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11/12/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

End of First Quarter | Two-hour Early Dismissal

CMIT Fall Sports Wrap Up


MS BREAKING NEWS

Girls Softball Team Takes 2nd Place

CyberPatriot Launches in the Middle School


HS BREAKING NEWS

Yoga Club Spots

Yearbook Photos

Senior Advertisements

Buy Your Yearbook!

CMIT High School Indoor Track Team

Varsity and JV Boys Basketball Tryouts

Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts

Scholarships!


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Picture Day Make Up


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Sumor's Classes


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

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


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Science Homework for Ms. Coholic's Classes

Up Coming Week | Mr. Fleming


PTO UPDATES

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

Spirit Wear is Here

Next PTO General Meeting


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
End of First Quarter | Two-hour Early Dismissal
First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came out to Parent Teacher Conferences or reached out to us in some way to check on your student's progress this school year. We appreciate these opportunities to connect and hope you walked away feeling informed and empowered.

Tomorrow, Monday, November 13th, marks the end of the first quarter. We are on a two-hour early dismissal schedule so teachers can finalize grades.

Enjoy the brief time away and come back refreshed for a new quarter.

CMIT Administration
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CMIT Fall Sports Wrap Up
What a way to start the school year off. Our fall sports took on many great and competitive schools. Please see below for more details of each specific sports team's season.

Middle School

Softball
Our Softball team went undefeated this year and made it to the final rounds of playoffs. Unfortunately, last week's game ended the season for our girls against Kettering Middle School. The girls worked hard the entire season and it paid off with an undefeated record!

Baseball
The Baseball team season started off slow, however, things picked up towards the end. With several conflicts preventing them from competing, such as the weather and unsafe field conditions, the boys were able to finish their season strong.

High School

Girls Varsity Soccer
The Girls Varsity Soccer team had a wonderful season, with a few bumps and bruises. These young ladies made it to the second round of playoffs, where they took on our sister school CSP. The girls put up a good fight, even with an injured player, and ended the season strong.

Boys Varsity Soccer
Our boys Soccer team had their best season yet! They made it to the first round of playoffs where they took on CSP. The season ended for them with great hope and experience for next year's journey.

Please help us by congratulating each one of these athletes on a job well done!

All records will be posted on the school's athletic website soon. A big thank you goes out to all Coaches, Teachers, and parents who assisted with this successful season.

Now, we are on to our winter season with the following sports offered:

Middle School
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Cheer

High School
Varsity Boys Basketball
JV Boys Basketball
Varsity Girls Basketball
Varsity Cheer
Indoor Track

Please continue to view the newsletter for athletics updates. Thank you.

Athletics
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Girls Softball Team Takes 2nd Place

Congratulations to the Lady Tigers Softball team! They were runners-up for the County Softball Championship for middle schools. These young ladies are to be commended for their hard work, dedication and skills. The team played hard and competitive all season. This team of 8th graders have paved the way for rising students who will play softball next year! We had 20 girls on the team with 17 being 8th graders. Of the 17, there were 7 that have been part of the program since they were in the 6th grade.

As shared with the players as well as the supporting parents, this team is ready to play at the high school level.

Coach Powers
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CyberPatriot Launches in the Middle School

CyberPatriot got off to a strong start thanks to Ms. Omur, Mr. Caldwell, middle school and high school respectively, and Mr. Serey Sok, from our IT department. Ms. Omur, pictured here, helps students celebrate a scored point in the competition. CyberPatriot is a cyber security challenge that has school compete against the clock and the scores of schools across the country. In the process, the students learn important skills to secure stand alone computers and networks.

James Screven
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Yoga Club Spots
Hello!

There are open spots in yoga club if you would like to join!

What we do in Yoga Club:
- Stretch
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Meditate
- Relax
- Learn about health and fitness

If you want to join please come to see Ms. Stewart! Yoga club is 2:50- 3:50 in room 146 every Monday! Can't wait to see you!

(PS if you come to yoga club bring / wear flexible pants- i.e. sweats, leggins, joggers)

Best,
Ms. Stewart
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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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Buy Your Yearbook!

Don't wait until it is too late. Order your child's yearbook today for $90!

To order this year’s book, please visit:
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter in the yearbook code 12278718

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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CMIT High School Indoor Track Team
The week has finally arrived!

Indoor Track will begin on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3 pm, meet in room 135.

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!!!


Athletics
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Varsity and JV Boys Basketball Tryouts
This week we will kick off our winter season for sports.

The Boys Varsity and JV basketball teams will have tryouts this Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 3 pm to 5 pm, in the high school gym.

All physical forms must be turned in to Ms. Adams before players are able to tryout.

For more information, please contact Coach EJ at ejones@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you.

Athletics
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Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts
This week we will kick off our winter season for sports.

The Girls Varsity basketball team will have tryouts this Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm, in the high school gym.

All physical forms must be turned in to Ms. Adams before players are able to tryout.

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

Thank you.

Athletics
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Scholarships!
Have you updated your College Greenlight account to be at least 80% complete? Check out the list of scholarships that have matched to you! There are many scholarships with upcoming deadlines. Remember you can't earn external scholarship money if you don't start applying!

Here are some to look into online!

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship - Deadline December 15
$20,000 renewable
This scholarship is for high school student athletes who are entering college in the Fall of 2018. Scholarship recipients will receive the award amount in four annual $5,000-installments. One of the 20 winners will receive the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship, valued at an additional $5,000. This person will receive their scholarship in four annual $6,250 installments. Officers or directors of Foot Locker or any of its subsidiaries, or members of the immediate families of such officers or directors are not eligible to apply.

Burger King Scholars - Deadline December 15
$1,000-$50,000, renewable
This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record and participation in school and community activities.

Lead Roster B2B Sales and Marketing Scholarship - Deadline December 15
$1,000
This scholarship is for high school and college students who are interested in sales and marketing. Students pursuing degrees in business, marketing, computer science, communications, or IT are encouraged to apply, although these majors are not a requirement. International students are welcome to apply. Applicants are asked to submit a YouTube video in which they explain why they deserve to win the scholarship. The recipient will be chosen based on his or her ability to market and sell their ideas.

Value Penguin Scholarship - Deadline December 15
$2,000
To apply for this scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program and submit two 500 to 750-word responses on provided topics. See website for further detail.

AXA Achievement Scholarship - Deadline December 15
$2,500-$25,000
This scholarship is for students who have ambition and drive; as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Applicants must plan to enroll full time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-19 academic year.

Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship - Deadline December 1
$1,000
This scholarship is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and current college students who are interested in the STEM field. Applicants must create a Wikipedia-style biography page for an accomplished member of the STEM community who is a member of a minority group. See website for full instructions.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
All 8th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from Periods 1 - 5.

Please make sure your child is present and on time.
There will NOT be a make up date!

Students will need to bring their own calculator. Calculators will not be provided. A four function or graphing calculator is recommended.

This test will be used for admissions for Speciality Programs. Please contact Mr. Johnson for applications for Speciality Programs.

Casandra Andrew
Testing Coordinator
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Picture Day Make Up
Picture day is scheduled for Friday, December 1st. Please contact Mrs. Linnenkamp with any questions!

Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Sumor's Classes
Welcome to Quarter 2! Our theme for this quarter is "The Power of Story: Theme is the Heart of the Story." Our essential question for this portion of the quarter is: How does conflict drive the plot? We are reading a series of short stories with rich plots and controversial conclusions.

To wrap up this unit, students will be writing a narrative essay in which they create a prequel, sequel, or an alternate point of view for one of the stories. This assignment will give students an opportunity to showcase their creative sides. I can't wait to read them.

Up next: Shakespeare!! We will be reading the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, five sonnets, and portions of Julius Caesar this quarter. I am truly excited to expose our scholars to these great works.

Amy Sumor
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Yearbook 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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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Science Homework for Ms. Coholic's Classes
Hi Students and Parents,

We had a successful first quarter overall, but a few tweaks are needed to assure the school year is an outstanding school year. I'd like to more rigorously enforce the homework policy that was discussed with students during the first week of school as well as reiterate the absence and tardy policy.

For my classes, homework is posted in the Google Classroom with a date due as well as posted on the agenda whiteboard in the classroom next to the doorway.

Beginning the week of November 13, all homework assigned will be due at the beginning of class. I will NOT accept late homework anymore, not even for partial credit. Not even because a student was absent with an excused absence or failed to show for class.

For excused absences AND where students missed more than one consecutive class period, I must have confirmation from the Front Office that an excused absence was documented. In that case, the student must STILL turn in the homework by the start of the due date class period because it was posted in the Google Classroom.

The only homework exception I am willing to entertain is this: UNLESS I deem the student missed the relevant instruction to complete the homework assignment, it is due on the due date at the start of the class period.

As a reminder, there is no extra credit for missed work to bring up grades prior to progress or grade reports. Please keep in mind that SchoolMax and PGCPS has set the weighted value of homework as 15% of the progress and grade report grade. I cannot change that. Obviously then, a student may have earned 100% (an A) on all assessments and classwork, yet turned in NO homework, and the published grade will be an 85% (a middle B), and I cannot change that.

Each time a student is tardy to my class, a 1 point penalty for that day's classwork will be applied.

Good habits are forming! And all of CMIT's students will be college and career ready prior to graduation. Last year, several juniors asked me to promise them that I would see them through to graduation and on to college. I intend to keep that promise. :)

Suzanne Coholic
High School Science Teacher
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Up Coming Week | Mr. Fleming
Hello,

It was great meeting everyone who attended parent teacher conference, and I feel very fortunate to have students with such involved parents.

For this week, my Biology students will begin their study of Chapter 7 Cell Structure and Function. They will have a quiz on Friday that will feature content on enzymes and basic structures and functions of the cell.

For my Chemistry students, they will finish up Chapter 4 Atomic Structure and their will be a quiz on Friday that features content from Chapter 4.

As always, please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Regards,

Daniel Fleming
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PTO UPDATES
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Parents, Guardians, and Students -

Please mark your calendars! Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 3-9 pm we will have our next Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Laurel at the Contee Road/Rt.1 location. You can either walk-in or drive thru, but be sure to mention “CMIT” so the PTO can receive 20% of your purchase.

CMIT Staff,

If you choose to have lunch at this location on this date, please tell your cashier that you are a CMIT Staff member so your lunch purchase can support the PTO as well!

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee

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Spirit Wear is Here
We got the SPIRIT, YES WE DO, the CMIT Athletic Boosters Club and the CMIT Tigers NEED YOU!!

CMIT Spirit wear sales continue! 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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Next PTO General Meeting
Please join us for our next PTO General Membership Meeting!

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: CMIT Middle School, 6100 Frost Place, Laurel, MD 20707

Call in Option Below:

1. Dial In to the Conference (United States): (515) 739-1454
Access Code: 531867

2. Join Online Meeting:
Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/cmitnorthpto
Online Meeting ID: cmitnorthpto

Online Instructions:
At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line. When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#). To join the online meeting, click the online meeting link and follow the prompts.


For questions please contact the following:
General - information@cmitnorthpto.org
Membership - membership@cmitnorthpto.org
Fundraising - fundraising@cmitnorthpto.org
Class of 2018 (Graduation Packages) - Classof2018@cmitnorthpto.org

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