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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy South

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02/02/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

HOWARD UNIVERSITY TRIP

UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND MAKE-UP DAYS

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

ITEC Application Due Date is Extended

American Red Cross Blood Drive @ CMIT South

Valentine's Day Dance

North Bay Parent Info Session


UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity

SAVE THE DATE!

HBCU College Fair

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP


ACADEMY NEWS

Recap of Parent University

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Engineering Innovation - Summer Program (Johns Hopkins)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CMIT South Swimming

Physical Education


PTO NEWS

Box Top Contest Winner

Upcoming Events for February and March

Amazon Smile

Sign-up Today to be a CMIT SOUTH PTO Member

Volunteer Background Checks - Update!


FAQs
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NEWS
HOWARD UNIVERSITY TRIP

Pursuant to fostering a college going culture, CMIT South scholar had an opportunity to visit Howard University Campus in Washington DC. Student had an opportunity to visit various departments on campus and ask questions of campus tour guides. CMIT South hope this trip sparked or helped to nurture our scholar's interest in the college and career goals.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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UPDATE ON PGCPS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND 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.

For the latest updates when inclement weather occurs, visit:

PGCPS website (www.pgcps.org)
Social media sites (facebook.com/pgcps, Twitter and Instagram: @PGCPS)
PGCPS-TV (Channel 96/38)
Local media outlets
E-alerts
PGCPS Weather Line 301-952-6000 (option “1”)

PGCPS
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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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ITEC Application Due Date is Extended


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Please note that ITEC application due date is extended to Wednesday, February 7th at 3:00 pm.
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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, February 7th, at 3:00 pm. All applications must be returned to Ms.Amos, Professional School Counselor, no later than the due date.(Please note that you do not need to pay application fee for ITEC Application)

Students who turned in the application will be invited to take the Accuplacer Exam. Students who meet PGCC eligibility requirements will be invited to continue the enrollment process which may include, but not limited to, interviews, teacher recommendations, and writing samples.


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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American Red Cross Blood Drive @ CMIT South

Greetings CMIT-South Family!

Thank you to those staff members and families who have committed to our American Red Cross Blood Drive! We need some more registrants in order to hold our drive. If you have not signed up and you're interested in saving a life through this precious giving, please sign-up via the GoogleForm below. Even if you think you might have second thoughts the day of the drive, we need you to register today!

Please read below for more information on how giving blood saves lives. Thank you!

Did you know?
Every two seconds someone needs blood.
One donation may help save or sustain 3 lives.
A single car accident victim can require as much as 100 pints of blood.

Local patients depend on the blood supply every day. There is no substitute for human blood and the only source of obtaining life-saving blood is through volunteer blood donations. Trauma victims, cancer patients, premature infants and others depend on their neighbors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.

Here is a link to an American Red Cross recipient’s story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZPlnPIRyCE

Brian lost 60% of his blood. He required 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments, which he received from Red Cross donors.
If you have an eligibility question, please call 1-866- 236-3276.

Please click on the link below to show your support and donate the gift of life.

https://goo.gl/forms/4ZuEf35Y8BVXJVuL2


Ms. Green
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Valentine's Day Dance
CMIT South High School
SGA Presents
“Sweet as Candy”
Valentines Day Dance
The 2018 “Sweet as Candy” Valentine’s Day Dance is coming up on Friday, February 16th at 7pm in the Multipurpose Room at CMIT South High School.
This dance is open to all of CMIT South High School students and their approved high school guests. Guest forms can be picked up during lunch and must be approved by the guest's high school administrator. All guest forms must be turned in by February 13th by 3:00pm in order to be approved by CMIT South administration.

Tickets are $10 in advance and will be sold during lunch time and $12 at the door.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 7pm-10pm

Place: CMIT South Multipurpose Room

Dress Code: Casual - Clothing must meet CMIT South Dress Code Standards

Theme: Valentine’s Day

Cost: $10 in advance and $12 at the door (Tickets will start being sold Thursday, February 1, 2018 at lunch time)

Vernon Kwiatkowski
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North Bay Parent Info Session
Hello Parents!

Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm, I will be hosting a parents information session in the cafeteria about the upcoming North Bay adventure camp trip. If you would like to learn more about the field trip, please attend the session. Any questions email ebrown@cmitsouth.org.

Miss Brown
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Student Service Learning Hours Opportunity

If you are in need of earning SSL Hours or would like to continue giving back to the community, please check out the attached flyer.


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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SAVE THE DATE!

• 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.

• THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
o CMIT South vs International @ Largo - 5:30 p.m. (Final Home Game)
Cost - $5.00 per person. Concessions will be sold

• THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
o CLF Board Meeting will be held at CMIT SOUTH - 7pm

• FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
o Valentine's Day Dance - 7pm - 10pm - Sponsored by SGA High School - Cost - $10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door

• THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
o Black History Event- 6:00pm - 8:00pm- Public Event - Cost- $5.00

• FRIDAY, MARCH 16 2018
o Talent Show -- 6:30pm - 10pm - Sponsored by SGA High School - Cost - $5.00






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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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP



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/

Parent volunteers are needed for this field trip. Parent volunteers can help by support the students, you do not need to ride to the facility with the students.
Parent volunteers can report of Feb 22nd and/or 23rd to 960 Nalley Rd, Landover MD.


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

When: June 11 - 15, 2018

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

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/



CMIT South
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ACADEMY NEWS
Recap of Parent University

Thank you to all that attended my Parent University presentation on Responsible Use of Social Media!! I really appreciate all of the parent support and participation.

Attached to this posting is the presentation I shared on January 30, 2018. If you were unable to attend, please view the presentation and let me know if you have any questions!

I encourage you to continue having open and honest discussions with your children as it relates to internet safety.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.
"I feel that I have grown as a student and researcher as a result of my involvement with the [SEAP] program. The most valuable part of the experience was, by far, the real-world research laboratory experience…
SEAP" Apprentice April 8, 2015


SEAP students work with their mentors, Army scientists and engineers, to gain “hands-on” experience in a professional research setting – where students are treated as research assistants rather than teenagers. SEAP provides students with the opportunity to learn how STEM research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Students gain a broader view of their STEM field of interest and learn what kind of work awaits them in their future career.
At the end of the SEAP apprenticeship, students prepare and present final reports based on their research experience. All SEAP students who successfully complete their apprenticeship are awarded an educational stipend.

For further information, please visit: http://www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/seap/

Army Educational Outreach Program
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Engineering Innovation - Summer Program (Johns Hopkins)
We would like to thank Ms. Karen Borgsmiller for coming to share a wonderful opportunity with some of our high school students. She showed a slide depicting the income potential of being an engineer and really engaged them in the various types of engineering that interests them.

She shared Johns Hopkins's summer class, Engineering Innovation, that allows high school students with an interest in engineering to explore different engineering fields through hands on projects in a collegiate setting. The class even has the potential to translate into either college credits or a certificate of completion.

The application window is open now and will remain open until June 1, 2018 or until all spaces are filled. Please visit https://ei.jhu.edu/ for complete details and access to the application. You may also watch a video about the program at this link: https://ei.jhu.edu/engineering-overview-video/

Ms. Graves
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
CMIT South Swimming
The swim team has had a busy past few days. On Saturday, Jan 27, they participated in a meet against Gwynn Park and Oxon Hill at the Sports and Learning Complex. Our mighty Tigers represented well by placing 3rd in the 200 Boys Medley Relay, and each team member placing top 4 in all their events.

On Wednesday, Jan. 31 the team had a snow day make-up swim meet at Fairland Aquatic Center against Bowie and Friendly High School. Freshman Ryan McBride and Sophmore Cleanne Parker placed 4th and 5th in the 50 freestyle race. Ryan also placed 4th in the 100 Breaststroke against all Upper Classmen. The Boys 200 Medley Relay team placed 3rd in a nail-biting finish and 3rd in the 200 Freestyle Relay!

Special shout out to our swim parents, Mr. Zaid and Mr. McBride, for volunteering as timers at this meet.
The last regular season meet is Feb 3 at Prince Georges Community College. Let's wish our swimmers luck to qualify for the PGCPS County Championships on Feb. 10 at Sports and Learning Complex. The team has been improving every week and continues to show their Tiger Pride!

Go Tigers!

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Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our CMIT South Physical Education classroom rules include:

-Follow directions
-Be safe
-Be respectful
-Sportsmanship
-Dress

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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PTO NEWS
Box Top Contest Winner
Hello CMIT-South Family,

We want to Thank everyone who supported Box Tops. Congratulations to Omari Robinson of Morgan State he won the individual box top count with 300 box tops.

Even though our box top contest has concluded for this school year, we continue to collect box tops all year round. In support of our school, we invite everyone to download the box top app. This is a good way to have you box top count in the event you forget to clip them. Our school is listed as "Chesapeake Math and IT Academy South".

https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp

Thank you,
Box Top Committee

CMIT South PTO
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Upcoming Events for February and March
Valentine's Day Dance
- Friday, February 16, 2018
- 7pm - 10pm
- Sponsored by SGA High School
- Cost - $10 in advance; $12 at the door

*** Volunteers are needed for ticket sales, set-up, serve food, clean-up, and security ***
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-2018

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Black History Event
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Public Event
- Sponsored by Ms. Georgia Jones- English
- Cost - $5

*** Volunteers are needed for ticket sales, serving food, security, and clean-up ***
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-black

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Talent Show
- Friday, March 16, 2018
- 6:30pm - 10pm
- Sponsored by SGA High School
- Cost - $5.00

*** Volunteers are needed for ticket sales and run concessions ***
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4faca92fa4fd0-talent

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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Volunteer Background Checks - Update!
The cost of Fingerprint Background Check is offered free of charge for families that receive free or reduced lunch.

Background Check Information – Please check in at the CMIT South Front Desk if you already have a background on file. Due to a recent change in policy (Administrative Procedure 4215), commercial background checks can no longer be utilized for field trips.

• Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57

• Cost of Commercial Background Check $7.00 (not applicable for field trips)

The Fingerprint Office accepts payment in the form of cash, money order, debit/Visa/MasterCard.

For questions, contact the Background Unit at 301.952.7831; email hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org or go to http://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/

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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