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03/30/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Cyber Awareness Workshop for Parents 4/9/2016

Field Trip - Marine Corp Orchestra

CAUTION: Keep Inclement Keep Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation

Uniform Reminders

Team America Rocket Chellange (TARC) Competition


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Eye of the Tiger In-house Chess Tournament - Registration ends April 8th

Calling all Chess Players – the Spring Session is Getting Ready to Begin!

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!

Earth Day T-shirt Sale EXTEND !!!!

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Summer Camp Opportunity

CultureFest Tickets on Sale Now

Basketball Camp

Leadership and Life Camp

Parents! Parents! Parents!

Field Trip - Marine Corp Orchestra

Calling all Chess Players – the Spring Session is Getting Ready to Begin!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Best Investors of the Week

Immunization Reminders


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

USA Science & Engineering Festival

NJHS Broadway Trip Updates

Enjoy your time off. We will see you April 5, 2016


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

China Trip 2017

College Fair - Field Trip - Friday, April 22


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Foundations of Technology Students Project

High School Science Department News

Biology HSA Homework due Friday, April 8


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Cyber Awareness Workshop for Parents 4/9/2016
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, CMIT's Parent-Teacher Organization and CMIT-North administration and faculty are partnering to offer a workshop to parents in an effort to address the growing concerns of our children's exposure and participation in mature content using personal electronic devices (PED).

This event will be conducted in a classroom format. We will have presenters from PGCPS Office of Appeals, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and more.

The objective is to inform parents about the many dangers of unrestricted online access. The town hall conversation will also give parents tools and resources that will help to ensure students make wise choices while online.

Agenda
9:00 am-9:30 am: Arrival
9:30 am-11:30 am: Classes
11:30 am-12:30 am: Lunch

Presenters include:
Dr. James Huntley - PGCPS Office of Appeals
Ms. Brenda Davidson - ISC Safe and Secure Online
...and more

Students will receive a Casual Day if their parent/guardian attends.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by clicking on the link: http://goo.gl/forms/jFNvR7iJv7

Mrs. Caroline Jones - PTO Member
Mr. Andrew Brauer - PTO Member/Program Coordinator
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Field Trip - Marine Corp Orchestra
The PTO and Band & Orchestra Club are sponsoring a field trip to see the Marine Corp Orchestra on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The purpose of this trip is to expose students to the music and the arts. Any student interested in orchestral music is encouraged to attend.

Who: Any interested CMIT student

What: Marine Corp Orchestra's Chamber Music Series http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/Ensembles/MarineChamberOrchestra.aspx

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016 (12:30-5:00 pm)

Where: John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Washington, DC

Cost: $15.00/student to cover transportation. Payable by check made out to CMIT PTO.

There are 50 seats available. Please bring the check and completed permission slip to Mr. Brauer by Monday, 4/11/2016.

Mr. Brauer
Program Coordinator
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CAUTION: Keep Inclement Keep Weather Make-Up Days in Mind When Planning Summer Vacation
Greetings CMIT Parents/Guardians,

As winter weather has already caused school closings, we would like to remind you that CMIT follows the PGCPS school year calendar. Parents are encouraged to register text or email alerts for school closings and emergencies by filling out the online form on PGCPS website: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/subscriber/new

Students and parents are asked not to schedule any vacations or trips to coincide with school days for the 2015-16 school year. Maryland state law requires that all students between the ages of 5-16 attend school regularly. Absences from and tardies to school is disruptive to the learning process. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis earn better grades and learn more than those who are frequently absent.

Please note that June 15-17 & 20, 2016 are assigned as inclement weather make-up days and students may be required to attend school on those days, depending on the weather conditions throughout the Winter. Please do not plan any family vacations until after June 21, 2016.

Parents and students are asked to visit PGCPS website for calendar updates: http://www1.pgcps.org/calendar

The state of Maryland recognizes the following as lawful (excused) absences from school:

-Death in the immediate family
-Illness of the student
-Quarantine
-Court summons
-Principal-approved activity
-Mental or physical incapacity
-Violent storms
-Observance of a religious holiday
-State of emergency

Front office
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Uniform Reminders
Now that the weather is getting warmer please keep the following in mind:

* Shorts must be navy blue or khaki and of an appropriate length (to the knee) after spring break. No cargo shorts are allowed.

* Joggers (pants with elastic at the bottom of the legs) and cargo pants are prohibited. Uniform pants must be pants, slacks or work pants with a clean hem.

* Hooded jackets, shirts and sweatshirts are prohibited. Please refrain from wearing them to school, even on casual days. ONLY CMIT JACKETS ARE TO BE WORN AT SCHOOL, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!

* Shoes must be ALL black, including the laces and soles.

* Gym bottoms must be solid black or navy blue (no tights, leggings, or jeggings). While students may wear the shoes of their choice, it must be a matching pair of shoes. Students must also wear a complete uniform.

*The mixing of uniform items, i.e. a gym shirt with uniform pants, is strictly prohibited on non PE Days.

* Dress down days - Students can not wear, ripped, sheer, or explicit clothing. Hoodies and hats are still not permitted. If students come in these items they will be sent home and or parents can bring them a uniform. The students will be held out of class for wearing these items until corrected or picked up.

Mehmet Gunes
Principal
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Team America Rocket Chellange (TARC) Competition
On Saturday March 26th, 2016 CMIT students entered the TARC program. TARC is the world’s largest rocketry contest and the aerospace industry’s signature STEM program for middle and high school students. Over the course of the contest, students learn to use hands on engineering skills to design and fabricate a rocket to meet challenging mission criteria that change each year. We are very proud of our middle school students. Special thank you goes out to Ms. Graham for all of your hard work and dedication.

Please click on the link to view the rocket launch video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz2Oz87cqhfLQ2ZxUTBvSWVZeFBBM0VfZFA5ckl1Sk9sRURF/view?usp=sharing

Jared Brooks , Gloria Graham
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Eye of the Tiger In-house Chess Tournament - Registration ends April 8th
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, CMIT North will host its second “Eye of the Tiger” chess tournament! The entire CMIT North school community is invited to participate - all students, parents and staff. This in-house event will be held from 3-6pm in room 165 and will feature 3 divisions - Middle School, High School and Adults (parents and staff). Individuals at all skill levels may compete, however knowledge of the basic rules of play is required. Registration is FREE and open until April 8th by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNRN68J If you have any questions, please contact Candace Salley at (candace[dot]salley@gmail[dot]com)


Don’t miss out on the fun - - sign up today!
CMIT Chess
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Calling all Chess Players – the Spring Session is Getting Ready to Begin!
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.

Internationally known Chess Master, William Morrison is our chess coach. For those of you who don't know, Mr. Morrison is a certified chess instructor who comes to us highly qualified. He holds the following chess titles: National Master, Senior Master, Life Master and FIDE Master.

The club will meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:30 PM, for the spring session running from April 13 through June 15 (10 lessons).

This Chess club will compete in tournaments and matches until the end of the school year.

Fees: $100 per student for the 10 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/VKH99HJ no later than April 12, 2016. 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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Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!
Parents mark your calendars! On Thursday, April 14th, we will have our final spirit night of the school year 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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Earth Day T-shirt Sale EXTEND !!!!
Parents, Staff and students the PTO have extended it's sale of Earth Day T-Shirts until April 6th. Please support Earth Day and CMIT North PTO by ordering one. Student will be allowed to wear them on Earth Day.

Payments can be made via Paypal during the break, if you would like to make other arrangements for payment please contact: information@cmitnorthpto.org

Click here for order form:

https://cmitnorthpto-my.sharepoint.com/personal/president_cmitnorthpto_org/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=cjbc7hfszTsQQf8e72DXcKZrvHt0KUS%2bK4xGJoKeU%2bs%3d&docid=0e6656ff7e2bb465eb22310e4baa2a980

CMIT North PTO
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Teacher Appreciation Week!
Dear Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner - May 2-6! We are collecting monetary donations to make this week a success. If you would like to contribute, please have your student bring the donation to the school in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation Week and place it in the PTO’s mailbox located in the lobby. If sending a check, please make it payable to CMIT North PTO with “Teacher Appreciation” on the memo line. Also, if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of this special week, please contact Candace Salley at candace.salley[at]gmail[dot]com. Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their hard work!!


Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee
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Summer Camp Opportunity
There is an exciting free summer camp opportunity in our area for middle and high school students. The USDA Open Data Summer camp is designed to help middle and high school students become more aware of - and more excited about - the growing importance of data mastery in many areas of professional activity, including food and agriculture. There will be an open house on March 22, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM at the USDA Whitten Building (1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250). Check out the website below for more information.

https://www.patriots-ttc.org/usda-summer-camp.html


Natiqua Riley
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CultureFest Tickets on Sale Now

Hello Parents & Students,

CULTUREFEST IS COMING!!! TICKETS ON SALE NOW and SALE ENDS APRIL 8TH. Hurry up since there is limited availability!!! Please buy them from the CMIT NORTH FRONT DESK.

Advanced Ticket Price: $2.00 (children 12 and under 50% off).
DOOR PRICE $3.00 (if not sold out)

Join Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and all CLF school participants for our 4th Annual Culture Festival: CULTUREFEST! This talented exciting event will take place at Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel on Saturday, April 16th at 2pm and includes live performances and a special guest performance for the finale!

This exciting event is open to all CLF schools and families to come together and celebrate diversity, talent, and our cultural heritages. Great fun infused with a cultural extravaganza and everyone is sure to benefit from the cultural foods and performances.

Each school has a CULTUREFEST performance coordinator. Potential CMIT student performers should contact (see below):

Dr. Sulivan-Williams (Dr. BB) & Mrs. Cihan– CMIT-North


Any talented students wishing to participate in the CULTUREFEST performance, please use the link below for sign-up:

http://goo.gl/forms/G0h0Zc2CsV

Doors open at 1:00 pm for food and the CULTUREFEST performances will start at 2:00 pm!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 4th Annual CULTUREFEST!!!!!

Please see the attached flyer for the event and the instructions for the performers.

Thank you for your interest.

Hope to see you there!!!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Cihan & Dr. BB
CMIT North CultureFest Coordinators
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Basketball Camp
The Prince Georges County Police Department will be having a basketball camp June 22 - June 24 from 9 am to 4 pm at Oxon Hill High School. If you would like more information please contact Cpl. Baldwin at srbaldwin@co.pg.md.us or (301) 909-7126.

Yurhance Johnson
Professional School Counselor
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Leadership and Life Camp
The Prince Georges County Police Department will be hosting a "Leadership and Life Camp" for students during the month of July 2016. The camp will consist of two sessions, session 1 (July 11th - 15th) & session 2 (July 25th - 29th) at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church. For more information contact Cpl. Nashawn Taylor at (301) 909-7127 or Ntaylor@co.pg.md.us.


Yurhance Johnson
Professional School Counselor
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Parents! Parents! Parents!
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, CMIT's Parent-Teacher Organization and CMIT-North administration and faculty are partnering to offer a workshop to parents in an effort to address the growing concerns of our children's exposure and participation in mature content using personal electronic devices (PED).

This event will be conducted in a classroom format. We will have presenters from PGCPS Office of Appeals, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and more.

The objective is to inform parents about the many dangers of unrestricted online access. The town hall conversation will also give parents tools and resources that will help to ensure students make wise choices while online.

Agenda
9:00 am-9:30 am: Arrival
9:30 am-11:30 am: Classes
11:30 am-12:30 am: Lunch

Presenters include:
Dr. James Huntley - PGCPS Office of Appeals
Ms. Brenda Davidson - ISC Safe and Secure Online
...and more

Students will receive a Casual Day if their parent/guardian attends.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by clicking on the link: http://goo.gl/forms/jFNvR7iJv7

Mrs. Caroline Jones - PTO Member
Mr. Andrew Brauer - PTO Member/Program Coordinator
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Field Trip - Marine Corp Orchestra
The PTO and Band & Orchestra Club are sponsoring a field trip to see the Marine Corp Orchestra on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The purpose of this trip is to expose students to the music and the arts. Any student interested in orchestral music is encouraged to attend.

Who: Any interested CMIT student

What: Marine Corp Orchestra's Chamber Music Series http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/Ensembles/MarineChamberOrchestra.aspx

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016 (12:30-5:00 pm)

Where: John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Washington, DC

Cost: $15.00/student to cover transportation. Payable by check made out to CMIT PTO.

There are 50 seats available. Please bring the check and completed permission slip to Mr. Brauer by Monday, 4/11/2016.

Mr. Brauer
Program Coordinator
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Calling all Chess Players – the Spring Session is Getting Ready to Begin!
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.

Internationally known Chess Master, William Morrison is our chess coach. For those of you who don't know, Mr. Morrison is a certified chess instructor who comes to us highly qualified. He holds the following chess titles: National Master, Senior Master, Life Master and FIDE Master.

The club will meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:30 PM, for the spring session running from April 13 through June 15 (10 lessons).

This Chess club will compete in tournaments and matches until the end of the school year.

Fees: $100 per student for the 10 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/VKH99HJ no later than April 12, 2016. 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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MS BREAKING NEWS
Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) jordan harris
2) KAVYASRI GOUDA
3) trabian williams
http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game
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Immunization Reminders

Dear Parent/Guardian:

According to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Health Services Regulations for the 2016 - 2017 school year the following immunizations are required:

7th graders must have TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine) and Meningococcal (MCV4)

Your child currently in sixth grade will be excluded from school as of August 22, 2016, if proof of the above identified immunizations has not been received by the school. It is strongly recommended that you provide proof of these immunizations as soon as your child has received their vaccines but not later than PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR 2015 - 2016

For families with insurance, please make the necessary arrangements with your primary care provider. In addition, local pharmacies and urgent care centers provide immunizations. If you do not have insurance, please contact the local Health Department at 301 583 3300

Please take advantage of these resources now and during the spring break. Appointments are filling up quickly.

Provide the required documentation of immunizations to the School Nurse or Registrar ON/BEFORE the above given date.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the school nurse: nurse@CMITacademy.org

Sincerely,

Natiqua Riley
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
USA Science & Engineering Festival
FUEL YOUR CURIOSITY AT THE 2016 EXPO

April 16 & 17, 2016
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Free of charge and open to all ages!
Pre-register now for a chance to win prizes.
http://www.usasciencefestival.org/attendees/pre-register-for-the-2016-festival.html

Explore the possibilities at the Expo:
Browse over 3000 fun, hands-on activities.
View Stage Shows and Science Celebrities.
We still need Volunteers.

http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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NJHS Broadway Trip Updates
This week parents who signed up to be chaperones will be contacted to confirm your availability for May 11th to see the Lion King on Broadway! There are two payment issues that must be resolved ASAP.

1. If you paid for your scholar to attend the trip when the cost was $108 for the Aladdin trip, please go back to myschoolbucks and select the trip and pay the additional $11. The change in date and play resulted in a $11 difference for tickets.

2. If you are a parent chaperone and have not paid, please go on myschoolbucks and select the trip and pay for your spot under your child's account this week. Please send an email confirmation/receipt to Ms. Chestang to confirm your spot when this is complete.

We are excited about this trip for the NJHS Scholars and look forward to a roar of a good time!

Dana Wake- NJHS Sponsor
Lauren Chestang- Trip Coordinator
NJHS Team
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Enjoy your time off. We will see you April 5, 2016
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Natiqua Riley
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
China Trip 2017
It is my pleasure to announce that currently 12 students are enrolled in our summer 2017 trip to China. This will be an exciting opportunity for our students to be immersed in language as they learn about culture and experience the sights and sounds of another world. We will be visiting both Beijing and Shanghai for 12 days with opportunities to see the Great Wall, The Forbidden Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Shanghai Financial Tower. Additional fun stuff will include kung fu shows, cooking experiences and shopping.

James Screven
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College Fair - Field Trip - Friday, April 22
College Fair - Field Trip - Friday, April 22

10th & 11th grade students are eligible to attend an upcoming field trip to attend the Prince George’s County National College Fair, held on Friday, April 22 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD.

The College Fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Complete information about the fair can be found online at www.nationalcollegefairs.org. We will leave the school at 8:30 and arrive back at school at 11:30. The cost of the field trip is $8 per student.

Students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from over 170 public and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and four-year schools will be featured.

All students that are attending the trip are required to register for the College Fair at this website, www.gotomyncf.com. Students need to print out the bar code registration and have this on the day of the trip. It will be required to board the buses. At the College Fair the bar code will allow colleges to scan a students personal information so no time is wasted filling out information cards. During registration students should be sure to put in the correct High School information, search by City - Laurel, State - Maryland, and Chesapeake Math & IT Academy will be listed.

To register to attend the College Fair please visit the Myschoolbucks website, https://www.myschoolbucks.com to sign 10th & 11th grade students up for the field trip. If you are not able to pay for the trip please let me know. The registration deadline is April 15.

We are in need of parent volunteers. Please reach out to me if you are interested in attending the trip.

Brenden Gegwich
School Counselor
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Foundations of Technology Students Project
It is the start of a new quarter and I would like to thank the parents, staff and administrators for the support of the Foundations of Technology students. We still have a long way to go as we complete this quarter and our students have different project to work on in this final leg of the school year.

Student need to be encouraged to participate in each of the group activities and to work with the different student they have been placed. Just as in the workplace students will need to learn to share ideas as they brainstorm to find solutions for each project they are given. Please support your child with added material that will help with their project and we look for your continued support in this fourth quarter as well.

Please see the link to the Robotic Stacker pictures and Windmill Project
https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/folderview?id=0Bxe12R_VD1ggUU1QUVpkUU80YjQ&usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0Bxe12R_VD1ggZnRRNm9DMHNKU0E

Gregory Hynes
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High School Science Department News
Biology

This week: For Friday, students are to log in to the MDK12 website and take the next HSA practice test: Biological Molecules for year 2009. As before, students will submit their scored answer sheet as a homework grade on Friday, April 8.

Shout Out: Rising Stars Nashrah Quadri and Baylul Yebiyo! These young ladies have had an outstanding quarter resulting in grades of A on their Grade Reports. Great work!



Physics

This week: On Wednesday, April 6, the Stop N Jot worksheet is due as a homework grade. This worksheet follows the video link on edmodo. The link is also at the top right of the worksheet itself.

Notable students: Rising Star Kristin Roy! Kristin demonstrated her developing skill earning a grade of A on her Grade Report. It was all you Kristin!



Environmental Science

This week: Students will review for a test. Students had been learning about land usage and human impact. Upon return from the break, we will have a review on Wednesday, April 6 and a short test on Friday.

Notable students: Rising Star Darryle Holder! Darryle rose to the occasion and brought his grade up all the way to an A on his Grade Report. Nothing can stand in his way now!



Chemistry

This week: Students will continue their study of Stoichiometry upon return from the Spring Break.

Notable students: Rising Stars Ogechi Obizuo and John Garcia both earned highest scores on their recent Stoichiometry tests. Congratulations on a job well done!

Suzanne Coholic and Alma Smith
High School Science Teachers
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Biology HSA Homework due Friday, April 8
Hello HS Biology Students and Parents,

The next homework for Biology will be due Friday, April 8. Students will go to

http://www.mdk12.org

Click on the High School Assessments link on the left side of the page

Then click on "Practice Taking the HSA" tab on the top right

Scroll down to Biology, Biological Molecules 2009 and take the 2009 test.

After completing the test, make a screen shot of your answer key and email to me, OR print and bring to Friday's class, OR you may right your answers and the correct answers that display on the last page and turn in for grade.


Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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