GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday January 7, 2019


Good Morning GMS

Here is the Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show for Monday 1/7. It is about 4 min. Please show this to your first period. The News Show featured a segment on the Boys’ Basketball Team with Coach Zimmerman. https://www.youtube.com/embed/JoyZPL9VF9E?rel=0


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing

This week your child will take the MAP test for reading and math. This assessment is administered county-wide to all middle school students in the fall, winter and spring.

Students will take the MAP Test for Reading on Monday and Tuesday and the MAP Test for Math on Thursday and Friday.

Students will get a letter to bring home that indicates their score on each test.

Reading Target Scores:

6th-217

7th-220

8th-225


Math Target Scores:

6th-225

7th-229

8th-231


Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders come to Ms. Doherty’s room (403) at some point today. Our first game is tomorrow; I want to be sure the cheerleaders have everything they need.


7th graders

Please be sure to turn in your Junior Achievement field trip permission slip to your World Studies Teacher.


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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