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02/25/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Girls Basketball Project | Your Support Is Needed!!!

Career Day Participation

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

CLF Basketball Academy Spring Class Starts on April 10th | REGISTER NOW


MS BREAKING NEWS

North County Art Exhibit


HS BREAKING NEWS

AP Biology and AP Chemistry Students are Geneticists!!! In Training

More Geneticists and Organic Chemists in the Making at H. B. Owens Science Center # 2

3rd Entry for H. B. Owens Science Center & Our Geneticists Scholars

This Week's Biology and Chemistry Classes


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Character Education/Life-Skills -- Violence and the Media --


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Class and Club Photo Day: March 2


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbook Staff Applications


PTO UPDATES

Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser EXTENDED!!


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Girls Basketball Project | Your Support Is Needed!!!
CMIT Girls Basketball players are creating hygiene kits for women in local shelters to celebrate International Women's Day (3/8/2018). Please consider donating any of the following items* for the kits:

- Shampoo
- Body wash
- Soap
- Wash cloth
- Deodorant
- Lotion
- Lip balm
- Comb/Brush
- Toothbrush
- Toothpaste
- Mouthwash
- Floss
- Shaving gel
- Nail clippers
- Band-Aids
- Facial tissue
- Hand sanitizer
- Ziploc Bags (gallon, quart)
- $$$ to purchase items

*Travel-size items preferred, all sizes accepted


High School drop-off location: Ms. Gaudette's office
Middle School drop-off location: Front Office

Last day to drop off: 3/8/2018

Checks can be made out to CMIT PTO. Please put "Girls Basketball/Women's Day" in the memo section

We appreciate everyone in the CMIT community helping make this a success!

Administration
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Career Day Participation
Dear Sir/Madam:

CMIT North Charter School and School Climate Committee are planning Career Day 2018. It is our intention to expose our students to a variety of career choices and to encourage them to think about their future.
Because of your experience and expertise in your field, we would like to invite you to share your knowledge and talents with our student body during Career Day

If you are interested in participating in Career Day 2018, please contact Mr. Johnson at yjohnson@cmitacademy.org or sign up using the google doc attached to this message. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

CMIT North Guidance Department

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lp_OPYWWc5trCaBs0JGvh72OyFs8EpDO3MdButevVLk/edit?usp=sharing
Attachment(s)

DM Davis
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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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CLF Basketball Academy Spring Class Starts on April 10th | REGISTER NOW

Together, your Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and the Belucci Basketball Academy announces 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.

6th-8th grader, for CMIT North, April 10th-May 29, Tuesday 3:00-4:15 pm, @CMIT North HS GYM, $130

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

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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MS BREAKING NEWS
North County Art Exhibit
Art work by Yashasri Gouda, Niyah Belton, Drew Vanderhave, Dominique Harper and Sarrinah Farin have been selected to represent our Middle School in a Prince Georges North County Art Exhibit! 

The exhibit will be held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8720 Alumni Drive, University of Maryland College Park Campus) and will be on display in the lobby Monday, February 26, 2018, starting at 5:00 pm through Thursday March 1, 2018, until 9:00 pm 

This year we were limited to include only 5 pieces of artwork to represent our Middle School and art program, so I hope you share my pride in their hard work and accomplishment!

Emily Champagne
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HS BREAKING NEWS
AP Biology and AP Chemistry Students are Geneticists!!! In Training

Advanced Placement Biology and Advanced Placement Chemistry classes traveled to the Howard B. Owens Science Center on 23 February 2018 to conduct the Gel Electrophoresis and Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid scientific investigation laboratory experiments. This 4-hour 2nd year of college undertaking was conducted by Mr. John White (assisted by Ms. Cline, AP Science educator). Mr. White’s intensity to detail drives our students to success as they are stretched to the limits, both mentally and physically.
Students, before conducting the work of geneticists, must first prove that they are adequately prepared to attempt the lab. Prior knowledge testing and activities are primary the assignment. This means that the AP Science educator must have produce students ready for the task. Our astute scholars are always prepared and answer probing questioning like the distinguished academicians they are gifted and challenged to be.

The intensity of these labs is unmatched. Friday’s labs included agarose explanation, gelling the agarose, skills in filling wells with genetic material (while the gel is submerged under water). This is achieved while utilizing a special chamber that will be used to run the gel. Students are allowed a few opportunities to practice skills of using pipettes and tips, clicking to bring genetic material into the pipette, how to release and receive all of produce without contamination and filling wells. Students must use skills to remove all components, leaving the gel in place with the indentations of wells to be used later. Because this required talent, skill and patience, a couple groups fumbled on this task and improved. By the end of the lab, all students had accomplished each component of the lab. One group fouled so well that if the parts of the gel were put back together, the error was undetectable to the naked eye. Additional opportunities were allowed to correct this initial requirement to progress experimental labs to follow.

Students were required to move the very delicate gel from the tray onto a separate component (without breakage or damage) into a special chamber with water and an electrical circuit required to move the gel through this chamber. It was moved again for staining, after the “run.” The final move was to view the bands to determine genetic identities of the tested individuals.

Our students were exposed to very sophisticated equipment, acquired increased scientific skills, guided to comprehend rationale for conduction of each step of the experiment. During wait times for gelling and running of the gel for DNA analysis, students applied knowledge and conducted numerous additional related tasks.
Please share in the vision of our masters of genetics in progress. One or two groups possessed exemplary skills of geneticists from the start!!!

It is always a pleasure to increase academic opportunities of our students. The Owens Science Center assists us on 2 occasions, annually, for conducting the most complex of laboratory experiments.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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More Geneticists and Organic Chemists in the Making at H. B. Owens Science Center # 2

Please picture activities from the H. B. Owens Science Center from 23 February 2018. This is a follow-up to the full-page article, also, submitted today.

Our students proved themselves to be true scientists, again, and a real credit to CMIT-North High School.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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3rd Entry for H. B. Owens Science Center & Our Geneticists Scholars

Our AP Science scholars demonstrate pride of CMIT-North at Owens Science Center. Please observe the evidence.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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This Week's Biology and Chemistry Classes
In my Biology classes, students continued to learn about mitosis and how it is related to cancer. Next week, students will continue to explore cancer by conducting research and creating a presentation about a cancer of their choice.

In my Chemistry classes, students learned about how atoms are created from nuclear reactions in stars. They were introduced to the different types of nuclear reactions and they finished the week with a lab where they modeled the half life of a radioactive isotope.

As always please have a terrific weekend, and feel free to email me with any of you questions or concerns.

Regards,

Daniel Fleming
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Character Education/Life-Skills -- Violence and the Media --
Television, movies, newspapers, music, music videos, video games, and computer software are powerful forces in our lives. They present images of attractive people acting in exciting, glamorous, and often violent ways. By learning to check these images against reality, they will be less likely to use them as models for their own behavior.

The major goal for this lesson is to increase students' awareness of how the media influences their perception about violence and to teach them how to check media presentation against reality.

Influence of Media is the advertising, which tries to influence us in order to sell products and services, often presents the use of Pharmaceuticals drugs as attractive, acceptable, and appropriate behavior. But we must remember
there are side effects to everything (and they're not always good or positive).

Points to Make:
Seeing characters in movies, TV shows, and other media (smoking and drinking) can influence us to believe these behaviors are attractive and appropriate.
Homicides and other forms of violent behavior are not as common as many people think
Popular characters are usually shown as powerful, respected, and attractive to others.
The media influences us by creating attractive characters to identify with.
They serve as our role models, the kind of people most of us would like to be.
Media characters show us a way to respond and interact.
Violence is popular (but not positive in reality).
Movie and TV producers profit from showing violence

Common question to ask, what do we see when we see our role models act violently?

Violent role models teach that "might" makes right, that violence is the best way to get what you want, and that violence solves problems quickly and effectively (wrong).

Many studies show that children who watch a great deal of media violence are more aggressive and violent, even when they grow up, than children who watch less.

Images of violence produce strong emotions like shock and fright which can be thrilling to experience, but does not make it right.

Some video and computer games and some popular music present violent images which distort reality.

Resisting False and Distorted Images:
Watch and listen less. Choose other activities.
Choose shows and music with positive messages.
Look for action shows that show the consequences of violence, or that focus on people and issues.
Be aware that media images don't always reflect reality.

In short, violence is common, but not as common as many people think.
The media try to influence our ideas about the attractiveness and appropriateness of smoking, drinking (the use of drugs,period) and violence.
Media role models can influence the way we behave.
Portraying violence is profitable for the media, but can have harmful consequences for viewers.
Reality checks can increase our resistance to media influence.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Class and Club Photo Day: March 2

On Friday, March 2nd, Lifetouch will be here to take pictures of each grade level, ITEC students, Class Officers, Senior Superlatives, clubs and select spring sports. These photos begin right at 8:30 am and last until the end of the day. Due to the tight timeframe, we will not be able to hold the pictures if someone is missing, nor are we able to reschedule a group.

A schedule for the class and club photos is attached. Please email Mrs. Cunning at jcunning@cmitacademy.org if you have any questions.

Jessica Cunning
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Yearbook Staff Applications
Want to be part of the 2018-19 Yearbook Staff? Stop by Mrs. Cunning's room 218 to pick up an application or download it here. Completed applications are due on Friday, March 2nd. No late applications will be accepted. Make sure to talk to your teachers THIS WEEK to request letters of recommendation if you are interested. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Cunning for more information.

Jessica Cunning
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PTO UPDATES
Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser EXTENDED!!

Dear CMIT Families and Friends,

This year, the CMIT North PTO is doing a Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing fundraiser! We are extending this fundraiser for 2 additional weeks!

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 the new deadline of 3/9/2018.

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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