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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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05/19/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

Cyber Safety Assembly

Last Day of School Change

Thursday, May 11-Prospective High School Parent Q/A Session Presentation


UPCOMING EVENTS

We need Speakers for Career Day! May 26, 2017

Locker Clean Out

Student Service Learning Opportunities

High School Engineering Challenge Camps 2017- West Virginia University

Create Initiative Summer Program


ACADEMY NEWS

Final Exam / Project Schedule

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

Math 6: Miss Sears

Blood Spatter

7th Grade Science Final Exam


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Yearbooks on Sale Now - Limited Quantities Avaliable !!!


PTO NEWS

PTO Election Results

8th Grade Service Project- Results

Volunteers Needed for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony May 25th - Service Learning Hours Opportunity

8th Grade News

8th Grade Dance - Friday, June 2, 2017

8th Grade T-Shirt Orders have been Extended!


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NEWS
Cyber Safety Assembly
CMIT South held its annual Cyber Safety orientation on Thursday. Ms. Michelle Y. Daney from Inspired Designs, LLC presented cybersafety tips to all students.

Students were informed about appropriate use of internet, social media, apps, and more. Some of the suggestions included the following:

- Keeping passwords personal and not sharing them with anyone else,
- Making passwords complicated by including numbers, letters, and symbols,
- Not sharing personal devices with anyone else other than immediate family members,
- Not sharing personal information on websites, apps, and social media,
- Using appropriate language in emails, chats, and social media
- Remembering that anything goes on the cyber environment stays in cyber environment; we are all leaving digital footprints by using internet everyday.

Parents are strongly suggested to monitor students' cmitsouth.org email accounts.

Mr. AG
Principal

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Last Day of School Change
PGCPS has announced a change in school calendar for the current year.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will end the 2016-17 academic year on June 13 for students and teachers.

Schools will dismiss two hours early on June 9, June 12 and June 13 to allow teachers time to complete year-end tasks.

These dates are subject to change pending any emergency closures.

Lara Asafa

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Thursday, May 11-Prospective High School Parent Q/A Session Presentation
On Thursday, May 11, we had a successful Q/A session for our prospective high school parents and students. High school graduation requirements, special programs that CMIT-South offers for its students and CMIT-South’s projected program of study were some of the topics that we had discussed during the event.

On behalf of CMIT- South administrators and teachers, I want to thank all of our parents for their support and interest for our high school program.

If you couldn't attend to our Q/A session, please check out the attached document for your reference.




Mr.Taner
Program Coordinator

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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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Locker Clean Out

CMIT South students will be cleaning out their lockers on June 7, 2017. Please encourage your scholar to begin the clean out process and using the book bag to transport home personal belonging. This will reduce how much they have to carry on June 7.

Any items left after June 7, 2017 will be discarded.

CMIT South

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Student Service Learning Opportunities
This Weekend Two Day SSL Opportunity

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-cert-class-0001-tickets-34341145290

Teen CERT Class May 20-21, 2017, All teens must be thirteen years old up to seventeen. You will receive community service hours for attending both days. You only need to register for Saturday only.You must attend both days to receive your certificate and community service hours.

Sat, May 20, 2017, 8:00 AM –Sun, May 21, 2017, 4:00 PM
Fire/EMS Training Academy
9190 Commo Road
Cheltenham, Maryland (MD) 20623

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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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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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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ACADEMY NEWS
Final Exam / Project Schedule
CMIT South students will be completing final projects or assessments during the last few weeks of the school year. Students will complete project in the contents indicated below and should have received information related to the project from their teacher by now. In addition, students will be participating in final assessments in Reading, Mathematics and Science.

During the week of May 30 - June 2, 2017, assessment will take place following two-hour delay schedule. Students are expected to arrive promptly to school at 7:35am each day ready to take their finals.

Spanish - Project
Social Studies - Project
Technology - Project
Reading - NWEA MAP
Mathematics - Final Exams
Science - Final Exams

Please contact your child's teacher for additional information.

Lara Asafa

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SUMMER ASSIGNMENT COMING SOON

A tradition at CMIT South is for all students to complete summer assignments in RELA, Math, Science and Technology. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2017. Some assignments have due dates during the months of July and August. Others are due in September. Teachers of these subjects are providing necessary directions for summer assignments during the last few weeks of school. If you have questions regarding summer assignments, please ask the content teacher prior to leaving for the break.

Please look forward to more information regarding summer assignments in subsequent newsletter editions. Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year.

CMIT SOUTH

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Math 6: Miss Sears
The Final Exam for Math 6 will be on Wednesday, May 31st. Students are allowed to have one 3x5 index card for any notes, examples, steps, etc. that they feel they need to help them while taking the exam. It must be HANDWRITTEN BY THE STUDENT and any notecard that doesn't follow this rule will be confiscated before the exam. The writing may be on the front and back of the card.

A practice test has been posted on Digits to help students prepare for the exam.

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Blood Spatter
At this point in the year, the students of my forensics elective are analyzing the different types of blood spatter found at a crime scene. Here is a behind the scenes shot of Mr. Davidson trying to figure out a Void puzzle.

Miss Brown

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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
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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PTO NEWS
PTO Election Results
PTO Elections were held on May 16, 2017 and we have a new PTO Board all ready, willing and set to begin the 2017-2018 school year!! A big congratulations to our new PTO Board:

Monique Gallaway - President
Tyrone Smith - Vice President
Lorna Campbell - Recording Secretary
Angelia Scott - Treasurer
Cathy Andrews - Volunteer Coordinator
Debbie Pearson - HS Coordinator
Timmeka Riley - MS Coordinator/Correspondence Sec

Thank you to all PTO members that attended our last meeting of the year and we look forward to your continued support in the upcoming school year!!

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade Service Project- Results
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. The project spanned from April through mid-May and was a success. They collected over 300 pairs of shoes. Thank you for supporting this effort. Please view that attachment for the end results.

CMIT South PTO

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Volunteers Needed for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony May 25th - 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); host/ hostess show guests to their seats (6:00pm-7:00pm); and serve cake (7:30pm-8:30pm). Thank you in advance for your support. Please click on this link to volunteer to help.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4caba82ba6fc1-8thgrade

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to Tiffany Doster, 8th grade promotion ceremony parent lead
(tiffany_doster@yahoo.com) or Monique Gallaway , 8th grade Promotion Committee, parent lead (mgallaway06@gmail.com)

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade News
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 - 6:30pm –8:00pm
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.
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. All planning to attend must sign up by COB Friday May 19, 2017. Everyone must have a ticket to enter. Please use this signup to request tickets for this event. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4caba82ba6fc1-8thgrade
We will stream the promotion ceremony live on the CMIT South Facebook page.
There will be a photographer on-site to capture the occasion. They will have pictures available

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade Dance - Friday, June 2, 2017
We need 15 volunteers to help make this a success. Volunteers must have a fingerprint on file with PGCPS system.
Please click or copy and paste the link below if you can volunteer on Friday, June 2 anytime from 4:00pm - 10:00pm at CMIT South =====> http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044FA4A629A6F58-8thgrade4

There will be a photographer on-site for the event. The photographer will have multiple packages available as well as photos ready at the end of the event.
Each student can have a 4 x 6 grand entrance photo for $10. There will be other $10 -$20 pictures available 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 for the students to take individual or group keepsake pictures for $5 per picture.



If you have any questions, please contact Monique Gallaway at mgallaway06@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO

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8th Grade T-Shirt Orders have been Extended!
The Class of 2021 Souvenir T-Shirt orders has been extended until 5pm on Monday, May 22, 2017.
=======> Click this link to order today: https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=CMITSPTO

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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