Reminder: Thursday is our last day with an Activity Bus.

Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School


John Flaherty Memorial Bench Donation

Donations are being collected in the morning in the cafeteria and the gym today for the memorial bench for Mr. Flaherty. Also, there will be hat day on Thursday. On Thursday, a donation of $1.00 in the morning will allow you to get a stamp to wear a hat all day.


End of Year Activities for 8th Grade: Promotion Ceremony and Cruise

We will have the Promotion Ceremony at Gaithersburg High School on June 14th @ 6:00 P.M. and then the Cruise on June 15th during the day where there will be dancing and a lunch buffet.

We are excited to provide our 8th grade students with a new experience and opportunity to celebrate their MS journey.  The cruise affords students the opportunity to celebrate in a safe, private, and festive environment.


Summer Opportunities

We have a variety of summer offerings at GMS and at Gaithersburg High School.

GMS Summer School: We are offering Math 6 for rising 6th graders, Investigations in Math (IM) for rising 7th graders, and Algebra for rising 8th graders. Need-based scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Monday, May 22.  For more information please read the flyer (in English or Spanish) and use the registration form (in English and Spanish).

The camps and programs listed below are described in this Summer Programs Summary (in English and Spanish).

Summer Camps at GMS:  

  • TEAM OF STARS CAMP (sponsored by Project Change)
  • GIRL SCOUT CAMP (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
  • GUYS OF GMS (sponsored by Family Services)
  • YSEP: YOUNG SCIENCE EXPLORERS PROGRAM (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
  • IDENTITY CAMP (sponsored by Identity)
  • LINKAGES CAMP (sponsored by Linkages to Learning)
Summer Programs at Gaithersburg High School:
  • Rising 9th grade Summer Orientation Program
  • Young Artists Creating Art
  • Career Technology Camps: Automotive; Culinary; Game Design/Robotics/Programming
 

GMS Parent Survey

We want your input!! Please complete a parent survey in order to help us plan for the 17-18 school year.


Mid-year Staff Changes

For various reasons we have re-assigned some classes to different teachers. For all the details, please read this letter from Principal Dolan.

 


Identity Camp

Rising GMS 7th and 8th graders will work on team building, conflict resolution, goal setting, and communication and participate in physical activities such as soccer and yoga.  Use this Registration Form.
Dates: July 10-August 4
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: Free
Limit: 20-25 students (who participate in GMS Summer School in the morning)
Contact: Maria Diaz at mdiaz@identity-youth.org cell: 240-541-3255


Career Technology Camps: Automotive; Culinary; Game Design/Robotics/Programming

Sponsored by MCPS Middle School Career Technology Education
4 Day camp (s), 8:00am - 12:30pm each day
Session 1: June 26 - June 29
Session 2: July 31 - August 3
Each camp includes 2 Programs of Study. Cost for each camper is: $50. Reduced cost is available for students who qualify for financial aid. For more information, read this flyer, and visit the CTE website.


Free class for parents of youth with mental health issues.

NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Montgomery County will offer a special, free class in Spanish, starting on April 27th. It is called "Bases y Fundamentos" (NAMI Basics), and is a Spanish language class for parents of youth under 18 who are experiencing mental health issues. Visit this site for registration. More information is on this flyer.


Team of Stars youth camp returns

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


YOUNG ARTISTS CREATING ART - SUMMER 2017 ARTS AND CRAFTS CAMP

Art camps at Gaithersburg High School.  Register @ https://campscui.active.com/orgs/YACAYoungArtistsCreatingArt for full or half day camp. See this flyer for more information.


Become a County Councilmember for a Day!

Current 8th Graders, want to put your knowledge of Social Studies into action? Interested in helping council members make laws that impact you? THEN APPLY to be a council member for a day! Information about how to apply and by when are in the flyer. If you have any additional questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Champagne.


Long-term Sub for Ms. Vaughn-Smith

Please read this letter from Principal Dolan for more information.


Sad news from Principal Dolan

Please read this letter in English or Spanish from Principal Dolan.


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


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.