Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School  

GMS Back-to-School Cookout 9/21 @ 5-7pm

GMS Back-to-School Cookout will be on Friday, September 21 from 5:00-7:00 PM. GMS Back-to-School Cookout sponsored by the PTA and GMStrong. Staff and families will be provided free food, the opportunity to play soccer and football and have fun!

GMS Fall Fundraising

Support our students and projects!  Our goal is to have $8,000 for student activities, swim class lifeguard fees, students awards, and other projects that benefit our students.  Money is due with the order forms on 9/26.  Checks are payable to Gaithersburg MS and delivery will be mid-October.  Tax is included in the price if applicable. 
Shop online at www.gaschoolstore.com and use the GMS code: 1067073  GMS Fundraiser Flyer

Parent Information 2018-19

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

8th Grade Fundraiser on 9/24 at Chipotle

Attention, GMS students and parents!
Come out and support the 8th grade team and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Chipotle on Monday, September 24th between 5 and 9 at 564 N. Frederick Ave (next to Bed Bath and Beyond).  Simply make your purchase and be sure to mention you are there for the GMS fundraiser and part of your purchase will go towards the 8th grade fund. Please download the flyer for more info or see Mrs. Larcamp or Sr. Padilla if you have any questions. Thank you!  Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer in English

 ¡Atención, estudiantes y padres de GMS!
Venga y apoye al equipo de octavo grado y disfrute de la deliciosa cocina mexicana en Chipotle el lunes, 24 de septiembre, entre 5 y 9 en 564 N. Frederick Ave (al lado de Bed Bath and Beyond). Simplemente haga su compra y asegúrese de mencionar que está allí para la recaudación de fondos GMS y parte de su compra se destinará al fondo para el octavo grado. Por favor lea el folleto para más detalles o vea a la Sra. Larcamp o al Sr. Padilla si tiene alguna pregunta. ¡Gracias!    Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer in Spanish

County Executive Candidates Forum @ GMS on 9/27 6:30-8pm

Identity is holding a County Executive Candidates Forum moderated by Jennifer Vasquiz on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 - 8 pm at GMS.  Advance Sign-up encouraged, but not required.  Email: communications@identiy-youth.org  Identity Candidates Flyer in English and Spanish

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?  

A+ School Rewards is a unique and easy way Giant Food offers its customers opportunities to be rewarded by earning money for their designated schools.
A+ School Rewards Program 2017-2018
Program Dates: 
October 6, 2017- March 15th, 2018
How It Works: Customers register their Giant Card online and select up to 2 schools to support with every purchase (excludes items prohibited by state law).
Get Started 
1. Register your Giant Food online or sign in to your account at this link
2. During the registration window, select up to 2 schools to support. 
3. Selected school(s) earn money from your qualified purchases during the program year.

If you don’t remember your Giant Reward card number please call 1-877-366-2668 #1 
Giant rewards letter in English or in Spanish 

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.