Welcome to Washington Middle School
VISION STATEMENTWashington Middle School strives to promote lifelong learners in a respectful, responsible, positive environment to foster intellectual and productive citizens.MISSION STATEMENTWashington Middle School is a positive and supportive student-centered learning environment. We want our students to have fun, love learning, achieve their individual potential, and care about each other. Therefore, we emphasize enthusiasm for learning, respect for others, and responsibility for our actions. At Washington, we strive to provide a safe, orderly, and respectful environment where students experience academic success through challenging, diverse, and engaging learning experiences.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, more than 100 school board members and education leaders from across the state gathered virtually for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Annual Business Meeting and Conference.
ACPS has been awarded a grant to implement after-school tutoring that is open to all students.
Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Blank, has announced several administrative staffing appointments as a result of retirements.
Parents/Guardians - If you want to be contacted by the school's phone message sytem in case of school delays, closures, or other announcements please be sure that you "opt into" Blackboard Connect. You can do this yourself by logging onto the Aspen website or by calling the school.TIPS TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED:Developing Strong Study Skills to Succeed in School
- Consider Working with others. While distractions are bad in a study environment, studying in a group or pair can be very useful, as long as everyone involved is focused on studying.
- Develop reading, math, and writing skills through practice. For example, if you are struggling with multiplication and/or division, spend 10-15 minutes each night practicing.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to study. Set aside a period of time each night to study and review your work.
- Focus on the subject areas that need the most attention.
- Pay attention in class and take good notes.
- Using clear headers to organize information when note taking and write neatly. You will become confused and upset if you can’t read your notes.
- Develop a calm attitude by being patient with yourself as you review the material.
- Create an appropriate study environment that is quiet and free from distractions.
- Developing effective study skills in middle school is a wise move in preparation for high school.
- As you move on through life, the study skills you've developed in middle school will be useful to you.
Middle school is recognized by educators as a critical period in a student's life. School work is becoming more difficult because assignments are more involved and abstract, and students are being asked to use higher order thinking skills. Develop the skills needed to absorb and apply information in class by reporting to class with materials, paying attention to classroom directions, completing assignments on time, asking questions, and studying.