CMIT North Middle School Newsletter
Week of November 27, 2022
Week of January 29, 2023
2/8: 2nd Quarter Report Cards Released
2/9: Grade Appeal Window Opens
2/10: Charter School Lottery Closes
2/15: Grade Appeal Window Closes
2/17: Picture Retakes
2/20: President's Day - Schools and Offices Closed
2/21: 2-Hr Early Dismissal (12:48 pm)
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CHARTER SCHOOL LOTTERY OPEN NOV 1 - FEB 10
The PGCPS lottery for specialty programs and charter schools is now open until February 10th. Siblings receive preference BUT must still apply to the lottery.
Siblings already at CMIT North Elementary do not need to apply. They will automatically move to CMIT North Middle School after they complete 5th grade.
CMIT Tardy Policy
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.
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
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!
CMIT NORTH MS EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN THE CLF BRIDGE BUILDER INVITATIONAL 2023
CMIT North MS teams made it on to another amazing year of building and breaking bridges. The CLF Bridge Building Invitational was held last Saturday, January 21 at CLF. Our TRAC Bridge teams placed first through fifth in the 7th and 8th Grade Division in the CLF Bridge Builder Invitational 2023. The goal of this competition is to design and construct a truss bridge that will carry as much weight as possible while weighing as little as possible. This will test the strength-to-weight ratio. The teams are now preparing a report portfolio and constructing the final bridge as an entry to the National TRAC Challenge Competition Finals. To our students' families, Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation, Maryland Department of Transportation, and CMIT staff thank you for all the support you gave to our teams, and for believing in us. Most importantly to our students, our CONGRATULATIONS for your dedication and hard work.
TRUSSworthy Pals- 1st Place
Living Civics- 2nd Place
The LOCS- 3rd Place
Double WW’s- 4th Place
Redate Theodros Erykah
Watson Rachel Afoakwah
The Golden Tigers- 5th Place