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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS103

11/23/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Happy Thanksgiving

CMIT South Shines

Thanksgiving Luncheon

The Tigers Continue to Roar


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT South SGA Presents- The Winter Basketball Tournament!

High School Information Night

Newseum Field Trip

Lock-In at CMIT South

Pending Approval! Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!


ACADEMY NEWS

STEM and Makers Faire Deadlines

National Career Development Month

Ms. Fay's Science Class.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Technology Fee

Enrichment Drop In Services

Immunizations


PTO NEWS

PTO November Meeting is on November 30, 2016


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NEWS
Happy Thanksgiving
As we reflect on the many things for which we are thankful, CMIT South wants to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: We are thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. We are thankful for the support of the parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. We are thankful for the teachers, assistants, nurse, secretaries, lunchroom staff, support staff, and administrators who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart. We are also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school.

Everyday, we see dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and the children, in their own individual ways, benefit from those efforts.

Most importantly, we are thankful for the parents that have kept the faith in us. They continue to share their most valuable possession with us and—in most cases— work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety and well-being. For this, we are ever so thankful.

From CMIT South family to yours, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

CMIT South

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CMIT South Shines
CMIT South is experiencing a superb month with impressive achievements and events.

- Tigers won all 3 basketball games

- VEX Robotics Team became the semi finalist at VEX Robotics Competition @ St.Joseph's Preparatory School, PA, on November 18

- Honor roll ceremony hosted 317 students as well as more than 60 “Scholars of the month” honorees

- Middle school students enjoyed the Fall Social on Friday, November 18

- High school students spent the Saturday night at the Homecoming dance on November 19

- The first open house attracted more than 100 prospective parents for 2017-18 academic year

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMIT_South

Congratulations.

Mr. AG
Principal

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Thanksgiving Luncheon
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation offered a Thanksgiving lunch for CMIT South’s dedicated and caring staff.



Mr. AG
Principal

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The Tigers Continue to Roar
Congratulations to our CMIT-South Tigers boys basketball Team on a win against Andrew Jackson Middle School. The Tigers pulled out a win 38-18 for our third win of the season. Come out and support our Team and help keep the winning streak alive!

Our next game is Wednesday, November 30th at Walker Mill! Hope to see you there!!!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT South SGA Presents- The Winter Basketball Tournament!

Event Information:

Monday December 12th- Wednesday December 14th
After school from 3:15-4:15pm.

This activity is open to: All 6-8 grade students.
Both Spectators and Players will be picked up from the cafeteria DO NOT come directly to the gym after school, you will be denied entry.

Monday Dec 12th- 6th grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 6th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 6th grade champions.

Tuesday Dec 13th - 7the grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 7th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 7th grade champions.

Wednesday Dec 14th- 8th grade basketball tournament, 4 teams of 8th grade players will compete in a single elimination bracket for the title of 8th grade champions.

Student spectators will be charged $1 at the door for entry, and $0.50- $1 snack/ concession sales.

Grade level spectators will be provided with priority for the grade level tournaments, then any available seats remaining may be filled by other grade levels.

Players do not need to pay admission on the date they will be playing.

Prizes for Winning Teams (for each grade level)
$15 Chick fil-A or chipotle gift card for each player on the team
+10 SIS points for “Winning a Contest” for each player on the team
Recognition in the newsletter

Sign your team up today!
All team members must be available to play during the tournament for your grade level.

Players may only play for ONE Team. If a player is seen on two team's roster, both teams will be deleted.

Co'Ed (Male & Female players on the same team) are permitted.

Teams should arrive day of in appropriate matching uniforms of their choosing, ready to play. Attire will not be provided by SGA or CMIT south.

The first 4 teams to sign up for each grade level will be allowed to compete.

Register your team here!
https://goo.gl/forms/RAZxwIm4cEHWWfqI3

If you have suggestions for SGA- Let us know!
https://goo.gl/forms/8NWZVyJRKo4Gsvhg1



Kelly Fay

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High School Information Night
CMIT- South invites all current 8th grade students and parents to attend High School Information Night on Thursday, December 15th, 2016. This is an opportunity for students and parents to preview high school course sequence and the special programs offered here at CMIT-South High school. Students and parents will also have chance to have in-depth conversations with our high school staff to get more detail about the high school programs.

See you there!!!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Event: High School Information Night
Where: CMIT- South Auditorium
When: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Mr. Taner
Program Coordinator

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Newseum Field Trip
December 21, 2016 students will be going to the Newseum for a trip sponsored by the Reading department.

The trip is open to all 6-9 grade students, first come, first serve.

The cost of the trip is $15 per student.

In order to be eligible students must have a balance of -15 or more from November 1 to November 30.

Money will be collected December 1st and 2nd. Permission slips will be passed out during school on November 29.

Mrs. Gearhart, Program Coordinator

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Lock-In at CMIT South
Who’s it 4?
8th and 9th Graders (Boys only) *
* Have a balance of -15 or better for November

When’s it?
From Fri. (12/9) 9:00pm to Sat. (12/10) 7:00am

What’s Taking Place?
Movie, Knockerball, Wii, Basketball, Soccer, PlayStation, Xbox, Fun Contests and Much More...

What’s the Cost?
Tickets will be on SALE for $10 only on December 5 during the lunch time.

Contact Person
Coach Cihan

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Pending Approval! Camp In at the Franklin Institute Philadelphia!

The science department is proud to announce an upcoming overnight field trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA from January 19th- January 20th 2017! This is a CAMP IN and you will get the rare opportunity of sleeping inside the museum!

Cost $100 per student & chaperone.

Cost includes
Entry into Institute, dinner on the 19th, breakfast on the 20th, transportation, IMAX Showing, Planetarium Showing, LIVE Science Fireworks Show, and 1 year access to the institute!

SIS point eligibility of no more than -10 SIS will be a qualifying factor for participation.

Money will be collected from December 19-22nd 2016.

Kelly Fay

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ACADEMY NEWS
STEM and Makers Faire Deadlines
Here is the outline of dates, and approval process for the remainder of the year as finalized by the Science Department.


Wednesday December 21st at 7:30am- Research Paper Final Draft (100 Points Assessment) due for all students to reading and science teachers. (Students who do not have approved projects by 12.01.16 will receive a zero).

Friday January 6th 2017- IN CLASS- Students turn in a Project Tri- fold board. (100 Points Assessment). (Students who are not approved by 12.01 will receive a zero)

Friday January 13th 2017- Students compete in the in house STEM / Makers fair at CMIT South.

ALL STEM and Makers Fair project components will be graded on the original submission, resubmissions are not permitted for an increase in grade.

Kelly Fay

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National Career Development Month
November is National Career Development month. This past week I went into all CMIT-S middle school technology classrooms to help students identify their Holland Code and learning style. Students completed a Career Interest Inventory which helps students identify their interests, skills and values. Students used these results to determine their two to three letter Holland Code. Once students found their Holland Code, they were able to see related careers to their personality type. What is a Holland Code you may ask? RAISEC are the abbreviations associated with John Holland's six personality types. These personality types are Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. Students found their top 3 personality types and had Holland Codes such as; SAE, RSC, or IE. In career development and counseling we use these personality types to help students identify careers.

Students then identified their learning style ( auditory, visual or tactile). Using their learning style, students were able to identify appropriate study methods, classroom tips and other ways to be successful in school.

Talk to your student about their Holland Code and learning style.
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Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Ms. Fay's Science Class.
1) Classwork from Tuesday 11.22 is attached, if you were not in school Tuesday, you need to complete it over the break at home, otherwise you will receive a zero. You will need to go looking through your kitchen and read food labels for information.

2) No Homework over the holiday break

3) Extra Credit Opportunities that may be completed over the break include
- Extra Credit Crossword (theres a copy in the Q2 Handouts Folder) +10 Classwork
- Extra Credit Essay (Posted to edmodo Tuesday 11.22) up to +40 Assessment, Turn in on edmodo as a .PDF attachment in the correct assignment for credit. Rubric Attached to assignment.

4) Your STEM or Makers Fair Project (Completed Final Draft) is Due on December 21st! That is now 4 weeks away! You are running out of time! Work on your STEM or Makers Fair Project!

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Technology Fee
Hello,

Thank you to all the parents that paid the $10 fee on November 16th - 18th.

For all other parents, we are extending this ONE TIME to Tuesday, November 29th. This will be the last chance for the following universities to pay the fee. Again, on your own it is a $70 cost. CMIT is able to provide it at $10. This money pays for access to G-Metrix. G-Metrix will be used everyday in class and for tests.

Universities: ALL 6th Graders / Upenn / Columbia / Dartmouth are required to pay the fee.

***Please have your student bring in the $10 to Ms. Butler in the front office - on Tuesday, Nov 29th. It can be paid during homeroom and lunch time.

I hope your Thanksgiving is Awesome.

Monica Sonnier
Tech Chair

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Enrichment Drop In Services
CMIT South now offers morning and afternoon drop in enrichment services. Please log into to the signup genius found at the following link to reserve your spot.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8a92caaf49-drop

Kevin Young

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Immunizations
Please find below immunization requirements for 7th grade students in Fall 2017
Attachment(s)

Tiffany Washington

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PTO NEWS
PTO November Meeting is on November 30, 2016
The monthly PTO meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on November 30.

Please mark your calendars and join us.

CMIT South PTO

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FAQs
What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: http://www.glenburnie.minutemanpress.com/cmit/welcome.html

Do I have to purchase uniforms from this vendor?
No, however, uniforms purchased from other vendors must have 100% identical color tone and the CMIT South logo. The current uniform vendor provides donation to the CMIT South PTO based on sales. Each uniform purchase from Minuteman Press is contribution to the school. 

What is CMIT's Daily Schedule?
7:35- 7:45am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 7:45am (after 7:45am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

7:35 - 7:57am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 7:50am)

8:00am - 2:49pm for 6th grade and 2:54 for 7th grade: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:05 pm
Student pick-up outside (Students who are not picked up by 3:10pm will be waiting outside for their ride. There is no adult supervision for these students during this time).

Clubs and enrichment activities will begin immediately following dismissal. All club/enrichment participants must report directly to the cafeteria. Students who continuously fail to report directly to their designated locations will lose the privilege to participate in any after school activities. 

How do I pay for my child's lunch?
Breakfast and lunch are served every day. You can add money to your child's account by visiting this link. You can also pay by cash or money order in the cafeteria. 

Can my child bring their own lunch to school?
Students can bring a lunch from home. Lunches can be stored in the student's locker. Microwaves are available in the cafeteria to warm food. Refrigerators are not available for students.

What do they serve for school lunch?
A monthly menu is provided by Food and Nutrition Services. Click here for lunch and breakfast menu.

What is the academic calendar?
CMIT follows the Prince George's County Public School calendar found here. To receive notifications of PGCPS school cancellations by providing information here.

Where can I find information about CMIT events and updates?
Every Friday CMIT South publishes its weekly newsletter. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe to the newsletter. It is a vital means of communication between CMIT South and stakeholders. Please click here to subscribe to CMIT South Newsletter. Please visit www.cmitsouth.org for more information.

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