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03/25/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

End of Q3 + School's Out

Update on Emergency Closings and Make-Up Days

CLF's Summer Day Camp!

Advanced Studies Certificate Program


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

Save the Date! Save the Date! CultureFest April 21, 2018


MS BREAKING NEWS

MS Bridge Building Team at TRAC Program Media Event

MS Science Olympiad Updates


HS BREAKING NEWS

Excused Absence Notification

Prince George's County Attendance Handbook

Request for Approved Absence Application

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program

NHS Tutoring


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Mrs. Cabrera's Desk

Chapter 2 Group Winners in Science Class


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

NHS Book Drive


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms Coholic's Science Classes

Congrats! Hanna Tchokote, Peter Thompson, Luchas Wright, and Carvengy Milfort


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
End of Q3 + School's Out
Hello, CMIT Families:

The third quarter ends Thursday, and this week is another short week for students. Please be mindful of the following school closings:

Thursday, March 28th: 2-hour early dismissal
Friday, March 29th: Schools closed (Easter break)

CMIT Administration
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Update on Emergency Closings and Make-Up Days
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be in session Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6 to make up for weather-related closures.

Schools were originally scheduled to be closed Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 6 for Spring Break, as noted in the 2017-18 calendar. The Prince George’s County Board of Education will consider designating April 4 as a makeup day at its March 29 meeting.

Schools have been closed six days this school year for inclement weather (Jan. 4-5 and 17, and March 2, 21-22). The 2017-18 school calendar planned for five inclement weather makeup days. ​

Due to a statewide mandate by Gov. Hogan, the school calendar must start after Labor Day and end June 15.

School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m.

Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.

CMIT
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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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Advanced Studies Certificate Program
YOU ASKED CLF DELIVERS! THESE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO OUR CLF SCHOOLS STUDENTS! The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance. The following exclusive courses are made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students. Students will take an assessment test and upon completion, satisfied students will receive a certificate from CLF. Spring semester classes will start on Saturday, April 7th. All courses are 8 week-long and the total cost per class is $200.    Music Appreciation by Nicole Bradley on Saturdays, 11:00am-1:00pm @ CSP, Hanover MD    Dramatic Art by Agatha Francis Seton on Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm @ CMIT South, Upper Marlboro MD    Exploring STEAM by Benora McCain & Amina Ahmed on Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm @ CMIT Elementary, Laurel MD    Advanced Technology Applications by Moses Olubo on Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm @ CMIT South, Upper Marlboro MD   Intro to Animation & Voice Over by Kyle Sutherland on Saturdays, 11:00am-1:00pm @ CMIT South, Upper Marlboro   Interactive Programming Web Development on Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm @ CLF, Laurel MD For course description, locations, eligible grade levels, and REGISTRATION visit our website, www.clfadvancedstudies.org/ascp Follow us on https://twitter.com/CLFAdvanced to see recent updates! Any question, feel free to reach me at cbicer@clfmd.org

Cihan Bicer
CLF Student Activities Director
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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
Save the Date! Save the Date! CultureFest April 21, 2018
An exciting date is coming up soon! That's right! That's Right! It's CMIT's 6th Annual CultureFest, taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at our brand new High School (CMIT Academy North, 14800 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707).

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018... Don't wait until the last minute to purchase your ticket(s), you just might be left out.

Parents, if your scholar is interested in performing in the CultureFest, please see the school coordinator(s) for your scholars' school.

Solo performances as well as group performances are welcome.
Performances are as follows:
- Dance
- Song
- Chorus
- Band and/or musical instrument

Time is of the essence so, make it happen, and don't hesitate!!!


Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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MS BREAKING NEWS
MS Bridge Building Team at TRAC Program Media Event

CMIT Academy started a new program in December 2017: TRAC (Transportation and Civil Engineering) Bridge Building Competition which is sponsored by MDOT (Maryland department of Transportation). The aim of the program is to encourage students to become civil engineers.

CMIT MS participated in the competition with two teams:
Team 1:
- Benjamin Champion-Fisk
- Liam Brinton-Fisk
- Jayden Russell-Clemson
Team 2:
- Sulayman Khan-Fisk
- Marvin Nwachukwu-Fisk
- Marlin Nwachukwu-American

MS Bridge teams were invited to a media event which took place at CMIT HS on Friday March 23rd. Jayden Russell and Liam Brinton spoke about what they learned from the program and their future plans. They also demonstrated a bridge breaking and efficiency calculating activity with the third member of the team, Benjamin Champion.

You may find the details of the program and a short video in the following news:
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/03/23/mdot-civil-engineering-competition/

Best,

Nuri Bayram
MS TRAC Bridge Building Team Coach
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MS Science Olympiad Updates

Greetings, CMIT:

MS Science Olympiad is back from a two-week recess. This meeting, students continued to work hard and study for their events relating to subjects such as thermodynamics, architecture/engineering, and vocabulary. Also as a form of motivation, three gold medal winner, Kavyasri Gouda, delivered an informative presentation on how to stay focused and ensure success like she did during the competitions. Topics included maintaining focus, carefully preparing and ensuring your cheat sheet is as detailed as possible, and knowing your events from the manual or schedule by the time the competition takes place.

The CMIT MS Science Olympiad team will be going to compete in the Maryland State Finals at Johns Hopkins University April 14, 2018. We hope CMIT continues to show support for Science Olympiad, and we will see you at Johns Hopkins when the time comes. GO TIGERS!

Joshua Ikegwu
10th Grader
Former Science Olympian
Assistant Coach
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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 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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Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program is looking for motivated high school students interested in learning more about a career in engineering. EI is the summer version of a freshman course offered to undecided engineering majors at JHU. We have condensed the semester-long course into four weeks. During the program, students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, materials science and robotics. They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, build a spaghetti bridge, and have the opportunity to earn college credit.

Please take time to view a short video to hear from our past students. This video is found on our website: https://ei.jhu.edu/engineering-overview-video/.

This course is rigorous, and students must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes. They also must have taken the following subjects to be eligible to apply:

· Algebra II
· Lab Science (physics, chemistry, or biology)
· Trigonometry, or have learned to use the trig functions up through the application of the laws of sines and cosines to resolve non-right angle triangles in another math course
· Most students are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school

Course Dates:
o June 25 – July 20, 2018; Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
o No class on Wednesday, July 4th

Application and Deadline Information:
-Online Application Available: OPEN NOW! https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/
-Next Deadline: April 1, 2018; students with complete applications on this date will have a decision by April 15th.
-Deadline: April 15, 2018
-International Student Deadline: April 15, 2018
-Deadline: May 1, 2018
-Deadline: May 15, 2018
FINAL DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

If you are interested, please let us know by sending an email to ei@jhu.edu and be sure to include your mailing address.

For more information, please visit our website: https://ei.jhu.edu/.

Natalie Gaudette, Professional School Counselor
ngaudette@cmitacademy.org
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NHS Tutoring
Hello CMIT Families,

Is your student not performing to the best of his/her abilities in some of their classes? Have they tried studying more at home to no avail. Well look no further, there is a solution. At CMIT, we offer FREE peer to peer tutoring from 3-4pm every Thursday in Mr. Krystal’s room. We tutor in every subject from math to history. Our goal is to ensure that every student is provided with all the resources possible to set them up to excel in all of their classes. If you think your student would benefit from this, please encourage them to attend. Thanks You!


Brian Ndofor
Vice President
National Honor Society

Ben Krystal
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
From Mrs. Cabrera's Desk
The students have been practicing conversations in writing and speaking by creating a script and then performing it in front of the class. Now this coming week, students will be creating a video in which they are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country of their choice.

Save the date: April 21st. Opportunity to earn extra credit in Spanish class by participating in the multicultural day (ex. by dressing with your outfit of any country or performing by singing or dancing).

For more information contact Dr. BB or Mrs. Cabrera.

Barbara Cabrera-Avila
Spanish Instructor
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Chapter 2 Group Winners in Science Class

As we pass the second week in group competition, groups are being more and more motivated, and group averages increased significantly. In the pictures, you may see group winners.

Average scores are calculated by using homework ,classwork, and test grades of the chapter.

Nuri Bayram
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
NHS Book Drive
Hello CMIT Families,

Do you have books you don’t use? Are they taking up space and are beginning to to feel like a burden but you have no clue where to take them? National Honor Society is hosting a Book Drive. This book drive is to collect books to donate in order to promote reading in today’s youth. The book drive will be held from April 9th to April 30th. We accept all books although, we would prefer books that are mainly for children and teens. There will be a dropbox in all MWF 1st period classes. The book drive will be a competition and the winning class will receive a breakfast sponsored by NHS. Thank you for your contribution.

Brian Ndofor
Vice President
National Honor Society

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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms Coholic's Science Classes
Environmental Science completed the Agriculture Unit and will begin the Mining Unit this week.

Medical Science completed the Circulatory, Respiratory, and Lymphatic System and will begin the Digestive and Renal Systems this week.

Hope everyone enjoys a few days off!

Suzanne Coholic
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Congrats! Hanna Tchokote, Peter Thompson, Luchas Wright, and Carvengy Milfort
Congratulations to Hanna Tchokote, Peter Thompson, Luchas Wright, and Carvengy Milfort for their outstanding robotic hand demonstrations and presentations at the 2018-NBC Channel 4 Health Fair held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Hanna, Peter, Luchas, and Carvengy, (the HPLC Robotic Team), had numerous opportunities to explain the mechanics of their robotic hand exhibit to visitors who stopped by to view their unique demonstrations.

The HPLC Robotic Team acknowledged with appreciation, Mr. Brian Smith, CEO and Founder of EduSerC Corporation, for inviting their robotic team to display and exhibit their robotic hand at the 2018-NBC Channel 4 Health Fair. Mr. Smith provided mentoring and support for the completion of the robotic hand exhibit. (EduSerC stands for Educators Serving the Community). The HPLC Team also acknowledged Mr. Gunes, CMIT North High School Principal, Vice Principals Mr. Avsar and Mrs. Colandrea, and CMIT North High School Faculty Mr. Bekiyev, and Mrs. Graham for their support, mentoring, and encouragement.

Alma Smith, CMIT North High School Science Faculty
Reporting from the Today Show Picture Booth at the
NBC Channel 4 Health Fair
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