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

GES CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Attention all 3rd, 4th , and 5th graders!  If you would like to join the GES Cross Country team, please get your permission slip from Mrs. Donohoe or Mr. Smith ASAP.  Races start the first of October!  4th Grade and under Girls: 4:15 pm
4th Grade and under Boys: 4:30 pm
5th Grade Girls: 4:45 pm
5th Grade Boys: 5:00 pm

Locations:             Dates:
Kingsville ES       October 21
Perry Hall ES       October 28

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR

The Seventh Annual Baltimore County Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at Oregon Ridge Park. Parents and professionals are encouraged to attend this free event, which will showcase mental health and substance abuse resources for children, adolescents, and families in Baltimore County. Participants are requested to register by Friday, October 24, 2014.

This year, the event is designed to showcase resources for parents and professionals to network and to learn about services available in the community and through public agencies. Kara Brown, MBA, with the Araminta Freedom Initiative, will speak from 3 to 4 p.m. on domestic sex trafficking of minors with a focus on prevention, intervention, and aftercare.




ABC2 News

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 abc2news.com


VOLUNTEER SPOT


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
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