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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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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

Summer School at Forest Oak MS

 Summer School invitations have gone out.  Please return them to your Cougar time teacher or to Ms. Tynes in room E205 as soon as possible.  The deadline is June 10.  If you have any questions or need another copy please ask Ms. Tynes or your counselor.  If you were not invited but want to attend (because yes it is fun!) you can see Ms. Tynes. Click here for all the detailed information, registration forms in English and Spanish, and a waiver form.

Spring Book Fair

The Groovy themed Scholastic book fair is coming to Forest Oak Monday May 23 – Friday, May 27, 2016.  There will be special evening hours before the Instrumental Music and chorus concerts on Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26 from 6 – 7 PM. Students are scheduled to browse and buy at the book fair through their English and ESOL classes. 6th graders are scheduled for Monday May 23, 7th graders Tuesday May 24, 8th graders Wednesday May 25, and ESOL Thursday May 26. The Book Fair is run by the Forest Oak PTA and Media Center. All proceeds benefit the school. Click here to order online.

Dr. Williams has been appointed Principal of Springbrook High School

He and Dr. Zarchin, Director of School Support and Improvement of Middle Schools, have letters, here, they would like you to read. There are scheduled meetings with the staff of FOMS and also the PTA and community. Click here for the letters in English and Spanish. 

Kudos to FOMS Music Department!

Saturday, April 30, Forest Oak musicians traveled to compete in the Music in the Parks competition.  Students performed really well and earned several awards.  Student groups traveled from Rhode Island, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland to play and sing.  The Advanced Band took 3rd place with an excellent rating.  The Advanced Orchestra took 2nd place with an excellent rating.  The Chorus took 1st place earning a superior rating and Best Overall Chorus!!!  Congratulations to all!!!!!!!! 

8th Grade Important Dates

 June 15th- Spirit of Washington Cruise   June 16th- Promotion Ceremony at Gaithersburg High School 

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.

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.

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.