CMIT North Middle School Newsletter
Week of November 27, 2022
Week of February 12, 2023
Black Out Fridays
Middle School staff and students are encouraged to participate in Black Out Fridays to show solidarity in standing together to fight racial injustice by wearing black on 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24.
The color black brings awareness to racism and oppression of black and brown people in the United States and around the world.
1. We wear black on Fridays to honor the struggle of those who came before us.
2. The black signifies unity with those who work every day to fight injustice, prejudice, and inequality.
3. It is black to symbolize and ensure that the black future generation will have the same opportunity as anyone else and will have access to thrive.
Notification of Absences
Please remember, when your student is absent, a parent/guardian must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The note should include the following information:
- Student's Name and Grade
- Reason for the Absence
- Date of the Absence
- Any other documentation related to the absence (doctor's note, etc.)
Please note that a doctor's note is required if your student is absent for more than 3 consecutive school days.
If you have any questions about the attendance policy or required documentation, contact Mrs. Torres at (301)350-6051.
Please note that early dismissal ends at 2:30 pm daily. After 2:30 pm, students will be required to wait until dismissal to be released.
Parent Space @ District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau
If you are having concerns about your child. The staff at District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau (DHYSB) would like to help by providing a space where you can discuss concerns and resources to help you. Please click on the file below for more information: Parent Space
Mr. Johnson, Professional School Counselor
There is a strong correlation between students attending class on time, academic achievement, and behavior concerns in middle school. The Tardy Policy is designed to provide an incentive for students to arrive to each class on time in order to earn a Casual Day. Casual Days are awarded on the first Friday of each month based on the prior month's Tardy Report; unless otherwise announced by the administration.
Students begin each month with no tardies.
*Students with a suspension are also ineligible to participate in an upcoming Casual Day.
Valentine's Candy Grams
NJHS will be making and giving out candy grams during this Valentine's Day season.
Students may purchase a candy gram (a goodie bag) for their friends for $1.00.
If they would like to add a special note it will be $2.00.
Parents and Guardians! We would like for you to get in on the fun and love as well. If you would like to buy a candy gram with a special note for your scholar or other students please fill in the Google Form attached to this announcement.
All candy gram orders need to be purchased by February 10. The form will close at midnight. This will give NJHS members time to make the candy grams and have them ready to pass out on Valentine's Day. Cash only will be accepted for this purchase.
Students may bring the money to room 119 (near the cafeteria and across from the blended learning room). Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Upshaw at email@example.com
Don't Be Amused CMIT News!
CMIT now has our own AV Room and our AV club has been working so far this year to create a broadcast, learn how to use the equipment, and practice their journalism skills.
Full STEAM Ahead!
This week in Ms. Knox's art room/makers lab: we had the kilns hooked up and the material to start using the GlowForge laser cutter. For our first design, eighth graders worked with me to solve a problem in our art room. Our smart pencils and 24 USB outfitted charging dock were a hot mess. I worked with a handful of students thinking about ergonomics to design a charging dock that will streamline the look and function of our smart pencil charger. First, we made a mock-up design with cardboard and then created a plan in the program Inkscape. The final product is a huge improvement!
Health and Wellness
All about Sickle Cell
PTO Meeting 2/8/2023
Thank you to all that attended and participated in the February PTO Meeting. If you were unable to attend please take a moment to review the slides.
We hope to see you at the next meeting on March 8th.