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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

CMITS150

01/12/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

CMIT South Annual STEM/MAKER FAIR

10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

Middle School Basketball: The Next Play

CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!

CLF MakerFEST

Umoja Girls Career/College Goal setting


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR UPCOMING 2018 VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES

HBCU College Fair


ACADEMY NEWS

Writing Contest

Camp Kesem

High School Physics

High School Biology - Wassam


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CLF Tigers After-School Basketball Program

Physical & Health Education


PTO NEWS

Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party Has been Scheduled!

Amazon Smile

Sign-up Today to be a CMIT SOUTH PTO Member


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NEWS
CMIT South Annual STEM/MAKER FAIR
CMIT South welcomed over 50 judges today to help in judging our scholars' STEM and Maker projects. The scholars were excited to share their innovative ideas and inventions with the judges. The judges were highly impressed with the students' depth of knowledge of their project, in addition to the pride and confidence with which they presented them.

We at CMIT South are proud of the scholars' hard work, creativity and the determination to come up with new ideas to help advance several studies or solve a problem. We are grateful to the judges who showed up today to support our scholars. We are grateful to the parents who continuously support our scholars as we continue the push toward greatness. We are grateful to all staff members who supported the students' efforts, especially all Science and Reading teachers.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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10th Grade Accuplacer Test Date (First Step for Dual Enrollment Program)

In keeping with our goals to insure that every child is college and career ready, all CMIT-South high school sophomores will have an opportunity to take the Accuplacer test, on Tuesday, February 27th, free of charge. Students who want to enroll dual enrollment program must take and meet the Accuplacer requirement as one of the PGCPS Dual Enrollment eligibility criteria.


Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y9xxeh6p to practice Accuplacer Test.

Please see attached documents for more details and eligibility criteria about PGCPS Dual Enrollment Program.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal

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Middle School Basketball: The Next Play
Education is not filling the pail, its lighting the fire.--William Butler Yeats

During this basketball season, the players were provided with the drills and skills to fill their pails and they applied the knowledge to ignite a fiery blaze on the basketball court, defeating every opponent. In the end, they were defeated in the first playoff game, giving meaning to the phrase "after ease, comes difficulty."

Although the players left the court teary-eyed, heads bowed; they left learning a life-long lesson. In life, we will encounter defeat but we must muster the courage to simply dust ourselves off and focus on the next play.

To all the players, especially the 8th graders, as this is their last year in middle school, thank you for leaving a light for the others to follow. To the parents, thank you for providing the sparks of encouragement from the sidelines. And to the coaches, thank you for your commitment to increasing the flames of confidence through demonstrated success.

Congratulations on a job well-done!



Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!
Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:
BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

6-8 for CMIT Academy South, Thursday, 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT South GYM, Jan 22- Mar 15, $125

To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director

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CLF MakerFEST
It's BACK, it's BIGGER, it's a STEAMFEST to melt the winter cold!!! Come join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10AM-2PM at the brand new CMIT Academy North High School in Laurel, MD as CLF will host its 2nd Annual MakerFEST💥 MakersFEST is a non-competitive showcase & everyone is invited to enter. That's YOU!

PARENTS-TEACHERS-STUDENTS-STAFF: This is your moment to showcase your inner genius or your outer innovator! All you have to do is fill out the *MakerFEST Fundamental Form! (*students, please have your mentor/teacher help fill this out!)

ALL PARTICIPANTS QUALIFY FOR PRIZE DRAWINGS! As a reward for entry, ALL our MakerFEST participants (not only students) will be entered into a raffle to win 1x Ozobot Evo, 1x Ozobot Bit, 1x Amazon Echo, &/or 1x Drone! 🆒 Also, 100% of our MakerFEST students will receive their custom designed, limited edition 2018 MakerFEST T-shirt & $15 gift card!😀

Robotics, Science Olympiad Teams, Engineering, Art club students and all are welcome to attend and show their talents. Come out and see the creativity of our future inventors on January 27th!

This year CLF will also provide financial support on a first come first serve basis to those who may need it. If you find yourself short on supplies just contact cbicer@clfmd.org with a quote for the materials you need. Please forward this email to your colleagues and interested mentors. If you are unable to view the link for the form the address is listed below:

https://goo.gl/forms/YRRG8VQYQl73mvDi1

Last but not least, SEND PROGRESS PICTURES OF YOUR INNOVATIONS & CREATIONS to cbicer@clfmd.org for possible FULL -COLOR event displays & printing!

Together, let's make this year's 2nd Annual CLF MakerFEST the BEST STEAMFEST YET!

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director

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Umoja Girls Career/College Goal setting
Umoja girls received a special presentation from our very own Ms. MacAllister, who is a guru bullet journalist! Today we stepped it with our goal setting. The girls participated in a College/Career Assessment and received pointers from Ms. MacAllister on how to set up their goal journal using bullet journaling.

Next steps... the girls will create another goal poster using the results of their assessment and the information on bullet journaling. "Plan the work and work the plan."

Thank Ms. MacAllister for taking the time to share.


Ms. Monroe & Mrs. Dabney
Umoja Sponors

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UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Who: Open to all students

Where: Amped Up! Middle River, MD

When: January 24, 2018

Cost: $25:00 (to be collected 01/16 - 01/18)

Website: http://www.2ampedup.com/field_trips.html


Who: Open to all 8th - 10th Grade students

Where: Howard University, Washington DC

When: February 2, 2018

Cost: $12:00


Who: Open to all 8th Grade students

Where: Junior Achievement Park, Landover MD

When: February 22 & 23, 2018

Cost: $0:00

Website: http://www.myja.org/financepark/


Who: Open to all students

Where: Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia PA

When: March 29, 2018

Cost: $50:00

Website: https://www.fi.edu/explore-the-museum


Who: Open to all 8th - 10th Grade students

Where: George Mason University

When: February 2, 2018

Cost: $15:00


Who: Open to all students

Where: NorthBay Adventure Camp, Northeast MD (tentative)

When: June 11 - 15, 2018

Cost: $300:00 (to be paid in 3 installments)

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/




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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR UPCOMING 2018 VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES
Hello CMIT South Family,

Go Tigers! We have several home games still to go for the Varsity High School Basketball teams and we need your help at the door and the concession stand. We ask for an hour of your time at the home Basketball games.

Students can earn a "No homework" pass, if their parent signs up and volunteers at a basketball game for at least 2 hours.

Please sign-up today.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-basketball/29289248

CMIT South PTO

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HBCU College Fair

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Doors open at 8:00 am
GAYLORD NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER – 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745


Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented plus other organizations
Some schools will offer instant admission, conduct on-site interviews, and waive application fees
Seminars for students, parents, and guardians
Band auditions (Must pre-register and bring your own instrument)

The HBCU College Festival is FREE, but everyone must register.

Link for Registration: http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/hbcu-festival-registration/

CMIT South

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ACADEMY NEWS
Writing Contest

Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like the opportunity to earn prizes for showcasing your talents?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, check out the documents below!


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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Camp Kesem

CMIT-South Families,

Camp Kesem University of Maryland will offer its first ever camp in summer 2018, open to at least 30 campers from throughout the area. Our camp is offered free of charge, and is open to any 6-18 year old who has, or has had, a parent or primary caregiver with cancer.

Camp Kesem University Maryland is one of over 100 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States, and the program is staffed by student volunteers from University of Maryland. As a national non-profit organization, Camp Kesem has over 15 years of experience bringing top quality programs that have a significant impact on children and families. The camps are designed to allow children the opportunity to find support, have fun, and feel safe, loved, and respected.

As everyone gears up for summer 2018, the staff would love to work with you to bring Camp Kesem to families in the area. With this being Camp Kesem University of Maryland's first year, they are trying to reach as many families as they can to give the children in the area a unique, and inspiring experience. The camp will be offered from August 19th-24th. The campsite has not been secured yet, however no matter where the camp is, there will be transportation provided for the campers to get to and from camp.

I have attached a brochure with information about Camp Kesem below. Should you have any questions please contact Jessica Brown at maryland.outreach@campkesem.org

Thank you!
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Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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High School Physics
Hi all!
I just wanted to show off some of the work the students completed this year. We have since moved on from energy and power to thermodynamics but I have attached pictures of their work.

Students planned and built roller coasters to demonstrate an understanding of energy, power, and work in physics.

These students have done some stellar work and this is to acknowledge their hard work and achievements!

Mr. Wassam

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High School Biology - Wassam
Since I submitted a shout-out to the physics class, I also wanted to do the same for the Biology classes. We recently finished our Unit on Ecology and some students submitted recycling posters to be hung in the room/school.

I have attached some pictures of these to this post to show their hard work, creativity and understanding of the importance to save our planet.

Keep up the good work!

Mr. Wassam

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CLF Tigers After-School Basketball Program
Calling all Ballers to the Gym Floor.. Middle Schoolers Represent...

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills.

Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country.

At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.

BBA also specializes in character development BBA is committed to these 3 core values:

BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.

BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.

BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

To register: https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Time Commitment: Every Thursday, January 22- March 15, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Cost: $125
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Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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Physical & Health Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

CMIT South Physical Education will take place Semester 2. We will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a Physically Literate person. This will ensure the growth of the child holistically by providing them with the awareness and the appreciation for sustaining a healthy lifestyle through sound pedagogy.

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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PTO NEWS
Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party Has been Scheduled!
The Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party will be on January 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. If you sold 10+ items you will be eligible to attend and will receive a pass during lunch. The top 5 winners will receive an additional $50 each.

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

CMIT South PTO

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Amazon Smile
Please remember to use Amazon Smile for your next birthday and gift purchase. 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

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Sign-up Today to be a CMIT SOUTH PTO Member
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

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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.

 

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