GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Friday January 11, 2019


Here is Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show for Friday 1/11. It is about 4 min. The News Show features a segment on the GEMS. https://www.youtube.com/embed/g_ETkMYsZ3A?rel=0


MAP-M Testing

  • Today students will be taking MAP-M test. Staff be sure you have changed the test from Reading to Math. Again, all students with take the Math test today and Friday.

  • Students be sure to check your testing location. The groups are posted in the café and grade level hallways.

  • If you do not have a chromebook go to the media center to pick up a loaner.

  • All students will remain in their period 1 class until 8:25. We will ring a bell for you to go to your testing location.

  • Students-Do your best work on the test. This test is one data point that will help the school determine the courses you need for the rest of this year and next year.


Band Cluster Concert

Congratulations to students who participated in our band concert last night at Gaithersburg High School.


Minority Scholars Organization

Minority Scholars is an organization to help increase the academic achievement of minority students at Gaithersburg Middle School as well as provide opportunities for leadership opportunities and SSL hours. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, January 18th during Viking Time 5. This meeting will take place in Mr. Padilla’s room, room 800. Come learn about this exciting opportunity.


Winter Coats

  • Students-If you need a winter coat, please stop by the main office or the counseling office. We have many coats to give students.

  • Si necesita una chaqueta de invierno por favor, vaya a la oficina principal o a la oficina de consejeria. Tenemos muchos chaquetas para los estudiantes.


Library Lunch Activity Day

Today during all lunch periods in the media center-Friendship Bracelets, coloring, and arts and crafts.


Weight Lifting and Conditioning

  • After school, Weight lifting and condition will start next week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • This is open for all grade levels. Please see Mr. Frawley for details.


Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 7

MAP-R Testing-Students follow special testing schedule

No Viking Time


Tuesday, January 8

MAP-R Testing-Students follow special testing schedule

No Viking Time

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Redland MS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball HOME Redland MS @ GMS

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm Chorus Concert Gaithersburg High School


Wednesday, January 9

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

1:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge Meeting KID Museum-Ms. Pantella

3:30 pm Math Team Competition-Rosa Parks MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm String Cluster Concert - Gaithersburg High School


Thursday, January 10

MAP-M Testing -Students follow special testing schedule

No Viking Time

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm Band Cluster Concert Gaithersburg High School


Friday, January 11

MAP-M Testing-Students follow special testing schedule

No Viking Time


Upcoming Events:

January 14

Grade 7 Finance Park

6:00 pm Identity Workshop Media Center, Rooms 500 and 502


January 15

Grade 7 Finance Park

4:20 pm Activity Bus


January 16

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball HOME Shady Grove MS @ GMS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Shady Grove MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


January 17

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm Outdoor Education Parent Information Night - Cafeteria and Media Center


January 18

Model UN Conference-Ms. Sanders Room 701

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