Allegany High School

616 Sedgwick Street • Cumberland, MD 21502 Phone:301-777-8110

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Allegany 2016 Envirothon Winners

The team of Cooper Hostetler, Carter Willetts, Thorne Lindsey and Zach Ellsworth won 1st place in the ACPS Envirothon held at Rocky Gap State Park. The team is eligible to compete in teh Maryland State Envrothon in June.

The team of Clay Hoover, Evan Hostler, Melissa Magrath, Umailla Fatima and Andrew Martin finished in second place.

Way to go ALLEGANY!


Summer school information is available in the guidance office and on the ACPS website. There are three types of summer school being offered:

Original credit in Physical Education or Art. Cost is $350.00. Original credit is also available in Health and Personal Finance at a cost of $150.00 each. Classes will be at Fort Hill High School from 8 - 2:30.

Attendance Summer School will be determined by the school administrations. Classes will be held at Allegany from 9 - 12.

Recovery Summer School is available if you fail one or two academic classes with a 50% for the year. Cost is $100 and classes will be held at the Center for Career and Technology Education from 8:30 - 2:00.

Students MUST have a 50% for the year to apply for Recovery Summer School.


Allegany Teacher of the Year

Tamarra L. Edwards

Tamarra L. Edwards received her Masters of Education Degree from Frostburg State University in 2008. Tammy received her undergraduate degree in 1981 in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and certification in business education from Shippensburg State University in 1982. She teaches Personal Finance, Web Design I and II, and Computer Literacy at Allegany High School. Tammy is a member of the Maryland FBLA State Board of Directors, and advisor to the Allegany High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter. She was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Maryland Outstanding Advisor Award and represented Maryland at the 2015 FBLA National Leadership Conference.

"I believe that my role as an educator is to be a strong proponent for my students and avail to them a positive learning experience that is enriching and worthwhile. I want the students to walk away from my class with a passion for learning and knowledge they will use throughout their lives. My goal as an educator is to pass on knowledge and give students the tools and skills to use knowledge effectively in society.





MONDAY, May 16

MPSSAA Baseball (Alco vs. Fort Hill/Hancock winner) Home 4:00 PM

MPSSAA Softball (Alco vs. Southern/Hancock winner) Home 4:30 PM


STARS Breakfast in the Library 8:00 AM

Band Spring Concert in the Auditorium 7:00 PM


Senior Dress-up Day & Luncheon 10:45 AM

Unified Staten Track Meet TBA

Head Start Graduation in the Auditorium 6:00 PM

Band Banquet at the Bedford Road Fire Hall 6:00 PM

MPSSAA Baseball & Softball Playoffs TBA


Senior Locker Inspection & Clean-out

Choir Spring Concert in the Auditorium 7:00 PM

CCTE Certification Ceremony at ACM 6:00 PM

FRIDAY, May 20

Seniors Last Day

Senior Meeting in the Auditorium 8:40 AM

Senior Brunch in the Cafeteria 9:00 AM

MPSSAA Region Track Meet at Boonsboro 3:00 PM

MPSSAA Baseball & Softball Region Finals TBA

SATURDAY, May 21 “Armed Forces Day”

SUNDAY, May 22

Baccalaureate Ceremony @ Cresaptown United Methodist Church 7:00 PM

Preparing all students for tomorrow’s challenges – life, college, career.

Detention Hall Duty May 16 Mr. Sloan

May 17-18 Ms. Sloan

May 19, 23 Mr. Jackson


Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website




Preparing all students for tomorrow’s challenges – life, college, career.

Prom 2016



The following press release was issued by the National History Day organization. For more information, contact Gary Pettit at 
Mrs. Kimberly Sloane of Allegany High School was awardedthe Senior Division Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for Maryland. As a winner of this award Sloane is nominated for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in June 2016. The Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award is awarded to one junior division (grades 6-8) and one senior division (grades 9-12) teacher who has shown outstanding creativity, commitment, and inspiration in developing student interest in history education.
Each of the 56 affiliates of National History Day® awards one teacher in each division $500 and nominates him or her for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Sloane is the Senior division winner from Maryland and is now nominated for the national award.
The winners of the national award receive $10,000 in honor of their outstanding efforts to encourage and support history education. The affiliate and national awards are sponsored by Patricia Behring in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students and to encourage creative and inspiring instruction in classrooms around the world. The two national winners will be
announced at an awards ceremony on June 16, 2016.
“National History Day firmly believes that quality teachers are the best educational resources students have,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “The teachers selected as Behring Award recipients are a credit to their discipline, and exemplify what it takes to be a quality educator.” 
Teachers can be nominated by their administrators, peers, or themselves. To qualify for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, teachers must participate in the National History Day Contest and demonstrate excellence in the classroom. Winners are chosen by a team of teachers, administrators, and historians. Their work must clearly illustrate the development and use of creative
teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.


Allegany High School - Future Business Leaders of America

2016 State Leadership Conference


Another amazing weekend with the Allegany High School's Future Business Leaders of America. There were over 1,300 students in attendance at the Maryland State Leadership Conference. Even though our chapter is small in comparison to some chapters within our state 18 of the 25 students in attendance placed in the top 10. Ten of those 18 are eligible to attend the 2016 FBLA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. I am very proud of these young men and women. Many judges spoke to me on Saturday and expressed how mannerly, well dressed, and articulate the student of Allegany are and that they demonstrated excellent leadership skills. 
The first place winners were:
Business Law - Thorne Lindsey
Business Plan - Drew Peterson, Isaak Glasser, and Sean Wade
Hospitality Management - Katelynn Suesse and Sabrina Upole
Second place winner was:
Word Processing - Kasey Phillips
Fourth place winners:
Business Ethics - Caeley McCagh and Bella Zornes
Insurance & Risk Management - Nicholas Peterson

Fifth place winners:
Marketing - Jonathan Frank and Christian Reynard
Sixth place winners:
Management Decision Making - Jenna Puffinburger and Jenna Gregory
Social Media Campaign - Alyssa O'Neal, Clarissa Mason and Makaila Moulden
Tenth place winner:

Cyber Security
Blake Geatz

These students independently study, prepare projects, reports and perform production tests to qualify to compete at the regional, state, and national level. Many are unable to take any business courses because they cannot fit a general elective course into their course selections. It is with great pride that I acknowledge all of the students in FBLA for their dedication to a co-curricular student organization.


History of Allegany

Allegany High School was initially a secondary education school held on Maryland Avenue. The school had many different locations including the building on Greene Street, which was used as a combined middle/high school until the spring of 1926. At that time, the building now known as Allegany High School had been completed and was prepared to accept Greene Street’s high school students. Middle school students remained on Greene Street until the school later burned down in 1932. “Camp Hill,” the site of the present day Allegany, was a federal army camp during the Civil War.

The “Camper” mascot is a source of much confusion. Many think the name refers to Campobello, a Shawnee Indian Tribe camp, from which the federal army took their name during the Civil War. This, however, is a misconception. The most widely accepted theory is that Civil War General Lewis Wallace and his men began calling the site that during their time here. The word Campobello in fact does not appear in any Native American language and is derived from Latin, meaning “camp of war”.

Allegany High School, with an enrollment of approximately 670 students, focuses on student achievement and success in all areas of education through a combined effort of students, faculty, staff, home, and community. The class of 2008 marked an important milestone for Allegany: the students were the 120th class to graduate from the long-standing institution.

Vision/Mission Statements

Allegany High School


Education must be a cooperative effort involving the student, the teacher, the home, the school, and the community. Recognizing that the student must be the focal point of our education program, we must instill a desire for learning and create a learning environment in which the student can learn and develop according to ability and interest. The curriculum must emphasize life skills, preparation for continuing education, and preparation for employment to enable our students to become responsible citizens and enjoy a productive life. The school must ensure an atmosphere that will promote learning through the cooperative effort of staff, students, family, and community working together.