Washington Middle

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Welcome

  • 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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Latest News

  • Allegany High School Drama and the Performing Arts present One Act Plays

    The Allegany High School Drama and the Performing Arts class present their One Act play production of “Ten Actors in Search of a Cell Phone” by James Rayfield and “Boxes” by Kendra Thomas.

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  • School System Considers Many Factors When Delaying, Closing Schools

    The Allegany County Public School System considers a number of factors when making the decision to delay or close schools.

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  • ACPS High School Students Get Lessons in Financial Literacy

    On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, area credit unions from Allegany County and the Western Maryland Chapter and District of Columbia Credit Union Association, along with the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association, hosted the 15th Semi-Annual Financial Reality Fair for area high school students.

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  • MSDE to Enhance Instruction about Holocaust in Public Schools

    Maryland State Department of Education officials have announced that they intend to adopt a number of changes to enhance and expand required Holocaust instruction in the state’s public schools.

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  • Interim Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Update

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeffrey Blank, has announced that Scott Bauer, teacher at Allegany High School, will assume the vacant position of Assistant Principal at Washington Middle School in an interim capacity through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • Interim Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Appointments

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeffrey Blank, has announced two administrative staffing appointments effectively immediately.

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  • Three ACPS Students Win Scholarships at Tri-State College Night

    On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Allegany College of Maryland hosted the annual Tri-State College Night.

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Announcements

  • Washington Middle School is excited to announce it has recently been accepted as an official member of the National Junior Honor Society. This premier organization recognizes middle school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of grades, scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Additional detailed information will be available this Fall. 

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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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CONTACT US

  • 200 N. Massachusetts Avenue 
    Cumberland, MD 21502 
     
    Office Telephone:
    301-777-5360

    School Fax:
    301-777-8452

    Cafeteria Manager:
    301-724-0523

    School Day:
    7:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
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