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  • ACPS Students Recognized at History Day Contest

    Every year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Breaking Barriers in History.

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  • ANNUAL CARSON SCHOLARS FUND AWARDS BANQUET

    The Carson Scholars Fund is delighted to announce that 477 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional students across the nation.

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  • School System Names 2020-2021 ACPS Teacher of the Year

    Even though the public ceremony was cancelled, however, the selection committee chose Stacey Bradley, South Penn Elementary School, as the 2020-2021 Allegany County Teacher of the Year.

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  • ACPS Cancels 32nd Annual Teacher of the Year Banquet

    In response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and at the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, this year’s Teacher of the Year banquet scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Allegany County Museum has been cancelled.

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  • School Board Approves Pre and Post-Labor Day Academic Calendars for 2020-2021 School Year

    ACPS has approved a pre-Labor Day calendar and a post-Labor Day calendar. ACPS will use the pre-Labor Day calendar for the 2020-2021 school year if the post Labor-Day calendar is not required.

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  • School Board Begins Search for Permanent Superintendent of Schools

    The first step in this search process will be to gather stakeholder input regarding desired characteristics as well as potential challenges the superintendent may face. This information will be collected via an anonymous survey conducted by MABE.

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  • Interim Superintendent Appoints Asst. Supervisor of Student Support Services, School Safety

    Mr. Jeff Blank, Interim Superintendent of Schools, has named Anthony Rumgay as the school system’s new Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services and School Safety.

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  • Braddock Mathcounts Team Wins 8th Straight Chapter Championship

    The Braddock Middle School Mathcounts team advanced to the Maryland State Finals with its 8th straight chapter championship.

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  • Maryland’s 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results Stay Consistent

    Maryland's 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results show that the percentage of Maryland kindergartners demonstrating readiness stayed consistent while some individual school systems demonstrated increases from 1 to 12%.

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  • State High School Graduation Rate Remains Consistent

    The percentage of Maryland students receiving a high school diploma in four years remains consistently high, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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  • State Superintendent Search: Maryland State Board of Education Seeks Input From Online Survey

    The Maryland State Board of Education has initiated its search for a new State Superintendent of Schools.

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  • Allegany High School First Venue in State Superintendent Search Community Forums

    The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled several regional forums to gather public input regarding the next State Superintendent.

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  • ACPS Adds Two Agricultural Science Electives to High School Programs of Study

    The Allegany County Public Schools 2020-2021 High School Programs of Study will include two new elective courses - Introduction to Agriculture and Natural Resources and Wildlife and Forest Management. Both are elective semester courses.

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  • Another High Mark for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

    Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement (AP) remains steady, while high participation rates on the rigorous tests continue.

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  • ACPS Staff, Equipment Instrumental in Life-Saving Event

    Paul Sagal is fortunate to be alive after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while watching his grandson compete at a sporting event at Mountain Ridge High School on January 14, 2020.

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  • Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services/School Safety Leaves ACPS

    Matt Marlowe, Assistant Supervisor of Student Support Services and School Safety for Allegany County Public Schools, has accepted a position with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

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  • Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens

    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program.

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  • ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students

    The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) began accepting applications for the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and for the ARC/ORNL Summer STEM Program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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  • Mountain Ridge High School Student Selected as 2020 Student Page

    Mountain Ridge High School senior, Abigail Duncan, was selected to represent Allegany County as a Student Page during the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session held at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

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  • Beall Elementary School Selected as an ESEA Distinguished School

    Beall Elementary School has been selected as the only school in the State of Maryland to be recognized as a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished School.

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