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After School Activities Begin September 17

Check out all the GMS 2019-20 Extracurricular Activities and the 2019-20 Activity Bus Routes. GMS Extracurricular Activities start September 17.


So What Else Morning Program

Join the Morning Activities at GMS through the So What Else Inc.  Monday - Thursday mornings from September 16 - May 31.  Must be registered to participate in program.


Team of Stars Dram Club

Having fun singing, dancing & acting!  Join the Team of Stars Drama Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Starts on September 17.  Bring the registration to the first meeting.


MCPS High School Program Options

 Attention 8th grade students and parents: 

MCPS has developed a long-range strategic plan for high school programming. The plan will be implemented in phases over the next six years, with new programs available to Grade 9 students in fall 2020. MCPS will host preview nights to discuss these options with students and their families. 

The preview nights will be held:
Thursday, Sept. 19, at Richard Montgomery High School
Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Watkins Mill High School 

Each preview night is designed for specific high school clusters. All preview nights will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be live streamed on the MCPS website

You can find more information here:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/career-readiness/options.aspx#high  and here:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/ and on the flyer

If you have any questions please email Sr.Padilla

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Atención estudiantes y padres de octavo grado: 

MCPS ha desarrollado un plan estratégico a largo plazo para la programación de la escuela secundaria. El plan se implementará en fases durante los próximos seis años, con nuevos programas disponibles para estudiantes de Grado 9 en el otoño de 2020. MCPS organizará noches de vista previa para discutir estas opciones con los estudiantes y sus familias. 

Las noches de vista previa se llevarán a cabo:
Jueves, 19 de septiembre, en Richard Montgomery High School
Miércoles 25 de septiembre, en Watkins Mill High School 

Cada noche de vista previa está diseñada para grupos específicos de escuelas secundarias. Todas las noches de vista previa comenzarán a las 6:30 p.m. y se transmitirá en vivo en el sitio web de MCPS. 

Puedes encontrar más información aquí:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/career-readiness/options.aspx#high   
Y aqui:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/  

También puede descargar los folletos informativos aquí.  


Model UN Meeting 9/17

Learn more about the Model UN trip to Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5-6pm in room 701.  If you cannot make the meeting and are interested in learning more about the trip, contact Julie Sanders at Julie_A_Sanders@mcpsmd.org.  More details in flyer
 

News and Announcements

GMS Student and Parent Information for the 2019-20 School Year

Here is the student and parent information for the 2019-20 school year for GMS.

GMS Yearbooks

Get your GMS Yearbook!  Keep the memories alive!   Back-to-School Special - $35 until September 27th  Order online

Family Life and Human Sexuality (FLHS) and Disease Prevention and Control (DPC) Units for Health Education Instruction

Students will participate in FLHS and DPC instruction unless written parent/guardian permission is submitted excluding the student from receiving instruction related to human sexuality and/or sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.  You may choose to have your student excused from either or both of these units.  If excused, your student will participate in other health education units of instruction under the supervision of a professional in an instructional setting.

Online FARMS Applications for 2019-20

ONLINE FARMS APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! www.MySchoolApps.com   is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit  the 2019–2020 Online application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!   FAMILIES CAN APPLY NOW & AVOID LONGER PROCESSING TIMES IN SEPTEMBER!     

Join the GMS PTA

The GMS PTA Needs You!  GMS PTA 2019-20 Membership/Donation Form in English and Spanish 

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:   E

SSL Opportunities

Summer Opportunities -  ELO Summer Volunteer Packet  and for more information look at this  website . After school opportunities -  MCRD’sTherapeutic Recreation Flyer

GMS Report Card

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://rep

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 .

You Have the Power! Video 2019

This  video  was conceived by the GMS You Have the Power! Club with an original song "Lost."  Lyrics and music written by the students.  Produced by Project Change and funded by the Trawick Foundation.

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