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GMS Student Summer Opportunities

GMS Local School Program for rising 6th through 8th graders   July 8 through August 2 from 8:00–3:00  Registration in English and Spanish
GMS Summer UP for rising 6th through 8th graders   July 8 through August 2 from 8:00–3:00 Registration in English and Spanish
GMS 6th grade Summer Strong for rising 6th graders  August 5 - August 9 from 8:30-2:30 Registration in English and Spanish.
GMS Team of Stars Musical Theater Summer Camp for rising 6th - 9th graders

June 25 – July 26 Monday through Thursday from 9:30-3:30

 More information in the registration
GHS The Trojan Experience for all incoming 9th graders to GHS Attend one of these summer weeks -
July 8th - July 12th/ July 15th - July 19th/July 22nd - July 26th /July 29th - August 2 
 More information in this flyer and on this website.
2019 Career Readiness Summer Camps for rising 6th - 8th graders Camps will take place at Gaithersburg High School from June 24-28 & Thomas Edison High School of Technology from July 8-12  More information at this website and these brochures in English and Spanish.  Registration
City of Gaithersburg Camps -participants ages 4-14 all summer   For more information, see this flyer or visit our website at:www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/youth-teen-activities/summer-camps


Rising 6th graders for GMS Summer Orientation

Please join us for one of Gaithersburg Middle Schools sixth grade student orientation sessions this summer.  Come and tour the building, practice opening a locker, and meet some current GMS students and staff. We want all our incoming sixth grade students to attend one session this summer! 

7/9 @ 8-9:30am 7/11 @ 1:30-3pm 7/13 @ 8-9:30am 8/21@ 1:30-3pm 8/22 @ 8-9:30am

We hope you can join us and look forward to meeting you!  Parents please meet in the Media Center for a session to learn about the transition to middle school. We will discuss many policies and procedures that are new for parents. If you have any questions contact Ms. Lynch.  More information on the flyer in English and Spanish


Don't Miss the Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place Saturday, May 18, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg.  The festival features a great lineup of authors and activities for children of all ages. Several members of the MCPS community will be conducting readings at the festival, and there will be programs, workshops and activities in the Children’s Village that are designed to promote interest in reading and writing. More information at the website.


Attention 8th Grade Parents

GMS is creating a slide show presentation to be shown at the 8th grade commencement ceremony on June 13th. We would love to include a picture of all our 8th grade students to be part of this slide show. If you would like to include a picture of your son or daughter hanging out with friends or participating in any group activities at GMS, please click and drag (or cut and paste) the picture file to the google folder. The picture will only be used for the slide show presentation. If you have any questions, please email Sr. Padilla


8th Grade End of the Year Events 
 

  • Hershey Park for the End of the Year Celebration on June 7. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Larcamp or Mr. Padilla.
  • 8th grade Promotion and Dance on June 13 - Due to the MCPS school year being extended until June 14th, GMS 8th grade Promotion and Dance will be on June 13th, 2019.  Our Promotion Ceremony is at 6:00 pm at Gaithersburg High School and the Dance is at 7:00 pm at Gaithersburg Middle School. 
 


Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show

Here is the News Show for Friday 5/17


Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information for 2019-2020

Here is the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information from the February 5 meeting.  It includes the instructional program, course offerings, registration process, and articulation timelines for the incoming 6th grade students.  GMS 2019-2020 Course Bulletin in English and Spanish


Yearbooks on sale

Enjoy the memories.  Purchase the GMS Yearbook online.  Only 16 left!  Get yours today before they are gone.


Mandatory Immunization for incoming 7th graders

Mandatory immunization requirements for incoming 7th graders are Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap.  More information in English and Spanish.


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


SSL Opportunities

  • Summer Opportunities - ELO Summer Volunteer Packet and for more information look at this website.
  • After school opportunities - MCRD’sTherapeutic Recreation Flyer
  • The Laytonsville Elementary School PTA is hosting a spring festival and is looking for volunteers to earn SSL hours on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There are many opportunities for students to earn SSL hours, by helping out with concessions, games, crafts, etc.  See Ms. Mesina for a registration link.  
 


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:

http://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/Entity.aspx?k=150554


Results of Radon Testing at GMS - March 2019 Update

Radon Testing was recently done at GMS and MCPS and here is  information on the testing.  Fact information in English and Spanish.  Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English and Spanish.

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 Katie Becker – Team Leader at Gaithersburg Middle School.

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/health/middle/

 

News and Announcements

Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation

Letter from Principal Dolan (English and Spanish) Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form Formulario para Reportar Acoso Escolar, Hostigamiento, o Intimidación  .

MCPS Evidence of Learning and Accountability Model

Evidence of Learning website  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/evidence-of-learning-framework/   Evidence of Learning overview  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSJCVSotKc   MCPS Equity Accountability Model   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRrZ4w6Ukk

Parent Information 2018-19

Here is the  Parent Information in English and Spanish   for our GMS families for the new school year!   

Join the GMS PTA

The GMS PTA Needs You!  GMS PTA 2018-19 Membership/Donation Form in  English  or  Spanish  

Saturday School

Saturday School provides affordable academic support and tutoring for students grades K-12 in Montgomery County. Saturday School programming includes SAT Prep, STEM Curiosity Academy and a new CODING Program for elementary and middle school students. More information is available in  Saturday School Calendar ,  Eng

Support GMS through Giant A+ School Reward Program and Amazon Smile Program

Our 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

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

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, Fren