Click to go to the website        Click to see previous newsletters
 
Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

CMITN279

01/14/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CLF Basketball Academy Starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!

CLF MakerFEST

Honors and AP Criteria in High School

2018-2019 Public Charter School Lottery

Science Olympiad T-Shirt Voting!

Winter Intramural Tournament


MS BREAKING NEWS

Girls Basketball | PG County Champions!!!

7th and 8th Grade Transition to Physical Education

December Teacher of the Month

8th Grade December Student Shout Outs

6th Grade December Student Shout Outs

7th Grade December Student Shout Outs

Drama Club

Science Olympiad


HS BREAKING NEWS

February 3rd Deadline: Purchase Your CMIT HS Yearbook


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School Spring Sports


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mrs. Crespo's Science Class Updates!

Enrichment/Etiquette

Spanish Topics by Grade

Python Programming for 8th Graders

Mr. Bayram's Science Class


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

High School Spring Sports


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Fleming's Classes


PTO UPDATES

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

PTO Meeting Schedule for 2018


FAQs
Top
CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CLF Basketball Academy Starts on Jan 22. REGISTER NOW!

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announce a partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to improve students' basketball skills. Bellucci Basketball Academy, or BBA, is the only basketball training in Syracuse & Maryland that applies techniques used by professional athletes across the country. At BBA, we train basketball fundamentals like shooting, dribbling, and defense and then advance those concepts to include improving speed & agility, reading defenses, and reacting to the play on the court.
BBA also specializes in character development. BBA is committed to these 3 core values:
BBA trained athletes recognize they cannot be successful on their own.
BBA trained athletes take responsibility for their choices.
BBA trained athletes never quit.

At BBA we look forward to sharing our professional experience and secrets of the trade with the goal of developing athletes to their fullest potential. Our programs build confidence, self-esteem, and a wide-ranging skill set that transcend the court and will be beneficial throughout life.

For 6th-8th Grade CMIT Academy North, Tuesday, 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT High School GYM, 8 weeks, Jan 22- Mar 15, $125

To register the program go to www.clfadvancedstudies.org/basketball

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
Top
CLF MakerFEST

It's BACK, it's BIGGER, it's a STEAMFEST to melt the winter cold!!! Come join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10AM-2PM at the brand new CMIT Academy North High School in Laurel, MD as CLF will host its 2nd Annual MakerFEST💥 MakersFEST is a non-competitive showcase & everyone is invited to enter. That's YOU!

PARENTS-TEACHERS-STUDENTS-STAFF: This is your moment to showcase your inner genius or your outer innovator! All you have to do is fill out the *MakerFEST Fundamental Form! (*students, please have your mentor/teacher help fill this out!)

ALL PARTICIPANTS QUALIFY FOR PRIZE DRAWINGS! As a reward for entry, ALL our MakerFEST participants (not only students) will be entered into a raffle to win 1x Ozobot Evo, 1x Ozobot Bit, 1x Amazon Echo, &/or 1x Drone! 🆒 Also, 100% of our MakerFEST students will receive their custom designed, limited edition 2018 MakerFEST T-shirt & $15 gift card!😀

Robotics, Science Olympiad Teams, Engineering, Art club students and all are welcome to attend and show their talents. Come out and see the creativity of our future inventors on January 27th!

This year CLF will also provide financial support on a first come first serve basis to those who may need it. If you find yourself short on supplies just contact cbicer@clfmd.org with a quote for the materials you need. Please forward this email to your colleagues and interested mentors. If you are unable to view the link for the form the address is listed below:

https://goo.gl/forms/YRRG8VQYQl73mvDi1

Last but not least, SEND PROGRESS PICTURES OF YOUR INNOVATIONS & CREATIONS to cbicer@clfmd.org for possible FULL -COLOR event displays & printing!

Together, let's make this year's 2nd Annual CLF MakerFEST the BEST STEAMFEST YET!

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
Top
Honors and AP Criteria in High School
Any student interested in taking an Honors or AP course at the High School must be recommended by the teacher of the content in which they want to take an Honors or AP course. For example, a student who wants to take an Honors or AP English course must be recommended by their current English teacher, and so on.

Students must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for Honors and AP Courses. For a list of these criteria, please download the attachment on this post.

Students must apply to take AP Courses. This includes current 8th grade students who wish to take AP courses in 9th grade. Applications will be released in late-January and are due in late-February. The application and deadlines are posted weekly in the Newsletter between the application release date and the deadline.

Students who are accepted into AP Courses and those who are recommended for Honors courses will have their Signing Day sheets signed off on accordingly. Signing Day for current high school students will take place on Friday, March 16th.

Teachers who recommend students who do not meet the criteria or those who do not recommend students who do meet the criteria will write letters to explain their reasoning. For information about disputing a placement, please see the tab on Scheduling Policies on the CMIT North High School Website.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
Top
2018-2019 Public Charter School Lottery
The PGCPS Charter School Lottery Timeline for the 2018-2019 school year is open from Nov. 01, 2017 - Jan. 26, 2018. The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 school year is fast approaching. All Prince George's County families can apply to a public charter school as there are no attendance boundaries. Interested families must complete an online lottery application by the deadline for each child they wish to enroll.

PGCPS gives lottery preference to new students who already have a sibling in the school. Siblings must live in the same household, have the same responsible parent/guardian, and both siblings must be enrolled at the charter school for the 2018-2019 school year. Families must submit a valid online application by the deadline to be eligible for sibling preference. Sibling preference is based on seat availability and is never a guarantee.

To submit a PGCPS Charter School Lottery Application click: http://lottery.pgcps.org/.

For more information on the PGCPS Charter School Lottery click: http://www1.pgcps.org/charters/.

CMIT Registrar
Top
Science Olympiad T-Shirt Voting!
Calling all CMIT Students, Parents and Teachers!

The Science Olympiad team has been working diligently to prepare for the regional competition, which is on February 24. We hold meetings every Thursday and Saturday to study, build, memorize, and test for our events. We also design t-shirts to wear to our upcoming competition! We need some help from you to choose a t-shirt to wear to the regional competition, so cast your votes for your favorite choice at the following link.

https://goo.gl/forms/FGQzz57KQgXIAQOF3

Kavyasri Gouda
Top
Winter Intramural Tournament
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, students from CMIT North and CMIT Elementary Kuk Sool Martial Arts Club will be participating in the Annual Kuk Sool Won Winter Intramural Tournament. The tournament will take place at CMIT Elementary School, which is hosting the tournament for the third straight year!

Event Details
Place: CMIT-Elementary School 6151 Chevy Chase Drive Laurel, MD 20707
Date: January 27, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Spectator Fee: $5.00

All CMIT Club members are eligible to participate in this event. For details, contact club instructor Darren Fulmore (3rd Dahn) at laurel_ksw@cmit.net or 301-509-2030.

Note: There is room for a few new students to join the club. If interested, contact club instructor for details.

PSBN Darren Fulmore
Instructor/Owner
Kuk Sool Won of Laurel Maryland, MD
301-509-2030
https://squareup.com/market/kuk-sool-won-of-laurel-llc
Top
MS BREAKING NEWS
Girls Basketball | PG County Champions!!!

What an amazing season it has been!!! It has been a long time coming for our Middle School Girls Basketball team to receive the recognition they deserve.

Our girls came and conquered the North Division of PG County and ended their season titled PG County Champions!!!

The Championship game took place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 am, where our girls took on Gwynn Park Middle School. As most know, this game was considered a rematch from last season. However, this season our girls were unstoppable. With a 20-point lead, they successfully reclaimed their throne.

Congratulations to all of the girls and Coach Abdi for a successful win.

Note: The above pictures are show our girls preparing for their championship.


CMIT Athletics
Top
7th and 8th Grade Transition to Physical Education
The 7th and 8th Grade students will be transitioning from Health into Physical Education for the third and fourth quarter. Students may begin wearing their PE uniforms to school on their respective PE days starting Friday, January 26th. The entire gym uniform must be worn as stated below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

GYM SHIRT: Solid blue in color with CMIT school logo on front.
PANTS: Solid with CMIT logo.
SHORTS: Solid with CMIT logo. Shorts may be worn ONLY during summer dates: from the first day of school through Oct. 31st and from April 1st through last day of school.
GYM SHOES: Tennis shoes/sneakers (any color)Fully laced through all eyelets and tied, if applicable
SOCKS: Plain solid in color

Uniforms may be purchased from:
All American Wear
http://www.allamericanwear.com/
5001 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 459-5000

Ms. Bailey Lawrence
blawrence@cmitacademy.org
Top
December Teacher of the Month

Mr. McSparron is our December Teacher of the Month. Here are a few things his colleagues have to say about Mr. McSparron:

Mr. McSparron is helpful every chance he gets, and he can quickly come up with lesson ideas to introduce new units in engaging ways. He will assist his colleagues and department in any way he can, and he's just an all-around team player.

Thank you Mr. McSparron for all you do for your students and the CMIT team!

CMIT Administration
Top
8th Grade December Student Shout Outs
Divine Enyi, University of Maryland (Top Left)

Divine Enyi is a model student and young lady in every respect. She consistently submits all of her assignments on time, puts forth her absolute best effort on all writing and reading tasks, and studies regularly for quizzes and exams. Divine displays good character as she treats all her peers and CMIT staff with respect and assists anyone around her when she has the opportunity. She explains complex concepts to her peers when they ask for clarification, and she offers her ideas about our Articles of the Week willingly and eagerly. If Divine has "bad days," no one would be able to tell -- she is always smiling and friendly, a pleasure to be around.


Shawn Conley, University of Delaware (Top Right)

Shawn Conley has a distinctive mindset; he stands out among many. He accomplishes all tasks given to him with great initiative, and a positive attitude. He works meticulously, responsibly completing projects and assignments on time. He is an articulate, determined and energetic individual. He has a talent in debate, and analyzes arguments with excellence. He is compassionate and honest; he is always looking out for the interests of his peers. Even when the last bell of the day sounds, Shawn will still show great concern for his academics. One will find him in the evenings reading, tutoring his peers, or assisting other teachers. Shawn is an all-around excellent student!

CMIT thanks Divine and Shawn for excelling in academics and citizenship. You are role models for your peers. Keep up the good work!

CMIT Administration and the 8th Grade Team
Top
6th Grade December Student Shout Outs
Anya Lodhi, Villanova (Top Left)

Anya is helpful to her teachers and to her peers, works well in groups, models leadership qualities within the classroom, and strives for excellence in everything she does.


Daniel Valdez Cruz, Ole Miss (Top Right)

Daniel helps his fellow students out whenever he can, tries to make sure everyone around him understands the material, works hard in class, and is a positive role model.


CMIT thanks Anya and Daniel for excelling in academics and citizenship. You are role models for your peers. Keep up the good work!

CMIT Administration and the 6th Grade Team
Top
7th Grade December Student Shout Outs
Arianna Romero, American University (Top Left)

Arianna consistently assists teachers and classmates whenever she can. She is always to class on time and completes assignments and projects with excellence. She is respectful to those around her and is a role model to her peers.


Drew Van Der Have, Clemson (Top Right)
Drew is a bright student and is very insightful. He can always be called on to add a different perspective to a concept being taught in class. Drew excels in his classes and amongst his peers. He is a joy to have in the classroom.


CMIT thanks Arianna and Drew for excelling in academics and citizenship. You are role models for your peers. Keep up the good work!

CMIT Administration and the 7th Grade Team
Top
Drama Club
Attention all DRAMA CLUB students!!!!

On Friday, January 26, 2018, the DRAMA CLUB will not meet. I repeat
the Drama Club shall not meet on Friday, January 26, 2018, due to an
early 2-hour dismissal.

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

While the Science Olympiad Team has meetings on Thursdays and Saturdays with 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, 6th grade team members are meeting during Wednesday lunch time and Friday after school.

Students continued to prepare for their events for the upcoming Regional Competition on February 24th. Some practiced for a mystery architecture event to build the tallest tower by using the straws, marshmallows and toothpicks. Students also continued to work on their roller coaster, towers, and Wright stuff projects and study their individual events in order to prepare for the test. Another group started studying Crimebusters with Mrs.Omokanwaye, our only parent coach. Sixth graders learned how Science Olympiad works, its schedule, and Optics event and Solar system rules.

We are not meeting next Saturday because we will be at the high school for STEM Fair!

Best,

Nuri Bayram
Top
HS BREAKING NEWS
February 3rd Deadline: 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 February 3rd!

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

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
Top
MS UPCOMING EVENTS
Middle School Spring Sports
It's almost that time for middle school spring sports. This year, CMIT will offer the following spring sports:

Boys Soccer
Coach Chris
cmcnair@cmitacademy.org

Girls Soccer
Coach Larson
mlarson@cmitacademy.org

All athletes must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and an updated physical on file.

There will be an interest meeting for spring sports coming soon. Continue to look out for more information.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to the above listed coaches, or Ms. Adams at secretary@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you.

Athletics
Top
MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mrs. Crespo's Science Class Updates!
Sixth and eight grade students of Mrs. Crespo's science class started the STEAM Fair project peer presentation last Wednesday. Students showcased and discussed their project to their class.

Forty-two best projects will be judged in her class to represent and compete for the 8th Annual STEAM FAIR on the 20th of January 2018 at the CMIT North High School Gymnasium. Further announcements will be posted in Google Classroom.

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
Top
Enrichment/Etiquette
This week in the Enrichment/Etiquette classes, students have been empowered with the knowledge of the usage of illicit drugs.
Realizing alcohol is a drug, and becomes an illicit drug, for those under the proper age, or when used excessively; making the correlation between alcohol usage and etiquette, thus with the misconceptions, relative to the Myths and Realities of Alcohol and Proper Etiquette.

Proper 'Etiquette' is all about the projection of exercising manners, common sense, and promoting high 'self-esteem' in a positive way.
In short, this calls for being on your best behavior, which speaks to 'Etiquette' being the 'Milestones' and 'Celebrations of Life' in general.

It is indeed a pleasure to witness the growth of knowledge taking place within the transformation of the scholars, here at CMIT Middle School, as they continue to soar with boundless knowledge.



Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
Top
Spanish Topics by Grade
¡Buen día!

6th grade students are learning how to ask and answer questions about their birthplaces and backgrounds. They are learning how places are called and how to practice pronunciation.

7th grade students are learning how to ask and answer the question "what are you doing?" They are learning how to identify good versus poor translations when using websites like Google, Word Reference, and Spanish Dictionary.

Atentamente

Jared Hester
Top
Python Programming for 8th Graders

Dear Parents,

I would like to announce that we started learning about Python Programming with 8th graders. We will be working on Basic Syntax in Python first, then will see different data structures to make programs. The reason we are learning Python Language is that it is easy to read and write codes comparing to other languages like Java and C++. It makes it easier to learn. It is also getting most popular every day.

Some Topics we will cover follow:

1. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: PYTHON ENVIRONMENT
2. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: PYTHON DATA STRUCTURES
3. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: VARIABLES & ASSIGNMENTS
4. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: EXPRESSIONS & ARITHMETIC
5. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: CONDITIONAL EXECUTION
6. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: ITERATION
7. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: FUNCTIONS
8. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: LISTS
9. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: TUPLES, DICTIONARIES & SET
10. INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON: GRAPHICS WITH TURTLE MODULE

and even more...

Each and every student has to pay extra attention to classes from this day forward since learning a programming language might be challenging at the beginning. All students need to take each class seriously to succeed in Programming and Technology class. We will proceed to new topics in Python programming based on students' progress.

You can see the picture which was a part of today's class.

Best,
Mr. Dokur, M.Ed.
Top
Mr. Bayram's Science Class

Last week passed with STEM Posterboard presentations in science class. Almost all students presented their projects to their classmates. It took three days. Everyday, eight students presented, and the other students judged their friends as groups. On the last day of the week, students judged each other's STEM final reports.

Nuri Bayram
Top
HS UPCOMING EVENTS
High School Spring Sports
It's almost that time for high school spring sports. This year CMIT will offer the following spring sports:

Varsity Baseball
Coach Snyder
msnyder@cmitacademy.org

Varsity Softball
Coach Donelson
cdonelson@cmitacademy.org

All athletes must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and an updated physical on file.

There will be an interest meeting for spring sports coming soon. Continue to look out for more information.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to the above listed coaches or Ms. Adams at secretary@cmitacademy.org.

Thank you.

Athletics
Top
HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Fleming's Classes
Hello,

My chemistry students will have a their Chapter 5 test. My Biology students will continue with the Feeding Nations Project and begin to learn about Cellular Respiration.

Have a Great Weekend,

Daniel Fleming
Top
PTO UPDATES
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Please mark your calendars! Thursday, January 25, 2018 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

Top
PTO Meeting Schedule for 2018

Please mark your calendars for the remaining PTO Meetings scheduled for this school year.

January 25, 2018 - General Meeting & Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

February 22, 2018 - Executive Board Meeting

March 22, 2018 - Executive Board Meeting & Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

April 26, 2018- Executive Board Meeting

May 24, 2018 - Annual Meeting & Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Details for all meetings are as follows:
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
Top
FAQs
Top
 
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy High School
14800 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 | Tel: (240) 767-4080 | Fax: (301) 560-3461
Email: infohs@cmitacademy.org
 
  STAY CONNECTED / INTERACT  
  CMIT Academy is on CMIT PTO is on Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation is on  
   
   
Unsubscribe Subscribe