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Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School
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.
ALL ABOUT HIP HOP presented by GMStrong!
All GMS students are invited on
January 28th February 11th from 3:15-4:15 PM in the gym. It is free. It is a professional hip hop group. To see more about it, read the flyer and look at this video.
International Night is February 26th
Join us on Friday, February 26th, 2016 (Snow date: March 04) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Gaithersburg Middle School’s International Night. Come to celebrate our school’s diversity by sharing your family’s ethnicity and heritage with us! This will be an exciting, fun-filled family event with food, entertainment, display of other culture’s attires, flags, and treasures. To participate, please use this form.
After School GMStrong! Program
You Have The Power. STUDENTS LEARN FROM HIGH SCHOOLERS ABOUT BULLYING PREVENTION AND HOW TO REDUCE IT IN THEIR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY. THE STUDENTS WILL ALSO DESIGN A SCHOOL-WIDE PRESENTATION TO SHARE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED. THE YHTP Club will meet after school from 3:20-4:20
in Room 203. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays. January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16. The program is free and no registration is required. Read the flyer for more information or contact Lola Rogers.
Extended Day Programs at GMS
The purpose of GMS Extended Day Program (EDP) is to provide students additional instructional time through extended learning opportunities to support them in meeting and exceeding on or above grade level course expectations as indicated in the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) curriculum. GMS EDP classes meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 pm. They begin on Dec 2, 2015 and will end on March 9, 2016. The courses being offered are *support for math 6 and IM, *support for reading 6, and *Lights Camera Literacy Plus. The Lights Camera Literacy Plus is for students who have taken LCL in the summer or who are currently enrolled and would like to enhance their skills. All of the course are free of charge and open to all 6th and 7th grade students. Please complete the registration form.
In July of 2015, The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, which assists local health and human service and arts non-profit organizations in Montgomery County, awarded Gaithersburg Middle School $150,000 to implement GMStrong! The 3 non-profits that are working with us are NAMI of Montgomery County, RIM and Project Change. This grant focuses on the social and emotional needs of middle school students. For more information, visit the GMStrong! page.
Radon Testing & Mitigation Program Update
For information about how MCPS addresses radon gas in schools, please read this letter from Principal Dolan and the attached document (English or Spanish).
SNOW BOOTS AND COATS NEEDED
The Linkages to Learning Program at GMS needs your help with the collection of gently used (and clean) winter coats AND snow boots for children, teens and adults. Please turn them in at the main office, where a box has been set up, or bring them to the Linkages office on the second floor, room 708. If you have any questions, or need a receipt upon your donation, please contact Alcira Aldana-Colón with the Linkages to Learning program at 301-840-2784.
A message about police body cameras in school
French Immersion Program Slide Show
Interested in continuing French Immersion in 6th grade? Review the presentation made on 10.7.15 to incoming students and parents.
2015-2016 Yearbooks Can Be Ordered Today!
Attention all students AND staff! Hold onto your middle school memories by reserving your 2015-2016 yearbook! The yearbook is a collection of photos and memories of Gaithersburg Middle School MADE BY GMS students. For the past two years we have run out of yearbooks at the end of the year. We don’t want that to happen again so make sure you reserve yours for only $38 by ordering today! Please ask your first period teachers for yearbook forms. Additional forms can be found outside Mr. Kang’s classroom (rm 804). But the best way to reserve your yearbook is by ordering online. Get yours today!
The City of Gaithersburg is hosting and sponsoring a variety of activities to celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! month in October. Some are open to the public, others are open to select audiences. All of them embrace the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
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