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Forest Oak Middle School At Forest Oak we have a great facility and grounds (40 acres with woodlands, stream, etc...), wonderful students, a dedicated staff, and supportive parents --- all ingredients of an excellent school. More About Us  

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Excel Beyond the BellExcel Beyond
The Bell program

Students get into art, science and engineering after school

Some students at Forest Oak middle school in Gaithersburg, Maryland continue their learning after regular classes end in the Excel Beyond The Bell program.

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News and Announcements

Eighth Grade to Visit University of Maryland

on Monday, April 25th. Permission slips were sent home and are due back no later than Wednesday, April 20th.

UPDATE: FOMS National Junior Honor Society 2016

              Due to the extension of the third marking period, the selection process for the National Junior Honor Society has been delayed.  The necessary GPA information will not be available until April 25.   For all current sixth and seventh grade students whose cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher, a letter and an application will be distributed on Tuesday, May 3.  The GPA constitutes 20% of the requirements for admission into NJHS.  The remaining components on the application are for the NJHS pillars of Service, Leadership, Citizenship and Character.  (All specifics and regulations regarding selection of an applicant are viewable on the NJHS website.)  For any student receiving the preliminary letter, it then becomes his/her responsibility to submit the detailed application.  Those applications are due to Mrs. Janoske, NJHS Sponsor,  Monday, May 9 with no exceptions.  The five-member Faculty Council will be meeting on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 to make the final membership selections.  Both accepted and non-accepted students will be notified by letter on Friday, May 13.  The mandatory induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm.  The new members will be required to attend the two remaining chapter meetings on Tuesday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 7  from 3-4:15 pm.  All questions should be directed to Mrs. Diane Janoske c/o Forest Oak Middle School.   

Attention Parents of 6th Graders: New immunization requirements when your child enters 7th grade.

The requirements to enter 7th grade are: Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough). Provide proof of immunizations to the school nurse.  Call the school nurse if you have any questions. Click here to see the flyers and clinic schedules in English and Spanish.

Outdoor Ed- Please return your Outdoor Ed Permission Slip and Money

Parents of Sixth Graders, On Monday, February 29, your child brought home forms to attend the outdoor ed program. The due date to turn the forms in is April 4. Please ask your child for these forms. We would like to have 100% attendance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school and speak with Ms. Martin, Ms. Bumbernick or Ms. Jones-Black. The dates for Outdoor Ed are: April 18-20 and April 20-22 and the program is held at The Smith Center.  Click here for volunteer information.

7th Grade T-shirt Sale

Click here for all the details and to view a sample. Deadline for ordering is April 8, 2016

Academic Support

If you are looking for additional academic support for you son or daughter, consider the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. "Saturday School" at Gaithersburg High School. The registration is $40 or $70. Saturday School runs from 8:30 am. - 11:00 am. Please contact the Saturday School office at 301-469-8078. You can speak to your grade level counselor for assistance as well.

Field Trips to the DEA Museum Planned!

The Seventh grade is visiting Thursday, March 10 and the 8th grade will be going on Thursday, April 14. Click here to view the museum's website.

Get Involved! School Climate Survey- for ALL Parents.

Click here for instructions in accessing the survey in English and Spanish.

Immigrant Family Reunification

Join other parents in learning ways to cope and improve your relationship with your children. The four sessions will be held Wednesdays, February 17 and 24 and March 2 and 9 from 6-8 pm. Sessions will be held at Forest Oak Middle School. There will be child care and refreshments. Click here to view the flyers in English and Spanish.

Excel Beyond the Bell- Session 2 begins soon!

Session 2 begins February 8 and continues through May 19, 2016. It runs from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. Click here for more information and for to see course descriptions and to sign-up.