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07/01/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Thank You for a Great Year and Have a Great Summer!

Summer Hours

UNIFORMS - ALL AMERICAN WEAR

CLF ENRICHMENT

Transportation Survey

Back to School Nights

Technology requirements for school

Summer Meal Service at the Library

Student Uniform Collection Drive

Public Library Program available for all students!

Yearbooks are here!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Ms. Riley

A Farewell From Ms Talcott

The Creative Initiative Summer Program

Summer Program Opportunity in Technology

Miss Maryland Teen America


MS BREAKING NEWS

Reading summer assignments

Math Summer 2016 Assignments

Science Summer Assignments

Social Studies Summer Assignments

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

End of the Year Middle School Dance

8th Grade Superlatives and School Dance

Running in Review

CMIT Academy – North, Laboratory Marathon Benefits Students

Hershey Park 2016


HS BREAKING NEWS

Have a Great Summer!

Math Summer Assignments


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Thank You for a Great Year and Have a Great Summer!
Dear CMIT Family,

We completed another great, and incredibly busy school year here at CMIT-North. And what a year it has been! As I reflect on another year I think about the achievements, the fun times and the hard work. I am so proud to be able to serve the wonderful students here and the entire CMIT-North community. Thank you for all you do to make CMIT-North such a great school.

Academically, this has been a stellar year. Everybody worked so hard this year to provide the best learning experience to our students. We still await the results of our PARCC and other test scores, but we hope that they will be stunning and we will share the results once they are available.

I do not want to repeat the details of all facets of life in our CMIT family since we have shared them with you in our past newsletter. It is always busy, and our scholars are always inspiring. During the last weeks of the school we have seen this once again in so many ways. The Middle and High School Field Trips, and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony provided a very fitting end to the year, as we celebrated the academic achievement of so many students, and also saw the huge support that parents give to the school. I like to extend my thanks one more time to our PTO and all of our parents for the great support throughout the year. As we have always mentioned, the parent involvement is the key in our school’s success.

There are few staff members leaving this year and we will really miss them since they have made a massive contribution to the school. I want to extend my special thanks to Ms. Riley who is going to be in CMIT Elementary School next year. In the past two years Ms. Riley made such a big difference at CMIT-North. Thank you Ms. Riley!

As I meet with every single teachers during the last weeks of the school, I can reflect on how much they ‘go the extra mile’, how much energy and commitment they give to our scholars, and how they have each individually been a part of the CMIT’s success story. We will continue to hire new teachers for the vacant positions during the summer and I will introduce you all the new teachers who are joining us in the beginning of the new school year – I am delighted to say that we have been hiring a truly excellent and experienced colleagues who I believe will play an equally crucial part as we move on to the next stage. I also like to share that our student enrollment is almost complete and we will have 737 students at our school next year.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate all the scholars on their hard work this year one more time - don't forget to read some good books in the holidays! I extend my grateful thanks to the entire CMIT community for the way you continue to support us, our teachers and our students. I also wish you all an excellent summer, wherever you may be, I hope everyone has a superb summer holiday.

Mehmet Gunes
Principal
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Summer Hours
This is to inform all CMIT family that we have started running summer hours. Our offices will be opened from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday. We will be closed on Fridays during the summer break.

During the Summer, newsletters will be once a month. Our next newsletter issue will be in the first week of August.

CMIT Administration
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UNIFORMS - ALL AMERICAN WEAR
We are pleased to announce All American Wear, Inc. as our new uniform provider. All American Wear has been in business since 1978, and understand parents’ concerns of having a dependable source of everyday uniforms in a range of sizes and colors are "a dream come true"!

Parents will have to go into the store to purchase and order items to be shipped to their home. CMIT Academy will no longer have items shipped to their building.

This can be your one stop shop. They will have uniform shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, shoes, belts. And the all new mandatory PE Uniforms for both Middle and High School. Administration will be enforcing mandatory full PE Uniforms 2016-2017 school year.



They are located 5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706 and their number is 301-459-5000.



To see the price list please click link below:

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To see coupons please click link below:


https://cmitnorthpto-my.sharepoint.com/personal/president_cmitnorthpto_org/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=xPW%2f1JflJICTfQ1Jsz1mhySuOOvcjaYdrz%2bi1tPElZU%3d&docid=0cead4ba9fa1247a4929be84a6d3fff02&expiration=2016-08-01T14%3a24%3a44

We recommend that you start shopping early. As we all know, that later you wait the more likely that items will sell out. You can go in as early as Monday to order and as Early as July 1 to purchase in store off the rack.

CMIT North PTO
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CLF ENRICHMENT
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 www.clfmd.org. 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 enrichment@clfmd.org

http://cec.clfportal.org

CLF
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Transportation Survey

Please complete this so we can accurately prepare for the school year.

http://goo.gl/forms/1S9n2gOn2E


CMIT Administration
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Back to School Nights

CMIT North’s Back to School Nights have been tentatively scheduled between 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the following dates.

Middle School Grades 6-8: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

High School Grades 9-12: Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to

- meet CMIT staff

- learn about school expectations

- ask questions to CMIT administration

- meet teachers in their classrooms to learn more about curriculum, classroom rules and procedures, course syllabus, course materials, and to ask questions.




CMIT Administration
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Technology requirements for school
***Attention Middle School Parents***

The technology department highly recommends that your child have a PC or windows laptop for school purposes.

There are a few recommendations for laptops to make it easier for you.

Computer
- In order for students to do Technology homework, the student needs a PC or windows Laptop.
- G-Metrix will not work on Chrome nor a Mac.
- MS Office does not work on a Chrome.

Printer
- sometimes a teacher requires something to be printed


RECOMMENDED COMPUTER SYSTEMS:
Notes:
At least 4GB Memory (RAM)
You are not looking for a high tech gaming or graphic design computer – Simple computer processing is all you need.

Best Buy
-HP - 15.6" Laptop - AMD A6-Series - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black
$280

-Asus - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver
$246.98

Walmart
-HP Flyer Red 15.6" 15-f272wm Laptop PC with Intel Pentium N3540 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home $299

-Acer Diamond Black 15.6" Aspire ES1-512-C1PW Laptop PC with Intel Celeron N2840 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 $229

Staples ON SALE NOW
-Dell Inspiron
I3552-5240BLK 15.6" Laptop, Notebook, Intel Pentium, 500GB, 4GB,Windows, Black On sale right now for $249.99 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $449.99)

-Lenovo Ideapad 300 15.6", 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5-6200U, 500 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 Pro Notebook On sale right now for $399.99 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $579)

-Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268, 15.6", 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive with Windows 10 Notebook On sale $299 as of 6/7/16 (reg. $449)

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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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
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Student Uniform Collection Drive
CMIT North PTO needs gently worn school uniform items!

If you have gently used uniforms that you would like to donate please contact, information@cmitnorthpto.org. We will arrange drop off or pick up of the items.

This will be a win-win for parents, schools and the community alike.

CMIT North PTO
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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 www.pgcmls.info/summeratyourlibrary. 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
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Yearbooks are here!
The end of the school is here and so are yearbooks!

Please pick up your preordered yearbook (if you have not done so already). You can pick it up from P2 or the front office. You can still purchase a yearbook for $28.00. Please contact me via email, if you have any questions.

Stacie Young
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Ms. Riley
As we begin to close down for the summer, I wanted to say thank you to everyone. I have truly enjoyed my time here at CMIT Academy. I will be continuing on with a new position to further my Professional Educator/Administrator journey.

Congratulations to all of students who are articulating to their next step in life's journey.


Natiqua Riley
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A Farewell From Ms Talcott
It has been an absolute pleasure spending my first year of public school teaching here at CMIT North. Our students, staff and parents are truly a unique and wonderful community of people.

Unfortunately I have recently received some medical news regarding my respiratory health that needs to be paid attention to as soon as possible. This will require moving back to my home area of Northern Michigan this summer for familial support and frequent medical attention.

With this news comes the sad reality that I will be unable to teach next fall and therefore unable to return to CMIT for my second year.
This pains me as I feel as if I have just settled into the rhythm of our school and begun to get to know my over 500 students.

Thank you for all of your support throughout the school year inside and outside of my classroom. Experiencing your children’s growth creatively in my middle school art classes and leadership wise in my high school class has truly been a blessing. Being here at CMIT has given me many opportunities for growth and learning within a small supportive environment, I would not trade my time here this past year for anything.

I look forward to returning for a visit this fall and seeing our first group of high school students graduate this spring. It is my hope that everyone has a wonderful summer, enjoying their time off with friends and family, as it is my plan to do so as well.

Ms. Talcott
Middle School Art Teacher
High School Leadership Skills Teacher
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The Creative Initiative Summer Program
Center for Technology Access & Training (CETAT) is accepting applications for its 2016 summer creative workshops which will take place from July 11 - July 22. Learn about digital photography, web design, coding, videography, music, and professional skills. Students must be Prince George’s County residents between the ages of 13 and 18. To apply, go to www.cetat.org

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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Summer Program Opportunity in Technology
The PGCC IET Department in conjunction with CETAT will be providing our Annual Technology Camp for youth. Last year, several students from CMIT North participated in the program.


In short, during this program students will learn about web design, coding, video production, music production and photography. This program is free for county residents who adhere to all of the registration deadlines.

To apply www.cetat.org

Natiqua Riley
Assistant Principal
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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: https://www.facebook.com/Miss-Teen-America-143047849067255/ 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
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MS BREAKING NEWS
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



Questions:
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
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Math Summer 2016 Assignments
Although summer is here, it is important to keep our skills sharp over the summer. The summer break math packets will do that and more. These assignments are designed to help you remember what you have learned but also give you a preview of what's to come next school year.

Students should create a math "journal" with the problems. We recommend working on these problems starting in July, working on one or two problems each week on separate pieces of paper. When all the problems are complete, staple them together creating your own journal of summer work. Your work should be neat and organized. To receive extra credit, present your work to your new math teacher in the first two weeks of school. If you have questions about which summer math packet to complete, please refer to your current math Edmodo account.


Here are the summer 2016 math assignments:

Ms. Wake
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Science Summer Assignments
Research showed that, regardless of economic status, students lost roughly equal amount of math and science skills over summer (http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/the-crush-of-summer-homework/?_r=0#harris). 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
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Social Studies Summer Assignments
Students will have the opportunity to earn extra credit for their 1st Quarter grade in the 2016-17 school year by reading a historical novel and writing a book report. Assignment details have been posted on Edmodo.

Students must return their work to next year's Social Studies teacher by Friday August 26th, 2016

Ms. Cracovaner and Ms. Lash
Middle School Social Studies Department
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MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
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
aidell BENYARKU
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)
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End of the Year Middle School Dance
On Friday, June 3rd, students had an exciting time at the middle school dance. The music was great and the students showed off their best dance moves. Thank you to the National Junior Honor Society for setting up and preparing for a wonderful event. NJHS would also like to thank the staff and parents who participated in making the event successful.

Ms. Wake
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8th Grade Superlatives and School Dance
To celebrate their successful school year, 8th graders voted for the winners of this year's superlatives. Students voted for the best of the best in several different categories. Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank to the PTO, all the parents, and staff members who supported and helped us with a great end of year Middle school dance.

IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!!!

Ms. Wake AND NJHS
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Running in Review
It's been a wonderful year with Tigers on the Run! Thank you all for making running fun this year!

Have a great summer...take your water with you when you RUN THIS SUMMER! See you next year!




Danica Justsen
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We run

Danica Justsen
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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
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Hershey Park 2016
The students had a great time at the end of the year field trip to Hershey Park on Wednesday. There were roller coasters ridden, funnel cakes eaten, prizes won and much more! A special thank you to Mr. Brauer and Ms. Riley for planning this end of the year trip for our students. Thank you to all the chaperones who attended the trip, we couldn't have done it without you. We hope that that trip was another great memory for your scholar as the year comes to a close. We hope you have a great summer!

Middle School Team
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Have a Great Summer!
This his been a long year of hard work, and the time has finally come for us all to take a rest. Thank you for the effort you put in to make this year a success! I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing summer break, and look forward to catching up with you next school year.

Best,

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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Math Summer Assignments
For all Algebra 1 - Pre-Calculus classes, please go to PGCPS.org to find the county summer packet. Please complete the packet for the upcoming class you are taking. This will be due the first week of school.

For AP Stat and AP Calc, students received a paper copy of the packet on Friday, June 17. If you did not receive one, please go to cmitacademy.org and it will be posted as soon as possible. The assignment is due the first week of school.

HS Math Department
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