Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


Summer School Bus Routes to and from Gaithersburg Middle School


Summer Assignments

English

Students, your job is to read one book or graphic novel of your choice over the summer and complete a “Fakebook” profile for one character in your story. For all the details and "fakebook" profile forms in English and Spanish, download this document.

Mathematics

Please complete the work that corresponds to the class you are taking when school begins in the fall. For your convenience, answer keys are provided.

Summer Assignment     Answer Key
Math 6 Math 6 Answers
IM IM Answers
Algebra   Algebra Answers
Geometry Geometry Answers

French Immersion

Students are required to read a MINIMUM of TWO books preferably originally written in French. You can find such books at local libraries, or may order them at various book stores online with a search of “jeunesse 9-12 ans”. For complete information and worksheets, please download and print this letter.


2017 Mental Health Matters Assembly at Gaithersburg Middle School

Here is a video of the presentation.


Summer Opportunities

We have a variety of summer offerings at GMS and at Gaithersburg High School.

GMS Summer School: We are offering Math 6 for rising 6th graders, Investigations in Math (IM) for rising 7th graders, and Algebra for rising 8th graders. Need-based scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Monday, May 22.  For more information please read the flyer (in English or Spanish) and use the registration form (in English and Spanish).

The camps and programs listed below are described in this Summer Programs Summary (in English and Spanish).

Summer Camps at GMS:  

  • TEAM OF STARS CAMP (sponsored by Project Change)
  • GIRL SCOUT CAMP (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
  • GUYS OF GMS (sponsored by Family Services)
  • YSEP: YOUNG SCIENCE EXPLORERS PROGRAM (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
  • IDENTITY CAMP (sponsored by Identity)
  • LINKAGES CAMP (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
Summer Programs at Gaithersburg High School:
  • Rising 9th grade Summer Orientation Program
  • Young Artists Creating Art
  • Career Technology Camps: Automotive; Culinary; Game Design/Robotics/Programming
 

GMS 6TH GRADE STUDENT ORIENTATION

Please join us for one of Gaithersburg Middle Schools sixth grade student orientation sessions this summer. Come and tour the building, practice opening a locker, and meet some current GMS students and staff. We want all our incoming sixth grade students to attend one session this summer! We hope you can join us and look forward to meeting you!

Parents please meet in the Media Center for a session to learn about the transition to middle school. We will discuss many policies and procedures that are new for parents. Please contact Ms. Lynch at Christina_L_Lynch@mcpsmd.org if you have any questions. Choose one session that works for you:

Fri 7/07 8-9:30AM
Mon 7/10 1:30-3PM
Tue 8/15 8-9:30AM
Thu 8/17 1:30-3PM
Tue 8/22 8-9:30AM

GMS 6 TO GRADO ORIENTACIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES

Visítanos para una de las sesiones de orientación para Gaithersburg Middle School este verano. Familiarízate con el edificio, practica abrir un armario y conozca a algunos maestros y estudiantes. Queremos que todos los alumnos de sexto grado asistan a una sesión este verano. Esperamos que puedas venir y esperamos conocerte.

Los padres reunirán en la biblioteca para una sesión para aprender acerca de la transición a la escuela intermedia. Hablaremos de muchas nuevas pólizas y procedimientos para los padres. Favor de comunicarse con Sra. Lynch a Christina_L_Lynch@mcpsmd.org si tiene preguntas.

Escoge una sesión que funciona para ti:
Viernes 7/07 8-9:30AM
Lunes 7/10 1:30-3PM
Martes 8/15 8-9:30AM
Jueves 8/17 1:30-3PM
Martes 8/22 8-9:30AM



Vaccination Requirements and Clinics

Maryland State law requires that the following student groups provide proof of one tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination in order to start school on September 5, 2017:

  • Students entering Grade 7
  • Students newly enrolling in a Maryland school in Grades 8, 9, and 10
  • Students who are repeating Grade 10
You must provide proof of vaccination to your student’s school by September 5, 2017.

 

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is offering free vaccination clinics throughout July and August.

Germantown Health Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd Floor
Germantown, MD 20874
240-777-3380
Wednesdays, Thursdays 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center
8630 Fenton Street, 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-777-3160
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-1050
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

School Health Services Center
4910 Macon Road
Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-4529
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Acceptable proofs of vaccination:

 

Thank you so much for your attention and we wish you a relaxing summer 2017!


Career Technology Camps: Automotive; Culinary; Game Design/Robotics/Programming

Sponsored by MCPS Middle School Career Technology Education
4 Day camp (s), 8:00am - 12:30pm each day
Session 1: June 26 - June 29
Session 2: July 31 - August 3
Each camp includes 2 Programs of Study. Cost for each camper is: $50. Reduced cost is available for students who qualify for financial aid. For more information, read this flyer, and visit the CTE website.


Team of Stars youth camp returns

It's again time to register for Team of Stars musical theater camp. Sponsored by Project Change.


YOUNG ARTISTS CREATING ART - SUMMER 2017 ARTS AND CRAFTS CAMP

Art camps at Gaithersburg High School.  Register @ https://campscui.active.com/orgs/YACAYoungArtistsCreatingArt for full or half day camp. See this flyer for more information.  


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.


Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting - 1/25/17

Here is a copy of the presentation, and the Course Bulletin for next year. For more information, please call 301-840-4554.


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 Marilyn Keane – Content Specialist at Gaithersburg Middle School.

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


Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation


Yearbooks Available for the Best Price Now

Pre-orders for the 2016-17 yearbook are being taken now. Order your book of memories today at Jostens Yearbook. If you have questions or want to help create this year's book, speak to or email Ms. Lynch.