CMIT South Middle/High School
Week of December 2, 2022
Week of February 24, 2023
Dr. Darrian Borden-McCarter, Principal
Congratulations to our 2023 Maryland Affiliate Winner and National Winner!!
NCWIT proudly announces the 2023 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) national recipients, honoring 400 high school students from 44 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. overseas military bases.
Each year, U.S. high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are women, genderqueer, or non-binary are eligible to receive recognition for their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. This year, 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were selected from more than 3,300 amazing, talented young applicants.
Our very own, Grace Magny-Fokam, was awarded not only the National Winner Award, but also THE 2023 Maryland Affiliate Winner!!!
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
Monday, March 13th @ Surrattsville High School at 6 pm
CMIT South MS/HS is currently planning a parent town hall meeting in March to speak to our own data with students and drug usage. In the interim, please continue to have conversations and re-enforce our no drugs policy with your scholars. This is inclusive of vaping, edibles, and any other unidentifiable foods.
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.
On Saturday, February 11, three of our 6th grade Tigers, Jayden Anigabor, Mokorinayo Adelakun, and Ezekiel Mangubat represented CMIT South in the MathCounts Potomac Chapter Level competition (which consists of PG County and Montgomery County students). As a result, we are pleased to announce that Ezekiel Mangubat is advancing to the State Finals on March 28!
🚨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
Saturday Academy Resumes
Saturday Academy is open to all CMIT South students.
We have two sessions to choose from 9:00 am-10:30 am and 10:40 am-12:30 pm. Our primary focus is English and Math however we have grown to add Government, AP Government, SAT Prep, Algebra 2, and now AP Computer Science.
AP Computer Science will be available on February 25, and then regularly each weekend. In March, we will add even more AP courses to our list.
There will be a mock SAT administration for our 11th graders during Saturday Academy on February 25th at 9:00 AM.
Starting in March our primary focus will be MCAP preparation. More details coming soon.
We look forward to working with your scholars!
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY!!!
Please see the attached flyer for a Service Learning Opportunity on February 28, 2023 from 3pm- 7pm.
Please let me know if you would like to participate in this opportunity by today, Friday February 24, 2023. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PEPCO GUIDING LIGHT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Please see the attachment for a great Leadership Program and a chance to receive a $2,500 deadline March 11.
Kappa Foundation of Maryland | SAT Prep Workshop & Financial Aid Workshop | February 25, 2023
The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Maryland will be sponsoring a SAT Prep and Financial Aid Workshop on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The Workshop are free and it is virtual!!
Join Shuyinthia Hembry a nationally recognized SAT Prep Workshop presenter as she will show you valuable tips and strategies to improve your score and perform better, alongside receiving expert SAT guidance.
Immediately afterwards, we will have a panel discussion and live Q&A with experts to provide you with the information you need and to answer your questions about the rising cost of college and ways you can maneuver through financial obstacles.
Feel free to share the registration link and flyer with your colleagues and students. Early registration is highly encouraged.
Registration link by clicking here:
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Kappa Foundation of Maryland, Inc
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.
PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
Juniors and Seniors!
Please read the message below from PGCC regarding an upcoming Open House at Prince George’s Community College:
Just wanted to share another opportunity for students to get see what Prince George’s Community College has to offer during our Spring 2023 Open House on Tuesday, April 4th! This event takes place while PGCPS students are on their spring break, so hopefully we will get a good turnout! We plan to have engaging presentations, academic departments showcasing their programs, live demonstrations, food trucks, and more! Attached is the flyer with the RSVP QR code for the event.
J.FRANKLYN BOURNE BAR ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL BI-COUNTY ORATORICAL CONTEST
Juniors and Seniors, Please see the message below for a chance to win a cash prize!
I am excited to be once again the chair of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association’s Annual Bi-County Oratorical Contest. Attached, please find a flyer that details the event, along with a complete entry packet, including an application, registration, and participation forms. In an effort to further spread the word and garner more participation, I am reaching out in the hopes that you will assist me with making contact with your interested students.
The contest is scheduled for February 25, 2023, @ 11:00 a.m., with a registration deadline of February 19, 2023. Participation is limited to the first 12 applicants, with a limited number of standby applicants accepted. The event is free to all participants and attendees, and the location will be announced at a later date.
This year’s topic focuses on the hotly debated issue of Critical Race Theory. More specifically, the topic is as follows:
The growing conflict over the relevance of Critical Race Theory has led to an increasing debate regarding general systemic racism and structural inequality. In recent years, the issue has given rise to a debate on the need for teaching this subject in our schools. Given the polar opposite views on this topic, do you believe that Critical Race Theory is relevant to preserving and remembering our ancestral history?
Information regarding rules, an application, and an information sheet with the following link: https://bit.ly/3ZZP6O2. For registration, please visit our EventBrite Page at https://bit.ly/3WwmlWg. Additional questions should be directed to Nikita Richardson at email@example.com or (202) 631-1460.
Be sure and use our Hashtag: #BourneSpeaks2023 and thank you in advance.
Judge ShaRon M. Grayson Kelsey
Prince George’s County Circuit Court
The Plummer Chapter of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Association is pleased to announce that it is giving two $500 and two $1,000 scholarship awards to deserving Prince George’s County students. These awards are to be used to continue the education of the students at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education. This is a call for all eligible students to apply for this one-time award. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIATo be eligible, the student applicant must be a graduating senior at a high school in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He or she must be able to prove acceptance or must plan to attend an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education of the student’s choice.
Mount Rose HBCU Scholarship
Please see the linked document regarding the Mount Rose HBCU Scholarship the deadline is March 15.
Please see the link below for Scholarship Opportunities for Prince George's County graduating High School seniors:
Here is a link that will take you to a list of 175 scholarship opportunities:
Please reach out to the contact information provided for each scholarship opportunity for any questions or concerns. You will need to navigate the scholarship processes by following the instructions for each scholarship.
Click this link to our ongoing scholarship list
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Join us March 1st for our monthly pizza fundraiser at Marco’s pizza.
Call for STEM Week Volunteers!! March 20-24, 2023
We need your help! Please consider volunteering in any capacity, all you have to do is fill out this form! As a reward for entry, student participants will be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes! Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!