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


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.

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.


Amy Miller



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. 


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 (, 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.

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.

digital learning over summer

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 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.  

If your child plans to expunge a high school credit course, please complete the form and attach by email to Sarah Groh (, Director of Student Services at Kilmer Middle School and Cindy Blakeley (, 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