John T. Baker Middle School

John T. Baker Middle School

Infobox Secondary school
name = John T. Baker Middle School

motto = "We strive to rise above the rest."
established = 1971
type = Public Secondary
principal = Ms. Louise Worthington
students =
grades = Originally 7 and 8, now 6-8
city = Damascus
state = Maryland,
country = USA
district = Montgomery County Public Schools
campus = Suburban
colors = Blue, Red, and White
mascot = Bulldogs
newspaper = Originally The Bulldog Bark, now The Baker Banner
website =

John T. Baker Middle School, or Baker, is a middle school located at 25400 Oak Drive in Damascus, Maryland in Montgomery County, Maryland. Originally it was called John T. Baker Junior High.

Going into the 2007-2008 school year, the school principal is Ms. Louise Worthington. Assistant principals are Dr. Tiffany Awkward and Mr. Don Hoff.

Originally its feeder elementary schools were Cedar Grove, Clarksburg, Woodfield, and Damascus - now its feeder elementary schools are Clearspring, Woodfield, and Damascus. Baker Middle School feeds its students into Damascus High School


At the start of every school year, students and staff at Baker Middle School invite members of the Damascus community and surrounding area to celebrate the annual "Flag Raising Ceremony". This event is often greeted with firetrucks and ambulances from the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, and has seen guest speakers such as Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Jerry Weast, and former Montgomery County executive, Doug Duncan.

Clubs and Activities

*Jazz Band
*Math Club
*Literary Magazine
*Drama/Stage Crew
*Before School Homework Group
*Student Government Association
*Spanish Club
*Leo's Club
*After School Math Support
*Homework Club
*Open Gym Basketball
*Workout Club
*Basketball Shootout
*FLES (Foreign Language Club)
*Math Intervention
*Reading Intervention
*Guitar Club

Sports and Athletics

*Boy's Softball
*Girl's Softball
*Boy's Basketball
*Girl's Basketball
*Boy's Soccer
*Girl's Soccer
*Co-ed Cross Country Track
*Track Challenge
*Mile Challenge

Staff Accomplishments

Baker Middle School Instrumental Music director, Mr. Michael Kamuf, was recently awarded the Montgomery County Public Schools "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award" in June 2007 by school superintendent, Dr. Jerry Weast.

External links

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