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04/23/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Final Days to Purchase a Yearbook

Last Day of School for PGCPS Students

Physical Education Reminders

Running Tigers joined by girls soccer club for some distance running!

The PTO Executive Board Needs YOU!!!

The "Eye of the Tiger" Results Are In...

CMIT's Chess Team Rocks and Rolls a 1st Place Finish!!

CultureFest Appreciation to All of Our CMIT NORTH Performers


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

College Signing Day

Teacher Appreciation Week!


MS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Celebrates Earth Day with a Variety of Activities

Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

CMIT Cricket

LAST CHANCE to sign up for Overnight New York trip!

Best Investors of the Week

7th Grade Students of the Week


HS BREAKING NEWS

High School PARCC Testing

CONGRATULATIONS CARLEA WILLIAMS LOCKS: SCIENCE RESEARCH EXHIBITOR AT THE 2016 USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Beyond CMIT at the NACAC College Fair


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Data Detectives Summer Camp

Upcoming Events - Save the date

Looking for a summer camp (PGCPS)

Middle School PARCC Testing


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Unit's Culminating Task for Yale and Brown

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

PAINTING in the MS Art Room! [Extra Credit Opportunity]

What’s happening in Mrs. Subasi’s Math class right now?

Successful TedTalks completed!

Character Education- Decision Making


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

VALUE VILLAGE CLOTHES FUND EXTENDED - FRIDAY APRIL 29


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Introducing Myself - Ms. Underwood (English 10)

HSA PRACTICE HOMEWORK


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Final Days to Purchase a Yearbook
The end of the year is close and so is the deadline to order your memories. Purchase a yearbook by 24 April 2016. To order, log on to ybpay.lifetouch.com. If you have any questions, please contact me or Mr. Brooks

Stacie Young
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Last Day of School for PGCPS Students
To the PGCPS Community:

As you know, seven days have been missed this year due to inclement weather. Our school calendar had four inclement weather make-up days scheduled: June 15, 16, 17, and 20, 2016, leaving us with three additional days to address. Today, the Maryland State Board of Education granted a waiver for two of the three days. We made up the other day by holding school on February 12, originally scheduled to be a day off. The following outlines how we will adjust the calendar to accommodate the days missed:

Monday, June 20 is the last day of school for students, with schools dismissing two hours early.
High school graduation dates are not impacted.
There is a two-hour early dismissal for students on Friday, June 17.
PGCPS understands school delays or closures greatly impact students, families, and staff. When making decisions to close or delay schools, the district’s key focus is on the safety of students and staff.

View the PGCPS 2015-16 school calendar online at: www1.pgcps.org/calendar/.

PGCPS
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Physical Education Reminders
Welcome back, we hope everyone had a restful spring break! The 4th quarter is upon us which means all students will be back to physical education. A few important reminders from Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Snyder:

All students must come to physical education dressed in appropriate uniform. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of classwork participation points and/or deduction of PRS points.

Students must wear SOLID black or navy blue sweatpants or shorts. Please, NO INSIGNIAS OR LOGOS (ie: brand names such as adidas pants). CMIT sweatpants or shorts are acceptable.

Students may wear sneakers with laces of any color. No slip-ons, flats, or boots.

Students must wear their CMIT PE t-shirt. If a student does not have a PE shirt they may wear any CMIT related shirt (ie: uniform polo, CLF STEM fair shirt).

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
Physical Education & Health
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Running Tigers joined by girls soccer club for some distance running!
The weather has been BEAUTIFUL for our runs lately, and we are thankful for Spring's (final) arrival! We have found a new route (thank you, girls track team) that more challenging and engaging, and we are excited to be covering almost 4 miles on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Looking forward to another wonderful week of running! Remember -- no school on Tuesday...so we'll see each other again on Thursday!

Danica Justsen
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The PTO Executive Board Needs YOU!!!
Attention Parents!

It is time for us to think about our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) leadership for the upcoming school year. CMIT North is a good school, but we can be a GREAT school with more parent involvement. The PTO nominating committee is seeking persons willing to serve on the Board and will present a list of potential candidates at the next PTO meeting, May 12, 2016 for elections. The available PTO Executive Board positions are:

Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Treasurer
3 Middle School Parent Representatives

Please consider donating your time and talents to benefit all of our children. If you are committed to taking your school involvement to the next level, please contact the Nominating Committee chairperson, Candace Salley at candace.salley[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you for your support!
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The "Eye of the Tiger" Results Are In...
The Eye of the Tiger in-house Chess Tournament was held this past Wednesday after school! Twenty-five students, two staff members and two parents competed. Trophies were awarded to:

Middle School
1st place – Phillip Nissen
2nd place – Anthony Stills, Jr.
3rd place – Matthew Godshall
4th place – Ian Kaba
5th place – Kyra Brown
6th place – Damon Edwards, II

High School
1st place – Christopher Salley
2nd place – Aggrey Barnes
3rd place – James Dickens
4th place – Elick D’Rozario
5th place – Nigel Redd
6th place – Grant McDonald

Special recognition goes to Mr. John Kern who was awarded the “King of the Hill” trophy in the Adult Division and to Mr. Gunes for making this tournament possible.

Congratulations to all of our players!
CMIT Chess
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CMIT's Chess Team Rocks and Rolls a 1st Place Finish!!
CMIT’s chess team ended the season with a 1st place finish at the Maryland Chess Association’s Mid Atlantic Class Championships in Baltimore, Maryland last Saturday. Team members were: Isaiah Yancy, Aggrey Barnes, Matthew Godshall and Ian Kaba. Middle schooler Matthew Godshall also tied for 1st place individually.

Congratulations Students!
CMIT Chess
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CultureFest Appreciation to All of Our CMIT NORTH Performers
Hello All,
First of all, we would like to thank all of our performers, and our club representatives for all of the work, time and effort put into the Culture Festival. We really appreciate that. You all did an excellent job which really make everyone impressed by your performance. We really have been taking lots of positive compliments. Keep up with the good work!!!

Please see some of the CultureFest photos from the attachment. Please also see the web page link that you can find all of the photos and videos from the CultureFest day.

http://clfmd.org/culturefest/

Here is the link for CultureFest Day demo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE3CfdQ0o6A

And more, you can see more photos for Multicultural Dance & Music Club Camp, CultureFest Rehearsal, & CultureFest from the link below

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/folderview?id=0B1PZTAbU7P9KMnJoZ3B2dWtIaGc&usp=sharing

Mrs. Cihan & Dr. BB
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
College Signing Day
April 29 is the Official College Signing Day in Prince George’s County Public Schools. The goal of College Signing Day is to encourage ALL PGCPS schools, community leaders, community-based organizations to celebrate students and their commitment to complete their education beyond high school.

All staff, school-based and central office, are being encouraged to wear t-shirts or other paraphernalia from their alma mater or any college/university.

We are also inviting students to wear a college Shirt to represent the college going culture.

Post pictures with the media and social networks by using a common twitter handles #PGCPSCollegeSigningDay and @Cmitacademy.

CMIT Administration
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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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MS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Celebrates Earth Day with a Variety of Activities
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. This day serves to raise public awareness about pollution and other environmental concerns. People observe this event worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects.

CMIT Middle School North started the Earth Day celebration with a webinar from a guest speaker from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Mr. Roger Storm. He is currently in his tenth year as the Digital Learning Network Coordinator at the NASA- John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He talked about how science has changed our lives and the Earth we live in. Students then asked him different questions about the Earth Day, Global Warming, Planets, Watersheds, Atmosphere, NASA, and much more.

After the webinar were a series of activities like science project demonstrations. The 7th grade students presented different demonstrations like the Elephant Toothpaste where the students produced a toothpaste like foam from dishwashing soap, yeast and hydrogen peroxide. They also presented and explained centripetal force, momentum, pressure and gravity through different science acts. Another exciting part of the day was the Rocket Launch, where the students learned about, engineered and constructed, and launched their very own rockets. There were also an up-cycling challenge and field study where the students were taught soil conservation and the importance of pollination. The students also performed a rap about the Earth Day. But the biggest highlight of the day is the Butterfly Garden. The students had the privilege of releasing butterflies back to nature which was a moving experience for them. We have so many pictures to share, they all would not fit here. Please look for them on our web page after this week. (THANK YOU ALL!)





References:
www.livescience.com

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
Science Teacher- Middle School CMIT North
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Honor Roll 3rd Quarter
These students made the honor roll 3rd quarter. They will be honored with a Rita's Social. Their HR Certificates will be their pass to the social. We are so proud of our scholars.

Principals Honor Roll
DOMINIQUE HARPER
HARVIS MACON
LISE MBAKOP
PEYTON MONCRIEFFE
OLANNA NWOZO
OLUWAFISAYO OKUNUGA
ROCHELLE ROCHESTER
VICTORIA RUSH
JASMINE WILSON
KENDALL BRADWELL
DASIA BYRD
NIRITI PAHADI
TOLUWANI AKINSELURE
DAYSIA BARR
KAMILLE CHESTNUT
DAMON EDWARDS
JOHN IKEGWU
JOSHUA IKEGWU
ZOE LANCASTER
JEREMY MEJIA
MATTHEW MILLER
OGECHUKWU ODIDIKA
BRE'LYN PINKNEY-STIGALL
CHRISTIAN STEWART

High Honors
Zainab Al-Kidd
DAMON PIGROM
AKINTUNJI AKINSELURE
NIYAH BELTON
KYRA BROWN
JAYLA BRYANT
LEVI GARRETT
KATRINA KERN
AVINDRA MAHESH
EKUNDAYO OMOKANWAYE
CHANNING PRIDGEON
MORGAN PRINGLE
HAILEY SMITH
ANTHONY STILLS
DEANDRE TORIAN
STEPHEN JACKSON
DOROTHY MATHIS
AASHI PATEL
JORDAN PULLEY
JAYCI ABRAHMS-MERCADEL
HARMONY BRYANT
ALEXANDER DULCE
IAN KABA
NIA RANKIN
NAOMI WARD
CHASE WASHINGTON
NADIA WASHINGTON
SACRED FARROW
GRACE AKINSOLA
OLADIPO OMOKANWAYE
ASHLEY SHARPE
KAYLA HOUSE
TEAGAN MONCRIEFFE
EVELYN STILLS
JAIDEN CHESTNUT
TERTIUS PIERRE
MICHAEL ALFORD
AYODEJI AWOBAJO
SENAI CARR
CALEB DONELSON
LAILA ELZAREE
PAMELA IKEGWU
DAVE JOSE
MELINDA KERN
EMMANUELLA OGWO
ROSHNI PAWAR
NICHOLAS ROS
BILAL SULEMAN
LONDON WIGGINS
ANGE-PARIS AKYEAMPONG
JENNIFER GREER
TYRESE HOOPER
AJUSTIS HOUEY
LANGSTON JACKSON
KEVIN LE
AFIA OWUSU-MENSAH
KAITLIN QUARSHIE
MUNEEB SAHIBZADA
ADEMITUNDE ADENUGA
AIDELL BENYARKU
ISAIAH BOWES
SAMUEL DINA
WALID ELSAYED
OLUWAMAYOWA FAWIBE
ARIANNA FERMIN
KOURTNEY HARDING
EMMANUEL LOGA
KAI MERRIMAN
JESSICA ONONAKU
KRYSTAL SERRANT
HANNA TCHOKOTE
CHASE VANDERHAVE
JAYLON VIRGIL
TAYLOR WRIGHT
ALEXANDRA CARROLL
PETER THOMPSON
EMILY SINGH
CAMERON THOMPSON
KIRAN LUTCHMAN
STARR MABRY
BERYL NDOFOR
GABRIELLE PIERCE
GENESIS ROBERTS
KAREENA SAI-PALM
ALISCIA SCOTT
ABRAHAM VILLACORTA
OUMOU DIAGNE
KAVYASRI GOUDA
SAMANTHA HONG
CHARLES LAW-WILLIAMS
MONICA OJETOLA
SARAH SULEMAN
NASYA ANDERSON
AIDEN BENYARKU
JORDAN BOCAGE
KEILAH COOK
MARYANN EBA
ADRIENNE ESPINOSA
MATTHEW GODSHALL
CHRISTEN HAWKINS
STEPHANIE IJOMOR
PHILLIP NISSEN
JOURDAN PAGE
ARYA PAWAR
JACQUELIN PENARRIETA LOPEZ
DONOVAN PERRY
ANGIE TAYEL
DELANA TURNER
EMEM UKPONG

Honor Roll
RANIUS DARAMOLA
EMELY LARIOS
REAGAN GIFT
LAURYN HOWELL
RAYNER JOHNSON
DAVID WAGNER
ADESOLA ADELEGAN
DAUNTE' INMAN
ANDREW JONES
JALIEL PUGH
BRANDON NEBAFU
MARYAMA THIAM
SHON BUFFALOE HENDERSON
GRACE ESSUAH-MENSAH
JORDAN HARRIS
OLUWAYIMIKA ADEYEMI
JAIME BLANCO
SHANE CATTERTON
SHAINAH LAGRANA
CAMERON MCMILLION
VANESSA PENARRIETA LOPEZ
BECKY TAKANG
MICHAEL WILSON
ENRIQUE CHICAS
MIA JOHNSON
DESTINEE HANNAH
LAYNE LARYEA
HANNAH SIMMONS
NADIRA WALDRON
BRADLEY NEBAFU
REINA FINCH
PHILIP SEISAY
AMYIAH WARD-BROOKS
BRYSON BUNNS
LAUREN CALDWELL
IVAN SLOAN
BROCK BUTLER
EZRA ENCHILL
ALSTON GEORGES
JASMINE JENNINGS
INDIA MILES
TAJ-REESE OLIVER
HARRIS SULEMAN
DEMETRIUS MCGUFFIN
JUSTIN PULLEY
ISAAC ROYAL
MADELINE SECK
RYAN SMITH
BRANDON WRIGHT
SUMMER MABRY
FELICIA MANFUL
SOMRET SAY
RE' PEYTON
KAYLA CLARK
BERNICE PANGA
KENDALL ROY
DAMON HAWKINS
COLBY WHIGHAM
DION MEEKS
IKECHUKWU OBIZUO
JADE PAIGE
CECILIA PHILLIPS
ASHLEY TCHOKOTE
TEEJAY APPIAH
NIA BISHOP
HARIS CHAUDHRY
KATHLEEN GODSHALL
OMAR MALASH
CARL QUIST
DONALD TYLER
MOSEGUNNINUOLUWA ADEWOLE
RODNEY FAULK
TREY HILL
JADEN KEELS
ARDIA LAMPKIN
WESLEY MATTHEWS
MORDECAI MCDANIEL
MADISON MONROE
SOMBOT SAY
MARKUS SMITH
T'AANI SWAZY
ZOE BURKETT
ANSHARAN AKBAR
RAYYA ROBINSON
TAYLOR SCOTT
MARLON SWAZY
TAMIA GASKINS
JAYLA STAUNTON

Middle School Administration Team
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CMIT Cricket
CMIT North Picks-Up Its First Win Ever By Defeating Kenmoor 2! The final score of the match was 72 runs - 55 runs. A great game was had by all! The next match will be on Monday 4/25 vs. the Montgomery Sharks at 6:00pm.

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LAST CHANCE to sign up for Overnight New York trip!
Have you been thinking about going on the overnight college trip to New York, but haven't yet made a deposit? The time has come to make your decision and deposit!

CMIT is offering an overnight trip to visit New York and New Jersey colleges this quarter. Students will leave on the morning of Thursday, May 19th and be back at CMIT on the evening of Friday, May 20th.

During the trip, students will visit Delaware House (in Delaware), 9/11 Memorial (NY), Times Square (for lunch), New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, and University of Pennsylvania. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to visit Ivy League universities and learn about the history and the importance of school choices.

Unfortunately, interest in the trip this year is lower than expected. If you would like your student to take part in this opportunity (or if you would like to join us as a chaperone), please make a deposit on MySchoolBucks by Monday, April 25. If additional spots are not filled, the trip will have to be cancelled.

Thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm this year,
8th grade team

8th grade team
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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) KAVYASRI GOUDA
2) Ferhat Avsar
3) Jeffrey Greer
http://clfportal.org/fig/

Future Investors Game
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7th Grade Students of the Week
This week's stupendous seventh graders are...

Oluwayimika Adeyemi and Kavyasri Gouda of Duke

Oluwayimika is a dilligent, hardworking student who is showing progress in all of his classes.

Kavyasri is a kind and helpful student who is always willing to go above and beyond to help classmates and teachers.

Way to go Oluwayimika and Kavyasri!

The 7th Grade Team
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HS BREAKING NEWS
High School PARCC Testing
High School students had a successful week of PARCC testing. Algebra I and Algebra II PARCC is complete. On Thursday, high school students began the English/Language Arts (ELA) PARCC.

ELA PARCC will resume on Monday (4/25) and Wednesday (4/27).

Students that arrived late or were absent will make-up the missed portions in the afternoons this week.

Thank you to all the parents/guardians that ensured their scholar had a good nights sleep, healthy breakfast, and arrived to school on time. Please continue to do so on Monday and Wednesday.

Any testing questions can be directed to Mr. Brauer at abrauer@cmitacademy.org.

Mr. Brauer
MS Program Coordinator
School Testing Coordinator
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CONGRATULATIONS CARLEA WILLIAMS LOCKS: SCIENCE RESEARCH EXHIBITOR AT THE 2016 USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL
Advanced Placement Biology student Carlea Williams-Locks (left), is shown in these pictures discussing her innovative research projects with Dr. Carla Easter, Chief of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB), located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. Carlea's Mother (far right), also enjoyed listening to Carlea's presentations during the USA Science and Engineering EXPO.

The USA Science and Engineering EXPO was held in the Washington, D. C. Convention Center April 15-17, 2016. CMIT faculty and STEM Club sponsor Ms Gloria Graham designed and beautifully decorated the CMIT exhibit booth with student-made rockets and projects.

Special thanks to Mr. Gunes, CMIT-North Principal for providing the two (2) booths to showcase student rockets and science projects at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering EXPO Festival.

Alma Smith, Gloria Graham, Jared Brooks, Anika Pettus
CMIT Science Department and STEM Faculty
CMIT-North Academy High School
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Beyond CMIT at the NACAC College Fair
Friday, April 22nd, more than 100 10th and 11th grade students attend the NACAC Prince George’s County College Fair located at the PG Sports and Learning Complex. The college fair gave students an opportunity to interact with admissions representatives from a number of colleges and universities across the country. In addition to speaking with representatives and collecting information about various schools, students were able to express their interest in particular schools and share information about themselves. This was a valuable experience as students prepare for the next stage in their lives.

HS Administrative Team
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Data Detectives Summer Camp
The National Center for Health Statistics is excited to announce the 2016 Data Detectives Summer Camp.

Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer camp that will focus on statistics for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This one week commuter day camp is a great opportunity for boys and girls to learn about statistics through a variety of fun, hands on activities!

The camp will take place from August 15 - 19 from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. There is no fee for registering or attending the Camp.

Additional information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer and on the website at:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-detectives-camp/

Please feel free to pass on the information to others who may be interested in applying.

Contact us at datadetectives@cdc.gov if you have questions.

Andrew Brauer
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Upcoming Events - Save the date
This will run Weekly with updates. Thank you for all that you do to Help us be a GREAT School By Choice.


Trip, Date and point of contact.
8th Grade College Trip: 5/19/16 (Ms. Justsen and Mr. Brauer)
7th Grade Medieval times Field trip: 5/20/16 (Ms. Lash)
Art Show: 5/21 and 5/22/16 (Ms. Talcott)
Aquarium: 5/25 (Science Teachers)
MS Dance: 6/3/16 Ms. Wake
Family Fun Day: 06/05/16 (PTO)
Finals Week: 6/6/16 Content teacher
End of Year trip: Hershey Park 6/15/16 (Ms. Lash)
8th Grade Promotion: 06/16/16 UMD (Mr. Johnson PGC and Mr. Johnson PTO)

MS Soccer Games -See School calendar for game times and locations
Mr. Snyder (Boys) and Mr. Penarrieta (Girls) and Ms. Lawrence are the points of contact.
Grades 6-8 are participating.
See School Calendar for game times and places.


8th Grade College tour - (Final Payments are due in MYSCHOOLBUCKS)$260
When May 19-May 20
Point of Contact: Mrs. Justsen and Mr. Brauer




MS Dance
When: June 3, 2016
Where: Cafe
Cost:$10 payable in Cash during lunches beginning May 18th
Parent volunteers need for food services.
Pictures and food will be available for purchase.
No outside guest.
Point of Contact: Ms. Wake.

Middle school Final exams - June 6th-10th. Students will be provided with a schedule.

8th Grade Promotion - June 16, 2016
Point of Contact Mr. Boris Johnson (PTO) and Mr. Y. Johnson (Middle school Guidance Counselor)
UMD 6-8pm

Administration
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Looking for a summer camp (PGCPS)
PPER MARLBORO, MD – The 2016 Summer Programs Guide is now available on the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) website. Summer programs offer eligible students in all grade levels the opportunity for acceleration, enrichment, credit recovery, and original credit.

This year PGCPS has four new summer program offerings:

PreKindergarten School Readiness - The Early Childhood Office will offer a four-week program for 180 currently enrolled PreKindergarten families. It provides high-quality academic learning opportunities to children working to master essential skills in language, literacy, and math based on end of year assessments.

Spanish Immersion Summer Camp - The Spanish Immersion Program will offer a two-week summer camp for incoming kindergarten students through rising second grade students. The curriculum will reinforce Spanish skills through hands-on activities, dance, music/ drama and field trips. Priority enrollment is given to students who accepted placement from the lottery and are registered to attend a Spanish Immersion school.

STEM Summer Bridge for Career Academies - The bridge program will offer students the opportunity to participate in STEM-related activities, while learning more about STEM career fields. This program is open to incoming 9th grade students entering a STEM Academy.

College Preparation Boot Camp - Geared toward rising high school seniors, this boot camp will provide students with a robust opportunity to engage in college exploratory activities. Students will learn how to complete a college application, how to write a college entrance essay, learn about the college entrance process through SAT and ACT preparation, and identify how to pay for college.

M-NCPPC Therapeutic Programs @ Camp Schmidt - The Therapeutic Recreation at Camp Schmidt is designed for teens and young adults ages 13-21 with disabilities who are currently enrolled in school for fall 2016. Activities include low/high rope challenge courses, climbing wall, and outdoor environmental education.

PGCPS will also continue to offer the Environmental Science Program. The Environmental Science Program is designed for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who are interested in creating change for a “greener” world. During the 4-day program students will participate in hands-on, inquiry-based learning that will encourage students to make decisions that promote a sustainable lifestyle. Students will also participate in an off-site field trip.

Additionally, PGCPS will also offer the following programs:

Elementary and early childhood learners can benefit from enriching summer experiences through the Head Start Extended Year Program, the Judy Center Extended Year Program, PreKindergarten School Readiness Program, or the Spanish Immersion Summer Camp.

Middle school students will find opportunities to participate in Credit Recovery and the SIG Extended Year Program (Title I).

Three bridge programs are available to rising 9th grade students. Those programs include: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology Bridge,Science and Technology Bridge-First Steps to Success, and STEM for Career Academies.

To support academic promotion and graduation, high school students will find program offerings such as: Academic Validation: High School Assessment, Blended Learning Online Credit Recovery, College Preparation Boot Camp, Credit Recovery and Original Credit High School, International Baccalaureate (IB) Instructional Support and JROTC Cadet Officer Leadership Program (COLP).

Registration dates and times are listed in the guide under each summer program.

Select program sites will offer meals and transportation. Program start times vary by site. To find program start times, or meal information, please click, here.

For more information on summer programs and for updates to the summer guide, visit the Summer School webpage at www1.pgcps.org/summerschool/ or call 301-808-1124.

PGCPS
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Middle School PARCC Testing
PARCC assessments are fast approaching. Middle School students will be taking assessments in math and reading between the dates of May 9 through May 17.

There will be three days of testing for each subject. Each day will consist of approximately 2.5 hours of assessment each morning.

Please ensure your scholar's attendance on these dates, that they receive a good nights sleep the evening before testing, and that they get a healthy breakfast the morning of.

PARCC Schedule
5/9, 10, 12: PARCC Math (All Grades)
5/13, 16, 17th: PARCC Reading Language Arts (All Grades)

If make-up testing is needed those sessions will be held in the afternoons of scheduled testing days and the morning and afternoon of May 18th.

Please be aware that students may be withheld from field trips if they have a test to make-up. Please ensure their attendance and punctuality on test days.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Brauer at abrauer@cmitacademy.org


Mr. Andrew Brauer
Program Coordinator
School Testing Coordinator
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Unit's Culminating Task for Yale and Brown
Our scholars are ending our exciting unit with a culminating task!

Throughout the unit, scholars have read informational texts and analyzed arguments about how our decisions impact our environment in both positive and negative ways. They have also considered what we can do to address environmental issues.

Scholars will now imagine that the AD Council is seeking student-created public service announcements (PSAs) about what young people can do to impact an environmental issue. The PSAs will broadcast on the Internet and on television during programming for teens. Since the topic of the environment is so broad, scholars will need to select one specific issue and develop an argument for why young people should care about the issue and what they can do to address the problem. The public service announcements will need a script, which is an essay that will be written in class. The PSA should state a claim or thesis by taking a clear side, contain research for support, and refute the other side, if applicable. The claim should be supported by facts and details from multiple sources studied and analyzed throughout the unit. All PSA's are to be recorded outside of class and ready for viewing by Monday, April 25th.

The scholars and administration will vote on the best PSA for a chance to win a pizza party.

Good luck scholars!




Crystal Taylor
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

We will study Ancient Rome this week. Students will be tested on Ancient Greece and Rome during the first week in May.


8th Grade

Students will be tested on our unit about change in the mid-1800s. Test dates are as follows:

Wednesday April 27th- Dartmouth
Thursday April 28th- Yale, CalTech, Brown
Friday April 29th-Penn
Tuesday May 3rd- USNA

Study guides have been distributed in class; additional copies are available online. As always, students will have an in-class review session during the period prior to their test date.

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

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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PAINTING in the MS Art Room! [Extra Credit Opportunity]
Do you want to be messy and work with paint outside of class?
Do you need extra credit for this quarters grade?

Then email Ms Talcott to come in after school to have some fun and make collaborative abstract large mural art pieces for the CMIT Student Art Show!

I will be available to hold these sessions Mondays, Tuesdays and or Thursdays if TWO or MORE students sign up to come in. Times can be flexible if you have another club or sport. You must have parents approval and a ride home after we are finished.

This will give you extra time to work with the medium of paint and to explore abstract expressionism. All of the finished and approved artworks will be displayed during the art show in May. If you come in and help out you can receive up to one assignments worth of extra credit [4 points].

Email Ms Talcott ASAP to sign up with your parents approval to stay after school... jtalcott@cmitacademy.org

Looking forward to seeing you!

Ms Talcott [Middle School Art]
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What’s happening in Mrs. Subasi’s Math class right now?
Morehouse:
Morehouse is going to start a new chapter on Monday. We just finished “Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities” chapter and they took their chapter test on Thursday. The new chapter is “Circles”. Following the Circles chapter, students will learn "Surface Area and Volume of 3 Dimensional Figures". We are following “Big Ideas Math” Textbook (Blue) for our classes. It is posted on Edmodo how to access the textbook in case students need additional help.

Morgan State/Famu:
Morgan State and Famu are currently working on understanding the concepts of Probability. Students are using probability reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems including independent and dependent events problems. We have covered so far five sections of this chapter (Chapter 10). We are following “Big Ideas Math” Textbook (Red) for our classes. It is posted on Edmodo how to access the textbook in case students need additional help.






Tuba Subasi
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Successful TedTalks completed!
Thank you for a wonderful week of informative and persuasive TedTalks! All students' talks were recorded and will be sent home via email in the upcoming days -- please be on the lookout for these videos, and commend our students for putting in so much effort! Students demonstrated their abilities to research, synthesize information from a variety of sources, use visual aids to help an audience understand complex topics, and use ETHOS/LOGOS/PATHOS as persuasive techniques to convince an audience. Grades for these projects are in SchoolMax, and students have received their rubrics so they know how their grade for the project was calculated. Great job and congratulations to everyone who completed a successful TedTalk!

If you're in Dartmouth or CalTech, please take a moment to thank Mr. Lewis, who was kind enough to provide you with examples and a model for each step in the process (from choosing a topic, to planning and conducting research, and finally composing and presenting an informative and persuasive speech) -- we are so grateful for his help and guidance!

Our next unit is DRAMA (plays). We may be adjusting the plans and reading a variety of shorter plans in place of a Shakespeare play this year, as PARCC testing will interrupt this unit and cause some distractions. Look for notes on Edmodo about which plays we will read and when students might look forward to writing and presenting their own plays.

Finals dates have been confirmed, and finals will be given the week of June 6-10. I'll let each class know (and put a note on Edmodo) when they will take the Reading final. You'll receive a study/review guide, and the test itself will be done on Edmodo. There will be topics that span the entire year, so please make sure to spend time with the review (and don't wait until the night before the final exam)!

Danica Justsen
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Character Education- Decision Making

Students in the Character Education classes are learning how to apply the following techniques in Decision Making:
The 3 Cs:
1. Clarify
2. Consider and
3. Choose
The Stop, Think and Go technique:
1. Stop and identify the problem
2. Consider your options/choices and the outcome from each
3. Go and do what is best for you in that particular situation
Ask yourself these three questions before making a decision
1. Is it legal?
2. Will my parents approve?
3. Is it safe?
If you can say yes to all three questions, it is a good choice/decision.
Upon completion of Decision Making, each scholar will be asked do a project on the topic incorporating the 3 Cs, Stop, Think and Go technique along with the various types of pressures influencing your decisions making:
1. Pressure from siblings
2. Pressure and/or influence from teachers
3. Pressure and/or influence from parents
4. Pressure and/or influence from siblings
5. Pressure and/or Influence from friends
6. Pressure and/or influence from the media

Decision Making Project
Incorporate in your project on DECISION MAKING slogans, drawings with explanation of said drawings (you may gather from internet, magazines, books, cartoons, and etc.)

1. The 3 Cs
2. Stop-Think & Go
3. Bullying
4. Media Pressure
5. Parental Pressure
6. Friend Pressure
7. Sibling Pressure
8. School pressure / Teacher Pressure
9. Group Pressure and Community Pressure

All projects must be colorful, self-explanatory and with valid information.
You shall be given drawing paper, and all projects are considered class work. So needless to say, you shall be working on said project in class.



Dr. BB & Mrs. Cihan
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
VALUE VILLAGE CLOTHES FUND EXTENDED - FRIDAY APRIL 29
Get Ready To -- Clean Out Your Closets!!
- - VALUE VILLAGE / CMIT HIGH SCHOOL CLOTHES FUND DRIVE

Collection dates Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 29. Value Village will pick up our items on Monday, May 2.

Soft Goods: including clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, undergarments, jewelry, accessories, bags, wallets, bedding, towels, curtains,
tablecloths or other cloth materials; Hard Goods: toys, small appliances (i.e., toasters, irons), books, CDs, DVDs
Not Accepted: hazardous materials, flammable products, automobile parts, food, cash, large appliances.



Thank you for your support!!


Adrianne Robinson - omeir@comcast.net
Angela Thornton - thornta@live.com
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Introducing Myself - Ms. Underwood (English 10)
Dear Parents,

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Rotunda Underwood and I am your son or daughter's English teacher this year. I have taught both middle and high school Literacy, Advanced English, Remediation and English Literature. I have 20+ years as an educator and I have to admit I am as excited about teaching as I was my first year. I love teaching and am constantly looking for new ways to challenge the students. I have so many ideas for the remainder of this year at CMIT.

This note is primarily to tell you a little bit about myself and share with you my expectations as well as my excitement for the remainder of the school year. Please know that I understand the importance of preparing our students for the rigors of college. It is my goal to provide engaging instruction that challenges critical thinking skills, fosters intelligent discussion, and develops logical writing skills for every student, college bound or not. I have very high expectations and standards that I will express clearly to each student, and I am absolutely committed to providing my students with the best education of their lives.

I also believe that communication with parents is crucial and that honest communication can head off issues before they develop. Know that I am here with an open mind and a willingness to listen to any concerns that might arise. If you don't understand a grade that was given, or an expectation stated, call or email me, I'd be happy to speak with you. Below is my school email address, as well as the school number.


Sincerely,
Rotunda Underwood
Rotun.underwood@pgcps.org
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HSA PRACTICE HOMEWORK
Biology students will go to MDK12.org and do the section Evolutionary Change and turn it in on Friday, April 29.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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