"Home of the Mighty Knights"

900 Nalley Road, Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 301-883-8390 - Fax: 301-883-8394
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Our Mission
The Mission of G. James Gholson Middle School is to provide a safe and orderly learning environment where the minds of Prince George’s County’s youth are challenged continuously to attain their greatest individual level of academic and social intellect, through thought provoking, collaboratively planned instruction designed to meet or exceed the standards of
learning established by Maryland State Department of Education.

Our Vision
The faculty and staff of G. James Gholson Middle School will dedicate themselves to creating and maintaining an
institution of learning that will:

Significantly increase student academic performance from the level it is upon entry into the school, by assessing each
student’s individual academic performance, diagnosing the best plan of instruction and continuously monitoring student progress to maximize instruction in the individual student’s area of greatest academic need.


Prepare all that attend to be socially and academically successful in high school, college, the workplace and life in general
by constantly providing opportunities for students to experience and internalize the lessons that will prepare them to
become productive American citizens and globally thinking individuals. 


Prepare all that attend to face the academic and technological challenges and changes of the 21st century, by providing
access to the latest technology for students and teachers, in the classrooms, media center, computer labs and throughout the building.

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Do you want to know how your child is doing? The SchoolMAX Family Portal is open for G. James
Gholson Middle School student families!

Parents and caregivers of students who attend G. James Gholson Middle School can access current and important
information regarding student attendance, assignments and grades, and disciplinary actions by using the Parent Portal.
The Parent Portal allows for increased parental support and involvement in the academic progress of our students.

If you have concerns regarding the information you view in School MAX please
contact your child's Guidance Counselor.

SchoolMAX Family Portal

Click here to connect to a support page for the Parent Portal.

Quick Links

Bully Hotline - 301-455-0501

Are you or someone you know, the target of bullying or intimidation by others? If so, then you can get help by calling
and leaving a detailed message on the G. James Gholson Middle School Bully Hotline. There is no reason for you to go
through this at all. Call Today!

Parent Resources

Check out the Parent Liaison's page for information and dates to remember concerning parent resources.

General Information

Classroom Visitation/Observation Procedure: Parents, if you are visiting/observing your child's classroom, after you've signed in the front office, please see Ms. Underwood, Parent Liaison, in room E-103 for a Parent Visitation Form/Packet.
Forms may also be picked up in the front lobby area.

School Calendar:
Interested in events that are taking place at G. James Gholson Middle School? Click here to view the calendar.

Principal's 25 Book Campaign:
Every student at G. James Gholson must read at least 25 books per month. The book of the month can be counted as one of the three. Students must complete and submit reading assignments to their homeroom
teacher. The page stipulations for the books are as followed: Anyone that reads a book that has between 125 and 249 pages
gets credit for having read 1 book; if their book has 250 pages, they will get credit for 2 books, and so on. We invite you to
join the Gholson family in this challenge because children are most greatly influenced by the examples set at home and in
their community. The book of the month for June is forthcoming.

Policy: G. James Gholson M.S. welcome visitors. All visitors must report to the main office, sign in, present photo
ID, receive a visitor's badge, and a member of the front office staff will assist you.
Early Dismissal: Students should notify the attendance office in writing if they are going to be dismissed early. Early
dismissal will not be allowed after 3:45pm.

Dismissal Procedures: Classes are dismissed at 4:10 pm. Bus riders are to go directly to their buses. Students are not
allowed to leave the school property and then return to get on their bus. If a student is removed from a bus, the student will have to find alternative transportation during their suspension. Walkers are to wait in their class until they are dismissed
via the intercom then walk directly home.

Scheduling: Our school uses a hybrid A/B schedule. Students attend 5 classes a day and each class is 75 minutes. Students attend Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and a Creative Arts class. The Creative Arts classes include computer applications, band, general music, chorus, TV media, physical education, health, art, and foreign language. This schedule allows teachers to plan more effectively with both their academic team and their department members. While planning teachers use the
Prince George’s County curriculum frameworks, Standards of Excellence, the Voluntary State Curriculum (VSC) and other appropriate curriculum documents.

Computer and Acceptable Use Policy: Our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and publicity release forms have been updated.
The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) forms were handed out to students at the beginning of the school year for both students
and parents to sign.

PTSA: G. James Gholson Middle School's Parent/Teacher/Student/Association (PTSA) is a vehicle by which the school
relates to the community from which it draws support. It is open to anyone interested in working for the welfare of our
school and students. The PTSA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Click here for PTSA membership form.

Progress Reports Released                                   Report Cards Distributed
October 6, 2009 (1st Quarter)                          November 10, 2009 (1st Quarter)
December 18, 2009 (2nd Quarter)                         February 3, 2010 (2nd Quarter)
March 4, 2010 (3rd Quarter)                            April 18, 2010 (3rd Quarter)
May 10, 2010 (4th Quarter)                                   June 21, 2010 (4th Quarter)






G. James Gholson Middle School  900 Nalley Road, Landover, MD 20785
Prince George's County Public Schools