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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/22/2015

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

CLF Governing Board Parent Representation

CLF School Climate Survey

Pull the Plug on Cyberbullying


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT E-Recycling Program

New Chess Session to begin January 6, 2016!

Giant A+ School Rewards Program


MS BREAKING NEWS

Dresscode


HS BREAKING NEWS

Naviance - Career & College Planning Program


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT High School Information Night


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Middle School Social Studies

Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoope

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Character Education Updated Winter Break Package

Algebra I Winter Break Assignment

Ms. Wake's Math 7 Update

Mr. McSparron's RELA


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

SAT - Test Date - January 23 - Registration Deadline - December 28

ACT - Test Date - February 6 - Registration Deadline - January 8

Student Service Learning Opportunity - Student Election Aide Program

Free Practice ACT Exam - Saturday, January 9th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

College & Financial Aid Planning Presentation - Saturday, January 9 - 9:00-10:00 am


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Westerfield's Class

AP US History Updates


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I would like to wish all students, staff, and parents a healthy and happy holiday. I am so proud of how hard our students have been working each and every day! Thank you for all you do to make CMIT a great school. I hope that everyone gets the chance to spend time with family, and friends and has a peaceful, and joyous new year!

Happy Holidays!

Mr. Gunes
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CLF Governing Board Parent Representation
CLF invites parent members to serve on its CLF Board of Directors

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase its board membership from 7 to 9 effective 2016. The CLF Board will add two parent members from Prince George's County to its Board of Directors. Interested parent candidates wishing to join are required to submit their resume along with a cover letter of intent to the board of directors by January 10th, at the latest. Cover letter items should include various ways the parent candidate believes they will best represent CLF's public charter schools by contributing to the CLF board. Potential candidates are also asked to indicate how many children they have attending CMIT schools and how many years they have been involved with CMIT schools in their cover letter. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: secretary@clfmd.org with the subject line: CLF Board Parent Candidate

Board Executive committee will review resume submissions and select five candidates prior to the board meeting. The board will vote to elect two out of these five parent candidates recommended by the executive committee at the January 21, 2016 CLF Board Meeting. The parent board members selected will then serve a one-year term and parent board members may serve for three consecutive terms if re-appointed by a majority board vote at the end of each annual term.

CLF
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CLF School Climate Survey
CLF school climate survey for parents at CMIT schools is ready. Your participation in this survey is very important for us. Please complete the survey at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/clf-scs-2015.

CMIT Administration
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Pull the Plug on Cyberbullying
Research shows that one in five students are affected by cyberbullying, the harassing, threatening or insulting of peers online or via cell phone.
Here are some suggestions from the Cyberbullying Research Center to
help stamp it out:
- Ask your child for her ideas to stop cyberbullying. Be sure she knows she can talk to you about it.
- Monitor cell phone use. If your child has a phone, set limits on its use, and tell your child you retain the right to review its contents at any time. Look over the bill each month.
- Obey social networking rules. For example, Facebook's policy is that users must be 13 or older.
- Remind your child when she or he goes online or texts to ask themselves:
- Could this message be hurtful?
- Could it get me in trouble?
- Could it get the receiver in trouble?
If the answer is yes to any of these, they shouldn't post or send the message.

Source: "Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention and Response," Cyberbullying Research Center, http://tinyurl.com/47tmxrb.


For Parental resource view the PGCPS Link people
http://www1.pgcps.org/uploadedFiles/Offices/Information_Technology/Training/Instructional_Tech/Tech_Literacy_Assessment/JustSayKnowLinks.pdf

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT E-Recycling Program
The CMIT Academy IT department is running an E-Recycling Drive. During the week of January 4th through January 8th parents, students, and staff are being asked to bring in any and all used electronics and computer equipment. All collected equipment will be either put back into continued use if possible, or will be sent to a professional recycling facility. We will accept all electronic items including computers, laptops, cell phones, gaming equipment, test equipment, wire, UPS systems, and more! We, however, will not be able to accept CRT (tube) TVs or monitors, appliances, or light bulbs of any kind. All equipment is to be dropped off at room 142.

Send all questions to cgardner@cmitacademy.org

Casey Gardner
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New Chess Session to begin January 6, 2016!
CMIT Parents:

Is your student interested in chess? If so, this is the afterschool club for you! ALL students are encouraged to sign-up, regardless of skill level. Chess Master, William Morrison is our chess coach.

The club will meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:30 PM, for the winter session running from January 6 through March 23 (12 lessons). This Chess club will compete in tournaments and matches throughout the year.

Fees: $120 per student for the 12 week session. All fees must be made payable to Mr. Morrison directly and presented to him on the first day of class.

If your student is interested, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNWMLLW no later than January 5, 2016. This club is limited to the first 30 students who register. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Candace Salley at candace.salley[at]gmail[dot]com.



Thank You!
CMIT Chess

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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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MS BREAKING NEWS
Dresscode
As we would like to say have a great break. This is a good time to remind all scholars and parents that students must return to school in full uniforms. The issues that we are seeing are we need all black shoes and CMIT jackets.

Thank you for your support with ensuring that your scholar will be in dresscode.

CMIT Adminstration
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Naviance - Career & College Planning Program
I am pleased to introduce Naviance - a comprehensive career and college planning program. High School parents and students will be able to access Family Connection a comprehensive website that can be used to make plans about colleges and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance, a service that we will use to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up to date information that's specific to our school.

Students will be able to research colleges, scholarships, careers, and enrichment programs all in one location. They can also create individual plans that can be linked to college and career readiness. For college and career readiness, students can request transcripts and recommendations for college applications as well as complete career assessments and perform college and career searches. Students can also create goals and track associated tasks and activities.

High school parents and students will receive additional information about the program and instructions on how to login.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT High School Information Night
CMIT North HS would like to invite the parents of all rising 9th graders to attend a High School Information Night on January 7th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. During this time, the high school administrative team will share information about what to expect in high school, program options, and available resources.

Representatives from Prince George’s Community College will be present to discuss CMIT’s Information Technology Early College, also known as ITEC. Roughly one-fifth of students in the high school are slated to earn an associate degree in information technology by the time they graduate high school through ITEC. The application process begins toward the end of 8th grade and, at a minimum, requires students to achieve a satisfactory Accuplacer score. For general information about the program, please visit this website: https://sites.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/itec/home

Your RSVP is appreciated. RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/pcn8jug

We sincerely hope you can attend.

CMIT High School Administrative Team
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Middle School Social Studies
The Social Studies Department hopes that all students have a wonderful winter holiday! Each grade is being given extra credit work over the break if students would like to complete. Below you will find the extra credit work by grade. Please turn in to your teacher by the Friday that we return from break which is January 8th.

Middle School Social Studies Department
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Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoope
We are continuing to build our skills and knowledge on linear equations - writing and graphing them. As of now, students should be very knowledgeable on finding slope and y-intercept, making an equation using those two pieces, and graphing a line using them.

Linear Equations Stained Glass Window Project
-Given on December 18, 2015
-Due on January 6, 2016
-Posted on Edmodo on December 18, 2015
-Attached to this blurb

Math 8 Tutoring Club is every Monday from 3-4. Any student is welcome as long as they treat it and use it seriously. The opposite will result in a request not to return.

TUTORING CANCELED FOR MONDAY DECEMBER 18TH!!!

Have a very safe and enjoyable break and holiday season!

Ms. Rooney
Math Teacher
Room 105
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

We are finishing up our study of the religions of South Asia and will pick up with British colonization of India after the break

8th Grade

All students have submitted their Shays Rebellion Essays and are wrapping up their investigation of the Constitutional Convention.

All Classes

Winter Break Assignments have been posted on Edmodo and distributed during class time. Assignment due dates are as follows:

Tuesday January 5th- USNA, CalTech, Northwestern, Yale, Penn, and Harvard

Thursday January 7th- Brown

Friday January 8th- Dartmouth, Duke

Have a Happy Holiday and a relaxing break!

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
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Character Education Updated Winter Break Package
Dear Parents & Students,
We would like to inform you that we updated our Character Ed. Winter Break package. The information has been being given students in the class and we will continue to give information until coming Tuesday (next week). Please check the most updated package from the attachment.
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Mrs. Cihan & Dr. BB

Tugba Cihan
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Algebra I Winter Break Assignment
Greetings Parents and Students!

As you enjoy the holiday break, it is imperative that math skills are still practiced. Students will be required to complete the PARCC Practice Test (graded as homework) and online Pearson Practice Test (graded as classwork). In addition to completing the PARCC Practice Test, students will be required to identify the applicable mathematical practice(s) and question type (I, II, or III) for each question. Graphing Calculators are required for Algebra I. Students will need them when we return from the holiday break

Ms. Fagan
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Ms. Wake's Math 7 Update
We have finally reached our winter break. Although we have done a lot of work this year, we have a lot more to go. Over the break take time to recharge, but keep your mind sharp by completing the math winter break assignment. Upon returning to school, we will continue with our curriculum and increase our PARCC prep to prepare for the test in April. Also, parents please restock your scholars backpacks with:

1. Pencils! Pencils! Pencils! (This is math!)
2. Sharpeners
3. Composition Journal (for note-taking and PARCC preparation)

Thank you for your continued support and have a great winter break!

Dana Wake
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Mr. McSparron's RELA
Greetings! I would like to remind everyone that students do have homework over the break. They are required to read Chapters 11-15 of The Phantom Tollbooth and complete the Summary assignment that is posted to Classroom. It has come to my attention that some students have fallen behind on the Literature Circle readings, so this Winter Break would be a great opportunity for them to catch up to the rest of the class.
Our next Literature Circle Book is Redwall, by Brian Jacques. Redwall is the first book in a rather lengthy series, and I'd like to stress that students are only required to secure the first novel, titled "Redwall", and not any of the sequels or spin off titles. Thank you for all of your continued support; you are the catalyst behind your student's success. Have a blessed holiday.

Nathan McSparron
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
SAT - Test Date - January 23 - Registration Deadline - December 28
ATTENTION JUNIORS - If you plan on taking the January 23rd SAT the registration deadline is December 28th. You must have a College Board account to register for the SAT.

This will be the last opportunity to take the current SAT. The New Redesigned SAT will start on the March 5th test date (registration deadline - February 5th).

Please enter our high school code, 210722, when registering for the SAT or ACT exams.

If you need any assistance registering for the SAT please stop by my office.

Mr. Gegwich
School Counselor
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ACT - Test Date - February 6 - Registration Deadline - January 8
ATTENTION JUNIORS - The next upcoming ACT exam will be given on February 6th, 2016. The registration deadline for this exam is January 8th, 2016.

Please visit this website to register for the exam, http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

When registering please enter in our high school code, 210722.

If you have any questions or need help registering please contact me or stop by my office.

Mr. Gegwich
School Counselor
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Student Service Learning Opportunity - Student Election Aide Program
Beginning with the April 26, 2016 Primary Election voters in Maryland will be voting via paper ballots. In an effort to make what will be a new voting experience for many Maryland residents a more organized and efficient process, the Prince George's County Board of Elections is seeking Prince George's County High School students, ages 16 and above, to participate in a Student Election Aide Program.

If you are interested please see Mr. Gegwich for the Student Service Learning Pre-Approved form and information about the program. These forms must be returned to Mr. Gegwich by January 22 so they can be submitted to the program, the Board of Elections will then contact students directly by email to let them know if they were selected. Students will receive $200 for their participation or they can choose to obtain the student service learning hours. They are not able to receive both.

If you have any questions or need further clarification about the program, you may contact Marilyn Dunston at 301-341-7300.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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Free Practice ACT Exam - Saturday, January 9th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Students will have the opportunity to take a free Practice ACT exam here at the school on Saturday, January 9th from 9:00-1:00 PM. The Practice ACT exam will be administered by the Princeton Review.

Why take the exam? - Taking the Practice ACT will allow students to compare their PSAT score with their Practice ACT score. Students will be able to take a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exam. They will learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the ACT, and they will then get a personalized score report that shows their strengths and weaknesses.

Here is the registration link for the Practice ACT, http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/285190

Students must complete this registration to take the Practice ACT.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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College & Financial Aid Planning Presentation - Saturday, January 9 - 9:00-10:00 am
On Saturday, January 9th from 9:00-10:00 am - Ms. Sheila Jackson, Director of the Department of Family and Community Engagement for Prince George's County Public Schools will offer advice and guidance during her presentation;
"Sanity and peace through the college and financial aid application process"

Ms. Jackson is a experienced parent that can share techniques and proven strategies to help parents and students work together to keep their sanity and family peace while on this journey to the next level of accomplishment and maturation either to college or career.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Westerfield's Class
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Winter Break Assignment:

Students are asked to complete 100% mastery level on an IXL.com skill. For every skill mastered, they will receive 1 extra credit point. The maximum amount of extra credit points they can earn is 5. They must submit their work from the skills when they return to school.

Algebra 1: Any skill from Linear Function (S)
Algebra 2: Any skill from Quadratics (J) except J.8
Honors Algebra 2: Any skill from Polynomials (K)
Pre-Calculus: Any skill from Exponentials (F)

Don't miss out on this extra credit opportunity!

Casandra Westerfield
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AP US History Updates
As we approach winter break, the students have been working hard to make it through the vast amounts of information required of the course. Students recently took an open-note quiz on the period of 1800 to 1828. They did a good job of synthesizing historical facts into coherent, written paragraphs. For winter break, students will have a take home test on Unit 4 as well as a review packet on Units 1-3. Please make sure your student completes these during break. Thank you.

Ben Krystal
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FAQs
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