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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/17/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Breaks New Ground!!!

CMIT Clubs

Policy and Procedure Documents (Extension)

The CMIT North PTO

CMIT North PTO September Meeting


MS BREAKING NEWS

Physical Education Badminton Tournament

MS Boys Basketball


HS BREAKING NEWS

Student Government Officer Applications


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Character Education/Life Skills

Character Education/Life Skills 7th Grade Drug Abuse and Violence: Cause and Effects

Character Education/Life Skills 8th Grade Drug Abuse: Causes and Effects


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week in Art I

High School Science News

Hispanic Heritage Month Projects

Math with Ms. Rooney


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO Needs You!

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Breaks New Ground!!!
We are excited to announce that we held a successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new High School Building on Thursday, September 15th. Representatives from CMIT North, CMIT Elementary, CLF, and the school board were in attendance. Overall, it was a momentous occasion.

The 78,000+ sq. ft. high school will be a three-story facility located near CMIT Elementary. There will be a gymnasium, an outdoor athletic field, 32 classrooms, six science labs, two computer labs, two art classrooms, a makerspace for robotics, and two resource rooms.

The facility is scheduled to open Fall of 2017.

Thank you to all who have supported this vision!


Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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CMIT Clubs
CMIT-North offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for the students to participate in throughout the school year. Club selections will be done through CLF Portal. The due date for club selections is on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 8 a.m. Please note that our after school club activities have eligibility requirements. Students must adhere to these requirements to take part in these activities. Therefore make sure to read all the descriptions and requirements before you make any selection. Should you have any questions in regards to a specific club please contact the teacher or club sponsor. For general questions about our club programs contact Mr. Avsar at favsar@cmitacademy.org

Please click on the links to download

CMIT Clubs Terms and Conditions

Club Sign up Instructions

Club sign up link: clfportal.org/prs

Ferhat Avsar
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Policy and Procedure Documents (Extension)
This year Prince George's County Public School Systems will not provide a hard copy of the 2016-2017 Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Parents can view and/or print the book in its entirety from the PGCPS website, or from this newsletter blurb.

In addition, please complete the following documents required by CMIT and Prince George's County Public Schools, and have your student return them to their first period teacher by Wednesday, September 21, 2016. These documents are important to ensure safety of all students.

You will find the following documents in the attachment:

- Students rights and responsibilities and Memorandum of Understanding
- Publicity Release form
- Emergency Contact
- School Google Account, computer lab usage and chrome book usage
- Cell Phone usage
- Internet Usage Form
- Parent Consent for Release
-2016-2017 Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Thank you,
Ms. Adams
Attachment(s)
Student Rights Handbook 2016-17 8-15 (1).pdf
201608221147.pdf
201608221147-1.pdf

CMIT Secretary

CMIT Secretary
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The CMIT North PTO

Ways to Communicate with the PTO

Website: www.cmitnorthpto.org
Online Membership Form: http://tinyurl.com/cmitnpto-membershipform
Online Store: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto
Email: information@cmitnorthpto.org
Sign Up for text Alerts via Remind: Text @cmitn to 81010 or download Remind App

Ways to Help Your PTO

Become a PTO Member – Sign up to become a member of PTO for $10 per family member. The dues are used to support many activities and events sponsored by the PTO. It also entitles you to voting rights during meetings.

Amazon Smile – Shop at smile.amazon.com and select CMIT North PTO and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to PTO.

Harris Teeter Together in Education – Link your VIC card to CMIT North (#3104). When customers purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchase dollars to PTO.

First Friday – On the 1st Friday of each month, donate the cost of your lunch ($10 or more) to help towards CMIT North PTO fundraising efforts. If you would like, you can pay the entire year ($90).

Giant Bonus Card - Register you Giant Bonus Card for CMIT North (#17899) and A+ spending rewards will be converted into cash for our school!

CMIT Spirit Nights will be held quarterly! Have dinner at the Contee Road/Route 1 location between 3PM to 9PM and be sure to mention “CMIT” when ordering. Our school will earn 20% of the proceeds during this time!

Box Tops for Education – Each Box Top collected = .10₵ for CMIT! Help may be needed to count/compile box tops.


For more information, please contact the CMIT NORTH PTO BOARD Information@cmitnorthpto.org

CMIT North PTO
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CMIT North PTO September Meeting
Please join us at the next CMIT NORTH PTO meeting on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Media Center @ CMIT North.

There will be an online option available and that information will be sent on the day of meeting.

Why come to a PTO meeting?

* PTO meetings are a great opportunity to meet other CMIT North parents.

* You can be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events at school.

* You can learn how your child and CMIT North benefit from the work of the PTO.

* You can learn how to volunteer your time, on campus or off, to positively impact the learning experience of all students at CMIT North.

* PTO meetings bring together the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the education of our children.

CMIT North PTO
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Physical Education Badminton Tournament
The past few weeks in Physical Education, the students have been learning the fundamentals of badminton. Students have been perfecting their serves, forehand and backhand hits, and their overhead smashes. They have been partnered up for a two week long doubles tournament which is still in progress. At the end of the tournament students will see who is the king and/or queen of their class in badminton! Results are still to be determined. Here are some photos from class!

Bailey Lawrence
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MS Boys Basketball
There will be an interest meeting for Boys Basketball this Monday, September 19th in Portable 6 from 3:00-3:30pm. Anyone interested in trying out for the middle school boys basketball team should be in attendance. Please arrange for a ride at 3:30pm.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Student Government Officer Applications
Applications for officer positions in high school student government are available in room 160. SGA is a great extracurricular opportunity for students seeking to contribute to the school and enhance their college resumes. Positions for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and historian are available as well as two class representatives per grade level. Students have to be willing to meet Mondays during club hours. Applications are due by Monday, September 26th.

Mr. Krystal
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

This coming week, we will be studying the major religions of the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Our examination of these three religions will be for an academic purpose only, so that your students can better understand the culture of this region.

8th Grade

This week, we will begin studying the 13 English colonies in America. Students will be completing a group project to help them learn about each colony. Please see Google Classroom for assignment details and due dates.

Feel free to 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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Character Education/Life Skills
Dear Family:
Your 6th grade scholars have been empowered with decision making skills.
We make many decisions in our lives. Some decisions are easy to make, such as what clothes to put on in the morning and what to eat. Other decisions are harder and have serious consequences. Children are influenced to make decisions in direct and indirect ways. Examples of direct influences are being persuaded, bribed or threatened by others to do things. Examples of indirect influences are provided by advertising, the media, or the behaviors of popular or famous people. Children are notorious for making quick decisions, often without thinking about what is influencing them to make a certain choice. One of the ways to prevent children from making poor decisions is to help them understand how they are being influenced.

In class, your scholar has learned about decisions and the direct and indirect influences on his/her decisions. Your scholar shall be making a graphic organizer that depicts the various influences on his/her decisions. You might wish to ask your child about this graphic organizer.

you can help your scholar with his/her decision making skills. When your scholar wants to buy something, ask him/her what is influencing him/her to want the product. The more your child is aware of influences on decision-making, the more your scholar will be able to make decisions that are based on his/her own personal judgements and values rather than the influences of others.

Dr. Sullivan-Williams
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Character Education/Life Skills 7th Grade Drug Abuse and Violence: Cause and Effects
The main purpose of this program is to provide your scholar(s) with the kind of knowledge and skills that will enable them to become happier and more successful adults. Also by becoming aware of the various factors promoting substance abuse and how to deal with them as by becoming more independent, self-confident and satisfied with themselves, they will be less likely to yield to pressures to smoke, use drugs, or do anything that they do not really want to do.

In Summary:
Occasional drug use frequently leads to drug abuse with both physical and psychological dependence.

People begin using drugs for many different reasons; the most common factors leading to drug use and abuse are social factors.

The process of becoming addicted to drugs involves a series of stages leading from trying commonly used substances (such as tobacco and alcohol) to one or more (illegal) drugs.

The best way of preventing drug abuse is never to start.

Rather than "calming one down," smoking serves to make a person more nervous.

Smoking elevates a person's heart rate. Regular smokng puts an extra strain on the heart and reduces endurance for physical activity.

Violence means harming others physically and emotionally. It can grow in a climate where violence is accepted. M ost people, are not violent, and the have many good reasons for staying that way.

Dr. Sullivan-Williams
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Character Education/Life Skills 8th Grade Drug Abuse: Causes and Effects
The purpose of this lesson is to increase the student's understanding of the causes and consequences of drug abuse.

The Major Objects are, to be able to identify causes of drug use; identify the major social factors promoting drug use, and being able to describe physical and psychological dependence.

In Summarizing:
Although people get involved with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs for many different reasons, the number one cause of drug use is social influence (particularly peer pressure).

Drug abuse or drug addition develops gradually and usually without the drug user even knowing how "hooked" he or she is until it's too late.

If one is aware of the factors associated with drug use/abuse, one can then learn how to reduce one's risk of getting into trouble with drugs.

Dr. Sullivan-Williams
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
This Week in Art I
Students learned about composition by moving small handmade shapes around the "canvas" to fulfill the a prompt about repetition and the rule of thirds.

Samantha Stewart
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High School Science News
Hi Parents and Students,

Please keep an eye on SchoolMax for grades.

Ogechi has volunteered to be Physics Student Co-Teacher for Friday, Sept. 12 in her Physics class. She will take the class through the homework recitation.

Both Physics and Environmental Science classes had virtual lab/activities this past week. Labs count as assessment grades.

Ms. Cline wants to recognize Jahnae' for being "excellent" as a Teacher's Aid. Jahnae' is in AP Chemistry.

Ms. Smith's Chemistry class has been doing labs and the students are learning and putting to use their knowledge of Chemistry. See Ms. Smith's Chemistry news for more details about her classes.

Mr. Fleming reminds his students and parents that there will be homework quizzes every Friday. Students may use homework they completed throughout the week to complete homework quiz. In addition to homework quizzes, there will also be weekly quizzes on the content covered in class.

Suzanne Coholic
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Hispanic Heritage Month Projects
Hola Todos,

15 September to 15 October is Hispanic Heritage Month and in order learn and celebrate the Latino history and culture, students in Ms. Young's class will do historical research projects.

Students will find the rubric and directions for project in Google classroom for their class section. Students also received the information the first week of school. Students know that project sare due 23 September.
If there are any questions or concerns, regarding the project, please contact me.

Gracias,

Stacie Young
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Math with Ms. Rooney
In all of my classes, we are moving right along and nearing the end in our first unit.

Algebra 1 - We have been working diligently on solving all types of equations from multistep to literal equations, and proportions. A strong hold of these skills are pivotal for moving on to the connected algebraic topics we are heading towards. There are tons of online practice resources your student can use to practice outside of class to get even better. Please encourage them to do so!

Trig Analysis - there will be a quiz on right triangle trigonometry and special right triangles next Wednesday 9/21

AP Calculus - Limits and Continuity Unit Test on Tuesday - study guide posted on Google Classroom over the weekend

All students should be in my Google Classroom for the math class they are in by now. If they are not, the codes for each class are as follows:
AP Calculus: 2ob9rs
Algebra 1 (M, W, F) - unjhhni
Algebra 1 (T, Th, F) - ll664y
Trig Analysis - 8d8juf

Grades are updated on a weekly basis. Please continue to check School Max if you would like to stay informed of your student's grades.

Ms. Rooney
HS Math Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
The CMIT North PTO Needs You!
Dear Parents,

It’s not too late to join the PTO! In order to sponsor programs and events for our students, we will need your support - both physically and financially. This year, dues are $10 per person. You can join the PTO by filling out our online membership form here: http://tinyurl.com/cmitnpto-membershipform and paying your dues through our online store here: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

We look forward to working with you and for you this school year!

Your CMIT North PTO Board,

President – Boris Johnson
Vice President – Wanda Finch
Treasurer – Maria Robles
Recording Secretary – Caroline Jones
Corresponding Secretary – Vacant
Middle School Parent Representatives: Tarnishe Samuel, Sharon Lewis, Jennifer McDonald
High School Parent Representatives: Mary Baucum-Milline, Sherry Rather, Candace Salley
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Giant's A+ School Rewards Program
Dear CMIT Parents,
Have you registered your Giant bonus card to support CMIT?! If not, please visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and select "register your card", which is located in the red box on the right for customers. Enter the first 3 letters of your last name and your 12-digit GIANT CARD number. Next enter CMIT’s ID# (17899) and you’re finished! If you do not know your Giant Card number, please call the Giant hotline at 1-877-366-2668 for assistance. The success of this fundraiser has allowed the PTO to purchase the caps, gowns, tassels and stoles for EVERY STUDENT of our first graduating class – The Class of 2017!! Please continue to support this fundraiser so we can do the same for all future graduating classes.

Thank you for your support,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising
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