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04/20/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS

PARCC 2018 SCHEDULE

SY18 FINAL PROJECT/EXAM SCHEDULE

High School Town Hall

National Junior Honor Society

YEARBOOK ORDERS HAPPENING NOW!!! (Middle School)

High School Yearbook Orders

ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program

PGCode Presents Power Community Hack Day

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program


UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer Sign-up For Upcoming Young Men's Workshop

Soccer Schedule Games and Practices

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP

Back by popular demand (Open Gym)

Essay Writing Contest


ACADEMY NEWS

High School Internship Program at JHU APL

Earth Science classes learning about weather

Spanish 1-Performance and Unit 6 Test

USDA AgDiscovery 2018

USDA STEAM Summer Camp


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Mr. Wassam's Physics Class

Mr. Wassam's Biology Class

Soccer Standing

PGCPS Extends SY18 to June 20


PTO NEWS

CMIT South PTO Next General Meeting on May 16th at 6:00pm


FAQs
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NEWS
PARCC 2018 SCHEDULE


CMIT South will begin administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) starting the week of April 23, 2018 for four weeks. Please ensure that scholars are present at school to participate in these critical assessment. Some PARCC assessments constitute part of Maryland's requirement for graduation and signals readiness for College and Career. Please find below the schedule for the 2018 PARCC.

Students will need to bring with them a pair of earbud for this assessment. Students taking high school mathematics courses may need their Scientific calculators.

6TH RELA - 04/23; 04/40
7TH RELA - 04/24; 05/01
8TH RELA - 04/25; 05/02
10TH RELA - 04/26; 05/03
6TH Math – 05/07; 05/14
7TH Math – 05/08; 05/15
8TH/Alg1/Alg2 Math – 05/09; 05/16
Geometry – 05/10; 05/17

CMIT South Testing
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SY18 FINAL PROJECT/EXAM SCHEDULE

CMIT South will be having final exams during the week of June 4 as follows:

June 4 - RELA
June 5 - Math
June 6 - Science

For Social Studies, Spanish and Technology, students will be working on projects. Due dates and directions for project will be communicated through Edmodo.

Please reach out to your child's teacher for questions. We wish all scholars the best.

CMIT South
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High School Town Hall


On March 17th, CMIT- South had a wonderful event- High School Town Hall- with the support of teachers, parents, and students. We discussed following:

-CMIT-South High School Program
-Required Assessments for graduation
-High School academic and behavioral expectations
- How to succeed in High School
-Available resources
-Dual Enrollment Process
-Student Owned Computers

On behalf of CMIT-South's teachers and administration, I want to thank all of our parents and students for sharing their thoughts, growing together as CMIT-South Community.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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National Junior Honor Society
Greetings Families,

The NJHS Faculty Council is hard at work reviewing membership information packets. We expect notification letters, informing candidates of their status to be released by Friday, May 11th. We thank you for your patience as you eagerly await the outcome. If there are questions or concerns in the meantime, please send an email to njhs@cmitsouth.org. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. T. Green
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YEARBOOK ORDERS HAPPENING NOW!!! (Middle School)
Middle School yearbooks are now on sale!!

Each standard yearbook costs $20. (Personalized yearbooks cost $25.)

Orders will only be taken online (see the steps below for how to do it.)

***The last day to order is this Friday, April 27, 2018.***

Here's how to order:

- Click the link: https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent
- Enter the Pay Code: 87571
- Select your child's grade.
- Select your child's university
- Complete the order form

Miss Sears
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High School Yearbook Orders

It is that time of year! Yearbooks are now on sale for $20. The last day to order is April 27, 2018.

Click the link below:

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Pay Code - 87572

Select your child's grade.

Teacher - 9th grade (Cameron)
10th grade (Payne)

Complete the order form. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Patricia Cameron

pcameron@cmitsouth.org
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ASPIRE High School Mentoring Program
Applications are currently open for the academic year session of the ASPIRE high school internship program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in STEM are invited to apply for a technical internship in an area of interest to the student. Come explore what STEM careers look like first hand and develop important skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

The ASPIRE program is open to juniors and seniors in high school who are at least 15 years of age. During the school year, it is recommended that students work with their school to receive credit for participating in the program. This provides the time needed to fully participate. Students should speak to their guidance counselor or internship coordinator at their school for the options available to them.

Students accepted into the ASPIRE program come to JHU APL for a minimum of 5 hours a week (or more depending on school requirements) and must commit to coming from September through the first week of May. Students will work on a technical STEM project with mentoring from an APL staff person. Most placements are made in computer science, mechanical engineering, software development, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, and applied math. Students must have reliable transportation and be willing to make a commitment to making the program a priority for the entire duration of the program.

Applications will be open through May 30th. Here is a link to the application website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/ASPIRE. A link to the application is listed under ASPIRE Application Process. A completed application includes the online application, a signed counselor form, unofficial transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Students who applied for the summer program and would like to move their application to the academic year session may request that by emailing aspire@jhuapl.edu and be sure to include your full name. These students will still be considered for the summer.

Students may contact the ASPIRE coordinator at aspire@jhuapl.edu with any questions about the application.

Whether you know exactly what you want to study in college or you have a variety of interests and want to try some of them out, we invite you to apply to explore STEM at JHU APL. Recently over 94% of past ASPIRE students surveyed said that the program positively affected their performance in college and helped them build critical skills.

Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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PGCode Presents Power Community Hack Day
Greetings All,

Please find attached information for PGCode's first ever Community Hack Day.

PGCode’s Power is a Community Hack Day designed to engage youth in the creative processes of hacking through the exploration of electrical power. The event will be held on May 5, 2018 and is sponsored by Love, Affection and Compassion, Inc. (LAC) and University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) in partnership with Major League Hacking (MLH) and the Prince George’s Social Innovation Fund’s 2017 Forty Under 40 Cohort. PGCode organizers seek to engage 75 to 100 Prince George’s County youths age 11 to 18, specifically those enrolled in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), in an enriching learning experience that will expose them to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Use the link below to register today!
https://community1.typeform.com/to/i9g8v7

Ms. Cage
Social Studies Teacher

World Cultures and Geography (6th and 7th)
Community Film
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United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program


Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Stem Program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

(USNA) Summer Stem Program is six days long. Campers live in our dorm, eat in our dining hall, and engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen (what we call our students).

2018 SESSION DATES

Session 1: Rising 9th Graders
June 4 - 9

Session 2: Rising 10th Graders
June 11 - 16

Session 3: Rising 11th Graders
June 18 - 22

For more information, please visit:
https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

Courtesy USNA
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Volunteer Sign-up For Upcoming Young Men's Workshop

As the committee prepares for the Young Men's Workshop for April 28th , 9:00am to 2:00pm, They need Male Volunteers leaders to sign-up to contribute their time for one of these workshops:

- Growing into adulthood
- Overcoming adversity
- Life skills
- Bullying and peer pressure

A male presence is requested, however, if you are not interested in being a guest speaker, we encourage you to attend and enjoy the sessions.

Use the link to sign up to volunteer for the workshop:

Parent Volunteers
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2EA3FA7-cmit


Thank you,
Planning Committee
C/O "2020"

CMIT South PTO
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Soccer Schedule Games and Practices
Greetings,

Here is the Schedule for Games and Practices:

4/23 @ Kettering Middle School - Girl's play first
4/24 GIRL'S PRACTICE

4/25 @ William Hall Middle School - Boy's play first
4/26 BOY'S PRACTICE

4/30 @ EXCEL Academy - Girl's play first
5/1 GIRL'S PRACTICE

5/2 @ Benjamin Stoddert Middle School - Boy's play first
5/3 BOY'S PRACTICE

5/7 @ Benjamin Foulois - Girl's play first

END OF THE SEASON

First game begins at 5:30 p.m.
Players for Second Game MUST BE in the field by 6:15 p.m.

PRACTICE WILL BE 3:00 TO 4:30 P.M.
ALL PLAYERS MUST PICK UP BY 4:30 P.M.

We expect your support in any of these games.

See you on Monday at Drew Freeman Middle School.

Soccer Coaches
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIP
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 (Second Installment is due)

Website: http://northbayadventure.org/


Who: Open to all students

Where: Hershey Park, Hershey PA (Tentative)

When: June 14, 2018

Cost: $75:00

Website: http://www.hersheypark.com/

CMIT South
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Back by popular demand (Open Gym)

Back by popular demand! Open gym club will resume play on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:15. All students must be pick up at 4:15pm. Students not pick up on time will not be able to return to open gym. Parents please make arrangement for siblings to be picked up. Siblings cannot stay after school because their brother/sister is in open gymnasium. If pick up arrangements cannot be made, students do not need to participate in open gym.

Mondays - High School Open Gym
Wednesdays - Middle School Open Gym

Coach Fisher
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Essay Writing Contest


Enter our Annual Essay Writing Contest for the chance to win great prizes!

Prizes for this year's contest include:
- 1st Place - Apple iPad Tablet
- 2nd Place - Beats by Dre Headphones
- 3rd Place - Apple AirPods

Other prizes for the finalists include Google Home & Mini, Bluetooth Speaker Wonderboom, and Visa Gift Cards!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be a high school student and resident of Prince George's County, Maryland
Only ONE entry per participant
ESSAY REQUIREMENTS

Essays must be 1000 words or less, double-spaced, and use 12 point Times Roman font
Must be saved as an MS Word Document or Adobe PDF file format
Cover page must include Title of the Essay, Essay Topic Number, Name, Address, Phone#, Email Address, School, Grade, and Age
Essays must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2018 and adhere to the contest format. Contest winners will be notified and must be present at the chapter's Student Achievement Ceremony in June 2018 to claim your prize.

For more details and essay questions, click here to go to our Essay Writing Contest page on our website at hlkapsi.org/essay-contest


Mr.Taner
Assistant Principal
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ACADEMY NEWS
High School Internship Program at JHU APL


Applications are currently open for the academic year session of the ASPIRE high school internship program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in STEM are invited to apply for a technical internship in an area of interest to the student. Come explore what STEM careers look like first hand and develop important skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

The ASPIRE program is open to juniors and seniors in high school who are at least 15 years of age. During the school year, it is recommended that students work with their school to receive credit for participating in the program. This provides the time needed to fully participate. Students should speak to their guidance counselor or internship coordinator at their school for the options available to them.

Applications will be open through May 30th. Here is a link to the application website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/Students/ASPIRE.

Johns Hopkin APL STEM ASPIRE
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Earth Science classes learning about weather
Our sixth grade Earth Science students are starting their next unit on weather and climate. By the second week of May (or so) your budding meteorologist should be able to tell you why the spring has been so cold and help you make sense of the weather forecasts on the news.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of students taking advantage of a warm day to try out their handmade wind vanes!

Happy Earth Day!

Brian Davidson
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Spanish 1-Performance and Unit 6 Test
We finished this week the performance for acting about professions.
Make sure you completed all lessons on Santillana USA Spanish 1 (Book Online), Unit 6: Estados Unidos, Fans Online Activities Fotonovela, Vocabulario and Gramática.
I will make the correction for the writing part on Unit 6 TEST this week.
If you have doubts or question, you can reach me at farroyo@cmitsouth.org

Mr. Arroyo
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USDA AgDiscovery 2018

AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of protecting plants and animals (agribusiness).

This 2- to 4-week summer outreach program for 2018 targets middle and high
school students who are interested in learning more about plants, animals, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character- and team-building activities and a variety of other events.

For more information and application, please visit:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_general/bro-agdiscovery.pdf

Courtesy USDA
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USDA STEAM Summer Camp

USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Data Science Program at George Washington University are teaming up to design and deliver a tuition-free “summer camp” in 2018 for high-school students (ages 15-17) in the Washington Metro Area that focuses on using Open Data related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM).

This two-week long (July 23-August 3, 2018)project-based Summer Camp will introduce participants to the use of data for making important decisions, in the context of the USDA’s work with food nutrition, forestry, and urban agriculture. There will be a special focus on effective and compelling ways to visualize data. Students will explore, analyze, and reconfigure quantitative and qualitative data, using fundamental graphical principles to present their project-related findings.

Please use this link to apply: https://dataprograms.gwu.edu/usda-open-data-summer-camp/

USDA/GW
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Mr. Wassam's Physics Class
Hi all!
I just wanted to provide an update for Physics for the rest of the year. Students have already been made aware of the upcoming events, but here is another reminder.

Dates and Topics:
April 23 - 27: Lenses and Mirros
April 30 - May 4: Lenses and Mirrors and Test
May 7 - 11: Student planning for presentation
May 14 - 18: Student planning for presentation
May 21 - 25: Student presentations
May 28 - June 1: Student presentations
June 4 - 8: Student presentations
June 11 - 15: Relativity
June 18 - End: Relativity

The student presentations will be one week per group, and students will need to fill 2x90 minute periods, and 1x45 minute period. This, in combination with PARCC testing, is why they will be allowed 2 weeks to prepare.

There is also a science final on June 6th, and the North Bay field trip is June 11-15. Materials will be sent home to prepare for the final.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mr. Wassam
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Mr. Wassam's Biology Class
Hi all,
I just wanted to update everyone on the upcoming topics, projects, and tests for the remainder of the year. There are only 8.5 weeks left and they will fly by!

All of my Biology classes will cover the following topics by the end of the year, and hopefully more (denoted by "time permitting").
Topics:
- RNA and DNA (finishing now)
- Genetics and Heredity
- Genetic Engineering
- Evolution and History of Life
- Microorganisms, Plants, and Animals (time permitting)

Classes will also have a test or quiz on each of the above topics (min. 4 + final), as well as the following projects. This list is not comprehensive and subject to change, so please be mindful!
- Human genome project
- Human baby: Genetics project (with partner)
- Genetic engineering project

Please know there is also a comprehensive science final on June 6th. Study materials will be sent home with students to prepare for the final.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mr. Wassam
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Soccer Standing
Greeting,
This week only we played one game. Game was against Drew Freeman and was rescheduled for Thursday april 19. Girls won and boys lost.
Standing:
GIRLS
W-1 L-1
BOYS
W-1 L-1
On Monday will held game against Kettering Middle School.
On Wednesday we will play against William Hall.
Games will start at 5:30 p.m.
Let's go Tigers

Mr. Arroyo
Soccer Coach
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PGCPS Extends SY18 to June 20

PGCPS plans to extend the school year to June 20, contingent on the Governor signing the legislation into law, rather than open schools previously scheduled Spring Break. All Maryland school districts are required to start school after Labor Day with June 15 as the last day of instruction due to an Executive Order by Gov. Larry Hogan. The state bill does not change the post-Labor Day start for schools.

PGCPS
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PTO NEWS
CMIT South PTO Next General Meeting on May 16th at 6:00pm

CMIT SOUTH PTO GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing many of you on May 16th!

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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