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12/17/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Schools Closed for Winter Break

Parking for Basketball Games


MS BREAKING NEWS

Science Olympiad Team Needs Parent Coaches and Donations


HS BREAKING NEWS

Buy a Yearbook!

Senior Advertisements | 3 Spots Available!

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Safety During Morning Drop-off

Working with Tardy Students

We Need Yearbook Photos!!

URGENT: Senior Advertisement Materials Required


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life-Skills/Character Education Instructor

Clemson, Fisk and American Started Learning HTML

Auburn, South Caroline & UMD Raspberry Pi Projects

Mr. Bayram's Technology Class Reminders

Mr. Bayram's Physical Science

The TRAnsportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Program-National Bridge Competition for 7th and 8th grades


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Schools Closed for Winter Break

Hello, CMIT Families!

We have finally reached the end of the calendar year! The last day of school in 2017 will be this Friday, December 22nd. We hope you have a relaxing break and look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, January 2nd.

HS Administration
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Parking for Basketball Games
Hello Parents,

We are excited to finally have the opportunity to host our very own home basketball games this school year.

With all of the excitement, we wanted to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate. While attending games at our high school building, remember to use the parking lot in the front and back of the building.

Please do not use the parking lot of the neighboring building, as this may result in towing at the owner's expense.

If the high school parking lot is full, please feel free to use the parking lot at the elementary school. There are stairs and lights that will lead you directly to our high school gym.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the front office.

Thank you and enjoy your upcoming holiday!

Athletics
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Science Olympiad Team Needs Parent Coaches and Donations

Hello, CMIT!

Science Olympiad is working hard to prepare for their future 2018 competitions. Olympians have been coming every Thursday afternoon to study or build for their events. Olympians have formed their groups and are ready to win medals.

Last year, the team worked extremely hard and won 2nd place at both Regional and State Finals. We are very determined that this year is the year we will able to take first place. With a goal of providing fun and challenging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitions that help bring these students closer together as a team, we strive to do our best to help enrich the students' lives and futures. We would, of course, like all the help we could get from any parents who would like to support the team. We meet every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 as whole team, but we will soon start meeting on different days as small groups for specific events. Parents can come to meetings to help students and Mr. Bayram as we go through this journey as a team. If you are available to be a parent coach or have any questions about the details of being a parent coach, please contact Mr.Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

If you are unable to make it to meetings, there are other ways you can help such as giving the team a donation that can help buy materials and provide food for our scholars.

Here are the steps for donation:

1. Visit www.myschoolbucks.com
2. Select the school store
3. Filter by school and select Chesapeake Math & IT Academy
4. Search through listed pages
5. Select the Science Olympiad Donations icon.


* Click on the pictures to see more pictures.
* Follow the link to watch a short movie from Science Olympiad Meetings

https://drive.google.com/a/cmitacademy.org/file/d/17DVXbDhPY4ZMBh4ThaQvTEh5qUkigxoW/view?usp=sharing


Thank You,
CMIT North Science Olympiad Team

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HS BREAKING NEWS
Buy a Yearbook!

Don't wait until it is too late. Order your child's yearbook today for $90! All orders must be placed by January 31st!

To order this year’s book, please visit:
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectStudent?isAdvertisementOnly=False&jobnumber=12278718

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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Senior Advertisements | 3 Spots Available!
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 Friday, December 22, 2017 or until the spaces run out. We have already sold out of space once and decided opened up an additional page due to request, so please make sure to get your reservations in soon to guarantee your spot!

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

Mrs. Cunning
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Prince George's County Attendance Handbook
Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

What Are Considered Lawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

A. Death in the immediate family. Immediate family means a parent or guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or anyone who has lived regularly in the household of the student.
B. Illness of the student. The principal shall require a physician’s certificate from the parent or guardian of a student reported continuously absent for illness.
C. Court Summons.
D. Hazardous weather conditions. Hazardous weather conditions shall be interpreted to mean weather conditions that would endanger the health or safety of the student when in transit to and from school.
E. Work approved or sponsored by the school, the local school system, or the State Department of Education, accepted by the local superintendent of schools or the school principal, or their designees as reason for excusing the
students.
F. Observance of a religious holiday.
G. State emergency.
H. Suspension.
I. Lack of authorized transportation(does not include Charter Schools). This shall not include students denied authorized transportation for disciplinary reasons.
J. Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.

Lawful or legitimate absences require a written explanation from the parent, guardian, or custodian of the student and should be submitted to the designated school authority upon return to school. This written note should
include the date of the absence as well as the reason.

What Are Considered Unlawful Absences/Tardies for the State of Maryland?

Unlawful absence or truancy is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class or portion of a class for any reason other than those defined as a lawful absence from school.

Regards,
Mercedes Curry
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Safety During Morning Drop-off
High School Families:

Please be sure to enter the high school parking lot and circle the building when dropping students off in the morning. We are observing disruptions to the traffic pattern caused by families stopping on Sweitzer Lane to drop students off. This, and cars making u-turns in front of the building or otherwise driving erratically, is making the morning drop off more dangerous than necessary.

We know time is of the essence, but so is safety. Please take your time and drive responsibly.

CMIT HS Administration
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Working with Tardy Students
Hello, HS Families:

As we have been monitoring student progress this year, we have recognized a need to address student tardiness to class. We would like to do this with your support. If you have received multiple notifications from the school that your student has been late to class, please work with them to identify why and to create possible solutions to the problem.

Though we would like to avoid imposing consequences, students will be notified this week about how ongoing tardiness will result in loss of privileges and after school or Saturday detentions.

It is our hope that students who have been tardy will make the additional effort to arrive on time to class in order to get the most out of instruction and minimize disruptions to teachers and other students.

Respectfully,

HS Administrative Team
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We Need Yearbook Photos!!

Did you capture some great shots during a sporting event, field trip, or even during school day? 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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URGENT: Senior Advertisement Materials Required
Dear Parent or Guardian,

Thank you for submitting a Senior Ad reservation. While we are in the process of sending invoices and collecting payments, we would appreciate it if you would submit any photographs that you would like to use along with a short message for your graduating senior. If you have not already submitted your materials, please send these in no later than Friday, December 22nd. This will allow our team of four to download and create your personalized advertisement and send you a proof the week of January 15th. Any items not received by that date, may not be able to be created and have a proof sent out prior to our deadline.

Please see below for advertisement suggestions:

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.

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.

All materials can be sent to yearbook@cmitacademy.org

Jessica Cunning
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life-Skills/Character Education Instructor
I wish to take this time to thank the middle school administrators, teachers and especially the students, for remembering my birthday, and making it one of the most memorable, special days, ever.

I sincerely appreciate the warmth of caring, but most of all, the sharing of courtesy, kindness and heart-felt tenderness :)

Again, thank you, one and all.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Clemson, Fisk and American Started Learning HTML
This week Clemson, Fisk and American students started to learn HTML coding piece by piece. They even created their first short website. At the beginning it might be a little confusing for them, but I am confident with time everything will start to improve. It is better if they download "Notepad++" on their home computers in order to practice and complete their assignments. It is a free software that you can just search on Google and download it. Let's keep coding!

Elif Omur
7th & 8th Grade
Technology
Room156
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Auburn, South Caroline & UMD Raspberry Pi Projects
Good news!

Our Raspberry Pi kits have arrived this week. Auburn, South Carolina and UMD will be working on different projects in groups. They have a chance to choose their own projects. After winter break, they need to choose their groups and projects. It is good to search for projects starting from now. They can search on "raspberry.org" for different projects and what materials they will need in order to complete their projects.

Elif Omur
7th & 8th Grade
Technology
Room156
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Mr. Bayram's Technology Class Reminders

Students in the technology class are learning Microsoft Word 2010 and showing great improvement every single day. Beside their grades, they will have a chance to take the Microsoft Word 2010 Certificate Test. I am expecting many of them pass the test and get their certificate at the end of the school year. That definitely requires hard work and responsibility.
Just to make sure everybody gets the certificate, I want to give a few reminders:

1) Students are learning MS WORD 2010 through Gmetrix software in their technology classes. Here is How it works:
- Monday: Training Mode 10 questions with instructions
- Tuesday:Test Mode (same questions as Monday without instructions)
- Wednesday:Training Mode 10 questions with instructions
- Thursday:Test Mode (same questions as Wednesday without instructions)
- Friday: Make up Day (any missing work in the last two weeks of the assignment's date can be done on Fridays. I will continue doing this until the end of the 2nd quarter. If I find this useful, I will continue it during the next quarters, too.) Students who completed any missing assignments should send me an e-mail with a screenshot from their account, so that I can fix their missing assignment. (THE DEADLINE TO COMPLETE MISSING ASSIGNMENTS: JANUARY 19TH.) How about students who completed all work? They will have a Fun Day on Fridays. They may either play games at www.typing.com or do their homework of any lesson. Other activities may be permitted with teacher approval.)


2) Another important point is SAVING WORK OFTEN. Since errors are often and inevitable in the computer world, students should save their work often. I recommend saving them after every question. The most important point is to submit the classwork/test at the end. If students do not submit the work, I cannot see their grade in my account even if they saved and completed the work. Any unsubmitted work receives a zero, unfortunately. (Students will still have two weeks after the assignment date to submit them.) I am explaining this in class and posting it in Google Classroom, but I am still having issues. All these explanations were emailed to both all parents and students last week. (If you did not receive my e-mail last week, please contact Ms.Attick at registrar@cmitacademy.org to make sure your email address is up-to-date on CMIT North roster.)

3) Homework Reminders: Beside Gmetrix , I want my students to continue working on typing practice, and I assigned three homework assignments for the second quarter.
- Students MUST USE THE ACCOUNTS that were created by ME. I will check homework through teacher account. Students should make sure they use the accounts I created for them. If they log in with Google, I cannot see their work under my account.
- Students' usernames are in the Google Classroom (see early September posts). Typing homework due dates and content are in Google Classroom. Typing Homework 1 was due in the 1st quarter. Typing Homework 2 was due December 13, 2017. (This is past due, but I have not checked this yet. Students may still complete this one if they have not completed it yet.) Typing Homework 3 is due December 22, 2017. Typing Homework 4 is due January 19, 2018.

4) Check SchoolMax Weekly at Least: I recommend checking SchoolMax at least weekly to monitor progress.

5) I will send every student's Technology Class Progress Report this week. Make sure to check Progress Reports. Progress Reports will show all assignments in the 2nd quarter through December 15th.

If you have any questions please contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Nuri Bayram
Technology Teacher
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Mr. Bayram's Physical Science

Science classes continue being fun. Students started the Chemistry book and already completed two chapters. Now they are learning atoms and the periodic table. Students made an Atomic Model Timeline and Element Squares this week.

Upcoming topics are
- Chemical Bonds
- Chemical reactions
- Acids and Bases

After completing the Chemistry book, we will start Physics and study Forces and Energy.

Students should have their Interactive Chemistry Book and their notebook in class everyday.

STEAM Fair Final Reports are due Monday, December 18th. Poster boards are due Thursday, December 21st.

If you have any questions, please contact me at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Nuri Bayram
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The TRAnsportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Program-National Bridge Competition for 7th and 8th grades

CMIT-N has been invited to participate TRAC Bridge Competition. This is a big opportunity for our students to learn more science and math and a great chance for those who want to become engineers.

THE PURPOSE OF TRAC: The TRAC program is an inventive way of introducing students to the wide variety of career opportunities available in the field of engineering. The program teaches secondary students how to apply a variety of math and science concepts to common engineering problems occurring in transportation systems. The TRAC program is also designed to allow the students to identify and evaluate the social and environmental impacts associated with the development of new transportation systems within their communities.

COMPETITION FOR GRADES 7 and 8

The Competition:

The bridge competition is designed to be an extended activity created from the TRAC PAC 2 Bridge Builder module. This event is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop a Truss Bridge that will be tested for strength-to-weight ratio. Student teams from grades 7 and 8 will be competing against other TRAC student teams from across the country.
TRAC Headquarters will send a TRAC Challenge Entry Kit to each team to begin their project. Only materials included in the kit supplied by TRAC Headquarters can be used in the construction of the bridge.

After completing the project, each team is required to submit two (2) proposal copies to Linda Clifton, the National TRAC Program Manager. Do not send the bridge itself, but you must include pictures of the bridge (prototype or final). The proposal must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2018. Winners will be notified by March 19, 2018. All entries become the property of AASHTO TRAC and will not be returned. From those proposals entered, three (3) teams from this grade division will be chosen to attend the National TRAC Challenge Competition Finals at the AASHTO Spring Meeting, May 21 – 24, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee. At the Finals, teams will present a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation and structurally test their bridges against teams from other states to determine the winning bridge.

Who Can Enter?

- Only schools involved in the TRAC program can enter the competition.
- Students must be in grades 7th and 8th.
Teams must be composed of three members, no less, no more.
For more information please see attachments and visit the following link.
http://trac.transportation.org/Pages/awards.aspx

Eligibility Requirements :
1) Current Math and Science grades should be at least `B`
2) Total PRS should be positive.
We will meet once a week from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Meeting day will be determined according to the availability of most team members and the coach.

If you are interested in please fill out the google form.
https://goo.gl/forms/WTLSeb1cA6idGnZO2

If you have any questions please contact Mr.Bayram at nbayram@cmitacademy.org

Nuri Bayram
MS Science Teacher
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