Home of the Braves
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
All schools and offices will be closed on the following Fridays:
Summer office hours are:
8:00 a.m. - noon
1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
To register a student, please schedule an appointment through Ellen Shawyer, Registrar, 301-475-0215 ext. 38127.
For general information or transcript requests, contact Dorothy Sage at 301-475-0215 ext. 38120.
Open House is August 29
10:30 a.m. - noon
HISTORY OF THE CHOPTICON INDIANS AND CHOPTICON HIGH SCHOOL
In 1608, Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay and was the first to record seeing Native American villages. The Chopticon Indians had villages near the Wicomico and Port Tobacco streams and Choptico Bay. The Chopticon tribe was not a large group, estimated at 2,000 in 1600.
The Chopticon tribe enjoyed friendly relations with the English. They were the object of the first Catholic mission established by Father Andrew White. Father White recorded feelings of mutual respect and admiration between the Chopticons and the English. Within the Chopticon tribe, obedience and valor were stressed as a way to gain blessings and earn other men’s esteem.
In regards to attire, it has been recorded that the Chopticon Indians were woodland Indians who dressed in deerskins and wore beads around their necks. Bracelets and earrings were common adornments of both men and women.
The Chopticon tribe joined the English and Piscataway Confederation in a border war with the Susquehannocks, who were more warlike than the Piscataways. Even though the Piscataways were successful, future raids against the Chopticons by the Susquehannocks and Iroqouis led to the Chopticon tribe moving north along the Potomac River in the mid 1600’s.
|Jul 10||Parking Application Opens|
|Aug 14||First Day of Fall Sport Try-Outs - Must be pre-registered through FamilyID|
|Aug 26||Teachers Report|
|Aug 29||AVPA Orientation, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., auditorium|
|Aug 29||AOF 9th Grade Orientation, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., library|
|Aug 29||Open House for All Students, 10:30 a.m. - noon|
|Sep 2||All Schools & Offices Closed - Labor Day|
|Sep 3||First Day of School|
|Sep 20||No School for Students|
|Oct 4||End of Interim Period|
|Oct 14||Two Hour Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences|
|Oct 15||Interim Grades Available on HAC|
|Oct 18||Two Hour Early Dismissal - Collaborative Planning|
|Oct 28 - Nov 2||Homecoming Week|
Two Hour Early Dismissal, End of the 1st Marking Period
|Nov 2||Homecoming Dance|
|Nov 11||All Schools & Offices Closed - Veteran's Day|
|Nov 13||Report Card Grades Available on HAC|
|Nov 27||Two Hour Early Dismissal|
|Nov 28-29||All Schools and Offices Closed - Thanksgiving Break|