Spirit Week

A message from Principal, Amy Miller:

Dear Kilmer Families, 

It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of the first quarter! The administration has enjoyed visiting classrooms over the course of the quarter and seeing great teaching and learning. We will be concluding the first quarter with a Kilmer Spirit Week, October 25-29.  Here are the themes for each day: 

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Career Day 

Wednesday: Decade Day

Thursday: Team color Day 

Friday: Book character Day 

Friday, October 29 is a two hour early release day. See below for the bell schedule. Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 are student holidays. 

Enjoy the weekend!


Amy Miller, Principal

Two Hour Early Release Schedule

Friday, October 29 is a two-hour early release day. Here is the bell schedule: 


2 hr

TJ Admissions

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2026 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) beginning Monday, October 25. 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Admissions Office webpage starting October 25, at 4 p.m. Applications must be started by 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 19, at 4 p.m.

National Junior Honor Society

Kilmer’s National Junior Honor Society will begin in November, with candidate notification the week of November 5.  Candidate Invitations/Forms and Parent Letters were emailed to student and parent accounts the week of October 4. Requirements to become an NJHS candidate are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a member of the 8th grade class.
  2. The candidate must have been in attendance at Kilmer Middle School since at least September.
  3. The candidate must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7, as of June, 2021. 
  4. Electronic receipt of the completed NJHS Introduction Pear Deck and Candidate Form, with signatures, by the deadline, October 28.

For more information about Kilmer’s NJHS service learning process, visit our page on the Kilmer MS website.

Cougars are proud to continue our tradition of service learning at Kilmer MS. Cougars make a difference!

FCPS Job Opportunities Substitute Teachers 

FCPS values our substitutes. They are essential members of every school’s team. Please consider supporting our schools. Click here to learn more about the application process.

Daily Essentials 

There is a high demand for additional masks during the day, please ensure your student has extra masks for after lunch and PE.


Additionally, students need to have a reusable water bottle to fill throughout the day. Water fountains are to be used as filling stations only throughout FCPS this year as part of the layered prevention strategy.

Weekly Progress Reports 

Please sign up for Weekly Progress Reports via SIS ParentVUE. All parents/guardians of MS and HS students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter.


To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. 

Attendance Procedures

Attendance is critical to student success. The following information is provided in order for you to report absences to Kilmer Middle School. If your student needs to arrive late, leave early, or will miss class(es), please leave a message on the Kilmer Attendance Line at 703-846-8888 or complete the online form here

Survey for Federal Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Survey for Federal Impact Aid. All forms must be signed and returned to your student’s PAWS Advisory class (4th period) by November 5. All results are confidential

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. More information is available online.


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