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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/01/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

General Athletics Information


MS BREAKING NEWS

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

CMIT Twitter Handle

Hearts With Houston Winners

Middle School Clubs


HS BREAKING NEWS

PSAT Testing - October 11th

The High School is on Twitter

Locker & Parking Updates

Uniform Reminder | Fall is Here


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

The Patriots Program

Robotics Clubs, Rocketry Clubs, Solar System Club and Flight Simulation Club

Basketball Interest Meeting


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs.Omur's Tech7

Mrs.Omur's Tech8

Spanish with Mr. Hester: Google Codes, SLO, and Hispanic Heritage Month Assignments.


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Fleming's Bio & Chem Class

Foundations of Technology News

Mrs. Bivins Math Class Updates


PTO UPDATES

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser

Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

PTO Executive Board Elections


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
General Athletics Information

In order to participate in any of our athletics at both CMIT middle school and high school, each athlete must meet the following requirements. Please review the following list with your parents:

*I am officially enrolled in Middle School/High School.
*I received a 2.0 or above during the previous quarter (includes 4th quarter for fall sports).
*I have turned in either a PDF version or hard copy of my most recent physical to my athletic director (see attached or visit the CMIT website and click on the tab for Athletics).
*I have registered on FormReLeaf (http://cmitacademy.org/student-athlete-registration/)

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

Available High School Sports for 2017-2018
Fall - Boys Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer, Cheerleading
Winter - Boys Varsity and JV Basketball, Girls Varsity and JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track
Spring - Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Softball, Track & Field

If you are interesting in assisting the athletic department in any capacity (selling concessions, ticket sales, game workers) please contact Ms. Lawrence or the CMIT PTO Athletic Boosters.

Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
Student safety is our #1 priority. In an effort to maintain a safe environment for our students and to be proactive so that no accidents occur we are adjusting our drop-off and pick-up procedures. Please review the procedures and review the link for an aerial view of the traffic flow.

1. All car riders must be picked up at the rear of the school. This allows us to have control over where students cross the street and direct traffic safely.

2. Traffic is One-Way during the hours of 8:05-8:30am and from 2:45-3:30pm.

3. CMIT Middle School opens at 8:05am. Faculty is not available to supervise students prior to that time. Please consider this as the weather gets colder and inclimate.

4. Students are not to be picked up in the Stantec Parking Lot. This is their place of business, and we want to be good neighbors.

5. The Southeast Parking Lot is now used as the High School Overflow Parking (See Traffic Flow Map) and is no longer available for student pick-up.

6. If your scholar walks home or rides the metro bus, please complete the attached form and turn it into the Front Office.

Currently, our drop-off and pick-up takes between 15 and 20 minutes from start to finish on average. This time will be reduced utilizing these procedures as traffic will no longer need to stop for students crossing the street in multiple places or for vehicles entering traffic circles from different points.

Additionally, students do not need to bring athletic equipment (football, basketball) to school. Physical Education teachers have equipment available when needed. Any playing with said equipment during drop-off or pick-up will result in confiscation by administration.

Thank you for your support in creating a safe environment for our scholars!

Middle School Administrative Team
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CMIT Twitter Handle
The middle school has started their own twitter account to keep students and parents informed on important information, event reminders, school successes and more. Give us a follow @CMIT_Middle to keep yourself informed!

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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Hearts With Houston Winners

We raised $634.06 for our Hearts with Houston Campaign. Thank you to all of our students and their families for their generosity! The grade level winners will be having their pizza party during their lunch period on Wednesday, October 4th

6th Grade: Villanova University
7th Grade: Clemson University
8th Grade: University of Pennsylvania


CMIT Administration
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Middle School Clubs
Due to the number of new students and families this year, we have decided to extend club sign up until Wednesday, October 4th. If your student still wants to sign up for a club but is having trouble getting into the PRS portal, please have them come see Mrs. Linnenkamp at lunch time.

Club rosters will be posted on Friday October 6th on the bulletin board by the cafeteria so students will know what clubs they are a part of.

Clubs will start the week of October 9th unless otherwise communicated.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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HS BREAKING NEWS
PSAT Testing - October 11th
On Wednesday, October 11th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT. Please make sure that your child is present and on-time. If a child is absent or arrives late, he or she will not be able to make up the test.

9th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9.
10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT.

For more information on PSAT 8/9: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test

For more information on PSAT/NMSQT: click on the attachment provided.

Casandra Andrew
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The High School is on Twitter
Looking for another way to stay in touch? Follow us on Twitter. Our handle is @CMITAcademy

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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Locker & Parking Updates
We have hit the ground running this school year but are still working to put a few procedures in place.

We have begun to distribute lockers. All of the lockers on the first floor have been assigned, and we hope to assign second floor lockers this week once the locks arrive. Once students have received their lockers, backpacks will no longer be permitted in classrooms. It may be useful to discuss a strategy with your student for visiting lockers between classes in a way that still allows them to be on time to class.

We are still requesting that juniors and seniors drivers park in the middle school parking lot while construction at the high school is underway. Space in the school parking is quite limited at this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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Uniform Reminder | Fall is Here
Can you believe it? Fall is here. This means over the next several weeks, the temperature will be dropping.

Does your student have the necessary outerwear to stay warm?

According to the Uniform Policy, students are only permitted to wear CMIT windbreakers, fleeces, and sweatshirts inside the building. If you believe your student may need one of these items, consider making arrangements to purchase them in advance. Our vendor is All American Wear (www.allamericanwear.com). The uniform policy can be found on CMIT's website (www.cmitacademy.org/uniform-policy). There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
The Patriots Program
Hello Parents/Guardians:

I am in the process of negotiating a new program, The Patriots, here at CMIT North Charter School.

In order to bring this wonderful program that highlights STEM and other fields of interest in Biology; Bio Medical; Computer Networking; Cyber Security; Flight Simulation; Lego Robotics; Science Bowl; Solar System; Video Game Develop; and Hacking, we need your support. Therefore, please email me at yjohnson@cmitacademy.org if you are interested in seeing this program at CMIT North.

A flyer was sent home Friday, September 29th, with more information about The Patriots program.

Yurhance Johnson, Guidance Counselor
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Robotics Clubs, Rocketry Clubs, Solar System Club and Flight Simulation Club
Are you An Engineer? Do you:
• Watch and wonder how things work?
• Use tools to fix things that are broken and solve problems?
• Have fun exploring the world around you?q
• Come up with new inventions or discover new things?
• Like building and constructing?
• Ask lots of questions and share your curiosity with others?

If so, join the stem (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

Anika Pettus
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Basketball Interest Meeting
There will be a middle school basketball interest meeting for STUDENTS this Wednesday October 4th, 2017. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria from 3:00pm-3:30pm. Please arrange for your child to be picked up in the back of the building NO LATER than 3:45pm. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Ms. Bailey Lawrence, Athletic Director
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mrs.Omur's Tech7

This previous week, students started their week by taking a Computer Components Quiz. After that, they started to learn about the Microsoft PowerPoint environment such as Ribbon, Backstage view, Tabs, Groups. Then they completed their projects, "Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction." They continued their week by learning about "slides basics" and they completed their "Microsoft PowerPoint Slides Basics" projects. They practiced Microsoft Word with typing practice. In the last day of week, they watched a documentary and then talked about how they can see life broader and can improve themselves in different ways with technology to create something innovative to help people around them.


**Reminders**
--> Please check SchoolMax frequently to see the grades.
--> Please check Google Classroom frequently to see updates/assignments/announcements.
--> Homework is due October 1st.
They will write a reflection on documentary they watched.


Elif Omur
Technology Room156
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Mrs.Omur's Tech8

This previous week, students started their week by discussing "Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all" by John F. Kennedy. Then they took a Computer Components Quiz. After that, they started to work on Excel. They worked on a "Grades" project which had 5 different parts. They learned how to enter data in cells, how to format cells, how to work with formulas, how to do conditional formatting and how to protect their excel files with this project. After that, they moved on to a "Gadgets Sales" project. They entered their data in excel files, then exchanged their files with their classmates. They formatted and corrected files, then send them back to each other. In the last day of week, they watched a documentary and then talked about how they can see life broader and can improve themselves in different ways with technology to create something innovative to help people around them. It was a very nice and productive week! Let's keep it the same.


**Reminders**
--> Please check SchoolMax frequently to see the grades.
--> Please check Google Classroom frequently to see updates/assignments/announcements
--> Homework is due October 1st
They will write a reflection on documentary they watched.


Elif Omur
Technology Room156
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Spanish with Mr. Hester: Google Codes, SLO, and Hispanic Heritage Month Assignments.
¡Hola! Bienvenidos a mi clase de español.

1) Los códigos de Google Classroom.

Sexto grado -

Tennessee State: ztqj70
UCLA: z6e2f47
Virginia Tech: hnyw2gr
Louisiana State: s3fqay
Ole Miss: 1qlo54
Villanova: 7vjztb
Alabama State: 5n61q


Séptimo grado -

UNC: 03m0d
Notre Dame: q254p8u
UMES: oiwysst
Georgia Tech: 4x7sf2
American: ebip2z


2) SLO: All Introduction to Spanish students and most Spanish 1 students are taking a Spanish pre-assessment from the Prince George's County Public Schools World Languages Department. They will take the same exam again in January as one measure of their progress in Spanish. The exam is tailored to their respective levels and it assesses students' listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Students should not be alarmed to receive a low score on the exam at this time in the school year. The score on the exam does not factor into their class grade.

3) Mes de la herencia hispana: Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th to October 15th. The students will complete a one-page report on a topic they select from a list. Instructions and a rubric for the report are on their Google Classroom pages. This report will satisfy the Communities standard of the course this quarter. In addition to this report, students may attend any Hispanic Heritage Month events in their communities and submit a one-page typed and double-spaced report for extra credit in their homework category.

Lastly, two Hispanic film festivals are available in Brentwood and Silver Spring. They are "The Border - Hispanic Heritage Film Series" at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, Maryland 20722 (301-277-2863, arts.pgparks.com) on October 12th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and "Latin American Film Festival with Participation from Spain and Portugal" at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-495-6720, AFI.com/Silver) which is on-going until October 4th at various times.

Students attending a film may submit a report with guardian signature anywhere on the page for extra credit in the homework category.

Students may also use a film from these festivals, a Hispanic Heritage Month festival in their community, or any film in which Spanish is the main language spoken for their Hispanic Heritage Month report.


Atentamente,
Mr. Hester
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Fleming's Bio & Chem Class
Hello,

There will be a unit 1 test in my biology classes on Monday and Tuesday. For my chemistry honors class, I will have the unit 1 test on Tuesday. All study outlines and study materials are posted on Google Classroom. As far as missing assignments, students have been telling me that they are getting in trouble for having missing assignments on Google Classroom. Please do not think your student did not turn in assignment just because it says "missing" in Google Classroom. Google Classroom does not feed into SchoolMax, so please check SchoolMax for missing assignments rather than Google Classroom. Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns.

Have a Great Weekend,

Daniel Fleming
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Foundations of Technology News
Parent contact form for Foundations of Technology
https://goo.gl/forms/wqYYBI6hGpTlxt1l2

Introduction to Foundations of Technology
This course prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone of the high school technology education program. Students study the nature and technological issues of the “designed world”. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, design, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities allow students to apply science, mathematics and other subjects in authentic situations.

Our students have worked on the Self-Propelled Vehicle Project. You can click the link to see highlights of the students as they worked and tested their prototype.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bxe12R_VD1ggOEtYa3k1clk3Qlk?usp=sharing

Thank you for supporting and encouraging our students as they learn.

Gregory Hynes
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Mrs. Bivins Math Class Updates
Students will have their first chapter tests next week in both Pre-Calculus (Friday October 6th) and Monday (October 2nd). Pre-Calulus students are encouraged to review previous homework assignments through MathXL as additional study material to what they will be given.

Nichole Bivins
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PTO UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser
CMIT North PTO Fall Fundraiser has started at the Middle School. Students have received a package and can start selling. All order forms and monies are due on October 18, 2017.

If you have any questions please reach out to information@cmitnorthpto.org.

Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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Giant's A+ School Rewards Program

Dear Supporters:

Please see the attached file for instructions on the new process for participation in the Giant's A+ School Rewards Program.

We appreciate your support!


CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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PTO Executive Board Elections
Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful turnout at our first PTO Meeting! As a result of the Elections held during the meeting the following persons have been elected to permanently fill the following positions on the 2017-2018 PTO Executive Board:

Corresponding Secretary
- Mary Baucum Milline

High School Representative
- Yolanda Cosby
- Reena' Greer

Congratulations Everyone!

In addition, an online election will be run for the vacant President position.

The only nomination presented from the floor for this position is: Melissa Clagett.

Current PTO Members that have complete the 2 step membership process of completing the online form and paying the $10 dues will receive an email to cast their vote. Only one vote per member will be allowed. Stay tuned for the email notification.

If you have any questions, please send an email to information@cmitnorthpto.org

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO
Join the PTO: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html
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