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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/21/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT High School Construction Has Kicked Off!

End of Q1 / School's Out

Saturday Academy


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Student Service Learning Hour Opportunity

CMIT Girls Varsity Soccer Makes Playoffs!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Introducing the Middle School Science Olympiad Team!

Middle School Basketball Tryouts


HS BREAKING NEWS

Out-of-State College Programs at In-State Rates

Dual Enrollment for Spring 2017


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Science & Tech Process Information


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Introduction to Spanish & Spanish One Updates

From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's desk

Mrs. Justsen's English 8

October Challenge is on!


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Spirit Week is Here!


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Coholic's Classes


PTO UPDATES

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT High School Construction Has Kicked Off!
On September 15th, CMIT and CLF had a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of our new high school building. The construction crew finally received the go ahead this Monday, October 17th to start work, and already have cleared the lot out for the building! As progress continues we will update with more pictures.

CMIT Academy
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End of Q1 / School's Out

Mark your calendars. The first quarter ends Friday, October 28th. This is a good time for students to check SchoolMax and address concerns with their teachers, if they have not already been doing so.

Also, please note the following dates and plan accordingly:
- Friday, October 28th: 2-hour early dismissal / Professional development
- Monday, October 31st: Schools closed / Professional day for teachers

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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Saturday Academy
Our first session of Saturday Academy has been very successful. As we are about to close this session, we are pleased to announce the opening of our second session. This session begins on Nov. 12th and concludes on Dec 17th. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. All interested middle school students are invited to register. High school students taking Algebra 1 and Geometry can also register. Please follow the link below to register by Nov 5th.

If you are registered in the first session for the above dates, there is no need to register again.


https://goo.gl/forms/sqMzAq3l43Ir1wEL2

Jennifer Jackson
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Student Service Learning Hour Opportunity
Community Thanksgiving Banquet
Wednesday November 23, 2016, 4-8:00pm
601 Suffolk Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Contact Valencia Clipper-Davis at valenciacdavis.vb@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering at the event.
Volunteer positions: meal recipients, greeters, hosts, table servers, food servers, administrators
Attachment(s)

Natalie Gaudette
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CMIT Girls Varsity Soccer Makes Playoffs!
The CMIT Girls Varsity Soccer Team finished up their regular season this past week placing 4th in their conference. The lady tigers will play on Friday, October, 28th in the first round of playoffs. It is a single elimination tournament, this Monday is the "seeding meeting" to find out their opponent and time/location of game. Please plan to attend the first round of playoffs on Friday and cheer on the lady tigers as they compete for the first time ever in state competition! Lets go Tigers!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Introducing the Middle School Science Olympiad Team!
What is Science Olympiad?

The Nation’s Most Exciting K-12 Science Competition!

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division. (We are competing in Division B for Middle School.) Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

Regional invitationals and State competitions are held at universities. This gives students the opportunity to visit and tour colleges they might consider for their undergraduate studies and provides a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.

Last Year the MS Science Olympiad Team won

the 2nd place in Central Maryland(Regional)
https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN194#Section1Article1

and

the 3rd Place in State
https://newsletter.clfportal.org/Newsletter/Index/CMITN204#Section1Article2


The 2016-2017 Science Olympiad Team

This Year we will have two Science Olympiad teams consisting of 15 members each (the maximum allowed per team). The Members include (in no specific order):

CMIT-NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM

# Student's Name Grade
1 Mejia Leah 6
2 Akinsanya Opeyemi 7
3 Awobajo Ayodeji 7
4 Azeem Isa 7
5 Belton Niyah 7
6 ENCHILL EZRA 7
7 Garrett Levi 7
8 Ikegwu Chinyere 7
9 Jose Dave 7
10 Kern Melinda 7
11 Kern Katrina 7
12 McIlwain Taliah 7
13 Meeks Dion 7
14 Okunuga Oluwafisayo 7
15 Omokanwaye Ekundayo 7
16 Omokanwaye Oladipo 7
17 Opoku-Agyemang Samuel 7
18 Pawar Roshni 7
19 Pugh Jaliel 7
20 Salisbury Cameron 7
21 Stills Jr. Anthony 7
22 Suleman Harris 7
23 Suleman Bilal 7
24 Wilson Jasmine 7
25 Chaudhry Haris 8
26 Farrow Sacred 8
27 FATUSIN Favour 8
28 GOUDA KAVYASRI 8
29 Le Kevin 8
30 Penarrieta Lopez Vanessa 8
31 Finch Reina 9
32 Ikegwu John 9
33 Ikegwu Joshua 9
34 Pawar Arya 9

Our weekly meeting sessions are :

Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Mr.Bayram)
Saturdays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Mr.Bayram)
Mondays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Mr.Bayram)
Thursdays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Dr.Clarke)

Upcoming Competitions

The UMD College Park Central Regional Competition - February 11, 2017
The UMD Eastern Shore Invitational - March 11, 2017 (tentative)
The State Tournament (for advancing teams) at Johns Hopkins University - April 8, 2017
The National Tournament (for advancing teams) at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio - May 19-20, 2017

You can find out more about Science Olympiad and the events these students are competing in here: https://www.soinc.org/ and https://marylandscienceolympiad.org/

If you have any questions you can contact:

Nuri Bayram , Coach - nbayram@cmitacademy.org
Dr.Clarke , Coach - gclarke@cmitacademy.org
Fatima Ceesay, Assistant Coach - fatima.ceesay2017@cmitacademy.org
Olutayo Fawibe, Assistant Coach - olutayo.fawibe2017@cmitacademy.org

Nuri Bayram
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Middle School Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for both the middle school boys and girls basketball teams will begin on Tuesday, October 25th and finish on Friday October 28th. Time is from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Location is Get Good Fieldhouse located at 8751 Freestate Dr #100 Laurel, MD 20723. Students will need their own transportation to tryouts.

Students should plan to attend ALL four days of tryouts. Any student who wishes to tryout MUST turn in a PGCPS Student-Athlete Parent Packet to MS. LAWRENCE. These packets can be found at http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/athletics-participation-forms.htm
Students will not be allowed to tryout if these forms are not turned in.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Greg for the boys at babulldogsaau@gmail.com or Coach Abdi for the girls at am1379@hotmail.com.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Out-of-State College Programs at In-State Rates

Academic Common Market
Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college.
Pay in-state tuition rates.

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?

You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.

For more information, go to the following link to search programs: http://www.sreb.org/academic-common-market. Also see the attached document for eligible degree programs for Maryland residents.

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Dual Enrollment for Spring 2017
It’s that time of year again! Dual enrollment for Spring 2017 is here!

Prince George’s Community College will be hosting a Dual Enrollment Information Session on campus to speak with prospective students and parents, review the application process, and discuss course selection. Please share with students and parents at your school. Details below:

What: Dual Enrollment Information Session at Prince George’s Community College
When: Wednesday, October 26, 6:30pm
Where: Rennie Forum, in the Largo Student Center (301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774)

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. The best way for students to contact the PGCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator is through MDCompletionAct@pgcc.edu.

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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Science & Tech Process Information
Hello Parents/Guardians,

As you all know the Science & Tech exam has changed. This year instead of having a support test to determine if students will be eligible for the Science and Tech programs, PGCPS has decided to test all 8th grade students using the PSAT exam during the week of December 5th. Please click on the link below for more information regarding this process.

Also, a letter will go home Monday, October 24, 2016 with study materials to help 8th grade CMIT students start preparing for the upcoming exam.

Sincerely,

Yurhance Johnson, Professional School Counselor
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Introduction to Spanish & Spanish One Updates
¡Buenas!

Introduction to Spanish students have shown their beautiful and informative Hispanic Heritage Month projects. The numbers test was an overall success, which leads into our next lessons on days of the week, months, and how to say the date in Spanish.

Spanish One students are now following four pairs of American travelers in Mexico. This week the pairs arrived at Benito Juárez airport in la Ciudad de México (Mexico City). The first arena they encounter is a soccer match at the Aztec Stadium. There's much to be learned here and I'm excited for the new discoveries that will pop up left and right.

Sinceramente,
Mr. Hester
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From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's desk
Hola!

Reminders: There is tutoring 3-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room P4 with Mrs. Cabrera-Avila.

Listening assignments are due on your first class of every week. Keep your assignments in your portfolio.

Barbara Cabrera
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
The last couple of weeks have been tremendously busy and productive as we finish our study of Ayn Rand's novella Anthem. Students have presented their Anthem projects, ranging from board games and podcasts to lessons on propaganda and interactive maps using web tools. We have started our first drafts of the Anthem essay -- this weekend students should be finishing their second and third body paragraphs. When the essays are complete, revised, and have reached their final drafts, students will submit them to a national essay contest for grades 8-11. Let's get some winners!

Up next we will be diving into Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. We will continue to explore the concept of individuality and personal responsibility in our world. We will also explore themes in the novel including dangers of censorship and impacts of advanced technology on our society and minds. Any time you have the chance, please discuss how these themes are relevant and visible in our world today. While the novel was written in the 1950s, Bradbury offers some important ideas we can apply to the way we live our lives in the 21st Century.

We are reaching the end of the first quarter this week. Looking at what we've accomplished, the topics we've studied and discussed, and the skills we've started to build, I am very proud of all our scholars. They have worked diligently to get everything they can out of R/ELA class, and the products of their work make this obvious. Great job!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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October Challenge is on!
Our OCTOBER CHALLENGE is almost over! Don't miss your chance to WIN BIG! Submissions due THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH -- winners will be announced in the afternoon on the 27th and will receive their prizeS on the morning of the 28th! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THESE PRIZES!

Students all over middle school have compiled orange clues from around our building and figuring out what their teachers' favorite October activities are!

Don't wait until the last minute -- only the top 3/first three students to submit correct guesses will earn the prize!

Last month's prize was Chick Fil A... October's prize is even SWEETER!

Submit your guesses at www.tinyurl.com/OctoberChallenge2016

Middle School Staff
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Spirit Week is Here!

Spirit Week begins October 24th and ends with a dance for the high school on the 29th. Students and staff are invited to dress up according to each day's theme as long as their clothing follows PGCPS' dress code policy. (Keep in mind that shoes must securely attach to the feet - no slippers or slides.)

Students have put in a lot of work to make this week special, and we are looking forward to a fun celebration!

Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Coholic's Classes
Astronomy students will be doing their group presentations all this week. The presentations count as an assessment grade taking the place of a mid-term exam. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in duration from start to finish including question/answer from their classmates.

Physics section 1 students will have all taken the test by close of the day Monday. All sections will be in the next unit on projectile motion, uniform circular motion, orbital motion, and rotation - all involving arcs and independent x- and y-coordinates of motion. Tutoring is available Tuesdays from 3-4 pm - the sign-up sheet is in the classroom.

Environmental Science is continuing their unit on the geosphere.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Parents mark your calendars! Wednesday, October 26th from 3-9 pm we will have our first Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Laurel at the Contee Road/Rt.1 location. You can either walk-in or drive thru, but be sure to mention “CMIT” so the PTO can receive 20% of your purchase.


We hope to see you there!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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