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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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11/05/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

End of First Quarter | No School Friday

The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

PRS Mobile App

CMIT North Science Olympiad Team 2018

Game Workers Needed for CMIT Middle and High School Basketball Games


MS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts

CMIT Middle School Boys Basketball Team Tryouts


HS BREAKING NEWS

Yearbook Photos

Senior Advertisements

NHS Canned Food Drive

NHS After School Tutoring

Michael Jackson's Thriller Visits Ms. Cline's AP Chemistry, AP Biology & Human Genetics Classes for Drills

3D Scholars Program

National Hispanic College Fair

Super Science with Ms. Cline and the Department; Joined by Ms. Colandrea

CMIT High School Indoor Track Team


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parent Meetings & Quarter Themes

Mrs. Justsen's English 8


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Picture Retakes on 11/30 - Wear Oxfords & Ties!

Upcoming Tests in Mr. Fleming's Class

College Application Assistance

Ms. Gaudette Parent Teacher Conferences

PGCPS College Application Night


PTO UPDATES

Spirit Wear is Here

Join the PTO!

Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Pick up


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
End of First Quarter | No School Friday
It seems like the school year just began, but this Thursday, October 9th, marks the end of the first quarter. While we hope students have been checking their progress in their classes along, the end of the quarter provides a good opportunity for everyone to take stock of what has been working and what could be working better.

On that note, please be mindful that there is no school this Friday, October 10th, for parent teacher conferences. We hope to see you there!

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

Attention Graduating HS Seniors: The Tom Joyner Foundation Now Accepting Applications for a Full Ride Scholarship Program

One student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses to an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars

The applications must be postmarked no later than January 19, 2018. Interviews will occur in March 2018.
http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/tom-joyner-foundation-now-accepting-applications-full-ride-scholarship-program-for-graduating-hs-seniors/

Admin
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PRS Mobile App

Dear Parents/Students,
PRS Mobile App is available for Android and iOS.

Google Play (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.prsapp967039&hl=en

Apple App Store (iOS):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clf-point-reward-system/id1206214133?mt=8

You can see your points on your phone!

CLF
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CMIT North Science Olympiad Team 2018
The following students have been selected to CMIT-N Science Olympiad 2018 Team.

Beryl Ndofor
Maya Miller
Leah Mejia
Favour Fatusin
Roshni Pawar
Eniola Dosu
Chelsea Mbakop
Oladipo Omokanwaye
Samuel Opoku-Agyemang
Gustav Helm Kurz
Anthony Stills
Alena Nooniwal
Christina Thomas
Niyah Belton
Kavyasri Gouda
Haris Chaudhry
Kalp Upadhayay
Jasmine Wilson
Pamela Ikegwu
Taliah McIlwain
Divine Enyi

You will be contacted via e-mail about the first meeting date and time.
Till first meeting you may read the events and rues from the manual and start research about the events at the following links and feel free to Google to find other websites.

www.soinc.org/ National Science Olympiad Website
https://www.marylandscienceolympiad.org/
http://www.sciencenc.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_fhJAn3VHzpbVBfWKaF2HA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCImGTXQ9jVaki5CDwzqdi_A

Nuri Bayram
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Game Workers Needed for CMIT Middle and High School Basketball Games
With basketball season fast approaching, fans and students are becoming more and more excited to attend our first home games and to support our outstanding basketball teams.

With this being said, we are looking for interested game workers that would like to assist with making sure the games run smoothly.

Some duties include collecting tickets, bookkeeping, and running the clock.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Adams at secretary@cmitacademy.org.

Athletics
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MS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts
The time has finally come!

Tryouts for the middle school girls basketball team will be held this week on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and Friday, November 10, 2017 at the new high school gym at 3:30pm.

For more information, please contact Coach Abdi at amohamed@cmitacademy.org.

See you there!!

Athletics
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CMIT Middle School Boys Basketball Team Tryouts
Tryouts for the middle school boys basketball team will be held this week on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and Friday, November 10, 2017 at the new high school gym at 5:15 pm.

For more information, please contact Coach Brent at gbrent@cmitacademy.org.

See you there!!

Athletics
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Yearbook Photos
Did you capture some great shots during a sporting event, field trip, or even during school? If so, the yearbook would love to see them and possibly use them in this year's book!

Please help us get more smiles in the yearbook by uploading your photos of school events to community.lifetouch.com and creating an account using the school code PLDHZS.



Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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Senior Advertisements
Dear Parents of Seniors,

Congratulations on your child beginning his or her senior year at Chesapeake Math and IT Academy North High School! Before you know it, they will have graduated from here and will be on their way to college. What better way to congratulate them on this major accomplishment than by purchasing a Senior Advertisement?

Each senior ad is in full color and is designed to be a one-of-a-kind memory. We will combine cherished, and possibly embarrassing photographs with your message of congratulations, love, and support to create a completely personalized ad design. Some parents choose to keep their ad a surprise until yearbooks are handed out. Just indicate that the ad is secret and only those on the yearbook staff will know!

This year, time is of the essence and we will only be able to accept ad reservations until Wednesday, December 6, 2017 or until spaces run out. The sizes and prices are as follows:

$70 for a ½ page ad. For this size, we highly recommend a maximum of 5 photographs and up to 75 words. If you submit less photos, you can include a longer message, up to 125 words.

$40 for a ¼ page ad. For this size, we highly recommend a maximum of 2 photographs and up to 50 words. If you submit less photos, you can include a longer message, up to 75 words.

In order to reserve a spot, please complete this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/jfhSGJGoHOMdFJQ02


We would like to thank you in advance for buying an ad for your child, and supporting the yearbook. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at yearbook@cmitacademy.org.

Kind regards,

Brea-Bry’na Thomas- Yearbook Editor
Grant McDonald- Yearbook Staff
David Hernandez- Yearbook Staff
Tamia Gaskins- Yearbook Staff
Mrs. Cunning- Yearbook Sponsor

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NHS Canned Food Drive
National Honor Society will be conducting its annual canned food drive from 11/6-11/17. Last year, we raised over 600 pounds of food for the food bank. Please encourage your student to bring in canned food to their MWF first period classes. The winning class will receive a breakfast, while each class that brings in five cans per student will receive a dress down day. Thank you!

Ben Krystal
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NHS After School Tutoring
National Honor Society will be offering after school tutoring from 3-4 every Thursday in Mr. Krystal's room, 222. We will mainly be tutoring math and English, but all subjects are welcome. If you think your student would benefit from this, please encourage them to attend. Thank you.

Ben Krystal
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Michael Jackson's Thriller Visits Ms. Cline's AP Chemistry, AP Biology & Human Genetics Classes for Drills

Michael Jackson’s official “Thriller” video came to visit all of Ms. Cline’s classes on the 31st of October, 2017 during the Drill (Warm-up) segment of the lesson only. For the AP Chemistry class, students were to answer: How are dead zombies capable of exhibiting life-like characteristics? Students were, then, to extend the response to include a real-world analogy.

All classes had drills relating to “Thriller,” and its relationship to each class, AP Chemistry, AP Biology and Human Genetics. Regular prepared lessons followed the Drill segment.

Above are a few photos of the AP Chemistry class, joining in on the “Thriller” dance. Bryson, Lindsay, Hannah, Agatha, Omolara, Josephine, Nicholas and Eni show their Thriller moves.

Reina Finch showcases as Michael Jackson, "the Thriller" himself as she stands outside Ms. Cline's classroom in the Science Department.


Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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3D Scholars Program
The 3D Scholars Program is a partnership with PGCPS, Prince George's Community College, and University of Maryland University College. Students earn credits towards an associate's degree while in high school, transition to PGCC, and then UMUC at a highly-reduced cost to earn a bachelor's degree in one of three courses of study: Business Administration, Cyber Security, or Criminal Justice.

Information Session: November 14, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at Charles H. Flowers High School

Eligibility:
-PGCPS 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students may apply
-Must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA
-Meet minimum score requirements for each grade level on the PSAT, Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT
-Demonstrate characteristics that help predict future success with college-level work

Application Process
-Complete the 3D Scholars Program Application by March 9, 2018
-Two core subject area teachers must complete a 3D Scholars Program Student Evaluation Form
-Submit a 500-word essay as direct in the application
-50 seats available per grade level and will be screened based on grade level, strength of application packet, and selected by lottery
-Selected students will transfer to the 3D Scholars Program site at Charles H. Flowers High School

Website with more information:
www.pgcps.org/3Dscholars/

Contact email for questions: 3Dscholasr@pgcps.org

For an application packet, please email Ms. Gaudette at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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National Hispanic College Fair
The PGCPS International Student Counseling Office is sponsoring the annual National Hispanic College Fair.

INFORMATION:
• Location: Prince George's Community College, Largo Student Center
There will be signs on the PGCC campus directing drop-off. Fair coordinators will be there to greet you at the Largo Student Center and will give students a bag to collect information.
• Date and Time: Monday November 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:30.
• For all students of Latino heritage in grades 11 and 12.
• The fair is also free for all students.

Though we aren't going on an official high school trip, this can likely count as an excused absence if students contact Mr. Gunes (mgunes@cmitacademy.org) and Ms. Gaudette (ngaudette@cmitacademy.org) in advance of attending.

Many of the finest colleges, universities and trade schools will have representatives present to explain what programs and opportunities they have to offer your students. OVER 50 INSTITUTIONS ATTENDING.
A PLASTIC BAG will be given to each student, for gathering information. A PREPARED LIST OF QUESTIONS will be provided so that students can use as they talk to the organizations present at the College Fair. This will be done in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patricia Chiancone:
301-445-8460 or pat.chianconegpgcps.org

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Super Science with Ms. Cline and the Department; Joined by Ms. Colandrea

At the end of a Super Science day on October 31, 2017, the Science Department paused for a quick photo; along with our neighboring administrator, Ms. Colandrea.

Ms. Cline, Department Chairperson, joined by Ms. Smith, Mr. Fleming and Ms. Coholic; along with Ms. Colandrea.


Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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CMIT High School Indoor Track Team
The time is approaching to join CMIT's newest sports team.

Indoor Track will begin on next Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3 pm.

Please remember to submit all updated physical forms to the front office before this date.

For more information, contact Coach Harte at mharte@cmitacademy.org.

See you soon!!!

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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parent Meetings & Quarter Themes
Beginning October 9, 2017, I began meeting with parents concerned about students' grades posted on the progress reports. To date I have met with 24 parents and I am scheduled to meet with 22 parents on Friday November 10, 2017 at Parent-Teacher Conferences Day. I welcome any feedback you may have about your child's performance in class and it's been a pleasure meeting many of you before- and after-school.

Seven students have been added to my class. If there is any information you may need about my class procedures or the curriculum, please let me know. The best way to communicate with me is through e-mail at jconde@cmitacademy.org. The syllabus is one of the first postings on Google Classroom and I believe all the new students should already have the Google Classroom code for their respective classes.

The class is wrapping up the first quarter curriculum items. Students have read two out-of-class reading selections: Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers and Anthony Burns by Virginia Hamilton. Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers was intended to provide a basis for understanding elements of nonfiction with an emphasis on biographies and autobiographies. Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave was intended to provide an example of historical fiction in which students looked at how authors use facts about a person's life and a historical time period to compose a narrative. The culminating task gave students the opportunity to compose their own narrative of Eleanor Roosevelt whose life they conducted a simulated research study.

In the next quarter, we will begin a new theme and we will read three new out-of-class reading selections. The first reading selection is entitled Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor. Please secure a copy of the novel by the end of next week.

Mr. Conde
7th Grade RELA
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Mrs. Justsen's English 8
The past week was full of exciting activities!

Lots of students submitted creative and artistic entries for the Poe Mini-Pumpkin Contest and, though it was a very tough choice, winners were chosen. Congratulations to the #1 Winner, Melinda Kern, with her Cask of Amontillado pumpkin! Runners up were: Starr Mabry, Zainab Al-Kidd, and India Miles. Thank you for all the entries and enthusiasm -- it was a fun contest, and the judges loved your ideas! We will have another contest soon, so be on the lookout for a chance to exercise your creativity again!

We began our Gun Control debates and will continue them next week. Students demonstrated their understanding of a variety of topics related to gun control and utilized a variety of infographics, charts, and graphs to convey their ideas and be persuasive to their peers. We are practicing the use of hooks, persuasive elements (especially LOGOS), and identifying logical fallacies such as red herring and slippery slope. I've been consistently impressed with the students' ideas and arguments -- thank you, parents and guardians, for all the help you gave our scholars on this task.

We are also on the verge of completing the first draft of our Poe literary analysis essay. Your student will likely be asking you to review his/her essay, as he/she will be required to get one adult's feedback prior to submitting a second draft. Please be honest in your commentary -- our students need constructive feedback to grow in their writing abilities. Most of the first drafts I've read have been quite good, but students tend to struggle with elaborations and closing sentences.

I'm looking forward to closing the first quarter with our analysis essay. We will not have an Article of the Week in the upcoming week so that students can focus on writing and revising their essays. Please look for an Article of the Week coming home next Thursday (before Parent-Teacher Conferences) which will be due the following Thursday.

Danica Justsen, NBCT
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Picture Retakes on 11/30 - Wear Oxfords & Ties!

For those students who did not have their picture taken earlier this month, the retake date has been set for Thursday, November 30th. Please make sure to come in your oxfords and ties, as this is the required yearbook photo attire.

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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Upcoming Tests in Mr. Fleming's Class
Hello,

The Unit 2 tests in my biology and chemistry classes have been moved to this upcoming week. Please have your student review Google classroom in order to view study guides. The biology unit 2 test will be on Monday and Tuesday and the chemistry unit 2 test will be on Tuesday. We also had a formal review for the test this past week.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Fleming
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College Application Assistance
Tomorrow (Monday, November 6th) Ms. Gaudette will stay after school from 3-4:00pm to provide assistance with college applications. Students who would like help simply need to email Ms. Gaudette to RSVP.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Ms. Gaudette Parent Teacher Conferences
Good evening,

I will be available for 15 minutes appointments from 8:00am-12:00pm and again from 1:00-2:00pm. If you would like to set up an appointment, please email me at ngaudette@cmitacademy.org by Thursday to sign up for an appointment time.

I will have an open-door hour from 2:00pm to 3:00pm for those who missed their appointment or could not schedule one.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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PGCPS College Application Night
Parents and students, Prince Georges County Public Schools will host their 4th Annual College Application Night Wednesday, November 8th, at Largo High School from 6pm to 9pm.

The event will provide students on-site college admission, scholarship information, and FAFSA completion.

Parents and students please bring the following documentation upon your arrival:

2016 Tax information or W-2s
Financial Student Aid ID User name and Password
Students High School Transcripts

Students who wish to attend must bring Ms. Gaudette a signed Transcript Request Form and an envelope for each copy of your transcript. This must be returned to Ms. Gaudette by the end of school on Tuesday so that they can be prepared and ready for pick up on Wednesday.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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PTO UPDATES
Spirit Wear is Here
We got the SPIRIT, YES WE DO, the CMIT Athletic Boosters Club and the CMIT Tigers NEED YOU!!

We are pleased to announce CMIT Spirit wear sales. Please review the catalog found at the link below and make your purchase by November 17, 2017. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be distributed amongst the athletic program as needed.

CMIT Athletic Booster Club was created to raise money to assist all sport teams and defray cost for the end of the school year Athletic Banquets.

Please use the link to view our CMIT Store and use the FC305779 code to ensure we get credit for your purchase.

We are also looking for parents to help build and support the athletic booster club so please attend the next CMIT PTO meeting for details!

https://shop.fancloth.com/20707/305779

Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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Join the PTO!

Our membership campaign continues and we encourage all parents to join the PTO to support the important work the PTO does for our children, parents, and schools. The 2 step process can be found by visiting the link below.

Use this direct link to join online or complete the registration process: http://www.cmitnorthpto.org/join-online.html

Thank you,
CMIT North PTO Membership Committee
membership@cmitnorthpto.org
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Mid-Atlantic Fundraiser Pick up

Please be advised that the Mid-Atlantic Fundraising pick up date is scheduled for:

Thursday, November 9th between the hours of 11 AM - 6 PM.

It is important to pick up your items at this time because items will NOT be stored for a later pickup.

Parents may authorize their students to pickup the items but CMIT North PTO will no longer be responsible for the items after the student has received them.

Thank you!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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