Welcome to Forest Oak Middle School

Forest Oak Middle School At Forest Oak we have a great facility and grounds (40 acres with woodlands, stream, etc...), wonderful students, a dedicated staff, and supportive parents --- all ingredients of an excellent school. More About Us  


Continuity of Learning

Welcome to our Continuity of Learning page. Here you may find useful information to support you with remote learning. As information changes and evolves, please check back regularly for possible updates. If you have questions or concerns, please email Mr. Muhammad at Shahid_Muhammad@mcpsmd.org.


Forest Oak Counseling Department

Welcome to our Counselor page! On this page you will find useful information for contacting your child’s counselor and counselor office hours, as well as Mental Health Supports, Community Resources, and Parent Resources. Please reach out to the counseling department with questions and comments.


Excel Beyond the BellExcel Beyond
The Bell program

Students get into art, science and engineering after school

Some students at Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg, Maryland continue their learning after regular classes end in the Excel Beyond the Bell Program!


  • Give Me Ten Wall
  • School Spirit Week- Twin Day
  • School Spirit Week- Dress Wacky Day
  • Boys softball- Fall 2018
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Latino Family Fieldtrip- May 2019
  • National Museum of the American Indian

News and Announcements

Spring Soccer!

All students interested in playing soccer for our athletic program must have a 2.0 grade point average for THIS quarter, which ends Friday January 24th. You also need paperwork filled out that you can pick up from any one of your PE Teachers. Tryouts begin March 3rd.

Come and Enjoy a Concert

at Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm. The performance will be from the entire Gaithersburg Cluster of Schools.

For 8th Grade Parents

It is time to begin thinking about your child as he/she goes off to high school. It is an exciting time for them and we want to make sure they start their high school years successfully. Thus, you are invited to an Incoming 9th Grade Family Meeting so we can introduce you to Gaithersburg High School, talk about graduation requirements and the classes we offer here, and answer any and all of your questions.  What: Incoming 9th Grade Family Meeting  When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Snow Date: January 29, 2020)  Where: GHS Performing Arts Center.  Click here to view/print a 7 page letter regarding incoming 9th graders.

FOMS 2020 Talent Show

We are excited to announce our upcoming Talent Show on Friday, March 6th! If you are interested in performing one of your wonderful talents for the show, auditions will be held in D108 after school on January 30th. Please sign up for auditions on the board in the cafeteria and join the google classroom. Those interested should prepare an act to show at auditions and get the parent permission form signed. We hope to see you there. For more information see Ms. Oelschlaeger in D108 or Ms. Prince in E105 and join our google classroom.: 2 3 i 2 t u

Latino Parent Night

Thursday, January 16, 2020;  6:30-8:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Come and learn valuable ways to support your student. Click here for the flyer (in English and Spanish) with all the information.

EBB Spring Session Starting Soon!

Excel by the Bell Spring Session is January 28 - May 14, 2020. Information includes Registration form, course choice overview and activity sign-up. This program is free and provides an Activity Bus each time it meets. Click here for all the details and forms in English and Spanish

Parent Opportunity!

A Restorative Practices Parent Night will be held December 3 at 6:30 pm in the Dining Room.

Holiday Shopping?

When ordering from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com, choose Forest Oak Middle School PTA as your organization and FOMS will receive part of the proceeds of whatever you purchase.

Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative

Forest Oak Middle School was selected to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative, a program which provides free technology and free internet access for all staff and students to help close the digital divide and enable transformative teaching and learning. As part of your child’s instructional program, staff will be using a number of core and supplemental applications (apps) to create innovative and dynamic learning experiences using MCPS-provisioned iPads. In order for students to receive their iPads, the following documents need to be completed and returned to school.  In addition, there is an online digital citizenship module that parents/guardians need to complete for the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative.  This module can be found in the parent portal or can completed during parent information nights on September 19th and 24th at 10am, 1pm or  6:00 pm.

Restorative Practices

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct a study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ), of school behavior management strategies, specifically restorative justice and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS). RAND will collect student perspectives using three surveys as well as observations throughout this three-year evaluation cycle.  Please complete and sign the parent / guardian consent form if you agree to allow your child to participate in the Study of PBIS and Restorative Justice in MCPS.