September 17, 2023
For Our Spanish Speaking Families
Wednesday, September 20 - Junior Class Ring Orders during Pride Time - info below
Thursday, September 21 - Two Hour Early Dismissal Day - bell schedule below
Friday, September 22 - No School for Students, Staff Development Day
Saturday, September 23 - Showcase of Bands at Chopticon
Homecoming Week - October 10-14
Class of 2025 Class Ring Information
Class Ring Order Week: September 18th- September 25th
Jostens will be at school: Wednesday, Sept. 20th during lunches outside the cafeteria. You can view the rings, get your finger sized, ask questions, and even place your order. You can also place your order directly online at jostens.com. DESIGN AND ORDER YOUR CLASS RING HERE
When you order during order week, you will receive $25 off PLUS qualify for a Free Gift with your order. You can choose:
- Custom Chopticon HS Adidas Backback or CLEER wireless earbuds.
Your Ring will be delivered in December. Information packets are available in the main office.
Feel free to contact Jostens with any questions during this process: Phone: 1-800-567-8367 or Email: email@example.com
Important Information for Parents & Students Regarding AP Exams
This information applies to students enrolled in one or more Advanced Placement courses for the 2023/24 school year. AP courses prepare students for the end of year exam. The exam is processed through the AP College Board. Please review the information and directions associated with this process. The goal is to collect accurate data to order exams and process the collection of funds associated with exam fees. The AP Exam Registration Form will be completed online. Register for AP exams
General Registration Information on AP Exam Testing:
This year, SMCPS will cover the cost of AP exams for all students interested in taking the assessments connected to their Advanced Placement coursework. Students will need to select their AP tests by October 31st. Please consult your AP teacher(s) if you are uncertain about taking the exam associated with their course(s).
Please make note of the following:
If you select to take an AP test and then change your mind after the October 31st deadline, please contact Dr. Vernetta Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to have your test canceled. You may be required to pay a fee for test cancellation ($40).
If, after the October 31st deadline, you decide to take an AP exam for which you are not registered, you will be charged the late order fee ($40).
Failure to sit for an AP exam you have ordered on the original assessment date may result in a late testing fee ($40) if you wish to take the make-up exam.
If you do not sit for an AP exam you ordered, you will be required to repay that test's fee ($98 for regular exams, $146 for Capstone exams) and the unused/canceled exam fee ($40) to SMCPS.
AP teachers shared the class join codes and join code instructions to help students sign in and join the class online.
For general information about AP, students can go to apstudents.org
2024 AP Exam Schedule (dates subject to change per College Board) College Board Schedule Link
Chopticon Student Madison Jordan
Congratulations to Madison - she created the cover for this year's St. Mary's County Fair program cover. For more information about the County Fair, check out this site - County Fair program
Marching Band Earns First Place
Cross Country traveled to North Point and competed against Westlake and North Point. Girls earned the top 10 spots and boys earned the top 8 spots of their races.
Both teams brough home the win and are now 4-0 for the season.
For the girls, Katie Schwaner came in first for the team and the meet out of 33 competitors. She was followed by her teammates in the top 7: Callie Modrzejewski, Ava Williams, Danielle Baker, Laila Gagnon, Madison Eberle, and Carys Oliver.
For the boys, Dominic Longobardi came in first for the team and the meet out of 79 athletes. He was followed by his teammates in the top 7: Weston Carr, Nick Watson, Mason Allen, James Owens, Moses Araya, and Pietro Poli.
On Wednesday the Varsity Field Hockey team had an intense game against Calvert resulting in overtime. Final score was 3-2, Calvert. The JV squad followed with a 3-0 win
JV Football earns a big win against Calvert during their home game on Tuesday.
The Golf Team traveled to Cedar Point Golf Course for a match against Great Mills, Leonardtown and LaPlata. Chopticon finished in 3rd.
The scores were Leonardtown 155, LaPlata 160, Chopticon 183 and Great Mills 197. The match players were: Nick Sanders 43, Zach Parlett 46, Logan Quade 47, Matthew Harris 47, Henry Kelly 47 and Trey Fowler 49.
Varsity Boys Soccer over La Plata 3-2 in OT
JV Boys Soccer goes to OT on Thursday, against Huntingtown - Final score 1-1
JV girls soccer wins against Huntingtown, 4-0.
Varsity girls soccer played LaPlata.
Parents/Guardians - Forms to Complete
- 2023/2024 Parent Permission - SMCPS Secondary Acceptable Use Policy and Online Platforms - More Info - must be completed for each student
- 2023-24 Meal Benefit Form
SMCPS Meal Information
The final day for class/schedule changes based on student request is Friday, September 8, 2023. After this date, changes will be made only with approval of an administrator. Students who drop courses after September 30 may receive an F for the course on their report card and transcript (per the SMCPS Program of Studies).
Students with last names:
A to Cr - Ms. Julie Correll - email@example.com, ext. 38124
Cs to Ha - Ms. Cara Grysko - firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 38122
Hc to Mc - Ms. Morgan Lemmings, email@example.com, ext. 38128
Me to Sa - Ms. Amanda Hogan, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 38121
Sc to Z - Ms. Meg Walewski, email@example.com, ext. 38123
Registrar - Ms. Dorothy VanRyswick, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 38104
Admission to Athletic Events
- All regular season tickets are $6.00 (online or card at the gate)
- Online ticketing is highly encouraged prior to arrival
- Employee badges from all three counties will be honored per SMAC Constitution
- As a reminder, No +1 or additional guest per SMAC Bylaws for local employees..
- MPSSAA passes are ONLY accepted for Region and State Playoff games, not regular season SMAC contests or SMAC championships.
- Senior Citizen Cards will only be for St. Mary's County residents.
- Anyone leaving the event without authorization MUST pay to re-enter
- No outside food or drinks are permitted
- No Bags (Other small permissible items such as keys, wallets, cell phones, credit cards, and cash may be carried in a pocket or by hand)
Pride Time Clubs & Activities
Pride Time Clubs & Activities Please Note: Braves Buddies is a Club that meets Everyday Day during B Lunch in B105 (read description below) The Intramural Schedule is located below the weekly schedule. Monday Lunch - A Bead Weaving Shafer/A219 SGA Guidry/A110 C...
PM Pick-Up, please park in any available spot in the B parking lot and wait for your student
Help Prevent the Spread of Infection
Travel Lanes for Drivers in the Morning
Please remember to stop at crosswalks to allow for pedestrians to safely walk across the travel lane.
Reminder - No Food or Other Deliveries for Students
Here is a link to the daily menu.
Important Links & Information
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