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11/21/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT CLUBS

Saturday Academy Donations needed

Tigers on the Run break records!

WARM BLANKETS AND SOFT SOCKS DRIVE


MS BREAKING NEWS

Parent Interest Meeting for COLLEGE TRIP TO NYC

8th grade Students of the Week

Information Survey

Honor Roll Assembly

7th Grade Students of the Week

Middle School Parent Survey


HS BREAKING NEWS

Class of 2017 Students and Parents!

SGA Angel Tree


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math 6 Happenings!

The Giver (Mr. McSparron's RELA)

DnD Club Update

8th grade English updates from Mrs. Justsen

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

NHS Outerwear Drive

High School Honor Roll Ceremony


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic High School Science

HSA Tutoring Canceled Tuesday, Nov. 24

Don Quijote de La Mancha: Projects, assignments and Final Exam

Art I- Collaging Chaos

Outstanding Student of the Week


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT CLUBS
This year, there are many more clubs that are open for entry than other years. We have 34 awesome clubs this year!!! Clubs at CMIT North include Media Club (Tuesdays and Thursdays),Science Olympiad (Mondays), Robotics(Tuesdays and Thursdays) , D&D Club (Dungeons and Dragons on Tuesdays), NJHS, Soccer Club (Mondays), and many, many more. We’ve gathered photos of some clubs with a short description .

Please click on the link to see CMIT CLubs` Pictures (This years Clubs)

Please click on the Link to see the complete list of the CMIT Clubs (CMIT NORTH CLUBS 2015-2016)

Nuri Bayram
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Saturday Academy Donations needed
We are seeking the following items for Saturday Academy:

Cups
Paper plates

napkins
sodas
juices

Milk
snacks

We are also accepting monetary donations.
These items may be dropped off in the cafeteria on Saturdays.
For further information please email jjackson@cmitacademy.org


Jennifer Jackson
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Tigers on the Run break records!
We haven't let the fluctuating weather deter us from running. This Tuesday Tigers broke their previous 3.25 miles (in 40 minutes)...some Tigers ran over 4 miles in just 40 minutes. Great job!

We will continue to run as the weather gets chillier. Please remember to come prepared for the weather -- gloves/mittens, hat, warm socks, pants, sweatshirt, and a water bottle (yes, you can get dehydrated in cold weather)!

We WILL run on Tuesday, November 24th before break. Looking forward to our last run before the holidays!


Danica Justsen
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WARM BLANKETS AND SOFT SOCKS DRIVE
The CMIT Chapter of National Junior Honor Society have just completed an overwhelmingly successful food drive, and is now planning its first annual Warm Blanket/Soft Socks Drive in partnership with the CMIT Running Club. A beautifully decorated box will be placed in all middle school classrooms on Monday, November 30, 2015. Please donate generously as the Shephard's Cove Emergency Shelter for Women and Children are in great need of these items. The drive will begin December 1, 2015 and run through December 17, 2015. Thanks in advance for your support!

Bridgette Johnson, NJHS Sponsor
Danica Justen, Running Club Sponsor
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Parent Interest Meeting for COLLEGE TRIP TO NYC
Parents,

We will be holding a Parent Interest Meeting regarding our overnight college visit to New York. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria on the evening of Monday, November 30 from 6:00-7:00pm. This meeting will provide you with information about the colleges we will visit, dates and expected cost of the trip, and tentative agenda.

Mrs. Justsen and Ms. Chestang, 8th grade Chairs
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8th grade Students of the Week
The 8th grade team would like to recognize two students who are consistently focused and determined to learn. Their actions and decisions set positive examples for their peers, and they do not let anything distract them from their goals.

Congratulations to Taylor Wright and Jeremy Mejia!

Danica Justsen
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Information Survey
Greetings Middle School Parents,

Are you being heard? Have a question or an idea on how to make our great school greater but not sure who to talk to? The Middle School Representatives want to hear from you.

A six-item survey has been developed to capture your thoughts and ideas on how we can work collectively to support our Middle School Scholars. You can access the survey by phone or your personal computer, and it only takes about 5 minutes to complete! Your feedback will assist the Middle School Representatives in addressing your needs.

The survey is open now and accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC2D5T9. Please submit responses no later than November 25. We look forward to hearing from you!

Middle School Representatives
CMIT North PTO
Website: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/home.html



Dr.W for CMIT Media Club
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Honor Roll Assembly
Hello Parents/Guardians,

You are cordially invited to the 1st Quarter CMIT Honor Roll Assembly. Due to the large number of honorees we will be having three separate assemblies, one for the 6th grade, 7th grade, and another for the 8th grade.

The 7th Grade Awards Assembly will occur on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The 8th Grade Awards Assembly will occur on Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m. The 6th Grade Awards Assembly will occur on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. All Awards Assemblies will be held in the cafeteria.

The staff at CMIT North is proud of your child’s accomplishment. We commend you and your important role in this process.

Again, please accept our CONGRATULATIONS!

The survey is open now and accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC2D5T9. Please submit responses no later than November 25. We look forward to hearing from you!



Middle School Representatives
CMIT North PTO
Website: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/home.html
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7th Grade Students of the Week
This week's super 7th graders are...

Taylor Scott (Xavier) and Brian Moscoso (Vanderbilt)


Taylor is a consistently hard worker who is respectful in all of her classes

Brian has a commendable work ethic and his positive attitude shines in each classroom.

Great job Taylor and Brian!

The 7th Grade Team
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Middle School Parent Survey
Greetings Middle School Parents,

Are you being heard? Have a question or an idea on how to make our great school greater but not sure who to talk to? The Middle School Representatives want to hear from you.

A six-item survey has been developed to capture your thoughts and ideas on how we can work collectively to support our Middle School Scholars. You can access the survey by phone or your personal computer, and it only takes about 5 minutes to complete! Your feedback will assist the Middle School Representatives in addressing your needs.

The survey is open now and accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC2D5T9. Please submit responses no later than November 25. We look forward to hearing from you!

Middle School Representatives
CMIT North PTO
Website: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/home.html

CMIT North PTO
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Class of 2017 Students and Parents!
This week we raised a total of $ 495.86! Way to go keep up the good work!

We are looking for a parent volunteer(s) who has experience writing grants.

The Class of 2017 now has a Remind! You can follow us by texting @cmit2017 to 81010


Parents please be sure to follow this so you can continue to stay informed!

We are currently working on: grad packages, corporate sponsors, creating class t-shirts, and of campus fundraising.

As always thanks for all your involvement and support!
Best,

Samantha Stewart
Class of 2017 Advisor
High School Visual Arts Teacher
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SGA Angel Tree
Greetings CMIT Family,

This year, the high school student government has adopted four children (up from two last year) in need for the holiday season through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. SGA is seeking donations of new clothing and toys so that the children may have a happy holiday season. I have listed the children and their needs/sizes below. If you would like to purchase some of these items, please email me at bkrystal@cmitacademy.org so that we do not double up. Thank you for any charity you can give this holiday season!

Lily (female age 5): Pants (6-7 girls), Shirt (6 medium), Shoes (12 girls), Coat (6-7 medium), Dress (6 Medium), Gift Wish (1. Bike 2. Scooter 3. Small barbie car)

Leslie (female age 24 months): Pants (3T girls), Shirt (3T infants), Shoes (5 infant), Coat (3T small), Dress (3T small), Gift Wish (1. Toddler bike 2. Shopping cart, baby doll, toy stroller 3. Minion)

Christopher (male age 4): Pants (7 boys), Shirt (6 boys), Shoes (11 boys), Coat (6 small), Gift Wish (1. Bike 2. Leap pad 3. Nerf sports equipment)

Manuel (male age 9): Pants (10 boys), Shirt (10 medium), Shoes (4 boys), Coat (10 medium), Gift Wish (1. Bike 2. Rated G movies [dvd] 3. Batman laptop)

Ben Krystal
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Math 6 Happenings!
This past week, students in Loyola, George Washington, and UMBC received their IXL login information and began practicing a multitude of different concepts! It is a phenomenal resource for practice at home so please encourage your student to do so. Next week and after Thanksgiving break, we will be diving into Ratios, Rates, and Unit Rates. I look forward to another successful week and I hope everyone has a wonderful break!

Ms. Walde
Math 6 (UMBC, Loyola, George Washington)
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The Giver (Mr. McSparron's RELA)
Greetings!
After Thanksgiving break students will be starting our first in class novel, "The Giver", by Lois Lawry. All students will need a copy of the book that they can read in class to be prepared and participate. Students may bring a paper copy, or access the eBook through the Kindle App on the Chromebooks. If you choose to purchase the eBook through Amazon, they will need your Amazon account log in and password to access the App. Alternately, students may upload a PDF to their Google Drive, which they can also access via the Chromebooks.

Mr. McSparron
RELA
CMIT
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DnD Club Update
Mr. McSparron's Dungeons and Dragons club is going strong. Due to a high amount of student interest, the club has been split into two groups, meeting on Tuesday and Friday respectively. The feedback from the students has been overwhelming positive, and it has been a real joy running the club each week as the students learn to work together and think creatively to overcome problems and challenges. I look forward to a great rest of the year for the club.

Mr. McSparron
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8th grade English updates from Mrs. Justsen
We have been reading and discussing novels non-stop this week! It has been busy, busy, busy!

USNA and Dartmouth are about halfway through The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Students should have read through Chapter 18 by Monday, November 23 (and should have read through the end of Chapter 22 by Monday, November 30th). This is a long book, but the students who are truly reading are enjoying the complexities of the text and the ethical/emotional issues related to cloning. Please check the reading calendar on Edmodo to ensure your child is keeping up with the reading. Activities in class are related to the chapters they should have read, so in order to participate fully everyone needs to meet the minimum reading requirements each week! We have started collaborating with Ms. Cracovaner, and students have worked in small groups to start designing a Utopian society. This week we specifically worked on writing a Declaration of Independence -- ask your student to see his/hers! Some of them are very formal and thoughtful, and they have applied the concepts they have learned in Social Studies to construct purposeful documents!

CalTech and UPenn finished 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers this week. We discussed important topics in each chapter, and we will be writing/producing skits and Public Service Announcements in the upcoming weeks. After we have finished recording these, we will begin a short unit on poetry. If there is "extra time" (I know, none of us seem to have this) over the holiday or if your student wants to get ahead, he/she is welcome to begin looking at poetry (of any kind) and sharing it with his/her peers via Google Classroom to promote discussion. ...think about sharing your favorite poem with your student, and see if he/she can figure out what makes the poem special to you!

We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving break! Please continue to check Edmodo for assignments and reminders. We are busy but staying on track...we just have to stay organized!

Danica Justsen
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
8th Grade

Students are wrapping up their unit on the Revolutionary War. Tentative test dates are:

Tuesday 12/1- Penn, Yale, USNA
Wednesday 12/2- Cal Tech
Thursday 12/3- Brown
Friday 12/4- Dartmouth


7th Grade

Students are wrapping up their unit on Africa. They are in the process of writing an argumentative, document-based essay about Nelson Mandela's role in ending apartheid in South Africa.

Feel free to send any questions, comments, or concerns to Ms. Cracovaner at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
NHS Outerwear Drive
Greetings CMIT Family,

The high school National Honor Society is sponsoring an outerwear drive for the upcoming winter. Outerwear includes coats, hats, scarves, gloves, shoes/boots, earmuffs, etc. All clothing donations will go to Goodwill. So far, we only have one donation! If you have any new or gently used outerwear that you would like to get out of your home, please send it in with your child and have them drop it off in Mr. Krystal's classroom, room 170. Thank you!

Ben Krystal
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High School Honor Roll Ceremony
On Tuesday, November 24th, we will recognize students who have made the honor roll in an assembly during 7th and 8th periods. Students receiving honor were notified last week. Parents are welcome to attend, although space may be limited. Congratulations to all awardees for a successful first quarter!

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic High School Science
Physics students have completed the projectile motion test this past Wednesday. Any students who were absent will need to make-up the exam before the break.

Environmental Science students will take a Biomes test on Monday before the break.

Medical Science will begin a new body system this week - the Excretory System - and continue after the break.

Biology students are learning about macromolecules and their uses in the body; e.g., fats, carbs, proteins, and nucleic acids - a fitting unit for this time of year!

Suzanne Coholic
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HSA Tutoring Canceled Tuesday, Nov. 24
Hi everyone,

With the Thanksgiving holiday break coming up, Tuesday's Biology HSA tutoring after school from 3 to 4 pm is canceled. We will resume Dec. 1.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Suzanne Coholic
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Don Quijote de La Mancha: Projects, assignments and Final Exam
Hola Todos,

We're almost done with the literature unit for the quarter! There are a few more assignments that we will cover before the final exam.

Students will have to depict a drawing from one of the four chapters that we've read along with a quote from the story that matches the drawing; it will count as an assessment grade. You will also have a final paper which you will have to write (yes, in English) 1-2 page paper comparing and contrasting the two main characters; more information will be given in Spanish class.
We will also watch a movie about Don Quijote before have the final exam over the unit. The final exam will be given after Thanksgiving Break.

Remember students are allowed to use the reading and notes on the final exam, so please make sure that you've kept up with your notes for all 4 chapters that we've read.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Muchas Gracias,

Stacie Young
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Art I- Collaging Chaos
Dear Students and Parent,

For the next several weeks students will be working with collage and printmaking. Any donations of newspaper, magazines or cardboard would be much appreciated. Students have been researching controversial issues to ultimately create a poster through printmaking.

Ms. Stewart
Class of 2017 Advisor
High School Visual Arts Teacher
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Outstanding Student of the Week
The High School faculty would like to recognize Kayla Middleton as the Outstanding High School Student of the Week. Kayla presented a 'pep' talk to this year's 9th grade class about appropriate behavior and study habits and also earned a perfect score on her Physics test - even more notable as Kayla matriculated to the class a month behind the other students.

Congratulations Kayla! We think appreciate you and your outstanding efforts!

Suzanne Coholic
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