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EYP Summer Bus Schedules

Summer Assignments for Fall 2016 GMS Students

Summer Reading

Students are required to read one book (fiction or non-fiction) and must complete one graphic organizer. Students will submit the completed graphic organizer to their English/ESOL teacher during the first week of school. This assignment is mandatory!

Instructions & Graphic Organizer

Summer French Immersion

French Immersion Parent Letter & Worksheets

Summer Mathematics


Incoming 6th grade summer orientation dates

For more information, please read the flyer (in English or Spanish).


Students are encouraged to purchase a graphing calculator (TI 83+) for Algebra I and higher. If you choose not to purchase one, students will have the opportunity to borrow one from GMS. Students who lose or damage a borrowed graphing calculator must be assigned a financial obligation for the cost of the calculator. Parents are requested NOT to purchase book bags with wheels as these items will not fit into lockers.

Students may be expected to bring:

  • Three-ring binder (2” or 2.5”) with notebook paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Package of colored pencils
  • Notebook pencil pouch
  • Highlighters (2)
  • Black & white composition books (2)
  • Ball point pens - blue or black (3)
  • Notebook dividers
  • Set of fine line markers
  • Red checking pens
  • Spiral notebooks (3)
  • Pocket folders (5)
  • Other supplies as designated by teachers

Los estudiantes pueden comprar una calculadora gráfica (TI 83+) para Álgebra I y las clases avanzadas de matemáticas. Si no desea comprar una, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de pedir prestado uno de GMS. Los estudiantes que pierdan o dañen una calculadora gráfica prestada serán responsables por el costo de la calculadora. Favor de no comprar mochilas con ruedas ya que no caben en los armarios.

Se espera que los estudiantes traigan:

  • carpeta de tres anillos (2" o 2.5") con papel
  • lápices de #2
  • lápices de colores
  • cartuchera de lápiz para el cuaderno
  • marcadores para subrayar texto
  • libros de composición ( los de negro y blanco) (2)
  • bolígrafos - azules o negros (3)
  • separadores de papel
  • conjunto de marcadores de línea fina
  • bolígrafos rojos
  • cuadernos con espirales (3)
  • carpetas para guardar papeles(5)

Give BACKpacks Charity Program 2016

54,443 MCPS students receive free & reduced-price meals and many families struggle to afford basic necessities like school supplies. For just $10, you can provide a student in need with a backpack filled with school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. Read the flyer for more information. 

Outdoor Education Open House 9/8

Learn more about the 6th Grade Outdoor Education Program at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center, 5110 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, on Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30–8:00 p.m. Information and directions are provided on these fliers:


May 5 Radon Update

Gaithersburg Middle School has been undergoing radon testing and re-testing this year. Principal Dolan has written to the GMS community about radon in our school in this May 5th letter (in English and Spanish), which has attached some informative documents about the risks of radon gas and the history of radon testing in MCPS buildings.  You may also be interested in seeing the current and previous radon test results from GMS and other schools in the county.

GMS at Model UN in Madrid

Ms. Champagne and the GMS Model United Nations students participated in a competition in Madrid Spain from March 15-March 17, 2016. The students researched a country, made a speech, responded to questions, and worked with other countries on their committee to create resolutions to solve the issue presented. Please visit this blog to see pictures from the trip: gmsmun.blogspot.com/ or read this short item on the MCPS News Center.

Radon Test Results and Next Steps

MCPS has completed the first round of radon testing at GMS. Please read this letter (in English or Spanish) from Principal Dolan for information about future tests and about mitigating radon exposure risk in school.

ALERT! 7th Grade Parents…

Mandatory immunization requirements change when your child enters 7th grade. The requirements to enter 7th grade are: Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough).
VISIT your child’s health care provider for required immunizations
PROVIDE proof of immunizations to your school’s health room as soon as possible
CALL your child’s middle school if you have any questions

Atención! Padres que tienen hijos/a en 7to.Grado

Obligatorio. Cambio en los requisitos de vacunación cuando su hijo/a vaya al 7mo grado. Los requisitos para entrar al 7mo grado son: Meningitis (MCV) y Tdap (Tétanos, difteria y tosferina)
VISITE a su médico para obtener las vacunas requeridas
ENTREGUE prueba de las vacunas administradas a la Enfermería de la escuela lo más pronto possible
LLAME a la enfermera de la escuela de enseñanza intermedia de su hiho/a si tiene alguna pregunta

Important Reminder for 6th Grade Parents

All students entering the 7th grade in the 2016/2017 school year must have a Tdap as well as a meningococcal meningitis vaccine. These vaccinations are crucial for your child to attend school. Failure to get the vaccinations will result in your child not being allowed to attend school in August. If your child has already received these vaccinations, please provide an updated immunization record to the Health room as soon as possible. If your child has not been vaccinated, you are encouraged to contact your health provider as soon as possible to receive the vaccinations and provide an updated immunization record to the Health room as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Claudia Leas, School Nurse or Ms. Kelly Jonas Health Room Aide. They can be reached at 301-840-4565.

GMS Articulation and Registration 2016-2017

February 11, 2016-GMS Articulation night 7:00 PM at Gaithersburg Middle School- Hear about life at GMS from students and learn about our academic programs by listening to presentations from our content specialists. Registration cards must be returned to the elementary schools by February 19, 2016.

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     The Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Division of Transit Services, continues its Kids Ride Free program in 2015. The Kids Ride Free program provides free rides on county Ride On buses and certain Metrobus routes within Montgomery County on weekdays

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