CMIT South Middle/High School
Week of March 17, 2023
Dr. Darrian Borden-McCarter, Principal
With the increase of fentanyl related overdoses PGCPS will host community meetings to help families learn more about the dangers of fentanyl and other illicit drugs along with strategies to lower the risk of overdoses. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Narcan kits will also be available while quantities last. The dates, times and locations are below.
Monday, March 27th @ Largo High School at 6 pm
Moms and Muffins Sign Up Is Here!!!!
If you plan to join us on March 30th, please complete this sign-up sheet no later than Friday, March 24th. CMIT South MS/HS will be hosting a collaborative conversation with the Moms of CMIT on March 30th from 9am - 12noon. Please mark your calendars as we would love for you to participate. Sign-Up Form
🌟Student Spotlight-Grace Magny-Fokam 2023 Coca-Cola Scholar!!!!!🌟
CLASS OF 2024 FUNDRAISER
Hello CMIT South families! please help the class of 2024 by purchasing a dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme using our link. Once the dozen has been purchased using said link, Krispy Kreme will donate 40% of the sale to the class of 2024. Thank you for your help and go tigers!
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ESSAY AND POSTER CONTEST
CMIT Scholars!!! Participate in CMIT South Women's History Month Essay/Poster Contest. The Contest is open to Middle and High School students. Click below to view the prompts and rubrics. The contest opens on March 1, 2023, and closes on March 20, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. O’Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 Winners will be announced on March 23, 2023.
MCAP March Madness- Saturday Academy
I am excited to inform you that starting Saturday, March 4, 2023, Saturday Academy has changes its focus. We will be conducting March MCAP Madness!
We offer two sessions 9:00 am- 10:30 am, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm or both.What does this mean?
Your child will be working on RELA MCAP practices, and in Math, there will be specific targeted skills per grade level to help prepare our scholars for testing after Spring Break. This transition will mean that homework provided during the week will not be our primary focus. Students will need to keep up with their work in order to receive the intensive review of skills. In doing this, it is our hope that students will make improvements in their performance bands from the previous test administration.
Our greatest deficit to overcome is the area of Mathematics county-wide. At CMIT South, we have implemented several interventions to help students. Using the platforms that we have purchased such as IXL, Achieve 3000, and Savvas realize are all ways that your child can improve his/her skill set. Khan Academy is another helpful tool that can be utilized.
In addition to MCAP Madness, we are also offering AP Statistics, AP CSP, AP Psychology, AP Literature and AP Language as course offerings.
We look forward to helping CMIT Scholars reach even greater heights this Spring.
🚨INSTRUCTIONS ON COMPLETING STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING FORMS🚨
Greetings Parents and Scholars,
I have received many Student Service Learning forms that I am unable to accept due to the following reasons:1-Missing Signatures and Dates
I cannot accept any forms that are missing Parent Signatures, Student Signatures, Supervisor Signatures, and Dates.
2-Dates of Service
Dates of Service are to be itemized on “EACH” line. I cannot accept date ranges. Even if the activity was completed for the same organization, each date and organization name is required on each line. I have attached a completed Service Learning Form for your reference.
3-Hours of Service
The Hours of Service column is to notate the actual time of day that the activity was completed;
Example: 12:00pm- 2:00pm. The attached Service Learning Form reflects an example of this.
The Total Hours column should reflect the number of hours that were completed on “each” specific date that is itemized on the form on each line.
5-Signature of Supervisor
The Signature of Supervisor column should have a signature for each line that is completed.
I have received forms with incomplete reflective responses that I unable to submit. The attached form highlights every line and section that requires completion as well as an example of how the Service Learning Log should be filled out. PGCPS requires that the form is properly filled out in its entirety before it can be submitted and recorded into School Max. Failure to properly complete the form in its entirety will result in a delay in submissions.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at email@example.com
METRO VBC SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
Metro VBC is hosting summer camps throughout the summer for various ages and experience levels. If you are interested, please check out their website for more information and registration links. (April 1)
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM OPEN GYMS
Volleyball open gyms start March 20th for any high school or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the volleyball team at the start of August.
STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY! - MENTAL HEALTH EXPO
Middle and High Schoolers! Here is a chance to gain some Student Service Learning Hours:
Several local organizations have collaborated to produce "The Greatest of All Times Youth Mental Health Expo". This innovative event will offer middle and high school students, parents and/or guardians the opportunity to learn effective ways of managing their mental health and wellness. The G.O.A.T. Youth Mental Health Expo will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9:30 am to 3:30pm on the campus of Bowie State University. This is a great way to usher in Mental Health Awareness Month which is recognized during the month of May. Please see attached flyer for additional information regarding the expo.
Service Learning Opportunity
Event organizers are offering PGCPS students (Grade 8-12 ONLY) the opportunity to earn service hours by volunteering to support in one of three ways.Service Learning Opportunity # 1- General Assistance (Passing out flyers, running errands, escorting guests, providing directions...etc)
Service Learning Opportunity # 2- Talent (Musical performance, Poetry Reading...etc)
Service Learning Opportunity #3 Mental Health Panel Participant
Students who are interested in earning service hours, please complete the G.O.A.T. Service Hour Volunteer Sign up form via the provided link. Please provide a non-pgcps email address, as event organizers will directly contact students with next steps. The deadline to register to serve as a volunteer is COB March 22, 2023.
FAME JAZZ BAND PROGRAM AUDITION
Open to Middle and High School Students!
Participation in the FAME Jazz Band Program (FJBP) is open to youth musicians who are eager to grow in their
artistic expression, as well as maintain high academic
standards in the classroom. All Jazz Band instruments
are invited. This is a tuition Free program.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
ZETA CHI SIGMA CHAPTER OF PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC.
Seniors please see the link for a great scholarship opportunity provided by The Zeta Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc:
By April 13, 2023
Click this link to our ongoing scholarship list
CMIT SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL '22-23 YEARBOOK ON SALE NOW!!!
Purchase your 2022-2023 Yearbook TODAY! Students can create 2 FREE custom pages before April 7th! Read the flyer for specific details! Don't miss out; the yearbook will feature 9-12th graders, clubs, sports teams, school events, Senior Ads, Business Ads, and more! See Ms. D.Jones in Room 330 if you have any questions or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 2023 TOWN HALL
Good day seniors, parents, and guardians,
This upcoming Wednesday, March 22nd we will have a Senior Town Hall for ALL scholars, parents, and guardians at 6:00pm. With us quickly approaching the end of the school year, it is important that we all meet to review all of the information needed to ensure that all scholars have a successful completion of their senior year. We will review senior activities, important dates, opportunites for support, and next steps. Please be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend this meeting. Thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
Please use this zoom link to access our meeting: https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/89967530613
DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Sophomores and Juniors!
Many of you have expressed interest in Dual Enrollment!
Below are the upcoming dates and times in which the Dual Enrollment department of Prince Georges Community College will be providing information sessions:
Part IWhat’s the Hoot: Dual Enrollment at PGCC
Mar. 22, 2023 | 6 p.m. | YouTube Live
Tune in to www.youtube.com/PGCCTVOnline
• Learn the benefits of participating in dual
• Get advice on how to select courses
• Learn how to connect with your COAST
Advisor/Dual Enrollment Representative
• Hear from faculty and program participants
• Learn about important program deadlines
Getting Owl Ready: Application Steps for
Summer and Fall 2023
Apr. 10, 2023 | 6 p.m. | YouTube Live
Tune in to www.youtube.com/PGCCTVOnline
• Learn how to apply and enroll for the
Summer 2023 semester
• Understand the important program deadline dates
• Learn how to set up and use college systems
• Discover opportunities after dual enrollment
• Learn about important program deadlines
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Dual Enrollment Coordinator at email address: email@example.com
GOVERNMENT SATURDAY ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENT
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to reach out to you to inform you about an opportunity our scholars have at CMIT South. Many of you know that tenth grade is a heavy testing year for our scholars. I have been working with Ms. Jones to discuss when our MCAP (for LSN scholars) will be held this year. The AP U.S. Government and Politics scholars will use their AP Exam to replace the MCAP; they are not expected to test on both the AP exam and the MCAP. Please proceed to the information needed for your scholar. Please also remember that Saturday Academy is extra credit for the government scholars. LSN Government will be held in the first session (9:00-10:30) and AP U.S. Government and Politics will take place in the second session (11:00-12:30).
Although there is not a specific schedule yet she let me know that our test will be held around the middle of May. With this knowledge I have planned out the remainder of the third, and beginning of the fourth quarter with the curriculum provided by PGCPS. I have been working with Ms. Jones to try to allow some time for review within the classes leading up to our test, however, the schedule is provided for us by PGCPS as well. This means that the review and studying for this exam will need to be completed outside of the class time I have with the scholars. I will be working to provide resources via Canvas that you all can use at home to help prepare for this exam, however, our scholars may also attend Saturday Academy to engage in review sessions both of content, and also how to answer specific types of questions such as an evidence based argument. I have included a schedule for the Saturday Academy and I strongly encourage scholars to attend these sessions as the exam is on material from all year.
AP U.S. Government and Politics:
While planning the lessons for this class I have designed the class to be finished with learning material by the end of third quarter (ending right before spring break). When we return from spring break there will be about seven class periods before the AP Exam. These class periods will be designed to practice exam questions and review main concepts from the course, however, most of the review should be completed outside of the classroom. I have created quizlet cards for the required documents and supreme court cases for the exam, and will continue to make study material. The mateiral that I create will be posted in the resources module on Canvas. All scholars have access to My AP Classroom which provides video lessons on each topic that are useful resources as well. Our scholars may also attend Saturday Academy to engage in review sessions both of content, and also how to answer specific types of questions such as a free response question. I have included a schedule for the Saturday Academy and I strongly encourage scholars to attend these sessions as the exam is on material from all year. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns moving forward.
ANNUAL DC/MARYLAND BLACK COLLEGE EXPO
The National College Resources Foundation Presents 20th Annual DC/Maryland Black College Expo Saturday March 18th at Bowie State University from 10-3pm with an After Show hosted by Celebrities from 3-5pm. Students and College transfer students can get:
-Accepted on the Spot (bring at least 10 copies your transcripts to give to colleges)
-Application fees Waived
-Even opportunities for Adult Learners that want to go back to school or need opportunities like internships, jobs and even everyone can learn how to start a business.
-Fabulous Seminars plus cash & prize giveaways
All dollars raised go towards scholarships to students in need, including homeless and foster students.
To register for this event, please click on the provided link:
For more information about our nonprofit and our programs visit www.ncrfoundation.org or call us at 877-427-4100.
UMD COLLEGE PARK COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM
UMD College Park is offering a College Readiness Program. The program is a 4-week program that will prepare students in assessing their best fit college, the common app application process, writing workshop, resume building and more.
Please see the flyer below if interested.
STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY- ALICE FERGUSON FOUNDATION
If you are in need of Student Service Learning Hours, please click the link for opportunities to complete your graduation requirement of 24 Service Learning Hours.
EXELON FOUNDATION STEM ACADEMY
The 2023 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is a free, week-long program for current 10th and 11th grade girls (class of 2024 and 2025) interested in STEM that live in the Baltimore/D.C. area. These young women will learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change through hands on activities; and connect with like-minded peers. The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Baltimore/D.C. summer program will be held Sunday, July 30th - Friday, August 4th at the University of Maryland at College Park.
HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: SENIOR/BUSINESS ADS
Parents, do you want to honor your senior in the yearbook or advertise your business? Here's your chance! Scan the QR code on the flyer to submit your information.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
A Support Group for Parents
Parents! Do you have concerns about your Scholar?
Please see the attached flyer for more information on receiving support for your Scholar!