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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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02/11/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Community Service Opportunity - March 25th, May 6th, June 10th

Community Service Opportunity - Saturday April 15th

Community Service Opportunity - April 1st

Spring Sports Coaching Vacancies

CMIT Students Excel in Local Martial Arts Tournament!


MS BREAKING NEWS

ITEC Enrollment Window is Open!

Purchase Your Yearbook Now!!


HS BREAKING NEWS

First CMIT HS VEX Robotics Tournament

Scholarships

College Applications at CMIT

Yearbook


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

PGCPS Spelling Bee


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

8th Grade Enrichment-Robotics

Character Education/Life Skills

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Ms. Lash's Classes


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Community Service Opportunity - March 25th, May 6th, June 10th
Dates:
March 25th, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Major Lansdale Park)
May 6th, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Whitemarsh Park)
June 10th, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Whitemarsh Park)

Description:
The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level, then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them. To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

Natalie Gaudette
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Community Service Opportunity - Saturday April 15th
You are invited to the following event: Community Seed Swap and Home Gardening Expo

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (EDT)

Location: Watkins Nature Center @ Watkins Regional Park (301 Watkins Park Dr Upper Marlboro, MD 20774)

Description: Student volunteers can receive community service hours. If you are a student 16 years or older and would like to volunteer to help with the seed swap, please let us know. Bring your volunteer documentation form with you when you report. If you have questions, please contact: info@elementsofnatureusa.com

Natalie Gaudette
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Community Service Opportunity - April 1st
Date:
April 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Description:
The City will hold its annual Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine (unless there is lightning). Stream teams walk along select streams across the City and pick up trash and litter that would otherwise wash down to the Patuxent River and head towards the Chesapeake Bay. Cleanup days are a great time for Bowie residents and their families to get out into the environment and experience nature while working to protect Bowie's water resources. We will provide all necessary supplies. You just need to have sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves, water, and fun! Eligible students will earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, and Scouts will receive a Green Bowie patch or year bar. To nominate a stream for cleaning or to register for the cleanup, contact Tiffany Wright at twright@cityofbowie.org or 301-809-3043

Natalie Gaudette
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Spring Sports Coaching Vacancies
This message is to inform you of the spring coaching vacancies in our building. Currently we are looking to hire coaches for the following sports:

High School
JV Softball (Girls)
JV Baseball (Boys)

Middle School
Soccer (Girls)
Soccer (Boys)

If you have any interest in coaching these sports for the 2017 spring season, please fill out the Google form below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (blawrence@cmitacademy.org).

https://goo.gl/forms/vpRM0JIAJAHf7iX23

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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CMIT Students Excel in Local Martial Arts Tournament!
On Saturday February 4, 2017, six CMIT North students competed in the first ever Washington DC Area Kuk Sool Intramural Tournament which took place at CMIT Elementary in Laurel Maryland. The tournament attracted nearly 100 students from the three Kuk Sool Won Schools in the DC Area.

In the Teen Black-Brown Belt Division 4+ Stripes:
Julian Adams took first place in Forms, Sparring, Self-Defense, and Staff Weapon. Julian won top honors for boys in black- Brown Belt Division.

In the "Teen Black-Brown Belt" Division 3 Stripes or Less:
Heath Wright took first place in Forms, Sparring, Self-Defense, and Staff Weapon. Heath tied Julian for won top honors for boys in black- Brown Belt Division.

Diarra Brown took second place in Forms, Sparring, Self Defense, and Staff Weapon.

Isaiah Yancy took third place in Forms, Sparring, Self Defense, and Staff Weapon.

In the Teen White Belt Division:
Marcus Rainford won first in Forms and Self-Defense, and second in Sparring.

Terrance Rainford won first in Sparring, and second in Forms and Self-Defense.

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Kuk Sool Won™ is a system of Traditional Korean Martial Arts that incorporates all styles of martial arts historically taught in Korea into one systematic method of learning. Kuk Sool Won™’s foundation is built on proper etiquette and discipline. Students will learn how to effectively avoid conflict and only as a last resort how to properly defend themselves.

We practice every Tuesday throughout the school year, working to develop a complete, Martial Artist. Members will be taken through the World Kuk Sool Won™ curriculum and attention will also be placed on academic achievement.


Contact PSBN Darren Fulmore Instructor/Owner Kuk Sool Won of Laurel Maryland, MD at 301-509-2030 or laurel_ksw@comcast.net
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MS BREAKING NEWS
ITEC Enrollment Window is Open!

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 are available in the front office now and are due this week on 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 had 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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Purchase Your Yearbook Now!!
Please visit www.cmitnorthpto.org to purchase this year's yearbook. This yearbook is strictly for middle school students and focuses on memories that the students will remember for a lifetime. Mr. Brooks will also set up a table during lunch to accept cash payments.

Jared Brooks

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HS BREAKING NEWS
First CMIT HS VEX Robotics Tournament
CMIT Academy Vex Robotics Club participated in the first robotics competition in Purcellville, VA. Out of 60 teams, the Tigers completed the first round. The Team will compete once again in Portsmouth, VA. The goal is to qualify for the state championship. Pictured from left to right during the completion at Woodgrove High School is Josiah Caldwell, Elick D'Rozario, Dmitri Finch, Christopher Salley, Jahde Flood, and Eni Adebisi. Thanks to the parents and Mr. Gunes for support. VEX Robotics Coach

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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 $2,207,300 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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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 more than 60 colleges and universities. See the attached list for details.

Exciting & more is coming...

Ferhat Avsar
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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 was 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:
Senior Yearbook Ads. Quarter Page Ads are available for purchase online for $40. THEY ARE DUE FEBRUARY 22, 2017

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


Jared Brooks

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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
PGCPS Spelling Bee
The Prince George’s County Annual Spelling Bee will be held Friday, March 17th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. A rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Congratulations to our CMIT Spelling Bee Winner Kavya Gouda, and to our CMIT Spelling Bee Runner Up, Malik Bah! Best of luck at the County Event! Go Tigers!

Mr. McSparron
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
8th Grade Enrichment-Robotics
In Enrichment class today, Team 1 students (Nathaniel Ludlam, Jaiden Rochester -McNeill, Justin Pulley, Terrence Rainford, Brain Moscoso, Muneeb Sahibzada) completed their first Track3R robot. These students had to build the robot from an online robotics diagram. Also, the students had to program the robot in order to use it with the remote control.

The attached video shows the Track3R robot being controlled by the students.

Kaygisiz Bekiyev
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Character Education/Life Skills
Dear Parents:

This week the students in the Character Education classes are learning about Common Advertising Techniques. A complete list is attached.

There are many techniques that advertisers use to encourage or lure people in to purchasing their product. Recently, there has been concern about companies targeting youth in their advertising campaigns. In school, your child learned about the tricky techniques advertising practice. Students analyzed current advertisements and trying to create their own, realistic advertisements using the colors of the rainbow to sell the product(s).

You can help prevent your child from being swayed by advertising. When you are watching television with your child, discuss the advertising techniques used in the commercial. If your child has ever received a toy that looked a lot better on TV than in real life, talk about this as well. Discuss how chain companies like McDonald's team up with advertisers and put in the kid's meals. Talk about how Disney markets and advertises their product to children.

Becoming aware of advertising techniques will bring your child one step closer to becoming a wise consumer. Learning about advertising techniques can also help prevent your child from becoming involved in tobacco, alcohol, or even promoting negative behavior use in the future.

Thank you for assisting in discussing advertising with your child at home. If you have any questions, please call.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
National History Day projects have been presented, scored, and input into SchoolMax. Students who qualify for the PG County History Day competition will be notified next week!

7th graders are working on a unit investigating East Asia. We will be studying the geography, history, and current issues of China, Korea, and Japan.

8th graders are studying the presidencies of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. An open note quiz will be given the week of February 21st. More details to come later.

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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Ms. Lash's Classes
6th Grade: Students are collaborating in groups to teach their peers about Modern Day North America. They worked in their groups last week to research and put together their presentation. The groups will present starting Wednesday, February 15th and will continue until all groups have gone. This project is worth an assessment grade, so it is the perfect way to give the students a boost before the 3rd quarter progress reports! The rubric was given to the students and can be found on Google Classroom.

7th Grade: The students are learning about East Asia currently. All students have been informed that they will have an open note short answer quiz this week. Please make sure all of your notes are in order so you can do the best you can!

Wednesday: FAMU
Thursday: Loyola, George Washington, and UMBC

Ms. Jessica Lash
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