Kelly Miller Middle School

Family Newsletter- August 12, 2021

Our Mission

Kelly Miller Middle School cultivates scholars through the use of rigorous instruction that empowers students to use learning in authentic ways and integrates their new knowledge into the changing world around them. Scholars have a high-quality selection of extracurricular activities that meet their needs and prepare them to contribute to their communities. Kelly Miller fosters strong relationships between teachers, students, and families in order to build trust and promote an environment conducive to learning, where all families feel empowered.

Principal Message

Greeting Kelly Miller Families,

It is time to get ready for school. I am looking forward to welcoming you and your scholar back to school in person this year. The school year starts on Monday, August 30th. Our goals this year are to ensure your scholar have a joyful classroom experience, are able to grow their content knowledge, and foster a curiosity for learning. I want to make sure you and your scholar(s) are ready for the first day of school. Please review this newsletter for updated information on school opening at Kelly Miller.

Open House

I would like to invite all parents for Open House on Tuesday, August 17th from 5-7p.


Students are required to have up to date immunization records in all DC schools prior to the first day. Kelly Miller is a vaccination site. You can walk in for immunizations and COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday's from 12-7p and making an appointment with MedStar van on Tuesdays from 10a-12a. You can make an appointment using through this link

Student Device Return

We want to ensure your students devices are updated and in good working condition. We are still collecting student devices from students that were given a device last year. Please stop by the school to drop your device off M-F 9a-3:30p. Your scholar can also bring their device on the first day of school.

Educationally Yours,

Kortni Stafford


Are you enrolled for next school year?

If you have not enrolled for next SY. Please complete enrollment soon. In order to ensure we have enough devices we need to know if you are coming to Kelly Miller. Please see the flyer below with information to contact Ms. Marchi to enroll today. Don't delay enroll today!
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Get up to date information by signing up for our schools REMIND account

Many parents have asked for information about the coming school year. To receive ongoing communication about whats going on at Kelly Miller please sign up for our schools remind account.

Remind messages will provide you an opportunity to have a 2 way conversation regarding updates and announcements.

Immunization Resources

Monday Immunizations

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Tuesday Immunzations

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New Covid Guidelines

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 16th:
  • Immunization clinic 12-7p Kelly Miller Gym, Walk-In
  • In person Enrollment 10-3p

Tuesday, August 17th:

  • Immunization Van 10-12p Kelly Miller Parking Lot, Appointment only
  • Open House 5-7p Kelly Miller Middle School- In person

Wednesday, August 18th:

  • In person Enrollment 10-3p

Thursday, August 19th:

  • In person Enrollment 10-3p

Friday, August 20th:

  • In person Enrollment 10-3p
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Bell Schedule For 21-22 School year

We are excited to welcome our students back in person for this school year. School will start at 9a and end at 3:30p M-F. Our student entrance will open for students to enter the building at 8:15a. Students will be able to eat breakfast from 8:15-8:55a prior to transitioning to their first period class.

For questions regarding your students schedule please reach out to our guidance counselor Ms. Wilson at

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School Policy Updates

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Meet the teachers and staff at Kelly Miller

6th Grade News

Mr. Ellis- Assistant Principal

Dear sixth grade parents and/or guardians,

My name is Wesley P. Ellis, and I will be joining Kelly Miller this school year as the sixth grade Assistant Principal. I am a God-fearing man, a devoted husband, and a loving father as well as a dedicated educator. I am passionate about the work of awakening the natural genius in all children and restoring the historical memory of black and brown children. Children of African descent must learn and walk in the confidence of knowing that they come from scholars, inventors, mathematicians, kings, queens, and warriors. As a leader, I believe that what matters most is honoring people and making sure they feel heard, respected, valued, and empowered to do what is best for students. I am excited to join the Kelly Miller family this year, and I am looking forward to a year of tremendous growth and achievement.

With Lion Pride,

Wesley Ellis

Meet the 6th Grade Team

7th Grade News

Ms. Wright's Welcome Message

Welcome to the Proud and Powerful 7th Grade Team!

With excitement, I welcome you to this journey of learning. This year, we will learn and grow together as a team. We will embrace the challenges that may arise and apply strategies to overcome them. We will engage in activities inside and outside the classroom that will fortify our mental, social, and academic being!

I am a native of Prince George’s County, MD. My expertise includes more than 14 years of experience in the English classroom at the secondary and post-secondary levels and more than 6 years of leadership experience as a Team Leader, Mentor Teacher and Lead Instructor. I have also taught abroad in South Korea, Asia. Throughout my years of experience in Education, I have helped students realize their true potential through progress-monitoring, assignment of interventions, and other support strategies centered on improving students’ awareness of academic and SEL strategies. The degrees that I possess include two bachelor’s degrees in English and Graphic Communication and two master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Business Administration. I have attended the following universities: Morgan State University, the University of Maryland University College, and George Washington University. Lastly, I also possess teaching certification in English 7 – 12 and an administrative services licensure for K – 12.

Communication is key! We will have several opportunities this year to discuss students’ academics, attendance, and social emotional health to ensure that you remain informed about your child’s performance. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to me for support! You can reach me at Please, share your contact information here: so that I can keep you informed of 7th grade team updates and events.

Let’s make this year great!

With Lion Pride,

Ms. Wright

Meet the 7th Grade Team

8th Grade News

Ms. Lewis' Welcome Message

Dear 8th Grade Parents and/or Guardians,

On behalf of the 8th grade team, it is my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you and your scholar as we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. My name is Louise Lewis and I am the 8th grade Assistant Principal. This is my seventeenth year in the field of education, with sixteen of those years spent in DC Public Schools. I received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration from Trinity University. My experience includes being a middle school teacher, instructional coach, mathematics instructional specialist, curriculum writer, and inclusion support specialist.

As we begin this year, we face new academic challenges. At Kelly Miller, we believe in “the use of rigorous instruction that empowers students to use learning in authentic ways” whether that is done through remote or in-person learning. In both platforms, our teachers and staff will work to build relationships and help students achieve academic success. As the assistant principal, I will work to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. I believe in the potential of each student, and realize we are not just preparing them for the next grade, but for the future. This preparation will include experiences that are challenging, relevant, and meet the needs of the individual student.

I believe in open communication and a strong home to school connection. Please feel free to contact me via telephone at 202.499.0519 and email at with questions, concerns, or celebrations. I look forward to working with you and your student this school year to ensure a successful 8th grade experience for all!

Educationally Yours,

Louise Lewis

Assistant Principal

Meet the 8th Grade team

Meet our Elective teachers

Elective classes are offered to all 6-8th grade students.

Meet the Special Education Department

DCPS Parent University Sessions

DCPS Parent University is a workshop series facilitated by the Office of Communications and Engagement. The workshops are an opportunity for families to share strategies and learn new ones from each other and DCPS Central Office teams. RSVP to our upcoming workshops to participate! For questions, email us at To register click the link
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