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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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    MSDE Awards Grant to ACPS to Initiate Maryland Leads Partner Program “Grow Your Own Staff"

    The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded Allegany County Public Schools a grant to initiate the Maryland Leads Partner Program “Grow Your Own Staff,” a partnership with Allegany College of Maryland.

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    Three ACPS Students Win Scholarships at Tri-State College Night

    On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Allegany College of Maryland hosted the annual Tri-State College Night.  More than 60 colleges, universities, technical schools and branches of the military were on hand to help parents and students make educated decisions about post-secondary plans.

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    Induction Ceremony of the Allegany High School Chapter of the National Honor Society

    Fifty junior and senior students from Allegany High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in front of parents, staff, students, and guests.

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    Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Release Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan and Engagement Report

    Committed to a transformative path forward in support of every student in Maryland, the Maryland State Board of Education (SBOE) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today released Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan at the State Board meeting hosted in Washington County.

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    Maryland’s Scores Reflect Nationwide Learning Loss Trends in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    Maryland student scores followed a national declining trend on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), continuing a downward trajectory that began in 2013 and worsened during the pandemic.

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    Chamber of Commerce Hosts Biomedical Health Forum

    The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Biomedical Health Forum on October 6, 2022, at Allegany High School.

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    National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022

    National School Bus Safety Week is held during the third full week of October each year, and this October 17-21, 2022, is an opportunity to educate students, parents, and the public about the importance of school bus safety.

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    ACPS 5th Graders Attend Dr. C. Fred Sloan Outdoor School

    Residential outdoor school is back for Allegany County Public School fifth graders after a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions.

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    Registration Now Open for Session 1 of After School Credit Recovery

    Don't wait to get back on track to graduate on time. Registration is now open for Session 1 of After-School Credit Recovery. 

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    ACPS 7th Graders Attend Outdoor School at Rocky Gap

    Seventh grade students at Allegany County Public Schools have the opportunity each year to attend a two-day outdoor school experience at Rocky Gap State Park.

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    Phases II and III of Greenway Avenue Stadium Renovation Complete

    A notable group of individuals gathered together on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, to celebrate the completion of phases II and III of the Greenway Avenue Stadium renovation project, which included the replacement of the visitors’ side bleachers and the renovation of the track from a 7-lane to an 8-lane track with a new all-weather surface.

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    ACPS Ranks in Top 10% of School Districts for Commitment to Whole-Child Education

    Allegany County Public Schools’ dedication to providing an evidence-informed education that prepares students for success in the real world has led it to earn, for a second consecutive year, the annual EVERFI Empowered Seal.

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    ACPS Hosts Guest Speaker for Staff Professional Development Events

    On Friday, August 19, 2022 and Monday, August 22, 2022, Allegany County Public Schools had the unique opportunity to hear from a nationally renowned educational speaker as part of professional development events held at Braddock Middle School.   

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    Allegany County Public Schools Encourage Motorists to Obey School Bus Laws

    Allegany County Public Schools will open for the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Nearly 6,000 students will ride school buses, traveling more than 1.5 million miles this school year.

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  • ACPS Provides Inclement Weather Plan for 2022-2023 School Year

    The Maryland State Department of Education will allow local school districts to utilize up to eight (8) days of virtual learning this school year. In Allegany County Public Schools, those alloted days will be used as inclement weather days. 

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    ACPS Students Complete PTECH Summer Internship Program

    Students in the Allegany County Pathways in Technology Early College High (PTECH) Program recently completed their summer internships with various local employers.

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