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03/04/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

2018 Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students - No Cost to Participants - Deadline March 11

MS Science Olympiad Team in 2nd Place at Regionals

Science Olympiad Team | 2018 Regional MVPs

MS Science Olympiad Regional Results


MS BREAKING NEWS

Bayram's CLP Group Setting Goals for Congressional Award

TRAC Bridge Proposals Submitted Successfully


HS BREAKING NEWS

Trip to London, Normandy and Paris


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

MISA Testing - March 13 and March 14


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

UMD in Action! From Strawberry to DNA!

Tuesday Life-Skills - Enrichment


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP Chemistry Class Conducts Additional Labs


PTO UPDATES

Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser EXTENDED!!


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
2018 Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students - No Cost to Participants - Deadline March 11
(If you receive this more than once, my apologies.)

Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, and parents!

Hello,

I want to make you aware of three summer programs for high school students, high school teachers, and middle school students in Aberdeen, MD sponsored by the U.S. Army Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). All three programs are fully-funded, expense-paid, residential programs. Flyers to print or email are available at links below for each program.

High school students and high school teachers will spend two-weeks conducting research with scientists and subject matter experts. Middle school students will spend one-week completing STEM challenges.

Applications for all three programs are available at https://orise.orau.gov/jsti/

Deadline for all applications is March 11, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students (JSTI-HS) will select current high school students in the United States or in Department of Defense schools for dependent children. The purpose of the program is to expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects, to enable students to work with real-world scientists, and to increase students’ interest and awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

To be eligible, high school students should be US citizens, age 15 by July 1, 2017, and plan to be enrolled in high school next year in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. The program dates are July 21 – August 3, 2018. Students must attend high school in the United States or at a DODEA school overseas. All expenses are paid for the students, including travel to and from the program location in Aberdeen, MD, even for students located outside the continental United States.

All students are encouraged to participate, regardless of GPA. A diverse group of students will be selected.

Program flyer for print or email is available at https://orise.orau.gov/jsti/files/2018-jsti-high-school-students-information.pdf



FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) will select current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students from the United States for a one-week, residential STEM challenge program in Aberdeen, Maryland. The purpose of the program is to expose students to STEM challenges through hands-on projects and to increase students’ interest and awareness of career opportunities in related fields. Transportation and other expenses will be covered by the program. Students must attend school in the United States.

To be eligible, middle school students should be U.S. citizens, age 11 by July 1, 2018, and plan to be enrolled in middle school next year in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. The program dates are July 29 – August 3, 2018. All expenses are paid for the students, including travel to and from the program location in Aberdeen, MD.

Program flyer for print or email is available at https://orise.orau.gov/jsti/files/2018-jsti-middle-school-students-information.pdf

All students in high school and middle school with a 2.0 GPA or higher are encouraged to participate. A diverse group of students will be selected.

If you need additional information, please contact me.

Thank you for helping to promote this program.

Have a wonderful day!

Marie Westfall
Section Manager
Scientific Assessment and
Workforce Development
ORISE
P.O. Box 117, MS 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-576-3425 (office)
865-235-9691 (cell)
865-576-1609 (fax)
Marie.Westfall@orau.org
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MS Science Olympiad Team in 2nd Place at Regionals

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team won 2nd place in the Central Maryland Region and has been qualified to attend state finals. State Finals will be on April 14th at Johns Hopkins University.

The MS team competed in all 23 events with two teams of 27 students in total ranging from 6th graders to 9th graders. The team did great again and won many places even though Science Olympiad is having more teams and becoming more competitive.

The team won three gold medals, one silver medal, three bronze medals, three 4th place honors, three 5th place honors, and three 6th place honors. I am proud of all of my students for making this great team. I want to shout out some names for their HUGE success and leading the team:

- Kavyasri Gouda: For competing in five different events and winning three gold medals and two fifth place honors.
- Haris Chaudry: For competing in four different events and winning three gold medals.
- Maranna Nwozo and Yashasri Gouda for winning 4th place in Crimebusters on the 2nd team as being 6th grader.
- Samuel Opoku and Oladipo Omokanwaye for winning a Silver medal.
- Divine Enyi, Niyah Belton, Pamela Ikegwu, Roshni Pawar, Maya Miller, and Christina Thomas for winning a bronze medal.

Best Regards,

Nuri Bayram
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Science Olympiad Team | 2018 Regional MVPs

We did a great job as a team, but I have to mention a few names as MVPs and leaders of the team.

- Kavyasri Gouda: For competing in five different events and winning three gold medals and two 5th place honors. She completed five 50-minute tests in one day from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. Also, while getting prepared for her events, she found time to make T-Shirt designs. Two of the finalist T-shirts were designed by Kavyasri.

- Haris Chaudry: For competing in four different events and winning three gold medals. Haris made many T-Shirt designs, too, and we are wearing one of his T-Shirt designs now. Beyond designing T-shirts, Haris contacted the company and led every single step of T-shirt order.

- Maranna Nwozo and Yashasri Gouda for winning 4th place in Crimebusters on the 2nd team as 6th graders. (Winning on the second team is more difficult, because there are more teams, and small and big schools are mixed in that group.)

Nuri Bayram
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MS Science Olympiad Regional Results

Results of All 23 Events:

# Event/Competition Name Student Name-Last Name Place

1 Experimental Design
2 Crime Busters Haris Chaudhry, Kavya Gouda 1st Place
3 Dynamic Planet Divine Enyi, Jasmine Wilson 4th Place
4 Meteorology Kavya Gouda, Vanessa Penarrieta 5th Place
5 Disease Detectives
6 Write It Do It Christina Thomas, Maya Miller 5th Place
7 Potions and Poisons Niyah Belton , Beryl Ndofor 4th Place
8 Optics Oladipo Omokanwaye,Samuel Opoku 2nd Place
9 Rocks and Minerals Divine Enyi, Jasmine Wilson 5th Place
10 Fast Facts Haris Chaudhry, Kavya Gouda 1st Place
11 Mystery Architecture
12 Ecology Pamela Ikegwu,Roshni Pawar 4th Place
13 Road Scholar
14 Herpetology
15 Thermodynamics Oladipo Omokanwaye, Anthony Stills 6th Place
16 Anatomy and Physiology Haris Chaudhry, Kavya Gouda 1st Place
17 Microbe Mission
18 Solar System Divine Enyi,Niyah Belton 3rd place
19 Roller Coaster Christina Thomas, Maya Miller 3rd Place
20 Wright Stuff Pamela Ikegwu, Roshni Pawar 3rd place
21 Battery Buggy
22 Hovercaft Anthony Stills , Samuel Opoku 6th Place
23 Towers Jasmine Wilson, Pamela Ikegwu 6th Place

Nuri Bayram
Science Olympiad Coach
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Bayram's CLP Group Setting Goals for Congressional Award

My CLP group meets every Tuesday after school. The first thing we did was go over the Congressional Award Bluebook.
Beryl Ndofor, Niyah Belton, and Jasmine Wilson from the group have registered for the Congressional Award so far. To register, students should be 13.5 years old minimum. The minimum age to win the first certificate is 14 years old.

Now, it's time to set up goals which should be in the following areas:
1) Personal development
2) Physical Fitness
3) Voluntary Public Service
4) Expedition/Exploration

Students are brainstorming to set the goals and have fun and to be first to bring the Congressional Award to CMIT.

If you are curious and want to find more info about Congressional Award,
here is the link for the Bluebook:
http://congressionalaward.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bluebook.pdf


Nuri Bayram
CLP Mentor
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TRAC Bridge Proposals Submitted Successfully

Two Middle School Teams have been preparing for the TRAC Bridge Building Competition for two months.

Team Bridge CMIT:
Sulayman Khan
Marvin Nwachukwu
Marlin Nwachukwu

Team Tech Savvy Tigers:
Benjamin Champion
Liam Brinton
Jayden Russell

After hard and diligent work, they were able to build and test their bridge, and finally, in such a short time, they completed their proposals. The proposals have been submitted successfully. Now it's time to wait for the results!

Congratulations!
Go Tigers!

Nuri Bayram
TRAC Bridge Building Team Coach
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Trip to London, Normandy and Paris

There will be a general interest meeting held Tuesday, March 20th at 6pm for students or parents interested in sending a student on a summer 2019 tour of London, Normandy and Paris. EF Tours has labeled this their WWII tour. Students will experience Blechley Park, the home of OSS research to break the Enigma code. We will tour London and see the place where Churchill commanded troops underground. We will visit Normandy, the site of the D-Day invasion, where the fortifications, troop transports, tanks and cannon still exist. Lastly, we will see Paris, the axis powers occupied city. It will be an amazing opportunity to experience those places that witnessed the most cataclysmic time of the 20th century. At the same time students will have the opportunity to experience two great modern European cities, experience today's culture and see their sights, such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Parliament/Big Ben, the Louvre, the Champs Eleysees, and the Eiffel Tower. The meeting will be held in the middle school in room 109. Please enter through the entrance at the back of the school.

James Screven
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
MISA Testing - March 13 and March 14
All 8th grade students will be taking the MISA (Maryland Integrated Science Assessment) on Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th for Periods 1 through 4.  Please make sure that your scholar is present and on time on the testing days.  Below are directions on how to access practice tests.  

Directions for MISA Practice Tests:

1. Go to md.testnav.com

2. Click on practice tests on the bottom right corner of the sign in box

3. Click on MISA Science 8 Computer Based Practice Test - Unit 1 or Unit 2

Casandra Andrew
Testing Coordinator
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
UMD in Action! From Strawberry to DNA!

Cells are the basic unit of life and make up all plants, animals, and bacteria. It is the molecule that controls everything that happens in the cell. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) contains instructions that direct the activities of the cells, and ultimately, the body. If every house has its own blueprint, DNA is the blueprint of life.

Students in UMD had the experience of extracting DNA from a strawberry. They isolated DNA from a strawberry using common household materials such as liquid detergent, salt, rubbing alcohol, and a coffee filter.

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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Tuesday Life-Skills - Enrichment
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, there was a guest speaker in the 8th grade Life-Skills Enrichment class.

Dr. Myles, spoke about building their self-confidence/self-esteem and awareness; being proud of who they are (as individuals), where they come from (knowing their heritage), know where they are going and how they, as individuals aspire to successfully accomplish their goals/dreams, (in order to know where one is going in life, one must first know where one comes from), knowing how to encourage oneself especially if there is not a strong network of family and friends to support you with reaching your dreams and/or goals.

In whatever one does, one must be honest, fair, ethical, have high standards and morals, along with treating others the way they themselves would like to be treated.

Set short term reachable goals with sub-goals to help you reach your over-all goal(s); and learn to give back... Give back to those who helped and supported you, as you peruse your educational journey.

Dr. Myles also shared a little information about his Navajo background, and
how the Native American Tribes come together (gather) for their POW-WOW(S). How they were instrumental in assisting him with his educational journey into Harvard, and how he still gives back to this very day.

Respect, integrity, loyalty, commitment, perseverance are strongly encouraged throughout your life's journey. Stand tall, believe in yourself
and believe in what you stand for. Be the best possible example you can be.

Dr. Myles freelances on behalf of the Native American Associations throughout the USA.

With much appreciation it has been a great privilege and honor to have a guest speaker of Dr. Myles' caliber.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
AP Chemistry Class Conducts Additional Labs

The Advanced Placement Science classes are constantly in laboratory mode. Here, the AP Chemistry class conducts a lab demonstrating reaction rates utilizing hydrochloric (HCl) acid, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) with pH strips, and C16H17NaO14.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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PTO UPDATES
Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing Fundraiser EXTENDED!!

The CMIT North PTO needs your support for the Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing fundraiser! The donation period is extended to March 9. Your generous donations from family or friends in this fundraiser immediately support the fundraising needs of the PTO to support our schools.

A $20 donation earns a student a dress down day.
A $40 donation earns a homework pass
A $60.00 donation earns a student both
There are teacher incentives too!

Send all donations with your scholar to 1st period on Friday, March 9 and that teacher could be a winner too!

Please use the link below to collect your donations and submit your money.

Thank you for your continued support!


CMIT North PTO

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