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11/25/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

The PGCPS Charter School Lottery is Now Live!

Gratitude for a Successful Thanksgiving Feast

CMIT Students Selected to Participate in NASA's Nationwide Movie Launch of "Hidden Figures"!


HS BREAKING NEWS

2017 African American Student Leadership Experience


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

CMIT MS Honor Roll Assembly

Crayola Factory Visit with 7th and 8th Graders

8th Grade High School Information Night


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spelling Bee Winners!


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Science Events

Ms. Coholic's Classes

Foundations of Technology


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
The PGCPS Charter School Lottery is Now Live!
Applications to attend Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter Schools for the 2017-2018 school year can be submitted at the following link: http://lottery.pgcps.org/

An Open House for CMIT North for prospective parents will be held on December 3rd from 9am to 10:30am.

Please click the attached link to sign up for attending the open houses: http://tinyurl.com/zzcupvl

Particularly important this year is a change to our 5th grade families from CMIT Elementary who are interesting in continuing to CMIT North or CMIT South as 6th graders. All 5th grade families must now re-enter the lottery for their specific school of choice. This new provision is a result of the recent change in the Maryland Charter School Law that allows "only 35%" of the currently enrolled 5th graders to automatically enroll as continuing 6th students at CMIT North or CMIT South. CMIT Elementary parents of 5th grade students are not guaranteed continuity from CMIT Elementary to CMIT North or CMIT South and are strongly encouraged to apply to the CMIT 6th grade program of their choice.

Prince George's County Public Schools gives lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. In order for the application system to recognize the student as a sibling, they must be in the same household in SchoolMax. Families must submit a valid lottery application by the deadline to be considered for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on space availability and is never a guarantee.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Attick
Registrar
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Gratitude for a Successful Thanksgiving Feast
Much gratitude is extended to all 10th grade parents who donated commercial and catered food and beverages as well as to those who assisted with planning, serving and clean-up for our 1st Annual Thanksgiving Feast.

Class President, Josiah Burrough (who developed the event idea), Vice-president, Sydni Gift, Treasurer Brian Ndofor, other Sophomore officers and students, and I are also grateful to the numerous parents, students and staff who purchased meals.

The cafeteria was transformed into a lovely arena with a Thanksgiving holiday theme on November 18, 2016. Camaraderie with good food was shared by all in attendance.

Thank you for your contributions to this school community event.

The Class of 2019 express our sincerest appreciation.

Doris Cline,
Class of 2019 Class Advisor
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CMIT Students Selected to Participate in NASA's Nationwide Movie Launch of "Hidden Figures"!

You might think you know NASA’s story, but there’s always a story behind the story. Did you know the first computers were people? That in the early days of spaceflight, there were women (including minorities) working to make sure that the United States was able to successfully launch humans into space and breaking social barriers at the same time?

CMIT was the only school selected to represent the state of Maryland as one of 50 participating schools nationwide to join NASA experts, director Ted Melfi, and Octavia Spencer, who plays Dorothy Vaughn in the film “Hidden Figures,” through NASA’s Digital Learning Network on Dec. 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. EST, to discuss NASA’s hidden story, learn about how NASA’s story continues, and how history and filmmaking are an important part of their space program.

More exciting news came on Wednesday, when NASA selected CMIT to be one of only ten schools in the US to participate in the live video cast on NASA TV to ask questions of the panel during their live webcast event for "Hidden Figures"! The other states cities included were:

Laurel, MD (CMIT Academy North MS/HS)
Bellemore, NY
Matinsville, IN (Link Observatory)
Bland County HS, VA
Goshen, NY(C.J. Hooker Middle School)
New Castle, PA
Somerdale, NJ (Sterling High School)
Tulsa,Oklahoma
Duluth, GA (Georgia Cyber School)
Los Alamos, NM

Please make sure your scholar looks their best! They will be on camera! More information to come early next week! Congrats to CMIT!!!

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/real-people-behind-hidden-figures-stars-join-nasa-to-mark-anniversary-celebration-of

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

https://twitter.com/HiddenFigures?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/hidden-figures



Lauren Chestang
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HS BREAKING NEWS
2017 African American Student Leadership Experience
The 2017 African American Student Leadership Experience: High School Edition, “Be the Change,” will take place at the Historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 5, 2017. It is a one-day intensive experience where students will interact with prominent keynote speakers, facilitators and current college students in the area of leadership development. The AASLE High School Edition is designed to bring students together and educate, motivate and excite them to be leaders in their respective communities.

The Experience will provide concurrent workshop sessions intended to be foundational tracks for the development of leadership skills and competencies necessary for high school students. Below is a list of sample workshop subjects/titles that may be included during the Experience:
-College Student Leadership Panel
-Basic Leadership Skill Development
-How to Tie a Tie
-College Readiness/Preparation
-Mock Interview/Resume Writing
-Being Social Media Savvy
-Gender Specific Sessions
-Entrepreneurship in High School
-Financial/Money Management

For more information, please go to: http://www.belgllc.com/registration/
You will note the registration deadline was November 7, 2016, but I have gotten special permission to continue to register our students.

Please email me if you have any questions at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org!

Natalie Gaudette
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
CMIT MS Honor Roll Assembly
Hello,

CMIT North MS will be having their 1st Quarter Honor roll Assembly December 1 & 2. Due to the large number of Honorees we will be having two separate assemblies, one for the 6th & 8th grade Thursday, December 1, and 7th Grade Friday, December 2, 2016. Both programs will start promptly at 8:30 am.

Again, please accept our CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Yurhance Johnson
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Crayola Factory Visit with 7th and 8th Graders
The Middle School Life and Physical Science Classes will have the opportunity to visit the Crayola Factory in Easton,PA December 13th (7th Grade) and 14th (8th Grade). The Crayola Experience combines education and entertainment to learn how crayons are made in a live show, study the way Silly Putty is concocted in a real-time science experiment, enjoy an entire floor dedicated to melted wax and more. There is so much to discover during the Crayola Experience class trip! Ms. Wake and Ms. Chestang are sponsoring this trip to encourage students to explore future employment opportunities in STEM, the original professions of trade, through live engineering and chemistry sessions at the plant. Field trip packets have been sent out to students already and a lunch form was attached. Please be sure to secure your child's spot as early as possible! Seats are filling up quickly. If there are any parents who would like to participate in the trip also, please contact Ms. Chestang via email at lchestang@cmitacademy. org by C.O.B. Friday, December 2nd.

Field Trip Itinerary:
Leave CMIT at 7:00 AM
Arrive at Crayola 10:00AM
Leave Crayola at 3:00 PM
Return to CMIT at 6:00PM

Our school trip to the Crayola Experience includes:
- All day access to 4 floors of hands-on attractions.
- Live demonstration of how crayons are made
- Applied principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
- Food packages ($5.50).
- Hands-on lesson about melted wax: This interactive class teaches the science behind how the perfect Crayola crayon is made.

All parents must arrange drop-off and pick-up transportation for their scholar for the day.

Lauren Chestang
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8th Grade High School Information Night

On Thursday, December 1st from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, staff from the high school will be on hand to discuss what is in store for 8th grade students when they reach the high school next year. We will be discussing pathways to graduation including the Information Technology Early College (ITEC) program and Advanced Placement courses, athletics, clubs, and other opportunities. Come out and learn about what we are doing!

HS Administrative Team
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spelling Bee Winners!
Ms. Sumor is pleased to announce the winners of the classroom Spelling Bee held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Morehouse - Samuel Opoku-Agyemang
FAMU - Natalya Waldron
Morgan State - Starr Mabry

Congratulations!

Amy Sumor
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Upcoming Science Events
Hello,

First of all, I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. With only two days to go, we will be doing a lab to introduce enzymes. Once again students need goggles in order to participate in lab. Goggles can be purchased from hardware stores or from Amazon. The price ranges from 3 to 15 dollars. I also wanted to address some low scores that students have.

If I do not receive a homework assignment when it is due, then your student will automatically receive a 0. Even if your student is absent to receive homework assignment, then I will still fill in the grade with 0. When your student makes up an assignment, then I replace 0 with an actual grade. Many grades are lower, because there are not many assignments at this point in the quarter, and one missed homework will dramatically decrease the grade. I also wanted to report that I have moved away from homework quizzes, and I will randomly collect one homework assignment per week and count this as their homework grade for that week. I found that the homework quizzes sometimes unfairly punished students who did their homework, but struggled on quizzes.

Finally, I would like to report that students will have a test on the Wednesday and Thursday of the week after they return from Thanksgiving break. All notes and homework assignments can be found on google classroom. I really appreciate all of your support, and I wish you a relaxing break with plenty of good food and time for family.

With Kind Regards,

Daniel Fleming
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Ms. Coholic's Classes
Physics students began an introductory lesson on uniform circular motion. As we will be using radian measure, Kahn Academy was used a supplement to teach the relationship of radians to degrees. We will continue after the Thanksgiving break.

Astronomy students had a PowerPoint and lesson with hand-out about the Stellar Lifecycle. We covered the basics of star birth. When we return from the long weekend, we will continue with the multiple processes of star death.

Environmental Science began the Ecology unit. We covered issues of biomagnification using the history of DDT and birds's eggs as well as the difference between food chains and food webs. The unit begins with a review of some basic Biology as well.

All classes will resume their current topics on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Foundations of Technology
It is that time to give thanks for all that is great in our life and so I would like to thank our parents that have shown awesome support of our students and the projects that they have done.

Continue to support and encourage them as they participate in all their class activities and work with their classmates. Student were given limited resources to create solutions from different scenarios.

Please see the link to the students and their self propelled vehicle, their activity to create a paper plane (listening & following instruction activity) & their Crane Strain Activity.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0Bxe12R_VD1ggQVdfdGo4RktsN3c

Gregory Hynes
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