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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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08/19/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

New School Hours

Coaching Vacancies 2017-2018

CMIT Students in China!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Middle School Athletics

Before and After School Enrichment


HS BREAKING NEWS

2017-2018 High School Uniform Information

CMIT High School Athletics

CMIT High School Clubs

Class of 2018…..Introducing Your Peer Leaders!!!

High School College Test Prep

CMIT High School Schedules

One-to-One Chromebook Updates


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Back To School Night


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Back to School Night

2017-18 Junior and Senior Abbreviated Schedule Applications


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CMIT Science Technology Engineering and Math

Ms. Rooney is Back for Year 4!


PTO UPDATES

2017- 18 CMIT North PTO Membership Drive has begun!


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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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Coaching Vacancies 2017-2018
I hope you are all enjoying your summer! There are still many available coaching positions for our high school and middle school athletic programs. Here is a listing of the sports we will be offering for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in coaching any of these sports please send me a cover letter and resume at your earliest convenience. I will be conducting interviews throughout the year. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please have them reach out to me via e-mail.

Fall Sports 2017
Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach
Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach
Girls Varsity Soccer Assistant
Cross Country Head Coach
Middle School Softball Head Coach
Middle School Baseball Head Coach

Winter Sports 2017-18
Varsity Cheerleading Head Coach
Indoor Track Head Coach
Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Boys JV Basketball Head Coach
Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Girls JV Basketball Head Coach
Middle School Boys Basketball Head Coach
Middle School Girls Basketball Head Coach
Middle School Cheerleading Head Coach

Spring Sports 2018
Track and Field Head Coach
Varsity Baseball Head Coach
Varsity Softball Head Coach
POSSIBLE: Boys Lacrosse Coach
POSSIBLE: Girls Lacrosse Coach
Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach
Middle School Boys Soccer Head Coach

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT Students in China!

Summer 2017 saw CMIT students traveling to China to study Mandarin. This was the first time CMIT students had traveled to Asia, and the results were amazing. During our 12-day trip, students had the opportunity to order food, go shopping on several excursions, interview people in the street, and haggle in a market, all in Chinese. During our stay in Beijing, we visited the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. We made dumplings in a Hutong District restaurant, shopped for pearls in a pearl factory, and learned how silk is made. While in Shanghai, the braver of us went to the top of the tallest building in East Asia and looked through its glass floor to the street. The students had an amazing time that will stay with them their whole life. Next year, Summer 2018, we plan to go to Italy. That trip will have us travel to the ancient cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome.

James Screven
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Middle School Athletics
Dear CMIT Parents/Guardians & Students:

I would like to extend a welcome to all students coming to CMIT Middle School for the 2017-18 school year for the first time, as well as a “welcome back” to those returning students. I am sure many of you will be participating in our athletic programs this year and that the experience will be most rewarding. We are very proud of our athletic programs here at CMIT and I am sure you’ll have an excellent experience.

In order to participate in athletics at CMIT each athlete must meet the following requirements. You must be eligible to participate in PGCPS Interscholastic Athletics. Please review the following list with your parents.

I am officially enrolled in Middle School.
I received a 2.0 or above during the previous quarter.
I have turned in a copy of my most physical to my athletic director (If you need copies of the physical forms please see the attached PDF or visit the CMIT website and click on the tab for Athletics).
I have registered on FormReLeaf.

NEW THIS YEAR…ALL required paperwork (excpet physical forms) will be completed on-line via a platform called “Form ReLeaf.” This will allow parents to complete forms ONCE and then the information will be prepopulated IF you have more than one child OR your child plays more than one sport. Medical forms still need be to be handed in because of the requirement for the Doctor’s signature. You can register your child on FormReLeaf at http://cmitacademy.org/student-athlete-registration/

If at any time you need assistance, you can call the FormReleaf Support line at 1-844-367-6735

Sincerely,

Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director

Available Middle School Sports for 2017-2018
Fall - Boys Baseball and Girls Softball
Winter - Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Cheerleading
Spring - Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer

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Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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Before and After School Enrichment
As our school year begins, spots in the before and after school enrichment program are filling up quickly!

Advantages of Enrichment

- Students will have access to technology to complete their homework.
- Students will have access to math and reading teachers in order to receive assistance on homework assignments if needed.
- Students can complete other activities that can strengthen their skills in core subjects like math, reading, science, and social studies.

If you are interested in signing your child up for the Enrichment program for the 2017-2018 school year please follow this link - http://cec.clfportal.org/

If you would like information about prices and times, you can view the brochure by following this link - http://clfmd.org/enrichment-2/


Please contact Ms. Jessica Linnenkamp at jlash@cmitacademy.org if you have any questions or need clarification on anything or come visit us at the Enrichment table during Back To School Night!



Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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HS BREAKING NEWS
2017-2018 High School Uniform Information

The school year is quickly approaching. Does your student have their uniform? If not, please make arrangements to visit our vendor, All American Wear, Inc. They are located at 5001-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706. Their phone number is 301-459-5000. You will find a price list attached below.

Students are expected to be in full uniform on the first day of school including 9th grade orientation on September 5th.

The uniform policy for high school has been updated and is attached. Please take a moment to read it, and feel free to reach out to administration prior to the school year with any questions.

Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

CMIT Administration
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CMIT High School Athletics
Dear CMIT Parents/Guardians & Students:

I would like to extend a welcome to all students coming to CMIT for the 2017-18 school year for the first time, as well as a “welcome back” to those returning students. I am sure many of you will be participating in our athletic programs this year and that the experience will be most rewarding. We are very proud of our athletic programs here at CMIT and I am sure you’ll have an excellent experience. This year we will be adding Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Spring Track and Field to our list of programs.

In order to participate in athletics at CMIT each athlete must meet the following requirements. You must be eligible to participate in Interscholastic Athletics. Please review the following list with your parents.

I am officially enrolled in High School.
I received a 2.0 or above during the previous quarter.
I am younger than age 19 prior to September 1 2017.
Turn in a copy of your most physical to your athletic director.
If you need copies of the physical forms please see the attached PDF or visit the CMIT website and click on the tab for Athletics.

NEW THIS YEAR…ALL required paperwork (excpet physical forms) will be completed on-line via a platform called “Form ReLeaf.” This will allow parents to complete forms ONCE and then the information will be prepopulated IF you have more than one child OR your child plays more than one sport. Medical forms still need be to be handed in because of the requirement for the Doctor’s signature.

If at any time you need assistance, you can call the FormReleaf Support line at 1-844-367-6735

Sincerely,

Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director

Note: Information has been sent out regarding soccer tryouts to those who registered at the end of last school year to receive e-mails. If you have not received any information regarding tryouts please see the attached document and register online on FormReLeaf ASAP. Tryouts for Varsity Soccer begin on August 14th.


Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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CMIT High School Clubs
CMIT offers a wide variety of clubs and after school activities for the students to participate in throughout the school year. In general our clubs run after school Monday through Friday from right after school until around 4:30pm. We will announce the list of available clubs in September, and the clubs are expected to start by the first week of October. Stay tuned!

Ferhat Avsar
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Class of 2018…..Introducing Your Peer Leaders!!!

If you could describe a College Summit Peer Leader in three words, they would be innovative, dedicated, and influential. Four students, Sydney Baucum, Hannah Browne, Tristan Hayes and Lauryn Simenton, have displayed these qualities and many more resulting in them becoming this year's Peer Leaders. Additionally, Peer Leaders create a college going culture throughout the school and ensure that students have a solid plan after high school.

As a result, the Peer Leaders created three campaign goals for students:
1. Students must complete three or more college applications to the best of their ability.
2. Students must complete early filing for FAFSA (Federal Student Aid).
3. Students must have a correlation between their academics and their careers.

To complete these goals, the four students participated in a four-day College Summit Peer Leader Program training them to assist their peers in the college process. Moreover, CMIT is providing a College Summit class with every Peer Leader as a guide to help seniors with college essays, teacher recommendations, and so much more.

We look forward to working with the Class of 2018!

Sincerely,
Your Peer Leaders

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High School College Test Prep
Seniors (Class of 2018);

We highly recommend that all of our 12th grade students to register to take the SAT test in October 7. This will be your last chance if you are considering to apply colleges for early decision. So far more that 75% of CMIT seniors already took the test at least once.

To register for SAT go to
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
Our high school code is 210722


Juniors and Sophomores;

All students in 10th and 11th grade will be taking official PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesday October 11th. It is important that students study for this very important test that is coming soon. We highly recommend for students to take these two full-length PSAT practice tests before taking the exam.

1- https://goo.gl/pofULN

2- https://goo.gl/zf6ekM

Freshmen;

9th grade students will be taking PSAT 8/9 in December. With these test scores, they are eligible to apply to Special Programs within the county. You will hear more information about this test later.

Ferhat Avsar
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CMIT High School Schedules
Schedules have been ready all summer and have been distributed to all families who requested them. There have since been changes to some schedules, so if you would like to see your student's schedule again, please email Ms. Gaudette with the subject line "Schedule Request" and your student's first and last name.

Natalie Gaudette
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One-to-One Chromebook Updates
Thank you to everyone who has come in to purchase their Chromebooks. For those of you who have not done so, please be on the look out for an email from the IT Department with information about how to schedule times to come in over the next several days.

Some benefits of the One-to-One Chromebook Program are:

- increased instructional time by reducing time spent on distributing and collecting Chromebooks
- increased engagement by providing a new way to teach, learn, and connect
- reaching students on the platforms they are already using wherever they go
- optimized learning by leveraging the strengths of both in-classroom and online content
- teachers’ enhanced ability to focus on instruction and student achievement by reducing time spent on copying and grading assignments
- expanded opportunities for students to complete assignments during non-instructional times of the day
- optional parental control feature for home usage
- preventing issues with lost assignments & homework and
- promoting effective use of technology, increasing teacher productivity and engaging students

Attached are some responses to some frequently asked questions that may be helpful.

Respectfully,

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CMIT Administration
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Back To School Night
Back to school night for middle school has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th from 6pm-8pm.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to
- meet CMIT staff
- learn about school expectations
- ask questions to CMIT administration
- meet teachers in their classrooms to learn more about curriculum, classroom rules and procedures, course syllabus, course materials, and to ask questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

CMIT Administration
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
High School Back to School Night

Welcome to the 2018 school year, Families!

Please mark your calendars for the high school Back to School Night which will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 6pm to 8pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration

Tammy Colandrea
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2017-18 Junior and Senior Abbreviated Schedule Applications
Just a reminder that Abbreviated Schedule Applications are due FRIDAY (August 25th) to Ms. Gaudette's email (ngaudette@cmitacademy.org). Please see attached for more information and email Ms. Gaudette if you have any questions.

Natalie Gaudette
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
CMIT Science Technology Engineering and Math
Hello Students and Parents!

I'm having a great summer (volunteering, exercising, studying). I hope you are enjoying the summer break too.

Before we get into the new school year, I felt it best to share a little about myself as a science teacher at CMIT.

I have a Masters in Astrophysics and once worked for a NASA sub-contractor (shuttle telemetry) before the shuttle program was closed. I taught undergrad freshman Physics and Astronomy (even to Marines at Quantico) before deciding to 'be the change I wanted to see' in students coming out of high school and entering undergrad programs in college. So, I shifted to teaching high school science.

This coming school year, I will once again be teaching Environmental Science; however, this time I will have 4 separate classes. To round out my schedule for the school year, I will have 2 classes of electives: Anatomy and Physiology for one semester (half the school year, 1/2 credit), and Medical Science for one semester and 1/2 credit.

An obvious question could be: How does an Astrophysicist teach Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Science? Answer: Before deciding to pursue Astrophysics, I was a Pre-Med major and ready to matriculate to U. of S. Carolina Charleston to their medical school. I have also taught Medical Science with a light version of Anatomy and Physiology in previous years at CMIT.

A few of the goals that I have (of many) is to be a positive influence on high school students in the following ways: increasing their maturity, resourcefulness, and leadership; building confidence in their capabilities; application of understanding and skill in subject areas; developing healthy skepticism and asking thoughtful questions; improved reading, writing, and communication skills that serve students throughout their lives.

Looking forward to a successful school year,

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Ms. Rooney is Back for Year 4!
I am happy to announce that I will be returning to CMIT for my 4th year!

For the 2017-2018 school year, I will be teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry. I am very excited and have some new ideas in mind!

I hope everyone has had a restful and fun summer, and I look forward to officially welcoming everyone back in 3 weeks!

Ms. Rooney
HS Math Teacher
HS Math Department Chair
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PTO UPDATES
2017- 18 CMIT North PTO Membership Drive has begun!
We encourage all parents to join as members to support the important work the PTO does for our children, parents and schools. If you would like to volunteer in the schools, you can indicate your interests during registration.

Use this link to join online: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html

For any membership questions, please contact information@cmitnorthpto.org

CMIT North PTO
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