CMIT South Middle/High School
Week of December 2, 2022
Week of January 6, 2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dr. Borden-McCarter, Principal
GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS
Thank you for all of your support for our CMIT South Tigers! Keep up with our game schedule and purchase tickets on Ticketspicket.com.
1/10 - CMIT South vs CMIT North (White Out) 5:30 and 7:00 p.m
1/12 CMIT South JV vs CMIT North 6:00 p.m
1/13 - CMIT South vs Phelps HS 5:30 and 7:00 p.m
🎉 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 or a sports story you would like to see featured, please email me at email@example.com.
-Coach Smith, AD
Saturday Academy will resume again tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Session 1 begins at 9:00 am and Session 2 begins at 10:30 am.
In January, we will also include AP Computer Science Principles.
Saturday Academy is open to all CMIT South students free of charge. We look forward to seeing you!
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!
HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK- JANUARY 17-20th
Check out the Spirit Days for Homecoming Week!
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.
Please submit any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Obama Award for Memoir
Penguin Random House and We Need Diverse Books are launching the Michelle Obama Award for Memoir, a new creative writing award for public high school students. Click here to learn more about how your students can apply. The winner of each of our Creative Writing Awards will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship:
Maya Angelou Award for Spoken Word
Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry
Award for Fiction/Drama
Michelle Obama Award for Memoir
NYC Entrant Award
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 email@example.com.
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
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
ITEC Parent Information Virtual Meeting
Who: Parents of current ITEC students
What: General program information for the upcoming semester! Overview of supports available to students! Level setting!!
Tue, Jan 10, 2023, 06:00 PM
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!
Click here for more information and application details!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Attention 8th grade students and families!!!
The CMIT South High School Speciality Program Showcase will occur on January 6th and 7th (10am-12pm). Come see, hear, and experience what it's like to be in our High School Programs: Amazon Future Engineers (Computer Science| Engineering), Information Technology Early College Program (ITEC), Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
Note: The application window opens today, January 6th and will close on January 20th. Application materials and detailed information will be sent to 8th grade students and families after the showcase on Saturday afternoon.
STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY!!!
Juniors and Seniors,
As you know High School basketball season is amongst us and the PTO needs assistance with managing concessions and ticket collection. With that being said, the PTO is asking for high school scholars in need of service learning hours and willing to help.
If you are interested, the Sign Up link is here.