GES Vision Statement:

We believe our students at Gunpowder Elementary should learn in a rigorous, responsive, and safe learning environment where culture and diversity are recognized, accommodated, valued, and respected.  Our teaching staff will demonstrate high expectations for all learners.  We will promote a learning environment that is driven by interest, ability, and learning style to meet the strengths and needs of our learners.  Families are recognized as partners in the learning process.  We embrace communication between and among staff and community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all students. 

GES Mission Statement:

Our mission is to inspire students to be lifelong learners in an environment of high expectations, striving to maximize student potential by providing rigorous academic programs and fostering responsible citizenship.

What's Happening

Speak Up Survey 2014

Your opinions matter to us! BCPS has partnered with Project Tomorrow to provide a custom online survey to learn more about how students are using technology to learn. We want parents and community members to be a part of the conversation!

Speak Up provides a unique way for the ideas and opinions of our stakeholders to have an impact on BCPS' digital conversion, as well as federal policies and programs. All data collected is 100% confidential.

The Speak Up online surveys are open for input from Monday, November 17, 2014, to Friday, December 19, 2014. All of the Speak Up surveys are online and accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.

 Go to to help us prepare students for the 21st century.



Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to participate in the Microsoft Office 365 Student Advantage Program. The program will give students and their family members access to as many as five copies of the Microsoft Office 365 suite for personal computers, tablets, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices, all free of charge. The Microsoft Office 365 suite contains all of the most widely used Office functions – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher software tools



Dear Parents,

 We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!

 All around Gunpowder Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

 Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

 Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

 Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!


 Green School Committee

Gunpowder Elementary

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is looking for teachers who have made a positive impact in your community.  Every month a new teacher will be chosen for the Teachers are Heroes Award.  Teachers are Heroes Courtesy of


Parents, new this year, teachers and the PTA are using Volunteer Spot  to organize and advertise when volunteers are needed.  Please consider volunteering at GES!
  Free online sign up sheets by VolunteerSpot
  December 2014  
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Upcoming Events

   Winter Concert
   Dec 22 2014 at 07:00 PM
   Winter Break - School Closed
   Dec 24 2014
   Schools Reopen
   Jan 05 2015
   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
   Jan 15 2015

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