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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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04/14/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

PSAT 8/9 Data

Events for the 2016-17 SY

Q/A Session for Prospective High School Parents

CMIT-S PARCC Spirit Week Starts Monday April 24th


UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School Basketball Tournament

We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017

New Families' Orientation

The National Math Festival

2017 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Open Data Science, Technology, Engineering, agriculture and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program

Maryland Day 2017


ACADEMY NEWS

Middle School Science Spring Break Extra Credit

7th Grade Science Final Exam


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

High School Yearbook

Scholars of the Week

Princeton, Morgan, and NCAT Algebra 1 Spring Break Extra Credit Items

FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr


PTO NEWS

CMIT South 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Red Carpet Glam, A Star for the Night 8th Grade Dance

PTO meeting

Summer Programs

8th Grade Service Project- Shoe Drive for Soles4Soul April 5th-April 26th


FAQs
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NEWS
PSAT 8/9 Data
CMIT South 8th Grade students participated PSAT 8/9 assessment in Fall 2016. The results indicated that CMIT South students outperformed their peers in PGCPS and Maryland schools.

CMIT South scored up to 31% greater than the school system and up to 29% greater than the State in the areas of Math or ERW (Evidence-based Reading and Writing).

Congratulations.

Mr. AG
Principal

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Events for the 2016-17 SY


Mark your Calendars. CMIT South staff and parents continue to plan great learning and fun activities for our wonderful students. Please mark your calendars for the following events. Students are reminded to present positive behavior as SIS points are required for most of the activities listed below.

More information for each of these events are being shared on the school newsletter as the relevant information becomes available.

April 24 - 28 PARCC Rally Week
May 4 - ITEC Capitol Tech Uni Visit
May 5 - SIS Event
May 1-3 Basketball Tournament
May 19 - Spanish Field Trip
May 20 - New Families Orientation
May 25/26 - JA Financial Park Field Trip - 8th grade
May 25 - Nifty Fifty Guest Speaker for MS
May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, Wise HS
May 26 - Career Day
May 30 - 8th grade activity week kickoff - Swag Bag pick up (Tentative)
May 31 - Chat and Chew with 9th graders (Tentative)
June 1 - Ice Cream Social/Yearbook signing
June 2 - 8th Grade Jr. Prom, 7:00 - 10:00pm ($25.00)
June 2 - SIS event
June 6 - Zoo Field Trip
June 8 - Busch Garden field trip day ($80 - $100)
June 9 - Tentative PTO Field Day

Lara Asafa

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Q/A Session for Prospective High School Parents

On Thursday, May 11th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, staff from the high school will be on hand to discuss what is in store for CMIT- South Middle School students when they reach the high school. We will be discussing pathways to graduation including the Information Technology Early College (ITEC) program and Advanced Placement courses, athletics, clubs, and other opportunities.

Come out and learn about what we are offering!

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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CMIT-S PARCC Spirit Week Starts Monday April 24th
CMIT-S Students, Parents and Guardians,

We will be holding a PARCC Spirit Week April 24-28 to help kickoff PARCC testing. This years theme is "CMIT-S is Hitting it Out of the PARCC." Each day ALL students will have the opportunity to participate in the days theme. On Friday April 28th we will be having a pep rally where selected students will be able to silly string CMIT-S teachers and staff. Every day that a student participates by dressing up, will earn them a chance to silly string the teacher or staff member of their choice. We are excited for the weeks events.

Again, this is open to EVERY CMIT-S student (6th-9th grade)

Theme Days

Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Hat/Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday: Class Color Day
6th-Green
7th-Purple
8th-Blue
9th-Red
Teachers- Black
Thursday: Neon Day
Friday: Sports Day

Remember: No hooded top/sweatshirts or pants with holes. Dress code must be followed.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Middle School Basketball Tournament
Monday May 1st 2017

3:00- 4:30pm

Teams may consist of any mix of grades 6-8 boys & girls.

Single Elimination 5 v 5 , 7 minute games.

Grand Prize $20 Chick Fil A or Chipotle Gift Card for each team member.
SIS Points & Recognition in the Newsletter

Second Place $15 Chick Fil A or Chipotle Gift Card for each team member.
SIS Points & Recognition in the Newsletter.

Register your team today at the following link! https://tinyurl.com/springbasketballcmit

Just want to watch? Entry is $1, Snack Sales available for additional charge.

Kelly Fay

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We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017
Parents! Friends! Family Members!

If you have a job- ANY JOB! Please sign up to present during career day on May 26, 2017!

This is a REALLY important event for our students in terms of motivation, commitment to school, and commitment to their future!

Each Speaker can sign up for a partial, or whole day- and presentations will last about 30 minutes each (I'll put you in as many classes as possible during the time you are available)

Prepare for 15-20 minutes of talking about your job, how you got it, and what you like or dislike about it, and 10-15 minutes of student questions.

If you are interested in presenting at this function, please sign up at the following link. https://goo.gl/forms/TCfMFWq7JmEP8pru1 We will provide you with breakfast and lunch and be in touch!

Kelly Fay

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New Families' Orientation


On Saturday May 20, 2017, all newly enrolled incoming 6th grade students and their families will be at CMIT South for new families orientation. CMIT South family is excited as the family continues to grow.

New students will be taking assessments while their parents will participate in a series of information sessions.

For this event to be a success, CMIT South is excited to have students and parent volunteers helping.

Thank you to all that volunteer. Looking forward to a successful day.

Lara Asafa

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The National Math Festival
The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, they bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages.

The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.

Please visit : http://mathfest.org/2017-festival/ for more information.

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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2017 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Open Data Science, Technology, Engineering, agriculture and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp
The objective of the camp is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the Mission of USDA and to accomplish various projects by using USDA open data and crowdsourcing to assist in the decision making process on critical projects and programs.

The themes for this year’s camp are Food Nutrition, Food Safety, Urban Agriculture and Women in Agriculture.

The Camp will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Headquarters located at 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. Washington, DC, 20250. Tuition and lunches are free.

To submit an application go to the Gov Lab website: http://www.thegovlab.org/usdasummercamp.html
Applications are due by May 1, 2017 
Notification of selections will be May 15, 2017 

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program
Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Stem Program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

(USNA) Summer Stem Program is six days long. Campers live in our dorm, eat in our dining hall, and engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen (what we call our students).

2017 SESSION DATES

Session 1: Rising 9th Graders
June 5 - 10

Session 2: Rising 10th Graders
June 12 - 17

Tuition: $550
For more information please visit:https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/index.php
Attachment(s)

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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Maryland Day 2017
You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do for our community, the state and the world.

Maryland Day is packed with exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. Choose the events that most interest you and your family by visiting the Plan Your Day site.

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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ACADEMY NEWS
Middle School Science Spring Break Extra Credit

This notice applies to ALL 6, 7, & 8th grade colleges

- Students have the opportunity over Spring Break to Submit a STEM/ Makers Fair Project Proposal for the 2017-2018 School Year.


- The E/C opportunity will be posted to Edmodo on Wednesday 4.13.17 - Submissions must be received on or prior to 11:59pm Monday April 24th.

- Grades will be in accordance with the rubric provided, and form provided on the assignment.

- Students have the opportunity to reach approval this spring, so they can work on their project over the summer, and not have to be approved in the Fall. Students who are approved will be notified both via edmodo.

- Makers Fair Projects are about creativity, invention and tinkering! The proposal form is linked here! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFlVQleU5GmPbUDxUHRC8cI2glr-K4SEZkvYX5JVuO8/edit?usp=sharing

- STEM Fair Projects are all about controlled variables, investigating a hypothesis, collecting quantitative data and following the scientific method! The proposal form is linked here! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yRpwYgCpQNoUzUbetkQ-oa3syMsUzJV6gM9Xjj2lHuw/edit?usp=sharing

Kelly Fay

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7th Grade Science Final Exam

The Seventh Graders will take a Final Exam the Week of May 30th 2017. Two hours will be provided, and the exam will be a cumulative final of the Physics Unit. Students should prepare for about 35 Multiple Choice Questions and 3 BCR Questions.

Topics will include
- Motion (Ch 7)
- Forces (Ch 8*)
- Energy (Ch 10*)
- Thermodynamics (Ch 11*)
- Waves (Ch 12*)
- Light (Ch 15*)
- Electricity and Magnetism (Ch 17*)

* Chapters Marked - Entire chapter not covered in class or on test - students will need to refer to notes / slides, and sources from class to evaluate what material is important to study and review.

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
High School Yearbook
Click below to purchase your 2016/2017 CMIT South High School Yearbook. Pricing for the yearbook begins at $20. The deadline to purchase your yearbook is Tuesday, May 2nd.

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent


Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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Scholars of the Week
- The following students will receive a ‘pick a casual day’ pass because of finishing the week of March 6 with the

highest SIS balances:

- Scholars of the Week for middle: Holland (Yale), Ashley (Harvard), Khalil (Hampton)

- Scholars of the Week for high: Samuel (Duke), Ryan (Duke), Noah (Duke)

Congratulations and continue to model the exemplary behavior.


Mr. AG
Principal


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Princeton, Morgan, and NCAT Algebra 1 Spring Break Extra Credit Items
SPRING BREAK EXTRA CREDIT (OPTIONAL):
1. Go and log in to http://www.ixl.com, and complete the following objectives (100%):
S.9 Slope-intercept form: write an equation from a table
Z.7 Multiply two polynomials using algebra tiles
AA.8 Factor polynomials
CC.1 Identify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions from graphs
CC.2 Identify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions from tables
CC.6 Describe linear and exponential growth and decay

2. Send me a screenshot of every 100% you get.

IMPORTANT:
1. Though the Spring Break extra credit is optional, doing it will help you with concepts retention and understanding.
2. Completion of the Spring Break extra credit items is earning for yourself extra credit points that you might need towards the end of the school year.

3. ENJOY YOUR BREAK, BUT FIND TIME TO RETAIN MATH CONCEPTS AND SKILLS BY COMPLETING THE ALGEBRA 1 SPRING BREAK EXTRA CREDIT ITEMS.

Mr. Valle

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FDA alerts voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

CMIT South families with children using these medications are encouraged to review the full text of the FDA recall in order to ensure your unit lot is not included in the recall and act accordingly. If you have Epipen for your student with the nurse at CMIT South, please email nurse@cmitsouth.org to ensure your unit is not included in the recall.
The full text is linked below.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm

CMIT South

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PTO NEWS
CMIT South 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

CMIT South 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
will be held at Dr. Henry Wise High School
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm
More details to come

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Red Carpet Glam, A Star for the Night 8th Grade Dance
Red Carpet Glam, A Star for the Night 8th Grade Dance
will be held at CMIT South on Friday, June 2, 2017
Cost - $25
Semi-Formal Affair
Food Served, Red Carpet Photos and Photo Booth w/ props, DJ and Dance Contest
Tickets Sold thru May 4, 2017. No Ticket Sales at the door
See attached flyer for more details



Thank you,
Monique Gallaway

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PTO meeting

We hope to see everyone at the PTA General meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2017.

CMIT South PTO

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Summer Programs
We are collecting information regarding summer programs for our scholars. Be sure to check it out! Deadlines are quickly approaching! The current document can be found at the link below.

If you come across any programs you'd like to share, please contact the middle and high school reps at middleschrep@gmail.com and highschrep@gmail.com .



https://www.pt-avenue.com/parents.asp?schcode=CMITSPTO

Click on the folder in the documents called "Summer Opportunities" to view all opportunities found thus far!

PTO

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade Service Project- Shoe Drive for Soles4Soul April 5th-April 26th
As part of the 8th Grade Promotion, a team of 8th graders have worked on
a charity project to collect shoes to donate shoes to an organization called
Soles4Souls. Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes to donate. Check
out a video link, https://player.vimeo.com/video/128926487. Starting Wednesday, April 5th, please donate your gently used shoes.
Please tie together shoes with strings. For shoes without strings, please
place a rubber band around each pair. There is a collection bin located at
Middle School entry. If you have any questions, please contact the parent
support representative, Tamika Spencer, tamikaspencer@hotmail.com.

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: www.cmituniforms.com

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&9th grades and 2:54 for 7th & 8th grades: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:10 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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