Kilmer MS News You Choose and Lost and Found Items #38

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Come on out to retrieve any items that were lost and now found in the building! They are waiting for you.  

Kilmer materials

Did you find a Kilmer textbook in your house? A library book? A calculator? No worries; bins will be out in front of the Kilmer building for drop-offs throughout the summer. Thank you!

Kilmer Lost and Found, Happening Now! 

Items that have been lost during the course of the school year will be placed outside of Kilmer Middle School today from 9-3 for a curbside pick-up.  These items include student clothes or other belongings that may have been lost during the school year.  Items will be placed on tables outside the school building.  If you are retrieving an item or looking for an item we ask

  • You practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Only touch items you believe belong to you 

Upcoming Dates

 

Tuesday, August 25 - First day of school 2020-2021. 

See full FCPS 2020-2021 calendar here

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and End of Year Goodbye #37

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A special thank you to our faculty and staff going to their next adventures. We will miss you. 

Dear Kilmer Students and Families,

As we bring this year to a close, we wanted to send you a special message from the Kilmer Staff. We miss you! We wish we could have said good-bye in person! Take a moment to watch this video from the Kilmer Staff to you.

https://youtu.be/a9l39vKrtRU

Eighth graders, we wish you the best of luck in high school and we look forward to hearing about all your accomplishments! Seventh graders, we can’t wait to reconnect with you after the summer and have a year full of successes in 2020-2021!

We want to take a moment to say goodbye to our retiring teachers and to thank them for all that they have done for the Kilmer Community.

Rich Erler – Math

Jim McElveen - English

Jan Packnett – Family and Consumer Sciences

Kent Schweitzer – Technology Education

Ingrid Tucker – Student Services

We wish everyone a happy and safe summer. We will send updates throughout the summer as we hear more about what the upcoming school year will look like. Take care of yourselves, your families and each other.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

National Junior Honor Society Gallery Walk and Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our newest Kilmer National Junior Honor Society members! Kilmer celebrated 124 students at the Virtual NJHS Induction Ceremony on June 11 (pre-recorded).  Our Inductees’ service learning projects are on display in a Service Learning Gallery Wall on Padlet. This exciting event brings our year-long process of service learning to an end. Kilmer is so proud of all the candidates and their resiliency throughout the changes that were necessitated by school and community closures. Student teams worked diligently and with compassion to better their community. Cougars Make A Difference!

Virtual Music and Drama Productions

Though hard work and resiliency, the drama department was able to put together two awesome productions despite the school building closure. One is a virtual Broadway Desserts, a gala of student performances of Broadway songs and the other is a special online performance of The Show Must Go ONLINE. Kudos to Ms. Kozik for her tireless dedication to supporting our students. 

Yearbooks!

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to talk about yearbooks. Due to the closing of school, the yearbooks will not arrive until late July, so distribution will occur at the end of the July with more details to be provided closer to the date.

Distribution will be a drive-by process.  More specific details about distribution will be sent out as we get closer to the date.

There are still yearbooks to purchase. All yearbooks must be purchased online. If there is some reason why you are unable to purchase a yearbook online, please reach out to Mr. Prevost (pmprevost@fcps.edu), and he can provide you with further information on how to purchase a book. Each yearbook cost $40.

You can purchase a copy by following the link below.

https://yearbookforever.com/schools/kilmer_middle_school_buy_yearbook_5675/PSNZ82yEt9FHA3k2g4bQqG0V

Yearbooks cannot be purchased during distribution, so please make sure to reserve your copy online today.

Virtual VIP Camp

FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 6th(Glasgow, Holmes, & Poe only), 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Our camp will be a combination of students from the following middle schools: Glasgow, Holmes, Jackson, Kilmer, Poe, and Thoreau. 

Camp Days and Hours

VIP Camps will be offering virtual activities Mondays through Thursdays beginning Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 30.

Program offerings will include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous activities will be scheduled throughout the day during the 9:00 am – 3:00PM time frame.

Synchronous – staff and students are online working together at the same time

Asynchronous – activities that students can work on at any time

Registration Form Instructions

Staffing for VIP Summer Teen Programs: VIP camps are staffed by the FCPS After-School Program Specialists (ASPS) and staff, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) staff, and other county agencies.

Kilmer materials

Did you find a Kilmer textbook in your house? A library book? A calculator? No worries; bins will be out in front of the Kilmer building for drop-offs throughout the summer. Thank you!

Kilmer Lost and Found, June 16, 9-3

Items that have been lost during the course of the school year will be placed outside of Kilmer Middle School on Tuesday, June 16 from 9-3 for a curbside pick-up.  These items include student clothes or other belongings that may have been lost during the school year.  Items will be placed on tables outside the school building.  If you are retrieving an item or looking for an item we ask

  • You practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Only touch items you believe belong to you

Additionally if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle school, text books, library books, graphing calculators, English department books please place in bins outside of school. 

Final Grades & Report Cards

As a reminder, all fourth quarter grades will be No Mark (NM). In addition, there will be no final exams and/or culminating activity included as part of the final course grade calculation this year. Teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by one grade distribution (for example: B to B+), based on demonstrated proficiency of fourth quarter learning.

A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:

Average of Quarters 1, 2, & 3

Average of Quarters 1, 2, & 3 plus 1 grade distribution increase for final mark (see example above)*

1st Semester Grade

1st Semester Grade plus 1 grade distribution increase for final mark (see example above)*

Quality Points as per FCPS Grading and Reporting

Final grades will be available in ParentVUE on June 13, 2020; and report cards will be centrally mailed to all families, except those who have opted for paperless report cards.

FCPS Academic and Career Plan 2019-20

Your student has been working on his/her Academic and Career Plan (ACP) through Naviance Student, throughout the school year. During this period of distance learning, we encourage you to use Naviance Student with your child to explore college and career options.   Students and parents/guardians can view the ACP by logging onto Naviance Student together to explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. Once in Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this Google form as verification by Wednesday, July 10, 2020.

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/ or the ACP website

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. 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  

If your child plans to expunge a high school credit course, please complete the form and attach by email to Sarah Groh (sfgroh@fcps.edu), Director of Student Services at Kilmer Middle School and Cindy Blakeley (CABlakeley@fcps.edu), Director of Student Services at Marshall High School (8th grade students only).  If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Marshall High School Fall Sports

Marshall HS would like to invite all rising 9th graders interested in participating in a Fall Sport to join our Fall Sports Google Classroom.  It can be joined using the code: s3qlp42 in the FCPS Google Classroom app. More information is here

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.

Upcoming Dates

 

Tuesday, August 25 - First day of school 2020-2021. 

See full FCPS 2020-2021 calendar here

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and NJHS Service Learning Gallery #36

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A special thank you to our Middle School After School Program for all their work!

June 5, 2020

Announcements

8th Grade Team Recognition: June 10, 2020 12:15-1:00

Although we find ourselves in a new Distance Learning environment, we want to recognize and acknowledge the great successes of our Kilmer 8th grade students and provide closure for our students . On Wednesday June 10th 12:15-1:00 (PAWS), each 8th grade team will host a virtual recognition ceremony.  All students will access the ceremony via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will receive the link information as the date approaches. We encourage all students to attend their team’s ceremony.

Families of award winners will be notified via e-mail the week of June 1st.  Although not every student will receive a recognition, we know the primary focus of the ceremony will be to provide closure for our students and an opportunity for our staff to impart some final remarks on the year.   

Any questions please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

NJHS Service Learning Gallery Wall and Virtual Induction Ceremony on June 11, 2020

The Kilmer National Junior Honor Society Committee will host a Virtual Service Learning Gallery Wall and Induction Ceremony beginning on Thursday, June 11, 2020, for candidates, parents, teachers and community members.. Mark your calendar for this exciting celebration which will showcase NJHS candidates and their service learning projects. 

Candidates who have completed all the necessary Kilmer NJHS requirements will become Members of Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society at this Virtual Induction Ceremony.

Candidates in good standing and their parents will receive an email invitation to view the pre-recorded virtual ceremony, 

The Kilmer Community is proud of the achievements of all of our NJHS candidates!

Art re-creation

Mr. Raubacher's students showed off their creativity and art history knowledge during Distance Learning. His Art Foundations, Art Extensions, and Computers in Art students identified famous works of art and used their own ingenuity to recreate those artworks at home, using materials they had on hand. See the recreations here.

Last Call for Locker Item Pick Up and Kilmer Item Drop-Off

Tuesday, June 9 - 8am to 11am 

If you were not able to pick up your student’s hallway and PE locker contents or medication on your assigned day and time, we invite you to come to Kilmer Middle School from 8am to 11am on Tuesday, June 9 to do a curbside pickup of those items.  Additionally, if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle School (textbooks, library books, graphing calculators, English Department books) please place those items in the bins outside of school when you come to pick up your locker items. Please take a few minutes to look around your home and backpacks; we have almost 600 library books still outstanding. Thank you for your help!

Kilmer Lost and Found, June 16, 8-3

Items that have been lost during the course of the school year will be placed outside of Kilmer Middle School on Tuesday, June 16 from 8-3 for a curbside pick-up.  These items include student clothes or other belongings that may have been lost during the school year.  Items will be placed on tables outside the school building.  If you are retrieving an item or looking for an item we ask

  • You practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Only touch items you believe belong to you

Additionally if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle school, text books, library books, graphing calculators, English department books please place in bins outside of school. 

Final Grades & Report Cards

As a reminder, all fourth quarter grades will be No Mark (NM). In addition, there will be no final exams and/or culminating activity included as part of the final course grade calculation this year. Teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by one grade distribution (for example: B to B+), based on demonstrated proficiency of fourth quarter learning.

A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:

Average of Quarters 1, 2, & 3

Average of Quarters 1, 2, & 3 plus 1 grade distribution increase for final mark (see example above)*

1st Semester Grade

1st Semester Grade plus 1 grade distribution increase for final mark (see example above)*

Quality Points as per FCPS Grading and Reporting

Final grades will be available in ParentVUE on June 13, 2020; and report cards will be centrally mailed to all families, except those who have opted for paperless report cards.

FCPS Academic and Career Plan 2019-20

Your student has been working on his/her Academic and Career Plan (ACP) through Naviance Student, throughout the school year. During this period of distance learning, we encourage you to use Naviance Student with your child to explore college and career options.   Students and parents/guardians can view the ACP by logging onto Naviance Student together to explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. Once in Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this Google form as verification by Wednesday, July 10, 2020.

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/ or the ACP website

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. 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  

If your child plans to expunge a high school credit course, please complete the form and attach by email to Sarah Groh (sfgroh@fcps.edu), Director of Student Services at Kilmer Middle School and Cindy Blakeley (CABlakeley@fcps.edu), Director of Student Services at Marshall High School (8th grade students only).  If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Marshall High School Fall Sports

Marshall HS would like to invite all rising 9th graders interested in participating in a Fall Sport to join our Fall Sports Google Classroom.  It can be joined using the code: s3qlp42 in the FCPS Google Classroom app. More information is here

Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 8 - Asynchronous Day 

Tuesday, June 9- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, June 10 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Grade Team Recognition,12:15-1:00

Thursday, June 11 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, June 12 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8, Last Day of School

 

Tuesday, August 25 - First day of school 2020-2021. 

See full FCPS 2020-2021 calendar here

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We had a special guest speaker in Ms. Bradford's office hours this week. Dr. Siebach, a former Kilmer MS student, now a Mars geologist, spoke with students about the Mars exploration rover, Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012. Thank you! 

May 29, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

Thank you to all our families who have come by Kilmer MS to pick up locker items over the past two weeks. We will be scheduling a couple more make-up times over the next couple of weeks to ensure everyone has an opportunity to pick-up their belongings. In addition, we will have a lost and found curbside pick-up on Tuesday, June 16. We will send details as the date approaches.

As we approach the final weeks of school, I want to thank our community for their continued partnership and support of the continuity of learning within the Distance Learning environment. As a result, Kilmer has experienced high levels of attendance and engagement in Distance Learning. Thank you. 

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

NJHS Important Information

Kilmer’s NJHS continues to persevere, despite the mandated social distancing which left many candidates unable to complete service learning hours with their Community Partners. 

Candidates who complete all NJHS Google Classroom assignments (by the due date for each) for the Five Stages of Service Learning, and continue to uphold the five pillars of NJHS:  Citizenship, Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service, will be considered for membership in Kilmer’s NJHS. Additional guidance is provided on the NJHS page of the Kilmer MS website. 

Student initiative and structured time for reflection on the service experience are key elements to completion. Candidates will finish the year by demonstrating their acquired skills and knowledge in an on-line Service Learning Gallery and Virtual Induction into the National Junior Honor Society, date to be announced. 

Completing the Kilmer NJHS Service Learning Continuum is a tremendous accomplishment for our candidates. Thank you to our candidates and teacher mentors for their unstoppable dedication to serving others.

Marshall High School Fall Sports

Marshall HS would like to invite all rising 9th graders interested in participating in a Fall Sport to join our Fall Sports Google Classroom.  It can be joined using the code: s3qlp42 in the FCPS Google Classroom app. More information is here

Make-Up Time for Locker Item Pick Up and Kilmer Item Drop-Off

Tuesday, June 2 - 2:00 PM -4:00 PM

If you were not able to pick up your student’s hallway and PE locker contents or medication on your assigned day and time, we invite you to come to Kilmer Middle School from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2 to do a curbside pickup of those items.  Additionally, if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle School (textbooks, library books, graphing calculators, English Department books) please place those items in the bins outside of school when you come to pick up your locker items. 

Reminders

All Virginia Middle School Chorus

Congratulations to Omar F, Johnation T, and Elisabeth B, Kilmer students selected to participate in the 2020 All Virginia Middle School Chorus! Thank you to Mr. Sapp for his work preparing and working with all our students. Great job! 

8th Grade Team Recognition: June 10, 2020 12:15-1:00

Although we find ourselves in a new Distance Learning environment, we want to recognize and acknowledge the great successes of our Kilmer 8th grade students and provide closure for our students . On Wednesday June 10th 12:15-1:00 (PAWS), each 8th grade team will host a virtual recognition ceremony.  All students will access the ceremony via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will receive the link information as the date approaches. We encourage all students to attend their team’s ceremony.

Families of award winners will be notified via e-mail the week of June 1st.  Although not every student will receive a recognition, we know the primary focus of the ceremony will be to provide closure for our students and an opportunity for our staff to impart some final remarks on the year.   

Any questions please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

New Student Services Website

The Student Services Website houses resources from the school counselors, social worker, and psychologist. There are resources to support Distance Learning, general academic resources, and mental health and wellness resources. Take a moment to explore the Student Services Website and access templates for organization, tutorials for helpful websites, articles and much more.

Additional Distance Learning Activities

Interested in joining a book club or making a parachute or learning origami? Visit the Kilmer Library Website. The Kilmer Library Website provides access to eBooks and audio books, resources for research, inquiry-based activities and much more. We encourage you to check it out!

Check out the Health and PE Website to find resources for daily exercises, nutrition, and fun games and challenges.

Kilmer Lost and Found 6/16 8-3

Items that have been lost during the course of the school year will be placed outside of Kilmer Middle School on Tuesday, June 16 from 8-3 for a curbside pick-up.  These items include student clothes or other belongings that may have been lost during the school year.  Items will be placed on tables outside the school building.  If you are retrieving an item or looking for an item we ask

  • You practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Only touch items you believe belong to you

Additionally if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle school, text books, library books, graphing calculators, English department books please place in bins outside of school. 

Virtual Middle School VIP Camp

The Middle School VIP program will be going virtual for the summer!  During these unprecedented times of social distancing and virtual learning, we want to offer your child a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5- week virtual program for rising 7th and 8th graders in Fairfax County. We will also be extending this invitation to our rising 9th graders to help keep them connected this summer. 

More information here

Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 1 - Asynchronous Day 

Tuesday, June 2- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, June 3 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, June 4 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, June 5 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

 

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Kilmer MS News You Choose and All Virginia Middle School Chorus #34

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Emptying lockers in the main hall in anticipation of students retrieving their belongings. 

From the Principal's Desk:

May 22, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

It is hard to believe that it is already Memorial Day Weekend. Hopefully the weekend will bring some nice spring-like weather and we can enjoy time outdoors.

We continue to be proud of the hard work and engagement of our students in the Distance Learning Environment. I have enjoyed visiting classes and seeing the great learning focused on topics such as the structure and function of DNA and best practices for research. I also enjoyed visiting one of the book clubs that our librarians are sponsoring.

We recognize that we have all needed to learn new skills and habits during this time and the adjustment can be challenging. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to navigate these times. Embedded into this edition of News You Choose is information about the Student Services Website that has resources to support Distance Learning.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

All Virginia Middle School Chorus

Congratulations to Omar F, Johnation T, and Elisabeth B, Kilmer students selected to participate in the 2020 All Virginia Middle School Chorus! Thank you to Mr. Sapp for his work preparing and working with all our students. Great job! 

8th Grade Team Recognition: June 10, 2020 12:15-1:00

Although we find ourselves in a new Distance Learning environment, we want to recognize and acknowledge the great successes of our Kilmer 8th grade students and provide closure for our students . On Wednesday June 10th 12:15-1:00 (PAWS), each 8th grade team will host a virtual recognition ceremony.  All students will access the ceremony via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will receive the link information as the date approaches. We encourage all students to attend their team’s ceremony.

Families of award winners will be notified via e-mail the week of June 1st.  Although not every student will receive a recognition, we know the primary focus of the ceremony will be to provide closure for our students and an opportunity for our staff to impart some final remarks on the year.   

Any questions please contact Chris Musgnug at ccmusgnug@fcps.edu.

New Student Services Website

The Student Services Website houses resources from the school counselors, social worker, and psychologist. There are resources to support Distance Learning, general academic resources, and mental health and wellness resources. Take a moment to explore the Student Services Website and access templates for organization, tutorials for helpful websites, articles and much more.

Additional Distance Learning Activities

Interested in joining a book club or making a parachute or learning origami? Visit the Kilmer Library Website. The Kilmer Library Website provides access to eBooks and audio books, resources for research, inquiry-based activities and much more. We encourage you to check it out!

Check out the Health and PE Website to find resources for daily exercises, nutrition, and fun games and challenges.

Supporting Executive Functions at Home: A Webinar for Families

On May 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-noon, the FCPS Behavior Intervention Services team will provide resources to help families support the growth of student executive functioning skills during this time of distance learning and beyond.

More information about the webinar and how to register are provided in the flyer linked below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jMYAWgDukeUCdoGN-DmrGdj6eWk_sV5h

Locker item pick up Make-up time 5/26 1-3.

If you were not able to pick up your students’ locker contents/or medication on your assigned day and time, we invite you to come to Kilmer Middle School from 1-3 on Tuesday, May 26th to do a curbside pickup of those items.  Additionally, if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle school, including text books, library books, graphing calculators, English department books, please place in bins outside of school. 

Kilmer Lost and Found 6/16 8-3

Items that have been lost during the course of the school year will be placed outside of Kilmer Middle School on Tuesday, June 16 from 8-3 for a curbside pick-up.  These items include student clothes or other belongings that may have been lost during the school year.  Items will be placed on tables outside the school building.  If you are retrieving an item or looking for an item we ask

  • You practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Only touch items you believe belong to you

Additionally if you have items that belong to Kilmer Middle school, text books, library books, graphing calculators, English department books please place in bins outside of school. 

Virtual Middle School VIP Camp

The Middle School VIP program will be going virtual for the summer!  During these unprecedented times of social distancing and virtual learning, we want to offer your child a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5- week virtual program for rising 7th and 8th graders in Fairfax County. We will also be extending this invitation to our rising 9th graders to help keep them connected this summer. 

More information here

Reminders

4th quarter grading

  • Teachers will be providing feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement.
  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade.
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS.
  • All students will receive a No Mark “NM” as their fourth quarter grade. NM will be added to Teacher Gradebooks this Monday, May 18th. The NM fourth quarter grade will be visible in the gradebook module in SIS ParentVue and StudentVue.

Distance learning continues be a new experience for everyone. All students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers and school counselors when they have questions throughout the rest of the school year. The virtual office hours will be a great time to connect with individual questions. Additional information about how the final course grade will be calculated will be shared at a later date.

ESOL Online Summer Program

Dear Parents/Guardians, Please consider having your child(ren) participate in our ESOL online summer school program. More details, see attached flyers. Have your child(ren) join us online this summer to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.  All Middle School and High School English Learners (levels 1-4) are invited to participate! 

This free program is called ESOL Language and Literacy Connections and is three weeks long. Classes will meet from June 22-July 14, 2020. Each day, your child(ren) will participate in one hour of online learning with a teacher and one hour of independent work. You can choose a class in the morning or in the evening.  Morning: 10:30am-11:30am or  Evening: 7:00pm-8:00pm

We hope to see your child(ren) there!

 Amharic     Arabic       Chinese     Farsi     Korean    Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese

To register, please contact your child(ren)’s ESOL teacher or Susanne Ehsani, ESOL Department Chair,  sehsani@fcps.edu

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 25 - No School, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, May 27 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, May 28 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, May 29 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

 

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Ms. Jones welcomed Dr. Joe Pesce, an astrophysicist who specializes in galaxies and black holes, to her office hours to present to her classes. An out of this world experience to hear him speak. 

From the Principal's Desk:

May 15, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

We were happy to connect with several families during our Virtual Parent Coffee on Friday, May 15. The virtual parent coffee focused on organization and study skill strategies in the Distance Learning Environment and additional Distance Learning opportunities. We will have the second session of our virtual parent coffee on Monday, May 18 at 3:00. This virtual parent coffee will cover the same content as the Friday session. We will resend the link on Monday morning. The sessions are also recorded and posted on our website.

Please encourage your student to visit the Kilmer Library website (https://www.kilmerlibrary.org/), the Health & PE Department website (https://www.kilmerlibrary.org/wellness.html), and the Afterschool Activities Google Classroom (https://kilmerms.fcps.edu/announcements/after-school-google-classroom) for additional opportunities.

The process for student locker item pick-up will start this coming week. Each family will receive an email through e-notify letting them know the specific date and time to come to Kilmer for the curbside pick-up. This process will take several days. Families should receive their e-notify email letting them know their date for pick-up no later than Wednesday, May 20th.  

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

4th quarter grading

  • Teachers will be providing feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement.
  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade.
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS.
  • All students will receive a No Mark “NM” as their fourth quarter grade. NM will be added to Teacher Gradebooks this Monday, May 18th. The NM fourth quarter grade will be visible in the gradebook module in SIS ParentVue and StudentVue.

Distance learning continues be a new experience for everyone. All students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers and school counselors when they have questions throughout the rest of the school year. The virtual office hours will be a great time to connect with individual questions. Additional information about how the final course grade will be calculated will be shared at a later date.

ESOL Online Summer Program

Dear Parents/Guardians, Please consider having your child(ren) participate in our ESOL online summer school program. More details, see attached flyers. Have your child(ren) join us online this summer to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.  All Middle School and High School English Learners (levels 1-4) are invited to participate! 

This free program is called ESOL Language and Literacy Connections and is three weeks long. Classes will meet from June 22-July 14, 2020. Each day, your child(ren) will participate in one hour of online learning with a teacher and one hour of independent work. You can choose a class in the morning or in the evening.  Morning: 10:30am-11:30am or  Evening: 7:00pm-8:00pm

We hope to see your child(ren) there!

 Amharic     Arabic       Chinese     Farsi     Korean    Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese

To register, please contact your child(ren)’s ESOL teacher or Susanne Ehsani, ESOL Department Chair,  sehsani@fcps.edu

Reminders

Parent Coffee

We will be offering a virtual Parent Coffee on Monday, May 18 at 3:00 PM. During this time, our school counselors will share helpful tips on organization and study skill strategies in the Distance Learning Environment. We will also hear from our Librarians, PE Teachers, and our After-School Specialist to learn about additional Distance Learning opportunities.

We will send the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Link via e-notify Monday morning. Please note each session has a maximum of 250 participants. Both Coffees will cover the same information. Please plan to participate in only one session. We will also record the sessions and post them on the Kilmer website. 

New Yearbook Spread

During this unprecedented time, Kilmer’s yearbook staff wants to document what the Kilmer community has been doing to stay positive during school closing. We will be creating a spread that includes photos and stories of what students, parents, and staff have been doing during their quarantine to stay busy, connect with others, and stay active. Please send pictures and stories to pmprevost@fcps.edu of you connecting through social media (tiktok, facetime, etc.), creating art projects, baking/cooking at home, spending time with family, taking walks, virtual learning, playing games, etc. Please write a caption of who is in the picture and what you are doing. Thank you!

Afterschool in the Distance Learning World

The Middle School After-School Specialists have put together a number of virtual after-school activities in Google Classrooms to engage you in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things you can do by yourself or with a group of your classmates. There will be  a variety of activities (topics) to choose from in the "Classwork" tab. We hope you enjoy this site, and feel free to access any and all of it to help you pass the time actively during this time of social distancing. Kilmer Afterschool Google Classroom Code: y2amdrr

Afterschool @Home Clubs Begin Next Week

In order to be added to the roster & join session(s) use the  KMS Afterschool @Home Clubs Registration Form

Model United Nations -Tuesday 2:00-3:00PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Thursday 2:30-3:30PM

Afterschool is now on IG @kilmerafterschool

If you have questions or ideas for other activities Email or Schedule A Virtual Meeting with Kimberly Kardelis, After-School Program Specialist. We will continue to create and add content in Google Classroom.

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 18 - Asynchronous Day

Monday, May 18 - Parent Coffee, 3pm

Tuesday, May 19- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, May 20 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, May 21 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, May 22 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

Monday, May 25 - No School, Memorial Day

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Thank you, thank you to the Kilmer PTA for the treats they provided to the teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. It was much appreciated.  

From the Principal's Desk:

May 8, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

We have completed our second full week of synchronous classes. It’s been exciting to join classes and see our students connecting with their teachers and accessing instruction virtually.  We know that these are very uncertain times and there are many challenges outside of school.  We truly appreciate your continued flexibility and partnership. We are pleased that we have completed two weeks of both asynchronous and synchronous learning and are looking forward to continued progress.

Thank you to the Kilmer PTA and the entire community for recognizing our staff this past week for Staff Appreciation Week! We are all very appreciative of your support especially during this very challenging time.

We are looking forward to hosting a Virtual Parent Coffee on May 15 and May 18. Please see below for details.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

 

Announcements

Parent Coffee

We will be offering a virtual Parent Coffee on Friday, May 15 at 11:30 AM and Monday, May 18 at 3:00 PM. During this time, our school counselors will share helpful tips on organization and study skill strategies in the Distance Learning Environment. We will also hear from our Librarians, PE Teachers, and our After-School Specialist to learn about additional Distance Learning opportunities.

We will send the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Link via e-notify next week. Please note each session has a maximum of 250 participants. Both Coffees will cover the same information. Please plan to participate in only one session. We will also record the sessions and post them on the Kilmer website. 

New Yearbook Spread

During this unprecedented time, Kilmer’s yearbook staff wants to document what the Kilmer community has been doing to stay positive during school closing. We will be creating a spread that includes photos and stories of what students, parents, and staff have been doing during their quarantine to stay busy, connect with others, and stay active. Please send pictures and stories to pmprevost@fcps.edu of you connecting through social media (tiktok, facetime, etc.), creating art projects, baking/cooking at home, spending time with family, taking walks, virtual learning, playing games, etc. Please write a caption of who is in the picture and what you are doing. Thank you!

Afterschool in the Distance Learning World

The Middle School After-School Specialists have put together a number of virtual after-school activities in Google Classrooms to engage you in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things you can do by yourself or with a group of your classmates. There will be  a variety of activities (topics) to choose from in the "Classwork" tab. We hope you enjoy this site, and feel free to access any and all of it to help you pass the time actively during this time of social distancing. Kilmer Afterschool Google Classroom Code: y2amdrr

Afterschool @Home Clubs Begin Next Week

In order to be added to the roster & join session(s) use the  KMS Afterschool @Home Clubs Registration Form

Model United Nations -Tuesday 2:00-3:00PM

Dungeons & Dragons - Thursday 2:30-3:30PM

Afterschool is now on IG @kilmerafterschool

If you have questions or ideas for other activities Email or Schedule A Virtual Meeting with Kimberly Kardelis, After-School Program Specialist. We will continue to create and add content in Google Classroom.

Reminders

Office Hours

Every teacher (core and elective) holds office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Office Hours is a time for students to connect with their teacher to ask questions, check-in on assignments, engage in one-on-one or small group discussion. We encourage students to check-in with their teachers (core and elective) during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All teachers’ office hour times can be found on the Kilmer Distance Learning Hub.

Third Quarter Report Cards

Third Quarter report cards will be mailed home in mid-May, except for those parents and/or guardians who have opted to “Go Paperless.” Parents and/or guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!" All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. This option must be selected prior to May 12 to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

Course Requests for 2020-2021

Seventh Grade Students: To see the list of courses that your child selected for eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE. This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level. Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

Eight Grade Students: To see the list of courses that your child selected for ninth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE. This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact the high school your child will be attending for ninth grade. The Student Services department can assist you with your questions.

Virtual Afterschool Interest Form

The Middle School Afterschool Specialists have put together a number of virtual after-school activities to engage you in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things you can do by yourself or with a group of your classmates. This is a place to become explorers, athletes, coders, scientists, artists, authors, dancers, or whatever you choose. These activities will be housed in the Kilmer Afterschool Google Classroom, the code will be shared with students once everything is up and ready to go.

Please complete the Virtual Afterschool Interest Form  to give us a better idea of your interests. If you don’t see an activity you like or have an idea, list it at the bottom of the form.

There will be  a variety of activities (topics) to choose from in the "Classwork" tab. We can give feedback, answer questions, and provide challenges for you along the way. We hope you enjoy this site, and feel free to access any and all of it to help you pass the time actively during this time of social distancing.

If you have ideas for other activities, please contact Kimberly Kardelis

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 11 - Asynchronous Day

Tuesday, May 12- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, May 13 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, May 14 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, May 15 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

Friday, May 15 - Virtual Parent Coffee, 11:30 am

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Ms. Mattix and Ms. Zemaitis share their learning target in 8th period Science - super excited to learn together. 

From the Principal's Desk:

May 1, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

I want to thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and support as we worked towards synchronous learning. We are happy that we were able to launch synchronous learning this week. It was exciting to see so many students in our virtual classes.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, students attend the four core classes English, Science, History, Math, and High School credit World Languages in synchronous learning sessions. Students will join their elective teachers including PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Office Hours. All teachers’ office hour times can be found on the Kilmer Distance Learning Hub. All teachers have posted learning activities for students to work on throughout the week in their Blackboards and Google Classrooms which can also be accessed through the Kilmer Distance Learning Hub.   

If your student needs any support accessing the synchronous classes or getting into a routine with the school schedule or with completing school assignments, please contact your student’s school counselor.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

Staff Appreciation Week 

May 4 – May 8 is Staff Appreciation Week! Let’s Celebrate our Teachers and Staff by letting them know how much we appreciate them. Below are some ideas:

  • Create a video message to send to a teacher or staff member thanking them
  • Share a best memory with a teacher or staff member
  • Write an email thanking a teacher or staff member

Office Hours

Every teacher (core and elective) holds office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Office Hours is a time for students to connect with their teacher to ask questions, check-in on assignments, engage in one-on-one or small group discussion. We encourage students to check-in with their teachers (core and elective) during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All teachers’ office hour times can be found on the Kilmer Distance Learning Hub.

Third Quarter Report Cards

Third Quarter report cards will be mailed home in mid-may, except for those parents and/or guardians who have opted to “Go Paperless.” Parents and/or guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!" All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. This option must be selected prior to May 12 to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

Course Requests for 2020-2021

Seventh Grade Students: To see the list of courses that your child selected for eighth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE. This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. Elective choices are subject to change based on space, teacher availability, and schedule conflicts. Please review this preliminary list of courses and look for the following errors: Too few or too many classes, absence of a required course, inaccurate placement by grade or course level. Parents, please contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or concerns about the selected courses. Course requests are a firm commitment. Course request changes will not be accommodated after June 1.

Eight Grade Students: To see the list of courses that your child selected for ninth grade, please log into your SIS ParentVUE account and click on the course requests tab. Directions for how to view your child’ course requests online in ParentVUE can be accessed at the following link : Online Course Requests in ParentVue . Students can also view their list of courses on the course request tab in SIS StudentVUE. This list of courses is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses entered into the student information system. If you have questions about your child’s course requests, please contact the high school your child will be attending for ninth grade. The Student Services department can assist you with your questions.

2nd Virtual Spirit Week

Join us for our 2nd Virtual Spirit Week! We look forward to seeing our community in photos

Virtual Afterschool Interest Form

The Middle School Afterschool Specialists have put together a number of virtual after-school activities to engage you in the arts, music, STEM, physical fitness, cooking, games, puzzles, literature, and more – things you can do by yourself or with a group of your classmates. This is a place to become explorers, athletes, coders, scientists, artists, authors, dancers, or whatever you choose. These activities will be housed in the Kilmer Afterschool Google Classroom, the code will be shared with students once everything is up and ready to go.

Please complete the Virtual Afterschool Interest Form  to give us a better idea of your interests. If you don’t see an activity you like or have an idea, list it at the bottom of the form.

There will be  a variety of activities (topics) to choose from in the "Classwork" tab. We can give feedback, answer questions, and provide challenges for you along the way. We hope you enjoy this site, and feel free to access any and all of it to help you pass the time actively during this time of social distancing.

If you have ideas for other activities, please contact Kimberly Kardelis

Reminders

Overview of Grading Practices for 3rd and 4th quarter

Third quarter has been extended to Friday, May 1st. Teachers may continue to work with students to close out the third quarter and accept assignments through that date. Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module will be closed from Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m. 

Fourth Quarter Timeline:  While third quarter work is being accepted until May 1st, fourth quarter work has been assigned to students.  Any new work will be entered into fourth quarter gradebooks beginning Monday, May 4th. 

Providing Feedback to Students/Parents and Monitoring Progress: Beginning fourth quarter, teachers should provide feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement. 

  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted.
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade. 
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS, though weekly emails will not be sent since there will not be a quarter 4 grade.

Additional information about how final grades will be calculated will be shared at a later date.

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 4 - Asynchronous Day

Tuesday, May 5- Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, May 6 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, May 7 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, May 8 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

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Many teachers were able to hold Office Hours this week. Above, two students in Ms. Fogel's orchestra class enjoyed getting to see each other and their classmates. 

From the Principal's Desk:

April 24, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

We were happy to connect with many of you during the Parent Information Sessions held on Thursday and Friday. The focus of the information sessions was to share information about asynchronous and synchronous learning, recommendations for accessing the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links, and information about a streamlined communication system.  We recorded the sessions and they can be found here. Please note all sessions cover the same material.

Monday is an asynchronous learning day. On asynchronous days, students can complete posted assignments and access posted resources. Tuesday is an asynchronous and office hours day which means students can connect with teachers virtually as well as continuing to complete assignments. We will be holding synchronous instruction (virtual classes) on Wednesday and Friday. Please see the schedule below.

Please take care of yourselves and each other.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

Distance Learning Schedule

Overview of Grading Practices for 3rd and 4th quarter

Third quarter has been extended to Friday, May 1st. Teachers may continue to work with students to close out the third quarter and accept assignments through that date. Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module will be closed from Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m. 

Fourth Quarter Timeline:  While third quarter work is being accepted until May 1st, fourth quarter work has been assigned to students.  Any new work will be entered into fourth quarter gradebooks beginning Monday, May 4th. 

Providing Feedback to Students/Parents and Monitoring Progress: Beginning fourth quarter, teachers should provide feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement. 

  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted.
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade. 
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS, though weekly emails will not be sent since there will not be a quarter 4 grade.

Additional information about how final grades will be calculated will be shared at a later date.

Useful Links

Please find below links to items highlighted in this week’s emails and the parent meetings. New Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links were sent student emails on April 23 and 24:

Fillable Student Schedule – students are encouraged to delete old links and fill in this schedule with your classes, teacher office hours and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links

Student Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning – Tips on how to structure your school days, ways to communication and prepare for your distance learning

How students find Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links received this week – a visual representation of how to find the new links in your fcpsschools.net email accounts.

Reminders

Learning Packets

The FCPS Learning Packets provide opportunities for students to practice and apply skills while supporting student needs for engagement, critical thinking, and movement. Learning Packets are mailed out weekly from FCPS. In addition to being mailed out they are posted on FCPS-24-7 Blackboard.

If you plan to access the learning packets online by logging into FCPS 24-7 Blackboard, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

Families who opt out will be notified by email and will have the opportunity to opt back into receiving printed packets by following the instructions on the email.

To stop receiving the printed packets, you will need your student's FCPS student ID and the enrolling parent’s email address.

Please expect to receive at least one additional printed learning packet after your request to go paperless is entered.

Learning at Home: Support for Families

The Learning at Home: Support for Families web page provides information about the role of families and caregivers in the FCPS Distance Learning Plan. This site is updated often – please return often for additional guidance and resources.

Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 27 - Asynchronous Day

Tuesday, April 28 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, April 29 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, April 30 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, May 1 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

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Ms. Kozik and Ms. Gorman hosted a Lion King closing event for all students involved in the musical. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication! 

From the Principal's Desk:

April 17, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

It was wonderful connecting with many of you during the Virtual Information Session held at the beginning of this week. We recorded the sessions and they can be found here. Please note that all three of the sessions cover the same information.

Monday is an asynchronous learning day. On asynchronous days students can complete posted assignments and access posted resources. Tuesday is an asynchronous and office hours day which means students can connect with teachers virtually as well as continuing to complete assignments. Please note that all teachers, elective and core teachers, hold office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I want to take a moment to send a huge thank you to our amazing Kilmer Staff. Their commitment, dedication, and care for the Kilmer students and community is so strong and apparent. Despite some challenges, the Kilmer staff has worked so hard to transition to Distance Learning, overcome some bumps in the road, and be a positive certain during an uncertain time. It is a true honor to be part of such and amazing team!

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

Learning Packets

The FCPS Learning Packets provide opportunities for students to practice and apply skills while supporting student needs for engagement, critical thinking, and movement. Learning Packets are mailed out weekly from FCPS. In addition to being mailed out they are posted on FCPS-24-7 Blackboard.

If you plan to access the learning packets online by logging into FCPS 24-7 Blackboard, you can choose to go paperless and opt out of receiving the mailed copies.

Families who opt out will be notified by email and will have the opportunity to opt back into receiving printed packets by following the instructions on the email.

To stop receiving the printed packets, you will need your student's FCPS student ID and the enrolling parent’s email address.

Please expect to receive at least one additional printed learning packet after your request to go paperless is entered.

Learning at Home: Support for Families

The Learning at Home: Support for Families web page provides information about the role of families and caregivers in the FCPS Distance Learning Plan. This site is updated often – please return often for additional guidance and resources.

Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning

Yearbook

There is still time to purchase your copy of Kilmer’s 2019/2020 yearbook. They are $40 online and can be purchased through this link: shorturl.at/egoS3. At this time, all yearbooks must be purchased through the online portal. Information on how the yearbooks will be distributed this year will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Right now, due to building closures, delivery of the yearbooks will be sometime this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to send in your photos of stay at home life.

College Partnership Program

The CPP Application 2020-21 has reopened! 8th grade students who currently have a completed paper application in their possession please submit your information online by April 24th. The College Partnership Program (CPP) assist high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education by providing students with monthly sessions and workshops. The goal is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students, that enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include:

  • Academic counseling
  • College visits
  • Help with completing college and scholarship applications
  • Monthly meetings
  • Parent education sessions
  • SAT preparation classes
  • A summer overnight experience on a college campus

Read more here

Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 20 - Asynchronous Day

Tuesday, April 21 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, April 22 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, April 23 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, April 24 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

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We are all in this together. Here Kilmer's custodians get together virtually to discuss next steps and responsibilities. 

From the Principal's Desk:

April 11, 2020

Dear Kilmer Families,

The Kilmer Staff is very excited to get started with Distance Learning! Yesterday, you and your student should have received an email that included a schedule template for each student to use to complete his/her individual weekly schedule. The information also included a link to helpful tips for getting started with Distance Learning. If your student did not receive this e-mail, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.

We are looking forward to starting our first week of Distance Learning with a Kilmer Spirit Week. Check-out the daily spirit activities outlined below.

Sincerely,

Amy Miller

Principal

Announcements

Virtual Parent Presentation

Please join us for a virtual parent session on Monday, April 13 at 2:00 PM. We will share information about Distance Learning and answer your questions. You will participate in this meeting by Blackboard Collaborate which is the same platform students will use for their synchronous learning. Students are welcome to join this presentation with you.

Here is the link to join the meeting:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6aafc791d2d14569be2a314d43ca82fa

 

You may join starting at 1:45. The meeting will begin at 2:00. We will record the meeting and post it on our website as well.

Kilmer Middle School Spirit Week

Join us for our 1st Virtual Spirit Week! We look forward to seeing our community in photos

Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning

Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 13 - Parent Presentation, 2pm

Monday, April 13 - Virtual Spirit Week begins

Tuesday, April 14 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Wednesday, April 15 - Virtual Classes, Periods 1, 3, PAWS, 7

Thursday, April 16 - Asynchronous Day and Teacher Office Hours

Friday, April 17 - Virtual Classes, Periods 2, 4, 6, 8

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