ACPS bus #45 and bus #43 from Fort Hill High School and Washington Middle School will combine routes until more drivers can be hired. This change will result in students on bus #45 being dropped off in the afternoon approximately 30 minutes later than originally scheduled.
Welcome to Washington Middle School
Students must be in homerooms by 7:45 a.m. or they will be marked tardy.
Afternoon announcements 2:39 followed by bus dismissal, then walker dismissal
Please be aware that any Washington Middle School student who has been using their own personal technology device to access virtual learning, and plans to return to in-person learning either March 8th or 15th, will need to use a school issued Chromebook for learning. Therefore, parents should visit the school Monday through Friday of this week between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:00 pm, to complete an agreement form and pick up a Chromebook.
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 fall sports season was a pretty good one for the Mountain Ridge Miners. Both the volleyball team and the varsity football team were the recipients of MPSSAA State Tournament Sportsmanship Awards this year, an award that is presented to one team per sport.
Allegany County Public Schools Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Blank, recently announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy Farrell as the acting principal at George’s Creek Elementary School effective December 16, 2021, through the remainder of this school year.
Maryland Early Fall Assessment Data and Kindergarten Readiness Results Reflect National Trends on Learning Loss
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education released preliminary early fall assessment and kindergarten readiness scores for the 2021-22 school year, which demonstrated an overall decline in student proficiency for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and Kindergarten Readiness.
The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony for the 2021-2022 school year welcoming 65 new members to the organization.
Forty-four junior and senior students from Allegany High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, in front of parents, staff, students, and guests.
On Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Landis Field in Harrisburg, PA, the Allegany High School Marching Band made school history when they won their first ever Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast High School Marching Band Championship (ACC's).
Do you want to be a volunteer speaker for the Speakers’ Bureau and/or STEM Specialist in the Classroom?
Feb. 8 - No connectivity students return
March 1 - Students with specific special education needs return
March 8 - Grade 6 students return
March 15 - Grades 7 & 8 students return
When students return to school, they will be required to properly wear (covering mouth and nose) a face mask when riding the school bus and in the school. Neck-gaiters are not considered a safe and acceptable form of face covering for the school setting.
As we begin our preparations for students to return to Washington MS, we would like parents to know that students will be required to carry their Chromebooks/Laptops (and chargers) in backpacks daily. Students will also need to bring ear-buds each day.
Any student/parent wishing to opt-out of in person learning will be REQUIRED to complete a new form, even if you submitted a form last Fall. Opt-Out forms will be available starting Feb. 8th and can be found in their child's co-curricular class announcements. Parents will need to complete and sign the form then submit it electronically to the child's co-curricular teacher. Forms are due no later than Wednesday, Feb. 10th.
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.