About Us

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


 School Supply Lists

Hit those summer sales to stock up for next school year.  The GES 2017-2018 Supply List is now available!

Kindergarten Color Days

Monday, September 11th- red, white and blue
Tuesday, September 12th- yellow
 Wednesday, September 13th- orange (for the Orioles!!)
Thursday, September 14th- blue
Friday, September 15th- purple (for the Ravens!!!)


Monday, September 18th- red

Tuesday, September 19th- green

Wednesday, September 20th- pink

Friday, September 22nd- black


Monday, September 25th- brown

Tuesday, September 26th- white

Wednesday, September 27th- gray

Thursday, September 28th- stripes

Friday, September 29th- rainbow


  We will be collecting BOX TOPS again next school year.... over the summer, please remember to save your Box Tops!!!!


Volunteer Training

The Baltimore County School System requires that all volunteers must complete the volunteer application and participate in an online orientation/training session once every year.

The BCPS Application for Volunteer Services and Training sessions and are now available online!

Step 1: Complete the BCPS Application for Volunteer Services. This can be completed on line by going to under Parents, then click “Application for Volunteer Services” along the side panel.   

Step 2: Complete the ONLINE volunteer orientation at  

Or you can get to this orientation through under Parents, click either “Volunteer with BCPS” or “BCPS Online Volunteer Orientation” along the side panel.  You will receive a certificate to print out once you successfully complete the online orientation training.    

Step 3:  Print and Submit both the application and the valid training certificate to the school in which you intend to volunteer.  Both documents must be submitted at the same time to be accepted and reviewed by the school staff.

Once the application is reviewed and training has been verified by our GES secretary, Pat Thal (, you are ready to volunteer!  If you have any questions or need any further assistance with the completing the volunteer application/orientation, please feel free to contact Lisa DeIaco, School Counselor (410-887-5121 or     

Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering in Baltimore County Public Schools!!  Volunteers are valued members of our GES Team!!

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