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.

Students interested in military academies

The academies - Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, Mechant Marnes and West Point will have a joint information night at the Burr Artz Public Liabrary in Frederick, Maryland on Monday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 for any student wanting information on how to apply to the academies. See a guidance couselor for more details.

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.




Arrowette Try-Outs

May 2 - May 5

4:00 - 5:30 A.M

Any girl in 9th - 11th grade wishing to try out may attend and must have a signed permission form. Permission forms may be picked up in the gront office or from Mrs. Martz in Room 139.

Unified Track

Practice - Monday after school. Meet will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.


National Honor Society members can pick up their graduation ribbon, medal, and pins from Dr. Sheehe. Please bring $10 cash or a check for $10 made payable to Allegany High School.

Student Council Members

Persmission forms are on the English Wing Bulletin Board for the Field trip to Garrett County on May 6, 2016. This is for the Western Maryland Youth Leadership Summitt.

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Delivery will be Monday, May 2, 2016. Please have them picked up in the gym lobby at 12:30 p.m.

Junior-Senior Prom

A Night Under the Stars

May 14, 2106

Red Carpet begins at 7:30 pm at the Castle.

The prom is from 8 - 11 pm

Tickets will go on sale May 2 in the Main Lobby before school.

$25.00 for senior couple. (both attending must be a senior)

$30.00 for general couples

$15.00 for a single

Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website


FRIDAY, April 29

Student Government Elections

Blood Drive Sponsored in the Gymnasium by SHOP

Senior Obligations Due

Softball vs. Mountain Ridge Away 4:30 PM

Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge Away 4:30 PM

JV Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge Armory Field Away 4:30 PM

SATURDAY, April 30

Track vs. Keyser Away 10:00 AM


AP Chemistry Exam & AP Environmental Science Exam (AM)

AP Psychology Exam (PM)

Arrowette Tryoputs in the Gymnasium 4:00 PM

Softball vs. Bishop Walsh (DH) Home 4:30 PM

Baseball vs. Southern Away 4:30 PM

JV Baseball vs. Broadfording Home 4:30 PM

TUESDAY, May 3 “National Teacher’s Day”

AP Spanish Exam (AM) & AP Physics I Exam (PM)

Arrowette Tryouts in the Gymnasium 4:00 PM

Track @ Mountain Ridge TBA


AP Literature Exam (AM) & AP Physics II Exam (PM)

Arrowette Tryouts in the Gymnasium 4:00 PM

THURSDAY, May 5 “Holocaust Remembrance Day”

AP Calculus Exam (AM)

Arrowette Tryouts in the Gymnasium 4:00 PM

Achievement Awards Banquet at the Fairgrounds 6:30 PM


AP US History Exam

Academic Endowment Committee Meeting in the Library 12:00 PM

ACASC @ Western Maryland Youth Conference at Garrett CC

Track @ Mountain Ridge TBA

Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge Home 4:30 PM

JV Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge @ Hot Stove Field 4:30 PM

Softball vs. Southern Away 4:30 PM


SAT Test at Allegany 7:30 AM

SUNDAY, May 8 “Mother’s Day”


Detention Hall Duty

May 2 Mrs. Dunlap

May 3-4 Mrs. Edwards

May 5, 9 Mrs. Stewart                 

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

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.

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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 800 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.