Important summer school information can be found further down this page.

Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School

2015DolanphotoI am delighted to embrace my new role as the principal at Gaithersburg Middle School. I look forward to working with all of you to make this upcoming year a success. I has been employed with MCPS for 27 years in many roles, including teacher, staff development teacher, and assistant principal. I come from a long line of educators including my mom and both sisters. I will bring a strong commitment to the community, the students, and the staff; and a passion for inspiring all students to achieve and excel.

I have setup several meet and greet dates for staff to have an opportunity to stop by and introduce yourself: July 21-9:00-11:00 or July 29-12:00-2:00 or August 11-9:00-11:00.

I will be setting up several meet and greet dates for students and parents after July 9, 2015.

In order to increase communication about our school, I have setup a Twitter account: Name: GMS Principal Username: @Gaithersburg_MS.

Please feel free to contact me by email: 


Yo estoy encantada en mi nuevo rol como la directora de Gaithersburg Middle School. Yo deseo trabajar con todos ustedes para hacer de este nuevo año un éxito total. Yo he trabajado en MCPS por veintisiete años en muchos roles, incluyendo una profesora, profesora de desarrollo profesional y asistente del director. Yo voy a traer un fuerte compromiso a la comunidad, los estudiantes, los profesores, y una pasión para inspirar a todos los estudiantes a mejorar y lograr sus metas.

Yo voy a planear reuniones con los estudiantes y padres después del nueve de julio.

Pueden seguirme en mi cuenta de Twitter que se llama GMS Principal para estar informados.

Mi correo electrónico es 

Summer School Begins

We are ready for summer school. We will see you on Tuesday, July 7. School starts at 7:45am until 11: 30am. If you are riding the bus check please check the bus schedule (Arrivals, Departures). Bring your pencil and some paper and a folder and be ready to learn.


Estamos listos para la escuela de verano. Nos vemos el martes 7 de julio. Clases empiezan a las 7:45am hasta las 11: 30am. Si va a usar el bus, por favor revise el horario de los buses (Llegadas, Salidas). Traiga su lápiz, un poco de papel, un folder, y esté listo para aprender.

French, Math, and Reading Summer Packets Available Now

Please visit the Summer School Work Page.

Parents of 6th Graders Take Note

All children entering 7th grade in August 2015 must have received a vaccination known as Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) as well as a meningococcal meningitis vaccination. Call you health care provider to discuss if your child has had these vaccines, or schedule an appointment for your child to receive a Tdap and meningococcal vaccination. Provide a copy of your child's updated immunization record to the health room at school as soon as possible. Your 7th grader will not be allowed in school without these vaccinations next fall. Students that are enrolled in Medicaid (MA, MCHP, CFK), or do not have private health insurance or are under-insured (have health insurance that does not cover vaccines) can go to the Montgomery County Immunization clinics (see this schedule). You must have a copy of your child's immunization record to receive vaccines at the clinic. In addition, there will be a clinic on the last day of school, Monday June 15 at 1 PM at GMS for current 6th graders who have not received their Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.  There is no charge for the vaccines but a parent must accompany his/her child and sign a consent form.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the health room at 301-840-4565. 

A Few Yearbooks Remain

Bring $40 to Ms. Hanington to purchase a yearbook.

Summer school is from July 7 until July 31.

You will need to apply with this form: MS EYP Registration Form English and Spanish 2015. You may apply for a tuition waiver or partial waiver.  If you have questions, contact Ms. Lola Rogers.

Guy Camp

Family Services Inc., in conjunction with Gaithersburg Middle School, would like to extend an invitation for your son to participate in “Guy Camp”. Guy Camp from June 22 until August 7 is an exciting action-packed 4 hours of fun and social skills building.

Guy Camp is open to current GMS 6th graders moving to grade 7 next year; current 7th Graders moving to grade 8 next year; and current 8th graders moving to high school next year.

Activities include weekly field trips, video games, sports activities, as well as social skills workshops, leadership seminars, guest speakers, drug and alcohol awareness courses, and most important having a really good time!

Registration is on a first come first served basis, spaces are limited. You can book for future dates during the summer if spaces are available. Students do not have to do consecutive weeks but can do multiple weeks.

Attention: All Guy Camp members must already be enrolled in Summer School at Gaithersburg Middle School except for the outgoing 8th graders. From July 7 until July 31 only Summer School attendees can enroll in Guy Camp. Outgoing 8th graders can attend if spaces are available.

If you are interested in signing your son up for Guy Camp use this application. If you would like information please contact Mr. Miller at


  • Kids RideOn For Free Year Round with Smartrip Card

     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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