Afterschool Activities

Club Descriptions

Academic Support

  • By Appointment With Classroom Teacher
  • Guided
  • Test Retakes
  • Extra Help/Questions
  • Complete Missing Assignments
  • Preparing for Tests
  • Clarifications On:
    • Lessons
    • Classwork/Homework
    • Projects

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (See individual teachers for specific days)

Location: Various Classrooms

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Classroom Teachers

Anime Club

Anime Club is intended to provide interested students an opportunity to share their love of Japanese animation/comics and to learn about various facets of anime and Japanese culture. Students will have the opportunity to learn new animation techniques and share original artwork and writing. In addition, students will learn about Japanese culture and customs, and spoken Japanese words and phrases.

Time: 3:45-4:45

Days: Wednesday

Location: G104

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: J. Diaz

Appian Board Game Club

The Appian Board Game Club is an after school program for middle school students. By playing tabletop strategy games, students develop critical-thinking skills while engaged in a fun and challenging activity. Students also have an opportunity to practice important social skills like cooperation, negotiation, and communication. Helping young people to develop these skills will give them the tools they need to achieve success both in the classroom and throughout their lives.

Time: TBD

Days: TBD

Location: TBD

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: TBD

Art Club - Open Studio

Art Club offers a space for students to create new art work or continue artwork they have started during the day here at Kilmer. It is an open studio space that will give students access to art materials, fellow artists and the art teacher here at Kilmer. Art Club is also an opportunity for additional feedback and instruction about art.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Wednesday

Location: G104

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Raubacher

Art Club - Project Based

This is a great place to explore your personal interests in art and get some hands-on experience with art tools and materials if you are not in art class or if you just want more art in your life! In addition to club projects students will also support and contribute to school events and productions.

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Thursday

Location: G104

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: J. Diaz

Basketball Intramural

Students form their own teams and play a weekly game against their peers. This is a fun opportunity for students to compete for the right to call themselves Kilmer’s finest!

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Thursday

Location: Gym

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: G. Gonzalez/Stamp/Howard

Best Buddies

By joining Best Buddies, you will become part of a growing movement of people with and without disabilities, dedicated to ensuring everyone makes a friend. Students with and without disabilities are invited to serve as chapter leaders who plan events and engaging opportunities for members. At least four group activities are held each year both in school and outside of school. Some examples are pizza parties, bowling outings, kickball games, and ice cream socials. Each chapter determines their own activities based on availability of the members. Most importantly, members will be “matched” in a one-to-one friendship with another student from their middle/high school or peer-aged participant in the community at the college level.

  • *Starts 10/10/19

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Thursday

Location: TBD

Frequency: Monthly

Sponsors: Johnson/Hooper

Capitol Debate

This is a great way for students to continue enhancing their debate skills after camp is over and a key building block in reaping the full benefits that debate and public speaking training have to offer. Both returning and new students should expect an educational and competitive experience.

  • Tournament 12/07/19
  • Tournament 02/29/20
  • National Tournament 05/02-03/2020

https://www.capitoldebate.com/about/

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Thursday, 10/10, 10/31, 11/14, 12/05

Location: G100

Frequency: N/A

Sponsors: Savon Ayodeji

Chess Club

Chess develops logical thinking. Chess requires some understanding of logical strategy. Kids will learn to evaluate the results of specific actions and sequences. Does this sequence help me win or lose the game? Decisions are better when guided by logic, rather than impulse.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Thursday

Location: A110

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Walsleben

Computer Club

Study programming language, video/audio editing and video game design.

  • Starts in October

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Thursday

Location: D113

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Sponsors: Douthit

Cougars' Den

Students have the opportunity to participate in basketball games and activities. Other sports may be played depending upon student interest.

  • This is a NON LATE BUS DAY
  • Starts in October
  • NO Afterschool on a Friday before a Holiday or Student Holiday

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Fridays

Location: Gym

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: J. Diaz

Crosstown Hoops Basketball Game vs Thoreau MS

Tryouts & Practice Info Coming Soon!

Time: TBD

Days: TBD

Location: TBD

Frequency: TBD

Sponsors: TBD

Drama Club/Theater Sports

Games for use in Drama or Theatre to acquire skills for any student actor:

  • *quick thinking
  • *using the imagination
  • *role play
  • *improvisation
  • *voice use *movement
  • *physicality with characters

Theater Sport competition dates:

  • 10/18 Theatre Sports Competition @Poe MS
  • 11/08 Theatre Sports Competition @Frost MS
  • 12/13 Theatre Sport Competition @KMS
  • 01/10 Theatre Sports Competition @Lake Braddock

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Tuesday

Location: G103/Cafeteria

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Sponsors: Kozik/Bergen

Dungeons and Dragons

Students get together every other week to play dungeons and dragons.

  • Starts 9/25

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Wednesday

Location: E101

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Sponsors: Blake

EliteGamingLIVE

EliteGamingLIVE is the premiere after-school interscholastic Esports league that blends competitive video gaming with STEM learning.

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Fridays, 10/04, 10/18, 11/01, 11/15

Location: H108

Frequency: Bi-weekly

Sponsors: K. Rent

Flag Football Intramural

Students form their own teams and play a weekly against their peers. This is a fun opportunity for students to compete for the right to call themselves Kilmer’s finest!

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday

Location: Field

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: G. Gonzalez/Osorio/Howard

Food for Others Power Pack Program (P3)

P3 allows us to provide elementary students with a pack of food they can bring home and eat over the weekend. Many students in our area have little to eat between their lunch at school on Friday and the breakfast that is served Monday morning. Packs are assembled by Kilmer students for Freedom Hill students. The pack, which contains 2 items each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus 2 snacks and 2 drinks, will help alleviate the students hunger and allow them to focus more on their school work.

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: TBD

Location: Cafeteria/H108

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Sponsors: Sponsor Needed

Girls' Friendship Circle

Girls Circle is a safe space in which girls can share thoughts, feelings, while they make new friends. We’ll meet once a week for 8 weeks to explore topics such as learning more about our own best qualities, being a better friend, and identifying friendship problems and solutions through art, role-playing, and discussions. We’ll end the group with a celebration planned by group members.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Tuesday

Location: G101

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Hessinger

Go Club

Go is a board game involving two players that originated in ancient China. The two players alternately place stones, on the vacant intersections of a board. The objective of the game is to surround a larger area of the board with stones than the opponent.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Thursday

Location: A110

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Monks

iCan Bike

A week long program that uses adapted equipment to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. Student spotters are needed to help! This activity takes place Monday- Friday for 1 week and ends after late bus departure.

Time: 2:15-5:15

Days: 4/20-4/24

Location: Gym and Tennis Courts

Frequency: One Week

Sponsors: Kardelis/Johnson/Hooper

Independent Study Hall/Homework Lab

  • Drop-In
  • Self-Guided
    • Homework
    • Projects
    • Complete Missing Assignments
  • Access To:
    • Google Classroom
    • Blackboard

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Location: F124/E107 (Wed/Thurs)

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: K. Lal/P. Davis

Jr. Optimist Club

The Optimist Club is a worldwide organization the help children everywhere. The Greater Vienna Chapter sponsors many youth activities in the area, award scholarships and awards for student achievement and sponsor Junior Optimist clubs in local schools.

Time: TBD

Days: TBD

Location: TBD

Frequency: TBD

Sponsors: Sponsor Needed 

Kilmer's Got Talent

  • 10/2 - 10/3 Auditions H108
  • 10/15 - 10/16 Rehearsal (2:15-3:30PM)
  • 10/23 - 10/24 Rehearsal (2:15-3:30PM)
  • 11/06 - 11/07 Rehearsal (2:15-4:45PM)
  • 11/08 Rehearsal (2:15-6:00PM)

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Location: Cafeteria/H108

Frequency: N/A

Sponsors: Kozik

Library

Our amazing Library will be open/available for students after school to return/check out books, research or study.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Wednesday

Location: Library

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Carey/Hazlin

MathCounts

A math group interested in problem solving questions. As the year progresses, a group of 10 will be selected to represent Kilmer at a Math Counts competition.

  • Interest Meeting During PAWS 9/20
  • Required AMC Test (Tuesday)
  • 11/12 Will not meet
  • 11/13 MathCounts Test
  • 1/08 Team Notification
  • 1/15 MathCounts Competition in February TBA

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Wednesday

Location: GIR/C102

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Bradford

Minecraft Club

The objective Minecraft Club is to work together on challenges, express creativity, and develop critical thinking skills. Students will play this exciting game in a structured environment with an educational focus. Previous Minecraft playing experience is not required!

Time: TBD

Days: TBD 

Location: TBD

Frequency: TBD

Sponsors: Sponsor Needed

Model United Nations

Are you the best diplomat? Do you have a desire to learn and practice how to solve global crises and build leadership skills? Join the Model United Nations today and become an ambassador for international relations and diplomacy! Academic simulation of the United Nations - Students research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. Kilmer MUN attends 5-10 weekend conferences throughout the school year.

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday

Location: E107

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: P. Davis

National Geographic Bee

Nat Geo Bee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Categories include: 

  • Cultural Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Across-the-Country, Around-the-World
  • Science
  • Geographic Comparisons
  • Physical Geography

The school level winner takes a 60 minute multiple choice Qualifying test online. The top 100 advance to the state level. 

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Thursday, 1/08

Location: D111

Frequency: N/A

Sponsors: Flanery de Tichoc

National Jr. Honor Society

  • Co-curricular activity that actively supports the educational goals of the school
  • Opportunity to involve chapter members in significant learning experiences, especially in the area of service
  • Open to eligible 8th grade (3.7GPA from 7th grade) students who apply themselves and consequently meet the five established criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character

 

  • First meeting is 9/26 in the Cafeteria

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Varies

Location: Varies

Frequency: Varies

Sponsors: Hild

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. All OotM solutions require students to perform, not just the sciences, but the arts as well – whether it be set-building, costume-making, creating props, acting, singing, or playing an instrument. These skills are important to create a balanced education. Because they are doing something fun, students are eager to perform and develop self-confidence and public speaking skills along the way. https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/2020ltproblems/

Time: N/A

Days: N/A

Location: N/A - Meets off site

Frequency: N/A

Sponsors: Parent Volunteer - kilmerootm@gmail.com 

Science Olympiad

Bringing science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts. Goals: (1) develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students (2) attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching. KMS Team Qualifying Diagnostic Test 10/01 (Library) Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) http://www.virginiaso.com/

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday

Location: A112

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Lindgren

Soccer Intramural

Students form their own teams and play a weekly against their peers. This is a fun opportunity for students to compete for the right to call themselves Kilmer’s finest!

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday

Location: Field

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: G. Gonzalez/Osorio/Howard

Spring Musical

  • 10/25 Musical Interest Meeting during PAWS
  • 10/29 Dance Audition
  • 10/30 Acting Audition
  • 10/31 Vocal Audition

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Location: Cafeteria/H108

Frequency: N/A

Sponsors: Kozik

Stage Management/Tech Crew

Support Drama productions while learning skills in lighting, sound, set construction and production management.

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Tuesday

Location: G103/Cafeteria

Frequency: Bi-Weekly

Sponsors: Parent Volunteer

STEM Club/TSA

Kilmer STEM comprises the Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter and VEX IQ Robotics teams. Students will engage in a broad selection of competitive events that will challenge and grow their engineering and leadership skills within the school, and across regional and state events. VEX IQ on Tuesdays, Tech. Student Assoc. on Thursdays, different kids in the two groups. Separate tryout challenges for each group.

  • Interest Meeting 9/24 (TSA & VEX IQ)
  • Parent meeting AFTER members are selected

Competitions: 

  • TSA Regionals 03/07
  • TSA State Conference 05/01-05/03
  • VEX IQ Competitions TBD

Time: 2:15-4:45

Days: Tuesday (VEX IQ)/Thursday (TSA)

Location: J139

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Sizemore

Student Council Association

Student Council works with teachers and administrators to plan spirit weeks, school dances, and other activities to enhance the school community.

  • Starts 10/03
  • Meets 1st Thursday each month

Time: 2:15-3:30

Days: Thursday

Location: E101/E104

Frequency: Monthly

Sponsors: Blake/Mattix

Tennis Intramural

Tennis is easy to learn and tailored for all ages and abilities, giving kids a game that will help them build friendships and learn skills they’ll use for life.

  • Spring Activity

Time: 3:45-4:45

Days: TBD

Location: Tennis Courts

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: USTA

Volleyball Intramural

Students form their own teams and play a weekly against their peers. This is a fun opportunity for students to compete for the right to call themselves Kilmer’s finest!

Time: 3:45-4:45

Days: Wednesday

Location: Gym

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Johnson/Osorio/Howard

Yearbook

A designated student staff put together a collection of photographs and descriptions of the school year happenings ranging from academics, student life, and major school events.

  • Starts in October

Time: 3:45-4:45

Days: Thursday

Location: A102

Frequency: Weekly

Sponsors: Prevost