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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/06/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEPARTMENT CHAIR UPDATES

CMIT Academy North Academic Calendar 2015-2016


CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Talent Show Try Outs

Toys for Tots

Giant A+ School Rewards Program

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

Labels for Education Contest!

Boys and Girls Basketball

6th Graders "Talkin Trash"

Middle School Art Students Are Hard At Work!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

December First Friday

Cotillion

PTO Volunteer Needed !!!

PTO Executive Board Meeting


MS BREAKING NEWS

Cricket at CMIT North

STEM Fair

MS Boys Basketball Photos

7th Grade Students of the Week


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Chestang's Updates Regarding Science Fair


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

College Workshop: Part II

Congressional App Challenge

VALUE VILLAGE FUND RAISING EVENT -- A SUCCESS!!

9th grade Biology


FAQs
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR UPDATES
CMIT Academy North Academic Calendar 2015-2016
CMIT follows PGCPS calendar. Parents are encouraged to register text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: http://www1.pgcps.org/communications/press.aspx?id=152446


Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2015-2016 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent. Students will earn incentives for Perfect Attendance.

Please note that June 15, 2016 – June 20, 2016 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not any family vacations until after June 20, 2016.

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for 2015-16 calendar updates: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar/

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Talent Show Try Outs
Try outs for the talent show will take place Tuesday (Dec 8) and Thursday (Dec. 10) of next week from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the media center. Please contact Mrs. Johnson with any questions.

Bridgette Johnson
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Toys for Tots
The Class of 2018 is hosting a Toys for Tots campaign. CMIT is an official drop location. Donations of NEW, unwrapped toys are welcome and can be placed in the drop boxes at school through December 12th. The drop boxes are located in the front lobby, in the cafeteria and in the high school hallway just past the science labs. Let's show our CMIT school-wide spirit this holiday season.


Thank You for Your Support,
The Class of 2018
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Giant A+ School Rewards Program
Dear CMIT Parents,

It's not too late to register your Giant bonus card to support CMIT! Log onto www.giantfood.com/aplus and enter the first 3 letters of your last name and your 12 digit Giant bonus card number. Next enter CMIT's ID# (17899) and you're finished! If you do not know your Giant Card number, you can call the Giant hotline at 1-877-366-2668, then select option 2. Also, please recruit your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support our school!


Thank you!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Parents mark your calendars! On Thursday, December 10th, we will have our next spirit night at Chick-fil-A in Laurel (Contee Road), from 3-8 p.m. You can either walk-in or drive thru, but be sure to mention "CMIT" so the PTO can receive 20% of your purchase.



We hope to see you there!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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Labels for Education Contest!
Our first Labels for Education contest is underway and we need your help! From now through December 22nd we will be collecting UPCs from participating products. A complete list of products can be found here. Labels can be turned in to Ms. Lawrence on the middle school side, Mr. Snyder on the high school side or in the Labels for Education Box in the front office. Please include the student's name and college/grade level on each submission. As a reward, the college or grade level that brings in the most labels will receive a special prize, so start clipping!




We thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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Boys and Girls Basketball
This past week the boys basketball team defeated Beltsville Academy by a score of 43-37. Brian McCoy scored 20 points, Donovan Perry had 8 points and 3 steals, Rodney Faulk had 6 points, Isa Azeem had 6 and Justin Cotten had 3. DJ Pigrom also contributed to the win. Great job boys!

The girls basketball team defeated Beltsville Academy 27-7. Afia Owusu-Mensah and Zanai Barrett-Gay had a combine score of 27 points. Great defense by Hanna Tchokote, Hannah Simmons, Victoria Rush, Ardia Lampkin, Nasya Anderson, Stephanie Ijomor, and Gaelle Milfort. Great job girls!

The boys and girls middle school basketball teams will be playing Hoyer Middle School on Monday 11/30 starting at 6:00pm and at Nicholas Orem Middle School on Wednesday 12/2 also starting at 6:00pm. Come out and support the Tigers!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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6th Graders "Talkin Trash"
On November 23 & 24 Ms. Williams 6th grade students went to Oxon Hill Park to participate in a field study on "trash". Students learned how all trash that is thrown on the ground or in the water ways, eventually end up washing to the oceans where it becomes a huge hazard for wildlife and also finds its way back into our food supply. Over the two day period, students sorted and picked up an amazing 300+ pounds of trash! Items included a fire extinguisher, footballs, basketballs, and an amazing amount of plastic bottles (for which I hope none of them will ever purchase or use again). They did an excellent job and each student can put down 2 hours of community service hours for their wonderful work. Please congratulate them on their efforts and visit Oxon Hill Park, it's a great place to spend the day!

Also, special thanks to our wonderful parents, Ms. Harley and Mr. Salisbury who attended and participated!

Sonya Williams
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Middle School Art Students Are Hard At Work!
The creative process has been quite evident within the wall of my classroom for the past several week. It is very exciting to see the students creating, making, inventing and exploring ideas big and small through different mediums and materials.

We have explored drawing, stop motion animation, colored pencil, crayon, art debates, shading with pencil, and collage thus far.

This week students focused on the use of ball point pen as a material to draw with their thoughts on community. They explored the history of the pen and its use of creating patter. Next week students plan on adding watercolor paint color to their artworks.

Stay tuned for an update on the final product! I cannot wait to see how they end up looking.

Jenna Talcott
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
December First Friday
Dear Parent,

Please mark your calendar, December 11th, as this is the first Friday for the month of December. We are asking parents/guardians to "brown bag it" on the first Friday of each month and donate the money (that they would have used to purchase their lunch) to our school.

You may send in your donation ($10) in the form of cash/check on the first Friday of each month during the school year or you may pay in advance for the entire school year ($90). Donation envelopes, clearly marked with your child's name and university, may be turned in at the front desk during homeroom.

We appreciate any donations!

CMIT North PTO

CMIT North PTO
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Cotillion
Hello,

If you are interested in your 7th or 8th grade daughter participating in CMIT North first Cotillion event please contact Mr. Johnson (guidance counselor) at yjohnson@cmitacademy.org or (301) 437-6051.

What is a cotillion? A cotillion is a formal ball and social gathering, often the venue for presenting débutantes during the débutante season – usually May through December. Cotillions are also used as classes to teach social etiquette, respect and common morals for younger age girls with the possibility of leading up to a débutante ball. Most cotillions are for middle schoolers as a chance to teach manners and etiquette, and also are a time to socialize and network.

Yurhance Johnson
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PTO Volunteer Needed !!!
Parents, PTO is still looking for Parent Volunteers to help in many areas, if you are interested please contact: information@cmitnorthpto.org

CMIT North PTO
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PTO Executive Board Meeting
Please join us for our PTO Executive Board Meeting

December 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Items to be discuss: Updated news for parents, Committee Reports and more.


Come and let your voice be heard.

CMIT North PTO
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Cricket at CMIT North
We are still looking for any middle school students who are interested in playing Cricket. Here (http://www1.pgcps.org/communications/press.aspx?id=218839) is a copy of the press release about Cricket in Prince Georges County Public Schools. If you are interested, please contact the Cricket Commissioner, Sham Chotoo at kchotoo@usersystems.com.

Bailey Lawrence
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STEM Fair
Parents and Students:

All boards/final papers and projects are due Dec 14th for review. Teachers will be selecting 1 student from each category per class to participate in the Jan 8th STEM Fair at CMIT after school. (more details to follow) Students will know before the winter break if they will be participating and have to present a board if they weren't required by their teacher to prepare one. (NOTE: all 6th grade students are required and must bring in a board on Dec. 14) Winners from the Jan. 8th event will represent their school at the CLF STEM Fair.

Sonya Williams
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MS Boys Basketball Photos
Check out some of the photos taken by Pamela Daniels at the boys middle school basketball game vs. Buck Lodge!

http://library-static.snapfish.com/library/share?w=snapfish_us&c=snapfish&l=en_US#xmA1SfCT2rh8F9-i0WcviA/AUS/27938053849/SNAPFISH

Bailey Lawrence
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7th Grade Students of the Week
This week's super 7th graders are....

Jennifer Greer (Duke) and Christian Hayes (Northwestern)

Jennifer is a kind and considerate young lady who goes the extra mile to continually improve her work

Christian is a hardworking student who has been overcoming class distractions to make sure he is submitting quality assignments.

Congratulations Jennifer and Christian!

The 7th Grade Team
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Chestang's Updates Regarding Science Fair
Science Fair is quickly approaching!

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that students turn in completed presentations on time as this is counted as an assessment grade. Late submissions onto google classroom will result in a grade of 0 on their assessment.

These are the most recent updates for my classes regarding Science Fair:

1. Students must turn in a slide presentation on google classroom of the information they would display on their STEM Fair Boards by December 14th. They took notes on what each slide should include for a complete presentation.

2. Students will be notified in writing and verbally of their selection to compete in the school Science Fair by December 18th. If selected to compete, students will use their slides to make a display board for judging. Students selected, must have a board submitted by January 4th. The CMIT Science Fair will take place Friday, January 8th from 4-6pm.

NOTE: STUDENTS (81-85) WHO ARE NOT SELECTED TO COMPETE IN SCIENCE FAIR DO NOT MAKE A BOARD!

If you have any questions regarding the slides the students are making, please ask your child for their notes from Tuesday and Wednesday of class.

Happy Science Fair Trails! We are almost there!

Ms. Chestang
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
College Workshop: Part II
College Workshop: Part II - hosted by Read Between the Minds.

This event is open to all, it will offer individual college application editing help, in addition to more general advice on applying for, financing, and preparing for college. In attendance will be everyone from former university administrators to current students at schools like Princeton, they will be able to provide a great amount of useful advice on the college application process.

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
12 pm: Lunch and Reception
1 pm: College Student Panel
2-3:30 pm: Break out sessions, Application Editing Workshops

Where: Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Who: All interested students and parents are welcome

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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Congressional App Challenge
Congresswoman Donna F Edwards invites all 4th Congressional District High School Students to participate in the 2nd Annual Congressional App Challenge. The competition submission period opens November 9, 2015 and closes January 15, 2016. Please see the flyer for more details.

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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VALUE VILLAGE FUND RAISING EVENT -- A SUCCESS!!
The High School Committee is proud to announce that the final tally for the Clean out Your Closet Event was $469.60. We had approximately in weight 2,348 lbs.

Thanks to all who contributed!! If you need a tax receipt, please email Adrianne Robinson at omeir@comcast.net

If you did not get an opportunity to clean your closet -- a Spring event is being planned in March, 2016.


CMIT North PTO
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9th grade Biology
Hi Biology students and parents. This week students are being given 2 packets for Biology projects and homework. The first packet is for Enzymes homework involving toothpicks. It is due next Tuesday, Dec. 8. It is worth 20 homework points.

The second packet has 6 project options on the first page with instructions, a word bank on the 2nd page, and a 7th option (foldable) following the word bank. Students are to pick TWO of the 7 options. One of the 2 options is due on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and the second option is due the following Tuesday, Dec. 15. Each of the 2 projects is a creativity project students should enjoy doing, and each project is worth 50 assessment points.

This past week, the administration came in to class to have a 45-minute discussion session about bullying awareness. The students shared many thoughts about the topic and Biology class resumed following the presentation.

We will finish the macromolecules unit and the unit exam before the holiday break.


Suzanne Coholic
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