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

*Public input encouraged for new Northeast area elementary school boundary options

What: The committee charged with considering boundary change options for the new Northeast area elementary school community will host a public information session to share options for revised attendance boundaries. Meeting attendees will learn about the boundary change process, review data used to develop the options, and speak directly to committee members. The options for revised attendance areas will be shared online, and all members of the public are invited to participate in an online survey. The online survey will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, and end at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Please see the background section below for information on interpreter services.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 7 – 8 p.m.

Where: Perry Hall High School   4601 Ebenezer Rd. Baltimore 21236

Background: The Northeast Area community boundary review/change process involves the following elementary schools: Carney, Chapel Hill, Gunpowder, Joppa View, Kingsville, Oakleigh, Perry Hall, Seven Oaks, and Vincent Farm.


READ-A-THON starts October 18.  Support your child's education by making a donation on their Read-a-thon page.  Contact with questions.

The first deadline to have your BOX TOPS in is Friday, October 27th!!
Click here to download Collection Sheets!!!!
Please have your child bring in their BOX TOPS to school.  The student that collects the
most BOX Tops wins a Gift Card!!!  Students can give their Box Tops to their teacher or they can put in the Pink Box Tops Box located by the School Office!


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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