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02/09/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Meet the New MS Technology Teacher, Mr. Sutherland

African-American History Program

Alpha Chapter of The National Junior Honor Society

Counselor Appreciation Week

Social Media Safety


UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Graders-Post SLO Assessments

African American History Month

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class


ACADEMY NEWS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

TEEN COURT - SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

HBCU College Fair

Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House

Parents Supporting Parents

8th Grade Geometry

Congratulations!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

OFFICE FURNITURE DONATIONS NEEDED...

Nurse's Corner

Saturday Academy

Summer Engineering Opportunity - SAE CyberAuto Challenge™


PTO NEWS

SAVE THE DATE

Upcoming Events for February and March


FAQs
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NEWS
2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Well believe it, the year is halfway gone already. We are scheduled to celebrate students' accomplishments for the second quarter as follows:

Wednesday, February 14
9:00--6th grade
10:00--7th grade

Thursday, February 15
9:00-- 8th grade
10:00--HS

We hope to see you there.

Lara Asafa, Principal

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Meet the New MS Technology Teacher, Mr. Sutherland
Mr. Sutherland is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mobile Media Development at the Department of Interactive Arts and Media. To add to his educational experience, he minored in Animation at the Department of Cinema Arts and Sciences. He earned an Associate of Science in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He enjoys implementing technology creatively, using innovation and designing solutions around real life situations. He loves traveling, coffee and creating interactive stories.

Patrice Harrell-Carter, Assistant Principal MS

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African-American History Program

COME CELEBRATE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

THEME: MUSIC AND ARTS THROUGH THE DECADES

COST $5- Tickets are being sold on PT avenue and in the cafeteria the week of the performance.

DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd

TIME: 6PM TO 8PM IN THE AUDITORIUM

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER THE PERFORMANCE


Georgia Jones

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Alpha Chapter of The National Junior Honor Society

Greetings CMIT-South Family,

The Alpha Chapter of CMIT-South National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will begin it’s selection process during the month of February. The Selection process begins with a review of the students’ academic records to determine those individuals who are scholastically eligible for membership. NJHS is more than an honor roll. Each member must demonstrate not only good grades, but also strength in each of the remaining four criteria: Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.

Students in 7th and 8th grades, who meet the scholastic eligibility criteria, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, will be notified and receive a Candidate Information Form for further consideration for selection to the chapter. In order to be considered, students must complete the form in its entirety and return it by the due date. Faculty members will be invited to provide input on each candidate. As part of the selection process, each candidate information form (along with any other verifiable information about the candidates relevant to their candidacy) will be reviewed carefully by the NJHS Faculty Council. The council will vote on each candidate individually based on the information reviewed. Candidates who receive a majority vote by the council will be invited to be inducted into the Alpha Chapter of CMIT-South National Junior Honor Society.

Prior to notification of any candidates selection status, the Principal will receive a report (including selected and non-selected candidates) of the council’s deliberations for approval. Following the Principal’s approval, each selected candidate and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive formal written notification of selection along with an invitation to the induction ceremony. Non-selected students will also receive formal written notification of their candidacy status.

Candidate Information Forms will be released to eligible students the week of February 12th. We look forward to working with students and families throughout this process. Thank you.

Mrs. T. Green

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Counselor Appreciation Week

This week is Counselor Appreciation Week. At CMIT South, students and staff took the opportunity to pen a note of thanks to Ms. Amos our School Counselor for her hard work and dedication to the well being of our students.

We are lucky to have Ms. Amos in the family. Thank you Ms. Amos.

CMIT South

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Social Media Safety

The Office of School Counseling just released this new document outlining some of the most dangerous social media apps and websites adolescents and teens are currently using. Although I just gave a presentation the other week about some common dangerous apps, please be aware that new apps and websites are created daily...even hourly! This list may be 'updated' right now, but it may be outdated tomorrow.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me!

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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UPCOMING EVENTS
10th Graders-Post SLO Assessments
Good afternoon students and parents,

This is a friendly reminder that we will be conducting the RELA Post SLO Assessments for the week of February 12, 2018, to February 16, 2018. It is imperative that you come to school during this week. This assessment is important and strongly prepares you for the PARCC Assessment coming up in April. This is crucial for the 10th grade because you will be taking the ELA PARCC this spring. Please get pretty of rest and eat a balanced meal next week. Please review your strategies that have been introduced in class. Have a wonderful day!

Lori Payne, MAT
10th Grade RELA Teacher

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African American History Month

CMIT South cordially invites you to join us for this year’s Black History Month celebration. This year our focus is on the contributions African-Americans have made in the areas of music and other artistic expressions. This event will take place in the auditorium on February 22nd starting at 6pm. Refreshments will be served in the multipurpose room following the presentation. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online at PT Avenue and during school lunches Feb. 19-22. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR. We can’t wait to see you there!

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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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Upcoming in Ms. McAllister's Chemistry Class
Please see the attached newsletter for what's coming up in Chemistry!

Anna McAllister

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ACADEMY NEWS
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: May 1, 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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TEEN COURT - SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Do you possess a strong sense of right and wrong? Are you interested in helping to champion legal causes in the society? Well, the teen court is a great training ground for you.

Overview
Teen court is a program in which first time juvenile offenders are diverted from the auspices of the Juvenile Justice system and provided with a second chance. These offenders are provided an opportunity to admit their guilt, and to perform various tasks as punishment for their crimes.

Goals
To hold youth accountable for their actions
To educate youth on the impact of their actions
To provide a meaningful forum for youth to practice and enhance skills
To reduce juvenile recidivism

Teen Volunteers
Perform roles of prosecuting and defense attorneys, bailiffs, clerks and jurors. Sentencing is determined solely by the teen juries. In addition, teen volunteers receive community service hours for their participation.

When?
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
Courtroom M1404
Check-in time is promptly at 5 p.m. in room M1404
You are required to dress appropriately following the Teen Court Dress Code.

Teen court packet attached. For more information, visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/769/Teen-Court


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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Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program Open House

Prince George’s Community College, in partnership with the Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (Youth@Work/SYEP), will host several Open Houses at the Largo campus of Prince George's Community College, Room 1418, Center for Health Studies. The Open Houses are to inform youth about professional development/training opportunities in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

For more information, click on the link below:
http://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Courses/Noncredit/Continuing_Education_Program_Detail.aspx?id=6442469036

PGCC

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Parents Supporting Parents

The Office of School Counseling just shared a wonderful opportunity for parents. If you would like to participate in a support group for parents and caregivers of children with mental, behavioral, and emotional health needs, please check out the attached flyer.


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor

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8th Grade Geometry
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

The next unit we will be discussing covers similar polygons. Chapter 7 expands on students’ understandings and skills related to similarity. In this chapter students will develop the answers to the essential questions as they learn the concepts and skills listed below them.

 How do you use proportions to find side lengths in similar polygons?
Students will form proportions based on known lengths of corresponding sides.
 How do you show two triangles are similar?
Students will use Angle-Angle Similarity Postulate.
Students will use the Side-Angle-Side Similarity Theorem.
Students will use the Side-Side-Side Similarity Theorem.
 How do you identify corresponding parts of similar triangles?
A key to understanding corresponding parts of similar triangles is to show the triangles in orientations.

Best,

Stephanie Parker

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Congratulations!
Boys and Girls Basketball Teams,

Congratulations to the High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams on your recent victories!

Congratulations,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
OFFICE FURNITURE DONATIONS NEEDED...
Dear CMIT South Families:

CMIT South is seeking furniture donations as we expand our high school. If your offices will be closing or upgrading furnitures, please consider donating to support the your school.

We are in need of filing cabinets, storage cabinets, tables, chairs and bookshelves, lamps and whiteboards. Please email operations@cmitsouth.org if you would love to donate. Thank you for continuous support.

CMIT South

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Nurse's Corner
Please take a minute to read the attached documents regarding the mobile Dentist, flu s/s to report and 6th grade immunization clinic

Tina L. Green, R.N.
CHESAPEAKE MATH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY SOUTH
9822 Fallard Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 240-573-7250 | Fax:240-823-9326
nurse@cmitsouth.org

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Saturday Academy
Does your child need additional support in English and/or Math? If the answer is yes, then Saturday Academy is for you. We provided a small group setting to help reinforce the lessons of the week. There are two sessions each week 9:00 am-11:00 am and 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. You can choose either session or both sessions for your child. If you choose both sessions, then it is recommended that you send your child to school with a snack.

The only entrance for Saturday Academy is located on the same side as pick up and drop off by the middle section of the building. Please look for the sign.

We hope to see you Saturday!

CMIT South Testing

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Summer Engineering Opportunity - SAE CyberAuto Challenge™
SAE CyberAuto Challenge™
July 22-27, 2018
Detroit, Michigan, USA


In its seventh year, the 2018 SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ is a groundbreaking event in automotive cybersecurity for high-performing high school and college students. In order to avoid any economic barriers, there is no fee for the Challenge. It is Merit-based so only the top testing students get invited.

The Challenge is a week-long practicum-based workshop. It is comprised of instructor-led discussions that alternate with hands-on work on real cars, real equipment, and real communications protocols. Students work with real industry experts, including automotive engineers, government engineers, and ethical "white hat" hackers. Students perform analysis and provide input on current-model full-feature cars. After three days of practical learning hand-on experiments, students participate in a 24-hour "hack-a-thon" and graduation.

Encourage your best students to apply for the 2018 SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ and ignite interest in the automotive industry among the best and brightest college and high school students—developing the next generation of cyber-auto engineers. We thank you for your support of the Challenge that creates an immersive, collaborative community vested in the advancement of the cyber-auto industry.

Complete Details - www.sae.org/events/cyberauto

Ms. Graves

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PTO NEWS
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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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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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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