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

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.

6th Grade Parent Meeting

Regarding Outdoor Ed, the highlight of sixth grade!! This is the most important meeting for 6th grade parents. It will be held in the student dining room at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10. Click here to view the flyer 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. 

1st Semester Final Exam Schedule

has been set. Exams will begin Tuesday, January 19. Click here to view the schedule.

MCPS Radon Detection in Schools

Here is a letter from Dr. Williams explaining information on the radon found in some MCPS schools. Forest Oak MS is radon free. Click here for the letter in English and Spanish.

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. 

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.