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  • MSDE Awards More Than $169 Million to Local Education Agencies as Part of Maryland Leads Grant Program

    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the award of Maryland Leads grants funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), a bold, foundational initiative to reimagine the State’s education system and realize the promise of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

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  • We Are Fort Hill Committee Announces 2022 HOF Inductees

    The We Are Fort Hill Committee recently announced three Fort Hill High School alumnus as the 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.

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  • Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Updates

    Allegany County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Mr. Jeff Blank, has announced several administrative staffing changes for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

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  • Three ACPS Grads Earn Scholarships to Frostburg State University

    Three Allegany County Public School graduates were recently selected as 2022 recipients of the WCBC/Frostburg State University Annual High School Student Salute Program scholarships.

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  • ACPS Class of 2022 Grads Accepted to 37 Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools

    The Allegany County Public School System is proud to announce that students in the graduating Class of 2022 have been accepted to 37 different colleges, universities, and technical schools across the country. 

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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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