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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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03/11/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Meeting for London, Normandy, Paris Trip

CETAT Summer Program

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

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

CLF's Summer Day Camp!


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

PARCC Testing

6th Annual CLF CultureFest | Save the Date: April 21, 2018

PGCPS Supports the National School Walkout


HS BREAKING NEWS

CMIT North HS Takes 2nd Place in the CLF Black History Month Essay Contest!

Excused Absence Notification

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Request for Approved Absence Application


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life-Skills/Character Education

Adiós Momo


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

African & Caribbean Students Association

Q2 Honor Roll Ceremony


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pictures of TRACC Team Visit


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Meeting for London, Normandy, Paris Trip

There will be a general interest meeting for high school and middle school parents interested in sending there student(s) on a summer 2019 tour of London, Normandy and Paris. The meeting will be held at CMIT Middle School in room 109 at 6PM March 20, 2018. Entry can be made at the back of the building.

Dubbed the WWII tour, we will have an opportunity to see the Turing Machine at Bletchley Park, considered the worlds first modern computer, made famous in the movie "Imitation Game". We will see the underground command center of Winston Churchill. We will make the same journey that tens of thousands of soldiers did across the channel and visit Normandy, known as the the epicenter of the D-Day invasion. Of course, we will also visit the typical sites in London and Paris such as; Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees and with time permitting the Louvre.

James Screven
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CETAT Summer Program

CETAT is accepting applications for its 2018 summer creative workshops. Students will learn how to development multimedia (music, video, photography, website and applications). Upon completion of the workshops students will be required to create a portfolio and present their work during the final presentation and awards ceremony. This highly competitive program requires students to take part in a formal interview process.

Upon completion of the workshop students will learn how:
· to develop websites using HTML and Content Management Systems
· to develop computer programs using 3D Object Oriented Programming (ALICE)
· to edit and manipulate images using Photoshop
· to edit and manipulate video using Adobe Premiere
· to create and edit music files using FL Studio
· to enhance professional skills

You must be:
· 13 - 18 years old
· Available between July 9 - July 20
· A Resident of Prince George's County Maryland
· Apply by June 1, 2018

Location - Prince George's Community College.

To apply click here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc21cinWgLBivHbb9LTJmylVheoJ0g9hkTgQ5J4NaF-ycYusA/viewform

Tammy Colandrea
HS Assistant Principal
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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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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's Summer Day Camp!

Summer is approaching. If you are searching for a program for your child consistent with educational, informal and entertaining activities, then CLF Summer DAY CAMP Program is the right solution for you! CLF will provide a variety of programs available to all Elementary and Middle school students during June 25th-July 20th.


These programs include Basketball Academy by BBA, STEAM Classes (Robotics/Lego, Interactive Science, Computer Programming), Recess, and Lunch. This is a great opportunity for students to be engaged and gain skills over the summer.

Summer DAY CAMP program is only available for Elementary and Middle school students and will be held at LAUREL and UPPER MARLBORO locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SCHEDULE, FEE & REGISTRATION
go to https://www.clfadvancedstudies.org/summer

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
PARCC Testing
The following dates are for PARCC testing. All testing will happen in the morning. Please make sure that your scholar is present and on time during his or her testing days.

April 17th and April 18th: All HIGH SCHOOL students taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or retaking either test.

April 19th and April 20th: All HIGH SCHOOL students taking Eng 10, Eng 11, or retaking either test.

*Please note that Algebra 1 and ELA10 PARCC tests are graduation requirements and the student needs to get a 725 in order to pass.

May 1st through May 4th: All 6th grade students and students in UNC, Notre Dame, and UMES will be taking a Math PARCC (Tuesday and Wednesday) and an ELA PARCC (Thursday and Friday).

May 8th through May 11th: All 8th grade students and students in Georgia Tech, American, Fisk, and Clemson will be taking a Math PARCC (Tuesday and Wednesday) and an ELA PARCC (Thursday and Friday).

*Please note that if your middle school scholar is in Algebra 1, they will be taking the Algebra 1 PARCC, which is a graduation requirement for high school. Students need a 725 to pass.

Practice Tests:
https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Casandra Andrew
Testing Coordinator
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6th Annual CLF CultureFest | Save the Date: April 21, 2018
If you'd like to perform for this event, this information is very important and must be followed closely, so pay attention.

Because spaces are limited for each school, students must think QUALITY vs. QUANTITY!!!!

First, you must register at www.clfadvancedstudies.org/culturefest.
You must also submit a video example of your performance.
Send the video link to cbicer@clfmd.org or share the Google Drive for larger file sizes.

Your registration will not be secured until your video has been reviewed
and approved by the CLF CultureFest production team.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
1. There will be a mandatory dress rehearsal (in full costume, full performance) on April 14, 2018, from 10:00/am thru 3:00/pm, and yes,
lunch will be provided as you work hard to perfect those moves and grooves.

2. EVENT and REHEARSAL will be held at CMIT Academy North, 14800 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.

3. Students who choose not to attend the rehearsal WILL NOT be permitted to perform.

4. Performers' full dress costume needs to conform at minimum to their school dress down day policies (appropriate attire, por favor).

Individual or group performances are welcome.
Performances are dance, song, chorus, band and/or instrumental.
Each schools' performance(s) cannot exceed 20 minutes.
Prizes awarded for costume design (appropriate dress according to school policies).

Performances need to be submitted with a video and complete registration form. The registration deadline is APRIL 6, 2018.

Video submission can be in person to the school coordinator, or via e-mail to cbricerclfmd.org

CMIT Academy North Middle School/High School coordinators are:
Dr. Sullivan-Williams (aka Dr. BB) Rm.#120
Mrs. Cabrera Rm.#105

Tickets will go on sale April 6, 2018


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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PGCPS Supports the National School Walkout
In response to the recent Parkland shooting and school shootings before that, students are rallying across the nation to bring attention to the need for thoughtful dialogue and action in particular to prevent gun violence in schools. One such action students are taking is a school walkout on March 14th.

Last week, Dr. Maxwell authorized participation in this event for middle and high school students in Prince George's County. The walkout will begin at 10am and last 17 minutes at which time students are expected to return to class. CMIT's administration will be in communication with students and parents with information about how participation in that event will look on our campus so that students who choose to walk out can do so safely.

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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HS BREAKING NEWS
CMIT North HS Takes 2nd Place in the CLF Black History Month Essay Contest!

Congratulations to junior, Kerra Kingston, for taking 2nd place in the CLF Black History Month Essay Contest, for her essay on our very own Ms. Stewart! With Mr. Gunes, Ms. Stewart, and myself in attendance, along with CLF board members including President Lancaster, we celebrated the achievements of students from all five of CLF's schools this past Tuesday night.

Special thanks go out to CLF's Mark Sutherland for hosting the event at CMIT Elementary and, according to Mr. Sutherland, this year's submissions were "of the greatest quantity and highest quality we have ever received," making Kerra's accomplishment all the more impressive.

Kerra was also the only student volunteer to read her poem aloud for the audience, demonstrating her integrity and confidence in representing our school. Thanks to Ms. Stewart for being such a supportive muse and thanks to Mr. Gunes for his continued support. Congratulations Kerra, we are so proud of your accomplishment!

-Mr. Hommel

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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 below application 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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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life-Skills/Character Education
All 6th graders in middle school here are being empowered with knowledge of dealing positively with anxiety (so the anxiety does not build up to stress). The students are learning two (2) relaxation techniques that they can use when they experience anxiety/stress. As part of their homework assignment, they are required to teach a technique to a family member.

One reason people begin to use tobacco and alcohol is to deal with stressful situations. Teaching young people positive ways to deal with stress will give them the skills necessary to cope with stressful situations in their lives. The younger they are when they learn positive coping techniques, the more practice they will have and less likely they will be to adopt negative stress reduction practices when they get older.

You can can help your child practice dealing with stress. If your child gets angry and frustrated at something, remind the child of the relaxation techniques learned in school. Children also imitate their parents' behavior.
The whole family can begin to practice relaxation techniques and positive ways to deal with stress.


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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Adiós Momo
Students in 6th and 7th grade Spanish will watch the film Adiós Momo about an Afro-Uruguayan boy trying to make a living in Montevideo by selling newspapers, with aspirations to be a professional soccer player, but who cannot read and write. The movie is the capstone experience of our unit on origins and Afro-Latin identity, culture, and history.

Students are permitted to bring a snack and a drink in a plastic bottle for themselves to enjoy during the film.

Buena suerte,
Jared Hester
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
African & Caribbean Students Association

The CMIT North High School chapter of the African & Caribbean Students Association will be hosting its Afro-Caribbean Night on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at in our CMIT North High School Cafeteria.

The event starts at 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm admission fee is ($15) fifteen dollars pre-sold in the cafeteria at lunch time starting on Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018.

We welcome donations to support our event at:
https://www.gofundme.com/afrocaribbean-night

Gregory Hynes
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Q2 Honor Roll Ceremony
The high school will hold its second quarter honor roll ceremony this Friday during 8th and 9th periods. The ceremony will be for students only due to space constraints. (The entire student body will be in attendance.)

We would like to take this moment to recognize the hard work our students have put in over the last quarter. Congratulations to all honorees!

HS Administration
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pictures of TRACC Team Visit

Our students had the opportunity to work with the Department of Transportation & Civil Engineering Team on their visit to our school as they gave assistance to our students who worked on the Cable Stay Bridge Building Project. Thanks to the students and guests who participated.

Dr. Richard Woo - Director Office of Policy & Research - Department of Transport
Mr. Aaron Jones - Innovation Manager Department of Transport and Civil Engineering
Mr. Justin Mohr - Structural Engineer/Computer Programming
Mr. Chris Meirzejewski - Technical Structural Engineer/Programming
Mr. Avsar - Assistant Principal
Ms. Graham - Advisor Assistant Teacher
Mr. Gregory Hynes - Teacher Advisor

Gregory Hynes
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