Allegany County Public Schools

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  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:01 PM 
    All schools are operating in accordance with the published school calendar.

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  • Mountain Ridge High School Student and Adult Pre-Sale Tickets Available

    Beginning Thursday, September 22, 2022, through Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Mountain Ridge High School main office will sell tickets for the Homecoming football game against Frankfort High School.

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  • ACPS 5th Graders Attend Dr. C. Fred Sloan Outdoor School

    Residential outdoor school is back for Allegany County Public School fifth graders after a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions.

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  • Registration Now Open for Session 1 of After School Credit Recovery

    Don't wait to get back on track to graduate on time. Registration is now open for Session 1 of After-School Credit Recovery. 

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  • ACPS 7th Graders Attend Outdoor School at Rocky Gap

    Seventh grade students at Allegany County Public Schools have the opportunity each year to attend a two-day outdoor school experience at Rocky Gap State Park.

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  • Phases II and III of Greenway Avenue Stadium Renovation Complete

    A notable group of individuals gathered together on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, to celebrate the completion of phases II and III of the Greenway Avenue Stadium renovation project, which included the replacement of the visitors’ side bleachers and the renovation of the track from a 7-lane to an 8-lane track with a new all-weather surface.

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  • ACPS Ranks in Top 10% of School Districts for Commitment to Whole-Child Education

    Allegany County Public Schools’ dedication to providing an evidence-informed education that prepares students for success in the real world has led it to earn, for a second consecutive year, the annual EVERFI Empowered Seal.

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  • ACPS Hosts Guest Speaker for Staff Professional Development Events

    On Friday, August 19, 2022 and Monday, August 22, 2022, Allegany County Public Schools had the unique opportunity to hear from a nationally renowned educational speaker as part of professional development events held at Braddock Middle School.   

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      Spotlight on Our Schools

      • Allegany County is home to fourteen public elementary schools, four public middle schools, three public high schools, one technical school, and one alternative placement program. All twenty-two schools are staffed by highly qualified teachers. Every day, these schools and staff do amazing things for our students.

        Each year we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of these accomplishments, programs, and more. Several schools will be "featured" on a weekly basis, and then their highlights will move into a folder under the Accolades section of our website for the public to view all year long. 

        We encourage you to take a moment to enjoy our weekly ACPS highlights and visit the archives to view an individual school spotlight to see what great things are happening in Allegany County Public Schools!

         

         

      Weekly ACPS Highlights

      • Parkside Elementary School

        • Grandparents' Day 2022

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            • Parkside Elementary School welcomed grandparents to school to celebrate Grandparents' Day, which was nationally recognized on September 11, 2022. Parkside took the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the importance of grandparents and their involvement in their students' lives. While at the event this year, grandparents had the chance to play bingo and make a picture holder craft with students, enjoy snacks outside at the pavilion, and have a fall photo taken with their grandchildren. Parkside provides all of the necessary supplies and will provide the photo for families to display on the picture holder craft. Additionally, the school's PTA held a fall basket raffle. 

               

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      Vision and Mission of ACPS

      • ACPS Vision Statement: To raise all children up to their potential with caring relationships, high expectations, and rigorous and relevant learning so that all students graduate ready for college and careers.
         
        ACPS Mission Statement: To ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which enable them to be caring human beings and productive members of a democratic society. 

      COVID Information

      • Allegany County Public Schools is committed to keeping parents, students, and the community informed about COVID. Please click the button below to find up-to-date information, announcements, guidelines, etc. as it pertains to COVID. 

      Important Announcements

      • All Allegany County Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday, September 30, 2022, for staff development and teacher work time. 

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      • All Allegany County Public Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, October 3, 2022, for parent conference day. Information on scheduling a conference will be released prior to this date. 

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      • ACPS school meals will no longer be free to all students this school year. Free and Reduced meal applications will be sent out to households, and should be filled out accordingly, if necessary. 

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      • The ACPS annual employee health fair is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2022, from 3-5 p.m. at Mountain Ridge High School. Interested vendors should email mia.cross@acpsmd.org for information. 

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