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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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01/10/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

New Sibling Preference Applications Process

Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application Process is Open

School Uniform Reminder


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Lost and Found Clean out


HS BREAKING NEWS

High School Information Night

HS Information Night - Notes

HS UPDATES

Free Practice ACT Exam

College & Financial Aid Planning Presentation


MS BREAKING NEWS

Happy New Year

Winter Dresscode


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math 6 Happenings!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

National Honor Society Applications


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
New Sibling Preference Applications Process

Prince George's County Public Schools gives lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. Siblings must live in the same household, have the same responsible parent/guardian, and both siblings must be enrolled at Chesapeake Math and IT North for the 2016-2017 school year, grades 6-12. Families must submit a valid lottery application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference.

NEW THIS YEAR: All applications for sibling preference will be accepted during the public charter school open enrollment season from November 2, 2015 through January 29, 2016. This new process allows PGCPS to streamline data entry and accurately capture family information that links families and especially siblings.

To submit a CMIT North sibling preference application, please logon at http://lottery.pgcps.org to submit your application for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on seat availability and never a guarantee. If there are more sibling preference request than seats available, a sibling lottery will be held to determine placement.

You may contact the PGCPS Charter School Office with questions and/or concerns directly at (301)-808-8150 or visit their webpage for more information at http://www1.pgcps.org/charters.



Shirley Attick
Secretary/Registrar
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Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application Process is Open
The application process for the ITEC program is open. The first step in this process is completing an application to Prince George's Community College. Rising 9th grade students can pick up and return applications at the front desk. The deadline for applications is February 1st at 3pm.

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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School Uniform Reminder
The change in weather means the cold is here. At times, it might feel cold inside the building. Our uniform policy addresses this. Students are permitted to wear CMIT windbreakers and fleeces at any time. However, on cold days, these items may not be sufficient for students who have classes in the temporaries. So, students can carry non-CMIT heavy jackets with them during the day, if needed.

At the beginning of the year, students who were waiting for uniform orders to be fulfilled were permitted to wear solid gold or purple in high school and solid black or blue in middle school.

Please review general uniform policy. We are strictly enforcing the following:
Polo shirt with CMIT logo
Khaki or navy blue pants (no cargo pants, no joggers, no additional zippers, etc.)
Khaki or navy blue skirts
Solid black or brown belt
Solid socks in black
Solid black shoes


- Due to the lack of space in lockers, you may want to consider dressing in layers instead of a wearing a bulky coat. Long sleeve shirts in colors such as black, orange or blue (ms) gold and purple (HS) may be worn underneath the CMIT North uniform shirt or sweatshirt. With the CMIT North uniform jacket and a layered shirt you would be comfortable and take up less space in your locker.

- As of The beginning of second quarter, the winter policy for PE uniforms went into effect, which is no PE uniforms needed until forth quarter. Mixing uniform items is prohibited (for example, wearing a polo shirt with sweatpants).

- Also as a reminder, students are not to wear their coats, hats, nor gloves in the building.

-For further information, the complete CMIT North uniform policy is located on our website. Go to Parents and click on CMIT North Policies. Make sure to scroll all the way down to read the entire document.

Thank you for your help!

CMIT Administration
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Lost and Found Clean out

There are a number of items in the cafeteria that have been found throughout the school over the first two quarters. We have a slew of notebooks, binders, books, jackets, calculators and keys that have gone unclaimed. On Friday, January 22, we will be conducting a mid-year clean out of all items. Anything unclaimed by the end of school that day will either be donated to a local shelter or discarded in some other manner.



Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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HS BREAKING NEWS
High School Information Night
I wanted to thank all of the 8th grade parents that attended our High School Information Night this past week. I wanted to share the communication tools/resources I use with the high school parents and students.

First please visit the Counselor tab on the school website (cmitacademy.org) Under the School Counseling Resources there are many College & Career resources.

I also have an outside High School Counseling website that I put information about upcoming events, scholarships, Summer programs, etc., https://cmitcounselor.wordpress.com/

Please also sign up for my Remind - School Counseling News. I share news and updates for all high school students and parents.

You can click on this link to join, http://remind.com/join/bgeg


Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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HS Information Night - Notes
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the high school information night. We had a great time meeting with you and hope the information you received was informative. For those of you who requested notes and for those who were unable to attend, please check the newsletter next week. If you are interested in applying to the ITEC program, be sure to read this week's newsletter item about applications.

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS UPDATES
I hope you had a great break with your family and loved ones. Our staff at CMIT North consists of people with strong hard-working work ethics that focus on students success. Their high expectations from the students creates a focus on success in the student body.

Please separate special times with students to discuss the importance of high school and its effect on college careers with your scholars. It will encourage them to embrace academic focus in their high school and college careers.

Personally, I strongly believe that CMIT North is the best option for our students. With a challenging curriculum and high expectations, we are creating a college motivated learning community which is our hope for the future.

I regularly visit classrooms and observe best teaching and learning practices every day where I can observe day-to-day progress. Through these visits I witness that we are building a strong professional learning community members who just enjoy every moment of learning. I am proud of our scholars who are self-motivated and committed to improving themselves.

However, I know that true progress in a school environment is not possible without parental involvement. Please remember that you are an important part of the CMIT North family. We are about to submit our final renewal application. If you have any story to share with CLF / PGCPS to encourage them to continue the school it is a great time voice your experience. Please remember this is our school, our students have safe and orderly environment here and they also have very challenging learning environment. Lets keep it that way and try hard to improve from this point for the benefits of our students.

I am proud to announce that we started the Naviance process, that will be an awesome tool for college applications. Special thanks to Mr. Gegwich and our IT Dept for their dedicated work and commitment to make this tool ready for our professional learning community. Please stay tuned for upcoming information and attend the training /workshops.

Sincerely,

Gonul Ozturk
Assistant Principal
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Free Practice ACT Exam
High School students had the opportunity to take a free Practice ACT exam here in the school cafeteria on Saturday, January 9th from 9:00-1:00 PM. The Practice ACT exam was administered by the Princeton Review. About 140 students took a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exam.

Taking the Practice ACT will allow students to compare their PSAT score with their Practice ACT score. They will get a personalized score report that shows their strengths and weaknesses. They will learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the ACT.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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College & Financial Aid Planning Presentation
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 offered advice and guidance during her presentation; "Sanity and Peace through the College and Financial Aid Application Process" in the Media Center

As an experienced parent Ms. Jackson, she shared 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.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Happy New Year
Welcome back to school after what we hope was a wonderful and exciting winter break spent with family and friends. The second half of the school year is well underway with staff and students once again actively engaged in teaching and learning. We are excited about the educational challenges that lay ahead of us and know you will continue to assist us in our efforts
to make our school GREAT BY CHOICE.

One of the educational challenges that we deal with every day is finding sufficient time during the school day to address the unique and diverse learning needs of some of our students. Knowing that some students need a little more time to master essential knowledge and acquire necessary skills, we continue to offer tutoring after school, on line platforms for additional at home practice and Saturday academy. These items are to
accommodate students who need additional time and assistance to experience academic success.

The end of the quarter is January 22, 2016. We have several items and assessments quickly approaching as well. Please start speaking with your scholars about the PARCC test and allow them to practice working with the PARCC practice test available at http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/.

It is high encouraged that all parents check their scholars schoolmax on a regular basis. If your student is interested in receiving their own schoolmax password codes, please have them speak with the Mr.Johnson the guidance counselor or Mrs. Adams in the front office.

We look forward to a successful second half of the year and working collaboratively with parents and community members.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Sincerely

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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Winter Dresscode
Now that we are getting into the colder winter months, here are a few reminders regarding the CMIT North uniform policy:

- Due to the lack of space in lockers, you may want to consider dressing in layers instead of a wearing a bulky coat. Long sleeve shirts in colors such as black, orange or blue may be worn underneath the CMIT North uniform shirt or sweatshirt. With the CMIT North uniform jacket and a layered shirt you would be comfortable and take up less space in your locker.

- As of The beginning of second quarter, the winter policy for PE uniforms went into effect, which is no PE uniforms needed until forth quarter. Mixing uniform items is prohibited (for example, wearing a polo shirt with sweatpants).

- Also as a reminder, students are not to wear their coats, hats, nor gloves in the building.

-For further information, the complete CMIT North uniform policy is located on our website. Go to Parents and click on CMIT North Policies. Make sure to scroll all the way down to read the entire document.

Natiqua Riley
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Math 6 Happenings!
Students in Loyola, UMBC, and George Washington hit the ground running this past week after Winter Break! We began by talking about integers, transitioned into comparing/ordering integers, and then looped it all back towards ratios and rates and graphed ratios/rates on the coordinate plane. Next week we will continue working with rational numbers and start introducing percents. Please continue to check School Max and Edmodo for updates. Here's to another successful week!

Ms. Walde
Math 6
(Loyola, UMBC, George Washington)
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
National Honor Society Applications
Greetings CMIT Family,

Applications are now available for National Honor Society. Qualifications for membership are a cumulative 3.0 GPA, as well as good character, leadership, and service. Membership is not a guarantee. Applications are reviewed by a five member faculty council. NHS looks great on college applications. Should your student be selected, requirements to remain in the chapter are completion of ten service hours a semester, attendance at two meetings a month, and participation in three NHS activities a semester. Dues for the chapter are twenty dollars a year. Applications can be picked up in Mr. Krystal's room (170) and are due by January 25th. Please encourage your student to apply.

Ben Krystal
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