Allegany College of Maryland names dean’s list students
CUMBERLAND — Three hundred and seventy students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester, according to Fran Leibfreid, ACM interim vice president of instructional affairs.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.8 or higher grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in five or more semester hours of course work.
Afterschool programs cut in approved board budget
The budget approved Tuesday night by the Allegany County Board of Education doesn’t include money for locally funded afterschool programs.
Braddock Middle students earn honor roll status
Braddock Middle School recently announced that 203 students have been posted to the honor roll for the second nine-week marking period of the 2010-2011 school year.
Mineral residents, staff give tearful plea for special education
Tuesday night’s standing-room-only Mineral County Board of Education meeting was emotionally charged as several people took the floor to defend the special education positions that could potentially be on the chopping block. Both Tom Denne, director of psychological services, student assessment and student services, and Karen Wegener, assistant principal at Keyser Primary Middle School, entreated that the board remember the words of Margaret Meade.
Mineral Board will not renew Hackworth’s contract
After almost a 90-minute executive session Tuesday, the Mineral County Board of Education unanimously voted not to renew Superintendent Tilden “Skip” Hackworth’s four-year contract. His current contract will end on June 30, 2011.
Mediation certification training scheduled
Allegany Conflict Resolution Center is planning a 45-hour mediation certification training to become a trained mediator.
Students play key role in Mineral recycling efforts
Despite a lack of funding, officials and residents in Mineral County are making every effort to build strong recycling and litter control programs.
Wanted: Keyser High School supporters
Keyser High School and the community have come up with an alternative way to raise much-needed funds for their new athletic complex. Through the formation of their 2000 Club, Principal Charles Wimer says, they will raise the just over $2 million needed to pay off the lease-to-purchase arrangement and have additional funds left over.
Keyser Primary planning to start early next year
The overriding topic of the Mineral County School Board meeting Tuesday was the approval of the plans for the construction of Keyser Primary School. The beginning stages of planning are set to start in March or April, but Skip Hackworth, superintendent of the Mineral County schools , hopes to start as soon as next month.
Allegany High event canceled to prevent ‘dirty dancing’
Sydney Wilson saw the dirty dancing at Allegany High School’s homecoming dance last fall — the kind of dancing that caused the county-wide student government group to ban it at all area high schools last year.
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