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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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06/16/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

New School Hours

2017-2018 School Uniform Information

Newsletter Hiatus

Cheer Car Wash Fundraiser

Service Hours Opportunities

Medication Forms For Next Year

Cyber Summer Camps at CTU


MS BREAKING NEWS

Summer Work is Here

Field Trip


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT High School Building Progress

1st Graduation and Senior Prom

2017-2018 HS Parking Plans

Class of 2018 College Tasks

2017-2018 Schedules Available for High School Students

Class of 2018 and 2019: Abbreviated Schedules Process

High School Summer Assignments

High School One-to-One Chromebook Program

SAT Scores for May Administration Released


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Soccer Tryouts

College Writing Essay Workshop on June 24th

Preventing Malaria Lecture at NMHM - Free and Open to the Public


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We All Scream for Ice Cream from Ms. Cline's Science Classes

News from Ms. Cline AP Biology/AP Chemistry/Genetics


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
New School Hours

Please take note of school the school hours below:

High School
7:50am - Student Arrival and Drop Off
2:45pm - Student Dismissal and Pick Up

Middle School
8:05am - Student Arrival and Drop Off
2:55pm - Student Dismissal and Pick Up

Elementary School
7:35 am - Student Arrival and Drop Off
2:25 pm - Student Dismissal and Pick Up

These changes were made after consulting with the other CMIT North schools, the CMIT North PTO, and the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. The new schedule will best allow parents, buses, and carpools to drop off students at all school locations without the concern of tardiness. Due to the opening of the new high school the staggered start times were necessary. We understand that the change may cause some difficulties for some families, however, this schedule meets the needs of the majority of stakeholders.

CMIT Administration
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2017-2018 School Uniform Information

It is a good time to start thinking about school uniforms for the fall. All American Wear, Inc. will continue to be our our uniform provider.

Parents will have to go into the store to purchase and order items to be shipped to their home. CMIT Academy will not have items shipped to the building.

This can be your one stop shop. All American Wear, Inc. has uniform shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, shoes, and belts as well as the mandatory PE uniforms for both middle and high school students. Administration will be strictly enforcing mandatory full PE uniforms this school year.

All American Wear, Inc. is located at 5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706, and their phone number is 301-459-5000.

Click the links below to access coupons and the price list as well as a comprehensive uniform policy. For high school students ONLY, the uniform policy is being updated to allow students to wear shoes that may not be all black. Slides, slippers, flip flops, and crocs still will not be permitted.


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Newsletter Hiatus
This will be the last CMIT newsletter until August. Please continue to lookout for relevant communication via email.

It has been a wonderful year working with all of you. Have a wonderful summer, and we will see you in the fall.

All the best!

CMIT Administration & Staff
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Cheer Car Wash Fundraiser
RESCHEDULED CAR WASH:

On Saturday, June 24, 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 the 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!!!!

Coach Adams
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Service Hours Opportunities
Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Volunteers must be 16 years or older
- To find out more about the Festival or complete a volunteer application, go to www.festival.si.edu/volunteer.
- Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Sean Tomlinson at 202-633-7488

University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - must be 14 years or older
- Go to this Sign Up Genius to volunteer!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48adac2ba2fd0-summer\

RISE for Autism (June 25-30 at Old Mill High School)
- Looking for spotters to help campers learn to ride a bike independently
- Spotters should be physically fit to jog or run alongside riders
- Register here: http://signup.com/go/BRarn3

Natalie Gaudette
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Medication Forms For Next Year
All students requiring medication in school next year need to have a new medication order form completed and signed by both the physician and a parent/guardian. Medications will not be accepted without a completed order form. Orders and medications received this school year do not carry over to the next school year. Below I have attached the link to the PGCPS website, where all physician order forms can be found. They can also be picked up at school or at most physician offices. Thank you for a great school year and have a safe and healthy summer!

http://www1.pgcps.org/health-forms/

CMIT Nurse
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Cyber Summer Camps at CTU
Capitol Technology University
Cyber Summer Camps

Dates:
Capitol Cyber Challenge - July 10-July 14
Coding Camp- July 31-August 4
Both camps run from 9:00a-4:00p

Where: Capitol Technology University Campus
11301 Springfield Rd. Laurel, MD 20708
Cost: $350 per camp

WHAT TO EXPECT:
¬ Capitol Cyber Challenge - The camp features a variety of exciting. informative activities, including scavenger hunts and other cyber games; training in computer forensics; coding and scripting with Python and other languages; creating software robots; and working with 3D printers. Perfect both for students who are interested in cybersecurity but don't know much about it, and also for those who have had some cybersecurity experience during high school and want to increase their knowledge base.

¬ Coding Camp - Coding is a big part of our world today. Whether you want to be a professional programmer or just want to pick up a few skills, Capitol Technology University's Python camp is right for you! Through fun, interactive, hands-on exercises using Python on a Raspberry Pi, you will learn the basics of programming using Python and how to build a functioning program on a small form-factor module like the Pi. By the end of camp, you will be able to create new Python apps.  From there, the sky is the limit!

For more information:
https://captechu.edu/summer

Ferhat Avsar
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Summer Work is Here
Research shows that students that stay academically engaged over the Summer Break retain more knowledge from the previous year and start the new year with an advantage. Please use the links below to find the Summer work for each grade level and subject.

Assignments will be due to their respective content teachers on Friday, September 9, 2017

Math:
6th Grade - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KbVJDLWExZ1ZKV0E/view?usp=sharing

7th Grade - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KbTRtODVqNUE5NEE/view?usp=sharing

8th Grade - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KaXFWbmlONkljME0/view?usp=sharing

Algebra I - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KSUdKYVVPOF9NRTA/view?usp=sharing

Geometry - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KVVJYaTN5dkNXbG8/view?usp=sharing

Reading Language Arts:
6th through 8th Grades - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KTzdial9kalN2S2s/view?usp=sharing

Social Studies:
6th through 8th Grades - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BweWSbkexm8IWkpxRnpMcTBNSmc/view?usp=sharing

Science:
Biology -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwaMCnEgTi_KVjZyNVJZMFM1c0E/view?usp=sharing

Andrew Brauer
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Field Trip
Eighth graders played adults for a day as they budgeted and paid bills for a sample real-life adult simulation. Parent volunteers guide them through the simulation.

Ms. Fagan
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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT High School Building Progress

The new high school building construction is on schedule, and it is planned to be ready for students and staff in the new school year.

Ferhat Avsar
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1st Graduation and Senior Prom

On behalf of the Graduation and Prom Committee we would like to thank all who were responsible for making our first-year commencement ceremony a success. Commencement is a huge event and it would not have been possible without the assistance of countless people who helped prepare and work during the event itself. It truly is a community event from the committee planning it to the people working it. Thank you for helping to make the day possible!

Please enjoy some pictures from both events. Hope you enjoy!

Jared Brooks
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2017-2018 HS Parking Plans
We are still in the process of finalizing parking policies and procedures for next school year, however, we wish to share some information with you to help you plan.

- Any student who drives to school must have a parking permit.
- We will be assigning parking to rising seniors and juniors only with priority going to seniors.
- Parking immediately near the new high school building is limited, and priority for these spaces will go to seniors with partial schedules because of dual enrollment. (This must be verified when applying for a parking permit.) Remaining parking will be assigned on a first come first served basis with some students being assigned to annex parking at the middle school.

We will send more information about the application process to juniors and seniors in the next month or so. We will begin accepting applications at the beginning of August. Please continue to check your email for more information.

HS Administration
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Class of 2018 College Tasks
Please download the attached PDF. This will walk you through all of the things you should be doing to prepare for applying to college in the fall!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Avsar (favsar@cmitacademy.org) or Ms. Gaudette (ngaudette@cmitacademy.org).

Natalie Gaudette
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2017-2018 Schedules Available for High School Students
Schedules for high school students for the 2017-18 school year are ready. The County does not make these schedule visible on SchoolMax until mid- to late-July, but since they are complete, I am happy to share them with you. If you would like to see a copy of your student's schedule for next school year, please email Ms. Gaudette at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org. The subject of the email should be your student's name and "2017 Schedule." Ms. Gaudette is traveling over the summer but will do her best to get these replies to you in a timely manner.

Schedules are still in draft form as electives are still in flux, but they are mostly set.

Note: Ms. Gaudette will not be accepting any requests for elective change until the first week of school. If there are questions or concerns about your student's schedule, however, she will do her best to address those over the summer time.

Natalie Gaudette
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Class of 2018 and 2019: Abbreviated Schedules Process
For the 2017-18 school year, 11th and 12th grade students will ONLY be permitted to take an abbreviated schedule (arriving late and/or leaving early) if they are working at a job or internship or taking a Dual Enrollment class in the fall.

Please see attached for the Abbreviated Schedule Application. All materials are due by FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th.

The Abbreviated Schedule Policy for 2017-18 is as follows:
- Students at CMIT may drop one CMIT course for every Dual Enrollment course they are taking
- Students at CMIT may drop one CMIT course for every 5 hours per week they are working at a verified job or internship
- Courses will not be dropped until all materials have been submitted, processed, and verified.
- Students may not drop required courses from their CMIT schedule nor will they be permitted to take less than 4 credits at CMIT
- Deadline to submit materials is FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th so that Ms. Gaudette can process and verify the materials for each student.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their non-CMIT commitments

Natalie Gaudette
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High School Summer Assignments
Summer assignments have been released for high school students who will be taking honors or AP courses in the fall. Students who still need to access their summer assignments can find them posted on the school's website at the following link: http://cmitacademy.org/cmit-summer-assignments-2017/

Summer assignments are mandatory for these classes.

Respectfully,

High School Administration
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High School One-to-One Chromebook Program

The high school is conducting this survey for students and parents to better understand the value of this new one-to-one Chromebook distribution program that we will be implementing in our brand new facility next year. Specifically, we want to get your thoughts and comments on what is working well and where we can improve. Please send us your comments/questions about CMIT high school's one-to-one Chromebook distribution program by completing the short survey in this link: https://tinyurl.com/CMITCBSurvey

CMIT Administration
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SAT Scores for May Administration Released

Results above show that CMIT students rock! Our students score higher than the county and the state.

Please consider registering for the SAT administration on August 26th if you have not taken the test yet. To register click here
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
if you need help during registration process click here
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/online-registration-help.

The expectation is to have all CMIT rising seniors take college tests (SAT or ACT) at least twice. Then students can use their best scores to apply to colleges. We highly recommend that all seniors take the October Administration.

Test Date: October 7
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2017

You may need CMIT's high school code and the official name of the 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 UPCOMING EVENTS
High School Soccer Tryouts

If you are interested in trying out for the High School Varsity Soccer team (boys or girls) please complete the following form no later than June 30th. Tryouts will begin on Wednesday, August 9th and continue on weekday mornings through the beginning of the school year. More information to follow for those who fill out the Google form. If you have any questions, I will check my e-mail periodically throughout the summer.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyel1gbFZn2ENnf1ndIxRJuQyY7CRGuZSNxwr4cVCbJrVGUg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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College Writing Essay Workshop on June 24th
Rising Seniors:

I am happy to announce the date for our annual College Writing Essay Workshop. It is going to be a one-day workshop on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at CMIT North.

College essays are important because they let you reveal your personality. Learn how brainstorming and planning can help you write your best college essays. It is a part of the application process for many colleges and universities.

This one-day event will be run by my former students who are currently attending to Columbia, MIT, and UMD. The event is free for rising CMIT seniors. Please bring your resume and also your current college essay (if you happen to have one already).

Students need to register through the weblink below in order to be able to participate in this workshop.

https://goo.gl/forms/NETH3qu7SiERLInD3

Ferhat Avsar
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Preventing Malaria Lecture at NMHM - Free and Open to the Public

The Military Malaria Research Program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, (WRAIR), will present a free lecture describing how science and medical researchers are working to bring antimalarial drugs and vaccines onto the market for soldier health and international civic benefit on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The lecture presentation will be held at the National Museum of Health and Medicine located at 2500 Linden Lane in Silver Spring, Md. The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Kindly refer to the listed website or Medical Museum Flyer for more information about additional summer lectures at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

Website: http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/assets/documents/events/2017/NMHM_SciCafe_Jun2017.pdf

I would also like to thank all of the CMIT-North parents and parent volunteers for their support and care to their children and their children’s teachers resulting in a great 2016-2017 school year!


Alma Smith
Chemistry & Forensic Science Teacher
CMIT North Academy High School
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
We All Scream for Ice Cream from Ms. Cline's Science Classes
A joyous time was had by all in the CMIT High School as all of Ms. Cline's Science classes made (from scratch) ice cream. A cup or bag of ice cream was shared with every administrator, faculty and staff member on Thursday and Friday, June 8th and 9th, 2017.

It was truly "CMIT-North PCS High School ice cream" made right in the science department, room 168, with Ms. Cline and every student in her classes. Of course, our students made their treats in advance of sharing with the our fabulous staff. Variety was had in the type of milk product chosen...regular whole milk, almond milk and/or soy milk. Only one staff member asked, "Do you have chocolate." Perhaps, next year...more variety.

Doris Cline
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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News from Ms. Cline AP Biology/AP Chemistry/Genetics
The summer vacation break has finally arrived. It was a productive and wonderful year. Meeting and getting to know a new group of students, staff, etc., students progressed in leaps and bounds academically in AP Sciences and Human Genetics!

As we await the College Board test results, we must prepare for next year's new crop of students. I am anticipating students I have never taught, previously, as well as, those who are moving to a new subject of AP Science with me or from Human Genetics to one of my AP Science classes.

I wish all of you a wonderful and refreshing Summer. I anticipate our smooth academic sessions for 2017-2018.

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