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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/03/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Early Dismissal - Wednesday

Quarter 2 Progress Reports


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Baseball Conditioning


MS BREAKING NEWS

Classroom SPELLING BEE Winners!

Notes from High School Information Night


HS BREAKING NEWS

High School NHS Applications

School Counseling Department Parent Survey

College Applications at CMIT

Scholarships


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Character Education/Life Skills

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Mid-quarter 2 Progress Reports

College Acccess Program (CAP)


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Howard B. Owens Science Center Academic Labs Field Trip of November 22, 2016

Mr. Vernor's Class Updates


PTO UPDATES

Amazon Smile #StartWithaSmile

CMIT North PTO Meeting

CLF Governing Board Meetings


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Early Dismissal - Wednesday
There is a two-hour early dismissal Wednesday, December 7th. School ends at 12:54pm. Please plan accordingly.

CMIT Administration
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Quarter 2 Progress Reports
We are halfway through the second quarter, and progress report grades will be entered Friday. Reports are scheduled to be sent home on December 21st. 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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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Baseball Conditioning
I will be holding baseball conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4pm. Students who stay after school must be picked up on time.

Mark Snyder
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Classroom SPELLING BEE Winners!
Congratulations to the following classroom Spelling Bee Winners!

6th grade
Yale: Vanessa T., Jacinth K.
Brown: Marvin N., Lauren B.
Howard: Angela F., Sabrina H.


7th grade
Loyola: Ramata Dembele, Oshoste Itsuokor
George Washington: Grace Akinsola, Genesis Roberts
UMBC: Hailey Smith, Bernice Panga
Morehouse: Samuel Opoku-Agyemang, Jasmine Wilson
FAMU: Natalya Waldron, Kimaya Tillerson
Morgan State: Starr Mabry, Laila Elzaree


8th grade
William and Mary: Monica Ojetola, Calian Scott
Vanderbilt: Diego Portee, Bryce Butler
Xavier: Malik Bah, Pierre Hayford-Winful
Harvard: Damon Hawkins, Langston Jackson
Northwestern: Shainah Lagrana, Kendall Bradwell
Duke: Haris Chaudhry, Kavya Gouda


Our winners will move on to a school-wide spelling bee to be held 8th and 9th periods on January 5th. Teachers will share spelling bee word/study lists before winter break, so anyone wanting to study/prepare can do so.

Great job, Spellers! Congratulations!

Middle School R/ELA department
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Notes from High School Information Night

Thanks to all who attended our recent High School Information Night. It was a pleasure meeting with you and discussing our plans for next year. For those who requested, the presentation from that night is attached at this link: http://tinyurl.com/jptluay

Feel free to reach us if you have additional questions. The high school team looks forward to working with you!

Respectfully,
High School Team
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HS BREAKING NEWS
High School NHS Applications
Greetings CMIT Family,

Applications are now available for National Honor Society. Students must be in grades 10-12 and have been at CMIT for one semester. Qualifications for membership are a cumulative 3.0 GPA, as well as good character, leadership, and service. Membership is not a guarantee. Applications are reviewed by a five member faculty council. NHS looks great on college applications. Should your student be selected, requirements to remain in the chapter are completion of eight service hours a semester, attendance at two meetings a month, and participation in three NHS activities a semester. Dues for the chapter are twenty dollars a year. Applications can be picked up in Mr. Krystal's room (160) and are due by December 22nd. Please encourage your student to apply.

Ben Krystal
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School Counseling Department Parent Survey
Hello CMIT High School Families!

In your emails, you will find a survey sent by Ms. Gaudette which is aimed at CMIT High School parents to collect feedback about how the first quarter has gone so far and what other things you would like to see in the future. Please take a minute to fill out this survey so that Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Avsar can work on planning the programs that YOU want for your students. The surveys are unique based on graduation class so if you have two students in different grades in high school, it would be appreciated if you could fill out both surveys.

Thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

Ms. Gaudette
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College Applications at CMIT
CMIT seniors have done a great job! 100% of our students submitted their college choice through Naviance. It is important to remember that many colleges and universities are using a “Rolling Admission” process which is a policy that enables candidates to submit their applications to the universities anytime within a large window. So the decisions are made as students are submitting their applications, rather than waiting for the deadline. I highly recommend to complete all your application process ASAP.

I also would like to remind you that everyone should bring a copy of their acceptance letter to my office as you receive it, or you may send a soft copy to favsar@cmitacademy.org

So far, our students got acceptance letters from these colleges and universities:

Norfolk State University
Johnson & Wales University
Anne Arundel Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Marymount Manhattan College
Frostburg University
Saint Vincent College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Howard Community College
Marymount University
Delaware State University
Wingate University
Morgan State University
Robert Morris University
Prince George’s Community College
Towson University
University of Pittsburg
Stevenson University
Hampton University
West Virginia University
Bowie State University
Albright College
Virginia Union University
North Carolina Central University
Saint Leo University
King's College
Xavier University, OH


Exciting....

Ferhat Avsar
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Scholarships
The average cost of a four year college nationwide is about $31,000 a year, according to The College Board. Therefore, getting financial assistance is essential for many students in order to make college a reality.

So far our graduating class, Class of 2017, is getting $526,000 in scholarships from the colleges that they had applied to. It is important to note that colleges are not the only source of scholarships. There are numerous foundations and private institutions that are providing these opportunities. You can search them online. It is also important to note that they all have application deadlines and the key point is to apply early. Here is great resource that actually can help you to access Maryland scholarships programs.

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/maryland-scholarships/

Ferhat Avsar
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Character Education/Life Skills
During the month of November, all middle school students learned how to make positive choices by using the 3 Cs -
Clarify: make perfectly sure you identify the problem because if there is no problem, then you do not need to make a choice and/or decision
Consider: weigh your options and the result of each option
Choose: pick what's best for you in that particular situation
Ask your self the following three (3) questions prior to making your final choice:
1. Is it legal?
2. Will my parents approve?
3. Is it safe for me?
If you are ale to say "YES" to all three (3) questions, then it's a good/positive choice to make.

Upon completion of the Decision Making lesson, students worked on individual Decision Making Pro projects, which are hanging up throughout the school.

Beginning the first week of December, students shall be learning about Smoking Myths and Realities with a new list of vocabulary words such as
minority, estimates, long-range, risk-factor, addition, socially acceptable,
side-stream smoke, stimulant, emphysema, carbon-monoxide, tar and unhealthy.

Please stay tuned because this lesson is so interesting due to the different types of tobaccos, for example: chew tobacco, smoke tobacco, sucked or dipped tobacco and so on; the various fruit flavors of tobacco (to lure the younger set (of preteens and teenagers) and what the tobacco smoke turns into.
Upon completion of this lesson, all students will be assigned to do an individual poster based on lesson taught and learned.

Dr. Sullivan-Williams (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade
Students will have a test this week on Sub-Saharan Africa. Study guides will be posted online and given to students in class. The test will be on Thursday, December 8th.

8th Grade
All students who complete the Revolutionary War test should have their scores posted in SchoolMax by the beginning of this week. We will spend the rest of of December examining the Articles of Confederation, Shays Rebellion, and the Constitutional Convention.

National History Day
Students should begin working on their annotated bibliographies, due on Friday, December 16th.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Cracovaner with any questions, comments, or concerns at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Mid-quarter 2 Progress Reports
Hello,

As mid-quarter approaches please be sure to check your student's grade if you have not already done so. All grades are posted in SchoolMax and all assignments are posted on google classroom. They just completed the unit 3 test which was on biochemistry, and they will also be receiving a grade for writing a science literacy essay. Along with these two recent grades, students should also receive at least one homework grade and classwork grade per week. Students cannot makeup missed assignments that were never turned in unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Daniel Fleming
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College Acccess Program (CAP)
PGCPS has been advertising a College Access Program hosted by Butterflyz Inc. where students can get help with resume and essay writing, SAT prep and testing, as well as assistance with completing college applications. All high school students are welcome to attend!

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th from 2:00-6:30pm at Oxon Hill Library (6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745).

The workshops are limited to 10-15 students due to the intensity of the program. The goal is for students to attend all three workshops. Students interested in attending must email butterflyzrop@yahoo.com for registration information.

For any questions, please contact: Rachelle L. Chase, MSW, LGSW, Executive Director-Butterflyz Inc. 301-379-7791 or Butterflyz, Inc.

Natalie Gaudette
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Howard B. Owens Science Center Academic Labs Field Trip of November 22, 2016

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry; along with select Human Genetics students traveled to the Howard B. Owens Science Center, of Prince George's County Public Schools, to conduct intense investigative laboratory experiments that meet the requirements of the College Board for mandatory Advanced Placement science labs.

Our students were, truly, engaged as they were lead into the hands-on experiments. Our students served us with pride as their prior knowledge was "on point" as they utilized skills taught by Ms. Cline in previous engaging laboratory investigations.


Escorted by Mrs. Sarica, Ms. Cline oversees the continuous growth of our students as they blossom, daily, into commanding greater comprehension of scientific concepts and the exploration of knowledge in preparation to succeed on the AP exams.

Doris Cline
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
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Mr. Vernor's Class Updates
Mr. Vernor's classes are moving into the middle portion of second quarter. Please be sure to check SchoolMax to review grades and student progress. Progress report grades will be submitted soon.

AP Human Geography is in the middle of Unit Three- Culture. Recently Mr. Vernor helped students compare and contrast folk music and popular music traditions with a classroom performance. (see pic).

Anthropology class just finished our Third Unit on the development of agriculture, sedentary communities, and the rise of civilization. We took our Unit Test on Dec. 1, and it will be scored and in SchoolMax early in the week of Dec. 5.

World History is moving into our unit on Absolutism in Europe. Louis XIV, Peter the Great, and other noteable monarchs are researched and evaluated. The next piece for National History Day projects will be due Dec. 18 (annotated bibliography).

Tutoring sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons from 3-4 pm. Students may attend to get extra help in any of my classes.

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have.
Thanks
Attachment(s)

Andrew Vernor
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PTO UPDATES
Amazon Smile #StartWithaSmile


The holidays are approaching and your will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. Please remember to shop at smile.amazon.com, CMIT North PTO can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Please use the link below to get started.

#StartWithaSmile at (smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1975548) for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to CMIT North PTO.

CMIT North PTO
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CMIT North PTO Meeting
Please join us at the next CMIT NORTH PTO meeting on Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30 pm at CMIT Academy.

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 Academy parents.

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

* You can learn how your child and CMIT Academy 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 Academy.

* 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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CLF Governing Board Meetings

Parents/Staff, please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Governing Board for CMIT Academy meeting. There next meeting will be held on December 15, 2016 at 7 PM in the Board Room of Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation locate at 6151 Chevy Chase Dr, Laurel, MD 20707.

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