Welcome to Forest Oak Middle School

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

AVID classes at Forest Oak

 are partnering with Yankee Candle to reach their fundraising goals for this year. Please help us by ordering online through November 25th.Click here for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Forest Oak!

 Feed your little monster the ultimate brain food - BOOKS! The Monster Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Forest Oak! Monday November 16th to Friday November 20th in the Media Center. Students will visit the book fair with their English and ESOL classes. 6th grade on Monday 11/16, 7th grade on Tuesday 11/17  8th grade on Wednesday  11/18 and ESOL classes on Thursday 11/19. Help us get quality books in the hands of students. Students who read independently do better in school and ultimately in life.  All proceeds from the fair will go to purchasing new high interest titles for the Forest Oak Media Center. Thank you for your support!  Click here for the online book fair:    

Friday, October 30

students will receive their MAP-R and MAP-M progress reports. Students will use these reports to set individual goals to work towards, throughout the year. Students should have both their scores and their goal setting worksheet in their binders. Please take time to review these pages with your student and reinforce literacy and math at home. If you have any questions, please contact your student's English, ESOL, or Math teacher.

Body-worn Cameras

 The Montgomery County Police Department has begun a pilot program in which some of its officers are wearing body cameras. These cameras are turned on when officers are responding to an incident. Beginning October 12, these body cameras will be used by police when they are responding to incidents in our schools. Please visit the MCPS website and read a message from Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers and Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger to learn more about this program. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery ha iniciado un programa piloto en el cual algunos de sus oficiales están usando cámaras sobre el uniforme ("body cams"). Estas cámaras son activadas cuando los oficiales están acudiendo a un incidente. A partir del 12 de octubre, estas "body cams" serán utilizadas por la policía al acudir a incidentes en nuestras escuelas. Por favor visite la página de Internet de nuestra escuela y lea un mensaje del Superintendente Interino Larry Bowers y del Jefe de Policía del Condado de Montgomery J. Thomas Manger para conocer más sobre este programa.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Click here to read more on this in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, French, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Latino Parent Workshops

 are held once a month from 6 pm to 8 pm at Forest Oak MS. Dinner and child care are provided.Parent participation in the various aspects of their children's lives has a large impact on the paths they can take,  Click here to view the flyers in English and Spanish 

Giant A+ Rewards are back

In past years we have earned hundreds of dollars from this program to buy additional items for our students. Signing up is EASY and FREE. You must register you card (Forest Oak's code is 03268) for us to get the proceeds. Click here for the Letter to Parents in English and  Spanish. 

Excel Beyond the Bell is Back!

Session 1 begins September 28 and continues thru January 14, 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. 

PE Uniform Gear for 2015-2016

FOMS PE uniforms will be sold at the school on August 18-19 and August 24-28. They will be sold September 1 and 2 in PE classes. After September 2, uniforms will only be sold before and after school and during lunch. Click here to view the order form.

2015-2016 School supply lists are here

click here for the lists in English and Spanish

We are now set up to receive your payment for several upcoming events

In the top menu, click Parents and Students and you will see the link for Online Payments.