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Public Library Program available for all students!


Summer Meal Service at the Library


Miss Maryland Teen America


Reading summer assignments


CMIT Academy – North, Laboratory Marathon Benefits Students

Science Summer Assignments

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Danica Justsen
Public Library Program available for all students!
A Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)- Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) partnership provides students with virtual library cards, called Leap into New Knowledge (LINK).

Students can now use their school-provided student identification number to checkout library books from PGCMLS and access their resources, including but not limited to:

Computers and wi-fi
Live on-line tutoring with BrainFuse
Digital resources- downloadable music, games, and e-books
Rosetta Stone
Technology tutorials
"Ask Us Now” research help
The LINK card is available to all PGCPS students with a student identification number. An application is not required and late fees are not accrued with the LINK account.

How to Access the LINK Account?
Students can access their LINK account by visiting the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System website or downloading the PGCMLS app. To sign-in, students must add their 9-digit student identification number to PGCPS and use the last four digits of their identification number as the PIN. For example, username: PGCPS100100100

PIN: 0100

Students can borrow up to three library materials at a time with the same PGPCS + 9-digit student identification number account number and pin.

2016 Summer Reading Program
“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”

PGCPS recommends that all students to participate in PGCMLS’ summer reading program. The summer program, themed “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” this year, encourages students to read throughout the summer. Students will receive a summer reading t-shirt for their participation, with opportunities to earn prizes for the number of books they read and online activities they complete. The program will end on August 15.

To register for the summer program, students can register for the summer reading program by using their username (PGCPS+student identification number;

To register for the summer reading program, please visit Students must add their 9-digit student identification number to PGCPS and use 12345678 as the password. For example:

username: PGCPS100100100

password: 12345678

Contact Information
Your child’s identification number is located on their report card. If you do not have their report card, please contact your child’s school for their student identification number.

For more information about LINK, please contact Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Office of Library Media Services at 301-386-8208.

CMIT Staff
Dear Parents,

Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation has started to accept Enrichment Contracts for 2016-2017 school year. You may find your contract on the schools’ web page and at After entering the web page click on “CLF Services” (on right top of the website). Follow the contract submission instructions.

Completed forms and $50 registration fee for 2016-17 are due on July 11, 2016. Students who are currently registered to the program do not need to pay a registration fee. Limited space will be available - first come first served. CLF accepts credit or debit card payments only.

For more information, please email your questions to

Summer Meal Service at the Library
PGCMLS will provide summer meal service to students aged 18 and younger at five neighborhood branch libraries. Meal service begins on June 27th and will end on August 5th, Monday through Friday. All locations will be closed on Independence Day, July 4th. The branches, and the time of service are below:

Beltsville Branch - 2:00 to 3:00pm
Hyattsville Branch - 1:00 to 2:00pm
Oxon Hill Branch - 12:00 to 2:00pm
Spauldings Branch - 1:00 to 2:00pm
Surratts-Clinton Branch - 1:00 to 2:00pm

Ms. Colandrea
Miss Maryland Teen America
One of CMIT's very own, 11th grader Agatha Dulce, is in the running for "Miss Maryland Teen America" and she needs our help!

Send all your friends and family over to the Miss Teen America Facebook Page: to place their vote!

If you mouse over Agatha's photo, you'll see the share icon on the upper right corner of Agatha's photo so you can share to Facebook and Twitter.

Voting ends at midnight on June 26th.

THANK YOU and spread the word!

CMIT North
Reading summer assignments
Middle School Rising Students
Summer Reading Assignment

Choose ONE of the books from the appropriate grade level. After reading the book, answer the ten (10) questions below in complete sentences, using details from the book. This assignment must be submitted within the first week of school.

Rising 6th Graders:
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Holes by Louis Sachar
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Harry Houdini: Master of Magic by Robert Kraske

Rising 7th Graders:
Call of the Wild by Jack London
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Rising 8th Graders:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (*simply keep a reflection journal as you read this book, as the questions below will not apply)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

1. What value does this book have beyond entertainment?
2. What problem (conflict) exists in the book? How is it solved?
3. What did you learn from this book that applies to your own life?
4. If you could choose one scene in the book to draw or illustrate, which would you choose? What colors would you use most? Why?
5. Which character’s actions surprised you? How?
6. Describe a decision or choice made by one of the character. Do you agree with this decision?
7. Who is the protagonist of the book? How do you know?
8. Who is the antagonist of this book? How do you know?
9. How would the book be different if told from another character’s point of view? (Select a character and use specific details.)
10. How do the actions of one of the characters tell you about his/her personality?

Danica Justsen
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following students on their accomplishment as MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST. Microsoft PowerPoint -77 students passed, Microsoft Word - 8 students Passed, and Microsoft Excel - 16 students Passed. Awesome Job!!!

Nicholas Ros
Jayla Bryant
Joshua Webb
Anthony Stills
Niyah Belton
Dominique Harper
Jordan Harris
Abraham Villacorta
Evelyn Stills
zoe lancaster
Jayla Staunton
Bre'Lyn Pinkney-Stigall
Oge Odidika
Alexandra Carroll
Mosegunninuoluwa Adewole
Arya Pawar
Keilah Cook
Kayla House
Jayci Abrahms
Mya Rukus
Nasya Anderson
Delana Turner
Jacquelin Penarrieta
Trey Hill
Kayla Henderson
Ranius Daramola
Nia Rankin
Madison Monroe
Taniya Boykin
Lauryn Howell
Arianna Fermin
MaryAnn Eba
Belle Perez
Tyler Smith
Adrienne Rose Espinosa
Matthew Miller
Matthew Godshall
Michael Williams
Damon Edwards II
Isaiah Moore
Peter Thompson
Tamia Gaskins
David Wagner
Reina Finch
Jaeden Day
Sombot Say
Siobhan Rockwell
Walid Elsayed
Blessing Akinsola
Jonathan Yebiyo
Ian Kaba
Sarah Webb
Mekeih Nelson
Oluwamayowa Fawibe
Emem Ukpong
Krystal Serrant
Kai Merriman
Jayden Schexnayder
Christian Stewart
Jourdan Page
Christen Hawkins
Harmony Bryant
Nadia Washington
Kamille Chestnut
Aiden Benyarku
Isaiah Bowes
Teagan Moncrieffe
Jaylon Virgil
Ivan Sloan
Joshua Ikegwu
Chukwuemeka Obizuo
John Ikegwu
Stephanie Ijomor
Naomi Ward
Lauren Caldwell
Bryson Bunns
Elijah Oshinnaiye
Phillip Nissen
Alexander John Dulce
Emmanuel Loga
Jeremy Mejia
Damon Pigrom Jr.
Chase van der Have
Toluwani Akinselure
Daysia Barr
Sacred Farrow
Eric Watson
Haris Chaudhry
MIchael Revell
Donald Tyler
Niriti Pahadi
Shainah Lagrana
Justin Pulley
Oluwayimika Adeyemi
Sarah Suleman
Jennifer Greer
Kavyasri Gouda
Kevin Le
Vanessa Penarrieta-Lopez
Christian Hayes
Samantha Hong

Chidinma Onuma
All IT Teachers ( Ms. Onuma, Mr. Dokur and Mr. Bekiyev)
CMIT Academy – North, Laboratory Marathon Benefits Students
When everybody was focused on preparing for vacations and places to explore during the summer, the CMIT Middle school science students were on a marathon of lab activities before the school formally closed. The fun of learning science without the pressure of the science fair, benefits students. These hands-on projects excited the students about possibilities and power of high caliber learners. While these activities were fun they also focused on what matters most in both engaging our students in technology & engineering and preparing them for more complex and abstract science as they move on to high school.

We at CMIT academy north would like our science students to fulfill three functions. To produce research that can be applied to public education, further their knowledge on research, and be academically competitive in all aspects of STEM learning. And watch out for our Maker Faire next school year.

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
Middle School Science Teacher
Science Summer Assignments
Research showed that, regardless of economic status, students lost roughly equal amount of math and science skills over summer ( Summer homework were created not to stress out kids but to prepare high caliber learners. Summer should be seen as a gift, an important time to explore new learnings, and gain independence through summer assignments. A professor from Stanford University said that summer homework help student’s stay motivated. Motivation plays a central role in engagement with learning and, subsequently, student achievement. If students are given choice and voice in the learning process they are more likely to want to learn the material and more likely to retain it.

Below are the summer assignments from Prince Georges County Public Schools. Science teachers from Chesapeake Math and IT Academy North (CMIT- North) believed that the learning that happens during these experiences is as important as the skills and content learned during the school year. You may submit this activity/journal to your science teacher when school opens in August.

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
Middle School Science Teacher
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy High School
14800 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 | Tel: (240) 767-4080 | Fax: (301) 560-3461
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