Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School
GMS Spirit Week 12/18 - 12/22
12/18 Monday - Wacky Clothes Day
12/19 Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day
12/20 Wednesday - Grade Level Day
8th grade - wear all BLACK
7th grade - Wear all BLUE
6th grade - Wear all RED
12/21 Thursday - Jersey Day
12/22 Friday - PJ, Stuffed Animal and Blanket Day
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myMCPS Parent Portal
The new MCPS Parent Portal is an online tool for communicating with students and parents. The myMCPS Parent Portal automatically uploads grades, attendance and school messages for viewing by students and parents. There is a mobile application and a desktop application. For information on how to set up an account and other questions you may have on the myMCPS Parent Portal, go to http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/
Free Office 365 for MCPS Students
All MCPS students are eligible to download and install the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, for free. Step-by-step directions for downloading and installing the software can be found on the Parents and Students web page
and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Korean, and Amharic.
MCPS Strategic Plan
The FY 2018 Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system: Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity. The plan's website features our focus areas, strategic objectives, and four new dynamic, data dashboards that represent how we are measuring this work.
MCPS Strategic Plan Website
MCPS Guides to Measures Supporting the Evidence of
Learning Framework for Parents
These guides are provided as a resource to help
parents/guardians understand the Evidence of Learning Framework and how
readiness and successful transition are used as indicators of each student’s
performance as he or she advances through the instructional levels.
Link to English Document
Link to Spanish Document
Team of Stars Drama Club - meets after school on Tuesdays
Join the GMS Team of Stars Drama Club! Mr. Cuff along with Ms. Berry from Team of Stars is going to sponsor the the Fall and Spring school plays. Come join the Drama Club on Tuesdays after school until 4:20pm in Mr. Cuff's room. The first play will be on December 20 & 21. Learn more about it with this flyer.
French Immersion Trip to France
See what an exciting time GMS students had on the French Immersion Trip this fall through the posts & pictures at the 2017 GMS French Immersion Trip blog
Anaphylaxis & Opioid Awareness Letter to Parents
Please read this letter to parents and guardians about Anaphylaxis & Opioid Awareness from the principal in both English and Spanish.
2017 Mental Health Matters Assembly at Gaithersburg Middle School
Here is a video of the presentation.
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.
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
If you have any question about what is taught during these
units, please refer to the link below and/or contact Katie Becker – Team Leader at Gaithersburg Middle School.
Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation