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    Mentor MD, DC Hosts MLK Mentoring Challenge for Middle, High School Students

    The MLK Inspiration Contest, hosted by Mentor Maryland/DC, is open to students in grades 6-12 who attend school in Maryland or the District of Columbia.

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    Maryland State Department of Education Releases Preliminary Statewide Spring 2022 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) Assessment Data

    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released preliminary statewide English Language Arts (ELA), and Mathematics 2021-2022 school year assessment results, the first year of the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments.

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    Mountain Ridge High School Hosts NHS Induction Ceremony

    The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony for the 2022-2023 school year, welcoming 58 new members to the organization.

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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.  The first consideration is for the safety of students traveling to and from school, including the outside access to school buildings. 

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    Board of Education Honors High School Bands for Performances

    At the November 22, 2022, public meeting of the Board of Education, school board members took the opportunity to recognize ACPS high school bands for their exceptional performances at recent competitions. All three band programs earned champion status.

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    ACPS, ACM, FSU Participate in Annual Leadership Allegany! Education Day

    On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Allegany! Class of 2023 participated in the program’s annual Education Day co-hosted by the Allegany County Public Schools, Allegany College of Maryland, and Frostburg State University. 

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    Westernport Elementary School Celebrates 100 Years in the Community

    On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Westernport Elementary School hosted a recognition ceremony celebrating 100 years in the community.

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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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