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04/01/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Fourth Quarter Means Physical Education!

The Yearbook Has Been Completed!!!!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Second Place of Top 50 DMV Schools at Carderock Math Contest!


HS BREAKING NEWS

Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative | Summer 2017

College Applications at CMIT


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

6th Grade Science: Tower Earthquake Challenge


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Baseball

Cyber Saturday at Capitol Technology University, Laurel MD

Spring Dance Parent Volunteers

Register for SAT


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP Science & Saturday Review Sessions - News from Ms. Cline

This Week in Ms. Coholic's Science Classes

PE Classes


PTO UPDATES

Teacher Appreciation Week!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Fourth Quarter Means Physical Education!
Hello Students and Parents,

This is a reminder to all students in Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Snyder's classes. Students should be dressing in their PE Uniforms on their respective class day. Please be reminded that this is part of your grade for class. Proper uniform consists of the following:

Sneakers with laces (any color)
Navy blue or black plain sweatpants or shorts (no logos - ex: adidas pants are unacceptable)
Light blue CMIT PE shirt (purple for high school)

Ms. Bailey Lawrence & Mr. Mark Snyder
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
msnyder@cmitacademy.org
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The Yearbook Has Been Completed!!!!

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. It is finally complete. We only have a set number available. Please get them. They are going fast.

The middle school yearbook is only $25.00 and is on sale as well. Please visit the link to pay. https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto

Jbrooks@cmitacademy.org

Jared Brooks
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Second Place of Top 50 DMV Schools at Carderock Math Contest!

On March 24, 2017, CMIT North's Middle School Math Team once again competed in the 8th Annual Carderock Math Contest (CMC) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland.

CMC is an invitational math contest for middle school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia private and public schools. The competition was made up of three main rounds: a Team Round and an individual round made up of both the Target Round and the Sprint Round. The students got to solve 10 questions for 20 minutes together in the Team round. In the Target round, the students individually solve 8 questions in 30 minutes. Lastly, the Sprint round is comprised of 30 questions which the students solve individually in 40 minutes.

The two CMIT North teams consisting of Haris Chaudhry, Favour Fatusin, Kavyasi Gouda, and Kevin Le of Team A; and Ndofor Beryl, Anthony Stills, Cameron McMillion and Chelsea Mbakop of Team B participated in the competition. Team A won the second place in the Starboard division. Big Congratulations goes to all our students who represented our school. We give special thanks to Mr. Cicek for coaching and leading the team, special thanks to Mr.Avsar for his continuous support and also to Mr. Chaudhry and Mr. Fatusin, our parent chaperones. In addition, special thanks also go to all CLF and CMIT staff and parents for all their support in preparing our students.

After the competition, the students were privy to a fascinating presentation about prosthetic hands and the science behind how they work.

Captain Richard Blank, Commander NSWC Carderock Division complimented all the competitors for their high level of intelligence and sportsmanship. CMIT students enjoyed the overall experience of attending the Carderock competition. Once more, Big Congratulations to the CMIT Math Team for winning!

Ozhan Cicek
CMIT North
Math Team Coach
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative | Summer 2017

This is an excellent opportunity for CMIT's Rising Junior and Senior female students. (Extended Application Deadline is April 15th)

Developed by Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies with support from corporate partners and community organizations, the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative helps bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math education. It prepares young women from underrepresented populations to enter college and the workplace with increased confidence and capability.

PROGRAM DATES
San Francisco June 12–16
Washington, DC July 17–21
Miami July 31–August 4
New York City August 21–25

Check the attached flyer for more details.

Ferhat Avsar
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College Applications at CMIT

CMIT seniors have done an excellent job! I am happy to announce that CMIT's class of 2017 college acceptance rate is 100%. Some of the highlights of our college admission season are:

1 - 100% of CMIT North seniors received college acceptance.
2 - 97% of these acceptances are from 4-year degree institutions.
3 - The merit based scholarship total amount is over $4,000,000.
4 - CMIT North students received acceptances from some of the most selective colleges and universities such as Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, Penn State, Case Western, Northeastern University, University of Virginia and many more...Click on the link below to see the entire list of schools.



Ferhat Avsar
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
6th Grade Science: Tower Earthquake Challenge
Sixth grade science students were given a challenge to design and construct a 2-story art building using limited materials given by the teacher. The other conditions given were: each floor of the building must support at least 250 grams of weight. Also, the building will be located near an earthquake fault; therefore, the building must be able to withstand both small and large earthquakes. Since the building will be used for art classes, it may be as creative as they like with the shape and design of the building and it does not need to be box shaped.

Students in Yale, Brown , and Howard were excited in the given "Earthquake Tower Challenge". After they designed and constructed their tower, they tested their tower to the weight test: 100-gram sand bag, 1st 250-gram sand bag, 2nd 250-gram sand bag, and finally both 250-gram sand bag under the earthquake test. To survive the test, the building must not collapse for 10 seconds.

The following are some insights of the students in the said activity:

SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE TOWER CHALLENGE ACTIVITY.

My experience was like a long roller coaster ride with many loops and bumps in the way. ...... It really was a bunch of trial and error.- SARRINAH FARIN (Howard)

I think it’s a great project because it opened my mind to engineering and mathematics. It also got me the sense of what actual workers have to go through...... budget, materials, money, etc.... and a great project. - SABRINA HABIB (Howard)

We’ve had our ups and downs but now we think we have the perfect tower to enter in the tower competition! - JAYDEN RUSSELL (Howard)

My experience doing this project was very fun with the help of my friends. This project was one of the number one projects I have ever done. - NYRON CAMPBELL-ADAMS (Yale)

My experience in the tower challenge was good and fun because I got to create a tower with my friends and see how other people create different things. - CLOEI GARRIS (Yale)

It was fun and time consuming it was also very cool, it felt like we were real engineer and architect! - DAVID AJOMALE (Brown)

COOL! I got to invent a whole new thing with my friends! - MARVIN NWACHUKWU (Brown)

I find this activity as a fun way of learning how to start becoming an engineer and an architect. - ARIANNA ROMERO (Brown)

Fun and helpful. - ALIJAH SANYA (Brown)


WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU LEARNED FROM THE ACTIVITY?

The most important lesson I learned was ”teamwork makes the dream work”......... It was great to have an extra set of eyes to help. - JUSTINA KAMARA (Howard)

I learned to read the directions because apparently it said that it was supposed to be really tall but mine was short. - VANESSA TAKANG (Yale)

I learned to think before you do. - ERNIYAH WATKINS (Yale)

That to make a building it has to be sturdy and has to be able to support a lot of weight. - JASON WILLIAMS (YALE)

The most important lesson I learned was that teamwork makes everything easier. - EMELIA AMOYAW (Brown)

Earthquakes happen more than you think. - PHOEBE BROWN (Brown)

Towers need to be strong to survive an earthquake. - LAURYN BUIE (Brown)

I learned how to work with others and you have to test things out to see if they work. - KAMRYN FIELDS (Brown)


LINK for the PICTURES and VIDEO:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-qdFgWCyQmOQ2xhSktfZHdCeUk?usp=sharing

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
High School Baseball
High School baseball will play its first game of the season Thursday, April 6th at E. Roosevelt at 5:30pm. Please come out and support our team.

Coach Snyder
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Cyber Saturday at Capitol Technology University, Laurel MD
This event is for high students who have some interested in Cyber security or Computer Science in general. The event will be held in the McGowan Academic Center (M201) on Capitol’s campus; pizza and door prizes will be provided.

Cyber Saturday activities exercise a number of skills that students must master in order to become effective network security professionals. Coordination, quick thinking, good time management, and the ability to work as part of a team are all needed in order to make it through the multiple rounds of each game. Most importantly, the games provide plenty of opportunities to test offensive Cybersecurity skills.

See event flyer below for registration website and more details.
Attachment(s)

Ferhat Avsar
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Spring Dance Parent Volunteers
The high school is having its Spring Dance on Saturday April 8th. We are seeking parent chaperones to help out. I have created a Spreadsheet with three time slots and five spaces for each time slot. Please consider signing up to chaperone. All chaperones must have had a background check with records on file.

If all the spaces fill up, feel free to create additional spaces. The more chaperones the better! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oj-NXXamHQFIM5qyI2GDkBiGvM0SIDbI6vvX8jYDBl4/edit#gid=0

Ben Krystal
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Register for SAT
11th grade Students and Parents:

It is important to note that students register for the SAT test on their own. Click here to see the instructions about how to register online.
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/online-registration-help

The expectation is to have all CMIT juniors to register soon for one of the SAT test dates below. You have two options. You can either register for the SAT on May 6th or on June 3rd.

Test Date Registration Deadline
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017

You may need CMIT's high school code and the official name of your high school at the time of registration.
CMIT high school code: 210722
High school name: Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter School (Do not select Chesapeake Math and IT Academy)

We wish the best for all of our students that are going to take the test.
Click here for free full-length practice SAT tests: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests

Ferhat Avsar
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
AP Science & Saturday Review Sessions - News from Ms. Cline
Hello Parents of AP Biology and AP Chemistry Students,

We are entering final phases of preparation prior to our AP Science exams. These exams are closing in on us, so to speak. AP Chemistry exam is May 1, 2017 and AP Biology exam is May 8, 2017.

In AP Chemistry, we have completed 14 of the required AP/College Board laboratory experiments. Lab number 15, "Principles of Chromatography," will be finished this week. Our final lab, "Chemical Kinetics," will finalize the investigative segment of our class. Theoretical practices are ongoing. Textbooks, workbooks, "Big Ideas" integration; along with interactive practices are utilize to fully prepare our students for the AP Chemistry exam on the 1st of May. Granting us a mere three weeks of further preparation.

Likewise, there are four weeks remaining for the AP Biology exam. That is when we account for the week of Spring Break. The AP/College Board's Advanced Placement Biology curriculum calls for 10 required collegiate laboratories, for the new curriculum. All ten labs have been completed; as well as, an additional two from the old curriculum. A fetal pig dissection has been selected to finalize the labs. This is due to a fetal pig dissection serving as an integral part of all college level biology classes. It is my plan to prepare our students as is the directive, of the College Board, to receive the calibre of learning inherent in a college level biology course.

Due to the rigor and complexity involved within these two science classes, Saturday Review sessions are scheduled, beginning April 8, 2017 until the Saturday, just prior to testing.

The sessions will be held 9am-1pm in room 168 (Ms. Cline's regular classroom).

I look forward to working with your students on Saturday mornings to further their chances of receiving the best scores probable in order for our students to receive college credit for the very hard work they have done all year long.

Doris Cline
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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This Week in Ms. Coholic's Science Classes
Plants and People students will be learning about plant hormones this week.

Physics students will have a video warm-up quiz on the two assigned videos on Monday/Tuesday.

Environmental Science will have a review session and a test on Land Use this week.

Enjoy the weekend and come back rested, refreshed, and ready to learn!

Suzanne Coholic
HS Science Teacher
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PE Classes
As a reminder to all students that PE has begun and proper PE attire should be worn for class. Proper sneakers, CMIT t-shirt, and either CMIT shorts/pants or navy blue/black short or pants (no emblems).

Mark Snyder
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PTO UPDATES
Teacher Appreciation Week!
Dear Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner - May 1-5! We are collecting monetary donations to make this week a success. If you would like to contribute, please have your student bring the donation to the school in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation Week and place it in the PTO’s mailbox located in the lobby. If sending a check, please make it payable to CMIT North PTO with “Teacher Appreciation” on the memo line. Also, if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of this special week, please contact Candace Salley at candace.salley@gmail.com. Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their hard work!!

Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee
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