INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 6:30 -9 PM FRIDAY 2/24

Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


Immigration Workshop Flyer

Information in English and Spanish


Outdoor Education 2017 Information and Forms Due March 6th

Sixth Grade parents were presented with needed information on February 9th & 15th.  The presentation is below, along with the information packet, permission slips, and (if needed) a medication authorization.  Additional forms and facts for chaperones and volunteers is to be had on our Outdoor Education page.  The deadline to hand in permission form and payment is Monday March 6th. Remember, any medication needs to be brought to the school by Friday, March 10th.

 

Parent Night Presentation


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.


Heart & Sole -Girls On the Run for Middle Schoolers- Register Now

Girls on the Run-Heart and Sole is coming to GMS. The program will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays and will begin on March 14th. There are scholarships and reduced fees available. See Mrs. Claire Lanham or Ms. Samantha Guthrie with questions and read the flyer in English & Spanish.  Then, register now.

 


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.


GMS Girls, Girl Scouts Wants You!

For more information about the Girl Scouts, read this flier (English and Spanish) and then use the registration form (in English or Spanish) to join.


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


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.