CMIT South Middle/High School
Week of April 7, 2023
Dr. Darrian Borden-McCarter, Principal
Important Immunization Information
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY RESOURCES AND SUPPORT DURING SPRING BREAK
If you or someone needs immediate help due to suicidal thoughts or other serious emotional challenges, during the break please contact:
Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
DC Crisis Hotline: 1-888-793-4357
Prince George's County Crisis Services (Mobile Crisis Team): 301-429-2185
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Maryland 211: Call 2-1-1 or Text your zip code to 898-211
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or (800) SUICIDE
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call 988
Child Protective Services: 301-909-2450
Text “TRIBE” to 741741 if you are expiring any type of crisis (anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide etc.
Safe Schools Maryland: Call 1-833-632-7233
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
SPRING INTO SOME FUN :WAYS TO RELAX, RESET AND HAVE SOME FUN!
Spring break is a great time to reset mentally, emotionally, and physically! Their are various low cost and free activities your families can engage in over the much needed time off!
Below you find resources of the following outings
-Family or Friends
-Fun and Different Movie Experiences
-FREE Museums in Washington, DC
-The National Cherry Blossom Viewing
Take time some to spend with yourself and others! Have an enjoyable and safe break!
Wellness and Mental Health Counselor
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH RECAP
The Women’s History Month committee wants to thank the 9th grade SGA officers, all the classrooms that participated in the door decorating contest, and the high school art classes for creating the Histogram projects and the Her Storyboard projects.
Congratulations to the winners of the Essay contest Meron G. and Sanai C.
The Poster contest winner was Adebimpe O.
SAVE THE DATE: FINE ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA MAY 11TH!
Hello CMIT South Families!
The Creative Arts Department want to let you know about our upcoming event, the Fine Arts Extravaganza, coming May 11th, 2023. This is a celebration of all things arts here at CMIT South, including live performances from students and a visual art show showcasing our student artists. You definitely don't want to miss it! More details to come after spring break!
🚨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.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Gregory A. Hudson Scholarship by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Prince George’s County
In honor of Deacon Gregory A. Hudson, the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Prince George’s County has established the Gregory A. Hudson Scholarship. The Gregory A. Hudson Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance for graduating high school seniors attending Prince George’s County Public School system who have expressed interest in enrolling in a four-year college, trade school, or technical school after high school. To be eligible, students must submit a completed application form along with accompanying documents to the NPHCPG Gregory A. Hudson Scholarship, P.O. Box 5520, Capitol Heights, MD 20791. The deadline is March 31st. Link to the application form: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1E316kxp7JgHokp1RafkwYc81-fe4ZF98Yae17p_b4PI/mobilebasic
BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES YOUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Please click the link for a great scholarship opportunity:https://form.jotform.com/230540738874159 Points of Contacts for the Scholarship Committee are the following: Mr. Tommie Bennett, (703) 409-2343 & Mr. Jamaal Carter, (240) 643-2209.
The application process is digital and will require applicants to complete the entire required checklist for final submission. Questions or comments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
JACK AND JILL SCHOLARSHIPGood Day Seniors,
Please see the attached flyer for a great scholarship opportunity presented by the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Prince George’s County Chapter
Click this link to our ongoing scholarship list
CMIT SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL '22-23 YEARBOOK ON SALE NOW!!!
Greetings Scholars and Parents,
Purchase your 2022-2023 Yearbook TODAY! Students can create 2 FREE custom pages before April 28th! You can still purchase a yearbook after 4/28/23, but the 2 FREE custom pages will not be offered. Please 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 email@example.com
STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
Please see below and the attached flyer for a great Student Service Learning opportunity:
Trinity Episcopal Mission in Upper Marlboro is hosting a new Parents' Night Out program beginning on March 31, and they are looking for high school student volunteers.
Student volunteers will help elementary school age children with activities such as arts and crafts, music and playtime. Students will volunteer from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Interested students should contact Teresa Gardner-Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy their parents on the email.
Trinity Episcopal Mission
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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.
LUV MICHAEL AUTISM ACCEPTANCE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Please see the below Student Service Learning Opportunity:
LUV MICHAEL AUTISM ACCEPTANCE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Luv Michael is a 501c3 Charity with a mission to train, educate, and employ autistic adults. Students can earn up to 40 hours of service for completing our program. We have volunteer opportunities for students to learn about autism and how to be an ally to the autism community, share what they have learned with others, and ask them to consider supporting our cause.
For interested students, please click on the following link for more information: https://luvmichael.com/volunteer/
Please reach out to the contact information provided in the link for any questions or concerns.
PGCPS College Fair for Students with IEPs and 504 Plans
Good Day Parents and Seniors, Join us and register today at https://bit.ly/SPEDCollegeFair.
Please see the below message regarding a College Fair for students who have IEP and 504 Plans:
The PGCPS Department of Special Education would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming College and Career Fair. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Fairmont Heights High School. During the fair, students and parents will learn about educational pathways to a variety of careers from industry professionals and about postsecondary programs available from representatives from in-state and out-of-state universities, community colleges, and technical / trade training programs.
Join us and register today at https://bit.ly/SPEDCollegeFair.
If you need further support or have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
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 session:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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!