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05/07/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Thank You!

CMIT 2nd Annual Art Show

Summer Computer Science Program for Girls

CETAT 2017 Summer Create Initiative


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Cheer Car Wash Fundraiser

Service Hours Opportunity May 13

Eye of the Tiger In-house Chess Tournament - Registration ends May 17th


MS BREAKING NEWS

8th Grade College Trip Recap

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification


HS BREAKING NEWS

Advancement Placement Video Released, Featuring Our AP Science Classes


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

8th Grade Finance Park Field Trip

8th Grade Finance Park Chaperones Needed


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spanish Class Updates

Northwestern Plays Floor Hockey in PE

Mr. Snyder and Ms. Lawrence Hold PE Class Indoors!

Grade 8 Students on Animal Dissections


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

ASCEND Leadership Conference

Student Service Learning Opportunity - DC Courts Community Service Learning Program


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Environmental Science Earth Day Lab Assessment


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Thank You!

On behalf of the CMIT staff, thank you for the thoughtful recognition of the work we do. We appreciate the kind words, treats, and gifts!

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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CMIT 2nd Annual Art Show
Dear Parents/ Guardians:

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the second annual CMIT Art Show! The art show will be held throughout the CMIT North location. The work will be displayed in the hallways throughout the middle school and high school sides. Work will be labeled with each student's name, grade level, and instructor. All middle school and high school students currently enrolled in an art class will be represented. Students whose work was selected for the PG County Mall Show as well as the YAM show will be represented as well.

The art show will go up May 16th during the school day and come down May 23rd. We will have an opening reception on May 17th from 5-7pm with light
refreshments. We would be delighted to see you on opening night to support our budding art program! If you are unable to make opening night, please make time to stop by school sometime between May 16th and May 23rd.

Both students and instructors have worked incredibly hard this year to produce wonderful variety of work. We hope that you make time to come and show your support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student’s respective teacher, HS: Ms. Stewart sstewart@cmitacademy.org and MS: Mrs. Champagne echampagne@cmitacademy.org.

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

The Art Department
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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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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.

CETAT is accepting applications for its 2017 summer creative workshops. Upon completion of the workshops students will be required to create a portfolio and present their work during the final presentation and awards ceremony. This highly competitive program requires students to take part in a formal interview process.

Upon completion of the workshop students will learn how:
· to develop websites using HTML and Content Management Systems
· to develop computer programs using 3D Object Oriented Programming (ALICE)
· to edit and manipulate images using Photoshop
· to edit and manipulate video using Adobe Premiere
· to create and edit music files using FL Studio
· to enhance professional skills

You must be:
· 13 - 18 years old
· Available between July 10 - July 21
· A Resident of Prince George's County Maryland
· Apply by June 2, 2017

Location - Prince George's Community College.

To see pictures from our previous workshops or to apply please go to http://cetat.org/index.php/apply-for-summer-workshop

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Cheer Car Wash Fundraiser

Next Saturday, May 13, 2017, the CMIT Cheerleaders will host a car wash fundraiser at the Laurel Chic-Fil-A on Contee Road. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new practice equipment to help prepare the team for County Championship Competition.

Please come out and support them if you are free during the hours of 11 am to 3 pm.

We hope to see you there!!!!

We hope to see you there!!!!
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Coach Adams
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Service Hours Opportunity May 13
Please see attached.


Natalie Gaudette
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Eye of the Tiger In-house Chess Tournament - Registration ends May 17th
Calling All Chess Players!

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, CMIT North will host its third “Eye of the Tiger” chess tournament! The entire CMIT North school community is invited to participate - all students, parents and staff. This in-house event will be held from 3-6pm in the cafeteria and will feature 3 divisions - Middle School, High School and Adults (parents and staff). Individuals at all skill levels may compete, however knowledge of the basic rules of play is required. Registration is FREE and open until May 17th by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7WKG5B If you have any questions, please contact Candace Salley at (candace.salley@gmail.com)

Don’t miss out on the fun - - sign up today!
CMIT Chess
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MS BREAKING NEWS
8th Grade College Trip Recap

On Thursday and Friday (4/27 & 4/28), CMIT students participated in an overnight college tour. We began out trip at 4:30 am on Thursday as students were dropped off at CMIT. At 5:00 am we were on our way to New York City. We first visited Columbia University where we viewed the Alma Mater, a statue of the Goddess Athena. Legend says the student that can find the hidden owl carved in the statue is destined to become valedictorian. Students then visited multiple buildings including the dormitories, library, and the laboratories where the first uranium atom was split. Students then had the opportunity to meet with current Columbia students to hear about life at Columbia and ask questions.

Next we traveled across Manhattan to New York University (NYU). We were able to see the dorm buildings and the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square. CMIT students had the opportunity to get a glimpse of student life as NYU students relaxed in the square eating and socializing. NYU is unique, in that, they don’t have a closed campus. NYU is part of the city and share Washington Square Park. Students were able to watch street performers showcase their talents.

Next we traveled to the September 11 Museum and Memorial. Here we worked our way through the exhibits, which included twisted steel from the towers, as well as, other more personal artifacts from the victims and their families. While it was a somber experience, it was also sobering and important to witness the site of the attacks that day. Following the museum we spent some time at the memorial where the North Tower once stood.

After the September 11 Museum/Memorial we traveled to Princeton, NJ and stayed for the night. With a 6:00am wake up call we got packed up, had breakfast and heading to Princeton University. Princeton is among the oldest university in the United States dating back to 1746. Nassau Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, being built in 1756. It housed students originally but is now used for senior offices, including the University president. We passed by the Firestone Memorial Library, Campus Center, and student dorms. Hosted by four Princeton students we were able view lecture halls including where Albert Einstein once taught.

Following Princeton we travelled south to Philadelphia, PA to visit the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Another Ivy League school, UPenn was founded in 1740. We visited a statue of Benjamin Franklin, founder of UPenn. We passed by the library, dorms, fraternity and sorority houses, and student centers. Many UPenn students took advantage of the great weather and could be seen studying and lounging on the College Greens.

Overall, the trip was a success. Students represented themselves, their families, and CMIT with honor and prestige. They were given an opportunity to tour four prestigious college campuses and get a taste of what college life is like. The goal of this trip is to give them some real exposure to what their goals are as they prepare to begin high school. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our parent chaperones Ms. Hayes, Ms. Bourne, Ms. Wade, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Butler, Ms. Sharpe, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Clagett, Mr. West, Ms. Boone, and Ms. McDonald. Additionally, our teacher chaperones volunteered their time to make this trip possible. A special thanks to Ms. Taylor, Mr. Gruber, Mr. Bekiyev, Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Avsar.

Andrew Brauer
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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Sixty-four students from 8th Grade Class have successfully passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for PowerPoint. The names of students who successfully passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for PowerPoint are: DUKE: Nia Bishop, Jaime Blanco, Haris Chaudhry, Kathleen Godshall, Kavyasri Gouda, Jennifer Greer, Kevin Le, Cameron McMillion, Vanessa PenarrietaLopez, Jordan Pulley, Justin Pulley, Kaitlin Quarshie, Muneeb Sahibzada, Sarah Suleman, Becky Takang, Donald TylerIII NORTHWESTERN: Oluwayimika Adeyemi, Kendall Bradwell, Samuel Browne, Oni Chaytor, Favour Fatusin, Tyler Ferguson, Reagan Gift, Dennis Green, Samantha Hong, Shainah Lagrana, Christopher Lawson, Blaine Leighton, Jason Mabry, Gabrielle McDonald, William WebsterBrown, Michael WilsonJr HARVARD: Kyla Abraham, Matthew Blake, Justin Cotton, Oumou Diagne, Christopher Donalds, JaeEl Edwards, Sacred Farrow, Tyler Hamlett, Damon Hawkins, Christian Hayes, Tyrese Hooper, Langston Jackson, Logan Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Charles LawWilliams, Omar Malash, Shawn MonroeJR, Angel Osandu, Rayya Robinson, Isaac Royal, Ashley Sharpe, Bryce Stephens, Skylasha Tate, Miya Virgil, Eric Watson WILLIAM & MARY: Ansharan Akbar, Dylan Harvey, Alexander Herrera, Demetrius McGuffin, Trinity Moses, Monica Ojetola, Terrence Rainford, Emily Singh, Talha Sohail, Evan Thompson VANDERBILT: Dorothy Mathis, Trinity Etienne

Technology Department
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Advancement Placement Video Released, Featuring Our AP Science Classes
In November, 2016, the AP Biology class was selected to represent CMIT North in the making of a videotape to promote AP throughout PGCPS. AP classes provide our students opportunities to receive college credit for classes taken, by certified Advanced Placement instructors when they earn a score of 3 to 5 on the designed assessments. Although other schools are featured, we, personally, find our Advanced Placement Biology class and a representative from Advanced Placement Chemistry (and the solo female in the class) Jahnae Johnson to have represented us exceptionally well.

Students featured in the AP Biology class include some of our finest: Jessica Bagwell, Jordan Bagwell, Tamia Byrom, Agatha Dulce, Dmitri Finch, Tristan Hayes, Frederick Robinson, Nadia Rowles-Nalle and Taylor Scott.

Please, feel free to view our students, and Advanced Placement Educator of both AP Biology and AP Chemistry, Ms. Cline as we exhibit AP Science within our high school setting. Please see link below to view some of our finest in action.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxSGFDMtdkARN1A2cUJUS1hCY2M/view?ts=5908a37d

We were thrilled that the video represents both Prince George's County Public Schools and CMIT-North so well.

Doris Cline
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
8th Grade Finance Park Field Trip
This June, all 8th graders are invited to participate in a financial literacy simulation at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Landover. Students will spend the day at the facility, learning and applying basic financial skills like budgeting and saving.

Students will attend the trip on the following dates:
- Monday June 5th: Duke, Vanderbilt, Harvard
- Tuesday June 6th: Xavier, William & Mary, Northwestern

There is no cost for the trip, but students must bring a bag lunch with them that day. Permission slips and publicity release forms must be returned to Ms. Cracovaner NO LATER THAN Monday, May 22nd for students to attend. Additional copies of each are attached to this blurb.

Please contact Ms. Cracovaner with any questions at acracovaner@cmitacademy.org

Ms. Cracovaner
Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair
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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
Spanish Class Updates

The introductory students have discussed clothes and colors.

The first level students have been naming the parts of a human body in preparation for an assessment with four variations: in the first, they indicate the part of the body named from a list; in the second they name and indicate body parts; in the third they translate to English and in the fourth they translate to Spanish.

Some of the students in Northwestern played Simon Dice (Simon Says) to learn the Spanish words.

Saludos,
Jared Hester
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Northwestern Plays Floor Hockey in PE

This week the students in Northwestern participated in a grudge hockey game to celebrate the NHL playoffs. Jason Mabry played a tough game in goal for the blue team while Shainah Lagrana played goalie for the yellow team. Both teams strategized to figure out the best plan to beat their opponent. Despite a few scrapes on the knee, both teams fought hard and the blue team was victorious! Go Northwestern!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Mr. Snyder and Ms. Lawrence Hold PE Class Indoors!

Due to the inclement weather this past Friday, Mr. Snyder and Ms. Lawrence challenged our first two period classes to complete two rounds of Insanity! All students completed the "Fit Test" and then did a cardio workout, followed by abs. Congrats to Xavier and Brown on finishing a tough workout! Be sure to drink plenty of water this weekend!

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Grade 8 Students on Animal Dissections

What makes science create a lasting impression in the student’s mind is the approaches on how likely the students will recall the hands-on activities that they did. What do you remember most about biology? Is it the dry textbook? Despite the squeamish reactions of some students, animal dissection has many benefits. Amid the scissors, specimens, and unforgettable aroma of the lab, students will discover specific lessons that extend beyond basic biology or life science. The most obvious value revolves around the tactile experience, but students also learn respect for life and proper dissection skills that will be helpful in higher level lab classes.

CMIT students are fortunate enough to have a generous school that provides necessary tools and teachers with good science backgrounds to help them learn in higher level science classes. Learning the proper procedure for frog/shark/pig/starfish dissection teaches students how to follow directions, observation skills, fine motor skills, the interrelationship between organs and tissue, and develops the ability to "feel" the body without seeing what is lying underneath. Many of these skills will be used in college level biology classes and some will be used in high school and high school level chemistry and physics as well.

Although dissection has many benefits for science students, it is not the end-all to biology lab exercises if a student was not able to perform due to personal reasons. If a student protests despite being informed of the reasons behind the activity, his values should be respected and a viable alternative sought.

A letter of permission to allow students to participate by their parents was distributed on May 1st, 2017. Please return the said form by May 8, 2017.

Thank you.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
CMIT Academy
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
ASCEND Leadership Conference
A.S.C.E.N.D. ​is a leadership program that provides the following free services to both high students AND parents: college and career readiness workshops, Model UN training, financial aid workshops, college tours, fields trips and more!

Please see the attached for the 2017-18 Application!

Natalie Gaudette
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Student Service Learning Opportunity - DC Courts Community Service Learning Program
The start date for the DC Courts Community Service Learning Program is Monday, June 26, 2017. It is a 6-week program that ends on Friday, August 4, 2017. Students will perform their assigned duties for 4 hours (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) each day and are able to earn up to 116 hours in the program. Please note that students will only earn community service hours for time attended.

All students that are accepted into the program must attend the mandatory orientation on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am or they will not be permitted to participate in the program. During the orientation, students will receive identification badges, program t-shirts, work schedules, assignments, and take a tour of the Court campus.

Students will earn their community service hours by working in the Information Center providing essential information to the public and in the Civil Division performing duties such as organizing files, preparing documents, assisting the public with case information, and escorting the public to the Judge-in-Chambers. They will also attend informational sessions within several Court Divisions which are designed to teach the students about the various functions within the Courts.

I have attached an application to be filled out by students and the person providing a recommendation from their current school. All applications are due to Access Receptionist, Princess Duffy, by COB Monday, June 5, 2017. She will contact you via email regarding the acceptance of the selected students no later than Friday, June 09, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Princess Duffy at (202)879-0476 / princess.duffy@dcsc.gov.

Natalie Gaudette
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Environmental Science Earth Day Lab Assessment

Environmental Science students completed a lab on Land-Use Modeling. Students assumed roles as development teams and designed subdivisions that included roads, shopping, housing, utilities, wetlands, and more. Each development was to follow 'rules' that assured pollution would not negatively impact residents due to proximity issues.

Attached are some photos of the students at work.

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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