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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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01/07/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!


MS BREAKING NEWS

Middle School Teacher of the Month

After School Tutoring Update

Science Olympiad's First Saturday Meeting


HS BREAKING NEWS

It's Time to Revisit Policies & Procedures

Purchase Your CMIT HS Yearbook!

Past Due: Senior Advertisement Materials Required

Senior Advertisements | 2 Spots Available!


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Thank You from Life-Skills/Character Education

Life-Skills / Character Education

Science Department Updates

Mrs. Crespo's Science Class Updates: STEAM FAIR Project


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology Class Featured in WJLA-TV News Report


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Prep. Spring Class Registration is OPEN NOW!

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Home Office and the prestigious Princeton Review announces a strategic educational partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' test solving strategies, boost test-taking confidence & scores, and ultimately increase scholarship dollars and acceptances rate to college and universities of choice!

What we offer:

Instruction:
25 hours of live expert instruction at CLF Central Office/Advanced Studies plus 140+ additional lessons
3 hours of on-demand online help from an instructor

Practice Tests:
4 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

Additional Resources:
Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions, and 140+ video lessons

Including:
The Princeton Review Guarantee
In-class review of all SAT content
Extensive guided practice of all test-taking strategies
Admissions and Financial Aid advice to help you research schools, organize your applications and maximize financial aid awards
Access to our new adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
Chat with a Teacher: Just click a button and you’re immediately connected to an expert instructor – day or night.
Get up to three hours of additional instruction focused on your questions with a teacher in an online classroom.
Connect to a teacher up until test day.

Course Schedule for CMIT Academy-North:
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Test 1
Mon, Mar 26, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sat, Apr 7, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Test 2
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Test 3
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Test 4
Wed, May 2, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
*Classes will be held at CLF Central Office located in 6151 Chevy Chase Dr. Laurel MD 20707

Registration:
https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/379314?exid=424d7651-e694-4cc5-8606-b9cc5ff3d07c
Use Promo Code CLF2017 for %20 OFF

Follow us at www.clfadvancedstudies.org and on Twitter to see recent updates and more courses that we offer: twitter.com/CLFAdvanced


Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Middle School Teacher of the Month

Our November Teacher of the Month is Ms. Swann! Ms. Swann takes on many additional responsibilities above and beyond the requirements of her job. She volunteers to be the 8th Grade Team Leader and "runs the 8th grade team LIKE A BOSS!" She will do anything for her colleagues and for her students. Her love for the kids is evident, sincere, inspiring, and comes to school each day with a smile. She cares about EVERY student and remembers the birthdays of students, even those she doesn't teach! CMIT is very lucky to have such an amazing professional as part of our team.

Andrew Brauer
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After School Tutoring Update

This is a brief update about after school tutoring at CMIT North Middle School.

Due to the limited amount of staff available after school, after school tutoring is currently paused. Thank you for your patience, as we work diligently to increase our tutoring staff to accommodate students' needs.

When after school tutoring begins again, students and parents will receive an email invitation. Please keep in mind that if the staff is limited, the number of students that can attend tutoring will be limited as well.

We are requesting that if a student does not have an invitation, they do not attend because we will not have enough tutors to accommodate them.

Once again, thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.

Ms. Wake
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Science Olympiad's First Saturday Meeting

This Saturday, 16 students attended CMIT’s first MS Science Olympiad weekend meeting and immediately got to work. First things first, our beloved shirt design team started creating prototypes of our team’s future T-shirts, which we will be wearing to our first competition next month! Students also prepared for their own individual events such as Write-It Do-It, which is Science Olympiad’s weird take on Pictionary. In addition to that, students took a test questioning them on our solar system. Students also constructed their models for this year’s building events, such as Towers and Battery Powered Buggy. Everyone also had fun building the towers using nothing but straws and tape, which not only had to be as tall as possible but had to also be sturdy enough to support a whole tennis ball. Talk about about a challenge! Students overall worked productively on their events, and come next month (February 28th) at the Regional competition, we hope to see you there supporting. Go Tigers!

Nuri Bayram
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HS BREAKING NEWS
It's Time to Revisit Policies & Procedures
Hello, CMIT Families!

The winter break and recent snow days gave us opportunities to relax and detach from school. They also give us opportunities to forget. To help students, families, and staff get back into the routine of the school day, we will be revisiting our policies and procedures so that we are all working with the same expectations.

This week, please check your email to find the uniform policy and student handbook. (The uniform policy will have some key updates, so review it carefully.) We will be sending these to students as well and soon will hold town hall meetings for students during school to review them in detail.

Respectfully,

HS Administration
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Purchase Your CMIT HS 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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Past Due: 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 as soon as possible. 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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Senior Advertisements | 2 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, January 12, 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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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Thank You from Life-Skills/Character Education
At this time I would like to thank each and everyone of the students, student support, teachers, administrators, and parents for the thoughtful gifts, and acts of kindness extended during the Holiday Season.

It is especially nice to be thought of in such a warm, tender and gracious way

Again, much appreciation with the sincerest acknowledgements, to 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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Life-Skills / Character Education
A very special acknowledgement to the PTO for their support, and expressions of generosity extended to us over the Winter Break Holiday Season.

I am sure I speak for most, when I extend our appreciation and gratitude by saying, 'thank you' :)


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Science Department Updates

January 02, 2018

Welcome back!

I hope that each of you had a wonderful break and enjoyed special time with friends and families. It is remarkably restorative to be away from our everyday tasks from the time being. I am very confident that our scholars return to school with renewed enthusiasm and vigor. The start of a new year provides an ideal time to reflect on where we have been and where we are heading.

To ensure our scholars can achieve their highest potential, a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in their education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

Moreover, as science department chair, I would like to remind that our STEAM FAIR competition will be held at CMIT High School gym on January 20, 2018. There will be seven (7) of the top students from each university who will be sent to the school wide competition. Please review the STEAM FAIR rubrics on how the students’ projects will be judged.

Additionally, the science Olympiad will be held at the University of Maryland on February 24, 2018. CMIT Academy North will be treated as big schools which will compete with both building and academic skills.

Furthermore, there are 2-3 educational field trips lined up for the third quarter for grade 6 and grade 8 respectively. Supplementary details will be announced as soon as each trip is approved.

Lastly, we ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends classes daily and arrives on time - ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all assignments given
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve science literacy skills
4) Shares school and laboratory experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her science school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed

It is very important that you and our scholars are fully informed regarding science courses standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive classes. The wonderful science teachers and I feel privileged to be your partner in your child’s scientific learning.

Very respectfully yours;

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
Science Department Chair
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Mrs. Crespo's Science Class Updates: STEAM FAIR Project
In preparation to the CMIT-North STEAM FAIR Competition, the Project Class Presentation will start on January 10 using their project board in their science class. Students will have a chance to showcase and discuss their project to their peers.

Project board and research paper rubrics and presentation guidelines can be seen in the Google Classroom STEAM Fair and packet for students reference.

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Health
High School Health students will be bringing home a permission slip that needs to be returned regarding your student taking Human Sexuality. I need all Health students to have their formed signed regardless if permission is given or not. Attached is an additional permission slip.

If you have any questions please email me at: msnyder@cmitacademy.org

Attachment(s)

Mark Snyder
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Anatomy & Physiology
Hi Students,

Due to the winter storm last week and resulting loss of class time, our quiz on the outer and middle ear will be held this week. We will also complete part 3 of the ear (inner ear) if we haven't been able to do so by the time of the upcoming quiz. We'll complete the nose/tongue after the ear unit. This should still allow us time for preparation for your final presentations for the semester.

See you in school!

Suzanne Coholic
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AP Biology Class Featured in WJLA-TV News Report

Just prior to our Christmas Holiday break, WJLA Television station personality, Kelly Lynn, showcased our new High School. One of the major highlights was the feature of our Advanced Placement Biology class. With little to no notification, our scholars performed as only we know they are capable of. They made us proud as they displayed their laboratory skills.

Please enjoy the photograph and video attached of our excellent students. Congratulate our scholars for their ability to always be ready to assist in showcasing their skills as top-notch representatives for our school.

The video link is below:

http://wjla.com/news/local/students-celebrate-opening-of-public-charter-school-in-laurel



Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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