Allegany High School

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

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2016 FBLA

Regional Results

Business Ethics:
1st Place--Caeley McCagh, Isabella Zornes

Social Media Campaign:
1st Place--Clarissa Mason, Makaila Moulden and Alyssa O'Neal

1st Place--Samuel Deneen
4th Place--Emma Helmstetter

Hospitality Mgmt.--1st Place-Katelyn Seusse, Sabrina Upole

Insurance & Risk Management
1st Place - Peterson Nick
2nd Place--Abbey Bloom

2nd Place--Jonathan Frank  and Christian Reynard

Mgmt. Decision Making--1st Place-Jenna Gregory and Jenna Puffinburger

Personal Finance
1st Place--Raven Pifer

Word Processing
1st Place--Kasey Phillips

Intro to Financial Math:
2nd Place--Kobe Bosley
3rd Place--Eli Hofacker

Business Law:
2nd Place--Lindsey Thorne
3rd Place--Ryan Campbell

Computer Solving Problem:
5th Place--Carter Willets

Cyber Security:
5th Place--Blake Geatz

Intro to Business--5th Place--Jayna Michael











Snowball Shuffle

The winter ball has been rescheduled for February 27, 2016 from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. in the School Gymnasium - Tickets will resume sale on February 22, 2016.

Guest forms will be checked as well as student conduct forms before entrance to dance.

Guest Verfication and Student Contract forms will be available in the school bookstore.

Spanish Club

Attention Spanish Club members, t-shirts are in! Bring your $12 to the meeting on Wednesday February 17th or give your money to Mrs. Martz, Melissa Magrath, or Umailla Fatima to receive your t-shirt.

Krispe Kreme

Krispe Kreme donuts are now on sale! Ask any sophomore for information. A regular dozen is $8 and a special dozen is $9. Orders are due Tuesday, February 16th for Mrs. Sagal or Melissa Magrath the donut delivery date is March 1st at 2:30 p.m.


Chesapeake Bay Foundations Student Leadership

Attention Students.
On Monday February 15, join us for the Chesapeake Bay Foundations Student Leadership Expo in Annapolis. Participants will near about opportunities in the environmental movement, learn new skills, gain knowledge, and take immediate action on behalf of their generation and the Bay. Please see Jenna Puffinburger for more information.


Seniors that need mid-year reports sent to colleges to complete the form in Guidance and Mrs. Cook know which colleges need the report.

Senior Service Learning Hours

Senior Service Learning Hours are posted on the English Wing Bulletin Board. To earn the mesitorious award you most have 132 hours. Please check board to see if you have me this requirement. Forms are on the bulletin board if you still need to fill hours out.

Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website


MONDAY, February 8 “Lunar New Year”

Bowling vs. CCA @ White Oaks Lanes 4:00 PM

TUESDAY, February 9

Boys’ Basketball vs. Mountain Ridge Away 7:30 PM

Freshman Basketball vs. Mountain Ridge Away 6:00 PM

JV Girls’ Basketball vs. Keyser Home 5:30 PM

Girls’ Basketball vs. Faith (Varsity only) Home 7:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, February 10 “Ash Wednesday”

Secondary Council in the Library 8:00 AM

CCTE in English 10 Classes

Wrestling vs. Silver Oak Home 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, February 11

CCTE in English 10 Classes

Braddock Parent Night in the Library 6:00 PM

Girls’ Basketball vs. Berlin-Brothers Valley Home 6:00 PM

Wrestling vs. Keyser/Frankfort at Keyser Away 6:00 P

Bowling vs. Fort Hill @ White Oaks Lanes 4:00 PM

Mock Trial vs. Allegany JV

FRIDAY, February 12 “Lincoln’s Birthday”

Boys’ Basketball vs. MATHS Home 5:00 PM

Bowling vs. Bishop Walsh @ White Oaks Lanes 4:00 PM

SATURDAY, February 13

Snowflake Shuffle Dance in the Gymnasium 7:30 PM

Tri-State Concert in the Auditorium 7:00 PM

SUNDAY, February 14 “Valentine’s Day”

Youth Softball Clinic in the Gymnasium 1:00 PM

(Library Closed 8 AM – 12 PM)

Schools & Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in Observance ofPresidents’ Day


Detention Hall

February 8-9 Mrs. Schade

February 10-11 Mrs. Sheehe


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

Teacher of the Year

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. A teacher is a role model for the students and school community. As a role model a teacher should incorporate admirable values to students.  My goal as an educator is to pass on knowledge and give students the tools and skills to use knowledge effectively in society. A teacher also is a lifelong learner who works closely with its colleagues and community to produce students that will be productive citizens." – Tamarra L. Edwards


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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.