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01/19/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

ITEC Enrollment for SY18-19 is Now Open

Inclement Weather: Update on Make-Up Days

RENEWING APPEAL - DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

CLF MakerFEST

OUR SWIMMING TIGERS...

CLF Basketball Academy starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!


UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE!

LOTTERY CLOSES FOR CHARTER LOTTERY IN A WEEK

TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - January 26

HBCU College Fair


ACADEMY NEWS

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

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Physical & Health Education

CMIT South Middle School Basketball


PTO NEWS

Sign-up Today to be a CMIT SOUTH PTO Member

CMIT SOUTH PTO NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!

LAST TIME TO WIN IN JANUARY

Amazon Smile


FAQs
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NEWS
ITEC Enrollment for SY18-19 is Now Open

Rising 9th-grade students are invited to participate in CMIT-South's Information Technology Early College (ITEC) program next year. This is a unique program that allows students to participate in dual enrollment courses beginning in the 9th grade and earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology by the time they graduate high school. The program is especially suited to students with a strong interest in information technology and those with a strong work ethic.

We have started the application process on Friday, January 19th, by giving ITEC application forms to our current 8th-grade students. The due date for ITEC application is Wednesday, January 31st, at 3:00 pm. All applications must be returned to Ms.Amos, Professional School Counselor, no later than the due date.

Students who successfully meet this deadline will be invited to take the Accuplacer Exam. Any student who meets PGCC eligibility requirements will be invited to continue the enrollment process which may include, but not limited to, interviews, teacher recommendations, and writing samples.

This enrollment season is the only opportunity to enroll in this unique program, ITEC, and the application deadline is firm.


For more information about ITEC program please check out the attached flyer and 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
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Inclement Weather: Update on Make-Up Days
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) lost a third day of instruction on Wednesday, January 17 after closing schools due to unsafe weather and road conditions affecting school transportation. With little flexibility in the 2017-2018 school calendar due to constraints imposed by Governor Larry Hogan’s school calendar Executive Order, teachers and students now will be required to attend school on February 9, 2018, to meet the State’s 180-day mandated school year.

The teacher professional development day originally scheduled for February 9 has been cancelled. Schools will follow a B Day schedule on both February 8 and 9.

PGCPS developed its school calendar to meet Governor Hogan’s requirements for students to have a school year beginning after Labor Day and ending by June 15. So far this school year, PGCPS has closed schools due to unsafe weather conditions on January 4, 5 and 17.

Any additional school closures will impact Spring Break. One additional emergency school closure will require attendance on April 5 and a second emergency closure will require students and staff to come to school on April 6.

School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m. Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.

By 4:30 a.m., the Chief Operating Officer recommends a delay or closure and provides additional information to support the recommendation to Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, who makes a final decision.


Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS
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RENEWING APPEAL - DISMISSAL PROCEDURE
CMIT South will like to remind our families to pick students up on school property during dismissal. Our neighbors continue to express displeasure with the students' unruly behavior as they walk off CMIT South to meet their parents. Even more important, student safety is being jeopardized everyday the students walk off school property.

CMIT South is asking parents not to lead our scholars to do wrong such as encourage them to trespass on our neighbors' properties and as they do so, vandalize their property. Please help CMIT South so that the school does not become a nuisance to its neighbors.

Lara Asafa

Image courtesy: USA traffic signs website
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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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OUR SWIMMING TIGERS...

CMIT- South High School may be small right now, but the inaugural swim team is mighty!

Girls Varsity Boys Varsity
Ryan M James S (Team Captain)
Lyric J Musa Z (Co-Captain)
Rachel S Cameron C
Cleanne P David K (newest member)

They practice twice a week at Prince Georges Community College under the leadership of Coach Tanesha Wiggins and Student Assistant Coach Mya Lacey (8th grade). The team has competed in 3 county swim meets again Laurel HS, Eleanor Roosevelt HS, Friendly HS and Fredrick Douglass HS! CMIT South Swimmers are surprising the swim community with it’s talented inaugural team.

The 1st meet against Laurel HS which has 20 plus swimmers, CMIT South competed at a high level. Musa placed 1st in the 50 Freestyle and 3rd in the difficult 100 Butterfly stroke events. James had a impressive swim against seniors and juniors and was out touch by a .10th of a second and placed 2nd place in the 100 Backstroke and 200 Freestyle events. Cameron and Lyric both competed for the first time in a swim meet and both place 4th in the 50 Freestyle event.

The team continues to improve each week by improving their time in all of their events. They come to practice ready to work, they have fun, and are filled with Tiger pride! Stay tune for more updates!

Team Sponsor, Ms. Lacey
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE!
• MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
o Mid-Atlantic Fundraising Party will take place during the last period of School for those students who sold 7+ items.

• TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
o High school Girls and Boys Basketball team plays against Langley Park starting at 6:00 p.m. with the Girls game and the Boys will follow at CMIT South Gym. Tickets are $5.

• FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
o BOX-TOP WINNER'S Celebration during lunch
o High school Girls Basketball team plays against College Park at 7:00pm at CMIT South Gym. Tickets are $5.

• TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
o CMIT SOUTH PTO meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the CMIT South Cafeteria. Parent University will be offered on Social Media.

• FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
First Friday’s -Lunch on Me Campaign begins for the month of January. 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 the online store or drop your donation in the First Friday Drop Box near the front desk. Thank you.




CMIT South PTO
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LOTTERY CLOSES FOR CHARTER LOTTERY IN A WEEK

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) public charter schools has been accepting online applications for the 2018-2019 school year starting November 01, 2017 and ends January 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete the online application for each child they wish to enroll.

Prospective public charter school families must ensure that the students has a PGCPS student ID to apply. If your student does not have a PGCPS ID, please visit your neighborhood school to get one.

For more information on PGCPS Charter Lottery, click below.

http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/

For sibling and regular applications, click below.

http://lottery.pgcps.org

CMIT South
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TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL - January 26

PGCPS Students will be released two-hours early on January 26, 2018. Please make arrangement to have students picked up. All students will be dismissed by 12:54pm. Please have students picked up by 1:10pm.

On two hour dismissal days, students enrolled in after school Enrichment will be dismissed two-hour early as well. Last pick up will be by 4:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

CMIT South
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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
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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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Who: Open to all students

Where: Amped Up! Middle River, MD

When: January 24, 2018

Cost: $25:00

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/




CMIT South
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Physical & Health Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

CMIT South Physical & Health Education rules include:

-Follow Directions
-Be Safe
-Be Respectful
-Sportsmanship
-Dress

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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CMIT South Middle School Basketball
Congratulations to CMIT South Boy's and Girl's basketball teams for both going undefeated throughout the 2017 regular season. Both teams finished in first place in the Prince George's County Public School Middle School East Division with a final regular season record of 9-0.

Go Tigers!!!!

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PTO NEWS
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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CMIT SOUTH PTO NEW YEAR SKATE-N-WHIP EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!
We had a ball at the Skating Party at the Lanham Skate Center.

Thank you to all of those who were able to join us last Friday. We look to have more skating events in the future.

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CMIT South PTO
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LAST TIME TO WIN IN JANUARY
Hello CMIT-South Family,

Thank you for your continuing support with Box Tops. Our January box top individual contest is coming to an end on January 26, 2018. Please turn in all Box Tops by Friday the 26th. We Thank you for all your support.

Thank you,

CMIT South PTO
Box Top Committee
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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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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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