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



Together We Build, Together We Grow, Together We Are Great!

In our efforts to keep all Gunpowder families and community members informed about school initiatives and events, please take a moment and read the below information.  Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Grade 5:

  Tonight is our Farewell Assembly at Perry Hall Middle School.  Students should arrive at 5 PM.  Parents will be allowed into the meeting room at 5:20, after a brief rehearsal.  The program is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM.  We look forward to celebrating with you. 

Last Day of School

: The last day of school for ALL students in grades K-5 will be Tuesday, June 13th.  Both Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th will be half days, with dismissal of students at 12:15 PM.  Report cards will be distributed to students on the last day of school. 

Lost and Found:

  Our Lost and Found racks continue to be overflowing.  Following the last day of school, all items remaining will be donated to a local charity/donation center.  Please feel free to stop by school to check to see if any of the belongings are your child’s. 


Save the Dates

June 8th @ 5:30 p.m.  5th Grade Farewell at Perry Hall Middle (Students report at 5 p.m.)

June 9th Career Fair 9-11 a.m. (Grade 5)

June 12th ½ day

June 13th ½ day & Last Day of School

REMINDER:  June 30th:   Last day for Fifth Grade Parents to Verify Residency



SURVEY!!!  The Executive Board of the PTA would like to hear your comments, thoughts and feedback about the 2016-2017 School Year!!! Would you take a few seconds to complete this survey? Your contact information is not required.... good, bad, in-between... we'd like to hear it all!!! THANK YOU!!!



BOX TOPS!!  We will be collecting BOX TOPS again next school year.... over the summer, please remember to save your Box Tops!!!!


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, Pat Thal (, 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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