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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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02/11/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Washington DC Area Kuk Sool Intramural Tournament Success

High School AP Applications now OPEN

Service Hours Opportunity


MS BREAKING NEWS

ITEC Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday

New ITEC Cost Structure

Middle School Girls Soccer Interest Meeting


HS BREAKING NEWS

Excused Absence Notification

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Request for Approved Absence Application

Scholarship Opportunity


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life-Skills/Character Education

Baby Bloop and Gen with a Smile in UMD Science class


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Updates From the High School RELA Department


PTO UPDATES

Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Washington DC Area Kuk Sool Intramural Tournament Success
On Saturday January 27, 2018, six CMIT Elementary and six CMIT High School students competed in the annual Washington DC Area Kuk Sool Intramural Tournament which took place at CMIT Elementary in Laurel Maryland. The tournament attracted nearly 100 students from the three Kuk Sool Won Schools in the DC Area.

In the Teen Black Belt Division:
Julian Adams took first place in Sparring and was a Finalist in Forms, Staff, Sword, and Self Defense.

In the Teen Black-Brown Belt Division:
Heath Wright took first place in Sparring, Forms, and Self Defense, and second in Weapons. Heath earned Top Honors for this Division.

Diarra Brown took second place in Sparring, Forms, and Self Defense, and third in Weapons.

In the Youth Brown Belt Division:
Ariana Noel placed Second in Self-Defense, Weapons, and Sparring, and Third in Forms.

In the Teen/Adult Red Belt Division:
Marcus Rainford placed first in Forms, Self-Defense, and Second Sparring. Marcus won top honors for Teen/Adult Red Belt.

Terrence Rainford placed first in Sparring, and second in Self-Defense, and Forms.

In the Youth ages 8-10 Blue Belt Division:
Sarah Grace-Caler won first in Self Defense, Third in Forms, and was a Finalist in Sparring.

In the Youth ages 6-8 Yellow Belt Division:
Jordan McArthur placed third in Sparring, and was a finalist in Self Defense and Forms.

In the Youth/Teen White Belt Division:
Chigozie Maduka won First in Forms, Self-Defense, and Third Sparring. Chigozie won top honors for Male White Belt.

William Brockel placed second in Forms and Sparring, and was a finalist in Self- Defense.

In the Youth ages 6 - 8 White Belt Division:
Alexandra Brockel placed third in Forms, and was Finalist in Self-Defense, and Sparring.

Rodney Lewis placed third in Self-Defense and was a finalist in Forms and Sparring.

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Kuk Sool Won™ is a system of Traditional Korean Martial Arts that incorporates all styles of martial arts historically taught in Korea into one systematic method of learning. Kuk Sool Won™’s foundation is built on proper etiquette and discipline. Students will learn how to effectively avoid conflict and only as a last resort how to properly defend themselves.

We practice every Tuesday at CMIT Highschool, and every Thursday at CMIT Elementary throughout the school year, working to develop a complete, Martial Artist. Members will be taken through the World Kuk Sool Won™ curriculum and attention will also be placed on academic achievement.

Contact PSBN Darren Fulmore Instructor/Owner Kuk Sool Won of Laurel Maryland, MD at 301-509-2030 or laurel_ksw@comcast.net

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High School AP Applications now OPEN
This year, we have different applications for every AP course that a student may apply to. Students must complete the Application Form for each subject they wish to apply to, but only need to submit ONE application if they are interested in multiple APs in one subject (i.e. AP US History and AP Government can be applied for on one application). Students must submit ALL required materials listed on the Application packet. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Students must submit ALL materials at one time.

Please make sure to read the Course Criteria document to see which courses you are eligible for. Rising 9th grade students: you may only apply for AP US History and AP Computer Science Principles IF you meet the criteria.

Current high school students must submit their applications directly to Ms. Gaudette by Friday, February 23rd at 2:45pm. Current 8th grade students must submit their applications to Mr. Johnson by this same deadline.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ONLY STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR AP COURSES.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Gaudette.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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Service Hours Opportunity
Join Prince George’s County Public Schools for Stuff-a-Bus
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bowie Town Center • 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD (in front of food court)

Prince George’s County Public Schools will partner with the community as part of our Giving Together initiative. PGCPS will collect children’s book donations at the Bowie Town Center and distribute them to students in support of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program on March 2.

REQUESTED ITEMS
NEW books for students selected from elementary, middle and high school book lists at the link below: www.pgcps.org/givingtogether/donate-books

Student Service-Learning Hours Available!
• Available for current PGCPS students in Grades 6-12
• Service hours based on time spent collecting and delivering books
This event is open to the public! Books can be purchased on site from our event partner, Barnes & Noble. All are welcome to join us in giving together.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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MS BREAKING NEWS
ITEC Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday
Hello, 8th Grade Parents & Students:

We have extended the application deadline for the ITEC program to this Wednesday, February 14th at 3pm. A few hard copies of the application remain in the middle school front office. A PDF copy of this application is attached. Applications MUST be returned to the middle school front office in hard copy in order to be considered.

Respectfully,
Attachment(s)

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
ITEC Liaison
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New ITEC Cost Structure
Attention, ITEC Applicants:

There is a new cost structure for ITEC students currently applying for the ITEC program. Please take a moment to read the memo we received from the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation regarding this change. As you work to estimate the cost of participating in the program, keep in mind that students must earn 60 college credits in order to obtain their two-year degree. Clarifications about minimum GPAs and program benchmarks are forthcoming.

Respectfully,

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
ITEC Liaison
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Middle School Girls Soccer Interest Meeting
Middle School Girls Soccer Interest Meeting!
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Parents and Students are invited!

Date:Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 3:00
Where: Cafeteria, CMIT North Middle School
Plan: Expectations, Game Schedule, Pricing, Practice times

Matt Larson
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Excused Absence Notification
Effective Date: February 19, 2018

Students will be allotted 2 days - the day they return from an absence and the day after - to submit a note in order for the absence to be excused.

Please, forward all high school notifications regarding student attendance to Ms. Curry at mcurry@cmitacademy.org

Regards,
CMIT Administration
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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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Request for Approved Absence Application
Dear Parents,

Please use the application below to request an excused absence for those not listed in the State of Maryland Law of absences.

Forward all completed applications to Ms. Curry in the front office or to mcurry@cmitacademy.org for approval.

Best,
Front Office

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Scholarship Opportunity
Annually, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter provides financial assistance to students from the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia that best represents the attributes of the Buffalo Soldiers assigned to the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiment. The scholarship winner will be awarded a one-time $2,000 academic scholarship for use at an accredited U.S. college of their choice. Since inception in 2002, the BSMC-MD, has awarded $19,000 in academic scholarships.

The William C. Price Scholarship contest is open to African-American seniors attending high schools in the state of Maryland or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, carrying a minimum 2.50 GPA at the end of their junior year. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by April 1, 2018. Mail completed applications to: T. Williams, 12809 Classic Springs Dr Manassas, VA 20112. The email address is twilliams1906@hotmail.com Semi-finalists will be selected and notified by April 30, 2018.

Application forms are available online at www. http://buffalosoldiers-maryland.net/faq/ . Once on the website, an applicant should first select the Community Service icon, then select William C. Price Memorial Scholarship and select click to open to view Scholarship Application icon. For more information, email T. Williams at twilliams1906@hotmail.com.

Please share and post this application with widest release, thank you in advance for supporting our children.

Sincerely,

T. Williams

Scholarship Committee

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life-Skills/Character Education
The entire 6th grade is learning about Advertising and how Advertisers use various techniques to do their 'Target Marketing' by using specific geographical areas and demographics.

Advertising is a very powerful tool. It can create impressions that are hard to resist, especially by young minds.

That's why it is important to look carefully at all advertisements, and realize that their messages are often tricky, deceptive and designed to encourage use of products that we all know are very bad for us.

You can prevent your child from being swayed by advertising. When you are watching television with your child, discuss the advertising techniques used in the commercials. If your child has ever received a toy that looked a lot better on TV than in real life, talk about this as well. Discuss how chain companies like McDonald's team up with advertisers and put the product in the kid's meals. Talk about how Disney markets and advertisers their product to children.

Becoming aware of advertisers' techniques will bring your child one step closer to becoming a wiser consumer. Learning about advertising techniques can also help prevent your child from becoming involved in tobacco or alcohol use in the future.

Thank you for your assistance in discussing advertising with your child at home. If you have any questions, please call.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Baby Bloop and Gen with a Smile in UMD Science class
Students in UMD science class are learning Mendelian Genetics and patterns of inheritance. Two activities were conducted this week after the series of lessons on the basics of Genetics and solving genetic problems. “Genetics with a Smile” and “Bloop in a Tube Single Activity” helped the students visualize, and make a meaningful connection in understanding the lesson.

“Genetics with a Smile” shows how well the students reinforced and applied knowledge of the vocabulary allele, trait, dominant, and recessive. It also enhances their skills to use probability to demonstrate knowledge of genotypes and phenotypes.

On the other hand, “Baby Bloop” shows how genetic characteristics are passed from parents to offspring and enhances their skills in the areas of identifying the genotype and phenotype.

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Updates From the High School RELA Department
All grade levels recently completed the second round of MAP testing. We are still in the process of reviewing the data, but so far it looks very promising!

Grades 9-11 have been gearing up for PARCC, and will be finishing up with that assessment over the next two weeks.

All teachers are continuing to implement grammar into their lessons, with a recent emphasis on prepositional phrases, verbals, subject-verb agreement, and illogical shifts.

Current novel studies include:

9th: To Kill a Mockingbird
10th: Metamorphosis
11th: Native Son
12th: The Alchemist

The high school English department has also submitted essays for the CLF Black History Month essay contest, so we're rooting for our students to get recognized for their outstanding efforts!

- Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Hommel, and Mr. Bevard

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PTO UPDATES
Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser

Dear CMIT Families and Friends,

This year, the CMIT North PTO is doing a Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing fundraiser!

That's right -- No selling, no picking up packages or delivering them.

Your generous participation in our fundraisers immediately supports the fundraising needs of the PTO to support our schools. All you have to do is fill out the bottom portion of the Direct Donation Flyer with the amount you wish to donate and send it in with your cash or a check payable to CMIT North PTO. If you have other family and friend who also want to support, there is a form for that too! Simply print out the attached flyer and form and submit all donations to a PTO representative on 2/23/2018.

Learn more about the Individual Prizes, Drawing Prizes, and Teacher Incentives in the attachment. Don't miss out!

Thank you for your support!

CMIT North PTO

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