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.

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PENNY WARS – March 12th – 16th

This year proceeds will go towards THE LUPUS FOUNDATION!
Information is will be sent home this week!!!  

Friday, March 16th / 6pm – 7:30pm
Come out to school for some Dancing and Light Refreshments!  
Students cannot be dropped off.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.
Information coming home this week!!

Order now through Sunday, March 18th
Information is coming home this week!!

Stop by the Panera Bread White Marsh location any time from 6pm – 9pm and mention Gunpowder Elementary!  A portion of the proceeds will go to the PTA!

Wednesday, April 18th / 6pm – 7pm
Would you like to host a Country?? Maybe you have connections or are from a place that you would like to share with our GES Families!
To sign up, please email

Application Submission Deadline is 2:00pm – April 3, 2018
Each Spring, Gunpowder Elementary offers a $1,000 Scholarship to a former Gunpowder Elementary School Student who is on track to graduate from High School this current School Year.  If you know a High School Senior who may qualify for this Scholarship they will need to complete this application.  Applicants need to submit the completed form; as well as a written essay, for the chance to win.  The First Place Award is a $1,000 Scholarship; the Second Place Award is a $500 Scholarship.  
For more information and for any questions, please email
Please visit the Gunpowder Elementary PTA Facebook Page to print the Application!

You will find all up to date information here!!!
You can also visit our webpage for more information:


Guidelines to Applying for Early Admission into Kindergarten 2018-19 School Year

Age of Admission

The following are the Maryland State Department of Education age requirements for enrollment to kindergarten.  See, Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article §7-101, Admission of Students; COMAR 13A.08.01.02, Age for School Attendance.

School Year               Program                     Cutoff date                            Date of Birth

2018-19                       Preschool 3                  3 years old by Sept. 1             3 years old by Sept. 1

2018-19                       Prekindergarten           4 years old by Sept. 1             DOB 9/2/13 – 9/1/14

2018-19                       Kindergarten               5 years old by Sept. 1             DOB 9/2/12 – 9/1/13

2018-19                       First Grade                  6 years old by Sept. 1             DOB 9/2/11 – 9/1/12

A four year old child may be recommended for early admission to kindergarten upon written request of the parent or guardian if the superintendent or his/her designee determines that the child demonstrates capabilities warranting grade acceleration as demonstrated on the identified assessment.

In order to be considered for early admission to kindergarten for school year 2018–2019, the child must turn five between September 2 and October 14, 2018. The procedures for requesting early admission to kindergarten may be obtained at the child’s home school, from the Office of Early Childhood Programs, or on the Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) Web site at the Office of Early Childhood page.

Early Admission Request Deadlines

1. Early admission requests for the succeeding school year must be submitted to the home school principal between January 15 and May 1 of the current school year.

2. For students applying for a magnet program, early admission requests must be submitted to the home school principal by no later than the published magnet application deadline. Assessments for students applying for enrollment in a magnet program will take place in January so that the recommendation decision for early admission may be forwarded to the Office of Magnet Programs by the last business day of January.

3. The deadlines outlined in this section are mandatory. Early admission requests will be deemed timely if hand-delivered to the home school, on or before the request is due, or if deposited in the United States mail before the date the request is due.


*Generations Day:   Thursday, April 12th will be Grandparent’s Day at Gunpowder.  We will send out a schedule closer to the date.  Lifetouch will be at Gunpowder to take pictures. 

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