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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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01/27/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Martial Arts Club Has Room For a Few More Students

CMIT-FIRE NSBE Teams Win 1s Place Overall!


MS BREAKING NEWS

ITEC Enrollment Window Opens Monday!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Yearbook

College Applications at CMIT

Scholarships

Howard University Visit

Senior Breakfast Events at CMIT


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Q2 Honor Roll Ceremony & Dress Down Days


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Forensic Science Students Participate in Hands-On Cardiovascular Laboratory Dissection!

Ms Coholic's Science Classes


PTO UPDATES

The CMIT North PTO

February 2017 First Friday Program

Important Question Answered at CMIT North PTO Town Hall


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Martial Arts Club Has Room For a Few More Students
At Kuk Sool Won™, we teach traditional Martial Arts values, with an upbeat, enthusiastic, modern approach. Kuk Sool combines kicking, punching, throwing, falling, joint locking, pressure point, and weapons techniques into a beautiful and dynamic hard/soft style which focuses on Discipline and Respect.

If interested, please contact club coordinator at laurel_ksw@comcast.net or 301-509-2030 for additional club details [including monthly fees].

Note: This Club has additional activities outside of school [including belt promotions every 3 months, tournaments, training seminars]. Only register if you are able to make these periodic commitments.

PSBN Darren Fulmore
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CMIT-FIRE NSBE Teams Win 1s Place Overall!
On Friday January 20th, 2017, CMIT-FIRE NSBE took 3 teams to the Ten80 National STEM League 2017 Maryland/Washington DC Winter Invitational held in Riverdale, Maryland. The teams competed in the following events: Road Course Races, Oval Superspeedway Race, Team 3-Minute Pitch which presented a summary of the teams plans and work, 30-second Elevator Speech in a compelling video described the teams vision, and Graphic Design which consisted of both Team Identity and Car Body Decal Design. The CMIT-FIRE NSBE teams won 1st place overall!

Teams brought RC Cars, Radio Control devices along with spare parts such as batteries, pins, adaptors, and wheels. Teams were organized into Heat 1 and Heat 2 for the Road Course Races. For the first segment of the competition, students had to race in a maze-like road course track for 5 minutes to get their single best lap time. For the second segment of the competition, students had to race in a maze-like road course for 10 minutes with the aim of getting the most laps. In both segments, Heat 1 drivers raced first, followed by Heat 2 drivers.

The Oval Superspeedway Race was the third and final race. The teams competed in an oval shaped road course, driving for 20 minutes in an endurance round, to achieve the maximum number of laps. All drivers from both heats participated in this race. The team also had Pit Crews who performed necessary repairs to the race cars. They changed batteries, adapters, and pins to ensure that the cars were in good shape. Repairs were conducted under the pressure of time constraints to ensure drivers got back into continue the race quickly. Students had fun racing their cars around sharp turns and accelerating right after, all the while maintaining control of their vehicle.

At the end of the races, the teams won 5th, 7th, and 8th place for the 5-minute race; 2nd, 5th, and 6th place for the 10-minute race; and 1st, 3rd, and 7th place for the 20-minute race. In addition, the teams won 1st and 3rd place for the Presentations. Lastly, the teams won 1st and 3rd place for PR/Team Identity. Overall, CMIT won 1st place.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS of the Ten80 NATIONAL STEM LEAGUE COMPETITION!

NSBE
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MS BREAKING NEWS
ITEC Enrollment Window Opens Monday!

Rising 9th grade students are invited to participate in CMIT's Information Technology Early College (ITEC) next year. This is a unique program that allows students to participate in dual enrollment courses beginning in the 9th grade and earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology by the time they graduate high school. The program is especially suited to students with a strong interest in information technology and those with a strong work ethic.

Applications will be available in the front office beginning Monday, January 30th. Applications are due Wednesday, February 15th. Students who successfully meet this deadline will be invited to take the Accuplacer in late February/early March. Any student who earns a 79 or higher on the Reading Comprehension section of the assessment will be invited to continue the enrollment process which may include interviews, teacher recommendations, and writing samples.

Current 8th grade students will have an opportunity to learn about the program Monday. Please take time to discuss whether the ITEC program is a good fit for your student. You may contact me with questions at tcolandrea@cmitacademy.org.

Respectfully,
Ms. Colandrea
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Yearbook
The Yearbook Class would like to introduce our first yearbook which features an interactive app called Aurasma. Once the app is downloaded, the user can watch interactive videos by hovering their camera over select photos, allowing memories to come to life. In addition to the custom design and video application, our yearbook integrates all students in both academic life and extracurricular activities.

The price of our high school yearbook is $90. You may also pay in two installments of $45 with the 1st payment due February 3rd and the 2nd due March 3rd. Please support your student body by purchasing our first ever interactive High School Yearbook!

Attention Class of 2017:
Information has been provided to Senior Parents during the Senior Parent Information Night on January 18, 2017 regarding Senior Yearbook Ads. Quarter Page Ads are available for purchase online for $40.

To make your payment please visit: https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto/


Jared Brooks
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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:

Adelphi University
Albright College
Anne Arundel Community College
Arcadia University
Bowie State University
Bridgewater University
Capitol Technology University
Case Western University
Catholic University of America
Chestnut Hill College
College for Creative Studies
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Frostburg University
Full Sail University
George Mason University
Hampton University
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Howard Community College
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
King's College
Lincoln University
Loyola University of Maryland
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Prince George’s Community College
Robert Morris University
Saint Leo University
Saint Vincent College
Salisbury University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Shaw University
Stevenson University
Temple University
Towson University
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Pittsburgh
Valdosta University
Virginia State University
West Virginia University
Wingate University
Virginia Union University
Xavier University, OH

Exciting & more is coming...

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, the Class of 2017, is getting $2,068,552 in scholarships from the colleges to which they have applied. 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 a 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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Howard University Visit

On Friday, January 27th, a number of high school students participated in a field trip to Howard University in our nation's capital. Students were provided a guided tour of the campus; learning more about all the programs Howard has to offer. In addition, students received a presentation from the College of Engineering and Architecture to discover all that engineering has to offer in order to encourage our students to explore a future in the many facets of engineering.

Students had an opportunity to ask a panel of current Howard University students questions about not only engineering but also college requirements, student life on campus and studying skills. Finally, students ended their day by enjoying lunch on campus.

Ferhat Avsar
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Senior Breakfast Events at CMIT

Mr. Edward Morton-Green, Admissions Officer from Office of Admission and Recruitment at Morgan State University was the guest speaker in our monthly senior class breakfast event on Friday January 27th. He talked about the programs and scholarships opportunities at Morgan State, college applications process in general, deadlines and answered questions at the end.

These monthly events provide opportunities to our 12th grade students to talk about their college application journey and help each other out as well as getting assistance from college representatives. So far we have hosted four breakfast events. Seniors will be notified for our next breakfast event.

Ferhat Avsar
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Q2 Honor Roll Ceremony & Dress Down Days
We are preparing to hold the Q2 Honor Roll ceremony Friday, February 3rd which would typically be a dress down day for students. As with all high school honor roll ceremonies, we are asking all students to dress in business casual or business attire or come in their regular uniforms.

This month's dress down day will be Thursday, February 9th.

Respectfully,

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Forensic Science Students Participate in Hands-On Cardiovascular Laboratory Dissection!

The Forensic Science students are currently investigating the effects of various drugs of abuse on the cardiovascular system. According to scientists at the NIH-National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), there is a connection between drugs of abuse and adverse cardiovascular effects. The students are shown in these pictures completing their heart laboratory dissections. They are also preparing multimedia presentations to inform students about the hazards of drugs.

For more information about the consequences of drugs of abuse on the cardiovascular system visit the following NIH NIDA website: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/medical-consequences-drug-abuse/cardiovascular-effects



Alma Smith
CMIT-Chemistry and Forensic Science Instructor
USA Science and Engineering EXPO Volunteer
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Ms Coholic's Science Classes
Plants and People Semester Elective is underway. Students have covered some basic vocabulary regarding the study of Botany as well as covered a section about cells that form plant tissues. This week we will fill-in any gaps in learning all the terminology and types of tissues. The first full-length test will be next week.

Physics will be reviewing for their mid-term exam this coming week. We will cover and refresh the learning from August through January; however, the course builds upon itself, so one week should sufficient for review.

Environmental Science continues to make strides. We are completing Populations and their dependency on resources. We will likely be ready for a chapter test this week.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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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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February 2017 First Friday Program

Dear Parent & Staff

Please mark your calendar, February 3rd, as this is the first Friday for the month of February. We are asking parents/guardians/staff to "brown bag it" on the first Friday of each month and donate the money (what they would have used to purchase their lunch) to our school.

You may send in your donation ($10) in the form of cash/check on the first Friday of each month during the school year or you may pay in advance for the entire school year ($90). Donation envelopes, clearly marked with your child's name and university/grade, may be turned in at the front desk. You can also payments at https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

We appreciate any donations!

CMIT North PTO
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Important Question Answered at CMIT North PTO Town Hall

Thank you to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation, CMIT Academy Administration, staff and parents who attended the CMIT North PTO Town Hall Meeting with special guest, PGCPS District 1 Board of Education Member, Mr. David Murray. Important updates on the construction of the High School building and the county management of public charter schools were shared by school and county leadership to over 50 attendees.

If you were unable to attend and have a question you would answered, send your questions or comments https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7G7JZ8 at any time. Again thank you for showing support for our school and scholars!

CMIT North PTO
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