Welcome to Forest Oak Middle School

Forest Oak Middle School At Forest Oak we have a great facility and grounds (40 acres with woodlands, stream, etc...), wonderful students, a dedicated staff, and supportive parents --- all ingredients of an excellent school. More About Us  

Excel Beyond the BellExcel Beyond
The Bell program

Students get into art, science and engineering after school

Some students at Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg, Maryland continue their learning after regular classes end in the Excel Beyond the Bell Program!


News and Announcements

FOMS 2019 Book Fair

will be held in the Media Center Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15. Stop by and see all the wonderful selections. There is something for everyone on your shopping list!

PTA Dine-out Opportunity at Panera

Monday, November 18 from 5-9 pm at the Gaithersburg Square location. Whether you choose soup, salad, sandwich, or pick-two you will NOT be dissapointed! So, skip the dishes and join other FOMS families for a night out. mention Forest Oak and the PTA will get a portion of the proceeds.

Holiday Shopping?

When ordering from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com, choose Forest Oak Middle School PTA as your organization and FOMS will receive part of the proceeds of whatever you purchase.

Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative

Forest Oak Middle School was selected to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative, a program which provides free technology and free internet access for all staff and students to help close the digital divide and enable transformative teaching and learning. As part of your child’s instructional program, staff will be using a number of core and supplemental applications (apps) to create innovative and dynamic learning experiences using MCPS-provisioned iPads. In order for students to receive their iPads, the following documents need to be completed and returned to school.  In addition, there is an online digital citizenship module that parents/guardians need to complete for the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative.  This module can be found in the parent portal or can completed during parent information nights on September 19th and 24th at 10am, 1pm or  6:00 pm.  

Restorative Practices

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct a study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ), of school behavior management strategies, specifically restorative justice and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS). RAND will collect student perspectives using three surveys as well as observations throughout this three-year evaluation cycle.  Please complete and sign the parent / guardian consent form if you agree to allow your child to participate in the Study of PBIS and Restorative Justice in MCPS.

Order your FOMS PE and Spirit Wear Here!

The PE and Spirit Wear Online Flash Store is now open and will close on Sunday September 15th.  All customer orders will be individually bagged/labeled and delivered to FOMS.  Orders will arrive in early October and will be distributed to students during health and PE classes. Click here for the link.

Exel Beyond the Bell at FOMS is Back!

EBB Fall session begins October 1st. This is a great after school, no cost program for students. Each session begins with a snack and busses are provided at the end. Click here for all the information, registration and activity sign up in English and Spanish.

The PTA needs YOU!

Be a joiner and support your school, students, staff and community! Click here for a Welcome Back Letter from the PTA President  and the membership form to join.

School Lunch Information

Everything you need to know regarding school lunches is right here. Click here for the letters in English and Spanish.

2019-2020 Transportation Information

Click here for the letter from MCPS Transportation Department. The arrival (to Forest Oak) and departure (From Forest Oak to home bus stop) schedules are also here AND under the quick links on the left side of this web page.