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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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09/23/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!

STEM FAIR and Maker Faire Parent & Students Information Session

Quarter 1 Progress Reports

Before and After School Enrichment

Saturday Academy


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Professional Development Day - September 30th

Service Hour Opportunities

8th and 9th Grade Specialty Programs Applications


MS BREAKING NEWS

Tactile Learning: 3D molecule of a Cell


HS BREAKING NEWS

Official Homecoming T-Shirts (High School Only)


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT Middle School History Day Competition

MS Baseball


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

STEM FAIR PROJECT GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES

BLOGGERS emerge! (Mrs. Justsen's English 8)

Ms. Lash's Classes

From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's desk


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Youth and Government Club


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

High School Physics

Mrs. Bivins September 26 to 29th


PTO UPDATES

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

And the Winners Are…

The CMIT North PTO

High School & Middle School Parent Bi-Weekly Conference Call

Reach for 25! Sweepstakes

Harris Teeter Together In Education


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!
The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance.

The following are exclusive courses made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students.

COLLEGE AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: If you like hearing, “You’re IN!” or “You’re Hired!” then consider CLP— a mentorship program designed to help qualified students to improve their skills in Academics, Social, Extracurricular, Personal development and certainly, leadership! CLP is a long term mentor-mentee commitment utilized by high-achieving students to propel them in the competitive admission process of our top US college & universities. To apply to the CLP program, contact your school’s CLP Coordinator.

SAT/PSAT MATH and ENGLISH PREP: In these classes, we walk through solving practice problems that will cover all of the skills you’ll need (& want!) for the upcoming SAT Math and English sections.
SAT/PSAT Math, Mrs. Inci, Monday 4:00-5:30pm, @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Now 28, Dec 5,
Dec 12, & Dec 19 (12 weeks, $300)
SAT/PSAT English, Ms. Underwood, Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 22, Now 29, Dec 6,
Dec 13, & Dec 20 (12 weeks, $300)


ADVANCED MATH PROGRAM: Designed by CLF’s Math Champions / Alumni, this unique program caters to CLF students who want to be further challenged in mathematics. The CLF’s Advanced Math Program enables these students who already excel at standard, grade level mathematics in school and are looking for a more interesting, challenging, and rewarding pace. Additionally, if you are currently a student on or considering participation in your school’s math team, this program is ideal for improving your personal & competition results! If you would like to attend AMP, please email us at advancedmath@clfmd.org
ADVANCED Math, Mr. Avsar, Ms. Sandeep, Mr. Carmean, Mr. Onyshkevysh(s), Saturday, 9:00am-1:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies (monthly/$100)

ANDROID APP. PROGRAMMING: Student will learn programming and building for Android Applications using MIT's App Inventor which is a cloud-based tool to develop Applications for the Android Operating System. These apps can then be downloaded and run on any Android device. “There should be an app for that…now let’s build it!”
This program is composed of two main stages. 
1) Instruction of the App Inventor components through small fun projects.
2) A Capstone Project that requires Identifying a real problem and developing an application to address this problem.
Students who complete this program successfully will be granted a Certificate of Completion. This program is designed for High School students or the middle school students who take high school math credits.
Android App Programming, Mr. Sarica, Wednesday, 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14, & Dec 21
(10 weeks, $250)

PUBLICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN: While the name is self-explanatory, the assumptions stop there. Why settle for basic PowerPoints and Word docs when you could bring your creative mind to the world of graphic art, design, advertising, writing, marketing, and public relations! Learn and use tools to produce high-quality visual & written content that can help in your courses of study now, in college, and in the job market! Want to see your name in print? We do too! Help us, help you! Select student work will be published quarterly in the NEW CLF seasonal, “The Local Motive” and distributed to THOUSANDS of our subscribers, business leaders, politicians, and of course, your parents!
Publication Graphic Design, Mr. Canli, Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, & Dec 15
(10 weeks, $250)
Publication Graphic Design, Mr. Canli, Saturday, 11:30-1:00pm @CMIT South
Dates: Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10, & Dec 17 (11 weeks, $275)

ARCHERY: This course is for everyone from beginner to experienced archers offering an introduction to archery, basic bow techniques, how to safely shoot a bow, improve your archery skills. Students will learn the steps that can be applied across all disciplines of archery. This is a fun, hands-on experience that promotes archery as a healthy lifetime activity. Students will discuss and demonstrate character development, self-evaluation skills, communication, cooperation, respect and related behaviors that are required in all effective functioning groups. No experience or equipment required for this course. CLF will provide NASP (National Archery in the School Program) original Genesis bows and arrows. No experience is required.  
Archery, Mr. Cihan, Saturday, 10:00-11:30am @CMIT South
Dates: Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10, & Dec 17 (11 weeks, $275)

Cihan Bicer
Student Activities Director
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
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STEM FAIR and Maker Faire Parent & Students Information Session

The science department would like to invite parents' and guardians' participation in an intriguing and informative Sixth Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning course. This year, we are introducing Maker Faire in this Student and Family Information Session. This short orientation provides resources for parents, for them to fully understand and involve students with a variety of researches and inventions. Instructional methods include provision of on-line readings that contain background and practical information, case studies, and interactive discussion conducted via Google classrooms.

This course will begin at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and involves approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour of participation. You will be given materials and insights on how to facilitate a good research project or inventions with your child. You are sure to find this material useful.

The PTO president has sent a "stem fair parent meeting invitation" as well so everyone can join the conference via web. We thank some Grade 6 parents who came on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for the first session of this Student and Family Information on STEM and Maker Faire.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
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Quarter 1 Progress Reports
We are halfway through the quarter, and progress report grades have been entered. Reports are scheduled to be sent home on October 5th. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about grades and strategies to ensure this quarter is a successful one.

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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Before and After School Enrichment
As we all start getting in a routine with the new school year, spots in our Enrichment program are filling up quickly. Many students are finding it beneficial to complete their homework after school while still here so they have access to math, reading, and social studies teachers in case they need assistance on something. Some parents are also commenting with how they are happy that their students can finish work while here so that time at home can be devoted to family. If you have an interest in the program please contact Ms. Lash with any questions at jlash@cmitacademy.org

Jessica Lash
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Saturday Academy
Thanks for the overwhelming responses to our Saturday Academy program. Because of our numbers, registration is now closed. Individuals registering after 9 pm on Friday September 23rd will be placed on our waiting list and contacted when space becomes available.

For those who have already signed up, our first session will be held on Saturday Oct. 1st at 9 am. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jennifer Jackson
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Professional Development Day - September 30th

Schools are closed on September 30th for Professional Development. Students do not report. Please plan accordingly.

CMIT Administration
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Service Hour Opportunities
There is an opportunity for students to earn service hours at Camp Schmidt (18715 Aquasco Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613) on Saturday, October 15th from 9:00am to approximately 2:00pm. The event is rain or shine. Volunteers will trip trails, weed flower beds, paint markers, trim trees, plant shrubs, and more. Please RSVP online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampCleanup

Students should pick up a Service Learning form from Ms. Gaudette's bulletin board before they go to this event if they would like to earn Service Hours from this.

If you have questions, please call Camp Schmidt at 301-888-1185 or email james.roberson@pgcps.org.

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8th and 9th Grade Specialty Programs Applications
8th and 9th grade students are eligible to apply to Special Programs within the county. There are two parts to the application. The first part is a paper application that needs to be filled out by the student's School Counselor and then sent home to be signed by parents/guardians. The second part of the application is the PSAT 8/9 test that all CMIT students will take during the regular school day.

8th grade students will all be taking the PSAT 8/9 during the first week of December.

9th grade students will be taking the test on October 19th, however 9th grade students who are applying for Special Programs will not take the test with the rest of the school in October. Rather, they will take the test in December when other students around the county are taking the test for their Special Programs applications.

For more information, please go to: http://www1.pgcps.org/testing/index.aspx?id=54930

If you are interested in your 8th or 9th grade student applying to Special Programs, please fill out this short Google Form by Wednesday, September 28th so that we can begin the application process:
https://goo.gl/forms/Es03Prf0lWObmuym1

Please contact your School Counselor if you have any questions.

Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Johnson
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Tactile Learning: 3D molecule of a Cell

A variety of biologically inspired 3D molecule designs have been made to model the organelles of a cell. By making a 3-D model of the cell, the student will become aware of the various organelles and structures which make up a plant or animal cell imitating what can be seen under high-resolution microscopes.

By the end of this activity, students were able to:
• name some animal cells that have distinctive shapes
• describe how these distinctive shapes help the cells carry out their specialized roles
• describe some of the features of cells (e.g. organelles) that are common to all cell types
• discuss how model-building can aid understanding of cell structure and function
• Identify which microscopes scientists use to generate 3D cell images.

Gemma Y. Bognot-Clarke, Ph.D.
MS Science Teacher, Room 148
Science Department Chair
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Official Homecoming T-Shirts (High School Only)
********* SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED ***************

Get your official Homecoming t-shirt before it's too late!

Options & Prices
• Youth XL – Adult XL $18
• Adult 2 XL & Larger  $20

Online Sale: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

When purchasing online, please be sure to include student name in comments

You also can purchase by completing an order form and attaching payment (cash or check) and placing in the PTO box in the front office.

Thank you for supporting the PTO!

CMIT North PTO
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT Middle School History Day Competition
CMIT's contribution to National History Day is back! Students will be introduced to the project and topics in their Social Studies classes this coming week. This project is mandatory for students in Duke, Northwestern, Harvard, Morehouse, Morgan State, and Howard, but ALL middle school students are encouraged to participate!

Packets with due dates for assignments related to NHD project will be given out to students. Final projects will be submitted on Friday January 27,2017. Please review the information on www.pgchd.com and feel free to contact your students' Social Studies teacher with any additional questions.

Ms. Cracovaner and Ms. Lash
Middle School Social Studies Department
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MS Baseball
Middle School baseball season has begun. This week we lost our 1st game 3-0 to Hyattsville. Next week the team has 3 games. We play our home games at T. H. Duckett and all games begin at 5pm.

Monday 9/26/16 Home vs. Beltsville
Tuesday 9/27/16 Home vs. Eisenhower
Thursday 9/29/16 Away at Bucklodge

Coach Snyder
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
STEM FAIR PROJECT GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES

All students need to register on their respective STEM FAIR google classroom page by Saturday, October 01, 2016.

PROJECT GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES:

6th Grade: terscq
7th grade: 3qfvip
8th grade: 9c2289


CMIT MS - Science Department

Dr. Bognot-Clarke (Chair)
Ms. Chestang (7th & 8th Grade)
Ms. Crespo (6th Grade)
Mr. Bayram (7th Grade)

Contact us:
6100 Frost Place
Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 350-6051


Gemma Y. Bognot- Clarke, Ph.D.
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BLOGGERS emerge! (Mrs. Justsen's English 8)
Our scholars became published BLOGGERS this week! Last week each student composed, edited, and revised an editorial-style opinion piece (after reading several examples in class). This week we discussed copyright of internet content and how to appropriately attribute images and information from internet sources by linking ideas in their blogs to the original sources. Please ask your scholar to view his/her blog (if it hasn't already been shared with you)! Next week we will discuss how to appropriately respond to others' posts via comments (and how to reply to comments we receive as authors).

We also took our first quiz on the novella Anthem. While the Anthem reading calendar (accessible in Google Classroom) indicated the quiz would be from Chapters 1-7, many students were behind in their reading so the quiz was scaled back to Chapters 1-5. Please make sure to review the calendar (attached) with your scholar to ensure he/she is keeping up on reading assignments. We also have a project that will be due (based on the novella) on October 13th. Students have received their project options sheet and should be working on/thinking about the project WHILE they read (rather than saving it for after they finish the book). The attached calendar also has discussion dates for the book (discussions will be included as assessments).

Scholars should continue to review vocabulary; quizzes are every Monday. Beyond doing well on a quiz, however, the real goal of reviewing the vocabulary is making the words part of their everyday speech and writing...to get the students comfortable with the words and using them freely. Students are doing well with this in class; encourage them to use the words at home, too!

It's been a great week!


Danica Justsen
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Ms. Lash's Classes
7th Grade:

Students have been learning about Southwest Asia and North Africa for the past two weeks. Students received a study guide at the end of last week on the material which is also posted to Google Classroom. Classes will be taking their test this week

Tuesday, September 27th: Loyola, UMBC, and FAMU
Thursday, September 29th: George Washington

Also be on the lookout for a project about Ancient Egypt. Rubrics, instructions, and due dates will be updated on Google Classroom

6th Grade:

Students will be finishing Chapter 1: The Geographer's Toolbox this week. They will receive their study guide at the end of this week and it will be posted to Google Classroom. The Chapter 1 Test will take place as follows

Monday October 3rd: Yale and Howard
Tuesday October 4th: Brown

Ms. Jessica Lash
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From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's desk
Let's Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting a program, a show, an activity and get additional credits for it. For more information please visit the embassies websites, newspaper, Maryland Parks and Recreations newsletter, etc. It should be many activities in your community... find out.

Hispanic Heritage Month Projects are due next week.


Barbara Cabrera
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Youth and Government Club
YMCA Youth and Government (Y&G), also known as YMCA Youth In Government or YMCA Model Legislature and Court (MLC), is a YMCA program in the United States that allows high school students to serve in model governments at the local, state, national, and international levels. This club will meet on Tuesdays from 3-4. If you are interested in becoming a part of this group please e-mail Ms. Lee at dlee@cmitacademy.org before October 7

Dorian Lee
High School Social Studies
Room: P2
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
High School Physics
Students continued velocity and were introduced to acceleration in Physics this week. We are making use of 2 texts: the 'red book', which is the main text and the 'blue book' of conceptual learning.

Students, please remember that you will need a scientific calculator for Physics class. Please bring to class your Physics notebooks and notecards with you as well.

Progress report grades were submitted by the time this newsletter goes out. Students, please monitor your grades in SchoolMax at least weekly.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Mrs. Bivins September 26 to 29th
In Algebra 2, students will learn how to factor and solve quadratic equations.

In Pre-Calculus, students will learn properties of and how to graph exponential and logarithm is functions.

In Family Living, students will explore different types of relationships (Friendship, Family, and Spousal)

Nichole Bivins
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PTO UPDATES
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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And the Winners Are…
The PTO’s Membership Committee would like to thank those of you who have joined the PTO this year! To show our appreciation, all current PTO members’ names were entered into a drawing. At last Thursday’s PTO meeting, Mr. Gunes had the honor of drawing the lucky names.

Congratulations to our teacher PTO member, Dr. Gemma Clarke!! Dr. Clarke will receive 2 tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, October 12th.

Congratulations to 6th grade parent PTO member, Shareka Winn!! Ms. Winn will receive 4 tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sunday, October 2nd.

Another drawing will be held during the October PTO meeting for all current PTO members, but you must join to win! 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

Thank you for your support!
PTO Membership Committee
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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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High School & Middle School Parent Bi-Weekly Conference Call


Want to be connected with other parents within the school and have an opportunity to give back. High School and Middle School Committees has bi-weekly calls that you can join to learn more about the school and ways you can help.



High School Conference calls held bi-weekly on Monday’s @ 8PM. Call-in details provide by emailing highschoolreps@cmitnorthpto.org.


Middle School Conference calls are held bi-weekly on Tuesday's @ 7PM. Call-in details provide by emailing middleschoolreps@cmitnorthpto.org.





CMIT North PTO
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Reach for 25! Sweepstakes

Can Harris Teeter reach the $25 million mark in donations by November 1?

Can your school reach 250 links by November 1?

Help Harris Teeter "Reach for 25" (million) by linking over 250 households to your Together in Education account by November 1, 2016.

For each school with over 250 links on November 1, you will be entered to win (1) of (25) available prizes. 25 winning schools will be rewarded with $250 in Harris Teeter gift cards. That is over $6,000 in prizes!

CMIT North PTO
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Harris Teeter Together In Education


Dear Parents and School Supporters,

CMIT Academy proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 3104, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, CMIT Academy will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account.

CMIT North PTO
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