Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School

Spirit Week

Mon., 10/24 – Wear pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tues., 10/25 - Formal Day
Wed., 10/26 - Generation Day! 6th grade dress like Little Kids, 7th grade dress as Adults, 8th grade dress as Senior Citizens
Thurs., 10/27 - Neon Dance Party! Wear a neon shirt or white shirt that will glow in the dark.
Friday, 10/28 - 80’s day
Monday, 10/31 – Halloween, wear a costume (keep it simple)

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Gaithersburg Middle School will hold its parent-teacher conferences from 1:00-7:00 PM inside the school in classrooms. In our continued attempts to promote our students’ academic success and strengthen parent and school ties, we are holding these conferences during the afternoon and evening. This will allow more parents to attend these important conferences. The first part of the day will be devoted to pre-scheduled conferences 1:00-4:30 PM. The online sign up link will be available on October 31 to pre-schedule conferences. The evening hours 5:00-7:00 PM will be devoted to walk-in conferences. A sign-up sheet for walk in conferences will be posted outside each teacher classroom at 4:30 PM. Each teacher conversation will be limited to ten minutes. We look forward to meeting many of our parents on November 10th.

Sixth Grade Field Trip

What: 6th grade field trip to the National Aquarium
Gaithersburg Middle School Sixth grade students have the fantastic opportunity to visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. This field trip aligns with current Trout Habitat curriculum and will expose students to a variety of organisms and ecosystems. They will focus on observing the diversity of life and the interactions within ecosystems. Students are also working on an endangered species awareness project in science class. The trip to the National Aquarium will provide students the opportunity to observe and explore some real examples of endangered species at the aquarium.

When: November 15, 2016, 8:45 am-2:15 pm

How to Pay:
Pay in person by giving $15.00 to Ms. Bumbernick, or the staff member collecting permission forms in the cafeteria during the morning. The $15.00 includes: admission, lunch and transportation. (Please make checks payable to Gaithersburg Middle School and please make sure you write the student’s name in the memo line.) Please return this permission form with payment by Friday, October 28, 2016.

8th Grade Students: Now is the time to apply for a High School Magnet Program

MCPS offers three magnet high school programs and applications are due in less than a month. If you are interested in applying then you will also need teacher recommendations, so do not wait until the last minute. There is plenty of help for you in the application process.  GMS has posted information on deadlines, eligibility requirements, testing, and applications, along with links to the three magnet programs. Please start by visiting our magnets webpage, then bring your questions to Mr. Padilla, our magnets coordinator at Ernie_A_Padilla@mcpsmd.net. In addition to the MCPS Application Workshops, Mr. Padilla will be available on three dates after school to help with applications.  Get started today!

GMS Club World Cup

GMS is hosting the first ever GMS Club World Cup soccer tournament. All students are invited to come and play. Students must form a team with three 6th graders, three 7th graders and three 8th graders.  Students need to complete and return these two forms:

  1. Schedule, Rules, and Team Roster (in English or Spanish)
  2. Parental Permission Slip

Permission slips are also available from Ms. Bolmer, Room 100; Dr. Keane, Gym; Mr. Padilla, Room 800; or Linkages to Learning, Room 708. Students will be given days to practice with their team after school. The first practice day is October 18, not October 11. Both the Permission Slip and the schedule are no longer correct about the first practice date.  A GMS championship tournament will be held on October 25, October 26 and October 27 after school. This will conclude with the GMS Club World Cup soccer tournament on November 11 at 1:00 PM. The top two GMS teams will play other MCPS middle schools.

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.