Community News 



Kilmer Middle School - Into the Woods in March!


Parents Night Out

The MAD Junior Class Student Government is hosting a Parents Night Out on Friday, March 24th! You can drop off your kid(s)at James Madison High School to eat dinner, play games, and make friends from 6pm-9pm. During this time you can enjoy a nice time out with your family and friends, emerge yourself in a book you've been meaning to read, whatever it is we know you'll have a blast! The tickets are $50 and you can sign up and purchase with this link: 

Have a great night out! And thank you for supporting our fundraiser.

SoCo Orchestra Camp

Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings (formally Stallion Summer Strings) is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 10th-21st from 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only.


Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day.


You can find more information and registration for camp at Early registration is from March 1st-June 9th so sign up soon!


Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Support Resources & Upcoming Events


SEPTA continues to provide great resources, events, and general links to support the FCPS community. All these opportunities are FREE unless noted. Check out our PTA website here for links or go directly to the SEPTA webpage here.

Parent Resource Center
The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. You can find more information on the PRC here.


SEPTA Award of Excellence Nominations 

Share the love for a teacher, staff member, student or community member who has gone above and beyond to support your child by nominating them for a SEPTA Award of Excellence. Nominations are being accepted now through March 17 and nominees will be invited to the SEPTA Awards Ceremony on May 6. This is a great way to show appreciation for teachers and staff who have made a difference for your child! Nominate someone today online at


i9 Sports Spring and Summer Camps

Spring and Summer Camp registration is here. Check out the flyer for great FCPS discount code for $20 registration.




Registration for the Franklin Summer Band & Orchestra Camp is now open!  Please share the attached flier with your students and colleagues in the area (especially west of FCPS).


We will be back at Franklin Middle School from June 21st through July 14th with a short break for Independence Day.  Early bird pricing is available through May 31st.  Ensemble placement materials and additional information can be found at!