SY 24-25 Student Re-registration Window Opened on April 10

The Student Re-registration window opened on April 10, 2024. Parents should complete a re-registration for each currently enrolled student as soon as possible. During re-registration, parents must indicate whether their student will be withdrawing or returning for the upcoming school year.

Student Transition Program (Inbound & Outbound)

At our school, military-connected students are at the heart of all we do.

Whether you are inbound or outbound, know that our Student Transition Program is here to support students during these times of transition.

Part of the Pacific Region’s Student Transition Program, our program includes:

  • Welcome Aboard sessions
  • Student Ambassador tours and lunch buddies
  • Cultural experiences and trips
  • Social/emotional support
  • And much more!

Killin ES Family Events

New Student Tours


Counselors and ambassadors greet new families on their first day at E.C. Killin for a school tour and welcome gift, followed by a one-on-one meeting with their teacher.

The Gecko Way

New Gecko

The counselors and ambassadors at E.C. Killin Elementary support arriving and departing students through a smooth transition process known as the Gecko Way.

Welcome and Well Wishes


Counselors’ check-in on incoming and departing students to address their feelings and attitudes for making a smooth transition.

Meeting & Event Schedule

When we meet

New Gecko Welcome Sessions are held every Friday in the ECK Cafeteria at the round table in the back or Tatami area. The New Gecko Welcome Sessions dates and times are as follows:

  • March: 1st and 8th
  • April: 5th, 12th and 19th
  • May: 3rd, 10th and 17th
    • Times: Grades K-1: 11:00am-11:30am, Grades 2nd & 3rd: 11:30am-12pm, Grades 4th & 5th: 12:05pm-12:35pm

***New Gecko Check-Ins will be held  (if there have been new students that started at ECK that week) and (Some Fridays the New Gecko Check-Ins will be incorporated into the Hail and Farewell Luncheons where all new/departing students meet to chat during their lunch period and small gift given and dessert served during these luncheons. 

Activity schedule

  1. Hail / Farewells:
    1. Date(s): March 15th and April 26th
    2. Time(s): Grades K-1: 11:00am-11:30am, Grades 2nd & 3rd: 11:30am-12pm, Grades 4th & 5th: 12:05pm-12:35pm
    3. Location: ECK Cafeteria- round table in back, Tatami Area or Classroom) 
  2. New Gecko Family: Game Night
    1. Date: March 14th
    2. Time: 3:15pm-5:00pm
    3. Location: ECK Cafeteria.
  3. New Gecko Family: End of Year Hail & Farewell Bowling Event:
    1. Date: May 23rd
    2. Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    3. Location: On-Base Bowling Alley.


The Killin ES Student Transition Program counselors and ambassadors assist newly arriving elementary school students with finding community within their new school. Learn more about the Pacific Region’s Student Transition program

Contact the Killin ES STP Coordinator:
Christa Leggio -
Madeline O'Brien - 

Learn more about the DoDEA Pacific region's Student Transition Program

Pacific Student Transition Program
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