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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.

Shouldn't You Order A Yearbook Today?

Yearbooks are on sale now! Last year, we sold out so make sure you reserve yours today! Order online now!

Students Issued New Computer Accounts

All MCPS students, including GMS students, have been issued Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts as part of the 2014-16 Strategic Technology Plan. For more information, please read Principal Goddard's letter and guidelines in English or Spanish.

Outdoor Education

Sixth Grade Outdoor Education will be held February 23-27, 2015 at the Smith Center in Rockville, MD. Permission packets (English or Spanish) were sent home with sixth grade students on November 14th. The packet includes an Outdoor Education timeline, a checklist of things to bring, medication forms, the parents' permission form, and other important information about the program. Please make sure to bring back both permission form and $76 payment by Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Extra permission slips can be found on the GMS homepage or the front office. Please contact our sixth grade team leaders, Edward_Allen@mcpsmd.org or Deborah_C_Firestone@mcpsmd.org 

One PARCC Night Remaining

Learn about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests at the second of two evening events, each including a presentation, resource fair and breakout sessions. The second and final one is and 2/2/2015. The first was in November.  Download the PARCC Nights Flyer for more information:

A letter to Parents from Principal Goddard and Nurse Leas

Learn about the steps GMS and MCPS are taking to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.



         The MAP are computerized tests in Language Usage, Mathematics and Reading, and Science.  GMS MAP assessments (MAPM MAPR) are in Mathematics and Reading. The score is immediately available and is reported in a Rasch UnIT (RIT).  RIT Score 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 23
Career Day

Wednesday, December 24

Thursday, December 25

Friday, December 26
Winter Break

Monday, December 29
Winter Break

Tuesday, December 30
Winter Break

Wednesday, December 31
Winter Break

Thursday, January 01
Holiday - New Year's Day

MCPS Homework Hotline 



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