8th Grade End of Year Events

8th Grade End of Year Events

8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies: Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, 2024

  • The time frame for this event includes the ceremony in the Gym (around 1 hour) and a brief reception in the Cafeteria.
  • We will have a visitor check-in station in the Cafeteria. For morning ceremonies, visitors may check-in starting at 7:30am. For afternoon ceremonies, visitors may check-in starting at 12:00pm.
  • Parking at Kilmer MS is limited, please plan accordingly and carpool when possible. You may need to park on the neighboring streets.
  • After the ceremony, we will have light snacks in the Cafeteria. If you would like to check-out your child for the remainder of the school day, we will have a check-out station in the Cafeteria. Students will need to be checked out by a parent or guardian who is listed in their SIS contacts or emergency contacts list. Please make sure you have a government-issued ID to verify for checkout.
Kilmer Middle School 8th Grade promotion ceremony flyer. Guardians 6/10 8:00-9:30 am, Pegasus 6/10 12:30-2:00 pm, Constellations 6/11 8:00-9:30 am, Voyagers 6/11 12:30-2:00pm. Each ceremony will take place in the gym

The St. James Field Trip: Friday, June 7 from 9:30am-1:30pm

To celebrate the culmination of middle school, we invite all 8th grade students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing on a field trip to The St. James Sports, Fitness and Entertainment Complex in Springfield, VA.

  • The cost of the field trip is $50 per student. Payment can be made on My School Bucks.
    • If you need financial assistance, please contact your child’s counselor as soon as possible and the school can work with families for financial assistance.
    • If you would like to support the cost for other 8th graders to be able to attend, we are accepting donations on My School Bucks. You can donate tickets to support students who may need financial assistance by changing the Quantity of the ticket item on My School Bucks.

Action Items: Forms and payment are due by Friday, May 24, 2024.

Kilmer MS 8th Grade End of Year Field Trip flyer. The St. James. Friday June 7th. Cost is 50 dollars. Activities include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing, field day games, inflatable obstacle course, arcade (bring money to play). Requirements to attend include a signed permission form, signed St. James waiver, payment via myschoolbucks, maintain good academic and disciplinary standing.

8th Grade Dance: Friday, June 7 from 6:00-8:00pm at Kilmer MS Cafeteria

The 8th grade dance is a time for 8th graders to celebrate their time at Kilmer with music, dancing, a photobooth, and dinner. This year’s 8th grade semi-formal will be on Friday, June 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School.

  • Doors will close at 6:30 p.m., students will not be admitted late.
  • There is no readmittance if a student decides to leave the dance prior to 8:00pm.
  • Attire is semi-formal.
  • Tickets are $10 and must be purchased during the school day, prior to the dance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased with cash during all lunches Thursday, May 30th – Tuesday, June 4th.
  • The theme of the dance this year is Enchanted Forest. If you have any themed decorations you no longer need, SCA would love to use them for the dance! Please contact Ms. Mattix (@email) and Ms. Spracklin (@email) with any questions.


Questions about End of Year events for the 8th grade? Contact the 8th grade administrator, Emily Castro, at @email.