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


Principal Points

*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. 

*Lieutenant Cammelli:  In an effort to increase police presence in elementary schools, the Parkville Precinct has been partnering with Gunpowder.  Today, Lieutenant Cammelli visited our school and appeared on the morning announcements highlighting our virtue of the month, Excellence.  She plans to visit our school weekly.  You may see her patrol car outside, as well as she or other officers walking around the building.  We are appreciative of the partnership and students have enjoyed speaking with officers during their visits to Gunpowder.   


~ PTA Reminders ~

 PTA Membership Cards
 We apologize for the delay in receiving your PTA Membership Cards.  The cards are on backorder ... please note that this will not affect your ability to enter any PTA Events.  Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 

 Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops!!!  The School sent in a total of $738.20… our next submission deadline is the end of February... KEEP COLLECTING THOSE BOX TOPS!!!

Skateland School Event
December 28th – 2pm – 4pm


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, Tonya Brown ( 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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