VISION STATEMENTWashington Middle School strives to promote lifelong learners in a respectful, responsible, positive environment to foster intellectual and productive citizens.MISSION STATEMENTWashington 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.
The Allegany County Public School System is proud to announce that students in the graduating Class of 2020 have been accepted to 43 different colleges, universities, and technical schools across the country.
The Board of Education of Allegany County is currently seeking applications to fill two vacancies on its Ethics Panel, which consists of five members, appointed by the school board, to serve for overlapping five-year terms.
The Summer Intervention for Middle School and Reading will begin on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced the number of Maryland Green Schools grew to 656 during the 2019-2020 academic year, representing 30% of all schools in the state and an addition of 46 new schools.
The We Are Fort Hill Committee has announced that Carl Ray Harbaugh, Stephen B. Jones, Glen Ray, and Susan Babcock Stanton have been selected as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.
Congratulations to the below Allegany High School students for placing in the top 10 at the Maryland State Leadership Conference for FBLA.
We are currently half way through the 4th marking period, and all students should be completing and submitting school work either online or through learning packets. If a student is using a learning packet, we ask that if possible a picture is taken of only the completed work and emailed to the appropriate teacher. Teacher email addresses can be located on the school's website. Parents are strongly encouraged to view their child's grades in Aspen and contact their child's teacher or call the school if they have any questions or concerns.
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.