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04/29/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CETAT 2017 Summer Create Initiative

Summer Computer Science Program for Girls

CMIT High School Building Progress

Chipotle Fundraiser on Monday


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Maryland Day


HS BREAKING NEWS

2017 Youth and Government Conference

JV Softball Continuing to Make Great Strides

JV Softball Starts the Season 0-1 in a Nail-biter


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Earth Day Talent Show Auditions

8th Grade Finance Park Chaperones Needed


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

7th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

Character Education/Life Skills

Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates

Mrs. Justsen's English 8

Ms. Sumor's Classes

Shark Dissections in Ms. Chestang's Class


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Free Medical and Public Health School Recruitment Fair


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

It Is AP Science Exam Time!!!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CETAT 2017 Summer Create Initiative

Are you looking for summer opportunities for creative students with interests in technology? You may consider this summer opportunity sponsored by a colleague from Prince George's Community College. It is for middle and high school students and is accepting applications now.

http://www.cetat.org/index.php/new-events

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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Summer Computer Science Program for Girls
Are you looking for summer opportunities for middle and high school girls who are interested in computer science? Here is a summer program sponsored by a colleague at Bowie State University. Please follow the link below for more information:

https://girlswhowill.wordpress.com/

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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CMIT High School Building Progress
As spring has now sprung, and April is coming to a close, our new high school building has been progressing to get ready for the new school year. Check out new video footage of construction site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2ZFtAC4kQM

Casey Gardner
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Chipotle Fundraiser on Monday
I know you all love Chipotle soooooo.......

Please come out on Monday, May 1st from 3pm-7pm to the Chipotle located on Route 1 in Laurel to support the athletic programs at CMIT. Just mention you are part of the CMIT fundraiser and 50% of your purchase will be donated to the school. Thanks in advance for your continued support!
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Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Maryland Day
Hello CMIT Families:

I wanted to reach out to let you know about a wonderful opportunity for your children, and for you as well!

This Saturday, April 29th, is Maryland Day at the University of Maryland, College Park. Maryland is a day full of activities ranging from visiting the farm animals, meeting the football team, checking out the robots at the engineering building, climbing the rock wall and adventure high ropes course, and more! The campus becomes the host for six "Learning Neighborhoods" : Terp Town Center, Ag Day Avenue, Art & Design Place, Biz & Society Hill, Sports & Rec Row, and Science & Tech Way. The best part is that most of the activities are FREE!

If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend, this is a great opportunity for students to check out what a University has to offer to future students! Additionally, it is just a fun, learning, adventuring opportunity for everyone involved. If you are looking for details about this event, or have any questions, you can visit the website at https://marylandday.umd.edu/index.html#about

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!

Ferhat Avsar
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HS BREAKING NEWS
2017 Youth and Government Conference

On Saturday, April 22 to Monday, April 24, 12 high school students represented CMIT at the Maryland State Youth and Government Convention in Annapolis. The students acted as House members and lobbyists all weekend, and many of their very own bills were passed and signed by the youth governor. These students worked very hard and did a fantastic job giving speeches and drafting bills all weekend.

Special congratulations to Josiah Burrough who was elected to a statewide position and Agatha Dulce and Ogechi Obizuo who were selected to attend the nationwide convention this summer.

Great job to all!

Dorian Lee
Youth and Government Advisor
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JV Softball Continuing to Make Great Strides
The girls have faced adversity in the form of inclement weather, poor field conditions, game cancellations, and lack of transportation, yet they continue to persevere through sheer will and dedication. In this photo, Lindsay Anderson and T'Aani Swazy play catch after practice, as the rain subsides.

- Coach Hommel
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JV Softball Starts the Season 0-1 in a Nail-biter
JV Softball gave Northwestern everything we had this week, narrowly losing to a much-more experienced team, 29-28. There were some nice base hits, as Jayla Staunton, Mya Rukus, and Nasya Anderson all had a few RBI, and everyone else had great at-bats, got on base, and scored runs. On to Bladensburg today, at 11:30!

- Coach Hommel
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Earth Day Talent Show Auditions

We are holding auditions for the Earth Day talent show this year. For the audition, please come prepared with music, instruments, jokes, etc. You will have 2 minutes to make a good impression.

You must sign up by emailing Ms. Wake at dwake@cmitacademy.org. Sign up is each day except Friday.

Auditions will be in room 109 between 3:10pm and 4:30pm on Monday, May 1st, Tuesday; May 2nd; and Thursday, May 4. TO STAY AFTER FOR AUDITIONS, YOUR PARENTS MUST BE ABLE TO PICK YOU UP NO LATER THAN 4:30pm.

Ms. Wake
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8th Grade Finance Park Chaperones Needed
This year, all 8th grade students will be participating in a financial literacy simulation day at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Landover, MD on June 5th and 6th.

In order to help facilitate student learning during the simulation, we will need plenty of volunteers! Volunteers don't have to be financial experts, just adults who have an understanding of budgeting, paying bills, etc.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering for this experience! Please feel free to send this form to family members, community members, etc. Volunteers can come from anywhere and do not have to be PGCPS fingerprinted to participate.

Feel free to contact Ms. Cracovaner at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org with any questions. We look forward to your participation in June!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiL6fppHxGnESeJrjhSxGBB8B9GatnWsuOppEansGY9b856w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
7th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

This past Thursday, 7th grade students went to Medieval Times in Hanover to learn about life during the Middle Ages. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot! Thanks to Ms. Lawrence and Mrs. Wilson for helping to chaperone!


Ms. Cracovaner & Mrs. Linnenkamp
Middle School Social Studies Department
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Character Education/Life Skills
Communication Skills

This week your middle school scholars shall be empowered with the knowledge of effective communication skills.

We are primarily 'social' beings in that we spend most of our lives with others and function in social situations. Certain communication skills help us deal more effectively in interpersonal relationships. Communication is the process by which a person sends a message to another individual with the intent of evoking a response or transmitting information.

Verbal communication refers to the specific words that we use and our voice inflections. Nonverbal communication refers to body language (facial expressions, body positions). We should be conscious of our nonverbal cues. We may be unconsciously giving contradictory messages.

Effective communication exists between two persons when the sender and the receiver of a message interpret it in the same way. Misunderstanding is a failure in communication. There are several ways to attempt to clarify an ambiguous or contradictory message (asking questions, being specific, paraphrasing).

Vocabulary Listing and Definitions:
communication - the act of expressing oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood
interpersonal - person to person
message - an act of communication
response - answer
effective - having the intended result
verbal - spoken
nonverbal - body language and facial expressions
misunderstanding - a failure to interpret a message correctly
ambiguous - uncertain or obscure
contradictory - in opposition to or at odds with
paraphrase - restating of a message to clarify its meaning


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
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Ms. Cracovaner's Social Studies Updates
7th Grade

Students will finish their study of Europe this week. Unit tests will be on the following dates:
- Morehouse: Thursday, May 4th
- Morgan State: Friday, May 5th


8th Grade

We will wrap up our study of the Civil War this week by analyzing the Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation. We will then begin our last unit; the Reconstruction Era.

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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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
4th Quarter has arrived, and I am back from maternity leave! I am so thrilled to be back and am ready for an exciting end of the year.

In the upcoming week we will acquire our last set of vocabulary -- students should bring (all of) their notecards (old words and 25 blank notecards for new words). We will continue to review all of our words, as there will be a final exam on ALL of our vocabulary at the end of the year. Our weekly vocabulary quizzes will commence on Monday, May 8th.

We will be returning to our novel study and finishing the year with A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. Many students have already read this (memoir). We will study the memoir in order to share in whole-class and small group discussions, written responses, and a small project.

While students are studying the memoir at home, we will be reviewing poetic elements and reading and writing (experiencing) poetry in class each day. In the coming weeks, ask your scholars to see the poems they compose!

There is a lot to get done before the end of the year...but I know we can do it! Keep up the great work -- I'm excited to be back, and I hope our students share this positive energy as we push through the final weeks of 8th grade!

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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Ms. Sumor's Classes
Soon our scholars will be 8th graders! The rest of the year will go by very quickly. On May 8th we will begin PARCC testing. Then soon thereafter, we will administer the last MAP test of the year. Remember to make sure our scholars are well rested and have breakfast in the mornings, especially on those testing days!

The final exam for Honors RELA will be the final Passion Project due June 4th by midnight. The topic for this quarter is Alternate Worlds. The essential question we have been looking at is: How do science fiction and fantasy writers give us insight into our own world? The final passion project must have something to do with this topic.

More updates will be coming soon via email.

Go Tigers!

Amy Sumor
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Shark Dissections in Ms. Chestang's Class

In science this week, the 8th grade science students dissected a shark. This was done to aid in the classification of the systems of vertebrates. Students were engaged and excited to dissect and then identify the parts of the shark. They did a great job and in the process asked excellent questions! Good job Vanderbilt and Xavier!

Ms. Chestang
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Free Medical and Public Health School Recruitment Fair
Attention ALL Students, Parents, Teachers!

There will be a FREE Medical and Public Health School Recruitment Fair - Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center! Register online in order to attend. (Note: The Health Fair is sponsored by the NHMA but ALL students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend.)

This is an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about the application process and the requirements for careers in pre-med/pre-health and the MCAT. Please refer to the attached poster for additional information.

Kindly share this information with ALL students everywhere and let’s help the next generation of healthcare professionals get started on their medical journey.

Thank you.
Alma Smith,
CMIT-North Chemistry Teacher

Alma Smith
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
It Is AP Science Exam Time!!!
Since the beginning of the academic year, our students have been diligently working towards AP Science Examination Day to earn college credit for those scoring a 3 to 5 on this prestigious examination. These exams are, now, right upon us.

For Advanced Placement Chemistry, the exam is scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017 (Monday) at 8:00am.

The Advanced Placement Biology Exam is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017; exactly, one week later.

Students are encouraged to eat a well balanced diet and to get to bed early, for a restful night sleep. Students are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast and keep an excellent attitude to earn the desired score.

Thank you for your continuous efforts as we support our students to receive the best score possible on these AP Science Examinations.

Doris Cline
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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