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 hosted the 3rd Annual Celebration Dinner for the next P-TECH cohort on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Allegany County Culinaire Café.
Allegany County Public Schools is inviting local vendors to participate in the annual employee health fair scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019, from 2-5 p.m. at Mountain Ridge High School.
Mr. Mark Malone, teacher at Fort Hill High School, is one of only 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program titled Legacies of World War I.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 522 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast.
The We Are Fort Hill Committee has been working in partnership with the ACPS Maintenance Department to improve the Fort Hill veterans’ memorial located near Greenway Avenue Stadium.
New this year, Cresaptown Elementary School has implemented an attendance incentive program to encourage all students to strive for regular attendance.
Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm as the students of the Mountain Ridge High School Performing Arts Parent Association perform Disney’s latest worldwide phenomenon – Frozen Jr., the first licensed production of this world premiere musical in western Maryland.
The informational meeting regarding the New York City field trip, originally scheduled for Sept. 10th, has been cancelled.
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.