CMIT South Middle/High School
Week of December 2, 2022
Week of January 20, 2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dr. Borden-McCarter, Principal
📣📣📣📣 Attention CMIT South Community
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GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS
National Pan-Hellenic Counsel
Calling all CMIT South members of the Divine Nine! As we prepare for Black History Month, we want to recognize historically Black Greek lettered organizations and we need your help! If you are a member of one of these organizations, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with more information!
Dads & Donuts Event
CMIT South MS/HS will be hosting a collaborative conversation with the Fathers of CMIT on January 31st from 9am - 12noon. Please mark your calendars as we would love for you to participate. Moms & Muffins is coming soon! Register at https://bit.ly/cmitsdads
1/20/2023 *Homecoming Game CMIT Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball vs CPA (5:30&7)
1/21/2023 *Homecoming Game CMIT JV boys Basketball vs CPA JV (12:00 noon)
1/23/2023 Indoor Track County Championships
1/24/2023 CMIT Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball vs Largo International
1/27/2023 CMIT Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball vs Southern Maryland Christian Academy
Thank you for all of your support for our CMIT South Tigers! Keep up with our game schedule and purchase tickets on Ticketspicket.com.
🎉 STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH! Jazmine Bishop 🎉
Jazmine has been bowling since the age of 3 years old. When asked, “What made you want
to pursue bowling?” she stated, “It started with my dad, and everyone saw my potential as I got older. I kept practicing and started getting noticed by coaches when I was young. I also saw the potential in myself and my passion grew from that.”
Her first substantial bowling achievement came when she was 10 years old, as she placed 7th
out of 150 contestants. This bowling tournament consisted of athletes of all ages. Despite going against Middle and some High school students, this 10 year old finished 7th!! Soon
after this, she realized that she had an extreme passion for the sport of bowling. From that
tournament on, she began taking it more seriously and practicing three to four times a week.
Jazmine told us, “I do a lot of drills; I practice getting spares. I work on my pre-shot routine, which plays into my mental game.”
Last year, she won her first title at the Storm Youth Mid Atlantic tournament in Odenton, MD. This tournament included athletes from surrounding states like Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Since winning her first title, she reached new peaks with her game. After placing 2nd in another
tournament in Delaware, she received a FULL scholarship to bowl from Morgan State University.
This is an opportunity to compete at the Division 1 level!!!
Currently, she still works on her game often. She still bowls at least three times a week in
preparation for her college career. Her current average score is a 200 with her career best being a 279!!
We are super proud to call Jazmine one of our own here at CMIT South!!
**********If you have an athlete you would like to nominate for February or a sports story you would like to see featured, please email me at email@example.com.
-Coach Smith, AD
Saturday Academy Resumes
We will resume Saturday Academy on January 21, 2023. AP CSP will not meet on January 21, 2023 due to scheduling, but will pick back on 1st and 3rd Saturdays during the 9:00 AM. We look forward to continuing to help your scholars in this new year!
Charter Applications Are ONLINE! SIBLINGS CAN APPLY NOW
See the attached sibling preference lottery application information flyer.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING DANCE- HOLLYWOOD GLAM- JANUARY 21ST
Don't miss the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, January 21st! Join us for a Night in Hollywood!
Homecoming Dress Policy:
- No jeans - No sneakers - Modest neckline, no midriff, and the back of the dress should be appropriate
TALENT SEARCH! CASH PRIZES!
The Lambda Gamma Gamma ("LGG") Chapter (an unincorporated entity) of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Uplift Foundation, has scheduled dates and times for auditions and our annual Talent Hunt event. All local District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia high school students in grades 9-12 are welcome to register and audition, which will award $2,500 in cash prizes. This year's Talent Hunt and auditions are in person!
To participate in this year's upcoming LGG’s “Omega’s got Talent” Talent Hunt 2023 event. Here is what you need to do:
Students will register at http://www.capitalregionques.org/talenthunt2023 before February 18, 2023. Also, please share the link above and the attached TH2023 advertisement. Judges will help with adjudication and selecting the winner!
The In-person dates for auditions for Omega’s got Talent Hunt 2023:
February 4th and February 11th from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.
Performing arts students in the areas of instrumental execution, vocal arrangement (classical, semi-classical - Broadway musical, production, movie score, gospel, and jazz. No hip-hop/rap), but dance (ballet, modern dance, and tap), drama, and visual arts (sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting) are encouraged to audition.
This year’s event will award $2,500 in cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. The overall winner in the performing arts & visual arts classes will have the opportunity to participate in the 75th Second District Talent Hunt event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. This event will encompass students competing from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The In-person date for the LGG Omega’s got Talent Hunt 2023 event:
Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. A continental breakfast, light refreshments, and lunch will be served. The Talent Hunt committee will notify the winners in each category.
Event location, date & time:
Flowers High School - Charles Herbert Flowers High School
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road. Springdale, MD 20774
Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM
The Talent Hunt Program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is a mandated program that has inspired thousands of students, many of whom have made outstanding contributions to their communities and the world. Many have earned scholarships, awards, and recognition through exposure to this program. Interested students are encouraged to register by the deadline above. Questions or inquiries can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Bro. Paul Smith 202-699-2291 or Bro. Rodney Paige 301-704-3041.
Thank you so much for your attention and participation. We look forward to seeing your performance at LGG’s “Omega’s got Talent” Talent Hunt 2023 event! The document I've attached includes an active registration website link.
Thank you so much for your attention and participation. Many thanks to you! Stay safe and healthy!
Bro. Paul Smith IV TH2023 Chair
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!
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
To apply and gain more information, please go to the following link: https://coolidgescholars.org/
For any questions or concerns, please contact the following information by February 23, 2023
Contact Person: Rob Hammer – Director, Coolidge Scholarship
Good Day Seniors~
Many of you have reached out to me regarding scholarship opportunities.
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. I am simply providing you with the scholarship opportunities, however, you all will need to navigate the scholarship processes by following the instructions for each scholarship.
HBCU HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED BY MCDONALD'SPlease click on the attached link for more information and the application for a HBCU scholarship opportunity presented by McDonald's. The application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Please submit any questions or concerns to email@example.com.
Golden Triangle BID’s Annual Haiku Competition
The competition opens the week of January 9, 2023, for submissions and closes February 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. This year’s theme is “Notes to Nature.” Poets are invited to submit up to two original, self-authored haiku until February 5, 2023. Winning poets will receive prizes and recognition, and the winning haiku will be shared on social media and displayed in the neighborhood beginning in March. Golden Haiku Poetry Contest Access the flier here.
Gaithersburg Book Festival’s Annual High School Poetry Contest
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is proud to announce its annual high school poetry contest is now open for submissions. The theme for 2023 is diversity or inclusion. First and second place winners will receive $250 and $100, respectively. Third place and fan favorite winners will receive $50 and $25, respectively. Winners will be announced at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, which is taking place May 20, 2023, at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm (506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877).
To participate, students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public or private school, or be in a homeschool program, for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, entrants must reside in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. This year, students are asked to craft a poem on one theme: either diversity or inclusion. By submitting work to the contest, students grant the Gaithersburg Book Festival a non-exclusive license to publish, distribute, transmit and exhibit the poem, and any portions thereof, via any medium without financial compensation. Poems must be submitted electronically via web at https://fs30.formsite.com/GBurgMD/GBFpoetrycontest/index.html by midnight ET on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Finalists will also be asked to record a video of themselves reading their poems, which will be posted on the Gaithersburg Book Festival website. Complete rules and regulations can be found online at https://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/gbf-programs/poetry-contest/. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NYT Learning Network 2022-23 Student Contest Calendar
Check out the Fall Semester contests hosted by The Learning Network. They are great opportunities to present to students for publishing their writing. Our 2022-23 Student Contest Calendar: Fall Semester - The New York Times
Class of 2023 seniors photographed by Prestige Photography can apply for a scholarship by sharing their Prestige Photography experience in a formal one-page essay. A total of 3 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded between United States and Canada. Please click on this link for more information about this opportunity: January 31, 2023.
Juniors and Seniors!
Scholarship opportunities and a timeline document is linked below for your reference along with the website for the Excellence in Education Foundation where the scholarship criteria are posted. This year, the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, Inc. has partnered with Kaleidoscope, a scholarship management firm to provide a more streamlined approach to their scholarship application process. The application links for each scholarship are embedded in each scholarship criteria. You will need to create a Kaleidoscope scholarship account to begin the application process.
You can find the Excellence in Education Scholarship Opportunities and Timeline by clicking this link:
If you have any general questions regarding the Excellence in Education Scholarships, please send an email to email@example.com. If anyone has questions about the Kaleidoscope application platform, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
If you have already been accepted into Morgan State University and/ or plan to attend Morgan State University in Fall 2023, please see the attached flyer for a great scholarship opportunity.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the email address on the flyer.
MIT INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND SCIENCE
MIT programs provide transformative experiences that bolster confidence, create lifelong community, and build an exciting, challenging foundation in STEM for students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Application Details for MITES Summer and MITES Semester (Formerly MITES and MOSTEC):
Student application due Feb. 1
Teacher recommendations due Feb. 15
Eligible students are:
Currently in 11th grade
US citizens or permanent residents
Learn more details on how to apply on their website: click here
DR. E.B HENDERSON ESSAY CONTEST
For the second consecutive year, the Washington Wizards are hosting an essay contest for high school students! The contest is held in partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League to honor Dr. Edwin Bancroft (E.B) Henderson, a sports historian, educator, administrator, coach, athlete, and civil rights activist known as the 'Grandfather of Black Basketball' in Washington, D.C.
To celebrate and honor Dr. E.B. Henderson’s passion for education and his pursuit for equal rights, participants will submit a 350-word essay describing their passion and goals for the future and what one of the biggest challenges they will face in pursuing their dreams.
This year the contest is open to all DMV high school seniors. The top three essay winners will win a monetary scholarship towards their continued education or college of their choice. The grand prize winner will receive $3,000, the second-place winner will receive $2,000 and the third-place finisher will receive $1,000 courtesy of the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. Winners will also be recognized in-game at a selected Wizards home game and on Wizards’ digital platforms.
All students who submit an essay that fits the criteria of the contest will receive two complimentary tickets to a select home game during the 2022-23 season.
Deadline to submit essay is Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST
For application and more information click the following link
AMAZON SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS!!!
Here is a chance to receive a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon! Applications are open now through today January 20, 2023.
Click here for more information and application details!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
8th Grade Students and Families!
Join us for our general body meeting January 26th.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - DADS & DONUTS
The PTO needs YOUR assistance with Dads & Donuts on January 31, 2023. All parent volunteers MUST have completed a PGCPS fingerprints background check and annual school safety training. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any questions should be sent to: email@example.com.
If you are interested, sign up here:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING DANCE
Once again, the PTO is requesting your assistance to volunteer for the Homecoming Dance scheduled for January 21st from 7:00p - 10:00p (flyer attached). There are two time slot offerings in 3-hour increments, however, please feel free to sign up for both.
Please click the sign-up link here!!
If you have any questions regarding the sign up, please contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
🍕🍕🍕FEBRUARY 1ST MARCOS PIZZA🍕🍕🍕
REMEMBER - 1st Wednesday of every month is Marco's Pizza Spirit Day!
Join us on February 1st for our monthly fundraiser at Marco’s Pizza.