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02/21/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT-NORTH TOOK THE 2ND PLACE IN THE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Saturday Academy

2015 - 2016 CMIT North Cheerleaders

CMIT Academy Robotics Club


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Spring Bowling League

Laser Tag


MS BREAKING NEWS

8th Grade Class Trip Deposits

NJHS Broadway Trip Rescheduled

6th Grade Students of the Week

7th Grade Students of the Week


HS BREAKING NEWS

Black History Month Field Trip

FREE SAT PREP FOR JUNIORS


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

PARCC Nights for PGCPS Parents and Community

7th Grade Field Trip to the Newseum


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students

Famous Athletes

Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoop

6th Grade Social Studies

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Second Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP CALCULUS LOCK-IN

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT-NORTH TOOK THE 2ND PLACE IN THE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Congratulations! CMIT-North Science Olympiad Team did a great job in the Science Olympiad Tournaments on Saturday.

CMIT-North participated in Science Olympiad in both Middle and High School Category on Saturday Feb 20th, 2016 at University of Maryland at College Park. The CMIT-N Middle School Tigers won 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze medals, 1 4th place and took the 2nd place in overall score as a team in Science Olympiad Regional Tournament.

Many thanks to all staff, students and parents for making the Science Olympiad another great success.

Go Tigers...

CMIT ACADEMY NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL REGIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD -RESULTS
2ND PLACE IN OVERALL / TEAM CATEGORY
____Event and Category Names_________________Students
1 Anatomy Life, Personal & Social Science - Pamela Ikegwu, Matthew Miller
2 Bio-Process Lab Life, Personal & Social Science - Arya Pawar, Joshua Ikegwu 3RD PLACE
3 Crave the Wave Physical Science & Chemistry - John Ikegwu, Joshua Ikegwu 1ST PLACE
4 Crime Busters Physical Science & Chemistry - Haris Chaudry, Jeffrey Greer
5 Disease Detectives Life, Personal & Social Science - Haris Chaudry
6 Dynamic Planet Earth & Space Science - Matthew Miller, Kevin Le 2ND PLACE
7 Experimental Design Inquiry & Nature of Science - Arya Pawar, Matthew Miller, Haris Chaudry
8 Food Science Physical Science & Chemsitry - Jeffrey Greer, Brian Ndofor 4TH PLACE
9 Fossils Earth & Space Science - Ekundayo Omokanwaye, Oladipo Omokanwaye
10 Green Generation Life, Personal & Social Science - Pamela Ikegwu, Reina Finch
11 Invasive Species Life, Personal & Social Science - Joshua Ikegwu, Alexander Dulce
12 Meteorology Earth & Space Science - Haris Chaudry, Matthew Miller 1ST PLACE
13 Reach for the Stars Earth & Space Science - Favour Fatusin, Alexander Dulce 3RD PLACE
14 Road Scholar Earth & Space Science - Jeffrey Greer, Brian Ndofor 1ST PLACE
15 Wind Power Physical Science & Chemistry - Haris Chaudry, Kevin Le 3RD PLACE
16 Write It Do It Inquiry & Nature of Science - Arya Pawar, Kevin Le 3RD PLACE
17 Air Trajectory Physical Science & Chemistry - Reina Finch, Alexander Dulce 3RD PLACE
18 Bottle Rocket Technology & Engineering - Ekundayo Omokanwaye, Oladipo Omokanwaye 1ST PLACE
19 Bridge Building Technology & Engineering - John Ikegwu, Joshua Ikegwu 1ST PLACE
20 Elastic Launched Glider Technology & Engineering - Favour Fatusin, Kevin Le
21 Mission Possible Technology & Engineering - Arya Pawar, Brian Ndofor
22 Picture This Inquiry & Nature of Science - Arya Pawar, Haris Chaudry 1ST PLACE
23 Scrambler Technology & Engineering - Jeffrey Greer, Brian Ndofor
24 SumoBot Trial Technology & Engineering - Ekundayo Omokanwaye, Oladipo Omokanwaye

Please follow this link for pictures from the Science Olympiad: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxQtcxJbpqOMS3FvQTl3clZxVlU&usp=sharing


MSO competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, the selected subset of events is rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, astronomy, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on, group participation.

For more information please follow the link:
https://marylandscienceolympiad.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=411

Nuri Bayram
Program Coordinator
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Saturday Academy
In this week's session we began with a basic math warm up. Students were engaged in doing basic math facts and multiplying fraction. They worked hard with their teachers and tutors to complete their basic facts before breakfast.

We are looking forward to seeing you next week.

Jennifer Jackson
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2015 - 2016 CMIT North Cheerleaders
CMIT kicks off its first year with a new and improved Cheer Squad for both Middle and High School.

Our Cheerleaders understand that teamwork and the maintenance of discipline is the key to the success of the spirit program. Each team member knows the importance of education and respects the goal of a 2.5 GPA, by holding a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The Cheerleaders have been dedicated to promoting spirit, enthusiasm, and a positive winning attitude through example. They also support the team's mission which is to:

1. Promote and uphold school spirit, unity, and pride.
2. Represent the school to the highest degree.
3. Set an example of good behavior and sportsmanship at all times (whether in uniform or not)
4. Promote friendship with each other and with schools with whom we compete, perform and go to camp with.
5. Promote the development of lifelong values and skills

CMIT Cheerleaders continues to support both girls and boys basketball teams for the entire school with pride and joy.

Please continue to look out for upcoming basketball games and events, and show up to support our teams!

LET'S GO TIGERS!!!!!!!

Coach Adams and Coach Black

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CMIT Academy Robotics Club
CMIT Academy North Robotics club meeting schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 P.M to 4 P.M. Team members are trying to complete the robot for Vex Robotics competition.

Suat Canli
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Spring Bowling League
The CMIT Spring Bowling league is getting ready to start. We will begin bowling on March 11th at 7:00pm at the AMF Laurel Lanes. We will bowl on the following Fridays: Mar 11, Mar 18, Apr 8, Apr 15, Apr 22, May 6, May 13, May 20. We will have open bowl and our awards ceremony on Jun 3. There is space for 36 bowlers (6 teams of 6). If you are interested, please contact Jeanne Igoe, jkigy@comcast.net. Provide the name(s) of any bowlers and an email address you can be reached at. These sessions are a great chance for students, staff, and parents to meet and socialize. Hope you can join us.

Jeanne Igoe
jkigy@comcast.net
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Laser Tag
Please send cash payments or check to PTO to Mr. Brooks room 165.

Jared Brooks
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MS BREAKING NEWS
8th Grade Class Trip Deposits
The 8th Grade College Trip to Columbia University, NYU, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania (spring 2016) plans have been finalized! The 8th Grade Team invites parents who did not submit their deposits by December 15th on myschoolbucks.com to secure a spot while spots are still available! A revised payment schedule and a permission slip will be sent out at the end of the week.

Please refer to the attached document in the link below for details. If you have questions about the trip we ask that you send those questions to http://goo.gl/forms/F0xI99g7jg and the responses will be placed in the upcoming newsletters.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EFTvlujDwtT-c67TBMtqoNjlg9tPhvfQcRpuPzycANg/edit?usp=sharing

8th Grade Planning Committee
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NJHS Broadway Trip Rescheduled
Attention parents of 7th and 8th grade students participating in the National Junior Honor Society field trip to NYC to see the Disney Broadway play Aladdin. The trip has been rescheduled for May 11th. After working with Disney to reschedule, the Broadway show students will see is The Lion King. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support. More information will come out within the week for parents who signed up to be chaperones for the original trip.

Lauren Chestang
Dana Wake
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6th Grade Students of the Week
The 6th grade team would like to recognize Jadan Mason from UMBC and Daunte Inman from Morehouse as our students of the week! These students are great leaders in the classroom and always respectful and helpful towards others. Keep it up!

6th Grade Team
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7th Grade Students of the Week
This week's students of the week are....

Justin Pulley (Duke and Oni Chaytor (Northwestern)

Justin is a diligent worker who always is willing to participate in class activities.

Oni is a kind and friendly student who consistently submits quality work.

Congratulations Justin and Oni!

The 7th Grade Team
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Black History Month Field Trip
Last Thursday, the high school students took a field trip in honor of Black History Month to the National Black & Wax Museum and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Museums provide a space for reflection, inspiration, and insight of African American History. The students were left astonished and it gave them a sense of how African Americans progressed through difficult times.

Jared Brooks
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FREE SAT PREP FOR JUNIORS
CMIT is a college prep school. It is clearly defined in CLF’s vision statement, as “Our vision is to provide multiple opportunities for youth to prepare for post secondary education in a variety of fields of study in order to pursue professional careers”. I believe in not only all of our students can get into a four-year degree program after the graduation but also they can successfully complete it and be effective later in their career.
College application is a multi-layered process. In a recent study they asked college admission officers what is more important in getting into a college? (Hurley, & Hawkins, 2013). The percentages indicate the importance of each level.
1. (82.3%.) Grades in college prep courses (AP, IB and honors courses)
2. (65%)Strength of curriculum
3. (56.1%)Admission test scores (SAT, ACT)
4. (49.8)Grades in all courses
5. (19.7)Essay and writing sample

As you can see the grades are very important and taking rigorous courses in high school plays an important role if you are considering very selective colleges. I am confident in our High School curriculum. Then comes the test scores which is the main reason for this news blurb.

Most juniors (11th grade students) take SAT on the spring semester so that they can get scores on time and apply to colleges at the beginning of their senior year. Looking at College Board’s website I found two test dates; May 7 and June 4 that you can register for. This will give us enough time to be prepared. (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines)

I am going to offer a FREE SAT prep course after school for those 11th grade students who registered for one of the dates above. It will be on Tuesdays from 3:05pm to 4:15pm in room 153.

Here is the link for registering to the course.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4CAAA62EA0FF2-satprep

This course is free but feel free donate healthy snacks and drinks.

Ferhat Avsar
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
PARCC Nights for PGCPS Parents and Community
PGCPS is hosting several events across the county for parents to learn more about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. These events are scheduled as follows:

● Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6-9 pm – High Point HS
● Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6-9 pm - Oxon Hill HS
● Monday, March 21, 2016, 6-9 pm – Charles H. Flowers HS
● Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6-9 pm – Laurel HS

Each event will begin at 6 pm in each school’s auditorium. Staff from The Maryland State Department of Education will provide the key note address. PGCPS Staff will be on hand to help parents understand the PARCC assessments, PARCC Student Home Reports and to explain how PGCPS is preparing students for success through rigorous instruction.


Breakout sessions will include topics of interest for parents of Pre-K through High School students including ESOL and Special Education students.

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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7th Grade Field Trip to the Newseum
In celebration of Black History Month, all eligible 7th graders are invited to attend this week's field trip to the Newseum on Thursday February 25th. We will be viewing and participating in the museum's activities about the Civil Rights Movement.

Students will be receiving permission slips in school. $13 for transportation and admission will be due on myschoolbucks NO LATER THAN 3:00 pm on Wednesday Feburary 24th. Checks and cash will not be accepted. Parents are invited to chaperon, if they have been finger printed by PGCPS and have paid their own transportation/admission fee.

Students will eat lunch at the Newseum cafeteria and will need to bring about $15 for their meals that day.

Please contact Ms. Cracovaner at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org or Mr. Harman at aharman@cmitacademy.org with any questions.

Ms. Cracovaner and Mr. Harman
7th Grade Level Liaisons
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students
All 8th grade students have been sent home with permission slips for the family life/human sexuality unit taught in health. This unit covers the anatomy of the reproductive system, puberty, the value of abstinence, and family responsibilities. All lessons taught are aligned with PGCPS county health curriculum. In accordance with COMAR 13A.04.18, your child's enrollment in this unit depends on your permission. Please fill out the permission slip and return it to Ms. Lawrence NO LATER THAN MONDAY 2/22/16. If you have any concerns, as always, please feel free to e-mail me.

Bailey Lawrence
Department of Physical Education, Health and Athletics
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Famous Athletes
UMBC students are doing research projects about famous African American athletes. The students will present projects on Wednesday February 24th

Mark Snyder
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Ms. Rooney's Math 8 Scoop
We are nearing the end of another unit on Solving Systems of Equations. Students have been working on the 3 methods to solving systems:
1. Graphing
2. Substitution
3. Elimination

They will have a small assessment on solving systems using elimination (our last section for this chapter) on Tuesday 2/23.

We will be doing an extensive review of the chapter and applying all 3 methods on Wednesday and Thursday to prepare for the UNIT TEST ON FRIDAY 2/26!

We are continuing with our review for PARCC, and whether students truly "know" it, we are preparing and looking at PARCC-like questions on a daily basis. Please encourage your students to use the tools and resources they have to practice 8th grade skills outside of school!

Continue to check School Max for an up-to-date grade for your child in my class.

Best,
Ms. Rooney
Math Teacher
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6th Grade Social Studies
Last week the 6th graders taught their peers about topics in Modern Day America including Cultural Diversity, Mass Media, The Changing Economy, New Energy Sources, and Responsibilities/Rights of Citizens. The students were grouped together for a topic and came up with a presentation to discuss their subject with the class. When the students were not presenting, they were responsible for writing down what they learned from other students' presentations, offering positive feedback, and giving constructive criticism. Many of the students really shined and were very rehearsed before their presentation. I am very proud! Our next unit will be on Central America and the Caribbean.

Jessica Lash
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

We will be finishing up our unit on East Asia over the next two weeks. Our last topics of study will be post WWII East Asia, Economic Issues in Japan and China, and Human Rights Issues in China and North Korea.

Students will be writing an essay. Please check Edmodo and Google Classroom next week for assignment details.

8th Grade

Students are working on a group project, in which they will serve as teachers for their classmates. Please check Edmodo for assignment details and due dates.

All Classes

Please check Edmodo and Google Classroom for assignment and extra credit details/ due dates. Feel free to contact Ms. Cracovaner at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Second Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony
We are looking forward to honoring our second quarter honor roll students soon. Please look for details regarding the time and date in the coming week. Congratulations to everyone who met or surpassed their academic goals this quarter!

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
AP CALCULUS LOCK-IN
We will have academic nights (Lock-in) every other Friday until the official AP Calculus test date (May 5, 2016). My goal is to have several full length AP practices before students take the real exam.The program is supported by college students from University of Maryland (my former students). Please make sure you child attend to the programs as much as possible . We will have in average of 3 hours of AP Calculus study and then students will enjoy fun activities for the rest of the night.

Ferhat Avsar
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
Hello Students and Parents,

Stanford University has contacted me to share their Pre-Collegiate Studies Program for high school students this summer. They offer 6 different programs of study ranging from Math to Physics to Medical Science. Some courses are online, some onsite, and some are both online and onsite. Credit at Stanford is offered.

Applications are open and you may view the list of offerings at

spcs.stanford.edu/science

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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