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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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08/26/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

New School Hours

2017-2018 Calendar


MS BREAKING NEWS

Before and After School Enrichment

Enrichment Courses


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT High School Clubs

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

2017-2018 High School Uniform Information

Interested in Lacrosse?

CMIT High School Athletics


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Back To School Night

Middle School Athletics


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Back to School Night

High School College Test Prep

CMIT High School Schedule Changes

CMIT High School Service Hours


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CMIT Science Technology Engineering and Math

Ms. Rooney is Back for Year 4!

Mrs. Cunning | Social Studies Department


PTO UPDATES

2017- 18 CMIT North PTO Membership Drive has begun!


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 Calendar
Please take a moment to view the PGCPS calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. It is going to be a great year!

http://www.pgcps.org/2017-2018-calendar-as-grid/

CMIT Administration
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MS BREAKING NEWS
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 Mrs. 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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Enrichment Courses
Each year, the students have an Enrichment class built into their schedule during the school day. Please fill out the following form to choose your preference for the first semester of this school year. Please have this done by August 31st at 8:00 am.

https://goo.gl/forms/Eobc8aLN4KYyHno83

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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HS BREAKING NEWS
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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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 (refer to the shoe policy, in particular) 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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Interested in Lacrosse?
This message is from PG Pride, if you have any questions please contact info@pglacrosse.com

Welcome to the PG Pride Fall Intramural League! Register TODAY for this exciting new format that now also include HS players.

***New: High School play *** We want to encourage high school players to register for this league. High school lacrosse is still new in our public schools and we want to give local HS players an opportunity to sharpen their skills in the fall and our alumni a chance to remain part of the Pride.

Games will be small-sided, meaning players will have more touches on the ball. Grades 5 and up will play a half-court format. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at Riverdale Recreational Park. Each age group plays during a fixed 1.5 hour timeslot on Sunday afternoon during which they play 2 30 minute games. Play will be at the recreational level.

There will be no practices for this league, however 3rd grade and up players can participate in ULAX clinics by Coach Mark Mozier on *Monday* evenings. Clinics are held at Duvall Field in College Park. Coach Mark Mozier and his team of ULAX coaches will help us improve our skills. Players will be grouped by skill level. This is also a great opportunity for new/prospective PG Pride coaches to see other coaches in action.

In short:

Five weeks of recreational-level play at Riverdale Recreational Park on Sunday afternoons (Sep 17-Oct 15).
Six weeks of ULAX clinics led by Coach Mark Mozier at Duvall Field in College Park, on Mondays evenings (Sep 11-Oct 16, 6:30-8pm). Third grade and up only.
More details at our website.
Registrations fees paid after September 3rd will increase $20.00.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Cost for the season will be $100 for 3rd grade and up, $70 for 1st and 2nd graders. Registration slots will be limited, so that this fast paced new format gives each player as much action as possible.

We expect to be playing in our regular league (MGLL) in the spring.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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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

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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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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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

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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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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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 Schedule Changes
Good afternoon,

In the first week of school, students are permitted to come see me (Ms. Gaudette) for schedule changes. I will not rearrange a schedule to change the order of courses, nor will I permit students to drop courses required for graduation. For example, I will not allow students to switch the period their Gym class so that they can take it at a certain time of day.

The process for schedule changes is as follows:
(1) Students must report to the course on their schedule so that their attendance may be recorded even if they plan to drop the course
(2) During the class they wish to drop they must request a pass from the teacher to come to my office for their schedule change
(3) Students will sign in on a sign in sheet and will be seen in that order
(4) I will tell students which courses are available for them to switch into during the period of the course they wish to change. If the course they wish to switch into is full, I will place them on a waiting list and notify them if a spot in the course opens up.
(5) I will immediately make the schedule change if there are open seats, and I will provide the student with a Schedule Change form that they must have signed by their parent/guardian and returned to me by the end of the following school day. If the form is NOT returned to me by then, they will be put back into the class they were originally in. A form must be filled out for each schedule change a student is requesting.
(6) After making the schedule change, the student will report to their new class.

If you have any questions about the schedule change process, please do not hesitate to email me at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org.

Natalie Gaudette
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CMIT High School Service Hours
Did your student complete service hours over the summer? Don't forget to turn in their Service Hours forms to Ms. Gaudette. Service Hours forms for service hours completed in the summer are due by October 15th.

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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Mrs. Cunning | Social Studies Department
Hello! My name is Mrs. Cunning and I am a new member of the Social Studies Department. While this is my first year here at CMIT, I have spent the last seven years teaching at our sister school, CSP, in Anne Arundel. I am excited to continue my teaching with CLF and be a part of the opening of this new school!

On a more academic note, it has been brought to my attention that a due date was left off of the AP Government Summer Assignment Part II- Current Events. This will be gone over in class during the first week, but the date should have been listed as Monday, September 11th. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Cunning
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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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