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05/12/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

The Last PTO Meeting of the Year

CMIT-South Soccer Teams Go to the Playoffs

CMIT South Sports

8th Grade End of the Year Events

ITEC Students Visited Capitol Technology University

CMIT Rugby Vs. Achievement Prep

Yearbooks on Sale Now - Limited Quantities Avaliable !!!

We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017


UPCOMING EVENTS

CyberSafety Workshop

Parenting Adolescents/Teenagers Information Night May 18th

Student Service Learning Opportunities

FREE GenCyber Summer Camp: PGCC Cyber Smart

Create Initiative Summer Program

High School Engineering Challenge Camps 2017- West Virginia University


ACADEMY NEWS

Microsoft Office Specialist Exam

7th Grade Science Final Exam


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Scholars of the Week

Headphones Found


PTO NEWS

It is a Week of Special Treats!!

Field Day

Big Thank You

Volunteers Needed


FAQs
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NEWS
The Last PTO Meeting of the Year
Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, we will be holding the last PTO meeting and we would like to see all our parents in attendance. Please mark your calendars and join us.

Mr. AG
Principal

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CMIT-South Soccer Teams Go to the Playoffs
Congratulations!!!!

Our soccer players for girls and boys moved on to the playoffs.

The game will be on different fields on Monday, May 15, 2017

Girls:
CMIT South #2 Seed @ Decatuer #1 Seed (girls)

Boys:
CMIT South #1 Seed @ Accokeek Academy #2 Seed (boys)

Games will begin at 6:00 p.m. (Players must be on the field 20 minutes before).

Our coaches, Mr. Arroyo and Mr. Piskin, feel very proud and happy for the success of our teams and players. They said: "We did it. Our students can do it. We will go for more".

Players, our school is very proud for your successful representation.

Thanks to the parents, the teachers, and the administration for your support.

Thank you Mr. Robertson for your engagement and contributions to the Girls Team.

We are inviting our community to come out and support the Tigers.

CMIT South

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CMIT South Sports

ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!!


CMIT South will be adding NEW High School Junior Varsity sports teams for the 2017-18 school year:

JV Cheerleading (year round)

JV Girl’s Basketball (12/15 – 2/15/18)

JV Boy’s Soccer (9/11 – 10/12/18)

JV Girl’s Soccer ( 9/12-10/12/18)

JV Girl’s Volleyball ( 9/11-10/26/18)

Please see or contact Mr. K. Young (kyoung@cmitsouth.org) to show your interest.

GO CMIT South TIGERS!!






Kevin Young

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8th Grade End of the Year Events
Class of 2021 Promotion Ceremony

Location - Dr. Henry Wise High School- Auditorium 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Date - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Attire - Sunday’s Best , No Jeans or Tennis Shoes / Sneak
Students should arrive by 6:00pm and the program begins at 6:30pm; photographer on-site; A Cake celebration will occur immediately after the ceremony.
For the Slide Show presentation, parents can submit an electronic .jpg or .pdf student picture by Friday, May 12th before 11:59pm tonight to zenitta@yahoo.com. You can submit up to 2 pictures (a current picture, plus a baby or younger picture) Please include the First and Last Name and University with each submission.
All persons planning to attend the promotion ceremony will now need a ticket to gain entry. Due to the occupancy restrictions in the auditorium each family is only allowed to bring up to six (6) family members. Please note that the total number of tickets also includes your 8th grade student. Please indicate the total number of tickets you will need and specify 8th grade student's name. (Maximum 6 - includes your 8th grade student). Please sign up for one slot per student. Multiple entries will be deleted and would not be honored. Attendees without tickets will NOT be allowed into the auditorium until all ticketed attendees are seated. All planning to attend must sign up by COB Friday May 19, 2017. Please use this signup to also request tickets for this event



Volunteers Needed for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony- Service Learning Hours Opportunity

The CMIT South 8th grade promotion committee is looking for 6th, 7th, and 9th grade students and parent volunteers to help during the promotion ceremony the evening of May 25, 2017 at Dr. Henry Wise High School. Students will be able to apply this towards their Service Learning Hours. Volunteers will not need to stay the entire length of the ceremony. We need volunteers to help with set-up (5:00pm-6:30pm); usher to guests to their seats (6:00pm-7:00pm); and serve food (7:30pm-8:30pm). Thank you in advance for your support. Please click on this link to volunteer to help.



8th grade Dance - Friday, June 2, 2017

The 8th grade dance is SOLD OUT! The committee is in the process of planning a great event for our students. We have our young DJ ready for keep the students on the dance floor. The photographer is ready to capture pictures of the Stars for the Night...CMIT South Class of 2021.
The photographer will have multiple packages available as well as photos ready at the end of the event.
$10 -$20 pictures at the end of the event
After the event, additional orders will be available.
$40- 1 – 8x10 2 – 4x6 9 – Wallets 1 - Pose
$60 -1 – 8x10 4 – 4x6 18 – Wallets 1 - Pose
$80- 2 – 8x10 4 – 4x6 18 – Wallets 2 – Poses
We will have order forms at the Dance. There will be a Photo Booth on-site as well at a cost of $5 per picture strip.

If you have not received your tickets, we will distribute tickets at the PTO meeting on Tuesday, May 16th from 6:00pm -7:30pm.

We need volunteers to help make this a success. Volunteers must have a fingerprint on file with PGCPS system.
Please click or copy and paste this link if you can volunteer on Friday, June 2 anytime from 4:00pm - 10:00pm at CMIT South.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4caba82ba6fc1-8thgrade
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Monique Gallaway & Tiffany Doster
8th Grade Graduation Committee Members

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ITEC Students Visited Capitol Technology University

Our -ITEC Class of 2020 - visited Capitol Technology University to get detailed information about their programs.

Students had a chance to take a tour in Capitol Technology's campus and visited Cyber and Robotics Labs. University's admission counselor, Jonathan Ngaya, gave a presentation about academic and social life of the university as well as job opportunities upon graduating the university.

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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CMIT Rugby Vs. Achievement Prep
On Tuesday May 9th CMIT South Tigers Played their first two rugby matches at Achievement Prep in Southeast DC

CMIT Played Incredibly well & the referee of the second match is the VP of the DC Youth league program, and remarked at how impressive the players were for a first time out.

I would like to recognize the following players for their achievements in that match

- Kennedy Dyson- for showing exceptional leadership and strategy in her role as team captain during the second game.

Our Try Makers
- Solomon
- Kody
- Aubriana
- Madison
- Rhiyan
- Kennedy
- Kaileb
- Zyon
- Allayah
- James
- Jaysen

Our Try Takers
- Tallion - 7
- Jaheim - 1
- Solomon - 2
- James - 1
- Aubriana - 3
- Jaysen - 2
- Allayah - 3
- Caleb - 2
- Jeremiah - 2

CMIT South Rugby will finish the introductory season by sending two teams to the DC Youth Rugby Spring Championship Tournament on Saturday May 20th 2017. Information attached: they would love to have your support!
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Kelly Fay

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Yearbooks on Sale Now - Limited Quantities Avaliable !!!
To purchase a yearbook, please visit the PT-Avenue Online Store link:
https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

-Middle School Yearbook (6th - 8th grades) is a hardcover book with 60 color pages: $25.00

-HIgh School Yearbook (9th grade) is a hardcover book with 32 color pages: $20.00

Yearbooks will arrive by June 2, 2017.


Lacy Holland-Wallace
Yearbook Adviser

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
CyberSafety Workshop
CMIT South students are scheduled to attend a Cyber Safety workshop on May 18. Students are required to come in full uniform with CMIT South oxford shirts and ties to be eligible to attend the event. The workshop is provided by

Michelle Y. Daney
Inspired Designs, LLC
www.InspiredDesignsMD.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredDesignsMD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NspiredDesigns
IT Professional, Cyber Security Awareness Training,
Graphics and Web Design Services

Ali Gurbuz
Principal

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Parenting Adolescents/Teenagers Information Night May 18th
Attention CMIT-S Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to announced that we are able to have another parenting information night on May 18th from 6:30-8:30 in the cafeteria. I have partnered again with the Center for Healthy Families to have them come share techniques and information regarding issues with technology, social media, communication and just raising a middle/high schooler in general. Last years presentation was very informative for those who attended. I hope you can join us this year as well.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Student Service Learning Opportunities
Berwyn Heights Green Team.

Spring Town Clean-Up - RAIN OR SHINE
Date: Saturday, May 13th
Time: 10:00 to 12:30
Supplies and refreshments will be available

Meeting location: Berwyn Height Town Center
5700 Berwyn Road
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740

Help Beautify UMD
Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and often have groups help cultivate our living campus. Volunteers have an opportunity to work at various sites across campus, learn about the site, and then perform hands on work to clear it of debris, invasive species, plant new plants, etc. Volunteers work with our campus storm water manager, our arborist, and our horticultural staff, so it's a great learning opportunity as well.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48adac2ba2fd0-summer\

Contact Information: Meg Smolinski 301-314-1823

RISE for Autism is hosting our Second Annual iCan! Shine Bike Camp for Individuals with Special Needs June 25th-30th at Old Mill High School. We are looking for volunteers to commit to at least one session each day (e.g. 8:15-9:45AM Monday through Friday) as a spotter to help our campers learn to ride a bike independently for the first time! There are multiple sessions available to fit a volunteer's busy schedule.

Spotters should be physically fit to jog or run alongside riders, especially the last couple of days of camp when campers are riding independently. This is the perfect opportunity to make an immediate difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and to collect service hours! Please share with anyone you think may be interested!

Register: http://signup.com/go/BRarn3


Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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FREE GenCyber Summer Camp: PGCC Cyber Smart

Program Description

Students in middle and high school in Prince George's County will have an opportunity to attend a free cybersecurity summer camp. This camp will introduce students to diverse cybersecurity career fields, engage them in learning objectives that enhance interest in STEM fields. This camp will target underrepresented populations in cybersecurity and low income students who may not be able to afford an opportunity like this.

Camp dates:
Middle School (Girls): July 10-14
High School: July 17 -21

Camp hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with before and aftercare available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Contact information: Shade Adeleke (adelekfo@pgcc.edu)

Please click on the link below to apply.

www.pgcc.edu/gencybersummercamp.

PGCC

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Create Initiative Summer Program
The Create Initiative is a summer program that introduces youth to learn more about digital media in the fields of: web design, coding, digital photography, videography and music. Students developed websites, computer programs, edited and manipulated images using Photoshop, edited and manipulated video using Adobe Premiere and created and edited music files.

Application Deadline: June 2, 2017
Requirements: Ages 13 - 18, Available 7/10 - 7/21, Live in Prince George's County MD


Apply here:
https://docs.google.com/a/cmitsouth.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc21cinWgLBivHbb9LTJmylVheoJ0g9hkTgQ5J4NaF-ycYusA/viewform

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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High School Engineering Challenge Camps 2017- West Virginia University
West Virginia University is organizing different types of Engineering summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students.

High School camps run as overnight camps. Campers will have the opportunity to stay in a WVU residence hall. All meals and evening programming/supervision will be provided.

Students entering 9th-12th grade in the upcoming fall are eligible for this camp.

There are different engineering camps:

Engineering in Coding: June 18-23
Growing Roots in STEM (all-female): June 25-30
Engineering in Action: July 9-14
Engineering in Sustainability: July 9-14
Engineering in Service: July 16-21
Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp

For more information please visit: http://www.statler.wvu.edu/outreach/camps

Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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ACADEMY NEWS
Microsoft Office Specialist Exam
To all 6th grade and 7th (Upenn, Columbia, & Dartmouth) grade classes.

This is not mandatory. Although this will be a winner for school applications and jobs. **Others who would like to take the test(s) are more than welcome. Follow the same procedures on the attachment.

WHY?
Certifications give your child a professional edge by providing globally recognized industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating their abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies. Verify their skills and unlock their opportunities for high school, college, and career.

COST? $50 each test (including retakes)

WHERE? Olubo's and Sonnier's Labs

WHEN? 3:00PM - day depends on what you sign up for on the form AND seats are first come first serve. You will receive an email showing which date your student will be testing.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT for more details and the Submission Form!

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Monica Sonnier
Tech Chair

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7th Grade Science Final Exam

The Seventh Graders will take a Final Exam on 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.

A Study guide will be provided to students on Tuesday May 23rd

Kelly Fay

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Scholars of the Week
- The following students will receive a ‘pick a casual day’ pass because of finishing the week of April 24

with the highest SIS balances:

- Scholars of the Week for middle: Adejola (Harvard), Efrata (Bowie), Adrianna (GTech)

- Scholars of the Week for high: Nailah (MIT), Jalen (Stanford), Khyleisha
(MIT)

Congratulations!

Mr. AG,
Principal

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Headphones Found
Dear CMIT South Students (6 thru 9),

I've had a pair of headphones in my possession for a few months. If you believe these are yours, please send me an email with a description and when and where you lost them.

Thanks!

Ms. Dickerson
Jdickerson@cmitsouth.org

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PTO NEWS
It is a Week of Special Treats!!
The final 2016-2017 General PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm in the multipurpose room of CMIT South!

Election of 2017-2018 PTO Board members will take place. If you are a paid member and would like to have your vote count, please come out and participate in this selection process!!

We hope to see everyone there!

CMIT South PTO

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Field Day
Parents, the end of the school year is approaching quickly, This year CMIT South will hold its annual Field Day on Friday, June 9, 2017!! This event is sponsored by the PTO and ALL students are invited to participate in the activities!

This will be a day of fun activities, hot dogs, snow cones and popcorn will be available free of charge to all that attend!!

The PTO is asking for lots and lots of volunteers to be game proctors, timers, food servers, monitors, etc!! Please visit PTAvenue and put in the code CMITSPTO to sign up!!

CMIT South PTO

CMIT South PTO

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Big Thank You

The PTO would like to give a big THANK YOU to all our CMIT South Teachers and Staff for the great work they do to not only educate our children, but also keep them safe! We sincerely hope that our week of sweet treats was enjoyed by all!

To all parents that donated their resources, time and talents to make this week such a success the PTO takes our hats off to you! Without your assistance we could not have done this activity.

And to our faithful, yearly corporate donors, Giant Food Store at 5500 Silver Hill Rd, District Heights, MD and Party City at 3316 Donnell Dr, Forestville, MD, we give a hearty THANK YOU also!!

CMIT SOUTH PTO

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Volunteers Needed
New Student Testing
Saturday, May 20th, 8:00 – 1:00
15 volunteers http://signup.com/go/XHTlhTA

Junior Achievement Finance Park
May 25th – 26th, 8:00 – 1:30
10 volunteers - http://signup.com/go/pegeifV

Career Day
May 26th, 7:30 – 3:00
5 volunteers - http://signup.com/go/cPPtRg

SIS Event
June 1st, Activity and time TBD
4 volunteers - http://signup.com/go/vJK2Qq

Field Day
June 9th, Activity and time TBD
15 Click to Volunteer https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1878260/false#!128/false/false

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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