CMIT North Middle School Newsletter
Week of November 27, 2022
Week of March 19, 2023
3/23: First Day of Ramadan
3/30: 3rd Quarter Ends
3/30: Spring Festival
3/31: Asynchronous Learning Day - Students work from home.
4/1 - 4/10: Spring Break
4/12: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
4/20: Last day of Ramadan
4/21: Eid al-Fitr - PGCPS Schools and Offices Closed
4/22: Spring Parent Workshop
4/25: 3rd Quarter Report Cards Released
4/26: 3rd Quarter Grade Appeal Window Opens
5/2: 3rd Quarter Grade Appeal Window Closes
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MSDE 2022 Star Ratings Released
For the first time since 2019 the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released their star ratings. Ratings are based on Academic Achievement, Academic Progress, Progress towards English Language Proficiency, and School Quality and Student Success.
CMIT North Middle School earned a 4 Star Rating. We also improved by moving from the 74th percentile for middle schools in Maryland to the 88th percentile.
This is due to the hard work of the entire CMIT community. Starting with the highest level of instruction and professionalism of the educators and staff, the growth mindset of our students to work hard even through frustrations and challenges, and our parents and guardians for their commitment to our community.
Job well done!
American Heart Association Fundraiser
CMIT North Middle School Families, the American Heart Association’s American Heart Challenge (AHC), kicked off on Thursday, March 2nd.
Our school goal is $1500.
If we reach our school goal the student that raises the most money will get to Pie Principal Brauer at the Spring Festival on March 31st.
Please register today, under our school, at heart.org/AHC.
By participating in the American Heart Challenge students can raise awareness and funds for congenital heart defects, nutrition security, CPR training, mental well-being, and more as we work to end heart disease and stroke. Along the way students will meet some of the kids they’re helping while learning about mind and body health.
Once you've registered, start Finn’s Mission and complete the challenges. As a family you can help to create a community of lifesavers by learning the lifesaving steps of Hands-Only CPR. It’s quick, easy, and fun! Learn more about Finn and his special challenge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvxciz10EtA.
If you would like for your student to participate, please print and fill out the permission and homework form attached below and return to Mr. Johnson, Guidance Counselor. Each student that returns both forms will receive 1 Student Service-Learning Hour to go toward their high school diploma.
Thank you for keeping hearts everywhere beating strong!
Yurhance Johnson, Guidance Counselor CMIT North Charter School
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
Spring Parent Workshop, April 22nd
This year's Spring Parent Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd will the biggest yet.
If you have expertise in an area that can help our parents navigate the difficulties of parenting a middle schooler then we want you.
Speakers addressing Internet/social media, counseling and/or psychology, nutrition, law enforcement/policing, sport, and financing college, are of most interest.
Please contact Mr. James Screven at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a slot.
Culture Fair Coming This June
Parents, Guardians, and Students!
This year we are hosting our very own CMIT North Middle School Culture Fair, which will celebrate the diversity that is our school community. If you have a special talent such as Dance, Poetry, Cooking, or Music that can highlight your family's culture or heritage, we want you! Please send your student to Mr. Screven, Ms. Castillo, Ms. Hinton, or Ms. Wake to sign up.
We ask that parents offer to sign up to prepare a taste of culture that will give participants the opportunity to share with our community a one-bite taste of food that celebrates their culture. Parents can sign up by completing the CMIT Taste of Culture Form.
The Cultural Fair will be held in June. We are in the beginning stages of planning and will share the exact date and time soon.
Hands in Clay
Eighth graders had a test run using the wheel and kiln! Students learned the basics of throwing a pot on the wheel.
We observed how the wheel uses centrifugal force to center and pull the clay out, while their hands acted against or with that force.
We then completed our first Bisque fire where the clay became ceramic through a chemical process occurring when the clay reaches above 2000*F.
Next, we applied glazes that will be fired later this week. We will be learning different hand-building methods in order to plan for their first project.
I suggest your scholar bring in an oversized men's button-up shirt or an apron in a zip-lock bag for clay days.
Math Tutoring Opportunities (Grades 3-12)
FREE Online Math Tutoring is available for all students in grades 3-12.
Prince George’s County Public Schools has teamed up with Carnegie Learning to provide students with virtual, 1-on-1, on-demand or drop-in tutoring. All at no cost to families! Highly-qualified math tutors are available to support students with coursework using MATHiaR, Carnegie Learning’s adaptive software, or other available resources. Tutors will identify and close skill gaps, accelerate learning, and build academic confidence!
Extra Curricular Opportunities!
March PTO Meeting Slides & Recording
March PTO Meeting Recording Link is available until March 28th. Please view the recording by clicking on the link: https://pgcpsorg.zoom.us/rec/share/kLRzkUneufvHCfo84YayvbTdLNnJjGzTDL9Ocfl2fLnGPrcuvP48XmjcXan61rs.dhCoHZ0Q0F3r-cC5
March PTO Slides are available here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WuS0xo_5VqsZ1RH5niejXrPXvfMQ9iOJ4n7LPsYm0_c/edit?usp=sharing
PTO Spring Fling Celebration
CMIT PTO will help sponsor this years Spring Fling held on March 30, 2023 9am-12pm.
PTO Uniform Drive
We are accepting any gently used uniforms that you would like to donate to the PTO Uniform Drive at the front desk starting on Tuesday 2/21/23.