Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


GMStrong! Goes To College!

On Wednesday, 3/29, GMS 8th graders dispersed to 5 different post-secondary institutions: Hood College, Howard University, Princeton University, Towson University, and the University of Maryland. Pictured: GMS staff and students at Hood College.2017HoodCollege


Madrid, Spain:March 11, 2017-March 17, 2017

Thirteen students from the Model United Nations class went to Madrid, Spain to compete in an international conference! The students were able to participate in opening ceremonies at the Spanish Senate, tour the Ancient city of Toledo, Spain and experience the sights and sounds of Madrid throughout the week. The students worked hard and had a great time learning not only about the culture of Spain but about the process of being in the Model United Nations class! Congrats to the students for a job well done!


Community Outreach Day is April 1

Come to Family Services, lnc., 620 E. Diamond Avenue Suite H, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 from 8:30 AM to noon.

Mobile Consulates from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will be on site helping with:

  • Dual-Citizenship applications for the U.S. and El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras for their children
  • Providing information and answering any questions families may have pertaining to laws and/or services offered at their countries Consulate

Salvadoran Lawyers Association will be on site offering:

  • FREE notary public seryices
  • Help with the legal documents in order to apply for Power of Attorney of a family member

Brought to you by Linkages to Learning and by Family Services, Inc. For complete information in English and Spanish, please read this flier.

 


Team of Stars youth camp returns

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


Feb. 17 Letter from Principal Dolan

Please read this letter, (in English & Spanish) from Principal Ann Dolan regarding recent graffiti and offensive language at school.


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



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.


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.