This is Principal Dolan at Gaithersburg Middle School.

Follow Principal Dolan for daily highpoints: on Twitter: @Gaithersburg_MS

Please refer to our website with more details about our upcoming events this week:

 Shout Outs:

  • Congratulations to our Book Wars teams for competing in the competition at Redland MS.
  • Thanks to all our students for participating in the MCPS bus evacuation drill on Friday before school. It is important to practice these safety procedures.
  • Thanks to staff and students for participating in our GMStrong lessons this week on family support.

Chromebook Reminder

Please use two hands when carrying your chromebook and be careful when using it.  We have a number of hinges being broken on the chromebooks.

 Dentist is Coming:

Just a reminder, the dentist is coming on Monday, April 30th. To take advantage of this free service, please return your permission form to the Counseling Office.  If you need a permission form, they are available in the counseling office and the GMS webpage.

 Monday, April 9, 2018

3rd Marking Period Ends

8:30am Assembly-Grade 8 Guest Speaker Cyber-bullying    Gym

9:30am Assembly-Grade 7 Guest Speaker Cyber-bullying    Gym

10:35am Assembly-Grade 6 Guest Speaker Cyber-bullying   Gym

12:30 Early Release

 Tuesday, April 10, 2018

4th Marking Period Begins

10:44-11:14am VT 2

4:15 pm Activity Bus 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

8:15-10:15 MAP-R (Measures of Academic Progress in Reading) Testing

4:15 pm Activity Bus

7:00-9:00 pm Special Education Transition Night & Bake Sale   Media Center

Thursday, April 12, 2018

10:44-11:14am VT 4

10:00am-1:00pm Orchestra Festival Adjudication Grades 7 & 8 Gaithersburg High School

4:15pm Activity Bus

6:00-8:00 pm JETS Night-Cafeteria, Gym, 300 and 500 Classrooms

  • JETS Night, a journey in engineering, technology, and science is fun event for families to explore hands on activities with scientists, teachers, and fellow students!  
  • Learn to dissect a sheep’s eyes, investigate owl pellets, use a 3-D printer and much, much more!!
  • Refreshments will be served FREE from 6:00-6:30. Activities begin at 6:30.

 Friday, April 13, 2018  

10:44-11:14am VT 5

Upcoming Events:



Arab American Heritage Month



Autism Awareness Month



School Library Media Month




National Volunteer Week



MAP-M Testing from 8:15-10:15 AM



9:30am-1:00pm Band Festival Adjudication Field Trip Grade 8 Students    Blake High School



3:30 pm Boys’ Soccer AWAY  GMS @ Shady Grove MS



3:30 pm Girls' Soccer  HOME Shady Grove MS @ GMS



Grade 7 Holocaust Museum Field Trip  



Grade 8 College and Career Field Trip



4:15pm Activity Bus



GM Scholars Field Trip to the KIDS Museum  Mr. Padilla



3:30 pm Boys’ Soccer  AWAY  GMS @ Montgomery Village MS



3:30 pm Girls' Soccer HOME Montgomery Village MS @ GMS



4:15pm Activity Bus



11:18-1:30 pm Black-eyed Susan Voting Party   Media Center



2:50 pm Report Card Distribution  Homeroom







Student Service Learning Opportunity

Izaak Walton League of America & Muddy Branch Alliance

Join us for a STREAM CLEAN UP and monofilament recycling station installation!

WHERE: Izaak Walton League of America’s Headquarters - 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Questions? Contact Heather Black, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member -

Special Education Summit on April 28


  • 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Quince Orchard High School
  • Keynote: Living a Happy Life with a Special Needs Child: A parent perspective
  • Breakout sessions on a variety of parenting topics
  • Free
  • Child Care Provided