Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School
MCPS Back-to-School Fair
The MCPS Back-to-School Fair is set for August 24 from 10am - 2pm at Lower Level of Westfield Wheaton. Visit the Back-to-School Fair website
and the flyer
for more information.
You Have the Power! 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.
Summer Bus Transportation
We look forward to seeing your child for GMS summer school. The program begins on July 8th at 8:00 AM and concludes at 3:00 PM. All students should report to the cafeteria when they arrive at school. MCPS bus transportation is attached. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students are not required to bring any materials. Contact Shannon Mesina at 302-241-6064 if you have any questions. Bus Pickup Schedule am and Bus Drop Off Schedule pm
Buenas tardes, Esperamos ver a su hijo en la escuela de verano de GMS. El programa comienza el 8 de julio a las 8:00 AM y concluye a las 3:00 PM. Todos los estudiantes deben presentarse en la cafetería cuando lleguen a la escuela. Se adjunta transporte de autobús MCPS. Se proveerá desayuno y almuerzo. Los estudiantes no están obligados a traer ningún material. Comuníquese con Shannon Mesina al 302-241-6064 si tiene alguna pregunta.
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
8 through August 2
||Registration in English and Spanish
|GMS 6th grade
Summer Strong for rising 6th graders
|| August 5 - August 9
||Registration in English and Spanish.
|GMS Team of Stars Musical Theater Summer Camp for rising 6th - 9th graders
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
|| 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
|7/9 @ 8-9:30am
||7/11 @ 1:30-3pm
||7/23 @ 8-9:30am
||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
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
Mandatory Immunization for incoming 7th graders
Mandatory immunization requirements for incoming 7th graders are Meningococcal (MCV) and Tdap. More information in English and Spanish.
MCPS Summer Food Program
Thousands of children will have access to free, nutritious
meals at more than 120 sites in the county, thanks to the MCPS Summer Food
Service Program. More information on the MCPS website and on the flyer.
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
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:
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
. Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English
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.
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 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