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CMIT SOUTH NEWS

Issue 52

Friday, October 2, 2015

   
 
TIGERS' TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Tech Savvy Parent Night


UPCOMING EVENTS

September Casual Day

CMIT South STEM Fair Requirements

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Student Service Learning Opportunity

Clean Up, Green Up Sign Up


ACADEMY NEWS

Girls Basketball Interest Meeting


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Morani's Science Class

Special Programs Entrance Exam Interest Form


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
Tech Savvy Parent Night

CMIT South is organizing variety of learning opportunities for our parents this year. Tech Savvy Parent Night was the first event that took place on Wednesday. Mr. Larson, Instructional Technology Specialist of PGCPS, Mrs. Asafa and Ms. Futrell presented Edmodo, Google Drive, iXL, Schoolmax, and CLF Portal. Ms. Colon, the school Registrar, was present to provide Schoolmax access to the parents.

Upcoming parent nights include college prep, healthy living, and drug awareness. Continue to follow newsletters for the parent learning opportunities.

Mr. AG

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UPCOMING EVENTS
September Casual Day
 

Monday, October 5, 2015 will be CMIT-South's first casual day of the year. Over the weekend, eligible students will receive email notifications of their eligibility to dress down on Monday. Please remember only students with -11 or less SIS points are eligible to participate in casual days. Additionally all casual day attire must still abide by the appropriate dress code.

Ms. Futrell, Program Coordinator

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CMIT South STEM Fair Requirements

STEM fair is a mandatory process for ALL CMIT South Students!

At this point all Students should have submitted and had their STEM fair proposal Approved or Rejected by their science teachers. It is crucial that if your teacher has asked your student to resubmit, that the resubmission is provided on or before the due date provided by your teacher. Failure to reach approval status in a timely manner will put your student behind in the STEM fair process, creating stress later in the year. You can not start your project until it has been approved!

Upcoming STEM Fair Dates and Expectations-

Rough Draft research paper - Due 10/30/15 on Edmodo - Students will be expected to show progress (but not necessarily completion) on each required section of the STEM fair Research Paper - Rubric provided in STEM Fair Packet- linked below.

Completed Final Research Paper - Due 12/21/2015 to Reading and Science teachers on Edmodo- Rubric provided in STEM Fair Packet- linked below. Science teachers will grade for scientific correctness, Reading teachers will grade grammar and spelling.

STEM Project Board - Due 01/08/2016 - Rubric provided in STEM Fair Packet- linked below.

CMIT South STEM Fair @ CMIT South. - 01/15/2016- Students will present their project to staff and judges. Exceptional projects will gain the opportunity to compete at the CLF and PGCPS STEM Fairs.

For further information please contact your science teacher, and reference the CLF STEM Fair Packet provided on the CMIT South Website at the following link http://cmitsouth.org/stem-fair/

Ms. Morani- CMIT South Science Department.

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
 

Kids Day in the Country Assistant 2015 - Patuxent River Park

Patuxent River Park

Volunteers, ages 13 and up, are needed to help at this special event at the Patuxent Rural Life Museums on Saturday, October 10. Volunteer responsibilities include being greeters, craft assistants, hay ride assistants, help with line management and more! The event is 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and volunteers will be assigned a 3-hour or 6-hour shift.

Please contact Michelle Schreiber at 301-627-6074 for more information.

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Student Service Learning Opportunity
 

Helping the Anacostia One Storm Drain At a Time

Sunday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Did you know that all of the trash that is thrown onto to streets and sidewalks in the area around College Park goes into the Anacostia River and onto the Chesapeake Bay? Help remind people to not dump trash onto our streets by stenciling stormwater inlets at Edmonston. We will provide all of the materials and supplies that you need. Bring a water bottle and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. For more information, contact Kim at 240-466-7542 or email placematterspgc@gmail.co

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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Clean Up, Green Up Sign Up
 

Clean Up, Green Up

Student Service Learning opportunity

October 17th, 2015 at CMIT South 9:00-12:00

Please sign up for this SSL opportunity by click on the link:

https://www.pt-avenue.com/volunteerr.asp?sc=CSCSPTO&v=88539

This event supports our initiative to make our community cleaner and greener by conducting individual community plantings and coordinating beautification activities throughout Prince George’s County. “Clean Up, Green Up,” in collaboration with Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful, Prince George’s County Public Schools and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, demonstrates our shared commitment to keeping our communities appealing and attractive. The PTO has organized this event and CMIT South students are invited to earn service hours while helping to beautify their school. Please be sure to sign up!

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMY NEWS
Girls Basketball Interest Meeting
 

After school on Tuesday October 6th, there will be an interest meeting for girls who are interested in playing basketball this year. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria at 3:00.

If a student is planning on trying out for basketball, please complete the following packet as well as the physical. All forms should be turned into the main office by October 15 in order to tryout. The forms can be found at the link below: http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/index.aspx?id=181070

Students must have a physical in order to try-out!

Please note the following eligibility requirements for trying out for basketball.

1. Students in grades 7th and 8th are required to have a 2.0 from the previous grading period

2. Students in the 6th grade are automatically eligible for fall sports. They must have a 2.0 from the previous grading period to participate in winter and spring sports.

If you have any questions contact Ms. Warehime at kwarehime@cmitsouth.org

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Morani's Science Class

Students in Harvard, Hampton, Howard, Yale, and UMD finished UNIT ONE of Six Chemistry Units this week. The cumulative assessment was given, and feedback on the assessment should be posted in Schoolmax within 10 days.

Every unit of our 7th grade science class is connected, success in unit one will adequately prepare your student for success in unit two. If your student was struggling with unit one, it is important to review that material, or future units will be difficult for your child as well. For students in Harvard, Howard and Yale, one full week of in class review was provided in order to prepare your children for success.

A reminder, students have access to pearsonsuccessnet.com, edmodo.com and brainpop.com 24 hours a day! These are your child's resources for studying and clarification on material.

I very much look forward to Unit Two - "The Classification of Matter" with your children, it is a fun one!

Ms. Morani

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Special Programs Entrance Exam Interest Form
 

Attention 8th grade parents. The application process for the Special Programs Entrance Exam is now active. 8th graders are allowed to apply to the Academy of Health Sciences, the Aerospace and Engineering programs and the Science and Technology programs. Please fill out the interest form below to indicate you are interested in your student applying to one of the special programs. You must complete the form in order to start the application process. The deadline for the application process is Nov. 6th.

http://goo.gl/forms/ypGXaGJVMJ

Ms. Warehime, School Counselor

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FAQs

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:

Pants:
- Navy blue or khaki
Shoes:
- Solid black (no markings or insignias)
Belt:
- 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 www.cmitsouth.org for more information.

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