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  • Two Mountain Ridge Teams Earn MPSSAA State Tournament Sportsmanship Awards

    The fall sports season was a pretty good one for the Mountain Ridge Miners. Both the volleyball team and the varsity football team were the recipients of MPSSAA State Tournament Sportsmanship Awards this year, an award that is presented to one team per sport.

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  • Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Update

    Allegany County Public Schools Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Blank, recently announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy Farrell as the acting principal at George’s Creek Elementary School effective December 16, 2021, through the remainder of this school year.

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  • Maryland Early Fall Assessment Data and Kindergarten Readiness Results Reflect National Trends on Learning Loss

    Today, the Maryland State Department of Education released preliminary early fall assessment and kindergarten readiness scores for the 2021-22 school year, which demonstrated an overall decline in student proficiency for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and Kindergarten Readiness.

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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 2021-2022 school year welcoming 65 new members to the organization.

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

    Forty-four junior and senior students from Allegany High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, in front of parents, staff, students, and guests.

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  • Allegany Marching Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship

    On Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Landis Field in Harrisburg, PA, the Allegany High School Marching Band made school history when they won their first ever Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast High School Marching Band Championship (ACC's).

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  • Allegany County Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau and the STEM Specialist in the Classroom Program

    Do you want to be a volunteer speaker for the Speakers’ Bureau and/or STEM Specialist in the Classroom?

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  • Incident Involving ACPS Student

    Today, Thursday, October 28, 2021, after dismissal from Fort Hill High School, an incident occurred off of school grounds at the alley entrance between Warwick and Williams Streets.

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  • The 53rd Annual Tri-State College Night to be held Virtually October 12th

    On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Allegany College of Maryland will host the 53rd Annual Tri-State College Night from 5-7 p.m. This year’s event will be held virtually.

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  • ACPS to Host Virtual Parent Conferences October 1st

    Allegany County Public Schools will host the first parent conferences of the 2021-2022 school year on Friday, October 1, 2021. Conferences will take place in a virtual format.

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  • New Masking Requirement Effective Immediately for All Maryland Public Schools

    In support of continuing efforts to keep students and school staff safe and ensure schools remain open for in-person learning during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Maryland State Board of Education, together with the Maryland State Department of Education, today received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools.

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  • Maryland State Board of Education Votes on Mask Mandate

    The Maryland State Board of Education has voted for an emergency regulation to require children and adults to wear masks in schools statewide to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  • 2021-2022 COVID-19 Precautions

    Allegany County Public Schools (ACPS) is excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, with the opportunity for all students to attend school in-person five days a week.

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  • Health Department, School Board Agree In-Person Instruction Top Priority for Students

    The Board of Education met on Friday, August 13, 2021, in a Special Open Session to further discuss the 2021-2022 Reopening Plan.

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  • Superintendent of Schools Announces Several Administrative Staffing Updates

    Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Blank, announced several administrative staffing updates effective August 4, 2021.

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  • School Board Votes on Return to School Plan for 2021-2022 School Year

    The Board of Education voted on an amended Return to School Plan for the start of the 2021-2022 school year at their August 3rd meeting.

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  • ACPS Reopening Plan 2021-2022 School Year

    The ACPS schools continue to develop plans for traditional in-person learning Monday-Friday for the fall 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Maryland State Board of Education Welcomes Two New Members

    Two new members have recently joined the Maryland State Board of Education. On July 1, Board Member Chuen-Chin Bianca Chang, MSN, PNP, RN-BC and Student Member Kevin Bokoum officially began their terms.

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  • MARYLAND CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS SHINE AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CONFERENCE

    Maryland Career and Technical Education (CTE) students recently participated in technical skill competitions organized by SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization for students in CTE programs.

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  • ACPS Community School Coordinators Present at Spring Conference

    Four ACPS Community School Coordinators had the opportunity to give a presentation to more than 100 educators from across the state at the recent 2021 Maryland Community Schools Summer Conference.

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