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04/01/2018

   
 
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT MDOT TRAC Event Makes Local News


CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CANCELLED | 6th Annual CLF CultureFest

USA Science and Engineering Festival 2018, April 7-8 in Washington, DC

Join the HPLC Engineering Team at the Science and Engineering Festival


MS BREAKING NEWS

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Immunizations for 2018-2019 School Year


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life-Skills / Character Education


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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT MDOT TRAC Event Makes Local News
Hello Parents,

Please check out this link, where CMIT students made the local news during the MDOT TRAC event held last week in our high school media center: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/03/23/mdot-civil-engineering-competition/

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CMIT UPCOMING EVENTS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CANCELLED | 6th Annual CLF CultureFest
News Flash! Breaking News! News Flash!

Please be advised, the 6th Annual CultureFest scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, has been CANCELLED!!! I repeat, the 6th Annual CultureFest to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, has been CANCELLED!!!!

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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USA Science and Engineering Festival 2018, April 7-8 in Washington, DC
Please stop by with your families to become engrossed in this Science and Engineering Fair. Ms. Smith and Ms. Graham are requesting volunteers who may receive Service Learning Hours. You may contact Ms. Graham or Ms. Smith on their CMIT email accounts.

An article highlighting the Festival is found below:

UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C.
USA Science & Engineering Festival 2018 in Washington DC
BY RACHEL COOPER (ARTICLE COPIED)
(Ms. Smith and Ms. Graham of CMIT-North High School Will Have BOOTHS
Ms. Smith...Booth 1639 and Ms. Graham...Booth 1641 (Unless Changes)
Updated 02/07/18

USA Science and Engineering Festival
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The nation's largest celebration of science and engineering, the ​USA Science & Engineering Festival is returning to Washington, DC in 2018. The event is hosted by Lockheed Martin and is focused on encouraging the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists, and to increase public awareness of the importance of science and math education. The USA Science & Engineering Festival will feature leading science celebrities, hands-on activities, live performances, a book fair, a career pavilion and many special events.

More than 500 of the nation's leading science and engineering organizations will participate including colleges and universities, corporations, federal agencies, museums and science centers, and professional engineering and science societies.

Dates and Time: April 7-8, 2018. Hours are Saturday 10 am- 6 pm and Sunday 10 am- 4 pm.

Location: Most of the festival events will take place at the Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place. Special programs will also be held at other locations around the Washington DC area and around the country.

USA Science & Engineering Festival Highlights
Expo Book Fair - The book fair will focus on authors with significant works in the science and engineering fields geared toward a K-12 level of scientific understanding. More than 30 notable authors will give 50-minute presentations on their books, including a 15-minute question and answer session, followed by a book signing.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Pavilion - Students and adults will have the opportunity to explore tomorrow's careers in areas such as renewable energy, robotics, space tourism, nanotechnology, virtual reality, clean technology, genetics, education, and many other exciting fields. Visitors will have the chance to meet real-life role models; find out about internships, mentorships, scholarships and after-school programs; meet representatives from leading colleges and universities, and meet some of the companies now recruiting STEM-related professionals.

EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Awards Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo - This year 40 college teams from across the nation will showcase their ideas to solve the nation’s greatest environmental problems and compete for a P3 award. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about how each person can make a difference in protecting the environment, as well as see how future technology can lead to a sustainable planet. The projects cover a variety of environmental and health topics, such as the creation of additives that allow for eco-friendly degradation of mulch, a sustainable water treatment facility for communities with arsenic in their groundwater, mobile phone applications for citizen scientists to monitor the health of habitats and streams, and biodegradable food packaging.

Lunch with a Laureate - The "Lunch with a Laureate" program is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in informal conversations with 15 Nobel Prize-winning scientists during a brown bag lunch. Students will learn first hand about exciting scientific discoveries, hear about the trials and tribulations of fast-paced research, and find out what makes a Nobel Laureate tick.

Thank you for you and your family's interest in this very important event.

Doris Cline
Chairperson of High School Science
AP Biology/AP Chemistry
Human Genetics Educator
Class of 2019 Advisor
CLP Mentor
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Join the HPLC Engineering Team at the Science and Engineering Festival

The HPLC Engineering Team consisting of Hanna, Peter, Luchas, and Carvengy, is one of the many CMIT North Robotic Teams who will display their robotic hand exhibit at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival EXPO next Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located in Washington, D.C.

CMIT North students, parents, and teachers are welcomed to volunteer at the CMIT North booths #1639 and #1641 during the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
If you would like to volunteer for one, two, three hours or more between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, please consider this announcement your invitation to join us at booths #1639 and #1641. You can also contact Ms. Smith by email, (asmith@cmitacademy.org), so we will know to expect you at the CMIT North booths.

Students who volunteer will receive community service hours for their participation. Remember, parents and teachers are invited to volunteer as well!

Volunteering students need to have transportation to and from the Walter Washington Convention Center as teachers are no longer permitted to transport students in their cars.

(Courtesy: The "Today Show" pictures above were taken at the NBC Channel 4 Health Fair-Today Show picture booth.)

H.P.L.C. Robotic Team and
Alma Smith, Chemistry Educator
CMIT North Academy High School
Email: asmith@cmitacademy.org
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Yearbooks are available for order now! Order forms should have come home with your scholar. Please make checks payable to CMIT North PTO. Or you can order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM. Use the yearbook ID code: 12970818
Prices start at $25.00.

Thank you for your support.

Amy Sumor
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Immunizations for 2018-2019 School Year
Current 6th grade students who have not provided proof of 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine have begun receiving Immunization Alert Letters monthly. These immunizations are required by the State of Maryland and are a part of the immunizations needed to enter grades K - 6th grade.

The most recent alert letter was attached to the progress reports that were distributed March 8th. If your student received a letter, please be advised that he/she will not be able to start 7th grade without submitting proof of the required immunizations. Immunization records and documentation can be emailed to me at nurse@cmitacademy.org or faxed to 301-560-3461. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 240-547-4545.

CMIT Nurse
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Life-Skills / Character Education
For the next two and a half weeks, the students shall be empowered with proper usage of Communication Skills.

- Communication is the process by which a person sends a message to another individual with the intent of evoking a response or transmitting information.
- Verbal communication refers to the specific words that we use and our voice inflections.
- Nonverbal communication refers to body language (e.g., facial expressions, body positions).
- We should be conscious of our nonverbal cues. We may be unconsciously giving contradictory messages.
- Effective communication exists between two persons when the sender and the receiver of a message interpret it in the same way.
- Misunderstanding is a failure in communication.
- There are several ways to attempt to clarify an ambiguous or contradictory message (e.g., asking questions, being specific, paraphrasing).

Dear Parents:

One of the factors that has proven effective in preventing teen tobacco and other drug use is strong communication skills. The more effectively a child can communicate the more likely they are to be able to talk about things that are bothering them. In addition, if someone is pressuring a child to do something they do not want to do, good communication skills can allow the child to communicate their refusal.

Students are discussing the importance of talking about their feelings and practice reading the body language by acting out different types of feelings. You can help your child continue to practice good communication.

Encourage your child to keep a journal or a diary. If your child is upset, encourage your child to verbalize how s/he is feeling. Act as a role model for your child by verbalizing your feelings as well. General communication activities can be helpful as well. Play charades at home or tell ghost stories or folk tales to each other. If you and your child have email, send messages to each other. Encourage your child to get a pen pal or write letters to relatives.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
Dr. Sullivan-Williams, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. BB)
Senior Certified Life Skills/Character Education Educator
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