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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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12/10/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Chess Update!

Teachers Professional Development


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

Makeup Picture Day


MS BREAKING NEWS

MS Basketball Teams Remain Undefeated!

Notes from High School Information Night


HS BREAKING NEWS

National Honor Society Tutoring Program Seeks Tutors!

High School NHS Applications

Tentative Change to Cell Phone Policy - HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

College Applications at CMIT

Scholarships


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Crayola Factory Visit REMINDERS 7th and 8th Grade Students


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quarter 2 Progress Reports - Mr. Fleming


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

CLF Governing Board Meetings

CMIT North PTO Meeting

Amazon Smile #StartWithaSmile

All American Wear Holiday Sale


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Chess Update!
On Saturday, November 19th, three CMIT North students competed in the Ward 5 Holiday Chess Tournament in Washington, DC and they all came away with awards! In the High School Division, Matthew Godshall received a medal, Phillip Nissen placed 3rd and Ian Kaba came in 2nd place. Then on December 3rd this trio traveled to Severn, Maryland and competed in a tournament sponsored by the Maryland Chess Association and they came away with a 4th place team trophy.

Congratulations Students!
CMIT Chess
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Teachers Professional Development
Mr. Snyder and Ms. Lawrence attended a professional development and continuing education class this week at the John E. Howard building in Capitol Heights. Both teachers became certified instructors of first aid, CPR, and AED through the American Heart Association. Mr. Snyder and Ms. Lawrence will be working with students, coaches, and staff to certify in CPR and AED. Please look for dates for classes being offered, both teachers will give opportunities to sign up in the near future. Stay tuned!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Parents mark your calendars! Thursday, December 15th from 3-9 pm we will have our next 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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Makeup Picture Day
Makeup picture day will be on December 16th. Please wear your Oxfords shirts and ties. On December 19th, Lifetouch will be taking pictures of all clubs.

Jared Brooks
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MS BREAKING NEWS
MS Basketball Teams Remain Undefeated!
November 16th, 2016
Both the boys and girls middle school basketball teams opened their season last night defeating MLK. The girls won with a score of 38-7, and the boys won 45-34. Both teams are 1-0.

November 17th, 2016
The middle school basketball teams started their winter season this week with a bang! Tonight, the boys played a tight game vs. Orem and defeated them by a score of 54-51. The girls played right after the boys and shutout Orem 39-0. Both teams are now 2-0 on the season. Congrats Tigers!

November 21st, 2016
The Tigers came out strong again tonight against Eisenhower Middle School. The girls won 37-2, and the boys 47-17. Both teams are now 3-0 on the season. A special thanks to Ms. Lash, Mr. Snyder and Ms. Walde for coming out to support!

November 29th, 2016
The CMIT middle school basketball teams are on a roll! The boys team defeated Hyattsville 44-19. The girls team followed with a 43-7 win. Both teams are now 4-0 on the season.

December 1st, 2016
Tigers are now 5-0! Both the boys and girls middle school basketball team are rolling over opponents. Tonight they played at College Park Academy and walked away with another two wins!

December 5th, 2016
The CMIT Tigers rolled past Buck Lodge this evening taking away another two wins! Both the boys and girls are 6-0 on the season. A special shout out to Ms. Adams and the MS Cheerleaders on a fantastic performance at both games!

Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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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
National Honor Society Tutoring Program Seeks Tutors!
High School NHS is starting a tutoring program for both middle and high school students. We are seeking students to serve as tutors in subjects they are strong in. This is a great opportunity for students to gain service hours! We will provide a location every Thursday from 3-4 where tutors and tutees can meet up. In addition, tutors and tutees can meet up at their own convenience. If your student needs service hours and they are strong in a particular subject, please encourage them to apply to be a tutor! Tutor applications can be picked up in Mr. Krystal's room (160) or on the NHS bulletin board.

Ben Krystal
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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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Tentative Change to Cell Phone Policy - HIGH SCHOOL ONLY
Beginning this week, high school students will have the opportunity to use their cell phones during their lunch period. However, they must follow these rules or they will lose the privilege:

- No taking videos or photos
- No audio without earbuds/earphones
- Phones must be returned to lockers immediately following lunch.

​Also, students are responsible for keeping up with their own devices.

T​his change in policy will be in effect until winter break at which time we will evaluate whether or not it should continue.

Respectfully,
HS Administrative Team
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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
North Carolina A&T University
Coppin State University
North Carolina Central University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lincoln University


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 $997,872 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 UPCOMING EVENTS
Crayola Factory Visit REMINDERS 7th and 8th Grade Students

Our trip is here! Please review the reminders for the Crayola trip below.

1. ALL PARENTS MUST ARRANGE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP TRANSPORTATION FOR THEIR SCHOLAR ON THE DAY OF THE FIELD TRIP.

2. ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE, & TRAVEL TIMES
The Middle School Life and Physical Science Classes students who are visiting the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA December 13th (7th Grade) and 14th (8th Grade) will need to be at CMIT on their field trip day at 7:00am. A teacher will be present at the cafeteria door from 6:30am - 7:10am on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. WE LEAVE AT 7:15 AM ON THE DOT!!!! ANYONE NOT CHECKED IN AND ON THE BUS BY THAT TIME WILL FORFEIT THEIR PAYMENT AND OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE TRIP!!!

3. LUNCH
It is important that your scholar has provisions for lunch if he/she did not pre-order and pre-pay for the Factory's lunch. There are other food options available at the factory; however, students will need their own personal funds for those purchases or purchases from the gift shop.

4. COMMUNICATION BEFORE & DURING THE TRIP
Our transportation is set to arrive at CMIT at 6:00pm both Tuesday and Wednesday. We ask that parents sign-up for the REMIND app for up to the minute information regarding the trip and progress of our travel to and from CMIT. Please be sure to sign-up for the correct link. You can check our status by email or by phone. The instructions are in the links listed below.

7th Grade: https://www.remind.com/join/c2g86
8th Grade: https://www.remind.com/join/da6h8d

5. DRESS
Students are required to wear their Oxford uniforms. Coats, jackets, hats, gloves, etc. are suggested due to the nature of the cold weather.

6. QUESTIONS or COMMENTS
Please contact me via email (lchestang@cmitacademy.org) or the REMIND app.

7. THE CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE
This awesome tour 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 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)
- 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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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Quarter 2 Progress Reports - Mr. Fleming
Hello,

Grades have been submitted for quarter two progress reports. Please be aware that students cannot makeup homework assignments that they never turned in. This is entered as an automatic 0. There are also no extra credit assignments that are given. All grades are posted in SchoolMax, and there will be plenty of additional opportunities for students to bring their grade up. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. If your student is doing poorly, then I will be contacting you shortly about the concerns I have with their progress.

With Warm Regards,

Daniel Fleming
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PTO UPDATES
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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Giant's A+ School Rewards Program
Dear CMIT Parents,

We are currently in the third month of Giant’s six (6) month A+ School Rewards Program and we need YOUR help! As you may know, 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!! Unfortunately at this point in the program, we have not earned what we did at this point last year and the Class of 2018 has approximately 35 more students than the Class of 2017. In order for us to provide all future graduating classes with this gift, we need to increase the number of bonus cards registered for our school and to increase the amount spent during the program months. So what can you do to help?

- Register your Giant Bonus Card to support CMIT

- Continue to do your holiday shopping at Giant with your Bonus Card

- Encourage your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to register their Bonus Cards for our school. You can do it for them.

Registering your Bonus Card is easy. 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!

The website cannot accept telephone numbers. If you do not know your Giant Bonus Card number, please call the Giant hotline at 1-877-366-2668 for assistance.

This program ends on March 16, 2017. Let’s finish strong!

Thank you for your support,
CMIT North PTO Fundraising
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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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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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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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All American Wear Holiday Sale


Parents, CMIT Academy uniform provider is having a holiday sale. Please click on this link to access the coupon: http://tinyurl.com/aawholidayspecial2016

All please be aware that they have changed their hours to M-F 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Sunday closed.

CMIT North PTO
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