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Good Morning Gaithersburg Show 

Good Morning Gaithersburg Show coming soon. 

GMS Vikings Warrior Turkey Trot rescheduled for 11/21

Kick off the holiday season in a healthy way, increase community wellness, fund raise for the 8th grade class!  More information, registration, and donation for T-shirts available in English and Spanish and the day's scheduleTurkey Trot Presentation

You are invited to the Latino Community Forum on Education on 11/26

GMS will be hosting a Latino Community Forum on Education on Monday 11/26 with special guest, Dr. Jack Smith.  More details available in English and Spanish.

Yearbooks on sale

Enjoy the memories.  Purchase the GMS Yearbook online.

GMS World Cup Soccer

Attention Soccer fans. GMS is proud to announce that the GMS Soccer World Cup is back for 2018!  Students will play in a 7 vs. 7 soccer tournament over several days until a Champion is crowned!  Come watch the GMS championship game on Thursday 11/8.  The GMS champion will play another middle school for the overall title on Tuesday 11/13.  Questions- see Mrs. Larcamp in room 809 or Sr. Padilla in room 800.  More details  and registration in English/Spanish

Mini-Junior Pom Camp @ GHS

GHS is hosting a Pom Camp on 11/17 @ 1-4:30pm for K-8 graders. Registration and more information on the flyer in English and Spanish.

Model UN T-shirts for sale

Purchase a Model UN T-shirt to raise money for scholarships to Model UN Conferences. Order forms and money are due to Ms. Sanders by November 20th.

Maryland Survey for students

Parent Letter on Maryland Survey for Students in English or Spanish

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

All Grade 7 students must have a Tdap and MCV vaccine for the 2018-19 school year.  More information and free vaccines at specific clinics are available at Montgomery Count Department of Health and Human Services 2018-19 Immunization Clinic Schedule in English and Spanish    

Join the GMS PTA

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

Saturday SchoolSaturday 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. Saturday School starts opening ceremonies are on Saturday, September 15. More information is available in Saturday School CalendarEnglish flyer, English registration and Spanish flyer, Spanish registration and at www.saturdayschool.org  

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:


GMS Renaissance Faire

Highlights of the GMS Renaissance Faire from this June are here.

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.

5th Grade Parent Night Information

Rising 6th grade parents, here is the presentation from our articulation night. We are excited to have your students coming to our school! Give us a call @ 301-840-4567 if you have any questions!   

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 and Spanish.  Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English and Spanish.

Want to Support GMS with Every Purchase?  

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 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 #.
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 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.