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03/03/2017

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Q3 Progress Reports Released

County Wide Art Show

Service Hours Opportunity

2017 West Point LEADS DMV Workshops Registration


MS BREAKING NEWS

New Science Testing


HS BREAKING NEWS

Service Hours Opportunity

ITEC Visits Bowie State & Capitol Technology Universities!!


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Career Day 2017

CMIT Middle School's First Cheer Competition


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Duke & Northwestern Funny Faces: The Genetic of Taste!

Coping With Anxiety - Character Education/Life Skills


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Say Yes to the Prom Dress

Spring Break 2017 College Tour


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Current Events - Mr. Fleming


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Q3 Progress Reports Released
Third quarter progress reports will be released Tuesday, March 7th. However, we are now roughly three weeks away from the end of the third quarter. For the most updated grade information for your student, please be sure to check SchoolMax. Reach out to your student's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Best,
CMIT Administration
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County Wide Art Show
I have some exciting news! Some of our students' artwork is currently on display at the Countywide Art Exhibit and wanted you to know so you can schedule a visit. Here’s the information you will need:

Countywide Exhibit Dates:
Show opens on February 22nd and runs during mall hours through March 6th
Mon - Sun 10am – 9pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm

Location:
The Mall at Prince Georges
3500 East West Highway, Route 410, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Metro's Green Line Extension

Our school's exhibit is located in front of Target.

We were limited in the number of works we were allowed to display in this countywide exhibit, so I hope you share my pride in our students' accomplishment. The high school students chosen to represent CMIT North high school are:

Hezekiah Waldron
Adrienne Espinosa
Grant McDonald
Autumn Williams
Michael Williams
Sydney Hill
Dmitri Finch
Peter Thompson
Kayla Henderson
Elick D'Rozario
Rehana Azeem
Oge Odidika

Sincerely,

Ms. Stewart
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Service Hours Opportunity
The University of Maryland, in partnership with the City of College Park, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Prince George's County Department of the Environment, invite you to come out and volunteer for the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Day!

Celebrating our “Healthy Community”
We will complete projects that remove litter from the Anacostia Watershed, increase native plant populations, assist local food production and access, and celebrate the opportunities and resources that help community members stay active.

April 1, 2017
9am - 1:30 pm
College Park, MD

Fill out the form below to register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4bpvuVn4J3cGXN39MZpu_rpwugg6oaCNxXRvoJx2GUdzpBQ/viewform

Natalie Gaudette
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2017 West Point LEADS DMV Workshops Registration
On April 7, 2017, the West Point Society of the District of Columbia is sponsoring a Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM (LEADS) Workshop, at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus; 3101 16th Street, NW; Washington DC, 20010, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, for 6th through 10th grade students.

The Workshop will expose students to the leadership, ethical, and technical skills they will need to become effective leaders in a technology-driven world. Workshop activities will focus on hands-on, large and small group STEM activities proctored by West Point staff members and STEM professionals. Positions for this first-come-first-served event fill up quickly.

Lieutenant General Robert Louis Caslen Jr., the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, NY, will be the morning keynote speaker. Cadet Christian E. Nattiel, West Point’s First African-American Rhodes Scholar, will be a guest speaker. Click the file below for registration and more info.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-point-leads-workshop-2017-washington-dc-registration-30371470887?aff=eac2, NLT March 15.
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Mr. Avsar & Ms. Gaudette
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MS BREAKING NEWS
New Science Testing
On Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th, all 8th grade students will be taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA). This test is replacing the MSA. Science teachers have been working with the students to make sure they are prepared for the test.

Please make sure that your 8th grade scholar gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast the mornings of March 14th and March 15th.

For more information on the test, please visit this website: https://marylandassessments.org/misa-2016-17/

Casandra Westerfield
Testing Coordinator
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Service Hours Opportunity
Community Seed Swap and Home Gardening Expo

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Watkins Nature Center @ Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

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.

RSVP by emailing: info@elementsofnatureusa.com

Natalie Gaudette
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ITEC Visits Bowie State & Capitol Technology Universities!!
This week, 9th and 10th grade ITEC students visited staff and students at Bowie State University and Capitol Technology University. Students had a MaKey MaKey challenge at Bowie State University and learned about the Y2K bug and more at Capitol Technology University. They spoke to students about their reasons for choosing their schools and majors, and our students toured both campuses. Both universities feature excellent technology programs and offer tremendous academic and career opportunities for students. We are grateful for the generosity of our hosts at each school and to Prince George's Community College and Bank of America for making this trip possible!

Ms. Colandrea
ITEC Liaison
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Career Day 2017
Dear Sir/Madam:

CMIT North Charter School and School Climate Committee are planning Career Day 2017. It is our intention to expose our students to a variety of career choices and to encourage them to think about their future.

Because of your experience and expertise in your field, we would like to invite you to share your knowledge and talents with our student body during Career Day.

If you are interested in participating in Career Day 2017, please contact Mr. Johnson at yjohnson@cmitacademy.org. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

CMIT North Guidance Department

Yurhance Johnson, Professional School Counselor
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CMIT Middle School's First Cheer Competition
The cheerleaders are excited to inform you of their upcoming cheer competition!!!

This will be CMIT Academy North's first ever Middle School cheer competition, so this is a BIG deal. We would like to officially invite everyone to attend and support our Middle School cheerleaders.

Please see attached flyer for more details.
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Coach Adams
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Duke & Northwestern Funny Faces: The Genetic of Taste!
The Grade 8 Duke and Northwestern will eat almost anything, from caribou livers to rutabagas, but there are some types of foods, and their associated taste qualities, that they prefer regardless of culture or experience. When many choices are available, they chose foods that taste good, that is, create pleasing sensations in their mouth. The concept of good taste for them encompasses both flavor and texture of the food, and these sensations merge with taste proper to form the concept of goodness.

Although we acknowledge the universality of the goodness (sweet) or badness (bitter) of basic taste qualities, we also find that people differs in their ability to perceive and enjoy these qualities and, by extension, food and drink. One of the reasons for these differences among people is perceptual differences that arise from genetic variation.

What I most admire about this lab, “The Genetic of Taste,” is that Duke and Northwestern were able to collect data to study the role of genetics and taste. It is very fascinating to see students discovering that receptors for sweet, sour, salty, savory (umami), and bitter are naturally occurring and are irrelevant to our health. You will see funny faces when one students taste things so bitter while the other was not affected by it. Some actually went to the floor to express their feeling of how bitter things tasted and some kept on wondering why they couldn't taste anything!

But wait, you must see our next lab on human genome. They act as forensic scientists and geneticists!

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
CMIT Academy
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Coping With Anxiety - Character Education/Life Skills
Dear Parents:

For the next two (2) weeks, your scholars shall be empowered with skills for "Coping with Anxiety."
Not to allow the anxiety to escalate into "STRESS," which eventually becomes "ANGER."

There are many common situations which make people feel nervous and anxious.

There are several different techniques which you may use to help you cope with nervousness or anxiety. These techniques include: relaxation, practice, mental rehearsal, deep breathing, and positive thinking.

Anxiety is feeling nervous, uneasy, or uptight; and as I have mentioned, there are many situations which produce anxiety in people.

There are recognizable physical symptoms for nervousness.

Avoiding situations which produce nervousness may prevent us from recognizing and developing some of our abilities; and as I have already made mention, there are several techniques available to help people cope with nervousness or anxiety.
Allow me to list a very few of the positive techniques for coping with anxiety:

1. Listening to music
2. Dancing
3. Fishing or being involved in another type of sport
4. Deep breathing
5. Exercising
6. Medicating
7. Yoga
8. Journal (writing, painting and drawing)
9. Going for a walk
10. Prayer
11. Mental Rehearsal
12. The Art of Positive Thinking

For "Mental Rehearsal"
By becoming gradually accustomed to difficult situations, (such as: singing a solo, giving a speech, or playing in a big game, or even taking an exam). Mentally practice what you will do and how you will deal with all the possible things that might happen.

Do this over and over again until you begin to feel relaxed and confident, and
remember, practice makes perfect!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Say Yes to the Prom Dress
Going to Prom? Looking for the perfect dress?

The Office of Enrollment Services and Recruitment at Prince George’s Community College will be distributing FREE prom dresses for the first
100 lucky ladies to register for our Spring Prom and Beyond Open House.

Take home the perfect dress, and learn more about Prince George’s Community College and how to prepare for life after high school.

High school seniors only. High school ID is required. Parent or Guardian must accompany attendees. Items are gently used to new. Dresses may need to be dry cleaned.

Registration required to receive a dress. Please RSVP by Saturday, April 1 at 301-546-0864 or enroll@pgcc.edu for registration. Please provide dress size with RSVP.

Natalie Gaudette
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Spring Break 2017 College Tour
MAIN EVENT YOUTH ORGANIZATION'S 9th Annual Colleges and Universities Tour for High School Students

Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 21, 2017

Visiting:
Hampton University
Virginia State University
Bennett College
North Carolina A&T University
Carowinds Amusement Park*
Spelman College
Morehouse College
Clark Atlanta University
Tuskegee University
Alabama A&M University

Trip includes:
• Round Trip Motor Coach
• Hotel Accommodations
• Daily Breakfast and Lunch
• Campus Tours and Info Sessions
• Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change
• Civil Rights Museum

$475 PER PERSON (*Carowinds Amusement Park ticket is not included but students will receive a discount for the ticket.)

Payment- $150.00 Deposit (Non-Refundable) Due ASAP.
Cash, Credit Card, Checks or Money Orders Accepted

Payments and tour forms to: MAIN EVENT YOUTH ORG., P.O. Box 558, Bowie, MD 20718

Contact:
Anthony Davis (301)575-7809
Eric or Jennifer LaPoint (301)809-1024
John Middlebrooks (301)440-5891
email maineventhbcutour@comcast.net

Visit www.mecyouthorg.org for more information.

Prince George’s County Public Schools is not sponsoring nor endorsing the activities announced in this material/flyer.

Natalie Gaudette and Yurhance Johnson
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Current Events - Mr. Fleming
Hello,

I want to provide you with a few updates now that we are more than halfway done with the 3rd quarter. The biology classes are currently on the genetics unit, and they just took a quiz on RNA and protein synthesis. The microbiology classes have begun to learn about prokaryotic morphology, and we will continue to learn about prokaryotic cell structure. I also just wanted to reiterate that PGCPS policy states that students must at least turn in the assignment at the time it is due in order to earn credit unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Daniel Fleming
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