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02/07/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The Information Technology Early College (ITEC) Application

2016-2017 Re-Enrollment

Kuk Sool Won Tournament Results

Black History

Flint Water Crisis

STAFF Recognition


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Laser Tag

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

CMIT North PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting Schedule


MS BREAKING NEWS

Reading Tips for Parents

Middle School Cricket

Calendar Change

7th Grade Students of the Week

2016 Youth Law Fair Information


HS BREAKING NEWS

PARRC Prep Fridays


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Black History Trivia


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Afro-Latinos

New Semester

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

New LSN Government HSA Prep program

Prince George's Community College - Dual Enrollment Information Session

Travel Agency


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Art 1- Sketchbook Crisis

3rd quarter science

Please no food or drinks

Candy Grams


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
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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2016-2017 Re-Enrollment

It is time to re-enroll your child for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please complete the form below, which will require your child's PGCPS ID number. A separate submission form for each student is required. If your child will not be returning to CMIT next school year, please include the school he/she will be attending. The deadline to complete the re-enrollment form is 11:59 p.m., February 15, 2016.

Please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/forms/d/1hg-g4lga7HI6dvPEkJjCZh-vG1K4D5SMlCaq4vAmQoI/viewform

CMIT Registrar
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Kuk Sool Won Tournament Results
Martial Arts Tournament held at CMIT Elementary - snow date Jan. 30th 2016

Kuk Sool Won of Washington DC Area is held its annual intramural tournament at CMIT Elementary on Saturday January 30, 2016. Students from the CMIT Academy and CMIT Elementary martial arts club participated in this tournament.

Tournament Results Below
Top White Belt- Yellow Stripe
Nygeal Wood

Darren Fulmore
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Black History
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

This is a link to give you additional information regarding Black history Icons: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

Here at CMIT North we are working with our students by content areas. Below is a list of what teachers will be working on with their students this month to honor Black History Month.


Person Activity
Jesse Ernest Wilkins Jr. Research Jesse Ernest Wilkins Jr.'s contributions to math and create a "facebook" page on him

Africa - American  in Science and Technology Research Project - Individual Choice - Africa American in Science and Technology

Afro Latinos Research famous Afro Latinos and their contributions to both Latino and black culture

African-American Scientists & Inventors Project: Black History Scrapbook
Vivien Thomas Movie and Projects

Benjamin Banneker Discuss the impact Benjamin Banneker had on mathematics

Madame C.J. Walker

Langston Hughes Analyze the poetry of Langston Hughes and discuss it's impact on the Harlem Renaissance

Jacob Lawrence (Harlem Ren. Artist) Discussion and Critique of Lawerence's Artwork

African American architects Creating homes in the style of African American architects

Jackie Robinson 7th- How did Robinson uphold Gandhi/King's concept of civil disobedience? 8th-How did Robinson's actions uphold his constitutional rights?

Jackie Robinson Scrapbook

Matthew Henson Design a website

Famous African American Mathematicians & their contributions Project and presentation

Jim Crow Facts

HBCU Graduation Rates

Bill Pickett Black Cowboy & Black Rodes open discussion on Bill pickett (Black Cowboy to be inducted into the National Rodeo Cowboy hall of fame) and how the cowboy is fading away except for rodeos still going on in today's society.

Technology Game Changers in Black History (20 people) Each day, students will learn about a different one.

George Washington Carver-Peanut Scientist Reading and Vocabulary Activity

Martin Luther King Jr. Analyze Dr. Kings I have a dream speech, students will write their own speech about something they wish they could change in the world they live in today.

Maya Angelou Analyze the poetry of Maya Angelou discuss how imagery can be used to represent ideas, themes and periods of history
African American Athletes

Jesse Owens - His fight for Civil rights and racial equity.

African American Inventors and Scientists... Mini Research projects and presentations to connect with our upcoming novel

African American Inventors and Scientists.

Natiqua Riley
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Flint Water Crisis
We are currently collecting cases of bottled water for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Please bring all water to room 165 by 2/11/16. We have a representative that is delivering the water to Flint personally on February 11th.

Jared Brooks
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STAFF Recognition
As we are half way through the year, our Department chairs recognized their team members on working really hard with scholars and helping them reach their success levels.

Math - Ms. Walde
Creative Arts - Ms. Talcott
RELA- Mrs. Justsen
History - Ms. Lash
IT - Mr. Dokur
Special Education - Mr. Lewis
Science - Mrs. Crespo

Take the time to send emails to your scholars teachers to thank them.

All of our Professional educators are doing an outstanding job. These few were identified.

Natiqua Riley
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Laser Tag
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 2/22/2016. Please give all money labeled with student name and sessions they will attend to Mr. Brooks in an envelope and bring it to room 165.

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

Jared Brooks
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Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
Parents mark your calendars! On Thursday, February 11th, 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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CMIT North PTO Meeting
Please join us at the next CMIT NORTH PTO meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center @ CMIT North.

There will be an online option available and that information will be sent on the day of meeting.

Why come to a PTO meeting?

PTO meetings are a great opportunity to meet other CMIT North parents.

You can be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events at school.

You can learn how your child and CMIT North benefit from the work of the PTO.

You can learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off, to positively impact the learning experience of all students at CMIT North.

PTO meetings bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.


CMIT North PTO
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PTO Meeting Schedule
CMIT North Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meets monthly to discuss school related topics and plan events for our students. All are welcome to attend, provide input, raise concerns, etc. Meetings are held at the school in the Media Center and joining via online is available.

CMIT North PTO Meeting Schedule 2016

Thursday, March 10th 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, April 14th 6:30 PM Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, May 12th 6:30 PM Annual PTO Meeting
Thursday, June 9th 6:30 PM Board Transition Meeting

Questions? Contact the PTO at information@cmitnorthpto.org

CMIT North PTO
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Reading Tips for Parents
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SHARE READING!!!!!
1. Show your scholar that reading is fun. Laugh out loud; make comments; Share what you read that is intriguing and enjoyable.

2. Encourage your scholar to create a comfortable setting for reading. A favorite snack or CD, comfortable clothes, a quiet corner can enhance reading pleasure.

3. Read and enjoy the same books, magazines, and newspapers. Talk about how these readings remind you of something in your life. Ask about connections your scholar makes to what is being read.

4. Read parts or all of the novels and textbooks your scholars uses at school. Ask your scholar to tell you about the best or worst parts.

5. Give a gift subscription to a magazine that holds lots of interest, one that your scholar wants to read cover to cover.

6. Allow your scholar to put a reading down if it is too difficult. Reading for pleasure should be at an independent level.

7. When reading difficult books, read the text aloud or read together. Reread, if needed, to make what is read understandable. Talk about what is hard to understand. Encourage asking for help.

8. Books on tape can open a world of classic literature your scholar is mature enough to understand and enjoy buy may find too challenging to read independently. Listen and enjoy together.

9. Expand your scholars reading world. Ask your librarian for titles of the newest in adolescent literature.

10. Catch each other reading!!!! Reading is everywhere; and the more we practice the better readers we all become.

Reading 20-30 minutes daily can increase your SAT score by 200-300 points instantly.

Natiqua Riley
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Middle School Cricket
We currently have 8 players registered for the cricket team so we need 7 more to complete our roster. The registration deadline is fast approaching on February 19th. Please Contact Coach Sham if you are interested! kchotoo@usersystems.com

Bailey Lawrence
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Calendar Change
On February 4, 2016 the Prince George's County Board of Education approved the revision of the 2015-16 school calendar that will change Friday, February 12, 2016 to a regular school day for all staff and students. The day was previously scheduled as a professional development day for teachers.

The change was made due to the six inclement weather days that were used from January 21, 2016 through January 29, 2016 due to extreme weather conditions.

While the existing calendar currently has built in four (4) inclement weather make-up days, this request will assist us in limiting the number of additional days added to the end of the school year.

Natiqua Riley
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7th Grade Students of the Week
February's first 7th grade students of the week are...

Gabrielle McDonald (Northwestern) and Blaine Leighton (Northwestern).


Gabrielle has been much improved in her class participation and is turning in quality work.

Blaine is a diligent and kind student who demonstrates exemplary behavior.

Congratulations Gabrielle and Blaine!

The 7th Grade Team
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2016 Youth Law Fair Information
7th Annual Youth Law Fair
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free Admission
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
Register Here - http://www.dcbar.org/sections/connect/youth-law-fair-engage.cfm

Since 2000, the Youth Law Fair has brought together judges, lawyers, educators and community leaders with D.C. area teenagers for a positive hands-on experience with the legal system. The Youth Law Fair empowers understanding of rights and responsibilities, encourages the pursuit of higher education and provides information on community resources.
This year's Youth Law Fair theme is "Blunt Talk: Clearing the Haze Around D.C.'s Marijuana Laws." Students will participate in mock trials held in the courtrooms and play the roles of the judge, jury, lawyers and witnesses led by judges and attorney volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to tour holding cells with Superior Court judges, Speak Out! and discuss their courtroom experience, and enjoy a catered lunch and raffle drawing. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Youth Law Fair Information Packet Available Here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9THKGnD4aU2bWdWb084WEU3bmM/view

Location

H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue N.W.
(Judiciary Square Metro)
Washington, D.C. 20001

Contact
Sections Office
Email: Outreach@dcbar.org
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

Natiqua Riley
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HS BREAKING NEWS
PARRC Prep Fridays
CMIT North High School has started PARCC Prep Fridays! Each Friday, students will spend 2 periods completing a math or English task to help prepare for the PARCC.

On Friday, February 5th, students completed a math task that covered writing equations and inequalities to model a situation during periods 1 and 2. It gave students a good insight to the types of questions on the PARCC math test.

"The experience was challenging, but insightful and rewarding!" -Kaijah Wilson, 10th grade

"It is great to know that all of our teachers and staff are pushing us to succeed on the PARCC." -Taylor Baucum, 9th grade

Next week, students will be working on an English task during periods 3 and 4.

CMIT North HS Team
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Black History Trivia
Its black history month. So many of our students say they "KNOW IT ALL"! Well put you knowledge to the test. Here is a link to test your knowledge of Black History. This week we will have a trivia contest, with question presented each morning with winners announced at the end of the week.

So study up and get ready to shine.

https://worldhistoryproject.org/quizzes/black_history

Natiqua Riley
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Afro-Latinos
In honor of Black History Month, we will be studying Black Latinos and their contributions to both Spanish and Black Cultures. Students will view documentaries and discuss major contributors to music, art, poetry, politics etc. and how it is impacting their view of Spanish Speakers. At the end of the unit, Students will an individual investigaeve project on influential Black Latinos. Details about the project will soon be posted via Edmodo.


Srta. Stacie Young
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New Semester
As we begin the 2nd semester in health the high school students are doing presentations on Drugs. February is black history month in my class we will be discussing famous African American athletes.

As a reminder the third quarter is still health and not physical education.

Mark Snyder
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

Duke and Northwestern students will be presenting their National History Day projects on Monday. We will also be discussing the history of China, Japan, and Korea


8th Grade

Yale, Brown, and USNA students will be presenting their National History Day projects this week. We will also be wrapping up our study of the US Constitution.

*Tentative Test Dates are as follows:*

Thursday February 11th- CalTech
Tuesday February 16th- Penn
Wednesday February 17th- Dartmouth, Yale
Friday February 19th- Brown, USNA

Study guides and more details about the test to come.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Cracovaner with any questions, comments, or concerns at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
New LSN Government HSA Prep program
Starting Tuesday and Through mid May, students will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons, between 3:00 and 4:00 PM for Government HSA Prep. This prep program will ready our students for the Government HSA Exam through intensive study of the material and methods for passing the Government HSA. This is open to all present and former LSN Government students who need to pass the exam. Please feel free to contact the instructor at jscreven@cmitacademy.org to register your student.

James Screven
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Prince George's Community College - Dual Enrollment Information Session
Prince George’s Community College is hosting two Dual Enrollment Information Sessions to provide information for Summer and Fall 2016 enrollment. The event information is below.

Event: PGCC Dual Enrollment Information Session (open to all, no RSVP required)

Dates: Wednesday, February 10 and Wednesday, April 13

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Rennie Forum in the Largo Student Center on PGCC’s Largo Campus

Please visit this website for more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, http://www1.pgcps.org/dualenrollment/

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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Travel Agency
On next Thursday at 4:30pm a representative from BC Tours & Travel will be speaking with the upcoming seniors regarding their senior trip. Parents should plan on being in attendance.

Jared Brooks, Samantha Stewart
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Art 1- Sketchbook Crisis
Dear Students and Parents,

It has come to my attention that many students have stopped bringing their sketchbooks to class! I am asking that if you lost or misplaced your sketchbook please purchase a new one. It is paramount that you complete work in the SAME place everyday. When you work on loose sheets of paper, there is a tendency for things to get lost, misplaced or thrown away. If you find that yours has gone missing and cannot be found, please purchase a new one or speak with me about a creative alternative.

Best,

Ms. Stew
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3rd quarter science
Hello everyone,

Let's focus on some good achievable goals for the entire second semester. Students earning grades of C, D, or E in the 2nd quarter should focus on earning a grade of B or A on the 3rd quarter progress report and A on the 3rd quarter grade report and for the 4th quarter as well.

The Biology HSA will be held in May, so there is ample time for Biology students to gain academic confidence.

Physics students have begun studying waves and wave propagation.

Environmental Science students have begun water and air pollution.

Biology students are learning about the cell and transitioning into cell division.


Suzanne Coholic
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Please no food or drinks
This is a friendly reminder that there is no food or drinks permitted in class. Students have received both a verbal warning in class and a written warning via Edmodo. Students are aware that food needs to be consumed in the cafeteria and failure to comply will result in detention. I thank you for your cooperation with this matter and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


Thank you,

Srta. Stacie Young
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Candy Grams
The SGA are now selling candy grams for $1.00. You can see Mr. Brooks in room 165. The Grams will be delivered on 2/11/16 throughout the day. Send that special someone a Happy Valentines.

Jared Brooks, Ben Krystal
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FAQs
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