Reminder: No school on Friday, 1/20.

Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


Two Parent Meetings for Outdoor Education

GMS 6th graders will attend Outdoor Education between March 20-24 this year. We are having two meetings in preparation for this experience.

  • Parent Chaperone Meeting-1/24/17
    Attention any 6th grade parents that are interested in chaperoning the Outdoor Education. Program: We will be having a chaperone interest meeting on January 24th from 6-7pm in the media center. We will be reviewing the role of the chaperone and the process for being selected. This is for anyone interested in chaperoning day or overnight. If you cannot make it but are interested in chaperoning, please contact Ms. Bumbernick or Ms. Moaadel. A Spanish interpreter will be provided.
  • Outdoor Education Parent Meeting-2/9/17
    We will be having a general parent interest meeting for Outdoor Education. On February 9th from 6-7:30pm. This meeting will discuss the goals and objectives of the program, a typical schedule, and other details about the trip. A Spanish interpreter will be provided.

More information about can be found on our Outdoor Education page.


SAVE THE DATE

RISING SIXTH GRADE PARENT MEETING

Come join us on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (Snow Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017) from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm to:

  • Learn how to help your child make a smooth transition to middle school
  • Hear an overview of what to expect in middle school
  • Find out about the sixth grade instructional program.

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/


Historically Black Collleges and Universities Fair

The February 17th HBCU fair is open for 8-12 grade students and parents. It is a college fair that will showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). There will be a workshop for middle school parents on the topic of preparing for college. The workshop will take place from 6pm -7pm. We will have representatives from HBCU’s attending the fair. Parents and students have an opportunity to talk with the reps and receive information about the colleges/universities. For more information, see this flyer.


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


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


Sign Up for 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


Radon Update

We Passed Our Radon Test

For more information, please read Principal Dolan's January 11th letter in English and Spanish.


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.