Welcome to Gaithersburg Middle School
7th Grade Field Trip
7th graders will be going to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC on April 5. Please return permission form
and money to the school by March 29. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Khoury
or Ms. Myat
8th Grade End of the Year Celebration Field Trip
8th graders will be going to Hershey Park for the End of the Year Celebration on June 7. Please return permission form and money to the school by April 15.
If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Larcamp
or Mr. Padilla
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International Night @ GMS on April 5
Join us on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Gaithersburg Middle School’s International Night. Come to celebrate our school’s diversity by sharing your family’s ethnicity and heritage with us! This will be an exciting, fun-filled family event with food, entertainment, display of other culture’s attires, flags, and treasures.
Please fill out the flyer
and choose one or more ways your family would like to participate. We would appreciate a reply no later than March 29th. If you have any questions or would like volunteer your time and share more about your heritage, please contact Carolina Harp at 240-263-5314 or Carolina.firstname.lastname@example.org, Renee Jahangiri at email@example.com, or Nancy McLay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate Your Gently Worn, Used and New Shoes
Project Change, a non-profit serving youth in Montgomery County, is collecting gently worn, used and new shoes from March 4 until May 4. Collection box in the GMS Main Office. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. in developing nations. More information at www.projectchange-md.org
and in this flyer
and How Social Enterprise Works
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
Yearbooks on sale
Need SSL hours? There are
several SSL opportunities coming up in March to help the members of Asbury
Methodist Village with their book fair. March 21st to March 31st are the
dates available to help with the book fair. It is a close walk from
GMS! For specific directions and times, please see Ms.Mesina in room 101 or check out the flyer.
ARC Montgomery County 2019 Respite Resource Fair
Come to the fair on March 23 from 10 am to 2 pm at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park Summit Hill Farm 506 S. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg. Learn how unpaid, live-in, primary caregivers can get short term, occasional relief from their caregiver duties and other support. Meet potential caregiver providers and learn more about how respite care works. More information at www.thearcmontgomerycounty.org and in this English/Spanish 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
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
Summer Camps 2019
| Team of Stars Musical Theater Summer Camp is coming! Reserve your space now. June 25 - July 26 Mondays through Thursdays
More information in this flyer and registration.
|Register now for Gaithersburg’s popular Summer Camps while space remains! City of Gaithersburg Camps offer convenient and affordable sessions all summer long for participants ages 4-14. For more information, see this flyer or visit our website at:www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/youth-teen-activities/summer-camps
MCPS Evidence of Learning and Accountability Model
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
Want to Support GMS with Every Purchase?
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 #.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1
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
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.
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