Kilmer MS Week and Walk / Bike to School Day #5

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Ms. Aulestia and a student from her team, Sirius, cheering on students participating in the pep rally games.

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

What a fantastic Back to School Night yesterday evening!  I hope you enjoyed your visit to the school and hearing from your student's teachers.

It was a week that focused on the importance of community and the "spirit of the team". Not only did we have Community Night last week and Back to School Night, we had our Kilmer Team day on Tuesday. This day included team activities and an awesome Pep Rally with lots of memories. Follow @kilmercougars for photos and videos of the day.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Kilmer NJHS Candidates - First Mandatory Meeting is September 26, First Block

Candidate Forms for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) have been collected. Students selected as NJHS candidates for 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email by September 21. The first mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting is on September 26 from 2:20-3:30 in the cafeteria. Late buses begin on September 24. The second mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting is on October 10 from 2:20 - 3:30. Successive meetings for this semester will be in smaller groups, during PAWS or by arrangement after school.

NJHS is ready to Make A Difference!

After school interest survey

Kilmer's After-School Program is looking to partner with the Vienna Teen Center’s Club Phoenix.  One service that we are looking at potentially offering is a shuttle bus that would transport students from our KMS Afterschool Program to Club Phoenix at 4:45PM. Only students with a completed  Kilmer MS Afterschool Registration Form and  Club Phoenix Registration Form will be able to use this service.  Students may participate in Club Phoenix activities until the center closes at 6:30PM Monday-Thursday and 10PM on Fridays. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation home from Vienna Teen Center.

Please complete the  KMS Afterschool to Vienna Teen Center Shuttle Survey  so we can gauge Parent/Student interest. Survey results will be used to coordinate a schedule.  

Vienna Teen Center Questions? Email Natalie Duncan Natalie.Duncan@ViennaVA.gov

Kilmer Afterschool Questions? Email Kimberly Kardelis at  kckardelis@fcps.edu

Walk and Bike to School Day-October 2nd.

Kilmer Middle is partaking in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd.  All participants should enter through the front door of Kilmer Middle to receive a healthy snack and a bottle of water. Parents are welcome to ride or walk with their children.

Here Comes the Bus will be available started Monday, August 26th

As a result of the Transportation Services' strategic plan, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has decided to pilot the Here Comes the Bus® mobile app at all FCPS locations.  Know when your bus is approaching your stop!  Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. Get more info here.

Register for the 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference

FCPS will host its 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference at Carson MS, on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The RATE Conference is an educational technology conference focusing on the use of assistive technology to support all students, especially those with special needs. This year's keynote speaker is Fadel, an FCPS post-secondary student. He will share how assistive technology has impacted his life and school experiences.

FCPS employees will receive five recertification points for attending the conference. View the conference schedule and sessionsRegister now

Register for the FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

FCPS' sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS, at 8 a.m. Inova and Kaiser Permanente are partnering with FCPS on this event.

From 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the focus will be on social and emotional learning. Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will deliver the keynote address. A special session for high school students—the Our Minds Matter Teen Summit—will also be held during the morning. Breakouts will include sessions on stress and anxiety, fostering resilience, healthy use of technology, drugs and the adolescent brain, vaping, and other topics. Attendees are invited to stay for Inova’s Act on Addiction Summit, from 12:30-4 p.m. The summit will offer several breakout sessions addressing substance misuse identification, resources, and recovery. Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of Inova. Register now!

Reminders

Yearbook!

As your student and their friends are taking part in this school year, the yearbook staff is capturing the memories of the year to live forever in the 2019-2020 yearbook. Get your student a book of middle school memories of this year – buy a yearbook. Don’t miss out.

Regular price is $40, but the early bird special is $30 until September 30th!

Yearbooks can only be purchased online by visiting www.yearbookforever.com

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities begin Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation will be available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, departing at 4:45PM. All students must be picked up promptly and no later than 4:45PM. Late Bus routes are posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes.

There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30PM and 3:45-4:45PM.  Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. Students may not leave and return for afterschool activities; they must stay.  Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine after school or during lunch.

Upcoming Activities:

9/24 Science Olympiad Interest Meeting @GIR

          STEM Club (Vex IQ & Robotics) Interest Meeting @J139

            Model United Nations Interest Meeting @Cafeteria

  9/25  MathCounts in the GIR

  9/26  NJHS Meeting in the Cafeteria

  9/27  Deadline for  AMC8 Registration (American Math Competition Test)

10/01  MANDATORY Science Olympiad Qualifying Test 2:15-4:00pm (no devices/ bring a pencil or pen)

  • Test items will be selected from all major branches of science
  • ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUPS/ RETAKES

11/01  Heritage Night @6PM Students AND Families are invited to share their culture through food, dance, clothing & displays

11/12  AMC8 Test (mandatory for MathCounts)

Still to come…. SCA, Drama, Board Games, EliteGamingLIVE, Friday Cougars’ Den/Open Gym, Yearbook, Capitol Debate and more!

Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after. Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820.                

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start

Wednesday, October 2 - Walk / Bike to School Day

Thursday, October 10 - PTA meeting, 7pm

Monday, October 14 - Student Holiday

Monday to Thursday, October 21 - 24 - MWEE, 7th grade science field trips (more info to come)

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS Week Back to School Night #4

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Getting ready for next week's Team Day!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We have now completed our first five day school week!! I think everyone was pretty tired by Friday. We had our first PTA meeting this week as well. I would encourage all families to join the PTA. This organization exists purely to support your students and teachers. They have provided invaluable help to the school in terms of time and money. We are committing to have 100% of our staff join so we would like to approach that number with our families.

Next week will be busy. We have Team Day on Tuesday and Back to School Night on Thursday. There is more information below.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Team Day

On Tuesday, September 17, we will have our first team day of the year. Students will participate in team building activities in the morning and a grade level pep rally in the afternoon. Students are also encouraged to wear their team color to show their team spirit.  As a reminder, no face or body paint will be allowed. A list of team names and team colors is below, as well as times for the day’s special events. Lunch times will be slightly modified; the bell schedule will be posted for students on Monday.

Back to school night – Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

All Kilmer parents are invited to attend our annual Back to School night scheduled for next Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm. During this evening, parents will rotate through their child’s schedule and have the opportunity to meet all their child’s teachers and learn about the curriculum for each course.  Parents can access their child’s classes by using their FCPS ParentVue mobile app. Directions for downloading the app are at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

All parents who have registered SIS Parent Accounts, and have students enrolled in either middle or high school can download the FCPS ParentVUE mobile app. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year. SIS Parent Accounts and FCPS 24-7 Learning accounts now have the same username and password. SIS ParentVUE registration letters for recently registered students will be centrally mailed three weeks into the school year. If you are waiting on this registration letter and are unable to access ParentVUE at this time, printed schedules will be available in the cafeteria at the start of Back to School Night. Students are also encouraged to share their schedule with their parents.


Parking will be difficult; please think about carpooling with neighbors or friends.

Yearbook!

As your student and their friends are taking part in this school year, the yearbook staff is capturing the memories of the year to live forever in the 2019-2020 yearbook. Get your student a book of middle school memories of this year – buy a yearbook. Don’t miss out.

Regular price is $40, but the early bird special is $30 until September 30th!

Yearbooks can only be purchased online by visiting www.yearbookforever.com

Reminders

Kilmer’s NJHS Candidate Invitations Sent by email

On August 30, Kilmer NJHS Candidate Invitations and Candidate Forms were emailed to all students who earned a cumulative 3.7 GPA in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Invitations were emailed to the students’ @fcpsschools.net account. Parent/guardian information letters were sent to the email on record.

Candidate Forms and Parent/Guardian Letters are also available on the Kilmer Website, along with additional information about NJHS. 

The Candidate Form and Teacher Recommendations deadline is September 17 by 3:00 pm. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Main Office.

Requirements and Expectations for Kilmer NJHS candidates:

  • Candidates for NJHS must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.70 throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Initial enrollment is based on 7th grade cumulative GPA.
  • Candidates must complete all NJHS assignments by the deadline established by the NJHS committee.  
  • Candidates must show evidence of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
  • At least eight hours of direct service must be completed in an approved service learning project and recorded in the NJHS x2Vol. The eight hours of NJHS service are in addition to Civics hours.
  • In addition, seven hours are required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check ins.
  • Candidates must have two teacher recommendations (can be 7th or 8th grade teachers). 

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email after September 19. 

Required Safety Drills

Recognizing and responding to a crisis takes practice.  The more a plan is practiced, reviewed and improved, the better that plan will be implemented. Over the past three weeks we have conducted three successful and efficient fire drills and one lockdown drill. Our students did an excellent job exiting the building during the fire drills and remained calm and followed teacher instructions for the lockdown drill. 

To ensure students and staff receive regular practice of security procedures, the following schedule of drills is maintained by FCPS:

  • Fire drills: Once a week for first twenty (20) school days and monthly thereafter
  • Tornado drills: in March of each academic year
  • Bus evacuation drills: in September and February of each academic year
  • Lockdown drills: Two within the first twenty (20) school days plus two additional drills, one of which must occur in January

We wanted to make sure parent/guardians are aware of these drills for the year in case students want to talk about their experience at home.

Student Gradebooks Open September 9th in SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE

Student grades are available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE. The gradebook will open on Monday, September 9th for parents and students.

If you need a SIS ParentVUE account or cannot remember your username:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

If you do not remember the password:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Getting the news out!

Given the power and scope of social media, many Kilmer faculty and staff have Twitter handles and post photos of Kilmer happenings to spread the good news.  If you are on Twitter, please consider following one or more of our staff:

Kilmer: @kilmercougars

Kilmer Library: @kilmerlibrary

Debra David, Assistant Principal: @jesuidebra

Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal: @chrismusgnug

Michelle Lyttle. Assistant Principal: @michelle_lyttle

Nikisha Kozik, Theater Arts: @KilmerDrama

Jo Gordon, English 8: @jogordon66

Chris Davis, Science 8: @ScienceNvrSucks

Ann Mackenzie, Health and PE: @Mac@kmschat2016

Kathy Van Orden, Reading teacher: @VanOrdenKath

Missie Farrace, French, @mafarrace

Kristen Mattix, Science 7: @science7KMS

Sean Kenney, PE teacher : @KenneyHPE

Eyby Osorio Hernandez, Spanish teacher : @T16espanol-1

Kilmer Martians team: @KilmerMartians

Brooke Nicholas, Spanish teacher: @T13espanol

Emma Aulestia, English 7 teacher: @msaulestia

Family Life Education (FLE): Parent preview Back to School Night

The KMS Health & Physical Education teachers will be available on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-6:00 in F124 computer lab to answer questions about the Family Life Education curriculum.

The link provided directs parents to the FLE curriculum and opt-out forms on the FCPS website.  The opt-out forms are to be turned into Student Services.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities and transportation begins Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes. There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30pm and 3:45-4:45pm. Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Tuesday, September 17 - Team Day

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Kilmer MS Week 1 - NJHS - 8th graders #3

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Coding class is a lot of fun!

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We have completed our second week of school in an exemplary manner.  The students all seem to have mastered the lockers (for the most part) and have adjusted to their new class schedules.  Their behavior has been excellent in the halls and the cafeteria, which we want to continue.  I have seen a high level of student engagement in the classrooms.  The teachers have worked on high interest, student centered lessons and the results are obvious.  The students will be getting their Student Rights and Responsibilities presentation from the assistant principals next week. 

In the near future, we will be having student town halls to give the students the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions.  We will also have lunch with the principal to further engage with the students.

Have a good weekend!

Announcements

Kilmer’s NJHS Candidate Invitations Sent by email

On August 30, Kilmer NJHS Candidate Invitations and Candidate Forms were emailed to all students who earned a cumulative 3.7 GPA in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Invitations were emailed to the students’ @fcpsschools.net account. Parent/guardian information letters were sent to the email on record.

Candidate Forms and Parent/Guardian Letters are also available on the Kilmer Website, along with additional information about NJHS. 

The Candidate Form and Teacher Recommendations deadline is September 17 by 3:00 pm. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Main Office.

Requirements and Expectations for Kilmer NJHS candidates:

  • Candidates for NJHS must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.70 throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Initial enrollment is based on 7th grade cumulative GPA.
  • Candidates must complete all NJHS assignments by the deadline established by the NJHS committee.  
  • Candidates must show evidence of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
  • At least eight hours of direct service must be completed in an approved service learning project and recorded in the NJHS x2Vol. The eight hours of NJHS service are in addition to Civics hours.
  • In addition, seven hours are required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check ins.
  • Candidates must have two teacher recommendations (can be 7th or 8th grade teachers). 

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2019-2020 will be notified through their school email after September 19. 

Required Safety Drills

Recognizing and responding to a crisis takes practice.  The more a plan is practiced, reviewed and improved, the better that plan will be implemented. Over the past two weeks we have conducted two successful and efficient fire drills. Our students did an excellent job exiting the building calmly and followed teacher instructions. 

To ensure students and staff receive regular practice of security procedures, the following schedule of drills is maintained by FCPS:

  • Fire drills: Once a week for first twenty (20) school days and monthly thereafter
  • Tornado drills: in March of each academic year
  • Bus evacuation drills: in September and February of each academic year
  • Lockdown drills: Two within the first twenty (20) school days plus two additional drills, one of which must occur in January

We wanted to make sure parent/guardians are aware of these drills for the year in case students want to talk about their experience at home.

Student Gradebooks Open September 9th in SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE

Student grades are available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE. The gradebook will open on Monday, September 9th for parents and students.

If you need a SIS ParentVUE account or cannot remember your username:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

If you do not remember the password:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True   

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Getting the news out!

Given the power and scope of social media, many Kilmer faculty and staff have Twitter handles and post photos of Kilmer happenings to spread the good news.  If you are on Twitter, please consider following one or more of our staff:

Kilmer: @kilmercougars

Kilmer Library: @kilmerlibrary

Debra David, Assistant Principal: @jesuidebra

Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal: @chrismusgnug

Michelle Lyttle. Assistant Principal: @michelle_lyttle

Nikisha Kozik, Theater Arts: @KilmerDrama

Jo Gordon, English 8: @jogordon66

Chris Davis, Science 8: @ScienceNvrSucks

Ann Mackenzie, Health and PE: @Mac@kmschat2016

Kathy Van Orden, Reading teacher: @VanOrdenKath

Missie Farrace, French, @mafarrace

Kristen Mattix, Science 7: @science7KMS

Sean Kenney, PE teacher : @KenneyHPE

Eyby Osorio Hernandez, Spanish teacher : @T16espanol-1

Kilmer Martians team: @KilmerMartians

Brooke Nicholas, Spanish teacher: @T13espanol

Emma Aulestia, English 7 teacher: @msaulestia

Family Life Education (FLE): Parent preview Back to School Night

The KMS Health & Physical Education teachers will be available on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-6:00 in F124 computer lab to answer questions about the Family Life Education curriculum.

The link provided directs parents to the FLE curriculum and opt-out forms on the FCPS website.  The opt-out forms are to be turned into Student Services.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

Reminders

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After school activities and transportation begins Tuesday, September 24th. Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes. There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30pm and 3:45-4:45pm. Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

Tuesday, September 24 - Late busses and after school activities start

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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

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

Kilmer MS Week 1 - #2

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An opportunity to meet and chat with friends. The cafeteria is a great place to be. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Cougar Community:

We had a wonderful first week!!  Our seventh graders took a little while to master the intricacies of using a locker and walking a much larger school, but by today, they seemed to have mastered it.  Our eighth graders don’t seem to have forgotten much over the summer, and are helping the younger students in the halls.  Teachers have focused on community building and have already begun instruction.  I have enjoyed watching your students get back in the swing with some very engaging lessons developed by our teachers.  I look forward to a great year!

Announcements

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October.

Reminders

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next Tuesday. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. Here is a link to a parent sign-up. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

Everything Transportation

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses. 

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. This is an active fire station and using this area can slow first responders in an emergency additionally we have seen many almost accidents. Using the Kiss & Ride lanes will ensure the safety of our students.

Morning Arrival:

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

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Group Instruction Room. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

On Thursday, September 5th from 4-6PM we will host an Afterschool Open House/Community Night  for students and their families to meet club sponsors and see what’s available to them after school. We offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Drama Club, Model United Nations, Yearbook, Capital Debate Club, Technology Student Association (STEM Club), Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer and more. Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after. After school activities begin officially on Tuesday, September 24th, operating from 2:15-4:45PM

Club Descriptions and Calendar coming soon!!! Parents are welcome to volunteer and students may petition for new clubs.

Transportation is available to students staying after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- departing at 4:45PM. Late Bus routes will be posted in the cafeteria. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child's normal school day bus routes. There are two blocks after school, 2:15-3:30pm and 3:45-4:45pm. Students do not have to stay for the second block and may walk or be picked up at 3:30pm. On Mondays and Fridays plans for staying after and getting home by 3:30PM(Mondays) or 4:45PM(Fridays) must be prearranged as there are no late buses on these days. Students may not leave school grounds and return during Afterschool. Students should bring a snack from home, they may also purchase snack from the vending machine or during lunch.

Parents/Guardians must complete the required Afterschool Registration Form before their student stays after.

Questions? Please contact the After School Program Specialist Ms. Kardelis at kckardelis@fcps.edu or 703.846.8820

Upcoming Dates 

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Thursday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Congratulations to Ruth Baxley on being recognized as the June 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 2 by the Department of Human Resources. Thank you for all you do.  

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Community:

The staff here at Kilmer is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students for the new school year. Our custodians have done an amazing job with the building and grounds to ensure that everything is in top shape for our students. The teachers have been working diligently taking extra classes, having curriculum meetings and planning innovative lessons for your children. Personally, I am excited to be part of a school with such and outstanding staff and wonderful students and parents. I hope to meet all of you in the coming weeks.

Again, welcome to another great school year!!

Announcements

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next week. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. We will have a sign up next week. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

Everything Transportation

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses.

Morning Arrival:

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

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. We have seen many almost accidents. Use the Kiss & Ride lanes.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Kilmer Community Night, Thursday, September 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! This exciting event is open to Kilmer students and families. The Kilmer Afterschool Program hosts an evening filled with learning opportunities for both students and parents. The goal is to develop relationships and increase family and community engagement by sharing a number of resources and activities available here and within our community.

When does Afterschool start? How do you sign up? When can you stay? What can you do? Which late bus do you ride? Come out and learn what our Afterschool is about!  Register for the program, see the club offerings, meet the sponsors and ask questions!!

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, August 26 – School starts. Classes begin at 7:30.

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Thursday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 12 - PTA meeting,9:30am

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Congratulations to Ruth Baxley on being recognized as the June 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 2 by the Department of Human Resources. Thank you for all you do.  

From the Principal's Desk:

Greetings, Kilmer Community:

The staff here at Kilmer is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our students for the new school year. Our custodians have done an amazing job with the building and grounds to ensure that everything is in top shape for our students. The teachers have been working diligently taking extra classes, having curriculum meetings and planning innovative lessons for your children. Personally, I am excited to be part of a school with such and outstanding staff and wonderful students and parents. I hope to meet all of you in the coming weeks.

Again, welcome to another great school year!!

Announcements

Meet our Leadership Team

Kilmer is pleased to welcome our Leadership Team:

  • Fred Amico, Interim Principal
  • Sarah Groh, Director of Student Services
  • Debra David, Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Lyttle, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Musgnug, Assistant Principal

Stay Connected with Kilmer!

1.         Kilmer MS website: The website is updated regularly with important student and parent announcements.

2.         Weekly News You Choose: Sent on Friday afternoons

3.         Twitter: Follow us at  @kilmercougars.  The twitter feed is a mixture of school celebrations, retweets of teacher / leadership team tweets and announcements.  Twitter is a great way for us to tell our story.

We are excited to be connected!  Please 'follow' us on Twitter and Instagram, 'like' us on Facebook; we look forward to your likes and retweets.

School Portraits

School photos will be taken during PE on Thursday, September 5th. Brochures for purchasing your student's photos will be sent home next week. Photos may also be purchased online via www.mylifetouch.com with the school code: HJ229046Q0 (the 0's are zeros) up to 24 hours following the photo day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us stay organized throughout the day. We will have a sign up next week. Lifetouch offers vouchers worth $35 to parent volunteers to thank you for your help.

Everything Transportation

Arrival / Dismissal Procedures

For the safety of all, follow the posted signs.

Students who live along FCPS transportation routes are strongly encouraged to ride the buses.

Morning Arrival:

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

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Buses will load for departure outside Doors 14 (F-hall), 15 (G-hall), 16 (H-hall) and along the fence near the trailers.
  • Students should immediately exit the building after school and check the white board located outside of Door15 (G-hall) to see if their bus has arrived and its location.
  • If students check the board and their bus is not listed, they should go to the end of the bus line where they will wait for their bus to arrive. To ensure everyone’s safety, DO NOT wait and form crowds along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to cut through the parking lot to get to their bus. This is dangerous and students can get hurt.
  • Kiss & Ride for students being picked up will be located outside of Door 1 (front of the building). Cars are able to wait in a double lined formation.

Walkers and bike riders will leave via Door 1 (front of the building). Please use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times.

Parents – do not drop your students off in the fire station lot or make a U-turn on Wolftrap Road. We have seen many almost accidents. Use the Kiss & Ride lanes.

Now that school has started and school busses are all over the roads, please take a moment to review the below diagram of the rules for driving with busses.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night

Join us for our Thomas Jefferson High School Information Night on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria. Learn about the upcoming admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year. An admissions representative from TJHSST will guide you through the online application process and provide general information about admissions. Eighth graders and their families interested in applying to TJHSST are encouraged to attend to have your admissions questions answered.

From the Kilmer Parent Teacher Association

Please join us for our back to school PTA meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 am in the library. Mr. Amico will welcome our new and returning families and discuss the vision for the school year. 

Greetings from After School:

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Kilmer Community Night, Monday, September 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! This exciting event is open to Kilmer students and families. The Kilmer Afterschool Program hosts an evening filled with learning opportunities for both students and parents. The goal is to develop relationships and increase family and community engagement by sharing a number of resources and activities available here and within our community.

When does Afterschool start? How do you sign up? When can you stay? What can you do? Which late bus do you ride? Come out and learn what our Afterschool is about!  Register for the program, see the club offerings, meet the sponsors and ask questions!!

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, August 26 – School starts. Classes begin at 7:30.

Friday, August 30 / Monday, September 1 – Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 5- School portraits through PE class

Monday, September 5 - 6th Annual Community Night, 4-6pm and our Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Night, 6 pm in the Kilmer Cafeteria

Thursday, September 19 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

 

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

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Reminder: Kilmer MS Open Houses

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Dear Kilmer Community,

 

As a reminder, our Eighth Grade Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and our Seventh Grade Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. During our seventh and eighth grade open houses, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. In addition, families will have the opportunity to join the PTA, practice opening the assigned locker and add supplies, locate classrooms, and add money to lunch accounts. PE uniforms will be sold the first week of school. Please bring cash or check made out to Kilmer Middle School. The cost of the uniform is $10 ($6 for the shorts and $4 for the shirt). Online ordering for PE uniforms is now closed.

 

The following TWO forms are required to be completed in order to receive a class schedule and locker assignment at the open house.

Emergency Care Form                                            

Health Information Form

 

If you are unable to attend the open houses, class schedules and locker assignments will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The building will not be accessible to tour during this time. Students who are unable to pick up their schedules prior to the first day can also log on to SIS StudentVUE to view their schedule. Schedules will be available on SIS StudentVUE and SIS ParentVUE beginning August 22nd. Schedules will also be available for pick up in the group instruction room the morning of August 26th.

Please visit our website at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/ for all forms and additional back-to-school information.

 

August 26th is the first day of school. Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.   Students should come prepared with the supplies listed on the Kilmer website. Students may be asked to purchase additional supplies based on their individual teacher requirements. All students will receive an agenda book during the first week of school, which includes Kilmer’s policies and expectations, with helpful tips on organization, time management, and communication between home and school

 

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators, as well as learn about classroom policies and the curriculum their child will be studying in each class.

 

Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account

SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents who have recently registered their child at Kilmer Middle School will receive a letter in the mail in mid-august with an activation key and login information to create a SIS Parent Account. For additional assistance in setting up SIS Parent Accounts, please refer to the following links:

 

SIS Parent Account Login

SIS Parent Account Registration (video)

SIS Parent Account Registration (site)

SIS Parent Account Navigation

SIS Parent Account User's Guide

 

 

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August 5, 2019

 

Dear Kilmer Community,

 

I hope that these summer months are providing time for rest and reflection for your family. We have been very busy this summer hiring dynamic new teachers, registering new students, creating student schedules, and planning for the 2019-2020 school year.

I am inviting each of you to attend our upcoming open house afternoons. During our seventh and eighth grade open houses, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. In addition, families will have the opportunity to join the PTA, practice opening the assigned locker and add supplies, locate classrooms, and add money to lunch accounts. PE uniforms will be sold the first week of school. Please bring cash or check made out to Kilmer Middle School. The cost of the uniform is $10 ($6 for the shorts and $4 for the shirt). Online ordering for PE uniforms is now closed.

Below are the dates for each open house by grade level: 

8th grade Open House is Tuesday, August 20th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

7th grade Open House is Thursday, August 22nd, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

The following TWO forms are required to be completed in order to receive a class schedule and locker assignment at the open house.

 

Emergency Care Form                                            

Health Information Form

 

If you are unable to attend the open houses, class schedules and locker assignments will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The building will not be accessible to tour during this time. Students who are unable to pick up their schedules prior to the first day can also log on to SIS StudentVUE to view their schedule. Schedules will be available on SIS StudentVUE and SIS ParentVUE beginning August 22nd. Schedules will also be available for pick up in the group instruction room the morning of August 26th.

Please visit our website at https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/ for all forms and additional back-to-school information.

 

August 26th is the first day of school. Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.   Students should come prepared with the supplies listed on the Kilmer website. Students may be asked to purchase additional supplies based on their individual teacher requirements. All students will receive an agenda book during the first week of school, which includes Kilmer’s policies and expectations, with helpful tips on organization, time management, and communication between home and school.

 

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On this night, parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers, school counselor, and administrators, as well as learn about classroom policies and the curriculum their child will be studying in each class.

 

Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account

SIS Parent Accounts provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, establishing another form of communication between home and school. If you had an active account from the 2018-2019 school year, you can continue to use this account for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents who have recently registered their child at Kilmer Middle School will receive a letter in the mail in mid-august with an activation key and login information to create a SIS Parent Account. For additional assistance in setting up SIS Parent Accounts, please refer to the following links:

SIS Parent Account Login

SIS Parent Account Registration (video)

SIS Parent Account Registration (site)

SIS Parent Account Navigation

SIS Parent Account User's Guide

 

On behalf of our Parent Teacher Association

Welcome!  Welcome to all new and returning Kilmer families!  The PTA is looking forward to meeting many of you at our 7th and 8th Grade Open Houses in a few weeks.  Please take a minute or two to drop by and say hello and introduce yourself to our new board members, sign up on site for PTA membership, and perhaps most importantly (to your student anyway!) bring your checkbook or cash to purchase any needed locker accessories like shelves, mirrors, and other Kilmer gear.

 

PTA Membership.  There is, as always, a lot going on behind the scenes as we prepare for the start of the new school year.  We encourage you to take care now of signing up for your Kilmer PTA Membership, before the onslaught of back to school paperwork hits in full force!  It’s easy – Visit www.pay4schoolstuff.com and if you already have an account, simply update your student’s information and add membership and donations to your cart.  If you are new to Kilmer, creating an account and joining the PTA will take less than 5 minutes.  If you have any problems or questions, feel free to reach out (kilmerpta@gmail.com) and we will be more than happy to help.

 

Back to School Teacher Events.  The PTA will hit the ground running by hosting welcome back events for our wonderful teachers on August 19th and 22nd.  If you are able to help out, please email us at kilmerpta@gmail.comor check out the sign up on our website if you are able to donate items for our events.

 

Getting News from the PTA.  The PTA communicates with Kilmer parents primarily through a weekly newsletter, our website, and our Facebook page.  Most returning families should already be set up to receive the newsletter.  If you are new to Kilmer, it can take several weeks for the PTA to get updated contact info from the school, but you can email us at kilmerpta@gmail.comnow and be added right away so as not to miss out on any news!  You can also visit us at www.kilmerpta.org and follow us on Facebook to stay up on all the latest info.

 

School Store.  Our school store will be selling needed locker and classroom items at both Open Houses, and will be open every day for the first two weeks of school to sell binders, notebooks, pencil cases, or whatever else your child may need for the classroom, and much more.  Visit the School Store tab on the website for more details about items for sale and pricing info.  We also open the School Store twice a week (during the four lunch blocks) during the school year, and staff the Store with parent volunteers.  It’s a great way to come in to see the school in action during the day, and to meet more of the Kilmer community.  Be on the lookout for a volunteer sign up in our upcoming newsletter and on our website.

 

First PTA Meeting.  Our first general PTA meeting will take place on Thursday September 12th at 9:30 AM.  We hope to see both lots of new and familiar faces there!

We look forward to meeting you and having you join our PTA family.

 

Academic and personal excellence for all of our students remains our number one goal. This year, we will continue to foster the love of learning, the joy of exploring, and the academic and personal success through enriching experiences that both you and we desire for all of our Kilmer Cougars.

 

Warm Regards,

Ronald L. James, Principal

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Welcome to Kilmer MS 2019-2020

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July 22, 2019

 

Dear Kilmer Family,

 

I hope this letter finds you and your child well and that summer vacation has been enjoyable thus far.  Kilmer Middle School is busy finalizing plans for the 2019-2020 school year.  Rest assured that your student will be in outstanding hands when they enter Kilmer’s doors on Monday, August 26.      

 

At Kilmer, we will communicate with you via email, telephone, SMS (text) and the U.S. Postal Service.  We will use the FCPS News You Choose for "non-critical" e-mail communications such as events, news updates, and other topics. If you have any updates or changes to your contact email and/or phone numbers these can be made online through weCare@School, a feature of FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) or contact the student services assistant in our office at 703 846 8806.  To view the News You Choose subscriptions for Kilmer or make changes, to the publications you would like to receive, please go to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/topics?qsp=Kilmer_MS  

 

 

The first day of school is Monday, August 26, 2019.  Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m.  Students should arrive at school no later than 7:20 a.m. and no earlier than 7:00 a.m.   

 

Supplies and Lockers:

Please visit our website https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/ for an updated supply list.  Please use this list to take advantage of Virginia’s school supply tax holiday Friday, August 2-4, 2019.   Students may receive a list of additional items from their individual teachers during the first week of school.  We ask that supplies be brought to school during Open House or on the first day.  During the year, students must store backpacks in their lockers.  Backpacks with wheels do not fit in our lockers. 

 

Health & PE uniforms:

The window for ordering Kilmer PE uniforms for next school year is now open.  You must order by July 25th for the uniforms to be delivered to Kilmer and handed out during the first week of school. Please see the link for details and ordering instructions. PE Uniform Ordering Instructions . It is recommended to purchase a couple of uniforms (so your child still has one to wear while the other is being washed).  If you have any questions regarding Health & PE uniforms, please contact Josh Hecht at jdhecht@fcps.edu.

 

Summer Reading Suggestions

Kilmer Middle School students are encouraged to read as much as they can during the summer break. However, there are no specific requirements. Please click on the link below for suggestions from our Kilmer Library. https://www.kilmerlibrary.org/summer-reading.html

  

Front Office Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Student Services Summer Hours: M-TH, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Important Dates:

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – 8th Grade Open House, 4:00-6:00 p.m. – During this time, students have the opportunity to pick up their class schedule, receive their locker assignment, add supplies to their locker, and locate their classes throughout the building.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7th Grade Open House, 4:00-6:00 p.m. – During this time, students have the opportunity to pick up their class schedule, receive their locker assignment, add supplies to their locker, and locate their classes throughout the building.

 

Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Schedule pick-up for families who are unable to attend our locker night events.  The building and student lockers will not be accessible during this time. 

 

* If you are unable to attend these events, student schedules will be visible in SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVUE on Thursday, August 22nd.

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Back-To-School Night, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

 

I wish you a safe and relaxing summer.  You will receive further correspondence from Kilmer at the beginning of August.   

 

Sincerely,

Ronald L. James

Principal

 

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and End of School #38

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And they're away for the summer. Good-bye! 

From the Principal's Desk:

Our last week of school was fantastic. We had great end of year activities and beautiful weather. Thank you to Mr. Musgnug and the 8th grade teachers for organizing and coordinating the 8th grade fun day at Evergreen Adventure Park. Thank you to Ms. Blake for organizing and coordinating the 7th grade Activities Day. A huge thanks to Mr. Musgnug, Ms. Hannon, Ms. Schmitt and Mr. Sirdofsky for organizing, coordinating and managing the 8th grade Recognition Ceremonies. Thank you! 

I wish you and your families a restful summer with time to recharge and re-energize and look forward to seeing you in August. 

Announcements

Kilmer NJHS Candidate Forms Due September 16, 2019

Candidate Forms for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will be distributed through Open House materials for 8th graders who received a 3.7 cumulative GPA in the 2018-2019 school year. Candidate Forms will also be available on the Kilmer NJHS Google Classroom once school begins.

The form and teacher recommendation deadline is September 16 by 3:00 pm. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Main Office.

The requirements for NJHS candidates are listed below -

  • Candidates for NJHS must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.70. Initial enrollment is based on 7th grade cumulative GPA.
  • Candidates must complete all NJHS assignments by the deadline established by the NJHS committee.  
  • Candidates must show evidence of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.
  • At least eight hours of direct service must be completed in an approved service learning project and recorded in the NJHS x2Vol. The eight hours of NJHS service are in addition to Civics hours.
  • In addition, seven hours are required during and after school hours for mandatory student meetings and mentor check ins.
  • Candidates must have two teacher recommendations (can be 7th or 8th grade teachers).

Students selected as NJHS candidates for the 2019-2020 school year will be notified through their school email. The first mandatory NJHS Candidate Meeting will be on September 25, 2019, from 2:30-3:30. We look forward to meeting our new candidates who are ready to ‘Make a Difference!’

Food for Every child to Eat During Summer

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services will provide picnic-style summer lunches for students via its FEEDS (Food for Every child to Eat During Summer) program at various locations across Fairfax County.

The Summer Meals Kickoff encourages County residents to experience the benefits of FCPS’ summer meals program, which is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture. FNS will offer no-cost lunch to all children 18 years of age as well as low-cost adult meals. In addition, information booths will be available to showcase:  local businesses, youth groups, health organizations, and activities geared toward the well-being of Fairfax County residents. Details

Reminders

8th Grade Open House – Tuesday, August 20th 

Rising 8th grade parents it’s time to mark your calendar! The 8th grade Open House for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00-6:00 PM. At this time, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. More information about our eighth grade open house will be shared via Kilmer News You Choose emails this summer.

Summer Hours

The Kilmer building will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 3pm the week of June 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., June 24 through June 28 and July 8 through August 9.  The main office is closed the week of July 1 - 5.

High School Summer Reading Assignments

Kilmer students head to many different high schools -- we pulled together the summer reading requirements from those schools our students are most likely attend. Here are listed those requirements from Marshall HS, Madison HS, and TJHSST.

Fourth Quarter Grades & Final Report Cards

Fourth quarter grades and final report cards can be viewed in SIS ParentVUE up until Friday, June 21st at 4:00 pm. A final report card will be mailed home the last week of June.

SOL Scores

Individual SOL score reports were sent home with students on Thursday, June 13. If students were not at school, they will be mailed home with report cards.

2019-20 Dates – Planning Ahead

Tuesday, August 20 – 8th grade Open House, 4-6 pm

Thursday, August 22 - 7th grade Open House, 4-6 pm

Monday, August 26 – First day of school

Friday, August 30 – Labor Day Holiday, No School

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day, No school

Thursday, September 19 – Back to School Night

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar is HERE.

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We thank our National Junior Honor Society Committee for their hard work and dedication to supporting our students' service learning projects and gallery walk presentations. 

From the Principal's Desk:

Next week is the last week of school, hard to believe, I know. We have several fun activities planned: Activity Day for the 7th graders and Evergreen Park for the 8th graders on June 12th. June 13th is our last day of school and is a 3 hour early release day; students will be dismissed at 11:15. 

Kudos to our amazing Music Department for the wonderful end of year concerts! Mr. Sapp's choirs, Ms. Fogel’s orchestras and Mrs. Bonneau's bands played to standing room only crowds and thunderous applause. Thank you also to Mrs. Kozik for planning and organizing our 2nd Annual Broadway Desserts – a fun treat of food and song. Thank you to the students, parents and teachers who supported our performing arts programs this year. We couldn't have done it without everyone working together.

Announcements

Attendance next week

If you already know your student will not attend any or all of next week, please call into the attendance line at 703-846-8888 or complete our online attendance form at as soon you know so we can record the absences.

8th Grade Open House – Tuesday, August 20th 

Rising 8th grade parents it’s time to mark your calendar! The 8th grade Open House for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00-6:00 PM. At this time, students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents will also receive a packet of FCPS information, including bus schedules, when they pick up their child’s schedule. More information about our eighth grade open house will be shared via Kilmer News You Choose emails this summer.

Locker Clean-Out

Locker clean out will be held Tuesday, June 11th during PAWS. Students have been reminded to start taking home books, binders, projects for the past several days. If you have library books, textbooks or other school materials at home, they should be returned to school as soon as possible.

Yearbook Distribution

Due to a technical error, yearbooks were not distributed to all students in A lunch today. Students can pick up their yearbook in the morning in the cafeteria on Monday from 7 to 7:30 or at lunch. If your student does not have A lunch and still did not receive their yearbook, they should see Mr. Prevost in the cafeteria on Monday morning. If students still need to purchase one, yearbooks can be purchased before school (7-7:30 am) in the cafeteria. Cost is $40 while supplies last.

Summer Hours

The Kilmer building will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 3pm the week of June 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., June 24 through June 28 and July 8 through August 9.  The main office is closed the week of July 1 - 5.

High School Summer Reading Assignments

Kilmer students head to many different high schools -- we pulled together the summer reading requirements from those schools our students are most likely attend. Here are listed those requirements from Marshall HS, Madison HS, and TJHSST.

Fourth Quarter Grades & Final Report Cards

Fourth quarter grades and final report cards can be viewed in SIS ParentVUE up until Friday, June 21st at 4:00 pm. A final report card will be mailed home the last week of June.

Option to Expunge High School Courses

In accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course.

In 7th or 8th grade, parents may request that a student's high school mathematics, or world language course be expunged after the completion of the school year. Once the course is expunged from a high school transcript, the final grade will not be calculated into a student’s high school GPA.

The “Request to Expunge High School Courses taken in Middle School” form must be submitted to the student's middle school (7th graders) or high school (8th graders) counselor before the beginning of the second quarter of the next school year.

Current 8th grader students: If your child plans to expunge a high school credit course and repeat the same course in ninth grade, please return the form to the Office of Student Services at Kilmer Middle School by Friday, June 14th. We will then notify the high school in order to ensure that your student is enrolled in the correct class at the start of the school year. After June 14th, please submit all expunge forms to the high school.

Below is the link to the Request to Expunge High School Courses taken in Middle School form. Further information is on page 2.

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

Reminders

After School Survey

Parents,

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than a few 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.   This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal Approval  Number 19225.

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2

Staff and Faculty Recognition

Is there a staff member at Kilmer who has gone above and beyond? FCPS Cares is an opportunity to recognize these people and show others they care. You can submit your story here and read other stories of FCPS people who care.

PE Uniforms for next year

Attention parents of current 7th graders!

The window for ordering Kilmer PE uniforms for next school year is now open.  You must order by July 25th in order for the uniforms to be delivered to Kilmer and handed out during the first week of school.  If your student’s current uniform is in good shape you do not have to order a new one.  Please click here for details and ordering instructions.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, June 12 - 7th grade Activities Day

Wednesday, June 12 - 8th grade trip to Evergreen Adventure Park

Thursday, June 13 - Last day of School, students dismissed at 11:15

 

2019-20 Dates – Planning Ahead

Tuesday, August 20 – 8th grade Open House, 4-6 pm

Thursday, August 22 - 7th grade Open House, 4-6 pm

Monday, August 26 – First day of school

Friday, August 30 – Labor Day Holiday, No School

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day, No school

Thursday, September 19 – Back to School Night

 

The 2018-19 FCPS School Calendar can be found HERE.  

The 2019-20 FCPS School Calendar is HERE.

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