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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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      Vision & Mission

      • VISION STATEMENT
        Washington Middle School strives to promote lifelong learners in a respectful, responsible, positive environment to foster intellectual and productive citizens.
         
        MISSION STATEMENT
        Washington Middle School is a positive and supportive student-centered learning environment. We want our students to have fun, love learning, achieve their individual potential, and care about each other.  Therefore, we emphasize enthusiasm for learning, respect for others, and responsibility for our actions.  At Washington, we strive to provide a safe, orderly, and respectful environment where students experience academic success through challenging, diverse, and engaging learning experiences.
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      • Parents/Guardians - If you want to be contacted by the school's phone message sytem in case of school delays, closures, or other announcements please be sure that you "opt into" Blackboard Connect. You can do this yourself by logging onto the Aspen website or by calling the school. 
         
         
        TIPS TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED:
        Developing Strong Study Skills to Succeed in School

         

        • Consider Working with others. While distractions are bad in a study environment, studying in a group or pair can be very useful, as long as everyone involved is focused on studying.
        • Develop reading, math, and writing skills through practice.  For example, if you are struggling with multiplication and/or division, spend 10-15 minutes each night practicing. 
        • Don’t wait until the last minute to study.  Set aside a period of time each night to study and review your work.
        • Focus on the subject areas that need the most attention.
        • Pay attention in class and take good notes.   
        • Using clear headers to organize information when note taking and write neatly.  You will become confused and upset if you can’t read your notes.  
        • Develop a calm attitude by being patient with yourself as you review the material. 
        • Create an appropriate study environment that is quiet and free from distractions. 
        • Developing effective study skills in middle school is a wise move in preparation for high school. 
        • As you move on through life, the study skills you've developed in middle school will be useful to you.

        Middle school is recognized by educators as a critical period in a student's life.  School work is becoming more difficult because assignments are more involved and abstract, and students are being asked to use higher order thinking skills.   Develop the skills needed to absorb and apply information in class by reporting to class with materials, paying attention to classroom directions, completing assignments on time, asking questions, and studying.

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