many memorable moments for the students. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

SOL Testing Dates and Information

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected]). 

NJHS Important Information 

  • NJHS had its last in-school meeting on April 26, during PAWS second block. Candidates learned about the last two stages of the service learning process: Stage 4 Reflection and Stage 5 Demonstration.
  • The deadline for Stage 4 activities is May 6. The deadline for Stage 5 activities is May 20. All activities are located in the NJHS Schoology Course.
  • Ms. Hession’s PAWS classes, both blocks, are dedicated to assisting NJHS candidates. We want them to finish strong! Candidates are encouraged to attend the NJHS PAWS to work with their service learning group on their Gallery Walk digital presentation, ask questions, and brainstorm ideas with the guidance of Ms. Hession.

NJHS Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony on June 2, 2022

The Kilmer National Junior Honor Society Committee will host a Service Learning Gallery and Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2022, for parents, community members and students. Mark your calendar for this exciting morning which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. The ceremony will take place between 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. 

Candidates who have a 100% in their Schoology gradebook, have upheld the five pillars of NJHS, have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 as of third quarter of 8th grade, and have successfully completed Stage 5 Demonstration will be inducted into Kilmer’s William Mason Chapter of NJHS on June 2. Parents and students will receive an email invitation to the Induction Ceremony once the Committee certifies the candidates’ eligibility, per these Kilmer NJHS requirements. Parents and students may expect email invitations between May 25 and May 31.

 Kilmer’s NJHS is excited to share all the amazing service projects! Cougars Make a Difference!

Lunch Spaces

Throughout the year we have had three different spaces for lunch - the cafeteria, outside, and the Group Instruction Room. During the fourth quarter, the Group Instruction Room is used for a variety of activities to include guest speakers, spring photos, class activities and more. Due to this, we will be shifting our lunch spaces. We will have lunch in the cafeteria, outside, and on the stage. The stage will be set up with individual desks and chairs for students who prefer the individual space. 

End of the Year Activities:

NJHS Induction Ceremony-  Thursday, June 2, 2022 

The NJHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 2, 2022. Detailed information about the ceremony will be sent directly to the NJHS students and families.

8th grade Dance - Friday, June 3, 2022

Kilmer’s Student Council Association is excited to host this year’s “Under the Sea” 8th Grade Semi Formal on June 3, from 6 to 8 pm.  Students will spend time with friends for dinner, dancing, games, a fun photo booth and great music.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunches.  If you have beach or ocean themed party decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them!  Please contact Emma Aulestia ([email protected]) and Kristen Mattix ([email protected]) with any questions. 

Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony- Wednesday, June 8,2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 each eighth grade team will come together to bring the year to a close. This “team meeting” style gathering with students and staff will include recognizing celebrations from the year, a message of congratulations from the principal, student speakers, and teacher reflections and celebrations. This will be done during the school day. We will provide live stream access for parents who would like to watch. We will send specific times and live stream access information closer to the date.

Student Activities Day - Thursday, June 9, 2022

On Thursday, June 9th we will hold a 7th and 8th grade activities day. This day will include games, activities, crafts, yearbooks, and more. 

Last Day of School - Friday, June 10, 2022.

Friday, June 10 is the last day of school. It is a two hour early release. We will have an all period day so that students and teachers have opportunities to celebrate the end of the year.

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Kilmer Middle School - AfterSchool Program

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Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Families!

 

What?!: Summer 2022 VIP Camp (Field Trips, Art, Sports, STEM, Gaming)

Fee: $50 (scholarships available)

Where: Thoreau Middle School (in-person)

Dates: June 29th - July 28th (NO Camp July 4th-5th & 29th)

Time: 9am - 4pm/Mon. – Fri.

Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Registration Deadline: Fri. May 20th

Who: Rising 7th (current 6th) & Rising 8th (current 7th) graders residing within boundaries for Kilmer, Thoreau & Luther Jackson and Rising 6th-8th graders attending Glasgow, Holmes & Poe

Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Accepted participants will receive a confirmation letter/email along with further camp instructions.

 

Translated Registration Forms > Afterschool Group > Resources:

https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2826286579/materials#/group/2826286579/materials?f=258421100  **Schoology Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

 NEW! LEARN TO SPIN & DANCE WITH MARSHALL HS GUARD MEMBERS & COACHES! Open to ALL regardless of grade or high school!

MON. May 2, 9, 16, 23

2:30-4:45PM @Gym

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS & RETURN FOR LATE BUS or PICKUP.

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FIELD or ANY SPACE WITOUT PERMISSION & SUPERVISION.

Come What MAY…

Marshall HS Colorguard Workshops (2:45-4:45pm): 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23

Voices of Now Rehearsals (2:30-4:30pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12 @Arena; 5/[email protected]; 5/26

Drama Cub/Theatre Sports/Improv (2:30-3:30pm): 5/3; 5/17

One More Mile (2:30-3:40pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12; 5/17; 5/19; 5/24

AALEAD (2:30-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marshall HS Personal Fitness Club (3:45-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marshall HS Football Clinic (3:00-4:45pm): 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

Mentoring Activity (2:30-4:45pm): 5/4

Broadway Desserts Auditions (2:30-3:30pm): 5/6

SCA (2:30-3:40pm): 5/10; 5/24

Voices of Now Performance (5:00-8:45pm): 5/20 @Arena 

Last Day of Afterschool Clubs/Activities: 5/25

PTA Spring Carnival: 5/26

Last Late Bus Day: 5/26

Broadway Desserts Performance (7:00pm): 5/27

8th Grade Dance: 6/3

Still Going Strong…

One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional). Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

MathMonday

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info. Late Bus Transportation available

1st Block - M2

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Wednesday

2nd Block (Gym)

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

Thursday

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. Workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and they offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL. linktr.ee/aaleadva

Wednesday

1st-2nd Block

 

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, or with a teacher.

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WWII artifacts

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This week, Seventh Graders participate in a World War II Museum inquiry. The History teachers and Librarians acquired a variety of World War II artifacts such as newspapers, money, containers, posters, and more. The students worked in partners to examine the artifacts, determine what they thought it was and the purpose of the artifacts. 

This week we concluded all of our Rising Seventh Grade tours with a Family Open House. During the student visits, the Rising Seventh Graders toured the building, met with a student panel, and participated in a transition lesson facilitated by the counselors. It was great to meet the students and their families during the visits and the Open House. 

Have a great weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal 

 

In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we recognize and celebrate Arab American culture and the people who have contributed to our history.  We are excited to have an Arab American history exhibition contributed by our very own Lena Zein and her family.  The exhibition tells rich stories through objects, models, text, art, and pictures.  Our school community will have the opportunity to view the exhibition through the rest of this month.  This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about Arab American history through object-based learning.  Students can investigate objects in ways that encourage collaboration, research, and discussion which also enables continual development of creative thinking and strong analytical skills.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to engage and form connections with our community, and empower students supporting cultural diversity and heritage amongst peers.

SOL Testing Dates and Information

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected]). 

Spring Photos

Spring photo opportunities will be Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 28 during PAWS. A sign up genius was posted on Schoology for students to sign up for a photo spot (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548AAA78-spring). Photos can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com with your student ID or the Picture Day ID: EVTHD29JX. 

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Kilmer Middle School Afterschool Program Survey

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This One’s for the PARENTS/GUARDIANS!

Below is a link for a quick PARENT survey about the Middle School After-School Program:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2SY3BV

 

The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program, but they help drive program improvement and program quality.

 

All survey responses are due by April 22, 2022.

 

Over 90% of students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 21,000 occurrences of students staying after-school. 

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

 

This Survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee. 

Seal Approval Number 22224

 

 

 

Below is a link for a quick STUDENT survey about Afterschool Program:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CC56PGK

The more responses we receive, the more info we have & the better we can make the after-school program better. You only need to complete 1 survey.

All survey responses are due by April 22, 2022.

Thank you for your continued participation in the Middle School After-School Program!

 

This Survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee. 

Seal Approval Number 22225

 

 

 

 

Rising 7th & Rising 8th Grade Families!

 

What?!: Summer 2022 VIP Camp (Field Trips, Art, Sports, STEM, Gaming)

Fee: $50 (scholarships available)

Where: Thoreau Middle School (in-person)

Dates: June 29th - July 28th (NO Camp July 4th-5th & 29th)

Time: 9am - 4pm/Mon. – Fri.

Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Registration Deadline: Fri. May 20th

Who: Rising 7th (current 6th) & Rising 8th (current 7th) graders residing within boundaries for Kilmer, Thoreau & Luther Jackson and Rising 6th-8th graders attending Glasgow, Holmes & Poe

Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Accepted participants will receive a confirmation letter/email along with further camp instructions.

 

Translated Registration Forms > Afterschool Group > Resources:

https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2826286579/materials#/group/2826286579/materials?f=258421100  **Schoology Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

Come What MAY…

Marshall HS Colorguard Workshops (2:45-4:45pm): 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23

Voices of Now Rehearsals (2:30-4:30pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12 @Arena; 5/[email protected]; 5/26

Drama Cub/Theatre Sports/Improv (2:30-3:30pm): 5/3; 5/17

One More Mile (2:30-3:40pm): 5/3; 5/5; 5/10; 5/12; 5/17; 5/19; 5/24

AALEAD (2:30-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marshall HS Personal Fitness Club (3:45-4:45pm): 5/4; 5/11; 5/18; 5/25

Marhsall HS Football Clinic (3:00-4:45pm): 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

Mentoring Activity (2:30-4:45pm): 5/4

Broadway Desserts Auditions (2:30-3:30pm): 5/6

SCA (2:30-3:40pm): 5/10; 5/24

Voices of Now Performance (5:00-8:45pm): 5/20 @Arena 

Last Day of Afterschool Clubs/Activities: 5/25

PTA Spring Carnival: 5/26

Last Late Bus Day: 5/26

Broadway Desserts Performance (7:00pm): 5/27

8th Grade Formal: 6/3

 

How It’s Going…

One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional). Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

MathMonday

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info. Late Bus Transportation available

1st Block - M2

 

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Wednesday

2nd Block (Gym)

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

Thursday

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. Workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and they offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL. linktr.ee/aaleadva

Wednesday

1st-2nd Block

 

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

 

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

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Month of the Military Child

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller

Dear Kilmer Families, 

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. To show our support, we are inviting all Kilmer students and staff  to “Purple Up!” , by wearing purple, on April 20 for military children. 

April is also School Library Month. We have a very active library at Kilmer and two wonderful librarians, Mrs.Hazlin and Mrs. Tempesta. They have created a learning space for students to explore, create, and collaborate. I encourage you to visit the Kilmer Library Schoology Course and see the many opportunities available to students through the library. 

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Third Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thurs, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Sat, April 16, 2022 at 6 am in order for teachers to finalize third quarter grades. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be mailed home in mid April. 

SOL Testing Dates and Information

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected]). 

Tutor.com

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Discontinuation of COVID Testing (Apr. 22)

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine). More than 80% of residents have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicates that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  COVID-19 Vaccinations  are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22, 2022: 

 If students or employees have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.
  • At-Home Test Kits - Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 
  • Test-To-Stay Program - In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. Employees should still report positive test results to their supervisor.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the late stages of the pandemic together.

Arabic Chinese Farsi Korean Spanish Vietnamese

2021-2022 Yearbook:

Have you purchased a copy of 2021-2022 yearbook for your student yet? We only have 160 books available for purchase, so don’t delay. Price is $40 per book.

All orders are done online. Click here to purchase your yearbook today!

 

Spring Photos

Spring photo opportunities will be Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 28 during PAWS. A sign up genius will be posted on Schoology by Monday to sign up for a photo spot along with the code for photo purchases. 

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Kilmer Middle School Afterschool Program

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One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional).

Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

Voices of Now

Calling all student artists – actors, writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, & activist! Learn from theater professionals!

APPLICATION FOR VOICES OF NOW: https://forms.gle/uBUicxZPrup5rfjH8

Make a film about you by joining Voices of Now! Voices of Now creates autobiographical plays and films that reflect the thoughts, stories, and experiences of young artists. You will write, rehearse, and perform in your own autobiographical short film. In May, see your work pay off when the finished product is shown at Arena Stage as part of the annual Voice of Now festival! Your story can change the world.

Check out the links to get a better idea about voices of now ensembles:

2021 Film “Waiting Room” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGU_sauttdQ

2019 Thoreau Ensemble’s “Crowd Control” https://vimeo.com/337346973

Mauricio Pita, Community Programs Manager, Arena Stage [email protected]

 

“April MATH-NESS”

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info.

Mon.

1st Block - M2

Late Bus Transportation available

 

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Wednesday

2nd Block (Gym)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

 

Thursday

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. At AALEAD, we do workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL.

 

Wednesday

1st-2nd Block

linktr.ee/aaleadva

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS & RETURN FOR LATE BUS or PICKUP.

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FIELD or ANY SPACE WITOUT PERMISSION & SUPERVISION

Monday

4/18

Tuesday

4/19

 

Wednesday

4/20

Thursday

4/21

April

MATHNESS (M2)

Latinx Leadership (B116)

AALEAD (B116)

NO

 

Voices of Now (Café)

Art (G104)

AFTER

 

Homework Hotspot (C104)

Quiz Bowl (E110)

SCHOOL

 

One More Mile (E100/Gym)

D&D (G100)

ACTIVITIES

 

Science Olympiad (A110)

Homework Hotspot (D109)

OR

 

SCA (E104)

Intramural Basketball (Gym)

LATE

 

 

Animal Welfare (A101)

BUS

 

 

Knitting (E111)

TRANSPORTATION

3:40 - 3:45PM

1st Block Afterschool Dismissal (Kiss&Ride/Walkers only) &

Transition to 2nd Block

 

Latinx Leadership (B116)

D&D (G100)

NO

 

Intramural Soccer (Field)

AALEAD (B116)

AFTER

 

Voices of Now (Cafe)

Marshall HS Personal Fitness Club (Gym)

SCHOOL

 

 

Homework Hotspot (C104)

ACTIVITIES

 

 

Intramural Volleyball (Gym)

 

 

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>

Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

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Spring Break April 4-8

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families,

We had a fun week to close out third quarter. The school spirit was strong throughout the week and we enjoyed the Crosstown Hoops games on Wednesday evening. It was certainly a fun night!

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team who placed fourth in the Virginia State Competition!

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing Spring Break! We will see you back at Kilmer on Monday, April 11.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, Principal

Spring Break

School and Offices will be closed for Spring break, April 4-8, 2022.

Third Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thurs, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Sat, April 16, 2022 at 6 am in order for teachers to finalize third quarter grades. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be mailed home in mid April. 

SOL Testing Dates and Information

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected]). 

Ramadan

This year Ramadan is observed from the evening of April 1 - May 1. Students who are fasting and want to be in a space where no one is eating during lunch may go to the library. 

Family Engagement Survey

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

o   Welcoming environment

o   Communication

o   Student success

o   Advocacy

o   Family and school partnerships

o   Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

Sporting Goods Charity Drive

Boy Scouts of America Troop 345 and "Leveling the Playing Field" are collecting new and gently used sporting goods equipment to help local at-need athletes realize their dreams to play competitive sports.  Donations accepted through May 1, 2022 in the donation box by the front office.  Thank you.

Course Registration Timeline for 2022-2023

Over the last two months, all students have met with their school counselor to finalize their course selections for eighth and ninth grade. Parents can view their student’s course selections for the 2022-2023 school year, by logging into SIS ParentVUE. Access the link below for directions to view course requests in ParentVUE: Online Course Requests

Course Requests for Eighth Grade:

  • If parents have questions about course requests for eighth grade, please contact the student’s school counselor. Course selections are a firm commitment, course changes will not be accommodated after June 1.  

Course Requests for Ninth Grade

  • If you have questions about course requests for ninth grade, please contact the student services department at the high school your student will attend for ninth grade.

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Kilmer Middle School -After School Program

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One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional).

Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

Voices of Now

Calling all student artists – actors, writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, & activist! Learn from theater professionals!

APPLICATION FOR VOICES OF NOW: https://forms.gle/uBUicxZPrup5rfjH8

Make a film about you by joining Voices of Now! Voices of Now creates autobiographical plays and films that reflect the thoughts, stories, and experiences of young artists. You will write, rehearse, and perform in your own autobiographical short film. In May, see your work pay off when the finished product is shown at Arena Stage as part of the annual Voice of Now festival! Your story can change the world.

Check out the links to get a better idea about voices of now ensembles:

2021 Film “Waiting Room” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGU_sauttdQ

2019 Thoreau Ensemble’s “Crowd Control” https://vimeo.com/337346973

 

Mauricio Pita, Community Programs Manager, Arena Stage [email protected]

 

 

“March MATH-NESS”

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info.

Mon.

1st Block - M2

Late Bus Transportation available

 

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Wednesday

2nd Block (Gym)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

 

Thursday

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. At AALEAD, we do workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL.

 

Wednesday

1st-2nd Block

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Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS & RETURN FOR LATE BUS or PICKUP.

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FIELD or ANY SPACE WITOUT PERMISSION & SUPERVISION

 

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>

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Women's History Month

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Science 7

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We have an exciting week next week! We are all excited for the Crosstown Hoops Games. We will have a Spirit Week all week. Please see below for each of the spirit day themes and encourage your student to participate. 

In honor of Women’s History Month (March) we are continuing our Professional Speakers Series. We will have the following speakers join on Tuesday, March 29:

  • Mayor Linda Colbert, Mayor of Vienna, VA
  • Amy Gilliland, President of General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Brittani Ivey, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk at Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, VA

Students will have the option to sign-up to listen to the speakers during their fourth period PAWS Advisory or during their lunch block.

Next week is the last week of the third quarter. Thursday, March 31 is a two hour early release (bell schedule below) and Friday, April 1 is a Teacher Work Day. 

We hope you have a great weekend and feel free to reach out with any questions or thoughts.

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

Spirit Week

The Student Council Association is pleased to announce Spirit Week for next week, Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31. 

  • Monday: Majestic Monday – Dress up and wear your fanciest clothes to start off a great week!
  • Tuesday: Tropical Tuesday – Spring break is just around the corner! Dress up like you’ll be jetting off to a tropical vacation.
  • Wednesday: Green Out – Show you support for our amazing Crosstown Hoops teams by wearing ALL green! Please wear green to the Crosstown Hoops games tonight at Madison.
  • Thursday: Jersey Day – Show some team spirit – wear the jersey of your favorite sports team or your own jersey!

Spring Break week

School and offices will be closed for Spring Break week of April 4-8.  

SOL Testing Dates and Information

Spring SOL Testing Calendar

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected])

Donations For Ukraine

The Thoreau Peer Helpers are collecting donations for Ukrainian refugees. Students are encouraged to donate at the Crosstown Hoops event All those who bring donations to Crosstown Hoops will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Visa gift card. The winner will be announced at school following Spring Break. Items to bring include feminine products, band-aids, Neosporin, wet wipes, non-perishable foods, deodorant, floss, etc. Please remind your students to support this worthy cause!

We are donating all the items to a Ukraine Church in DC.  Here is the link to the organization – Home | St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (standrewuoc.org)

 

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS candidates met on March 15 during PAWS to learn how to transition from Stage 2: Planning and Preparation to Stage 3: Action. Service projects, the “Action” of Stage 3, are expected to be completed by April 22. Our next mandatory NJHS candidate meeting is during PAWS on April 26. All meeting materials, the NJHS digital notebook, and other supports are located in the NJHS Schoology Course. 

Kilmer’s NJHS expects a high level of commitment from candidates. Developing a service learning project relevant to candidate interests, connecting with Community Partners, establishing relationships with service organizations, providing direct service, and maintaining the five pillars of NJHS are just some 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!

Two Hour Early Release, March 31

Thursday, March 31 is a two hour early release due to the end of the third quarter. Please see the bell schedule below. 

Course Registration Timeline for 2022-2023

Over the last two months, all students have met with their school counselor to finalize their course selections for eighth and ninth grade. Parents can view their student’s course selections for the 2022-2023 school year, by logging into SIS ParentVUE. Access the link below for directions to view course requests in ParentVUE: Online Course Requests

Course Requests for Eighth Grade:

  • If parents have questions about course requests for eighth grade, please contact the student’s school counselor. Course selections are a firm commitment, course changes will not be accommodated after June 1.  

Course Requests for Ninth Grade

  • If you have questions about course requests for ninth grade, please contact the student services department at the high school your student will attend for ninth grade.

World War II Era Artifact Donations

Each year, we like bring World War II history alive for our 7th grade students by borrowing a footlocker from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans – students visit the library and explore and interact with the artifacts in a hands-on experience (wearing archival gloves). The museum is not loaning out footlockers this year, so we are trying to pull together our own footlocker for students. This collection will also make us less dependent in future years on the museum’s schedule. With that said, we are seeking permanent donations of World War II era artifacts – they can be anything from a 1942 high school yearbook to an army issue helmet to a vial of sand from Normandy to a cloth evasion map. We are bringing this lesson to our students after spring break. You may send in donations labeled WWII / LIBRARY – and please reach out to librarian Gretchen Hazlin with questions: [email protected].

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Marshall/Madison Activities Fair

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

We all seem to have adjusted well to the spring forward this week and we enjoyed many lunches outside on these beautiful days! Our students and staff really enjoy outside lunch and it will remain at Kilmer.

This past week was filled with exciting learning opportunities. Eighth graders are learning basketball skills in PE class. In science students are conducting experiments to test for acids and bases. Our math department celebrated PI Day on Monday and our band and orchestra groups recorded their virtual assessment concerts. 

Congratulations to our Kilmer Choir students who were chosen for Virginia Middle School Honor Choir. All Kilmer students who auditioned were selected or chosen as an alternate. We had six students selected and three students identified as alternates. Congratulations!

We are excited for the opening of Matilda Jr. this weekend. See below for ticket information. There are many opportunities to attend!

Next week, on Friday, March 25th, our eighth graders will have an opportunity to visit either Marshall or Madison High Schools for the activities fair. This is an important and exciting event for rising ninth graders. 

As always, have a great weekend and feel free to reach out with any questions or thoughts.

Sincerely, Amy Miller, Principal

SOL Testing Dates and Information

Spring SOL Testing Calendar

The spring SOL testing calendar can be found below. Details about testing days and minimal changes to the bell schedule will be communicated regularly to students ahead of the testing window. Students will receive information about testing dates, times, and locations to their fcpsschool.net email account. All testing will begin at 7:30 am on the days listed below. It is important that students are in school on-time on these testing days. 

Reading 7 & 8 SOLs: Tuesday, May 10th

Science 8 SOL: Thursday, May 12th

Math 7, Math 7 HN, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II SOLs: Wednesday, May 18th

  • If a student is absent on their testing day, makeup tests can occur throughout the testing window.  
  • Once all tests are complete, there is a retake window for eligible students. Communication with parents of eligible students will happen at a later date. Parent permission is required for a student to retake.
    • Retakes (if eligible): Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th
  • Local alternative assessments have been approved by the state of Virginia in Grade 7 History, Grade 8 Writing & Grade 8 Civics & Economics. Teachers will be using an alternative assessment in those classes in lieu of an SOL test. Those assessments occur within the classroom setting throughout the second semester.

If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Kilmer’s school test coordinator, Marileigh Blake (703-846-8885 or [email protected])

Family Engagement Survey

The FCPS Family Engagement Survey was sent to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Encuesta de participación familiar

El domingo 13 de marzo, por la tarde, ustedes recibieron un correo electrónico de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax a través de K12 Insight con respecto a la Encuesta de FCPS sobre la Participación de la Familia Su opinión es sumamente importante porque nos proporciona información que nos ayuda a mejorar nuestras prácticas a fin de apoyar mejor a nuestros alumnos.

Contestar esta encuesta también ayudará a fortalecer la asociación entre su familia y la escuela de sus hijos. Cuando esta asociación es sólida, los alumnos pueden contar con numerosos beneficios que incluyen mejor preparación escolar, mayor rendimiento académico, mejores habilidades sociales y mejor conducta.

Para pasar la encuesta, FCPS está trabajando con K12 Insight, una firma independiente. La encuestar estará disponible en inglés, español, vietnamita, coreano, árabe, chino, urdu, farsi y amárico. Visiten nuestra página web Webpage  de la Encuesta sobre la Participación Familiar para obtener más información y estén atentos a su correo electrónico el 13 de marzo. ¡Su opinión importa! 

Musical

Kilmer Middle School’s Drama Department is excited to announce their performance of Matilda JR!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

General admission performances are March 18th (7pm), 19th (2pm & 7pm), 25th ( 7pm) and 26th (2pm & 7pm)! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.kmsdrama.org (starting March 7th) or at all lunches at Kilmer Middle School the week of March 7th.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Course Registration Timeline for 2022-2023

Over the last two months, all students have met with their school counselor to finalize their course selections for eighth and ninth grade. Parents can view their student’s course selections for the 2022-2023 school year, by logging into SIS ParentVUE. Access the link below for directions to view course requests in ParentVUE: Online Course Requests

Course Requests for Eighth Grade:

  • If parents have questions about course requests for eighth grade, please contact the student’s school counselor. Course selections are a firm commitment, course changes will not be accommodated after June 1.  

Course Requests for Ninth Grade

  • If you have questions about course requests for ninth grade, please contact the student services department at the high school your student will attend for ninth grade.

Madison/Marshall HS Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair Field Trip

On Friday, March 25, eighth grade students have the opportunity to attend the Marshall HS or  Madison HS Activities Fair. Students will receive information about athletic and extracurricular programs available to them at Marshall HS or Madison HS. Students received a permission form in PE/Health. Students should return the signed permission form by March 9th to their PE teacher or to the Main Office. If a student needs another permission form, they can get one from the main office.  

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Kilmer MS Afterschool Program 3-14-22

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ATTENTION 8th GRADE STUDENTS!

Please also note that the application window for the College Partnership Program is now open for 8thgrade students. The CPP is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and supports students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including:

  • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic
  • Of one or more race
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

 

Students apply online. Paper applications and translations are available via Schoology > Afterschool Group > Resources > College Partnership

Please see Mrs. Kardelis if you have questions or would like support with the essay section.

 

Madison/Marshall HS Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair Field Trip

Students (8th grade) attending Marshall & Madison next year should have received a permission form in PE/Health to be completed by a Guardian/Caregiver to attend the Activities Fair field trip during the school day on March 25th. Students will receive information about athletic and extracurricular programs available to them. Transportation is provided. There is no cost. Marshall students will eat at Marshall (lunch provided) & Madison students will eat when they return to KMS. The deadline for signed forms to be turned in was extended to March 9th. Please return form to PE Teacher or Main Office for Mrs. Kardelis.

 

“March MATH-NESS”

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info.

Mon.

1st Block - M2

Late Bus Transportation available

One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional).

Starts: March 22nd Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

Voices of Now

Calling all student artists – actors, writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, & activist! Learn from theater professionals! Starts March 22nd!

 

APPLICATION FOR VOICES OF NOW: https://forms.gle/uBUicxZPrup5rfjH8

 

Make a film about you by joining Voices of Now! Voices of Now creates autobiographical plays and films that reflect the thoughts, stories, and experiences of young artists. You will write, rehearse, and perform in your own autobiographical short film. In May, see your work pay off when the finished product is shown at Arena Stage as part of the annual Voice of Now festival! Your story can change the world.

 

Check out the links to get a better idea about voices of now ensembles:

2021 Film “Waiting Room” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGU_sauttdQ

2019 Thoreau Ensemble’s “Crowd Control” https://vimeo.com/337346973

 

Mauricio Pita, Community Programs Manager, Arena Stage [email protected]

 

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

2nd Block (Gym)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

 

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. At AALEAD, we do workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL.

 

Wed.

1st-2nd Block

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Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS & RETURN FOR LATE BUS or PICKUP.

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FIELD or

ANY SPACE WITOUT PERMISSION & SUPERVISION

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>

Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

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Family Engagement Survey

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Community, 

On Monday, math classes began in our new modular. The students and teachers were excited about the space in the rooms and all of the natural light. We are happy to have this new space and for it to be in full use. The temporary quads will be moved off of Kilmer property over spring break and the tennis courts will be refinished this summer. 

This past week was National School Social Work Week. We appreciate our school social worker, Christine Hessinger, and are grateful to have her at Kilmer. The role of a School Social Worker includes: 

  • Family, School, & Community Collaboration and Advocacy
  • Consultation to teachers and parents
  • Crisis Intervention and Counseling
  • Support and Referrals for Families in Need

Have a nice weekend!

Sincerely, 

Amy Miller, Principal

SOL Information

Kilmer’s SOL testing window will be from Tuesday, May 10th - Friday, May 20th. Retakes, for students who are eligible, will take place from Tuesday, May 24th - Friday, May 27th. During the testing window, eighth grade students will take the Reading 8, Math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, or Geometry), and Science 8 SOLs. Seventh grader students will take the Reading 8 and Math (Math 7, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra) SOLs. A more detailed calendar of SOL dates will be communicated soon. 

Performance-Based Assessments Allow Students to Show What They Know 

 

FCPS students in grades 3-8 will participate in performance-based assessments (PBAs) this year in place of the Civics 8 and Writing 8 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to show what they know about their middle school course standards. PBAs are an innovative assessment practice tied to students’ development of Portrait of a Graduate skills. PBAs require students to perform a task that teachers score using a descriptive rubric. Examples include participating in a debate, creating a persuasive piece of media, or writing an essay. The following courses use at least one PBA each year as part of state expectations: grade 3 science, grades 3-8 social studies, grade 5 writing, and grade 8 writing. 

To learn more about PBAs in grades 3-8 and how you can support your student, visit the Local Alternative Assessment and PBA public webpage.

Family Engagement Survey

The FCPS Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Musical

Kilmer Middle School’s Drama Department is excited to announce their performance of Matilda JR!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

A student only performance will be performed on Thursday, March 17th at 2:30.  General admission performances are March 18th (7pm), 19th (2pm & 7pm), 25th ( 7pm) and 26th (2pm & 7pm)! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.kmsdrama.org (starting March 7th) or at all lunches at Kilmer Middle School the week of March 7th.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine

Is the Spring weather inspiring you? Consider submitting art or written work to the yearbook’s Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine. 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 “Student Activities” 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/or writing. Students can also drop off their submissions to Ms. Walsleben, in room A110. The last day submissions will be accepted is Friday, March 18th.

Got questions? Message Ms. Walsleben through Schoology or email at [email protected].

Course Registration Timeline for 2022-2023

Over the last two months, all students have met with their school counselor to finalize their course selections for eighth and ninth grade. Parents can view their student’s course selections for the 2022-2023 school year, by logging into SIS ParentVUE. Access the link below for directions to view course requests in ParentVUE: Online Course Requests

Course Requests for Eighth Grade:

  • Each student registers for a total of seven classes. The required five courses include Mathematics, English, Investigating Matter and Energy, Civics and Health and Physical Education. Students had a choice to select two yearlong elective courses, 4 semester elective courses OR a combination of one yearlong and two semester elective courses.
  • Students are asked to prioritize their elective choices in order of preference 1-6 in case there is a conflict in scheduling. Students' top choices are included in their course requests. Alternative elective choices are listed below course requests.
  • Health & PE is listed twice for all students. 
  • If parents have questions about course requests for eighth grade, please contact the student’s school counselor. Course selections are a firm commitment, course changes will not be accommodated after June 1.  

Course Requests for Ninth Grade

  • After March 11, if you have additional questions please contact the student services department at the high school your student will attend for ninth grade.

Madison/Marshall HS Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair Field Trip

On Friday, March 25, eighth grade students have the opportunity to attend the Marshall HS or  Madison HS Activities Fair. Students will receive information about athletic and extracurricular programs available to them at Marshall HS or Madison HS. Students received a permission form in PE/Health. Students should return the signed permission form by March 9th to their PE teacher or to the Main Office. If a student needs another permission form, they can get one from the main office.  

Topic: Albuterol Availability for K-12 Students

In accordance with the Code of Virginia 22.1-274.2 each school in FCPS will have stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers available to be administered to K-12 students with no known history of asthma who are believed to be having a respiratory emergency.

Stock albuterol inhalers are not to be administered to the following:

  • Students below the age of four
  • Staff
  • Visitors

The stock albuterol inhalers will be administered by school board employees (to include local health department employees assigned to public schools) who have received training in the administration of albuterol inhalers.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

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Student Survey Pathways Study

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Career Pathways Study

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has partnered with FourPoint Education Partners, a national consultancy based in Maryland, to assess our current pathway elective courses and career pathway programs. Our middle and high school students received an email on February 25th inviting them to participate in a brief survey.  The email was sent to their school email address and came from Naviance with a subject titled: Student Survey Pathways Study.  Participation in the survey is optional.  Students will have the opportunity to complete this survey during their PAWS Advisory period on March 9th.  They can complete the survey anytime between March 9th and the end of school on Friday, March 11th.

If you have any questions, please contact Donnie Olajuwon, [email protected].

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Kilmer MS Afterschool Program

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ATTENTION 8th GRADE STUDENTS!

Please also note that the application window for the College Partnership Program is now open for 8thgrade students. The CPP is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and supports students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including:

  • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic
  • Of one or more race
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

 

Students apply online. Paper applications and translations are available via Schoology > Afterschool Group > Resources > College Partnership

Please see Mrs. Kardelis if you have questions or would like support with the essay section.

 

Madison/Marshall HS Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair Field Trip

Students (8th grade) attending Marshall & Madison next year should have received a permission form in PE/Health to be completed by a Guardian/Caregiver to attend the Activities Fair field trip during the school day on March 25th. Students will receive information about athletic and extracurricular programs available to them. Transportation is provided. There is no cost. Marshall students will eat at Marshall (lunch provided) & Madison students will eat when they return to KMS. The deadline for signed forms to be turned in has been extended to March 9th. Please return form to PE Teacher or Main Office for Mrs. Kardelis.

 

“March MATH-NESS”

Additional Math support from a teacher, in a quiet space. Students must work on Math with a teacher 1st Block to stay. Limited Seats!!! See your Math Teacher for more info.

Starts: March 7th

Mon.

1st Block - M2

Late Bus Transportation available

 

MARSHALL HS Personal Fitness Club

Introductory exercises to learn the fundamentals of how to safely and properly workout. This is a great way for future Marshall students to meet their high school coaches The program is designed by Marshall HS Track Coach & PE Teacher, Keith Henning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Marshall Wrestling Coach, Dan Nguyen will also facilitate conditioning. (Open to ALL)

Starts: March 9th

2nd Block (Gym)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

MARSHALL HS Football Clinic

Open to all students! Work out and get into HS Football condition with Marshall Coaches. (Open to ALL)

 

Starts: March 10th

1st-2nd Block *3:00 - 4:45pm (Report to Café at 2:15pm >> Field)

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

AALEAD

Join Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)! Connect with other youth, build community, and make new friends, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. At AALEAD, we do workshops on topics like identity and wellness, and offer leadership and community service opportunities. Open to ALL.

 

Wed.

1st-2nd Block

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Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

One More Mile Club 

Kilmer girls are on the move! The more you briskly walk or run the more you smile. Come on out to join the team & have fun! Bring: Healthy snack (or one will be provided), Water Bottle, Sneakers, Running/Walking clothes (optional).

Starts: March 22nd Tuesday/Thursday

1st Block - E100

Interest Form: https://forms.gle/FcXyRi2LT7AAkMgz9

 

 

Voices of Now

Calling all student artists – actors, writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, & activist! Learn from theater professionals! Starts March 22nd!

 

APPLICATION FOR VOICES OF NOW: https://forms.gle/uBUicxZPrup5rfjH8

 

Make a film about you by joining Voices of Now! Voices of Now creates autobiographical plays and films that reflect the thoughts, stories, and experiences of young artists. You will write, rehearse, and perform in your own autobiographical short film. In May, see your work pay off when the finished product is shown at Arena Stage as part of the annual Voice of Now festival! Your story can change the world.

 

Check out the links to get a better idea about voices of now ensembles:

2021 Film “Waiting Room” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGU_sauttdQ

2019 Thoreau Ensemble’s “Crowd Control” https://vimeo.com/337346973

 

Mauricio Pita, Community Programs Manager, Arena Stage [email protected]

 

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS & RETURN FOR LATE BUS or PICKUP.

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FIELD or

ANY SPACE WITHOUT PERMISSION & SUPERVISION

 

Afterschool Attendance: Anytime a student stays after school for any reason they must sign in using our Afterschool Attendance form. This is not optional and helps us respond to parent inquiries and locate students quickly and accurately. Afterschool plans and expectations should be made at home (before school) for when students stay after.

Registration: Students need a completed  Afterschool Registration Form to stay after 2:15PM to participate in any activity, club, or with a teacher. This is general acknowledgement and permission – it is not a club or specific activity registration.

 

Join the Afterschool Schoology Group (not Course): This is where updates are posted:

Schoology > Groups > School Groups > Join Group >>

Enter Access Code: 2W54-ZSDS-BKJMV

 

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Spring Musical - Opening Night March 18

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A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

This past week we wrapped up our professional speakers series for the month of February. We are looking forward to announcing soon who we will have as our speakers for the month of March. 

We are in assessment season for Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. Assessment is an annual event where school musical groups perform in front of a panel of professional judges and receive a rating. The rating represents the rigor and level of each school music program and helps show growth and achievement. We know our Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students will do great!

We are looking forward to our Spring Musical, Matilda Jr.. Opening night is Friday, March 18. 

We hope everyone has a nice weekend. 

Sincerely,

Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine

Is the Spring weather inspiring you? Consider submitting art or written work to the yearbook’s Scribbles Literary and Art Magazine. 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 “Student Activities” 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/or writing. Students can also drop off their submissions to Ms. Walsleben, in room A110. The last day submissions will be accepted is Friday, March 18th.

Got questions? Message Ms. Walsleben through Schoology or email at [email protected]

Madison/Marshall HS Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair Field Trip

On Friday, March 25, eighth grade students have the opportunity to attend the Marshall HS or  Madison HS Activities Fair. Students will receive information about athletic and extracurricular programs available to them at Marshall HS or Madison HS. Students received a permission form in PE/Health. Students should return the signed permission form by March 9th to their PE teacher or to the Main Office. If a student needs another permission form, they can get one from the main office.  

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