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SkillsUSA Leadership Conference
Congratulations to the following Chopticon students who earned their Statesman Award at the SkillsUSA Maryland Fall Leadership Conference held in Ocean City, Maryland: Catherine Combs, James Connelly, Jordan Janschek, Jordan Keenan, Bradley Morgan, Jesse Newton, Kenny Southard and Serena Wood.
Tech Center Applications are Now Being Accepted
The window is open for student applications to the Tech Center for the 2016-17 school year. Click here to apply.
After School Opportunities
Courtesy of the Donnie Williams Foundation
Chopticon High School has been fortunate to be selected to utilize a grant from the Donnie Williams Foundation to fund some after school programs.
After School Tutoring for Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two will be offered with bus transportation on Wednesdays, January 13 - May 4. Please complete this form. For more information contact Ms. Reidenbaker or Ms. Butters.
There has been an interest in developing an after school club that instructs students in self-defense. This basic self-defense program will be managed and taught by one of our CHS teachers, Mr. Tom Korentsides. He has been teaching Martial Arts to children and adults with Parks and Recreation in Southern Maryland for the past 25 years. His expertise is in Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Kempo Karate with an emphasis on self-defense in everyday situations. Mr. Korentsides is certified by the Shido School of Self Defense of New York and has attained a rank of Hashi-dan (8th degree Black Belt.)
The program will be held every Wednesday starting January 13, 2016 – May 4, 2016. The self-defense class will began at 2:50 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. There will be a break in the program to provide students the opportunity to complete homework. Chopticon High School will be offering bus service at 4:30 p.m. for students who will be participating in this program. If you are interested in your child attending this after school program, please complete this form and have your child return it to the office by Friday, January 8, 2016.
Ladies of Excellence or the Elite Male mentoring programs will also have after school bus transportation. It is not too late to participate in the mentoring program. Students should see Safety Assistant Team Leader - "Chicago" or Ms. Donato. Parents may contact Ms. Smith for more information at email@example.com.
Not Too Late to Reserve a Yearbook
Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding PARCC Testing
Please read this letter from Superintendent J. Scott Smith. It contains important information about PARCC testing
Updated SMCPS Grading Regulation
Parents/guardians may review the SMCPS Grading Regulations here.
FEELING OUT OF THE LOOP?
Chopticon High School is pleased to offer the Remind service for parents and students who want to know about daily events at Chopticon. Remind is used to send text messages with reminders and daily announcements (as needed) to anyone who signs up for the service. For more information, click here. The contact person at Chopticon is Ms. Molen, 301-475-0215 ext. 38103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Feb 15||Schools & Offices Closed - President's Day|
|Feb 19||Two Hour Early Dismissal, End of the Interim Marking Period|
|Mar 15||ASVAB Testing|
|Mar 15||Rising Freshment Orientation Night at Chopticon, 6-8 p.m.|
|Mar 18||Two Hour Early Dismissal, End of the 3rd Marking Period|
|Mar 21-28||Schools Closed - Spring Break|
|Mar 29||School Resumes|
Phone Extensions (301) 475-0215
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School Bank Hours
The School Bank is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with the exception of the following times:
9 – 9:15 a.m., 11:50 – 12:20 p.m., and 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Students may go to the bank during the student’s lunch period or after school
A Message From The Principal
As principal of Chopticon High School, I have the honor of working with a dedicated faculty and staff who provide a world class education for the students of St. Mary’s County. With millions of dollars earned in scholarship money each school year, our alumni are attending some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. In fact, three of our graduates are currently attending United States Military Academies. At Chopticon, we believe that academic rigor is the key to success. As a result, twenty-one different Advanced Placement courses are offered to our students. Those students who take five or more AP classes during their high school experience are designated “AP Stars” and receive special recognition upon graduating. Being a Chopticon Brave means setting your goals high and reaching for the stars. Our intention is to make each student’s dream come true. With self-discipline and hard work on the part of the students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the support of our parents and community, this can happen.
Mr. Garth E. Bowling, Jr.