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  • PLTW Biomedical Students Honored at White Coat Ceremony

    Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science students from Allegany High School, Fort Hill High School, and Mountain Ridge High School were recognized at their schools at the 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony.

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  • ACPS Students Ride Western Maryland Scenic Railroad thanks to First Peoples FCU

    More than 1,600 students from Allegany County Public Elementary Schools had the opportunity to ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in April thanks, once again, to the sponsorship of First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union.

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  • Beall Elementary School Student Wins Essay Contest

    Zoe Litton, 4th grade student in Dr. Carley McGann’s classroom at Beall Elementary School, was recently chosen as the winner of the “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest for Allegany and Garrett Counties.

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  • Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students!

    Parents of current 6th grade students are reminded that their child will be entering 7th grade in August and will be due for more immunizations before starting school.

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  • ACPS Educator Participates in MSDE Early Career and Rising Educator Roundtable

    On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education hosted an Early Career and Rising Educator Virtual Roundtable.

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  • 32nd Annual Envirothon Competition Held at Rocky Gap State Park April 27th

    On April 27, 2022, eight teams from Allegany, Mountain Ridge, and Fort Hill High Schools, and Bishop Walsh competed in the 32nd Annual Envirothon competition at Rocky Gap State Park.

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  • Mount Savage Middle School Student Wins Girls Who Code Contest

    Aynsley Hawkins, a 6th grade student at Mount Savage Middle School, entered a contest through the school’s Girls Who Code club and won tickets to the Coldplay concert in Washington, D.C.

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  • The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Announces 2022 Maryland Green School Awards

    The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is pleased to announce that Allegany High School has been certified Sustainable Maryland Green School 2022 Maryland Green School.

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  • Flintstone Elementary School Honored as 1st Elementary School in State to earn Safe Schools Maryland Gold School Status

    On Monday, April 25, 2022, Flintstone Elementary School was honored by the Maryland Center for School Safety for earning the distinction of Safe Schools Maryland Gold School.

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  • ACPS Announces National History Day Winners

    This year, 217 ACPS high school students participated with 115 different projects submitted.

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  • Flinstone Elementary School Makes Donations to Animal Shelters

    Flintstone Elementary School conducted a community outreach effort to support two local animal shelters in the area - the Ark of Hope Shelter in Oldtown and the Safe Shelter in Flintstone.

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  • "SPRING INTO ART" with The Allegany County Student Art Showcase

    Please join us on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 5 - 7 p.m. for the opening reception of the Student Art Showcase, where you will be treated to work by students from elementary, middle, and high school art programs across the county.

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  • Pre-K, Kindergarten Registration April 20th through May 20th

    Allegany County Public Schools will hold registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten beginning on April 20, 2022, and continuing through May 20, 2022, at elementary school locations.

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  • Fort Hill Drama Club to Present Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    The drama department at Fort Hill High School will present the Disney musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Friday, April 8, 2022, and Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. and on April 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the school's theater.  

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  • State High School Graduation Rate Demonstrates Slight Increase in 2020-21 School Year; High School Dropout Rate Decreases in the Aggregate

    Today the Maryland State Department of Education released data for the 2020-21 school year showing that more Maryland high school students are staying in school and receiving a high school diploma in four years.

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  • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on School Preparedness

    Today the Maryland State Department of Education released results of Maryland’s 2021-2022 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) demonstrating that all 24 local education agencies reported lower “demonstrating readiness” scores than in 2019–2020, when the KRA was last administered.

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  • Allegany's Mock Trial Team Advances to State Competition

    Allegany High School's Mock Trial team prevailed against Marriotts Ridge of Howard County on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in the Maryland State Semi-Final Competition.

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  • Board of Education Hosts 34th Annual Teacher of the Year Celebration Virtually

    Amy Rice of Cash Valley Elementary School was selected as the 2022-2023 Allegany County Teacher of the Year.  

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  • ALLEGANY COUNTY NEXT GENERATION SCHOLARS ARE HAVING A BANNER YEAR

    As the spring semester is underway, more than 1,600 students in the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) Next Generation Scholars program are focusing on financial literacy, college applications, mock interviews and college visits.

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  • MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TEACHER MEMBER ELECTION

    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announces the election process and nominees for the Maryland State Board of Education Teacher Member.

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