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National Maker Faire in DC on June 18 & 19

8th Grade Promotion Celebration

PARCC Skate Party

June 17-23 is the Week of Making


Athletic Award Ceremony


6th Grade STEM Fair/Maker's Fair Proposals Due to Science Teachers

Final Exam Schedule

Summer Assignment Coming Soon

2016-17 Books of the Month

7th Grade Physics Final (Its Coming!)

Work Permit Information


Taekwondo Awards:


Best Investors of the Week

National Maker Faire in DC on June 18 & 19
Regardless of your age and interests, there is something for you at the Maker Faire. Remember, this is a National Maker Faire for you to open new perspectives in your Maker brain.

Take your family for an invention day; you will be surprised with the amount of information and ideas that you will be getting. See what people spend their time and energy with:

Ali Gurbuz
8th Grade Promotion Celebration
Dear 8th Grade Parents,

There is great excitement in the air! In less than two weeks, we will celebrate our 8th grade students and their achievements, as they prepare to transition to the next phase of their lives! Very special congratulations to the students of Stanford, whose theme, “We are the Future,” was selected as a part of the 8th Grade Promotion Celebration Theme contest. The Stanford students will be awarded a pizza party at school, sponsored by the Planning Committee.

The Planning Committee also wishes to thank all of the parents, family members, and friends, who have supported our efforts to celebrate our youth through this Promotion Ceremony! Your efforts, through ticket purchases, as well as the fundraisers, have demonstrated tremendous backing of our endeavors.

As we approach the Promotion ceremony date, we have a few reminders, and important information, that we would like to share, in order to make our program a huge success.
Please see below:

Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Location: Camelot by Martin’s, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Attire: Students should dress in their Sunday’s best.

1. As a result of overwhelming demand, we have added 50 additional tickets to PT Avenue. Please note that we will not be able to provide any more ticket opportunities beyond June 10, 2016.

2. On June 16, 2016, Students who are being promoted and are participating in the Ceremony, are asked to arrive at the Camelot by 6:15 p.m., in order to enjoy their meal before lining up for the Promotion Ceremony.

3. Students will begin to line up for the Processional at 7:15 p.m. The Processional will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

4. Please note that dinner will be available for all other guests from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.

5. Following the Promotion Ceremony, there will be time allotted for students (and Parents) to dance. We will be expected to exit the building no later than 10:30 p.m.

6. PARENTS: If you did not purchase tickets for the Banquet/Promotion Ceremony, and your 8th grade student is being promoted and will be attending the Ceremony, please e-mail Jamila Woods-Jones at, no later than June 8, 2016. Please include the student’s name and College.
The celebration of 8th grade students does not end with the banquet on June 16. On June 20, 2016, CLF is organizing another celebration and ceremony, which will be held between 8 – 10 am at the school. Due to limited space, each student is allowed to invite 2 guests only. Attire is formal. Finger food and light snacks will be available.

Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Jamila Woods-Jones, Committee Chair, at 240-355-1770.

Thank you again, for making our effort a success!!!

The 2016 CMIT South 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
Planning Committee
PARCC Skate Party

CMIT South will round up the PARCC assessment by providing an opportunity for students to relax and unwind with a Skate Party on June 15 and 16.
In order to participate, students must be present and on time all days of PARCC; come prepared with their earbud; and follow all testing guidelines.

Permission slip will be sent with all eligible students for parent consent. Please note that this event is free to all eligible students. More details to come later.

CMIT South
June 17-23 is the Week of Making
"Makers" across the world are developing new solutions and products to pressing challenges, engaging students in hands on, interactive learning of STEM, arts and design and enabling individuals to learn new skills in design, fabrication and manufacturing.

Building on last year’s National Week of Making, this year’s Week will highlight the diversity of Makers big and small, young and old, urban and rural. The Week of Making is an opportunity to for individuals in communities throughout the U.S. to participate in Making activities locally, celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers:

National Week of Making Proclamation by President Obama:
“Makers and builders and doers — of all ages and backgrounds — have pushed our country forward, developing creative solutions to important challenges and proving that ordinary Americans are capable of achieving the extraordinary when they have access to the resources they need.”

Ali Gurbuz
Athletic Award Ceremony
Parents and Guardians,

You are cordially invited to attend CMIT South's Athletic Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 9th. The ceremony will be held in the cafeteria from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in providing refreshments for the ceremony, please contact Coach Young at

6th Grade STEM Fair/Maker's Fair Proposals Due to Science Teachers
Greetings sixth grade families!

The sixth grade science team is offering extra credit to the tune of a 100% TEST grade for the submission of an accurately formatted and filled out proposal for the 2016-17 STEM or Maker's Fair projects.

Please make a copy of your choice of the following forms, fill out the copy, and return it to your science teacher according to the due date you were provided in class.

STEM Fair Proposal

Maker's Fair Proposal

Attached you will also find grading rubrics for the proposals as well as packets to answer most common questions.

Good luck!

The 6th Grade Science Team

Brian Davidson
Final Exam Schedule

The final exam schedule for the 2015-16 school year has now been released. Please ensure that students are present all days of final exams. All final exam date will operate on a two-hour delay schedule although school is opened on time. During the first two hours of each day, students will take their assessments in their first period classes.

Final exam window - June 13 - June 15, 2016

RELA - June 13, 2016
Mathematics - June 14, 2016
Science - June 15, 2016

Final Project for Technology and Social Studies

Social Studies project due - June 7, 2016
Technology project due - June 10, 2016

Please look out for more information on the projects via Edmodo.

CMIT South
Summer Assignment Coming Soon
A tradition at CMIT South is for all students to complete summer assignments in RELA, Math, Science and Technology. Students are expected to begin their summer assignments by July 1, 2016. Some assignments have due dates during the months of July and August. Others are due in September. Teachers of these subjects are providing necessary directions for summer assignments during this last few weeks.

Please look forward to more information regarding summer assignments in subsequent newsletter editions. Summer assignments constitute part of the assessment grades for first quarter of the new school year.

CMIT South
2016-17 Books of the Month

Please find the books of the month for the upcoming year in pictures. List is below.

Sixth Grade
September Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
October Taking Sides by Gary Soto
November The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
December Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
January Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
February Roll of Thunder Hear by Cry by Mildred Taylor
March Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
April Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Justen
May The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Seventh Grade
September The Giver by Lois Lowry
October The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
November The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
December The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
January Sounder by William Armstrong
February Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor
March The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
April A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
May Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Eighth Grade
September Animal Farm by George Orwell
October The Pearl by John Steinbeck
November Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allen Poe
December Harlem by Walter Dean Myers
January 1984 by George Orwell
February Mississippi Bridge by Milred Taylor
March The Narrative of Frederick Douglas
April Whitefang by Jack London
May Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Ninth Grade
September - Night by Elie Wiesel
October - Lord of the Flies by William Golding
November - The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
December - Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
January - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
February - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March - Don't You Turn Back: Poetry Collection by Langston Hughes
April - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
May - Our Town by Thorton Wilder

CMIT South
7th Grade Physics Final (Its Coming!)
Summer is coming! But first the seventh graders need to pass Physical Science! Finals season is around the corner, and if you have been struggling in science class this year, the time to begin studying is now!

The science Final (For All Classes and Grade Levels) is Wednesday June 15th 2016 from 8:00am- 10:00am. (For the rest of the day classes will operate on a 2 hour delay schedule)

Your PRIMARY source for review for the Final exam is to review classwork, notes, and prior assessments.

Your SECONDARY source for review for the Final exam is your PEARSON TEXT (Available both in Print and Online)

The following chapters contain content for the final exam.
Chapter 7 (Motion)
Chapters 8.1- 8.3 (Forces)
Chapters 9.1-9.3 (Work and Machines)
Chapter 10 (Energy)
Chapters 11.1-11.2 (Heat)
Chapter 12 (Waves)
Chapters 16.1-16.3 (Electricity)
Chapters 17.1 - 17.3 (Magnetism and Electromagnets)

A study guide for the final exam will be provided during our physics unit review (Estimated June 9th - 14th)

It has truly been a PLEASURE instructing your students this year!

Kelly Morani & Brian Davidson
Work Permit Information
Parents and CMIT-S Students,

Here is information on how to apply for work permits in Maryland. The school no longer provides work permits to students.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor
Taekwondo Awards:
On June, 1st, 2016 the CMIT South
Taekwondo Club received awards for their completion for this year’s classes.

Wayne Distin
Please turn in all soccer uniforms (please wash in cold water) to Coach Young.

Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) Christopher Curtis
3) Christopher Curtis

Future Investors Game

What is the Uniform Policy?
The uniform policy can be found on our website by clicking here.

How do we order uniform items?
Uniform items can be ordered by completing the OWI order form.

What uniform items should we order?
At least
- 2 CMIT South Polo shirts (1 blue, 1 green)
- 1 CMIT South fleece or windbreaker
- 1 CMIT South White oxford shirt
- 1 blue tie (neck tie for boys, crisscross tie for girls)
- 1 CMIT South PE t-shirt

Items to be purchased at a department store:

- Navy blue or khaki
- Solid black (no markings or insignias)
- Solid black
Athletic pants:
- Solid blue or black (no markings or insignias)

What is CMIT's Daily Schedule?
7:35- 7:45am:
- Student arrival (drop off is at the side entrance)
- Doors close at 7:45am (after 7:45am parents need to sign late students in at the Front Office)

7:35 - 7:57am:
- Homeroom (Breakfast is available during this time until 7:50am)

8:00am - 2:49pm for 6th grade and 2:54 for 7th grade:
- Academic instruction

2:49/2:54 - 3:05 pm:
Student pick-up outside (Students who are not picked up by 3:05pm 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.

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 for more information.

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