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Chesapeake Math & IT Academy North High School

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04/14/2018

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

CMIT Academy FIRE NSBE

How to Be a Leader

New Q3 Report Card Distribution Date


MS BREAKING NEWS

Parent Workshop Survey

6th Grade Student Shout Outs!

7th Grade Student Shout Outs!

8th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Middle School February Teacher of the Month


HS BREAKING NEWS

Reserve Your Yearbook! Only 15 Remain!

Uniform Policy Reminders

Juniors! Did You Register for Taking the SAT or ACT?


MS UPCOMING EVENTS

7th Grade Medieval Times Field Trip


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

PE/Health (6th Gr) Class Update


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Free SAT Prep


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
CMIT Academy FIRE NSBE
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 44th Annual Convention was held from March 21 to March 25, 2018. More than 10,000 attendees traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to partake in pre-college, collegiate, and professional workshops, seminars, networking events, and competitions. There were 75 people who attended from the Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE) NSBE JR and the NSBE Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC): 2 were professionals from NSBE GSC, 55 were FIRE NSBE Jr students, and 18 were FIRE NSBE Jr coaches and chaperones. Overall, our students performed very well in their competitions:

The First Lego League (FLL) team won 1st place for their Innovative Solution and won high marks for their team project presentation. The team member who competed from CMIT is Ramses Peyton.

The FIRE NSBE Jr Ten80 teams won 3rd place overall (middle school), 1st place overall in the Drag Race, 1st place in the Robo-Race (autonomous race), 2nd place in the Mechanical Engineering Pit Challenge, and 4th place in the overall racing event. The FIRE Ten80 middle school team won. Ten80 is an event were students learn engineering design, computer science, project management, business, and marketing by running their own racing team. There were a total of 49 teams that competed. Earlier this year, the Ten80 team won the Grand Champion Award at the DC Invitational. The students are comprised of Ethan Maddox, Alywn Manili, Re Peyton, Cameron Salisbury, Bryce Stephens, and Roshni Pawar. Both Ten80 teams have been invited to the grand championship in Troy, NY to take place April 29-30th, 2018 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The FIRE NSBE Jr try-math-a-lon lower division (9th and 10th grade) team won 2nd place overall competing against 15 teams in over 3 stages of the competition. For the very first time, FIRE competed in the upper division (11th and 12th grade) with a team of juniors. This team was very competitive as well. Try-math-a-lon is a competition that prepares students for the rigors of standardized testing and provides a basis for the plethora of fields that require math. Students are also quizzed on physics, chemistry, and history. The TMAL lower division members that competed are Arya Pawar and Byrson Bunns. The TMAL upper division members that competed are Robert Allsbrooks IV (FIRE Secretary), Jeffrey Greer IV (FIRE Treasurer), Brian Ndofor, and Orooluwa Brown. The TMAL FIRE coach is Jeffrey Greer III along with two awesome Assistant Coaches Chris and Robert Allsbrooks III.

The FIRE NSBE Jr. VEX robotics team, performed valiantly winning 2 out of three semi-finals competitions which advanced them to compete in the finals. Through VEX robotics, students learn engineering design, mechanical engineering, computer science, and systems engineering. The team member who competed from CMIT is Jordan Davis.

In addition to the NSBE National Convention, the FIRE NSBE Jr and NSBE GSC held four community outreach events this season. At the beginning of the summer, FIRE NSBE Jr’s annual Rocket Day event. Also, FIRE held a STEM Workshop at CMIT Academy in Laurel, MD, sponsored by the Air Force. Over 200 students and parents attended the workshop that focused on college preparation, math games, science experiments, race engineering, rocketry building and launches, and robotics through FIRE’s STEM demonstrations. In addition, FIRE held a 7 week long Professional Development Program for our students that focused on creating a professional resume and interviewing skills. We also held a Financial Literacy Workshop that taught the students budgeting through real like examples, the effects of credit, and compound interest. In addition, FIRE had a STEM booth at six flags this past summer introducing students to our various competitions.

We are extremely proud of these accomplishments; and we would like to thank everyone and our sponsors for their well-wishes, encouragement, and unwavering support. We would like to provide a special thank you to Vice Principal Avsar, Principal Gunes, and Operations lead Mr. El for their continued support throughout the season. We truly could not have achieved this without the CMIT Family.

Sponsors
CMIT Academy North represented by Mr. Avsar and Mr. Gunes

Thank you,

Milton Davis
FIRE NSBE Jr Advisor
NSBE GSC Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Chair
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How to Be a Leader

A 6-Part After-School Enrichment Course for CMIT High School Students

Twelve students will be accepted on a strictly first-come basis for this once-a-week enrichment course, personally conducted by John Jay Bonstingl, the internationally-recognized authority on leadership development in adolescents.

This unique offering will be held after school on Wednesday afternoons this spring for 6 consecutive weeks.

Interested parents will be invited to a special complimentary presentation by Mr. Bonstingl, HOW TO RAISE A LEADER on Saturday, April 21s at 10:00AM in CMIT High School cafeteria.

Students accepted for this unique course will learn the practical skills and tools necessary to gain a personal advantage in preparing for success in the increasingly competitive world of business and higher education.

Participants will learn how to:
• Think of themselves as highly responsible leaders and act accordingly
• Present themselves as leaders verbally and in their body language
• Interact with others in positive and productive ways
• Be authentic and worthy of other people’s trust and investment
• Develop their own unique “voice”
• Give persuasive presentations in front of an audience
• Value proper nutrition, sufficient hydration, sleep, and exercise
• Create a workable individual action plan for personal improvement at home and at school
• Choose words that invite others to collaborate and win together
• Work with teammates to co-create a simple, no-cost plan to make their great school even better, and bring it to fruition before the end of this course.

Tuition is $195, prepaid.

BONSTINGL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORLDWIDE
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND USA
Telephone: 410.218.1776

Please see the attached flyer for details

Admin
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New Q3 Report Card Distribution Date
Hello, CMIT Families:

According to the PGCPS calendar, students should have received their third quarter report cards last week. However, the date to distribute report cards was pushed back due to the extended spring break. We are waiting on word from the county about the new distribution date and will pass that on once it is received.

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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MS BREAKING NEWS
Parent Workshop Survey
Parents, during the 2018-2019 school year CMIT North MS will be hosting a series of parent workshops. Suggested topics such as; maximizing your 529 college plan, preparing your child for college in middle school and middle school child development have already been proposed. But, now we turn to you. A survey will be forthcoming asking for your preferences and suggestions. This survey is intended to help us provide service to our community and provide information that will best enable you to help your child to be more successful. Please look for this survey in the coming weeks.

James Screven, Assistant Principal
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6th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Carolyn Silva, Louisiana State University, Top-Left

-Carolyn is a role model student and a pleasure to teach. She is always respectful, extends common courtesy, and offers a helping hand when needed.


Carlos Lopez-Ramirez, UCLA, To-Right

-Carlos is a very articulate and respectful student. He consistently works hard on given assignments, is the first to offer assistance if needed, and does not hesitate to go the extra mile.

The Sixth Grade Team
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7th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Simone Hill, Georgia Tech, Top-Left

Simone has a great attitude towards learning. Simone is always one of the first to participate in class and ready to assist the teacher.


Babatunde (Samuel) Morafa, Notre Dame, Top-Right

Samuel is always respectful in class and conscientious of the goal of each lesson. He is developing into a mature young man and in his role as an active learner.

The Seventh Grade Team
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8th Grade Student Shout Outs!

Pamela Awobajo, Auburn, Top-Left

Pamela is recognized for her maturity and respectful habits. She explains complex concepts to her peers, she requests additional feedback to ensure she is learning through her writing tasks (not just demonstrating learning in them), and she encourages others to further their understanding of content.


Anthony Stills, Auburn, Top-Right

Anthony is recognized for his determination to learn. He doesn't let himself become distracted or overwhelmed; he persists through challenging tasks where his peers may be less focused. He asks questions and contributes meaningfully and consistently to class discussions, and he invites others into the conversation to ensure everyone gets a chance to speak.

The Eighth Grade Team
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Middle School February Teacher of the Month

The Middle School Teacher of the Month is Mr. Bayram.

Mr. Baryum has done a great job supporting our stellar Science Olympiad program. Not only does he work with students during school, but he has put in long hours over the weekend to attend competitions and make sure that our students are ready to compete at the highest level.

The CMIT Family thanks Mr. Bayram for his hard work and dedication to his students!

Principal Brauer
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Reserve Your Yearbook! Only 15 Remain!

The 2017-18 "A Touch of Gold" yearbook will arrive in a month! We currently have 15 extra copies that can be reserved today for $100. These are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis, so get yours today to save before they come in by clicking on the link below!

https://squareup.com/store/cmit-north-pto/item/yearbook

Jessica Cunning
Yearbook Sponsor
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Uniform Policy Reminders
Hello, CMIT Families!

Over recent weeks, we have observed a good number of students coming to school out of uniform. On occasion, students cite confusion about the uniform policy as a reason for the violation.

In an effort to clarify, we are posting these brief reminders about the uniform policy. These are the most common violations. However, the entire uniform policy is attached below. Please take some time to read it carefully. Depending on the severity of the violation, it is possible that students will not be able to attend their regular class until their uniform violation is addressed, and we wish to avoid this.

BRIEF UNIFORM POLICY REMINDERS
CMIT is a uniform school. Student should be sure to comply with the uniform policy everyday they are in school to avoid any infractions.
- No jeans or yoga pants. Solid blue or khaki pants. Plain with no rips
- No hoodies. (If a student has a hoodie out, they must take off the hoodie.)
- No Crocs, flip flops, slippers, or slides
- No hats, bonnets, head bands, or do rags. (Solid-colored scarves are acceptable.)
- Spirit wear on Mondays and Fridays (Seniors can wear class shirts/sweatshirts daily)
- Sweatpants for gym should be solid black or blue
- Athletes may wear their team's athletic wear on game day's only

It is also worth restating our policy on backpacks, purses, and jackets:
Backpacks / Purses / Jackets - As a safety precaution, students are not allowed to enter classrooms with backpacks, purses, and outerwear. Students should place these items in their lockers as soon as they report to school in the morning and can take them out of their lockers after dismissal.

Again, please access the link to read the full uniform policy.

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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Juniors! Did You Register for Taking the SAT or ACT?

This is a reminder that ALL CMIT Juniors should be signing up to take the May and/or June SAT. The link to register is below. It is really important that students take the test at least once before the summer time as I find that students are often most successful while they are still in "school mode" during the year. This will also give students an opportunity to take the test with enough time to study in the summer time and take the August 2018 test. This will allow them to receive their scores in time to register and take the test for a final time in October 2018 if necessary so that they can send their scores in by the November 1st priority deadlines for colleges.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Congratulations to the 17 of you who have already taken the SAT at least once and to the 8 of you who have already signed up for the May and/or June test. Great job! Remember, it is also helpful for students to take the ACT as well.

The deadline to register for the May test is April 6th which is next week! The deadline to register for the June test is May 3rd.

SAT Registration Link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

Ms. Gaudette
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MS UPCOMING EVENTS
7th Grade Medieval Times Field Trip
There are still spots open for the Medieval Times field trip scheduled on May 24th even though the due date has passed. The permission slip is attached with all of the information. We have extended the due date. Please have the permission slip and payment on MySchoolbucks by Friday 4/20. Contact Mrs. Linnenkamp with any questions.


Mrs. Jessica Linnenkamp
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
PE/Health (6th Gr) Class Update
Dear Parents,

Have you ever made a decision when you were angry or frustrated that you later regretted? When emotions are intense, it is hard for anyone, especially young adolescents, to think straight. Strong feelings of anger can lead to aggression and violence. Students can also struggle to make good choices when they experience strong feelings of sadness, jealousy, anxiety, or even happiness.

Last week we started our Stepping up lessons about managing emotions. Your students are learning the Steps for Staying in Control of strong emotions. Students are learning that emotions come from one part of their brain, but that they also have thinking part of their brain that helps them stay in control.

The Steps for Staying Control are:
Notice. Recognize your physical and mental signs.
Pause. Use your signal.
Think Twice. Use your brain.
Calm down if necessary. Use your calming-down strategies.
Reflect. How did you do?

Ask your student about the steps. Help your student remember to pause and think twice before doing something he or she might regret.

The strategies for calming down are useful for anyone, adult or teen. They are:

Doing something physically active
Doing something relaxing
Thinking about something else (like counting to ten)
Using centered breathing
Using positive self-talk

Ask your student to show you how these work!

Staying control helps students get along with others and focus on their schoolwork. Both of these things help them be more successful in school.

Thank you for your support in creating a successful learning environment for your student.

Sincerely,
Coach Cihan
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Free SAT Prep

Are You Ready For The SAT? Do You Need Extra Support?
Join Us For A Free Intensive SAT Bootcamp!

The bootcamp will offer:
- a comprehensive SAT Workshop with a diagnostic exam to prepare students for the June 2, 2018 SAT exam; and
- opportunities for 120 students in Grades 11 and 12 (60 students per site*).

The first session will begin Saturday, April 21, 2018 and will run every Saturday until May 19, 2018. All sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:45 p.m. The session on April 21 will end at 1:00 p.m., due to diagnostic testing.

*Designated sites are Charles H. Flowers High and Oxon Hill High Schools.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Registration form on back of flyer. Email completed registration form to:
academic.advancedp@pgcps.org.

For additional information, please contact Edrika Hall, Instructional Specialist, at 301-808-8275.

Please see attached is the flyer and the registration form.

Ferhat Avsar
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