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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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05/05/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Happy Mothers Day

Physical Education Reminders

JUST FOR YOU

OUR PTO Rocks

Summer SLS opportunities

Congratulation CMIT-North STEM/Rocketry Team

Teacher Appreciation

En La Cocina

CLP+ an AP Calculus Camp at Point Lookout

CMIT Carnival


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT NORTH PTO May Meeting

Used Uniform Drive

Immunization Clinic coming to our School


MS BREAKING NEWS

Porsche Of America visits CMIT

Chase van der Have

Best Investors of the Week

Running Man Challenge


HS BREAKING NEWS

Student Service Learning Opportunity - Weed Warrior Work Days

Student Service Learning Opportunities

College Readiness Workshop - Wednesday, May 11 - Prince George's Community College

Financial Aid Presentation - "You can afford college" - Thursday, May 12 - 5:00-6:00 pm

ATTENTION Juniors - Upcoming SAT & ACT Test Dates


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Aquarium Field trip

SSL program

The Navy League Stem Institute

Save the date

MS School Boys and Girls Soccer


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. McSparron RELA: The Hobbit


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Attendance & Testing

High School Summer School

College Readiness Workshop & College Preparation Boot Camp


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Happy Mothers Day
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CMIT Staff
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Physical Education Reminders
The 4th quarter is upon us which means all students will be back to physical education. A few important reminders from Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Snyder:

All students must come to physical education dressed in appropriate uniform. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of classwork participation points and/or deduction of PRS points.

Students must wear SOLID black or navy blue sweatpants or shorts. Please, NO INSIGNIAS OR LOGOS (ie: brand names such as adidas pants). CMIT sweatpants or shorts are acceptable.

Students may wear sneakers with laces of any color. No slip-ons, flats, or boots.

Students must wear their CMIT PE t-shirt. If a student does not have a PE shirt they may wear any CMIT related shirt (ie: uniform polo, CLF STEM fair shirt, earth day shirt).

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
Physical Education & Health
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JUST FOR YOU
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OUR PTO Rocks
On behalf of CMIT Academy staff, I thank our PTO, students, and CLF for recognizing our efforts, with teacher appreciation week. The staff enjoyed receiving Breakfast, lunches, gifts, tote bags, snakes, and the gift of time.

Natiqua Riley
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Summer SLS opportunities
Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715

May 21st, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors

The City of Bowies Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.


The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will be hosting Clean Sweep Spring 2016 with several communities. Student Service learning hours are available to students that register with Tiaa Rutherford, Litter Reduction Program Manager, 301-883-6226 or trutherford@co.pg.md.us.

Radiant Valley Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 9am-12pm, meet at Cooper Lane Elementary School, 3817 Cooper Lane, Hyattsville, MD 20784.

Palmer Park Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 9am-1pm, meet at dead end of Allendale Circle, Landover, MD.

Chillum Ray Clean Sweep Spring 2016 on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 8am-2pm, meet at Ridge Crest Elementary School, 6120 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

Summer Opportunity in DC

Teens of all abilities will work directly with the DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for
Community Service (MCCCS) to help change lives. Community service opportunities
include food distribution, working with seniors, community clean-up, and more.
Counselors and special education professionals work closely with campers to make
this inclusive Service Camp accessible and to ensure everyone enjoys the full
diversity of our community. Campers earn up to 30 SSL hours of volunteer hours per
week. This camp is designed for teens grades 7 – 12. Deadline to register is May 20, 2016

For more information or to sign up visit dcjcc.org/Camp

CMIT Administration
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Congratulation CMIT-North STEM/Rocketry Team
Congratulation CMIT-North STEM/Rocketry Team

CMIT-North Students in the STEM/Rocket Program greeted and shared information about their rocket competitions and science research project displays at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival EXPO. The USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo was held from April 15-17, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D. C. The CMIT-North STEM/Rocket Booth at the 2016 Festival was well decorated with beautiful murals, rockets and research projects created by students. The CMIT-North STEM/Rocket Team Faculty under the direction of program sponsor Ms. Gloria Graham, did an excellent job of training and preparing CMIT students to display and describe information about the rocket program.

Alma Smith and Gloria Graham
CMIT-North Faculty
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Teacher Appreciation
Teachers had Sprit week this week and here are a few of our looks.

We are truly grateful for all the teachers we have here at CMIT Academy. Thank you all for you time and effort to make this week special.

CMIT Staff
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En La Cocina
Hola Todos,

Spanish I and Spanish II students have been studying tu commands and cooking vocabulary. As an end of unit project, students will create videos of themselves creating their favorite dish in Spanish. Students will bring in their dishes for their classmates to try, please bring enough for each student in your class. Also, please avoid dishes that contain nuts.
The rubric and due dates for the project has been uploaded to Edmodo for MS students and Google classroom for HS students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Buen Provecho,



Stacie Young
Spanish Teacher
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CLP+ an AP Calculus Camp at Point Lookout
We had a great time last Friday thru Sunday at Point Lookout during the CLP+ and AP Calculus prep Camp for the CMIT North CLP students. The weekend was hosted by Mr. Avsar. . The Camp provided addition preparation for the CLP math test the students will be taking this week. We arrived late Friday night and stayed in the cabins within the state park. The students woke up early Saturday morning, had breakfast and reviewed and completed sample tests throughout the day. There was also time set aside to enjoy the time with their peers, enjoy the amenities to the park and enjoy the outdoors. The students enjoyed various activities selected by the students to include fishing at the local pier. Saturday evening, we enjoyed barbecued chicken and salmon. We watched a movie under the stars and enjoyed marshmallows over a bonfire. We woke up early Sunday morning, packed up and headed back to CMIT. I would like to thank Mr. Avsar for taking the time with our students to ensure they are prepared to take the AP examination. I would also like to thank CMIT North Teacher Mr. Canli for his support over the weekend and also being our honorary chef :-) and lastly, I'd like to thank the additional parent chaperones Mr. Wilson & Mr. Bedenbaugh for their support over the weekend to ensure the students have a productive, fun and safe time.

To see more pictures click https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B58ghVpxH67dNGczR3ZBS3VjVmc&usp=sharing

Wallace Merriman, CMIT North Parent

Ferhat Avsar
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CMIT Carnival
CMIT Academy Family Fun Day


Are you ready for the end of another GREAT school year celebration? Look no further! Save the Date!

Location: CMIT Academy
6100 Frost Place Laurel MD 20707
Date: June 5, 2016
Time: 1-5 pm

This event will be carnival style. We will have an adult vs Student soccer game, 3 on 3 basketball tournament and we will have activities such as dunk tank, face painting, other games. There is very limited seated so please feel free to bring chairs.

The CMIT Academy Carnival is open to all students, new students, parents, siblings and school staff. The cost is $10/ per person; Free for kids 5 & under. Tickets can be purchased between May 9th and May 27th , Tickets purchased after the deadline, the cost will increase to $12 / person. Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal Friend & Friends options and by cash or check payable to CMIT North PTO by dropping it off in the PTO Box in the front Lobby Area. When paying please be sure to Write Family Fun Day in memo section. Please include the “# of attending” in memo section on check or indicate on a sheet of paper to accompany payment. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing ticket please contact CMIT North PTO at information@cmitnorthpto.org


Please watch your email and newsletters for information update to this events.

PTO
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT NORTH PTO May Meeting
Please join us at the next CMIT NORTH PTO monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center @ CMIT North.

There will be an online option available and that information will be sent out on the day of meeting.

During this meeting nomination for PTO Executive Board will be accepted and ballot information will be passed out. So all members let your voice be heard and come out to support your next PTO Leaders.


CMIT North PTO

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Used Uniform Drive
CMIT North PTO will be accepting gently used uniforms on Friday June 17th, to help students and parents prepare for the 2016-2017 school year.

If you wish to donate a uniform, please ensure they are in stain and damage-free condition.


CMIT North PTO
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Immunization Clinic coming to our School
The Office of School Health in conjunction with the Maryland Partnership for prevention Inc. will be providing a free immunization clinic at our school. The targeted population is 6th graders who will be needing Tdap, Menningococcal or both immunizations for the 2016-2017 school year.

Packets were given to students. I need to know if your scholar will be in need of this. Please click on the Link and reply yes or no to if your student will be in need of this service on May 18th 2016.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gGnzZK6t4_LrDtkirdGmF-3ZIfOmF3pT2Hkqt57KfRI/viewform

Natiqua Riley
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Porsche Of America visits CMIT
Porsche Club of America visited CMIT North Friday, May 6 to discuss a possible career in mechanical engineering in the world of automotive. PCA is the largest Porsche car club in the eastern region of the United States. Mr. Nguyen, executive director of operations, talked about pursuing a career in automotive mechanics. He also discussed post secondary education and the importance of math & science in the engineering field.

Y Johnson
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Chase van der Have
Many of our students are involved in other activities and sports outside of CMIT. On April 30th Chase van der Have who plays for the Laurel Bolts managed to steal 2nd, 3rd, and home on 3 consecutive pitches. When he stole he needed to leap over the catcher before he was called safe. Great Job Chase.

Mark Snyder
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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) Oluwayimika Adeyemi
2) tyler hamlett
3) Samuel Browne
http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game
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Running Man Challenge
As we prepare for Parcc testing, sometimes we need a little mind break. Students were very ready to release a little steam.

Natiqua Riley
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Student Service Learning Opportunity - Weed Warrior Work Days
May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

www.cityofbowie.org/weedwarriors

Volunteers are needed to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them.

To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunities
M-NCPPC (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission) - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation has tons of opportunities to volunteer. They are accepting student applications until May 1st for Summer Camps and Summer Playground volunteers.

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Volunteer_Opportunities.htm

Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) - To find out more about the availability of any volunteer opportunities, contact the branch at which you would like to volunteer. Applications for temporary and regular volunteer service are available at the branches. Check out the site below for a list of volunteer opportunities.

http://www.pgcmls.info/volunteer

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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College Readiness Workshop - Wednesday, May 11 - Prince George's Community College
Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Office of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs will host a college readiness workshop on Wednesday, May 11 at Prince George’s County Community College from 6-9 p.m.

The workshop is for 11th grade students and their parents preparing for the college admissions process. During the workshop, students will engage in college exploratory activities to:

Learn about Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial aid
Learn how to effectively research scholarships and write a college admissions essay
Learn the components of a strong college application package

The workshop will also give parents a better understanding on how they can help their child with the college admissions process. Parents will learn about FAFSA and financial aid, as well as college savings plans and college-related tax breaks. Parents will also hear from a panel of parents with current college students. Attending this workshop will help students and their families better prepare for their senior year and reduce stress typically associated with misunderstanding the college admission process.

Space is limited for this very informative workshop. To register, please click here, https://docs.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/forms/d/1xZz9oVgMkHI2pBGS1FzTIW1t-oSsYbkByPfcOiIHm6k/viewform?c=0&w=1

This workshop is part of the “On the Road to College” Workshop Series. The series is designed to provide all Prince George’s County Public Schools students with informative and engaging opportunities that will assist them and their families on their journey to college. Workshops cover topics ranging from financing a college education to student assessments to standardized tests for college and career bound students, and much more.

Prince George’s Community College is located at 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774. For more information about college and career readiness at PGCPS, please visit www1.pgcps.org/ccrip. If you have questions, please contact Byra Cole at byra.cole@pgcps.org.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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Financial Aid Presentation - "You can afford college" - Thursday, May 12 - 5:00-6:00 pm
A Financial Aid Presentation - "You Can Afford College" will be held in the CMIT - Media Center next week, Thursday, May 12th from 5:00-6:00 pm. Mr. James Rose, the Director of Reach4Success will be the presenter. The presentation will be open to all parents and students. Please email me if you plan to attend. We hope to have an accurate number attending to share with Mr. Rose, he will be bringing handouts and other information.

Reach4Success is an organization that assists students and families in the Washington metropolitan area seeking assistance with post-secondary education, financial aid, and careers. Mr. Rose has over 20 years in the financial aid industry and has advised at several local college campuses. Visit the website, http://reach4success.org/ for more information.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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ATTENTION Juniors - Upcoming SAT & ACT Test Dates
Upcoming SAT & ACT test dates

SAT
Test date - June 4
Registration Deadline - May 11
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

ACT
Test date - June 11
Registration deadline - May 6
http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-NatlTestDates-2015.pdf

"Top Tier" Test Optional Colleges
http://www.fairtest.org/sites/default/files/Optional-Schools-in-U.S.News-Top-Tiers.pdf

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Aquarium Field trip
The middle school will be going to the Baltimore Aquarium on May 25, 2016. The permission slip is attached. Payments will only be accepted through Myschoolbucks.

This will be a great learning experience. If you have any questions please contact your scholars science teacher.

Ineligible students will be notified directly.


CMIT Science Department
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SSL program
We so appreciate the opportunity to share some of our service learning programming with your students and parents. Most of our projects are not student-specific, although appropriate for high school students – but we run a week-long community service camp JUST for teens that I did want to share with you in case it’s of interest. It does cost money unfortunately, due to the expenses we incur for transportation and materials, but it’s an awesome experience and way for teens to complete their SSL hours all at once. Although we are based in DC, we have a large number of teens coming from Maryland every year.

I’m attaching the post card for you to share with you– but am happy to answer absolutely any questions anyone might have.

Sonya Weisburd, MSW | Social Justice and Service Project Manager
Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC | 1529 16th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036
P: 202.777.3269 | F: 202.518.9420

Thanks again for the opportunity to share our programs!

Natiqua Riley
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The Navy League Stem Institute
The Navy League STEM Institute is proud to host the second Naval STEM Expo on Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

The Naval STEM Exposition provides a fun and educational way to connect students with our nation's top military and civilian organizations who can inspire students to pursue a STEM-related career. By fostering more transparency between industry representatives and students before college, the STEM Exposition offers early insight for students about the value of a STEM skill-set in today's world. This will help ensure companies and the military have a pipeline of potential employees with the right skills for our nation's security.

Attendance is FREE. To register, click on the link below.


http://navyleague.org/stem/expo.html

Natiqua Riley
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Save the date
This will run Weekly with updates. Thank you for all that you do to Help us be a GREAT School By Choice.


Trip, Date and point of contact.
LION KING on Broadway: 5/11/16 (Ms. Wake)
8th Grade College Trip: 5/19/16 (Ms. Justsen)
7th Grade Medieval times Field trip: 5/20/16 (Ms. Lash)
Art Show: 5/21 and 5/22/16 (Ms. Talcott)
Aquarium: 5/25 (Science Teachers, permission slips in newsletter Payment through MYSCHOOLBUCKS ONLY)
MS Dance: 6/3/16 Ms. Wake
Family Fun Day: 06/05/16 (PTO)
Finals Week: 6/6/16 Content teacher
End of Year trip: Hershey Park 6/15/16 (Ms. Lash)
8th Grade Promotion: 06/16/16 UMD (Mr. Johnson PGC and Mr. Johnson PTO)

MS Soccer Games -See School calendar for game times and locations
Mr. Snyder (Boys) and Mr. Penarrieta (Girls) and Ms. Lawrence are the points of contact.
Grades 6-8 are participating.
See School Calendar for game times and places.

Lion King on Broadway
When: May 11, 2016
Where: New York City
Cost:$119 payable through Myschoolbucks
Chaperons will have to pay the same amount Students and submit their fingerprinting information to front office.
Point of Contact: Ms. Wake.


8th Grade College tour - (Final Payments are due in MYSCHOOLBUCKS)$260
When May 19-May 20
Point of Contact: Mrs. Justsen and Mr. Brauer




MS Dance
When: June 3, 2016
Where: Cafe
Cost:$10 payable in Cash during lunches beginning May 18th
Parent volunteers need for food services.
Pictures and food will be available for purchase.
No outside guest.
Point of Contact: Ms. Wake.

Middle school Final exams - June 6th-10th. Students will be provided with a schedule.

Middle school end of year trip - Hershey Park June 15, 2016.

8th Grade Promotion - June 16, 2016
Point of Contact Mr. Boris Johnson (PTO) and Mr. Y. Johnson (Middle school Guidance Counselor)
UMD 6-8pm

Administration

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MS School Boys and Girls Soccer
Come Support the Girls and Boys MS Soccer teams for their final 2 games of the season. Your support is greatly appreciated by both teams. Thanks at all that have come out so far this season.

Mon. May 9th - At Beltsville - Boys 530 Girls 630
Wed. May 11th - at Dwight Eisenhower - Girls 530 Boys 630

Coach Snyder
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. McSparron RELA: The Hobbit
Mr. McSparron's students will be reading "The Hobbit" in class as part of our Novel Study and our unit on the Hero's Journey. Students will need to bring the novel to class every day starting on May 18th. Online PDFs should be available for those students without a physical copy, and the Chromebooks are equipped with the Kindle App, if you would like to purchase the e-book version. Please e-mail me at nmcsparron@cmitacademy.org if you have any questions.

Regards,
Mr. McSparron
RELA
CMIT
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Attendance & Testing
Good news! The high school has successfully made it through PARCC testing. Students and staff worked hard over the last few weeks to ensure testing ran smoothly. We are now in the process of resuming classes as normal. Parents, thank you for your efforts to send your students to school well-rested and on time.

We are not finished with testing yet, however. Students who missed PARCC testing are needed in school so they can make up their assessments. AP exams are approaching. Additionally, finals testing is coming in June.

Please be sure your student remains diligent about attendance and arriving to school on time so we can end the year with great results!

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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High School Summer School
We will offer High School Summer School courses here at CMIT. The program will run from July 5 - August 11. The cost per course will be $225. These courses are to be taken if a student is unable to pass a current year (Math, English, or Spanish) course. The courses can not be taken for original credit. It can't be the first time the student is taking the course. Taking Summer School courses will help students to stay on track to meet graduation credit requirements and be promoted to the next grade level.

Courses offered; Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, English 9, English 10, English 11, Spanish 1, Spanish 2.

The courses will be offered through an online blended program. Each course will have a mandatory teacher session once per week - 9 am - 12 pm. Attendance is mandatory for these sessions. Students may also come to the school, Monday-Thursday - 9 am - 12 pm to work on school computers. Students should be completing at least 3-4 hours of work daily on the computer either at school or at home.

A hard copy of the Summer School registration packet must be submitted to the CMIT front office. If a student has already failed a course for this school year and plans to take a Summer School course please complete and submit the packet and a $25 deposit by June 3rd. This will help us coordinate the number of teachers needed for the Summer School program. The final payment deadline for all Summer School courses will be July 1st.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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College Readiness Workshop & College Preparation Boot Camp
The PGCPS Department of College and Career Readiness is hosting a College Readiness Workshop for 11th graders and parents on Wednesday, May 11th at 6 pm at Prince George's Community College. Click on the link below to register for the workshop. Visit this website for more information, http://www1.pgcps.org/ccrip/

Some of the workshops include FAFSA/financial aid awareness & literacy, components of a great college application and scholarship/essay writing.

Juniors (Class of 2017)
Want a head start on senior year? Juniors and parents come out on May 11th at 6PM for a College Readiness Workshop, click https://docs.google.com/a/pgcps.org/forms/d/1xZz9oVgMkHI2pBGS1FzTIW1t-oSsYbkByPfcOiIHm6k/viewform?c=0&w=1 to register for this event.

Rising Seniors (Class of 2017):
If you're interested in attending the "College Preparation Boot Camp" from
July 11-21 (Mon. - Thurs.) 9:00 am -1:00 pm, click https://docs.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/forms/d/1xeD_3-8rK_GTsjzi02FD4xUoTCxMZ7FMRBgh8_oQ6ic/viewform to register.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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