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01/10/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

2015-2016 ANNUAL CMIT STEM FAIR

Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application Process is Open

Beyond the Dream

CMIT North's Chess Team Does It Again!!

End of Second Quarter

School Uniform Reminder

Educator of the year

No Name Calling Week - January 18 - 22

The Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Student Service Learning oppurtunity

Laser Tag

KUK SOOL WON of Greater Washington DC 2016 Winter Intramural Tournament


MS BREAKING NEWS

Enrichment Course Selections for 2nd Semester!

7th Grade Students of the Week

8th grade Students of the Week

6th Grade Students of the Week

CMIT School Level Stem Fair

HS Information Night - Notes


HS BREAKING NEWS

Maryland Business Roundtable Visits CMIT

HS Information Night - Notes

Need Help for Internship Opportunities for CMIT HS Students

School Uniform Reminder - Is your student ready for the cold?


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoop

Mr. McSparron's RELA Updates for 3rd Quarter

End of the quarter reminder

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Crespo's Science Class

Ms. Chestang's Life Science and HS Biology


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Physics classes


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
2015-2016 ANNUAL CMIT STEM FAIR
CMIT Administration and the Science Department hosted STEM Fair in our school's cafeteria January 9, 2016. Nearly 162 students participated in this level of the competition. CMIT students were recognized by guests from PGCPS, CLF, local universities, and by judges for their innovative and creative projects. We are very proud of all of our middle school students for their hard work. We also would like to recognize all of the parents who spent countless hours working with their children on their science fair projects, waiting on them during judging, and helping their sons and daughters prepare for their presentations. Winners of the middle school fair will be announced Thursday, January 21st during lunch. Winners will be given an invitation to compete in the CLF STEM Fair, January 30th. More information will follow.

The Science Department would also like to acknowledge the CMIT High School students who participated in the CSP STEM Fair. Congratulations to all of the participants and winners from December 13th.

CMIT HS STEM Winners!!!!

Precious Ajiboye
Grade: 9th
Category: Botany & Zoology
Title: Germination Rate of Kidney Bean Seeds
3rd Place

Name: Carlea Williams
Grade: 11th
Category: Microbiology
Title: Living Lights
2nd Place

Lauren Chestang
MS Science Department
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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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Beyond the Dream
Mr.Cunningham visited with our 8th grade and 11th grade students. He spoke with them about Perception and Realizing their dreams.

Mr. Cunningham was born in Washington, D.C. as an only child and experienced traveling the world at a young age. With both parents in the military, they had dreams of him being a scholar and becoming a professional athlete. Mr. Cunningham grew up on the philosophy "You work for what you want. Period. Nothing will be given to you." Although he did not become a professional athlete, his parents continued to instill in him the importance of being a productive citizen. He often recalls the time when he wanted to remodel his space and his father stated, short and sweet,"Go get a job." Hearing this at 16 years old, Mr. Cunningham took it a step further and decided to become the owner and not just an employee. Following his parents example, he became an entrepreneur.

As the founder of three businesses, He continued to work different positions over the years, eventually finding himself in managerial positions. These experiences taught him discipline, entrepreneurship, basic business skills, decision making, communication, and above all, the importance of having a plan. Throughout his high school career, his winning personality, business savvy and creative public relations skills, afforded him the opportunity to build relationships with many influential people. While taking courses at Suitland High School, DR participated in an entrepreneurial program, where his mentor and teacher encouraged him to develop a business plan, a mission, vision, and goals for his company; and later assisting him in birthing Stealth Protection Services, LLC, The Purple Print Mentoring Program, and The Purple Highlighter Mentoring Program.

After graduation in 2006, He continued to gain professional skills and experience while securing a major recruitment with the Federal Bureau for Investigation. This next level of his life was one of major growth and mentorship. As one of the youngest recruits, DR experienced a brother and sisterhood like no other. Four years later, Mr. Cunningham knew that he was called to something greater.

Challenged with making a decision to stay with the FBI or enter the private sector, Mr. Cunningham made the decision to chase after his dreams. His first opportunity with a private client, R&B artist Trey Songz, helped birth his passion for executive protection. That opportunity led to many other positions for DR to serve as an Executive Security Director for other high profiled clients.



As his professional career continued to flourish, a former mentor challenged him to share his experiences by giving back to the community. This led him to create opportunities for others to not only hear about his success, but to give them the blueprint to discover their own. He developed this plan into the "Purple Print," because the color purple best represents the distinguished blueprint of success throughout his life.
Believing that students have the potential to be just as successful, DR formed The Purple Highlighter Mentoring Program. Through this program, he desires to see youth use their passion to empower others and be agents of change in their communities.

Mr. Cunningham's mission is to reach back and help youth and their communities define success and, in turn, use their success to empower and leave a "purple" legacy on the lives of others.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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CMIT North's Chess Team Does It Again!!
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, ten CMIT North students competed in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Grade Chess Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. Our 8th grade team was 1 point away from 3rd place. Our 10th grade team won 1st place and Christopher Salley placed 3rd individually! Our team members are:

8th Grade Team
Tamia Gaskins
Matthew Godshall
Ian Kaba
Deylan Mondeel
Phillip Nissen


10th Grade Team
James Dickens
Elick D'Rozario
Grant McDonald
Nigel Redd
Christopher Salley

Congratulations Students!
CMIT Chess
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End of Second Quarter
Time is moving quickly! Please note the following dates:

Monday, January 18th: Schools closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thursday, January 21st: End of second quarter.
Friday, January 22nd: Schools closed - Professional Development

Please be sure you and your student are checking SchoolMax and addressing any concerns about grades that you might have before the quarter ends.

Respectfully,

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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Educator of the year
Educator of the Year Contest
Do you know an outstanding junior high or high school teacher, coach, guidance counselor, administrator, or principal? Nominate that special teacher you'll always remember and give him/her the chance to be recognized in a national magazine!

Prizes
Cash awards will be given to educators from across the country honored as Teen Ink Educators of the Year. Winning essays are published in Teen Ink magazine.

Guidelines
Teen Ink will only consider essays written by teens, and nominations must be for junior high or high school educators only.

Convince us your nominee is special. Tell us about his or her style of teaching, involvement in school activities, and community service. What has your educator done for the entire school, your class, for you or another student? Give examples with specific details. Keep your essay between 200 and 1,000 words.

Include the first and last name, position, and school of your educator.

Submit entries through our website http://www.teenink.com/submit. See our submission guidelines for more information.

Please send a copy to Ms. Riley at nriley@cmitacademy.org as well.

Deadlines
The deadline for submitting Educator of the Year essays is April 30. Entries are accepted and considered for publication in Teen Ink magazine throughout the year. Winners will be notified after the June issue is published.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal.
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No Name Calling Week - January 18 - 22
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) completed a study of public, private, and parochial school students in grades 6-10 found that almost a third of 6th to 10th graders, 5.7 million children nationwide have experienced some kind of bullying.

Next week we will be celebrating, No Name Calling Week. We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create a safe school free of name-calling, bullying and bias. Throughout the week we will focus and highlight Respect & Kindness.

Please visit this website for more information, http://www.glsen.org/nonamecallingweek.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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The Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application
The application process for the ITEC program is open for current 8th grade students at CMIT. (Students can only apply to the program as rising 9th graders.) The first step in this process is completing an application to Prince George's Community College. Students can pick up and return applications at the front desk. The deadline for applications is February 8th. For more information about the program, follow this link (sites.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/itec/) or contact Ms. Colandrea.

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Student Service Learning oppurtunity
Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon-Volunteers with supervision from master carpenters will be building ten raised beds to create a community garden at Edmonston's Park, 5010 47th Avenue, Edmonston. All tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers should wear clothes and shoes that they don't mind getting dirty.

Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon-Help plant pawpaw trees at Edmonston's Park, 5010 47th Avenue, Edmonston. This native fruit tree was planted by Prince George's County resident (and Edmonston homeowner), Adam Plummer who was a slave at Riversdale Plantation and then had a farm (which included the area of the park). On his farm, he planted fruit trees, including paw paws.

The contact for all of the opportunities is, Kim Knox at placematterspgc@gmail.com or 240-366-7542.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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Laser Tag
The PTO will be sponsoring a fun night of laser tag on Thursday February 25, 2016 from 4-8pm. Middle and High school students are welcome. Checks can made out to the PTO and cash is also accepted. The cut off date is 2/16/2015. Please give all money labeled with student name and session/s they will attend to Mr. Brooks in an envelope.

XP Laser Sport
4705 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707
4-5 pm Session 1
5-6 pm Session 2
6-7 pm Session 3
7-8 pm Session 4

$20 For 1 Session
$30 For 2 sessions

If you have questions please contact jbrooks@cmitacademy.org

PTO
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KUK SOOL WON of Greater Washington DC 2016 Winter Intramural Tournament
Kuk Sool Won of Greater Washington DC will be hosting its 2016 Winter Intramural Tournament at CMIT Elementary on Saturday January 23, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:00pm. Students from CMIT Academy and CMIT Elementary will be competing in several events. Please come and show your support .


Ky Sa Nim Darren Fulmore
Instructor/Owner
Kuk Sool Won of Laurel Maryland, MD
301-509-2030
https://squareup.com/market/kuk-sool-won-of-laurel-llc
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Enrichment Course Selections for 2nd Semester!
As we prepare to begin the 2nd semester of the 2015-16 school year it is time to select new enrichment courses. Students will begin their new enrichment course January 25, 2016, the first day of the 2nd semester. Students will receive their class assignments on Thursday 1/21/2016.

A few things to know:

- Students must log in to their cmitacademy.org gmail account in order to complete the form.

-The purpose of the enrichment courses is to expose students to new subjects that they wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to explore.

- Students must choose a different enrichment course than they took 1st semester. (Attempting to take the same course again will result in being placed at the bottom of the list by default).

- Space is limited in each course. Students will be placed on a first-come first-serve basis. When a popular course is full, we will place them in their second choice, then third choice, etc.

- Students choosing the same course for all of their choices will result in being placed at the bottom of the list by default.

- Students that have not made a selection by 8:00 am Tuesday 1/19/2016, will complete the form during their computer class that day.

Please utilize the attached pdf for a description of each course. The enrichment courses can be selected by completing the form at this link:

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/forms/d/1LOktZDjRePvJ7FCSFkQnWmRdYj0qcacnnFs97C5mNgI/viewform?usp=send_form

Andrew Brauer
MS Program Coordinator
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7th Grade Students of the Week
This week's stupendous 7th graders are....

Monica Ojetola (Vanderbilt) and Re' Peyton (William & Mary)

Monica is is always on top of her work and very respectful.

Re' urns in great work and has very insightful answers to critical thinking questions.

Congratulations Monica and Re'

The 7th Grade Team
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8th grade Students of the Week
8th grade teachers would like to recognize a couple of students who are doing an outstanding job finishing the second quarter and who are preparing themselves for a successful third quarter!

Jordan Bocage of Dartmouth maintains a consistently positive attitude toward learning in every class. He has an unmatched eagerness to learn and willingness to make revisions to his work to improve his understanding of a concept, and he does not let his peers distract him.

Kai Merriman of Brown demonstrates an eagerness to learn and consistently puts forth her best effort to ensure she is getting the most out of every learning experience. Her teachers comment that she is "one of the hardest working students we've ever seen!"

Congratulations to both Jordan and Kai! Keep up the great work!

8th grade team
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6th Grade Students of the Week
The 6th Grade Team would like to recognize two outstanding students this week. Roshni Pawar from Morgan State is helpful, kind, respectful, and submits extraordinary work. Alston Georges from George Washington is especially on his game after returning from the Winter Holiday. He worked very hard in math and wrote an amazing essay for Social Studies. Great Job, keep up the good work!

6th Grade Team
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CMIT School Level Stem Fair
CMIT middle school students successfully showcased their stem fair project last January 8, 2015 that started at 5:30 PM and ended about 8 PM. Students confidently presented their projects and answered questions from the judges. About 203 projects from eight categories: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Botany and Zoology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Math and Computer Sciences, Microbiology, Medicine & Health, and Physics were adjudged by professionals, and scientists. School level winners will be announced next week.


Please click the following link for more pictures.

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/folderview?id=0B-qdFgWCyQmOc0p4R1YwTERYWTQ&usp=sharing

Ms. Chestang, Mrs. Crespo-Montano, Dr. Clarke
Science Team
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HS Information Night - Notes
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the high school information night. All 8th grade parents should have received the presentation and notes from the meeting via email. If not, contact me and I will send it out.

Thanks.

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Maryland Business Roundtable Visits CMIT
This week, ninth grade students received a practical lesson about life after high school. As volunteers with the Maryland Business Roundtable's Speakers Bureau, Martina Nwoga of Kelly OCG and Jerome Parker of the United States Navy helped student create a plan to build their futures. Student discussed the lifestyles they would like to have one day, and Ms. Nwoga and Mr. Parker worked with them to identify the salaries, careers, experience, and education they will need to accomplish their goals. Students and staff had a wonderful time during these interactive presentations, and we look forward to working with the Speakers Bureau again next year.


Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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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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Need Help for Internship Opportunities for CMIT HS Students
We are trying to set up an internship opportunities for our students for next year and during the summer time. I know most of you guys have great connections that might provide us an internship opportunity for our students (from companies, universities etc..).

Please email Mr. Gegwich (bgegwich@cmitacademy.org) and myself (gozturk@cmitacademy.org) with the application information that you might have.

Thank you for your help and dedication! CMIT is a great place for our students with your continuing support!

Gonul Ozturk
Assistant Principal
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School Uniform Reminder - Is your student ready for the cold?
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 coats with them during the day, if needed. (They do not have locker access to get them between classes.) They are permitted to tie them around their waists while in the building, but they cannot wear them until they are leaving or entering the building.

At the beginning of the year, students who were waiting for uniform orders to be fulfilled were permitted to wear solid purple or gold hoodless sweaters / sweatshirts in lieu of CMIT fleeces and jackets. This is still permissible.

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 (for girls)
Solid black belt
Solid socks in black, white, purple, or gold
Solid black shoes

Thank you for your help!

HS Administration
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoop
As we near the end of the second quarter and the first half of the year, I wanted to take the time to send you some class updates:

1. PARCC Mondays - Every Monday will now be dedicated to getting ready and preparing for the PARCC test all students will take in April. Please please help me in encouraging our students to take these Monday's and the test seriously. PARCC is real and PARCC matters for your child's future education. That's why we are taking time now to get ready for it.

2. Math 8 Extra Help is every Monday from 3-4!

3. Lunch sessions - my room is officially open for lunch on Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's. Encourage your student to come in, eat lunch, and get better at math!

4. IXL Practice Reminder - students can always practice Math 8 topics (and other grades) on their own to stay fresh on what they need to know by the end of the year. Encourage them to use IXL even when not assigned by me!

5. In quarter 3, we will be focusing on the following topics:
-Systems of Linear Equations
-Angles of Lines and Polygons
-Rational and Irrational Numbers --> square roots and cube roots
-Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem

Each day, students are given the necessary (and more) tools that they need to be successful in all the things we do in this class. It is up to them, however, how they choose to apply and utilize those tools as we move along and get to the end of year. Please continue to support and encourage students to use those keys to success and be the best student they can.


Best,
Ms. Rooney
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Mr. McSparron's RELA Updates for 3rd Quarter
Greetings! As the second quarter draws to a close I would like to share some updates on how the routine of my class will be shifting in the 3rd quarter. As you know, PARCC is around the corner in March and this is the time year where we begin to focus on test preparation. As such, we will be dedicating one 90 minute period per week to PARCC Review. To accommodate this, Literature Circles will be temporarily suspended until March. We will be using the class time that we normally dedicate to Literature Circle Discussions to practice for PARCC. This timing works out well as students have just finished "The Phantom Tollbooth," but have not yet begun "Redwall." We will resume our weekly Literature Circle assignments when PARCC preparations have been completed. The weekly Literature Circle homework assignment will be replaced with a weekly review homework on IXL. Please stay tuned to Google Classroom for more details and please e-mail me if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to a successful 3rd quarter.

Mr. McSparron
RELA
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End of the quarter reminder
Please reminded that the end of the quarter is coming and students if you are missing work please see me.

As we as move into the 2nd semester both High School and Middle School classes are still in Health, so please remember to stay dressed in regular uniform.

I know that this is late but I want to congratulate the MS Girls and Boys Basketball teams for their great seasons. Also remember to come out and support the high school varsity Girls and Boys basketball teams this season.

Mark Snyder
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
As we enter the final week of the 2nd Quarter, be sure to review SchoolMax. Please email Ms. Cracovaner with any questions or concerns about assignment scores BEFORE grades are to be submitted on Friday January 22nd.

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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Crespo's Science Class
Time is so fast and this week is the end of the second quarter, as well as first semester.

Students from William and Mary, Harvard, North Western, and Duke will be taking chapter test, and will be learning more about atoms and bonding.

Yale students will be learning The Chemistry of Life.

Mrs. Crespo-Montano
Science
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Ms. Chestang's Life Science and HS Biology
8th Grade Life Science and HS Biology Students worked on identifying the functions of cells and the role of the organelles in those animal and plant cells. They completed drawings of the organelles and prokaryote cells (animal and plant cells). Their work was so awesome, many student projects are displayed on the Science Bulletin Board in the MS Science hallway. Make sure you stop by to see if your work is on display!

This upcoming week, Life Science students will learn to make their own microscope slides to examine different type cells. HS Biology students will use the information they learned on cells to determine how carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are utilized in cells and the human body.

Lauren Chestang
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Physics classes
Hi Students and Parents,

First, check to see if you have a Physics text in your locker or took one home over the break. There are 3 Physics texts out. Please bring them back.

Second, we will complete the current section on momentum, impulse, collisions, and conservation of momentum this week. We will have the test on these topics on Wednesday, Jan 20.


Suzanne Coholic
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FAQs
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