Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


GMStrong Whole School Field Trip

Gaithersburg Middle School students, grades 6-8 have been given a wonderful opportunity to see the movie The Race at AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center located in Silver Spring, Maryland for FREE. The field trip supports our GMStrong, Sources of Strength curriculum that focuses on: positive friends, family support and healthy activities. The Race, rated PG-13, tells of an African American Olympian that faced challenging odds to train, compete and ultimately succeed in the Olympics. It is our belief that the message the movie shares with our students will help them to understand the importance of perseverance, positive support systems and setting goals.
6th Grade and 7th Grade (Last Name A-M)-December 15, 2016 9:15-2:00pm
7th Grade (Last Name N-Z) and 8th Grade-December 16, 2016 9:15-2:00 pm
Permission slips will be distributed and collected through period 1 classes due by December 12.


Spirit Week 12/19-23

Monday, Dec 19: Hat Day
Tuesday, Dec 20: Twin Day
Wednesday, Dec 21: Wacky Day
Thursday, Dec 22: Bring a stuffed animal day
Friday, Dec 23: Pajama Day


Attention Model United Nations Parents of Students Enrolled in the Spain Trip

There will be a meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30 in the media center to discuss the Madrid, Spain trip. Parents, please plan on attending as I will be passing out papers that need to be signed and or notarized. Any questions don’t hesitate to email Ms. Champagne at Kelli_M_Champagne@mcpsmd.org or call school at 301-840-4554.


SNOW BOOTS AND COATS NEEDED

Dear Gaithersburg Middle School Families:
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.


Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation


Free Educational Forum on Dec. 11

Are you an intellectually curious student? Are you a critical or creative thinker? Then come to the 2016 Educational Forum at the Nysmith School for the Gifted on Dec. 11. You can get some valuable information about applying for college, SAT and ACT test prep, pursuing your interests in a future career and more. For more information, come see Sr. Padilla in room 800. Admission is free but you must register your place at www.ScholarSearchAssoc.com.


GMStrong-You Have the Power Club

Beginning Dec. 7 you can join the You Have the Power Club where you will learn how to help create a community where intolerance, disrespect, and bullying do not belong. You have the power to help create positive change! Find out how each Wednesday after school beginning Dec. 7.
GMStrong YHTP Flyer


Is school open? Delayed? It's easy to stay informed.

When MCPS closes schools for weather or other emergencies you can learn of this decision just as quickly as the staff at GMS by using these official MCPS communication media: MCPS Emergency Information Sources.  Get the official word fast!


Sign Up for the 2016 Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinics 

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free,  injectable flu vaccine clinics.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend the Flu Mist (nasal spray) vaccine this year; therefore, nasal spray flu vaccine clinics will not be held at elementary schools.

The clinics are free; however, registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies. For more information about these upcoming clinics, please visit the following website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu 

Register your child at http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcvaccineclinic or call 311 for assistance.  The flu vaccine also may be available from your health care provider.


Zumba Classes for Parents and Middle & HS Students

DAYS: Tuesdays, starting October 11th, 2016
TIME: 5:30 to 6:30 PM
PLACE: Upper Auxiliary Gym - GMS
Baby sitting available
REGISTRATIONS: By phone at 301-840-2784 or via e-mail at alcira_colon@mcpsmd.org
For more information, read this flyer in English & Spanish, or contact Alcira Colón, Linkages to Learning’s Community School Cordinator at 301-840-2784


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.