Kilmer Middle School
Kilmer Middle School is a public school located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is one of the feeder middle schools for Madison High School, Marshall High School, Oakton High School, and Langley High School.
As of 2007, the school maintains a ban against touching unique in its county, banning not just fighting and inappropriate touching, but hand-holding, handshakes and high-fives. For example, in 2007 student school security intervened to have Hal Beaulieu cited for two infractions for putting his arm around his girlfriend in the lunchroom. Deborah Hernandez, Kilmer's principal, said the rule makes sense because students should have their personal space protected and that many lack the maturity to understand what is acceptable or welcome.
Kilmer Middle School provides many educational activities. Clubs and Intramurals are Mondays and Wednesdays after school using the late bus schedule; Mondays until 3:35 p.m., and Wednesdays until 3:50 p.m.
- Glod, Maria. Va. School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject, Washington Post, June 17, 2007. Accessed June 18, 2007.