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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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10/08/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

MS BREAKING NEWS

8th Grade Speciality Programs Information


HS BREAKING NEWS

High School PSAT - Wednesday, October 11th

CMIT High School Clubs Started

Locker & Parking Updates


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

8th grade PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Character Education/Life-Skills

October is National Bully Prevention Month

Mrs. Justsen's English 8

Hispanic Heritage Month Reports


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Fleming's Announcements


PTO UPDATES

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Continues

PTO Executive Board Election Results


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MS BREAKING NEWS
8th Grade Speciality Programs Information
Please read the attached letter from the county on information on speciality program applications. Our students will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, December 6th.

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Casandra Andrew
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HS BREAKING NEWS
High School PSAT - Wednesday, October 11th
All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th, Periods 1 through 4.

Please make sure your child is present and on time.

There are no make up days for this test.

Students need to bring their own calculator. No calculators will be provided. Students can bring a scientific or graphing calculator.

Casandra Andrew
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CMIT High School Clubs Started
Extra-curricular and after school club activities have already started. It was great to see students' involvement and excitement.

Please make sure to not miss any of your club activities. Students that are making frequent absences may be removed from those club activities. If you have not yet paid the $10 club participation fee through myschoolbucks.com, you can still do that this week.

Ferhat Avsar
HS Assistant Principal
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Locker & Parking Updates
Hi Families:

We are happy to report that all lockers have been assigned. If your student has not received a locker number and combination, they should visit me in the cafeteria during first period tomorrow.

Now that lockers are in use, students are reminded to put their backpacks and non-CMIT outerwear in their lockers as soon as they enter the building.

We are still requesting that juniors and seniors who drive park in the middle school parking lot. Unfortunately, we are learning that some students are parking in the lots of neighboring buildings. Parking in such areas is done at your own risk and may result in towing. It may also strain our relationships with our neighbors.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
8th grade PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th
All 8th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, December 6th Periods 1 through 4.

Please make sure your child is present and on time.

There are no make up days for this test.

PSAT 8/9 is a part of the criteria for entrance into HS speciality programs. For more information on HS speciality programs, see the other newsletter blurb.

Casandra Andrew
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Character Education/Life-Skills
Dear Family:

Your scholars are being empowered with decision making skills.

We make many decisions in our lives. Some decisions are really easy to make, such as what clothes to put on in the morning and what to eat. Other decisions are harder and have more serious consequences. Children are influenced to make decisions in direct and indirect ways. Examples of direct influences are being persuaded, bribed or threatened by others to do things. Examples of indirect influences are provided by advertising, the media, or the behaviors of popular or famous people. Children are notorious for making quick decisions, often without thinking about what is influencing them to make a certain choice. One of the ways to prevent children from making poor decisions is to help them understand how they are being influenced by others.

Your scholars shall be empowered with the knowledge of how to make concrete decisions, whether indirect or direct influences play a part in their decision making choices.

You will be able to help your scholar with decision-making skills. When your scholar wants to buy something, or is asking you to buy something, ask your scholar what is influencing him/her to want the product. The more your scholar is aware of influences on decision-making, the more your scholar will be able to make decisions that are based on his/her own person judgements and values rather than the influences of others.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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October is National Bully Prevention Month
The scholars in the Enrichment/Etiquette & Current Events classes are working on a 'Bullying Prevention Poster', to be on exhibit through-out the entire middle school hallways.

The information listed below shall be incorporated on posters:

The five (5) different patterns of bullying behavior
The three (3) forms of bullying techniques commonly exhibited
Four (4) major ways kids feel during and after being bullied
Reasons why bullies bully, and does being smart or popular having anything to do with bullying, lastly, what recourse does the victim have.....


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8

This week has been productive and exciting! We've finished our mock trial of the narrator in The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, and students' close examination of the text was evident in the evidence they presented at trial. It was exciting to see how students analyzed and combined information they gathered from an informational texts (legal definitions of insanity, sentencing based on convictions, etc) and a complex fictional text to draw conclusions and make a case. We also previewed historical information about the Spanish Inquisition to prepare for our upcoming fictional text.

Students continue to work impressively on their Articles of the Week. In the past week we discussed two articles explaining the NFL player protests during the National Anthem. Students' insights and opinions were backed up by facts in the article as well as additional information they'd researched as they discussed and wrote about this current event. Thank you for discussing these current events with them -- your contributions help gain the background information they need to contribute fully to our discussions.

In the upcoming week we'll be discussing and responding to "Re-reading is inefficient (and other facts about studying)." The article is attached to this post -- please take a moment to read through it and discuss its relevance with our scholars.

In about 2 weeks we will begin reading Anthem by Ayn Rand. Students will read this book at home and participate in discussions in class. I have copies of the novella students can borrow. In next week's newsletter please look for a calendar of reading due dates.

Mondays will continue to be our SAT vocabulary quizzes. There are multiple games posted in Google Classroom and on Quizlet for students to review. There are also digital flash cards and practice quizzes; encourage our scholars to use these resources to review.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
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Danica Justsen, NBCT
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Hispanic Heritage Month Reports
Directions and a rubric are on Google Classroom. The students need to type one paragraph and answer the four questions posted with the directions.

If any student has a doubt, concern, or question, they can leave a comment at the document or voice it at the end of class.

Hasta luego,
Jared Hester
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Fleming's Announcements
Hello,

All quarter 1 progress reports have been finalized. Please check SchoolMax for your student's updated grade.

For students in the Gaming Club, we will not be meeting this upcoming Monday.

For students in my Biology class, we will be learning about biochemistry this upcoming week.

For students in my Chemistry class, we will continue learning about chemical and physical properties of matter.

Please email me with any additional questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend,

Daniel Fleming
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PTO UPDATES
Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Continues
Please Support CMIT North PTO

Please help us provide events and activities for all students at CMIT Academy by supporting this important fundraiser by ordering and selling from a variety of gift items and frozen foods.

SALE ENDS:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Please turn in all money and order forms by this date!

DELIVERY:
Mid November. We will give you a one-week notice of exact date.

Deliveries MUST be picked up on the date provided. We have no place to store perishable items and cannot be responsible for orders not picked up on the delivery date.

MONEY COLLECTION:
We accept cash, checks or money orders payable to CMIT North PTO. Please put student's name in the memo area on all checks. Please make sure money turned in matches amount due (count twice)! NOTE: There is a $15 returned check fee.

IMPORTANT - INFORMATION

-Please keep PINK copy of order form. You will not receive a copy back with your order

-Return the WHITE and YELLOW copy with your order

-Be sure SELLER Name (student) is on order form and order total matches money turned in

-Please, NO DOOR TO DOOR SALES, just to relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers

INCENTIVES:
-6 Students must qualify for the limo incentive, otherwise each student will receive $50

-Sell 7 items and enjoy a Mega Party!

Thank you in advance for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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PTO Executive Board Election Results
Dear Parents,

The PTO completed the online election for the vacant President position on the CMIT North PTO Executive Board. The online election was held from 4:00pm on October 4, 2017 to 4:00pm on October 5, 2017.

We are pleased to announce the election of Melissa Clagett to serve as the President on the 2017-2018 CMIT North PTO Executive Board.

The Executive Board will work to quickly transition Melissa to her new position.

For questions, contact information@cmitnorthpto.org.


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