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02/16/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL ASSEMBLY

"Tell Them We Are Rising" The Story of Black Collages and Universities

African-American History Program

Upcoming Projects and Black History Production

Update on the Kirwan Commission report for Maryland schools.

CLF Basketball Academy Spring class starts on April 12th REGISTER NOW

Class of 2020 News


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

College Camp- Washington, DC

Collection for the Franklin Institute and North Bay Field Trips

SSL Opportunity: Spring Break


ACADEMY NEWS

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM

TERP YOUNG SCHOLARS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Scholarship Opportunity

TEEN COURT - SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Upcoming Events for February and March

Physical Education


PTO NEWS

Amazon Smile

Sign-up Today to be a CMIT SOUTH PTO Member


FAQs
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NEWS
2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL ASSEMBLY

CMIT South welcomed parents, grandparents and other family member to our second honor roll assembly for the 2017-18 school year. CMIT South is proud is all honorees for the second quarter. Many thanks to PTO for providing refreshments to our honorees. We hope to see you and more next quarter.

Lara Asafa, Principal
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"Tell Them We Are Rising" The Story of Black Collages and Universities
Stanley Nelson, Emmy and MacArthur Grant winner, has produced a new film called Tell Them We Are Rising (the story of Historic Black Colleges and Universities), which will air on PBS on Feb 19. This is a great film to share with your families.

About the Film
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.
A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field while remaining unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker to Spike Lee to Common. A key driver of Black social, political and economic progress, HBCUs were also a place of unprecedented freedom for African American students and a refuge from the rampant racism that raged outside the campus walls. Tell Them We Are Rising captures this important history to tell the dynamic story of Americans who refused to be denied a higher education and — in their resistance — created a set of institutions that would influence and shape the landscape of the country for centuries to come.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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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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Upcoming Projects and Black History Production
Dear Parents and Students,

As we near the middle of Black History Month and enter the third quarter in earnest, I would like to make everyone aware of upcoming due dates, events and past assignments. I know that many of you are checking progress through Schoolmax and Edmodo and I ask that you continue to be proactive in checking for assignment completion in Edmodo and in students Notebooks each night.


As far as upcoming assignments, all students have a project due this Friday in honor of Black History Month. Students will either be detailing African-American inventors or movements depending on their grade. This is an assessment grade. These projects may be displayed around the school, so students should do their absolute best. As always, students should refrain from using Wikipedia as a source and avoid plagiarism at all costs as no credit will be assigned and SIS points will be assigned. Every student should have a good grasp on the content of their project, as I spent time going over each student’s presentation and their progress last week during class.


Furthermore, due to updates in the county grading policy, I will not be as lenient regarding grades as I was in the previous quarter. There will be no late work accepted unless excused. Assignment make-ups may only be available to those students who submit their work on time initially. In regards to the Third Quarter Make-Up Day, which will be March 9, 2017, I will select specific assignments to be eligible to be submitted on that day. No other assignments will be accepted. However, students will not be made aware which assignments will be Make-Up Day eligible, and thus should make a good faith attempt on all and submit on time so that they have the best opportunity at improving their grade if needed.


The Black History Month Production is coming up. It will be held in the school auditorium on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Rehearsals will be held every day this week after school from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm and next week leading up to the production. All student participants and volunteers should make it a priority to attend at least two rehearsals. Additionally, Friday morning will be a rehearsal opportunity as well. This is an extra credit opportunity.

Finally, flu season is really coming to a head and many students have been out sick in the past two weeks. Therefore, students who bring in tissues, hand sanitizer, and Lysol wipes will be able to get positive SIS points. Below, I have listed important dates and attached project descriptions for your reference.

Best,

Ms.Cage

Upcoming
• African-American Scientists and Inventors Project (6th) Due Friday, February 16, 2018
• African-American Movements and Revolutions Project (7th) Due Friday, February 16, 2018
• Black History Month Production – Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00pm



Ms. Cage
Social Studies Teacher

World Cultures and Geography (6th and 7th)
Community Film
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Update on the Kirwan Commission report for Maryland schools.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/bulletins/1db33a1


Greetings District 2 Constituents,

Thank you for all those who joined me for the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education community meeting on January 11, 2018 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. I would like to especially thank Senator Paul Pinsky for taking time out to brief us all on the work of the commission. As promised please see the Kirwan Commission Preliminary Report attached.

- Kirwan Recommendations Summary (FINAL)
- 2018 Preliminary Report of the Commission
- Press Release Final Kirwan

CMIT South PTO
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CLF Basketball Academy Spring class starts on April 12th 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.


6th-9th grader, for CMIT South, April 12th-May 31, Thursday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT South GYM, $130


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

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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Class of 2020 News


The Class of 2020 will hold it’s second Parent/Student Meeting on March 8, 2018 in the school cafeteria from 6:15-7:15pm. Please come and get updates on the class plans and ask questions and share recommendations.

World’s Finest Chocolate FUNDRAISER!!

Please help support our students. The Class of 2020 is currently selling World’s Finest Chocolate as a fundraiser. The chocolate comes in a box of 60 bars sold for $1 each. We are asking parents to purchase a box for $60. Your students can sell each bar to reimburse you for your purchase. It is a great fundraiser that can generate funds for senior year activities for your students. Remember, all funds raised go toward prom, senior picnic and other activities to help reduce the costs for our students. If you are interesting in purchasing a box, please email the class email box at cmitsclassof2020@gmail.com.

For our students, the 10th Grade SGA will be selling chocolate most days after school. Please stop by to purchase a bar or two and support the Class of 2020!

Class of 2020 Committee

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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/



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College Camp- Washington, DC

Jason Acosta serves as Sr. Director of Strategic Partnership at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). It has been announced that there is now a partnership with George Washington University to host "College Camp – Washington, DC" on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

The goal of this half-day event is to provide students – and their families – from the greater DMV community with knowledge and access to resources to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education.

I have attached the electronic invitation below. This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Link to College Camp Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en25SUH9M0Q

Event Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-college-camp-washington-dc-tickets-42337906819

Attachment(s)

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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Collection for the Franklin Institute and North Bay Field Trips
Collection for the Franklin Institute and North Bay Field Trips will occur March 2nd, 5th, and 7th. Payments will only be collected during homeroom and lunch. I will be going to all of the lunches. Please bring exact change.

There are 200 seats available for the Franklin Institute Field Trip on March 29th.

The North Bay Field Trip has allotted 50 male and 50 female seats. The total cost is $300. This can be broken up into three installments. The first installment will be collected March 2nd, 5th, and 7th. At this time you may pay the first $100 or the entire $300 fee.

Students must not have lost more than 15 SIS points between February 1-28, 2018. They must not have received any Level III or IV Disciplinary violations during the period prior to the trip.

Last, the permission slips for both field trips will be in the February 23rd newsletter.

Ebony Fowlkes
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SSL Opportunity: Spring Break

Are you looking to earn some Student Service Learning Hours during Spring Break?

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is looking for volunteers! Students can volunteer and receive SSL hours for this opportunity. It takes place on April 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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ACADEMY NEWS
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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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
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Scholarship Opportunity

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.

Number of Scholarships:
Ten (10) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.

Criteria for Award:
Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia based upon:

-Scholastic achievement
-Financial need
-Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
-Quality of extra-curricular achievements

Value of Award:
Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.

​Eligibility:
A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1st. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz
ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
202 Chesterfield Road
Centreville, MD 21617

​Renewal:
Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:
-A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
-The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
-The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
-The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
-The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years

Ms. Amos
Professional School Counselor
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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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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
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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Physical Education
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our CMIT South grading is as follows:

-Assessment (50%)
-Class Work (30%)
-Homework (20%)

Respectfully,

Mr. Chipriano
jchipriano@cmitsouth.org
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PTO NEWS
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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