Rising 7th Graders

April 11, 2018


Kilmer School Counselors to visit Stenwood Elementary Rising 7th graders-  Friday, February 2, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

KMS school counselors will visit Stenwood to meet with sixth grade students attending Kilmer for the 2018-2019 school year to discuss course selections for middle school.


KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students – Thursday, February 8, 6:00-7:30 pm (snow date: Feb 13)

Early sessions scheduled from 5:15 – 5:45 to include information about the Advanced Academic Level IV Program & ESOL Services

This evening provides an opportunity for parents and students to learn about required and elective courses and activities at Kilmer Middle School. Kilmer staff and students will be available to answer questions about curriculum and the transition to middle school. The 2018-2019 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.



Please see the 7th grade Rising Thoreau MS flyer that has details of all the Rising 7th grade activities by TMS that will be in your student’s backpacks sometime this week. Important Dates to look out for (also in Flyer):

Thoreau School Counselors will visit Stenwood Elementary- Tuesday, February 13th  @10:30 Thoreau School counselors will visit Stenwood to discuss courses and questions regarading TMS.

Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night & Elective Open House- Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00PM-8:00 PM  (*Snow date is February 22, 2018)

Thoreau MS Rising 7th Grade Activity Fair - Tuesday April 24th 2018

Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions- These sessions are held as an additional opportunity for rising 7th grade parents, to meet Principal Azimi and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting. Dates and Times for the Meet and Greets are:

  • Tuesday February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM


Excellence in Action (EIA) Summer Program- This fee-based program for Rising 7th graders, is designed to provide students with essential background knowledge and skills to support them in successful transition to middle school.  Two sessions are offered- families should select one to attend in July/August 2018.

  1. July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018   9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  2. July 30, 2018- August 3, 2018 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Registration forms will be available on the Thoreau Middle School website by the end of January 2018.


New Student Orientation- Thursday August 23, 2018, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

This event is offered to ALL incoming 7th grade students and new 8th grade students, new to TMS. Students will receive their class schedule, visit classes, and meet teachers, counselors, and administrators. A detailed flyer will be sent home in a TMS Back to School Packet.


Open House- Thursday August 23, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This is an informal drop in event for all Thoreau MS Students and Parents. Students will turn in their required forms to receive locker combinations, make purchases, set up lockers, show their parents around the building etc. A detailed flyer will be sent home in a TMS Back to School Packet.