Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School

Back To School Information

For all students:


6th Grade


7th Grade


For individual documents contained inside the Back to School Packet or First Day Distributions, visit our Back To School Page.



Parents and Students:
I am looking forward to meeting all of you in August when the new school year begins. If you are interesting in meeting me this summer I have setup three drop in meet and greet times in the media center. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about my journey to Gaithersburg Middle School, provide me feedback and get to know each other.

  • July 21: 7:30-8:30 AM
  • July 29: 7:00-8:00 PM
  • August 18: 3:00-4:00 PM

In order to increase communication about our school, I have setup a Twitter account. You can follow me by searching @Gaithersburg_MS

Ann Dolan

Conozca a la nueva directora

Padres y estudiantes:

Me da el placer de conocer a todos en agosto cuando comienza el año escolar. Si le interesa conocerme este verano, he coordinada 3 oportunidades para reunir conmigo en la biblioteca de la escuela. Será una oportunidad para yo compartir acerca de los pasos que me llevó a estar aquí en GMS y también oportunidad para ustedes compartir conmigo información acerca de su experiencia con la escuela y la comunidad.

  • 21 de junio: 7:30-8:30 de la mañana
  • 29 de julio: 7:00-8:00 de la tarde
  • 18 de agosto: 3:00-4:00 de la tarde

Para mejorar la comunicación acerca de nuestra escuela, he abierta una página de Twitter. Puede seguirme por buscar @Gaithersburg_MS.

Ann Dolan

6th Grade Orientation

6th grade orientation is here. Monday, July 27 @ 1:00 and Tuesday, August 18 @ 2:00 in the media center. Students, you will have a chance to open a locker, check out where your classes will be, and look at the new class schedule. Parents, we will be reviewing expectations, the new school times, and what you need to do if your child is absent from school. Come meet the Ann Dolan the new principal. Call 301-840-4554 with questions.


Ya llegó Orientación para sexto grado. Lunes, 27 de julio @ 1:00 y martes, 18 de Agosto @ 2:00 en la biblioteca de la escuela. Estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de abrir un armario, ver dónde se reunirán sus clases y ver un horario nuevo. Los padres revisarán las expectativas, las nuevas horas de escuela y qué deben hacer si su hijo/a falta un día de escuela. Venga a conocer a Ann Dolan la nueva directora. Llame a 301-840-4554 si hay alguna pregunta.


Outdoor Education Open House

Grade 6 Residential Open House at the LE Smith Center is on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 5:30pm - 8pm.


Click on the Flyer for more details! 

Open House Flyer in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.



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)


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: Ann_B_Dolan@mcpsmd.org


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 Ann_B_Dolan@mcpsmd.org

Parents of 7th 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.


  • 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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