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.
Even though the public ceremony was cancelled, however, the selection committee chose Stacey Bradley, South Penn Elementary School, as the 2020-2021 Allegany County Teacher of the Year.
In response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and at the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, this year’s Teacher of the Year banquet scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Allegany County Museum has been cancelled.
ACPS has approved a pre-Labor Day calendar and a post-Labor Day calendar. ACPS will use the pre-Labor Day calendar for the 2020-2021 school year if the post Labor-Day calendar is not required.
The first step in this search process will be to gather stakeholder input regarding desired characteristics as well as potential challenges the superintendent may face. This information will be collected via an anonymous survey conducted by MABE.
Mr. Jeff Blank, Interim Superintendent of Schools, has named Anthony Rumgay as the school system’s new Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services and School Safety.
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.
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.