Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle 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

DHHS will also provide free Tdap and MCV immunizations to Grade 7, 8 and 9 students on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Dennis Avenue Health Center, located at 2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Germantown Health Center, located at 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, Maryland.

More information is available on this flyer.  You may also consult the schedule of free clinics.  If you have any questions or need further assistance please feel free to call 301-315-7377.

French Immersion & Special Education Bus Schedules

Arrivals                     Departures

Back To School Documents

Back To School Information

Parents, guardians, and students, please read the documents in each packet below before the first day of school.

Packet 1
  • Principal's Letter
  • General Information
    1. School Calendar
    2. Outdoor Education
    3. Attendance
    4. Summer Assignments
    5. Fees
    6. Immunization Guidelines
    7. Physical Education
    8. Health Education
    9. Supplies
  • P.E. Clothes Order Form
  • PTA Membership
Packet 2
  • PTA Membership (continued)
  • Transportation Letter
  • Bus Stops & Times
  • Principal's Immunization Letter
Packet 3
  • Immunization Requirements & Clinic Schedule
  • Annual Notice for Directory Information & Student Privacy
  • Parent/Child Reunification Authorization for Release of Student
  • Cafeteria News & Secondary Schools Meal Information

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)


Add money to your student's SNAP account, learn about prices for the coming year, and more: English & Spanish.

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:


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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