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  • Continued High Marks for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

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

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  • Virtual Parent Conferences Scheduled for March 10-11 Cancelled

    ACPS virtual parent conferences originally scheduled for March 10-11, 2021, have been cancelled as a result of the beginning transitions to the concurrent/hybrid learning schedules.

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  • Union Rescue Mission in Need of Donations

    The URM continues to need generous hearts willing to donate to support the work they are doing to help those in the most dire need.

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  • State Superintendent Approves Appointment of Jeff Blank as Permanent Superintendent

    At the February meeting of the Allegany County Board of Education, board members voted to request the removal of the interim label from Mr. Jeff Blank’s title to appoint him as the next permanent superintendent of schools in Allegany County.

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  • Virtual P-TECH Informational Meeting Scheduled for February 25th

    Allegany County Public Schools will host a virtual live informational meeting for parents and students interested in learning more about the P-TECH program on Thursday, February 25, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m.

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  • ACPS Educators Participating in Innovative Virtual Teaching Network Academy

    The Allegany County Public School System is one of just ten districts across the State of Maryland that will be participating in the Innovative Virtual Teaching Network Academy (IVTeN) hosted by the University of Maryland College Park’s, College of Education.

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  • ACPS Preparing for Students’ Return to School Buildings

    Plans in Allegany County Public Schools are underway for students to re-enter school buildings for in-person concurrent/hybrid learning.

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  • Dr. Brown to Join Colleagues from Across State to Lead Roundtable Discussion on Civic Learning in Maryland

    Dr. George D. Brown, Supervisor of Secondary Social Studies, Professional Learning, and New Teacher Induction for Allegany County Public Schools, will participate in the virtual Maryland Civic Leadership Summit on February 17, 2021.

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  • Career Center Skill Area Students to Return to Classrooms February 8th

    Beginning on Monday, February 8, 2021, B Week senior skill area students at the Career Center will return to the building with a five-period day. All A Week junior skill area students will make their return to the school on Monday, February 15, 2021, also with a five-period day.

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  • National School Counseling Week Celebrated February 1-5, 2021

    National School Counseling Week 2021, “All in for All Students”, will be celebrated February 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

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  • Mountain Ridge High School Holds NHS Induction

    The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is proud to announce the officers and new members for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • McGraw Hill Announces Winners of 2nd Annual ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards

    Rob Duncan, an algebra teacher at Mountain Ridge High School, was one of only two K-12 educators to receive this award.

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  • Allegany High School Chapter of the National Honor Society Holds Virtual Induction

    The Allegany HIgh School Chapter of the National Honor Society is proud to announce the officers and new members for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Interim Superintendent Announces Administrative Staffing Updates

    Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Blank, has announced the appointment of three new interim assistant principals for the remainder of this school year.

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  • MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $780 MILLION IN FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF

    Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s Next Generation Scholars Program to See First Group of Allegany County Seniors Graduate in Spring 2021

    The 2020–2021 academic year will see more than 595 students from the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s (MBRT) Next Generation Scholars program prepare to graduate from high schools in Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties, including 42 from Fort Hill High School.

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  • MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULES VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUMS FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

    The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled virtual community forums to gather public input regarding the search for the next State Superintendent.

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  • ACPS, ACM, FSU Participate in Annual Leadership Allegany! Education Day

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Allegany! Class of 2020 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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  • ACPS Extra Curricular Activities and Athletics Cancelled

    As a result of increased health metrics related to COVID-19 in Allegany County, ACPS is cancelling all in-person extra-curricular activities and athletics events and practices effective today, Thursday, November 5, 2020, beginning with afternoon activities.

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  • Notice of Change in Traffic Pattern around John Humbird, South Penn Elementary Schools

    As a result of the shortened school day for elementary schools during the hybrid learning model, Allegany County Public Schools, in cooperation with the City of Cumberland, have made temporary changes to the traffic patterns in front of two schools to better coincide with dismissal times.

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