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02/24/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Board of Education Comes to Town

PSAT 8/9 Score Reports

Multi Culture Fest

Varsity Basketball MPSSAA Playoffs

We are still looking for Spring Sports Coaches!


MS BREAKING NEWS

6th Grader Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

First Lego League (FLL) Competition

National Aquarium - A thought-provoking demonstrations, films, shows, drop-in activities, and special hands-on exhibits.

Spring Soccer Interest Meeting


HS BREAKING NEWS

First Lego League (FLL) Competition

Scholarships

College Applications at CMIT


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

MS Geometry Upcoming Event

Simulations: Spread of Diseases / Impact of Infections - Harvard/William & Mary

Ms. Sumor's Classes


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

HS Baseball


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monthly Update - Mr. Fleming


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Board of Education Comes to Town

This Monday, February 27th, CMIT Academy will have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Eubanks, Board of Education Chair and Ms. Boston, Board of Education Vice Chair to our school with the added company of Associate Superintendent Ms. Greene. This opportunity will allow us to share all of the wonderful qualities that make CMIT a great place to learn and work!

A special thank you to all of you for helping to make us great!

Respectfully,

CMIT Administrative Team
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PSAT 8/9 Score Reports
Students received their PSAT 8/9 score reports and test booklets back this week. Please review these scores with your child.

If you would like more information on how to understand your scores, please use this link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/scores/understanding-scores

Casandra Westerfield
Testing Coordinator
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Multi Culture Fest
Greetings Everyone:

Save the Date: The Multi Culture Fest for this school year shall take place on April 1, 2017 at CMIT South Elementary School, located in Upper Marlboro, MD.

All performances are to be group-only performances, and each person (per group) must register via online application no later than the week of March 13, 2017.

A "DEMO" of your group's exact performance must be submitted to your school's coordinator. Each school has a total of a 20 minute window to incorporate all performances within that window of time.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Cabrera, Mrs. Cihan or Dr. BB. More information to follow with the website to register, etc.

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
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Varsity Basketball MPSSAA Playoffs
The boys varsity basketball team will be competing in the first round of state playoffs on Friday 2/24 at 6:00pm held at McDonough High School (7165 Marshall Corner Rd, Pomfret, MD 20675). Should they win, they will continue to work their way through the state tournament.

The entire boys class 1A bracket can be found here:
https://mpssaa.countysportszone.com/?bracket=795

The girls varsity basketball team is seeded #1 in the class 1A MPSSAA playoffs for our region! This has given the girls a first round bye to play at Surrattsville (6101 Garden Dr, Clinton, MD 20735) on Monday 2/27 at 5:30pm.

The entire class girls 1A bracket can be found here:
https://mpssaa.countysportszone.com/?bracket=791

Let's Go Tigers!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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We are still looking for Spring Sports Coaches!
If you or someone you know is interested in coaching any of the following spring sports at CMIT, please fill out the Google form listed below. There is plenty of student interest for these sports. However, if we don't have a coach, we can't have a team. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail me (blawrence@cmitacademy.org).

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

Middle School
Soccer (Girls)
Soccer (Boys)

https://goo.gl/forms/vpRM0JIAJAHf7iX23

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
6th Grader Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year
All 6th graders will be REQUIRED to have Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal Meningitis (MCV) before beginning school in September 2017 as 7th graders. In order to make things easier for families, the school system has partnered with Maryland Partnership for Prevention and will hold immunization clinics at the schools. If you would like your child to receive their immunization for free here at school, please complete a consent form. Consent packages will be sent home Monday, February 27 and are due back to the school nurse no later than March 2, 2017. You can also access these forms using the link below. Please disregard the due date printed on the forms. If your child has already received these immunizations or you have an upcoming appointment with your physician, please submit updated immunization records to the school nurse. Seventh graders will not be allowed to attend the first day of school without these immunizations.

CMIT Nurse
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First Lego League (FLL) Competition
The CMIT North Robotics team had a great time competing in the First Lego League Qualifier at Prince George’s Community College.  Although they did not advance to the state championship, the team placed in the top 10 out of more than 20 teams from around the area.   Team members Khawaja Shahwar, Logan Jackson, Hitesh Patel, Odunayo Oyekunle and Kalp Upadhayay built and programmed an autonomous robot after school and on weekends, and during the competition, their robot was able to successfully execute a series of tasks in the Robot Game.  Additionally, the team presented their solution to a real-world problem in the Project round, and they participated in a creative group exercise and responded well to the judge’s questions about Core Values.   The team wishes to thank Coach for all of his support and assistance!

FLL Team
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National Aquarium - A thought-provoking demonstrations, films, shows, drop-in activities, and special hands-on exhibits.

Science is definitely not just a school subject; it is integral to our daily lives. This was what the CMIT students have learned from their visit to the Baltimore National Aquarium on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The students truly enjoyed the trip with the full roster of thought-provoking demonstrations, films, shows, drop-in activities, and special hands-on staffed exhibits.

With 210 students in attendance and having tons of fun and learning at the same time; seeing coral-filled exhibit, replicating Indo-Pacific reefs, seashores on the Mid- Atlantic shoreline, Australia wild extremes, shark alleys and dolphin discoveries were all wonderful opportunity for the students to explore and experience concept they have learned in science. Moreover, these stunning exhibits astounded students as they virtually came face to face with the animals. The aquarium's knowledgeable staff also extended the students’ knowledge about fascinating facts of the animal’s life and habitats.

Special thank you to Mr. Andrew Brauer, our assistant principal, for providing all necessary information and inspiring Dr. Clarke to attend professional development so our students will be qualified to have a free fun educational trip. The science department also wanted to acknowledge Mr. Gunes, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Adams who helped facilitate on this experiential learning.

To all the parents, Mrs. Linda Bishop, Mrs. Hafisa Suleman, Mrs. Rosalyn WallaceMs. Danna Smith, Mrs. Lita Brown; Mrs. Arlyn Miller, and Mrs. Tanika Rowe, who missed their jobs and joined our scholars, hats off to you all.

And lastly to all CMIT teachers and chaperones; Dr. Clarke, Mrs. Crespo, Mr. Bayram, Ms. Chestang, Mr. McSparron, Mr. Gruber, Mr. Hester, Ms. Fagan and Senora Cabrera; who gave extra time and effort that made this activity very successful.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
Science teacher
CMIT - North; Science Department Chair
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Spring Soccer Interest Meeting

There will be a mandatory spring soccer interest meeting for both boys and girls on Tuesday February 28th at 3:05pm in Portable 6. If you are in grades 6-8 and are interested in playing soccer, you must attend this meeting. Tryouts for the team will begin on March 13th. Students must turn in the required student-athlete participation packet to Ms. Lawrence BEFORE they can try out. Medical examinations are good for one calendar year. You can find the student-athlete participation packet here: http://www1.pgcps.org/athletics/athletics-participation-forms.htm


Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
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HS BREAKING NEWS
First Lego League (FLL) Competition
The CMIT North Robotics team had a great time competing in the First Lego League Qualifier at Prince George’s Community College.  Although they did not advance to the state championship, the team placed in the top 10 out of more than 20 teams from around the area.   Team members Khawaja Shahwar, Logan Jackson, Hitesh Patel, Odunayo Oyekunle and Kalp Upadhayay built and programmed an autonomous robot after school and on weekends, and during the competition their robot was able to successfully execute a series of tasks in the Robot Game.  Additionally, the team presented their solution to a real-world problem in the Project round, and they participated in a creative group exercise and responded well to the judge’s questions about Core Values.   The team wishes to thank Coach for all of his support and assistance!

FLL Team
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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 $2,376,900 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/

Important Notes: March 1st is deadline for FAFSA and Maryland Access Grant(for in-state schools)

http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ga1718.aspx

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 and I am happy to announce that CMIT's college acceptance rate is 97% as of now. 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.


Ferhat Avsar
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade
We are wrapping up our unit on East Asia! A test will be given on the following dates:
- Tuesday, March 7th: Morehouse
- Thursday, March 9th: Morgan State

8th Grade
Students are working on a poster project about the War of 1812. Final submissions are due on the following dates:
- Thursday, March 2nd: Harvard
- Friday, March 3rd: Duke, Northwestern, Harvard, William & Mary, Vanderbilt, Xavier

Please see Google Classroom for directions for the assignment.

All classes
Progress Report grades were published this week. Parents of students who are in danger of failing the 3rd quarter have been contacted.

*Black History Month extra credit is posted on Google Classroom. Students may submit their work no later than Friday, March 3rd.*

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

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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MS Geometry Upcoming Event
Court will be in session for Duke and NW on Monday February 27th. Students will be allowed to dress up (business attire) for the event. Come join us or stop by to watch as the Law of Sine and Law of Cosine legal team attempt to convince the jury that their law is the law of the land.

Ms. Fagan
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Simulations: Spread of Diseases / Impact of Infections - Harvard/William & Mary

I am always fascinated with students inspired to learn the world of science. Teaching is one of those rare professions that keeps our brain young, allowing us to continue our own journey as student and lifelong learner.

This week during our discussions about the four types of microorganisms that contribute to research and are beneficial in spite of causing diseases to humans, the Grade 8 students from Harvard and William & Mary were captivated on how these organisms behave.

Moreover, they conducted a liquid exchange activity that models a spread of an infectious disease. An activity summary discussion helped students extend and apply their understanding of how an infectious disease may spread. Students worked in small groups to examine real-life cases of infectious diseases from different countries and diverse approaches in solving the health problems caused by infectious diseases. Students learned about people and organizations that help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Students also considered how to balance protecting the rights of those who have infectious diseases.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
Science Department Chair
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Ms. Sumor's Classes
Ms. Sumor's scholars are learning about argumentative writing by reading about economic inequality in professional sports. They will be completing the quarter with a TED talk about a topic of their choice dealing with economic inequality. TED talks are due March 17.

March's book club selection is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

GREAT NEWS: I am happy to report that every single one of my scholars improved their SLO scores! Congratulations.

Amy Sumor
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
HS Baseball
High School baseball tryouts will start on Wednesday March 1st immediately following school. Please make sure you have your athletic packet filled out and returned to Coach Lawrence.

Mark Snyder
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monthly Update - Mr. Fleming
Hello,

With the 3rd quarter almost halfway done, I cannot believe how fast this year is going, and I have so much to share with you.

Students in my microbiology class have been completing a series of labs. In the one lab featured in the picture above, students measured the amount of bacteria on two food samples, one that had been dropped on floor and one that had not been dropped on the floor. Of course, these students looked stylish in their lab gear, too.

I will continue to post homework and assignments on Google Classroom, and I will keep you updated through the newsletter. If you have any further questions or concerns, then please feel free to reach out to me.

Warm Regards,

Mr. Fleming
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FAQs
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