Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School  


Congratulations, Zoe on your Art Award!

2018 Zoe art award

Zoe Tate, her family and Mr. Cuff went to Annapolis to get the award Zoe won in the Realtor’s Fair Housing Poster contest .  Various state officials were there and they dined on sweet treats.  


The Spring Book Fair is here!
  

The Spring Book Fair is from Monday, Apr 23 until Tuesday, May 2 (not open on Wednesday 4/25). This is a BOGO event - you buy one book, you get one free!! We will be open in the Media Center from 7:50 until 3:15.  Students can stop in anytime with permission from their teacher, and parent volunteers are needed to help make this a successful event for our students and our school.  Please use the SignUpGenius if you can help.


NJHS News

Attention 7th graders, applications for the National Junior Honor Society went out this week. If you have a 3.5 or higher GPA for the 2017-2018 school year you were invited to apply. Please see the information packet distributed to you by Ms. Guthrie for all of the necessary information. Please come by Ms. Guthrie’s room (404) or email her at Samantha_M_Guthrie@mcpsmd.org with any questions. All applications are due by Monday, April 30.


8th Grade End of Year News

Hershey Park (June 11 9am - 6pm) - Permission slips deadline has been extended to Monday, April 30.  Turn them into Ms. Bolmer.
8th Grade Promotion (June 12 6pm - 7pm @ GHS) - 8th graders interested in giving speech at Promotion should see Ms. Bolmer or Ms. Lopez.

8th Grade Dance (June 12 7:30 - 9pm @ GMS)  Survey will be given to students to vote on theme.  We are seeking parents to chaperone and help set up. If you are interested in helping with the dance, please contact Ms. Bolmer.


Team of Stars Summer Camp at GMS

Come join the Team of Stars Summer Camp June 25 - July 26. More details at https://www.projectchange-md.org/team-of-stars  Complete the registration form


Career Readiness Summer Camps for 5th, 6th & 7th graders

This summer MCPS is offering Career Readiness Summer Camps for 5th, 6th & 7th graders.  Students will explore skilled and professional careers and match their career goals interests with career academies and high school programs. Registration closes May 4. More information available in English and Spanish and at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/career-readiness/


Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show

The GMS News Show for Friday 4/27 is here.  Enjoy!


Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey


The Dentist is coming to GMS on Friday, May 25th (New Date)

Students please turn in your completed forms to the counseling office as soon as possible.  Questions - contact Linkages at 301-840-2784.


MCPS Countywide Art Show 6/5 - 6/10

MCPS Middle and High Schools Art Show will be on June 5 - June 10 at Montgomery Mall.
 


Required 7th Grade Immunizations

All Grade 7 students must have a Tdap and MCV vaccine for the 2018-19 school year. More information and free vaccines at specific clinics are available in English and Spanish.  


5th Grade Parent Night Information

Rising 6th grade parents, here is the presentation from our articulation night. We are excited to have your students coming to our school! Give us a call @ 301-840-4567 if you have any questions!   


MCPS 2018-19 Middle School Course Bulletin

The new MCPS Middle School Course Bulletin is available here.


Results of Radon Testing at GMS

Radon Testing was recently done at GMS and MCPS and here is  information on the testing.  Fact information in English and Spanish.  Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English and Spanish.


Choose Respect Montgomery

Join us at Richard Montgomery HS for the Healthy Teen Dating Conference on April 15 and create a PSA for the contest.  More details are available here. Sponsored by Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation, MCPS, AWARE, Verizon, zoomph, and iHeartRADIO.
 


Want to Support GMS with Every Purchase?  

A+ School Rewards is a unique and easy way Giant Food offers its customers opportunities to be rewarded by earning money for their designated schools.
A+ School Rewards Program 2017-2018
Program Dates: 
October 6, 2017- March 15th, 2018
How It Works: Customers register their Giant Card online and select up to 2 schools to support with every purchase (excludes items prohibited by state law).
Get Started 
1. Register your Giant Food online or sign in to your account at this link
2. During the registration window, select up to 2 schools to support. 
3. Selected school(s) earn money from your qualified purchases during the program year.

If you don’t remember your Giant Reward card number please call 1-877-366-2668 #1 
Giant rewards letter in English or in Spanish 


myMCPS Parent Portal

The new MCPS Parent Portal is an online tool for communicating with students and parents. The myMCPS Parent Portal automatically uploads grades, attendance and school messages for viewing by students and parents. There is a mobile application and a desktop application. For information on how to set up an account and other questions you may have on the myMCPS Parent Portal, go to  http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/ 


Free Office 365 for MCPS Students 

All MCPS students are eligible to download and install the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, for free.  Step-by-step directions for downloading and installing the software can be found on the Parents and Students web page and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Korean, and Amharic.  


MCPS Strategic Plan

The FY 2018 Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system: Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity. The plan's website features our focus areas, strategic objectives, and four new dynamic, data dashboards that represent how we are measuring this work.

MCPS Strategic Plan Website


MCPS Guides to Measures Supporting the Evidence of Learning Framework for Parents

These guides are provided as a resource to help parents/guardians understand the Evidence of Learning Framework and how readiness and successful transition are used as indicators of each student’s performance as he or she advances through the instructional levels.

Link to English Document

Link to Spanish Document


French Immersion Trip to France

See what an exciting time GMS students had on the French Immersion Trip this fall through the posts & pictures at the 2017 GMS French Immersion Trip blog



Anaphylaxis & Opioid Awareness Letter to Parents

Please read this letter to parents and guardians about Anaphylaxis & Opioid Awareness from the principal in both English and Spanish.


2017 Mental Health Matters Assembly at Gaithersburg Middle School

Here is a video of the presentation.


Breaking My Heart

This video called “Breaking My Heart” was made by GMS students in the Project Change You Have the Power Club. It was designed to create awareness around using words to cause students pain. All GMS students watched the video on 2/13/17 in additional to listening to a town hall that reviewed behavior expectations.


PTA Meeting Presentation

Current 6th and 7th grade registration and articulation pathways in English or Spanish.  For more information, see Course Bulletin or contact your counselor.


Family Life Unit Now Opt-Out instead of Opt-In

A parent permission form is no longer required to take family life or disease prevention and control unit in 7th and 8th grade.  If you wish to opt your son or daughter out of this portion of the health curriculum, parents must return a signed form to the health teacher.   If the form is not returned it is assumed that the student will participate in both the family life and disease prevention and control unit. 

If you have any question about what is taught during these units, please refer to the link below and/or contact Katie Becker – Team Leader at Gaithersburg Middle School.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/health/middle/