Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School
Outdoor Education for 6th graders
Outdoor Education for our 6th graders is quickly approaching. Students received their permission slip on 1/15 and Outdoor Education packet
through their Science classes. All paperwork and money/checks $80.00 should be
returned to their Science teacher. If financial
assistance is needed, please indicate this on the GMS paperwork.
There will be a parent information session regarding GMS Outdoor Education
on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. GMS Staff will share:
the dates, courses students will participate in, cabin organization,
meals, evening activities. In addition, parents who are interested in
chaperoning at Outdoor Education during the day or overnight will need to get
fingerprinted. The fingerprinting service will be offered FREE
to parents on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 PM. Please bring a valid ID.
Payments and paperwork can be given to their Science teachers.
- Session 1: Wed. March 13 - Fri. March 15 (Ms. Paciotti pds 2, 3, & 4 and Ms.Schultze pds 3 & 4)
- Session 2: Mon. March 18 - Wed. March 20 (Ms. Edwards pds 2, 3, 4, & 5)
- Session 3: Wed. March 20 - Fri. March 22 (Ms. Edwards pd 7 and Ms. Paciotti pds 5 & 7 and Ms. Brown pd 5))
Checkout the GMS Outdoor Education Information Page
MCPS Parent Information Page for Outdoor Education
GMS Model UN Fundraiser
GMS Model UN is having a fundraiser at the California Pizza Kitchen in Rio Center on 1/24 from 11am - 10pm. Please come & support the GMS Model UN and have a great dinner. Flyer
Good Morning Gaithersburg Show
Yearbooks on sale
January Swimming Unit
In conjunction with the City of Gaithersburg, GMS offers students the opportunity to participate in a swimming unit, in physical
education (PE), for three weeks at
the Gaithersburg Aquatic Center, which is connected to Gaithersburg Middle School. Return the permission form to PE teacher as soon as possible. January Beginning Level Permission Form in English and Spanish
New After School Club - YHTP
You Have the Power Club (YHTP) sponsored by Project Change will be meeting on Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13. Its focus is on helping reduce intolerance, disrespect and bullying. It is free, but registration is required. YHTP flyer and registration form
Every Student Succeeds Act State Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released a new accountability report card for every school in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Report Card for Gaithersburg Middle School can be found here. Principal letter to parents in English and Spanish. Learn more by viewing this short video: ESSA State Report Card
Choose Respect Montgomery is sponsoring a PSA Video Contest
Parent Information 2018-19
Here is the Parent Information in English and Spanish for our GMS families for the new school year!
Required 7th Grade Immunizations and 2018-2019 Immunization Clinic Schedule
2nd Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum
MCPS and MCCPTA is hosting the 2nd Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum on January 12, 2019, 1-5 pm at Wood Middle School. More details on flyer English and Spanish.
Join the GMS PTA
The GMS PTA Needs You! GMS PTA 2018-19 Membership/Donation Form in English or Spanish
MCPS Evidence of Learning and Accountability Model
GMS Report Card is now available
The Maryland State Department of Education has
posted the results of the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the High School
Assessments on the Maryland Report Card website. The Gaithersburg Middle School
report is now available. Please click on the link:
Good Samaritan Law
The Maryland Good Samaritan Law effective October 1, 2015, provides protection from arrest as well as prosecution for certain specific crimes and expands the charges from which people assisting in an emergency overdose situation are immune. If someone calls 911 in an effort to help during an overdose crisis, or they are experiencing an overdose, their parole and probation status will not affected, and they will now not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, and providing alcohol to minors. More details here.
MCPS 2018-19 Middle School Course Bulletin
The new MCPS Middle School Course Bulletin is available here
Results of Radon Testing at GMS
Radon Testing was recently done at GMS and MCPS and here is information on the testing. Fact information in English
. Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English
Want to Support GMS with Every Purchase?
school is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school
fundraising program that runs from September 7, 2018–March 16, 2019.
This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you, your
family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store. Please help our school
and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID# 00795.
* Visit https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/ Follow the prompts to create your online account. You'll
need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID #.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1
REMEMBER...if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register
your card again! Giant Rewards Letters in English and Spanish
Shop on Amazon and support GMS
Our school is participating in the
Amazon Smile Program. AmazonSmile
is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping
features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile,
the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible
products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Shop on AmazonSmile and designate
Gaithersburg Middle School PTA as your charity to help support the
PTA with every purchase - https://smile.amazon.com/
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 https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/
New features for the Parent Portal are now available as of April 2018 - details are available in English and Spanish
***Document Library: Now including current and past MAP reports, a parent resource that breaks down the MAP report, and the Student Grades and Graduation Credit Report (high school only)
***Grade History: This section now includes Student Service Learning hours, displaying hours earned and hours remaining
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.
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