Click to go to the website        Click to see previous newsletters
 
Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS146

12/08/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC)

A Thank You to Our PTO

Inclement Weather Alert: Saturday Activities Cancelled

IMPORTANT: Evening High School

Umoja Pack-A-Purse Just in time for the holidays!

Class of 2020 Fundraiser


UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT South Basketball Home Schedule for 2017-2018

Class of 2022 Updates (Current 8th Grade)

CMIT South Athletics

Picture and Make-Up/Retake Day!


ACADEMY NEWS

Social Studies Make-Up Day for Ms. Cage (Grades 6 and 7)

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

TERP YOUNG SCHOLARS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Congratuations!

New Teacher Academy- Sip and Paint

Ushering in the Holidays in Style

"I am strong, I am smart, I am beautiful, I am talent! "


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

6th Grade Students, Technology Fee

Class of 2020 Fundraiser

KidzCare Club at CMIT South Service Project Begins!

Personal Safety Lessons

College 101


PTO NEWS

Join the PTO

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party will be in early 2018!

Amazon Smile

SAVE THE DATE!

The Box Top Contest Continues!

PTO Meeting on December 14th Starts promptly at 6:00pm


FAQs
Top
NEWS
FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
CMIT South is proud of all the Scholars who earned 3.0 GPA or above to be honored during the assemblies this week. Approximately 57% of all students earned this honor. This is a tribute to their hard work and dedications to scholarly pursuit. In addition Scholars of the Month for the months of September and October were also recognized. While these students may not have made Honor roll, their exemplary conduct and scholarly pursuit is commendable. Keep up the great work everyone.

Lara Asafa, Principal
Top
Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC)


The Information Technology Early College program, also known as ITEC, refers to a dual enrollment program jointly offered through Prince George's Community College (PGCC) and Chesapeake Math and IT Academy South (CMIT South). This is a grant-funded program that responds to the identified need to increase opportunities for high school students to earn college credits and/or industry certifications in STEM fields. By offering dual enrollment courses, academic and career counseling, and professional development all supported by an innovative Virtual Learning Lab, students entering the ninth grade have an opportunity to graduate with an associate degree in information technology upon graduation from high school.

The mission of this early college project is to transform students' lives by providing them with innovative, rigorous learning, training, and career experiences that meet and exceed industry standards.


Enrollment & Participation

1.Who is eligible to participate in the ITEC program?
Enrollment is limited to rising CMIT-South 9th grade students who have achieved the required Accuplacer score and met other selection criteria. 

2.How do students apply? 
CMIT students are eligible to apply toward the end of their 8th grade year.

3.Is there a limit to the number of students that can enroll each year? 
Yes. Enrollment is capped at 22 students per cohort in order to optimize the learning experience for students.

4.Can students enter the program after the ninth grade? 
No. However, students not enrolled in the ITEC program who wish to earn college credit are encouraged to consider taking AP courses offered at CMIT.

5.What if students would like to earn college credit but are not interested in information technology? 
If this is the case, the ITEC program is not a good fit. This program is rigorous and immerses students heavily in the study of information technology. Students with no interest in information technology should consider earning college credit through AP courses or PGCPS's dual enrollment program. 

6.Does participation in ITEC limit student's participation in CMIT activities? 
It can. With the exception of state- and county-mandated testing, ITEC activities generally take precedent over CMIT activities. On occasion, there will be assemblies and field trips that ITEC students are unable to attend because of ITEC courses. Conversely, there will occasionally be ITEC activities and field trips that are exclusive to students participating in the program.

For more information about ITEC program please visit:
https://sites.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/itec/

Here are some resources to practice for Accuplacer:

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org
https://www.mometrix.com/academy/accuplacer-test/
http://www.accuplacerpracticetest.com
https://www.pgcc.edu/uploadedFiles/Resources/pdf/math%20resources_2015091513141300.pdf

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
Top
A Thank You to Our PTO
The administrative staff cannot thank you enough for providing refreshments to for all four of our honor roll assemblies. We are grateful for your continued intervention in our school activities and events. Your hard work, commitment, and presence only underscore our school's vision to have a school-family-community partnership in support of our scholars.

Image Courtesy of: https://www.crosscards.com/cards/thank-you/thank-you.html

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
Top
Inclement Weather Alert: Saturday Activities Cancelled
Due to the impending inclement weather, the Open house Saturday Academy Scheduled for the 12/09/2017 are cancelled.

The Open house for CMIT Elementary has been postponed to 12/16/2017 @ 11:00am. Looking forward to seeing you there.

CMIT South
Top
IMPORTANT: Evening High School
High School Students,

If you are in need of making up high school credits, or would like to get ahead in your classes, please consider participating in the Evening School.

Please be aware that if you did not earn credit in a required course, it is imperative that you retake the course to be on track to graduate.

If you are interested in the Evening School, please let me know ASAP as the deadline is quickly approaching. There are some forms that need to be completed, so it is extremely important you let me know as soon as possible.

Please review the attached documents and let me know if you have any questions. You can email me at kamos@cmitsouth.org.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
Top
Umoja Pack-A-Purse Just in time for the holidays!
The Umoja girls mentoring club's Pack- A- Purse was a success! We collected over 20 purses with hygiene items to go inside the purses. The Pack-A-Purse is a non-profit organization own by Ms. Nicki Sanders. This is the 11th year of the Pack-A-Purse event. Each year during this time Nicki receives donations, from the community for teenage girls in foster care, homeless shelters and residents facilities. Teenage girls will receive a purse packed with "girlie hygiene goodies before December 25th each year.

Thank you CMIT-South family for all your contributions towards this worthy cause to make the holidays a little brighter!

Happy Holidays

Ms.Monroe & Mrs. Dabney
Umoja Sponsers
Top
Class of 2020 Fundraiser

Support the CMIT South Class of 2020 with our first fundraiser!

Start: November 30 , 2017
End: December 15, 2017
Pick Up: December 21, 2017 (CMIT South)

Use the attached HBH order form or secure your holiday hams and turkeys TODAY! Order forms and payments can be turned in to Ms. Graves Room 329 or in the PTO mailbox in the front office.

Questions: Contact the Class of 2020 Graduation Committee at: cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com

Top
UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT South Basketball Home Schedule for 2017-2018
Support the student athletes at the CMIT South home games. Come and Cheer them on. JV games are $3 and Varsity games are $5.

We need parent volunteers to help with admission and concessions. Please send an email to pto@cmitsouth.org if you can volunteer.

Go Tigers!

CMIT South PTO
Top
Class of 2022 Updates (Current 8th Grade)
The Class of 2022 will provide updates at the PTO meeting on status of 8th grade end of the year activities. All 8th grade parents are specially invited to this PTO meeting.

See you there!

Class 2022 Committee
Top
CMIT South Athletics

CMIT South has begun tryouts for our official flag football team this past week. Thanks Coach Williams, Coach Sanders and Coach Lefurge.

CMiT South high school swimming has officially swam into action. Coach Tanesha Wiggins and her staff began practicing this past week at Prince George's Community College for their upcoming swim meets.

CMIT South high school boy's and girl's varsity began their season on 12/5 at CMIT North. Their upcoming games are as follows:

Tuesday, December 12th vs. International High at Forestville High School @ 4:30 p.m. (Boy's only)

Friday, December 15th vs Woodstream Academy @ CMIT South @ 4:30 (Boy's only). Students will be allowed to stay after to attend the game.

Admission is $5.00 for high school games.

CMIT South middle school upcoming games

Monday, December 11th vs Kettering M.S. @ CMIT South @ 6:00 p.m. (Girl's will play first)

Wednesday, December 13th vs Wiliam Hall MS @ CMIT South @ 6:00 p.m. (Girl's will play first)

Admission is $3.00 for middle school games.....due to late start, students are not allowed to remain after school prior to tipoff.

Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!

Top
Picture and Make-Up/Retake Day!
📸TUESDAY DECEMBER 12TH
Is Class Picture and Make-Up/Retake

1.Order at mylifetouch.com
Class Picture ID: MJ017184G0 Individual Picture ID: MJ017184Q1

2. Purchasing school photos is optional and not required.

3. We would like all staff and students to take a photo for the yearbook.

4. Class Picture order forms were sent home on December 1st. Reminders were sent home on December 8th.

5. The CMIT South uniform white oxford with the approved school logo and uniform tie is REQUIRED to take school pictures. Students should come to school dressed for pictures.

6. Any student that has P.E. on picture day can bring their shirt and tie to school and wear them over their P.E. shirt when it is time to take their picture.

** Please note that there will be NO loaner shirts provided on picture day. We will have ties available for individual pictures.

Lacy Holland-Wallace,
Picture Day Coordinator

Top
ACADEMY NEWS
Social Studies Make-Up Day for Ms. Cage (Grades 6 and 7)
Students and Parents,

Please be advised that Today, December 8, 2017, is the final day to submit make-up assignments and resubmissions. If your student has received a low grade or no grade at all for any assignment, they must log in to Edmodo, click on the graded assignment and upload their resubmission into the comments.
ONLY DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, with the exception of those who've previously submitted due to extenuating circumstances.

Please double check the Past Assignments checklist with your child to ensure that everything has been completed or resubmitted.

Also, students who submit the signed Student/Parent contract from the syllabus by next week will receive extra credit.

Kasi Cage
Top
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Who: Open to all students

Where: Franklin Institute, Philadelphia PA

When: March 29, 2018 (pending approval)

Cost: $50:00


Who: Open to all 8th Grade students

Where: Junior Achievement Park, Landover MD

When: February 22 & 23, 2018

Cost: $0:00


CMIT South
Top
TERP YOUNG SCHOLARS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Terp Scholars enroll in one three-credit course that is at the cutting-edge of theory, thought, and technology. Courses feature field trips or guest speakers designed to broaden understanding of the field through career discovery. Outside of class, students should expect to spend several hours a day on course-related assignments.

Classes meet every day, Monday-Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. Both credit and grade earned post to the UMD transcript and become part of the student record. The course may not be taken pass-fail or audit.

Courses are offered in a broad range of academic disciplines from UMD’s Colleges and Schools. Students should expect to purchase books, class packets, or classroom supplies. Each course description features a link to the sample syllabus that lists specific requirements for that course.

On the application, you’ll be asked to make a second choice in the event the first selection has filled. Course selection is processed on a first-come, first serve basis when the complete application packet has been received.

Students must attend the program in its entirety. Students are not permitted to miss class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early. Anyone who has an obligation such as employment, club sport, travel, or similar commitment should consider whether this will interfere with program requirements. Courses are part of the University’s Summer Term, follow University policies and procedures, and are subject to change. The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary. Click on the link below to learn more.

https://oes.umd.edu/middle-high-school-students/terp-young-scholars/terp-young-scholars-courses

Courtesy of UMD
Top
Congratuations!
CMIT South JV Boys Basketball,

Congratulations on your victory against New Hope Academy!

Go Tigers,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
Top
New Teacher Academy- Sip and Paint
On Wednesday, December 6, our new teachers were treated to a fabulous afternoon filled with sparkling cider, cranberry ginger ale, snacks, soulful music, and a painting lesson. Each month our new teachers meet to learn different techniques that can be utilized in their classrooms, so we decided to have a little fun for the month of December.

CMIT South is Great By Choice! Enjoy our photos!

Georgia Jones
Top
Ushering in the Holidays in Style
CMIT South staff members ushered in the holiday season with a ugly sweater day today. Thanks to the sunshine committee for organizing this and all other holiday events for staff.

CMIT South
Top
"I am strong, I am smart, I am beautiful, I am talent! "
The CLP Girls Mentoring Club session today focus on "Yoga!" Today the girls participated in a Yoga session lead by Ms. Courtenay Smith Brown, owner and operator of Shabach Yoga, located in Waldorf Maryland. "I am strong, I am smart, I am beautiful, I am talent" was today's mantra. She started by having the young ladies introduce themselves and provide their prior knowledge of yoga. Many shared yoga helps with stress. Today's teens are stressed more than we will ever know, in the areas of peer pressure, academics, personal and more. Courtenay provide a quick history of yoga and explain that yoga can be for everyone.

The yoga session was about 1-hour. This session will go towards the physical fitness hours towards their physicial fitness goal.

"I am, strong, I am smart, I am beautiful, I am talent" "Namaste!"

We all had fun and felt better after our session. Thank you Courtenay.

Ms. Monroe & Mrs. Dabney
Sponsor for the CLP Girls Mentoring Club
Top
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
6th Grade Students, Technology Fee
On behalf of Mr. Piskin, I sent a message from him to all 6th grade parents via email to remind them to remit the $10 technology fee.

If you have not done so, please remit the $10 technology to Ms. Fowlkes in the main office. She will provide you with a receipt. The fee pays for the students to have access to the G-Metrix software program. The students will practice every day to get proficient before they take the certification exam.

Students who don’t pay the fee won’t be able to practice on G-Metrix and their account will be deactivated.

Image Courtesy of: https://www.utc.edu/information-technology/departments/cio-office/techfee.php

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
Top
Class of 2020 Fundraiser

Support the CMIT South Class of 2020 with our first fundraiser!

Start: November 30 , 2017
End: December 15, 2017
Pick Up: December 21, 2017 (CMIT South)

Use the attached HBH order form or secure your holiday hams and turkeys TODAY!
Order forms and payments can be turned in to Ms. Graves Room 329 or in the PTO mailbox in the front office.
Orders can also be placed on line at www.ptavenue.com. Instructions for online orders are as follows:

1.Click on Log In
2.Under the Organization Code type in CMITSPTO
3.At the top right, click on Online Store
4.Scroll down to Honey Baked Ham and click Choose
5.Select the item you would like to purchase on the right side and click on add item to cart on the right side
6.Complete the information regarding the CMIT Student and customer name and customer contact number
7.Click Add to cart
8.If you have additional items, scroll down to select again and complete numbers 4-7
9.Once you have added all your orders, click Checkout
10.If you have an account, put in your log in information. If not, complete the account information.
11.Click on the Pay by Credit Card at the top right.
12.You will be taken to PayPal. Enter the requested information
13.Once you have completed the payment information, you will be returned to PT Avenue. You MUST click I Accept in order for the payment to process.
14.Your receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation.

Questions: Contact the Class of 2020 Graduation Committee at: cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com




Top
KidzCare Club at CMIT South Service Project Begins!
The KidzCare Club at CMIT South will be sponsoring the "From Head to Toe" donation drive, a drive to benefit pediatric cancer patients in the Washington, DC are. The club will be collecting head wraps/scarves, knit hats, and knit socks from December 4th through December 22nd. All items will be donated to local pediatric cancer centers. Donations can be dropped off near the front office during school hours.

For more information, please contact Bridget Elliott at bcelliott507@gmail.com.


Top
Personal Safety Lessons

Parents of 7th and 9th grade students,

I will be teaching personal safety lessons to students in the 7th and 9th grade beginning the week of December 18, 2017. Please read the attached letter for more information.

Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns,


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
Top
College 101

9th and 10th grade students,

Just a friendly reminder that I am offering a College 101 club on Friday mornings from 7:40-8:20. What is College 101...? During our time together on Friday mornings, we will have the opportunity to review self-marketing strategies, create and edit resumes, and review any other documents you may need as you prepare for life after high school. This is a great opportunity for you to get feedback from me, as well as your peers.

It is imperative that you have strong resume and strong self-marketing skills if you have intentions to apply for college. If you are interested in building and improving your resume, please contact me ASAP.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
Top
PTO NEWS
Join the PTO
We need your support, please join the CMITSouth PTO today. The cost is $15 per family, teacher or company.

Click Here to sign-up today: https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp Enter CMITSPTO.

You can view instructions under ‘New Membership’ or ’Renew Membership’ section. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator, Lorna Campbell at lcampbellpto@gmail.com

CMIT South PTO
Top
Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party will be in early 2018!
Students that sold 7 items or more will be able to participate in the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party. Please stay tune!

Please contact CathyAnn Andrews if you have any questions at andrewscmitsouth@gmail.com


CMIT South PTO
Top
Amazon Smile
Preparing for the Holidays? Please use Amazon Smile for your holiday purchases. This is another way to support the PTO effort to raise money for student programs at CMIT South. We receive a percentage of the total sale. Feel free to spread the word!

CMIT South PTO
Top
SAVE THE DATE!
• Monday, December 11, 2017
o CMIT South Home JV Basketball game against Kettering Middle School – 6:00pm -8:00pm. Girls play first
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale

• Tuesday, December 12, 2017
o Class Pictures and Retake are 12/12/17. See PT avenue for volunteers need

• Thursday, December 14, 2017
o Next PTO meeting and Holiday is from 5:30pm- 8:00pm with a Holiday Social

• Friday, December 15, 2017
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale

• Friday, December 22, 2017
o BoxTop Contest Ends. The University or Section with the most BoxTops will win a pizza party in January.
o Krispy Kreme Donut Sale.

• Friday, January 5, 2017
o First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign is collecting your donation. We ask parents to donate their lunch money the 1st Friday of each month ($8 each month for 8 months). Participate on pt-avenue.com (organization code -CMITSPTO) and look for on-line store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.



CMIT South PTO
Top
The Box Top Contest Continues!
Hello CMIT South families,
A Big Thank you to everyone who has turned in Box Tops already. The deadline is fast approaching for the free pizza lunch. If you want your university to win a free lunch the deadline to turn in Box Tops is December 22, 2017, the box is located at the front entrance of the school. The University that is in first place is Morgan State. Let's keep clipping those Box Tops.
Please sign up for the Box Top app in your play store and add your loyalty cards. Our school is listed as "Chesapeake Math and Technology Academy." Thank you! We appreciate all that you do.

Thank you,
Box Top Committee

CMIT South PTO
Top
PTO Meeting on December 14th Starts promptly at 6:00pm
Please Join us at the PTO Holiday Meeting and Social on Thursday, December 14th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be lite refreshments at NO COST.

Participate in the Family Ugly Sweatshirt Contest. The Meeting starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Proposed Agenda
Recap of 2017
PTO By-Law Revision
CLF Advance Studies at CMIT South in 2018
Class of 2022 Activity Update

We look forward to seeing you there.


CMIT South PTO
Top
FAQs

What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website, under Students tab. http://cmitsouth.org/uniform-policy/

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the online order form: https://anderon-mmp.myshopify.com/ or 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 South's Daily Schedule?
8:20am - 8:35am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 8:35am (after 8:35am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

8:20am - 8:45am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 8:45am)

8:45am - 2:49pm for 6th & High School grades and 8:45am - 2:54pm for 7th & 8th grades: 
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54pm - 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. Lunch taken to lunch room should be consumed in lunch room. Student cannot return to locker after lunch. All lunch bags should be left in lockers if student do not wish to place in bins after lunch. Lunch bags are not allowed in class.

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.

 

Top
 
  STAY CONNECTED / INTEREACT  
  CMIT South is on   Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation is on  
     
       
Unsubscribe Subscribe