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05/27/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The First Annual CMIT School Wide Art Show Is A Success!

CMIT sends first outdoor track athlete to Maryland State Championship!

Howard University Pre-Engineering Summer Program


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Hershey Park Field Trip

High School Busch Gardens


MS BREAKING NEWS

College Trip Success

Thank you Girls

CMIT- MS Great Moment: Educational Trip to the Aquarium!

Medieval Times Field Trip

Science in action!!!

Best Investors of the Week

7th Grade Students of the Week

Citizenship Award


HS BREAKING NEWS

Stay the Course. Rules Still Apply.


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade promotion

Uniform Reminders

COLLEGE BOUND DAY

End of the Year Dance

Locker Clean Out

Finals schedule

Cricket Team in the Silver Division Championship Match!

Box Car Race

7th Grade Finals Schedule


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Character Ed.

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Algebra I Updates

School isn't over.....yet

From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk

End of Math Counts Session

Mrs. Subasi Math Final Days


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Science Classes - Finals


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
The First Annual CMIT School Wide Art Show Is A Success!
This past weekend at CMIT was full of music, refreshments, art and fun.

We would both like to thank everyone who came out to see the art show this past Saturday and Sunday evening. It was a wonderful turn out for our first show! Also we would like to thank all of our after school students helpers, wonderful administrators and our building manager, Mr. Oz. Without their help the art show would not have been possible.

We look forward to future art shows and spending more time admiring your student's artwork and hard work together!

Ms Talcott & Ms Stewart
CMIT Academy Art Department
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CMIT sends first outdoor track athlete to Maryland State Championship!
Brendon Stewart is heading to the 1A Maryland State Championship for the 100meter dash! You can go cheer him on at Hughs Stadium at Morgan State University in Baltimore, spectators can enter the venue at 3:00pm. Here is a link to the event information: http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/1/6/T_F_16_Fan_Focus_Layout_1.pdf

Congrats Brendon, Coach Keenan and Coach Stewart! We are so proud of you!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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Howard University Pre-Engineering Summer Program
Deadline Is quickly approaching
Attachment(s)

PTO
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Hershey Park Field Trip
CMIT is proud to announce this years end of year trip to Hershey Park on June 15, 2016.

Students must not have a balance of less than -15 PRS points between the dates of 4/27 to 5/27 and must not have received an Administrative Referral for a Level 3 offense or higher. Please check your scholar's PRS points prior to making any payment.

Permission slips will be distributed to eligible students on Tuesday 5/31.

www.myschoolbucks.com will be available until 6/3 for those wishing to pay with credit card.

Cash and Checks can be brought with a signed permission slip to Mr. Brauer during the student's lunch period.

The cost for the trip is $75 to cover transportation and admission.

All other details will be in the permission slip.

Andrew Brauer
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High School Busch Gardens
Dear Parent:

CMIT Academy will be taking a Field Trip to Busch Gardens, Virginia on June 16,2016 please see attached flyer and permission slip.

Jared Brooks
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MS BREAKING NEWS
College Trip Success
On Thursday and Friday (5/19 and 5?20) CMIT students participated in an overnight college tour. We began out trip at 4:30 am on Thursday as students were dropped off at CMIT. At 5:00 am we were on our way to New York City. We first visited Columbia University were we viewed the Alma Mater, at statue of the Goddess Athena. Legend says the student that can find the hidden owl carved in the statue is destined to become valedictorian. Students then visited a lecture hall where many of our students received their first experience in a college style lecture auditorium. When asked what was liked best Tertius Pierre said, “The campus had an intimate feel”.

Next we traveled across Manhattan to New York University (NYU). We were able to see the dorm buildings and the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square. CMIT students had the opportunity to get a glimpse of student life as NYU students relaxed in the square eating and socializing. Simultaneously, NYU graduates had received their diplomas and were still in their caps and gowns.

Next we traveled to the September 11 Museum and Memorial. Here we worked our way through the exhibits, which included twisted steel from the towers, as well as, other more personal artifacts from the victims and their families. While it was a somber experience, it was also sobering and important to witness the site of the attacks that day. Following the museum we spent some time at the memorial where the North Tower once stood.

After the September 11 Museum/Memorial we traveled to Princeton, NJ and stayed for the night. With a 5:30 wake up call we got packed up, had breakfast and heading to Princeton University. Princeton is among the oldest university in the United States dating back to 1746. Nassau Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, being built in 1756. It housed students originally but is now used for senior offices, including the University president. We passed by the Firestone Memorial Library, Campus Center, athletics facility, and student dorms. When asked about Princeton Haris Chaudry stated, “I like how vast Princeton was and how quiet it was while students were on campus so they could study”. DJ Pigrom added, “I liked visiting Princeton because of how much history lies between the University’s walls”.

Following Princeton we travelled south to Philadelphia, PA to visit the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Another Ivy League school, UPenn was founded in 1740. We began by eating lunch at the Student Union and then began our tour. We visited a statue of Benjamin Franklin, founder of UPenn. We passed by the library, dorms, and student centers. We also visited the UPenn Hospital where we met former CMIT math teacher Mr. Bowman. Mr. Bowman left teaching to pursue medicine and is in his third year of medical school at UPenn. Mr. Bowman provided a tour of the hospital where he attends classes, lectures, and is currently doing his rotations as part of his journey to become a physician. CMIT students had an opportunity to sit in the lecture hall and ask Mr. Bowman questions. Chaperones were very impressed with our student’s curiosity and line of questioning, especially after nearly 36 hours of touring and traveling. UPenn seemed to be a student favorite as many students had good things to say. Arianna Fermin said, “Penn was the best college because it sowed how students can interact with real life. For example, medical classes were held right next to the hospital making an easy transition for students”. Mekiah Nelson said, “My favorite was Penn. I liked how the buildings were set up and how they were modern”, he also stated, “I liked how Mr. Bowman told us what it takes to become a pediatrician and showed us his classrooms and the medical school”.

Overall, the trip was a success. Students, primarily eight graders, were given an opportunity to tour four prestigious college campuses and get a taste of what college life is like. The goal of this trip is to give them some real exposure to what their goals are as they prepare to begin high school. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our chaperones Ms. Caldwell, Ms. Bryant, Ms. Ajiboye, Ms. Sloan, and faculty volunteers Ms. Rooney, Ms. Lawrence, and Mr. Johnson.

Andrew Brauer
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Thank you Girls

We thank Michelle Malloy-Friend, Saige Samuels, Monica Ojetola, and Maryama Thiam for helping and giving their efforts to put the Decision Making Posters on the board.

Dr. BB & Mrs. Cihan
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CMIT- MS Great Moment: Educational Trip to the Aquarium!
One of the great moments our students will remember best from their CMIT Middle school science education is the field trip in Baltimore National Aquarium held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Seeing coral-filled exhibit, replicating Indo-Pacific reefs, seashores on the Mid- Atlantic shoreline, Australia wild extremes, shark alleys and dolphin discoveries were all wonderful opportunity for the students to explore and experience concept they have learned in science. Moreover, these stunning exhibits astounded students as they virtually came face to face with the animals. The aquarium knowledgeable staff also extended the students’ knowledge about fascinating facts of the animal’s life and habitats.

A big thank you goes to all the parents who entrusted their children to us on this exciting day. Extra especial thanks to the parents who chaperoned the field trip (Mr. Salisbury, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Lilienthal, Ms. Green, Ms. Carter, Ms. Rainford, and Ms. Scott ).

The students were also very glad to have wonderful administrators and staff, Mr. Gunes, Ms. Riley, Mr. Brauer, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Adams who believe in experiential learning.

And lastly to the teachers like Dr. Clarke, Mrs. Crespo, Mr. Bayram, Mr. McSparron, Mr. Lewis and Ms. Celestine who gave extra time and effort that made this educational field trip to the Aquarium very successful and engaging activity that made student discovers the world's aquatic treasures!

Gemma Y. Bognot -Clarke, Ph.D
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Medieval Times Field Trip
Last week the 7th graders went to Medieval Times after wrapping up our unit on The Middle Ages. The students had a fantastic time cheering for the yellow knight! Many of them had never been and ended up having more fun than they thought. From the food, the jousting, the cheering, and the sword fighting it was a great Friday. Thank you to our parents for support and a special thanks to the chaperones and Ms. Cracovaner. Without them we couldn't have made the day a success!

Jessica Lash
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Science in action!!!
What makes CMIT middle school science classes fun and exciting are the different interactive activities that take place in the classroom! It ignites student’s participation and enables them to seek relevancy in the work they are doing. Last Friday, the 27th of May, 2016, when almost all students are excited to get out of school to begin their holiday weekend, Grade 7 (Xavier and Vanderbilt) and Grade 6 (Loyola and George Washington) were still engrossed in learning. The hot topic was electricity! The students were learning about how energy travels and how clouds processes electricity and how the sun emits radiation through convection respectively.

The students saw this concept in action when they put their hands near the van de graff machine without touching it. Colorful sparks shot between their hands and the machine. Moreover, when another volunteer student placed their hand over the equipment, static electricity caused their hair to stand on end. What exited them the most was when they got shock by touching their classmates who was acting as electrical conductor - Science in action!!!

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
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Best Investors of the Week
Here are the best investors of the week:
1) KAVYASRI GOUDA
2) Jeffrey Greer
3) Brian Ndofor
http://clfportal.org/fig/

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

Taylor Moyer (Vanderbilt) and Kyle Flemming (Xavier).

Taylor has shown great improvement in the quality of her work over the past few weeks.

Kyle also shows much improvement and has career high grades in many of his classes.

Congratulations Taylor and Kyle!

The 7th Grade Team
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Citizenship Award
Jeremy Mejia has received Citizenship Awards for his outstanding behavior in the Character Ed. Class.
Congratulations to him.

Dr. BB
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Stay the Course. Rules Still Apply.
We are seeing a rise in discipline issues. Student support staff and I have spent a considerable amount of time working with students and contacting parents about concerns we are seeing. We could use your support during these last few weeks of school so we can end on a high note.

How? Remind your student that the rules will be enforced until the last day of school. Have your student review the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook and the school dress code. These documents are available under the student tab at www.cmitacademy.org. As a point of clarification regarding the dress code, students are not to wear hats or slides/flip flops to school. For safety reasons, shoes are considered to be footwear that attaches at the front and the back of the foot.

Support your student to come to school on time, and emphasize the importance of continuing to put in hard, quality work.

We have built in some time to relax during the last few days of school. If we stay the course now, we can enjoy those rewards later.

Thanks in advance,

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
8th Grade promotion
CMIT Academy will host its 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The ceremony will occur in the Colony Ballroom located on the University of Maryland College Park campus in the Stamp Student Union. Details to help you make your planning for the event a success are provided in the attached documents. Students will have rehearsal at school on the 16th and will receive their 5 tickets at that time. Only persons with a ticket will be permitted into the ceremony. Students must be present at school this day to participate in the evening ceremony.

Thank you for your continued support.

Y Johnson
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Uniform Reminders
This is a reminder that as we approach the end of the school year CMIT is still a uniformed school. Middle School students must be in proper uniform. PRS points will be taken if a student is out of uniform. Points will be a requirement to attend any end of year field trips. Positive points will be awarded to students consistently in proper uniform.

Daily Uniform:
Orange or Blue CMIT Polo
Navy Blue or Khaki pants/shorts/skirt
Black Belt
Black Shoes
CMIT Fleece or Windbreaker if necessary (no other jackets are authorized)

Physical Education Uniform:
Blue CMIT t-shirt
Blue or Black Shorts or Athletic pants (No brand labels)
White socks
Athletic shoes

Andrew Brauer
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COLLEGE BOUND DAY
This Friday June 3, 2016, we will have several college students visiting with us and discussing their college experience. Teachers will also take on an array of topics to discuss with students.

We welcome students to wear a college shirt to school on this date with their uniform.

This is really exciting.

Thank you all who have offered to support our vision.

Y Johnson
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End of the Year Dance
On Friday June 3rd, there will be a school dance for all middle school students. The cost of the dance is $10 in advance and $13 at the door. There will be great food and great music. The dance will be between 7pm and 10pm. Tickets are on sale everyday at lunch and in Ms. Wake's classroom (room 104) before and after school. Parents are encouraged to pick students up promptly at 10pm. The dance is informal. Students are not required to dress up. Come out and enjoy!

Ms. Wake
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Locker Clean Out
Middle School students will be cleaning their lockers out on June 14th. Between now and the 14th students should begin taking items home that have been stored in their locker such as, organizers, mirrors, etc.

Andrew Brauer
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Finals schedule
As we are quickly approaching the end of the year. The link to the finals schedule is attached by college. Please plan on studying and being in attendance on these dates.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_ZP7u722WvfcUgybVg1YzFXVkU&usp=sharing


Natiqua Riley
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Cricket Team in the Silver Division Championship Match!
This week the CMIT Cricket team will compete in the championship match vs. Benjamin Tasker Middle School. This will be the final match of the season. The match will be played at Rockledge Elementary School (7701 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie) at 6:00pm sharp. Come cheer on our first ever cricket team at CMIT as they play for the championship trophy!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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Box Car Race
The day is finally here for the BOX CAR RACE!!!! The Box Car Club will be presenting and racing there cars on Sunday, June 5 at the "CMIT Family Fun Day."

Yurhance Johnson
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7th Grade Finals Schedule
The end of the year is almost here!!! Students will be taking final exams in all of their core classes (RELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Computer) during the week of June 6th-10th.

Please review the attached schedules for your students' specific finals dates. Questions about content, exam formats, and study materials may be addressed to individual teachers.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_ZP7u722WvfcUgybVg1YzFXVkU&usp=sharing

The 7th Grade Team
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Character Ed.


In Character Education classes, the students were taught/empowered with knowledge in the following skills:

Self-Esteem
Goal Setting
Long-Term Goals
Short-Term Goals
Self-Esteem Journal Topics
Respect-Self Respect
Respect for others and Property

Dealing with Stress
What is Stress?-How to deal with stress
Brainstorming- Stress trough the ages
Time Management/Time Wasters Inventory
Time Management Calendar
Test-Taking Skills
Communication Skills
Listening is Part of Communication
Passive Listening
Active listening
Understanding the 2 Major Forms of Communication
Verbal- Non Verbal Communication

Assertiveness Skills
Standing up for your rights in a respectful manner while respecting the right of others

Decision Making
The 3 step method to Decision Making
Clarify: Make sure you identify the problem
Consider: Weigh your choices and outcomes
Choose: Pick/select what is best for you in that situation

Smoking Information:
Smoking and Society
Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Smoking
New Smoking Laws
Myths & Realities of Tobacco
Each student did a Poster Project on this topic--posters are on display
Marijuana
Myths and Realities

Advertising
How Advertising Affects You
Tricky Techniques

Social Skills
Manners (Acceptable)
Ethics
Morals
Standards
Creating Survival Kit-Final Project for every Student





Dr. BB & Mrs. Cihan
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
Final Exams are almost here!!!!

Students will be reviewing for their tests this coming week. Exam dates are as follows:

Tuesday June 7th: USNA, Penn, Northwestern, & Harvard
Wednesday June 8th: Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Duke, & CalTech

Review materials can be accessed on Edmodo or through the following links:

7th Grade: https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/file/d/0BweWSbkexm8IaVlROFZPSFpTdEU/view?usp=sharing

8th Grade: https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/file/d/0BweWSbkexm8INXBxSnRQWWkzYlk/view?usp=sharing

Please 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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Algebra I Updates
Final Exams are approaching. (Northwestern - Wednesday, June 8; Duke and USNA - Thursday, June 9). The exam will be cumulative with a focus on the second semester standards. Students will be allowed to use their own calculator. Sharing of calculators will not be permitted during the exam and calculators will not be provided. Extra time will only be given to those students who have special education accommodations on file.

Ms. Fagan
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School isn't over.....yet
Paper and writing utensils (pens and pencils) are still needed. Please ensure that your student is supplied with necessary materials needed for class. In addition, students are expected to follow school policy and complete assignments when a substitute is present as that assignment could be one of their weekly grades.

Middle School Teachers
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From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk
Students,
Remember to study 10-15 minutes of Spanish everyday. Even if you need to practice the numbers, it is worth it. Review, Review and Review.
The listening assignments should be done in a weekly basis for all students. (you have 7 days to complete one). You will be credited 10 points towards your grade. Take advantage of it.
In addition, you get credit for classwork done in a daily basis take opportunity to raise your grade by completing your work in class.

Thank you to Ms. Zentz for her great collaboration.

Mrs. Cabrera-Avila
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End of Math Counts Session
Dear Students/Parents,
We have come to the end of Math Counts club sessions. It has been a good experience for the students who have attended several math competitions and club sessions. I really enjoyed working with these self-motivated, diligent, enthusiastic math students. We did our last session in Cold Stone Creamery as a goodbye party. Hope to see you all next year.

Tuba Subasi
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Mrs. Subasi Math Final Days
Dear Students/Parents,

Math Final day for Mrs. Subasi's classes is on Thursday June 9th, 2016. Math Final is cumulative exam that covers the entire school year including the first and second semester. We have started reviewing materials with Morgan State and Famu and students are given each day review packet for each chapter. Morehouse will start reviewing chapters next week. As parents, please ensure each day your son/daughter goes over the review packet and prepare him/herself for the final. Morgan State and Famu students are responsible for the Big Ideas Math Red textbook and Morehouse students are responsible for the Big Ideas Blue Textbook.

Tuba Subasi
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Science Classes - Finals
Hi students and parents,

On Monday, June 13, Physics and Environmental Science classes will have their cumulative finals exams.

On Tuesday, June 14, Biology classes will have their Botany cumulative final exams.

Any students with EXCUSED ABSENCES will be provided with time to make up.


Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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